*NSYNC Timeline – May 2003
The July issue of Seventeen has an article on JC (which starts showing up in late May) where JC is quoted as saying “I’ve been single for a little more than a year…)
Joey spotted on a Caribbean cruise
01 – The Las Vegas Sun reports Palms owner George Maloof hosted an early 24th birthday party for Lance at ghostbar Thursday night. Among those on hand were actress Jessica Alba and New York Giants tight end Jeremy Shockey.
02 – The Las Vegas Sun’s Timothy McDarrah “reports” a rug designed by Emma Gardner – his “brilliant and talented sister-in-law” – will be lying on Justin Timberlake’s floor when MTV’s ‘Cribs’ does an upcoming segment. The covering was bought at the Los Angeles design emporium Room Service, which did the *NSYNC star’s interior. The store’s style team of Taryn Walker and John Bernard also did Drew Barrymore’s house.
02 – ImageDirect releases pictures of Justin and Keanu Reaves on the set of Matrix II
02 – Chris, JC, Joey and Lance are scheduled to attend Patricia Barnstable Brown’s Derby Eve party in Louisville, KY. Only pictures of Chris and Joey turn up.
02 – Chris, Joey and Tara Reid spotted at Stuff Magazine’s Crown Royal Kentucky Derby Eve Party
03 – Joey and Chris are spotted at the Kentucky Derby
03 – Justin has dinner with David and Victoria Beckham at Manchester’s Living Room restaurant. The Sun reports the Beckhams ordered a chicken caesar salad while Justin had a club sandwich and fries.
04 – Lance’s 24th birthday
06 – New JC headshots appear
06 – Justin appeared on Inside the NBA after the Lakers game with Basketball player Michael Jordan.
07 – Lance tells Launch.com he has no interest whatsoever in releasing a solo album. The *NSYNC member said, “Oh, no, no. I mean, I would definitely do, you know, one song here, a duet here, but I could never do my own album,” Bass said. “I don’t see myself doing a tour by myself. I love having people with me. I like sharing that with people.”
07 – The Daily Star reports that a Justin Timberlake fan was so desperate to meet the *NSYNC star, she entered a Bristol, England radio peeing competition in which she drank ten liters of tap water and avoided the bathroom for a shocking 15 hours. She then urinated non-stop for 91 seconds on air to win Galaxy 101′s Bustin’ For Justin competition.
07 – Justified Tour, Sheffield, UK, Hallam FM Arena
07 – RYB retires on TRL
07 – Lance and JC attend the LA premier of The Matrix Reloaded at the Mann Village Theatre in Westwood
08 – Justin nominated for Favorite International Artist at this year’s MuchMusic Video Awards. The ceremony will he held on June 22
08 – Associated Press reports Justin has signed on with cable network TNT to be a special correspondent for sporting events. He will be working at the NBA playoffs, NASCAR races, and the PGA championship. Timberlake also will work with TBS covering major league baseball games and college football games.
08 – Lance tapes an appearance on the Wayne Brady Show
08 – Lance attends Glamour magazine’s ‘Don’t’ Party, Shakey’s Pizza on Santa Monica Blvd.
08 – Justin photographed walking in Manchester
08 – The Mirror reports Justin was spotted shopping in the Trafford Centre in Manchester with six of his minders.
08 – Star magazine quotes Justin talking about drenched girls saying, “I like seeing women when they’re wearing little sweats or coming out of the shower with their skin all wet.”
09 – Justified Tour, Manchester, UK, Manchester Evening News Arena
09 – JC does telephone interview with JoJo on KIIS-FM about Wango Tango and his album
09 – News that Lance is working on his first horror film, ‘Imaginary Friend.’ Also ‘news’ that he’s teaming up with Paris Hilton on a remake of ‘The Great Gatsby’
10 – JC auditions five marching bands with JoJo at the Hollywood Sports Park in Bellflower, CA to appear with him at Wango Tango
10-11 – Justified Tour, Newcastle, UK, Telewest Arena
12 – Justified Tour, Birmingham, UK, NEC Arena
14 – Lance appears on ‘Good Day Live’
14 – Justin receives two nominations for the 3rd Annual BET Awards: Best Male R&B Artist and Best New Artist
14 – Lance attends the premier of Bruce Almighty
14-15 – Justified Tour, London, UK, Wembley Arena
15 – Stories of Justin’s ‘bad’ behavior after his show. The trouble started after the 22-year-old star arrived at the Rex Bar and Cinema club in Soho at 1am. When an uninvited photographer sneaked in all hell broke loose. Four bodyguards dragged him across tables, up two flights of stairs and out of the door before smashing his camera and throwing him against a wall…. Inside, Timberlake’s entourage finished off almost 100 bottles of Cristal champagne… Then, as they moved on to the Click club on Wardour Street there were more fights with photographers, fans and other revelers as they entered – and as they left at 4am… There was more trouble as the singer’s party arrived back at Marylebone’s Landmark Hotel as security guards again set on waiting photographers. And for Justin, the party clearly wasn’t over, he went into the hotel with three young ladies – who he had just picked up in his Range Rover – on his arm.”
