Jim Brachman of Brachman.com shared his furious reaction to *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake’s interview with Barbara Walters on Monday’s 20/20. Brachman writes, “The utterly inept Barbara Walters, who resembles an ancient Egyptian artifact sans benefit of bandages and whose strange voice is only slightly less annoying than a busy signal, allowed Justin Timberlake to tell what was a hopelessly preposterous account of his breakup with Britney Spears. Perhaps Walters was both desperate for ratings and desperately angry with Britney for giving the infinitely more dignified and cerebral Oprah Winfrey the interview that Walters begged for.”
Division On How Well Justin Timberlake Will Sell
November 6, 2002 – Our latest poll asking how well do you expect Justin’s new album ‘Justified’ to do in its first week U.S. sales again had most picking the highest possible answer, as 37% picked over 700,000 units, while 27.5% said he wouldn’t even sell 100,000. HitsDailyDouble.com is reporting he’ll likely land somewhere between 550-600,000, a figure under 8% had guessed. We’ll stay on the *NSYNC theme for the new poll asking whether you think Justin is beefing with his *NSYNC bandmate JC Chasez, or whether if JC has a beef at all, it’s just with Jive, not Justin. Of course JC went to the ‘Justified’ release party, but no photos or Access Hollywood video showed the two together — only Justin and Chris Kirkpatrick.
Justin Timberlake’s ‘Justified’ On Pace To Sell 550-600K
November 6, 2002 – HitsDailyDouble.com reports that Justin is on his way to selling 550-600,000 copies of his debut album ‘Justified’ based on one-day sales, likely good enough to beat out Eminem’s new ‘8 Mile’ soundtrack which topped the charts this week. The sales figure was ahead of forecast and bode well for the boy band star, especially when compared to the first week showing by Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, who failed to make the top 10 with ‘Now or Never’.