October 31, 2000 - Click here
to hear a clip of *NSYNC's You Don't Have To Be Alone on the How the Grinch
Stole Christmas soundtrack which will be released November 7.
31, 2000 - More details are out on the Justin Timberlake/Usher duet set
to be released on Usher's album All About U. Usher says that the two stars
are 'battling for this girl', along the lines of Brandi and Monica's hit
The Boy Is Mine. Usher adds 'she's really the playa, because she's playing
both of us!'
October 31, 2000 - We've
added new cartoon avatars of all the *NSYNC guys plus Britney and Christina
for our message boards, so if you haven't signed up yet, do so now! Prizes awarded
monthly for posters as well.
October 30, 2000 - This
may be a false rumor that's being spread around... Launch.com is said
to be reporting that *NSYNC is looking for a sixth member for their NSA
follow up album, though it is unknown whether the role would be permanent.
Chris Kirkpatrick is quoted saying, "We have someone in mind. Ben Louch,
who is one of our really good friends, could possibly make the cut."
October 30, 2000 - For those
wondering if *NSYNC's record sales mark (2.1 million sales in the first
week) will hold, the Backstreet Boys will have a somewhat unfair advantage
because recent strides in price fixing controls have come into effect,
helping Limp Bizkit sell over 1 million albums with stores like Best Buy
selling Chocolate Starfish.. at a loss. Look for discounted BSB CD's as
well, where the merchant is losing money to draw people in. In addition,
Backstreet will benefit from Christmas shopping.
October 30, 2000 - Interesting review of the *NSYNC show in Knoxville on Friday, where the writer for the News-Sentinel
claims, "Vocally, the sound board mix made the boys sound like chipmunks
when they spoke. Even the video segment with Regis Philbin caused his voice
to sound as if he had inhaled ether."
October 29, 2000 - News of
the World interviewed Britney Spears this weekend where the singer denies
that she's been emailing Prince William, saying "I really don't know where
these stories come from. There were rumors that I e-mailed him, which isn't
true. I've never met him or contacted him. I wouldn't mind meeting him,
but who wouldn't." Spears added that her boyfriend Justin Timberlake was
"the perfect man for me." Spears says of him, "I love Justin. We've been
around each other since we were kids so we know each other very well."
Britney also addresses the marriage issue, so check the full scoop here.
October 29, 2000 - *NSYNC
was selected for the My VH1 Music Awards as a finalist for the categories
of Group of the Year, Most Entertaining Public Feud (Lou Pearlman), Best
Stage Spectacle, You want Fries with That Album?, and Booty Shake in an
interactive music awards show which will air live on VH1, November 30th
at 9:00 PM (ET) from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. You can vote
at VH1.com until the moment of the award being announced.
October 29, 2000 - Rollingstone.com
is having a contest where the winner gets to fly to LA to see *NSYNC on
November 26th. For details, click here.
October 29, 2000 - The quarterback
of the Oklahoma Sooners today was compared to Justin Timberlake in terms
of looks by the announcer of the game. We'll try and find a picture of
him, or if you do, post it in the message boards.
October 29, 2000 - From the
'new' message boards, we hear that *NSYNC is in LA where Justin Timberlake,
a National Spokesperson for the "Make A Difference" Day, was scheduled
to meet with inner-city children Saturday. A later planned trip to the
Playboy Mansion for their "Playboy" Annual Halloween Party was put in doubt
because of health problems with Hugh Hefner.
October 28, 2000 - *NSYNC
will join Ricky Martin, Bono, and others to pay tribute to the Beatles
in a two hour special which will be on ABC November 17th.
October 28, 2000 - Ex Van
Halen rocker Sammy Hagar is saying kind words about pop stars to the surprise
of many. He says, "You're going to think I'm crazy for saying this, but
I dig the pop scene. I like the whole glamour and the show. I like the
professional sparkle of it all. I like *NSYNC, Ricky Martin, Backstreet
Boys, and the list goes on. Those people are real stars, and they are real
professional at what they do."
