Thursday, December 31, 2015

Monday, December 28, 2015

Wahlburgers to Open 100 to 150 New Restaurants Nationwide

People Magazine reports that Wahlburgers is expected to open at least 100 more locations in the US and even more internationally. Here is the article:

Wahlburgers Will Open 100 to 150 New Restaurants Nationwide

Wahlburgers, the burger chain started by brothers Donnie, Mark and chef Paul Wahlberg is expanding in a big way.

A representative for the Massachusetts-based burger eatery confirmed to PEOPLE that the chain will add 100 to 150 more restaurants over the next five years.

The company—which currently has five locations in Massachusetts, New York and Toronto—has plans to open restaurants in Las Vegas, Philadelphia, Orlando, Manhattan and Washington D.C. in the near future. And according to Business Insider, they intend on expanding to 300 locations overseas.

The success of Wahlburgers is largely due to the Emmy-nominated reality show based on the restaurant, says CEO Rick Vanzura.

“It has certainly been a huge promotional vehicle,” he told Business Insider. “We saw an immediate increase in sales with the show. And Mark and Donnie understand the importance of the show to the brand so they have done everything they can to promote the show.”

But of course that also means chef Paul’s food—like their signature burger with “wahl sauce”—has to be up to par to compete with chains like Shake Shack and Five Guys.

“We’re just fortunate that people are interested in it,” he said last year. “The family name has some celebrity status to it. But we still have to live up to that.”

Donnie Wahlberg's interview with Chicago Sun-Times

Donnie Wahlberg recently spoke with students at South Shore International College Prep High School in Illinois. The Chicago Sun Times interviewed him while he was there:

Sunday Sitdown: with Donnie Wahlberg — performer, mentor to Chicago teens

He’s an actor, singer, film producer and restaurateur. But Donnie Wahlberg recently wore the hat of mentor at an inner-city school in the town he now calls home. Like many of the South Shore International College Prep High School students he spoke with, the odds were stacked against him, says Wahlberg, 46, formerly of the boy band New Kids on the Block. Wahlberg plays Danny Reagan in the CBS cop series, “Blue Bloods.” He was the eighth of nine children raised in poverty in Boston’s gritty Dorchester neighborhood (younger brother is actor Mark Wahlberg). His mother was a nurse’s aide and clerk, his father a delivery drive. His family was dependent on food stamps. Most of his siblings dropped out of high school. He says he overcame because he always wanted something more and went after it hard. The actor who currently headlines four TV shows — the others being A&E’s “Donnie Loves Jenny” and “Wahlburgers” and Pop TV’s “Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block” — moved here after marrying actress and Chicago native Jenny McCarthy last year. He spoke with reporter Maudlyne Ihejirika. A condensed transcript follows.

“It’s very funny. I’ve been on many stages, but walking in to the halls of a school is something that moves me a lot. School was a critical part of my life. As a teen, I was bused to a predominantly black school in the time of great racial tension in Boston. Black kids were being sent to white neighborhoods and vice-versa, and the parents were rioting. Everybody was angry, but the students, we just wanted to go to school.

“Those early days shaped me. While the parents were fighting outside and protesting, I was inside meeting children of all diverse ethnicities, learning what ‘old school’ meant, about music, culture, and differences, and people. If it wasn’t for that, I can’t even imagine where I’d be today. Had I not been on those school buses, I would have had a much more narrow view of the world. So I feel very blessed for that.

“Even though I’m from Boston, I grew up in a very similar place to the South Side. Every single kid in my school was poor. We didn’t have much. The kids who were lucky weren’t on food stamps. But a lot of us had dreams.

“I got my music break from Maurice Starr, who discovered New Edition. New Edition actually lived all around the neighborhood where I went to high school. My first girlfriend dated Bobby Brown before me. Now, that’s really old school. In high school, when they opened a theater class, I just felt like it’s where I belonged. I jumped into theater freshman year, and outside school I formed New Kids On The Block.

“Even though the band took off first, I always knew acting was something I would eventually do. I was one of those kids that every time I walked down the street, I was always thinking about doing a scene in a movie. We did a lot of walking as kids. We didn’t have a family car.

“My acting break came from Mickey Rourke, in ‘Bullet,’ with Tupac Shakur. It wasn’t really a big movie, and it wasn’t that successful, but I got the hunger. I remember talking to Tupac who was probably on his fourth or fifth movie about that time, who said, ‘Once you get the taste of acting, you’re gonna want more.’

“The No. 1 person who pushed me — besides myself — was my mom. When I said, ‘Hey, I wanna go out and do some break-dancing tonight; we’re going to lay down some linoleum and dance on the street corner,’ she didn’t say, ‘Are you crazy?!’ She said, ‘OK, have a good time.’ That little bit of support means a lot.

“‘Blue Bloods’ is a huge hit, and I take it very seriously. For me, the greatest compliment is when I meet a detective or police officer, and they say, ‘You do it the way we’d like to see it on TV.’

“It’s a tough time in our country right now with police officers. But 99 percent of police really want the best, for everyone to be safe and OK. It’s not necessarily fair to judge the great ones for the few bad apples. I’m honored to play a flawed officer, one who makes mistakes and does the wrong thing sometimes. People can learn from that as well.

“Jenny and I both grew up very, very poor, with odds stacked against us, and worked really, really hard. We were dreamers who were willing to step up and risk failure to try to get where we wanted to get. And we got there. So to be able to share even the slightest bit of wisdom and experience with these students means so much to me.”

Jordan Knight invests in new Milton restaurant

Jordan has invested in a new restaurant in Milton, MA called Novara. Here are a few articles about it!

Boston Globe:

It turns out Donnie Wahlberg isn’t the only New Kid on the Block moonlighting as a restaurateur. While Wahlberg is busy with his burger chain Wahlburgers — and the A&E reality show it spawned — Jordan Knight is one of the backers of Novara, a new restaurant in Milton. We know because Knight (inset) tweeted about it this week: “I’m excited and honored to join a great group of investors in the town of Milton’s newest attraction!! NOVARA!!” The northern Italian restaurant is opening soon in the space formerly occupied by Milton Cinema. Knight’s partners are the gang behind Abby Park, namely chef Tony DeRienzo, Vance Welch, and Ajay Sadhwani.

