Thursday, October 6, 2022

NKOTB News for October 6

Last night's episode of Farmhouse Fixer featured members of the Knight family - including Jordan! Here are a couple of clips from the show: 

If you missed it, you can view the whole show at alextexmuc's Instagram

Jonathan and Kristina have been on the set of "Rock the Block", and here are a few highlights from their Instagram accounts: 

Them reminding us to watch Farmhouse Fixer...

Joey posted a short video clip saying only "It's coming... 2 more sleeps". I'm assuming that since he posted this late Wednesday night that he will be making an announcement about whatever he has been hinting about lately on Friday! 

 Danny posted a new workout video featuring leg exercises!

Tomorrow is the 13th season premiere of Blue Bloods! Here are a few preview clips (no Donnie in any of these)...

Here are a few photos that have Donnie it them from the episode titled "Keeping the Faith": 

Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Architectural Digest talks to Jonathan and Jordan Knight

Architectural Digest has published a new interview with Jonathan and Jordan! They also share a preview clip from tonight's episode of Farmhouse Fixer!

Farmhouse Fixer: Jordan Knight Is Joining Jonathan to Relocate an Entire Home

How the brothers and NKOTB bandmates pulled off this feat—plus an exclusive look at this week’s episode

By Leena Tailor

“You’re asking for trouble!” responds Jordan Knight when his brother Jonathan Knight announces his plan to relocate and renovate a family home during the upcoming Wednesday night episode of Farmhouse Fixer on HGTV. As it is to be expected, some frustration and setbacks ensue, but the project is ultimately a success, and the episode culminates in a tearjerker scene where they reflect on their five decades as brothers and New Kids on the Block bandmates.

Jonathan, 53, took on the $350,000 project during season two of his HGTV series, which sees him restoring historic New England farmhouses with interior designer Kristina Crestin. Under governance by a Massachusetts conservation organization, the Essex property where the home was located (Jonathan purchased the house from their mom, Marlene) is only allowed one residential building, while all other structures must support farming. Jonathan—who currently lives on a neighboring farm—has long been battling trustees for permission to build a dream house for himself and his husband, Harley Rodriguez, on the land. When the chances of that seemed slim, he opted to shift the 110-year-old farmhouse to another lot he owns across the street and renovate it for family members to enjoy as a rural escape

Jordan, their sister Sharon, her son Matthew, and Marlene make a special cameo on the episode to offer up their opinions on the renovation. Jordan says the episode was an exciting “bonding” experience for the family, and having witnessed Jonathan’s struggles with anxiety and public attention throughout the years, Jordan couldn’t be prouder to see his older brother hosting his own series.

“It’s been inspiring to see him step out and go for it,” Jordan, 52, tells AD. “This is something he’s always been passionate about, so any fears about the spotlight haven’t held him back. His passion for creating things for others has overtaken that. He’s in his element.” In addition to Farmhouse Fixer, Jonathan is set to appear with Crestin on season four of HGTV’s Rock the Block.

Architectural Digest: How do your design styles differ?

Jordan: When we were young, I was a city kid and Jon was a country kid with a green thumb at heart. I go for an urban and modern style, and he’s more farmhouse and earthy vibes. I think we both have good taste though!

Jonathan: During this process, Jordan became more receptive to relaxed and rustic design. It’s funny because in our twenties we bought a 20-acre property together, and he lasted four months before going, “Get me back to the city.” He couldn’t sleep because the quietness freaked him out. Now, in our fifties, he’s saying he loves the serenity here. Personalities and priorities change as we age!

He even helps you on the farm sometimes, right? 

Jonathan: He loves the goats. I never would’ve imagined him talking to goats. If I ever need a goat-sitter, I’m calling him!

What characteristics of the house were most important to retain, and how did you do so?

Jonathan: We wanted this to feel like a really old farmhouse. We replicated woodwork to match the old woodwork. The kitchen needed a makeover, but Kristina and I looked over images to figure out how to make it look like it was there when the house was built. We chose materials like soapstone, and added beams back to the ceiling to give that old feeling.

You also incorporated bleacher seats gifted to you by Boston Garden, which is a great salute to NKOTB.

Jonathan: Every time Kristina walked into my barn, she went, “These would be perfect in the mud room because the seats lift up.” The colors were perfect. I never would’ve thought of designing around a gift.

What was the biggest challenge of the renovation?

Jordan: Getting all our preferences aligned, but that mostly fell on Jon and Kristina! 

Jonathan: To keep the property farm-like but appease everyone’s styles. My mother likes traditional and English country, and my sister’s more modern, so it was hard mixing everybody’s needs into one house.

Any advice for managing different preferences during a family renovation?

Jonathan: Initially, I wanted the kitchen in a different space, and Sharon said, “No.” She was coming from the perspective of being a mother. I don’t know what it’s like getting kids fed and off to school and she educated me, so don’t ever discount what others have to say. Listen.

