While disgraced Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong continues to make headlines with a widely-publicized confession to using banned performance-enhancing drugs, as told to Oprah Winfrey, ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has coaxed a tell-all from another Lance -- Lance Bass -- in a parody video.
Bass, who rose to fame in the 1990s with the boy band 'N Sync, which also included Justin Timberlake, appeared on the late-night series "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" via the video call service Skype on Thursday, January 17. The same night, the first part of Armstrong's interview on Winfrey's "Oprah's Next Chapter" aired on her OWN cable channel. Part 2 airs on Friday.
"Okay Jimmy. Here goes. For many years throughout the '90s I frosted my tips," Bass told Kimmel in his own mock confession, referring to a hairstyle that was popular during that decade. "Yes, I used chemicals to make the tips of my hair appear to be lighter than the rest of my hair."
"But the tips of your hair weren't lighter than the rest of your hair, so in essence, you were cheating," Kimmel said.
"Yes," Bass replied.
"And did the other members of 'N Sync know about this?" Kimmel asked.
"JC Chasez knew," Bass said, referring to one of the other five members of the group. "The others didn't."
Do you think you guys should give back your Grammys now?" Kimmel asked.
"We didn't win any Grammys," Bass replied.
"Do you feel like a weight has been lifted off your shoulders after revealing this?" Kimmel asked.
"Yes, I do," Bass said.
"And do you feel like crying at all right now?" Kimmel continued.
"No, not really," Bass replied.
"I would love it so much if you just cry a little," Kimmel said. "I think America would hate you less if you could cry."
Bass then pretended to sob.
"There we go," Kimmel said, adding: "You know, I wish they had a 'hug' feature on Skype right now."
Kimmel, whose talk show was recently moved up to 11:35 p.m. to compete with David Letterman and Jay Leno, is known for his parody videos.
Kimmel's 2009 collaboration with then-girlfriend Sarah Silverman, "I'm [Expletive] Matt Damon," with starred the actor himself, won an Emmy (watch video here -- warning: explicit language). He then made a sequel, "I'm [Expletive] Ben Affleck," which featured not only Affleck but a slew of other stars such as Brad Pitt, Josh Groban, Cameron Diaz, Huey Lewis, Don Cheadle and Joan Jett (watch video here -- warning: explicit language).