Singer Jordan Knight an investor in soon-to-open Milton restaurant

The Patriot Ledger

MILTON – Another New Kids on the Block member is giving the restaurant business a go.

Boy band alum Jordan Knight is one of the investors in a new Italian restaurant in East Milton Square, slated to open the second week in January.

The 5,500-square foot restaurant, Novara, from the team behind Abby Park, will be at 556 Adams St., the site of the old Milton Cinema and more recently Java Joe’s.

“I’m excited and honored to join a great group of investors in the town of Milton’s newest attraction,” Knight said Tuesday via Twitter.

Abby Park’s executive chef Tony DeRienzo will put modern spins on Northern Italian cuisine. The menu offers pizzas, homemade gnocchi, Nonna’s spaghetti and meatballs, chicken parmesan and beef tenderloin and veal sirloin.
DeRienzo told The Patriot Ledger in a 2013 interview that growing up in an “old-school Italian family” in Brockton inspired his love of cooking.

Knight’s NKOTB bandmate, Donnie Wahlberg, is an owner of Hingham’s Alma Nove and Wahlburgers with his brothers, Paul and Mark Wahlberg.

The old State Theater operated at the Novara restaurant site decades ago. Its successor, the Milton Cinema, closed in the late 1980s. Java Joe’s was there from the 1990s until a five-alarm fire forced it to close in 2007. The space has been vacant since then.
Abby Park is a few doors away at 550 Adams St.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Donnie Wahlberg's interview with CBS 2

CBS 2 in New York interviewed cast members about their favorite holiday traditions. Donnie talks about watching Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his favorite Christmas song.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Joey McIntyre to Guest-Star on Angel from Hell

According to, Joey will be guest starring "Angel from Hell" on January 14.

Joey McIntyre is the new kid on the set of Angel from Hell.

The New Kids on the Block member will guest-star as himself on the Jan. 14 episode of the CBS comedy.

"I had a lot of fun on Angel From Hell," McIntyre, 42, tells PEOPLE exclusively of working on the Jane Lynch sitcom, which was initially scheduled to premiere in November but will now debut in the new year.

McIntyre previously worked with Angel actress Maggie Lawson on Psych and says it was "great" to be reunited once again.


Monday, December 14, 2015

Pre-Order Danny Wood's new album "Look At Me"

Danny Wood's new album "Look At Me" will be released in January, but you can now pre-order it on iTunes, Google Play, and Amazon! You can also download the songs “Hold On”, “Look At Me” and “Endlessly (Betty’s Wish)” now. Click here to order!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Watch clips of Joey McIntyre in "Blind Date Project"

Here are some clips of Joey participating in the "Blind Date Project" at The 3 Clubs in Hollywood, CA on Wednesday.

Videos couresty of guavagirl26

Videos Courtesy of Shanna Salinas

Videos Courtesy of Cara Bermejo

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Watch Joey McIntyre sing "O Holy Night" at IAMA Christmas Cabaret

Here is a video clip of Joey McIntyre singing "O Holy Night" at IAMA Christmas Cabaret, Rockwell Table and Stage on Sunday night.

Video couretsy of guavagirl26

Monday, December 7, 2015

Joey McIntyre to be a guest on "The Blind Date Project"

Joey will be a guest on "The Blind Date Project" at The Three Clubs in Hollywood at 8PM on December 9th. Tickets are $20 and you can RSVP at

Thursday, December 3, 2015

See Joey McIntyre "Another Holiday Cabaret" in LA on December 6

Joey will be featured in a performance of "Another Holiday Cabaret" with the IAMA Theatre Company on December 6th at the at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, CA at 8pm.  

Here is an article about the show from Broadway World:

Joey McIntyre, Bellamy Young, Busy Phillipps and Barrett Foa join IAMA Theatre Company's: Another Holiday Cabaret. Join Ovation Award winning theatre company IAMA in a Broadway and Hollywood star studded cabaret this Sunday, December 6th at Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz at 8pm. This one night only event to benefit IAMA THEATRE COMPANY will feature Joey McIntyre (NKOTB, Bwy: Wicked), Bellamy Young (Scandal. Bwy: The Life), Barrett Foa (NCIS LA, Bwy: Spelling Bee), Busy Phillipps (Cougar Town), Cornelius Smith Jr. (Scandal), Josh Lawson (House of Lies), with IAMA's Katie Lowes* (Scandal, Iama co-artistic director), Deborah S. Craig* (Transparent, Bwy: Spelling Bee) and John Lavelle* (Bwy: The Graduate).

Showcasing IAMA and their dearest friends' musical talents, the night will include songs that mean the most to us all during the holidays. The one night only event is a benefit for the IAMA Theatre Company and their 2016 theatrical season.

Additional performances by IAMA company members include Adam Shapiro* (Steve Jobs), Amy Rosoff* (House of Lies), Brandon Scott* (Grey's Anatomy), Christine Woods* (Hello Ladies),Graham Sibley* (Grey's Anatomy), Laila Ayad* (Grey's Anatomy), Margaux Susi* (Blind Date Project), Mark Saul* (Agent X), Sara Utterback* (Grey's Anatomy) and Stefanie Black* (Casual, Iama co-artistic director)

Produced by Cymbre Walk* and Deanna Barillari*. Musical direction by Rachael Lawrence, known for her expansive work on Broadway, TV, and film.

Hosted by television host and personality Matthew Hoffman (Tuesdays with Matthew).

* denotes IAMA Company member

New TV project for Joey McIntyre

According to, Joey will be starring on a new TV series on POP loosely based on his life (the working title is The Joey McIntyre Project). Here are the details from the article:

TVGN launched its rebrand into Pop with reality series Rock This Boat: New Kids On The Block, which was used as an example of the fan-driven fare the network was going to build its new brand around. Now the network has put in the works a half-hour improv-style comedy series toplined by Rock This Boat co-star, NKOTB’s Joey McIntyre, playing a fictionalized version of himself juggling a gig as a cable talk show host and his hectic family life. He will executive produce with fellow NKOTB-er and Rock This Boat executive producer Donnie Wahlberg. Also in development at Pop are Celebrity Escape Room, a competition show set in the fully immersive environment of the hottest new craze in live action gaming; and I Watch it With My Girlfriend, a comedic talk show about fan favorite, female-skewing television hits viewed from the perspective of men.

