Monday, December 31, 2012

Happy 40th birthday to Joey McIntyre

The youngest New Kid is turning 40 today!
Happy birthday to Joey McIntyre!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Watch Blue Bloods "Fathers and Sons" preview

Here is the preview for this week's episode of Blue Bloods - "Fathers and Sons"

"Fathers and Sons" — When two motorists driving gas-guzzling cars die at the hands of a sniper, Danny and Kate are put on the case of what the city believes is the work of a radical environmental serial killer. Meanwhile, a bicycle accident sends Danny's son Sean to the hospital with a life-threatening injury, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, January 4th on CBS.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Joey McIntyre to guest star on Newsreaders

According to IGN, Joey McIntyre will guest star in an episode of "Newsreaders", a new show on Adult Swim (same channel as Cartoon Network). The show is a spin off of "Childrens Hospital" and debuts on January 17 at midnight, however, I am not sure when Joey's episode airs yet.

Here is the trailer for the show (Joey is shown briefly around the 9 second mark)

Video courtesy of adultswim

Saturday, December 22, 2012

NKOTB News for December 22

CW 31 Good Day Sacramento did a segment with New Kids on the Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters author Nikki Van Noy and some NKOTB fans. Here are the video clips.
New Kids on the Block Trivia
Biggest New Kids On The Block Fans

According to the Boston Herald, Joey McIntyre was recently seen singing to the kids at Children’s Hospital Boston with Keith Lockhart.

The judge dismissed the lawsuit by a stage hand against NKOTBSB. Read more about at The Toronto Sun.

Bell Media posted a press release about Joey McIntyre's episode of "Motive" which airs on CTV (Canada) after the Super Bowl on February 3rd.
In the premiere episode entitled “Creeping Tom” (Sunday, Feb. 3, immediately following SUPER BOWL XLVII on CTV), Detective Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) is introduced as a street-smart, intuitive homicide detective whose teenaged son, Manny (Cameron Bright), looks out for her as much as she takes care of him. MOTIVE’s first victim is a well-liked, karaoke-singing, high school science teacher (Joey McIntyre, DANCING WITH THE STARS) who is found murdered in his bedroom. A home invasion gone wrong seems too perfect for Detective Flynn and her partner, Detective Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira). They follow a plausible lead to an adulterous wife and the motive of a crime of passion, but Angie’s second sense points her in the direction of one of the dead teacher’s students, a serial thief known only as “The Creeper”.

CBS has released the plot summaries for the next two episodes of Blue Bloods.

Friday, Jan. 4"Fathers and Sons" — When two motorists driving gas-guzzling cars die at the hands of a sniper, Danny and Kate are put on the case of what the city believes is the work of a radical environmental serial killer.  Meanwhile, a bicycle accident sends Danny’s son Sean to the hospital with a life-threatening injury, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Jan. 4 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  
Friday, Jan. 11"Front Page News" — Jamie must deal with the emotional consequences of his actions on the job.  Meanwhile, Erin questions Mayor Poole on the witness stand, on BLUE BLOODS, Friday, Jan. 11 (10:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.  Susie Essman ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") guest stars as Judge Clarice Karl, a no-nonsense judge who presides over Mayor Poole’s trial and Annabella Sciorra ("Law and Order: Criminal Intent") guest stars as a NYPD Psychologist who assesses Jamie. 

And finally, this teaser image was sent out by NKOTB and Live Nation on Twitter yesterday!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Watch Jordan Knight's interview with ClevverNews

Jordan was interviewed by ClevverNews at the Vh1 Divas Concert. He talks more about the new NKOTB CD, tour plans and more.

Video courtesy of ClevverNews

Monday, December 17, 2012

NKOTB News for December 17

There are some more photos of Jordan at the VH1 Divas Concert at Getty Images.

VH1 interviewed Jordan at the show last night. He says "I am in LA because I am finishing an album with the New Kids on the Block. The CD is almost done and we will be touring next year with special guests not yet announced, but pretty soon." Click here to watch the video.

Jared Paul sent out this photo today with the caption "Recognize these feet? #2013isclose"

Jonathan posted this tweet earlier today "In the studio right now and I have chills listening to this latest track. 2013 can't get here soon enough for me....."

Deekay Music (a group of producers and songwriters that includes Lars Halvor Jensen and Martin Michael Larsson) posted this on their Twitter page recently:

Working with New Kids On The Block on their new album has been one of the best experiences I have had as a music producer. They are the kindest, most genuine and appreciative guys you will ever meet...Can't wait for the world to hear the magic that's NKOTB 2013!

They also posted "You have something to look forward to!" in response to a fan requesting they talk Jonathan into into singing a song on the new CD.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Donnie Wahlberg in CBS Cares Video Clip

Donnie encourages people to give to Red Cross to help victims of disasters like Superstorm Sandy.

Photos of Jordan Knight at VH1 Divas concert

Jordan is at the Gif photo booth at the VH1 Divas concert night. Here a few photos from Twitter thanks to @CarrieKeagan, @JessicaJHoffman and @JordanKnight

I'm not sure if any of Jordan's part will be featured, but click here to watch a Live Stream from the VH1 Divas show.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Jordan Knight at VH1's Divas Concert

According to Adweek, Jordan Knight and VH1 host Carrie Keagan will report from the GIF photo booth on the red carpet during VH1's Divas concert at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium on Sunday night.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Win a cabin on the NKOTB cruise

The annual Dancing for Hope event will take place on February 8 and once again they are selling raffle tickets to win a cabin on the New Kids on the Block cruise in 2013. Here are some details:

Set sail with the NKOTB May 18-22, 2013

Winner will receive certificate for one cabin (double occupancy) to this SOLD OUT CRUISE!

Winner and guest must provide own transportation to the cruise terminal.

Raffle will be drawn during Dancing for Hope - Feb 8th

Winner will be notified via email and/or phone call from Jordan Knight!

Anyone can enter - shipping address on check out doesn't matter. The winner will be mailed a certificate for the cruise cabin.

Winner does NOT have to be at the event to win.

Click here to buy your raffle tickets!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Vote for NKOTB to win World Music Award

New Kids on the Block are up for "World's Best Live Act" for the World Music Awards which will take place in Miami on December 20.  According to their Facebook page, the World Music Awards is an "International Music Awards Ceremony honoring the World's Best-Selling Recording-Artists chosen by fans!" You can vote for NKOTB here.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on The Kelly & Michael Show

Here is the video clip of Donnie Wahlberg on The Kelly & Michael Show

Video courtesy of suzi98babe

Watch Donnie Wahlberg's interview on Sky Atlantic

Donnie Wahlberg was interviewed on Sky Atlantic.  Here is the video clip:

(If you're in the UK, you can watch the original version here)

Video courtesy of Pauline Bain

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Watch preview of Blue Bloods episode 'Secrets and Lies'

Here is a preview clip of this week's episode of Blue Bloods - "Secrets and Lies"

When Danny and Kate come up empty-handed with leads for a shooting, Linda helps make a break in the case when she overhears the victim telling his priest who is responsible. Meanwhile, Henry is mugged at an ATM, which sends Jamie into a rage as he tries to track down the assailant.

