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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 ...
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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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The Wanted To Split Up After Upcoming Tour

January 22nd, 2014 6:03pm EST
The Wanted
English-Irish boy band The Wanted have announced they are going on hiatus to pursue solo projects at the end of upcoming tour.

The group posted the following statement to their website: "The Wanted are pleased to announce the release of their new video and single 'Glow In The Dark' taken from their November release 'Word of Mouth.' They are very excited to perform 'Glow In The Dark' along with their smash singles 'I Found You,' 'Chasing The Sun,' and 'Glad You Came,' amongst others for their fans on their upcoming Word of Mouth Tour."

"This tour will be their last for a while as Tom, Max,...
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Review: The Wanted, ‘Word of Mouth’ Is Conservative For The Most Part

November 12th, 2013 3:30pm EST
The Wanted
The Wanted Keep it conservative for the most part on Word of Mouth: You know, in some respects it sucks to be The Wanted.  Yeah, I know it sounds harsh and incredibly critical, but doesn’t it just seem that Britain’s other boy band trying to make a splash in America is say ‘two steps’ behind a certain band named One Direction?  Honestly, both bands are quite diverse from the other, but share common ground in the fact they both thrive on schmaltziness (just sayin’!) The Wanted did ‘do work’ with a notable, hella catchy no. 3 peaking single entitled “Glad U Came”, which oddly is reprised on T...
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Lindsay Lohan Reportedly Parties With Max George Post Rehab

August 9th, 2013 11:46am EDT
Lindsay Lohan
She was just released from rehab last week, and Lindsay Lohan is back to her partying ways - or at least hanging out with old friends.

The actress celebrated her new found freedom with a night out with British boy band The Wanted in Los Angeles on Wednesday night.

Photos on Twitter show the actress posing with fans after the band's concert in Costa Mesa. Specifically, she's pictured with band member Max George, whom she reportedly dated in the past.

Lohan and George then traveled to the Mondrian West Hollywood hotel, according to the New York Post. Fellow guests reportedly complained abo...
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One Direction Chickened Out Of The Wanted Confrontation

June 24th, 2013 9:35am EDT
One Direction
We all know that British boy bands One Direction and The Wanted have this crazy feud between them that started for reasons unbeknownst to us. After some very violent Twitter attacks, The Wanted wanted to meet the "Live While You're Young" singers in person to attempt to resolve the feud but the 1D boys apparently chickened out of it.

The "Walks Like Rihanna" singers offered 1D a chance to meet them after their show in New York City a while ago to try to talk about and resolve the enmity, which has given both bands a lot of bad publicity. Max George from The Wanted dished to Fabulous magazi...
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Max George Loved The Hollywood Life While Filming The Wanted Reality Series

May 21st, 2013 7:07pm EDT
Max George
Max George hopes everyone tunes into The Wanted's reality series, because he's gotten used to the Hollywood lifestyle that comes with it.

The Wanted Life hits the small screen June 2 on E!, and Max loved living in a mansion with his band for the show. He says, "It was a little bit different than being in Manchester in England. I could definitely get used to it. 

"First of all, it was nice to wake up every morning and see the whole of the city... that was just insane. But it was the little things to me that meant the most, like having your own bar, your own swimming pool, and the run of Lo...
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The Wanted To Carry On Without Nathan Sykes

April 17th, 2013 11:42pm EDT
Nathan Sykes
British-Irish boy band The Wanted will continue with their promotional commitments without Nathan Sykes as the singer recovers from throat surgery.

The Glad You Came singer is scheduled to undergo, what some news resources are calling a career-threatening operation in Los Angeles on Thursday, the day of his 20th birthday, to repair a hemorrhaging nodule on his vocal cords.  According to Britain's The Sun, Sykes will be unable to talk for at least a month as he recovers from the procedure.

Rumors suggested the group would be cancelling all upcoming appearances while Sykes recovers from the...
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Twitter Feud Between One Direction And The Wanted Escalates

April 8th, 2013 8:48am EDT
The Wanted
The ongoing feud between One Direction and The Wanted heated up on Sunday as the boy bands exchanged barbs over Twitter.com.

The two pop groups have enjoyed a friendly rivalry in the past, but the fight turned nasty after One Direction's Louis Tomlinson made a sly dig at The Wanted during a recent gig in London.

