November 30, 2000 - *NSYNC
performed This I Promise You last night and were interviewed by Jay afterwards.
30, 2000 - In a poll on Entertaindom.com asking "Who's the best Boy Band
ever?" *NSYNC is leading with 43.3% over the Backstreet Boys 32.8% currently.
Amazingly, the Beatles are 3rd with only 16.7%.
November 30, 2000 - From
today's Mitchell Fink column: "There's no doubt that Justin Timberlake
is the biggest star in *NSYNC. All the evidence you need is in the sales
figures of *NSYNC dolls: While facsimiles of the other members can be found
almost anywhere, the Timberlake doll is sold out practically everywhere
November 30, 2000 - Beyonce
is on the wires asking for the guys of *NSYNC to collaborate with her on
her band's upcoming album due out in February. Beyonce admits, We're trying
to get 'N Sync [on the CD]."
November 30, 2000 - Sid &
Marty Krofft Pictures is suing *NSYNC for copyright infringement for breach
of implied-in-fact contract for images on the pop group's No Strings Attached
tour merchandise. Specifically, the company was hired to create the 25-foot
puppets of each member but the designs were used to create other merchandise,
and the company never received any royalties from those sales.
November 29, 2000 - *NSYNC
was on Access Hollywood last night to promo their acoustic performance
November 29, 2000 - More
and more evidence is emerging that *NSYNC's 2.4 million first week US album
sales record will stand, with Musicland Director of Marketing admitting
to TVGuide.com "My guess is it'll do 60 to 70 percent of what they did,
It's still a huge album, though."
November 29, 2000 - We're
getting several reports from the message boards of Britney Spears being
on hand for *NSYNC's concerts in Los Angeles. Trying2GetIt in the message
boards reports that Britney was visible in the VIP section during This
I Promise You, saying, "Well,when they came over to the VIP section she
was in Justin totally started showing off for her! It was so adorable.
He started doing the running man and the cabbage patch and all thos old
dances trying to make her laugh and she did and they were both doubling
over. Then he smiled and started singing to her for real. It was sweet."
November 29, 2000 - In what
many on our message boards viewed as a letdown to the reported 'big announcement
from *NSYNC', they announced an alliance with Microsoft to form a new Internet
service called *NSYNC@MSN. The closed content subscription site will deny
anyone not subscribed through the service an opportunity to see exclusive
newsletters, never before seen pics, un-seen video footage. It is unknown
how many additional millions the already rich group will make through this
subscription model rather than provide it for free on their official site.
November 27, 2000 - Moby
is commenting to Spin on several songs, including *NSYNC's Bye Bye Bye
saying, "So much effort has gone into this you almost have to like it.
You have 20 Swedish guys writing the songs, and they know what they're
doing. It's the craft aspect-like looking at a well put together cabinet.
You may not want to buy the cabinet, but you can be impressed by how well
its doors open."
November 27, 2000 - Entertainment
Weekly's Hot Sheet lists at number 14: "Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake.
Word is they're house hunting together in Florida. Yes, they're nearing
November 27, 2000 - As a
reminder, *NSYNC will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Wednesday as
musical guests. Sally Field will be Jay's other guest.
November 25, 2000 - Richard
to Launch.com about working with *NSYNC on This I Promise You, as well
as comments he relays from Justin Timberlake saying, "Justin told me that
when he sent the whole album to his parents--you know, the advance CD without
any of the credits or anything--his dad called up and said, 'Wow, the album's
great, but why is Richard Marx singing on this ballad?' So, that's pretty
funny. I think it is just that they lived with my demo of it--and we both
have a raspy voice."
November 25, 2000 - *NSYNC
was on MTV last night to countdown a portion of the top 100 pop songs of
all time with Carson.
November 25, 2000 - Went
to Tower Records yesterday and noticed in addition to an *NSYNC poster
display, there was a Justin Timberlake display... but none for the other
members. Also went to Barnes & Noble, there is an *NSYNC 2001 calendar
and a Justin Timberlake calendar... but no individual calendars for the
November 25, 2000 - *NSYNC
was on ET last night to promo their acoustic performance on FOX.
November 25, 2000 - The story
of Daniele McGuire was again the focus in the media today, as the New York
Post reports *NSYNC's rep didn't return calls to respond to the alledged
abuse of the fan. The Post also noted similar bodyguard abuses at the preview
opening of Planet Hollywood in Times Square a week earlier. The Post Dispatch,
which broke the story, has the original report here,
as well as a review
of their concert in St. Louis.
