Joey Fatone: Everyone Would Have To Be On Board For *NSYNC Reunion

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.

Chris Kirkpatrick Predicts *NSYNC Reunion ‘Someday’

With New Kids on The Block reuniting for a tour and new album, OK! magazine asked Chris Kirkpatrick if he thinks we’ll see an *NSYNC reunion. “Someday there’ll be an *NSYNC reunion, but I don’t think the time is right now,” the 36-year-old said. Asked about a timeline, the singer, who took part in the VH1 reality show boy band supergroup Sureshot, told the magazine, “Maybe a few years down the road when we have gotten a chance to realize who we are as individuals, we’ll get back together as a group and put more music out.”

Lou Pearlman Agrees To Repay $300 Million To Banks & Investors

July 16, 2008 – The Associated Press reports that the price tag agreed to by Lou Pearlman and federal authorities in the former *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys manager’s bank and investor swindle is $300 million. U.S. District Judge G. Kendall Sharpe asked prosecutors and defense attorneys on Wednesday to amend court documents with the agreed amount, which will be difficult for the jailed Pearlman to pay with evidence the money he gained had seemingly gone with the collapse of his Ponzi scheme. The full story at cnn.com has since been removed.

Jonas Brothers Identify More With The Bee Gees Than *NSYNC Or BSB

The Daily Mail spoke with the Jonas Brothers, where eldest member Kevin broke down where the sibling musical trio fits in the pop landscape.

“We see ourselves as a pop rock group,” the 20-year-old told Adrian Thrills. “We don’t do dance routines. We try to rock out. People classify us as a boy band because they see the reaction of the girls when we play live. But, hey, that can’t be a bad thing. On stage, we’re all having a blast. When we started making records, we looked to groups such as *NSYNC and the Backstreet Boys for inspiration. But we have far more in common with the Bee Gees. I love their harmonies and the way they reinvented themselves. We met Barry Gibb and he has become a friend of the family. He told us to take things slowly and enjoy ourselves.”

Lance Bass Discusses ‘Out Of Sync’ With CNN’s Melissa Long

CNN’s Melissa Long speaks with former *NSYNC star Lance Bass about his new tell-all book ‘Out Of Sync’. Bass talked about leading a double life during his days with the popular boy band, wishing he could have come out sooner, how he’s critical of the management system in the recording industry, schooling, acting on Broadway in the musical ‘Hairspray’, his quest to go into space, how “there’s always potential” for an *NSYNC reunion, and what’s next for him.

“I felt like I had four guys’ careers in my hands,” Bass said regarding his reluctance to come out. “If this secret ever got out, it would really overshadow anything that we did professionally. So it was something I kept to myself and never told one person.”

On her mother finding out, Bass said, “She actually found out on the internet. She Googled my ex, and found out he was an activist and openly gay. That kind of rang a bell in her head. She was like, ‘Wow’, and she got it at that point.”

Discussing regrets about keeping it a secret so long, Bass said, “I wish I could have been comfortable years and years ago. I think everyone should be able to be themselves at any given time, and not worry about what other people think. People live for other people’s expectations, and everyone should just live for themselves and be happy. I wish I could have come out a long time ago, especially at the height of *NSYNC. I think it really would have helped a lot of people.”

Watch the interview below.

‘In The Year 2000’: Britney & *NSYNC

February 23, 2007 – During the ‘In The Year 2000’ segment on last night’s ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, Conan predicted: “Britney Spears will reveal that the reason she shaved her head is to reduce aerodynamic drag as she plummets from fame.” He then predicted: “*NSYNC will partially reunite when Justin Timberlake stops in at a Chili’s, and Joey Fatone takes his order.”

JC Chasez’s 30th Birthday Was 80% *NSYNC

Janet Charlton’s Hollywood has details on JC Chasez’s 30th birthday bash at On the Rox Sunday night (August 6), which turned out to almost be an *NSYNC reunion. Charlton writes, “Only Joey Fatone was a no-show. Lance and his boyfriend Reichen couldn’t have been happier. Lance kept exclaiming about his coming out ‘I’m so happy! I feel so free- I’ve been wanting to do this for SO long!'” Read more.

*NSYNC Bandmates Knew Early On Lance Bass Was Gay

Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “According to the New York Post, the other members of *NSYNC said they realized early on that Lance Bass was gay. You know how they knew? Apparently, when they went into his dressing room, he had a a poster of *NSYNC on the wall.”

Conan Finally Gets To Joke About Lance’s Gay Announcement

August 2, 2006 – Conan O’Brien, who was on vacation last week, joked during his Late Night monologue on Tuesday night, “The other day, *NSYNC singer Lance Bass announced that he’s gay. Says he’s gay, yeah. When asked about it, Bass said, ‘It’s not that hard telling your parents you’re gay, once you’ve already told them you were in *NSYNC.'”

Will Lance Bass Dump Reichen Lehmkuhl?

