Friday, October 17, 2008

More articles from the Star Tribune

Star Tribune has 3 New Kids related articles online now (also in the paper as well). The first one I posted yesterday. Here are the other 2:

Here is a short interview with Jordan

Jordan Knight: He LOVES the 90s
Last update: October 16, 2008 - 5:06 PM

From "Hangin' Tough" to "Dancing With the Stars," New Kids on the Block have been part of pop culture in three decades. We asked reality-show veteran Jordan Knight to vote for his favorites in a smackdown of 1990s pop forces.

Backstreet Boys vs. 'N Sync

Justin Timberlake and the boys because "they were more like the New Kids. They leaned more urban and they were more fun."

Britney Spears vs. Christina Aguilera

Britney is "sexier, she's funnier and she can act really well."

"Fresh Prince of Bel Air" vs. "In Living Color"

Sorry Will Smith, but the Wayans brothers, Fly Girls and crew were a "phenomenal cast."

"Wayne's World" vs. "Dumb and Dumber"

"I'm a big Jim Carrey fan."

"Seinfeld" vs. "Friends"

Jerry and friends win "because it's more goofy or slapstick."

"Beverly Hills 90210" vs. "Party of Five"

His preferred number is "Five" because of its cast.

MC Hammer vs. Vanilla Ice

It's Hammer time: "Vanilla Ice had only one hit, and it's hard to get into someone who has only one hit because you don't know what they're about."

Mark McGwire vs. Sammy Sosa

"Neither. I don't trust either one of them."

Notorious B.I.G. vs. 2 Pac

The Massachusetts native votes East Coast because he likes Biggie's voice better.

Chicago Bulls vs. Dallas Cowboys

"The Bulls for sure, for sure. I was nuts over them. Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen."



Here is one more article with how Jordan feels about his "Surreal Life" appearance and a bunch of stuff we already know:)

Life after NKOTB
By Jon Bream, Star Tribune

Last update: October 16, 2008 - 5:04 PM

OK, Jordan Knight admits that he did "The Surreal Life" in 2001 because he was bored and looking for a career boost. "Looking back, for me, it wasn't smart," he said. "I'm not that type of personality." Here's what each of the New Kids has done since their 1994 breakup -- embarrassing or not.

Although he produced the 1991 hit "Good Vibrations" for his brother Marky Mark and solo albums for ex-bandmates Joey McIntyre and Jordan Knight, he has mostly pursued acting, earning respect in more than 20 feature films ("Ransom," "The Sixth Sense") and several TV series and movies ("Boomtown," "Band of Brothers," "Runaway").

The youngest and most versatile New Kid, he has appeared on Broadway ("Wicked"), in films ("The Fantasticks") and on TV ("Boston Public," "Dancing With the Stars"). He also released four solo albums, scoring a top 10 single, "Stay the Same," from 1999 debut; 2006's "Talk to Me" is a collection of covers.

Jordan Knight
A 1999 solo album yielded the top 10 hit "Give It to You." He offered the embarrassing indie project "Jordan Knight Sings New Kids on the Block," a 2004 one-man remix CD, and 2006's "Love Songs," including a duet with Deborah Gibson. Desperate to keep his name out there, Knight was on VH1's third season of "The Surreal Life" and a judge on "American Juniors," an "American Idol" spinoff.

On "Oprah," he revealed that he suffered panic attacks and was clinically depressed after NKOTB disbanded. He became a real estate developer in Massachusetts.

He released little-noticed solo albums in 1999 (as D-Fuse), 2003 and 2007. The tattooed, muscle-bound Wood has acted in a few movies, including "Tequila Express."

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