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Backstreet Boys Documentary Trailer Released (Watch)

December 18th, 2014 4:05pm EST
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The new documentary about The Backstreet Boys poses the question, "What do you do when you’re a full-grown man in a boy band?"

"From 1999 to about 2002, we were the biggest band in the world," said Brian Littrell in the new trailer for the documentary.

It was originally conceived as a way to record the band’s reunion, but soon turned into a story about the band's success as part of the Lou Pearlman-helmed boy band craze.

"Lou had seen the success of Boyz II Men, New Kids on the Block, and he was like, 'Well, I can do this. I can put together a group,'" BSB member A.J. McLean says in the...

The Biggest Boy Band Scandals Of All Time

July 4th, 2014 6:01pm EDT
The Biggest Boy Band Scandals Of All Time
While boy bands of years past have lived in a pure, pre-pubescent bubble, micromanaged by corporate fat cats determined to keep their sweet musical magic going and generating high revenue for record companies, today's singer/songwriters feel the need to break the chains of their predecessors and run forth with a new type of poster boys. Gone are the days when pure-unmarred skin, shiny teeth and sticky sweet love songs ruled the charts. Today's boy bands are pierced, tattooed and ready to speak their mind. But still, scandal continues to creep up around these money-making entities, who rely ...

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...

Concert Review: Backstreet Boys Live In Texas (Photos)

September 4th, 2013 10:48am EDT
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Backstreet's back, alright! With a new album at their feet and a brand new tour to support, The Backstreet Boys arrived in The Woodlands, TX on 8/31/2013 to play for a sold out crowd at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. The boys have been sharing in much success this year, releasing a new album entitled "In A World Like This"-the first independently released Backstreet Boy's album-which soared to number 3 on the charts. The boys were at an all time high Saturday night, as they began to take fans on a ride through Backstreet Boy's history. Starting the show off with "The Call", a single r...

Review: Backstreet's Back 'In A World Like This' And They're 'Alright'

August 2nd, 2013 1:15pm EDT
Backstreet Boys : In A World Like This
Where does the aging millennial boy band go in the day and age where One Direction rule the roost? Well the Backstreet Boys sorta embrace their maturity without sounding anachronistic and also balancing some modern pop trends.  Ultimately the Backstreet Boys’ latest effort In A World Like This will not be hailed the second coming or innovative, but it is a definitely a better album than I would’ve envisioned.  No, I’m not changing my opinion of boy bands or nothing like that, but In A World Like This is, um…decent. 

“In A World Like This” straddles adult contemporary with some subtle dan...

Ali Landry, Backstreet Boys Star Kevin Richardson Both Welcome Baby Boys

July 12th, 2013 9:10am EDT
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Ali Landry welcomed her third child on Thursday, letting her fans know via Twitter. "The time has come. Baby is on his way. On our way to the hospital," she posted.

The former Miss USA-turned-actress, 39, and her filmmaker husband Alejandro Monteverde also have a daughter Estela, 6, and son Marcelo, 21 months.

The star received a rare treat during a trip to Italy earlier this year. Pope Francis gave her baby bump a hands-on blessing! She tweeted in April: "Words cannot describe the overwhelming sense of gratitude I have for this experience for my baby and for my family."

In related news,...

Backstreet Boys To Release New Album, Go On 20th Anniversary Tour

May 13th, 2013 5:37pm EDT
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The Backstreet Boys have no plans on stopping, despite no longer being "boys."

One of the original boy bands, the Backstreet Boys are working on a new album and planning to tour once more, 20 years after their formation in Orlando, Florida in 1993.

The ban announced the news on Ryan Seacrest's radio show this morning. Nick Carter said, "That's right, baby! All five of us are back together. It's our 20th anniversary tour. We've got a brand new album coming out." 

The tour will be supported by Jesse McCartney and Jersey Shore's DJ Pauly D. The tour will begin in Chicago in August - the ful...

Backstreet Boys Land A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame

April 23rd, 2013 10:02am EDT
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The Backstreet Boys have been immortalized in Hollywood, landing the 2,485th star on the Walk of Fame.

The 90s boy band unveiled their plaque on Hollywood Blvd. Monday afternoon -- which was declared "Backstreet Boys Day" in Hollywood -- cheered on by a huge crowd of screaming fans.

Singers Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell, AJ Mclean and Kevin Richardson were all on hand to mark their 20th anniversary.