THE JOEY MCINTYRE PROJECT is a half-hour comedy featuring Joey McIntyre as a fictionalized version of himself. The show catches up with Joey in an attempt to branch out from his New Kids on the Block fame and continue towards his goal of becoming a serious actor. Joey is given the offer to host his own daily talk show at an up-and-coming cable network, something he’s not sure is the right move. Finally relenting, Joey finds that he must navigate the absurd behind-the-scenes world of talk show development as he interacts with a revolving staff, crazed network executives and celebrity guests—and balance all of that with his own hectic family life. THE JOEY MCINTYRE PROJECT is produced by T Group Productions and executive produced by Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy, Joey McIntyre, Jenny Daly, Paul Greenberg and Tim Gibbons.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Happy Birthday Jonathan / Check out some photos of Jon and Harley in Asia

Happy birthday to Jonathan! Jonathan and Harley have been spending some time in Thailand, Vietnam, and Cambodia for the past few weeks and they are heading to China today!  If you haven't already, check out their photos Instagram accounts (Click here for Jonathan and here for Harley's). 

From Jon's Instagram: Spending my Birthday on an airplane today..... So long Thailand....See you soon China!!

Thursday, November 26, 2015

NKOTB cruise 2015 deck party highlights

Here are a few highlights from the deck parties on the NKOTB cruise

Donnie talking about boat 2015

Video courtesy of Kristen Roy

NKOTB Cruise 2015 Sgt. Carl lip-sync "The Whisper"

Video courtesy of Jamie JAMSwithNKOTB

Nerdy Jordan Knight NKOTB Cruise 2015

Video courtesy of Jamie amcclure9

TV/Movie Night - NKOTB Cruise 2015 - Donnie turned Tom

Video courtesy of Ddubsunflower

NKOTB Cruise 2015 80s Prom Night - Joe & Jordan

Video courtesy of nikkinana

GPS Night, Jon goes downt he waterslide-NKOTB Cruise 2015

Video courtesy of Felicia L.

Watch 2015 NKOTB cruise concert clips

Here are some of the highlights from the New Kids on the Block concerts on board the 2015 cruise!

Keep on Smilin - Group A

Video courtesy of Jamie LovesJams

Keep on Smilin - Group B

Video courtesy of Angie Johnson

Popsicle - Group A

Video courtesy of Jamie LovesJams

Popsicle - Group B

Video courtesy of Angie Johnson

I Remember When - Group B

Video courtesy of Angie Johnson

2 in the Morning - Group B


Click Click Click - Group B

Video courtesy of Angie Johnson

Block Party - Group A

Video courtesy of Dani Campos

NKOTB Cruise 2015 - NKOTB Humping Tootie and Jo from The Facts of Life

Video courtesy of Anne Lozano

Donnie Wahlberg's new toy

Jenny McCarthy secretly taped Donnie playing with his new toy - a karaoke machine! Watch him sing a little bit of USA for Africa's "We Are the World" in the clip below:

Friday, November 13, 2015

An Intimate Look with Danny Wood - Part 2

Danny shared a behind the scenes video of him in Miami during The Main Event Tour. Check it out below:

If you missed Part 1, you can view it here.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Watch the video of Danny Wood's new single "Hold On"

Danny released a new single "Hold On" called from his upcoming album "Look At Me" today! You can order the single on iTunes here. Check out the video below!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Watch videos clip of The Match Game on the NKOTB cruise (group A)

Here are some video clips from group A's game show on the New Kids on the Block cruise. It almost seems like they told everyone to stop filming after the introductions because I could find about 20 different versions of the intros (especially Joey's), but not much of the game itself. If anyone knows of more videos online, let me know!

Video courtesy of vickymommyof6

Video courtesy of Felicia L.

Video courtesy of Felicia L.

Video courtesy of Felicia L.

Video courtesy of Felicia L.

If you missed it, click here for the group B version.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Dirty Sexy Funny on the NKOTB cruise

Jenny McCarthy hosted her Dirty Sexy Funny radio show on board the New Kids on the Block Cruise. Here are some highlights featuring members of the New Kids:

Danny gets lap dances from fans and one surprise guest

Video courtesy of rachel sangder

Jordan sings "Good Vibrations"

Video courtesy of rachel sangder

Donnie does a backrub with The Neckbrace and coaches David (from DSF) to give Billy from Rose Tours a backrub.

Video courtesy of Nikita Kolinz

Jonathan is a special guest on Dirty Sexy Funny

Video courtesy of jonknight girl

Donnie give a fan a backrub

Video courtesy of Séverine D.

Donnie and Jenny talk about The Backrub

Video courtesy of Séverine D.

Joey judges feet of some fans

Video courtesy of Séverine D.

Danny Wood's new album comes out January 15

Danny's new album will be released on January 15th! Here is an article from Billboard:

Danny Wood of New Kids On The Block will release his seventh solo studio album on Jan. 15, 2016, the singer-songwriter has revealed exclusively to Billboard. The album will be called Look at Me and a portion of the proceeds will go towards breast cancer patients.

The health issue has personal resonance with Wood, who founded the Remember Betty Foundation to honor his late mother earlier this year. The non-profit helps to minimize the financial burden of breast cancer for patients and survivors.

The new album was written and produced by Wood, who cites his three children and raising them as a single father as major inspiration. In a statement, he said the album is about "life, my children, my mother, my experiences. This record is definitely a reflection of the past ten years. The good and bad. My mother's foundation is a big inspiration in my writing. All the breast cancer patients that have passed away, survived, and the ones that are living with this disease. They all have inspired this record."

