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Lance and Reichen visit Camp Heartland


Good for them. It's a camp in Malibu that provides a haven for children affected by AIDS.

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  1. Man, Reichen REALLY wants to sell those books.

    Posted by: Randy | Aug 18, 2006 11:23:18 AM

  2. That's sweet.

    Posted by: dwight | Aug 18, 2006 11:49:26 AM

  3. Well that's more than what some celebs are doing for a good cause!

    Posted by: Michael | Aug 18, 2006 11:51:06 AM

  4. Okay, I've got to admit, that's pretty cool of them.

    Posted by: Swede And Czech | Aug 18, 2006 12:01:16 PM

  5. They just dont seem like couple material to me...

    Posted by: erik | Aug 18, 2006 12:02:50 PM

  6. I agree. I don't see the chemistry at all. Though, if it's not a marketing ploy, I wish them all the happiness...

    Posted by: Gary | Aug 18, 2006 12:31:24 PM

  7. Is it ok - That I just don't like them as a couple...


    Posted by: Michael | Aug 18, 2006 12:43:26 PM

  8. Well it is a marketing ploy that did some good? Being that most of the kids there are probably too young to know who Lance is (how long has it been now?) or even who Reichen is for that matter, makes the personal appearance rather pointless and the only ones benefitting from an actual personal appearance are the celebrites themselves through the publicity. A nice big check written out to the organization itself is all that needed to be done by the celebrities themselves if we are talking solely about the humanitarian good that could have been done.

    Posted by: Bryce | Aug 18, 2006 1:03:39 PM

  9. I love Lance Bass.

    Posted by: Blair | Aug 18, 2006 1:04:17 PM


    Posted by: CLIFF | Aug 18, 2006 1:32:19 PM

  11. Sorry, I just wish they would go away. Yawn already.

    Posted by: Andrew | Aug 18, 2006 1:38:56 PM

  12. Wow, hole jaded gay community Batman!!!

    Posted by: Mark | Aug 18, 2006 2:10:05 PM

  13. Cliff, they may have given a check to the organization which would be great, but using one's celebrity status to help a cause isn't admirable if doing so for publicity is the the main reason.

    I have always cringed at celebrities making contributions to charities with the press present when it can be more easily done in private. Now, that's not to say that a a celebrity can't give his or her name to a cause and that by doing so can really help that particular charity. In this particular case neither celebrity has that kind of public appeal. All these guys are doing, in my opinion, are trying to gain more public exposure. If you disagree, that's fine.

    Your comment "Their hearts are in the right place".....well, neither of us know their hearts.

    Posted by: Bryce | Aug 18, 2006 2:10:06 PM

  14. -er- HOLY jaded gay community, not HOLE...

    damn dyslexia is kicking in full me thinks!

    Posted by: Mark | Aug 18, 2006 2:12:09 PM

  15. No one knows where the hearts are or what is the true motivation. The fact is that many of the press will pick it up and that will bring more awareness and possible donations. If Lance does nothing people will bitch, if he does it is clear people are bitching. I don't care for either of them, let alone NSYNC, but they are out there. There is no such thing as bad press, except if you are Topm Cruise that is. ;)

    Posted by: patrick nyc | Aug 18, 2006 2:42:07 PM

  16. A couple of D-listers latching on for a fourth helping of their 15 minutes.....what is so admirable about that???!!!!

    Posted by: gabe | Aug 18, 2006 3:06:16 PM

  17. Of course there is a such thing as "bad press".

    Anyway, I can just imagine it now. Lance is reclining in a chair by the pool reading the newspaper while Reichen is hopping on top of the diving board yelling, "Hey, you aren't looking at me, and I'm shirtless!". Lance then says, "oh, sorry honey, but the paper says that we aren't really a happy couple and that we are about to break up!"
    Reichen then responds, "You read? Don't worry, my publicist says we just need to get out there and be seen. Just write out a big check from your huge bank account that you recently added my name to, and we will go to some charity tomorrow and drop it off after the press is notified. So, put down that stupid paper and watch how my abs and pecs glisten when I emerge from the water! Weeeeee!!!!!"