November 25, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake's pictures (2 autographed) are featured in a trio of ebay auctions.
The first has him in a stage outfit, item #508226663, which is unbid at
only $15 and ends November 26th. The second, item #505995894, is a closeup
bid at $15.51 and ends November 28th. The third, item #504977016, shows
Justin beatboxing in Atlanta and is unsigned, which is bid at $3.50 and
ends November 27th.
November 23, 2000 - The Sun
reports (we've also heard this on the message boards) Justin Timberlake
screamed at fan Danielle McGuire, 15, after he overheard her in a U.S.
hotel saying he wasn't handsome.
November 23, 2000 - The New
York Post reports Denise Rich will be escorted to the Angel Ball, her G&P
Foundation gala, on November 30th by *NSYNC.
November 22, 2000 - Porn
star Jenteal when asked by Metal-Sludge.com which rock star and which porn
star deserve a smack in the mouth and why said "*NSYNC and the Backstreet
Boys all deserve a smack in the mouth to SHUT THEM THE F*** UP! I don't
really have any reason to smack any porn stars. Unless I was gonna smack
them on the *ss"
November 22, 2000 - Lil'
Bow Wow is joining the *NSYNC tour for selected dates, click here
for more details.
November 22, 2000 - Lance
Bass made candid comments on the Backstreet Boys album, Black in Blue,
saying, "It's way more ballad-y, I loved the first new song (Shape Of My
Heart) they released ... I think they're just trying to change their market
too much. It wasn't as fun as I thought it'd be." For more details, click
November 21, 2000 - The New
York Daily News' Mitchell Fink reported that Justin and Britney were spotted
in Miami house hunting, though not necessarily for a home together.
November 21, 2000 - The New
York Posts Micheal Lewittes reports in an online chat that when he ran
into Justin at the Planet Hollywood opening in New York, he asked him "If
he could do anything over again, what would it be?" Timberlake replied
that he wouldn't have bleached his hair white when he was 15. Lewittes
says Timberlake now "has a Harpo Marx hairstyle, that's the color of Tang."
November 20, 2000 - Official
site statistics from NSYNC.com advertising agent, Musicvision (who also
handles the majority of ads on this site also) are available here.
The official site serves 25,000,000 impressions per month and has 850,000
users, 86% of which are female.
November 20, 2000 - Check
out the press conference *NSYNC held before the launch of the 2nd leg of
their No Strings Attached tour that consists of two parts, one
with Lance, JC, and Joey... The other
with Justin and Chris.
November 20, 2000 - *NSYNC
filmed an anti-underage drinking message to be broadcast as a Public Service
Announcement during the Super Bowl which will air January 28th.
November 19, 2000 - In David
Browne's unkind review of Black & Blue this week, he did take give
*NSYNC a backhanded compliment in saying, "*NSYNC's No Strings Attached
was ridiculously overblown, but the quintet's attempts at R&B and sci-fi
concept fiestas did have a certain daring. He also says Backstreet's Get
Another Boyfriend "uncannily mimics the R^B moves on the latest album of
their archrivals, *NSYNC." Browne gave Black & Blue a C grade.
November 19, 2000 - Entertainment
Weekly reports that Jive Records has shipped over 5 million copies of Backstreet
Boys Black & Blue, which tops *NSYNC's 4.2 million shipment. They term
the race for the record in election-like terms "too close to call."
November 19, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake commenting to Wall of Sound on what he'll be doing after the
tour says, "I don't know what I'm going to do. I'll probably just write
some music and maybe get into some on-screen stuff. This could all change.
I'm weird like that."
November 18, 2000 - Helena
went to the Toronto show Thursday night and gave a recap and posted some
pictures from the show. From the looks of it, the Britney tattoo rumor is false.
November 18, 2000 - Justin
was on the Beatles special on ABC last night. All the *NSYNC member clips
were very short.
November 17, 2000 - A poll
on MTVasia.com asking if Britney Spears should marry Justin Timberlake
resulted in 72% of the people saying no, with 16,039 total votes cast.
November 17, 2000 - Dees
Sleaze reports that Justin's favorite snack is cereal and in fact he doesn't
like to go out to eat meals, he likes to snack on cereal all throughout
the day. Rick said his only regular non-cereal meal is dinner.
November 17, 2000 - Dees
Sleaze reports that Justin Timberlake get a tattoo on his arm that says
"BS4Ever" after a recent trip to Toronto.
