Spiegel.de posted an article about the New Kids. Click here to read in German. Below is the article in English translated with an internet translator.
Promi summit in Munich: The News kids on the block introduced its new album, and Til Schweiger passed by, around its clothe "1 1/2 knight" to rented per - then the elderly Boyband plays therein with. A single question remained at the same time openly: Who helps here whom?
Finally one was able to get yes the impression, would search Til Schweiger not for the occupation for a new film, but rather after guests for "bets that. ..?“. Again and again its production firm in the past weeks had announced prominent, that in its new film "1 1/2 knight - appear in search of the carrying away Herzelinde" : Fatih Akin, Johannes Heesters, Helmut mark word. Moreover Dieter Hallervorden, Roberto Blanco and - naturally - Thomas Gottschalk. In this unequal row, the inclined reader asked himself the same question, that also in every "bets, that. ..?“ -shipment arises: What connects these people actually – seen there from that they are prominent all?
In Munich, further guest stars imagined today now for Schweigers film: the New kids on the block, that mother of all Boybands, who 14 years ago actually had gone apart. Approximately 140 journalists had registered to the press conference in the cellar of the Sofitel Bayerpost hotels, and because it concerned the first press conference of the group in Europe, came round one-third of the journalists from foreign countries.
That Til Schweiger let see itself also at the organization and wanted to speak over its new film, provided at least at some German medium representatives for confusion. "Is the now one press conference over the New kids on the block or Til Schweiger", whispered a journalist. Or differently asked: Who supports here actually whom in the graduation? The New kids on the block Til Schweiger? Reversed or?
With waiter shirt, but without necktie
When the group finally appeared after a half hour delay, some journalists answered this question on its type: with a loud circle. What delivered at once also a certainty: The reflections of at that time function also 20 years later yet. To be sure Jonathan Knight, 39, Joey McIntyre, 35, Jordan Knight, 37, Donnie Wahlberg, 38 are, and Danny Wood, 38 in which years come, the eye they impress apparently yet always, also if its clothing style is declaration of war gaudily colored no more.
Up to Danny Wood and Jordan Knight, that gave the Jungspunde with hood sweater and T Shirt, the remaining group members in the style Jogi Löws appeared: sportingly elegantly with waiter shirt, but without necktie. One could say also: timely. The question is only whether the prototype of all Boygroups did not miss this time the correct moment. Take That and the cheek street Boys brought its comeback namely already behind itself.
Just as Til Schweiger. Its last film of "no ear rabbit", in which it led the administration that wrote script, and played the leading role, saw more than six million cinemagoers. The film is therewith the cash register success largest German of the last three years. Moreover Schweiger is established meanwhile so well in the film economy that he even can afford it not to allow missliebige journalists in press demonstrations and to threaten therewith, to call an against price to the German film price into life because the academy had not considered its film in this year's award of the Lolas – where Schweiger this connection even speaking challenges.
Such arguments should play no role in Munich today however. The record company universally announced proudly that the concerts of the NKOTB in the United States were sold out already after four minutes. And if the euphoria does not transfer itself to Germany, still the guest appearance remains in "1 1/2 knight", the Schweiger just in Saxony-Anhalt turns – that did not say the universally-PR-brigade naturally.
Nice music for little girl
Who helps here therefore whom? NKOTB have one in any case Schweiger ahead: They come from the United States, the longing country of all German Showstars. Also Gottschalk invites yes into each show an English language star guest, who sings, so that one doesn't have to interview it. And how Gottschalk also Schweiger lived a time long in Malibu whereby Schweiger retracted again to Germany, when the offers were limited from Hollywood.
Also NKOTB more calm with criticism concern than the German filmmaker. The "Mad" published itself 1991, on the height of its renown, -magazine once a cover, on that Alfred E. new man, the drawn Coverboy of the satire periodical that keeps closed ears with Klostampfern, because behind it the Boyband trällert. And a T Shirt that one was able to buy at that time showed a drawing with eight feet, who look forth under a block. Inscription: "New kids under the block".
Also on the press conference in Munich fell an around the other time that badly word of the retort group, but instead of throwing out the journalists, declared the group that the money would not have brought together, but rather the beautiful memories it again. And as Schweiger - schweigerlässig grinning - after an hour the stage entered, heard itself the group members quietly on, what the German end held the eighties of its group. "That was nice music for little girl. I heard HipHop and House", said it. So much to the criticism capacity.
The question remains collaborates, why Schweiger generally with the group – or NKOTB with Schweiger. "The record company has us joined", said Donnie Wahlberg, and Til Schweiger nodded good and emphasized turn out to be would become that the collaboration was super, the new Single very certainly a Nummer-1-Hit and would be it generally meanwhile an absolute fan.
A business on mutuality therefore: One knows also that yes of "bets that. ..?“.