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

May 31st, 2013 5:11pm EDT
Aerosmith
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...
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Aerosmith And NKOTB To Headline Boston Strong Benefit Concert

May 3rd, 2013 11:27pm EDT
Aerosmith
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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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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NKOTBSB Sued By Stagehand For $5 Million

July 13th, 2012 9:36am EDT
NKOTBSB
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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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
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 Ebay.com right now and currently going for $2,000. Wow! The ...
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NKOTBSB Releasing A Joint Album

August 12th, 2011 12:35pm EDT
NKOTBSB
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.
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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...
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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.

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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...
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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 Twitter.com.

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 Twitter.com 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...
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'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...
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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...
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80s Pop Star Tiffany Outs New Kid On The Block

January 24th, 2011 8:21pm EST
Tiffany
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 ...
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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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NKOTB And The Backstreet Boys Seal The Deal On 2011 Summer Tour

November 3rd, 2010 6:30pm EDT
New Kids On The Block
Boy band super-groups New Kids On The Block and the Backstreet Boys have confirmed reports they're teaming up to tour together in 2011.

The two acts thrilled fans at a New Kids concert in New York in June when they took the stage together to perform a rendition of Backstreet Boys hit I Want It That Way and the duet was such a success the members of both bands have agreed to hit the road together next summer. There will be an official announcement at the American Music Awards later this month, when the two bands will perform together again.

In a tweet to fans on Wednesday, American Idol ...
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Donnie Wahlberg's Divorce Finalized

October 4th, 2010 6:15pm EDT
Donnie Wahlberg
New Kids On The Block star Donnie Wahlberg is a single man once more - his divorce has been finalized in a California court.

The singer/actor 41 wed Kim Fey in 1999 and filed for divorce in August 2008, citing "irreconcilable differences".

A judge in Simi Valley signed off on their legal separation last week after the former couple reached an out-of-court settlement.

Wahlberg and Fey will share custody of their two sons, Xavier, 17, and nine-year-old Elijah.

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Can A Teenybopper Catch A Break?

June 22nd, 2010 9:26am EDT
JoBros
Teenyboppers. Every generation has a set of them—musical artists who are talented, but kid-friendly to the point that they send the youth into a frenzy. They’re a record label staple: young acts that can spur an enamored tween demographic, one without disposable income, to force their parents do the spending for them with tears and declarations of imminent death if they don’t have that poster hanging in their room or an entire album downloaded on itunes. While it is clear that some tween acts have been less talented than others, they are still generally met with a particular sort of disdain...
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Snoop Dogg Challenges Donnie Wahlberg To Basketball Bet

June 16th, 2010 2:50pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Sports-mad rapper Snoop Dogg has $20,000 riding on the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA championships after challenging Boston Celtics fan Donnie Wahlberg to the basketball bet.

The Drop It Like It's Hot star is an avid Lakers fan and recently issued a public call to supporters of the rival team to put their money where their mouth is after he was taunted about the 3-2 lead the Celtics had over the California team in the run up to Tuesday night's Game 6. New Kids on the Block star Wahlberg stepped up to Snoop's dare and the pair agreed to the big money wager, which will be donated to th...
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Joey McIntyre Reveals His Son Is Deaf

March 29th, 2010 8:41am EDT
Joey McIntyre
New Kids On The Block star Joey McIntyre has opened up about his struggles as a father after revealing his baby boy Rhys was born severely deaf.

McIntyre's wife Barrett gave birth to their second son in December, but the tot was found to suffer from a serious hearing impairment after failing a series of tests shortly after he was born.

The couple admits it had difficulty coming to terms with the news at first, but the family is gradually learning to deal with it.

Barrett tells People.com, "What's wild is we will never really know how (anything) sounds for him. We went through a full rang...
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Tom Selleck Heading Back To Television

March 17th, 2010 5:00pm EDT
Tom Selleck
Tom Selleck has landed the lead role in a new TV cop show - the first time he has headlined a primetime program since "Magnum P.I."

The veteran actor played a private investigator in the hit 1980s series, which ended in 1988, and has since enjoyed brief roles in television hits such as "Friends," "Boston Legal" and "The Closer."
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Nonetheless, now Selleck is leading the cast of new cop drama "Reagan's Law," while former New Kids on the Block star Donnie Wahlberg and actress Bridget Moynahan are in talks to co-star in the CBS show, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

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Backstreet Boys Land Cruise Gig

March 2nd, 2010 4:00pm EST
Backstreet Boys
The Backstreet Boys are following in the footsteps of boy-band New Kids On The Block by performing a concert cruise. The Step by Step hit-makers put on a three-day boat trip around the Caribbean last May.

The high seas thrill featured performances from the group and special meet-and-greet sessions for fans onboard. And now the Backstreet Boys are cruising to treat their loyal followers to a similar trip.

The four-day trip will set sail from Florida on December 9th. It will include a show and themed parties.

A post on the band's website reads, "This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime ...
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The Best And Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows (Videos)

January 29th, 2010 2:49pm EST
The Who
The Who will do the honors of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this year. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips.

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and scooped million of viewers away from the halftime show the next year (mo...
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The American Music Awards: A Seat Filler's Report

November 28th, 2008 11:43am EST
2008 American Music Awards
Having friends in high places is a definite perk to living and working in this crazy town they call Hollywood. Which is how I found myself on a Sunday afternoon with about 200 other fans in my trendiest Hollywood club attire, waiting to be bused to the Nokia Theater in downtown Los Angeles to serve as a seat filler at the 2008 American Music Awards.

Prior to this the largest awards show I had attended was my sister's high school graduation, so I had no idea what to expect. This being Hollywood however, I figured I'd be hanging out with a bunch of Pamela Anderson wannabes and hangers ...
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Hangin' Tough In... Today's Links

October 30th, 2008 8:18pm EDT
Zac Efron
Check out some of the best links we found around the web today. And be sure to visit our Daily Links section where we're constantly pouring in the best stuff from around the web.

Crappy music has finally made it into another video game other than Madden football - PopStar Guitar

Chloe Lattanzi (Olivia Newton John's daughter) could drive a truck between her boobs - dlisted

Gay Men And 13-Year-Old Girls Unite In Protest Against Cut Zac Efron Shower Scene - Defamer

We're not sure if these WWE Divas are in sexy halloween costumes or if this is what they always wear - Holly...
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