Kelsea Stahler
Celebrity Editor Kelsea Stahler was born in a pile of dirt. Okay, she was actually born in an old Naval hospital in San Diego, which then became a pile of dirt and remained as such for a number of years before becoming a parking lot perfectly sized for circus tents, and finally a museum. She eventually left San Diego to attend New York University, where she studied Journalism and English literature — two less-than profitable liberal arts degrees about which guidance counselors warned her. Against all odds, she now resides in Brooklyn, where she fights the constant fear that the locals will soon discover she isn’t quite cool enough to live there, and makes a living writing absurd, pop culture features about Batman, zombies, vampires, funny people, and Ron Swanson.
  • Dorothy Hamill Quits 'DWTS' But At Least She's Not One Of These 6 Reality Quitters
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 27, 2013
    It's official: Dorothy Hamill is out of Dancing With The Stars for good. But unlike most reality show drop-outs before her, Hamill went out with a touch of class and a bit of honesty: she's putting her health before her ambition, taking time to fix her spinal cyst instead of risking it all for the mirror ball trophy. And while she may feel a little blue after dropping out this early, it should be a comfort to know, that when it comes to reality TV, she is well above the usual fare that comes with the term "quitter."  See? The only emotions evoked by this reality quitter are the kind that make us want to give her a hug. Dorothy, you'll be missed, but take solace in the fact that you aren't these people: RELATED: 'Dancing With the Stars' Ratings Seth Caro, Top Chef: Just Desserts Caro lost control during his time on the pastry chef-specific season of Top Chef, while the other contestants were all trucking away in the competition. He finally broke down and grabbed his passport and suitcase, leaving the competition and (hopefully) his emotional meltdowns behind. Some people just aren't cut out for having cameras in their faces all the time.  Kim Zolciak, Real Housewives of Atlanta Kim was clearly rather tired of the party in her last episode of RHOA in December 2012. But being on Nene Leakes' bad side, after their Season 3 fallout, would be a strain on anyone. Go in peace, oh ye of giant yellow hair. Mario Vazquez, American Idol At least Hamill knows she's not in the same boat as Vazquez, who quit Idol mere weeks after being voted in as a semi-finalist with the excuse that he'd be just as successful as a semi-finalist as he would at any other place in the competition. Right, because Mario Vazquez is a name we know just as well as his Season 4 cohort and winner Carrie Underwood. This David Letterman Top 10 list definitely wasn't the height of his ensuing fame.  RELATED: 'DWTS' Gets a Bachelor Angelina Pivarnick, Jersey Shore (Twice) Then there's Angelina, who was so unlikeable to all the Jersey Shore housemates that she was driven to quit the show TWICE. The second time happened in Miami after this disgusting brawl.  NaOnka and Purple Kelly, Survivor: Nicaragua These two ladies, who signed up for a competition series that requires its contestants to live like people stranded on a desert island. The entire point of the show is testing your own limits, but when things got a little too sweaty these ladies quit like a couple of pansies. Were they injured or mentally unstable? Nope. Just whiny and tired.  RELATED: Full 'DWTS' Lineup for 2013 Of course, Hamill also has come good company in the form of other contestants who wisely put their health or well-being ahead of reality victory. So fear not, Ms. Dorothy, you'll be just fine.  Alex Wong, So You Think You Can Dance Fans were devastated when Wong left the competition to get surgery on his Achilles tendon with a subsequent three month recovery period, but after his departure, he went on to become one of the SYTYCD all-stars, who return to dance with the new contestants during the competition. When you quit for the right reasons, it all works out! Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/ABC] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 13 Most WTF Fan Tributes
  • 'Independence Day' Sequel Plot Details: Wormholes, Time Jumps, & a Reason For Will Smith To Return
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 26, 2013