October 28, 2000 - Britney
Spears is commenting on fact that she's a virgin to the U.K. Daily Star,
saying "The virginity issue ... it's a personal decision and it reflects
how I feel right now about myself. There are so many emotions involved
that I would like to be able to wait until I know I'm with the right person
and I'm married." She also talks about Justin Timberlake, saying "I love
Justin and we have a good time together, but we're both very busy and right
now it's difficult to be even physically together at the same place and
time." Finally, of rumors about breast implants, Spears says, "The whole
boob job thing has been pretty unpleasant. People were even starting to
come up to me and stare at my chest. I wondered why there was all this
talk - and why people were being so cruel."
October 28, 2000 - John Travolta
is throwing water on Lance's plan to have *NSYNC star in Grease 3. Since
Paramount Pictures owns the rights and Travolta insists, It should be left
as it is. Like 'An American In Paris' and 'Cabaret,' 'Grease' should be
left alone." That seems to be the general thought of *NSYNC fans as well,
so probably a good thing.
October 28, 2000 - Denise
Rich is talking bout why she's having *NSYNC perform at The Angel Ball,
Nov. 30th at the Marriott Marquis, which is a fund-raiser to fight cancer.
She says of the boys, "Entertainment will be *N SYNC because, as a songwriter
I was supposed to do a song with them, so they're my friends."
October 27, 2000 - Pagesix.com's
Chris Wilson when asked during a recent Yahoo chat if Britney was really
dating Prince William at some point said, "This is one of this enduring,
ridiculous rumors... She's invited him to some concerts--bascially as a
publicity ploy--but they are NOT dating, OK?" Later, when asked about her
and Justin, he replied, "They are still dating and are usually clenched
in a lusty liplock whenever they're in the same room together."
October 27, 2000 - This I
Promise You debuted on MTV today and plenty of mixed feelings are being
expressed... [boards were hacked]
October 27, 2000 - This from
everyone's favorite message board poster MARK (formerly known as LEE),
"*NSYNC NOT DOING GREESE <sic> 3! APARENTLY PARAMOUNT STUDIOS AND JOHN
TRAVOLTA WONT ALLOW THEM TO DO THE MOVIE BECAUSE THEY OWN THE RIGHTS
TO THE NAME AND FRANCHISE!"
October 27, 2000 - Check
out this great fictional story about *NSYNC 15 years from now in our message
boards... Thanks Kate! ... [boards were hacked]
October 25, 2000 - The New
York Post reports that *NSYNC were seen after leaving from Nello's after
eating lunch with some roadies and some "very attractive young women".
The group drove off in a huge SUV with tinted windows.
October 25, 2000 - The members
of *NSYNC can be placed on your Windows cursor on the fly by downloading
the auto-install application here.
October 25, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake commented to MTVAsia that he believes humans can fly, saying
"My rules are that there are no rules. There's not enough time in this
world to not feel good. I don't think people should put limitations on
themselves -- if you think you can do something, you can. I believe that
we could fly if we wanted to, but we just can't conceive it. I mean we
can physically fly if we use our minds enough. The mind is definitely stronger
than anything in the world." No word on if these comments were taken after
he viewed a Micheal Jordan highlight reel!
October 25, 2000 - *NSYNC's
Bye Bye Bye is nominated in this year's Maxim Awards for 'Most Overplayed
Video'. You can vote at maximonline.com.
October 25, 2000 - Britney
Spears' boyfriend Justin Timberlake is nominated in this year's Maxim Awards
for 'Best Celebrity Girlfriend Upgrade'. You can vote at maximonline.com.
October 25, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake is on People.com's poll for Sexiest Man Alive.
October 24, 2000 - U2's Bono
is lashing out at manufactured pop groups to the UK's Sun, saying "People
are sick to the teeth of processed and hyped pop bands. It's crap. They
want something real again and that's where we come in. The tide is turning."
Bono's evidence centers around Beautiful Day's #1 position on the UK charts,
"The state of music in Britain and Ireland hasn't been very healthy recently
but you can tell it's changing by the chart positions of pop acts - they
October 24, 2000 - Several
message board posters are angrily reporting that *NSYNC was booed by several
fans for their national anthem performance before game 3 of the World Series
won by the Mets. The guys took a risky move singing before a riled, primarily
male audience nearly twice the age of their normal fans, but no doubt the
their music was introduced to a television audience that many may have
known little of the band beforehand.
