Sunday, December 15, 2019

Joey McIntyre in The Wanderer

Joey McIntyre will star in The Wanderer in 2020.

Here are some details:

MAY 28–JUNE 28, 2020
Paper Mill Playhouse
For tickets visit: www.PaperMill.org


Here is a clip from Entertainment Tonight where it is mentioned:

Donnie Wahlberg's UPROXX 20 interview

Donnie recently answered 20 questions for Uproxx:

1. You walk into a bar. What do you order from the bartender?

An old fashioned.

2. Who’s your favorite person to follow on Twitter and/or Instagram?

@ByronKatie (Twitter; Instagram).

3. What’s currently waiting for you on your DVR or in your streaming queue?

Jenny [McCarthy] and I are currently obsessed with and streaming The Crown.

4. It’s your last meal — what are you going out with?

Not a Popeye’s chicken sandwich, and not a Chik-fil-A chicken sandwich, but a Wendy’s spicy chicken sandwich. The unsung hero in the chicken sandwich wars!

5. What websites do you visit on a regular basis?

My local Boston newspaper from my childhood that I read every day going to school: The Boston Herald.

6. What’s the most frequently played song on your mobile device?

Currently, without checking the statistics, I would say: “I Need Your Loving” by Teena Marie. Very old school.

7. If you could go back and give your 18-year-old self one piece of advice what would it be?

Stop talking so much! [laughs]

8. What’s the last thing you Googled?

How do you say “I’m proud of you” in Spanish.

9. Dogs or cats?

Dogs.

10. Best concert of your life was…?

Best concert of my life that I was in was Fenway Park, New Kids on the Block in 2017. The best concert that I ever went to was Eric B. and Rakim at the House of Blues in 2019.

11. What book are you most likely to give as a gift?

As a general gift, The Secret Language of Birthdays. It basically breaks down every day of the year, what people are like who are born on that day. And it’s never been inaccurate once. Ever. But if someone’s having a baby, I would give them On Becoming Baby Wise.

12. What’s the nicest thing anyone has ever done for you?

I would say that there are so many countless things that my fans have done for me, that it would be unfair to pick just one. They’ve fed me and put a roof over my head for the past three decades.

13. South Park or Family Guy?

Tie.

14. You have an entire day to do whatever you want. What would you do?

I would wake up cuddling with my wife. Take her and our kids and all of their friends out to breakfast at our favorite diner. Get in a quick workout with my wife, while streaming an episode of The Crown. Go golf with my golfing buddies. Meet my wife and kids for dinner. Go to the Hotel Baker in St. Charles [Illinois] for an old fashioned and my wife’s favorite, a cosmopolitan. Then go back home and get in bed with my wife, where the day started.

15. What movie can you not resist watching if it’s on?

There are quite a few, but I’ll go with Scarface, The Godfather, or Glory.

16. The sports team or teams you’re most passionate about?

All of my local Boston teams, starting with the Celtics, the Patriots, the Red Sox and the Bruins. I spend the most time on the Celtics. I have the most stress and anxiety over the Patriots.

17. Where did you eat the best meal of your life?

Since it’s recent and fresh in my memory, I’m going to say, in my house this year on Thanksgiving, when my wife cooked every single thing on the table.

18. The last movie you saw in a theater?

I saw two movies in one day. It was The Greatest Showman, which I rented out a theater to show my wife privately, because it’s her favorite movie. And we also watched Parasite, which is a Korean film that’s out right now.

19. Who was your first celebrity crush?

My first celebrity crush ever — there were two that I can recall. Kristy McNichol and Thelma from Good Times. Her name was Bern Nadette Stanis, I think her real name was.

20. What would you cook if Nic Cage were coming to your house for dinner?

Well, I don’t cook, so I’d probably give him a bowl of cereal. That’s probably what I’d be able to cook for him. I have an array of cereals in the pantry — he could take his pick. And I have an array of milks in the refrigerator, from almond to rice milk, so he could take his pick.

Donnie Wahlberg at Target's annual Heroes and Helpers program

Here is an article from Patch about Donnie at Target's annual Heroes and Helpers program in NJ:



Donnie Wahlberg, Police Help Kids Pick Out Gifts At Bergen Target

Wahlberg and local police officers teamed up for Target's annual Heroes and Helpers program at the Edgewater store.

EDGEWATER, NJ — Donnie Wahlberg once sang about how he wanted the "right stuff." On Wednesday, the former New Kids On The Block singer-turned-actor gave it to a group of under-served kids in Bergen County.

Wahlberg, a main cast member on the police show "Blue Bloods," teamed up with Target and several local police officers to help kids pick out holiday gifts in Bergen County Wednesday.

Wahlberg and officers from Fort Lee, Englewood Cliffs, Cliffside Park, Leonia, and Fairview went shopping with kids at Target's Edgewater store for the chain's annual Heroes and Helpers program. Wahlberg brother, Mark, is a prominent film actor.

Attendees shopped alongside 110 kids as they picked out gifts for their families, and took selfies with first-responders and Target team members, Target said in a recap of the event on its website.

The Edgewater Police Department helped organize the event. Hundreds of people attended.

Englewood Cliffs officers Jae Lee and Chris Minetti volunteered their time and attended the event. They and the other officers were paired with a few kids each.

"I was a little nervous, and didn't know what to expect, but they just paired officers up with kids. It went really well," Lee said. "We welcomed the kids, we helped them pick out toys and gifts. It went great."

Englewood Cliffs Police Chief William Henkelman said he was proud of his officers for participating in the event.

"They sacrificed time with their own families to participate," Henkelman said. "If they can put a smile on those kids' faces, it's all worth it."

Target provided an $11,000 endowment that was evenly split among the 110 kids, said Jill Sullivan, Edgewater's recreation director. The kids rode in firetrucks, ambulances, and a lot of police cars to the store in a Parade of Heroes. Wahlberg and Bullseye, Target's mascot, greeted the kids at the store.

The Fort Lee Police Department wrote about the event on its Facebook page.

"‪Fort Lee Police and Donnie Wahlberg at Target today for Heroes and Helpers creating some holiday magic for under-served kids and their families," the department posted on its Facebook page, along with a photo of officers with Wahlberg.

"The addition of Donnie made it a memorable night for the hundreds that participated in the community give-back event," Target said.

Target has helped host and fund the Heroes and Helpers events in their stores for the last decade. More than 100,000 kids have shopped alongside 60,000 public safety workers at more than 2,300 Target stores. Target has provided more than $5 million in grants to fund the program.

Enes Kanter Show Podcast: Donnie Wahlberg on Celtics likability and his friendship with Enes

Donnie was recently interviewed by Enes Kanter to talk about the Celtics and more.

Listen to the full interview below:




Joey McIntyre chats with ET about Twelfth Night and more

Joey McIntyre is opening up about how New Kids on the Block has managed to go the distance.

ET's Keltie Knight sat down with the singer in New York on Monday to discuss his not one, but two upcoming acting gigs in two plays, Twelfth Night and The Wanderer. He also chatted about the decades-spanning run his boy band has enjoyed.

