Fans on the JJB message board are sounding off on *NSYNC’s spokeswoman Melinda Bell over her treatment of fans, most recently at this weekend’s Challenge For The Children in Orlando. You Cant Own Me writes, “I saw her at the hotel I’m staying at and I was walking down the hall with my friend carrying my camera and we were talking out loud about CFTC and Melinda stops and goes: ‘I hope you aren’t considering bringing THAT to the event because for the thousandth time THEY ARE NOT PERMITTED!’ I was like, ‘I know that’ and before I could even finish the sentence she was like ‘Obviously not,’ pushed me out the way, and kept walking.”
*NSYNC At Challenge For The Children Skills Competition
July 28, 2002 – *NSYNC’s JC Chasez, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick, and Justin Timberlake, as well as O-Town’s Trevor Penick and actress Shannon Elizabeth attended the skills competition portion of the Challenge for The Charity weekend July 27th at the TD Waterhouse Center in Orlando, Florida. Celebrities and athletes participated in various competitions to raise funds different charities.
*NSYNC Star Gives Mario Big Endorsement
July 24, 2002 – Mario chatted with fans on TeenPeople.com Monday, July 22. When asked about the big names that watched him perform at Clive Davis’ Grammy party, Mario said, “Yeah, everybody was there. Janet, my man Justin Timberlake – I call him by his last name. We sat right across from each other, and he told me that he thought I would last a long time in the game.”
Fans Come Knocking At *NSYNC Dad’s Door
July 20, 2002 – Douglas Quan of the Orlando Sentinel spoke with Joey Fatone’s father Joey Sr. about the constant foot traffic that arrives at his door seeking his *NSYNC star son. “They come with maps and ask, ‘Where does he live?'” Fatone Sr. explained. Amongst his encounters have been a 16-year-old girl once introduced herself by saying, “I’m your future daughter-in-law.” Another girl offered to do the family’s laundry. Father Fatone’s reaction? “I just smile and laugh it off.”