Monday, September 29, 2014

Joey McIntyre on SportsNation tomorrow

Joey will be a guest on SportsNation tomorrow to talk about Boston Sports. The show airs on ESPN2 at 12PM PST/3PM EST.

Joey McIntyre at the premiere 'The Boxtrolls'

Joey and his family recently attended the premiere of Premiere Of Focus Features' 'The Boxtrolls' at Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California. Check out some photos here.

Wahlburgers to open restaurants in Las Vegas

Wahlburgers will be opening new locations in Las Vegas in 2015. Here is an article from the Boston Globe:

Wahlburgers signs deal for Vegas restaurants

Wahlburgers, a Hingham-based restaurant big on celebrity, ambitions, and ground beef, said Wednesday that it has signed a franchise agreement that calls for three restaurants to open in Las Vegas, the first one in early 2015.

Wahlburgers describes itself as a casual burger restaurant. Its founders are brothers Mark, Donnie, and Paul Wahlberg. Donnie Wahlberg is a member of the band New Kids on the Block. Mark Wahlberg is a movie actor. And Paul Wahlberg is executive chef of Wahlburgers.

Wahlburgers said it signed the new franchise agreement with Vegas American Hospitality Inc.

“My brothers and I have been committed to doing things right with high standards of quality from the beginning,” Paul Wahlberg said in a statement. “We are glad to have found partners who will uphold our values and create something really special for Las Vegas residents and people from all over the world who visit this incredible destination.”

The Wahlburgers in Hingham, the company’s only current location, opened in 2011.

Through franchise agreements, Wahlburgers said it is expecting to open new locations in Boston, Toronto, and Philadelphia as well as Las Vegas. The Toronto restaurant is set to open within the next few weeks. Over the next year, restaurants are also planned for Lynnfield and the Fenway neighborhood of Boston, the company said.

Listen to Donnie Wahlberg on Kiss 108

Donnie was recently interviewed on Kiss108 in Boston. Donnie talks about his marriage, being "mushy", Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses interactive gallery, Blue Bloods and more.

Listen to "Donnie Wahlberg Interview" on Spreaker.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

NKOTB News for September 21

Group news:

New Kids on the Block will be receiving their Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 9th in Hollywood. Everyone is welcome to attend and it will take place at 11:30 AM at 7072 Hollywood Blvd. between Sycamore and La Brea streets.

The guys got together in LA last weekend. I'm guessing they were making some plans for the future. Here is a photo Joey shared of Donnie, Danny and Jordan re-enacting stair choreography from the Step by Step video.

The TV Guide Network is rebranding itself as POP and has plans to air the series about the New Kids on the Block cruise in 2015. 


Donnie appeared at the Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery at EpiCenter in Boston on September 17 and displayed some of his own photographs. View some photos of the event here.

Read Donnie's interview with OK Magazine in which he talks about Canon’s PIXMA Pro City Senses Pop-Up Gallery event, his favorite restaurants in Boston, Blue Bloods, the New Kids getting a star on Walk of Fame and more.

Donnie talks about photography, Blue Bloods, his family life and more in an article from

Donnie Wahlberg Dishes on Life As a Newlywed and Family Man

As Donnie Wahlberg settles into his latest role as a new husband, he’s learning just how much the little things matter.

Things like love, humor, and family, each of which are central to his professional projects like “Blue Bloods,” “Wahlburgers,” and “Boston’s Finest,” are also prominent in his personal life with wife Jenny McCarthy.

The couple, who were married on Aug. 31, was present at Canon’s Pixma Pro City Sense pop-up gallery VIP event at EpiCenter in South Boston on Wednesday night, where Wahlberg served as host and delivered an address to a crowd of photography enthusiasts.

The event, which opens to the public on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 4-8 p.m., featured photography from local artists Josh Andrus and Scott Nobles, and an interactive gallery tour preceded the reception.

Before hearing from Wahlberg at about 7:30 p.m., attendees were escorted to four sensory-triggering booths with touch, smell, taste, and sound exhibits, all of which coincided with the New England-based photography on display.

“When I was approached to be a part of this, I was really surprised because I’m not much of a photographer,” Wahlberg remarked, adding that he’s a tremendous fan of the artform.

“Then I started to do the math and I realized, I’ve been in my band for 30 years and that’s a long time,” Wahlberg, 45, said. “One of the great things about having grown up in the music business in the period that I did, was everything was printed photography. We live digital lives, but there’s nothing more powerful than a printed image.”

He later joked that he wanted to learn how to take photos of his wife, which resulted in a giddy round of giggles from the crowd.