"Staying together is so hard and that's why so many bands don't benefit from staying together," he states.

"First of all, we took 14 years off and we never thought we'd get back together," McIntyre adds of the group's hiatus from 1994 to 2008. "You gotta pick your spots and you gotta take care of yourself. I mean, I slowly realized that the more I focus on myself and asked for what I need and go after that, then it's all good, you know what I mean? You know, we're five pretty good guys. I'm lucky to be a part of it."

Considering their longstanding bankability, he was also asked if the New Kids have ever considered a Las Vegas residency.

"Vegas has definitely, you know, come up a lot, but when you can still play arenas it's pretty cool," McIntyre responds.

He also discussed the group's annual cruise, which runs from April 23-27 in 2020, stating, "It's four nights and five days of non-stop craziness and we're all dead. Everybody goes home dead and then we somehow do it again next year."

Speaking of nostalgia, McIntyre also took a peek at an interview he did with ET in 1989, making for a hilarious reaction and response.

"First of all, my voice was changing, so it was a mess," he joked after watching the clip in which he discusses his newfound success and giving back as a teen. "I always have such compassion for that kid 'cause he could barely talk and he's still trying to sing 'Please Don't Go Girl.'"

During the interview, he also shared his excitement to tackle his first Shakespearean role, stating: "It's very exciting. I always wanted to do it. And I'm thrilled… It's Twelfth Night and the character's Orsino."

Twelfth Night opens on Jan. 11, 2020 at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, New Jersey, and his next play, The Wanderer, opens at the Papermill Playhouse in New Jersey this spring.

Click here to watch the video of the interview!

Jenny McCarthy, Donnie Wahlberg dish on their Thanksgiving traditions and life in the limelight

Donnie was recently featured in an article from Fox News:

Like most families, Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg like to celebrate Thanksgiving with traditions.

This year, the couple is expecting to welcome a few relatives into their Chicago home for the holiday.

"We've got about 12 coming (to dinner) right now, but that always seems to go up," McCarthy, 47, told Fox News. "We take in friends and family that might not have anywhere else to go for the day."

Feeding 12 (or more) is no simple feat, but it's a labor of love for everyone involved, including McCarthy and Wahlberg, 50, along with 18-year-old Elijah -- Wahlberg's son from a past relationship -- and 17-year-old, Evan, whom McCarthy shares with ex John Asher.

"I'll spend the day in the kitchen," McCarthy admitted. "But Donnie will be playing games with the kids in the living room."

It's not uncommon for Wahlberg to lead attendees in a game of charades or a number of other classics while dinner is being prepared.

The couple has one tradition, however, that has existed since the beginning of their relationship: French's green bean casserole.

"Our first Thanksgiving together, I wanted to show Donnie that I could cook and he asked if I knew how to make French's green bean casserole," recounted McCarthy. "I was like 'Do I know how to make the casserole? Of course, I know!' It's been a tradition ever since."

McCarthy attributes the pair's affinity and recent partnership with French's casserole to "growing up poor," a condition she and her husband both experienced. However, they were both always able to enjoy the affordable dish when the time came each year.

"Jenny and I like it a little bit different," explained Wahlberg. "I like mine with hot sauce, but what we both like is the crunch so we always have to have those fried onions."

Wahlberg is a self-described "fanatic" for onions and green beans, an adoration that has subtly worked its way into his career. "If you look closely, in every dinner scene in 'Blue Bloods,' I'm eating green beans," said Wahlberg. "People come up to me and tell me that they love those scenes with the green beans."

"Blue Bloods," currently in its 10th season at CBS, follows a family of New York police officers. Wahlberg stars alongside Tom Selleck.

"It's so cool because the Millennials and the Gen-X-ers are so into the family time," McCarthy said of the dinner scenes. "I think that really bringing people together and having these traditions is a great way to connect with family and friends."

"Blue Bloods," however, isn't Wahlberg's only claim to fame -- he's also a member of New Kids on the Block, a boy band that found success in the late 1980s and early '90s.

The band recently wrapped up their Mixtape Tour, which Wahlberg noted is its "highest-grossing tour ever." Despite the success of the tour, there wasn't much time for the actor to rest.

"I came back [from touring] and I got right back to work on 'Blue Bloods,'" Wahlberg said.

"And when he says 'right back to work,' he means the next day," McCarthy elaborated. "He got home Sunday night and was on set on Monday morning at 5 a.m."

While he continues to work hard on his television show, Wahlberg did admit that there will be a brief pause in his work with New Kids, despite some "top secret stuff" coming from the band in 2020.

"I think before I try to fight off bad guys with dance moves I need to get New Kids out of my system," Wahlberg explained. "But then I can get it back into my system."

Wahlberg isn't the only busy member of the family, however, as McCarthy goes between her show on SiriusXM, activism and hosting television events like "New Year's Rockin' Eve."

Her resume also includes a stint as a co-host on "The View," which revolves around the co-hosts' discussions of pop culture and current events. McCarthy, however, feels the show was "more about arguments."

"They brought me on to have someone talk about pop culture and to bring something lighter, but within a week, they were uncomfortable with who I was. Barbara [Walters] was uncomfortable with what I was saying," she said, claiming that they wanted her to be more aggressive and dramatic on air. "I stuck it out for the year, but then I was offered the show with SiriusXM and I love it."

"The Jenny McCarthy Show" allows McCarthy to gab about pop culture and interview celebrities, completely unfiltered.

"(SiriusXM) said 'We want you to be you,' and they've been so great to me," she noted.

McCarthy's latest endeavor includes being a judge on Fox's "The Masked Singer," which features masked celebrities singing and offering clues about their identity before one is unmasked and sent packing each week. The show has seen Patti LaBelle, Rumer Willis, Tommy Chong and McCarthy's friend Sherri Shepherd among those taking the stage.

As for her dream "Masked Singer" contestant?

"People laugh, but I have to say Beyoncé," McCarthy confessed.

"There's talent on the show that hasn't been unmasked yet that's huge," dished Wahlberg of season 2. "So it's not that crazy to think [Beyoncé] could do it."

Another possible contestant? Wahlberg himself.

"I don't know if I'd ever do it, I might be better suited to be a judge," he said of possibly joining the show. "Maybe I'd do it to spoof Jenny or something like that."

Between music, movies, television, radio, marriage, and parenting, McCarthy and Wahlberg have a lot more on their plate than just green beans. However, they have a few simple rules to help them balance family life with the spotlight.

First, they enforce a strict five-day rule, promising to go no more than one week without spending time at home with the family. The couple said they even travel multiple times a week to meet the rule.

Next, they've learned to say "no."

"It used to be so much harder to turn down opportunities for both of us," McCarthy said. "But now we can just say 'no' if it takes us away from the family too much. Like this year, I'm not hosting ['New Year's Rockin' Eve'] because my son asked me to stay home this year and be with him."