"I love you guys. And aside from my wedding day and the birth of my daughter, this is hands-down the best day of my life," McLean told the crowd, according to E! News.

Dorough a...

Backstreet Boys Star A.J. McLean Proudly Shows Off Hair Transplant Results

April 6th, 2013 2:00pm EDT
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Isn't it great when a celebrity admits he or she has had plastic surgery, botox or hair implants? They're just like us, after all!
Backstreet Boys singer A.J. McLean recently underwent hair transplant surgery to regrow his hair.
In recent years, the pop star, 35, has been suffering from premature balding, so he turned to medical experts to help get back his luscious brown hair.
He just shared before and after photos of his style transformation on Instagram, writing, "Some girls get there boobs done some guys get abb implants all to make them happy! This was the one thing I did and I ...

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Engaged

February 22nd, 2013 7:52pm EST
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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is set to marry his girlfriend of four years, fitness expert Lauren Kitt.

The couple announced their engagement on Friday, with Carter telling People magazine, "I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks. I was like, 'I don't want it anymore!' It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and on to hers...

"She said, 'Yes,' and I'm, like, 'I don't know what to do.' She said, 'You're supposed to put it on my finger.' So I did. I was in shock."

Carter proposed to Kitt on an island in the Florida Keys.

"I wasn't expecting it," Kitt tells People...

Backstreet Boys Planning 20th Anniversary Concert Cruise

August 31st, 2012 4:43pm EDT
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The Backstreet Boys are set to mark their 20th anniversary next year by setting sail on their first concert cruise with the band's full original line-up.

Singer Kevin Richardson quit the boy band in 2006 to concentrate on a solo career, but he reunited with his pals on a handful of live dates before announcing he would be rejoining the group permanently in 2011.

Richardson hit the stage with A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Nick Carter and Howie Dorough in New York's Central Park on Friday for the Backstreet Boys' first official comeback show and he admits his five-year break from the I Wan...

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough To Be A Dad Again

August 23rd, 2012 8:21pm EDT
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Backstreet Boys star Howie Dorough had extra reason to celebrate his birthday on Wednesday - his wife is pregnant again.

"The Shape of My Heart" singer and his partner Leigh are set to welcome their second child, a baby boy, in the coming months.

Announcing the news in a post on his page on Monday, two days before his 39th birthday, he wrote, "Thanks to family, friends & fans for all the amazing birthday wishes. This year I'm receiving the best gift from my wife: another baby boy!"

The couple, which wed in 2007, is already parents to three-year-old son James Hoke.

The Top 10 Modern Boy Bands

July 18th, 2012 3:07pm EDT
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The Backstreet Boys, the most successful boy band of all time, has announced that they have reunited their original lineup and are working on their first new album since 2005. With One Direction leading a new charge of boy bands, we decided to look at the Top 10 Modern Boy Bands - we're cutting off bands formed before the 1980s.

Big Time Rush: Bolstered by their Nickelodeon show, BTR has a gold album and a gold single. As of May, they have sold 4.1 million singles.

The Wanted: Over 1000 hopefuls auditioned to be in the UK group. Their second album, Battleground, has hit UK Platinum. The s...

Backstreet Boys To Record First New Album In Seven Years

July 17th, 2012 11:18am EDT
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The reunited Backstreet Boys are to release the first album featuring the band's original line-up for seven years.

Kevin Richardson quit the group in 2005 to pursue other interests, and the remaining four members released two albums in 2007 and 2009 without him.

He has now rejoined the boy band, and during an appearance on Good Morning America via satellite link to the Britain on Tuesday, they revealed Richardson will be laying down his vocals with the band for a new record.

Howie Dorough says, "We are really excited, this is actually our first time in the studio together - all five o...

NKOTBSB Sued By Stagehand For $5 Million

July 13th, 2012 9:36am EDT
New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys have been hit with a lawsuit from a crew member who alleges he nearly died when he fell through a hole in the stage during the boy bands' joint tour.

William Wesley Styron was setting up for a concert at the FedExForum in Memphis, Tennessee in June last year when he allegedly stumbled into an opening and plunged 13 feet to the ground.

In his lawsuit, Styron claims he fractured his skull and sustained "traumatic brain injury" after the drop.

The stagehand also maintains he suffered a "loss of consciousness, seizures, and convulsions" before...

J.C. Chasez Says 'N Sync Reunion Is 'Just Not In The Cards'

May 3rd, 2012 12:35pm EDT
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Former 'Nsync star J.C. Chasez is adamant the group won't be cashing in on the current popularity of boy bands as they have all moved on since their chart heyday.

