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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 up."

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 27, 2001 - Worldpop reports Nashville radio DJ Brian Krysz admitting to having a hard time drumming up interest in the Backstreet Boys summer tour, "We have tonnes of tickets to give away because no one wants to buy them." Read more.

June 23, 2001 - Sonicnet reports Brian Littrell rewarded Georgia's Cherokee County Sheriff's Department with $10,000 for returning two Chihuahuas taken from his home last July. 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 19, 2001 - WireImage.com has 100s of photos from the Wango Tango concert this past weekend, including several of the Backstreet Boys. Check them out here.

June 19, 2001 - Melissa from the Real World bashed the Backstreet Boys while praising *NSYNC in her latest news update saying, "I mean, it's just gross to have a picture of Howie or CJ or whatever the bearded tattooed one's name is. Gross." Read more.

June 19, 2001 - Entertainment Tonight talked to the Backstreet Boys about breakup rumors at Wango Tango where AJ said, "No, we're not breaking up. It seems to come from England and the tabs, and it bled to the U.S."

June 17, 2001 - A blistering article on the Backsteet Boys is featured at Salon.com, where the author proclaims, "Stick a fork in the Backstreet Boys. They're done." Read more.

June 17, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys are shown here wearing Los Angeles Lakers jerseys in honor of the Lakers winning the NBA championship as they pose backstage during the Wango Tango concert in Los Angeles on Saturday.

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 - CDnow.com has a report from the Backstreet Boys second concert for their current tour in Tampa on Saturday. Read more.

June 12, 2001 - MTV.com reports on the Backstreet Boys opening tour date in Orlando Friday night as Nick Carter poked fun at the numerous pre-teens in attendance saying, "I like your skirt. Did you get that at the Gap? Or was it the Baby Gap?" Read more.

June 12, 2001 - MTVasia.com profiled the crowd at the Backstreet Boys opening show in Orlando which included a mixture of young and old. Read more.

June 10, 2001 - Nick Carter is featured here in an autographed photo auction up for bids on ebay. The photo, item #1436649888, is currently unbid at $20.99 and the auction ends June 15th.

June 7, 2001 - NME.com reports Kid Rock called Britney Spears a 'hooker' during a show in London on Tuesday while also critcizing her, Christina Aguilera, and the Backstreet Boys for trite pop and suggesting they should all "kiss my ass". Read more.

June 5, 2001 - Nick Carter ran his luxury cabin cruiser aground near the Seven Mile Bridge in Marathon, Florida on Tuesday - and it was still stuck there as of Friday. Read more.

June 5, 2001 - AJ McLean on rumours about the future of his band the Backstreet Boys: "The only thing that will ever split us up is death."

June 3, 2001 - Wango Tango will be webcast live on FMITV.com on June 16th and 17th, which will include performances by The Backstreet Boys, Ricky Martin, Jessica Simpson, and a special performance of Lady Marmalade. Check FMITV.com for further details in the days ahead.

June 3, 2001 - Willa Ford to Wall of Sound on dating Nick Carter, "The closest thing I could compare it to, which is really weird, is an interracial relationship; we were like two kids from different sides of the street, trying to be together, but the families - in our case, his family - wouldn't let us. That was the most painful part, the fact I was being rejected by people who were supposed to love me - so painful it's not even fair. You want these people to love you, and they fake it and make you think they do, but they turn their back on you. At one point, I was a very depressed person, to the point where I actually took medicine. I was falling apart in my own way, but I was hiding it from everybody. The hardest thing I've ever gone through was getting out of it." Read more.

June 2, 2001 - In an abstracts.net poll asking if you think Nick Carter is overweight, 78.9% said no while 21.1% said he was, with 1466 total votes.

June 1, 2001 - Pictures from the Backstreet Boys visit to the Q102 studios in Philly can be found here.

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