McCarthy is looking forward to changing up her Dec. 31 plans this year and spending time with her son Evan, who was diagnosed with autism at age three.

"All working moms have guilt about leaving their child, but to add [special needs] on top of that is heartbreaking, honestly," said the former Playboy model. "Leaving my son is honestly one of the hardest things I've ever had to do."

While saying bye to go to work is difficult for McCarthy, she admits that she can now find comfort in how much her son enjoys "The Masked Singer."

"The kids love the show. It's the first time my son really thinks I'm cool!"

Joey McIntyre Will Star in Twelfth Night at Two River Theater

According to Playbill, Joey McIntyre will star in Twelfth Night at Two River Theater this January. Here is the article:

Joey McIntyre Will Star in Twelfth Night at Two River Theater

Former New Kids on the Block star Joey McIntyre, seen on Broadway in Waitress and Wicked, will play Orsino in William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night at New Jersey's Two River Theater.

Directed by Sara Holdren (who recently left her position as theatre critic at New York Magazine), the production will begin at the Red Bank venue January 11, 2020, prior to an official opening January 17. The romantic comedy, featuring original songs composed by the band/theatre collective The Lobbyists, will continue through February 2.

Joining McIntyre will be Hannah Rose Caton as Viola, Celeste Ciulla as Maria, Tommy Crawford as Feste, Richard Hollis as Malvolio, Carman Lacivita as Antonio, Kathleen Littlefield as Olivia, Luis Quintero as Sir Andrew Aguecheek, Kurt Rhoads as Sir Toby Belch, Rudy Roushdi as Sebastian, Will Turner as Sea Captain, and Tony Aidan Vo as Fabian.

“Twelfth Night is, perhaps, Shakespeare’s most perfect comedy,” stated director Holdren. “It is also, paradoxically and gorgeously, his farewell to the purely comic genre—poignant and tinged with music, melancholy, mortality amidst the silliness and joy. Separated twins, mistaken identities, and questions of identity, loneliness, and love propel this gender-bending tale, which asks if it is ever possible truly to know the soul of the loved one, or truly to reveal our own.”

The creative team includes scenic designer Claire DeLiso, costume designer Fabian Aguilar, lighting designer Caitlin Smith Rapoport, and sound designers Kate Marvin and Kathy Ruvuna. The casting is by Binder Casting/Chad Eric Murnane, the assistant stage manager is Larry Copeland, and the production stage manager is Brett Anders.

Donnie Wahlberg Reveals ‘Amazing’ Connection With Wife Jenny McCarthy Son

Donnie was featured in a recent article from US Weekly...

Donnie Wahlberg Reveals ‘Amazing’ Connection With Wife Jenny McCarthy Son

Donnie Wahlberg is always grateful for his bond with his wife Jenny McCarthy’s 17-year-old son, Evan, but going into the holiday season, the actor is feeling especially thankful.


“Besides the fact that she’s cooked the most amazing Thanksgiving dinner, which I can’t wait to enjoy this year, she’s just been such a great wife and stepmom to my son,” the Blue Bloods actor, 50, told Us Weekly exclusively during a joint interview with McCarthy, 47, as they discussed their partnership with French’s Crispy Fried Onions. “One of the interesting things about us as parents is my son is super intellectual and very reserved. So he’s not the, ‘Hey, dad. Let’s go out and play,’ or, ‘I love you, dad.’ He’s not that type. But he can carry on a great conversation. Where Jenny’s son is super affectionate, will tell you exactly how he feels. He’s not reserved, but he’s not the intellectual type. So we’ve come into each other’s lives and our kids sort of, we connect with our kids in ways that we haven’t connected with our own. So with Evan, Jenny’s son, I get all this amazing ways to connect with him that I don’t get with my son and Jenny now can sit down with my son and talk about …”

McCarthy interjected, “Intellectual conversations.”

“Yeah. Really unique conversations him,” Wahlberg, who shares sons Xavier, 26, and Elijah, 18, with ex-wife Kimberly Fey added. “Besides being the best wife that I could have ever imagined having, she’s also the best step mom and mother. She’s a great partner and to simplify it, having someone to build traditions with my children and it being Jenny is probably the thing I’m most grateful for. Now our kids are seeing through both rusty and single parents and the struggles we had early on and past relationships now to see us building this traditions and building this family together. Now our kids can see what that looks like and pass it onto their kids. So it’s something to truly be grateful.”


McCarthy and Wahlberg tied the knot in 2014 after meeting on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. The former View host had a similar sentiment to her husband about his bond with Evan.


“There’s no words that actually even come close to the meaning that I feel. I’m most thankful for his unconditional love,” she told Us. “And not only for me though, to my son. Any single mom that knows our story can understand that because I think that’s one of our biggest concerns. Who’s going to love me with me and my child or children. Is there anyone out there, especially with special needs and the fact that this Romeo came along and not only swooped me off my feet, but my son and our combined families love each other. It’s I guess truly family and unconditional love that I’m just so grateful for.”

Later this month, the twosome are looking forward to celebrating Thanksgiving in Chicago with their kids.

“We’re in Chicago in our home with our two sons that both live here. And my mom and my stepdad and my sisters,” McCarthy told Us, noting that both sides of their respective families love their French’s Green Bean Casserole. “We got about a 12 count right now. Usually that number goes up because we are the house that are open to stragglers and by stragglers I mean our friends and relatives.”

“To know that our kids feel safe and secure and know that they can feel all this love and happiness at the holiday time, it’s really special. It’s again, it’s passing down traditions. That’s what all this stuff is about. That’s why this partnership with French’s, it works for us,” Wahlberg added. “We’d love green onion casserole.”






Article: Jonathan Knight gives glimpse at life on his Essex farm

Jonathan was featured in a recent article from Boston Herald...


Jonathan Knight gives glimpse at life on his Essex farm



Jonathan Knight goes hog wild when it comes to his farm life with husband Harley Rodriguez. The New Kids on the Block singer and home restoration pro shared what it’s like getting his hands dirty on their estate in Essex — a passion that apparently stems from his childhood.

“When (my family and I) lived in Dorchester, we had three-quarters of an acre,” Knight told the Track of his Boston upbringing. “We had sheep, a couple of goats, a pony, two pigs, some pigeons and roosters.”

“We always had some type of animal coming through there,” he said. “This was in the late ’70s, so there weren’t all of the regulations about what you could have and what you couldn’t have.”

While in his 20s, Knight went full-country and purchased his first property in Essex. He took a six-year break from the North Shore while he and Rodriguez lived in New York City, but he returned to the town about a year ago when the pair bought the farm from his mother and made it a home.

Among the features found on the sprawling property is a barn built in the 1700s that they had dismantled, shipped to Maine, restored and then reassembled. The land also boasts a bountiful garden that Knight has grown from the ground up.

“I had never grown vegetables before,” he said. “I just tried it, and everything did so well. … Now I’m kind of hooked.”

