NSYNC’s Acceptance For Best Dance Video

Unfortunately the transcript doesn’t indicate who said what, but Justin talked most of the time when Mandy Moore, Jessica Simpson, and Dream presented them the award.

Thank you.

I think we had no idea we were going to win this.

I think Fatboy Slim was robbed, honestly.

We want to thank Wayne for making a great video and most of all thank our lord up above. The privilege every day we have on this planet.

Man, this is kind of shocking. Our families, Johnny, who is like a second father to us.

Clive. The record company, Barry, our moms, our dads, our families. I think, like they said before, I think it’s really important to celebrate the gift of life. All right. Let’s celebrate the gift of life wade played a big part in this video. Thank you, wade.

I love you.

See y’all later.

Bye y’all.

NSYNC Cancels VMA Afterparty

September 6, 2001 – The New York Daily News reports *NSYNC has cancelled their plans for a Video Music Award after party at the China Club in New York tonight after the tragic death of Aaliyah on August 25. In addition, a source told MSNBC’s Jeannette Walls Lance Bass’ reasoning for not attending any afterparty saying, “MTV is going to have a tribute to Aaliyah. Lance thinks it’s in bad taste to go whooping it up after that.” Bass does plan on attending pre-VMA parties though according to Walls.

NSYNC Plunges Further, Drops To #15 In Charts

September 4, 2001 – R&B Dominated album sales this week as 5 of the top 6 albums were from R&B acts, with Slipknot’s Iowa the only non-R&B act. Aaliyah’s tragic death helped catapult her album sales 800% for the week to land at #1, barely edging Mary J. Blige’s new album, No More Drama.

NSYNC saw further sales erosion as Celebrity sales dropped another 26% for the week with the group clearing 94,208 albums.

NSYNC Hotline Game Due Out November 1

September 4, 2001 – A PC game featuring NSYNC will hit stores November 1. The game is officially licensed by the band and features their own voices and never seen footage of the guys.

Included in the CD:
Five fun games include Quick Change, Bowling, Make-a-Move, Trivia and Charity Challenge
Exclusive video and voice clips of the band
Two modes of play for expanded gameplay
Create and email customized N-Sync greeting cards

More Cheetah Criticism From PETA

The New York Post reports PETA has added itself to organizations upset over Britney’s planned use of cheetahs in her VMA performance on Thursday.

PETA’s Dan Mathews released a letter asking Britney to stop her plans saying, “We hope you’ll open your heart to the plight of captive -wild’ animals caged and forced to tolerate bright lights, crowds, and frightening levels of noise.”
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Britney’s Cheetah Act Draws Fire

Peoplenews reports the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) is criticizing Britney’s use of cheetah’s for her VMA performance Thursday. A spokeswoman said: “Our main concern would be the noise levels at the show, Cats have keen senses of sound and react to different levels. These cats are probably well trained, but by using them Britney is giving out the message that it’s OK to use animals in this way and it isn’t.”

Britney Performance To Close VMA Awards, Animals Involved

The New York Post talked to Salli Frattini, an executive producer of this year’s VMAs, who says Britney’s show this year may upstage her strip tease act of 2000. Frattini tells the Post, “She’s trying to anticipate giving us a production number that was even better than last year.”

Spears has been working hard on the show ending performance as Frattini added, “There are animals involved. It’s a really elaborate staging that she’s been rehearsing for weeks.”

You can catch the VMAs this Thursday at 8 PM on MTV.

Christina Aguilera To Co-Host Latin Grammys With Jimmy Smits

Cristina’s spokesperson has confirmed that Christina will co-host the Second Annual Latin Grammy Awards with Jimmy Smits. In addition to co-hosting, Christina is nominated for – Record of The Year (‘Pero Me Acuerdo De Ti’) and Best Female Pop Vocal Album (‘Mi Reflejo’).

The show will be held on Tuesday, September 11 in Los Angeles, CA at the Great Western Forum.

The event will air on CBS live from 9-11 PM Eastern.

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