How much allowance are kids getting these days, anyway? ‘N Sync “No Strings Attached,” the just-released sophomore album from teeny-bopper faves ‘N Sync, has become the first album to sell more than 1 million copies in a single day, label estimates show.
But, wait — there’s more. By the time the new album charts come out next week, it’s estimated that “No Strings” will be pushing the 4.2 million mark — blowing away the old sales-week record set by (who else?) teeny-bopper faves the Backstreet Boys. The Boys’ mark, established just last year, now seems relatively puny by comparison — a mere 1.13 million units moved in one week for its “Millennium” release.
Up next for ‘N Sync: Sunday’s Oscars. Look for the boy-banders during the medley of the Best Song nominees.
ROCKED AND ROLLED: “Loser” Beck, 29, was bruised but otherwise unhurt after taking a nasty fall onto the neck of his bass guitar during a concert Thursday at London’s Wembley Arena. The singer/songwriter was taken to the hospital, but it’s said the show will go on tonight.
WHO IS “SEEKING UNSPECIFIED DAMAGES”? “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek, 59, has been slapped with a lawsuit by a 31-year-old airline security worker who claims the game-show guru slammed her hand with a metal bar on a luggage conveyor belt last year at Los Angeles International Airport.
THEY BOUGHT THAT? Today in London, the ex-drummer of 1970s-era bubble-gum act the Bay City Rollers (“Saturday Night”) was sentenced to 300 hours of community service for copping a plea to kiddie-porn charges. Derek Longmuir, 48, told the court that while, yes, he did have a bunch of blue videos, photos and films at his house, they weren’t his – they belonged to a friend.
THANKS FOR SHARING: Best Actor nominee Russell Crowe (“The Insider“) is not Jodie Foster‘s hand-picked choice to father her second child, the thesp tells Entertainment Weekly, shooting down a tabloid report. “I just happen to really respect her and think she’s a magnificent talent,” Crowe says of his Golden Globes date. Foster, by the way, will not repeat as Crowe‘s Oscar night date. Crowe says she plans to sit half-naked in bed eating Chinese food instead.