“This year, I actually had it scaled-down because … I just got crazy and next thing you know we’ve got like 25 eggplants growing.” he said. “But ultimately, I would love to have just a big huge garden where I can grow food and donate it to a food bank.”

He and Rodriguez are also proud papas to a small herd of animals, including six chickens, three horses and 11 ducks. They have four hives buzzing with bees — although Knight adamantly abstains from any apiary duties.

“I’m actually so afraid of the damn things, so I stay away from them,” Knight said. “My mother went and took the beekeeping course with my nephew, so they’re the ones that are in charge of all that. … They start swarming at me and I start running for my life.”

Bee business aside, Knight keeps plenty busy tending to the 7 acres of land he and Rodriguez call home.

“It’s a lot of work, just even cutting the grass,” Knight said. “The good thing is my family seems to migrate up here every weekend. When I’m not looking I’ll suddenly see my sister jump on the lawnmower and just start mowing.”

And Knight, whose HGTV pilot “Farmhouse Fixer” will soon have its release date, keeps adding new endeavors to their pastoral to-do list.

“It’s never-ending,” he said of his docket of projects. “I always get these romantic notions.”

Case in point: Just last winter, Knight impulse-bought a tiny forest so he and Rodriguez can someday cut down a Christmas tree on their own property.

“I go online and I order trees not even knowing what I was ordering,” Knight said. “Three days before (The Mixtape Tour) started, 100 Christmas trees showed up at my house, little seedlings. I’m up all night before tour, putting them in pots, making sure they’re going to be OK while I’m gone.

“I actually just put about 30 in the ground last week. Hopefully they’ll make it and in 10 years, I can have my romantic moment of cutting down a Christmas tree on my own property.”

Friday, October 11, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy in People Magazine

Donnie and Jenny are featured in the new issue of People Magazine on stands today.  They gave People a tour of their home in St. Charles, IL.



Check out the article here.

NKOTB 2020 cruise announced!

The New Kids on the Block have announced their cruise for 2020.  It'll take place April 23 - 27, 2020 leaving out of Miami and visiting Half Moon Cay!  Here is some info from their official cruise website nkotbcruise.com:

We can’t wait to create new memories with all of your when we set sail on Cruise 2020. We plan to blow everything that came before out of the water and leave it all on the ship! The annual can’t-miss BH family event is something we look forward to all the time. Cruise X definitely went down in the history books but we’re sure to find ways to top it together when we hit the water on Cruise 2020.

CARNIVAL CONQUEST
We’ll be sailing on the Carnival Conquest from Miami spending a bunch of days at sea together and hanging out on our favorite private island, Half Moon Cay.

Presales and Onsales
We can't wait to return to sea with you. Mark your calendars for the following dates and times and GET ON THE BOAT!

10/16/19 - 10:00 AM ET - 10 Timers presale

10/16/19 - 12:00 PM ET - Block Nation presale

10/17/19 - 12:00 PM ET - Past guest presale

10/28/19 - 12:00 PM ET - General onsale

10 Times and  Past guests will receive their presale codes from Rose Tours. Block Nation members will receive their code from Block Nation



Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg's interview with No Filter with Zack Peter

Donnie was interviewed on the No Filter with Zack Peter podcast. He talks about the Mixtape Tour, what he thinks about the possibility of NSync going on tour without Justin Timberlake, how he dealt with ups and downs of fame and transitioning to acting after NKOTB, what his plans for the future are now, what his favorite New Kids on the Block tour has been, and will he ever write a book. He also answers Zack's icebreaker questions about his favorite drink, the Kardashians and more.

Click here to listen!

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Watch NKOTB on 3rd hour of TODAY

In case you missed NKOTB's appearance on Today this morning, here is the video clip!

The New Kids on the Block have been hanging tough for more than 30 years. Now in the midst of their sold-out North American “Mixtape Tour,” Dylan Dreyer catches up with Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight for the 3rd hour of TODAY.

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Donnie and Jenny's interview with Jon Taffer Part 2

Part 2 of Jon Taffer's interview with Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy has been released. Donnie talks about why he was a little hesitant to start a relationship with Jenny, and how therapy helped him, why do they don't have "make up sex", how they help each other when one of them is feeling down, and more.

Click here to listen!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Reviews of NKOTB's Mixtape Tour and more

Here are some more articles and reviews about New Kids on the Block and the Mixtape Tour:


New Kids play generous hosts in TD Garden show - The Boston Globe

Joey McIntyre breaks down about dad during NKOTB's Boston concert - Boston Herald

Tiffany Reflects On Her ‘Overwhelming’ Time As A Teen Star, Talks Debbie Gibson And Mixtape Tour With NKOTB - ET Canada

New Kids On The Block’s MixTape Tour Brings New Twist To Old School Hits - Nerds and Beyond

NKOTB’s Jonathan Knight and Pop Star Tiffany Talk Dating, Coming Out and 31-Year Friendship - ET

Prediction: Salt-N-Pepa will upstage NKOTB's ‘Magic Mike’ shtick tonight at Xcel - City Pages

'They couldn't breathe': The first time New Kids on the Block conquered Milwaukee
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

New Kids on the Block keep Xcel Energy crowd on their feet with infectious, campy energy - TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

30 years on, New Kids on the Block have the right stuff in St. Paul concert - Minneapolis Star Tribune

'New Kids' back on the block after nearly 30 years - WISN Milwaukee (video clip)

New Kids on the Block make nostalgia feel fresh again at Milwaukee stop of 'The Mixtape Tour' - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

6 best moments from New Kids on the Block's throwback visit to Fiserv Forum - On Milwaukee

New Kids on the Block in Detroit, in photos - The Oakland Press

New Kids and friends spin a magical Mixtape night at Little Caesars - The Oakland Press

WATCH: Detroit Lions' cheerleaders perform at New Kids on the Block concert at LCA
Detroit Sports Nation

NKOTB, Salt-N-Pepa, Debbie Gibson, Tiffany play a non-stop 80s and 90s mixtape in Detroit - MLive

Smiles at New Kids on the Block in KeyBank Center - Buffalo News

Knight hangin' tough with NKOTB - Boston Herald

NKOTB woo fans with crowd-pleasing performance on Mixtape Tour - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Some moms are sharing their nostalgia for New Kids on the Block with their children - Greensboro News and Record

