Bill Zwecker of the Chicago Sun-Times reports that sources close to *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake say he’s very smitten by Destiny’s Child ‘middle one’ Beyonce Knowles. Justin’s rep laughed off the report saying he’s “not very” serious about his crush with Beyonce. Some have speculated that his one-sided fascination with Knowles that was the final straw that broke the back of his long romance with Britney Spears. Meanwhile, Britney’s relationship with choreographer and dancer Brian Friedman is said to be developing, “It’s in the early stages, but she sure seems taken with him.”
There’s Life After Britney Spears For Justin Timberlake
April 23, 2002 – Cindy Adams of the New York Post reports Justin is moving on after his relationship for tabloid PR fodder with Britney. He’s come to New York, hired publicist Ken Sunshine (who also rep’s Leo DiCaprio), and is going solo. Adams says “Movies. Projects are lining up. He’s ready for his close-up. Also for sophisticated public relations. There is life after Britney.” Later in her column, she reports Britney was spotted smoking Marlboros at Mercury Hotel’s outdoor cafe in South Beach.