MTV News spoke with several publicists on the ‘are they or aren’t they’ dating situation currently going on with Britney Timberlake and *NSYNC’s Justin Timberlake. Speculating on why the couple have left the issue up in the air was a publicist who said, “Who knows? Maybe the final decision hasn’t actually been made on whether a couple is breaking up. Maybe they’re still trying to work it out. Maybe one of them doesn’t want to be broken up so they’re denying it. There are all kinds of personal reasons why you would deny something.” Read more.
What’s Next For Britney And Justin
April 18, 2002 – Clarissa Cruz of Entertainment Weekly spoke with insiders in the Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake camps following the couple’s recent split and what the two have planned for the future. On Justin’s solo plans, Brian McKnight said of the *NSYNC star he duetted with on ‘My Kind of Girl’, “[Justin] is gonna be able to do whatever it is he wants to do for the rest of his life – he’s got that much talent.” As for Spears, Grammy-winning songwriter Diane Warren said, “She’s a better singer than people give her credit for.” Read more.
Preview Timberlake’s AIDS PSA’s On ET Tonight
April 18, 2002 – Justin Timberlake of *NSYNC will be featured on Entertainment Tonight later today where he’ll talk about the new series of star-studded public service announcements on AIDS awareness. Timberlake said, “You know, this [AIDS] isn’t another thing where you can just sign a bill and it’s going to go away. It’s still here and we still need help. We still need funding and we still need research.” Other musicians tipped to do the PSA’s include Nelly, Alicia Keys, and Destiny’s Child.