Wednesday 28 September 2016

'And that fella Timber... Justin Timberlake' - Nora Owen doesn't recognise JT

Cormac Fitzgerald

Published 05/08/2015 | 10:50

Nora Owen
Nora Owen

Television presenter Nora Owen is an expert on politics, but might need to brush up on her celebrity knowledge.

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The former Minister for Justice has admitted that she didn’t recognise Justin Timberlake when she saw him in Los Angeles recently.

Ms Owen attended the opening ceremony of the Special Olympics in Los Angeles last week.

Speaking on Newstalk’s Breakfast show, where she is filling in for Ivan Yeats, she said that she saw a number of celebrities at the event, but didn’t recognise world famous singer Justin Timberlake.

“We were very close to him and someone said ‘that’s your man with the hat over there’ - I didn’t know who he was - and it was Justin Timberlake so we took a picture,” the former TD said.

Ms Owen was Minister for Justice from 1994 to 1997. She was a presenter of Tv3’s Midweek before it was cancelled last year.

It's safe to say TV3 won't be booking her for any celebrity gossip shows any time soon.

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