After he humbly wrapped his speech, Wahlberg sat down with and dished on where his life has taken him since we last chatted in Sept. 2013.

“In one short year,” Wahlberg paused, “I’m married, ‘Wahlburgers’ is now on TV and a hit show, we’re opening restaurants everywhere and I’ve probably went from the busiest guy on earth to the happiest guy on earth.”

Not a bad, eh?

“I think it’s a good trade-off,” he said. “Still busy but more happy.”

McCarthy sat nearby during the interview while Wahlberg dished on being a newlywed, his home life, his upcoming professional projects, and what exactly drew him to host the Canon event.

“I grew up working with rock n’ roll photographers who were very influential in my life,” Wahlberg said. “Working with them gave me a love and appreciation for printed photography. If it was a selfie thing or an iPhone thing, I don’t know if I would have been here.”

The fact that the event was centered on something that “made sense” to him creatively and interest-wise, and the fact that it happened to be in his hometown “made it a no-brainer.”

Boston keeps calling Wahlberg, who now lives in New Jersey with McCarthy, back.

“Boston doesn’t let you forget it,” he said. “The tough love part of Boston doesn’t let you forget where you came from, but the greatness of Boston makes you not want to forget where you came from so it all works out.”

Wahlberg is happy to give back when he can.

“If it wasn’t for people giving hands back to Boston 30 years ago, I wouldn’t be sitting here right now,” Wahlberg said. “My brother Mark wouldn’t be sitting here and a whole bunch of people wouldn’t be sitting here, as a consequence of him and I sitting here. So it’s all giving back.

“You give back and pay it forward and somebody else finds their way to do something that might make a difference in someone’s life.”

Donnie and Mark are two of nine Wahlberg children, so it’s no wonder the New Kid-turned-actor-turned-producer/restaurant owner was quick to say that “families are most important to everyone.”

“My show, ‘Blue Bloods,’ is a huge hit because they see the family and they see the family dinners, and even if they don’t have a family they long for that,” Wahlberg said. “It draws people in.”

“‘Duck Dynasty,’ whether you agree with their politics or not, millions of people watch it because they see them having dinner together and somehow they just long for the simplicity of just being with your family,” he added. “As the world gets more complicated, the simple things get further and further away from us.”

The evening of printed photography symbolized the simplicity that Wahlberg was able to achieve this summer at home with McCarthy, her son Evan, and his son Elijah.

“It was a really important time for us,” Wahlberg said. “I see my goals shifting right before my eyes to keep working hard and keep putting positive energy out there, but also not get lost in so much work that I don’t appreciate and enjoy the very things that I’m representing in every facet of my career.”

He went on to note that “’Wahlburgers’ is about family, ‘Blue Bloods’ is about family, ‘Boston’s Finest’ is about roots and home, and all these different things are about the simple things in life: love and humor and family.

“I think sometimes I work so much I drift away from them,” Wahlberg said. “I think spending time with the family this summer has sort of helped me re-prioritize.”

US Magazine posted an article about Donnie and Jenny's appearance at the Canon PIXMA PRO City Senses Gallery event in Boston.


Joey recently attended and performed at the Voices On Point gala in Los Angeles, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on September 13. Check out some photos of him here.

Read Joey's interview with CBS where he talks about his first job, what prop he would like steal from the set of of the McCarthy's, what famous person would he like to have dinner with, what's on his music playlist, his "go-to" karaoke song and more. Update: Interview has been deleted, does anyone have it saved?


Nick and Knight are now offering "After Show Quickie" in which you can get a photo with Jordan and Nick. You can buy tickets on the Nick and Knight website.

Jordan is hosting an "After Work Hangout" in St. Louis on Monday.

Jordan did a Twitter takeover of @1023TheMax, scroll back to September 9 to read his posts. He will be doing another Twitter chat with KDWB on Monday at 10AM (central time).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Watch Joey McIntyre's interview with Rumor Fix

Joey recently attended Point Foundation's Voices On Point Gala and he was interviewed by Rumor Fix about the event, what he's been up to lately, Donnie's wedding and more.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Watch Nick & Knight Performance & Interview with Billboard

Jordan and Nick did an interview with Billboard and also did a performance of "One More Time" and "Halfway There". Check out the videos below:

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Behind the Scenes videos about The McCarthys

Joey and the cast of The McCarthys talked about the show in these video clips:

Update: Videos have been deleted, does anyone have them saved?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