PHOTOS: New Kids On The Block still have the right stuff - WPVI-TV





Saturday, June 29, 2019

Jonathan Knight's interview with Columbus Underground

Columbus Underground interviewed Jonathan recently to talk about the tour and more. 
Here is a copy of the article:
“This tour has been an absolute blast. It’s been one of the most fun ones that we’ve done,” New Kids on the Block founding member Jonathan Knight-Rodriguez tells me over the phone during a day off in between shows in Des Moines and St. Paul.
The Mixtape Tour, which kicked off on May 2 in Cincinnati, will stop in 53 North American cities before it concludes on July 14 at Hollywood, Florida’s Hard Rock Events Center. Joining them on the road is a rather robust line-up of their contemporaries: Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Naughty by Nature, and Salt-N-Pepa.
For those of us Gen X-ers who were raised on pop radio waves, it’s a ticket that’s hard to resist.
“Yeah, it’s definitely a lot of people’s childhoods wrapped up in one tour,” Knight-Rodriguez affirms. “You know, we’ve known Debbie Gibson forever. And just touring with Tiffany before was so much fun for us. We had her come out when we did a show at Coney Island, and we asked her to do one song with us, not even thinking about the future. She just did so well, and we were, like, ‘This is a no-brainer. We need to get out and tour with Tiffany again.’ And it just went from there.
It was a lot of phone calls and a lot of discussions back and forth about who we thought would fit on this bill. And, of course, Salt-N-Pepa, and Naughty by Nature, and Debbie — it just all came together and it was perfect.”
The Mixtape Tour also culminates the recent 30th anniversary celebration of Hangin’ Tough, the 1988 breakthrough album that sent the then-fledgling careers of Knight-Rodriguez and younger brother Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre, and Danny Wood, skyward. Their prevalence shifted music culture and conversation, especially in North America. In March, they reissued their juggernaut, which included a new single, “80s Baby,” along with two additional new tracks: “Boys in the Band (Boy Band Anthem),” and “The Way.”
Their broad appeal is helping the New Kids fill up many of the same venues that they sold out in their teens and 20s — the good fortune of which is not lost on Knight-Rodriguez and his band mates.
“We’ve had such a great career, and to still be here 30 years later and playing arenas is something really special.”
The Mixtape Tour lands in Columbus on Saturday night at the Schottenstein Center. Knight-Rodriguez and I spent some time discussing the band’s lengthy career and what has kept them moving onward and upward in a changing musical landscape.
Hangin’ Tough changed absolutely everything for the five of you. What do you remember most about making that record? And what about once it gained momentum and began to ignite?
“Just the whole process of making an album back then, compared to now, was so different. You know, we all had to be present in the same room when we were recording. Now, somebody could be on the east coast, west coast – somebody could be in a hotel room on vacation and sing some lines and get them sent over to whoever’s producing it, and you can put it all together. That’s a big difference.
It’s hard to believe that it was thirty years ago. We were just little kids. So, you know, being young and recording the album, having a record label, being in stores and on billboards and all that stuff – it was just an amazing experience.”
I was in high school when the tour that followed Step by Step stopped in Winnipeg, and I remember so many of my classmates who went to the show were just reduced to rubble the next day because of the experience. It was the first time I’d seen people react to a band with such vivid emotion, and I can’t imagine how it must have felt to be on the receiving end of that. How did you protect yourselves from that level of mania and stay grounded? 
“[laughs] You know, that’s funny because we actually talk about that all the time — how did we not end up addicted to drugs, or in trouble, or in jail, or stuff like that. It was just so much craziness around us. But, I think we were just brought up by really strict parents. And, we had each other, we had to answer to each other. If someone was getting out of line, they’d get pulled aside and told, ‘Listen, you can’t do that. You’re gonna screw everything up for everybody!’ The madness back then was crazy — we were touring 364 days out of the year.
And, even when we came home off tour and tried to take a break, it was just…there really was no break for us. Everywhere we went — airports, restaurants — people would recognize you. So, that was a hard thing to deal with. You know, but, we all made it through and came out unscathed.”
I imagine touring now must be a much more…maybe ‘pleasant’ isn’t the right word, but certainly the immense pressure that used to come with touring while you’re trying to fulfill an obligation to ‘make it’ is probably off your shoulders at this point. 
“Yeah, exactly. There’s not 300 people hanging out in front of our hotel, and we can’t leave. You know, the fans have grown up, as well. Even us walking through the audience in a 15,000-seat arena — everybody’s not rushing out to grab us or rip out hair out. So, yeah, it’s definitely a lot more enjoyable this time around.”
You and Jordan grew up in a musical household. How did that contribute to your coming-of-age as musicians and performers?
“My dad’s a minister, so we always sang in the church choir. And, actually, the four New Kids besides Joe all went to a performing arts elementary school — so, we had school chorus and all of that. It was just…music was just always around. If it wasn’t my big sisters blasting Elton John, Journey, or, you know, all those great acts…it was just constantly around us, and just something we really enjoyed.”
And do you have any go-tos in your own music collection that you return to when you need fulfillment outside of what you create with the band?
“Ooh, that’s a tough one. I listen to every kind of music. You know, thank goodness for satellite radio. One day I’ll have on some heavy metal, the next day it’ll be some dance/electronica, and then 90s pop. All kinds. As long as there’s noise in the background, it’s good [laughs].”
What would you say is most misunderstood about New Kids on the Block and your lived experience as a collective?
“Goodness. You got me. You know, I think a lot of people think…I don’t know. You’ve got me stumped on that one…”
Well, let me ask this instead: what do you hope people say or remember most about your work as a band?
“I mean, good memories and happiness. I know in meet-and-greets now, we hear stories from fans about when they were younger and they were going through troubles that we were a joy to them. They were able to put on our music and get through hard times. I think that’s the biggest thing I’m proud of. Music brings joy, and we were able to bring joy to people’s hearts.”
Now that you each have an extra 30 years of life experience accumulated since Hangin’ Tough, I’m curious what your backstage and tour bus conversations are like now compared to when you were on the road in 1989? I’m guessing they’re a bit different.  
“[laughs] Yeah, conversations in our dressing room are a lot different. I would say the biggest thing we talk about now is politics and world things. You know, when you’re 20 — there are so many things you just don’t think about or care about. Now, it’s really cool to have conversations about stuff like that — grown-up stuff like parenting, sports talk, political stuff…”
You mentioned how much the music industry has changed over the years. What’s something you’ve seen progress or happen within it that you never thought you’d see when you were younger?
“There are so many record companies going out of business, and that you can make a record and not be signed to a major label and still get exposure. Social media has given so many young artists a platform to just do their own thing and not really have a company behind them. Radio stations and stuff that are all closing down. Everything’s streaming now. Everything’s changed — even in the last 10 years that we’ve been back. So many things are done differently than how they were done back in the day.”
You give a lot of praise to your fans for their dedication to your music. I’m sure you’re also seeing newer generations of listeners who are now just discovering who you are for the first time.
“We’re seeing a lot of our fans bring their daughters, and they’re as young as, you know, 10. So, that’s been pretty cool. It’s funny to me, too, because here we are — 50-year-old guys — and we have teenagers coming to our show and they know all the words to our songs and they sing along with their moms. I know if I were 12 and I went to a 50-year-old’s concert, I’d probably look at my mother, like, ‘Who are these old dudes?!’ [laughs] It’s pretty cool.”

Donnie Wahlberg on Jon Taffer Podcast

Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarty were on Jon Taffer's "No Excuses" podcast to talk about their relationship, dealing with Donnie being away on tour, raising their kids, challenges with trust and dealing with past traumas, and more.

Click here to listen!

