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January 24, 2018 - 6:30am

JOEY FATONE SHUTS DOWN *NSYNC SUPER BOWL REUNION RUMORS: Sorry, *NSYNC fans. According to Joey Fatone, a group reunion won't be a part of former bandmate Justin Timberlake's Super Bowl performance in Minnesota on February 4th. Fatone made the reveal outside of a West Hollywood restaurant last weekend while talking to TMZ about the big game. "If I was doing something, I'd be at rehearsals right now," Fatone quipped about any chance of an *NSYNC reunion as part of Timberlake's halftime set. Fatone also doesn't think Timberlake will be showcasing Janet Jackson during the show, considering the infamous wardrobe malfunction moment at the 2004 Super Bowl. "He's not controversial like that," Fatone said. "He is in a sense, but not in a sense to do it deliberately."

MARIAH CAREY, ADELE, ARIANA GRANDE AMONG TOP MUSICIANS WHO INSPIRED BABY NAMES: Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston and Zayn Malik have inspired parents nationwide to name their babies after the pop sensations. Name.org listed the top 20 musicians that have inspired baby names since the start of their careers, and even linked the names' popularity with spikes in the artists' successes. While some names, like Ariana and Selena, have been popular even before the emergence of the pop stars, names like Rihanna and Miley are undoubtedly rooted in fandom. Even baby name Zayn became increasingly popular in 2016 - 741 boys in comparison to the 46 named Zayn in 2010 - after the One Direction member went solo.

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