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‘In Plain Sight’ Sets Sights on Wahlberg, Others
by Matt Webb Mitovich
Donnie Wahlberg will be the new kid on the block when he guest-stars on ‘In Plain Sight’s Season 3 premiere.
OK, technically he’ll be the new grown man on the block as he plays the relocated witness-of-the-week on the March 31 season opener.
Wahlberg represents the first of many guest stars in ‘In Plain Sight’s sights this season.
Four-time Emmy winner Allison Janney (’The West Wing’) will appear in multiple episodes as a U.S Marshal who butts heads with Mary, while Steven Weber (’Studio 60,’ ABC’s upcoming ‘Happy Town’) will play a charming FBI agent.
Also, Tess Harper (’No Country for Old Men’) will guest as a take-no-prisoners federal prosecutor, Josh Cooke (’Four Kings’) will play the very first witness Mary and Marshall handled, and Oscar/Emmy/Grammy winner Rita Moreno is heading for some wedding planning, as Raph’s (Cristian de la Fuente) Aunt Rita.
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Velvet Stylus to serve as Music Director/House Band for New England Urban Music Awards, New Kids on the Block Tribute
February 9, 2010, Boston, MA - Celebrated R&B/Hip-Hop band VELVET STYLUS has been selected as the Musical Director and House Band for the Fifth Annual New England Urban Music Awards! The in-demand awards show highlights the musical achievements of performing artists, producers, DJs, promoters, choreographers, and radio stations/personalities in Hip-Hop, R&B/Soul, Gospel, Jazz, Latin/Caribbean, Reggae, Spoken Word, Blues, and Dance.
This year, the New England Urban Music Awards will also pay homage to the musical contributions of New Kids on the Block. In addition to performing for the awards throughout the night, Velvet Stylus is designing a special collage of newly arranged selections spanning New Kids on the Block's entire recording career!
Velvet Stylus, the 2008 title-holder of Best R&B Group from the New England Urban Music Awards, is a two-time nominee this year in the R&B Group and R&B CD/Single categories for their acclaimed single, "Inside Your Mind". The New England Urban Music Awards are a "people's choice" award, determined by fans who vote online.
Velvet Stylus members Darcie-Nicole Wicknick, James Auburn Tootle, Jason Prokorym, Tony Porter, and Josh Witmer are Berklee College of Music Alumni who work extensively in a myriad of professional live performance, music education, and recording settings.
Velvet Stylus feels privileged to honor the legacy of New Kids on the Block, who remain an international and community legend, and who inspire so many. The All-Star Tribute will include special guests, to be announced.
Tickets are already available for the event, which takes place on Saturday April 24, 2010 at the historic Strand Theater in Dorchester, Massachusetts.
For more information http://ne.urbanmusicawards.org
For more about Velvet Stylus please visit http://www.velvetstylus.com
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Hangin’ Tough with the New Kids on the Block – at Fox!
Step By Step I’ll break it down (and promise to control my NKOTB song references), but the greatest hits do rush back when you sit-down with this group!
Jordan, Jonathan, Joey, Donnie and Danny all joined me in the studio just as the release of their new DVD “Coming Home” hits the shelves. The DVD documents their reunion and gives a behind the scenes look as the guys get back in the studio and hit the road with their fans. Donnie says folks will see they all do a share of playing the prankster and being the team leader, “anyone can be a practical joker, anyone can … run a situation, an interview, a rehearsal, a strategy session… we all sort of trade roles at different times.”
Meanwhile Jonathan adds they have the fans to thank for giving them momentum to keep this gig going, “I figured that we’d do the reunion and it would be this big build up and we go out and do our thing and then it would kind of die off. And it hasn’t, it hasn’t done that yet.”
It’s safe to say the actual “reuniting” days are done. They’re just back in business. And they’re looking ahead to much more in 2010 with show dates and even a second NKOTB cruise, which according to Donnie, is quite an amazing time “We’re basically five guys in the middle of the ocean with 2500 female fans, mostly female fans, and whether they’re with us or around us all 24 hours a day it doesn’t matter, they dive into the cruise atmosphere, they have a completely good time.”
As for reaching out to their fans, from the high seas or not, you can rest assured it’s them behind the texting. Joey says it’s actually pretty obvious, “It’s all us and we have a lot of fun with it, and the fans know that too and I think you can tell by the nature of our tweets.”
These days the group is putting their celebrity to good use, joining fellow artists for Planetohaiti.org to help victims of the Haiti earthquake. Donnie says the goal is to get supplies on the ground asap, “We directly donated money to send a plane to Haiti full of medical supplies and doctors and we’ve asked the fans, a group of artists have gone out to their fans to ask them, to help raise money to send the plane back. It’s a direct way to get people on the ground and doing something immediately to help.”
