NEW YORK — Even if the hotly rumored 'N Sync reunion doesn't happen, the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday are already shaping up as Justin Timberlake's night.
The lead nominee — with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis — is up for six awards. Timberlake also will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award, and the anticipation over whether he and his old boy-band cronies will appear together will persist well after the show kicks off at 8 p.m. central time from Brooklyn.
MTV is officially mum, neither confirming nor denying the rumor, and former 'N Sync band member Joey Fatone has officially denied it.
Artists including Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Drake and Miley Cyrus are set to perform their hit singles at the award show.