*NSYNC Timeline- March 2003
Chris is guest hosting Thursday nights at the Club? Or Naked Thursday?, a club in Orlando
01 – Soul Train Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Justin is nominated for one award; he performs a medley of LILY/CMAR/RYB
05 – Commercials of Justin’s Punk’d episode start to air on MTV
07 – E! Online’s Ted Casablanca reports Justin chilled at the Standard Lounge with JC and gal-pals Tara Reid and Jenna Dewan.
07 – Justin made an appearance in Tokyo and also did a mini-concert. He also did an interview with one of their radio stations
08 – Launch.com reports Michigan native Richard Brown, 23, who stands accused of murder, is claiming he fatally shot Eric Acosta, 34, in self-defense in January 2002 after he was threatened and teased about his resemblance to *NSYNC star Lance Bass at a party in San Antonio.
08 – Chris attended the black-tie Dallas Collection AIDS benefit at the International Apparel Mart before heading to Club Clearview in Deep Ellum to hear Ohno play on the same bill with the all-blond, all-girl group Eisley (formerly MossEisley). Chris wants Ohno to sign with his new label, Roundtable Records. For Chris’ upcoming solo album, he is collaborating with Ohno lead singer Steven Holt to write some songs. To date, they’ve penned three. At the end of the month, Steven is flying to Orlando to meet Chris for another composing session.
09 – JC attended the Smirnoff Ice Triple Black Party Lounge at Cinespace Restaurant in LA.
10 – BMU video retires on TRL
11 – Rumor that JC is co-hosting an Oscar party at the House of Blues on March 23. Nick Carter is one of the scheduled performers. “A powerhouse teaming of three of the entertainment industry’s most powerful celebrity action committees – Children Uniting Nations, The Creative Coalition and Rock the Vote – promises to add a new must-attend event to Oscar Night’s A-List party lineup. The theme and benefit of the event will be “Human Rights for Children.” The hosts for the evening are Alec Baldwin, Sela Ward, Jane Seymour, N’Sync’s J.C. Chasez, Esai Morales and Olympic gold medalists Lenny Krayzelberg and Tara Lipinski.”
12 – Lance attends The Big Three – A Benefit For The War Victims of Sierra Leone, sponsored by The Reebok Human Rights Foundation at The Falls in LA.
13? – Nelly and Justin perform ‘Work It’ on Top Of The Pops
13 – Lance photographed with ‘girlfriend Laurie’ leaving the Standard Hotel in West Hollywood
14 – Chris appears as a judge on Star Search
15 – Chris appears in a charity basketball game, Starlight Children’s Foundation Hoopla, at Crossroads High School, Santa Monica. News that he is doing his own solo album
16 – Justin makes an appearance on ESPN’s Selection Sunday
17 – Punk’d w/Justin airs
18 – Chris tapes a segment for the Wayne Brady show, scheduled to air March 28
18 – Lance and Chris attend pre-Oscar bash to celebrate L.A. Confidential’s Oscar/Spring Fashion issue at Skybar at the Mondrian in West Hollywood. Lance was reportedly ‘schmoozing’ with Paris Hilton
18 – Lance attends the General Motor’s pre-Oscar party. Justin is also there, and performs. “Things take a tender turn with unexpected performances by ‘N Syncers Lance Bass and Justin Timberlake. Backstage, the boys shared hugs and noogies, with Timberlake affectionately telling Bass, “You’re stupid, ha, ha.” Bass, who logged more time onstage than he did training for the Russian space shuttle, takes even himself by surprise. “I just knew that this is supposed to be, like, a really great party,” he explains. “I knew my friend Eve was performing, and then all of a sudden Justin is onstage, so I thought, ‘Oh, I’m going up, too.’”
19 – Justin attends an colon cancer benefit hosted by the Osbornes and Elton John. His mother also attends
20 – Justin wins “Best Chart Act” at the DanceStar USA awards, part of the Miami Winter Music Conference
21 – Chris reportedly in Orlando, at Dax’s party
21 – Lance spotted in Las Vegas at ghostbar (Palms)
21 – Justin and Britney (presumably not together) were seen dancing at new Hollywood nightclub The White Lotus
22 – rumors start that JC has cut his hair
22 – MTV news interviews Lance, who say’s that while he’s not doing a solo album, Joey is planning on doing a parody album
23 – Us Weekly spoke with Tara Reid about reports that have linked her to multiple *NSYNC stars, JC Chasez and Justin Timberlake. She says, “JC and Justin are two of my best friends, but it doesn’t mean I’m dating them. I’m single!” She explained, “They help me deal with the guy drama, I help them deal with the girl drama, but we don’t have any guy-girl drama together.”
23 – JC was supposed to co-host an Oscar party at the House of Blues
25 – Chris does an in-studio interview on radio station XL 106.7 in Orlando, Florida. “He’s hosting a club night or something, every Thursday! Joey got a pool, Lance is in Vegas. Chris saw Justin right after the Punk’d thing happened but has not seen the show. Um. Studio in September, Chris is writing, etc”
25 – Wayne Brady show with Chris airs
25 – Justin called into KIIS in the morning and talked to Rick Dees, denied any truth to the “Will and Grace” appearance rumor
25 – Lance scheduled to attend the premiere of Celine Dion’s “A New Day” in Las Vegas. Afterwards he was spotted at ‘ghostbar’, and at Light (Bellagio) ordering ‘Sex With An Alligator’ but having apple shots instead
25 – Justin co-hosts the TV special on the new Celine Dion show
26 – The newest Sum41 video “The Hell Song”? is comprised of recent pop culture dolls. The Nsync marionettes apparently watch the Lance doll take off in a tin foil rocket