Lynn Barker of TeenMusic.com spoke with *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake and asked what he thought was the most intriguing thing about his Justified & Stripped tourmate Christina Aguilera and her stage show. “Well, I haven’t seen this show yet but, to me the biggest aspect of Christina, when she’s on stage, is that voice and that’s what got her here,” Timberlake said. “I don’t think it’s a coincidence that she picked that single ‘Dirrty.’ I think she has that kind of sex appeal. But, at the same time I think, after releasing a song like that and then releasing ‘Beautiful,’ it shows everybody why she’s [so successful]. I think her voice is the biggest part of her.” A transcript of the lengthy interview at Teenmusic.com has since been removed.
Joey Fatone Takes Time For Daughter During *NSYNC Downtime
May 27, 2003 – Joey Fatone tells syndicated writers Marilyn Beck and Stacy Jenel Smith that he’s been using his *NSYNC down time to spend time with his daughter Brianna. “My daughter just turned 2, so we’ve been doing the regular vacation stuff like Disney World, which was easy to do because we live in Florida,” Fatone explained. “We went on a cruise earlier this year.”
Lillix Drummer Blasts Justin Timberlake & Jack Osbourne
May 27, 2003 – The girls from Lillix stopped by MTV’s Total Request Live on Tuesday to talk about their new album ‘Falling Uphill’, their visit to the Little Yoga Booty Ballet, and their thoughts on several guys in a segment called lust or bust. They all voted fellow Canadian Jim Carey a “lust”, but were mixed on *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake. Drummer Kim Urhahn said Justin was “too pretty” and that he was “pretty like a girl.” Kim also rejected Benji Madden from Good Charlotte and Jack Osbourne, saying of Ozzy’s son: “What is he 12, and he’s gone to rehab?” Kim basically only likes other drummers, giving props to Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker.
Justin Timberlake Sends Flowers To Fans’ Funeral
May 27, 2003 – Soundgenerator.com reports Justin paid respects to the three fans who tragically died last week on the way to his concert. Sisters Sonal and Krupa Mulji and their cousin Kiran Valdya were killed when their vehicle broke down on the M25 motorway and were run over when the exited the vehicle. Timberlake, who was deeply distressed at the tragic news, sent a bouquet of white orchids to the young fan’s funeral which was held in Crawley, West Sussex.
Justin Timberlake’s Got A Message For The Critics
May 26, 2003 – Aaron Wherry of the National Post caught up with Justin by phone in London, where he took the opportunity to respond to his critics. “I don’t think I had anyone to prove wrong,” Timberlake said of his doubters. “I don’t make my albums for the critics. They just happen to review them. I was pleasantly surprised and shocked when the reviews came in great. The critics criticize. That’s what they do. I’m open to hearing other people’s opinions. I believe in anarchy or democracy or whatever. But I just wanted to go in the studio and go, ‘Where am I?’ Not ‘Where does everybody want me to be, or where does everybody think I should be, or what is everybody expecting?’ What do I want to say? And I really feel like I did that.”
Rooney Bands Together To Save Pop
May 26, 2003 – Rooney hopes their just released self titled debut will help reshape the pop landscape. The group uses the single ‘Popstars’ to lash out at acts like Britney Spears and *NSYNC, accusing them of being “unsophisticated money machines for the killers of rock and roll.” Frontman Robert Carmine tells Rebecca Louie of the New York Daily News, “We write and play our own songs, we don’t lip-sync, there’s no band playing behind us. I feel like what is mainstream today and what is called pop is not what we see as pop. The Beatles, Buddy Holly, the Beach Boys and even the Ramones were real pop stars.”