Video courtesy of CBS

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Donnie Wahlberg on Live with Kelly and Michael this Friday

Donnie will be on "Live with Kelly and Michael" this Friday, December 7. You can find out when it airs in your area by going here.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

NKOTB News for November 29

Glamour magazine writer Jessica Radloff surprised her friend Lauren by taking her to the set of Blue Bloods to meet Donnie Wahlberg. Check out the videos here. sent out a newsletter today. You can view it online here.

Old Navy is giving away a hardback copy of "The Jordan Knight Before Christmas". You can find out how to win by clicking here.

Amy Carlson shared a few photos of Donnie on the set of Blue Bloods on her Twitter page.

Here is another preview clip from tomorrow's Blue Bloods's episode:

Happy birthday to Jonathan Knight! Be sure to check out his Twitter page for lots of new photos that he has posted recently!

Happy Birthday Jonathan Knight

Happy birthday to Jonathan Knight who turns 44 today!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Watch new Jordan Knight commercial from Old Navy

Old Navy has a new Holiday themed commercial with Jordan Knight, Boyz II Men and Johnny Mathis!

Check out the video below!

New Old Navy ad with Jordan Knight

Jordan is in another ad for Old Navy. From what I hear, it is a Christmas theme and also features Boyz II Men. The clip leaked online last night, but it was removed before most people could watch it. I'm sure it'll be back soon, but until then here are some still images of the commercial from BloquitaTurnOns.

Update on Boston's Finest

According to TV Guide, there will be a promo of Donnie's latest TV project "Boston's Finest" during tonight's episode of Rizzoli & Isles. Boston's Finest will debut on TNT on Feb. 27. TV Guide says the series "centers on the men and women of the entire Boston Police Department. That includes everyone from beat officers, detectives, the Gang Unit, SWAT, fugitive and special task forces. The officers' personal lives will also be explored on the show." They aso posted a 10 second preview on their website, as well.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Joey McIntyre working on new 'One Man Show'

Joey posted this blog on his website. He mentioned the new NKOTB album, the movie "Heat" and a "One Man Show" he is working on!

11/26/2012 - 'Tis the season
Well, I guess this is my bi-annual blog.
What else can I say but "I've been busy".
To know me on the web (or the lack there of), is to love me
with great understanding and low expectation. But let me tell ya,
if ya bumped into me on the street, we'd be whooping it up!
I'm old fashioned like that.
K- enough of my apologies.
I am well. Working away on the nkotb album-
very exciting. Always surprised at what we come up with.
I shouldn't be after 25 years but I'm grateful none the less.
On the solo side, I am neck deep in my One Man Show.
A lot of work and dedication. I am willing to follow the truth
wherever it may lead. This ain't no cabaret.
I'm blessed with an amazing writer and a wonderful director,
whom i think you'll will be hearing more about as we go.
This show feels like an opportunity to do all the things I've never
done before- and 90% of that is internal.
And hopefully for the audience that will translate externally.
Been doing some cool acting gigs as well.
The movie "The Heat" will be coming out early spring
and they say it is as funny on film as it was making it.
What an awesome gig that was.
I'll keep you posted on all these things.
In the meantime, I threw together a little Christmas bundle for ya.
"A bahgain" as my mother would say.
A little kitsch- the socks and ornament.
And 3 albums CDs I am very proud of-
Talk to Me: the standards, Here We Go Again: fire from beginning to end,
and Come Home for Christmas: so blessed to have collab'd
with so many great artists to create a Christmas album
worthy of your holiday play list- I'm biased, but that shiz is lovely!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Watch preview clip of Blue Bloods episode 'Higher Education'

Here is a preview for next week's episode of Blue Bloods - "Higher Education".

Danny arrives at a college campus to find a murdered student, who was thought to be dealing drugs. Meanwhile, Jamie has a life crisis when he reconnects with a former law school classmate and Erin must learn to give Nicky some freedom.

Video courtesy of CBS

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Jordan Knight Designs Holiday Wreath For Charity Auction

Jordan has designed a holiday wreath to raise money for the children's charity, "Youk's Kids". The wreath will be auctioned off at the "Not Your Average Idol" event on December 6th. You can make a bid here.

Here is the article from Contact Music.

Stars Design Holiday Wreaths For Charity Auction
Singer Gavin Degraw, New Kids On The Block star Jordan Knight, and supermodel Gisele Bundchen are among the famous faces who have designed special holiday wreaths to raise money for a children's charity. 
The stars have got creative in aid of Youk's Kids, an organisation set up by baseball player Kevin Youkilis - Bundchen's brother-in-law. 
They have all made festive wreaths which will be auctioned off online to raise cash for the charity. 
The auction is part of an annual fundraising gala, called Not Your Average Idol, which will take place in Boston, Massachusetts on 6 December (12). 
The event will feature a performance by singer Vanessa Carlton.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NKOTB News for November 20

Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan presented the award for Best Performance by an Actress at the 40th International Emmy Awards last night in New York. Here is a photo of Donnie and Bridget posing with Argentine actress Cristina Banegas who won the award for that category.

You can see a real short clip of Donnie and Bridget announcing the winner in this video:

Donnie was asked about Jennifer Esposito leaving Blue Bloods last night at the International Emmy Awards and he responded “Danny Reagan gets around. He likes girls a lot.” and “She’s a friend and I hope she’s doing good. I love working with her, so we’ll see what happens.” You can read the complete article here.

WireImage posted some more photos of Donnie from last night here and here.

Joey recently shared a couple photos of him with cast members of the show 90210 on his Twitter page.

Jordan has some new merchandise available on his website.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Donnie Wahlberg at International Emmy Awards

Donnie attended the 40th International Emmy Awards tonight in New York City. Here are a couple photos from Getty Images.

US model and actress Bridget Moynahan and actor Donnie Wahlberg arrive at the 40th International Emmy Awards November 19, 2012 in New York.

US singer, actor and film producer Donnie Wahlberg arrives at the 40th International Emmy Awards November 19, 2012 in New York.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Watch Jordan Knight on Vancouver Television

Jordan was featured on Vancouver Television. He mentioned that NKOTB hopes to get the new album out by March, rehearse for their tour in April, and be on the road in May. Here is a video clip.

Jordan Knight from Harmon Bal on Vimeo.

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on The Insider

Donnie was interviewed on The Insider yesterday. Here is the video.

Video courtesy of yikes77

Monday, November 12, 2012

Joey McIntyre to guest star on 90210

According to Entertainment Weekly, Joey will be making a guest appearance on 90210 on the CW this February. He will play an up and coming music manager who has some business with Dixon (Tristan Wilds).

