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Justin Bieber Says “I Really Like You” To His Famous Friends

He’s Baaaack!!    Bieber is back with another hilarious lip sync video. This time, it’s to Carly Rae Jepsen’s could-be Song Of The Summer “I Really Like You” featuring his new crew of superstar friends.  See how many you can spot!  (Hey Lance Bass and Rixton!)

Watch the video below – we dare you to not crack a smile!

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The Friday Five: *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached” Turns 15!

This week mark’s the 15th anniversary of one of the greatest albums of all time – *NSYNC’s “No Strings Attached.” We have fond memories of pre-ordering the CD at Sam Goody, running to the mall after school the day it came out to pick it up. And of course, you weren’t cool unless you brought the album with you the next day and fangirled over the pictures of your favorite (JC and Lance) in the CD booklet! In honor of this momentous occasion, here are our favorite songs from “No Strings Attached.”  We recommend celebrating by watching *NSYNC: Live from Madison Square Garden and dancing along.

1. “Bye Bye Bye”
Everything about this song is amazing. The dance moves, the video, that note JC hits?

2. “It’s Gonna Be Me”
The origin of *NSYNC’s signature slow lean and pop.

3. “I Thought She Knew”
*NSYNC were known for their moves and style, but this track proved they could SING. We get chills every time we listen to it. If we ever get to hear this live (Which we will because a reunion tour will happen.) we will be in tears.

4. “It Makes Me Ill”
Don’t you feel awesome when you can sing along to that quick verse at the beginning?

5. “Digital Get Down”
Basically, *NSYNC sang about Face Time before it was even a thing.

Bonus: “Space Cowboy” feat. Lisa Left Eye Lopes
Yes, they rode mechanical bulls during this song on tour.

Bonus #2: “Just Got Paid”
MONEY MONEY MONEY

The Friday Five: *NSYNC Videos

It’s tearing up our hearts that an *NSYNC reunion hasn’t happened yet.  But we are never giving up hope.  Especially since the band members are all still friends – Lance revealed on Watch What Happens Live that the guys have a group text and talk almost every day. (!!!!)  Last night, E! aired a special on Lance Bass’ wedding to Michael Turchin.  It was a beautiful ceremony, and a historic moment, and we’re so glad that Lance and Michael shared with us all.  Oh, and how amazing was it seeing Joey and JC?  (Chris was there too but we only caught a brief glimpse of him)  We’re still fangirling over JC’s role as the “wedding singer.”  He hasn’t aged a day (sorry Justin, but he was always our fave), and it reminded us just how much we need to see JC, and the rest of the guys, on stage again.

So while we wait for that reunion tour announcement (seriously, the amount we would be willing to pay for tickets to that tour increases daily), watch our favorite *NSYNC videos and try not to drive yourself crazy wanting them back.

1. “I Drive Myself Crazy”
We used to re-enact this video, which we had recorded on a VHS tape.  So many great moments:  Lance and his flowers.  Justin’s hair.  JC’s eyes (swoon)

2. “Bye Bye Bye”
We voted for this video on TRL EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.   If you claim to not know the “Bye Bye Bye” dance, you are lying.
 

3. “Pop”
All that matters is that you recognize that’s it’s just about RESPECT!
 

4. “It’s Gonna Be Me”
The video that launched the signature “lean and pop” move (now replicated by the one-man boyband Austin Mahone)
 

5. “I Want You Back”
We prefer the European version of the video, which takes place in space, and has the guys in tight tops and baggy waggy pants.
 

BONUS: “U Drive Me Crazy”
Another European video.  Just watch it, we can’t even explain.
 

The Friday Five: Fangirl Gift Guide

We’re less than three weeks away from Christmas and while we’re still deciding which boyband member we want to find under our tree this year, we’ve created a list of our favorite presents to give this holiday season.  These gift ideas are perfect for the fangirl in your life – even if you gift them to yourself!!

1. Books!
Books are a great keepsake and a fun way to learn even more about your favorite band.  5SOS and Austin Mahone both have new books out, just in time for the Holidays!  For the 90s fangirl, we highly recommend “Out Of Sync” by Lance Bass and “NKOTB: 5 Brothers And A Million Sisters.”

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2. Band Merch!
Crewneck sweatshirts, and Holiday themed sweaters are especially trendy this year.  We love the “Merry Trismas” sweatshirt from The Vamps, and this onesie from Hunter Hayes.  A gift that’s in the Holiday spirit, perfectly cheesy, shows off your favorite band, AND keeps you warm?   Perfect.

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3. Concert Tickets!
You can never go wrong with concert tickets!  It just might take some advance planning and sneaking around.  Check to see which tours have been announced (Dan + Shay’s 2015 headlining tour goes on sale this week!) and try to be stealth about getting tickets so it’s a surprise.  Plus you’ll get an extra gift by the time the concert rolls around!

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4. Ear plugs!
When you go to as many shows as we do, ear plugs are essential.   We know, you think they look un-cool.  You know what’s even less cool?  Not being able to hear.  Invest in a good reusable pair – they’re more discreet and are designed especially to filter music so you’ll be able to hear everything AND look cool.  Promise.

