Lance Bass admitted several years back that his N’Sync lady-loving days were a bit of a sham cos he actually prefers the peen. Fair enough, good for him and we also kinda figured it was between him and the one with the weird dreadlocks. Anyway, now he’s sounding off on the latest boy band craze One Direction, saying pretty much what we all know: one of them is probably gay, too!
From The Rubin Report (via DS):
Referring to NBA star Jason Collins recently coming out, host Dave Rubin said: “There is one other place where coming out, I feel, would be frowned upon and I think it’s from the world you came from – the boyband situation.
“If you took one of those One Direction kids, because they basically are kids, my guess is one of them is gay.”
Bass replied: “Well, statistically speaking, one probably is. It’s crazy with a market like that because 100% is young women.
“And they fantasise about these guys, and then you have the record label and everyone grooming you to make sure that you don’t even mention you have a girlfriend.
“So screw the fact that you’re gonna come out as being gay. It ruins their whole business plan.”
True that. Although I know there’ve been a few boybands in the UK with openly gay members – Boyzone and Union J immediately come to mind – but unfortunately, Lance is right. Though really, wouldn’t a gay boyband singer make him more attractive to the young gay male fans? Seems like they could make up for their “loss” there. Also, why does it matter who ANYONE sleeps with in their private lives? Having sex with men or women doesn’t change the way your music sounds, the last time I checked.
May 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
Alright, let’s just get right down to it: ‘N Sync will probably never reunite, so if you were holding out for a “10 years later”-type mini tour or TV special, you’ll have to settle for making your JC Chasez doll dance and looking at that pic of Justin Timberlake’s hair next to a block of ramen noodles for the rest of your days. You can also listen to ‘Digital Getdown’ and giggle to yourself about how you used to think that song was secretly about, well, “digits” in naughty places. Nostalgia is a good thing, people – just… not for the band.
Lance Bass the heartbreaker shut it down in a new interview with Life & Style:
“I don’t think we’re doing anything,” former member Lance Bass told Life & Style at the SVEDKA Vodka’s 90s Throwback Valentine’s Day bash in LA on Jan. 31. “I don’t think [a reunion] would happen. Everyone is doing their own thing.”
Which makes sense, considering Justin Timberlake’s busy working on his new album — and he’s also one of the main reasons why Lance can’t foresee a future get together.
“Justin’s doing his thing,” he says. “I don’t think he would have a moment off to do an ‘N Sync album. He’s the busy one.”
Oh, so it all comes back to Justin being the asshole. I see! He didn’t even invite any of his former bandmates to his recent wedding to Jessica Biel, which Chris Kirkpatrick (the one with the nose ring and nasty dreads that no one liked) tried to pretend was no big deal, even though he was already in the same country. Daaaaamn.
“He didn’t want the wedding to be an ‘N Sync reunion, and I totally understand that,” Chris Kirkpatrick explained. “I already had plans to be in Italy anyway. It was just a coincidence that I was there when Justin got married. There’s really nothing negative about any of it.”
That’s cold as ice, Justin. Looks like he truly said “Bye, Bye, Bye” to his boyband past. (Shut up, I had to.)
February 5, 2013 at 2:30 pm by Jennifer
There might be more than one union worth celebrating come Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel’s wedding day.
Although it’s been more than a decade since the boy band has been active, the occasion could be extra special for ‘N Sync, the ’90s pop sensation that launched Timberlake’s career.
“It would be great. Who knows?” former band mate and friend Lance Bass, 33, tells Entertainment Tonight Canada of the potential reunion. “You never know. We might do a little improv a capella [at the wedding].”
Wedding entertainment ideas aside, Bass says he has no details about the “hush-hush” wedding, rumored to be this summer. “I’m sure when the wedding comes about, no one is going to know until five seconds before,” he says.
Would that be enough time to plan a toast, if Timberlake calls on him for the couple’s big day?
“I’ll probably cry,” says Bass, who helped the couple celebrate their engagement at a Los Angeles cocktail party last week. “That’s what I do at these things. If I have to do a speech, it’s something that means so much. … The tears start coming.”
I think that Lance really believes that they’ll break out into a chorus of “Bye Bye Bye” at the wedding. Has he heard the way that Justin’s been talking about NSYNC? Because Justin basically said that during those years, he looked like a moron. Really, I think Justin would be more inclined to put his dick in a box at his wedding than sing any NSYNC song. But, a girl can dream, right?