Farmhouse Fixer airs Wednesdays 9pm ET/PT on HGTV, and is available to stream on discovery+.

Here is the preview clip: 


Tuesday, October 4, 2022

NKOTB News for October 4

Danny made "Butter Cake" with a little help from his granddaughter, Rose in this week's episode of The Wood Works! (Click here for the recipe.)

Jonathan officially announced on Instagram that he will be on season 4 of Rock The Block!

So excited to announce Kristina and I are contestants on season 4 of Rock The Block. Had the best time today meeting our competitors and starting putting the winning touches on our home.

He also responded in a comment that he will be doing more than just this show on HGTV:

sheryl.nordstrom: Yay!!! This means we get to see you on TWO shows now?!? This is amazing!!! Congrats Jon! 💛

jonathanrknight: @sheryl.nordstrom Well…. Been busy this fall doing a bunch of things with HGTV. You’ll see a lot of me 😜

He also shared this video showing a bouquet of flowers from Harley congratulating him on his new project: 

Jonathan shared this clip of his historic farmhouse being moved to a better spot to be renovated. 

And he thanked the company that did it...

We moved a house!!!! Thank you Stan, and all the amazing people who work for you…Granite State Building Movers #farmhousefixer #HGTV #curranconstruction #savinghistorichouses #kristinacrestindesign

Joey hasn't made an announcement about what he has planned next, but he dropped another hint on Twitter the other day: 

Kayden Koshelev who plays Joey's son in the play "Drag The Musical" shared this photo of him and Joey in a recent Instagram post.

Joey shared this adorable photo of his dog:

Here's a video of Joey on the red carpet from last Thursday at the "Drag The Musical" VIP party:

Video courtesy of MaximoTV

There was a fire at the Wahlberg's childhood home at 25 Peverell Street over the weekend. Click here for an article about it from Billboard.

Donnie shared a photo of him on the plane on Sunday: 

Here are a few more highlights from Donnie's Instagram:

There are a couple new in-person Remember Betty fundraisers coming up! If you're interested in attending events in Oregon or Indiana, check out the images below for more details!

(No pre-registration required)

Monday, October 3, 2022

Jonathan Knight and Kristina Crestin to compete on "Rock the Block" season 4

Jonathan and Kristina have been posting that they are traveling together, but they couldn't tell us why...

It appears that HGTV has revealed the reason why: They are in Colorado and will be competing on season 4 of the show "Rock the Block"! It will air in March of 2023. If you remember, this was the show that Jonathan and Jordan were guest judges on last March. Here's the article from HGTV:

HGTV Renews Hit Renovation Series 'Rock The Block' For Its Biggest Season Yet

Season 4 of the smash hit Rock the Block, is coming to HGTV and discovery+ streaming in March 2023, and will be hosted by series stalwart Ty Pennington. Here's everything you need to know.

Bigger houses and bigger budgets mean the new season of Rock the Block, HGTV’s smash hit renovation competition series that attracted more than 14 million viewers to its previous season, will be the baddest one yet.

Hosted by popular carpenter, craftsman and design expert Ty Pennington, the stakes will be raised to an all-time high as four teams of HGTV’s powerhouse experts prepare to face-off in a renovation battle for bragging rights and a street named in their honor.

The new six-episode season is slated to premiere in March 2023.

Competitors will include renovation hot-shots Bryan and Sarah Baeumler (Renovation Island); deluxe design experts Michel Smith Boyd and Anthony Elle (Luxe for Less); farmhouse fanatic Jonathan Knight and high-end residential designer Kristina Crestin (Farmhouse Fixer); and billion-dollar real estate broker and house-flipping expert Page Turner and contractor extraordinaire Mitch Glew (Fix My Flip).

Each team will have just six weeks and a budget of $250,000 to renovate identical properties situated in a rustic Colorado landscape and morph them into luxurious homes that reflect their signature vision and stunning design.

"Fans are clamoring for the new season of Rock The Block, we are so excited for production to begin and the competition to start," says Betsy Ayala, senior vice president, programming and development, HGTV. "Everything about this season is bigger and bolder — including the homes and the scenery. Our stars will face some of their biggest design challenges to date and they plan to hold nothing back to win it all."

The homes are being built by Landmark Homes within Heron Lakes, a Hillside Commercial Group community, in Berthoud, Colorado.

Fans can stream the first three seasons of Rock the Block on discovery+ and stay tuned for more new season updates on HGTV’s digital platforms at and via @HGTV and #RocktheBlock on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok and Instagram.

Rock the Block is produced by Big Table Media.

Watch highlights of Jonathan Knight on The Rachael Ray Show

Check out some highlights of Jonathan on The Rachael Ray Show!

Rach didn't let "New Kids on the Block" singer Jonathan Knight leave without asking how much longer the band is going to keep touring—and he has good news.

Singer Jonathan Knight is a man of many talents—and now he's showing off his home renovation skills in his new show on HGTV, "Farmhouse Fixer."

