December 31, 2000 - Megastar
is reporting that Justin Timberlake warned his girlfriend Britney Spears
to stop wearing revealing outfits in public, though Britney says nothing
will stop her because her mom says that people shouldn't be ashamed of
their bodies because they are 'a beautiful thing'. They also quote Justin
as being a virgin himself. For the full story, click here.
31, 2000 - Perhaps Entertainment Weekly thinks *NSYNC is the latest fad
when they put the band's lip balm at #10 on this week's Hot Sheet saying,
"If you pull off the label it says 'The Phantom Menace.'"
December 31, 2000 - The New
York Post is reporting that because of relentless MTV promo's, Lance Bass'
party at Roseland tonight is likely to be the most packed in town.
December 31, 2000 - Looks
like *NSYNC's desire to hook up with Timbaland to help produce their next
album as we reported in October may be in jeopardy, as Entertainment Weekly
quotes him as saying, "I'm turning people away. I can't be giving out my
sound to everybody anymore. I got to look out for me."
December 31, 2000 - Steve
Watson, senior buyer for LA Sunset Boulevard Virgin Megastore tells Entertainment
Weekly that the Beatles 1 is "blowing away" the latest Backstreet and *NSYNC
discs in sales.
December 30, 2000 - CosmoGirl's
February 2001 issue names Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake as a Sweet
Couple of 2000.
December 30, 2000 - *NSYNC
was talked about on TRL Friday since she'll be on the cover of Teen People
separately from Britney Spears.
December 30, 2000 - USA Today's
Ken Barnes rated *NSYNC's Bye Bye Bye as the #7 Song of 2000, saying "Follow-up
It's Gonna Be Me may have had more enduring melodic charm, but it would
be inconceivable to triple-Bye-pass the attitude-laden kiss-off smash that
set up the biggest first-week album sales in history. Sneer at your peril
at this jewel of Swedish production craftsmanship."
December 30, 2000 - The New
York Post reported on young people being philanthropists and mentioned
Justin's Giving Back Fund and quote Timberlake saying, "I remember my parents
always saying, remember your roots. Whatever happens, remember your roots,
remember where you came from, and that's what I'm doing now. I want to
give back to the communities. I want to install the best possible music
and arts programs in schools - in public schools today."
December 30, 2000 - Launch.com
reports the members of Shedaisy are unaware of *NSYNC's interest in being
part of a duet with the group. Member Kristyn joked, "I think they're just
trying to start a cat fight between all the women they're spreading the
rumors around about."
December 30, 2000 - E! Online
reports more details of the Danielle McGuire drama as her lawyer, John
Wallach says "We tried to resolve this quietly, but 'N Sync's lawyer told
me they weren't interested." A jury will determine damages in the suit
if and when it goes to court.
December 30, 2000 - MTVasia.com
is reporting bitter comments from the Backstreet Boys' Kevin Richardson
on Lou Pearlman as he complains, "It's not *NSYNC itself but where *NSYNC
comes from that digs me, digs me, digs me -- and gets me, still and to
this day. Mr Pearlman was always speaking loyalty, and preaching loyalty,
saying, 'I love you guys, you're like my sons.' And I'd lost my father
to cancer. So I looked at Lou like a father figure. But I was naive, and
he's a liar. We'll always remember him for helping us get started. But
we'll also remember him for screwing us blind and building another group
behind our backs."
December 29, 2000 - Conan
O'Brien joked about the fan suing Justin Timberlake saying she's suing
for verbal abuse after she had to listen to him sing two consecutive solos
December 29, 2000 - Thanks
Sky. From People magazine, "Britney Spear's romance with *NSYNC's Justin
Timberlake is in full bloom. To celebrate her 19th birthday in early December,
Timberlake had 26 dozen roses adorn a $2,400-a-night hotel suite at the
La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs, with petals from another
10 dozen roses scattered around the room."
December 28, 2000 - Britney
Spears was deemed an honorable mention in The second annual Salon.com Readers'
Choice Awards in the category, "The celebrity you deem most likely to suffer
an Anne Heche-like meltdown." They said of Britney, "In a Krispy Kreme
in Biloxi, Miss., when she catches Justin Timberlake in a compromising
position with the Olsen twins."
December 28, 2000 - Thanks
Sky. The Johns Hopkins News-Letter's Shannon Shin has an interesting column
from back in September with allegations from *NSYNC's roadies who spill
the beans on the guys... if they can be believed.
December 27, 2000 - A psychic
named Morris Fonte was on TRL today talking about predictions for the new
year. He says that Britney and Justin would get married, having a huge
wedding and would have at least three children. Fonte also predicted that
Justin would leave *NSYNC and be replaced by Ryan Phillipe... What he didn't
explain was how a senior citizen was so hip to pop culture.
