Pop music had its fair share of sibling pop acts - from The Jacksons to The Osmonds to Hanson. The 21st millennium's incarnation of these past acts, The Jonas Brothers - Kevin, Joe and Nick - took the...
Stars including Evan Rachel Wood, Lindsay Lohan, Aaron Paul and Zach Braff were left shaken following an earthquake in Los Angeles on Monday morning (17Mar14). The city was hit by a 4.7 magnitude tremor at 6.30am local time and many celebrities took to Twitter.com to share their stories.
Actress Wood was thrown into a panic by the tremor, so she grabbed her baby son from his crib and cowered in a doorway with the infant in her arms until the ground stopped shaking.
She writes in a post on Twitter.com, "My house shook like when the jet engine falls on (film) Donnie Darko. Grabbed my baby and hid under a doorway till it was over... there are no tables in my bedroom."
Rapper Nicki Minaj was also caught up in the chaos, writing, "This earthquake just made me re-evaluate my entire life... I swear it felt like the entire house was picked up n (and) thrown down the block", while singer LeAnn Rimes adds, "Holy hell we just had an earthquake! Shaking," and singer Mika tells fans, "Wow just woken up by pretty strong 2 second tremors in LA. Strongest I've ever felt here."
Glee's Dianna Agron adds, "Not going to lie. That woke me up & that scared the s**t out of me. Can't say I've never felt an earthquake anymore..." and actress Elizabeth Banks quips, "Earthquake! I leapt out bed to check on the kids. They slept right through it, and couldn't have cared less."
Other stars who tweeted about the earthquake include Aaron Paul, who shared footage from a news programme which showed the TV hosts crawling under their desks, as well as Kevin Jonas, Vanessa Hudgens, Kerry Washington, Josh Duhamel, and funnyman Zach Braff, who joked in a message to One Direction star Harry Styles, "Dearest Harry Styles are you in LA? Is your hair ok? Earthquake."
Lohan also managed to make a joke about the incident, adding, "Earthquake... Where's Oprah when you need her."
"It is my first time away from being a father. You know, it's amazing having a daughter that every minute you want to be with her. And of course she does something awesome. Like, she found her thumb yesterday so she started sucking her thumb yesterday and I wasn't there. I didn't see it and I was like, 'UGH!' but it's good." New dad Kevin Jonas is sad to have missed his baby girl's first milestone. The singer and his wife Danielle became first time parents to little Alena Rose on 2 February (14).
Jonas Brothers star Kevin Jonas has become a father for the first time. The singer's wife, Danielle, gave birth to a baby girl on Sunday afternoon (02Feb14).
Kevin took to Twitter.com to share the first photo of Danielle holding their bundle of joy, with a caption that reads, "On this day, a little star was born. Meet Alena Rose Jonas."
Kevin's younger brother, Nick Jonas, also took to the microblogging site to acknowledge the happy news just days after the brothers' grandfather passed away.
He tweeted, "My grandfather's memorial was yesterday. Today we welcome a new addition to the jonas family. God is great. Can't wait to meet my new niece."
Pop star Kevin Jonas is giving fans the chance to experience the Super Bowl in style by offering up four tickets to the big game and the keys to his New Jersey mansion. The former Jonas Brothers singer and his pregnant wife Danielle recently moved out of their marital home in Denville, New Jersey and placed the pad on the market.
However, the house has yet to be sold, so the dad-to-be has listed the property on vacation rental site AirBnB.com in the hopes of cashing in on the interest in the nearby Super Bowl on Sunday (02Feb14).
The six bedroom, five bathroom spread, which is "just a short drive" to the Super Bowl's MetLife Stadium, is available to rent until 9 February (14), but it doesn't come cheap - Jonas is charging $20,000 (£12,500) per night for the accommodation, with four tickets to the game thrown in for good measure.
In the listing description, he writes, "I'm Kevin Jonas, you may know me from my recent TV show with my wife Danielle. We are currently expecting our first baby girl and have moved out of our home to make room for our new family of three. But before we sold the house, we wanted to offer up the opportunity for both music and football fans to have the chance to stay there for the Super Bowl. And I'm even throwing in 4 tickets to the big game!"
Jonas has also promised to give a portion of any proceeds to a children's charity.
The home is the same mansion featured on the couple's reality show, Married to Jonas. The pair decided to sell up in October (13), two years after purchasing the pad. It is on sale for $2.2 million (£1.38 million).
"We're more in love now than on our wedding day. I look at her with even more respect and love; I didn't know that was possible!" Kevin Jonas is still smitten with his wife of three years, Danielle, who is pregnant with the couple's first child.
The Jonas Brothers enjoyed a part reunion on Thursday night (12Dec13) when Joe and Nick Jonas reteamed at a Christmas show in New York. The trio, Joe, Nick and Kevin, called it quits in October (13) after pulling the plug on their North American tour. They later revealed a series of furious bust-ups had prompted the split.
However, Jonas Brothers fans got the chance to see two-thirds of the boyband at the KISS 98.5 FM's Kissmas Bash at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo when Joe and Nick rocked out on stage together.
The duo sang a number of their former band's hits, and Joe took to Twitter.com after the event to thank the crowd for a warm welcome.
He wrote, "We had a great time last night thank you Buffalo for makin our wildest dreams come true. All of them."
The pair didn't explain why their older brother Kevin missed the show.
The Wanted and Fifth Harmony also performed at the event.
Joe Jonas is eager to avoid comparisons to Justin Timberlake as he embarks on a solo career following the split of the Jonas Brothers. After 10 years of making music with his siblings Nick and Kevin Jonas, the brothers decided to end their successful run as a group in October (13).
