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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...

Jenny McCarthy: 'I wanted to be TV's Bachelorette'

January 15th, 2014 3:10am EST
Jenny McCarthy
Model and actress Jenny Mccarthy missed out on the chance to find love on TV when producers of U.S. dating show The Bachelorette turned down her bid to front the programme a decade ago.

The pretty blonde, who is currently dating New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg, has revealed she asked her agent to approach show bosses and suggest her as their leading lady on the hunt for romance with 25 eligible men - but they weren't interested.

The 41 year old revealed all on her TV talk show The View on Tuesday (14Jan14), explaining she felt lonely after splitting from her husband John Mallor...

Donnie Wahlberg glad New Kids fans like his girlfriend

November 13th, 2013 3:20am EST
Donnie Wahlberg
New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg is grateful to his fans for giving him their blessing to date actress and TV personality Jenny Mccarthy because life would be awful if his devotees hated his girlfriend.

The pop star has been romancing McCarthy since July (13), and she recently confessed that she would break her own anti-marriage rules if he was to propose to her.

However, Wahlberg admits he was a little nervous about his fans not welcoming his high-profile relationship.

He says, "Jenny knows how big a part they (fans) are of my career and how much they mean to me, so when we fi...

Jenny McCarthy quietly hoping to become Mrs. Wahlberg

November 12th, 2013 3:20am EST
Jenny McCarthy
Actress and TV personality Jenny Mccarthy has completely changed her views about marriage after falling for New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg, insisting she would immediately accept if he proposed.

McCarthy, who has previously dated Jim Carrey and American football great Brian Urlacher, has been anti-marriage ever since her divorce from actor/director John Mallory Asher in 2005, but she admits her new man, who she has been dating since the summer (13), has made her think again.

In a new interview with U.S. talk show host Bethenny Frankel, she says, "I told the universe I am ready...

Mark Wahlberg warns Justin Bieber to clean up his act

August 6th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Actor Mark Wahlberg has warned teen superstar Justin Bieber to clean up his act and behave more appropriately or risk ruining his career.

The Baby singer has hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons in recent months for his increasingly bizarre behaviour, and Wahlberg is hoping the 19 year old will follow his example and turn his life around.

The Fighter star served 45 days in prison after pleading guilty to an assault charge at the age of 16, and the actor swears the conviction was a turning point in his life.

Speaking during a live web chat with Britain's The Sun, Wahlberg, who shot...

New Kids star Donnie Wahlberg posts naked shot on Twitter

August 6th, 2013 3:10am EDT
Donnie Wahlberg
New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg has given fans a thrill by sharing a naked post-shower photo with followers on

Wahlberg, who is reportedly dating actress/model Jenny McCarthy, showed off a toned physique as he covered up his manhood with a towel in the black and white snap.

The naked 43 year old wrote the cheeky caption "Pre-show shower time".

It is not the first time Wahlberg has shared shower pictures with fans - last summer (Jul12), he posted a photo of all the New Kids on the Block stars posing after a group shower.

Nick Carter pokes fun at brother following gang attack drama

June 26th, 2013 3:26pm EDT
Nick Carter
Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter has poked fun at his kid brother's recent run in with an alleged gang of New Kids On The Block fans, insisting he's not convinced the singer fought off attackers.

Aaron Carter posted shots of himself sporting a black eye and bloodied knuckles online over the weekend (23Jun13) and claimed he had been jumped by fans of his brother's former pop rivals during a night out in Boston, Massachusetts.

The I Want Candy hitmaker told followers his martial arts expertise came in handy during the street brawl, revealing he is a "6th degree black belt in Mua...

Aaron Carter beaten up by New Kids on the Block fans

June 23rd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
New Kids On The Block
Pop star Aaron Carter was sporting a black eye when he took to the stage for a gig in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday (23Jun13) after a street scrap with a gang of New Kids On The Block fans.

The I Want Candy singer, whose big brother is Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, claims he was beaten up by four guys after they took issue with the singer appearing in the New Kids' hometown.

Carter posted photos of his battered face and bruised knuckles on on Sunday, adding, "I think my knuckles might be broken, but that's what they get. People think I'm a pretty little white boy but n...

New Kids scrap Canadian show

June 4th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
New Kids On The Block
New Kids On The Block have been forced to scrap a show in Canada following a border wrangle.

Trucks carrying the band's gear for a scheduled 4 June (13) concert in Ottawa were held up at the Canadian border on Tuesday morning, leaving crew members no time to set up the production equipment.

The show, which also features 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, will now take place on Wednesday night (05Jun13), according to a post on the boy band's website.

