Music's hit-makers descend on Brooklyn for VMAs

By By CHRIS TALBOTT and MESFIN FEKADU

NEW YORK (AP) — Even if the hotly rumored 'N Sync reunion doesn't happen, the MTV Video Music Awards are shaping up as Justin Timberlake's night.

The lead nominee with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis is up for six awards. Timberlake also will be honored with the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. And the anticipation over whether Timberlake and his old boy band will appear together is likely to continue well after the show kicks off Sunday night from Brooklyn.

MTV is mum on the rumor. 'N Sync's Joey Fatone has denied it. But 'N Sync debuted a Twitter account Saturday, and the hubbub has overshadowed what will be an all-star lineup at the Barclays Center.

Lady Gaga, Katy Perry and Drake will perform hit singles for the first time and Robin Thicke, Miley Cyrus and — if the spurned Stephen Colbert is to be believed — Daft Punk square off in a song-of-the-summer competition. But 'N Sync has managed to steal the thunder.

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