Lance Bass
American singer and actor
Lance Bass
James Lance Bass, best known as Lance Bass, is an American pop singer, dancer, actor, film and television producer, and author. He grew up in Mississippi and rose to fame as the bass singer for the American pop boy band 'N Sync. 'N Sync's success led Bass to work in film and television. He starred in the 2001 film On the Line, which his company, Bacon & Eggs, also produced.
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Jennifer Grey Wore The Most Perfect T-Shirt To The Women's March
Huffington Post - 30 days
On my way to #WomensMarchLA #nobodyputspussyinacorner A photo posted by Jennifer Grey (@jennifer_grey) on Jan 21, 2017 at 9:44am PST In these dark times, we need to hold onto the little moments of joy. And the t-shirt that actress Jennifer Grey, arguably best known for her starring role in “Dirty Dancing,” wore to the LA Women’s March is nothing short of pure joy. Anyone who has seen the movie “Dirty Dancing” knows the iconic line, “Nobody puts Baby in a corner.” Grey, who plays Baby in the 1987 film, put a twist on the line and made a shirt that read, “Nobody puts pussy in a corner.” Pure. Brilliance. #JenniferGrey wins for best shirt!! #WomensMarchLA A photo posted by Lance Bass (@lancebass) on Jan 21, 2017 at 4:22pm PST Apparently Lance Bass was a big fan, because he posted a photo of himself with Grey on Instagram, writing “#JenniferGrey wins for best shirt!!”  We wholeheartedly agree.  -- This feed and its ...
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Put Lance Bass in the give Trump a chance category
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The 'Finding Prince Charming' Men Reveal Some Off-Screen Sizzle
Huffington Post - 4 months
The guys of “Finding Prince Charming” sat down with Lance Bass to dish about their behind-the-scenes goings-on in this exclusive snippet from Thursday’s reunion show.  In the above clip, Bass asks the men if anyone hooked up when the cameras weren’t rolling. Not surprisingly, a few of them did find love, or at least a quickie or two.  “I was open to love with anybody, and I was horny and I wasn’t into [Robert Sepulveda Jr., the show’s star] so fair game for me, baby,” Sam, one of the 13 suitors who was eliminated, explained. “All is fair in love and war!”  “Finding Prince Charming: The Reunion Show” airs Nov. 10 on Logo TV. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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The Gay Bachelor Is a Disaster: How Could Finding Prince Charming Get It So Wrong? - Daily Beast
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Daily Beast The Gay Bachelor Is a Disaster: How Could Finding Prince Charming Get It So Wrong? Daily Beast How could 'Finding Prince Charming,' TV's first all-gay dating show, put a dozen hot gay men in a house filled with booze and make it this boring? Kevin Fallon. 09.08.16 7:00 PM ET. It's been a long crusade but we've long last arrived. Finally, gay ... Gay Bachelor Show Premiere Recap: Robert Sepulveda Jr. Goes Undercover With the Men, Drama and #Hashtags ...Us Weekly 'Finding Prince Charming' Helps Dispel Gay Dating Stereotypes & That's So ImportantBustle 'Finding Prince Charming': Lance Bass…Hollywood Life Salon -TheWrap -Zap2It -People Magazine all 59 news articles »
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*NSYNC Reunion Is Tearin' Up Our Hearts Because We Miss Them
Huffington Post - 7 months
Dear *NSYNC:  The five original boy band members ― Chris Kirkpatrick, JC Chasez, Lance Bass, Joey Fatone and Justin Timberlake ― recently got together to celebrate Chasez’s 40th birthday. JT shared a photo of the reunion on Instagram early Tuesday morning, and, to be honest, it’s tearin’ up our hearts because it makes us miss them so much.  “JC’s 40th... And, if you don’t know now you know...” Timberlake captioned the photo.  JC's 40th... And, if you don't know now you know... A photo posted by Justin Timberlake (@justintimberlake) on Aug 8, 2016 at 11:05pm PDT Kirkpatrick, the only other band member now in his 40s, shared a funny birthday message to Chasez on Twitter. “Welcome to the old man club!” he wrote.  Happy birthday @JCChasez ! Welcome to the old man club! — Chris Kirkpatrick (@IamCKirkpatrick) August 8, 2016 The last time the group got together (that we saw, anyway) happ ...