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on The Talk

Donnie was on The Talk on CBS this morning. He talked about Hurricane Sandy, Blue Bloods and more.

Video courtesy of yikes77

Friday, November 9, 2012

Joey McIntyre's kids performing Justin Bieber song

Joey McIntyre shared this adorable video on Twitter of his kids singing and dancing to Justin Bieber's "As Long as You Love Me".

Thursday, November 8, 2012

NKOTB News for November 8

Donnie Wahlberg will be on "The Talk" on CBS next Monday, November 12th.

Jordan tweeted that he was in New York yesterday with the hashtag "#nkotbcd2013".  He was also scheduled to be a speaker at the Billboard Touring Conference and Awards in New York City that day. Jordan also shared this photo of him and Tommy Page.

Studio System News reports that Joey has a new management team. Here is article:
Joey McIntyre Signs With Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment. Singer-songwriter and actor Joey McIntyre is now repped for management by Adam Griffin at Kritzer Levine Wilkins Griffin Nilon Entertainment.  In addition to his music career, McIntyre’s most recent credits include the feature film New Year’s Eve and the TV series CSI: New York and Psych. He has also appeared as a celebrity participant on Dancing With The Stars.

Joey made some phone calls on Tuesday reminding people to vote for Obama.  Here is a photo from the Obama for America - Hollywood Facebook page.

And one from his Twitter:

Here is Donnie's latest TwitVid showing his "BH Love".

The Spectator interviewed one of Jordan's dancer's, Andrew, about dancing with Jordan. You can read the article here. talked with actress Megan Hilty about working with Joey on the Broadway show "Wicked". You can read that article here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Watch Joey McIntyre on E Talk

Joey was interviewed by E Talk in Canada. He talks about Justin Bieber, the new NKOTB album, and his appearance on the Canadian TV show "Motive".

Video courtesy of yikes77

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Jonathan Knight interviewed on WFMY News 2

Jonathan helped Kristie Alley with gathering donations to help the people effected by hurricane Sandy. Here is a news clip from WFMY News 2 in which Jonathan is interviewed about helping (his part starts around 1:10).

Friday, November 2, 2012

Jonathan Knight helping with hurricane relief supplies

Jonathan sent out this tweet this afternoon:
I will be at the Organic Liaison store at 1864 N. Vermont Avenue, Los Feliz from 5:30 to 6:30 accepting hurricane relief supplies..........come on down to say hi, and bring something to donate for @KirstieAlleys truck leaving for the east coast tonight!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Update on tomorrow night's Blue Bloods episode

CBS has decided to move the airing of the Blue Bloods episode "Nightmares" (which was originally scheduled for tomorrow) to next Friday (November 9th). They will be airing another new episode called "Greener Grass" tomorrow. Below is a preview clip of that episode. reports that the reason the "Nightmares" episode was delayed is because Hurricane Sandy delayed post-production.

When Erin's key witness, an infamous photographer, is nearly killed in a hit and run, she arranges for Danny to work protection detail to safeguard him. Meanwhile, Jamie and Vinny bust a drug operation on the next episode of Blue Bloods airing Friday at 10/9c. Only CBS

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Preview clip of Blue Bloods episode "Nightmares"

Here is the preview of Friday's episode of Blue Bloods called "Nightmares".

Video courtesy of CBS

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Donnie Wahlberg's experience with Hurricane Sandy

Donnie had some first-hand experience with Hurricane Sandy's destruction. Here are some videos he posted on Twitter last night from his apartment in NYC.

He has since updated his Twitter to say "Safe and Sound on Higher Ground! Don't worry about me. Material things are meaningless. Check in with those you know in the storm! Stay safe!!" and "Lump is safe and sound with me."

Several media outlets have reported on Donnie's videos. Here are some links if you would like to read them.

E! Online: Donnie Wahlberg's Apartment Floods, NYC Celebs Blown Away by Hurricane Sandy
The Sun: Donnie Wahlberg's home flooded by Hurricane Sandy
AOL Music: Donnie Wahlberg, Apartment Flood: NKOTB Singer's Home Damaged in Hurricane
US Weekly: Donnie Wahlberg Wades Through Flooded Home Post-Sandy
Star Pulse: Donnie Wahlberg's NYC Apartment Flooded By Hurricane Sandy
Daily Mail: Donnie Wahlberg shares dramatic video of apartment 'under a foot of water' as celebs sit out Superstorm Sandy
TMZ: DONNIE WAHLBERG Hurricane Sandy FLOODED My Entire Apt

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Joey McIntyre at 8th Annual Pink Party

Joey McIntyre attended the 8th Annual Pink Party at Barkar Hangar on October 27, 2012 in Santa Monica, California. The event benefited the Cedars-Sinai Women's Cancer Program.

Click here for more photos!

New Kids on the Block in the recording studio update

Here are some recording studio photos that the guys shared with us on Twitter... even Jonathan is singing! Also, according to Jordan, they did a photo shoot this morning too.

Friday, October 26, 2012

NKOTB in the studio this weekend

In cased you missed the tweets, the guys have been tweeting about going to Los Angeles this weekend to record some new music!  Here are some highlights...

L.A. bound..... It's a good weekend for making some new NKOTB music!

I think it would be unfair to let @jordanknight go to the studio all alone tonight... WHEELS UP! #NKOTB2013!

BH's, Lovers, friends, followers, random passers by, even those dreaded haters... I am #SAFE&SOUND&ONTHEGROUND! Time to make some music!

T Minus 1 hour til me and @jordanknight get together and get it popping! TWUGS and TWEETS and TWITPICS to follow!

La here I come!!

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on CBS New York

Donnie was interviewed on the show "The Couch" on CBS New York . Here is the video clip.

Listen to Donnie Wahlberg on Kiss 108

Donnie did an interview with Matty in the Morning on Kiss 108 this morning.

Click here to listen!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Watch preview clips from Blue Bloods episode "Risk and Reward"

Here are some preview clips from tomorrow's Blue Bloods episode called "Risk and Reward".

Videos courtesy of CBS

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Nikki Van Noy's interview with Rock Book Show

Rock Book Show interviewed Nikki Van Noy about her authorized biography "New Kids On The Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters". Check out the video below.

Video courtesy of rockbookshow

Monday, October 22, 2012

Postmedia News article about Jordan Knight

Postmedia News talked with Jordan recently.  Here is their article posted on

NKOTB's Jordan Knight on solo career: 'I have the best of both worlds'

By Mike Devlin

Jordan Knight has developed a solid outlook on his career, one which has ebbed and flowed in dramatic fashion since his arrival as a pop star in 1986.

More than anything else, Knight is equipped to handle the pressure that comes with being famous nowadays -- more so than he did as a teenager when his group, New Kids on the Block, sold 80 million records and $400 million worth of merchandise during the late '80s and early '90s.

