Wednesday, August 31, 2022

NKOTB News for August 31

Some new photos have been published of Donnie Wahlberg and Marisa Ramirez on the set of the 'Blue Bloods' yesterday! 

Looks like Donnie crammed a lot into one day yesterday. From his Twitter posts, it looks like he and Jenny flew into New York late Monday night and they flew out of New York late last night. 

From Donnie on Twitter "#loveeternal πŸ€–❤️♾πŸ’«" 10:12 PM · Aug 29, 2022

From Donnie on Twitter "#loveeternal πŸ€–❤️♾πŸ’«" 11:33 PM · Aug 30, 2022

Before they left last night, he and Jenny also went to see Roger Waters at Madison Square Garden last night. Jenny shared this clip on her Instagram:

I don't know where they were flying to last night, but today is their 8th wedding anniversary, so I would guess they are taking some much deserved time off to celebrate. Happy anniversary Donnie and Jenny! 

There is a new episode of Farmhouse Fixer tonight! Actually, there are 2 new episodes because they will be airing another special episode before the regularly scheduled episode tonight. Here are the summaries of the shows: 

New Kids at the Barn: tonight at 8pm | 7c

The new "kids" on the farm need a new home, so Jonathan Knight gets help from his farmhouse family to take on a special project for his goats. Also, take a look at all the unique animal builds and never-before-seen footage from Season 1.

East Coast Farmhouse, West Coast Vibes: tonight at 9pm | 8c

It's the "newest" renovation yet as Jon Knight tackles a 50-year-old Colonial reproduction. The home needs major help, so Jon and Kristina bring in a bright West Coast design, adding much needed natural light, a vaulted ceiling and a dream mudroom.

Since Jon and Harley's goats will be featured tonight, Jon recently shared a video of their "kids":

Video from Jonathan Knight on Instagram

Here are a few other highlights from his stories: 

Danny posted a new workout video!

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Danny Wood's Braised Chicken Thighs

Danny makes Braised Chicken Thighs in this week's episode of The Wood Works. He also gets a phone call from one of the other New Kids while filming the episode!

Monday, August 29, 2022

NKOTB News for August 29

Joey took his sons out to see Monster Jam at the Arena on Saturday night!

 Here are a couple of photos from Getty Images:

Joey and Tyler Menninga

Joey even made an announcement!

And he shared some of the show on his Instagram stories:

Farmhouse Fixer will begin airing in Canada tonight!

Photo from Adefina/Jonathan Knight on Instagram

There will be another special episode at 8pm Eastern prior to next Wednesday's episode. Here's Jon's Instagram post

Lucy asked me how everyone liked “Battle At The Barn”? … and wanted to let you all know there will be another special this Wednesday at 8pm ET before the second episode of Farmhouse Fixer airing @ 9pm ET! This one is all about her, her sisters, and all the animal builds we did during season 1! #Newkidsatthebarn

Check out this mini episode of The Wood Works that Danny shared over the weekend: 

I've seen these photos on social media over the weekend and even though they're old, I thought they were worth sharing. I don't think I've ever seen these before! Photos from Getty Images

Photos taken prior to their performance in the 'Miller Lunchtime Concert Series.' in Boston (July 1985)

New Kids on the Block perform on stage as part of the 'Miller Lunchtime Concert Series,' Boston, Massachusetts, July 1985. 

New Kids on the Block as they pose backstage at 'Maurice Starr's Hollywood Talent Night' event, Boston. Massachusetts. January 1986. 

Joey even commented on the photos on Twitter:

Who found these pix!!!!
We now have the slides to a story we have told for yeeeaaars about this Boston concert series…
We thought yet again that THIS was gonna be our big break… well… there were more ppl on that flat bed than in the audience (parking lot).

Friday, August 26, 2022

Donnie Wahlberg's day on the set of Blue Bloods

New photos from the set of Blue Bloods are out! Below are a few of them, but there are many more at Getty Images!

Donnie flew home last night and while he was in the air he sent a bunch of tweets to the BH's on Twitter. Here's him getting ready to take off and a video of him landing:

Thursday, August 25, 2022

NKOTB News for August 25

Did you have a chance to see Farmhouse Fixer yet? If not, it's now streaming on Discovery Plus. Here's another clip from last night's episode: 

If you were not able to see the show, Alextexmuc on Instagram has longer videos!

People Magazine interviewed Jonathan about Farmhouse Fixer. Read the article here! 

Pop Culture also interviewed Jonathan and they asked him if he thought the New Kids on the Block would ever tour with New Edition. They also ask him about the transition from music to the renovation business, his partnership with Kristina, how to save money during the renovation process, and more.  Click here to read that article!

Heavy also posted a new article that mentions Farmhouse Fixer will not only feature some guest stars like Donnie Wahlberg, who we saw in last night's episode, but the show will also feature HGTV stars including Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis of “Unsellable Houses;” Jenny Marrs of “Fixer to Fabulous” and Mike Lemieux of “Houses with History.”

Check out these cute promotional photos of Jon from HGTV:

Jon is in Colorado right now, and it looks like he is doing something with Dave and Jenny Marrs of HGTV's Fixer to Fabulous!

