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July 31, 2001 - Willa Ford tells All Pop she recently started talking to Nick again saying, "It's one of the happiest times of my life right now. Getting everything cleared up and just talking." Read more.

July 30, 2001 - Willa Ford was profiled on CNN over the weekend where she talked about dating Nick and the level of hate for her on the net because of it saying, "It's making me work three times harder to prove to people that I am a real person, like, and that's what my image is all about is being real."

June 28, 2001 - The Globe reports new details on AJ's final binge revealing that he had partied with his bandmates and several groupies at the Ritz Carlton hotel in Boston. A source revealed, "Girls were seen leaving their hotel in teh wee hours. They were saying things like, 'I can't believe I just had sex with a Backstreet Boy." A pal revealed that after performances, the first thing AJ does is run into the bathroom, lay out lines of cocaine to snort, then he stays up all night partying.

July 28, 2001 - In an abstracts.net poll asking if you thought Nick Carter should put out a solo album, 61.8% said yes while 38.2% said no, with 573 total votes.

July 27, 2001 - More details are emerging from the Star regarding AJ McLean's alchohol and drug fueled bender that was the final straw for his bandmates. Included in the report are allegations that Nick Carter reinjured his hand in a scuffle with AJ the morning of July 8th. Read more.

July 25, 2001 - Foxnews.com reports on troubles that Lou Pearlman is having at his company, Trans Continental Entertainment. Read more.

July 25, 2001 - In addition to claims by AJ's ex girlfriend and porn star of cocaine use, unprotected sex, and heavy drinking, the Enquirer also reports on the final boozing binge that led to AJ heading to rehab. Read more.

July 24, 2001 - Howard Stern and the gang ripped into a Backstreet Boy fan who called in wondering why Howard hadnít devoted more attention to the AJ story. The 20 year old fan was told to get a life and called a hoe for wanting to gangbang the entire group.

July 24, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys received 2 nominations for the MTV Video Music Awards including Viewer's Choice and Best Pop Video for The Call. Check out all the nominations here.

July 24, 2001 - Thanks angeleyezBSB. Much News talked to Howie who was in Toronto last weekend. Howie says A.J was doing much better, and that Kevin and Brian were visiting him this past weekend and that he was going to go see A.J on the coming weekend. Howie says he's very positive about the tour starting back up with A.J, August 7 in Vancouver.

July 21, 2001 - Alan Light, editor in chief of Spin tells USA Today. "Superstars like *NSYNC and Backstreet and Britney and Christina (Aguilera) can still sell records, but they'll face a challenge even if their sales start to dip a little - if there's any sense that they've peaked." Read more.

July 21, 2001 - Dees Sleaze reports rumors that AJ McLean was involved in heavy alchohol, cocaine, and sex-filled binges with porno star KC Ray (this according to her) are completely untrue. Check the full report here.


July 19, 2001 - The Montreal Gazette reports Jewish fans are facing a tough choice as a rescheduled Backstreet Boys concert now falls the night before Rosh Hashanah.

July 19, 2001 - The presenting sponsor of the Backstreet Boys Black & Blue summer tour, Kellogg's Pop-Tarts, plans to stick by the group, a spokesperson for the company told Launch.com. Read more.

July 15, 2001 - Launch.com reports The Backstreet Boys have restated their intention to return to the road on August 7, following AJ McLean's completion of a 30-day stint in rehab for anxiety, depression, and alcohol abuse. Read more.

July 14, 2001 - *NSYNC's JC commented on the problems A.J. McLean is facing during a telephone press conference saying, "I really don't know what to say about that, except for, you know, I hope he gets better. It's kind of sad that he's got a problem like that, and I wish the guy the best. I hope he pulls it together. At least he's admitted to himself that he has a problem. And that's pretty much the first step." Read more.

July 14, 2001 - Addiction experts talked to MTV about A.J. McLean's road ahead as Buddy Arnold of the Musicians' Assistance Program said, "If he has a support team with his band and a support team of clean and sober musicians, he's got a good shot." Read more.

July 13, 2001 - Johnny Wright commented on the AJ McLean situation to TRL saying, "Although I no longer have a professional relationship with A.J., my personal relationship still remains very strong. I consider him apart of my family and I am very proud of A.J. for reconizing he needs help. Not only myself but all five members of *NSYNC send our thoughts and prayers."

July 13, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys appearance on MTV earlier this week, where an upset looking Nick doesn't say a word, is now available for viewing on MTV.com. Check it out here.

July 13, 2001 - AJ McLean's mother Denise McLean tells MTV her son is feeling optimistic and safe. Denise says, "The first thing I heard in his voice was relief. He felt he was safe and getting what he needed." Read more.

July 10, 2001 - ::NEWS FLASH:: A.J. McLean has entered rehabilitation for depression and alcohol abuse, forcing the Backstreet Boys to postpone the rest of its U.S. and Canada tour dates. Read more from Reuters, Launch.com, MTV, and E! Online.

July 10, 2001 - ::NEWS FLASH:: The Backstreet Boys postponed their remaining sold-out concerts at the FleetCenter this week after Nick Carter broke his hand. Read more.

July 10, 2001 - Nick Carter threw out the first pitch before the Red Sox-Atlanta Braves game at Fenway Park in Boston Sunday, July 8 despite his broken hand.

July 10, 2001 - Nick Carter commented on his boating accident by turning attention on the Navy's plans to deploy a low-frequency active (LFA) sonar system, which he explained would endanger whales.

July 10, 2001 - J-14 reports fans of Nick Carter have been braving shark infested waters in Tampa to view him from his home on overlooking Apollo Beach.

July 7, 2001 - The Backstreet Boys's video The Call is up for final nominations in the MTV Viewer's Choice awards where nominees will be announced later this month after voting concludes for the September 6th awards show. Vote for BSB here.

July 7, 2001 - eZuma.com has photos of the Backstreet Boys performance on the Today Show on Monday. Check them out here.

July 4, 2001 - MTVAsia.com reports Kevin Richardson is planning on a return to acting. Kevin admitted, "I'm looking for the right script -- in film or television. I miss acting. I did a lot of theatre in high school, and after school I did community theatre. I miss playing a character that's just totally not me -- the whole process." Read more.

July 1, 2001 - 58 year old former Beach Boy Brian Wilson was asked by US Weekly who he listens to at home where he suprisingly answered, "The Backstreet Boys. They're a pretty good group; they're very big."

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