June 30, 2001 - Billboard's
Larry Flick talked to Justin Timberlake ahead of the release of Celebrity,
where he lashed out at critics saying, "The truth is that it can be tiresome
to be continually blasted by critics because we don't fit their preconceived
notion of what a 'credible' group is. I wonder if they listen to our music
before venturing an opinion." Read more.
30, 2001 - NME.com profiled Celebrity track by track and praised it heavily
concluding, "it's not too much of an overstatement to say that 'Celebrity'
could very easily be one of the most exciting, futuristic pop albums ever
made." Read more.
June 30, 2001 - Joey Fatone's
father and his new group, the Not So Boy Band (NSB2), has been added to
eight dates of *NSYNC's current tour. Read more.
June 29, 2001 - Jay Leno
took a shot at boy bands in his monologue Thursday reacting to the Microsoft
case being thrown out saying, "Hey, forget Microsoft. How about breaking
up *NSYNC, Backstreet Boys and 98 Degrees? This is what we should be breaking
June 29, 2001 - JC tells
J-14 he never washes his socks or underwear, "I wear them once and throw
them out. When you're on the road, you don't want to mix... I'm just so
used to throwing them out that I wouldn't even think of washing them."
June 29, 2001 - Joey Fatone
tells MTVasia.com that *NSYNC has no plans on putting down the Backstreet
Boys saying, "It's a friendly competition. They're out doing their job
and we're out doing ours. It's like we timed it so perfectly, we released
No Strings Attached and went out with one tour, the rumours of a rivalry
started to fade and then Backstreet released Black & Blue and it gave
them time to shine."
June 28, 2001 - The Bloodhound
Gang's Jimmy Pop talked to MTV.com about *NSYNC appearing on their next
album saying, "They're cool with it; we just need to make sure their people
are cool with it." Read more.
June 28, 2001 - MTVasia.com
reports *NSYNC looks to have won the boyband battle and are tipped to break
their own first week sales record of 2.4 million with the release of their
"Celebrity" album in July. Read more.
[Personally, I think they'll sell around 1.5 million.]
June 28, 2001 - Rich Cronin
and LFO were on with eYada.com's Joanna Molloy yesterday talking about
their new album and Rich somewhat slammed *NSYNC for having a choreographed
show. Unfortunately that was the final show to broadcast as eYada has joined
the dotcom deadpool as the web continues to disintegrate so as of writing
this, no archive.
June 27, 2001 - Worldpop
reports Justin Timberlake has been going to local gyms during *NSYNC's
PopOdssey tour to weight train, leading some to believe he's prepping himself
for the Challenge for the Children charity event which will have a basketball
game and Sumo wrestling.
June 27, 2001 - More pictures
of *NSYNC's show in Minneapolis from message board poster Madoline. Check
them out here.
June 27, 2001 - Nearly 2/3
of Worldpop readers are saying let *NSYNC hang (Justin is shown in the
animation) for trying to adopt a new garage sound and would prefer the
group to stick to doing what they do best, "making money from making crap."
Read more/vote here.
June 27, 2001 - Worldpop
reports *NSYNC's current PopOdyssey tour has proved a smash hit, while
the Backstreet Boys are struggling to sell out dates on their own Black
& Blue tour. Read more.
June 26, 2001 - The Sun's
Dominic Mohan reports Beyonce of Destiny's Child has admitted to locking
lips with Justin Timberlake BEFORE he started dating Britney. Beyonce admitted,
"He's adorable - I am a big fan. He's a good kisser, too. don't get the
wrong idea. It was once at a party. He's doing his thing with Britney now."
June 26, 2001 - Madoline
from our message boards was at the *NSYNC concert in Minneapolis Saturday
and after party at Tropix. Check out her report here.
June 26, 2001 - Kris from
our message boards was at the *NSYNC concert in Minneapolis Saturday. Check
out her report with pictures here.
June 26, 2001 - *NSYNC will
make history by gracing five different covers of Rolling Stone, one for
each member of the band.