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

80s Baby Official Music Video

New Kids On The Block released a new music video for "80s Baby" with some behind the scenes footage from their Mixtape Tour. Check it out below:

Monday, May 27, 2019

PopStruck's interview with NKOTB

PopStruck did an interview with the New Kids on the Block and they had to each answer questions about each other such as: Who is most likely to Google themselves? Who is the most easily scared? Who is always late? Who is the messiest? Who is the best cook? Who dresses the best? Who would sing Britney Spears songs in the shower? Which other member would they like to be re-born as?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

New Kids on the Block pay tribute to Selena

New Kids on the Block performed a tribute to Selena Quintanilla by playing her hit song "Bidi Bidi Bom Bom" at their show at Corpus Christi's American Bank Center. Here is a news clip from 3News about the moment:

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Reviews from NKOTB's Mixtape tour

Below are some links to reviews of New Kids on the Block's Mixtape Tour....


New Kids on the Block bring the ’80s back to life with Mixtape tour stop at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse (Cleveland)

Tim Finn Review: Mix Tape Tour Featuring New Kids on the Block (Kansas City)

New Kids on the Block bring the right stuff for mixtape-style show at Enterprise Center (St. Louis)

New Kids On The Block brought an '80s mixtape to life in Nashville

NKOTB brought New Orleans back to the 80’s with their Mixtape Tour

Donnie Wahlberg invites fan to Blue Bloods set

The Boston Herald posted an article about Donnie taking the time to show a fan who is interested in being in show business to a taping of Blue Bloods....
Dorchester native Donnie Walhberg is a reminder there are really good men in this world willing to put aside their super busy, hectic lives to uplift others.

And help them achieve their dreams.

My teenage daughter Brittany and I experienced this firsthand on Friday in Brooklyn, N.Y., where Wahlberg welcomed us to the TV set of “Blue Bloods,” his hugely successful CBS series now in its ninth season. Debuting in September 2010, the popular family cop drama, starring Wahlberg playing the beloved lead Detective Danny Reagan alongside Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan, is a Friday night staple for millions of devoted viewers nationwide.

Brittany and I visited the set Friday afternoon and spent several hours with Donnie and the super nice cast and crew and watched a live taping of its latest episode. Wahlberg, whose multitalented wife, Jenny McCarthy, has been a guest on my Herald Radio show, got wind my daughter is an aspiring actress and invited us to the “Blue Bloods” set to experience a live taping so she can learn about TV production, meet the talented cast and crew, and pick up a few acting tips along the way.

And who could be better than Donnie — a terrific actor, businessman, musician of New Kids on the Block fame and TV director who’s starred in multiple hit Hollywood films over the decades in addition to the smash success “Blue Bloods.”

In between takes, Donnie came off-set and gave Brittany acting lessons and tips on how to memorize lines, bringing emotion to a scene and much more. We were blown away by his generosity and kindness and couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity.

As Brittany and I rode in an Uber to dinner in Little Italy later that evening, we discussed the importance of sharing one’s success with others and that no matter what career she ultimately pursues to always remember to spread sunshine toward others and pay it forward.

A lesson best taught by Boston native Donnie Wahlberg; a great day we’ll never forget.


Adriana and her daughter Brittany on the Brooklyn set of Blue Bloods with Boston native Donnie Wahlberg.

Jordan Knight reminiscing about I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)

ET Online posted this article in which they talked to Jordan the song "I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)".  He shares his memories of singing it at his wedding, how Maurice Starr first introduced the song to them, memories from filming the music video and more.




NKOTB's Jordan Knight on 'I'll Be Loving You (Forever)' Turning 30 & Singing the #1 at His Wedding

In 30 years, Jordan Knight has performed the ballad "I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)" to thousands of fans in hundreds of cities around the globe. But it was the sweet and spontaneous time that he serenaded the woman he’ll actually be loving forever, at their wedding, which brought the New Kids on the Block singer to tears.

"It was kind of impromptu," he recalls of singing the hit at his 2004 nuptials to Evelyn Melendez. "There was a piano on wheels and a friend of mine pushed it in and was like, 'And, now Jordan’s going to sing, 'I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)!' He put me on the spot, so I sang it."

"She loved it," he adds. "When I was singing, I was really feeling it and meaning it, so I think she knew that. We both cried and it was definitely a beautiful moment."

While many artists tire of singing their biggest hits, to the contrary, Knight says three decades later he still feels blessed every time he gets to perform the song.

"To be able to sing a song like that and know that everybody knows it and it went to number one is special," he tells ET. "Since I was young, I sang in the church choir and singing was just always a love of mine, so to have a song like that and be able to carry that into my teenage and adult life … it’s like everything else is icing on the cake. I look back and I’m like, 'That’s all I need -- just to be able sing that one song.'"

"I honestly feel the same way performing it now as I did then," he continues. "It doesn’t get old to me because the melody is so pretty that it’s nice to sing every night. I never have to go on autopilot. I can always feel it when I sing it. I think of my wife, of the people in the crowd, my mom and my kids -- it just never gets old."

The hit was written by music producer Maurice Starr, who formed New Kids on the Block in the '80s, on the back of his success with fellow Boston group New Edition. While the quintet’s first self-titled record didn’t garner attention, the group got to work on Hangin’ Tough in 1988, with Starr presenting the ballad to Knight during a session at the producer’s ramshackle Roxbury studio.

"Every now and then Maurice would pop up out of the blue with a song," recalls bandmate and selfie king Donnie Wahlberg. "He would say, 'We’re going to meet Friday night and record song A,' then he would show up randomly and go, 'No, we’re doing song B. I got a new song.' 'I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)' was one of those songs -- he just came out of nowhere with it, saying, 'I got a hit record, we’ve got to move onto it right away.' Whenever those strokes of genius happened, we went along with it. It sounded like one of those epic ballads that becomes number one on the charts."

Starr had penned the track with Motown legend Smokey Robinson in mind, but with New Kids on the Block his priority at the time, he decided Knight, 48, would be the perfect vocalist for the song.

"Maurice gave me the demo and I played it on a little cassette tape in front of my family," Knight remembers. "That was before I recorded it and they were all like, 'Oh my god, you have to sing that song. It’s so awesome!' They were all into it. Then when I actually sang it, my mother loved it, my family loved it, my girlfriend at the time loved it."

"It was a song you could get lost in," he adds. "I spent a couple of days recording it and I just remember being so excited about piecing it all together, hearing the outcome and being part of the creative process -- saying, 'Oh, let’s try this because it could sound better.' Being part of something that was so awesome and beautiful was really cool."

The band filmed a music video for the track in spring in New York City, where they were followed walking across the Williamsburg Bridge, then meeting some girls, playing pool and eating pizza. Showing their growing fan base what a date with the guys might look like, the video made young women around the world swoon over them even more.

"I shot it on the ground, then I jumped onto a helicopter and shot them from up there," the video’s director, Doug Nichol, says. "It was really fun. We didn’t have a lot of money, so it was just me with a 16mm camera and a small crew and we just did it. We filmed them singing to a bunch of girls in a gym, then playing pool over in Brooklyn."

