Pop star Aaron Carter was forced to miss his big brother Nick's wedding this weekend (12-13Apr14) after experiencing a flight delay. Backstreet Boys singer Nick Carter exchanged vows with fiancee Lauren Kitt in front of friends and family in Santa Barbara, California on Saturday (12Apr14), but 26-year-old Aaron was unable to make the ceremony after rushing from an appearance at the Cherry Blossom Parade in Washington, D.C. earlier in the day.
He posted a photo of himself stuck on a plane on America's East Coast on Saturday, alongside the caption, "Really p**sed off that I missed my brothers (sic) wedding today.. I hope he doesn't hate me .. I tried to get there... I'm sorry bro @nickcarter #technicalProblems (sic)".
Meanwhile, Nick's Backstreet Boys bandmate A.J. McLean admits he was emotional as he watched his longtime pal tie the knot after his previous struggles with alcohol and drug issues.
He tells People.com, "It was bittersweet. We're so, so proud of him. He's been through hell and back as we all have, once in our life here or there. And you know, we're all family. We're all brothers."
Former 'N Sync star Joey Fatone has undergone hair transplant surgery after experiencing premature balding. The Bye Bye Bye hitmaker agreed to try out the hair restoration treatment, courtesy of bosses at medical firm Bosley, and he's been so impressed by the results, he has signed on as the new face of the brand.
He says, "It (the surgery) was pretty intimidating. That's life, but the beautiful thing is that now you can do something about it."
Brady Bunch actor Christopher Knight, who played Peter Brady on the hit 1970s sitcom, also features in the company's latest advertisement.
Fatone isn't the only boyband member to undergo the hairy procedure - Backstreet Boys star A.J. McLean underwent a similar surgery in April (13).
Backstreet Boys star A.J. Mclean convinced his bandmates to focus on marriage equality in their latest video in a nod to his beloved gay best friends. The group's new promo for latest track In A World Like This celebrates relationships, and features a number of couples watching major events in recent history - including same-sex marriage.
McLean was adamant he wanted to support the gay community in its fight for marriage equality through the video.
He tells E! Online, "It stemmed from me personally. I have a lot of gay friends and two of my best friends have been together for almost 10 years. And living in California, it's been so f**ggin' frustrating to me that they could not get it right; they couldn't pass the bill. Then, literally, right after we dropped the video, they actually passed the bill in California, and I was just ecstatic. I just love the fact that people love each other, no matter if they're the same sex or not. I think everybody's equal, period."
In July (13), lawmakers at the U.S. Supreme Court paved the way for same-sex unions by striking down the controversial Defense of Marriage Act and overturning California's Proposition 8.
"There was random drug testing on the road. I was buying urine from local crew guys so I could pass (it) off (as clean) and lie about it." Backstreet Boys star A.J. McLean on the depths of his drug abuse issues.
"Chris and I had a little thing for a short period of time... He dated her first, I dated her after... It turned out to be awkward... There was somebody in between Chris and me... but now we're really good friends." Backstreet Boys star A.J. Mclean on his past spat with 'N SYNC's Chris Kirkpatrick.
"I was drinking about a fifth of Jack (Daniels) a day, doing a lot of coke. I was just very introverted, I had an issue with being insecure and always trying to get external validation... It was just never enough and I was a late bloomer. I didn't actually start drinking until I was 22." Backstreet Boys star A.J. Mclean on his past battles with sobriety and substance abuse.
You know what's larger than life? The Backstreet Boys holding and feeding pandas, that's what.
Why are the Backstreet Boys feeding pandas, you ask? They're doing it because I want it that way — and also because they're touring overseas for the band's 20th anniversary. While performing in China on their In A World Like This tour, Nick, Brian, Kevin, Howie, and A.J. visited the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding. Quit playing games with our hearts, Backstreet Boys. You know we can't handle it when you do adorable things like this.
In addition to touring, the boys are coming out with a brand new album, also called In A World Like This, which will be released on July 30, 2013.
A new album, a new tour, and pandas? Backstreet's back, alright?
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Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter is developing his own reality TV series. His untitled docu-series will revolve around the pop star and his fiancee Lauren Kitt as they plan their upcoming wedding, and the project is already winning over executives at several U.S. cable networks, according to reports.
