'N Sync Puppet Suit Dismissed

A federal judge in Los Angeles has cut off a lawsuit against pop group 'N Sync brought on by puppet makers Sid and Marty Krofft. Their company sued in December 2000, seeking damages because an 'N Sync

A federal judge in Los Angeles has cut off a lawsuit against pop group 'N Sync brought on by puppet makers Sid and Marty Krofft. Their company sued in December 2000, seeking damages because an 'N Sync program and backstage passes featured a likeness of the puppets the Kroffts made for their "Bye Bye Bye" performance at the American Music Awards in September 2000.

The suit claimed the use of the puppet pictures violated the company's copyright. But the judge dismissed all claims against the group members.

'N Sync is in the home stretch of its ongoing tour, which opens a two-night stand at Boston's FleetCenter tonight (April 15). The trek is the band's second in support of it latest album, "Celebrity." Released last August, the Jive set debuted on top of The Billboard 200 and has sold just shy of 4.7 million copies in the U.S., according to SoundScan. The single "Girlfriend" featuring rapper Nelly holds steady this week at No. 5 on the Hot 100.

Here are 'N Sync's remaining tour dates:

April 15-16: Boston (FleetCenter)
April 18: Philadelphia (First Union Center)
April 19: Hartford, Conn. (Hartford Civic Center)
April 21: Washington, D.C. (MCI Center)
April 22: Pittsburgh (Mellon Arena)
April 23: Columbus, Ohio (Nationwide Arena)
April 25: Memphis, Tenn. (the Pyramid)
April 27: Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (National Car Rental Center)
April 28: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse Centre)


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