Justin Timberlake Snubs The Press

LONDON - JULY 13: (UK TABLOID NEWSPAPERS OUT. EDITORIAL USE ONLY) Justin Timberlake performs on stage at the Hammersmith Palais on July 13, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)
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Justin Timberlake didn't make any friends with the media at his pre-VMA bash with friends Timbaland and Nelly Furtado.

Timberlake arrived at his party with his girlfriend, actress Cameron Diaz, but refused to walk the red carpet, entering the venue through a side entrance, enraging paparazzi and reporters who had waited hours for his arrival.

Inside, stars like Kanye West, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Christina Milian, joined the throng.

A crush of people was a common theme at the week's top bashes. At a Diddy party Tuesday night, the host could barely get through the crowd at his own event, held at a downtown nightclub. Security had to barrel through the crowd. And at the Stuff magazine party hosted by superproducer Jermaine Dupri and video director Dave Meyers, the dance floor was so packed, a dance step couldn't be made without getting an elbow to the back. Still, stars like Nelly, Ja Rule and Korn frontman Jonathan Davis made their way inside.

Nekesa Mumbi Moody