Entertainment Weekly: BoyBanders to Men
In a piece reminiscent of “Where Are They Now,” Entertainment Weekly profiles 4 of the members of *NSYNC
Let Timbo’s post-*NSYNC career be the yardstick against which all other ex-boy-banders are judged: he who hath transcended his frosted tips and Lou Pearlman puppet strings to become not only a massive solo star with six Grammys and two multiplatinum albums, but now an in-demand thespian as well (see legendary SNLguest-host spots, much-anticipated David Fincher Facebook movie The Social Network).
He may never have been *NSYNC‘s sex symbol (or even its third runner-up), but the amiable Fatone has carved a place for himself as the goateed teddy bear of reality television, placing second on Dancing With the Stars, hosting karaoke game showThe Singing Bee and various red-carpet events for TV Guide, and most recently, serving as the announcer on Family Feud.
Though bested by former bandmate Fatone on DWTS (he came in third to Joey’s second), the *NSYNCer and onetime aspiring cosmonaut trumped him with a best-selling autobiography, 2007′s Out of Sync; an official coming-out on the cover ofPeople magazine; and various gigs for stage and screen, including a Broadway run as Corny Collins in Hairspray. Today, he appears to be focusing his efforts primarily on behind-the-scenes production and philanthropy.
Often thought to have the best hopes for a solo career aside from bandmate Timberlake, *NSYNC dreamboat Chasez failed to connect with his ’04 debut,Schizophrenic, and was eventually dropped by label Jive. Subsequently, he’s turned to acting (including guest spots on Ghost Whisperer and Las Vegas), and songwriting and producing for other artists (David Archuleta, Backstreet Boys). He is currently a judge on America’s Best Dance Crew.