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The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time

March 25th, 2014 10:00am EDT
The Top 15 Boy Bands Of All Time
All girls look to the guys in boy bands to help them get through their awkward preteen years. These handsome guys always tell you they love you, that you're smart, beautiful, and the only one for them. Their signatures in magazines are always dotted with hearts, they always look as if they can look off the page into your soul. Is it any wonder that boy bands continue to be popular with young girls?

(BTW: Boy bands aren't just popular with young girls. Women continue to stay faithful to their bands as they grow older, hence the popularity of the recent "NKOTBSB" tour featuring 90's sensatio...
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Pop Topper Of The Week: 98 Degrees - 'Microphone'

May 11th, 2013 10:00am EDT
98 Degrees
What do Justin Timberlake, Destiny’s Child, and Mariah Carey have in common? They all are artists who took a longer-than-expected hiatus from the music industry to pursue other careers (or raise children). From these long breaks, these musicians have been able to pop back into the music scene and are doing surprisingly well.

So it seems like legendary pop acts are in, right? But of course! As pop fanatics, we never miss an old icon coming back into the scene (I mean, look at Madonna), and that is why we’ve named “Microphone” by 98° as the Pop Topper of the Week!

In the time that has pas...
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NKOTB To Tour With 98 Degrees And Boyz II Men

January 22nd, 2013 8:20pm EST
New Kids On the Block
Veteran boy bands New Kids On The Block, 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men  are teaming up for a 28-date North American tour this summer.

The Package Tour will kick off on May 31st in Uncasville, Connecticut and hit America and Canada's top arenas, including the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the Nassau Coliseum in New York and Michigan's The Palace of Auburn Hills.

The tour became a reality after New Kids on the Block performed with the reunited 98 Degrees at the MixTape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania in August. The performance was billed as 98 Degrees' one and only reunion show after the ...
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98 Degrees Reunite On Stage For First Time In A Decade

August 17th, 2012 12:36pm EDT
98 Degrees
98 Degrees shut down NYC's famed Rockefeller Center on Friday after reuniting on stage for the first time in 10 years.

The former boy band, comprised of brothers Drew and Nick Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons first broke onto the pop music scene in 1997, releasing four albums before taking an extended hiatus in 2002.

Earlier this year, the group announced it was getting back together for a reunion show on Today, and now the quartet has proved it still has the chops after a decade-long break.

The hit-makers opened the show with their 1998 classic The Hardest Thing, later perform...
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Jeff Timmons: '98 Degrees Reunion Will Be A One-Off Event'

June 24th, 2012 4:14pm EDT
Jeff Timmons
98 Degrees star Jeff Timmons has dashed fans' hopes for a reunion tour after insisting the group's gig in Pennsylvania will be a one-off.

The boy band, fronted by brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, announced a one-night-only concert as part of the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hersey earlier this week and Drew hinted there could be more shows if the gig is a success.

But Timmons insists the reunion won't spark a full tour, telling website Celebuzz.com, "We thought maybe we should do just one last show together, end things the right way, button everything up.

"In 2001, we didn't end things the r...
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Joey Lawrence Joins Chippendales & Will Reveal 'The Whole Nine Yards'

May 17th, 2012 9:24am EDT
Joey Lawrence
Joey Lawrence will take his clothes off as one of the newest members of The Chippendales dance troupe in Las Vegas.

Starting June 7, the "Melissa & Joey" actor will wear the group's legendary bow tie for a 3-week special engagement at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino.

The actor's representative confirmed the news, insisting the toned 36 year old has signed up to do the "whole nine yards," according to TMZ.com.

Lawrence follows in the footsteps of stars like "Baywatch" actor Jeremy Jackson and 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons, who have previously bared almost all for cash at the saucy, adu...
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Nick Lachey Slams Rumors Of A 98 Degrees Reunion Tour

April 12th, 2012 4:20pm EDT
Nick Lachey
Singer Nick Lachey has shot down reports of a 98 Degrees reunion tour, insisting he plans on spending the summer with his expectant wife Vanessa Minnillo.

The pop group, comprised of Nick, his brother Drew, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons, gained a massive fan base when they formed in the mid-1990s, and went on to sell more than 10 million records worldwide before they parted ways in 2002.