"You're not worried about what people are thinking, or if your next record is going to be a hit," Knight, 42, said from his home in Boston. "There's none of those kinds of thoughts. It's smooth sailing now. We're all comfortable in our own skin."

Knight and his fellow New Kids have begun recording the followup to 2008's The Block, the group's first studio album following a 14-year break. At the moment, he's occupied with details relating to his Canadian solo tour.

He's ecstatic about the state of his career in 2012, having weathered the lean years following the dissolution of NKOTB in 1994. Knight -- a sober, dashing, happily married father to two sons, aged five and 13 -- is now able to balance all facets of his life, an outright impossibility during the world-domination years of NKOTB.

"I have the best of both worlds," he said. "Back then, it was too much. If I went to the mall, you'd have to shut the mall down. Now, I can go to the mall, sign a few autographs, and a few people pat me on the back and I'm on my way."

After a tour with NKOTB wrapped in June, Knight took the summer off. He vacationed in Cape Cod with his wife and children, a way of re-energizing his batteries for the solo tour that is currently underway in support of his fourth solo album, Unfinished.

Knight loves being back in Canada, the site of NKOTB's resurrection in 2008 and the country for which he has an official passport (both his parents are Canadian). Canuck audiences are always incredibly nice, Knight said, stopping short of comparing them to American ones.

NKOTB always had a love-hate relationship with audiences south of the border, in part because of one major misunderstanding. Much of the criticism levelled upon one of the pre-eminent boy bands in pop history was from whites accusing NKOTB of being pop impostors pretending to be black.

That's the irony of it all. Black audiences had no problem with them whatsoever, Knight said.

"When we came up, most black people who saw us do it liked the music. They saw that we were genuine and felt comfortable with us. We weren't scared or afraid, we just wanted to entertain."

Knight and two of his bandmates, Donnie Wahlberg and brother Jonathan Knight, were born and raised in Dorchester, Mass., a segregated, primarily black, inner-city neighbourhood.

When it was time to enroll in high school, the two Knights and Wahlberg were bused out of Dorchester to a school in nearby Roxbury, as per the state law which ordered school districts to desegregate.

It wasn't easy, but being exposed to different musical cultures is what gave NKOTB -- who were put together by producer Maurice Starr, a black concert promoter who worked a similar magic with New Edition -- a leg up on the competition right out of the gate.

"All of our very first shows were in front of black audiences. He didn't send us into white neighbourhoods. All of his connections were in the black music world, so we were brought up in that."

The us-against-the-world mentality kept NKOTB members together through the unfathomable highs and perilous lows. That the original group is still together as a unit speaks to a lot of things, Knight said, not the least of which is the core friendship that binds the group.

NKOTB will have a new CD in the spring, which is to be followed by a summer tour. Once his solo tour wraps, Knight will switch back into gang mode, a mentality that NKOTB had to adopt in order to survive a business that quite often eats its young.

"When you're new and fresh and on top of the world, the world is holding you on a pedestal," he said. "There's a lot of people that want to knock you down."

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Listen to Jordan Knight on 107.7 The River

Jordan was interviewed by 107.7 The River in Calgary. He talks about how working on the new NKOTB album, how things have changed over the years, if he is happy with his voice and keeping in shape to sing and dance.

Click here to listen!

Listen to Virgin Radio 953's Interview With Jordan Knight

Jordan was interviewed by Virgin Radio 9 5 3. He is asked about being known as Mr. O-Face, what his favorite reality show is and what is the strangest rumor he has heard about himself.

Click here to listen to a clip of his interview.

Listen to Jordan Knight on 98.5 Ocean

Jordan was interviewed on 98.5 Ocean in Victoria. They talk about what happens to stuff that fans throw on stage and what’s new for not only Jordan’s solo career, but also New Kids On The Block.

Click here to listen!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Listen to Jordan Knight on 99.7 The River

Jordan was interviewed on 99.7 The River in Vancouver. He talks about being a dad, his solo tour, his perspective on fame, what kinds of gifts he gets from fans and more!

Listen to Jordan Knight on 101.5 Kool FM

Jordan was interviewed on 101.5 Kool FM in Calgary today. Click here to listen!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NKOTB News for October 17

Here is a photo and short article from the Boston Globe about Joey at the Sense-sation! gala.

Joey McIntyre and members of Boston City Singers perform at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.

New Kid Joey McIntyre opened Wednesday’s fund-raiser for Mass. Eye and Ear with a rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “High Hopes,” backed by the Boston City Singers. (Later, he joined Sweet Honey in the Rock on “Stay the Same.”) Over 600 people attended the event, which raised more than $1.1 million for the hospital’s Curing Kids Fund.

Here is another photo from Mass. Eye and Ear on Twitter. Check out even more photos from the event at their website.

Joey, along with his family were the "wake up call" on WCVB this morning. You can check of the video clip here.

Ryann Bradley interviewed Jordan recently. He is asked what his ringtone is, how much cash he has in his wallet, who is the most famous person in his cell phone, his favorite tv show and can he sing "step 3" on command?

Jordan added a VIP Brunch on October 21 in Vancouver. You can buy tickets here.

According to Billboard, Donnie is scheduled to attend the 2012 Billboard Touring Conference on November 7-8 in New York.

Here is a short behind the scenes video clip from an extra on the Blue Bloods set:

Don't have a copy of the NKOTB book yet? You can win a copy here.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

LA Weekly: Ten Things We Learned About NKOTB From Their New Biography

LA Weekly posted a review of the New Kids on the Block book and lists some things that were surprising to them.

Ten Things We Learned About New Kids on the Block From Their New Biography

Like any girl who came of age in the early 90s, we knew some basic facts on the New Kids on the Block.
We knew Donnie was the leader; Joey and Jordan, the cute ones, and the lead singers; Jon, the shy, sensitive one; Danny, the one who looked like a monkey. We knew that our best friend in grade school was utterly convinced she was going to marry Jordan. And we knew that when the New Kids, now known by the acronym NKOTB, made their triumphant return four years ago, a surprising number of our friends bought tickets and shrieked all the way through the show.

So maybe those friends -- the diehard fans -- knew everything there was to know about the band already. But for those of us who just knew the basics, Nikki Van Noy's new authorized biography, New Kids on the Block: Five Brothers and a Million Sisters, contains a surprising number of revelations about the boy band that practically invented the genre, at least for white folks. Here are the ten we found most surprising.

10. The New Kids were legit.
Or, at least, they weren't manufactured in the way of so many boy bands that followed, like the Backstreet Boys. With the exception of Joey McIntyre, they were all from Boston's hardscrabble Dorchester neighborhood and all went to the same elementary school. It was Donnie Wahlberg who met producer Maurice Starr and recruited the others -- with, again, the exception of McIntyre, who lived a few neighborhoods over and was found after Starr's aide called around looking for "white kids who could sing and dance."