December 25, 2000 - Rav Singh
of News of the World reports Britney Spears bought boyfriend Justin Timberlake
a $30,000 diamond encrusted Patek Philippe watch for Christmas. Engraved
on the watch, "To my Justin, love you always, Britney." Britney told friends,
"I love him so much and I really wanted to buy him something special that
would remind him of me every day. So the perfect present had to be a watch
because he’d wear it all the time."
December 25, 2000 - Thanks
December 25, 2000 - Thanks
Miz Timberlake. The Teen People article with *NSYNC is posted on our message boards.
December 25, 2000 - *NSYNC
was on the Disney Christmas special Sunday.
December 24, 2000 - Channel
5 news in Memphis is reporting that Britney and Justin were seen at McDonalds
and Wal-Mart in Bertlett. The couple reportedly plans to head to Britney's
house on Christmas Eve until the 30th, where they then will fly to New
York to help MTV ring in 2001.
December 24, 2000 - *NSYNC
finished as the #5 most popular search on Lycos.com for the year, with
the #1 position going to Britney Spears.
December 23, 2000 - Justenough
on our message boards posted the article in January's Cosmo that alledges Britney Spears is using Justin to cover
her trail to her true love, Adam.
December 23, 2000 - Seth
Green tells Maxim he's not much of an *NSYNC fan, "It's such a freakout
when a chick tells you, 'I have your picture on my ceiling, so when I go
to sleep I see you and *NSYNC.' And I'm like, 'Really? First of all, never
say our names together again, unless you're saying, "Hey, I heard Seth
Green got into a fight with ..."'"
December 22, 2000 - *NSYNC
will join aging rockers Aerosmith to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl
in Tampa Bay, Florida. The Backstreet Boys will sing the national anthem
before the game.
December 22, 2000 - People.com's
Fifth Annual Most Beautiful People Poll ended with a close race between
boyfriend and girlfriend Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears, with Justin
nosing Britney out in the end.
December 22, 2000 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca lists Britney & Justin at #6 on his George W. Shrub
Awards saying, "It appears nothing can stop this bosomy diva-in-training
and her bushy-haired boy-toy. So what if moxie music types say Christina
Aguilera has more It than her tube-topped counterpart--who's getting more
airplay? Clearly, C.A. has a career beyond satisfying teens who stampede
stadiums. Do Brit and Just? Well, they'll always have each other. I hear
marriage is in the cuties' cards."
December 22, 2000 - MTVasia.com
reports Justin Timberlake treated Britney Spears to an all-over body massage
at a health spa for her 19th birthday. Mother Lynn adds, "While in Los
Angeles, Brit had a small celebration with some of her friends from the
December 21, 2000 - The Orlando
Sentinel reported on the Wright Entertainment Group Christmas party that
included Johnny Wright managed stars like Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake,
who arrived holding hands to the event. Around 250 guests attended the
party Monday night which was held at a Kissimmee skating center. Lance
and Joey also attended, with JC coming in later with Bobbee, while Chris
was reportedly out of town.
December 20, 2000 - The new
Teen People has quotes from Justin and Britney on their relationship. Britney
confides, "Justin is everything, and what more could you want in a person?
He's funny. He's cute. He's great. He just understands. I get him and he
gets me, and that's cool" Justin says of his girl, "If you really love
somebody, nothing can get in the way. 'Look, I love you, you love me, that's
it.' Problems are going to come and go... She and I compliment each other.
She breathes fresh air into me; she's like a reality check. She's absoutely
wonderful, an absolutely beautiful person, inside and out. When [negative]
things are said about her, I take offense to them even more than she does."
December 19, 2000 - Additional
details on the report that Britney was crying at the Jingle Ball in New
York. On today's Rush & Malloy show on eYada.com, the pair reported
that Britney was upset because she feels she has no control of her life.
Britney reportedly was being consoled by boyfriend Justin Timberlake afterwards.
For more details, check Monday's show archive, the first 10 minutes specifically.
December 17, 2000 - Britney
Spears and Justin Timberlake will be amongst those on MTV's New Year's
Eve party at Roseland. The party is being set up by *NSYNC's Lance Bass,
with tickets costing $200. Is it possible that a Justin and Britney New
Year's midnight kiss will be included in the broadcast?
December 18, 2000 - *NSYNC
was named the #5 Entertainer of the Year by Entertainment Weekly, with
top honors going to Russell Crowe. Tom Calderone of MTV said of the band,
"People are quick to dismiss them as a pop act, but this is a 360-degree
band-it's the TV performances, the concerts, the touring. They have a self
deprecating style. They don't take themselves that seriously, and that's
why fans gravitate to them."
