Monday, June 07, 2010 4:30:14 PM
Allison Walker– Entertainment Reporter/Anchor
WINTER PARK - Former *NSYNC and 98 Degrees boy band members, to a rock band frontman and hip-hop producer strutted down a red carpet Monday in Winter Park. Full Sail University celebrated the opening of the Full Sail Studios Gateway Project, a multi-purpose facility that features a 500-seat venue and game production and recording studio spaces.
Central Florida on Demand was there Monday morning for the ribbon cutting. Red carpet arrivals followed, including *NSYNC’s Chris Kirkpatrick, The B-52’s Fred Schneider, T-Boz (girl-group TLC), hip-hop producer Mannie Fresh, and others. Watch our exclusive VIDEO to see each celeb pose for paparrazi and TV crews.)
The other VIP’s may not have familiar names yet, but they got a celebrity-style welcome. The 9 a.m. event also included an induction ceremony for the Full Sail University class of 2010 Hall of Fame, from GRAMMY winners to EMMY nominees.
An impressive crowd of Full Sail students showed up. They have some pressure to make a name for themselves, and celebs like Jeff Timmons (98 Degrees) want to help!
"I'm here till Wednesday. I'm going to be doing a presentation for Full Sail. I spoke here once before, " Timmons told me. He added, “"I think [Full Sail] is the biggest kept secret in the Entertainment business ... I'm trying to make myself a part of it as much as I can."
Go to Channel 300, Central Florida on Demand, to watch our entire interview with Timmons. Find out what his brand new “Soda Pop Project” is all about. Scroll to the Celebrity Interview section.