The album's next single, "Hold On," will be released Friday with a video.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Watch clips from the NKOTB cruise game show (group B)

This year the game show on the New Kids on the Block cruise was "The Match Game". Here are some videos of the group B show courtesy of yikes77, Deb B and leymar42.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Donnie Wahlberg breaks selfie record on NKOTB cruise

Donnie broke the "most selfies taken in 3 minutes" world record on the New Kids on the Block cruise. Here is a video clip:

Video courtesy of Ange Matthews

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Watch Joey McIntyre Duets at Dusk clips

Joey McIntyre did "Duets at Dusk" on the NKOTB cruise again this year. Here are some video clips of the performances.

The Weeknd's Can't Feel My Face with Andrea

Video courtesy of jmulkey76

"Amazed" with Sandie Schaeuble

Video courtesy of nikkinana

"The Girl is Mine" with Cedric

Video courtesy of jmulkey76

"Endless Love" with Kaylee

Video courtesy of jmulkey76

"Hit me with your best shot"

Video courtesy of jmulkey76

"I'll be there" - Click here
Video courtesy of Kristy Hart

Adam Ray singing "Say Something"

Video courtesy of peakay79

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Watch clips from the Town Hall on the NKOTB Cruise

Over the next few days I'll post some videos I found online from the 2015 New Kids on the Block cruise. In these clips the guys answer questions from their fans at the cruise.

Videso courtesy of Silvia Knight

New Kids on the Block perform at Sense-ation Gala

The guys (minus Donnie who was filming Blue Bloods), made an appearance at the Mass. Eye and Ear 6th Annual Sense-ation Gala last night.

Here are some articles:

Boston Herald: 

“The Right Stuff” kicked off the New Kids on the Block’s setlist at the Mass. Eye and Ear 6th Annual Sense-ation Gala last night, and the title captured the spirit of the evening.

More than 600 guests celebrated the launch of “Bold Science. Life Changing Cures. The Campaign for Mass. Eye and Ear” at the Westin Copley Place. Mass. Eye and Ear announced the campaign goal of $200 million, and raised more than $100 million in the so-called “quiet phase.” Last night’s gala raked in $1.3 million.

Donnie Wahlberg was absent (he was due on the “Blue Bloods” set in NYC) as Joey McIntyre and the rest of the “Kids” took the stage.

VIPs in attendance included Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck, Mass. Eye and Ear president and CEO John Fernandez, chief of ophthalmology Dr. Joan Miller, Joey’s wife Barrett McIntyre, Michelle and Bob Atchinson, Drs. Sunny and Debbie Eappen, Barry Sloane, and John and Claire Bertucci.

Boston Globe: 

The men of New Kids on the Block have been performing for days.

From Thursday to Monday, they were on a cruise with fans from Miami to Grand Turk — a voyage that was recorded for the second season of “Rock This Boat” on the Pop network. After the trip was over, the group came straight to Boston to perform at Tuesday night’s 6th Annual Sense-ation! Gala for Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary.

New Kid Joey McIntyre, who has served as an honorary co-chair of the gala since it launched in 2010, got involved with Mass. Eye and Ear after his son Rhys was born with severe hearing loss in 2009. He told us he was humbled that his fellow New Kids (minus Donnie Wahlberg, who had a filming conflict) were able to join him at this year’s event, and added that the hospital is a big part of the Boston community for anyone who grew up around town.

“We’ve all been there as kids for one reason or another,” he said.

McIntyre and his family were at Mass. Eye and Ear Tuesday morning to tour the facility and meet with patients. He said the New Kids had a solid set ready for the gala crowd, which was expected to include Mass. Eye and Ear board chair Wyc Grousbeck, Mass. Eye and Ear president and CEO John Fernandez, and Joan Miller and Bradley Welling, founders of Mass. Eye and Ear’s new $200 million capital campaign, called “Bold-Science. Life-Changing Cures.” (The hospital announced during the gala that $100 million has already been raised.)

As for “Rock This Boat,” McIntyre told us the second season will feature more of the guys, as opposed to just fans on the cruise.

“This time we’re much more involved,” he said, adding, of the boat trip, “It really is a love fest.”

Earlier in the day, the McIntyres  — Joey, wife Barrett, and their kids Kira, Griffin, and Rhys — were with Mass. Eye and Ear board chairman Wyc Grousbeck (left) and CEO John Fernandez (right) at Mass. Eye and Ear.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Keep up with live tweets from the NKOTB Cruise

Follow fans (and get photos and videos) who are on the New Kids on the Block cruise by following this Twitter list.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Joey McIntyre attends the Voices on Point Gala

Joey performed at The Point Foundation's Annual Voices on Point Gala in Los Angeles on October 3. Here are a few photos of him at the event:

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Wahlburgers’ Fenway location to open Thursday

The Boston Globe reports that Donnie will be at the opening of the new Wahlburgers near Fenway Park on October 1.

Wahlburgers’ Fenway location to open Thursday

Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are set to be in town Thursday for the opening of the new Wahlburgers near Fenway Park. There’s an invitation-only red carpet event for the new location, although, with rain predicted, who knows how weather might affect the party. Other guests will include chef Paul Wahlberg and Wahlberg matriarch Alma. We assume cameras will be there for the brothers’ TV show, “Wahlburgers.” Wahlburgers already has locations in Hingham, Lynnfield, Coney Island, and Toronto.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Watch "Donnie Loves Jenny" Bonus Clips

Here are some more bonus clips from the last 2 "Donnie Loves Jenny" episodes!

Donnie and Big Freedia praise Facetime's role in keeping relationships alive in this bonus scene from "Birthday Blues."

The New Kids reminisce about the hand-me-downs they wore in their youth in this bonus scene from "Blending Families."

Jenny tries to wrap her head around the Wahlberg genealogy in this bonus scene from "Blending Families."

Jenny lets the kids ride a roller coaster if they promise not get sick in this bonus scene from "Blending Families."

Jenny is embarrassed by a hearing aid in this bonus scene from "Birthday Blues."

The McCarthys get emotional in this bonus scene from "Birthday Blues."

Watch Bonus Scenes from Wahlburgers

Here is another batch of bonus video clips from Wahlburgers!

Paul Must Be This Tall to Ride
Paul is terrified by the carnival rides, but Donnie won't take no for an answer in this bonus scene from "New Kids on the Boardwalk."