9. Their backgrounds are genuinely hardscrabble.
All five New Kids were from ginormous, blue-collar families. Joe and Donnie both had eight siblings, Danny had five, and Jonathan and Jordan were part of a family with six biological children and typically as many as six foster kids at any one time.

Interestingly, Donnie's younger brother, Mark Wahlberg, was a member of the group's earliest incarnation, called (bizarrely) Nynuk. But when the Wahlbergs moved to a different neighborhood, Mark fell in with a new crowd. "Mark had new friends in Savin Hill, so he didn't want to be in the studio with me," Donnie tells Van Noy. "He wanted to go out and steal cars with his friends."

8. The New Kids were originally marketed to black audiences.
Starr's previous success was with New Edition, so his connections were in black radio. Plus, the New Kids were urban kids who liked breakdancing, R&B and hip-hop -- and at that point, crossover was still rare.

But their album, made with CBS Records' black division, faltered on black music charts; it was only when a DJ on a pop station in Tampa started playing "Please Don't Go Girl" that anyone realized that white girls might be interested, too.

7. They paid their dues.
Among the New Kids' early shows: retirement homes and, Van Noy writes, "a jail where one of Donnie's brothers was incarcerated at the time." In a desperate attempt to woo the inmates, the boys threw cigarettes into the crowd. Donnie tells Van Noy, "I just knew prisoners loved cigarettes, and I also figured it's the only way we wouldn't get humiliated." It worked.

6. Their first big breakthrough? Harlem's Apollo Theater.
They were petrified to perform in front of the notoriously tough crowd. (As Danny explains to Van Noy, this was not Showtime at the Apollo as we see it on TV; it was an even rowdier night for true amateurs.) But they were a hit: Halfway into the performance, Jon recalls to Van Noy, "They started shouting, 'Go white boys! Go white boys!' It was just like, 'What the hell is happening?"

5. When the New Kids got big, they got really big.
A girl was trampled to death at a concert in South Korea. J. Lo was a backup dancer during their performance at the American Music Awards in 1991. They were also treated to a guest appearance by Public Enemy's Flava Flav.

4. Jonathan Knight pulled the plug.
When the group disbanded in 1994, it was mostly because their fans had grown up and moved on. But it took Jon's departure to hit home the fact it was over. He'd been riddled with anxiety over live performances. And he'd grown tired of hiding his sexuality. Yep, the shy, sensitive one was gay.

In those quaint, pre-Internet years, the band's demise came out in a trickle, not a pop. Many of the New Kids' biggest fans got the news when they received a snail-mail letter from the fan club, refunding their membership and saying thanks.

3. The band reunited 15 years later -- and the fans were still there.
After recording an album in L.A. and first trying their stuff out in a performance at WeHo's House of Blues, the newly reconstituted NKOTB made their triumphant return on the Today Show. The performance, Van Noy reports, drew more fans than a recent performance on the same show by Bruce Springsteen. Among the collaborators assisting with their comeback: A then virtually unknown Lady Gaga, who was brought in as a songwriter ("Big Girl Now") but ended up singing on the track, too.

2. You could meet a New Kid at a Waffle House.
Since their reunion, NKOTB has been touring for nearly four years -- continuing both to draw crowds and soak up the adulation. (The joint tour with the Backstreet Boys, called NKOTBSB, has been particularly successful.)

Now that their fans are full-grown, there's a camaraderie between performers and performees. Frequently, after concerts, Donnie will tweet directly to the followers: "Meet us at the Waffle House," Van Noy reports. As many as 300 fans show up.

Van Noy quotes one admirer: "It turns into a party both inside the restaurant and in the parking lot, with music coming from the parked cars with the windows down and the stereo up. There's music playing inside, and Donnie leading chants such as, 'When I say Waffle, you say House: Waffle! House! Waffle! House!' Donnie has been known to come in with a boom box held over his head with The Block blaring, leading the restaurant in singing 'Full Service' and 'Dirty Dancing.'"

1. Deadheads have nothing on Blockheads.
Perhaps the biggest surprise in Van Noy's book is this: NKOTB have a core of deeply passionate fans, women who aren't just attending these shows ironically as we'd assumed. The self-described Blockheads camp out. They, yes, flood the Waffle House after shows. They snap up tickets for New Kids' cruises -- all 2,700 of them -- within hours of an announcement.

They even travel to see multiple shows in the same tour -- although, as Van Noy concedes, it's an identical setlist from town to town. "The lifestyle element of all of this is more frequently found in the jam-band scene, with bands such as the Grateful Dead and Phish," she writes. "[For NKOTB] fans, this willingness to travel great distances and see multiple shows per summer has more to do with soaking in the atmosphere and excitement than seeing a different show every single night."

So, why? How is it possible that this band is still lighting up big venues four years after they reunited? No matter how "cute" they are, let's face it: The music is mostly forgettable. And no matter how talented, tastes change, or at least they should. Just how many boy bands are still going strong decades later?

But in the dozens of fascinating interviews with super fans that Van Noy records for posterity in this well-researched, smartly organized book, it becomes clear it's not about the music. (It never is.) It's about remembering the way we were -- those junior-high days when so many of us loved nothing more than this band, when you could dream of marrying Jordan Knight and fully believe it really would come true.

Today, of course, you still can't marry Jordan. He's got a wife, and kids. But thanks to the magic of Twitter and the band's enormous accessibility to its fans, you could probably meet him. And you can definitely still scream your heart out when he sings.

Boston Globe: Joey McIntyre in town for Mass. Eye and Ear

The Boston Globe posted an article about Joey being in town.

New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre doesn’t get back to Boston as much as his kids would like. “They have a lot of cousins here and they love to see each other,” says Joey Mac, who grew up the youngest of nine in Jamaica Plain. (He was last here over the summer to shoot the film “The Heat,” with Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy.) Joey Mac is back now, if only briefly, to attend Tuesday’s gala fund-raiser for Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a place that’s near and dear to his heart since his 2½-year-old son, Rhys, was born with severe hearing loss. “He’s doing fabulous,” says Joey. “You never want to say you’re out of the woods, but thanks to my wife [Barrett], who’s done all the legwork with the audio/verbal therapist in LA, Rhys is doing great and is in the same school as his older brother and comfortable and learning.” Monday, McIntyre visited Mass. Eye and Ear, joined by Channel 5’s Bianca de la Garza, the gala’s emcee, and Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics principal owner and chairman of the hospital board. “We met some special kids,” says Joey, who’ll be singing at the event with special guest Sweet Honey in the Rock. He also told us that he and fellow New Kids Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan and Jonathan Knight, and Danny Wood are recording a new CD and plan to hit the road again. “We want to keep it fresh — and dignified,” he said, laughing. “We’ve been so fortunate, since [the 2008 comeback], to be doing what we’re doing.” Although scheduling is complicated because everyone’s scattered and Wahlberg has commitments with his CBS show, “Blue Bloods,” McIntyre said it’ll work out.