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Lance Bass to host 'Finding Prince Charming,' a gay version of 'The Bachelor'
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“The Bachelor” is going gay. Sort of.  Logo — Viacom’s LGBT-oriented cable network — announced Tuesday the production of a new reality dating competition titled “Finding Prince Charming.” The show, touted as the first of its kind, will feature a cast of all gay men looking to capture the heart...
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Kellie Pickler Hilariously Misses The Buzzer In Celebrity 'Family Feud' Fail
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"Top answer on the board: Name one of the many ways you can embarrass yourself on 'Family Feud.'" We're going to say: missing the buzzer when trying to answer, Steve. During a special celebrity edition of "Family Feud" on Sunday, "American Idol" alum Kellie Pickler and her family faced off against *NSYNC member Lance Bass and his family. When it came time for the country singer to face off against the former boy-bander, she couldn't keep her cool. Not only was she freaking out with excitement, she also completely missed the buzzer after host Steve Harvey said the first question. As you might have predicted, her reaction is adorable.  You can watch the funny moment in the clip above.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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Lance Bass Won't Let Tragedy Stop Him From Expressing Love
Huffington Post - 8 months
A one-time Orlando resident, Lance Bass said he “bawled for the longest time” after learning about the June 12 mass shooting at a queer nightclub in his former home city. “I immediately started crying not even knowing [fully] what had happened,” the *NSYNC star told The Huffington Post at the kickoff party for American Express’s #ExpressLove Pride campaign in New York on Monday. “It was one of those things where you just immediately feel defeated, and you feel like staying in bed all day.” Instead, the 37-year-old pop singer and LGBT rights advocate opted to ride in L.A. Pride’s annual parade on a float with the stars of “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.” Noting that he “had the best time being out, proud and not being afraid at all,” Bass lined up appearances at Pride events in New York, Denver and, of course, Orlando shortly thereafter. “So much of the community is scared. They’re frightened,” he said. “I just wanted to show people that you shouldn’t be scared. Nothing’s ...
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Lance Bass opens up about marriage and wishing he had come out sooner
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Lance Bass is not holding back!The former *NSYNC singer is opening up in the January/February Hollywood issue of BELLA New York about his "therapeutic" coming out and his year as a newlywed -- and only ET has the exclusive preview of his candid interview.
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What Don't We Get About Donald Trump's Humor?
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Donald Trump is catching a certain amount of flack in the gotcha media this week for an act of satirical pantomimicry he performed, imitating a man with a congenital musculoskeletal disorder. I'm not sure if it will help or hurt Trump's political chances. It would be grossly insincere for me to pretend to understand what his supporters think. If you think Donald Trump would make a good president, I don't know where you draw the line, taste-wise. "Yes, he sometimes comes off a little insensitive. But in his defense, he is the worst person in the universe." Maybe that's a little strong. Jared from Subway is objectively worse. Although, unlike Donald Trump, who's never done anything that wasn't shoddy and base and cheap and vulgar and repulsive, Jared did encourage people to eat fresh. Plus you can't write off a whole candidacy over one inopportune comic impression. When George W. Bush was running in 1999, he imitated Karla Faye Tucker, a woman he'd executed: 'Please,' Bush whimp ...
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11 Black Podcasts Leading The Golden Age Of Audio
Huffington Post - over 1 year
 You could say that we're experiencing a kind of renaissance in podcasting. While mainstays like Radiolab, This American Life (and wildly popular spinoff, Serial) have driven the world of storytelling and conversation, a new crop of interesting, innovative, and engaging podcast shows have emerged in the last couple years. Among those new shows are podcasts hosted by black people who are introducing interesting perspectives in the still very white, very male podcasting world.  There are countless podcasts with black hosts on politics and pop culture that are changing the game, but below are 11 shows that exemplify the current Golden Age of black podcasting:  1. The Read  It's safe to say that no "best podcasts" list would be complete without The Read, so let's just get this one out the way. Hosted by YouTuber Kid Fury and his BFF, writer Crissle West, each weekly show features hot topics, listener letters, and a "read" where the pair cuss out everything from f***kboy ...
