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    Boy Band Impresario Pearlman Dies in Prison

    Bye, bye, bye. The controversial grand master of boy bands has died at 62. Lou Pearlman, who created *NSYNC and other major 1990s acts, was serving a 25-year prison sentence for his role in a Ponzi scheme. Pearlman launched the Backstreet Boys — who became the best-selling boy band of all time — in 1993 after a talent search in Orlando, and went on to spawn more successes. But his scandal-scarred career included allegations of sexual misconduct with young band members, and protégé Chris Kirkpatrick bid him “RIP” with “mixed emotions.”

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