All-male groups have become popular again among music fans, with British bands The Wanted and One Direction shooting up the U.S. charts and the Backstreet Boys and New Kids On The Block enjoying successful resurgences.

However, Chasez insists he and his former bandmates Justin Timberlake, Joey Fatone, Lance Bass and Chris Kirkpatrick aren't tempted to cash in on the trend by making a comeback.

He tells The Hollywood Reporter...

JC Chasez Seeks Members For New Girl Band

February 18th, 2012 6:30pm EST
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Former 'N Sync star JC Chasez is searching for new talent to form an all-singing, all-dancing girl band.

The singer, who serves as a judge on reality TV show America's Best Dance Crew, is calling on aspiring female musicians to be a part of a new project he's launching with Golden Globe-winning songwriter/producer Jimmy Harry.

A post on Chasez's website reads: "Multi-award winning producers and artists Jimmy Harry and JC Chasez, who have worked with Backstreet Boys, Britney Spears, Kelly Clarkson, Pink, Madonna, etc... are conducting a Southern California talent search for female singers ...

Nick Carter To Take A Break To Mourn His Late Sister

February 12th, 2012 1:57pm EST
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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is planning to take a hiatus from music so he can properly grieve for his late sister.

The singer has committed to perform a solo show in Ohio on Sunday night but sources tell he will then pull the plug on all commitments for two weeks.

Carter chose to continue with his tour after his sister Leslie died from a drug overdose on January 31 and he dedicated the remaining shows to her.

Initial reports suggested he was too busy to attend her funeral but the star has since spoken out to address his frustration with family members, who failed to tell him...

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough Offers Israel Tour Experience To Fans

February 7th, 2012 9:48pm EST
Howie Dorough
Backstreet Boys star Howie Dorough is inviting fans to accompany him on a trip through Israel.

Dorough will take 100 travelers with him as he visits historic sites, including the Western Wall, the Red Sea and the ancient city of Jerusalem, on Howie D's Backstreet Tour of Israel.

The vacation package, which costs $3,995, will also include photo opportunities, private dinners, nightclub outings and a performance from the singer.

Bookings for the September trip are currently being taken by Israel Theme Tours LLC.

Nick Carter: 'I Wanted To Be At My Sister's Funeral'

February 7th, 2012 8:05am EST
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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is upset with brother Aaron and other members of his family for not letting him know about his sister's funeral plans.

The pop star was absent as his 25-year-old sibling Leslie was laid to rest in New York state on Sunday and it was initially reported that he was too busy touring to attend - but now the Backstreet's Back singer has revealed he had no idea when the funeral was because members of his estranged family had failed to tell him.

He tells, "I wanted to be at my sister's funeral, but my family has always had a complicated dynamic."


Nick Carter Dedicates Song To His Sister Leslie

February 3rd, 2012 3:30pm EST
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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter was overcome with emotion during a performance with the band on Thursday night as he dedicated a song to his late sister.

Leslie Carter, 25, died suddenly on Tuesday at her home in upstate New York and reports suggest she suffered a prescription drug overdose and was found unconscious by her stepmother after falling down in the shower.

Pop star Nick Carter vowed to continue touring with the Backstreet Boys after the sad news and he appeared at New York's Irving Plaza on Thursday night for his first performance since his sister's death.

He marked the tr...

Nick Carter To Continue With Tour As A Tribute To His Late Sister

February 1st, 2012 10:12pm EST
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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is pressing on with an upcoming tour despite his sister's sudden death on Tuesday.

Aspiring singer Leslie Carter passed away of unknown causes in upstate New York at the age of 25, but the "Larger Than Life" hitmaker has decided to carry on with his musical commitments and dedicate the remainder of his gigs to his late sibling.

A statement released by publicist Jack Ketsoyan on the musician's behalf, reads, "Nick Carter is thankful to the many people and the fans who have shared their wishes and prayers during this tragic time."

Carter adds, "We want to l...

Nick and Aaron Carter's Sister Leslie Dead At 25

February 1st, 2012 8:21am EST
House of Carters
Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter and his singer brother Aaron are mourning the death of their sister, who has died at the age of 25.

The pop siblings' sister Leslie Carter, who was an aspiring singer, passed away on Tuesday in New York.