Last month rumors surfaced indicating the four-piece was to kick off a 15-date U.S. tour in July, and now dad-to-be Lachey has crushed fan hopes, revealing he has no plans to revisit their boy band day...
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Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo: 'We're Having A Baby!'

March 5th, 2012 10:20am EST
Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo
Nick Lachey and his new bride Vanessa Minnillo are expecting their first child less than a year after they wed.

The ex-98 Degrees star and his TV presenter wife got married in a secret ceremony in July last year and they announced on TV on Monday that Minnillo is pregnant.

Lachey tells "Live! With Kelly," "She was in New York and I was in the Bahamas. She went to the store and got a pregnancy test and it came back positive. We're having a baby!... This is the one thing that more than any other I've looked forward to, and it's overwhelming."

Lachey said the couple has already discussed a ...
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'Baywatch' Star Jeremy Jackson Wants To Join Chippendales Adults-Only Revue

August 5th, 2011 9:26am EDT
Jeremy Jackson
Former "Baywatch" child star Jeremy Jackson is set to bare all for cash as a member of The Chippendales dance troupe in Las Vegas.

The actor, who played David Hasselhoff's son on the cult beach show, is in talks with Chippendales bosses about a longtime role in the saucy, adults-only revue.

Jackson's representative tells TMZ.com that the actor is hoping to replace 98 Degrees singer Jeff Timmons, who briefly appeared as a Chippendale in the show.

If it all works out, it will be Jackson's first job since appearing on reality TV show "Celebrity Rehab," during which he battled an addiction t...
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Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo Wed In Secret Ceremony

July 16th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Nick LAchey and Vanessa Minnillo
Singer Nick Lachey and TV host Vanessa Minnillo have married during a secret ceremony on a tropical island.

The former 98 Degrees singer proposed to Minnillo last November after four years of dating.

The pair exchanged vows on Friday after sending just 35 close friends and family invites in the form of plane tickets.

The guests were then flown to a mystery location to attend the ceremony.

Lachey tells People.com, "Our wedding invitations were in the form of a plane ticket. We told them they were going away and the attire was 'island chic.' It was all very vague."

And Lachey's new ...
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Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo's Wedding To Be Televised - Will You Watch?

June 21st, 2011 10:41pm EDT
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo
Singer Nick Lachey and fiancee Vanessa Minnillo's wedding will be televised.

The former 98 Degrees star and his bride-to-be have teamed up with bosses at TV network TLC for a new project, tentatively titled Nick & Vanessa's Dream Wedding.

The show will give fans an intimate look into their special day.

In a statement released to People.com, the couple says, "We're lucky to have such passionate and loving fans, and we thought partnering with TLC on this special would be the best way to share the exciting journey we're on with all the people that support us and our relationship."

It is no...
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Jessica Simpson Planning To Elope?

March 28th, 2011 9:28pm EDT
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is seriously considering eloping with her fiance Eric Johnson if the pressure to exchange vows becomes too much to handle.

The singer-turned-designer announced plans to wed Johnson in November after just six months of dating, but Simpson insists she is in no rush to walk down the aisle and is enjoying simply being engaged.

In an interview with Women's Wear Daily, Simpson says, "No date has been set yet. We've both been married before. We're enjoying our commitment to each other. We want to take our time... We might elope if it gets to that point."

But Simpson is sure abou...
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Jessica Simpson 'Extremely Happy' For Nick Lachey

November 11th, 2010 5:20pm EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson has dispelled rumors she is distraught by the news of Nick Lachey's engagement to longtime girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo, insisting she "couldn't be more happy" for her ex-husband.

Former 98 Degrees singer Lachey announced plans to wed Minnillo last week after four years of dating. Tabloid reports claim Simpson has been rocked by the news, but she has spoken out to silence the gossip and offer her best wishes to her ex.

She tells Los Angeles radio personality Ryan Seacrest, "I don't know where all those rumors came from. My mom actually called me and told me that everybody...
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Hot Legs: Vanessa Minnillo And A Cake

August 23rd, 2010 10:10am EDT
Vanessa Minnillo
We spotted Nick Lachey and long-term girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo going to a friend's house party in West Hollywood on Saturday. Vanessa was casual and sexy in jean cutoffs and a white t-shirt.

Nick carried a box of goodies for his friend, while Vanessa brought an iced cake to the gathering.

