May 31, 2001 - Britney Spears
and Justin Timberlake are teaming up with maths website, MathMastery.com
and the Giving Back Fund in order to produce the MathNMusic a club based
around internet learning aids for kids. So far nothing to see on the site
yet as plans are not yet finalized.
31, 2001 - *NSYNC, Faith Hill and Britney Spears will be among the artists
reading prayers by Pope John Paul on a spoken-word CD coming out in North
America during the Christmas season.
May 31, 2001 - The July Seventeen
mag, on sale June 8, will offer a gatefold cover of *NSYNC and interviews,
promoting their new CD.
May 30, 2001 - The New York
Post reports Lance Bass was spotted on top of the bar at Brother Jimmy's
BBQ at 77th and Second in New York, pouring shots and kissing girls.
May 29, 2001 - MTV premiered
the Making the Video for Pop on Monday. Included in the show were shots
of Joey's leg injury and Wade Robson getting made up to look like Joey.
May 28, 2001 - We're getting
reports from the JessicaCentral message board and ours that 98 Degrees,
Jessica Simpson, and Britney were at the *NSYNC show in Hershey, PA this
May 27, 2001 - *NSYNC and
Fuji Film are out with a disposable *NSYNC camera featuring images of the
band on the packaging. The cameras will be sold at concerts along their
Popodyssey summer tour. A dollar from the sale of each camera will go toward
the band's Challenge for the Children charity.
May 27, 2001 - From Sonicnet:
"Pop also represents Justin Timberlake's unofficial ascension to group
leader. In addition to singing all the verses, he remained the focal point
for 'NSYNC's high-concept dance choreography throughout the song. Come
to think of it, he was center-stage throughout just about every song. He's
always been a fan favorite, but it looks like his bandmates are finally
giving him a larger share of the spotlight." Read more.
May 27, 2001 - *NSYNC has
teamed up with the Office Of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to help
prevent drug use among young people in the U.S. Read more.
May 27, 2001 - *NSYNC did
a spot for TRL's Retirement Home special on MTV Saturday where they thanked
fans for all the videos retired on MTV on location from their PopOdessey
May 26, 2001 - Jay Leno joked
on his monologue Friday, "Here's something interesting. I read this in
the paper today. Listen to this. What do you think of this? I guess when
Britney Spears goes on dates with her boyfriend, Justin Timberlake, her
mom sends along a bodyguard to make sure she stays a virgin. What is that
job like, huh? Is that like being in the secret service? Code four -- he's
going for the panties. I'm moving in. He's going for the panties. I'm moving
in. Moving in now. Yeah, yeah."
May 26, 2001 - Conan O'Brien
joked on during his monologue Friday, "In a recent interview, true story,
Britney Spears said that she loves her boyfriend Justin Timberlake, but
she wants to remain a virgin until she gets married. True story. Yeah,
Timberlake was unavailable for comment because he was busy packing his
testicles in ice. He said he'd get back to us. Use scotch tape. Lots of
packing tape. All right."
May 26, 2001 - Britney Spears
is featured on the cover of US Weekly where she tells Todd Gold, "I like
the sweet drinks, but I don't always like the way I feel the next day"
but she says she doesn't smoke. Britney also addresses the virgin issue
saying, "Have we had sex?" she says. "That's something that, you know,
I'd like to keep personal... I want to wait to have sex until I'm married.
I do. I want to wait. But it's hard." Regarding marriage, Britney says,
"I think we have so much growing to do as people before we decide something
like that. Why rush? Who knows where I'll be when I'm 24? I think you get
married when you decide to have children, and that's away down the line
for me." US Weekly says Britney has gotten a second tattoo recently of
daisy on her toe.
May 26, 2001 - US Weekly's
celebrity fashion police blasted *NSYNC's outfits at the Blockbuster Awards
with comedian Jim David saying, "They'd be stoned to death at the Grand
Ole Opry." Comedian Goumba Johnny adds, "The 'we lost our luggage look."
MTV's Dave Holmes says, "Next time they come to the MTV studios, we're
going to have a little 'N-tervention." Comedian Matt Weinhold makes the
comparison, "The Mandress sisters suffer through menopause."
May 25, 2001 - The Sun reports
Britney Spears is reaffirming the fact that she is still a virgin and plans
on remaining one telling them, My views on virginity have not changed.
I want to wait to have sex until I'm married. I do. I want to wait. But
it's hard. I just want to live my life." Spears added, "Justin makes me
laugh. I'm very in love. He's such a beautiful person - inside and out
- and we have so much fun together."