October 23, 2000 - More details
on the Ben Affleck and Britney Spears rendevous at the Sunset Room. The
Enquirer reports that Britney drank non-alchoholic beverages while Ben
drank beer. While Ben was dressed casual, Britney "looked like a million
bucks" in a tiny top and very tight black pants. Britney is quoted saying
prior of Ben, "I've met him and he's very friendy, cute, and really gorgeous
looking. I want to marry him." A friend of the two told the mag, "Justin
will probably forgive her because he knows she's always had a crush on
Ben and it may be nothing more than her living out her girlish fantasy."
October 23, 2000 - *NSYNC
will sing the national anthem for Tuesday nights World Series game at Shea
October 22, 2000 - People
that read the news here and haven't been visiting the message boards are
missing out, as there have been several *NSYNC run-ins by our posters lately.
Very cool stuff reported by Kate, dayzee, and Mandi. Hopefully we'll be
able to see pictures of their meetings soon. Check out the boards here,
and a reminder as of today, you only need 15 registered member posts (ie.
top 25) to be eligible for a prize awarded at the end of the month ...
[boards were hacked]
October 21, 2000 - For those
that don't know, Jennifer Lopez love's *NSYNC, at least according to a
mention in this week's Entertainment Weekly.
October 21, 2000 - *NSYNC's
"It's Gonna Be Me" will be featured in NOW That's What I Call Music! 5,
which will be released November 14.
October 21, 2000 - Additional
upcoming *NSYNC appearances include a FOX TV Special on November 30th and
the Billboard Awards December 5th.
October 21, 2000 - Lance
has been added as an *NSYNC agent "*Nteractive Web Character" which can
be downloaded at NSYNC.com, along with Justin's and Chris'.
October 21, 2000 - Justin
to the 18,276 sellout crowd at Charlotte Coliseum last Tuesday, "We've
got a pretty loud crowd tonight. We're very happy to kick off the second
half of the tour here in Charlotte."
October 21, 2000 - NSYNC's
Justin Timberlake's signed LUGZ boots from his last tour will be among
the items in Shoemania II, an online auction to benefit Orlando's Southern
Ballet Theatre, will run Nov. 10 through Nov. 20 on PlanetHollywood.com
October 20, 2000 - Eminem
took a shot at *NSYNC for the opening of the Anger Management Tour by covering
their "Tearing Up My Heart" song with a new version "Tearing Up My Ass".
The vulgar parody featured the members of D-12 'exaggerating' *NSYNC's
dance steps sexually.
October 20, 2000 - This is
the Justin photo that accompanied his supposed letter that appears to show
a visibly upset Justin after being 'attacked' by female fans. It's old,
but some people were asking about it.
October 20, 2000 - TRL today
announced the 'new' debut date for This I Promise You which is now October
October 19, 2000 - Launch.com
reports a concerned Tennessee mother turned her son in for a plot where
he would have traveled to Atlanta this Saturday and kill the members of
*NSYNC, for full details, click here.
October 19, 2000 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca reports that when Britney isn't around, Justin is seeing
other women, including one "quite regularly." But despite the fact he doesn't
keep this much of a secret from Britney, she puts up with it, but according
to a friend, Justin and Britney are already living together and friends
predict that the two will announce they're getting married within a year.
October 18, 2000 - We hear
TRL today had yet another announcement delaying This I Promise You, as
the label broke the bad news. They did have a quick appearance from Justin
though to make up for it.
October 18, 2000 - From the
message boards, Justin is taking a shot at O-Town, saying, "What do we
think of it? It's a piece of crap. It's scary to think that that O-Town
show, is serious. I'm not dissing the boys on the show. God bless them.
I'm almost positive that they don't have a clue what's going on, really.
I kind of look back and see what we were like: We didn't know what was
going on. I don't want to talk bad about anybody but I can't have faith
in something that's done by a business partner that we've already had and
who was not a very good business partner."