Orestes, Arrest Us
Donnie and Paul make a new friend while waiting in line for beef patties in this bonus scene from "New Kids on the Boardwalk."

Pull It Up
Mark wants to see Big A's strength on display in this bonus scene from "Matchmaker Mark."

Big A's Cat Palace
Mark is dismayed by Big A's cat-filled apartment in this bonus scene from "Matchmaker Mark."

10 Questions
Mark introduces Big A and his date to the 10 Question game in this bonus scene from "Matchmaker Mark."

Mark Drives to Big A
Mark gets competitive behind the wheel in this bonus scene from "Matchmaker Mark."

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy host benefit for Generation Rescue

Donnie and Jenny hosted a fundraiser Friday night at the Oscar Swan Country Inn in Geneva, IL to benefit ‪‎Generation Rescue.

Here is a clip of Donnie performing "I Need You" and "Lean on Me"

What a fabulous event. They raised $250,000 to help children with autism. Great job! #generationrescue #JennyMcCarthy #DonnieWahlberg
Posted by Samir Patel on Saturday, August 29, 2015

Photo from Eric Schelkopf

Photo from Ruthie Hauge Photo

Photos from Generation Rescue

Watch bonus scenes from Donnie Loves Jenny

Here are some bonus scenes from recent episodes of Donnie Loves Jenny:

Lumpy Farts Again
Lumpy strikes again, with deadly accuracy, in this bonus scene from "Back to Your Roots."

Cow Tipping in Oologah
Donnie and Danny meet a fan who specializes in cow tipping in this bonus scene from "Back to Your Roots."

Male Bonding
Macky learns about the routine of tour life from a real pro in this bonus scene from "Macky's Big Adventure."

Tour Bus 101
Macky gets a look at the most important room of the tour bus in this bonus scene from "Macky's Big Adventure."

Joey McIntyre Does Yoga
Joey McIntyre shows Donnie and Danny some of his tried-and-true yoga relaxation techniques in this bonus scene from "Macky's Big Adventure."

Friday, August 28, 2015

Watch bonus scenes from Wahlburgers

Here is some Wahlburgers bonus footage for the past few episodes.

Donnie's Smartphone Rant
Donnie explains why he wants adults to stop complaining about kids' smartphone use in this bonus scene from "Krafting a Patriot Burger."

Getting Swole
Some intense workouts happen before going on stage in this bonus scene from "Good Vi-Bro-Tions."

Mark on Marky Mark
Mark reflects on his early rap career in this bonus scene from "Good Vi-Bro-Tions."

Mark 'n Monkey
Alma tells a story about Mark's childhood monkey in this bonus scene from "Good Vi-Bro-Tions."

Exhuming the Body
Donnie does a double-take when he thinks Mark might bring Marky Mark back from the dead in this bonus scene from "Good Vi-Bro-Tions."

Double Dramas on the Red Carpet
Check out footage of Johnny Drama and Kevin Dillon together on the "Entourage" red carpet in this bonus scene from "Drama Meets Drama."

Donnie's Not Johnny!
Donnie wants to clarify, forever, that he was NOT the inspiration for the Johnny Drama character on "Entourage" in this bonus from "Drama Meets Drama."

No Quizzing Allowed
Donnie, Paul, and some fans do a round of introductions in this bonus scene from "Not Your Routine Poutine."

Donnie's Help
TV host Marilyn Denis wonders how Paul gets anything done without Donnie in this bonus scene from "Not Your Routine Poutine."

Bob's Potential Burgers
During a tour of a new facility, Bob asks Paul if he can join the kitchen staff in this bonus scene from "Not Your Routine Poutine".

Wonder Wheel-in'
Donnie convinces Paul to go up on the Wonder Wheel in this bonus scene from "New Kids on the Boardwalk."

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Watch the music video for Danny Wood's new song "Endlessly (Betty's Wish)"

Danny's new single "Endlessly (Betty's Wish)" will be released August 28th on iTunes! Here is the music video!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Win a spot on the 2015 New Kids on the Block Cruise

Danny is a raffling off two cabins on the NKOTB cruise! Update: Contest has ended.

Here are some details:
Drawing Date: Friday September 18, 2015
Grand Prize:
Two (2) winners will each receive an Ocean View cabin aboard the Carnival Victory for them and one (1) guest each for the sold out NKOTB Cruise, October 8th - 12th, departing from Miami and arriving in Grand Turk. Cruise and cabin include: themed deck parties, NKOTB concert, beach party with NKOTB, group photo op with NKOTB, all meals, snacks, and select beverages (alcohol not included) and full use of ship's facilities
Each winner will receive one (1) night's stay in a double occupancy room for themselves and their guest at The Conrad - Miami on the evening of October 7th, plus complimentary breakfast at Atrio Restaurant on the morning of October 8th.
Each winner will receive up to $2,000 to put towards the cost of any additional pre- and post- cruise transportation and lodging
Winner will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of $2,527.00 to mitigate the winner's tax liability that results from winning the raffle. This prize is withheld and paid, on behalf of the winner, directly to the Internal Revenue Service ($2,128.00) and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts ($399.00). CFC reserves the right to adjust the value of this prize item depending on the actual value of prizes received.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Watch Bonus Scenes from Wahlburgers

Here are some bonus clips of Wahlburgers:

Wahlburgers: Bonus Scene: Cubic Zirconian Alma

Wahlburgers: Bonus Scene: Donnie's Smartphone Rant

Wahlburgers: Bonus Scene: Big A's Last Meal

Wahlburgers: Bonus Scene: TICDA

Wahlburgers: Bonus Scene: Pool Baths

Wahlburgers: Bonus Scene: Alma on Donnie's Busy Life

Wahlburgers: Bonus Scene: Paul is Done with the Beach

Watch bonus scenes from Donnie Loves Jenny

Here are some bonus clips from Donnie Loves Jenny

Donnie Loves Jenny: Bonus Scene: Jenny and Jojo Chat Backstage:

Donnie Loves Jenny: Bonus Scene: Jenny Burps

Donnie Loves Jenny: Bonus Scene: Jenny Tests a Sexy Dance

Donnie Loves Jenny: Bonus Scene: Waiting Out the Sirens

Donnie Loves Jenny: Bonus Scene: Car Kisses

Donnie Loves Jenny: Bonus Scene: Happy Flashbacks

Donnie Loves Jenny: Bonus Scene: Dad Jeans

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Watch preview clips of Donnie Loves Jenny and Wahlburgers

New seasons of Donnie Loves Jenny and Wahlburgers start tonight on A&E!