November 17, 2000 - Some
bitter comments are emerging from what appears to be a former *NSYNC fan
who ran a humor site of the band and had met with the guys several times.
For her comments, and the especially eye raising ones directed at Joey
Fatone's brother Steve, click here.
November 17, 2000 - We hear
from the message boards that *NSYNC was unable to sell out it's 2nd show
in Toronto, even though *NSYNC's management claims the concert sold out
in under a minute.
November 16, 2000 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca reveals that Justin Timberlake is upset over a column he
ran a few weeks ago leaking that Justin's been on the prowl for women when
Britney isn't around. Spies tell Ted that Justin sent out angry emails
to friends for leaking the story.
November 16, 2000 - Thestar.com
looks at the battle pitting *NSYNC against Backstreet Boys for who will
have the record first week in album sales. The portion of the article
that should be taken to heart, "No matter what happens, the record company
and the bands will benefit from increased CD sales, and the teenage fans
who idolize these boy bands will all be a little lighter in the wallet."
November 16, 2000 - More
details on *NSYNC's visit to the Planet Hollywood opening, as celebrities
like Ben Affleck, David Hasselhoff, Donald Trump and girlfriend Melania
Knauss also attended.
November 15, 2000 - Worldpop
reports *NSYNC were in New York Monday night to help launch The Wild Foundation,
which occurred at Planet Hollywood.
November 15, 2000 - Howard
Stern talked about how his daughter went to the *NYNC concert last Thursday,
but had to negotiate his way into the show since he mistakenly got tickets
for Friday's show. Her and a friend were allowed to dance up onstage also.
November 14, 2000 - *NSYNC
has been nominated for Best Band, Duo or Group and Best Album (No Strings
Attached) in the 2001 American Music Award which will be seen January 8th
November 14, 2000 - The Enquirer
reveals that the Halloween night Britney was partying in Germany, Justin
Timberlake spent three hours dancing and chatting with a scantily clad
blonde at club Level in South Beach.
November 14, 2000 - MMC castmate
Kerri Russell is commenting on her fellow castmates to EW Online saying,
"I love going to the newsstand and seeing someone I knew when they were
12 on the cover of Rolling Stone. It cracks me up. JC is mostly my age,
but Britney, Christina, and Justin were in a younger age group, so I'm
more protective of them. When I hear that someone's written something negative
about any of them wearing skimpy outfits, I get upset. They're 18, give
em a break!"
November 11, 2000 - Mitchell
Fink of the New York Daily News reports Friday 1that Justin Timberlake
was overheard in the greenroom of The Rosie O'Donnell Show bragging about
plans to buy pearls for "my girl", as he described Britney. He further
explained the pearls were "part of a whole package."
November 11, 2000 - When
*NSYNC was on Regis yesterday, he questioned Justin about the Mitchell
Fink article Friday Justin replied, "I'm not saying anything! What
if she's watching?" For pictures from the show, check out the message boards,
thanks to Helena again!
November 10, 2000 - Helena
found a couple of pictures from the Rosie appearance you can check out
on the forum. Speaking of TV appearances, the guys are on Regis today.
November 10, 2000 - *NSYNC's
Joey called into the Howard Stern Show on Wednesday. Howard asked Joey
if he's ever seen Justin and Britney messing around, and Joey said he's
never even seen them kiss and he doesn't know much about their relationship.
Howard also questioned whether Britney was really a virgin especially if
she had her nipples pierced. Howard later asked, "Can't he just get her
high and bang her?" and asked to speak to Justin, but he was away on a
photo shoot while Joey called in.
November 10, 2000 - TRL had
an election vote Wednesday and the winner for best moves was Britney Spears,
followed by Ricky Martin and Justin Timberlake.
November 10, 2000 - Thanks
again to Helena on the message boards, which provided a link to Britney's recent European interview in Sweden with youngsters where
she addresses her virginity, dating Justin, her drinking in Germany, and
a host of other issues.
November 10, 2000 - A message
board poster, Sara, shared her experience at the taping of an hour long
Fox Christmas special to be aired on November 30, promising, "it's going
to be an amazing show." She said of the boys, "Overall, they were just
nice, down to earth people... not obnoxious at all."
November 8, 2000 - Today
on the Rosie O'Donnell show Justin was asked "Are you dating Britney Spears?"
and Justin paused and then said "Yeah." Among other highlights of the *NSYNC
appearance was the guys singing This I Promise You and It's Gonna Be Me.