June 24, 2001 - US Weekly
reports Justin Timberlake was spotted in Boston introducing his mother
Lynn to Yankee players Derek Jeter, Tino Martinez, and Bernie Williams
at Whiskey Park.
June 24, 2001 - Melinda posted
another update from the road on *NSYNC.com Saturday, mostly about the Challenge
For The Children III. Check it out here.
June 24, 2001 - Thanks StorieTella.
*NSYNC is written about in the August issue of Vibe where several top R&B
artists are giving the band props.
June 23, 2001 - Thanks Gina.
The YM article on *NSYNC has been posted on our message boards.
June 22, 2001 - Kramer from
the Kramer & Twitch show was briefly interviewed by eYada.com's Dan
& Scott, where he basically said the two got permission from management
to run the fake story but were then later fired. Listen
to Thursday's show about 20 minutes in to hear them talk about the ordeal.
June 22, 2001 - NME.com reports
*NSYNC will make a guest appearance on the Bloodhound Gang's forthcoming
album, according to frontman Jimmy Pop. Read more.
June 22, 2001 - Sonicnet
reports *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys' early work will be featured on
a forthcoming album from Full Force entitled Still Standing. Read more.
June 22, 2001 - The Toronto
Sun's Jane Stevenson talked to Justin Timberlake about the false report
that had him in a coma and Britney Spears dead after a car accident. Justin
says "I know the first thing I did was call Britney because I was, like,
'Well maybe it got twisted, maybe something did happen to her.'" Read more.
June 21, 2001 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca reports Justin and JC were spotted rushing out of a showing
of Swordfish at the Riverview Plaza movie theater in Philadelphia. As well,
Justin and Joey were spotted at Fluid in Philly. Read more.
June 21, 2001 - The Chicago
Sun Time's Bill Zwecker reports *NSYNC were spotted clubbing all over Chicago
over the weekend, where Britney Spears also came to town to spend time
with Justin. He ads there was a 'testy scene' between Justin and a couple
of bandmates over a woman they were vying for at the nightclub Kustom.
June 21, 2001 - The Toronto
Sun's Jane Stevenson reviewed *NSYNC's performance at the Skydome Tuesday.
Check it out here.
June 20, 2001 - *NSYNC was
the biggest drop in the Lycos 50 top search terms for the week, falling
22 places to #35, a shocking reversal to the trend the group had in the
weeks before No Strings Attached.
June 20, 2001 - The Dallas
Morning News reports KEGL-FM DJ's Kramer & Twitch have been fired following
the Britney and Justin fatal car accident story the two made up. It apparently
was the final straw in a string of controversial stunts pulled by the pair.
June 20, 2001 - NME.com reports
Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are planning to move away from teen
pop towards an older market and they are also set to collaborate musically
on Britney 's new album. Read more.
June 19, 2001 - Melissa from
the Real World has confessed her love for Justin Timberlake on her official
site admitting, "I was just writhing in pain on my bed thinking I must
have Justin." Read more.
June 19, 2001 - MTV.com reports
*NSYNC have hired Deep Dish to remix Pop. The duo also has remixed Madonna's
Music and were nominated for the Remixer of the Year Grammy. Read more.
June 19, 2001 - Lance Bass
talked to Launch.com about the Justin and Britney fatal car crash rumors
started by Kramer and Twitch, saying "He had family members who really
thought it was true because they saw it on CNN. They're all just, like,
devastated. His mom's calling. I mean, it's just crazy before we can have
time to relay the message that: 'It's not true. We're on tour over in the
East Coast.'" Read more.
June 17, 2001 - Pre-order
*NSYNC's celebrity from BestBuy.com and they'll send you an e-mail complete
with the instructions on how to get a call from *NSYNC.In addition to the
phone message, you'll also get to preview snippets from three new songs
- Girlfriend, The Two of Us and Selfish. Read more.
June 17, 2001 - A blistering
article on the Backsteet Boys and teen oriented pop in general is featured
at Salon.com, where the author claims the members of *NSYNC split $1.4
million per show during their summer stadium tour that has seen light ticket
sales in some cities. Read more.