Joey McIntyre visits Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary

Joey will be attending the Sense-sation! gala to benefit the Curing Kids Fund tonight and he visited the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary yesterday. Here are some photos from their Facebook page and Twitter.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

NKOTB News for October 10

Donnie, Jordan and Joey were in the studio this week. They are working with producer and songwriter "iAmData" who has worked with artists such as Diddy, Lil' Wayne, Jason Derulo.  Here is a tweet about it from Donnie:
Just spent 3 days in the studio with @jordanknight and @joeymcintyre but no twitpics? What were we thinking? Will be worth the wait. #focused
Nikki Van Noy did a interview with Boston Public Radio. You can listen to the interview here.

A group called "The Collective" performed a cover of the New Kids on the Block song "The Right Stuff" on The X Factor Australia recently. Here is a video of their performance.

Video courtesy of hiptoeknee

Here is a short clip of Joey leaving the Staples Center after the Justin Bieber recently.

Video courtesy of WMTVMedia

Watch Jordan Knight on ET Canada

Jordan was on a recent episode of Entertainment Tonight Canada. Here is the video clip:

Video courtesy of nickylikillsslowly

Jordan Knight's interview with Huffington Post Canada

The Huffington Post Canada talked to Jordan recently. It is part 2 of the KoolKiwis interview (you can read part one here) Below is part 2 the interview.

New Kids On The Block's Jordan Knight On His Canadian Roots, Current Tour And NKOTB's Future

As a kid, Jordan Knight would spend his summers in Canada, hunting for frogs on the beach and hanging out at his grandparents' lake-house. These days, the singer's visits here are more likely to be for tours with New Kids on the Block, sell-out shows with the Backstreet Boys and solo runs like his Live and Still Unfinished tour, currently crossing Canada.

Chatting to HuffPost Canada while preparing to make his debut as a coach for his son's hockey team, the 42-year-old Bostonian filled us in on his childhood memories of Canada, the hurdles he faced making his fifth solo record Unfinished and how fans can get intimate with him -- well, not too intimate (sorry ladies, he's married) -- at morning-after brunches throughout his Canadian tour.

How exciting is it to finally bring your tour to Canada?

It's just good to get to Canada because we have a great fanbase there and people are so polite, nice and grateful. That's always a breath of fresh air.

Your parents are from Canada and you have dual-citizenship -- did you spend much time here growing up?

We used to go up to the Toronto area every summer, every Christmas and for weddings and family events. We'd drive up at least twice a year.

You grew up with a large family, so that must have been quite a road trip!

We took two cars – the van and my father's Toyota pickup. I used to drive with my father because he would let me do the stick-shift. And sometimes he would fall asleep at the wheel, so I'd have to nudge him every once in awhile!

What are your standout memories of your time here?

Just the time with my grandparents and cousins. My grandfather had a cottage that he built by hand on Lake Erie and we used to stay there every summer with my aunts, uncles and cousins. We'd play cards at night, walk along the beach looking for frogs and lizards, and surfboard.

Did you spend most of your time near Toronto?

We were mainly in Dunnville, about an hour away but we would go to Orangeville, Burlington, Kitchener and Toronto itself. Anytime we went to Toronto was like we were going to the big city -- that was a big day!

What are some of your favourite places to visit in Canada?

This tour I'm going to Montreal which is going to be great. It's so beautiful. I also love the atmosphere in Vancouver.

Who's your favourite Canadian artist?

Alanis Morissette. Jagged Little Pill was one of the best albums.

You've got a few solo albums under your belt now. What was the most important thing going into making this one?

I wanted to make sure the quality was great and that you could connect with any song. I think an album should be like a journey – you should feel different emotions as each song goes on and that's what I wanted with Unfinished.

What song are you most proud of?

'Believe'. It's one of the songs that kept me doing the album. Every time I'd hit a snag, I would turn it really loud and it would literally make me believe again, in doing music and staying on course.

What kind of snags?

Scheduling, writer's block, working out deals with producers, finding a distributor. And just believing in myself. Sometimes that's challenging. People look at musicians and think, "They just do it, they have it, what kind of road blocks could they possibly have?" But anytime anybody's doing a project there's self-doubt. You think, "Am I going to get this done? Is it going to be good? Will people like it? Why am I even doing this?' All those questions pop up and you just have to keep going.

What's the best thing about being on stage solo as opposed to as a group? Are there challenges?

There are challenges because when I'm with the New Kids there are five of us putting in the work and you can take a break. When Donnie's singing 'Cover Girl' I just have to do the steps and smile! So there's more of a burden to carry the show which is challenging, but also very fulfilling and satisfying. I get a strong sense of doing my own thing and being in control. What I don't get is the brotherly love and that great feeling when you're working as a team and getting on stage with friends you really admire.

What do you still want to do?

I'd like to stay on the same path – continue working with New Kids and also doing music on my own. And maybe in the future, help someone else along who I believe in.

Speaking of helping people, you always wanted to be a counsellor, right?

When I was younger and people asked what I wanted to be I would say doctor or counsellor. I don't talk a lot -- I'm more of a listener, so I could see myself in that role.

Maybe you could counsel all the new boy bands out there...


NKOTB have just announced their fan cruise for next May; what else is in store?

We're in the process of recording music. We want to have music and new routines ready for our next tour next year.

You've also been touring with the Backstreet Boys. Is that collaboration over?

For now, but hopefully not forever. That tour was a highlight in my career. Fans tell me they're having withdrawals from the concert and I do, too. I definitely have a new appreciation for the Backstreet Boys. Sometimes you hear groups singing in passing and you're like, "Whatever," but then you get to know them and see their talents, charm and the way they move people.

How does it feel to be getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame?

It's great to be recognized in that way and in that town. Even people who make it don't make it onto the Walk of Fame. It makes you feel appreciated.

So what can fans expect from the "Live and Still Unfinished" show?

I have an amazing band from Boston who really bring the songs to life, the choreography is great and I also play a bunch of songs on the piano. It'll be the last shows I do of Live and Unfinished, so it'll be bittersweet. After that, if I go anywhere I'll revamp the show or have new music. I definitely plan on taking it internationally, but for North America it'll be the last of this show.

And fans can also buy tickets for brunches and dinners with you?

Yes, the brunches are a big hit. It's usually the morning after the show and I go table-to-table talking to fans. With the New Kids we have to accommodate so many fans during a heavy schedule so it's tough to be relaxed and have a conversation. I have more time when I'm solo. The pace isn't as hectic so I have more breathing room to hang out, sit down and chat.

Jordan's Live and Still Unfinished tour kicked off in Ottawa on 3rd October. Check out for more info.

