MTV News caught up with *NSYNC members Lance Bass and Joey Fatone to get their reaction to the Backstreet Boys reforming and whether *NSYNC may follow suit. “We will never be done – it’s just one of those breaks where we have to go do other things, especially Justin,” Bass said, citing Justin Timberlake’s projects in music and film. “It might be five years from now, it might be a year from now, but we will definitely do some more music.”
Teen Mags Losing Celeb Spark
March 5, 2005 – The New York Daily News reports that in the post teen-pop era, magazines catering to the age group have seen falling circulation and forced editors to look harder at the fashion and real-girl stories they put between the covers. “It’s not about the celebrity anymore,” declared Atoosa Rubenstein, editor in chief of Seventeen. “When teen celebrities were at a phenomenal pitch, the question was which magazine had different photos of *NSYNC this month. It didn’t matter what was inside.” Now, Rubenstein said, “unless the person on the cover is a loser, [the readers] do a flip through the magazine, and that’s the key to getting that sale.”
Bass Attends Scorsese’s Black & White Party Benefit
March 4, 2005 – *NSYNC star Lance Bass was on hand at the Black & White Party to Benefit Martin Scorsese’s Film Foundation at SkyBar at the Mondrian Hotel in West Hollywood, California on February 25th.
Justin Timberlake Says There’s Still A Chance For *NSYNC Reunion
February 15, 2005 – ‘Extra’ caught up with Justin Timberlake and asked what the chances were of an *NSYNC reunion. “There’s still a chance that *NSYNC could get back together,” Timberlake revealed. “There’s a chance that Lance could still walk on the moon.” The singer added that he’s remained close with his old bandmates. “Our relationship goes way deeper than records,” he insisted. “We’re friends, those are my brothers.”
Where Are We Now: *NSYNC Fans
February 8, 2005 – Contributed Anonymously: I was fourteen years old, when I first saw *NSYNC. They were performing on the Disney channel and something inside of me knew I would never forget them. 4 months later I was a bonafide *NSYNC fanatic!!! Their concerts, albums, TV appearances and my constant daydreaming of them consumed my life!! My crazy love for 5 white boys increased after a year if you can believe but like anything else decreased after 5 months, 8months and then 2 years. I went through a *NSYNC detox. I will always love them because of there influence on me, and it was fun while it lasted! I also had an abusive childhood and loving them made me feel normal. So thank you to everyone but, Mr. Timberlake!! I spent almost 4 years loving, defending, praying and promoting him and he turns out to be the biggest dick that I could ever know of!!!! Acts as if he sooo sweet but when you meet him he’s a jerk, punks out on Janet Jackson stating “I don’t need this kind of publicity!” I hate that I spent all that time on him, but if I knew half of want he would become, I would have paid him no mind.