Joe, 24, is embarking on a solo career and he tells NYLON Guys magazine that he hopes to avoid comparisons to other artists who have left boybands, like Justin Timberlake did with 'N Sync.
Jonas says, "I've heard it before, when I did my solo project. People would be like, 'I hear the Justin influence.' I'd say 'No! Don't say that!' He's somebody that I respect, but I want to have my own identity."
Jonas released a solo album, Fastlife, in 2011, and is scheduled to perform on his own at two holiday concerts in Chicago, Illinois and Buffalo, New York this month (Dec13).
Joe Jonas has opened up about the Jonas Brothers' recent split, detailing the screaming match he had with his siblings and confessing the group was "breaking them up as a family". In October (13), Joe, Nick and Kevin Jonas confirmed they would be parting ways as a band after scrapping their North American tour, and now Joe has opened up about the demise of the group, recalling how a heated argument made him realise how volatile their chemistry had become.
He tells New York Magazine, "The Jonas Brothers' breakup was going on for a lot longer than a lot of people thought. We hit a place where we just weren't jelling on the same things, and we didn't want to become a band that was worried about the fact that people didn't understand how cool we were. The whole situation was breaking us up as a family, and we ultimately felt like we were holding each other back.
"Things came to a head when we had a meeting where we thought we were going to talk about how to release our new music and it ended up shifting into this huge fight. That was the first time we were really honest with one another about a lot of stuff we weren't happy with. The fight got loud. I was screaming."
He continues, "When Nick presented the idea of closing a chapter and moving on, I freaked out. I didn't know whether to pick up and leave or just punch something, because I was furious. I'd spent so long working with my brothers on this band, and in my mind, it felt like we were just giving up. It didn't make sense to me.
"But once I started peeling back the layers, I understood. There were a lot of dysfunctional things going on... It would have been really tough for me to go on a last-hurrah tour. I didn't care about the money; I just wanted to figure out the right, healthy way for us to be good as a family."
The Jonas Brothers were signed as a trio by Columbia Records in 2005 and found fame with Disney movie Camp Rock in 2008, going on to win the Breakthrough Artist title at the American Music Awards later that year.
The Jonas Brothers have released their final songs as a special thanks to fanclub members. The three brothers announced they were disbanding last month (Oct13), after creative differences forced them to scrap an autumn (13) tour, but they promised fans they would release material from their unreleased album, V, and on Tuesday (26Nov13) the group unveiled the four songs, plus 10 live tracks, on their fanclub website.
Announcing the release on Twitter.com, Kevin Jonas wrote, "Hey TJ (TeamJonas), we're so glad to get this TJ-exclusive album to you. Enjoy."
Jonas and his brothers Nick and Joe were signed as a trio by Columbia Records in 2005 and found fame as the stars of Disney movie Camp Rock in 2008. They won a clutch of awards during their time together, including a Breakthrough Artist trophy at the American Music Awards in 2008.
Enrique Iglesias, Fall Out Boy, Josh Hutcherson, Kevin Jonas and Nikki Reed were among the stars who joined host Nick Cannon to honour outstanding youngsters at the TeenNick HALO Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday (17Nov13). Mariah Carey's husband launched the Nickelodeon bash in 2009 to honour teenagers who are making a difference in their communities by "helping and leading others", and he returned to host the 2013 show at the Hollywood Palladium.
During the concert, four teens were honoured for their community service work and the ceremony featured performances from Fall Out Boy, Austin Mahone and Enrique Iglesias, who closed the event.
Other guests at the bash included Dax Shepard, Darren Criss, Chloe Bennet and Jennette McCurdy.
Cannon says of the 2013 event, "I'm humbled by the truly inspiring and tremendous work these HALO honorees are doing in their communities. It's my goal to continue the conversations about issues that impact teens today, and empower young people to take action and make a difference in the world."
Shortly after being dropped by Columbia Records was resigned by Hollywood Records
Released their self-titled second album Jonas Brothers
Released third studio album A Little Bit Longer
Appeared on the Disney Channel series "Hannah Montana" in the episode "Me and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas and Mr. Jonas"
Joined Miley Cyrus for the "Best of Both Worlds Tour" (premiered on the Disney Channel in 2008)
Released debut album It’s About Time; featured their first hit single "Mandy"
Signed by Columbia Records as a group act named The Jonas Brothers (originally called Sons of Jonas)
Documented the behind the scenes of their "Look Me in the Eyes Tour" for the Disney Channel show "Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream"
Co-starred (with brothers) in the Disney Channel Original Movie "Camp Rock" along with Demi Lovato
Reprised the role of Jason in the Disney Channel sequel, "Camp Rock: The Final Jam"
Co-starred (with brothers) as a fictional version of himself in the Disney Channel series "JONAS"
Discovered while trying to help his younger brother Nick land a recording deal with Columbia Records
Recorded the theme song "Kids of the Future" for the animated film "Meet the Robinsons"
Pop music had its fair share of sibling pop acts - from The Jacksons to The Osmonds to Hanson. The 21st millennium's incarnation of these past acts, The Jonas Brothers - Kevin, Joe and Nick - took the music world by storm in 2007-08 through constant touring (they played seven major tours in a span of three years) and clean-cut good looks reserved for teen idols through the ages. The brothers scored their first hit with the 2005 song "Mandy" and went on to star in 2008's "Camp Rock," a Disney Channel Original Movie that was expected to surpass the ratings of "High School Musical" (2006) before it even aired. Within a year, the threesome went from 'tween heartthrobs to mainstream phenomenon, known the world over and adored by people of all ages.