People Magazine’s Todd Gold spoke with Britney Spears who cleared things up about her break-up with *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake as well as the split between her parents. On the Timberlake split, Gold tells Access Hollywood, “Britney reveals for the first time that this breakup was a saga. First, Justin broke up with her and then they tried to reconcile. Then she broke up with him. She said that was the hardest part, making that decision, making that declaration to Justin that this was not going to be any longer.”
As for her parents divorce, Gold said, “She is pleased it’s happening and it’s official, that her parents fought when she was little and they are much better off apart.”
Justin Timberlake To Release ‘Justified’ November 12
August 21, 2002 – MTV News spoke with Justin about his debut album, titled ‘Justified’, which is set for a November 12th release. “I don’t want to say too much about it,” Timberlake said of the album. “I want people to get what they get from it. It’s definitely a new sound – not just from me, but period.” He added, “I think it’s cool. I hope everybody else does.” Read more.
Pharrell Calls Justin’s New Album ‘Incredible’
August 21, 2002 – MuchMusic caught up with the Neptunes and N.E.R.D.’s Pharrell Williams in Toronto over the weekend where he commented on Justin Timberlake’s new solo album. “The new Justin Timberlake, it’s incredible,” said Williams. “[*NSYNC] are all really talented, it’s just that we ended up working with Justin at this point. But his album is incredible and I say ‘globe get ready’.”
Justin Timberlake Phones Into KIIS FM
August 20, 2002 – KIIS FM has an audio clip of *NSYNC star Justin releasing his new song ‘Like I Love You’ and phoning in to Rick Dees to talk about the early leak of the single. Justin wondered how he got the album but said he was glad Rick played the album. Justin did confirm the mansion he bought in LA was in the $8 million range. Justin talked about recording the album in Virginia Beach, what’s left on the album, his insistence that *NSYNC will put out another album, but would be friends even if they didn’t, and more.