You’re going to want to mark down today’s date now, because we’ve achieved a historical moment in drop-crotch history: New Kids on the Block, TLC, and Nelly are going on tour together.
All five members of the boy band of record and TLC’s T-Boz and Chilli showed up on “Good Morning America” today to announce that they’d be taking to the road with the band-aid wearing rapper this summer for their “The Main Event” tour, and as preposterous as this sounds, it is also the best idea in the history of ever. As Donnie Wahlberg put it, the tour will be “the most elaborate thing” NKOTB has ever done, adding, “We’ve built bar seats around the stage so our fans can literally sit right on the stage and converse with us and we can share their snacks and drinks if we want to,” because OF COURSE THEY HAVE. What else were Danny, Donnie, Joey, Jon and Jordan’s lives preparing for, if not a multi-city tour where they could imbibe on stage with their ’80s fans, who are definitely now old enough to be tossing back Madison Square Garden house chardonnay with aplomb before having to get home to tuck their kids in? Keep reading »
Teen sorta sensation Aaron Carter, perhaps best known as little brother of Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, is now 25 and touring the country on his “After Party” tour. On a stop in Boston, Carter claims he was jumped and beaten by four men, and he posted a couple Instagram photos of himself looking busted to prove it. What sparked the altercation? According to Carter, it was a classic boy band turf war. Seriously. Keep reading »
Yes, you read the headline right. No, this is not a drill. Yes, this is real life. No, you’re not dreaming. Three of the most amazing boy bands of yesteryear are joining forces for a summer tour. On yesterday’s episode of the “The View,” the New Kids On The Block made the bombshell announcement that they’ll be touring with fellow dreamy, aging crooners 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men. Is this a government experiment to see how much nostalgia the average 30-year-old woman can endure before spontaneously combusting? Most likely. But still, I’ll definitely be in the crowd, screaming my head off and singing along to “Because Of You,” “The Right Stuff,” and “Motownphilly.” Will you? Check out the tourdates after the jump! [Hollywood Life] Keep reading »
Speaking of ’90s musicians, Donnie Wahlberg recently tweeted this photo of the New Kids hanging out in what looks like a locker room(?!), mustached and shirtless (with the exception of Jonathan Knight, who’s sporting a modest white T and bearing an uncomfortable resemblance to Adrien Brody). So, what do you think of the guys’ new facial hair? Are your loins still tingling for these aging dreamboats? [TooFab]
These days, instead of hangin’ tough with his boys from New Kids On The Block, Jordan Knight has the right stuff for Old Navy’s summer campaign. The boy band singer is featured in the brand’s latest ad, singing about items from their summer catalog. On “Shorts,” he croons, “Your legs are looking so fine,” while his falsetto hits as many high notes as there are sandal colors on “Flip-Flops.” Watch the commercial above! Meanwhile, fans are showing their love for the songs on the Old Navy Facebook page, where you can hear Jordan sing about the difference between T-shirts and tank tops. Keep reading »
Necessity, and extreme fandom, are the mothers of invention, right? That’s exactly what prompted German mom Joanne Conklin to knit these totally out of control New Kids on the Block and Vanilla Ice sweaters for her teenage daughter. Before she knew it, she’d launched a full on NKOTB knitwear empire. “We were living in Germany at the time and bands like New Kids On The Block were huge with the teen set,” says Joanne. “However, there were no fan T-shirts to be found anywhere, so I decided to knit sweaters. I made one for my daughter, then her friends, and word-of-mouth spread and the next thing you know I’d knit over a hundred of them, selling all but about six of them.” And you can understand why. After all, these are no mere cableknit jawns [This will be the last time I allow Julie to use her obscure Philly slang in a post, FYI. -- Editor], but rather, works of Joey McIntyre-inspired magic. More sweater bliss after the jump! [Craftzine] Keep reading »