NKOTB to receive the Hollywood Walk of Fame star on October 9

From @NKOTB on Twitter

We are honored to receive our star on the Hollywood #WalkofFame on October 9, 2014 @ 1130am in Hollywood, CA! More details to come "soon"!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Watch Jordan Knight and Nick Carter's interview with sat down with Jordan Knight and Nick Carter to learn more about their new duo and more. Here is the interview:

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Watch Jordan Knight and Nick Carter's interview with Celebuzz

Jordan Knight and Nick Carter stopped by the Celebuzz studio for an interview earlier this week to talk about their new album, the upcoming tour, and what songs to put on their "baby making playlist". Check out the videos below:

Videos courtesy of radiobsbspain

Watch Jordan Knight and Nick Carter Complete Tough Mudder Course

Jordan and Nick participated on a "Tough Mudder" course challenge on Live with Kelly and Michael. Here is the video!

Time Magazine interviews Jordan Knight and Nick Carter

Time Magazine interviewed Jordan and Nick. Check it out below:

Nick Carter and Jordan Knight weigh in on up-and-coming boy bands — and their own new sound

Nick Carter and Jordan Knight have been stars for a long time: Knight came to fame as part of the New Kids on the Block, the quintessential ’80s boy band behind pro-parenthesis hits like “You Got It (The Right Stuff)” and middle school slow dance classic “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)”; Carter is best known for his work in the Backstreet Boys, part of the ’90s wave of boy bands, and their mega-hit “I Want It That Way” (which has almost 107 million views on YouTube) as well as a string of tunes aimed squarely at the hearts of teenaged girls.

Now, after the two bands staged a months-long reunion tour, hitting the road together, Knight and Carter have teamed up for their own album, the aptly-named Nick & Knight. While they were in two of the biggest boy bands in history, their new endeavor isn’t exactly competing with One Direction — nor are they trying to.

TIME talked to the two stars about their new album, boy band upstarts and watching Wahlburgers:

TIME: You’ve both lived most of your lives in the spotlight. What’s the weirdest fan interaction you’ve had?

Jordan Knight: A few years ago a fan showed up at my door with a little child named Jordan. My wife answered the door and it was really awkward, ‘Meet my new child, named Jordan, after your husband.’ That was weird.

Nick Carter: Damn!

That’s intense!

JK: It’s very intense! It was a very fanatical woman who had a child, and she really wanted to introduce the child to my wife. Obviously, it wasn’t mine, of course. But it was very weird. One time we were in Spain and we were at the airport and a whole bunch of fans swarmed us. We jumped over the ticket counter and on the conveyor belt for the luggage and rode it into the luggage bin under the airport.

I have always wanted to do that.

JK: I have, too! That’s why I took full advantage.

NC: During our Millenium and Black and Blue tours, there was a German girl with her mom and they would come over to America and watch our shows. I would always seem them in a lobby in the hotels and the mom would always be trying to give me her daughter. I wasn’t interested, but I was nice about it, but I guess she reached her wits’ end. We were doing the VMAs and we were staying at the L’Hermitage hotel in LA . I was sitting at my computer and I started hearing a clicking sound at my door. I go to the door, look through the people and I don’t see anyone. Then suddenly there’s this short German woman looking around, and she pulls out a knife and starts sticking the blade under the door, slashing it back and forth. I freaked out and called my bodyguard because this woman was trying to kill me!

JK: She wanted to take your toes off!

NC: I think she was mad that I wouldn’t hook up with her daughter!

JK: Whoa. That’s crazy.

Both of your stories involved European fans. Do you think they are more intense about their fandom?

NC: That was just one story — there have been some American fans who have been as crazy.

Nick and Knight kind of sounds like a TBS cop show. Who’s Rizzoli and who’s Isles? Franklin and Bash?

[Looking at album cover]

JK: What about Miami Vice?

NC: It does look like a cop show! We definitely ride motorcycles. I like this.

Who’s the good cop and who’s the bad cop?

NC: We’re partners.

JK: We’re crime fighters. We’re both nice guys, but still kind of the bad boys of the department.

NC: We definitely ride motorcycles, though. No cop cars.

JK: Like CHiPs.

When did you first meet each other?

NC: We first met when I was about 15 years old. Jordan had taken a trip down to Orlando and he was meeting with Lou Pearlman — everyone knows who he is — so we all went out on Lou Pearlman’s yacht on a lake. That’s when I met him and I was really really young, but I just remember meeting Jordan’s wife — who was his girlfriend at the time — and thinking, ‘Damn, Jordan’s girlfriend’s hot!’

