James Van Der Beek Let Justin Timberlake Use His ID Back In The Heyday

If you thought Dawson Leary was the most "uncool" guy of all time, well, you were wrong.

James Van Der Beek stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday, March 26, and revealed that, back in the day, he tried to sneak Justin Timberlake and some of the other underage members of *NSYNC into a club in Las Vegas.

Yup, THAT Justin Timberlake. And yup, THAT James Van Der Beek.

"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," Van Der Beek laughed, referencing the boy band's 1998 holiday album "Home for Christmas."

"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 added. "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 ID back so that Justin could get in with my ID 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 ID, they were like, 'Ah, I don't think so James.'" Poor Lance!

We're assuming J.C. Chasez attempted to use Joshua Jackson's ID? Just a thought.



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