Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Listen to Donnie Wahlberg on EPSN 2's "First Take"

Donnie was interviewed on EPSN 2's "First Take" today. Here is the interview:

Video courtesy of mrsbluesky777

Donnie and Jenny on the "Watch What Happens Live"

Here are some clips of Donnie and Jenny on "Watch What Happens Live" and the "Watch What Happens Live" After Show:

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Donnie Wahlberg #InTheLab w Arthur Kade

Donnie Wahlberg talks with Arthur Kade at the Empire State Building after lighting it in honor of New York Police and Fire Widow's and Children's Benefit Fund. He also talks about playing a cop on CBS's "Blue Bloods". Wahlberg also shares his Boston pride, especially with his excitement for the Red Sox to play in the World Series but also talks about his reaction to the bombing at the Boston Marathon.

Note: I tried watching this on my phone at first and the audio was not working well, but I was able to hear it when I played it on a computer. Not sure why. So if you have trouble hearing it, try it on a computer.

Update: Video has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Donnie Wahlberg does international press for Blue Bloods

Donnie participated in some international press for Blue Bloods today in NYC.  Here are some photos from CBS Studios Intl's Twitter feed:

#BlueBloods' @DonnieWahlberg sat down with France's @franckragaine today in NYC.

@DonnieWahlberg hangs out today with international press in NYC. 

Also, @TVGuideCanada Tweeted: 
#BlueBloods star @DonnieWahlberg says #Wahlburgers reality show debuts at midseason following #DuckDynasty on @AETV

Friday, October 25, 2013

Donnie Wahlberg on "Watch What Happens Live" next Tuesday

Donnie and Jenny will be appearing on "Watch What Happens Live" next Tuesday, October 29th! The show airs at 11/10c on Bravo.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Donnie Wahlberg on "Talk To Me, Jenny!" episodes 1 and 2

Jenny McCarthy has a new virtual advice video series called "Talk To Me, Jenny!" where fans ask her questions. Donnie is featured in the first 2 videos, check them out below:

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Photos of Donnie Wahlberg at the Empire State Building

Donnie was at the Empire State Building today in Honor of the NY Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund (click here to donate).

Check out his Vine from the top of the Empire State Building and some more photos of him at Pblcty and Getty Images.

Donnie Wahlberg To Light Empire State Building

According to Pblcty, Donnie will be Lighting Empire State Building today at noon. He will be lighting it Red, White & Blue In Honor of the NY Police & Fire Widows' & Children's Benefit Fund.

Monday, October 21, 2013

TV series about NKOTB cruise?

According to Casting Notices on Facebook, "Donnie Wahlberg is exec producing a docu-series for television spotlighting FANS on the "Get Lost with NKOTB" Cruise 2014" and you can be a part of it!  Here is how to enter:

Looking for terrific people who would LOVE to be a part of this TV production – BFF’s, sisters, moms & daughters, bridal parties, high school buddies, co-workers, etc.
Think you’d be great on TV? Please respond to:
1. Name, Age, Occupation
2. Phone number
3. Hometown
4. Recent photo or photos
5. Taking the cruise with a companion? Who? Relationship? (friend, sister, co-worker, etc)
6. Tell us about yourself – what makes you a diehard fan – don’t hold back! Have fun!
7. If you'd like - shoot a short video of yourself OR of you and your cruise friends that would catch the producers’ eye! Upload it to YouTube and send us the link.

You may be contacted for a Skype interview + possibly have a small camera crew travel to your home.

Thank you! And we look forward to hearing from you!!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Watch the Boston's Finest preview

Here is a preview featuring Donnie Wahlberg for Boston's Finest which returns for season 2 on November 26th on TNT!

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Donnie Wahlberg at opening night of 'A Night With Janis Joplin'

Donnie and Jenny McCarthy attended the Broadway opening night of 'A Night With Janis Joplin' at the Lyceum Theatre on October 10, 2013 in New York City. Check out some more photos here.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Joey McIntyre at Sense-ation

Here are some highlights of from the Sense-ation event that Joey hosted on Wednesday.

From @MassEyeAndEar:
All of the kids, including @JoeyMcintyre, helped us raise $1.1m 4 Curing Kids Fund. Sense-sational!

From Boston Globe:
Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary held its annual Sense-sation! gala this week, raising more than $1 million at the event at the Boston Marriott Copley Place. Guests included Mass. Eye and Ear board chair (and Celtics owner) Wyc Grousbeck and his wife, Corinne, and daughter Kelsey, “Cheers” owner Tom Kershaw, car king Herb Chambers, UpStairs on the Square owner Mary Catherine Deibel and husband Reid Fleming, Mass. Eye and Ear president John Fernandez, New Kid on the Block Joey McIntyre and his wife, Barrett, and kids Griffin, Rhys, and Kira, and developer Bob Beal. Joey Mac, whose son Rhys was born with severe hearing loss, emceed the event, and the “Ambassador of Soul” Ellis Hall performed.