And for a quick trip down memory lane, I had to bring up all that merchandise – the posters, the lunch boxes, the list goes on. So I asked if they have any New Kids gear… it seems their new kids do! Danny’s 10 year old daughter got hold of one prized possession, “She found these stuffed animal dolls that, they came out, but it never really was sold to the public. The few people got them, and then they got pulled off the shelves because they’re pretty hideous. She still plays with it though.”
Also, we’re here at Fox and it’s American Idol season, so I asked the guys if they’re eyeing Simon’s soon to be open seat. It sounds like Joey may be willing to throw his hat in the ring, “I love it, I find myself talking to the camera sometimes… Some of the artists that go on there are great and they say exactly what you would want to say and some of them aren’t as engaged but just to be involved and see these kids and sometimes maybe give them just that word of advice…”
For now find him along with his fellow supergroup members out to show they’ve still got the Right Stuff (I had to) for this gig with plenty of shows coming up and a take-home with the new “Coming Home” DVD.
Jimmy Fallon Reveals His Secret New Kids On The Block History Posted 6 hrs ago by Jocelyn Vena in Music, Television
It turns out that not only does Jimmy Fallon have a killer Boston accent, he also has some singing chops (which should come in handy now that he's "Jimmie," the sixth member of the New Kids on the Block).
When he sat down to chill with the guys (and later me), he shared his memories about growing up in the heyday of NKOTB's fame. He admits that he has a few favorite New Kids songs, even if they were mostly only loved by the ladies. "'Right Stuff' is kind of an anthem. There was one point in my life where you just you really couldn't get away from the New Kids," he told MTV News with the guys by his side before breaking into song.
"More girls were into it than guys, but it was still one of those things where if you wanted to be with a girl you had to know New Kids songs," he recalled. "I know at one point if you went to mall there was like outside of every store there was a poster of you guys. It would just be everywhere. It was awesome."
Want to here more about Jimmy's NKOTB memories? Want to see him sing a little NKOTB? Check out the video and tell us what your favorite New Kids memory is.
New Kids On The Block Call The Roots 'Gentlemen' After 'Jimmy Fallon' Gig 'They're on it,' Donnie Wahlberg says of the 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' house band.
When New Kids on the Block stopped by "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night, they couldn't help but notice one thing about the show's house band: The Roots are perfect gentlemen.
"They're on it. It was pretty painless, pretty easy," Donnie Wahlberg told MTV News backstage at the show, where the guys were promoting their DVD, "Coming Home," which dropped Tuesday (February 2).
"They're all gentlemen too," Joey McIntyre added.
"This is the first time we've ever performed with the Roots, and we're very happy about performing with them," Jordan Knight said about their gig with the band. "We rehearsed earlier. They're quick, and they're gentlemen."
The New Kids performed a medley of their fan favorites on the show, including "Tonight," "Dirty Dancing," "You Got It (The Right Stuff)," "Please Don't Go Girl" and "Step by Step," with the Roots backing them up. "We're gonna do a medley of songs — some of the old stuff and throw a new song in there too," Danny Wood explained. "This is basically to let everyone know we have our DVD coming out."
In addition to the DVD, the guys also just announced a mini-tour this summer, but their priorities on Monday we're all about Fallon's show. "Honestly, it's very cool to be at 30 Rock and performing on the 'Late Show With Jimmy Fallon,' " McIntyre said.
They might have been biased because of their appearance on the show, but is Fallon NKOTB's favorite late-night host? "Absolutely, of course. All the Jimmys," McIntyre joked about Fallon and Kimmel. "I'm still mourning Conan, but that's OK. He'll be back."
Jimmy Fallon Becomes The Sixth New Kid On The Block
Posted 12 hrs ago by Jocelyn Vena in Music, Television
MTV News had the honor and distinction this afternoon to head over to 30 Rock to interview the New Kids on the Block and Jimmy Fallon before tonight's show. The interviews were supposed to be separate. You know, we'd get some time with NKOTB and then we'd get some time with Jimmy before he sat down to host "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon."
As we were interviewing NKOTB, however, we found out Jimmy would be coming in and that all six guys would be in the room at the same time. We rolled with it. That's what we do! When Jimmy sat down, he began a very fun little interview with the New Kids.
During their chat, Jimmy decided to join the band. He's Jimmie now. And we have to say, Fallon is still really good at that Boston accent he made famous on "Saturday Night Live." He got some great details about the guys' appearance on his show tonight. Apparently, Fallon's people "demanded" the guys play a medley of their hits with Jimmy's house band, the Roots.
What will they be playing? Want to get some insider details about their appearance on the show? Check out the video.
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The New Kids Visit the OK! Block
February 1st, 2010 2:43 pm / Author: Mary Beth Quirk
It’s not every day that the heartthrobs of the past and present come together, but here at OK!’s NYC offices, we were lucky enough to be visited by some of the most sigh-inducing, pulse-quickening celebs America has ever seen — both from 20 years ago and today — the New Kids on the Block.