10/13: Halifax, NS
10/14: Moncton, NB
10/16: Edmonton, AB
10/18: Calgary, AB
10/20: Vancouver, BC
10/21: Victoria, BC

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Jordan Knight's interview with Gay Calgary

Jordan recently talked with Gay Calgary magazine about touring with the Backstreet Boys, Cover Me Canada, working with Lady Gaga, dealing with homophobia and more. Download the magazine issue here. Jordan's interview starts on page 14.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Listen to Jordan Knight on 680News

Jordan recently recorded an interview with 680News.  He talks about judging TV talent shows, persevering with his career, performing, what to expect for the new NKOTB album and more.

Click here to listen! (Right click and select save as...)

Thursday, October 4, 2012

NKOTB News for October 4

Jordan was recently interviewed by the Toronto Sun. Check it out here.

Nikki Van Noy did an interview with the Dave Ryan in the Morning show on KDWB this morning to talk about the NKOTB book. You can listen to her interview here (her part starts at 6:45).

Charity Buzz has an auction for an opportunity to be the guest of Donnie's on the set of Blue Bloods. The proceeds from this auction benefit The Felix Organization (which provides inspiring opportunities and new experiences to enrich the lives of children who are growing up in the foster care system). You can place your bid here.

Jonathan was nominated again for the Bille Celebrity Challenge. If Jonathan wins he will win money for one of his favorite charities The Trevor Project. Last time he ended up coming in second so let's vote early and often!

There are a lot of auctions and raffles for NKOTB memorabilia in the latest Remember Betty newsletter. Click here for the list of items and the links to win.

The Ottawa Citizen posted a review of Jordan's first show in Canada last night. Here is a photo from the show that Jordan shared on Twitter.

Joey took his son Griffin to see Justin Bieber and here a photo that Joey shared of them.

Here are some photos of Donnie with Jenny McCarthy, Andy Cohen (and even Lumpy) from when he was on Watch What Happens Live. 

Speaking of Lumpy Donnie recently posted some cute videos of Lumpy on his Telly (TwitVid) account

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Watch Jordan Knight on CTV Morning Live

Watch Jordan Knight stopped by CTV Morning Live this morning! Here is the video:

Video courtesy of CTVOttawaMorningLive

Update about Jordan's Moncton show

Here is an update about Jordan's Moncton Show on Sunday October 14th from Jordan's website.

As some of you may have heard, unfortunately we have to cancel the Moncton Show on Sunday October 14th due to some issues with getting our equipment to Edmonton. I know, this stinks, BUT that will not stop Jordan from coming to see his fans!! 
So.....Instead, on Sunday October 14th we are planning an exciting Meet + Greet with Jordan, including him performing a couple of songs on Piano!! We will also do some cool Giveaways, Q&A, and Games!! 
And YES, we will be offering a VIP Dinner package including time with JK and 1 on 1 Pictures!! 
We will be going on sale this Saturday with pricing and location to be announced then!
We are going to issue a refund to everyone who bought tickets to the Moncton Show at The Capital Theater, and hope you will join us at our NEW Event!!

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on "Watch What Happens Live" (full version)

Here is a complete video of Donnie Wahlberg on "Watch What Happens Live".

Video courtesy of suzi98babe

Listen to Jordan Knight on Variety 104

Jordan recently did an interview with Variety 104. Here is the audio:

Video courtesy of NKOTBGermany1

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on CBS This Morning

Donnie Wahlberg was on CBS This Morning and here is the video:

Video courtesy of Yikes77

Boston's Finest debuts on TNT on Feb. 27

According to, "Boston's Finest," (formerly "Boston Blue") from exec producer Donnie Wahlberg will debut on Feb. 27. The show centers on the gang unit of the city's police department.

Watch on Donnie Wahlberg on "Watch What Happens Live"

Here are some clips of Donnie Wahlberg on "Watch What Happens Live". He answers a bunch of rapid fire questions about NKOTB members, his most embarrassing on-stage moment and more.

Video courtesy of DETNKDiamondgrl

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Transcript of Nikki Van Noy's chat with the Boston Globe

Here is the transcript of Nikki Van Noy's chat with the Boston Globe:

2:30 A&E: Hi readers! Welcome to our chat with biographer Nikki Van Noy! Nikki's authorized biography of New Kids on the Block was released today and she will be joining us to answer your questions about her book and the boys! Welcome, Nikki!

Nikki Van Noy: Great to be here!

2:32 A&E: Nikki -- do you think you can give our readers a little background on how you researched your book? And how you became a NKOTB fan?

Nikki Van Noy: Yes, it was extremely difficult to narrow down fan submissions for inclusion in the book. Ultimately, we included about 100 fans in the book. This was a very small percentage of what we actually received, unfortunately. SO much good stuff.

Comment From Guest
Did you find it hard to narrow down what fan submissions to include in the book?

Comment From sweetie
Hi Nikki HUGE THANK YOU for your book :) and i wanted to can u order it if im in Ukraine?

Nikki Van Noy: I don't believe the book is in bookstores in the Ukraine yet, however it should be available on various international Amazon sites.

Comment From Guest
Nikki- How awesome was it to be able to spend 1 on 1 time with each of the guys ?

Nikki Van Noy: It was very awesome to spend one on one time with the guys. I can't stress enough how normal and grounded they are. It was actually almost impossible to remember that I was with someone who wasn't a "regular Joe" after the first 30 seconds or so of each interview.

Comment From Lisa
What was the most surprising thing you discovered during your time working on this book? Thanks, can't wait for my copy to arrive!

Nikki Van Noy: Thanks, Lisa! I think the most surprising thing to me was how little they had to say about that early 90s period when they were at the height of their fame. From what I learned, it seems as though their favorite moments came in the earlier days and during the reunion. When everything was going at hyperspeed circa Magic Summer, I think it was difficult for them to take in.

Comment From Guest
did you yourself have a favorite boy coming into the book?

Comment From Bonnie
OK Nikki - 'Fess up - who was your favorite then, and who is now?

Nikki Van Noy: Back in the day, I started as a Jordan girl then, at some point, switched over to Joe. Writing the book, I was very, very fickle. My favorite was always the last guy I interviewed. Too hard to choose! ;)

Comment From Annie
What is your all time favorite song? If you can pick just one.

Nikki Van Noy: Please Don't Go Girl.

Comment From Guest
You've written other books and articles on musical people. How did you find the New Kids fans different from other fan groups? And do you think the band inteacts more intimately with their fans that other groups do?

Nikki Van Noy: I know that I'm doing publicity for this book, so it may sound a bit trite, but it's 100% true that I have never seen any group come anywhere near being as intimately attached to and genuinely appreciative of their fans as the New Kids. They know fans' names, they tell anecdotes about the fans, they do things behind the scenes for the fans. It's impressive, to say the least.

Comment From Tammy
which guy was the easiest to talk to ?