May 25, 2001 - Lance Bass
was interviewed on TRL Thursday where he revealed the likely answer as
to why their tour started so far ahead of Celebrity's release, saying a
stadium tour had to be finished before the NFL season started.
May 25, 2001 - MTV.com reports
on the opening night of Celebrity. Check out their review here.
May 25, 2001 - Thanks Dayzee
who attended opening night of *NSYNC's PopOdessey tour in Jacksonville.
May 24, 2001 - MSNBC's Jeannette
Walls reports a safe sex ad that *NSYNC recorded was intended to appeal
to its teen audience, but a source tells her the ad played regularly before
a broadcast of Bow Down Backstreet II on Direct TVís porn channel.
May 24, 2001 - The Village
Voice's Michael Musto talked to Lou Pearlman about his current relationship
with *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys where he says there's no hard feelings
between him and the two groups, "No, that was several years ago, we're
still friends, and I'm still earning money from them." Read more.
May 24, 2001 - *NSYNC Hotline
Fantasy Phone and CD-ROM is due to hit stores in September where players
ages 8-12 to compete for a virtual backstage pass by successfully completing
five short games, including a bowling segment that features JC, Lance,
Justin, Chris and Joey's talking heads atop pins. Read more.
May 24, 2001 - Swedish composers
Max Martin and Andreas Carlsson, songwriters for *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys,
and others, each took home a piece of the ASCAP Songwriter of the Year
award. Read more.
May 24, 2001 - An *NSYNC
publicist assures MTV.com that there won't be a bad seat in the house during
the PopOdyssey tour which kicked off last night. Read more.
May 24, 2001 - Thanks BabyLady.
Check out *NSYNC's new anti-drug ad here.
May 24, 2001 - Jacksonville.com
has a series of stories on *NSYNC's opening night of the PopOdyssey tour.
Check out stories from Matt
Soergel and a review by Nick
May 13, 2001 - Those wanting
to hear the tracks off Celebrity are advised to download Bearshare or an
equivalent and hope bootlegs appear on Thursday morning.
May 22, 2001 - A short .wav
clip of the upcoming *NSYNC song Gone has found its way to the net. Listen
to it by clicking here.
May 22, 2001 - *NSYNC was
interviewed by Rick Dees from New Orleans and you can check out the whole
interview in Real Audio by going to Rick.com.
May 19, 2001 - Separate from
their story on Entertainment Weekly, EW.com interviewed *NSYNC which can
be found here.
May 19, 2001 - Allpop's Stephanie
McGrath reviewed *NSYNC's Pop saying it "will be a sure crowd-pleaser"
though says "it's a tad overproduced, Justin's a bit too twangy, and there
isn't anything on here we haven't heard before." Read the full review here.
May 18, 2001 - The New York
Daily News reports Joey Fatone taken to a hospital in New Orleans last
weekend after injuring his leg in a rehearsal, but after getting stitched
up, he was able to make the flight to LA with the band as they filmed the
video for Pop. Late Tuesday, *NSYNC returned to Orlando.
May 18, 2001 - *NSYNC has
cancelled the first of its three shows (May 30th) at Foxboro Stadium, as
the band won't have time to set up its massive stage because of a concert
festival scheduled on May 26th.
May 17, 2001 - Popbitch.com
reports Lance Bass insisting that *NSYNC is not a pop band saying, "I think
it's rhythmic harmony dance... RHD. That's it."
May 17, 2001 - The Times-Picayune
reported on *NSYNC's press tour of their concert stage ahead of their US
May 17, 2001 - Thanks Miz
Timberlake. *NSYNC's Vice President of Special Projects Melinda had an
online chat on MSN for members of the NSYNC@MSN members.
May 13, 2001 - Shaggy talked
about how the Backstreet Boys laid paved the way for boy and girl bands
saying, "I remember in 1992 in Birmingham, England, they opened for me,
and I remember going through Europe and seeing these guys do malls and
their little routines when it was a handful of people in front of them.
If anybody worked for this sh** and deserves it, they do. *NSYNC and Christina
Aguilera and all, they just came in on the coattails, man; these boys broke
the damn thing open. They certainly deserve everything, and I respect them
for that." Read more.
May 13, 2001 - Melinda posted
an update on the *NSYNC.com site Saturday which is posted on the message boards. Yesterday was the last day of rehearsal for the *NSYnc 2001
Pop Odyssey Tour in New Orleans.
May 12, 2001 - *NSYNC debuted
most of their first single off Celebrity on TRL today. The guys performed
2 minutes, 20 seconds of Pop.
May 12, 2001 - MTV.com recapped
*NSYNC's Thursday appearance ahead of the Friday show. Check it out here.