Tom Parker apparently took exception to his comments and tweeted, "You even talk about us at your own gigs. Are you that upset you didn't get in this band?" to which Tomlinson replied, "Pal, we both know I wouldn't waste my time auditioning for your band. You humor me with your ...
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The Wanted Party For Charity On St. Patrick's Day

March 18th, 2013 10:23am EDT
The Wanted
Boy-band The Wanted embraced the Irish spirit by bartending at a St. Patrick's Day party in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The I Found You hit-makers, whose own Siva Kaneswaran hails from the Irish capital of Dublin, headed to Rock and Reilly's Irish Pub in West Hollywood on Saturday to join the festivities ahead of the big day on March 17th.

With their faces painted green, the singers took over the bar and created special themed cocktails for punters.

In a post on the band's Twitter.com page, the singers tweeted, "Happy St Paddy's Day!" and shared the special Irish blessing, "May your...
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The Wanted Land Reality TV Show On E!

February 6th, 2013 2:27pm EST
The Wanted
The Wanted have landed their own reality TV show.

The Glad You Came hit-makers have signed a deal with cable network E! - the same channel behind Chasing The Saturdays and the Kardashians' programs - for upcoming documentary series The Wanted Life, which will be produced by American Idol host Ryan Seacrest.

The series will follow Max George, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran, Jay McGuiness and Tom Parker as they go about their lives in the Hollywood Hills, record tracks for their next album and prepare for a new tour.

A statement released by Seacrest, who also produces all of Kim Kardashi...
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People's Choice Awards 2013 Fashion: Emma Watson, Jennifer Lawrence, Sandra Bullock & More Sizzling Celebs!

January 10th, 2013 9:00am EST
2013 People's Choice Awards
Awards season has officially commenced! The People's Choice Awards took place in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and the red carpet was flooded with fashionable stars.

"The Hunger Games" dominated, picking up six trophies. Lead actress Jennifer Lawrence was named "Favorite Movie Actress" and "Favorite Face of Heroism." She showed off some thigh in a short black sequined dress.

"The Perks of Being a Wallflower" star Emma Watson wore a daring and colorful graphic cut-out mini dress, while Humanitarian award winner Sandra Bullock opted for a more traditional calf-length black and blue off th...
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The Wanted Plan To Release An Autobiography

December 25th, 2012 5:15pm EST
CELEBNAME
British boyband The Wanted are planning to put their story down on paper in a new autobiography.

The pop stars previously released a picture book called "The Wanted: Our Story, Our Way", which detailed their rise to fame, in 2010.

However, band member Tom Parker has revealed they hope to write a proper autobiography to tell fans the true story.

He tells British newspaper the Daily Star Sunday, "We did a picture book a couple of years ago and we've spoken about doing a proper autobiography in the last few months. We don't think we are proper rock 'n' roll stars but we would want people to...
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The Wanted Guitarist Tom Parker Breaks Nose During Video Shoot

December 10th, 2012 6:37pm EST
Tom Parker
The Wanted star Tom Parker was left in agony on the set of the band's latest video shoot after fracturing a bone in his nose.

The video for "I Found You" shows the boyband stars embroiled in a brawl, and Parker took a blow to the face while filming the fight scene.

His bandmate Jay McGuiness reveals they were all convinced Parker was faking his injury until a doctor diagnosed him with a hairline fracture.

McGuiness tells Britain's Metro newspaper, "Tom took a bit of hefty whack to the nose. We thought he was making it up but it turned out he got a hairline fracture. They couldn't do anyt...
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The Wanted Are Keeping Lindsay Lohan 'Out Of Trouble,' Drinking The Vodka She 'Always Brings' To The Table

December 10th, 2012 1:02pm EST
The Wanted
Lindsay Lohan has been partying with The Wanted during their tour, and member Max George says over the last week he has been keeping the actress "out of trouble."

Last month Lohan was hanging out with the British band in New York City when she was arrested for allegedly punching a fellow clubgoer. Following the scuffle, bandmember Jay McGuiness wore a "Free Lindsay" t-shirt while perfoming with the band at Madison Square Garden.

