NSYNC to Reunite at VMA Awards, Pajiba Writer Cleans and Presses Her Liveblogging Capelet
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NSYNC to Reunite at VMA Awards, Pajiba Writer Cleans and Presses Her Liveblogging Capelet

By Courtney Enlow | Celebrities Are Better than You | August 20, 2013 | Comments ()


First, JTT. Now, NSYNC is reuniting. On the Jason Mantzoukas scale of craziness, this just passed up Next-Level Bonkers and has risen to What Is Happening?! and I live.

So, after years of being all “NO! *stomps foot* I’M THE SPECIAL ONE!” and pouting in the corner, then jumping on Jessica Biel like a human trampoline, Justin Timberlake finally decided to copy Beyonce at the Superbowl graciously reunite with his former group, the whole reason he’s famous (well, one of the whole reasons—TEAM BRIT) to the squealing delights of those of us who entered high school jamming to a little ditty titled “Digital Get Down” wherein NSYNC invented cybersex.

According to the New York Post (yeah, I know), justiN, chriS, joeY, lancetoN (this was always stupid) and jC will be performing together for the first time since 2004. JC will be crying because somehow he has the worst career despite being the most talented singer. Lance Bass will be doing all his happy dances because he went from On the Line to gay advocate. Chris will be feeding and watering his hair. Joey will be over there, doing whatever Joey does.

Needless to say, this is a great day for your inner 14-year-old. I mean, they’re no Backstreet Boys (COMMENT WAR!) but this is fun. See you on Sunday night, bitches.

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  • JanisM

    Also, have to add that the added star before their name has always been so fucking pretentious (sp?)

    *Nsync? what the fuck is the stupid * for?

  • JanisM

    fuck Nsync, BSB all the way!

  • Kathleen Allen

    i thank the gods above that my parents had sex when they did and i was too old for this target demographic. by the time these boys broke out the crunchy hair, 'strawberry flavoured condom' designer line of baggy trous' and combat boots, i was in college...skipping my 8am shakespeare class, listening to billie holiday, charlie parker and becoming addicted to cherry poptarts.

  • Amy Love

    NSYNC will always be one step behind the Backstreet Boys, who just reunited thanks to Kevin joining them on their most recent tour. (Your move, NSYNC luvahs.)

  • Strand

    My God, 2013 Joey Fatone has let himself go in the way we all knew he would.

  • e jerry powell

    Doesn't the Fat One have a more consistent gig working for Steve Harvey these days?

    (BTW, I personally and genuinely think that the Fat One is the sexiest member of the group. The rest of them skinny bitches need to eat a few footlong subs.)

  • Miss Laaw-yuhr

    The Jason Mantzoukas scale of craziness absolutely made my day. My sister just told me this week I had to stop using the phrase "stone cold dum dum" that I got from him.

    Also, I am convinced he is my soul mate.

  • Chris' hair looks like a Pokemon. http://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upl...


    N*Sync is just a bunch of dirty copycats, man. Don't even start with me.

  • DominaNefret

    But BSB was amazingly fun and self-deprecating in This Is The End, so they win. My mom and I were the only non-bros in the theater when we saw it, and EVERYONE started singing along.
    (Yes, I saw it with my mom. Because what.)

  • St

    This better be true. Because now every site reported it, after that NY article. And it will be huge letdown if this will be false. It’s hard for me to believe that his royal Pop Highness would agree to join NSYNC. So many years he pretended that they never existed.

    Also if this is true then they MUST invite Backstreet Boys too. They simply MUST. And BSB have new album to promote. They would agree.
    Also I wonder how Chris and Joey look like now. Lance, JC and his pop highness look the same, but I believe Chris and Joey let themselves go big time.

  • CurlieQt

    but if they join forces what will people fight about on the internet?!?!

  • I know that it's an *NSYNC v. BSB grudge match here, but I think Hanson is the best. THERE. I SAID IT. It feels so good to get that off my chest.

  • Downvoting because WRONG.

  • DominaNefret

    Yeah, but Hanson is actually a band, not a boy band. They write their own music, play their own instruments, and weren't formed via an open audition discovered in their local newspaper.