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11 Black Podcasts Leading The Golden Age Of Audio
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 You could say that we're experiencing a kind of renaissance in podcasting. While mainstays like Radiolab, This American Life (and wildly popular spinoff, Serial) have driven the world of storytelling and conversation, a new crop of interesting, innovative, and engaging podcast shows have emerged in the last couple years. Among those new shows are podcasts hosted by black people who are introducing interesting perspectives in the still very white, very male podcasting world.  There are countless podcasts with black hosts on politics and pop culture that are changing the game, but below are 11 shows that exemplify the current Golden Age of black podcasting:  1. The Read  It's safe to say that no "best podcasts" list would be complete without The Read, so let's just get this one out the way. Hosted by YouTuber Kid Fury and his BFF, writer Crissle West, each weekly show features hot topics, listener letters, and a "read" where the pair cuss out everything from f***kboy ...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Lance Bass
  • 2015
    The ceremonial event was filmed and televised in a special E! presentation: Lance Loves Michael: The Lance Bass Wedding that aired on February 5, 2015.
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    In 2015, Bass joined season two of The Meredith Vieira Show as a full-time contributing panelist.
    More Details Hide Details Bass and his mother will compete with other related duos in the upcoming FOX reality cooking series My Kitchen Rules. Bass was a contestant on Season 7 of Dancing with the Stars, and was paired with swing dance champ Lacey Schwimmer. Bass and Schwimmer reached the grand finale in competition with Brooke Burke partnering with Derek Hough and Warren Sapp partnering with Kym Johnson. Lance Bass finished in third place with the title going to Burke.
  • 2014
    Bass and Turchin married on December 20, 2014 in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details In a 2006 interview, Bass stated that he has Attention-Deficit Disorder. Bass's favorite music bands are Aerosmith, The Goo Goo Dolls, and Journey, and his favorite actress is Lucille Ball, whom he grew up watching on I Love Lucy re-runs. He is a self-described "huge Dr. Seuss fan", devoting an entire room in his Jackson, Mississippi estate to Seuss memorabilia. Bass has said that he is a Christian and that he regularly attends church, though he considers himself to be non-denominational. He is the godfather of former bandmate Joey Fatone's daughters, Briahna and Kloey. Bass and Fatone are best friends.
    In 2014, Bass guest starred on an episode of the Comedy Central series, Review, in which he visited space along with the show's lead character.
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  • 2013
    After a year and a half of dating, Bass became engaged to Michael Turchin in September 2013.
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    In August 2013, Bass became an executive producer of the documentary film Kidnapped for Christ along with Mike C. Manning.
    More Details Hide Details The film sheds light on controversial behavior modification methods used on children, sent there by their parents, at an Evangelical Christian reform school in the Dominican Republic. The film was sold to Showtime, to be released on television July 10, 2014. Bass is the host of Dirty Pop with Lance Bass, a daily evening drive time radio show focusing on pop culture and entertainment news on OutQ, a LGBT-geared station on Sirius XM. Bass is also the host of the weekly "Pop2Kountdown" on Pop2K, which counts down the 30 biggest hits from that week from a different year in the 2000s.
  • 2011
    In October 2011, Bass debuted his own boy band called Heart2Heart.
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    Bass began dating painter Michael Turchin in January 2011 and they became engaged in September 2013. They married on December 20, 2014 at the Park Plaza Hotel in Los Angeles.
    More Details Hide Details Former NSYNC bandmates Joey Fatone, Chris Kirkpatrick and JC Chasez were in attendance; Justin Timberlake, who was then headlining his The 20/20 Experience World Tour, was not present.
  • 2008
    In 2008, Bass co-produced The Grand, and Bass's company is reported to be developing a music docudrama about the life of rock bands on tour.
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    Bass ended his run in Hairspray on January 6, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Lance has also made an appearance in the movie Tropic Thunder. As a guest star on Gravity Falls episode "Boyz Crazy", Bass plays in the boy band, Sev'ral Timez (which is a parody of NSYNC).
  • 2007
    Out of Sync debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list for the week of November 11, 2007.
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    In a 2007 interview with GQ magazine, Bass stated that he "absolutely" still intends on going to space, and that he hopes to work on a space documentary.
    More Details Hide Details Bass has also retained fluency in Russian, which he was required to learn during his training. Following public response surrounding his coming out, Bass announced that he was releasing an autobiography. The book, entitled Out of Sync, was published on October 23, 2007. It was co-written by The New York Times best-selling biographer Marc Eliot, who also wrote the book's introduction, and was published by Simon Spotlight Entertainment, a division of Simon & Schuster. The 208-page book covers what Bass describes as "the first chapter" in his life, from his childhood growing up in rural Mississippi, to his efforts to obtain a seat on a Russian space capsule and the proceeding financial issues he had with his sponsors, and culminating with Bass's decision to go public with his sexuality. The book includes details about boyfriends that he kept from family and friends, and recounts NSYNC's 2002 decision to go on an "extended hiatus". Bass stated that Justin Timberlake was the sole reason NSYNC did not get back together.