A statement from tour organisers reads: "The Package Tour was unfortunately delayed at the Canadian border earlier today and as a result has impact...

Aerosmith, Dropkick Murphys, Others Perform At Boston Strong Benefit Concert

May 31st, 2013 5:11pm EDT
Aerosmith, Carole King, New Kids on the Block, Dropkick Murphys, and many more took the stage Thursday night to raise money to benefit the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.

The Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration event at a sold-out TD Garden in Boston lasted an astonishing 5 1/2 hours, starting at the national anthem and ending with a group rendition of the Beatles' "Come Together" and Boston anthem "Dirty Water."

Joey McIntyre shared his story from the Boston Marathon - the New Kids on the Block star had finished the race 10 minutes before the bombs went off. He s...

Stars perform at Boston benefit show

May 31st, 2013 3:10am EDT
New Kids On The Block
Aerosmith, Carole King, New Kids On The Block and Jason Aldean were among the musicians who took to the stage in Boston, Massachusetts on Thursday night (30May13) for a benefit show following the marathon bombing in the city.

Three people died and hundreds were injured in the atrocity on 15 April (13), and stars flocked to support the Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration event to raise money for the victims.

The show at the TD Garden arena kicked off with a performance by rockers Boston, who played the U.S. national anthem The Star-Spangled Banner.

Lead singer Tommy DeCar...

Aerosmith And NKOTB To Headline Boston Strong Benefit Concert

May 3rd, 2013 11:27pm EDT
Aerosmith and New Kids On The Block are set to headline a special benefit concert to raise money for victims of the recent Boston Marathon bombing.

The Massachusetts heroes will be joined by Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor, Carole King, country singer Jason Aldean, rockers Godsmack and The J. Geils Band at Boston Strong: An Evening of Support and Celebration.

The event will boost funds for The One Fund Boston, which was set up in the wake of the tragedy by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Tom Menino to help those affected by the bombings.

The concert will be particula...

New Kid On The Block Joey McIntyre Caught Up In Boston Marathon Bombings

April 15th, 2013 10:05pm EDT
Joey McIntyre
New Kids On The Block star Joey McIntyre was caught up in the chaos following Monday's bombings during the Boston Marathon.

The singer and Boston native ran the road race and crossed the finish line shortly before the first blast.

"There was an explosion by the finish line about 5 minutes after I finished - I'm ok but I'm sure there are many hurt," he wrote on his Twitter page. "I don't know what to say. I feel for everybody involved with the Boston Marathon. My family is ok. I am ok. Gonna take a while to process."

Two explosions rocked the finish line area of the annual event, killing ...

NKOTB's Jonathan Knight Performs On 'Today' Following Stage Walk Out

April 6th, 2013 12:30pm EDT
Jonathan Knight
After walking off stage mid concert on Thursday, New Kids On The Block star Jonathan Knight returned to the spotlight on "Today" on Friday morning.

While performing at the iHeartRadio Theater in New York, the singer appeared to have an anxiety attack and abruptly left the stage as the group prepared to sing "Survive You." Bandmates Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and brother Jordan Knight continued the hour-long set without him.

Knight has battled bouts of anxiety and panic attacks in the past, and the band joked that the singer had to answer a call of nature and was stuck in t...

NKOTB's Jonathan Knight Apologizes For Stage Walk-Off

April 5th, 2013 8:49am EDT
Jonathan Knight
New Kids On The Block star Jonathan Knight has apologized after walking off stage during a concert in New York City on Thursday.

Knight took to the stage at Manhattan's iHeartRadio Theater alongside his band mates, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Danny Wood and Jordan Knight, but left halfway through the hour-long set and did not return.

Reports suggest Knight was visibly out of sync with his band mates, kept to the back of the stage, and even answered his cell phone during the performance.

The other band members rallied around the singer, who has battled bouts of anxiety and panic at...

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 ...

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
JC Chasez
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...

It's Getting Hot In Here: 98 Degrees Reuniting?

March 30th, 2012 10:30am EDT
98 Degrees
Move over Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block, you aren't the only game in town. The internet is crawling with reports that former boy band 98 Degrees is reuniting. Is it hot in here or is it just us?

Who's ready for some '90s nostalgia? It was a time when the Backstreet Boys, N Sync, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera ruled the airwaves. TRL was a top-rated show and Jersey Shore was just that -- the shore of New Jersey.

According to the website RumorFix, one of the era's biggest pop acts may be reuniting. They claim the members of 98 Degrees are together again. A close source s...

Mark Wahlberg To Expand Burger Chain To The U.K.

March 21st, 2012 8:07am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg's burger chain is heading to the U.K.

