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Entertainment Weekly: BoyBanders to Men

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In a piece reminiscent of “Where Are They Now,” Entertainment Weekly profiles 4 of the members of *NSYNC

Actor | Musician | RolesClass | Solo Singer | Individual | Justin Timberlake

JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE

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).

Actor | RolesClass | Individual | Joey Fatone

JOEY FATONE

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.

Actor | Authors | Musician | RolesClass | Individual | Lance Bass

LANCE BASS

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.

Actor | Musician | RolesClass | Solo Singer | Individual | JC Chasez

JC CHASEZ

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.

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