    It's time for a little nostalgia explosion. Literally. Independance Day (and  Independance Day sequels) director Roland Emmerich recently spilled details about the upcoming sequels, ID Forever Part I and ID Forever Part II, in an interview with EW.  While we already know Bill Pullman, who played the President in the original 1996 movie, has said he's returning (and in a capacity that won't find him in a wheel chair), the big question is whether or not the film's star Will Smith will be around to welcome this second round of aliens back to Earf. RELATED: Back to Back ID4 Sequels According to Emmerich, there will be one very good reason for Mr. July to come back for some more alien action: his character's stepson will be the protagonist of Emmerich's return to alien-infested America. "It’s still some of the same characters, but also new younger characters; it’s a little bit like the sons take over," says Emmerich. It's a move that will allow the show to go on should Smith be unwilling to take on the project. But what about the aliens? Well, Emmerich says they will travel back through a wormhole, meaning that while it's been about 20 years in Earth time since we last saw the galactic tormentors, it may have only been a few weeks for the aliens. Basically, we're looking at the alien equivalent of that wasp you swatted away before he came back twice as angry (duh, that's why they need two sequels).  As a way to match that anger, however, the humans have managed to make use of some alien technology. "It’s a changed world. It’s like parallel history. [Humans] have harnessed all this alien technology. We don’t know how to duplicate it because it’s organically-grown technology, but we know how to take an antigravity device and put it in a human airplane," he says. RELATED: What To Do With Independence Day Sequel Of course, while the aliens may have only been away for a few weeks, Emmerich insists they've got some new tricks up whatever they have in lieu of sleeves, meaning there should be plenty of material for both sequel films. "We’ve rebuilt ... But [the aliens] also do different things," says Emmerich. But without Smith around to employ timeless techiniques like punching aliens in the face, can we really get into all this world-engulfing alien action?  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: 20th Century Fox] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice  
  • You Definitely Need 44 Minutes of Every Time Woody Allen Has Stammered — VIDEO
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 26, 2013
    How to become mesmerized for 44 straight minutes: watch this video of Woody Allen stammering. As inconceivable as it seems, there are actually 44 minutes of Allen in a state of perpetual nonsense in existence, which the Huffington Post has so lovingly put into one giant supercut. Every single second of Allen's inability to communicate from Annie Hall to Manhattan to Stardust Memories and even Scoop (yeah, that was actually a movie starring Hugh Jackman). In some countries, this is considered actual torture.  RELATED: Why is Woody Allen Hanging Out With Lindsay Lohan? You think you can make it through this whole video and then you get to the 20 minute mark and realize you're actually starting to believe that people can communicate entirely through half syllables and "heys." Look, we told you it was comprehensive. We didn't say a word about it being healthy.   Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: United Artists] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • Yoko Ono Didn't Actually Invent Those Crotch-Grab Pants, Says Brooklyn Designer
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 26, 2013
    You know you're having a rough day when you can't even take full credit for inventing a garment that places handprints on the wearer's private parts. Sorry, Yoko Ono. RELATED: Yoko Ono's Clothing Line is Nuts... & Butts... & Crotches John Lennon's widow and recent Open Ceremony guest designer Ono debuted a menswear collection at the high-end retailer in November to a tidal wave of chatter about the presence of crotch-grabbing cutouts, butt-outline hoodies, and plastic see-through tank tops. Despite the wave of jokes that followed Ono's collection, one Brooklyn designer doesn't want to let Ono take all the credit: Haleh Nematzadeh, 26, has filed a lawsuit against Ono claiming that the 1969-2012 line resembles designs she submitted to Opening Ceremony prior the debut of Ono's line, according to a report from the Daily Telegraph.  Ono claimed the line came from a series of drawings she gave to her late husband on their anniversary, but one look at Nematzadeh's red dress certainly raises some questions. It reportedly is just one of many designs featuring the distinctive hand grab. It seems that Nematzadeh's claim that the $335 asking price for the scandalous, borderline crass clothing should be benefiting her instead of the famed musician and artist doesn't seem as far-fetched as say, the Ukranian woman who thinks her sexy Santa song begat "Call Me Maybe." RELATED: The Yoko Ono Katy Perry Cover That Never Happened The day the suit came to light, Nematzadeh tweeted, "Standing up for truth is scary, but I wouldn't live any other way." True, standing up for what's right is scary. I just never thought I'd see the day two women fought over the right to call "crotch-grab clothing" their own, original ideas. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Opening Ceremony; Wenn; Haleh Nematzadeh] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • Did Usher and Shakira Spell Ratings Success For 'The Voice'?
