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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.

May 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 weekend.

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 tour.

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 a 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 Marino.

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 tour.

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 9PM Eastern.

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. Click here 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 Jive Records.

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, click here.

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 more.

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