October 18, 2000 - Well despite
conflicting reports as to whether it would be out, *NSYNC's lip balm has
hit the shelves, so be sure to pick up Justin Vanilla.
October 17, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake is commenting on *NSYNC's plans for their next album, which
they will go to the studio to record after their NSA tour, saying "It's
hard to say where the music's gonna go. I think we found our sound this
year, so hopefully we can grow with our audience."
October 17, 2000 - TRL reports
today that *NSYNC's long awaited This I Promise You video will debut on
Thursday, so it looks like a Making the Video won't be shown for this one.
October 16, 2000 - MTVAsia
has a story covering more on the Grease 3 news as well as the guys addressing
controversy of them using taped backup vocals on their tour here.
October 15, 2000 - Interesting
chat with Justin's best friend Trace Ayala last night, where despite his
not wanting to talk about Justin and Britney, said "They have been seeing
each other friendly dating for about two years, and they are getting more
serious now." He also said he thinks Justin and her won't be getting married
anytime soon. The full transcript can be found here.
October 15, 2000 - More pictures
of Justin from *NSYNC's visit to Viva studios in Cologne, Germany Friday
are being auctioned on Yahoo. These two come from lot 42384204 and end
October 15, 2000 - Soapoperafan.com
reports the rumor that Chris Kirkpatrick, Lance Bass, and Justin Timberlake
will make a guest appearance on the show Passions.
October 14, 2000 - The New
York Post reports that Justin Timberlake, Lance Bass, and Joey Fatone surrounded
by adoring young women at China Club's hot Monday night party.
October 14, 2000 - There's
a bunch more of the rhinestone Justin style bandanas on eBay, check em
October 14, 2000 - Check
out these stills from *NSYNC's appearance on Good Morning America earlier
in the week.
October 14, 2000 - There's
a story in Dutch about Britney and Justin that we're hoping someone will
translate on our message boards. Check it out here.
October 14, 2000 - Justin
is featured in a couple of Yahoo picture auctions that end October 16th
and 17th. The pictures come from auction #'s 42322106 and 42322338 and
were taken earlier this week in Germany.
October 13, 2000 - Amy Reiter
reports that Lance is itching to make Grease 3, which would star Justin
Timberlake and his girlfriend Britney Spears as Danny and Sandy.
October 12, 2000 - Vote for
*N Sync to win Best Pop at this years MTV Europe Music Awards by going
to MTV's UK site.
October 12, 2000 - Speaking
of the UK, we hear now that Justin isn't there. Despite earlier reports
that he was going there with Britney, UK papers ran stories indicating
otherwise, with Thirsty.com even asking if Justin Timberlake, who's been
cheated on in many other relationships, may be concerned about Britney
October 11, 2000 - Some important
upcoming dates for *NSYNC fans: 11/7 Rosie O'Donnell, 11/10 Live with Regis,
and 11/29 The Tonight Show. Also, we hear that This I Promise You will
debut on October 24th. Finally, *NSYNC will have a new song entitled You
Don't Have To Be Alone on the The Grinch Who Stole Christmas soundtrack.
It's being released on November 7th.
October 11, 2000 - Britney,
*NSYNC, The Backstreet Boys, Christina Aguilera, Pink, and many other top
artists will be on a Jive Christmas album entitled Platinum Music to be
released November 14th. The album will be the first holiday compilation
marketed by Jive.
October 11, 2000 - The New
York Daily News reports that during Britney and Justin's time in LA, they
tried to go unnoticed walking arm in arm along Melrose, but got spotted
by kids and followed for a few blocks before they made a 'getaway'.