15 – Lance calls in to the Rick Dees morning show, talks about his cosmonaut training, his extended birthday (Las Vegas, Mexico, Florida?)
15 – Lance announced the nominees for G4′s Video Game ‘Glow Awards’ at E3 2003 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
15 – Justin and mother Lynn Harless were on hand for the launch party of Rex Cinema in London. Gossip has it that Justin and Emma Bunton (ex-Spice Girl) holed up alone for 30 minutes.
16 – JC has brief taped appearance on TRL, previewing new tracks
16 – JC hosts ‘Your Show 4′ in San Diego at the Coors Amphitheatre
16 – News/rumor that Justin is buying a house in the UK
17 – Wango Tango at the Rose Bowl, Pasadena. JC performs BMU with two local high school bands
17-18 – Justified Tour, London, UK, London Arena
18 – Justin scheduled to appear live on MTV in the UK
18 – News that Joey will be a ‘special host’ on May 28 for NBC’s new Fame show
18 – NBC’s Dateline had a segment on Justin and Christina
20 – scheduled release date of “Justified – The Videos” on DVD and VHS. Not actually released until…?
20 – JC attends the launch party for Beefeater’s Wet at Henson Studios in Hollywood, CA
21 – The Daily Mail reports Justin was working out in an LA Fitness in Marylebone on Wednesday when a man interrupted him by asking for his autograph for his girlfriend. When the *NSYNC star refused, the mystery man said, “I don’t like your music anyway,” and was promptly thrown out of the gym.
22-23 – Justin performs at the Point Depot in Dublin, Ireland
22 – Afterward Justin’s show he went to SPY nightclub in Dublin
23 – Both Justin and JC are nominated for the Teen Choice Awards, in the Male Artist category
24 – Chris spotted in Las Vegas at ghostbar (Palms)
26 – Press release about Justin joining Turner Sports as a special correspondent. “In his new role, Timberlake will contribute ongoing features and make appearances on a variety of the network’s sports properties, including the NBA regular season, Playoffs and NBA All-Star Game (TNT), NASCAR (TNT), professional golf events like The British Open (TNT) and PGA Championship (TNT), MLB on TBS and Big 12 and Pac-10 college football (TBS).”
27 – Lance photographed at “Joseph’s”
28 – Lance makes an appearance on CBS’s Early Show, meeting a young man with Downs Syndrome who is a big Lance Bass fan
28 – An episode of Fame is taped at 11 a.m. at Hollywood Center Studios, Hollywood.
28 – Joey is a ‘special host’ on NBC’s new Fame show
28 – Chris attends the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and the Palms Casino resort Las Vegas premiere of “The Italian Job”
29 – About JC from some mailing list/board: I read a few of your recent news updates and would like to provide you with a little more info on the Wango Tango show. Our local high school band (La Puente High) was one of the bands that performed with JC. JC was so excited about what our little band could do, he invited the seven members of our drumline to join him at the Zootopia concert in New York. Our kids will be flying to New York as well as hang out with JC (at his expense) the entire weekend. He is giving these kids, from predominantly low income families, a chance of a life time. These kids and their parents are grateful for the generosity of a musician that is truly giving back…and not just to his community, but to a community that doesn’t have much. I don’t think that JC is aware of what a wonderful opportunity he has given to such a talented group of high school students.”
30 – JC scheduled to be on Z100 with dj Cubby in the afternoon; he arrives in NYC late, and does the interview from his car; he mentions during the interview that he saw Justin perform in the UK
30 – TRL airs ‘behind the scenes’ shots of the Justin/Christina Rolling Stone photoshoot
30 – An episode of Fame is taped at 4 p.m. at Hollywood Center Studios, Hollywood.
30 – Lance spotted at Rain (the Palms nightclub) in Las Vegas
30 – Justin wins ‘Best International Music Act’ EMMA award (Ethnic Multicultural Multimedia Academy)
31 – (From Las Vegas Review Journal) “‘N Sync’s Lance Bass knows how to calm a crowd when a fire alarm goes off. During dinner at N9NE (Palms) on Saturday, an alarm went off as ‘N Sync song “Girlfriend” was being played on the restaurant sound system. Bass jumped up on a chair and started dancing. Within a few seconds, he had most of the patrons up and dancing.”
31 – Justin co-hosts the MTV Movie awards at the Shrine Auditorium. Joey attends the show as well
31 – Joey attends Ashton Kutcher and P. Diddy’s MTVMovieAwards afterparty