Lance Bass Shares Why He Remained Closeted During NSYNC Years

At the ceremony honoring NSYNC with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Lance Bass spoke about his fears of coming out and how it might have affected not only him but his bandmates.
NYSNC on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

The men of mega-successful boy-band NSYNC – Lance Bass, Justin Timberlake, Chris Kirkpatrick, Joey Fatone and JC Chasez – were honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier this week.

In his acceptance comments, Bass (who came out in 2006 after the band broke up) addressed how and why the enormous success of the group kept him in the closet.

From his remarks:

“The other thing I want to say here today is something I’ve been trying to put into words maybe my whole life. Growing up in Mississippi and in a Southern Baptist church, in a town where everyone knows your business, I had a secret: I was gay.”

“And at the time, I thought that I would never be able to tell anyone because not only was I terrified of the lasting rejection I was certain that that would happen. But more than that, I didn’t want to jeopardize the careers of these guys up here, much less the hundreds of amazing people who worked tirelessly to bring NSYNC to the world.”

“I thought if I had come out, NSYNC would be over. So I kept my secret. And our wildest dreams were coming true and we were so incredibly thankful, and I still am. But so many nights onstage, I’d see so many young, gay fans singing their hearts out and I wanted so badly to let you know, I was you. I just didn’t have the strength then.”

“But I do today, and so let me say loud and proud to all my LGBT brothers and sisters who embrace me and show me the way to be who I am, thank you so much.”

Bass married his husband Michael Turchin in 2014 after publicly coming out in 2006.

Postmodern Jukebox Covers NSYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” In 60s Surf Rock Style

I was trying to think of a #ThrowBackThursday post for today, and coming up dry until I got this message from Scott Bradlee and his Postmodern Jukebox crew:

This week, we gave NSYNC’s hit, “Bye Bye Bye” a Quentin Tarantino spin by imagining how it would sound in the soundtrack to “Pulp Fiction.”

Watch the video debut of Tara Louise – another fantastic young vocalist that we found during our #PMJsearch contest – and enjoy the return of our (now Grammy Nominated) Tambourine Guy, Tim Kubart.

So, I decided there was enough “throwback” in this cool twist on N’SYNC to qualify for #TBT.

Love that iconic 60s surf rock sound.

You can find the song on iTunes here.

News Round-Up: August 21, 2015

A photo posted by ❌🅰vie® ©🅰still🅾 (@javocast13) on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:26pm PDT

Some news stories you might have missed:

• We know we found one of the hottest math teachers ever, but is this the hottest accountant in the world?

• Caitlyn Jenner could face misdemeanor manslaughter charge (usually a one year prison sentence) for February crash in Malibu.

• Scientists may have found a way to block transmission of HIV and hepatitis C via semen.

• Illinois governor signs legislation banning “ex-gay” torture for LGBTQ youth.

• The federal government to retroactively offer Social Security spousal benefits to same-sex couples who lived in states where their marriage weren’t previously recognized.

• Backstreet Boys, N’Sync and Olivia Newton-John’s daughter Chloe Lattanzi shooting a futuristic “cowboys & zombies” movie.

A photo posted by Nick Carter (@nickcarter) on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:55pm PDT

Lance Bass of ‘NSYNC is engaged

Lance Bass announced on Instagram today that he’s engaged to boyfriend Michael Turchin.

“He said YES!!” Bass tweeted “Love this man.”

“Happiest guy in the world,” wrote Turchin.

The couple, who live in Los Angeles, have been dating since December 2011.

Turchin is an actor and model, and self-described “nice Jewish boy” on Twitter. Bass most recently joined his former band mates on stage during the MTV video music awards.

(via source)

2013 VMAs: ‘NSYNC reunites for one night

90s boy band "NSync takes to the 2013 VMA stage to reunite after 10 years

One day after the boy band sent out a tweet hinting at a reunion at Sunday’s awards show, Timberlake, J.C. Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick took the stage together.

As if no time had passed, the guys — J.C. Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and Timberlake — performed their iconic “Bye Bye Bye” choreography. The performance lived up to expectations although most fans would admit they’d have liked more than a few minutes of this reunion 10 years in the making.

(via Hollywood Reporter)

NSYNC to (maybe) reunite tonight at MTV Video Music Awards

Will they or won’t they? Rumors are running wild that 90s boy band NSYNC will reunite at tonight’s VMAs on MTV.

Fueling the fire is a newly opened Twitter account that sends first tweet – “Mic check, mic check one.. two… is this thing on?!”

I freely admit I was a boy-band fan of the 90s. Lots of fun music came out of it, and I love that it’s coming around again now.

Watch the VMAs to see if Justin Timberlake reunites with his former band-mates.

In the meantime, check out just a couple of NSYNC’s biggest hits:

Big Time Rush beats One Direction in Parade Magazine poll

Big Time Rush, on the cover of Parade Magazine, beat out One Direction in the magazine’s first “boy band” poll.

Back in the 90s, I was a big fan of the “boy band” music with 98 Degree, N’Sync and Backstreet Boys. I’m not as familiar with the new crop of bands, although from what I’ve been hearing I thought One Direction was pretty much the top dog these days. Guess I was wrong…

Any “boy band” fans out there?