Today in celebrity gossip: What did an 'NSYNC member do to earn Justin Timberlake's ire? Also, a peek at Jessica Biel's dress, a surprising rumor about Jessica Simpson's dad, and James Franco is a recording artist.
When god (meaning Us Weekly) closes one mystery, he opens up a whole big other mystery that intrigues us more than the original mystery. We now know that the two members of 'NSYNC whom Justin Timberlake did not invite to his big beautiful Italian wedding were Joey Fatone and Lance Bass. Chris Kirkpatrick was there because, what, you think Chris Kirkpatrick had better things to do? And JC Chasez was invited, but couldn't make it because his brother was getting married that same weekend. But the other two, well, they didn't make the cut. The reasoning for not inviting all four was that, some shadowy source tells Us Weekly, a full-scale 'NSYNC reunion would "overshadow the wedding." Which is probably true. And that's probably all we needed to know about that. Except! Except. The source then went on to say, "And Justin hates Lance now." Wait, whaaaat? Alas, no elaboration is given. We are simply handed that big fiery pulsating detail and then left to discern what it means by ourselves while this source goes back to doing whatever sources do when they're not meeting Us Weekly reporters in the parking lot of Spago. So what do we think? Why does Justin Timberlake "hate" Lance Bass now?? Is it because he said that stupid thing about Timberlake's bride being a "guy's girl"? No, it probably had to be something that happened before that. So what could it be? It's not because Lance Bass is gay. We refuse to believe that Justin plays like that. Something must have happened. Lance must have done something or said something that earned him the great one's disdain. We really can't imagine what it might be. Our only guess, and we must admit it's a pretty good guess, is that they got into a fight about space. Remember how Lance Bass was going to be an astronaut? It's in the history books, look it up. Well maybe Justin wanted to be the first 'NSYNC member in space? Maybe they had a big space war about who should go to space first and Lance weaseled his way to a victory somehow and now Justin hates him, even though Lance's brave space mission was scuttled because haha Lance Bass in space. That's really the only theory we have. Either that or Justin is totally on Reichen Lehmkuhl's side in the big breakup and so has to hate Lance out of loyalty. But that sounds completely ridiculous. No, a space war is far more plausible. Whatever the reason, we really hope that Us Weekly doesn't let it sit at just that. We have to know why, guys. That's one of the Ws of reporting. Who: Lance Bass. What: Hate. Where: Here, and space. When: Now. How: Intensely. But Why? Why? Why, world, why?? Any information anyone has would be greatly appreciated. [Us Weekly]
While we're on the topic of JT's grand nuptials (we will be on the topic until something more interesting happens), People has released the cover for its big "Justin & Jessica: Our Wedding Album" issue, out this Friday. On the cover we see Justin and Jessica posing in their wedding garb, with Justin hovering in the air and Jessica looking lovely and very pink her big wedding gown. And, hm, it's a very posed picture. So did they just give People some of their wedding photos, or did they invite People magazine to the wedding and do a special photoshoot for them? The former would be fine, the latter would be a little weird. But, then again, celebrities' lives are weird. Maybe it seems totally normal to have a People magazine photographer at your wedding. After all, those Four Weddings ladies seem to have no problem having a reality camera crew and three strangers at their wedding, and that is their first (and last) time ever being on TV. But J&J have been on TV and in magazines and in movies for years. At this point a People magazine photographer probably feels like Tinkerbell or the fairy thing from Zelda games. It's just a constant, nagging, sometimes helpful presence in their lives. So it would only stand to reason that there a photographer would be for the big wedding day. Anyway, yeah, Friday. That's when we can gaze upon the wedding snaps, all sweaty faced and wheezing at the newsstand, grinning sadly at all the lovely pictures, our hair greasy and matted, flies buzzing around our heads, stroking the pictures with stubby, sausagey fingers and whispering "Pretty, pretty..." Well, at least some of us are going to do that. [People]