Celebrity Scoop – 04/24/2019


Following the surprise appearance of *NSYNC members Lance Bass, JC Chasez, Joey Fatone and Chris Kirkpatrick with Ariana Grande at the Coachella music festival on April 15th, could the group stage a comeback play without Justin Timberlake?

The foursome took to the stage deep into Grande’s song “Break Up With Your Girlfriend, I’m Bored” and followed with a joint version of the boy band’s “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” complete with vintage choreography recreated and Grande herself stepping in to replace Timberlake. The response was massive, though viewers were split over whether it’s really ‘N Sync if Timberlake isn’t there.

Now, with a “test run” under their belts, could *NSYNC go out on the road as a quartet? Some people who work in the music industry think so.

“There’s such a hunger now for great pop, for nostalgia,” one industry source told Billboard. “It’s almost like a warm, comfortable blanket, especially for the generation that grew up with them, who are now moms and dads. The timing is right.”

“The four of them would be great,” added Brad Wavra, senior vp touring at Live Nation and *NSYNC’s original promoter. “There’s no denying the talent that Justin has, but the four of them together proved it [at Coachella]: the music sounded great, they looked great, the fan response was awesome and I think that that would be the same all across America.”

Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter is all for an *NSYNC comeback. Over the weekend, he tweeted his support of a reunion, and went so far as to suggest the once competing boy bands collaborate sometime.

Though the band didn’t respond, Fatone did on his personal account, seemingly calling out BSB on unfinished projects. “Hey we still have other Colabs [sic] we have not finished yet before u can think of other things lol” he wrote.


Halsey’s naked rock climbing trip did not go as planned.

The singer took to Instagram Monday to show off her injured back, showing off her torso covered in red scrapes in cuts. Halsey also had her middle finger wrapped in a bandage.

“Don’t go rock climbing naked. Or do. Do you,” she captioned the photo.

Many of the singers’ famous friends and fans took to the comments section to sympathize with her pain.

“Nightmare,” her collaborates and friend Benny Blanco wrote on the photo.

“Omg, please go to the doctor 🙁 be careful, take care of yourself,” one fan commented.

“I thought this was gonna be you saying you caught measles from an unvaccinated child,” another fan joked.

This is not the first time Halsey has taken to social media recently to show off an injury. The singer went on Instagram Saturday to share a pic of her bruised knees and captioned it, “aw sh*t here we go again,” leading some fans to wonder if she was rehearsing a new routine.

TAYLOR SWIFT SEEMINGLY TEASES NEW MUSIC MERCHANDISE: It looks Taylor Swift might be giving another clue at her upcoming new album. While arriving back at her apartment building on Monday, the 29-year-old entertainer sported a pink-floral print shirt that has “Taylor Swift” in white writing along the back of her right sleeve. While nothing else was spotted on the shirt, fans are hoping the shirt will be part of the merchandise Taylor releases along with new music. A few weeks ago, Taylor released a countdown on social media that she will be dropping something big on April 26th.

BTS MAKE BILLBOARD HISTORY: BTS made history once again by becoming the first K-pop act with two simultaneously-charting hits on the Billboard Hot 100 list. Just one day after the group’s album Map of the Soul: Persona earned No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, the website revealed BTS’ two songs “Boy With Luv (feat. Halsey) and “Make It Right” (feat. Ed Sheeran) are also on this week’s Hot 100 list at No. 8 and No. 95, respectively. This is the first time a K-pop act has ever done this. But that’s not all. Since “Boy With Luv” debuted at the No. 8 spot on this week’s chart, it also became the highest-charting song by a K-pop act in Billboard’s history, breaking a record previously held by BTS’ 2018 track “Fake Love,” which hit No. 10 last year.

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