Lohan has been acting as groupie for the band, traveling with them on their Jingle Bell tour to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday; Boston, Massachusetts on...
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50 Hottest Celebrity Guys Of 2012

December 8th, 2012 8:33am EST
Hottest Guys of 2012
Who are the sexiest guys in music, film and television? We narrowed our picks down to 50 in our annual list, spotlighting those who made our hearts skip a beat when we watched them perform.

Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey bared quite a bit in "Magic Mike," while "The Avengers" actors got our blood flowing with their explosive action scenes.

We lusted after Chris Hemsworth in "Snow White And The Huntsmans" and felt a little bit giddy when rumors swirled that Justin Bieber broke up with Selena Gomez (he didn't.)

British imports The Wanted and One Direction also caught our fancy, as ...
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Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber & One Direction To Headline Z100 Jingle Ball

October 20th, 2012 9:17am EDT
One Direction
Taylor Swift, One Direction and Justin Bieber will perform at the Z100 Jingle Ball 2012 in Madison Square Garden on Friday, Dec. 7, in New York City.

Other performers scheduled to appear include The Wanted, Jason Mraz, Olly Murs, Fun., B.o.B., Ed Sheeran and Ne-Yo.

Mraz tweeted, "I'll be performing at @Z100NewYork Jingle Ball! Can't wait to see you there," while One Direction wrote, "1D are performing at @Z100NewYork's Jingle Ball on 12/7 in NYC! RT if you'll be there!"

"[We're] really excited and just really looking forward to getting there," Siva Kaneswaran from British boy band The Wa...
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Victoria Beckham Hires The Wanted To Play Son Romeo's Birthday

September 5th, 2012 3:32pm EDT
Victoria Beckham
Victoria Beckham gave her son Romeo a 10th birthday to remember over the weekend - she hired boy band The Wanted to perform at his party.

The former Spice Girl reached out to the Glad You Came hit-makers and invited them to play at a celebration in Los Angeles to mark her second son's big day, and the band happily obliged.

Max George, Tom Parker, Nathan Sykes, Siva Kaneswaran and Jay McGuiness also posed for photos with their young fans and Beckham showed her gratitude to the boys via Twitter.com after the bash, writing, "@thewantedmusic boys, the coolest boys in music!!! Thank you for ...
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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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Ice Queen Christina Aguilera Wears A Tiara On 'The Voice'

May 1st, 2012 2:30pm EDT
Christina Aguilera
"The Voice" isn't just about its competitors, as judge and mentor Christina Aguilera surely knows. The pop star donned a tiara and fishnet stockings on the show last night - perhaps reminding viewers that she is music industry royalty?

Maybe Xtina was thumbing her nose at boy band The Wanted, who slammed her last week. They said she was "rude" and "a total b**ch." The week before she was accused of snubbing Justin Bieber. She appears to fit the definition of an ice queen. According to Urban Dictionary, that's "a sweet and beautiful girl who is rumored to be cold blooded and heartless." Ouc...
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The Wanted Have Only Bad Things To Say About 'Rude' Christina Aguilera

April 28th, 2012 12:00pm EDT
The Wanted
U.K. boyband The Wanted performed on "The Voice" last week and have slammed judge Christina Aguilera for being "rude" and a "total b**ch."

The band reportedly got a cold reception from the pop star after they performed their hugely popular new single "Glad You Came" from their album "Chasing The Sun."

The group has come forward about their experience on the talent competition show, and they have nothing nice to say about Aguilera.

Tom Parker told New York radio station Now FM, "She's a total b**ch. She might not be a b**ch in real life, but to us, she was a total b**ch. She just sat ther...
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Las Vegas Showgirls Tower Over Cee Lo Green At Billboard Music Awards Conference

April 28th, 2012 10:00am EDT
Cee Lo Green Billboard Awards press conference
Yesterday at the Billboard Music Awards press conference with CeeLo Green, two pink and orange-clad showgirls demonstrated that their legs almost reach the singer's shoulders. Cee Lo is reportedly just 5 foot 6 inches tall.

"The Voice" judge and mentor will be performing at the music awards on May 20. Justin Bieber, Carrie Underwood, LMFAO and The Wanted will also perform at the event. The show will air on ABC.

This summer Cee Lo is kicking off his Las Vegas show "Loberace" at Planet Hollywood. More of a spectacle than a show, Cee Lo will take concert goers on a ride through the colorful ...
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Maroon 5 Break Records With Digital Download Sales

April 26th, 2012 9:37am EDT
Maroon 5
Maroon 5 have made pop chart history by becoming the first band to top 490,000 digital download sales in a week.