Justin also said later that he was getting a new tattoo today on the lower
part of his leg. It's going to be a tribal design that he designed himself.
The guys still were thinking about doing the Grease 3 movie as well.
November 8, 2000 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca when asked about what he thought about *NSYNC possibly doing
Grease 3: "The same thing I thought about Ricky Martin and Jennifer Lopez
doing a remake of Dirty Dancing. Hot, vile stars make for hot, notorious
November 8, 2000 - Somewhat
unimportant now that Justin's already admitted it, but this weekend's Parade
magazine in the Sunday newspaper adressed the Justin Britney romance, with
the columnist telling a questioning reader that rumors the two are engaged
aren't true, but she did say the two were dating.
November 8, 2000 - In an
Abstracts.net poll asking if you think Justin wants Britney to shut her
mouth about their relationship, 74.1% of you said yes, while only 25.9%
said no, with 3008 total votes.
November 6, 2000 - *NSYNC
was minus JC and Justin at the Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas (it was
explained they were in Orlando working on the new album), where *NSYNC
took home awards for Artist of the Year-Top 40 Pop and Song of the Year-Top
40 Pop with Bye Bye Bye. The oddest moment of the show though was when
The Backstreet Boys accepted the award for Best Slow Song for Show Me The
Meaning of Being Lonely, when as they walked up, *NSYNC's This I Promise
You was played, prompting Kevin Richardson to say sarcastically, "To whoever
was in charge of the music when we were walking up, that was great." The
guys also presented Song of the Year-Pop Alternative Radio with radio guy
Rick Dees to Vertical Horizon.
November 5, 2000 - Megan
on the message boards shares with us a quote from Justin October 17th when
the band kicked off their tour in Charlotte, "We were excited to kick off
the tour in Charlotte, except I was really tired from being overseas and
we had just gotten in Charlotte 2 days before and I will be honest, I was
hurtin' up there on stage."
November 5, 2000 - *NSYNC's
performance in the World Series was noted in Entertainment Weekly, where
they give it a grade of B+, saying "Solid a cappella, but the nymph-voiced
lads seemed genuinely unnerved by the raucous booing of hardened new Yawkers."
November 5, 2000 - An autographed
picture of Justin Timberlake's cover of Cosmogirl is being auctioned on
ebay. The magazine, item #485593485, is bid at $20 and ends November 7th.
November 5, 2000 - *NSYNC
will be performing Friday at the unveiling of Bloomingdale's Christmas
windows in New York.
November 5, 2000 - The Backstreet
Boy's Howie D is on the wires commenting that the rivalry between BSB and
*NSYNC is like the New York Mets and the New York Yankees. He says of the
album sales record hype, "Records are made to be broken, and to us, it's
not so much about that. It's just about making good music, and if the fans
love it and we're happy with it, everyone else will come along with it."
November 4, 2000 - *NSYNC
has joined the controversy that is Napster by commenting to Worldpop, saying
those who take their music are stealing, with Lance Bass stating, "It's
breaking the law is what it is, because it's copyright infringement." More
on the story here.
November 4, 2000 - MTVAsia.com
reports Dexter Holland of The Offspring has mixed feelings about boybands,
saying "I'm simultaneously fascinated and disgusted by the boy band phenomenon.
There's this show on TV every Friday called "Making The Band," which follows
this band that was put together by the guy who put *NSYNC together and
it is so rad. It's so bad that I love it. Everything that is supposed to
be sacred about rock 'n' roll is destroyed -- they flaunt everything they
should be trying to hide."
November 2, 2000 - Again
from the message boards... "This morning on the Craig & Co radio show
(B102.7 in Baltimore, MD) the Hollywood correspondent, Mike Evans, said
Travolta and Newton-John would be doing Grease 3 (maybe not titled that)
and they would play a married couple with 3 kids--2 of the *NSYNC guys
and Britney Spears would play the kids."
November 2, 2000 - "Marky"
Mark Wahlberg is warning the guys of *NSYNC about how fame is fleeting,
saying "The advice I'd give to them is save your money! They're in the
kind of position where somebody else is going to come along and replace
them someday. Their own record company and their own management are probably
out searching for the 'next big thing' right now. That's just the nature
of the game."
November 2, 2000 - Apparently
there's conflicting information on what *NSYNC did on Saturday. We're now
hearing that *NSYNC played their Nabisco sponsored concert on Saturday
in Orlando. Sorry for the confusion and we'll look into this further.
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