Monday, June 21, 2010

NKOTB raise $110,000 for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

NKOTB raised $110,000 for Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Article from Tonic:

The New Kids on the Block Love Women's Breasts. Gabby Reese Has Strong Words for Obama

By Jo Piazza Monday, June 21, 2010 2:30 PM ET

In a surprise to this Anti-Gossip writer, the New Kids on the Block prove that like a fine wine, they get better with age. Gabby Reese Calls on President Obama to Be a Big Bad Mama Jamma!!

Women in their 30s Love NKOTB More than Ever

It was hard to imagine the crowd at the New Kids on the Block concert at Radio City Music Hall on Friday night getting any more emotional than they already were as the five former boy banders (now man banders?) crooned "Please Don't Go Girl." But they did. There wasn't a dry eye in the house as the guys brought out a $110,000 check made out to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

Band member Danny Wood lost his mother, Betty, to breast cancer in September 1999. Since then, the band has sold special NKOTB tank tops and donated portions of ticket sales to breast cancer charities in Betty's honor.

"Through all of this, I wish my mother were here to see it, but I know in my heart that she sees it every night," Danny told the crowd of wildly emotional women (and three men).

Danny's declaration ended up in a group hug that felt so genuine that I want to rename these now-approaching-middle-aged crooners, The Brotherhood of the Traveling Pants.

While talking to Joey McIntyre before the show, he told me brotherhood is actually pretty accurate.

"We are more like brothers than buddies. We're not each others only best friends. We have lives outside the group and we're not brothers, but we are somewhere in between," Joey said. "We have this unique and cool relationship and you know I think it is a kick that we all still want to do this together. These guys wanting to do it, just makes me want to do it more."

If their fans have anything to say about it, the guys will be doing it for a lot longer than they ever anticipated when they shot to fame as the sexiest 18-year-olds in America (yeah Bieber you weren't the first).

Joey told me they will happily keep performing after they collect their AARP cards.

"If our fans want to see us and someone asks us then of course we will be doing it."

ET Online Interview

Here's an interview from etonline.com with NKOTB and BSB about the Radio City Music Hall performance:

NKOTB & BSB on Entertainment Tonight

According to a tweet from Donnie, NKOTB & BSB will be on "Entertainment Tonight" today.

NKOTB perform with Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys appeared on stage with NKOTB during their concert at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night. Here is a video clip:



Youtube video courtesy of yikes77

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Jordan and Snooki article from People.com

Jordan was mentioned briefly on people.com:

Snooki's Main Squeeze: A New Kid on the Block?

He may be from Boston, but that doesn't mean New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight doesn't have a favorite girl in Jersey!

After Jersey Shore star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi Tweeted to Knight, "Wanna meet up since your [sic] in town? We can finally fist pump together," Knight replied, "I'd love to Snooks.... Lemme know. I'm all yours."

Knight, who is in the area to perform at New York's Radio City Music Hall, continued Tweeting for love: "Just so you all know .... I'm yours forever not just a few fist pumps."

Say what? Knight then Tweeted, "Wow .... that sounded very dirty and very sweet all at the same time."

But it looks like Snooki's bravado isn't as big as her poof: The reality star hasn't replied to Knight.

Donnie on Billy Bush Show

Donnie was on Billy Bush's radio show. You can listen to the interview here

Jordan on CKSY FM 94.3

Here is an interview Jordan did with CKSY FM 94.3



Youtube video courtesy of cksyfm943

Sunday, June 6, 2010

NKOTB and NBA playoff mania

It's NBA finals time and Donnie and the rest of the New Kids are cheering for the Boston Celtics of course.

Donnie and Snoop Dogg have a bet going on. If the C's win, Snoop will donate $20K to the Wahlberg Foundation, and if the Lakers win, then Donnie will donate $20K to a charity of Snoop Dogg's choice.



See Snoop's video here.

You can add to the $20K by making your own donation to the winning charity too, click here for the details.

Joey is also wearing his Celtics gear in LA.





Donnie (along with Roscoe Umali, Jimmy Marsh and more) put together a "mixtape" and he is letting us download it for free. Click here for the download. I had trouble getting the files to open, but was able to stream the tracks online here.



Donnie has also been doing radio interviews talking about Celtics. Here are the links to listen:

ESPN May 31 (Courtesy of Jess1810)

ESPN June 3

WEEI June 3

TheBostonChannel.com (Video clip)

Win a trip to the Radio City Music Hall show

Enter to a chance to be Donnie Wahlberg’s Special Guest at the New Kids on The Block June 19, 2010 Radio City Music Hall Concert (Includes hotel, airfar, tickets to the show, a meet and greet and they pay your prize taxes). All profits benefit Journey Forward (a non-profit gym dedicated to bettering the lives of those affected with spinal cord injuries).

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

NKOTB on E! News

E! News featured a segment on the NKOTB Cruise:



Youtube video courtesy of Jess1810