Here are some preview clips:

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Watch Damnit Maurie's Headcam Interview with Donnie Wahlberg

Donnie talks about Wahlburgers serving poutine at their Toronto restaurant and more. Watch the video below:

Watch Joey McIntyre's give a tour of his bus

Joey gives the fans a tour of his tour bus and addresses the rumors about NKOTB's future in this Periscope video.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Listen to Donnie Wahlberg's interview with Cubby & Carolina on KTU

Donnie was interviewed on KTU with Cubby & Carolina to talk about the NKOTB and more. Listen below!

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

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Mark Walhberg and 50 Cent on Stage with New Kids on the Block

50 cent and Mark Wahlberg made an appearance at last night's NKOTB concert at Madison Square Garden. Here is a video clip courtesy of Jennifer Manley:

Friday, June 19, 2015

Sensory Arts Program celebrates NKOTB's 30th anniversary with mosaic

Students from the Sensory Arts Program at the Joseph Lee School in Dorchester put together a 105,000 tile mosaic to celebrate the 30th anniversary of NKOTB. Check out the time-lapse video below and a photo of the finished product. There will also be a news story about it on 5 o'clock news tonight on WBZ channel 4 in Boston.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

New Kids on the Block added to Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame

The New Kids on the Block got a "star" in Mohegan Sun Walk of Fame on yesterday and they had a brief induction ceremony before the show.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

NKOTB to make appearance at after-party at Sands Bethlehem Event Center

NKOTB will be making an appearance at an after-party at the Vision Bar Sands Bethlehem Event Center show on Thursday. According to the Radio station 100.7 WLEV, It says "To Get into the After Party, all you need is a ticket to the 6/11 show". They also have a few options to win tickets to the concert here.

Here is an article about the after party from Allentown Morning Call:

New Kids on the Block announce after-party at Sands Bethlehem Event Center show Thursday, chances to win tickets

When New Kids on the Block finishes its show at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on Thursday,  the group will still be “Hangin’ Tough” at an after-party at the venue,  the Sands has announced.

The event center’s Vision Bar and Bethlehem radio station WLEV-FM 100.7 will host an after-party that will include an appearance by the group.

To get into the after-party, you must have a ticket to the show.

At the after-party, a pair of suite-level tickets to New Kids’ sold-out show Saturday at the event center and a meet-and-greet with the band will be given away. Lehigh Valley DJ Cap Cee will provide music.

Tickets to Thursday’s show are $69.50 and available at, or 800-745-3000.

The event center also is running a “buy-3-get-one-free” sale for tickets, meaning that if you purchase three at the regular price of $69.50, you get a fourth free. That’s four tickets for $208 – or $52 a ticket (plus tax and fees.)

WLEV also is running contests to win tickets to Thursday’s show. You can sign up at, “like” WLEV on Facebook and/or follow it on Twitter, or text "KIDS" to 68683 (standard message rates apply). The deadline for all entries is 11:59 p.m. today.

On Thursday, early 2000s rapper Nelly, who had chart-topping hits with "Hot in Herre," "Dilemma" and “Ride wit Me,” will open the show. He’ll also be s supporting act on Saturday's show, and that bill will also include TLC, the second-best-selling female vocal group of all time. It had the hits “Creep,” “Waterfalls,” “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty.”

Cap Cee also will open the show.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Watch An Intimate Look with Danny Wood Part 1

Danny posted a new behind the scenes video about his life. It shows Danny in his home and he talks about Remember Betty, working out, his new solo record and more. Check it out below!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Joey McIntyre's interview with The Morning Call

Joey was recently interviewed by The Morning Call. Check it out below:

It’s been nearly three decades since former boy band New Kids on the Block released its first album, and 25 years since its commercial peak with such hits as “You Got It (The Right Stuff),” “Hangin’ Tough” and “Step By Step.”

On a tour that comes to Sands Bethlehem Event Center June 11 and 13, the group still has enough appeal to not only sell out the latter date, but also to do so in 45 minutes. That shattered the venue’s record for quickest sellout. (Tickets remain for the earlier date.)

That may be a testament to young female fans’ undying devotion to their boy bands, even as both groups age. New Kids members are now 42 to 46 years old.

New Kids singer Joey McIntyre points out that interest has continued seven years since the group reunited in 2008. That, McIntyre says, is validation that the group has continued to make good music and put on good shows.

He’s referring to the two discs the group has released since re-forming after a 14-year break. “The Block,” released in 2008, hit No. 2 and had a Top 40 single, “Summertime.” The follow-up “10” in 2013 peaked at No. 6.

In a call this week from a tour stop in Charlotte, N.C., McIntyre spoke about New Kids on the Blocks’ past, its current tour, and its future.

Here’s a transcript of the call:

LEHIGH VALLEY MUSIC: Hey Joe, how’s it going?

JOEY MCINTYRE: “Good. How are you?”

Just fine, thanks. So let me jump right into this: How did you guys end up touring with Nelly and TLC?

“Um, well, I think it started [when] we did something called the MixTape festival [in Hershey, Pa.], which we’re doing again this year. TLC was there and we hadn’t seen them in a while, but we listened to them back in the day when they first came on the scene and we were huge fans of them back in the day. You know, girls loved them, guys loved them, they really kind of broke the mold. They were so fresh and new and out there. And so we were big fans. And then to see them doing their thing again was really cool, so we thought out fans would – obviously they loved their music and all the hit records that they have, and they were doing their thing again. So we thought that was a pretty good fit.

“And then Nelly kind of came up because – well, first of all, he’s at the top of the list. To be able to have an artist with again, six, seven hit records and someone who really brings it and is an entertainer, we just thought that was a good way to kick off the night.

“And it’s been a blast so far.”