June 4, 2012 at 6:30 am by Emily
When I was 12 and obsessed with NSYNC, Lance Bass was probably my least favorite member. J.C. was my fave, and then Justin Timberlake, because even though he wasn’t really my type, he was my BFF’s fave, and it would have been a betrayal if he wasn’t my second favorite, or at least that’s what she led me to believe when we would have slumber parties and choreograph dances to every song and write fan fiction*. Then it was Chris, I guess, because he seemed fun, and then Joey and Lance just sort of sank to the bottom of my affections.
These days though, I can appreciate Lance so much more. He’s really come into his own, and he seems like an adorable, sweet dude most of the time. Tragically though, his sweetness means that he refuses to say anything about Jessica Biel that might come off as even the slightest bit negative. Also, his wedding present to Justin and Jess will be a Mickey Mouse toaster.
From Us Weekly:
Looks like Lance Bass is on the guest list for his former ‘N Sync bandmate’s wedding to his longtime love Jessica Biel!
“[Justin Timberlake]‘s like my brother, so there’s no question about [whether or not I'll make it to his wedding!]” Bass told Us Weekly at the Maxim Hot 100 party in NYC Thursday.
Earlier this spring, the couple was reportedly scouting locations in Italy for a potential destination wedding. “Any time you get to travel, it’s fun!” Bass added.
Back in April, the star came up with the perfect wedding gift for his friend, a former Mickey Mouse Club cast member.
“The man has everything, so a nice little toaster will do — maybe the one that puts a little Mickey Mouse emblem on it!” Bass revealed to Us at a West Hollywood event.
Wedding gifts and details aside, the 34-year-old has nothing but great things to say about Timberlake’s off-again, on-again love who he proposed to in December 2011.
“[Jessica]‘s amazing. One of the best people I know,” he continued to Us. “She has always been one of the guys. She’s like a best friend. It’s like hanging out with a best friend.”
Ok, sure he might genuinely like Jessica Biel. But in this whole interview, he sounds like one of those people who act like everything that ever happened is the best thing that ever happened. Does that make sense? Like, I feel like if he’d have had time, he would have kept going for ages about how great everything is. And there are definitely worse ways to be, but jeez, if I wanted Jessica Biel shoved down my throat this morning … I would never want Jessica Biel shoved down my throat.
*Can I tell you guys a secret? I have an old trapper keeper somewhere that is absolutely full of NSYNC fan fiction that my BFF and I wrote together. There are literally hundreds of pages of it. We would pass notes back in forth in class, plotting out our stories. One time this asshole in eighth grade grabbed one of the notes out of my hand and held it over my head, threatening to read it out loud and I flipped out. I think I scared him, and he gave it back, but you guys. That trapper keeper is in a safe, safe place now.
May 28, 2012 at 7:30 am by Emily
Hey, guys! Remember earlier this month when Neil Patrick Harris offhandedly used the word “tranny” and people got angry? Because the word isn’t really that funny? And because your being gay doesn’t earn you a “pass” for using certain slurs? (I mean, NPH is my patron saint and all, but let’s not be cavepeople, here.)
Yeah, well. Lance Bass was co-hosting an episode of Access Hollywood Live, and he was right in the midst of interviewing Funny or Die‘s Billy Eichner when the word just kind of tumbled out of Bass’s big mouth.
Billy Eichner was quick to call Lance out, if a little sardonically: “We’re not supposed to call them ‘trannies,’ though, did you see that?” After all, NPH got a ton of flack for that very mistake, Eichner went on to point out.
Lance Bass tried his best to play it off: “Oh, great, now I’m gonna get in trouble. Awesome.”
Then he said, a little sheepishly, “I didn’t get the memo.” The goof seemed innocent enough? Maybe? I don’t know.
No one was particularly apologetic—which is almost understandable, because copping to an error on live TV is a great way to underscore an error instead of just letting it slide off the radar where it belongs—but then co-anchor Kit Hoover wondered aloud what we’re supposed to call them now. She wondered this out loud. She asked this multiple times.
And everything had been twee till then, but when Hoover made those remarks, my jaw actually dropped. I just can’t even…!
Eichner stared at her for a long time before dismissing her question with a quip, but the whole thing was horrifying.
Let me add that, while the use of “tranny” offends me, so did Eichner’s exclamation of “Jesus Christ!” On live television. Come on, people: your daytime audience is right here in the U.S. Bible Belt. Knock it off.
I mean, it’s not like I’m tuning into Access Hollywood for champagne and caviar, but this whole thing was just tacky. Ugh. If you can’t do live television without also behaving like horrible people, use the teleprompter already.
December 23, 2011 at 4:30 am by Jenn
Even if you don’t care about Lance Bass, please just do yourself a favor and watch this glorious music video. The song is called “Facebook Official,” ok? Do you really need another reason?