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Music Review: 'Nick & Knight' Is Better Than Expected

September 8th, 2014 6:30pm EDT
Nick & Knight
Had collaboration between boy bands/ members of boy bands occurred say 15 years ago, the buzz would’ve been ‘off the charts’ – nothing short of tremendous. Sure, there’s a following currently for Nick Carter and Jordan Knight as members of their respective boy bands, but it’s a bit more low-key. Even so, Nick & Knight actually deserves more notoriety than it’s receiving.

“One More Time” opens Nick & Knight with incredible energy. Bursting with enthusiasm, “One More Time” benefits from its sunny major key as well as a gargantuan chorus. The soulful rhythmic guitar plays a vital role i...
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Nick Carter Says His Family Blames Him For His Sister Leslie's Death

September 24th, 2013 12:52pm EDT
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Nick Carter was shut out from his sister's funeral because he was "blamed by the rest of the family" for her death.

The Backstreet Boys star's younger sister Leslie died from a drug overdose in January, and he subsequently hinted at a rift in the family after he was absent from her memorial service in New York.

The 33 year-old singer, who has battled drug addiction himself in recent years, has now revealed his relatives blamed him for Leslie's death, as they thought he should have been around more to help her prior to her passing, and he is now undergoing therapy in a bid to resolve his...
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Nick Carter To Publish Memoir

May 24th, 2013 12:11pm EDT
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Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter has written his first memoir. Publishers at Bird Street Books will be releasing "Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It" on September 24.

The book will feature Carter's life as a teenage heartthrob, his struggles with substance abuse, as well as his family troubles, including the death of his sister, Leslie, who passed away in 2012.

The book's release coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Backstreet Boys. In April, the band was immortalized in Hollywood, landing the 2,485th star on the Walk of Fame.

Singers Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littre...
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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...
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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...
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Guinevere Talks About Touring With Nick Carter And Being 'Crazy Crazy'

March 1st, 2012 4:35pm EST
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Guinevere's latest single, "Crazy Crazy," is rocking the dance floors and blowing up on the Billboard Club Play chart at #22 this week with the highest debut from a previously uncharted artist. She just finished touring with former Backstreet Boy, Nick Carter and is ready to release her solo album and get back on that tour bus for more anticipated tour dates. Guinevere spoke with Starpulse about her hot single "Crazy Crazy", what it was like touring with Nick and when we can expect her album.

Starpulse: Tell me about the tour you have been on with Nick Carter.

Guinevere: It was incre...
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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 TMZ.com 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...
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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 TMZ.com, "I wanted to be at my sister's funeral, but my family has always had a complicated dynamic."

Sources...
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Nick Carter Dedicates Song To His Sister Leslie

February 3rd, 2012 3:30pm EST
Nick Carter
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...
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Leslie Carter Took Mixture Of Prescription Drugs Before Her Death

February 2nd, 2012 2:52pm EST
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Singer Nick Carter's sister Leslie suffered an overdose after taking a mixture of prescription drugs to treat depression and mental illness, according to an incident report filed by emergency service officials.

Leslie Carter died suddenly on Tuesday at her home in upstate New York. Details about the tragedy have since emerged in an incident report obtained by editors at ABC News.

According to the document, Leslie was found unconscious by her stepmother, Ginger Carter, hours after she had slipped and fallen in the shower.

The 25 year old's father, Robert Carter, then tried to perform ...
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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...
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Nick and Aaron Carter's Sister Leslie Dead At 25

February 1st, 2012 8:21am EST
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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...
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Backstreet Boy A.J. Mclean Weds

December 18th, 2011 4:00pm EST
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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...
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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 Ebay.com right now and currently going for $2,000. Wow! The ...
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Be On Nick Carter's New EP & Win $1,500!

July 14th, 2011 4:07pm EDT
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If you're an aspiring musician, then Backstreet Boys cutie Nick Carter has some career breaking news for you! Nick has chosen Indaba Music’s 600,000-strong music community to remix five tracks from his second solo release I’m Taking Off: “Love Can’t Wait,” “Falling Down,” “I’m Taking Off,” “Not The Other Guy,” and “So Far Away.”

The five best remixes (one for each track) will be featured on the official Remix EP issued by Carter’s label Kaotic with each winner also receiving a cool $1,500 for their work, plus features on Nick Carter’s website and Facebook page! Ten runners-up (two for ea...
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Backstreet Boys Star Howie Dorough Is Hopeful About His Solo Career

July 12th, 2011 8:42am EDT
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Backstreet Boys star Howie Dorough has become the final member of the boyband to launch a solo career - he's set to release his debut album in November.