Let me ask what your shows are like these days. Obviously you’ve been around a while now and the fans from your initial popularity are the same age as you, probably – mid-40s. What kind of audiences do you see?

“Well, I think our fans are more – age is just a number. But I think they’re, like, more average in their late 30s. “Cause our fans were so young back in the day, which was tough. Because we appreciated the fans – we had some young fans back in the day – 5-, 6-, 7-,8-year-olds, you know? But yeah, the heart and soul of our audience is the fans that were there back in the day.

“But we’ve been back together again for seven years now, and as far as our shows go, we embrace the past, we embrace the nostalgia, but we also made new music. And we’re still young, thanks to being so young, again, back in the day. And we’ve been able to, I think, straddle, walk the line, between nostalgia and being current and cool and fresh. And that’s the spirit of the night.

“But when it comes down to it, we’re entertainers. Since the day we got together when we were teenagers, it was all about ‘What’s the next show?’ ‘How are we going to surprise them?’ ‘Howe are we going to win over this crowd?’ ‘Cause we didn’t come on the scene having millions of fans – we earned it. And we played for a lot of tough audiences and we loved winning them over.

“And I think we don’t take ourselves too seriously, but we take the show and putting on a great show seriously. And I think we’re great entertainers and we love to do what we do and we put on a show – regardless of whether you’re a New Kids fan, we want to entertain people, and I think we’re pretty good at doing that.”

Yeah, I got to tell you, I saw you guys the last time you came through Philadelphia, and here’s what struck me: It’s almost like you guys these days are sort of like The Temptations. You’ve got that music that people hear and like after generations. I think it’s able to see you guys as a vocal group, as a multi-generational vocal group, rather than just a boy band. You feel that at all?

“Absolutely. It’s all, I think, again, when you’re in the business long enough, you don’t get hung up on labels. Again, we’re a boy band, they say we’re the original boy band, yada, yada, yada. We’re a singing group, we’re a performing group.

“It’s funny you said that, ‘cause when you asked me the question I was just thinking, ‘The old-school entertainer.’ And certainly we have echoes of that – especially in the night we pay homage to the band that, without saying it, but bands like The Temptations and The Jackson 5. And I love those moments, because they’re timeless, and it’s almost like we’re carrying a torch, you know?

“And I think – not to sound old fashioned – but I don’t see these groups coming up appreciating that. And I just think that’s a sign of the times. I remember [laughs] seeing something Frank Sinatra saying, like, ‘I hope someone comes along and sings these songs and carries the torch.’ You know what I mean? So I probably sound like him in a different genre, but I think that’s a craft. I mean, dancing, singing, performing – the whole package – is what we bring.

“And I think a lot of these bands of the younger generation, they don’t know what they’re missing. They’re loving their groups and they’re having a blast, but you don’t know what you’re missing if you haven’t seen it before.”

I can’t remember – I asked my wife this today and I said, ‘Can you remember a boy band that has stayed together this long? And She said, ‘Well, maybe The Osmonds.’ But that’s a family …”


What had kept you guys together so long? And do you see any end to it?

“Well, you know, it’s important to mention first off that we took 14 years off. [Laughs] You know what I mean? And that’s a huge part of the equation. I think it was the first time around we hung in there for a little bit but we read the tea leaves. We also knew we had to have our own lives. We had been going and going and going for four, five years non-stop. And we wanted to see what was on the other side of the rainbow.

“So we lived life, we made our mistakes, we grew up, we had families. And that’s what our fans did, too. You know, the fan base went away because it was human nature – that’s what we do. And then you get old enough and you go back, and you’re able to embrace the past. And those moments, and that time in your life becomes so sweet.

“And so that’s a huge part of the equation. The other part is that I guess we never sold each other out. We never dragged any member over the coals for anything. We kind of kept our mouths shut and knew we were all in it together – whether we got back together or not.

“And so when we were able to come back and say, ‘Well, maybe let’s try this,’ we were all willing to do it together. We were all willing to fail. Because after 15 years, you don’t know who’s going to come out, who’s going to come back. What’s going to happen.

“And the fans were ready. We were ready and the fans were ready, and they showed up. And it’s magic. It’s a miracle, it’s magic. It doesn’t happen; it really doesn’t happen. And right now, because of the commitment that we made to each other, we benefited from the experience. There’s nothing like experience, no matter what you do. Years of experience.

“And so many groups don’t benefit from that because they break up and they move on, for whatever reason – good, bad or indifferent. We’re lucky enough to be back together, and the more we’re together, the more we know how to work together and live together and appreciate every moment. And we’re just getting better and better at it.

“So will it ever end? I don’t think it will ever end in the sense that we’ll always be New Kids on the Block. And we’ll always have our fans. And as our fans get older they’re always going to mean something to us. I mean, frankly, fans are going through stuff in our lives now that is not easy – they have lives, they’re getting sick. I mean, some of them are, unfortunately, suffering from different diseases. And we’re losing a couple of our sisters. And that’s life.

“So we’re forever bonded to those fans. And it sounds corny and we’re still just entertainers at the end of the day. But there’s a bond there that I think is never going to go away. And we’ll be together forever in some kind of capacity, you know? That’s what I think.”

When your authorized biography, “Five Brothers and a Million Sisters” came out a couple years ago, there was an anecdote in there about you guys starting your first headlining tour, and you started it in Allentown, Pennsylvania at a roller-skating rink.

[Laughs] “Yeah.”

Do you have any recollection of that at all?

“Yes. I believe I do, yeah. I believe I do. It was the first night we had a live band. We used to, when we first got our break opening for Tiffany, we would literally just get a cassette and sing over the cassette. That’s all we could afford, you know?


“And about a year or so later, we got to have our own band and that first night was like [pauses] it was like going down a highway in a tractor-trailer and [laughs] stuff isn’t really strapped down and sh-t’s flying around in the back and the doors are opening up and people are flying off. It was nuts. But I do remember it – not so vaguely.”

And then when you started your first solo tour, the first show of your first solo tour was in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. You played our Bethlehem Musikfest festival. And I wondered …

“Wow. The first date, really? Or one of them?”

It was advertised as the first date – in 1999.