December 17, 2000 - A neon
*NSYNC sign is being auctioned on ebay. The 25" wide by 10" tall sign is
currently bid at $178.88 and ends December 19th. Check out the sign here.
December 17, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake is featured in an autographed picture auction on ebay. The photo,
item #526983434, is bid at $14.95 and ends today.
December 16, 2000 - Britney
Spears was interviewed by KISS 106.1 and asked about Justin Timberlake
and playing strip poker with Ben Affleck. To hear what Brit had to say,
You'll also notice on the same page, Ben Affleck was interviewed and he
talks about the rumor also.
December 16, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake was on Access Hollywood for his appearance at the Z100 Jingle
Ball in New York and we have the transcript from the show where Britney talks about Christmas, Justin, and mom.
December 15, 2000 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca reports Justin's mother has confessed to on of his son's
friends she hopes Justin and Britney will get married.
December 13, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake is in the January 2001 issue of Marie Claire magazine talking
about getting gun control laws passed, saying, "When the constitution was
drafted, AK-47s didn't exist. Now, at the very least, people should support
safety locks for guns."
December 13, 2000 - Worldpop
reports *NSYNC is making great strides towards their new album and have
already composed over 12 songs.
December 12, 2000 - The Star
reports while Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake snuck out a side entrace
at LA's Las Palmas, the real reason was not teeny boppers lined outside
the joint, but cops checking out the disturbance that may have questioned
why the two underaged stars were in a bar in the first place. Luckily Justin
spotted the cops while walking out the front and made alternate exit plans.
December 12, 2000 - Thanks
JustinsMusicBizGal for posting the article on Justin and Britney in this
month's Popstar! magazine.
December 10, 2000 - In a
CDNow article, amongst Christina Aguilera's favorite artists for 2000,
at #8 is *NSYNC. Her top pick was Mariah Carey.
December 9, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake and Britney Spears have made People Magazine's Intriguing Couples
2000 list, you can check out their comments here.
December 9, 2000 - MTV talked
to Justin Timberlake Tuesday about what the band plans on doing in the
coming months, which Justin replied, "We're going to spend January and
February in [the studio] and see what we can come up with." Justin also
talked about working with Brian McKnight on their duet My Kinda Girl, "Exactly
how you see him on TV -- that's exactly how he is for real. He wants to
give to everybody. He's not one of these guys who's so successful that
he knows everything. He still wants to learn; he still wants to absorb
everything. I think he's going to be around for a very, very long time."
December 8, 2000 - There's
an interview supposedly with the guy that tattooed the *NSYNC guys and fixed up Britney's
tattoo, though I'm not sure where Frankie Orange interview is originating
December 8, 2000 - The New
York Post reports Pink's effort to say hi to Justin Timberlake and Britney
Spears backstage at the Billboard Awards while neglecting to say hi to
host Kathy Griffin prompted her to say, "Oh, don't say hi then, b*tch."
Pink fired back "You may have thought you were funny in front of all those
people, but if you have something to say to me, say it to my face!"
December 7, 2000 - Interesting
commentary on Justin and Britney from GroupieCentral.com's report from
the My VH1 Music Awards, where they say, "Let's just end all speculation
right here. They are a REAL couple and it's not for publicity. Forget all
the virginity bullsh**. There's no way they aren't f***ing each others
brains out. We've seen how they are off camera and they are exactly what
they are: horny teenagers in lust. That doesn't mean that Britney is Justin's
only girlfriend but she's his main girlfriend."
December 7, 2000 - The Lugz
boots that Justin Timberlake auctioned off on Planet Hollywood to benefit
charity raised $2200.
December 7, 2000 - Added
a few more vidcaps of *NSYNC on our huge Billboard Music Award Gallery,
including Lance getting kissed and Chris and JC fighting.
December 7, 2000 - Shaun
Robinson of Access Hollywood asked Chris and JC to kiss and make up after
their staged fight on the Billboard Music Awards, and their response "Oh,
now, you're taking the comedy a bit too far. We are friendly, but not that
friendly. He ain't pretty."
December 6, 2000 - *NSYNC
is doing an advice column on BBC.com's Agony section located here.
Most of the questions are coming from girls with guy troubles... what a
December 6, 2000 - *NSYNC
won the Billboard Music Award for Albums duo/group of the year and Album
of the year at last night's show in Las Vegas. *NSYNC also co-hosted the
awards show with Kathy Griffin. Check out the message board for a transcript
of their appearances on the show.
