About Justin Timberlake - Justin Timberlake. Born January 31, 1981, Justin Timberlake
has easily become the most popular individual of all the 'boy
bands'. Even from his childhood days, the popular singer from
Memphis, Tennessee was performing. His first television appearance
was on Star Search, and then as in most of his younger days,
he sang country. His big break came in 1992 when he spent two
years in Orlando with Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. On MMC he
had the opportunity to showcase his talent with future bandmate
Joshua Scott Chasez, Christina Aguilera, and rumored love interest
Britney Spears. He returned home after that two year stint but
his desire to perform brought him back to Orlando. From there
the two joined forces with Pittsburgh native Chris Kirkpatrick
and New Yorker Joey Fatone. Later the group added Lance Bass
to create 'N Sync (now called *NSYNC after their lawsuit settlement).
Today they are on top of the world, having sold more albums
in their first week with No Strings Attached than any artists
ever, though Timberlake thinks respect is more important than
sales, saying Call us what you want. Call us the first real
boy band, if you want. Just don't disrespect the fact that we're
musicians. We're not just trying to sell T-shirts, you know?
Justin Timberlake photo on the red carpet
Justin and his mates spent what seemed forever in Germany and
created a buzz their in 1998, yet upon their return to the states,
were still relatively unknown. But a Disney Channel Special
played over and over created a US interest for the group that
has mushroomed to its current level. Though Justin has a love
for making music, he has said he hates the business side of
music, saying It's a screwball business and there are a lot
of players who will straight-up lie to you. Perhaps part of
that music 'business' are the comparisons with the Backstreet
Boys, which he says We don't look at anyone as rivals. I don't
know if anyone looks at us as rivals. They're not really part
of my world. Though it is believed most of their troubles were
with the former label BMG, which the band just resolved a length
legal battle with. One good thing Justin's been able to do on
the business side is launch a charitable foundation to raise
money for music and arts in public schools.
Grammy winner Justin Timberlake hard at work
Justin has several
nicknames, the latest he showcased on The Tonight Show as 'Butter'.
Others include 'Curly' (he is said to hate his curly hair, and
until recently always had it dyed blond, though he told a Yahoo
chat audience he once died it blue!), 'Bounce', and 'The Baby'.
Despite what he thinks of his hair, Justin was chosen in 1999
as Teen People Magazine's 21 Hottest Stars Under 21. One quality
that probably didn't help his inclusion on that list was his
bad habit of belching. A problem also may be occurring with
other jealous members of the band, in fact, Joey joked on MTV before they launched their new album that they sing Don't Speak
when Justin does the majority of the photo shoots, a reference
to troubles that No Doubt have with Gwen Stafani. A quick statistics
search of all the band members nude or shirtless points to the
fact that most of the girls want to see Justin on the web as
well. What most girls seem interested in with Justin is his
love life. He has said repeatedly that he and Britney are just
friends, but several reports say otherwise. He did tell Teen
mag during a psychic reading that he just got out of a 'major'
relationship in '99 saying It was ugly. She cheated on me and
everything but it's all good.
Many have speculated that this
person he's referring to is Britney. Earlier this year, the
National Enquirer obtained video footage of the two kissing
and driving in a car at night. The tabloid also published photos
of Justin driving Britney's new Jaguar and shopping with her,
saying the two were living in a rented house much to the surprise
of her mother. And many remember Britney last year missing an
autograph session while rumored to be spending time in a hotel
with Justin. Justin's also been linked with Daniele Fishel,
who had broken off a relationship with fellow *NSYNC bandmate
Lance Bass. He told a Yahoo! chat audience It's so funny b/c
we get rumors that I'm dating Daniele Fishel or Britney Spears..
or Tatiana Ali... but once we got this one that I was dating
Lance! That was pretty funny! During a recent trip to London,
British tabloids had reports that Justin spent a weekend with
All Saint Nicole Appleton in his swanky St. Martin's Lane hotel.
There also are rumors that on Justin's appearance on Rosie,
he said during a commercial break he had a girlfriend named
'Kelly', that same month a Boston radio show said he'd bought
a huge tennis bracelet for his supermodel girlfriend. Whatever
the case, most *NSYNC 'groupies' will say that Justin prefers
to date showbiz type only. Though lately he has said he no longer
wants to comment on any dating rumors. The more troubling rumor
was floated last year when Star magazine published this blind
item that isn't exactly blind when you consider the only 'qualified'
persons would be Justin or Nick Carter, saying This teen is
possibly the cutest in his popular boy group but he's not the
greatest catch. The group's handlers are worried about his behavior
but choose to look the other way because they don't want to
jinx their money machine.
Observant fans might have noticed
this heart-throb has lost about 25 pounds in the past few months.
His addictions keep him up all night. Not only does he snort
mountains of cocaine, but he constantly has hookers coming and
going. His teen fans would be heartbroken to learn he'd much
rather pay for sex than have a real girlfriend. While some have
made charges in the past that this behavior sounds like Nick
Carter and Justin... well, we can only hope this is untrue,
though several posters at Groupiecentral.com have made similar
claims against both singers.