"That was always the vibe of their videos -- the guys are hanging around, then they meet up with some girls and have a sweet, innocent time," he adds. "If you watch all of the videos, that’s what happens!"

Of course, fun with girls was only reflective of what the group, who were between 16 and 20 in age, were experiencing in real life at the time. In fact, Nichol recalls one of the young pinups losing their virginity the day of the shoot.

"We shot them walking over the Williamsburg Bridge and as we got to the end, everybody was waiting and we were surrounded by a bunch of girls," Nichol recalls. "I remember the next day one of the guys telling me, 'Hey Doug, thanks so much,' because I guess he slept with a girl for the first time!"

Just as one of the group members scored a home run in their love life, the song went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in the summer of 1989. It also hit the top 10 in countries including Australia, Ireland and the U.K.

In the decades since, it has also become a wedding playlist must for "Blockheads," who have tearfully enjoyed the track for their first dance.

Now, with his brother and bandmate, Jonathan Knight, planning to tie the knot with fiancé, Harley Rodriguez, would Knight consider being wedding singer with the iconic track again?

"Maybe!" he says with a laugh. "You never know. It’s definitely a wedding song!"

In the meantime, the father of two is enjoying some downtime chilling at home in Massachusetts, helping run his Italian restaurant, Novara, and doing "old man stuff" like golfing and bowling before kicking off the Mixtape Tour with his brother, Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Joey McInytre on May 2 in Cincinnati.

The lineup also features Debbie Gibson, Tiffany, Naughty by Nature and Salt-N-Pepa, who all feature on "80s Baby," one of three new tracks (along with "The Way" and boy band anthem "Boys in the Band") on the group’s recently released Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition). Knight says the guys are currently working out how the acts will come together on stage.

"We’re going to make sure that we collaborate with the other artists and just do fun things," he says. "The crowd is paying good money, so we want to dazzle them!"

Movie About NKOTB 'FanGirls' Shopped at Major Studios

TooFab posted this article about a possible movie with a NKOTB theme

The New Kids On The Block are back on tour -- cue the big hair, scrunchies, neon windbreakers and just about everything '80s nostalgia! 
It's a great time be a middle aged Blockhead. And now there's a screenplay garnering industry buzz that celebrates what it means to stan something for decades (before the term "stan" even existed). 
TooFab has learned a movie about late-thirties NKOTB fangirls -- appropriately titled "FanGirls" -- is being shopped at major studios and is garnering a lot of interest in Hollywood. 
It's being billed as an R-Rated female comedy about four lifelong friends who loved New Kids On The Block when they were kids. The four ladies head to Vegas to relive their youth as one of them approaches the big 4-O to revel in a NKOTB reunion concert. Mayhem ensues. 
It is being shopped around as "Hangover" meets "Bad Moms" but with more heart. We're told "FanGirls" is a coming of age story for females in their late-thirties and examines the ups and downs of longterm friendships. 
The screenplay, by Lara Khajetoorians Larkin, made it on The Hit List 2016 (an industry list of the top specs of the year). 
The tagline on the IMDB page advises: "FanGirls don't blow the band."

Monday, May 13, 2019

Wahlburgers: The Final Season Premieres May 15th on A&E

Donnie's reality show Wahlburgers will will be airing its final season starting May 15th on A&E!  Here is the promotional video:

Friday, May 10, 2019

Joey McIntyre featured in Harvey Girls Forever

Joey is the voice of the blonde in the fictional boyband "Crush 4U" in the Netflix animated show "Harvey Girls Forever". The other voices are done by Nick Lachey (98 Degrees), Joey Fatone (NSync) and Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men).

Here is a short clip from the show:

Monday, May 6, 2019

Entertainment Tonight's interview with New Kids on the Block

Entertainment Tonight was backstage at NKOTB's opening night of the Mixtape Tour in Cincinnati. They show some behind the scenes footage and do a brief interview. Check out the video below:



Monday, April 8, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg on Reality Life podcast

Donnie was recently interviewed on the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast. They talk about Very Scary People, other pop culture topics like reality TV shows and more.

Click here to listen!  (His interview starts around 8.5 minutes in.)


Thursday, March 28, 2019

Watch Joey McIntyre's interview with Talk Stoop

Joey was was interviewed by Talk Stoop with Nessa. He is asked which member of NKOTB takes the longest to get ready, who is the most outgoing, who most likely to talk baby talk to their significant other. They also talk about Waitress, and getting married just a year after meeting Barrett.

NKOTB on Facebook Live with GMA

The New Kids on the Block did a Facebook Live with Ginger Zee of Good Morning America before they appeared on the show a few weeks ago. They talk about Joey's appearance on Drop the Mic, pacing themselves while on tour, which members are not riding together on the tour bus for the Mixtape Tour, and more.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Listen to Danny Wood's interview with Froggy 100.3

Froggy 100.3's Ben Ryan interviewed Danny Wood and Jessie Chris about their collaboration on their song, "Bodyguard"! They talk about how "Bodyguard" came out and more. Check out the audio below:

Listen to Donnie Wahlberg on WGN Radio

Donnie was briefly interviewed by WGN Radio. He talks about opening another Wahlburgers restaurant in St Charles and the New Kids on the Block being back in the charts.

Click here to listen! (Donnie's part starts around 27 minutes in)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Entertainment Tonight goes behind the scenes for "Boys in the Band"



Entertainment Tonight was on the set during the making of the video and also interviewed them. Lance Bass asks them a question and they are asked why Hanson and Jonas Brothers were not mentioned in the song.

Click here to watch!





Behinds the scenes of NKOTB's 'Boys In the Band'

The New Kids on the Block released a behind the scenes video of the making of their music video for “Boys In The Band!" Watch the video clip below:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg talks about "Very Scary People" with CNN

Donnie was interviewed on CNN's New Day to talk about "Very Scary People". He talks about John Wayne Gacy and why he believes it's important to get into the mind of criminals.

Donnie Wahlberg on HLN

Here is a short clip of Donnie being interviewed by HLN's Mike Galanos (The host of "True Crime Live"):

Watch Donnie Wahlberg's interview with Robin Meade

Here are some clips from Donnie's appearance on "Morning Express with Robin Meade" including some scary themed karaoke.





Watch Donnie Wahlberg's interview with Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper talked with Donnie Wahlberg about his new HLN series "Very Scary People", the upcoming New Kids On The Block tour, Lady Gaga opening for them on their 2008 tour, how he met his wife Jenny McCarthy and more.

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Watch Joey McIntyre's interview with Elvis Duran Show

Joey McIntyre was interviewed by the Elvis Duran Show to discuss being in Waitress on Broadway, performing the same show night after night, making mistakes on stage, and he calls a fan who racked up a large phone bill by calling the New Kids 1-900 number.