December 6, 2000 - The Backstreet
Boys overtook *NSYNC on the Lycos 50 for the first time in months, prompting
them to comment, "Two weeks after releasing Black and Blue, the Backstreet
Boys go ahead of boy band rivals 'N Sync for the first time since February
8. The Backstreet Boys got a bump in searches from fans looking for tickets
for their recently announced world tour. Still, it shows 'N Sync's popularity
that they are still neck-and-neck with the Backstreet Boys even though
their album is eight months old."
December 6, 2000 - USA Today's
Jeannie Williams reports Lance Bass had the opportunity to meet as he put
it, "My idol!" Micheal Jackson at Denise Rich's Angel Ball last week.
December 6, 2000 - More details
on Britney's stage appearance in San Diego to celebrate her 19th birthday,
as apparently she appeared in disguise, wearing a wig and glasses during
*NSYNC's performance of Just Got Paid. When the crowd asked to help sing
happy birthday to her, female fans started booing and hissing drowning
out those actually singing Happy Birthday, according to reports from Entertaindom.com,
MTVasia, and The Sun, leaving Britney visibly upset.
December 6, 2000 - While
many sites yesterday were reporting Christina Aguilera's special beat the
ratings of both *NSYNC and Britney Spears last week, they fail to mention
Christina's show was on a larger network and was the beneficiary of starting
before ABC ratings powerhouse, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
December 6, 2000 - Entertaindom.com
reports Eminem's thoughts on pop music, summed up as "My instinct is to
screw Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears and kill every member of 'N
Sync and the Backstreet Boys."
December 5, 2000 - A Planet
Hope charity spokeswoman is commenting on *NSYNC helping the charity by
urging fans to donate presents on their tour, saying "It's a lovely thing
for us to do together. And it's good to be able to help kids give to other
kids less fortunate than themselves."
December 5, 2000 - Chris
Kirkpatrick is commenting on The Backstreet Boy's failure to break their
2.4 million sales mark for No Strings Attached, admitting, "It's a really,
really high number, and you don't realize how high the number is until
all of the hype builds up and somebody else comes out and tries to break
it and they can't do it," he said. "You know, I don't think we'll be able
to break it again, but to have it for a little while is great--to give
it to the fans and let them enjoy it and say, 'Well, I'm the one that went
out and bought a record. You know 2.4 [million] of us hold this record--we
all did something this week.' And that's the most amazing thing to us."
The full article can be found here.
December 4, 2000 - Britney
Spears was at *NSYNC's show in San Diego to close the 2nd NSA tour. Britney
was brought out for everyone to sing Happy Birthday to her for her 19th
Birthday. And from the message boards, "She hugged all the guys and Justin
gave her a peck on the cheek. Chris wouldn't stop hugging Britney and Justin
said if he didn't stop he'd 'bust his butt.'"
December 4, 2000 - The Star
reports the reason Britney admitted to dating Justin was because Tonya
Mitchell was moving in on her territory and trying to seduce Justin. They
report Britney has already had words with Tonya and told her that Justin
December 3, 2000 - Jo Dee
Messina is commenting to Launch.com about rumors she may collaborate with
*NSYNC for a song on their next album, saying "There have been rumors around
town about ['N Sync] doing a duet or involving a country artist in one
of their songs, but as far as I can honestly tell you, I haven't heard
anything about it being me yet. If they did choose me, I think it would
be cool. I mean, Alabama did it, and it was a great song,"
December 3, 2000 - Heavy.com's
Behind the Music That Sucks features an animated look at *NSYNC in the
future, and is hilarious.
December 3, 2000 - Chris
Kirkpatrick, Justin Timberlake and Joey Fatone attended the My VH1 Music
Awards November 30 in Los Angeles. Also while arriving, Justin is shown
holding hands with girlfriend Britney Spears.
December 3, 2000 - *NSYNC
were on FOX Thursday night profiling each member of the band as well
as an acoustic style intimate concert.
December 2, 2000 - Pearl
posted the MSN chat transcript
with Lance on the message board. Maybe the last one before they go to the
members only model.
December 2, 2000 - *NSYNC,
98 Degrees, Beatles, BSB video clips are available from Entertaindom.com
December 2, 2000 - *NSYNC
has been nominated for the Musical Group category in the 27th Annual People's
Choice Award which will be held January 7, 2001, at 9 p.m. on CBS.
December 2, 2000 - Check
out our message boards for a review of *NSYNC's recent show in Los Angeles.
December 2, 2000 - The Backstreet
Boys were unable to break *NSYNC's NSA 2.4 million record selling 1st week
mark selling 1.6 million instead, though it was easily enough for 1st place
for the week.
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