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 26, 2013
    Let's play a little game of good news/bad news. Let's go with the bad news first: NBC's The Voice, which debuted Monday night with two new judges, Shakira and Usher, was down 30 percent from its Spring season Monday night debut in 2012. (Oh yeah, because there's also a Fall season of this never-ending reality show.) RELATED: How Did the New 'Voice' Judges Do? But wait! There's good news: that figure is a bit inflated because the 2012 Monday debut aired the day after the Super Bowl, also known as the night NBC forcefed its drunk, hot-wing-laden football fans the series premiere and hooked a whopping 37.61 million viewers. It's no wonder the second night brought along a few Super Bowl friends for an audience of 17.84 million. If we're looking at March 25's Season 4 of the series, The Voice is actually doing rather well, especially considering it just swapped out two original judges, Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green, for Usher and Shakira. The NBC reality staple roped in 13.4 million viewers, bested only by ABC's Dancing With the Stars with 14.1 million viewers. But NBC had the right demo in their grasp: The Voice scored a 4.7 in the 18-49 demo while DWTS only had a 2.3. NBC's lucky star was the winner of the night by a mile, not even the runner-up, CBS's 2 Broke Girls could keep up in the demo rating (2.9).  The Voice may not have given us a viable winner in three seasons, but that doesn't seem to matter to the viewers at home. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Adam Taylor/NBC] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 13 Most WTF Fan Tributes
  • 'Real Housewives' Couple Kordell Stewart & Porsha Williams to Divorce Because She's Not a 1950s Housewife
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 26, 2013
    A couple comprised of a football star whose main priority in marriage is having an obedient partner who has dinner on the table at the same time every night and a reality TV star who wants to fly like a beautiful little bird doesn't appear to be working. Go figure. Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Porsha Williams and Korbell Stewart are getting a divorce, according to a report from TMZ. Although, if you've been watching Bravo's reality TV series, you'd  have known that this ruptured nuptial was only a matter of time.  RELATED: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Recap: Working On Their Fitness On RHOA, Williams is often afraid of partaking in fun, scandalous, trashy (choose your own adventure: adjective edition) events like attending a strip club with her fellow Atlanta housewives because her hubby wouldn't like it. When the couple is home together on the show, Stewart is shown to be demanding of Williams and when she expressed a desire to have kids, his answer wasn't that he wasn't ready, but rather that Williams herself wasn't ready. Yes, because that's how that works.  RELATED: 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' Recap: Kenya Wants to Kill Her Boyfriend The couple has been married since 2011 and, of course, have no kids together (because Stewart wouldn't allow it). The former Pittsburgh Steelers star filed for divorce on May 22, and while it's sure to affect the series (see: Every divorced Real Housewife in the history of the series getting w-i-l-d post-divorce) Bravo has yet to return our request for comment on the marital unrest and how RHOA may be affected.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Instagram] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • UNO: The Game Show Is A Thing, Because We Need a Show About People Throwing Cards At Each Other
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 26, 2013
    No game of UNO has ever ended in civility. Ever. In fact, every game of UNO I've ever played is etched into my brain because it is absolute horror. When I won, laying the final card down came with the crippling fear that my friends, whom I'd begged to play the game, were going to throw their cards in rage — and my eyes seemed to be magnets for flying pieces of glue-coated paper. When I lost, I feared my own anger would boil over like that of the Hulk. How could I lose at UNO? UNO. Otherwise known as the easiest game known to people who can color coordinate and read numbers. UNO, my friends, is a dangerous game. Which is why no one is surprised the cutthroat game of "I can match the number to the other number!" is becoming a game show, and an hour-long one at that. This is going to be better than Real World/Road Rules Challenge.  RELATED: Are Game Shows Sexist? Okay, no it's not at all. It's a card game that requires players to match colors to like colors and numbers to the same numbers. According to Deadline, Mattel and The Gurin Company are developing two versions of a game show based on this mild-mannered card game: a half hour edition and an hour-long edition, for the really serious UNO-player. The daily half-hour version will award winners $100,000 while the weekly primetime edition will run for 60 minutes and dole out $1 million to winners. The only question is, can we even handle that much UNO?  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Mattel] You Might Also Like:Topanga's Revealing Lingerie Shoot: Hello '90s! 13 Most WTF Fan Tributes