"New Kids on the Block" had an on-stage mishap that started with a trap door and ended with an ambulance being called, Jonathan Knight shares.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

NKOTB News for October 1

Donnie once again showed his generosity by helping a man buy a car at a dealership in St Charles, IL! Here is an article

Chicago man gets birthday surprise from Donnie Wahlberg

By TOI.News- September 30, 2022

Chicago resident Gerson Rosario recently celebrated his 26th birthday and received a gift of money and kindness that he is unlikely to forget.

A few days before his actual September 16 birthday, Rosario traveled to St. Charles and the Fox Valley Volkswagen Store at 4050 E. Main St. in search of what he called his “dream car.”

“About a week earlier, my car was totaled. I previously had an older Subaru SUV. I loved the car, I love the brand, I fell in love with the Subaru,” Rosario said. “I was looking for this car. This has been my dream car since I was young. I looked online and there was this color, this car – everything drew me to this dealership.”

The dream car turned out to be a 2019 Subaru WRX with 47,000 miles on the odometer, and as young Rosario worked out the deal, another person visiting the dealership generously intervened.

“Donnie Wahlberg and his wife Jenny McCarthy live here in St. Charles and he (Donnie) drives a vehicle that I sold him,” said St. Charles resident Emir Abinion, 58, CEO of Fox Valley Auto Group which also owns Volkswagen, GMC, and a Buick dealership. “They both filmed a commercial for me here and Donnie happened to stop by and spoke to Mr. Rosario while he was here.”

Rosario confirmed that Wahlberg did indeed approach him and asked if he was planning on buying the 2019 Subaru.

“He (Wahlberg) just started this conversation and I was on Facetime with my brother asking about him (Wahlberg) because he looked so familiar. I was so excited – I mean, this was my dream car,” said Rosario. “He said to me, ‘Are you interested in this car? What do you want in return? Did they start talking about numbers?’ and I said they wanted $29,500 and he asked what I was willing to pay for it.”

Rosario told the recording star, actor, film and music producer he hopes to get “about $2,000 off” and believes “there’s some leeway” when Wahlberg showered him with an offer of a lifetime.

“Donnie said, ‘What if I gave you $4,500? That’s how the dealership still makes its $29,500 and you get it for $2,000 less? I was shocked.”

Rosario said the offer brought him to tears.

“I’m not rich. I’m an everyday guy, kind of in the middle. I drive a truck,” Rosario said. “I told this story to someone I know today and it’s crazy because it’s a story about my Auto is. I could tell it a billion times.”

Abinion said he has been in the auto business for nearly 40 years and has in fact witnessed acts of generosity like the Wahlberg-Rosario connection before.

“In fact, interestingly enough, I’ve seen spontaneous things like this before,” Abinion said. “Not long ago, last year, a woman from my community who I didn’t know came into my dealership and said a group of about five people wanted to help this person who was struggling and having a hard time – she was single mom. She had a car that always had problems and they took it to a mechanic and he said it wasn’t worth fixing. These three women, along with their husbands, came up with $15,000 and bought her a car.”

Abinion said Wahlberg’s kindness was inspirational.

“It gives you a wonderful feeling and hope that despite everything we’re dealing with, it’s not always that bad,” he said.

“There are many wonderful people who do things like this selflessly, and I think that’s how I see it,” Abinion said. “I wouldn’t say it was unjustified. I would say we are called to be nice to one another and to help one another. While this may not seem like much to Donnie (Wahlberg), it is life-changing to the person who gets it. Generosity is contagious.”

Reflecting on the act of kindness, Rosario said he’ll “pass it on.”

“I feel like it’s good karma because I’m very generous,” he said. “I’m not the richest person but I try to help whoever, whenever and that it just came back and it just was like that. Nothing that has happened to me has ever been like this.”

More photos of Donnie on the set of Blue Bloods have been published! Click here for more! 

Jonathan will be on Rachael Ray this Monday! Click here to find what time it airs in your area! Here’s a short clip from the preview video on her website:

Jonathan shared a post on his Instagram account about how you can help save Monarch butterflies. 

Did you watch this week’s episode of Farmhouse Fixer? Some fans noticed an eerie shadow in the window of the John Proctor house that Jonathan worked on in that episode. Check out an article about that here.  

Here are a few highlights from Donnie’s stories over the past few days.  

Friday, September 30, 2022

Drag: The Musical opening night!

Last night was the official opening for “Drag: The Musical”! Check out some highlights from around the web! 

Joey did a pre-show meditation and shared his Namaste moment on his Instagram:

Joey and Gabe Lopez enjoyed the New Kids on the Block songs being played at The Bourbon Room. 

Joey also shared these moments in his stories: 

Here’s a clip from Drag The Musical’s Instagram account. 

Getty Images also posted some photos of Joey on the Red Carpet! 

Here are some more photos from Sir Jones Magazine