James Van Der Beek Gave His I.D. to Underage Justin Timberlake Back in The ’90s
Van Der Beek, 37, who is starring on the upcoming CBS show Friends With Better Lives, told the show, “I was in Vegas one New Year’s and somebody came by and said, ‘*NSYNC wants to meet you!’ And at the time, *NSYNC was the second to Backstreet Boys, it was before they had blown up. They had just come out with some Christmas album, like at the same time 98 Degrees did.”
“So, I said, ‘OK.’ And I met them and they were so sweet, they were so nice. They were such cool kids and I immediately liked them,” he recalled. “I remember that night, we were all going to some club and they were all too young. And so I went in and somehow passed my I.D. back so that Justin could get in with my I.D. And then Justin got in and then tried to pass it off to Lance [Bass] to get in. By the third time [the bouncers] saw a James Van Der Beek I.D., they were like, ‘Ah, I don’t think so James.'”
Cool story, James. Give us more old school gossip.