    In a 2007 interview with The Advocate, Bass called his comment a "mistake" and noted that he was unaware of the negative implications surrounding the term.
    More Details Hide Details Bass stated, "Every community is hard to please. Our community is very fickle. It's a touchy community because it's the last civil rights movement we have left here in America. So when someone new like myself comes along and says off-the-mark things, yeah, I can see how people would get pissed."
    In September 2007, Bass participated in a series of GLAAD television advertisements promoting tolerance for the LGBT community.
    More Details Hide Details Bass has also been involved in fundraising for the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network. Official Biographical or discographical
    In August 2007, Bass wrote a guest commentary for LOGO's "Visible Vote '08" blog, in which he expressed support for gay marriage.
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    From August 2007 to March 2008, Bass dated New York-based hairdresser Ben Thigpen.
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    On August 14, 2007, Bass began a six-month stint playing Corny Collins in the Broadway musical Hairspray, coinciding with the play's five-year stage anniversary.
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    Bass later formed a separate production company named Lance Bass Productions. On May 14, 2007, Brian Graden announced that Lance Bass Productions would be working with the Logo network in executive producing a reality television show about the music business.
    More Details Hide Details It was reported that the show will focus on the creation and development of an all-gay boy band. To date no such project has been developed or aired.
    The film debuted on the ABC Family Channel in January 2007, and starred Amanda Bynes, Chris Carmack and Jamie-Lynn Sigler, with Bass in a minor role.
    More Details Hide Details This too received mostly negative reviews.
    In his 2007 autobiography, Bass wrote, "That was it – our film was finished... once the country went to war, there was no way our film was going to be on anyone's top-priority list."
    More Details Hide Details After On The Line, Bass appeared in Zoolander and Wes Craven's Cursed as himself, and played a wedding singer in I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Bass has also lent his voice to several animated television programs, such as Robot Chicken and Disney's Kim Possible, Handy Manny and Higglytown Heroes. In the video game realm, Bass voiced the Final Fantasy VII character Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts.
    In 2007, Bass stated that he had faith Timberlake would return after six months off to record another album with NSYNC, and that he felt betrayed by Timberlake's 2004 decision to pursue his solo career instead.
    More Details Hide Details Bass has also said that he has little hope for a reunion, since Timberlake has "made it clear that he wouldn't be interested in discussing another album any time soon." Despite these statements, Bass has denied that he harbors any ill feelings towards Timberlake, saying: "At that time... it did feel like betrayal. I felt heartbroken. All these emotions went through me. Today, I’m really happy, and Justin and I are really great friends. I don’t hate him at all. And I understand what he was going through, and it was as hard for him as it was for any of us."
  • 2006
    Bass found himself in the midst of further controversy later that year when he, along with then-boyfriend Reichen Lehmkuhl, was awarded the 2006 Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award on October 7, 2006.
    More Details Hide Details The Washington Blade printed a guest editorial from a long-time HRC supporter who claimed that neither recipient had done enough to deserve the award and that The Human Rights Campaign was simply capitalizing on Bass's fame to sell tickets. The Human Rights Campaign stood by Bass and defended his award, responding to critics by saying, "Bass is the biggest music star since Melissa Etheridge to come out, and maybe some people think HRC should just ignore these moments of cultural significance, but his declaration did initiate a positive, national conversation that continues today."
    Bass began dating Amazing Race winner Reichen Lehmkuhl in early 2006, a courtship that garnered tabloid coverage and led to Bass's decision to come out.
    More Details Hide Details Bass described his relationship with Lehmkuhl as "very stable"; however, the couple split several months later. Shortly after his split with Lehmkuhl, Bass briefly dated Brazilian model and LXTV host Pedro Andrade.
    He was awarded the Human Rights Campaign Visibility Award in October 2006, and released an autobiography, Out of Sync, in October 2007, which debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list.
    More Details Hide Details James Lance Bass was born in Laurel, Mississippi, to James Irvin Bass, Jr., a medical technologist, and Diane (née Pulliam), a middle school mathematics, English, and career discovery teacher. Along with his older sister, Stacy, Bass grew up in nearby Ellisville, Mississippi, and was raised as a Southern Baptist. Bass has described his family as devoutly Christian and conservative and has said that his childhood was "extremely happy". As a young boy, Bass developed an interest in space, and at age 9 traveled to Cape Canaveral, Florida, with his father to watch his first live space shuttle launch. Of this experience Bass said, "I was certain from then on that my future was to be involved with space." Shortly after, Bass attended space camp in Titusville, Florida, and aspired to attend college and study engineering, with the hope that he would one day work for NASA.