May 11, 2001 - *NSYNC appeared
on TRL Thursday and Lexxy from our message boards gave the highlights from
the show. The guys are going to perform Pop on TRL today!
May 10, 2001 - Jive issued
a press release on *NSYNC's again revised tour schedule and gave specific
dates for the album release (July 24), the first video Pop (May 10 TRL),
Pop's radio release (May 15), the Making the Video show (May 28), and special
*NSYNC weekend (July 21-22). In addition, *NSYNC will perform "Pop" on
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (6/5), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, (7/23)
and The Today Show (8/20). Read more.
May 10, 2001 - Thanks lvchottie8
for posting a J-14 Interview
with Nsync on Celebrity in our message boards.
May 10, 2001 - Thanks Helena.
New Orleans paper Nola profiled *NSYNC as the band is staying in town to
rehearse for their upcoming tour. The writer also gave insight as to where
to spot the guys while they are in town.
May 10, 2001 - *NSYNC will
appear via satellite on TRL today the entire show and apparently they'll
show a sneak preview of the video for Pop and field questions.
May 10, 2001 - Looks like
MSN is aggressively marketing their *NSYNC affiliation as banners for the
band dominate advertising on music sights this week, including this one.
May 8, 2001 - Congratulations
to Lisa for winning the first abstracts.net trivia challenge in our chat
room last night. Lisa answered 11 of the 25 questions first winning by
a wide margin. Stay tuned for Christina Aguilera trivia next Monday at
May 7, 2001 - Don't forget
tonight at 9 PM EST *NSYNC trivia in the chat room. For those loading the
chat function for the first time, remember that it takes awhile to load
on a dial-up connection.
May 7, 2001 - *NSYNC is running
a promo through it's MSN Messenger service where users can win one of 45
exclusive *NSYNC T-shirts and posters every weekday until June 29, 2001.
for more info.
May 7, 2001 - *NSYNC is scheduled
to perform in New York at the June 5 launch of the Candie's Foundation,
which aims to lower the rate of pregnancy among U.S. teenagers by raising
awareness about its consequences. Read more.
May 6, 2001 - Vibe is giving
props to *NSYNC with their 20 questions segment saying "After its smooth
cover of That's the Way Love Goes at Janet Jackson's mtvICON tribute, isn't
*NSYNC definitely the coolest boy band now?"
May 6, 2001 - The latest
release date for Celebrity is now July 24th according to the band's label
May 5, 2001 - Thanks coleyrae.
Go to jiverecords.com
to hear a short clip off of *NSYNC's upcoming release Pop, which previews
the band's new sound.
May 5, 2001 - Planet Hollwood
is running a new promotion where visitors can vote who looks the most like
Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake and the winners will be flown to Orlando
where they'll go on a dream date together. To vote or enter the contest,
May 4, 2001 - Thanks Cotton
Candi. More delays from *NSYNC as Chris Kirkpatrick told Much Music Thursday
that Celebrity has been pushed out until July 17th and the first single
won't be out until June. Chris says there still are one or two more songs
left before they finish the album.
May 3, 2001 - Dees Sleaze
reports Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake will write a book together
containing love letters between the two.
May 3, 2001 - MTV.com reports
the planned movie Grease 3 by the members of *NSYNC have been shelved.
Lance talked about not doing a movie featuring the entire band saying,
"I think if you had all five guys of 'NSYNC, people really wouldn't take
the movie seriously. This way, there's a couple of us in it [in On The
Line], and it's a real movie. It really stands up on its own." Read more.
May 2, 2001 - Peoplenews.com
talked to Justin Timberlake's grandmother Mrs. Nomar where she insists
that Britney and her grandson are still virgins. Nomar revealed, "Justin
has high morals and has not slept with anyone." Read more.
May 2, 2001 - The Los Angeles
Times surveyed "22 of the most powerful executives in the record business"
for comments on the future of top current musicians, including the *NSYNC.
An executive said of the guys, "A lot of people want this teen phenomenon
to go away, but I think *NSYNC will clearly continue. Justin Timberlake
could well be another Michael Jackson." Read more.
May 1, 2001 - Looks like
*NSYNC's first single off of Celebrity will debut May 14th on the radio,
as Jive Records' site
for the band reports.
May 1, 2001 - May brings
a new month for contests at Abstracts.net. Our first trivia contest in
our new chat room will feature questions on *NSYNC and a $10-$15 gift certificate
from Amazon.com! Join us at 9 PM EST on Monday, May 7th.
May 1, 2001 - Eden's Crush
talked to CDNow about the difference between their headlining show for
their final television episode of Pop Stars and touring with *NSYNC. Read
here for April news headlines and links