    Posted by: Bryce | Aug 18, 2006 3:32:37 PM

  18. Lance was doing benefits when *NSYNC was at their peak, so who's to question his sincerity now? The interesting thing for those of us who are pathetic "can't look away from the train wreak that is Reichen" peeps is that he's done more benefits since luring Lance into his lair (well, actually it's Lance's house, since Reichen lost his per Billy Masters) than he's ever done (and, no, taking off your shirt on stage at Christopher Street West doesn't count). Did he do the AIDS Walk last year or the year before? Don't think so? When's the last time you heard of him at a SLDN benefit--his self-proclaimed chief cause? Though look for him to latch onto them again to pimp his USAF book. After a couple of events a couple of years ago, it became clear that Reichen's first charity is Reichen. He's no more a philanthropist than he is a "movie star"--both absurd claims in his PR crap. His increased benefit appearances recently, few "gay" per se, don't mean his heart has grown any more than his dick has. It's to keep his meal ticket/landlord happy and attached as long as possible to that chain of other Reichen fools. Paging Chip. Paging Charlie. Paging Louis.

    Posted by: J.P. | Aug 18, 2006 3:42:36 PM

  19. This just in: US magazine has a pic of the couple in their latest issue. Lance is quoted as saying he loves Reichen for his "heart" and that the former Mrs. Arndt recently took Bass to dinner at the Hotel Bel-Air. Gee, I wonder if he showed him where he and Chip got "married" while Nancy Reagan watched? Oh, the last part of that sentence was just another Reichen lie. Wait, I guess both parts were.

    Posted by: Tagg | Aug 18, 2006 3:53:28 PM

  20. I just hate celebrity couples in general, and I am using the term "celebrity" loosely in Reichen's case. Say what you want about Bass, but he was a part of a rather huge group for awhile - albeit a sucky one.

    Posted by: Marco | Aug 18, 2006 3:58:08 PM

  21. Oh, but it's a cool thing to do anyway if you're doing it for the right reasons. Lance I don't doubt, but Reichen...well, I'll give the benefit of said doubt.

    Posted by: Marco | Aug 18, 2006 3:59:11 PM

  22. A while back I called Reichen something involving a sack of rocks, and I take that back now.

    They have each raised nearly $13,000 (and growing) for the AIDS Walk in Los Angeles and this appearance in Malibu raised awareness of the camp. Before this story broke, I had never heard of the camp - and now it's all over the internet, thanks to their appearance.

    I've been a part of the AIDS Marathons for the past four years, and last year was the first time that I walked in the AIDS Walk in WeHo. I was VERY surprised to see VERY few people from the gay community in the walk. They were there - but they were greatly outnumbered by students, families, grandparents, parents. It really surprised me.

    I will be the first to admit that I don't ever recall Reichen being involved in community social work. But now that he's in a very high profile relationship, the spotlight is on him. And if it IS for publicity, then bring it on. At least they are raising awareness of organizations that need visibiltiy.

    At least they are getting involved in some way. I just wish more people would get involved in their own community, whether it be mentoring, AIDS awareness or fundraising, or something as simple as Meals on Wheels like Project Angel Food.

    Posted by: Chad | Aug 18, 2006 5:10:23 PM

  23. Chad says... "I was VERY surprised to see VERY few people from the gay community in the walk. They were there - but they were greatly outnumbered by students, families, grandparents, parents. It really surprised me."

    Yes, as we all know there are "gay people" and then there are "students, families, grandparents and parents". Two different breeds of the human population.

    Posted by: Bryce | Aug 18, 2006 6:01:16 PM

  24. Good for you, Chad, for what you've personally been doing! But did you mean to write that "they have EACH raised nearly $13,000"? I just checked and the Walk site says Reichen has raised $4825 and Lance $7710. I give them chops for doing that, but it's (so far) not half the $26,000 you, probably accidentally, indicated. Praise when due but not in disproportion. Their combined goal, in fact, is only $20,000. Chad Allen raised over $25,000 BY HIMSELF for AIDS LifeCycle this summer--and, if I may add, would probably be proud to call himself an "activist" whereas Lance (who could, no doubt, easily write a personal check for ten or twenty times the total amount he's raised--the Walk site currently indicates he's donated only $500) huffed to People, "I'm not going to lead the parades and be this crazy activist.” Hence, Martina Navralitova's e-mail to him that Andy has provided elsewhere today.

    Posted by: J.P. | Aug 18, 2006 6:03:01 PM

  25. we'd all be better off as individuals and a community if we spent as much time & energy thinking about we each could contribute to making life better than the motivations of others who happen to be in the media eye. get a life, get off your asses and do something.

    Posted by: resurrect | Aug 19, 2006 12:23:07 AM

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