*NSYNC Timeline – January 2003
05 – Jeannette Walls of MSNBC offered her Fourth Annual Scoopie Awards, handing Justin ‘The Aspiring Love Rat Award’ and Lance ‘The John Glenn Wanna Be Award’.
05 – Us Weekly reports Justin and Alyssa Milano “are no longer seeing each other” according to a pal. Apparently Alyssa wasn’t interested in continuing to share Justin-time with dancer Jenna Dewan. “Alyssa wanted to be the one and didn’t want to share. She thought Justin was going to be ready to move their dating further along; however, he is not ready to do so, [and] Alyssa decided it would be better for her to move on.” The move seems to have strengthened Timberlake’s interested in Dewan though. “He and Jenna are going to start dating more exclusively in the New Year,” revealed a pal.
06 – Justin spotted partying with pals at Lot 61 (NYC?). “The singer was surrounded by bodyguards, while he and the boys drained a bottle of Jack Daniel’s.”
07 – The Las Vegas Review Journal reports hard partying Tara Reid was drowning her sorrows at the Palms resort over New Year’s because of a fight with JC. Tara left Miami, where the couple were to spend New Year’s Eve, and instead spent most of her three days in town with Palms resort owner George Maloof, who reportedly put her up in the $7,500-a-night ‘Real World’ suites. Asked to comment on the rumored romance, Maloof borrowed JC’s line and said, “We’re just friends.”
07 – Justin was one of many celebrities that was at a press conference at Madison Square Garden to read off the nominations for the 45th annual Grammy Awards. Nsync was nominated for Best Pop Performance by a duo or group for Girlfriend, Justin was nominated for Best Rap/Sung collaboration for LILY.
08 – www.seatfiller.com puts out a call for ‘casted audience’ for a special LA taping of TOTP with Nelly and Justin, looking for people who appear to be between the ages of 16 and 26, casual club wear (no logos or white shirts), for Sunday, January 12th, undisclosed location, check-in time 2:30 p.m. Justin ends up not being able to appear
08 – Justin appears on Carson Daly’s Last Call
09 – The New York Post reports that JC and Tara Reid’s short romance is over. An insider explained why saying, “It was always more about Tara following J.C. than anything else. It helped get her press. He was kind of annoyed by it, but then in Miami she started flirting with other guys to try and make him jealous, and he basically said forget it, and left her and went to Las Vegas. It’s over completely.”
10 – Chris and Lance attend the Madden Challenge golf tournament at Beaches Boscobel Resort, Ochos Rios, Jamaica. Friday night, cocktail party.
11 – Justin and Nelly are scheduled to film the video for Nelly’s ‘Work It’ at the Playboy Mansion
11 – Britney and Justin spotted, separately, at The Lounge in LA
12 – People’s Choice Awards, held at the Pasadena Civic. Joey attends, Nsync loses
13 – Justin tapes an appearance on the Wayne Brady Show
13 – Chris spotted golfing in Orlando?
13 – American Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. JC and Justin are both present awards. Joey also attends
13 – Justin attends the 2003 Teen People and Universal Records Party honoring Nelly(?) at the Ivar Night Club, Hollywood. JC, Joey and Tara were also there
13 – Combined Christina/Justin tour for the summer confirmed
15 – Justin’s appearance on Wayne Brady airs
15 – Lance appears as a judge on Star Search
16 – Justin is promoting his album in Europe
16 – Justin does TV interview on RTL in Cologne
16 – Joey attends the opening of the Hard Rock Vault in Orlando
19 – Justin appears on Italy’s version of TRL. No performance, but he does answer questions
20 – Chris and Lance participate in a celebrity golf tournament in Bangkok, Thailand. They were in Thailand to promote the first Bangkok International Film Festival
21 – The Mirror reports Justin was due to turn up to a private party at Funky Buddha on Tuesday evening while in London, but failed to show because he instead opted for a relaxing massage and an early night at the plush Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Knightsbridge.
21 – JC films an episode of “Greetings From Tucson”
22 – Justin does radio interview on CaptialFM in London
22 – Justin does radio interview on Radio 1 in London
23 – Justin tapes Top of the Pops performance, airs the next evening
23 – Chris, Lance, JC and Joey scheduled to be at the EA SPORTS Madden Bowl tournament at the Axiom Nightclub, Gaslamp District, San Diego. JC does not attend, but the other three are spotted there
24 – Justin appears on Top Of The Pops in London. Performs CMAR and Work It. When the flaming Lips performed he came on and played the bass for one of their songs. Most of the groups were dressed as animals and Justin was dressed as a dolphin. Taped Thursday afternoon, aired Friday night.
24 – Chris, Joey and Lance attend a Superbowl party in San Diego hosted Girls Gone Wild/Pony
25 – Justin throws a party at the Mayfair Club, London
25 or 26 – Justin spotted at Planet Hollywood in London.
25 – Joey and Lance go to the San Diego Zoo for the Assante Superbowl party
25 – Lance and Joey attend the Playboy and Maxim Superbowl (at the Old Wonderbread Factory) parties in San Diego
26 – Lance’s seats for the Superbowl were in the ‘Raider Nation’
26 – Justified #1 album in the UK
26 – The Mirror reports Justin has been out clubbing every night since he arrived in London last week – celebrated his album ‘Justified’ reaching #1 on Sunday with more booze. Justin joined pals including Calum Best at the Cafe Grand Prix in Mayfair, then downed champagne while watching the Superbowl at Rosie’s Bar.
26 – Lance and Joey attend the Sony Playstation Superbowl afterparty at the W Hotel
27 – The Mirror reports Justin was spotted trying on clothes with a friend at Urban Outfitters on Kensington High Street in London.
28 – Joey’s 26th birthday
28 – Justin on TRL?
30 – Justin flies out of Heathrow, returning to the US
31 – Press release from Jive, about JC’s album scheduled to be released in June, with BMU released as a commercially available single on February
31 – Justin’s 22nd birthday
31 – Justin’s 22nd birthday party held at Dublin’s in LA. “White Trash” theme. Other celebrities: Aimee and Kelly Osbourne, Christina Aguilera, Jessica Simpson, “7th Heaven” actresses Jessica Biel and Beverly Mitchell, Pink, Tara Reid, who arrived with Timberlake’s entourage, “Charmed” actress Holly Marie Combs, and last season’s “American Idols” Ryan Star and Tamyra Gray. Hugh Hefner attended with his half dozen Playmate girlfriends, fellow N’SYNCer J. C. Chasez was there, as was British superstar Robbie Williams, Pauly Shore, “Idol” Judge Randy Jackson, “That ’70s Show’s” Wilmer Valderrama, “Scrubs’” Donald Faison, Nick Lachey and Brian McKnight.
The “White Trash” theme featured a white frosting birthday cake trimmed with Twinkies, tablecloths made of tabloids, centerpieces of KFC buckets filled with pork rinds, Slim Jims, a copy of the current Recycler and cans of Spam. Each table had its own 40-ounce of beer. Favors for guests were Pony ski caps, personalized with the birthday boy’s initials, “J.T.”