  • 2005
    After 2005's Hurricane Katrina, Bass launched "uBid For Hurricane Relief", a celebrity auction to benefit victims of the hurricane, with
    More Details Hide Details Proceeds from the auction were split between the Child Welfare League of America, The Brett Favre Fourward Mississippi Foundation, and Ashton Kutcher's RockWorks Foundation. Many of Bass's family members in Mississippi were directly affected by the hurricane. That same year, Bass appeared on an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition with a donation to a Russian woman to save a camp for disabled children in Russia. Bass is a member of the Environmental Media Association's board of directors. He has also been involved with Animal Avengers, Shannon Elizabeth's animal rescue organization. He has two dogs which he adopted from a rescue shelter, both of whom he posed with in a PETA ad urging people to adopt rather than buy animals.
  • 2003
    In 2003, Bass donated $30,000 US to establish the Amber Pulliam Special Education Endowment at The University of Southern Mississippi.
    More Details Hide Details The endowment is in honor of his younger cousin, Amber Pulliam, who has Down syndrome, and was established to financially aid students from Mississippi's Pine Belt who plan a career in special education.
    From 2003 to 2005, Bass spent World Space Week traveling to American high schools speaking with students about space exploration and encouraging them to explore careers in the fields of science and mathematics.
    More Details Hide Details Bass is a member of the National Space Society, a non-profit educational space advocacy organization founded by Dr. Wernher Von Braun. Bass has served on the National Space Society's Board of Governors since October 2004, alongside other space advocates such as actor Tom Hanks and author and futurist Sir Arthur C. Clarke.
    In 2003, Bass began serving as World Space Week's Youth Spokesman.
    More Details Hide Details Bass has stated that he believes young people becoming more interested in space exploration "will help the future of our planet".
  • 2002
    He was scheduled to fly into space on the Soyuz TMA-1 mission that was to be launched on October 30, 2002.
    More Details Hide Details The capsule was scheduled to fly to the International Space Station and land in a desert in Kazakhstan. Several months before Bass was scheduled to fly, the original deal to air the documentary about Bass fell through. Bass's camp turned to MTV, who initially agreed to sponsor the trip but then backed out over "payment, insurance, and indemnification issues." Shortly after, all of Bass's other sponsorships fell through, including one sponsor that pulled out because they worried about the image of their brand possibly being tarnished if Bass were to die on the mission. Bass was eventually rejected from the program, and was replaced on the flight by Russian cosmonauts Yuri Lonchakov, Sergei Zalyotin and Belgium's Frank De Winne.
    Through a series of events in early 2002 the chance of using Bass was presented when a colleague mentioned her space project to a friend and the friend's daughter shouted out, "Lance Bass wants to go into space!" The girl, who was an NSYNC fan, learned of Bass' lifelong dream of space travel when she read it online via a MTV forum.
    More Details Hide Details Lena Banks spoke to Lance Bass's management who then went to him with the proposal. "At first he thought we were joking," Lena Banks remarks. "I assured him it was for real; he accepted and we moved forward with the project." In order to be admitted into training, Bass had to go through strenuous physicals that saved his life. It was discovered he had cardiac arrhythmia, and he agreed to undergo heart surgery to correct it. Prior to this, in 1999, he collapsed after a concert because of his condition. After several months of training, Bass received cosmonaut certification and went on to Houston's Johnson Space Center (JSC) to take part in astronaut training.
    Ms. Banks brought her longtime associate David Krieff of Destiny Productions on board and through a series of events in August 2002, Bass entered cosmonaut training in Star City, Russia.
    More Details Hide Details Bass was considered as the US host of a space competition show to be entitled The Big Mission, which had been successful in Denmark, in which several contestants would go through rigorous training in order to win a seat on a Russian Soyuz space capsule. However, the game show concept was reconsidered, as the producers of the show decided it would be a much better idea to shoot a documentary of a celebrity actually training and going into space, and airing it on a major network. Lena Banks came up with the idea of the Youngest Person in Space many years before Dennis Tito had his historical flight.
