SUN/Star: Britney And Justin Engaged… Deja Vu?

Well again a British tabloid (and The Star as well) is reporting that Britney Spears and longtime boyfriend Justin Timberlake are engaged. The Sun’s Clodagh Hartley reports Justin proposed while the two were recording the track where Justin provides backing vocals on Britney’s new album.

An insider revealed details of the proposal saying, “At first Britney played it up. Justin’s heart must have been in his mouth. She acted like she was going to say no.

“Then she started to cry and said: “Yes! Yes! Yes! I’ll marry you’. It was so sweet.

“When she accepted Justin cried as well. He pulled the earphone off and gave her a big soppy kiss. It was all very mushy.”

An insider also says Justin borrowed one of his mother’s rings to make the proposal and because it was too tight, Britney’s been wearing it around her neck.

Timberlake Ready To Shed Squeaky Clean Image

August 28, 2001 – The Village Voice’s Michael Musto talked to Steven Klein who photographed Justin Timberlake for his upcoming appearance in Arena Hommes Plus magazine. Klein reveals the spread will startlingly present Justin in the role of “a suburban kid, kind of violent.” Klein says, “You have to kill to have a rebirth.”

NSYNC Back On The Michael Jackson MSG Concert Lineup

Thanks MARK, who in his well known all CAP style updated us on Joey’s phone call into TRL today announcing a series of *NSYNC info.

NSYNC IS BACK IN THE MICHEAL JACKSON TRIBUTE CONCERTS!!!

THEY JUST FINISHED FILMING GONE LAST NIGHT IN LA!

THE VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY HERB RITTS!

IT WILL WORLD PREMIER ON MTV’S TRL ON SEPT 17TH WHEN THE GUYS BRING IT TO KICK OFF THE NEW SEASON OF TRL!

THERE VMA PERFORMANCE WILL BE ALONG THE LINES OF THERE PERFORMANCE LAST YEAR WITHOUT THE TV SCREENS!

THEY ARE GOING TO BE FILMING A CONCERT SPECIAL FOR CBS!

POP WAS RETIRED TODAY AT #1!

ALL OF THIS INFO CAME FROM JOEY DURING A PHONE BETWEEN HIM AND CARSON BEFORE THEY SHOWED THE VIDEO!

Pop Scarce In This Week’s Top 10, *NSYNC Continues Lower

August 29, 2001 – SoundScan figures for the week show *NSYNC’s Celebrity continue lower as rock and R&B acts litter the top 10, including Maxwell in the #1 position with Now. *NSYNC sold 138,555 albums for the week putting them in the #5 position, down from #3 last week. Jennifer Lopez rounded out the top 10 selling 91,657 records for the week.

Britney Wants To Work With Samantha Mumba

A story on MTVasia that no doubt originated w/ a British tabloid as Britney’s quoted using the word ‘rubbish’.

Apparently Britney would like to work with Samantha when the two have time in their schedules to do so.

Britney admits, “One of my favorite singers at the moment is Samantha Mumba.

“I think she has a lot of class and talent and it’s rubbish when people say we are rivals. There are a lot of people I would like to duet with and Samantha is one of them.”

Dream Talk To MTV About 2nd Album

Dream apparently is catching the wanting to write and produce bandwagon following the success of the Puffy backed groups first album.

Melissa Schuman tells MTV, “We want to write a lot on this album and produce. We got a taste of that on our last album a little bit, but we’re gonna take advantage of it this time.”

The group says they aren’t finished on their first album’s work though, as they’ll shoot a video for In My Dreams in a few weeks.

Aaron Carter Milwaukee Performance Slammed

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Kevin John Bozelka ripped into Aaron Carter’s Wednesday night show for Nickelodeon’s TEENick Presents Aaron’s Party at the Marcus Amphitheater.

Aaron’s sister Leslie was scheduled to appear but did not perform, but brother Aaron’s performance was said to not “have enough material to make for a compelling hour-plus of live entertainment. So all sorts of dreary tricks were used to fill in the spaces.”

Bozelka says the show is filled with Silly Putty fights and video testimonials to Carter’s cuteness among other snoozing skits.

The critic admits it’s a pretty harsh review for a 13 year old performer, but says Carter wants to be taken seriously so it basically comes with the territory.

Bozelka felt opening act, the A*Teens were “infinitely superior.”

BSB Greatest Hits Track Listing Revealed

RollingStone.com reports the Backstreet Boys new greatest hits album, titled Chapter 1, will have a different set of tracks in the various countries it will be released in on October 23rd, though all versions will have the Drowning tune included.

The Drowning song is set for a September 17th release and the US/Canada version of the album will include the following tracks:

Quit Playing Games (With My Heart)

Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)

I Want It That Way

As Long as You Love Me

I’ll Never Break Your Heart

Show Me the Meaning of Being Lonely

Larger Than Life

Shape of My Heart

More Than That

The Call

The One

Drowning

Aguilera Founder: ‘She Hasn’t Got What It Takes To Be A Diva’

MTVAsia.com reports Michael Brown, the record producer that ‘adopted’ Christina Aguilera at the age of 13 and recorded her early material is worried Christina will end up in rehab like Mariah if she doesn’t sort her life out.

Brown admits, “She’s lost — she’s from a tiny little place in Wexford where you can buy a brand new house for $40,000, and she hasn’t got what it takes to be a diva.

“She has already been screwed by a lot of people and I hope she rises above it. She’s still a nice, young girl who doesn’t really have a clue.

“I’d just like her to stay straightforward and honest and then the best will come out of it. She has a great family behind her and I hope she never loses sight of them, because they’ll keep her grounded.”

Britney Taps O-Town For Tour

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Britney Spears has recruited Making The Band stars O-Town to open for her gigs on the first leg of her tour that begins October 26 in Miami at the AmericanAirlines Arena.

O-Town is continuing the headlining shows at fairs, amphitheatres and a few clubs before the Spears tour.

Michael Jackson Taps Marlon Brando For Video

After Robert DeNiro turned Michael down to star in his newest video for You Rock My World, Jackson turned to Brando, according to The Sun. The video is said to be more of a short film in the same respects as Thriller was, though an insider says it will be even better…

The insider revealed, “This will be a video like no other – with some of the top names in showbiz. Michael wants to come back with a bang and he knows people will expect a great video. It will also show Michael in a new light and should even blow Thriller away.” Video making delays have set the release of the short film to October 8th instead of the original September 3rd release date.

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