The singer, who is currently on a joint Backstreet Boys/New Kids On The Block tour, is putting the finishing touches to "Back To Me" and he hopes the tracks will show fans the "full range" of his vocal abilities.

He says, "The whole objective was to show people my individual personality. When we come together in Backstreet Boys, our individual sounds create an unbelievable group sound. At the same time, we've all had aspirations of doing ...
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Aaron Carter Shocks Fans With Muscled Photo On Twitter

October 11th, 2010 8:51am EDT
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Aaron Carter shocked fans after unveiling his extreme new physique online - after revealing his obsession with a gruelling muscle-building regime that's completely transformed his body.

The 22-year-old pop star logged on to Twitter last week, posting a barely recognizable picture of himself menacingly flexing for the camera, and showing off his lean, muscled frame.

Carter revealed he has been holed up at the house of his brother, Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter's longtime manager, Johnny Wright - and he says chiseling his figure is helping him focus on recording new tracks.

He wrote: ...
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Paris Hilton Is Done With Famous Boyfriends

July 27th, 2010 11:34am EDT
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Paris Hilton has vowed never to date another celebrity - because she would prefer to be with a man "who's not in the public eye."

The socialite split from The Hills star Doug Reinhardt earlier this year and has previously enjoyed high profile romances with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden and Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter. But the hotel heiress is adamant her next partner won't be famous.

She tells Britain's Heat magazine, "It's really hard in my position just being in a relationship, because so much goes along with it. The media are constantly making up stories and it's just hard...
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Aaron Carter: 'Lindsay Lohan Deserves Her Punishment'

May 26th, 2010 8:28am EDT
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Aaron Carter is pleased Lindsay Lohan has been strapped with an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet, insisting his ex-girlfriend "deserves" the punishment.

The Mean Girls star has been forbidden from leaving California and must now wear the device, which alerts authorities if she consumes booze, after a judge ordered her to refrain from drinking or taking illegal drugs for the foreseeable future.

The sentencing stems from a 2007 arrest during a turbulent period of the actress' life which saw her detained several times on driving under the influence charges and accused of taking three men ...
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The Backstreet Boys Have Financial Advice For Lady Gaga

April 15th, 2010 8:12am EDT
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The Backstreet Boys are keen to mentor Lady Gaga about the business of music so she doesn't make the same mistakes they did when they first made it big.

The boy band was touring in New Zealand at the same time as the Paparazzi singer and learned that she is living too large.

And now Boys star Brian Littrell is keen to play business mentor to the Gaga, so she doesn't return home after big tours broke.

He says, "Our production manager was talking to her production manager and we found out that she had, like, three 747s (private planes) flying around with her. I just wanted to tell her that...
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Celebrity Matchmaking List: Couples That Could Work

March 3rd, 2010 9:00am EST
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There are so many eligible celebrities that we were able to come up with a few celebrity pairings that we think would work. In part 2 of celebrity dream couples, let's take another look at some possible celebrity matches. Let us know which match you think will work!

Rihanna/Omarion

Should singer Rihanna ever want to date another industry peer, she and fellow musician Omarion maybe should give it a go. They would make the cutest pair.

Jennifer Aniston / Lenny Kravitz

Ever since actress Jennifer Aniston divorced actor Brad Pitt in 2005 all of her dating moves has consistently been under t...
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Slideshow: Hair Challenged Musicians - Who's The Worst?

September 30th, 2008 3:20pm EDT
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One of the best things about being a rock star is that you don't have to stay in shape to be successful. You can be skinny and scrawny like Jimmy Page and Flavor Flav or you can be large and in charge like Meatloaf and Heavy D however, to have bad hair can be some what of a set back.

Here are some Musicians who have carried on, persisted and triumphed despite being follicly handicapped.

When you're done here, be sure to check out Male Musicians Who Look Like Girls.

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Counting Crows Singer Adam Duritz -...
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Celebrity Serial Daters

September 16th, 2008 9:15am EDT
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In Hollywood, the dating circle seems to be so small that most celebrities share boyfriends and girlfriends and swap spit left and right. The time between significant others seems to get shorter and shorter as well. Last week's tabloid cover may show a huge celebrity breakup and the week after it will feature the same exes and who they're already dating next. And although this isn't the case with all of Hollywood, there are a few we like to call Celebrity Serial Daters.

