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Singer still isn't quite *NSync with riches



Published: Sat, November 24, 2001 @ 12:00 a.m.



Singer still isn't quite*NSync with riches

Chris Kirkpatrick of *NSync can't believe how his life has changed. "It's absurd to have gone from totally poor to totally rich," he told Us Weekly for its Dec. 3 issue.

"I wake up in my house in the middle of the night and go, 'Whose house is this?'"

Growing up in Clarion, Pa., Kirkpatrick and his four younger half sisters moved frequently.

After his father died, his mother worked as a maid and did odd jobs; his stepfather had trouble finding steady work. At one point, they lived in a trailer that had hole in the side and no heat.

He used layers of dirty laundry as blankets to keep warm at night.

After he graduated from high school, Kirkpatrick moved to Orlando, Fla., to pursue his dream of pop music. That's where he met Justin Timberlake, and the two helped create the five-member boy band *NSync, which earned $42 million last year.

Madonna's involvedin a cover-up

LONDON -- Pop singer Madonna said Thursday that her husband, Guy Ritchie, tells her to cover up if she wears outfits that he considers too skimpy.

The singer, known for her revealing outfits and suggestive lyrics, says she often does as he asks.

"He doesn't like it when I wear see-through shirts. " Madonna, 43, said in an interview on British Broadcasting Corp. radio. "He doesn't want me to dress like an old slapper," a British term for a woman of easy virtue.

Asked if she covered up when asked, she replied, "Mostly. Unless I'm crunched for time."

Sometimes, she said, she insists she should be allowed to dress as she wants, but "I have to pick and choose my battles."

Singing NYC policemanwill cut patriotic record

Tenor Daniel Rodriguez, the New York City police officer who has made a name by singing "God Bless America" at various public events, has signed with Manhattan Records to cut the song, plus "We Will Go On," a tune written for him. The songs will be released Dec. 11, and his debut album will follow in January. Proceeds will benefit the Twin Towers Fund.

Today's Birthdays

Columnist William F. Buckley is 76. Rock 'n' roll drummer Pete Best is 60. Rock musician Donald "Duck" Dunn (Booker T. & amp; the MG's) is 60. Actor-comedian Billy Connolly is 59. Former White House news secretary Marlin Fitzwater is 59. Former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman is 57. Actor Dwight Schultz is 54. Actress Denise Crosby is 44. Actress Shae D'Lyn ("Dharma and Greg") is 39. Rock musician John Squire (The Stone Roses) is 39. Rock musician Gary Stonadge (Big Audio) is 39. Rock musician Chad Taylor (Live) is 31. Actor Colin Hanks ("Roswell") is 24. Actress Katherine Heigl ("Roswell") is 23.




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