Our latest survey asked fans if they thought *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera would hook up on their ‘Stripped and Justified’ tour. Only 27% said yes, while 38.7% said no, and 34.3% said we’ll never know for sure.
Petition To Bring Christina & Justin Back To Vancouver
June 14, 2003 – Contributed anonymously: After the last-minute cancellation left thousands of ticketholders ticked off, pop culture writer Sabrina Mehra has launched an on-line petition appealing to Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake to bring their tour back to Vancouver, BC. “We are disappointed fans and dissatisfied customers, whose hard-to-come-by tickets are now just meaningless pieces of paper,” writes the columnist behind ‘sabrinaspeak.’ “We hope you will consider our plea; there are many among us who are young enough to still believe in promises.” The petition has since been removed.
Lobbyists Pay Big To See Justin & Christina
June 14, 2003 – Los Angeles County Assemblyman Ron Calderon (D-Montebello) held a rather unusual fundraiser on Thursday night. The San Francisco Chronicle reports supporters and lobbyists paid up to $2,000 to see a Christina Aguilera and Justin Timberlake concert at Arco Arena with Calderon.
Justin Timberlake & Christina Aguilera Give Peas A Chance
June 14, 2003 – Bill Picture of the San Francisco Examiner caught up with Black Eyed Peas founding member Taboo about hooking up with Justin on ‘Where is the Love’, and now opening for the *NSYNC star and Christina on their North American tour. “I met (Justin) in L.A. a while back,” he explained. “I’d been working on this song so I called him up and I said, ‘You should rap with us,’ and I played it for him over the phone. Two days later, he called me back with some lyrics and kicked it to me over the phone and I was like, ‘Damn!'” As for how it is opening before a teen pop crowd in big arenas, Taboo added, “It’s a pretty big deal for us. I mean, we get out on stage and the girls are just screaming. It’s great, it’s like we’re The Beatles or something.”
Christina Aguilera & Justin Timberlake Dazzle Fans
June 13, 2003 – Ernest A. Jasmin of The Tacoma News Tribune reviewed the ‘Stripped & Justified’ tour stop at the Tacoma Dome on Sunday (June 8). Jasmin said of opening act Aguilera: “Throughout her set, Aguilera showcased a vocal range that sets her head and shoulders above pop peers like Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson. It was most notable during the a capella introduction of her ballad ‘Beautiful’ and a pair of Etta James songs, ‘At Last’ and ‘I Prefer You’.”
As for Timberlake, “Backed by a tight band, the *NSYNC frontman stuck mostly to tunes from his solo debut ‘Justified,’ with highlights including ‘Right for Me,’ ‘Senorita,’ ‘Nothin’ Else’ and the Britney Spears jab ‘Cry Me a River.’ He also threw in a few *NSYNC hits, like ‘Girlfriend,’ for good measure.”
Mick Jagger Tells Justin Timberlake To Get Original
June 13, 2003 – The Sun reports that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is advising Justin to start coming up with some of his own moves. Sir Mick sneered, “I’ve watched Justin Timberlake but every single move he does is stolen. I like Robbie Williams more – at least he’s original.”