June 16, 2001 - Jive Records
is considering suing Kramer and Twitch following the shock jock's rumor
that Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake had been involved in a fatal
June 16, 2001 - *NSYNC and
Britney Spears appearance with Michael Jackson at Madison Square Garden
may be in jeopardy, according to Foxnews.com. Read more,
including exciting comments on Jackson's well received new album.
June 16, 2001 - *NSYNC gave
the clothes worn for the cover of YM to All Star Charity to auction off.
Check out the clothes and bid here.
June 16, 2001 - Thanks princess
buttercup. MTV.com reports that the single for POP will be released on
June 26th and will include a few different remixes as well.
June 15, 2001 - NME.com reports
the BBC website has tracked down the fake internet report of Britney and
Justin's car accident and has had the page removed. A spokesperson said,
"We want some redress, as we do take this sort of thing very, very seriously.
We're currently talking to our solicitors." The BBC website is configured
so that addresses ending with @ followed by an IP would redirect to that
site, causing confusion that BBC was actually the source.
June 14, 2001 - Radio station
KEGL in Dallas "joked" that Britney Spears and Just Timberlake died in
a car accident Tuesday night, setting off an international flurry of rumors.
June 14, 2001 - NSYNC.com
has the latest update on the road from Melinda. Check it out here.
June 14, 2001 - The New York
Post's Victoria Gotti talked to Joey and Justin as the band played in New
York last weekend.
June 14, 2001 - Sisqo talked
to MTV.com about touring with *NSYNC and his thoughts on the group saying,
"*NSYNC, in my personal opinion, is the best singing group. I know you
have your rock groups, your this group, your that group, but as far as
singing groups, *NSYNC shuts them down. They [are] the best, period. Nobody
can out-dance them, out-sing them. Their image is tight."
June 14, 2001 - Worldpop
reports many are wondering if a new anonymously written book allegedly
about Lou Pearlman entitled Pop Pimp: From Planes To Preteens is written
by members of *NSYNC or the Backstreet Boys. Worldpop though joked that
they didn't know the two bands could write.
June 13, 2001 - Several times
autographed and/or worn by Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake are up
for auction on Yahoo. The proceeds go to the Justin Timberlake Foundation
and the Britney Spears Foundation. Check out the items here.
June 13, 2001 - *NSYNC and
Britney Spears will be featued in the third annual Challenge for the Children
Celebrity Skills Challenge and Basketball Game being held July 28-29 in
Las Vegas. Read more.
June 13, 2001 - The UK's
TV Hits magazine talked to Justin Timberlake ahead of their U.S. tour where
he talked about Britney, touring, and the quest to be #1 in the UK market.
June 13, 2001 - The track
listing for *NSYNC's celebrity was revealed by nsyncdirect.com... Here
3. The Game Is Over
5. The Two Of Us
7. Tell Me, Tell Me...Baby
8. Up Against The Wall
9. See Right Through
11. Just Don't Tell Me
12. Something Like You
13. Do Your Thing
June 13, 2001 - NSYNChick5
from our message board has pictures from *NSYNC's shows on June 3rd and
5th from Giant's Stadium. Check them out here.
June 12, 2001 - News of the
World reports Britney Spears spents over $1,500 a month talking to Justin
Timberlake on her cell phone.
June 11, 2001 - Youtopia.com
has posted the 2nd episode of Justin and Britney's shopping adventure,
check it out here.
June 9, 2001 - Worldpop reports
Moby attended the *NSYNC show at Giants Stadium, New Jersey on Wednesday
and was actually impressed saying, "I went for the same reason my father
went to see the Beatles at Shea Stadium in 1964 to see the teen phenomenon
up close, and what a phenomenon it was. I have to say the concert was one
of the most technically impressive I have ever seen. The boys are smart
and funny. I was impressed."
June 8, 2001 - Worldpop reports
*NSYNC is set to sing the American National Anthem at the Jayson Williams
Celebrity Softball Challenge at the end of next month. Kylie Bax and Penny
Marshall are lined up to participate in the game where proceeds benefit
the Jayson Williams Foundation.