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Lots of artists release special editions around the Holidays.  We love the “LiveSOS” Bundle that 5SOS put together – it includes posters from each of their 2014 tours.

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The Friday Five: Our Favorite “Dancing With the Stars” Contestants

In honor of Monday’s “Dancing With the Stars” finale, and our man James Maslow making it  to the finals, for this week’s Friday Five we’re looking back at our favorite DWTS contestants!

1. James Maslow
We cannot say enough good things about James, and are so happy to see him in the finals! He’s consistently improved week after week, and is such a passionate performer.  We’re glad everyone can see what us Big Time Rush fans have known all along!  Now if James could just take his new dance skills on the road on another BTR tour…

2. Lance Bass
The last time we were this invested in DWTS was the season of Lance Bass and Cody Linley in 2008.  We’ll never forget Lance’s iconic Jitterbug, where he lost his shoe in the finals but still managed to come in 3rd place!  (He should have won)

3. Cody Simpson
Oh, Cody.  You left way too early, but at least we got this “Surfboard” dance before you went!  We’re looking forward to seeing him back on the finale – we hear he’s been working on something amazing.

4. Joey McIntyre
Boy band members make the BEST contestants.  They have the moves, know how to charm a crowd, and have fangirl voting power.  We welcome any and all current and former boy band members to join the cast.  (Other former DWTS boy banders include Joey Fatone and Drew Lachey)

5. Aaron Carter
Aaron oh Aaron, what are we going to do with you?  Partner Karina Smirnoff managed to keep Aaron focused enough to make it to week 8!  He’s definitely got the moves and made each dance fun to watch.

Bonus: Cody Linley

And in case you were wondering what Cody Linley has been up to since DWTS, he released a single called “Breathe” in 2010.  You’re welcome.

Backstreet Boys vs *NSYNC Feud in 2014: Why Can’t We All Get Along?

Back in the late 90s and early aughts, the Backstreet Boys vs *NSYNC feud was a very real thing. Across the world, middle school girls everywhere (OK and elementary, high school and college..) pledged their allegiance to one boy band, and one alone. This was even more serious than choosing a faction in Divergent. Did you prefer JT’s crunchy bleached curls? Or Nick’s platinum bowl cut?   It was one or the other, you couldn’t have both.

We always (not so) secretly loved both bands. If anyone asked it was all about *NSYNC, but we loved Backstreet just as much and still do. I guess you could say that we are Divergent: we are simply not made to love just one boy band. Each group offered something different: where would we be without JC hitting that note in “Bye Bye Bye?”   And Nick in “I Want It That Way?”

We loved *NSYNC’s dance moves and swag (it takes guts to pull off a down vest filled with cash and silver lipstick) and Backstreet Boys harmonies and over the top music videos.

But it’s not 1999 anymore, it’s 2014.  Can’t we all just get along?  There is more than enough boy band love to go around!

You can catch Backstreet Boys on their In a World Like This Tour across North America this summer, as well as Justin Timberlake’s 20/20 World Tour!  And you know we are never giving up hope for that *NSYNC reunion tour…

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Fangirl Book Club: Out of Sync by Lance Bass

After the *NSYNC reunion at the VMAS (our favorite moment of 2013!) we couldn’t get enough of them. Thanks to YouTube, the Disney *NSYNC special is easily found, as is their Madison Square Garden concert (although we have that one on DVD) and this video which was released only in Europe, “Drive Me Crazy.”

Which led us to finally reading Lance Bass’ memoir, the perfectly titled “Out of Sync.” This book is a must read for any *NSYNC fan, as it reveals much about the boys’ climb to fame, the truth about that Backstreet Boys feud, and how Lance managed to handle screaming girls throwing themselves at him every night (easy: he just wasn’t interested).

Here’s what we learned from reading.

1. The Backstreet Boys vs *NSYNC feud was totally fake and orchestrated by Lou Pearlman, who would make up things to tell each band. (“Chris Kirpatrick said AJ McLean couldn’t sing!”)

2. Lance Bass once ripped up a $100,000 check and walked out of a meeting. Why? They’d had the number one album for weeks and had been touring non stop yet Pearlman was keeping most of the profits for himself as the “sixth member of the band.”

3. Lance went through a LOT of training to go into space. For starters, he had voluntary heart surgery to fix a minor problem. He also spent months learning rocket science in Russia, meaning he had to go through all of his training in Russian. Now, THAT’S dedication!!

4. Unfortunately due to networks pulling out and taking away funding (“it just wouldn’t look good for our sponsors if you died”) and JT’s continual delays of the bands’ reunion as he worked on his solo album, Lance never made it to space. We’re hoping now that space tourism is a thing, he’ll finally get the chance to go!

5. Chris and JT were the biggest ladies men on the road.

6.  Before *NSYNC, JT and JC, who knew each other from the Mickey Mouse Club, were working on a project as a duo when they got a call from Chris Kirkpatrick.  (Can this still happen?)

7.  We can all thank Chris Kirkpatrick for getting rejected from the Backstreet Boys and going on to form *NSYNC.

Grab your copy on Amazon today!  While you impatiently wait for that *NSYNC reunion, be sure to check out Justin Timberlake on tour!