JK: [laughing] Thanks, Nick. I’ll tell her that story. I remember going to the studio and watching some of their [Backstreet Boys] songs, which was really cool. The next time we met, though, was at a nightclub in Orlando. I was really drunk. I barely remember that night.

NC: It was so funny, because I had come in and was all like, ‘Hey, Jordan!’ and then flash-forward and we had been drinking and we’re on the mics and the DJ was playing “The Right Stuff” and we were singing it.

JK: We were rocking the crowd with “The Right Stuff.”

NC: Then a fight broke out and we had to leave.

JK: I didn’t see him again for a long time.

So you’ve known each other a long time. What made you decide to start working together now?

NC: It kind of stemmed from the New Kids and Backstreet tour that we did a few years ago. When we were on tour, we both had solo records out and talked about doing a tour together with him singing his songs, me singing my songs. We stayed in touch and talked about that idea, and then realized that a fresher idea that would be more exciting for both of us was to do a record together. We wanted to do something new for the fans, and fresh and exciting for us. So we ended up doing the full record together.

Having worked in bigger bands and as solo artists, what’s it like working as a duo?

NC: It’s refreshing, because it’s just the two of us. In a group, there’s a lot of politics and you have to go with the flow. There are four other guys you are dealing with. With just two, we work really well together and things move forward.

JK: I think the process goes slower when you have to get five okays instead of just two. I’ll say, ‘Nick, I trust you, just go for it’ and he’ll do the same. It’s just much quicker.

What was the songwriting process like?

JK: We wrote some songs, and then some other folks that we know wrote some songs. We would tweak them through emails. We would tweak them on the phone. He was on tour when we finished the last three songs and one of the stops was Boston. He had a day off and he came to the studio in Boston, where I live, and we finished those last three songs pretty quickly. You have to get creative, especially if you live in different parts of the country and you’re busy. Like Nick says, when you’re writing a song and it’s going by quickly, you know it’s a keeper. That’s really what happened with a lot of the songs on the album. The writing process went really quickly.

Did you work with songwriters?

NC: It’s a collaboration with songwriters. They would come in and play us a track and if we like the track, we’ll start singing to it and writing melodies and lyrics. That’s how it goes down. They write some lyrics and melodies with us. It’s a collaborative effort.

Which song are you most excited about on the album?

NC: We love the entire record. It’s hard to choose! Personally, I like “Drive My Car.”

JK: I like that one too.

NC: I also like “Halfway There” a lot.

JK: That one’s great.

Neither of those are singles, though. How did you choose what to release first?

JK: I think you have to get other people’s opinions on singles. You can get biased about, like, how you sing the line on one particular song or something. So it’s good to see how other people take the songs in. After all, it’s for the rest of the world to hear, not for our own entertainment. I played some of the songs for my kids and “One More Time,” the first single, seemed to be right off the bat the catchiest and the poppiest. It’s probably not either of our favorite, but even today, when we were performing it on GMA, I was singing it and thinking of how catchy it is.

Do you feel like you’re competing with bands like One Direction or Taylor Swift for radio play?

NC: No.

JK: My philosophy is just move forward and whatever happens, happens. As long as we know we did a great job, that’s enough. I think this album has potential to reach new fans. If that happens, that’s amazing, we would love that. If it doesn’t, that’s cool too. It definitely has the goods in there to reach new fans.

You have 37 upcoming tour dates. Does that sound daunting at all?

NC: Not at all. We’re so excited to get to perform this material. We’re lucky that we have fans who will come to our shows. A lot of artists don’t.

What can fans expect on a Nick and Knight tour? Choreography?

NC: Choreography, but not the aerobic type stuff. It’s going to be sexy, adult, mature and there’s going to be the new music. There’s going to be some older solo stuff, some Backstreet New Kids stuff. A section where we pay homage to the ’80s and ’90s. It’s going to be a big party.

What’s in your iPods right now?

NC: I still play ‘80s music. Robert Palmer’s “Addicted to Love,” The Cars, but also new stuff like Ariana Grande, Iggy Azalea — it all depends.

JK: Prince and Michael Jackson are two of my all-time favorite artists. I have two kids, so I have to listen to Top 40 radio and it’s awesome as well.

NC: As music connoisseurs, we listen to everything — rap, country. When you write, those influences that come out.

JK: One track has sort of a Drake vibe, “Drive My Car” has an indie rock ‘80s sound, “Switch” has a Michael Jackson-Pharrell sound. There are different influences throughout the album.

As two happily married men, is it strange writing love songs that other women will listen to and imagine you are singing to them?