NKOTB — otherwise known as Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood — made the time last week to sit down with the whole OK! family and chat about their new concert CD, Coming Home, their return to NYC in June at Radio City Music Hall, the Jersey Shore and more. And of course, being the gentlemen that they are, they gracefully posed for tons of pics with all their OK! staff fans!
Have any celebrity fans turn up the live shows?
Jordan: Oh yes. Carrie Underwood’s a big fan our ours. Kelly Clarkson. All the American Idols.
Who’s your favorite person on Jersey Shore?
Donnie and Jordan: DJ Pauly!
What are some of the things you’ve got going right now through Twitter and Facebook?
Donnie: Connecting with our fans first and foremost. We gather information from them and when they want something they tell us and we can respond to their needs and wants immediately. Haiti is a perfect example. We can promote causes like planetohaiti.org right now and we can also promote a record, a project, something that were interested in.
Joey: They know about stuff before we do.
What are some of the craziest fan moments you’ve had over the years?
Jordan: It might have been in Korea. We were checking in at an airport and some fans caught wind of where we were going to be and a whole bunch of fans turned up while we were checking in at the ticket counter. It got so crazy that we had to jump over the counter and get onto the conveyor belt that takes your luggage down and underneath. We ended up underneath with all this luggage stacked up. Nearly got a stamp on our heads.
How was touring with Lady Gaga?
Donnie: She just had a spirit. It’s fun to watch Lady Gaga and RedOne, who produced a lot of her stuff and we also work with. It’s fun to see someone start before anyone really knows who they are. She was always creative and always ticking. She was very down to earth. She co-wrote a couple of songs on our album and she did a duet on On The Block as well. She was just a great girl and now shes a great girl who’s famous.
Jon: I’ll never forget the first day I met her. I didn’t even know who she was and the president of our record company brought her over to a rehearsal. She walked in the room and I thought, “Who is that?” I just assumed she was famous already. She just had that aura about her. I think that shes always had it in her.
Was anything off-limits on the live DVD anything that didn’t make the edit?
Donnie: There’s a segment on the DVD that’s about the cruise. It shows Danny and I, going from cabin to cabin visiting the fans, and there was a girl on there who was in the shower when we came inside the room! It was really funny. I made a note to get a snippet of it in and we didn’t do it. I kinda kicked myself when I watched it last night. Her girlfriend let us in the cabin and was like, “Oh my god, my friend loves you guys. “The friend let us in the bathroom and the girl peeked round the curtain and was like, “Oh my God!” But we ended up chatting for about 10 minutes. Ill get the clip and leak it on YouTube.com. I want it to be seen!
Who’s single right now?
Donnie: Well, there are two married guys in the group and three unmarried guys in the group.
Any more new material in the works?
Jordan: Not in the works, but the door is wide open.
Donnie: We’ve got a few things going on, so when the smoke clears a little bit, it’ll be fun to see what happens.
Interview by Eloise Parker
Joey McIntyre’s Culture Vulture Outtakes
February 1st, 2010 10:56 am / Author: Valerie Nome
Joey McIntyre stops by the OK! office on Friday, along with his fellow New Kids On The Block Jon Knight, Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood.
It’s perfect timing, considering his Culture Vulture is in the OK! on newsstands now. Psst … this is what you won’t find in the magazine.
The pop icon, 37, who wed Barrett in 2003, is dad to sons Griffin, 2, and Rhys, one month.
Favorite thing to collect?
Money. No, I’m kidding. I know you’re going to put that down. It’s too late. I let it out now. [laughs] I can’t throw things away. I’m not a pack rat, but I like papers and receipts. Meaningful receipts, like my wife and I’s first date, or a cool dinner with friends. I have receipts from dinners from 10-15 years ago that I can’t let go of. There’s nothing better than going out to eat, and you look at the date, you have the date there, it’s all printed out, you remember what you ate, you remember where you were. It’s fun.
Favorite family activity?
Disneyland is pretty cool. Just the fact that you’re going to Disneyland is fun. Just saying you’re going is a good time.
He’s radical and he’s tough, but I like Alec Baldwin. He speaks his mind, and I’m sure he’s definitely a lefty. He’s very liberal – not that I’m not liberal – I’m definitely a Democrat. But other than that, he speaks his mind, he’s funny, and he’s a great actor. I admire his honesty.
My favorite album would be U2’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind. That was an amazing album, and for them to be still doing what they do – that was almost ten years ago, that album – but it’s still so fresh. That was a great album.
Definitely in my top three is a movie called Midnight Run with Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. It’s a road movie. It’s hilarious and funny, and it’s got a little bit of everything and a lot of one-liners. That I like.
Here’s a pic of Joey and I:
Pick up the OK! on newsstands now for Joey’s Culture Vulture. The cover line is Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt/“Yes! They’re Together Again.” Also, check out Joey’s latest solo album, Here We Go Again, which is out now, and New Kids On The Block’s DVD Coming Home, which is in stores Tuesday.