A few days ago, there were reports that *NSync's cameo in Episode 2 was cut due to the response of dismayed SW fans everywhere. Not so, says Lucasfilm spokeswoman Lynn Hale:
"The *NSync guys were shot as extras ... in a background scene," she said. "Whether that makes it into the movie or not won't be determined until [director] George [Lucas] has a final edit, and he won't have that until close to the time of release." Clones is slated for a May 16 release.
So we'll just have to wait and see...
EDIT: ESPN.com had the following poll on their website:
What was George Lucas thinking when he nixed plans to have members of the pop group *NSync appear in "Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones"?
A. He wanted Jar-Jar Binks to remain the most annoying character in "Star Wars" history.
B. Britney Spears, girlfriend of *NSync's Justin Timberlake, refused to reprise Princess Leia's famous "chain-bikini" scene.
C. After being overwhelmed by protesters in an Internet petition and lampooned by "Saturday Night Live," he simply came to his senses.
D. JC Chasez and Joey Fatone refused to wear "Jedi helmets" for fear of messing up their hair.
E. The Backstreet Boys were unavailable for "Episode III."
F. At 5-foot-9, Chris Kirkpatrick is much too short to be a Jedi ... and he refused to take the role of a clone.
Last I checked...C, B and A were the answers chosen the most.