Listen to Danny Wood's interview with Billboard Chart Beat Podcast

Danny Wood and Jessie Chris were interviewed on Billboard Chart Beat Podcast with co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson. Danny and Jessie talk about how they got together to record the song "Bodyguard", surprising her cousin with the opportunity to meet Danny, Danny's feelings about reuniting with the New Kids on the Block, their collaboration with Backstreet Boys for the NKOTBSB tour, how it felt to have their first number 1 on Billboard, and more.

Click here to listen!

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Donnie was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They talk about if his mom watches his shows, Wahlburgers, Tom Selleck's mustache, his driver getting a ticket on New Year's Eve, Very Scary People, the upcoming NKOTB tour and more! Watch the video clip below:

Monday, March 11, 2019

Joey McIntyre vs. Joey Fatone on Drop The Mic

Joey McIntyre went up against Joey Fatone in TNT's Drop The Mic. Check out the video clip below:

Watch NKOTB on On Air With Ryan Seacrest

New Kids on the Block were on On Air With Ryan Seacrest to promote "Hangin Tough" reissue. They talk about first getting together as a group, making the music video for "Boys in the Band" and how the song came to be, and more.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Joey McIntyre interviewed on Live at 5

Joey was recently interviewed on broadway.com’s show Live at 5. He talks about his role in Waitress, some of his other roles in broadway shows, what would he think about doing a broadway show based on the New Kids in the Block and more. Joe’s part starts approximately 7 minutes in.

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg/NKOTB interview with ExtraTV

Donnie talks about meeting Luke Perry and his connection to the Step By Step music video in this clip from ExtraTV:

Watch NKOTB on Strahan and Sara

Strahan and Sara welcomed New Kids on the Block on their show yesterday. They talk about going on tour, sharing tour buses and more. They also do a live performance of Step By Step.




Watch NKOTB on GMA (3/8/19)

The New Kids on the Block were interviewed on Good Morning America yesterday. They also performed "Boys in the Band" and a medley of their hits. You can watch clips from the show below:







Watch NKOTB on BUILD Series

New Kids on the Block were interviewed on BUILD Series. They talk about when they first met each other, Joey in Waitress, their upcoming tour, K-Pop like KTS, their own favorite boy band, their first concert they went as kids, and more.

Watch NKOTB on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

New Kids on the Block were on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan yesterday to promote their reissue of Hangin Tough. Check out their interview and performance below:


Video courtesy of EmVianWho Calligraffie

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Listen to Donnie Wahlberg's interview on the Jenny McCarthy Show (3/1/19)

Donnie Wahlberg was on the Jenny McCarthy Show to talk about NKOTB’s new song “Boys In The Band,” and making the music video. Listen to the interview below:

Behind the Scenes of NKOTB's 'Boys in the Band' Music Video

Entertainment Tonight went behind the scenes of New Kids on the Block NKOTB's "Boys in the Band" Music Video. NSYNC's Lance Bass, Bell Biv DeVoe, Naughty by Nature and Debbie Gibson all make cameos in the 'history of boy bands'-themed video. "Boys in the Band" is featured on the 30th anniversary re-issue of their album, "Hangin' Tough," which will be released on March 8.

Click here to watch version 1!

Click here to watch version 2!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Watch the Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem) music video

Here is the music video for "Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem)" by New Kids on the Block. The song is from the "Hangin’ Tough (30th Anniversary Edition)" that is being released on March 8!

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Listen to Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem) by NKOTB

The New Kids on the Block just released their latest song "Boys In The Band (Boy Band Anthem)".  It's now on iTunes and you can listen to it by playing the video below!


Watch Jonathan Knight's interview with A.V. Club

Jonathan Knight along with David Bromstad, Alison Victoria (hosts of other house-flipping shows on HGTV) were interviewed by AV/TV club about the challenges of flipping houses on a tight timeframe, growing up helping his dad, how he started flipping houses and more. Watch the video below!

Friday, February 22, 2019

NKOTB on GMA on March 9

New Kids on the Block will be performing on Good Morning America on March 8th to celebrate the release of the 30th Anniversary edition of the "Hangin' Tough".


NKOTB autograph signing in NYC on March 8

From nkotb.com:


To celebrate the release of Hangin' Tough 30th Anniversary edition, NKOTB will be appearing at Sony Square in New York City on Friday, March 8! You can pick up your copy and get it signed by Donnie, Danny, Jordan, Joey & Jonathan.

Here's what you need to know:

  • Wristbands can only be obtained by purchasing NKOTB's Hangin' Tough 30th Anniversary Edition at Sony Square NYC, starting on Friday, March 8 @ 11 a.m.
  • Wristbands are limited — first come, first served.
  • No posed photos/selfies allowed with the band.
  • If you have a wristband and purchased multiple copies of Hangin' Tough 30th Anniversary Edition, the band will sign the respective amount of booklets (no personalization).
  • Sony Square NYC will only accept credit card payment.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg interviewed on Two Cups of Joe

Donnie was on the Two Cups of Joe podcast with Joey Fatone and Joe Mulvihill (his manager) to talk about The Masked Singer and more.

Click here to listen! (His part starts about minute 18:00)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Watch Joey McIntyre's interview with iHeartRadio Broadway

Joey was interviewed by iHeartRadio Broadway about his run in Broadway's Waitress, his upcoming tour with NKOTB, moving to NY with his kids and more. Watch the video below:

New NKOTB single "Boys In The Band" to be released on March 1

From Donnie's tweet today:

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Watch Donnie Wahlberg's interview with Entertainment Tonight (2/14/19)

ET sat down with Donnie on Monday where he talked about 'Masked Singer' rumors. He also talks about the upcoming show 'Very Scary People,' a six-episode HLN true crime series starting on March 17.


Watch Donnie Wahlberg on the Rachael Ray Show (2/14/19)

Donnie was on the Rachael Ray Show today. He played a Valentine's Day version of Spin the Bottle, he is asked what nicknames he and Jenny have for each other, a bad date memory, who their sons go to for advice, and more! Here are a couple clips from the show:




Monday, February 11, 2019

Donnie Wahlberg to star in new TV show "Very Scary People"

Donnie shared this tweet today (edited to remove hashtags)



Scenes from TCA in Pasadena CA where we announced my new HLN TV crime show "Very Scary People" with the great Nancy Duffy (my fellow executive producer) and Joey Jackson Esq! Premieres March 17th 9/8c on HLN TV #Scary.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Watch Music Video for Bodyguard by Danny Wood and Jessie Chris

The music video for Bodyguard by Danny Wood and Jessie Chris has been released! Check it out below:

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Watch Donnie Wahlberg on Live with Kelly and Ryan

Donnie was on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning. He talked about why he chose to watch the Super Bowl from home with his son, meeting Jenny McCarthy for the first time, the 9th season of Blue Bloods and how the show's dinner scenes tie the cast together. Watch the clip below!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

New Song by Danny Wood and Jessie Chris coming Friday

Danny recorded a song called "Bodyguard" with Jessie Chris and the song and music video will be released on Friday! Danny shared a small snippet on his Instagram:




Also check out this behind the scenes look at them recording the song.