  • You're Not Allowed to Hate Jennifer Lawrence and Here's Why
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 26, 2013
    Anne Hathaway is terrible. This phrase elicits fairly mild reactions from the peanut gallery. “Oh, she’s not that bad” or “She’s pretty and seems kind of nice,” a few moderately ruffled, and very rare, souls may mutter in response. Say something double horrible about Taylor Swift, and you’ll receive a hearty “Here, here!” from Interwebbian folks everywhere. But announce from the pulpit of Internet opinion that “Jennifer Lawrence is awful” or “Jessica Chastain is a bad actress” or perhaps “Beyoncé doesn’t actually run the world” and prepare for the proverbial fur to fly. Just look at Beyoncé's latest track, "Bow Down," which quite literally barks at her "bi**hes" to "bow down" to her. The general webbian opinion is not that her song is self-centered or arrogant, or even than she's barely on the track, it's that the tune is different, or at the very least interesting. When Vice sought the Lawrence haters in the most hateful of places — yep, hate groups — they still couldn't get anyone to disparage the actress. And then there's the Oscar feature that almost didn't see the light of day: Vanity Fair's defunct Chastain-hating essay, which was pulled from the Internet after the magazine's staff decided its negative claims about Chastain's talent were discordant with their views. Tapping into Internet anger over Taylor Swift's dating habits is easy, but reversing or challenging expressions of love for Web darlings is damn near impossible. This special set of celebs is so universally beloved by the Internet public, they’re basically Web royalty. We should know — we worship frequently at Lawrence’s, Chastain’s, and Beyoncé’s altars. But why do we all have to agree? Why must we unite like a worldwide Kumbaya circle? And, most importantly, why, when contesting the Internet’s general opinion of a celebrity, must one always don armor fit for a medieval knight? Perhaps it’s because of one resolute and irrefutable truth: The Internet is right and you are wrong. RELATED: Why Does Everyone Hate Anne Hathaway? Vanity Fair certainly felt the pressure. It's what kept the publication from publishing Bruce Handy’s highly critical essay on Chastain, which includes the particularly biting line about her work in Zero Dark Thirty: “I’m surprised it’s being hailed as one of the year’s great performances, and that it has earned her an Oscar nomination for best actress.” A spokesperson for Vanity Fair said the article was pulled because it “ran counter to what a number of people at the magazine believed," but could the subtext of that admission be that they were also concerned that it ran counter to what the majority of the all-powerful Internet believes as well?  It’s more than likely that the answer is "yes." After all, it’s not an uncommon practice for any entertainment publication to respond positively to the outpouring of love for any top celeb. (Just see any of the thousands of articles across the Web spewing love for Ryan Gosling.) But as soon as a publication decries that a Hollywood darling — male or female — is overrated, they've opened themselved up to the ugliest, angriest part of the Internet.   RELATED: Beyoncé Caught Lip Synching, But We Stil Love Her And few celebs prove to be constructed of the same Teflon that coats Mrs. Sean Carter. When Beyoncé was being publicly exposed as a lip-syncher after her performance of the national anthem at President Obama’s second inauguration, the Internet wept but still generally agreed that it didn’t make her any less amazing. Even after her publicist committed a giant snafu by requesting BuzzFeed remove “unflattering” pictures of Beyoncé, a scandal that could ruin many stars in the eyes of the public, the singer’s star remained untarnished. So when Bey told us all to "Bow Down" in her latest single, it's no surprise the overwhelming reaction was more "whoa" than "WTF?" and we continued our worship. Her concert tour still sold out in seconds, she remains the epitome of fierceness, and we’re still calling her King B. But of all our celeb obsessions, Lawrence may take the cake. During this post-Oscar honeymoon, she is infallible. The Internet’s outpouring of love for the Hollywood anti-It-Girl is so ever-present, it’s practically a sparkling cloud of good feelings with little beams of sunlight cheekily peeking through as it hovers over everything tweeted, Facebooked, Tumblred, Pinterested, blogged, and otherwise Interneted. We, as an online society, L-O-V-E Jennifer Lawrence. Full stop. But when the point is made that Lawerence may not be perfect, watch out. “[People] typically defend her as if they actually know her,” says Chelsea, age 24, from San Francisco who experienced the wrath of Lawrence-lovers firsthand after expressing her distaste for Lawrence's "total exaggeration of cool girl, girl next door-ness." “I had posted about disliking her after the Oscars on Facebook and my post was the lone one amidst a sea of ‘OMG I want to be Jennifer Lawrence’s best friend! Look, she flipped off the reporters!’ I received very few comments in agreement, unlike an anti-Anne Hathaway post, which blows up your notifications," she adds.  