The actor and brothers, New Kids on the Block singer Donnie and chef Paul, launched Wahlburgers last year in their native Boston, Massachusetts and the restaurant has become such a huge success, The Departed star is set to take his high-class burgers to Britain and Ireland.

He says, "We do higher-end burgers. Yesterday, we sold 1,300. It's run by my brother, Paul, who is a five-star chef. We're opening a bunch of them in Britain and Ireland this year."

And the movie star admits he is stunned by the success of the fast food chain - al...

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...

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

September 13th, 2011 11:18am EDT
Nick Carter
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 ...

NKOTBSB Releasing A Joint Album

August 12th, 2011 12:35pm EDT
New Kids On The Block
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.

Happy 40th Birthday Mark Wahlberg

June 5th, 2011 11:15am EDT
Mark Wahlberg
Mark Wahlberg has come a long way since his early “pants dropping” days (as Alicia Silverstone in Clueless once coined) as he turns the big 4-0 on June 5th. His career, which started out in the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch brought him to the coveted Oscar Awards as a supporting actor nominee. This guy has done it all- modeling, rapping, acting and producing- not to mention marrying a model and turning into a doting dad and family man.

Mark was born in Dorchester, Massachusetts (a suburb of Boston) and was the youngest of nine children. Not the only Wahlberg to make a name for himsel...

Spotlight on Summer Concerts

May 13th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.


U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...

Donnie Wahlberg Helps Fan Find Kidney Donor

April 26th, 2011 11:19am EDT
Donnie Wahlberg
Pop star Donnie Wahlberg has helped to save the life of a young fan by finding her a kidney donor via

The New Kids On The Block singer, brother of actor Mark Wahlberg, heard about the case of Bobbette Miller, from Nashville, Tennessee, when a number of followers posted him a link to her online blog.

Wahlberg was so moved by her story, he uploaded a message to his page appealing for possible donors to come forward in a bid to find Miller a kidney transplant.

The message prompted a flood of enquiries to Nashville's Vanderbilt University Medical Center and six mat...

'New Kids On The Block's' Jonathan Knight Came Out 20 Years Ago

January 30th, 2011 5:00pm EST
Jonathan Knight
New Kids On The Block star Jonathan Knight has spoken out following reports he was recently 'outed' as gay, insisting he has never hidden his sexuality.

The singer hit the headlines earlier this week after 1980s pop star Tiffany revealed he was gay in a live TV interview, shocking fans who had no idea he was homosexual.

But Knight is adamant he wasn't hurt by Tiffany's 'announcement' - because he 'came out' to friends and family years ago.

In a post on the band's official website, he writes, "To all my fans who have expressed concern: I have never been outed by anyone but myself. I did s...

Joey McIntyre Urges Justin Bieber To 'Go With The Flow'

January 25th, 2011 1:33pm EST
Joey McIntyre
New Kids On The Block star Joey McIntyre has warned Justin Bieber about the pitfalls of finding fame at a young age, insisting he endured plenty of "dark days" after his boy-band heyday.

The singer shot to fame when he was a teenager as the youngest member of the pop group, and admits he was in for a shock when their popularity waned. Now, he's urging 16-year-old Bieber to surround himself with loved ones to support him through his "ups and downs."

McIntyre tells Entertainment Tonight, "I wasn't perfect. We weren't perfect. We certainly made mistakes and there were dark days. You're the...

80s Pop Star Tiffany Outs New Kid On The Block

January 24th, 2011 8:21pm EST
New Kids On The Block star Jonathan Knight has been inadvertently 'outed' as gay by 1980s pop star Tiffany.

The "I Think We're Alone Now" singer was promoting her new movie Mega Python vs. Gatoroid on TV show What Happens Live when she dropped the bombshell.

Show host Andy Cohen asked Tiffany if she had any romantic gossip about her former tour partners and she blurted out the news that Knight was gay, confessing she briefly dated the singer and may have been the one responsible for "turning him."

She added, "I had issues with that... but now, looking back when we were dating, he was so ...

Watch: New Kids On The Block And Backstreet Boys Team Up At American Music Awards

November 22nd, 2010 9:39am EST
Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block
The New Kids on the Block and the Back Street Boys appeared together on the American Music Awards last night, in front of a giant electronic display that displayed "NKOTBSB." The new super group will be touring together, and as a debut they did a mash-up of "You've Got It (The Right Stuff)" and "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)." Watch the video below:

Well, it sounds like they could use a little voice work. They were probably rushed to get ready for the show, but we're sure they will have everything perfected in time for their first show in the summer. So what do you think of thi...

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