Nikki Van Noy: Mmmm--that's a hard question, Tammy. I can't say that any of them weren't easy to talk to, they're all just different as with any group of five people. To give you a run-down, Donnie was much more zen than I would've expected. Joe is as witty as you would expect. Jordan is much more mellow, but has a very poignant way of expressing himself. Jon is such a warm person--you could talk to him for hours easily. And Danny is very honest and insightful.

Comment From Guest
Did any of the guys share any unknown secrets that you had to cut from the book, but we really SHOULD know?!? Please share...

Nikki Van Noy: No, nothing that you SHOULD know. ;) Just kidding. I think anything that could be seen as a "secret" is mentioned in the book ... but New Kids fans already know pretty much everything there is to know about them. I don't think there are really any shocking revelations, just perhaps a different slant on what you've heard over the years.

Comment From Melissa
Did they believe they would be sucessful this time around? ~Donnie 4-Eva~ :)

Nikki Van Noy: They worked very, very hard, but, no--they didn't know what to expect. I think, in terms of the magnitude and longevity of their comeback, it's been just as surprising to a lot of them as it has been to others.

Comment From Bonnie
Do you still have unanswered questions? As in, what didn't you ask that you wish you had or would still like to know?

Nikki Van Noy: That's a good question, Bonnie. To be honest, I think we covered pretty much everything I wanted/needed to know. The interview part of this went on for over three months and I had multiple sessions with each guy, all pretty extended. To give you an idea of how much material I got, the transcript for a single interview with Donnie ran 50 pages. And there were multiple interviews.

Comment From Amy
Hello from Texas! Thanks for putting together such a wonderful biography! I've learned some interesting tidbits about the guys! What are some things that you learned about the guys that might have surprised you?

Nikki Van Noy: I was absolutely floored at how hand-on they are. That is very, very atypical from a group of their magnitude and, also, something I think that most people are unaware of about them. In the book, Donnie talks about working on creating a banner they hung at their Fenway show. There are many, many more examples like this that are pretty mind-boggling to me.

2:53 A&E: A quick question from the peanut gallery! About how much time did you spend with the guys researching the book?

Nikki Van Noy: The book took one year to the day from the time I had the idea to when I finished the final draft of the manuscript. It was a very rapid-paced year that was divided into two parts: 1) the fans and 2) the band. I spent from about March to August interviewing/collecting stories from fans and gaining an understanding of the culture. I spent August through December interviewing the guys. I wrote the book in splices as I was researching.

Comment From Debbie
Nikki, any info you can share about the new album - any hints? ;-)

Nikki Van Noy: Sorry! I don't have any inside scoop on that. The book was actually finished before they began. I do know they were excited about getting started on it, though!

Comment From Kim
Hi Nikki, can we purchase the book at stores in Ontario, Canada or can we only order it online so far?

Nikki Van Noy: Hi, Kim. The book should be available at bookstores throughout Canada as of today!

Comment From KK
Ordered the kindle version, but there aren't any pictures. Are there any ebook versions that include the pics, or are they just in the print version?

Comment From Kim
K, great :) I guess i just have to be patient, there's none in my area yet. Thank you, can't wait to get my hands on a copy to read it.

Nikki Van Noy: KK, my editor is looking into this right now so that I can get you a definitive answer. If I don't find out by the time the chat is over, I'll post the answer on Twitter @nkotbandus.

Comment From Tammy
are you planning on doing a part 2 to this book?

Nikki Van Noy: There's no doubt that there's certainly more to this story to be told as their career progresses further. Also, I ultimately had so much more information than I was able to include in this book due to space constraints. Which is to say, there's certainly room for more to be told at some point in the future ...

Comment From Aurelia
Will the book be later published in different languages? I'm lucky to be pretty fluent in English but curious for fellow French BHs

Nikki Van Noy: Hi Aurelia. The answer to that is that we don't have an answer yet. At this point, no translations are planned, but that could change. I'll definitely keep everyone informed if and when foreign translations are printed.

Comment From Guest
Regarding Tammy's question on planning part 2 to this book...any chance of doing an uneditted version of the pages of transcripts??? I would absolutely LOVE a Q/A type format to the inside scoop.

Nikki Van Noy: I'll definitely keep that in mind and try to brainstorm some different ways of getting some of that "bonus" info out there. Most of the topics are included in the book, it's just that you have five versions of every scenario, so it became a matter of picking and choosing. Hard decisions!

Comment From LeeAnn
was any family members interviewed ?

Nikki Van Noy: Yes! Joe's dad; Jordan and Jon's mom; and Donnie's mom are all included. They were just as interesting to interview as the guys themselves.

3:07 A&E: We have to ask, Nikki, were any Boston/Dorchester spots name-dropped during the interviews? Any favorite hangouts, restaurants, etc?

Nikki Van Noy: Bob the Chef's came up in several interviews, though I don't know that it's actually in the book. There is a ton about Trotter Elementary and the guys experience there. Dorchester and JP in general are all over the book. Boston is essentially the sixth character.

Nikki Van Noy: Just got an answer regarding the ereader pictures question from my editor ...

Comment From Tammy
Did Danny give you any health tips ?

Nikki Van Noy: The photo insert should be included in ALL ebook editions of the book, in the middle of the text (just as it is in the hard copy edition).

Nikki Van Noy: Danny didn't give any specific health tips, but he did talk at length about how inspiring fans' lifestyle changes and weight loss stories are to him and how they, in turn, motivate him.

Comment From Guest
Have you personally been to any of their recent concerts or on a cruise? Would you have considered yourself a BH before the book? Do you consider yourself a BH now?

Nikki Van Noy: The 2011 cruise was actually the first NKOTB event I went to as I was writing the book. It was incredible--I've never seen anything like it, both in terms of the excitement and how much the New Kids and the fans were interacting. I went to a lot of shows on the NKOTBSB tour, both in the US and Canada.

Comment From Elmira
Being an NKOTB fan yourself, was it hard to interview the guys? I know that I wouldn't be able to say a word if one of them was right there in front of me.

Nikki Van Noy: In all honesty, I was a huge NKOTB fan growing up, but had only been following their reunion from a distance. Luckily, I've had a lot of interview experience leading up to this and they're so easy-going that it wasn't intimidating. Also, I bet you'd be surprised, Elmira--they're easy to talk to. :)

Comment From sweetie
why his father wasn't interviewed? :(

3:20 A&E: Readers, we have time for one last quick question for Nikki before we have to let her go!

Comment From Guest
No question, but a HUGE Thank You!!! I am looking forward to reading this!!! Very Much APPRECIATED!!!

Comment From LeeAnn
Thank you for the Q&A

Nikki Van Noy: Thanks so much for the kind words! And thanks to everyone for participating--it was great to be able to share a little bit more about this experience!

3:23 A&E: Thank you, Nikki! And thank you NKOTB fans!