Nick recently told OK! Magazine that Vanessa is the "most special person I've ever known." He explained, "She's feminine and beautiful and sexy and she's also probably the most powerful person I've ever had the opportunity to know...She and I are very much alike, two fiery people."

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Hot Legs: Sugababes Singer Jade Ewan Struts Her Stuff

August 15th, 2010 2:41pm EDT
Sugababes
They're called the Sugababes, but as far as we can tell there's only one babe.

Maybe they should rethink their name? New member Jade Ewan recently showed off her long, lean legs at a music festival in Zambujeira do Mar, Portugal.

Bandmates Heidi Range and Amelle Berrabah also took the stage, but leggy Jade definitely outshone her singing partners.

The band just revealed they will start work on a new album next week. The disc will be the first with new member Jade, who rerecorded Keisha Buchanan's vocals on their previous release "Sweet 7" after being drafted into the band in September.
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Hot Legs: Vanessa Minnillo's Got 'Em

August 11th, 2010 10:39am EDT
Vanessa Minnillo
We spotted Vanessa Minnillo leaving La Scala restaurant in Beverly Hills on Tuesday looking pretty in purple. The smiling star showed off her legs in black stilettos.

She must look so good because she exercises so much. The "True Beauty" host recently revealed her workout regime to Self magazine. She advises that women choose any heart-pumping activity they enjoy, such as jumping rope. Then they should listen to music that pumps them up.

Did you know Vanessa was actually a jump rope phenom when she was a child?

She explained, "When I was living in Turkey as a kid, I was on a traveling t...
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14 Nauseating & Sappy Love Songs For A Mushy February 14

February 14th, 2009 10:55am EST
Happy Valentine
Want to make your Valentine's heart melt to mush? Create a playlist or CD with these 14 lovey-dovey, nauseatingly sappy songs:

1. "You're Still The One" - Shania Twain

2. "I'll Make Love To You" - Boyz II Men

3. "I'll Never Break Your Heart" - Backstreet Boys

4. "Unchained Melody" - Righteous Brothers

5. "When A Man Loves A Woman" - Percy Sledge

6. "Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton

7. "I Knew I Loved You" - Savage Garden

8. "Have I Told You Lately That I Love You?" - Van Morrison

9. "I Don't Wanna Miss A Thing" - Aerosmith

10. "I Do (Cheris...
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Starpulse Looks Back At Favorite Boy Bands

December 20th, 2007 10:01am EST
N Sync
Some boy bands dance and sing while others sing and play their own instruments. Whichever type of boy band you prefer, there definitely have been a number of first-rate and very popular ones to entertain us over the years.

One cannot mention the term 'boy band' without having the Backstreet Boys come to mind. Formed in 1992, the group gave us such danceable hits as 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' and other sultry tunes like 'Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)' and 'I Want It That Way.' In October 2007 the group released their sixth album. While member Kevin Richardson may no longer be ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 9

November 9th, 2007 3:00am EST
Nick Lachey
Happy Birthday to Aussie singer Delta Goodrem (1984), thong lover Sisqo (1978), singer Nick Lachey (1973) of 98 Degrees, blues singer Susan Tedeschi (1970), WWE star Chris Jericho (1970), the Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno (1951), baseball Hall-of-Famer Bob Gibson (1935), astronomer Carl Sagan (1934; d. 1996), actress Dorothy Dandridge (1923; d. 1965), and Austrian screen siren Hedy Lamarr (1913; d. 2000).
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Former Boy Band Members Create New Pop Group On VH1's 'Mission: Man Band'

July 17th, 2007 9:09am EDT
N Sync
They could sing, they could dance and for almost a decade, they ruled the airwaves, maintaining a stranglehold on their bustling, female, TRL-addicted audience. They were dubbed “the Boy Bands” and during their Golden Age, the likes of 'N-Sync, Backstreet Boys, 98 Degrees and O-Town spawned a legion of imitators that seemed to multiply unchecked.

But it could not last. Trends change and now a whole generation of former Boy Band heart throbs has found themselves looking toward life after Teen Idol-dom.

Alas, it would seem the days when a snap of their fingers brought the spoils of ...
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Check Out Joe's new single, 'If I Was Your Man,' From His Forthcoming Album 'Ain't Nothing Like Me,' Due April 24

March 30th, 2007 6:00pm EDT
Joe
If ever there were an official hymnal of love songs, rest assured several of the standards would have derived from Joe's well-referenced music catalog. His skilled yet innate ability to blend smooth, sultry vocals with disciplined musicianship and songwriting has edified hearts the world round with an amazing grace that is both entertaining and divine.