“Wow. Um, well, I mean, Pennsylvania and that area – you know, and the northeast, has always been sort of the stronghold for New Kids fans. And I guess it makes sense, you know what I mean – we’re from that area, so to speak, and we’ve always had a lot of support there and it’s importance to us.”

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on Few Good Minutes

Donnie was interviewed on "A Few Good Minutes" hosted by Joel Idelson. He talks about his getting movie roles in the 90's after the New Kids broke up and more.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Joey McIntyre's interview with Florida Today

Florida Today interviewed Joey about the tour, embarrassing moments, motivation, his plans for after the tour and more.

Friday night, the New Kids on the Block step into the ring as the Main Event tour stops at the Amway Center in Orlando. The tour, which also features special guests TLC and Nelly, kicked off in May and features a 360-degree stage allowing for optimal viewing without obstructions.

Consisting of Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg and Danny Wood, NKOTB started in the mid-1980s, and by the end of the decade the guys became international superstars. Considered one of the original "boy bands," the guys disbanded in 1994, yet the group is among the world's best-selling bands of all time, having sold more than 80 million records worldwide. Reformed in 2008, the band continues to record and tour in front of sellout crowds around the globe.

QUESTION: How different is your approach to touring now than it was when you first started as a child back in the '80s?

ANSWER: In some ways, it hasn't changed at all, and in other ways it has changed a lot. The spirit, excitement, drive and passion for what we do, and for what I do, is still the same. We still look forward to the next show and with experience we try to figure out what we are going to do different and how are we going to surprise our audiences. We all have a fever for what we do and have been doing for over 27 years. We have the foresight and awareness now to bring our show to a different level every time.

Q: With the dynamics of the family always changing, do you think it'll hold you back from going to a national level?

A: Wow, there are too many. I think my fondest memory for right now has been the last few weeks. We all get along so well, and I don't have to knock on wood after saying that either. To be able to do a show with four other guys that you have known your whole life and who mean so much to you is a privilege. Because we are such close friends and we have the best fans in the world, it is an honor to take the stage with these guys.

Q: What was your most embarrassing onstage moment?

A: I could say that I don't believe anything is embarrassing and you learn from it, but there have been some. My most embarrassing was probably before I even joined the band. I was like 6 or 7 years old and I was performing with the Neighborhood Children's Theater of Boston. We were doing a patriotic show and in the beginning we were wearing red shirts and blue jeans, and over it I had on this soldier type outfit. We were doing a platoon song and as I was marching I began to march right out of my pants and I didn't realize it because I had been wearing jeans underneath. I finally got what people were pointing at. You know, in this business you have to be willing to make mistakes, though, and you can't be afraid of them. Sometimes I try to hit a note I might not be able to hit and sometimes it doesn't come out the way I want it to, but you have to challenge yourself, and see where it takes you.

Q: Does the band intend to record a new studio album once the tour ends?

A: We have talked about it. It is a big endeavor, and these days it takes quite a commitment. We were blessed that our first album after getting back together was so successful and the album we released in 2013 still feels fresh to us. I wouldn't doubt if we do another, but right now we have only talked about it.

Q: NKOTB started the boy band craze and the merchandising that went along with it. What was the craziest thing that used your image?

A: I would have to say a marble with my face on it. To see your head go rolling down the hallway is a little surreal and doesn't do you justice. There was a lot of crazy stuff and it kind of got away from us where we couldn't put a cap on it.

Q: What are your personal plans once the tour ends?

A: I have a TV project in the works that I hope we can move on, but not sure yet. I have been lucky to have been on "The McCarthys" (on CBS), which, although it got canceled, averaged nearly 7 million viewers a night. I am open to new projects and I have a few things in the works.

Q: Why do you think the band still captivates audiences more than 30 years after its debut?

A: I think it is the gratitude we have for the fans. We really love what we do and the shows would not be possible without the fans. The legacy of our fans keeps us going. We are lucky to have stuck around this long and with that much time behind you it feeds itself. We still go out there and give 150 percent of ourselves in each and every show we perform.

Q: What is your biggest motivation to perform these days?

A: I think just the motivation to see what I can do next. I want to see how far I can push myself, grow and be in the moment. It is a privilege to do this and to be in front of an audience. I feel blessed for what I have.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Watch NKOTB's interview with The Insider

The Insider interviewed NKOTB recently. Jonathan explains how he got his broken nose and they talk about having hyperbaric oxygen chamber on tour. Here are the video clips:

Did you know that New Kids On The Block have a hyperbaric oxygen chamber on tour with them?!

Posted by The Insider on Friday, May 15, 2015

EXCLUSIVE: New Kids On The Block's Jonathan Knight explains how he got his broken nose!

Posted by The Insider on Friday, May 15, 2015

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Reviews and articles about NKOTB's The Main Event

Here are some articles, photos, videos and reviews NKOTB's The Main Event tour.

New Kids on the Block have some advice - Reading Eagle

Nostalgia alert: New Kids On The Block and friends serenade Vancouver - CTV News

5 Things We Learned at the New Kids on the Block, TLC and Nelly Tour -

The 10 best New Kids on the Block (or NKOTB) songs -

Concert Review: New Kids on the Block Still Have It, TLC Not So Much - Phoenix New Times

New Kids on the Block: The Main Event - San Diego Reader

Synchronized dancing, sex appeal whip Dallas into New Kids on the Block frenzy - GuideLive

New Kids on the Block perform at Smoothie King Center: photo gallery -

First Look: New Kids on the Block (with Big Freedia!) on Friday night in New Orleans -

New Kids on the Block fans at Smoothie King Center, May 15 -

New Kids, TLC, Nelly get nostalgic in Houston -

New Kids On The Block: 'New Member' Griffin McIntyre Sings Just Like His Father - The Inquisitr

NKOTB, TLC and Nelly hit Dallas in a dazzling display of showmanship - Northdallasgazette

Other recent NKOTB related news articles and media:

Did you know? New Kids on the Block shot hit video in New Orleans cemetery - WGNO

Wahlburgers will touch down at Logan Airport - Boston Globe

Wahlburgers Franchise Expansion On Track With 20-Store Deal In The Middle East And Airport ... PR Newswire (press release)