  • susiemderkins

    man, fuck BSB and NSYNC - Hanson all the way

  • TK

    So, uh, the guy in the middle? With the worms that are burrowing into his skull? Do those things... control him?

    Are the worms the reason he dresses like that?

    If so, what the fuck is the excuse for the rest of them?


  • Long_Pig_Tailor

    As Figgy noted, the answer to that entire picture is simply, "THE 90S." No more need be said. Much like how you interpret any photograph from the 1980s, a reference to its decade of origin is all the explanation required. It works for most eras. Por ejemplo--

    IT WAS THE 20S.

  • The 90s were all about plastics.

  • And you gotta love this video that can't make up its mind about tone: is it sad and serious? Is it funny? Is it completely batshit and disrespectful of people with mental issues?

    (D: All of the above)

  • Do you think JT will sport a bleached-Ramen wig in honor of the event?

  • Sara_Tonin00

    How about "they're no Boyz II Men"?

  • DeaconG

    They're no New Edition either.

  • TK

    Now that shit is the TRUTH.

  • F'mal DeHyde

    And people make fun of the clothes and hairstyles from the 80s. Pshaw.

  • Mrs. Julien

    A capelet? Does it twirl like a mofo? Do you?

  • Aaron Schulz

    Can i see your capelet? And tips on where to purchase a fine capelet for the winter ball this December.

  • Return of Santitas

    What is terrifying is that I know every. single. word of that song. And every random high note. AWESOME! (Also, Joey is clearly having the most fun).

  • Allijo

    *NSYNC will always win the war with BSB for no other reason than their Christmas album. It's the only pop Christmas album people like. They definitely need to break out the holiday hits at the VMAs.


  • Allijo

    Is there such a thing as aca-porn? If so, then Oh Holy Night off this album is my James Deen.

  • stella

    Does Mariah Carey not count? Is she in a different category?

  • DominaNefret

    I hate that album with a passion due to working in a Barnes and Noble attached to a mall which was required by the mall to play Christmas music from mid-November through the end of January. Which meant hearing Mariah Carey, Frank Sinatra, and Celtic Women about 1,000 times each.

  • Bert_McGurt

    "It's the only pop Christmas album people like."

    Excuse me, Dee Snider would like a word with you...


  • Allijo

    I did have a word with Dee, per your request, and he said he'd like JC singing "Under My Tree."
    Your guess is as good as mine.

  • chanohack

    Fuck you, Hanson does a mean Christmas.

  • The one that always made me laugh was the sexy Jingle Bells one, I can't remember the name because I still skip it. But it's hilarious.

    Christmas time... Is so special... It's like you can hear JC doing that outline of a woman's body thing '90s R&B singers used to do.

  • I second this emotion with a "Merry Christmas, merry Christmas, merry Christmas, happy hoooo-lidays"

  • OOH YEAH. /justin intro

  • mairimba

    Christmas albums are the WORSE! So your point is invalid.

  • DominaNefret

    My favorite band's Christmas Album is fabulous, thankyouverymuch. It is all original Virginia Bluegrass holiday songs. I gave it to my dad, and he listens to it on repeat all through the Christmas season, which is pretty hilarious.

  • Krissy

    I disagree...I freaking LOVE their Christmas Album...it is actually a family staple now and I am NOT embarrassed to admit it.

    ok...a little embarrassed but I still love it

  • Allijo

    Not this one, which is my point. I am an avid ear-plugging LALALALALALALALALALALA when it comes to Christmas music, but the *NSYNC one is surprisingly frequently met with refrains of "That IS really good" when it comes up.
    I dare you to listen.

  • mairimba


    Thanks for letting us know you're live blogging. I need to stock up on wine.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    wine in a box. It has to be a box. With a Kathy Lee straw.

  • Mrs. Julien

    TIP IT!

  • Ian Fay

    Guys, am I having a stroke or is Joey Fatone actually wearing what I think he is in that picture?