As a bonafide preacher's kid, Joe discovered his gift in the gospel choir where he learned to sing with the motivation to touch the soul. With compositions like "I'm In Love", "All The Things (Your Man Won't Do)" and "I Wanna Know" Joe ...
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Can Four Former Boy Band Stars Recapture Fame & Fortune?

January 11th, 2007 1:53pm EST
N Sync
During the '90s, boy bands reigned supreme and the likes of Backstreet Boys, N*SYNC, 98 Degrees and O'Town ruled the airwaves, spawning a legion of imitators that seemed to multiply unchecked. As part of the boy band club, they sang, danced, and for half a decade maintained a stranglehold on their massive and overwhelmingly female audience.

But musical trends are fickle and change overnight and the boy band phenomenon couldn't last. Suddenly, a whole generation of former boy band heartthrobs found themselves looking toward life after 'teen idol-dom.' VH1's new series "Untitled Boy Ban...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 9

November 9th, 2006 3:00am EST
Nick Lachey
Happy Birthday to Aussie singer Delta Goodrem (1984), thong lover Sisqo (1978), singer Nick Lachey (1973) of 98 Degrees, blues singer Susan Tedeschi (1970), WWE star Chris Jericho (1970), the Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno (1951), baseball Hall-of-Famer Bob Gibson (1935), astronomer Carl Sagan (1934; d. 1996), actress Dorothy Dandridge (1923; d. 1965), and Austrian screen siren Hedy Lamarr (1913; d. 2000).
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VH1 Announces New Series

October 31st, 2006 10:45am EST
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VH1 gives rockers, rappers, boy banders and fallen music execs a cozy spot in the home for music and pop culture. The network just greenlit six new series: "Irv Gotti Project," "Man Band," "ego trip's White Rapper Show," "Whitestarr Project," "Rags To Riches" and "Bridging The Gap." More info after the jump:

Irv Gotti Project

After being investigated for 3 years by the federal government on charges of money laundering and acquitted, Irv Gotti is now attempting a comeback with his label The Inc. while also juggling his responsibilities as a husband and father.

Man Band

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James Marsters & Nick Lachey Among Guests on WB Shows

January 16th, 2006 3:44pm EST
Nick Lachey
The WB Network welcomes a sexy and intriguing celebrity guest roster to kick-off its midseason, including Nick Lachey, James Denton, Kelly Carlson and James Marsters. The announcement was made today at the network's Winter 2006 Television Critics’ Association Press Tour.

Actor Nick Lachey guest stars on TWINS in an episode entitled "Himbo," which will air February 24 (9:30-10:00 p.m. ET). Lachey will play Charlie Solik, a former underwear model and Arnold Undergarments’ new Marketing Director, hired by Farrah (Molly Stanton). This is Lachey's second guest appearance on the network afte...
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Jessica Simpson Divorcing Nick Lachey Because of 'Irreconcilable Differences'

December 19th, 2005 11:10am EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson has filed for divorce from estranged husband Nick Lachey. The sexy star started legal proceedings on Friday citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the pair's split in November.

According to court papers, Jessica has requested that Nick is not awarded spousal support after the pair separate and is legally reverting back to her maiden name after changing her name to Jessica Lachey after their marriage.

The blonde singer-turned-actress has hired divorce attorney to the stars Robert Kaufman to represent her, while Nick has enlisted the help of lawyer Lau...
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Celebrity Birthdays, November 9

November 9th, 2005 3:00am EST
Nick Lachey
Happy Birthday to Aussie singer Delta Goodrem (1984), thong lover Sisqo (1978), 98 Degrees singer and Jessica Simpson's husband Nick Lachey (1973), blues singer Susan Tedeschi (1970), WWE star Chris Jericho (1970), Salt-n-Pepa singer Sandy "Pepa" Denton (1969), the Incredible Hulk's Lou Ferrigno (1951), baseball Hall-of-Famer Bob Gibson (1935), astronomer Carl Sagan (1934; d. 1996), actress Dorothy Dandridge (1923; d. 1965), and Austrian screen siren Hedy Lamarr (1913; d. 2000).
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