Check out some more photos at the Mass. Eye and Ear website.

Joey McIntyre's interview with the Hear the World Foundation

Joey was recently interviewed by Hear the World Foundation and they asked him about how his son Rhys is doing lately and more. 

Just to kick things off, you are on tour with Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees right now. What has that been like? 

It's been amazing. Having groups like Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees, who haven't been together in 10 years, is exciting and fresh. Playing for different fan bases and bringing people together keeps it exciting.  We've been back together now for five years, so it’s not a reunion any more.  We love to perform and we're having a blast doing it. 

I know that you've spoken with Hear the World in the past and since you've last spoken with us, you've had another baby, a little girl.  Your son Rhys is the one that has hearing loss. Does he wear a hearing aid or does he have a cochlear implant?

He wears hearing aids.  I think you could argue that he is a candidate for cochlear implants, on paper.  But we decided to go with hearing aids and we've been fortunate to have some great people helping us.  We've had an amazing audio verbal therapist that we really trust and he goes to every week.  He's talking like any three and a half year old kid.  His older brother and his younger sister are very precocious; they were born that way, very talkative at a young age.  I think he's benefited from that. 

Can you tell us a little bit more about his speech development?  I know three and a half is a pretty crucial time for that.

If your goal is for him to be speaking like kids his age, I think he's in the upper percentile of performance for severe hearing loss. I think he has a gift for wanting to learn. Some people were just born not wanting to repeat words, but he really makes the effort and enjoys repeating. He loves to learn and he doesn't have an attachment to failure. Our therapist that we work with does tests periodically and he is performing at a four year old level.

You mentioned your speech therapist and it sounds like you really like her.  Can you tell me a little bit about your experience with her?

She is very direct but a great advocate for the child. When you're trying to figure out what's best for your kid, it’s easy to feel intimidated. It’s easy to just listen to doctors but they have an opinion about certain things. Being able to take the time and figure everything out on your own is what's important.  Certainly our therapist has a point of view and opinion but she works with tons of kids that have cochlear implants and some that have hearing aids.  So it’s not that she's pushing one way or the other, but it's based on what she's hearing and the child’s needs.

Talking a little bit about music.  Obviously that's a huge part of your life and I'm just wondering if your son is into music?  Does he have any music that he really enjoys and listens to?

He does. My other kids like to sing and dance and he likes to sing and dance, but he can sit at the piano and just play and really enjoy it.  He hits the keys to make his own music. 

I know you're familiar with Hear the World.  Are there any other groups out there that you go to for support or research or just groups that maybe your son belongs to?

We did early on here.  In those first two weeks, we spoke with a family, who had a five year old, they didn't know until she was six months old that she was profoundly deaf.  She got the cochlear implants and they love them. That was the first ray of hope for us. We learned that if you do want your child to be able to hear, that there are lots of different ways for that to happen. 

Do you have any advice for parents out there that have a child with hearing loss?

There are a lot of families that have children with hearing loss and thanks to the Internet, there is access to lots of information.  Just hearing different opinions and knowing that there's hope and support in the community is huge.

As parents, we don't want to change our kid. We love our kids and believe that they were born the way they were because it was meant to be. It is important to have patience and ironically, you've got to listen.  You have to listen to everything.  You have to be able to listen to what you agree with and what you don't agree with and then you have to listen to your child and try to make the decision that's best for them. It's not easy and it’s tough to talk about because I had the resources, living in the city and having the ability to get in front of the right people. I know that not every family has that and that might influence their decision. 

But the reality is, it doesn't matter what your child is hearing necessarily.  It's just that you're there for them and you love them and have as much patience with the situation as possible.  Sometimes it feels like you have to make a decision right away and maybe waiting a little bit longer for more information might help you.  You might not change your mind, but at least you know in the long run that you spent a little bit more extra time making the decision. 

Well that was a really great way to end this interview.  Thank you, Joey, so much for taking the time.  We really appreciate it and again, I know that you're really busy right now so I appreciate you taking the time in sharing your family story.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Sunday, October 6, 2013

People Magazine's interview with the Blue Bloods cast

Donnie and other members of the Blue Bloods cast were recently interviewed by People and they shared some behind the scenes information about the show!

Gather Around the ‘Blue Bloods’ Family Dinner Table

Food brings everyone together—and that’s certainly true for the cast of CBS’s Blue Bloods.

Each week on the popular police drama, the Reagan family—led by Tom Selleck, Donnie Wahlberg, Bridget Moynahan and Will Estes—gather around a large dining table to discuss the issues playing out in the episode …. and eat. A lot. (But we’ll get to that later.)