October 11, 2000 - A woman
definitely not a fan of Justin's asked E! Online's Ted Casablanca in an
online chat this week, "Is Britney blind? Why is she wasting her time on
that kinky-haired, flat-nosed, prepubescent shrieking puke we all know
as Justin? He's so gross!" Ted replied, "Darling, the boy has never done
anything for me, but clearly he's making you run for the toilet, and I
think that is a little extreme. Now, let's just flush this out of our systems:
Remember, Britney and Justin have history together--a common bond between
October 11, 2000 - JC Chasez
is playing down a rivalry between his *NSYNC bandmates and the Backstreet
Boys, telling Launch.com, "I think everybody puts us in direct competition
with them. We really don't care either way. We just do our thing day to
day and we're thankful that we've achieved what we have. We don't want
to take anything away from them--I mean, hey, they're just trying to do
their thing, so we have nothing against them. We know what it's like to
try and make a living at this."
October 10, 2000 - The New
York Post did a profile of *NSYNC and The Backstreet Boys simultanious
appearances in New York Friday. Check it out here.
October 10, 2000 - *NSYNC
has finally announced their movie plans... Grease 3! The film will be on
hold though because of the labor situation in Hollywood. Lance Bass said
in a teleconference, "We're going ahead and getting the script written.
It's a go from the studios and we just got to wait until the strike is
over, then we can start filming." The rumored female lead in the role is
Britney Spears. As for their next album scheduled for release in February?
"There's been several people we've been talking about [to produce the album].
Maybe getting with She'kespere again, Timbaland, Missy Elliot. Even Richard
Marx would be great to work with again."
October 10, 2000 - We're
hearing that *NSYNC will be having an IMAX concert feature soon, though
no official date has been announced.
October 10, 2000 - Thanks
JustinsGirl. The *NSYNC Live from MSG video has been pushed back to be
released on October 24th.
October 9, 2000 - Justin
Timberlake was mentioned on "Scott Free on Hold" on the Dan and Scott show
last Thursday, about 2:06 into the broadcast, though the subject is too
potentially offensive to even mention, but you can check it out for the
next day anyways (archive) here.
October 9, 2000 - Jeannette
Walls of MSNBC is reporting that Justin Timberlake will be with Britney
during her concert run through the UK. A Jive spokesman revealed to The
Scoop, "As I understand it, they’re going [to England] together." A source
reveals the reasoning, "She’s quite nervous about being in a different
country. She’s worried about how a British audience will receive her...
Justin’s going to be there for her."
October 9, 2000 - There are
some great pictures of Justin and Britney in addition to the 'finger' pictures
from their trip to Miami at this site.
October 8, 2000 - The *NSYNC
dolls are at their lowest prices of the year at Target and are being co-marketed
with Barbie... At $14.44, now is the time to pick up all five.
October 8, 2000 - Justin
was goofed on last night on MadTV, which showed him and Brit enter his
bedroom showcasing all of Justin's hair care products and curling irons,
as well has his *NSYNC marionettes.
October 8, 2000 - For those
wondering what Justin's half brother Jonathan looks like, here's a picture
of the two.
October 8, 2000 - *NSYNC
will appear on Good Morning America tomorrow, so if you have Columbus Day
off, be sure to check it out.
October 8, 2000 - A great
autographed photo of Justin is bidding on eBay. The photo (item #458743781)
is currently unbid at a reasonable $24.99 and ends October 14th.
October 8, 2000 - Today we
rewarded message board poster Crunk with a $25 Amazon.com gift certificate
for correctly answering that Oreo O's were Justin's favorite cereal. There's
still an opportunity to take part in the drawing for the top 25 posters
at the end of the month, so register
October 7, 2000 - Looks like
Lance Bass is pushing for and getting his wishes for yet another version
of This I Promise You, a country version. He's quoted saying, ''I mean,
we did Spanish, everything. I was talking to [Jive Records CEO] Clive Calder
the other day and I was like, 'Why don't we do a country version, 'cause
it's a country song,' so we are going to get together with a well known
artist and probably collaborate this year.''
October 7, 2000 - Entertaindom.com
reports that Britney Spears has flown boyfriend Justin Timberlake to the
LA with her to calm her nerves, as she is terrified of talking to her British
fans during her forthcoming concerts. Normally mother Lynne is by her side
in times like this but couldn't make it this time. Brit, Justin, and other
friends were in LA's Duke's Coffee Shop expressing worries about talking
to the crowd in between songs, but Justin assured her, You'll be fine.