Jenny Marrs posted this on her Instagram

Congrats, friend! So proud of you and @kristinacrestindesign and all of the hard work and love you poured into this show!! We are celebrating with you from afar!πŸ₯‚ #hgtvfamily @jonathanrknight @hgtv #farmhousefixerpremiere
(We FaceTime’d on his way to his premiere party … that he was late for because he was helping Dave on a project! Can’t wait to share more about that! But, truly Jon’s the best πŸ‘).

After he had a chance to watch the show, Jon shared his thoughts in a video on Instagram:

While he was away, Jon's friends and family back in Massachusetts gathered together to watch the show last night. Here are some photos shared by showrunner Victoria Levy:

Brian Kleinschmidt of HGTV’s 100 Day Dream Home told his viewers to check out Farmhouse Fixer. Brian also said he shared "the stage" with Jon before and wanted people to guess when that was.  He even stumped Jon!

Jon eventually did figure it out. Turns out Brian was also a contestant on The Amazing Race!

Here are a few other highlights from Jon on Instagram:

Danny posted a new workout video yesterday!

I somehow missed including this photo of Joey and Leo González at the "Me Time" LA premiere from Tuesday evening in my yesterday's general NKOTB news post...

(Photo from Joey McIntyre on Instagram)

Joey also posted these on his Instagram yesterday: 

If you are in the Washington DC area, there will be an in-person fundraising event on  Saturday, September 17 from 4-6pm! Tickets are $40, which includes: Unlimited bowling, food, and soda. All the proceeds go to Remember Betty. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at 10am here

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Jonathan Knight on Entertainment Tonight, plus clips from Farmhouse Fixer

Jonathan was featured on Entertainment Tonight. Here's the video. (Note it might take a few seconds to load)

Clip of Jonathan rehearing for the Fenway Park concert with the rest of the guys from NKOTB:

Clip of Donnie teasing Jon about not helping with his projects on Farmhouse Fixer

Video from HGTV on Instagram 

Article from Entertainment Tonight: Jonathan Knight Reveals He Secretly Married Longtime Boyfriend Harley Rodriguez

(Photo from Jonathan Knight on Instagram)

We can now saw congratulations officially to Jon and Harley! Entertainment Tonight posted a new article on their website confirming that Jon and Harley are officially married!  They also talk a bit about how Farmhouse Fixer came to be. 

Jonathan Knight Reveals He Secretly Married Longtime Boyfriend Harley Rodriguez (Exclusive)

Jonathan Knight is officially off the market! ET's Lauren Zima spoke with the New Kids on the Block band member and Farmhouse Fixer star on the set of the HGTV series about the show's second season and getting married to his longtime love, Harley Rodriguez, in secret.

"It is so exciting," Knight gushed of the series. "I mean, I've been trying to get a show on TV for so many years, and actually, HGTV told me we're not gonna do the celebrity thing, and I was like, 'Oh.' And then a few years later, things change, and they're like, 'Yes, this is perfect,' so it's been great."

"It's such a passion of mine, fixing up houses," he continued. "I would post on Instagram pictures of projects I did, and fans would always ask me, 'What is your other job besides the New Kids?' and I just think it's so great to be able to showcase what I do, and people can watch."

While he has a passion for fixing up homes, what Knight loves most about the HGTV series is being able to breathe new life into old homes -- with some of the farmhomes he fixes dating back to the 1700s.

"I started my career doing new houses and condos, and I just got sick of, like, vinyl-sided houses in subdivisions," Knight explained. "And to me, they don’t have as much character as an old house, and history, so, I kinda pulled back from that and teamed up with a friend a mine, and we just started buying all these old houses and just bringing them back to life."

Though Farmhouse Fixer keeps Knight busy, he's still touring with the New Kids, letting the OG boy band heartthrob enjoy the best of both worlds.

"I'm about to turn 54, and I would have never thought in my 20s that at 54, I'd still be touring with the New Kids, and I would have a hit TV show on HGTV," he said.

Knight's career accomplishments aren't the only cause for celebration. He also revealed to ET that he finally tied the knot with his fiancΓ©.

"We did," Knight admitted when asked about the ring on his finger. "But everybody just assumed we're married, so, I never say yes or no 'cause I don't wanna lie."

While the pair wed in secret, they have yet to celebrate their nuptials, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

"It's coming," he added.

For more on Knight and the fabulous homes he fixes, check out Farmhouse Fixer season 2, premiering Aug. 24 on HGTV.

NKOTB News for August 24

It's finally here - Farmhouse Fixer season 2 starts tonight!

Here's your guide for Jonathan on TV tonight!
  • Entertainment Tonight (check your local listings)
  • 8pm (eastern) on HGTV: Special episode with never-before seen footage and bloopers from season 1
  • 9pm (eastern) on HGTV: Season 2 premiere of Farmhouse Fixer!
Farmhouse Fixer will also be available on Discovery Plus (not sure if it's at the same time as HGTV though)

Photos above from Jonathan on Instagram

Jon has been interviewed for some online publications. Read his interviews at the links below: 

Joey and Griffin were at the Los Angeles Premiere of Netflix's "Me Time" (featuring Mark Wahlberg) at Regency Village Theatre last night in LA and Getty Images posted a bunch of new photos! Here are just a few of them:

Joey and Griffin joined Frank and Sean (from the NKOTB security team) last night on Instagram Live while they were at the premiere. I just caught the very end of it though...

Before he went to the movie yesterday, Joey got back on his Peloton:

(Video from Joey's Instagram)