Watch one episode and it’s clear: the Sunday supper is the heart of each show. “They’re the most fun to film because everyone is telling stories, laughing, sharing their points-of-view,” says Selleck. “It’s like a real family.”

The new season premieres on Friday, but here’s an early taste of things you may not know about the Blue Bloods supper scenes:

1. The cast really likes being at the table together.
Selleck: “You can work on an ensemble series and you may not see a fellow cast mate for a month. But here, once a show, we get to have a family dinner, which we all look forward to. We all like each other and have become close, so it’s like catching up. Sometimes we get talking so much that it gets in the way of the work.”

Sami Gayle: “Before we sat down at the table today, Tom gave me his list of 10 movies that every actor should watch. He really wants to educate me about the great films of all time, which is amazing. Will [Estes] asked me for the list too, and we’re both going to watch them all.”

2. It takes a full day to film one scene.
Selleck: “It’s nice to spend time with the entire cast once an episode, but filming an eating scene is miserable. Well, the eating part is. You have to eat the same foods over and over again to get all the shots. We’ll probably spend eight hours shooting this scene.”

Wahlberg: “The first dinner scene we shot for the new season was really tough because I got off a plane from tour [with New Kids on the Block] and came straight to set. And that scene took over five hours. Between every camera take, I took a nap on the couch. They would literally wake me up a second before the camera started rolling and I would run and take a seat at the table. I was just delirious. I don’t know how I remembered one line.”

3. The food is real—and fake.
Jim Lillis (prop master): “We give them real food on camera, but we try to keep it mildly seasoned because they have to do so many takes. The Reagans are Irish-Catholic New Yorkers, and their menu reflects that. It’s usually a meat or chicken, always some version of potatoes and a vegetable, salad and rolls. I’m Irish-Catholic, and I was halfway through the first season before I realized I was serving my mother’s old menu.”

Wahlberg: “Someone asked me if we get drunk because we have a lot of wine during the dinner scene, but, sadly, it’s just grape juice. Sorry, guys. And ‘Scotch’ is iced tea. I think they give us decaffeinated or we’d be bouncing off the walls.”

4. Everyone has a signature move.
Gayle: “We have to look like we’re eating during every take so we’ve all figured out ways to pretend. Tom always butters his bread, so no one else can use that technique. Bridget [Moynahan] cuts her food a lot. I’ll cut my food, too, and drink water a lot.”

Amy Carlson: “I have my own tricks: Cut food and drink something. Once it become someone’s signature move, you can’t use it and you have to come with your own. Unless you’re Donnie, and then you just eat what’s put in front of you.”

5. There is one eating champion.
Gayle: “It’s the running joke that Donnie doesn’t stop eating. Even during rehearsals. They’ll tell us not to eat the food because we’re just going through the lines. But I’ll look up and see Donnie chewing on something.”

Wahlberg: “Tom just pretends eat, but I’m the only one who really eats. I literally ate 20 pounds of asparagus today. I try to only stick to vegetables, which leads to other problems. Fortunately, we wrapped a little early today so the problems will be personal problems, and won’t be affecting everyone else at the table.”

‘Blue Bloods’ airs on Fridays at 10 p.m. EST on CBS.

Listen to Jordan Knight on Clizbeats

Jordan talked to Craig Clizbe And Matt Clizbe of about life in the spotlight as part the New Kids on the Block and more.

Click here to listen!

Friday, October 4, 2013

More NKOTB cruise information!

It's official! Here's all the info about the New Kids on the Block cruise! 

JUNE 5-9, 2014
ON SALE: 10.10.13 // 10 AM ET

Thursday June 5, 2014 New York City, NY
Friday June 6, 2014 Fun Day at Sea
Saturday June 7, 2014 Bermuda
Sunday June 8, 2014 Fun Day at Sea
Monday June 9, 2014 New York City, NY

TWO FULL days trapped at sea with NKOTB
Surprise Events! Surprise Cabin Visits! More sun! More fun!
Free day in Bermuda to explore
Concert returns to the Theater
Age limit: 16+
Pick your cabin when booking
And everything you've loved about the NKOTB CRUISE -
new and improved! Bigger, better, faster!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

2014 NKOTB Cruise News

Rose Tours was updating their site ( earlier this evening and posted some info about the 2014 NKOTB cruise. Here is some info that was leaked before the info was taken down.

"Get Lost with NKOTB cruise 2014"
NYC to Bermuda
Carnival Splendor
Thursday, June 5 - Monday, June 9, 2014

Here is a screen shot found on Twitter (thanks Minus_OneL):

Tuesday, October 1, 2013