No matter what Lawrence does, including flashing that middle finger at reporters at the Oscars Press Room, we as a pop culture-obsessed society still love her. It doesn’t matter that she was caught smoking something that looked a lot like marijuana on her vacation: It just makes her more real and hey, it’s only a little weed — certainly nothing to start a dramatic intervention campaign over. (Apparently, only Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus merit that kind of watchdog attention.) Her dress slipped up to reveal a sheer lining at the SAG awards, but that’s no big deal; meanwhile, Rihanna is shamed every time a sheerish shirt becomes transparent behind the unnatural glare of a paparazzo’s high quality flash. Lawrence’s incidents appear a bit more ridiculous written out this way, but admit it: Ninety-nine percent of us reacted with that exact level of nonchalance. And those who didn’t were thoroughly chastised and reprimanded for their contradictory opinions. Take, for example, the Daily Mail Online in the UK, who followed up Lawrence’s “pot” pics with a post showing Lawrence in a heated, possibly angry phone discussion almost immediately after she toked. The article’s narrative suggests that the phone reaction is proof Lawrence is at the end of her rope, but the majority of commenters on the Mail’s site chastise the publication for drawing such a conclusion about the beloved actress. Going back a little further, we can find celebrity punching bag Lindsay Lohan tweeting condescending remarks about Lawrence, saying, “And no1 should ever mess with a legend, such as Meryl Streep,” failing to realize that Lawrence was quoting The First Wives Club (“I beat Meryl!”) in her Golden Globes acceptance speech. Twitter was not amused. Everything from “like u should be judging anyone???” to “chill out” to a few responses bordering on NSFW flew Lohan’s way, followed by a barrage of blog posts reprimanding Lohan for “throwing shade.” It may appear that it’s just London’s favorite gossip rag and the widely dismissed Lohan who seem to be stirring the Lawrence hate, but they’re not alone. There are perfectly normal people who simply don’t like Lawrence or her sweetheart status. Yes, really. “I've just never been impressed with her," says 22-year-old Andy White from Sacramento, Calif. "I mean, she has acting chops, but so do plenty of other people. I just don't get why everyone runs after her.”   New Yorker Molly Osmond, age 37, shares White’s perception: “I think some of Jennifer Lawrence's appeal was as the Anti-Anne [Hathaway] … we were already being told by the media that she was charming and real and funny, so anything she did automatically fell into those categories,” she says. But these people — much like the blogs, sites, and celebrities that take at aim at Lawrence and other celebs held in widespread, borderline hyperbolic good favor — get their fair share of flack for their unconventional opinions. "My friends are shocked," White says. "Especially my Tumblr friends, so I keep it to myself. It's better that way." "[Lawrence] is everyone's little darling right now and God forbid anyone says something negative about every girl in America's new imaginary BFF," says Chelsea, who’s also been the victim of the unpopular anti-Lawrence opinion. In fact, when I put the word out on social media that I was looking for those who haven't boarded the Lawrence train, I too got overzealous responses, including one friend who says he “will punch” anyone who dislikes the Silver Linings Playbook star. Sure, most people are likely joking when their over-the-top responses threaten bodily harm or question a friend’s logic, but there is something that changes the way you look at someone when they defy such a seemingly absolute truth, be it about Lawrence or some other universally beloved heroine. RELATED: Is Jennifer Lawrence Smoking Pot on Set? Our ability to get close to these celebrities through on-camera interviews, paparazzi photos capturing their everyday moments (they walk their dogs and take out the trash because they’re not 16th century British monarchs!), projects with cult followings (Lawrence’s The Hunger Games and Beyoncé’s 4 are integral to our cultural consciousness whether we like it or not), and the necessity to see footage of these stars “behind the scenes” has bred a best friend culture in Hollywood. When we can learn this much about a star, it’s almost required that we feel a certain bond with these famous faces. After all, we know more about their lives than we do about some of our friendliest coworkers. And, as we all know, you can criticize your friends but as soon as someone else does, it’s on. Unfortunately for those who don't care for Lawrence or Beyoncé (or even the Ryan Gosling and Channing Tatum, for that matter), the Internet worships them. Like a good friend, they bring out the best in Internet culture — Lawrence's behavior is endlessly GIF-able, Beyoncé has a never-ending supply of fabulosity, and Gosling and Tatum's impossibly charming existences are primed for endless galleries of normal-but-sexy behavior — and the Internet is not okay with you disparaging its best friends. Speak your peace, but know that when you do, your words, no matter how eloquent, will filter into the contrarian category. The Interwebs deem you an outsider and you can bet it has about 25 reasons (in GIF-form, no less) why you are dead wrong. Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credits: Kevin Mazur/WireImage; Lia Toby/WENN; Roger Wong/INFphoto; Dan Jackman/WENN; FameFlynet;]  You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • We Have to Hack Into the Mainframe!: A Supercut Ode to an Age-Old Movie Plot — VIDEO