You've just toured America for three months, you know what you're doing.
Please stop worrying." After Britney couldn't eat her burger, Justin fed
her some of his pancakes. The two are pictured walking in Los Angeles.
October 6, 2000 - *NSYNC
reportedly used a phony name to discourage a swarm of fans interrupting
their video shoot in San Francisco. The name? The Melons. Supposedly each
member had a melon styled name. Unfortunately, their anonymity didn't last
long as a radio DJ spread the word of their location forcing the band to
end their portion video shoot early.
October 6, 2000 - This is
an old quote I ran across today, but makes you wonder if the people at
McDonalds were aware of this comment front *NSYNC's most popular member
before signing the band on to represent them. Celebs have to be very careful
when commenting on consumer brands for this very reason, as Justin is quoted
saying in a chat session, "I don't like McDonald's, I like Wendy's.. I
like the Monterey Chicken Sandwich at Wendy's .. but if I have to go to
McDonald's when everyone else wants to, I'll get a Quarter Pounder."
October 6, 2000 - Worldpop
has a boy band blind item asking "which member of a well-known US boy band
was caught at Heathrow Airport trying to smuggle in a baby antelope hidden
in his hand luggage, and narrowly avoided prison by performing an a cappella
version of his band's biggest hit in the staff canteen?" So, wonder who?
October 5, 2000 - E! Online's
Ted Casablanca reports tonight that Britney and Justin were spotted at
Cafe Milano in Miami, where they were seen kissing repeatedly after Britney
returned from making a phone call.
October 5, 2000 - If you
check out this Cosmogirl
page, you'll be able to make a Justin Timberlake answering machine message
for your phone. They also include the comments he made about Britney.
October 5, 2000 - For those
that want hard numbers about with Boy Band dude is most popular, the rawest,
and most non-manipulated numbers come from Goto.com. In August, 15,337
searched for Justin Timberlake, far behind in 2nd was Lance Bass with 4626
searches, in 3rd with JC Chasez with 3624 searches, and trailing far behind
were Joey Faone (1039 searches) and Chris Kirkpatrick (876 searches). How
does this compare with BSB members? Nick Carter tops though with only 4644
searches, AJ with 1373, and Brian Littrell with 1293. Howie and Kevin were
afterthoughts with only 289 and 510 searches respectively.
October 5, 2000 - *NSYNC
won Germany's Comet Award last night for the category Act International,
though couldn't be there to accept it, as they were still filming This
I Promise You (again).
October 3, 2000 - Thanks
Justinsgirl. Check out Teen People (only if you have AOL, though the site
seems to be waking up and will be available to everyone November 16th)
where you can see "NSYNCronized Swimming." It features *NSYNC, BSB and
Korn preforming syncronized swimming and you get to award the gold, silver
and bronze medals to each of the groups.
October 3, 2000 - Thirsty.com
is reporting that *NSYNC fans are leading a drive for fans to buy the NSA
album a second time the week Black and Blue from Backstreet Boys comes
out (November 7th). Other than making record companies richer, I can't
seem to figure out the point?
October 2, 2000 - Thirsty.com
reports that This I Promise You was re-shot over the weekend, though no
word on why it needed to be or when it will debut on MTV.
October 1, 2000 - From the
message boards, Popular's Leslie Grossman (our apologies to Leslie Bibb,
who was the initial person named in the message boards) is slamming the
guys in *NSYNC, saying "Okay, I'm twenty-eight. See, hon? I don't have
a favorite member. Sorry. I know who they are. I went to the Teen Choice
Awards and I was like, "Okay, there's 'NSync." I'm going to say something
rude. All of these boy bands -- individually -- are actively ugly! Like,
they're actively bad looking. I guess that as a unit -- to these little
girls -- they become a big blur of hormones, but I don't understand. I
don't think any of them are good-looking. I'm sorry. I just don't."
October 1, 2000 - A guy emailed
into Popcentric claiming to have seen Justin and Britney in New Orleans.
Turns out Britney's tour bus broke down and they were waiting for a limo
outside of a hotel.
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