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Man Who Brought You 'NSync, Backstreet Boys Dies in Prison

Lou Pearlman ran a giant Ponzi scheme, in addition to the boy bands

(Newser) - The man who brought about the rise of the boy band—notably 'NSync, the Backstreet Boys, and O-Town—died Friday in prison, reports the Orlando Sentinel . Lou Pearlman was serving a 25-year sentence for his role in a $300 million Ponzi scheme when he died of unknown causes at... More »

Adele Just Broke a Big Sales Record

That was previously held by a boy band

(Newser) - Not shocking: Adele's 25 is selling like mad since it was released Friday. Somewhat shocking: The record it just broke was previously held by ... *NSYNC. As Billboard reports, 25 had sold at least 2,433,000 copies as of Monday, meaning that in just over three days of sales,... More »

7 VMA Moments Everyone Is Talking About

Miley Cyrus twerks, *NSYNC reunites, and more from the Video Music Awards

(Newser) - Pole dance? That's so 2009 . Miley Cyrus outdid herself at the MTV Video Music Awards last night with a twerking performance that left the audience feeling violated, Australia's News Network reports. Cyrus started out wearing practically nothing, then managed to find a way to strip down even further... More »

Oh Yes: *NSYNC Is Back

Twitter goes predictably insane

(Newser) - The Internet is abuzz with the most exciting news since New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys went on tour together: *NSYNC is back ... reportedly. According to the New York Post 's sources, the boy band will reunite Sunday night at the VMAs. MTV has already announced... More »

Decade's Best Sellers: Eminem, the Beatles

Norah Jones, Nelly also snag spots

(Newser) - The Beatles might have had its heyday a few decades ago, but the band managed to emerge from this decade with the best-selling album. Perhaps more surprising is the decade’s top-selling artist: Eminem, with 32.2 million albums sold—followed closely by, yes, the Beatles again in the No.... More »

Jailed Boy-Band Schemer Plots Reality Show

It's ' Making the Band meets Charlie's Angels meets Bernie Madoff'

(Newser) - Even from jail, boy-band creator-slash-Ponzi schemer Lou Pearlman is all about the spotlight. The ‘N Sync and Backstreet Boys founder is plotting a reality show he can star in from behind bars, the New York Daily News reports. “It essentially would feature Lou's disembodied voice on a speakerphone,... More »

Boy-Band Promoter to Repay $300M

Court assesses damages of boy band promoter's ponzi scheme

(Newser) - Lou Pearlman and federal authorities have finally agreed on how much the former boy band promoter swindled from banks and investors in a decades-long scam: a staggering $300 million. That's how much the creator of the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync will have to pay, at a minimum, in restitution... More »

Boy-Band Brain Gets 25 Years for Fraud

Pearlman gets max for scamming investors, banks out of $300M

(Newser) - Lou Pearlman, the honcho behind the Backstreet Boys and 'N Sync, was sentenced yesterday to the maximum of 25 years in federal prison for masterminding a decades-long scam that bilked thousands of investors out of some $300 million, the AP reports. "The sympathy factor just doesn't run very high... More »

Timberlake Will Host ESPN Awards Gala

No stranger to sports world after Super Bowl 'wardrobe malfunction'

(Newser) - Well-known in the sports world after the Super Bowl "wardrobe malfunction," Justin Timberlake will host ESPN's annual awards gala, the sports channel reports. The ESPY Awards are set for July 20 in Los Angeles. "Not only is he a world-class music performer and established actor, but he... More »

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