At least one of Justin Timberlake’s ex’s is still singing his praises. Last spring, all eyes were on the set of Bad Teacher–which reunited former celeb couple Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz. But according to Cameron, it was anything but awkward or tense working with her former flame on the dark comedy quipping, “No, it’s great!” She went on stay that she and JT  have always had a good laugh together, and that no one else was more perfect for the role. She gushed to reporters at the Coliseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas  last Wednesday–where she accepted the CinemaCon Female Star of the Year Award–that her ex (they parted ways in late 2006 after over 3 years together) is “a genius comedian and clearly talented.” “We went for the best person for the job, and it just so happened that it was him. And he delivers.”

The comedy film, due out in theaters June 24, is centered around a foul-mouthed, junior high teacher (Cam) who, after being dumped by her sugar daddy, begins to woo a colleague (JT) — a move that pits her against a well-loved teacher (Lucy Punch). Cameron continued saying Justin brings something to the cinema that nobody else does. “He’s frickin’ weird in movies. He’s so bizarre and hilarious. I say that with great respect to his character and what he’s done!” Hopefully Jessica Biel will look back on JT this enthusiastically one day. Cameron is currently hot and heavy with hunky Yankees slugger  Alex Rodriguez. She is seen here taking in one of his games looking like his biggest fan in these chic gold rectangular shades and white bucket hat.  –rpuccia

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