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 26, 2013
    Because we've collectively watched so many movies, we know the phrase "We have to hack into the mainframe" loosely translates to: "We need a computer genius who munches on Fritos and slurps Pepsi to bypass all this security nonsense and get into this computer the size of three executive offices, stat!" There was a point in time when hacking into the mainframe was just about the coolest, most badass computer technology espionage possible. But now, when you can access most top secret, personal, precious information from the touch screen of a smart phone, movies have to try a little harder. The mainframe movie plot doesn't carry as much weight. RELATED: Han Solo Swaps His Gun For a Thumbs Up? But we can still remember a time when mainframe-cracking was the height of big screen tech. A time when a simple flourish of computer keys with the help of a guy in a Hawaiian shirt could save the day. And we will never forget. Or maybe we will after watching this Ode to Movie Mainframes video from Slackstory, featuring scenes from GoldenEye, The Matrix, Beverly Hills Cop,  and Alien: Resurrection, to name a few. I give you until the one-minute mark before you start to forget what the word "mainframe" even means. Mainframe. Mainframe. Mainframe.  Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Paramount] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice
  • 15 Reasons '*NSYNC' Is Still a Great Album
    By: Kelsea Stahler Mar 25, 2013
    For those of us who spent many a tween-aged afternoon memorizing every word of 'NSync's first album *NSYNC, pouring over the pages of the square, glossy paper insert and memorizing Justin, Joey, Chris, Lance, and JC's sepia-toned images, this weekend marked a momentous occasion: *NSYNC turned 15 years old on March 24. But despite the '90s-tastic content of the first album from the boy band that ruled the world, the simple act of listening to any one of its 13 songs (yes, even "Giddy Up") can send us right back into that baby pink caccoon where Tiger Beat pages doubled as wallpaper and it was perfectly acceptable to cry when listening to "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time On You."  RELATED: Justin Timberlake's 'Mirrors' Video Leaves Us With So Many Questions And in case that's not enough, here are 15 reasons we still love this album: 1. We can't help it. We still know every. single. word. Sometimes we catch ourselves singing the songs in our sleep. 2. "Tearin' Up My Heart" can still make you dance like a uncoordinated teenager in baggy jeans and oversized DC sneakers.  3. Justin Timberlake was rocking his ramen hair and doing so proudly. You know you like this look, girl. 4. Chris Kirkpatrick had yet to be called "Pineapple head" and the confidence showed. Look at that aggressive snarl. 5. If it wasn't for this album, we probably never would have known the exquisite album that is The 20/20 Experience. RELATED: Justin Timberlake's 20/20 Experience  Will Have a Part II 6. "God Must Have Spent a Little More Time on You" is a religious experience. It still reminds us of the smell of watermelon Bubblicious and what it was like to lay on your bedroom floor while singing the words as if, at 13 years old, you fully understood what love was.  7. It's really hard to argue with numbers: 10,000,000 albums were sold in the U.S. alone.  8. German and UK editions of *NSYNC mean remixes and bonus tracks, to enhance your nostalgic listening journey.  9. The lyrics of "Here We Go" are still the goal for every fete, party people.  10. It's because of "Thinking Of You (I Drive Myself Crazy)" we, as a culture, were granted one of the greatest* music videos of all time.  *See, hilarious video using five crazy-eyed singers in a padded cell singing about losing their girlfriends. Gold.  RELATED: Justin Timberlake's Best Timberweek Sketch 11. We learned that the only thing you can give a rich girl is your love. (See: "For the Girl Who Has Everything") 12. Admit it: you still know the wiggly-kneed, pointing-from-one-corner-of-the-room-to-the-other dance to "I Want You Back." (And you are willing to use it at any moment.) 13. Thanks to the presence of a Christopher Cross cover ("Sailing"), you could always get your parents to play it at least once on long road trips (a gesture you soon followed by playing the disc on repeat in your Discman).   14. Okay, most of these songs are terrible, but loving them was an introduction to rebellion. Take that, music critics.  15. Whether or not you're too cool to admit it, this album was basically the soundtrack of your adolescent development.  (Don't worry, we won't judge you when you listen to the album on repeat all day. Just remember Spotify has a "Private Listening" feature.) Follow Kelsea on Twitter @KelseaStahler [Photo Credit: Mike Pryor/Getty Images] You Might Also Like:15 Oscar-Winning Nude Scenes10 Insane 'Star Wars' Moments You Didn't Notice