Lance Bass Gets Comical with TV Shows
'N Sync singer Lance Bass, 23, wants to clown around a little. Variety reports that the musician's Venice, Calif.-based production company, A Happy Place Prods., wants to make a TV series out of three popular comic strips and has already closed a deal with their syndicate, Universal Press, to bring them to the tube. According to the trade paper, the strips and their intended TV versions are: Glenn McCoy's "The Duplex," to be a live-action half-hour sitcom about a man and a woman and their respective talking dogs; Mark Tatulli's "Heart of the City," to combine live action with animation about a city girl with a wild imagination; and Bill Hinds's "Cleats," an animated show set in the world of children's soccer. Meanwhile, no word from Moscow yet this week on the status of Bass's space training. Over the past month, there have been almost daily bulletins on whether the 'N Syncer will be able to make the journey. The last word was, it's looking likely.