Mark Owen admitted to Dotmusic.com that at times it had been strange to watch former Take That bandmate Robbie Williams achieve such phenomenal solo success. “In a lot of ways I sit and watch him on the telly and forget that I was once in a band with him,” he explained. “I look at him and go ‘Wow!’. He’s done some fantastic videos and stuff, and some great songs. But when I see Rob [socially], it’s like seeing an old school friend really, in a lot of ways. He’s still my old mate, you know? When I see him I don’t see Rob who’s playing three nights at Knebworth, I see Rob who I met up with when we were 17 in Manchester at a gay club and started our rehearsals.”
Timberlake Has A Burger, Hold The Diaz
July 30, 2003 – The Chicago Sun-Times reports former GOP gubernatorial hopeful Corinne Wood and daughter Ashley spotted *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake having a late lunch at Johnny Rockets recently, but new girlfriend, actress Cameron Diaz–who was in town to see his concert at the Allstate Arena–was not joining him in a burger with special sauce.
McDonalds To Sign Justin Timberlake
July 30, 2003 – AdAge.com reports McDonald’s Corp. is close to signing Justin for a role related to its global ‘I’m Lovin’ It’ campaign, said several executives close to the situation. Specifics were not disclosed, but one person pegged the deal to be worth well under $1 million.
Cameron & Robbie’s Go Karting Leaves Timberlake Worried
July 29, 2003 – The Enquirer reports Justin Timberlake was frantic after learning girlfriend Cameron Diaz was seen go-karing in Berlin with Robbie Williams, who she had been linked to in the past. “Justin is jealous,” an insider said. The insider said Timberlake “is worried that Robbie may be making Cameron’s heart race as well.” But Diaz told Timberlake not to worry. “Cameron has assured Justin that he’s being ridiculous to worry about her running off with Robbie,” the insider said. “But if he can’t get over it, it could destroy the relationship he’s trying to save.”