    In February 2002, Lena Banks, a space advocate and founder/producer of Think Tank Ink Productions, contacted Lance Bass to propose his involvement in her Youngest Person in Space project.
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  • 2001
    Bass later said that he felt the film's success was greatly hindered by its release date, which came one week after the World Trade Center attacks of September 11, 2001.
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    In January 2001, Bass formed his first film production company, A Happy Place, with film producers Rich Hull, Wendy Thorlakson and Joe Anderson.
    More Details Hide Details The company was geared towards family-friendly films, and received the Movieguide award for "Excellence in Family-Oriented Programming" for its first feature film, On The Line. After On The Line, A Happy Place changed its name to Bacon & Eggs and produced its second feature film, Lovewrecked, in 2005.
    The following year, while NSYNC was in the midst of recording Celebrity, Bass received his first starring role in the 2001 motion picture On The Line.
    More Details Hide Details Bass played Kevin, a man who falls in love with a woman on a Chicago train and begins a search to find her again. The film was produced by Bass's production company, A Happy Place (later renamed Bacon & Eggs), and featured appearances by Jerry Stiller, Al Green, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora, former WWE wrestler Chyna, and Bass's bandmates Timberlake, Kirkpatrick and Fatone, the latter in a major role. The film also featured a soundtrack which included previously unreleased songs by NSYNC and Britney Spears. Bass collaborated with Joey Fatone, Mandy Moore, Christian Burns and True Vibe (as the "On The Line Allstars") for the film's theme song, "On The Line". Despite heavy marketing towards NSYNC teen fans, the film was a commercial failure, grossing only $4.2 million US domestically despite its $10 million US budget. The film, along with Bass's acting, was also poorly received by critics.
  • 2000
    Edwards began touring with NSYNC as an opening act in the fall of 2000, and Bass teamed up with MTV to hold a nationwide talent search for more artists later that year.
    More Details Hide Details However, Free Lance soon folded after disappointing sales of Edwards's debut album, Reach. Bass guest-starred on the WB drama series 7th Heaven, playing Rick Palmer, a love interest for Beverley Mitchell's character, Lucy.
    In 2000, Bass formed a music management company named Free Lance Entertainment, which was a joint venture with Mercury Nashville, a division of Mercury Records.
    More Details Hide Details Vowing to keep the company "a strictly family-run operation," Bass employed his parents and sister as talent scouts, and recruited childhood friend and aspiring country singer Meredith Edwards for the company's first release.
  • 1999
    Bass dated actress Danielle Fishel of TV's Boy Meets World throughout 1999 and 2000.
    More Details Hide Details Fishel stated that she was heavily invested in the relationship, commenting that she was "like, so in love" with Bass. Bass ended the relationship after one year, and continued to exclusively date women until he was 22. In his autobiography, Bass documents two gay relationships that predated media speculation; one with a Miami, Florida, native named Jesse, with whom Bass lived for two years, and another with an Idaho native named Joe.
  • 1995
    In 1995, during his junior year of high school, Bass received a call from Justin Timberlake and his mother, Lynn Harless, who asked Bass if he would be interested in auditioning for the pop group NSYNC after the group's original bass singer, Jason Galasso, had quit.
    More Details Hide Details Timberlake's vocal coach (who had worked with Bass during his time as a Mississippi Show Stopper) recommended Bass as a replacement. Bass was accepted into the group after auditioning in front of the other bandmembers and Lou Pearlman, and soon left school to move to Orlando, Florida, and rehearse full-time. Bass has said that he did not know how to dance before he joined NSYNC, and therefore found much of the group's choreography difficult to learn. According to an episode of VH1's Driven, Jan Boltz, president of BMG's German division, offered NSYNC a recording contract under the condition that they replace Bass, whose dancing, he felt, "wasn't at the same level as all the others." However, the other members of the group refused to accept the contract without Bass, and the group's manager, Johnny Wright, convinced Bolz that Bass's dancing would quickly improve. Bolz conceded, and the group soon moved to Munich, Germany to record their first album with BMG. 'N Sync began extensive touring in Europe, and Bass's mother quit her job to tour with the group as a chaperone, as Bass was still a minor. After gaining significant notability in Europe, NSYNC was signed to American record label RCA in 1997. The group's first single, "I Want You Back" began receiving major radio play in the United States, and NSYNC soon found themselves becoming an "overnight sensation", a period which Bass describes in his autobiography as "the death of my own innocence".
  • 1979
    Born on May 4, 1979.
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