Joey Fatone tells Wonderwall that he was just joking when he told the Huffington Post the Backstreet Boys are touring again because “they just need the money.” BSB’s Nick Carter responded to the comment on Twitter, saying, “Just disappointed, I really liked Joey… I’m proud of who we are and love what we stand for. Truthfully its about not letting our fans down. Sorry bro but you have us all wrong.”
Speaking at KIIS-FM’s annual Wango Tango concert at the StubHub Center in Carson, California earlier this month, the *NSYNC star clarified, “It was all a joke. It was all nothing but my sense of humor.” As for Carter’s hurt feelings, Joey said, “Nick is awesome. He’s great and the minute it happened, I sent him a text and said, ‘You know I’m joking, right?’ And he said, ‘I actually played into it.’ I didn’t think it was going to come out the way it did.”
Joey Fatone was on the phone with Q107.5 Studio in Memphis, Tennessee during the Maney & Riley in the Morning show the other day, where the 33-year-old talked about his ‘Dance Your Ass Off’ judging gig, ugly babies, and keeping in touch with his *NSYNC bandmates Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Chris Kirkpatrick and Justin Timberlake. “I think all the guys would have to be on board, because that’s really tough to say,” when asked about the requirements for an *NSYNC reunion. “If it wasn’t broke don’t fix it kind of thing. I think it would be like a missing an arm or a leg kind of thing if one of us were not there… It was that kind of thing at first with the Backstreet Boys because Kevin left, but they made it work and they’re kind of doing there own thing now, just the four of them. For us in a sense, because none of us wanted to leave the group so to say, but everyone ventured off and did their own thing and some of the people obviously got bigger than we anticipated. Obviously with Justin I give him so much credit. It’s cool. I give him so much credit for what he’s done, but I’m actually really happen with where I am. I’m glad I’m not in the limelight like I used to be anymore, and he’s still in it. His is even on more of a bigger level, and it’s like I’m happy I’m not you dude.”
The interview audio at q1075.com has since been removed.
Former *NSYNC star and ‘Dancing With The Stars’ contestant Joey Fatone will release the first single from his forthcoming solo album ‘Radio’ to digital music retailers on May 18th. A second single will follow in early July, with a full album slated for later in the year on his own label imprint, Phat-Skills Music. The song’s debut will be on the same day Joey makes a return to ‘Dancing With The Stars’ on Monday night, May 17th.
In addition to the launch of his solo recording career, Fatone will return to the bright lights of the Broadway stage as ‘Franz Liebkind’ in a new production of Mel Brooks’ Tony Award winning musical ‘The Producers’. He will also begin production on two feature films this summer.
Joey Fatone spoke with Ryan Manno of Chicago’s Q101.1 FM at the Staples Center in Los Angeles last week ahead of the Grammy Awards. Fatone was there as a red carpet interviewer for the TV Guide Network and talked about being in ‘Dancing with the Stars’, Danielle Fishel’s relationship with his former *NSYNC bandmate Lance Bass before he came out, challenging himself to break the stereotypes in terms of acting, and his Marc Ecko hoodie.
Talking about his time on ‘Dancing with the Stars’, Joey said, “I don’t know. I guess my whole life I didn’t take things too serious, but I just went, you know what, I can pick stuff up. I don’t know the technique, I don’t really know how to do it, but obviously I’ll put time and effort into it but let’s have some fun with it. Don’t be too serious with it. It paid off thank goodness. I came in second place. I did that and it led me to do hosting jobs. I started for NBC, I did ‘The Singing Bee’ and hosted some TV Guide Network.”
On Lance dating Danielle, he said in response to if she made Bass switch, “Either that or maybe it was a cover-up. Maybe she knew. I don’t know. I should ask her. I never asked her that.”
Watch the interview below.
Joey Fatone spoke with Usmagazine.com about his former *NSYNC bandmate Justin Timberlake’s relationship with Jessica Biel at the Brother Jimmy’s restaurant opening in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Sunday. “I think he finally met somebody that he wants to spend the rest of his life,” Fatone said.
As for whether Justin would pop the question to the actress, Fatone responded, “You never know, but I don’t know if it’s the appropriate time right now. You know what, I think he is just playing it by ear. If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” The full story at usmagazine.com has since been removed.
Pop acts on television this week include Mandy Moore and Enrique Iglesias, who guest star on Monday night’s season premiere of ‘How I Met Your Mother’; former *NSYNC member Joey Fatone, who visits ‘The View’ on Tuesday; James Blunt, who performs on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’ on Tuesday and ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday; Devendra Banhart, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Wednesday; Cary Brothers, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Thursday; Bjork, who performs on ‘Late Night’ on Thursday; Paris Hilton, who visits ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Friday; and Jose Gonzalez, who performs on ‘Late Night’ on Friday.
Former *NSYNC star Joey Fatone spoke with ‘Extra’ about Britney Spears performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. “Wow, it was interesting. I felt bad, but didn’t,” he said. “It looked like she was really lost. A lot of people really want her to seek help. There’s something not right there, something needs to obviously be done before anything tragic happens. She’s a great girl. I’ve known her for many years.” Read more.
Joey Fatone relived his *NSYNC days by singing karaoke-style to Justin Timberlake’s ‘SexyBack’ in Las Vegas over the weekend at Stack in the Mirage. Watch footage from TMZ below the cut. (more…)
Joey Fatone was in a happy mood at Parc in Hollywood on Monday night (May 14) after getting a perfect score on ‘Dancing with the Stars’. As the former *NSYNC star hugged on his cousin, married Fatone talked about both the show and former bandmate Lance Bass’ new book. Earlier Fatone was spotted with Bass. Footage from X17 and TMZ has since been removed.
Lance Bass Loving The Single Life
April 27, 2007 – Lance Bass, who ended his relationship with Reichen Lehmkuhl in January, tells People magazine he’s loving the single life. “I’m in such a great place. I’m so happy I’m myself again,” the former *NSYNC star said Wednesday at a launch party for Armani Exchange A/X sunglasses in the Hollywood Hills. “It’s nice to be able to just date, because I had never been on a date in my life.”
Joey Fatone, one of four celebrities left on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, visited ‘Good Day LA’ on Monday (May 14) to talk about the show, how things are going with his former *NSYNC bandmates, being asked to be on ‘DWTS’ every season and finally agreeing, the judge’s sway, and if it’s cheating since his *NSYNC days involved a lot of dancing.
The interview video at myfoxla.com has since been removed.