John Mayer uses his smooth rock star status to make the ladies fall for him, but seems to break their hearts just a...
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Buy Your Own Brunch! Celeb's Moms Who Won't Be Getting The Royal Treatment This Mother's Day

May 9th, 2008 2:40pm EDT
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Ah, Mother. It's a noun that traditionally conjures up the warm 'n' fuzzies, instigates fights ("Don't you talk about my mama!), drives the most hardened man to tears and inspires tattoos proclaiming everlasting love.

For the lucky majority, Mother's Day is an opportunity to express what we usually fail to: How much the unconditional love, support and guidance of a maternal figure has touched our lives for the better. But what of the unlucky few for whom the idea of Mother's Day is sheer anathema? Which stars won't be buying a card, let alone brunch for Mommie Dearest come May 11?

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Backstreet Boys 'Inconsolable' Debuts On Z-100 Today At 6:00 PM ET

August 6th, 2007 4:29pm EDT
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August 6, 2007 - Los Angeles, CA – Jive Records recording artists the Backstreet Boys will debut their new single "Inconsolable" on Z-100, New York's Hit Music Station, this evening at 6:00 PM ET during the Romeo on the Radio Show. "Inconsolable" is the first single from the group's forthcoming album slated for release on October 30.

"Inconsolable" was written and produced by Emanuel Kiriakou (Nick Lachey "What's Left Of Me", Katharine McPhee "Ordinary World"), and co-written by Lindy Robbins and Jess Cates. The track impacts Top 40 Radio on August 27.

This month the Backstreet B...
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New Season Of 'Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List' Kicks Off Tonight

June 5th, 2007 10:42am EDT
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Who says the bottom of the Hollywood barrel can't be outrageously wild and downright hilarious? Kathy Griffin returns with an invitation to the best D-List party of the year - Bravo's critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," tonight at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The seven-episode season of her no-holds-barred humor and constant drama follows Griffin as she adjusts to newly divorced life and gets on the celebrity dating scene, travels the country from Carnegie Hall to a maximum security prison and has to face a family tragedy.

"I guess it wasn't eno...
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Kathy Griffin's Back On 'The D-List' This June

April 25th, 2007 1:33pm EDT
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Who says the bottom of the Hollywood barrel can't be outrageously wild and downright hilarious? Kathy Griffin returns with an invitation to the best D-List party of the year Bravo's critically acclaimed, Emmy-nominated series "Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List," on Tuesday, June 5th at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

The seven-episode season of her no-holds-barred humor and constant drama follows Griffin as she adjusts to newly divorced life and gets on the celebrity dating scene, travels the country from Carnegie Hall to a maximum security prison and has to face a family tragedy.

"I guess it ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, January 28

January 28th, 2007 3:00am EST
Sarah McLachlan
Happy Birthday to "Lord of the Rings" hobbit Elijah Wood (1981), Backstreet Boy Nick Carter (1980), *NSync elder Joey Fatone (1977), Minnesota Viking Daunte Culpepper (1977), "Cold Case" actress Kathryn Morris (1969), Eric B.'s partner Rakim (1968), Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs (1968), Canadian singer/songwriter Sarah McLachlan (1968), model/actress Barbi Benton (1950), English musician Robert Wyatt (1945), MASH actor Alan Alda (1936), and modern artist Jackson Pollock (1912; d. 1956).
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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Gets His Siblings To Live Together On "House Of Carters" Premiering Oct. 2 on E!

September 28th, 2006 1:14pm EDT
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It's a family first as Backstreet Boy Nick Carter brings together his younger brother, mega pop star Aaron, and their three sisters to live in one house and try to put a turbulent family history behind them. The Carter kids have been living disparate and disjointed lives, and Nick feels it's his job as the oldest of the five siblings to step up to the plate and bring them back together - with just the right combination of motivation, firm direction and brotherly love. Supporting each other as they pursue professional and personal dreams, the brothers and sisters are hoping to rediscover t...
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E! Greenlights Nick & Aaron Carter Reality Show

May 2nd, 2006 8:47am EDT
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Pop siblings Nick and Aaron Carter's reality TV show project has been greenlighted in Hollywood. The singers' eight-part family show, The Carters, will debut on cable network E! Entertainment Television this autumn. The series will follow Backstreet Boys star Nick, his younger brother and their three sisters as they try to live together.

Nick Carter became an international superstar during the mid-'90s as his band the Backstreet Boys became one of the best-selling teen pop bands in history. Pop sensation Aaron Carter began his career in show biz at the tender age of seven. By 2001, suc...
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