  • dizzylucy

    I've stared at Joey and Justin's feet and legs for a good minute now because it looks like one of those photoshop mistakes. I can only conclude that there is some sort of third red pant leg hanging there.

  • Ian Fay

    Little known fact: Joey Fatone is related to Milton Berle.

  • Does that mean that, ergo, Joey Fatone is related to the manager for Ratt?

  • Ian Fay

    Actually, I was referring to this:


    But I like yours better.

  • TK

    You mean a giant strawberry-flavored condom? Nope, not a stroke.

  • Ian Fay

    It looks like he's wearing a suit made of Fruit Roll-Ups.

  • Mrs. Julien

    They're dressed for a fetish club at a ski resort.

  • chanohack


  • marigi

    The teen bands of my childhood and adolescence have all reunited so it's time for younger generations to have their once wet and now embarrassing dreams fulfilled. But although Take That might have had some marginally tragic wardrobe moments, my beloved Duran Duran have never EVER looked as ridiculous as the top photo of these guys. What were you gals/guys thinking when they showed up like that??!!

  • kirbyjay

    I'm pulling rank on all of you, gloating ferociously and announcing my superiority in the timeline of my birth. I was a Beatles baby and never had to call myself a fan of a boy band.

  • marigi

    Excusez moi, but it seems to me that you are our mitochondrial eve/adam. Coordinating outfits and hairdos, twee pop anthems, girls going bonkers without dignity... They are the prototype of boy bands.

  • Uriah_Creep

    The difference is that the Beatles grew out of the boy band mentality quickly and wrote their own, progressive music. There really is no comparison.

  • Uriah_Creep

    * High five! *

  • Maguita NYC

    No man ever looked this hot wearing make-up!

  • stella

    Umm....what are they wearing? I ask this in all seriousness.

  • oilybohunk7

    Something from Hefty's "glamour" line?

  • Justin's face. That's the exact moment he decided to go solo.

  • dizzylucy

    You can actually see his shame.

  • Wednesday

    TRUE STORY*: This photo was taken when NSYNC was launching their line of action figures, and they are dressed in over-large plastic so as to match their dolls. If you look closely, you can see each member is carrying a special accessory that will make the set more collectible. This was also going to be a Saturday morning cartoon at some point but by the time it was ready for launch, Nickelodeon and Cartoon Network dominated and there was no market for it.

    *Not verified.

  • stella

    Omg Im accepting your story as TRUE FACTS.

  • Sirilicious

    I think they are about to cook some meth.

  • stella

    Holy shit.... I thought they were just trying to impersonate 70s spacemen....

  • Sirilicious

    Pah, they *wish* they had Buck Rogers fashion sense.

  • Bert_McGurt

    I think the only accurate answer I can give you for that is...plastic. They are wearing plastic.

  • TK


    The fuck.


    THAT'S where that stupid-ass name comes from? An acronym of the last letters in their names? ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDINGSONIzadJN, bmgdzs.ktgjs;,/.34yGH

    FUCKING USELESVFDB VXCMXHVNBCHL ;MaSKLGNBVC, Bkfnmghbnm, 4rwp098u523nretd, cbv

    Fuck it. Burn everything.


    Ugh, forced acronyms.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Seriously. They should've gone for "Lanceworth."

  • God bless you for the Backstreet Boys comment. NSync had the moves and the pubescent man-boy bodies, but BB had the harmonies and the actual-man bodies. It all depended on your style. Plus, Seth Rogen has already told us BB rock it out in Heaven...

  • Deidra

    That hilarious reveal overshadows any NSync reunion by a long shot. Especially Nick Carter botching the choreography.

  • chanohack

    I am not excited about an NSYNC reunion.

    But I am SO EXCITED that you're liveblogging it. NOW I will watch.

  • googergieger

    I won't, but that's just because I don't like watching awful things.

  • Maguita NYC

    Was not into the boybands, but live blogging with Courtney and mocking them is a whole new way of fun with NSYNC.

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    What is terrifying is that I know
    every. single. word of that song. And every random high note. AWESOME!
    (Also, Joey is clearly having the most fun).

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