June 8, 2001 - The New York
Daily News reports *NSYNC disappointed those at Roseland as the last act
of a benefit concert for the Candie's Foundation since the guys only sang
one song following a performance earlier that evening at Giants Stadium.
Though they claimed they were tired, the band immediately left to hang
out at Spa.
June 7, 2001 - Photos of
*NSYNC at The Event to Prevent: A Benefit Concert to Launch the Candie's
Foundation in New York Tuesday are available to view at WireImage.com.
Check them out here.
June 7, 2001 - Popbitch.com
reports on the *NSYNC tour, the boys travel with individual golf carts
and tanning beds. Transporting these items takes two 18-wheel trucks.
June 7, 2001 - Entertainment
Tonight talked about *NSYNC from their Seventeen cover shoot.
June 6, 2001 - *NSYNC were
on Rosie O'Donnell today where they performed and talked briefly to Rosie.
Lance and Justin's mother were in attendance. Rosie also previewed the
cover of Celebrity.
June 6, 2001 - *NSYNC rocketed
up the Lycos 50 this week as their US tour rolls along. Climbing 15 spots
to 16 on the list, mirroring the groups rise before No Strings Attached
was released last year. The Backstreet Boys were nowhere to be found on
the Top 50 list. Read more.
June 6, 2001 - CDNow.com
reports on *NSYNC's tour stop in Foxboro. Read their review here.
June 5, 2001 - Britney and
Justin were in Memphis over the weekend and a guy named Gavin was able
to take several pictures that are posted, along with his story, at WorldofBritney.com.
June 5, 2001 - *NSYNC will
be on Rosie today as well as David Duchovny. I won't be able to make a
transcript or take vidcaps, but hopefully someone will post that info on
the message boards.
June 5, 2001 - Apparently
a horny fan at *NSYNC's show in Foxboro was removed from the concert after
grabbing Justin's Johnson. Timberlake later was said to looked upset over
the incident shaking his head over the fan's outrageous behavior.
June 3, 2001 - Today's Sunday
paper includes a coupon for $1.00 off any two Brach's Fruit Snacks, which
include the *NSYNC fruit snacks.
June 3, 2001 - Walter Scott
of Parade talked about Joey's out-of-wedlock baby today saying, "The 24
year old pop star agreed to support Brianna, his daughter by actress Kelly
Baldwin, 23, but they have no plans to wed. We'd guess Joey isn't ready
to settle down, since he was seen dirty-dancing with lady wrester Chyna,
30, at an LA club."
June 3, 2001 - Thanks JustNsync2001.
The Boston Globe's Joan Anderman reviewed the *NSYNC show Thursday night
June 2, 2001 - SFX.com has
a rabid fan review of the Pop Odyssey tour opener. Check out the report
from Meredith & Winter here.
June 2, 2001 - The New York
Post reports Britney and Justin were spotted taking in a 10:15 showing
of "Moulin Rouge" at the Ziegfeld with two beefy bodyguards, as the power
couple griped about having to make do with "general seating."
June 2, 2001 - In an abstracts.net
poll asking what is your favorite Justin hair length, 20.1% said shaved,
60.5% said medium curl, and 19.4% said long curl, with 2892 total votes.
June 1, 2001 - The Village
Voice's Michael Musto ran a slew of blind items last Friday with one asking,
"What male singer likes to have that female singer finger his a**, proof
that he must be straight, right?" The item prompted one on the E! Online
gossip board to guess Justin and Britney. Read more.
June 1, 2001 - The New York
Daily News reports Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake skipped out on
a $600 tab at the club Float in New York on Friday, according to a source,
who also added the two "were all over each other". Joey Fatone ended up
paying for part of the bill but said, "I didn't drink all the drinks."
June 1, 2001 - Worldpop reports
Mattel has produced three special Barbies decked out in dodgy clothing
and each carrying an 'I Love 'N Sync' banner.
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