NC: No, our wives are cool. It’s what they signed up for.

JK: When you write songs like “Halfway There,” we’re all the way there with our wives, so instead you just remember times in past relationships when that was happening. You go into the past or into an imaginary land.

NC: It’s no different from acting.

Speaking of acting, Nick, you have a new reality show coming out — I Heart Nick Carter.

NC: Yeah, it’s an interesting concept. It’s really about my wife and I, and how difficult it is to be in a relationship with me, an entertainer, and all the things that she has to put up with, and whether we can make it to the altar. Obviously, we did. Jordan’s on the show, too, I think in the third episode. It shows our project and what we’re doing. It just shows my life in the entertainment industry — I’ve been doing this for 22, 23 years now. It’s on VH1.

Do you watch Wahlburgers?

NC: I haven’t had a chance to see it yet.

JK: I have. I think it’s really funny. I think it’s even funnier, because I know the whole cast. I was just at Donny’s wedding this past weekend. The whole place was rigged. There were cameras everywhere! Paul, his brother, I just grew up with all of them. Seeing them on TV, just being themselves, is so funny. The New Kids on the Block are on a few episodes.

New Kids on the Block pretty much set the mold for boy bands. What was it like for Backstreet Boys coming on their heels? Was it like the Sharks vs the Jets, or one big happy boy band family?

NC: Obviously we knew who they were and had seen everything that they had done, which was extraordinary at the time. Then they took a break and we started to develop. A lot of what they did influenced us to a certain degree, but there were other groups, too. Jodeci, Shai and Boys II Men. It’s based on generations. A lot of the guys in my group are older than me, so Brian [Littrell], Kevin [Richardson] and Howie [Dorough] — they were right in the middle of the New Kids’ popularity. It’s cool, though, being able to share our experiences and understand what we both have gone through.

What do you think of some of the up-and-coming boy bands like 5 Seconds of Summer?

JK: Who?

Five Seconds of Summer? They have some pretty big hits.

JK: Five Seconds of Summer. Hm.

NC: Hm.

JK: No idea. People used to ask me about Backstreet Boys and say they were sort of like us and, well, boy bands don’t become big for nothing. The ones who have it, rise to the top. When people ask me about Backstreet Boys, I never dissed them. I always thought they were extremely talented.

NC: That’s the same thing with me and New Kids.

What about One Direction?

JK: One thing that strikes me about new boy bands is they don’t do choreography.

NC: And they love to say, Oh, it’s cool that we don’t do it and we don’t need it. But I think, hey, put on a show! I get bored if I go and watch someone just stand on stage. We come from the Jackson era. Give the people their money’s worth!

JK: True dat.

Today’s boy bands are growing up on social media, and constantly getting in trouble for saying things or tweeting photos that they shouldn’t. What do you think it would have been like for you if social media existed back then?

JK: We probably would have done the same thing. We probably would have gotten in trouble for saying dumb stuff. They are all kids. I like social media. I like that we can reach out to our fans. I think it would have been doubly awesome to have been on Twitter when we exploded on the scene. I think social media makes you more human. Back then, if a paparazzi got a picture of me picking my nose, it would have been on the National Enquirer. Now everyone does that and uploads it to YouTube. It seems to have humanized people. There’s no expectation of being perfect.

How many Backstreet songs can you sing?

JK: All of them.

How many New Kids songs can you sing?

NC: A lot.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Jordan Knight and Nick Carter do the "Tough Mudder" obstacle course

Jordan and Nick did the "Tough Mudder" obstacle course on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael"! You can see the whole competition Friday morning at 9 a.m. on "LIVE with Kelly and Michael".

Jordan Knight and Nick Carter's interview with People Magazine

Jordan and Nick talked with People Magazine and also did an acoustic performance of "Halfway There". Check out the video below:

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

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Watch Nick & Knight on Live with Kelly and Michael

Here is the video of Jordan Knight and Nick Carter's appearance on Live with Kelly and Michael this morning:

Video courtesy of The Dark Side - Backstreet Boys

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Watch Nick & Knight on GMA

Jordan and Nick Carter were on Good Morning America this morning. Here are a couple videos from the show:

Video courtesy of radiobsbspain

Monday, September 1, 2014

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy get married

Congratulations to Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy who got married yesterday in St. Charles, IL!

Here are some media reports:

US Weekly

People Magazine

Just Jared

ABC News

Nick & Knight autograph signing

Jordan and Nick will be signing their new CD tomorrow at the Best Buy in Union Square. Click on the image below for the details!