They said "No Strings Attached," but thankfully they were wrong.
Awwww, watching Justin Timberlake's reunion with *NSYNC at last night's VMAs has got us on a total nostalgia trip right now. Like, seeing our *NSYNC loves at the VMAs makes us wanna rub some Sun-In into our hair, leaf proudly through our newly assembled back-to-school *NSYNC Trapper Keeper, and casually tune out some discussion our parents are having about Monica Lewinsky. Who's that? I'm just a kid! Chicken tenders! Pikachu! Carson Daly!
Anyway, buckle up, because you are hereby invited to come along for the ride as we pore over the Internet for the greatest vintage *NSYNC memorabilia of yesteryear. And by "invited," we mean that we're duct-taping a jawbreaker in your mouth and shoving you in the trunk. (Taylor Swift is already riding shotgun in her "Taylor Hearts *NSYNC" airbrushed tee.) Let's go!
1.) *NSYNC LONG-SLEEVED TEE: The racing stripe on the left arm will make you sprint faster when you spot an opening between security guards. But why long sleeves? Why, so you can fully enjoy...
2.) *NSYNC TEMPORARY + RHINESTONE TATTOOS: Duh, as if your parents are gonna let you outta the house with these on! What Mom and Dad don't know, won't hurt 'em.
3.) JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE BEDSIDE POSTER: Besides, JT can bare all the arms for the both of you in this adorable poster. Watching you while you sleep. Every night. #IsThatWhatDatingIs
Check out the rest of the must-have *NSYNC memorabilia after the jump, or you can't sit with us!
JGL and Sel just buggin' out backstage at the VMAs.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt? OK, we know that Selena Gomez plays a pretty convincing carjacker in her new Ethan Hawke flick, "Getaway," but dude? IT'S JUST A MOVIE. Unless, she's literally pointing at him saying "Hey, JGL! I'm gonna jack yer car, neener neener neener!" in this backstage VMA photo, boyfriend needs to chill. OK, fine, Sel's probably just photobombing him, because hey -- Selena does what she wants -- but still! Let's take it back down to a three, OK dude? It's gonna be fine.
Read more about Selena Gomez's Joseph Gordon-Levitt photobomb after the jump.
RiRi's basically like, "Harry Styles? One Dir-WHAT? I give ZERO EFFS, BBs! But, I'm still gonna look gorgeous in my faded tee and jeans while I pose with this hot younger guy and smoke my "special cigarettes" that I def carried here in my weed purse. But also, who is this bro again?"
Now on to Mr. Styles, who actually looks unusually starstruck! Harry's no stranger to young female pop stars (do we even have to spell that one out for you?), but Rihanna is, like, a POP STAR, you know? I mean, the girl sang "Umbrella"-ella-ella-eh-eh-eh for eff's sake. That's on another level. That, and I'm sure Harry's never encountered a hot chick who he can go grill to grill with!
Video Music Award 2013 winners, red carpet photos, and the full VMA show free on demand at VMA.MTV.com.
+ Taylor Swift, who sat next to her BFF Selena Gomez all night, won Best Female Video for "I Knew You Were Trouble." Taylor dedicated the win to the song's inspiration -- a certain ex who was, ahem, also in attendance.
Are you even alive right now? Oh, no? Us either! Because you, like us, are probably still in recovery from watching *NSYNC reunite during Justin Timberlake's 2013 VMA performance! And we know we're not alone! Because wanna know who else is probably having a Timberlake Quake? That'd be Taylor Swift, who, as you can see by the above GIF, was visibly overcome with '90s nostalgia from watching Justin, JC, Lance, Chris, and Joey sing "Bye Bye Bye" AND do the "Bye Bye Bye" hand dance! YOU KNOW THE ONE.
And to make the moment even sweeter, Tay watched the boy band of the century (no shade, One Direction!) hit the stage next to her BFF4LYFE, Selena Gomez, who also looked crazy overwhelmed with #feelings.
Watch Justin Timberlake and *NSYNC's VMA performance after the jump.
But what's the common denominator linking all of these perfect things together? PRETTY PEOPLE!! Because anyone who was anyone at the VMAs was, like, painfully attractive. Examples: Selena Gomez slaying the skirt slit game while accepting her VMA for "Best Pop Video," Miley Cyrus grabbing her crotch, because obviously, *NSYNC, simply being *NSYNC, and VMA Video Vanguard WinnerJustin Timberlake, because duh. Oh, and Adam Lambert was looking pretty damn fine in his all-black-everything, and Jared Leto? SELF-EXPLANATORY. (OK, fine, #JAWLINE.)
Want to feel even more insecure about the symmetry of your face? Scroll down to find out who else we found painfully attractive at the 2013 MTV VMAs.
Crotch-grabbing has been sexy since Rihanna.
Katy Perry is destroying in this dress. That is all.
See more of the most painfully attractive people of the 2013 MTV VMAs after the jump.Read More...
Katy Perry's VMA "Roar" performance got us to like sports! HOW....?!
So, in case it wasn't obvious by our certain "Je ne said EVERYTHING," we're not exactly the most knowledgeable when it comes to #LeSports. But, Katy Perry's live debut of "Roar" tonight at the VMAs' finale may have just changed all that! Powerful music has that effect! One listen to Donna Summer's "MacArthur Park," and we start leaving cakes in the rain like nobody's business!
Braided and laced up in some fierce boxer regalia, the "Dark Horse"singer entered the ring and took no prisoners. Ugh, we wish we could be that agile in any sorta arena of physical activity. Katy was ducking and weaving, throwing her dukes up, and even jumping rope like champ! Like, we were super good at jumping rope in elementary school, but it was a little more of the "Cinderella, dressed in yellow" type -- not the "I'M BUILDING UP MY CALVES SO I CAN CRUSH YOUR NECK WITH THEM" kind o' jumping rope.
Watch Katy Perry perform at the VMAs, and check out more live "Roar" photos and GIFs after the jump.
We know what you're thinking about this photo: Literally any time Taylor Swift touches ANYONE, nay, looks at any human male with a steady pulse, she's allegedly "dating them." So when we see Taylor and VMA Video Vanguard WinnerJustin Timberlake in the midst of a DEEP VMA embrace (Vembrace?), that MUST mean they're about to get married!
Except that NO, they're not, because Justin's happily married to Jessica Biel! That's DEFINITELY a real thing (#thepinkdress), and we actually think that Jessica could damn well body-check Taylor. If she had to, of course. Also, Taylor's hugging Justin because SHE CAN!
Read more about Justin and Taylor's VMA embrace after the jump.
What? Lady Gaga's entire ass is exposed? ONE DIRECTION HARDLY NOTICED!
If for some reason you're not into following One Direction's every move (doubtful, but maybe?), then we'll remind you that Zayn Malik recently got engaged to Little Mix's Perrie Edwards. (Whatever, we say you should still ROCK those "Future Mrs. Malik" t-shirts, ladiess.) And, while we assume the congratulatory tweets have been flooding in, what is presumably the "Best Song Of The Summer" VMA winners most major mazel moment of the 2013 VMAs? If miraculously you guessed being accosted by chatting with Lady Gaga while she rocks an ass-revealing sea shell bikini and gives him the finger, then you would be ABSOLUTEY CORRECT! In fact, that's precisely what went down backstage at the 2013 MTV VMA when the "Applause" performer got all up in Zayn's grill while covering her "no-no" parts with some couture sea shells. Because apparently in some cultures this is how you say "Congrats on your new movie." Actually, we have no clue what the hell is happening here.
See more photos of Lady Gaga and One Direction at the 2013 MTV VMAs after the jump.