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Palmer's Alisha Wainwright Talks About Working with Justin Timberlake, One Year After Their PDA Scandal

Alisha Wainwright was involved in a big controversy during the filming of her new movie Palmer and now she’s opening up about her time on set.

The 31-year-old actress was photographed holding hands with her co-star Justin Timberlake during a night out with cast and crew in New Orleans.

Justin released a statement weeks after the photos emerged and apologized to wife Jessica Biel and his family for his actions that evening. He also confirmed that nothing happened between him and Alisha.

Despite what happened in the media, Alisha has nothing but praise for Justin.

“This guy is a megastar, and he’s one of the most recognizable faces,” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I thought he was incredible in this movie.”

“You’d be surprised how someone is in character. You can take away all the noise and just focus on what’s in front of you like, ‘Let’s make a movie,’” she added.

Palmer helped Apple TV+ achieve a pretty impressive accomplishment last weekend.

Cynthia Erivo & Jamie Foxx Arrive in Style for American Black Film Festival Honors Awards 2020

Cynthia Erivo and Jamie Foxx hit the red carpet as they arrive at the 2020 American Black Film Festival Honors Awards Ceremony on Sunday (February 23) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 33-year-old Tony-award winning actress donned a pretty purple dress while the 52-year-old Oscar-winning actor looked sharp in a black tux for the awards event.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Cynthia Erivo

Other stars at the awards event included Lena Waithe, Us stars Shahadi Wright Joseph and Evan Alex, black-ish actor Deon Cole, Dear White People actress Logan Browning, Raising Dion actress Alisha Wainwright, and Luke Cage actor Mike Colter.

FYI: Cynthia is wearing an Atelier Versace dress. Lena is wearing a Rich Fresh suit. Logan is wearing a Ralph & Russo dress. Alisha is wearing an August Getty Atelier dress and APM Monaco jewelry.

20+ pictures inside of the stars at the awards show…More Here! »

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'Raising Dion' Renewed for Season 2 on Netflix

Netflix has announced their first renewal of 2020 – Raising Dion!

If you don’t know, Raising Dion follows the story of a woman named Nicole (Alisha Wainwright), who raises her son Dion (Ja’Siah Young) after the death of her husband, Mark (Michael B. Jordan). The normal dramas of raising a son as a single mom are amplified when Dion starts to manifest several mysterious, superhero-like abilities. Nicole must now keep her son’s gifts secret with the help of Mark’s best friend Pat (Jason Ritter), and protect Dion from antagonists out to exploit him while figuring out the origin of his abilities.

Netflix tells us that production on the second season will kick off in 2020.

Raising Dion was named as one of Netflix’s 10 most popular TV shows of 2019 – see which other programs made the list!

Alisha Wainwright Arrives in L.A. After Filming 'Palmer' in New Orleans

Alisha Wainwright chats on her phone while making her way out of LAX Airport on Monday (December 30) in Los Angeles.

The 30-year-old actress is in L.A. just in time to celebrate New Year’s Eve. She’s spent a lot of time in New Orleans this year, where she has worked on the upcoming movie Palmer with Justin Timberlake.

Alisha became embroiled in a scandal with Justin after they were spotted holding hands during a night on the town with friends from set.

While the photos made the moment look suspicious, sources explained it as being “completely innocent.” Justin later spoke out to publicly apologize to his wife Jessica Biel for the “lapse in judgement” that he made.

READ MORE: Alisha Wainwright’s Dad Defends Her After She Held Hands with Justin Timberlake

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Jessica Biel Encouraged Justin Timberlake to Publicly Apologize After Alisha Wainwright Controversy (Report)

Jessica Biel reportedly urged Justin Timberlake to issue a public apology following his and Alisha Wainwright‘s PDA scandal.

The 37-year-old Limetown actress’s husband, 38, was spotted holding hands with his Palmer co-star.

Jessica encouraged Justin to put out his statement on Instagram because she felt embarrassed by his actions and wanted him to take accountability,” a source told Us Weekly, adding that the duo are “still united.”

Jessica Biel has not yet publicly addressed Justin Timberlake and Alisha Wainwright‘s controversial photos herself, though a source opened up about how she feels about it.

READ MORE: Justin Timberlake Spotted For the First Time Since Issuing Public Apology About Alisha Wainwright Photos

Here's Why Justin Timberlake Publicly Apologized to Jessica Biel After Those Alisha Wainwright Photos

Justin Timberlake put out a public statement apologizing to his wife Jessica Biel and his family for the photos of him holding hands with his Palmer co-star Alisha Wainwright.

Now, a source is revealing why Justin decided to publicly address the issue, versus ignore it.

“He feels terrible that this happened and for putting Jessica through the public scrutiny,” a source told E! News. “He knows she doesn’t deserve any of this and that he messed up.”

The source added that Justin “hopes by addressing what happened and apologizing to her publicly that they can put this behind them and start to move on. Justin feels like the story isn’t dying and hopes this will be the end of it. He always tries to keep his private life private, but he knows he made a big mistake in public and now has to own up to it.”

Here’s how Jessica Biel apparently felt about the whole thing.

Justin Timberlake Breaks Silence After Holding Hands with Co-Star Alisha Wainwright

Justin Timberlake is addressing the photos of him and Alisha Wainwright holding hands for the first time.

The 38-year-old actor took to Instagram on Wednesday (December 4) to release a statement saying that “nothing happened” between him and his 31-year-old Palmer co-star and to apologize to wife Jessica Biel for his actions.

“I stay away from gossip as much as I can, but for my family I feel it is important to address recent rumors that are hurting the people I love,” Justin wrote. “A few weeks ago I displayed a strong lapse in judgement – but let me be clear – nothing happened between me and my costar.”

Late last month, Justin and Alisha were spotted getting cozy as they hung out at a bar together in New Orleans. Shortly after the photos were released, a source close to Justin said that their hang out was “completely innocent.”

“I drank way too much that night and regret my behavior. I should have known better,” Justin continued. “This is not the example I want to set for my son. I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be. This was not that.”

Justin added: “I am incredibly proud to be working on Palmer. Looking forward to continuing to make this movie and excited for people to see it.”

READ MORE: Jessica Biel Is Still Wearing Her Wedding Ring, Will ‘Move On’ From Justin Timberlake Holding Hands with Alisha Wainwright