A spokesperson for the Carter family confirmed the news to Access Hollywood, saying in a statement, "Our family is grieving right now and it's a private matter. We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter, Leslie Carter. We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time."

It was not known what caused th...

Howie Dorough Confirms New Backstreet Boys Album Is Coming In 2012

December 25th, 2011 12:30pm EST
Howie Dorough
Howie Dorough stopped by Clevver Music for a live, acoustic performance of his new single, "Lie to Me," (see it below) for the site's special 'Live on Sunset' series. Howie also gave an exclusive interview where he discusses going solo, touring, and reveals that a new Backstreet Boys album is in the works for 2012.

When asked how the Backstreet Boys reinvent themselves with each album, Howie says, "That's always the challenge working on new albums; trying to push the envelope, trying to always top the last album. But that's what we do. That's one of the reasons why we take our time to make...

Howie D. Talks About His Solo Career And What it's Like Branching Out On His Own

December 19th, 2011 8:19am EST
Howie D
Howie D. is best known for being a part of one of the biggest boy bands in the world, Backstreet Boys. But he proves that he can make it on his own with his first solo album “Back to Me.” Between touring with Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block and promoting his album, Howie took the time to sit down with us and talk about his solo career and what it was like branching out on his own.

Starpulse: Tell us about your newest album, "Back to Me," which was released in November.

Howie D.: I’m very excited actually; I was finally able to join my fellow band mates as being the fourth Backst...

Backstreet Boy A.J. Mclean Weds

December 18th, 2011 4:00pm EST
A.J. Mclean
Backstreet Boys star A.J. Mclean has married his longtime girlfriend at a ceremony in Los Angeles, after initially postponing the nuptials for a stint in rehab earlier this year.

The singer proposed to girlfriend Rochelle Deanna Karidis while he was celebrating his 32nd birthday in a Las Vegas nightclub in January last year.

They initially planned to marry in May, but McLean checked into rehab earlier this year to seek treatment "for personal reasons", causing them to delay the wedding.

But the pair has now exchanged vows in front of stars including singer Joey McIntyre, comedienne Kathy...

Q&A: Rob Gonzalez & Kevin Richardson Come 'Home' For Cancer Benefit

December 8th, 2011 11:00am EST
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The holiday season is one for giving, and Rob Gonzalez and Kevin Richardson are definitely in the holiday spirit. The two have combined their talents for a seasonal concert to benefit the fight against cancer.

Gonzalez, the performer in residence at the Montage Beverly Hills luxury hotel, and former Backstreet Boy Richardson are the headliners of Home For The Holidays, hosted by the Montage on December 18. The concert supports The Angeles Clinic Foundation of Los Angeles. The pair have made it a love letter to music and the season, crafting an entertaining evening that is influenced ...

Nick Carter Auctions Off Backstreet Boys & New Kids On The Block Autographed Sneakers For Charity

September 13th, 2011 11:18am EDT
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Nick Carter is helping the environment in style: Carter, who is a Going Green advocate, has recently joined forces with Global Green USA in an attempt to spread awareness on the importance of an eco lifestyle. After wrapping a massive world tour with the Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block this summer, Nick gathered signatures from all members of both mega-groups on a pair of his favorite gym shoes.

Joining Global Green USA supporters like Orlando Bloom, Mark Ruffalo and Leonardo DiCaprio, Nick Carter’s used sneakers are on right now and currently going for $2,000. Wow! The ...

Katy Perry & Lady Gaga Banned In China

August 25th, 2011 9:47pm EDT
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Lady Gaga and Katy Perry are among the artists who find themselves on a new 'banned' list in China.

The pop superstars have fallen foul of China's Ministry of Culture officials, who have branded their songs vulgar.

Songs like Perry's "Last Friday Night" and Gaga's "The Edge of Glory," "Judas" and "Hair" are among the tracks the Ministry is keen to keep away from Chinese youngsters' ears.

Their hitlist also features the Backstreet Boys' "I Want it that Way."

Chinese website bosses have been told they must remove the songs by September 15.

NKOTBSB Releasing A Joint Album

August 12th, 2011 12:35pm EDT
New Kids On The Block and Backstreet Boys have captured the magic of their joint tour in the recording studio for a new collaborative album.

The two boy bands teamed up earlier this year for their first single together, Don't Turn Out The Lights, before thrilling fans across North America with their summer NKOTBSB tour.

They are now set to release a full project together under the same name this October.

The upcoming disc combines hit songs from New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys' back catalogue for unique musical mash-ups.