The group's "Payphone" has come crashing into the Billboard Hot 100 at number three, challenging Aussie singer Gotye, whose "Somebody That I Used To Know" scores a second week at the top of the countdown.

The 493,000 sales logged by singer Adam Levine, his bandmates and guest Wiz Khalifa is almost 30,000 more than the Black Eyed Peas, who set the digital downloads record for groups in 2009 with Boom Boom Pow.

Flo Rida still holds the ultimate sales marker with 636,000 from the...
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The Wanted Visit The Empire State Building

April 24th, 2012 5:56pm EDT
The Wanted
Today, The Wanted visited the Empire State Building in promotion of the release of their debut US EP, being photographed on the Iconic Landmark’s 86th & 103rd Floor Observatories. Like their visit would suggest, these British babes are literally rising to new heights.

The Wanted is currently taking North America by storm as they become the first boy band to rule Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 with a #1 debut single (“Glad You Came”) in almost 15 years! Plus, “Glad You Came” has sold nearly 2 million singles in the US thus far.

The Empire State Building seems like the perfect fit to say the...
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The Saturdays To Star U.S. Reality TV Show

April 24th, 2012 8:27am EDT
The Saturdays
British girl group The Saturdays have landed an American reality TV show deal to aid their bid to break into the U.S. music charts.

The pop act, which has released four hit albums in the U.K. and Ireland since starting out in 2008, is determined to follow in the footsteps of its male peers One Direction and The Wanted and carve out a huge American fan base.

They have signed a deal with the E! network to star in their own reality series, which will show the five singers on the road, in the recording studio, and at home, according to the New York Post.

The group - Mollie King, Frankie S...
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Bieber Appears, Ashley De La Rosa & RaeLynn Eliminated On 'The Voice'

April 18th, 2012 6:38pm EDT
Ashley De La Rosa The Voice
On Tuesday night's episode of "The Voice" Christina Aguilera was forced to make another difficult elimination decision. The previous night she stirred up some controversy by surprisingly kicking off favorite Jesse Campbell.

Last night, she knocked Ashley De La Rosa out of the competition while saving Lindsey Pavao because her performance of Mike Posner's "Please Don't Go" made the blonde pop starlet cry.

Meanwhile, on Team Blake Shelton, RaeLynn sang the country song, "If I Die Young," by the Band Perry. But it wasn't quite good enough for Shelton, who gave her the boot and elected to sav...
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The Wanted Victims Of A Kidnapping Prank

April 11th, 2012 2:26pm EDT
The Wanted
The Wanted became victims of a cruel prank when they were charged with kidnapping an 11-year-old fan.

The band stopped thinking the drama was a practical joke when it dragged on for two hours and U.S. police forces got involved.

However, the members of the British boy band were more than a little relieved when they learned the whole thing had been set up for MTV show Punk'd.

Singer Max George reveals it all started when they met a young fan moments before a show in America and then confronted the girl's worried father later when he asked them if they knew where his daughter was.

Geo...
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Justin Bieber & Ryan Seacrest To Host Wango Tang Festival

March 27th, 2012 9:08am EDT
Justin Bieber
Justin Bieber will co-host the upcoming Wango Tango 2012 pop festival in Carson, California.

The singer will join DJ Ryan Seacrest to front the event at the Home Depot Center on May 12.

Nicki Minaj, Pitbull, Maroon 5, B.o.B, J. Cole, Gym Class Heroes, Foster The People, Big Sean and The Wanted are among the big names lined up for the show.

Carly Rae Jepsen, the new signing to Bieber's record label, will also perform at Wango Tango.
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Kelly Clarkson 'Stronger' Than Katy Perry At Top Of Pop Charts

March 1st, 2012 9:12am EST
Kelly Clarkson
Kelly Clarkson has returned to the top of the U.S. pop charts a week after she was dethroned by Katy Perry.

Perry became only the 20th act to debut at number one when her "Part of Me" crashed in at the top, but now she swaps places with Clarkson and falls to four as the "American Idol" star reclaims the peak position on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)."

Adele's "Set Fire to the Rain" holds at two on the new countdown, while British boyband The Wanted rocket into the top three at three with "Glad You Came."
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