July 31, 2006 – Former *NSYNC star Lance Bass is set to end his romance with Reichen Lehmkuhl, sick of the ‘Amazing Race’ champ’s controlling ways. “Reichen forced Lance to come out just at the same time he has a book coming out [‘Here’s What We’ll Say’] so he could ride the publicity wave,” a spy revealed. “He is a big gay activist and very controlling. He wants Lance to give up his straight friends and do whatever he tells him to.”

Lance Bass Stayed Closeted For *NSYNC Bandmates

Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Thursday night, “Former *NSYNC member Lance Bass announced in the new People magazine that he is gay. Isn’t that ironic? All this time we thought he was *NSYNC, turns out he’s a Backstreet Boy. What are the odds? … Lance, we love you, but I gotta do the jokes. I’m sorry. No, he said he held back the information all of these years because he didn’t want to hurt the careers of the other members of *NSYNC. Well, no problem now. … I think he came out at the right time. No. He said he was inspired to come out of the closet after seeing George Michael come out of the bushes. So, apparently, that’s what happened.”

Lance Bass’ Boyfriend Speaks Out

July 27, 2006 – Lance Bass’ boyfriend, Reichen Lehmkuhl, talked exclusively to ‘Access Hollywood’ host Billy Bush about the former *NSYNC star coming out. When asked if bloggers’ speculations about their relationship forced Bass to come out, Lehmkuhl said, “I think through the entire time of being in the closet anyone is going to feel pressures from this or that. You know, obviously from the article, this was the time that Lance decided it was, you know, that he was ready to come out.”

Lehmkuhl added that he and Lance have been following news coverage in wake of his announcement. “Yeah, we’ve seen a few shows and, you know, it’s all very positive,” Lehmkuhl said.

*NSYNC At Robin Wiley’s Memorial Service

Contributed anonymously:

Members of *NSYNC has been spotted in Nashville where they attended a memorial service for singer/songwriter Robin Wiley. She was the group’s vocal coach, arranged their a capella songs and wrote a couple of songs that appeared on *NSYNC albums. Robin, in her early 40s, died last Sunday after a long bout with cancer. Wiley’s memorial service happened at her house Thursday. In addition to the guys, many of their crew members showed for what turned into a six-hour musical celebration, Robin’s good friend, Music Row publisher Leslie Tomasino, said yesterday. “It was very small and very musical and very private, and it was all about how much they love her,” Leslie said. “Justin said something extremely heartfelt and eloquent. It was beautiful.”

Lance Bass Asks For Prayers For ‘6th Member Of *NSYNC’

*NSYNC star Lance Bass posted the following message to fans on his myspace blog on Tuesday (April 4):

I Don’t like to push religion on anyone, so if your not religious stop reading now. I believe prayer helps a lot in our world. On that note I have a prayer request for you. Our good friend Robin Wiley was diagnosed with cancer last year, and has been fighting it ever since. She has not been doing well lately and I would like it if you could keep her in your thoughts and prayers. She means the world to me and the guys, and I consider her the 6th member of *NSYNC. She gave us our sound and was there from day 1! I would not be singing if it were not for her. She is one of the most talented singer/songwriters ever. Many of you already know who she is if you followed our career closely. She also wrote ‘I Thought She Knew’ and arranged every a capella we ever sang. Thank you for doing this, and I know it will help her out alot! God Bless….

Justin Timberlake Irked At *NSYNC Bandmates

January 14, 2006 – Neil Sean of Sky News reports that Justin Timberlake is unhappy with his former *NSYNC bandmates’ plans to release a megamix single of their hits about the same time Timberlake’s second solo album comes out. “They’re friends on stage, but with the battle for chart positions it’s war,” an insider revealed.

Robbie Williams Breaks *NSYNC’s Ticket Sales Record

The Evening Standard reports that Robbie Williams smashed a world record by selling more than 1.6 million tickets for his new tour – in just one day. The mark breaks the previous record held by *NSYNC, who sold 1 million tickets for their No Strings Attached U.S. tour in 2000.

Robbie Williams Wins Big At OYE Awards

November 25, 2005 – Robbie Williams performed at Zocalo square in Mexico City on Saturday (November 19) as part of the OYE Awards. Williams was in Mexico to promote his new album ‘Intensive Care’, and received an award for most records sold in Mexico from Paulina Rubio as well as for best international album seller, which was presented to him by Anahi.

Robbie Lands Role In Hometown Holiday Panto

November 24, 2005 – The Mirror reports that Robbie Williams is going back to his home town for Christmas to star in the local panto, ‘Mother Goose’. The singer begged his best pal Jonathan Wilkes, who plays Billy Goose in the show, for a part. “As soon as Robbie knew I was doing panto, he didn’t like the fact that he wasn’t,” Wilkes said. “I was talking about the pantomime at dinner and he said he wanted to be in it, as did Ant and Dec.”

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