Carter tells blogger Perez Hilton, "It will also be about the growing up phase of my life."
And he isn't the only member of the grown-up boyband with his sights set on reality TV - A.J. McLean is desperate to show off his dancefloor skills on U.S. show Dancing With the Stars.
Bandmate Howie Dorough explains, "The same year that Nick's brother (Aaron Carter) did it (Dancing With the Stars) I was approached about doing it, but obviously couldn't do it because of the fact we were embarking on a new record and touring.
"I know A.J. has always said he's wanted to do it, for sure. He has almost begged to be on the show."
The Backstreet Boys have cemented their place in pop history by unveiling their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Singers Nick Carter, A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough and Kevin Richardson marked their 20th anniversary in style on Monday (22Apr13) as they were honoured with the 2,495th star on Hollywood Boulevard.
Prior to the special ceremony, Carter took to his Twitter.com page to write, "Huge day. Receiving a star on Hollywood blvd. WOW! Thank you to all our fans."
And Littrell made the most of his moment in the spotlight by lying down on his pavement plaque to take a snap of his shocked face. Sharing the image on Instagram.com, he comments, "In Stone!!!! Thank GOD".
Backstreet’s Back, alright! Or at least they're about to be in just a few weeks time. The popular '90s boy band, Backstreet Boys, announced today on Good Morning America that they will perform on the morning show’s Summer Concert Series on Aug. 31 — three months after member Kevin Richardson announced his return to the group. “We’re going to be coming to perform for you guys on August 31,” A.J. McLean said today during the live GMA interview. “The first time together, all five of us.”
As many dedicated BSB fans already know, A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, and Nick Carter have spent the last few years touring with their heartthrob predecessors: New Kids on the Block, but much like the ingredients to your Grandmother's famous pumpkin pie, it just isn't the same without all the ingredients. Now that Kevin's been added back into the mix, it's a recipe for success (is anyone else now excited and hungry?)
The group also revealed their plans for a brand new album (set for release in spring 2013), along with announcing that they will soon be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in Los Angeles. Did you feel that? That's the sound of former-teenybopper tourists collectively sighing in relief. Check out the video interview below:
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So in honor of this (albeit temporary) BSB reunion, the writers of Hollywood.com took some time to recall our favorite memories of the prominent boy band and get back in touch with our teen-girl side (no judgements please).
Throughout middle school, I was pretty much an equal opportunity boy band lover. Whether it be BSB, NSYNC, 98 Degrees — you name it, they were posted somewhere on my wall. But the Backstreet Boys always held special significance thanks to a 7th grade dance competition where my friends and I got together and choreographed a spectacular dance routine (if I do say so myself) to their popular song "Larger Than Life." Not only did I have the best time rehearsing, but we even came in second place (right behind a Spice Girls number). I may or may not still know the dance moves to this day. — KELLY SCHREMPH
I've documented time and time again my preference for 98 Degrees, but the Backstreet Boys have the distinction of being every 1990s teenage girl's first. Because — despite the later popularity of *NSYNC, among others — Backstreet Boys was the first on the TRL scene, and the first to cause hormone-fueled insanity. Who wasn't a Nick, Brian, Kevin, or AJ girl? (Sorry, Howie. No one was a Howie girl.) And who didn't have at least one Backstreet Boy poster on their wall? I might have outgrown the Backstreet Boys halfway through listening to Black & Blue, but the five guys still manage to put a nostalgic smile on my face. After all, my go-to karaoke song is "I Want It That Way," naturally. How can you not appreciate the key change that launched a million screams? — KATE WARD
One of my first concerts was a Backstreet Boy concert. I had Nick Carter's pictures covering my walls, like any fan-obssessed crazy pre-teen. And then a few years back, I finally got the chance to interview Nick in real life. It was like 13-year-old Lindsey's wildest dream finally came true. — LINDSEY DIMATTINA
My first BSB concert was when I was....26. Yes, I waited about a decade too late to see BSB in concert, but I couldn't pass up the chance to see New Kids on the Block and BSB. No kidding, it was one of the best times I've ever had a concert. Unlike so many shows I attend, no one there acted like they were cooler than the performers on stage. Everyone was there to just dance and sing and relive their teen years. It was pretty magical, actually. — ALY SEMIGRAN
As an avid TRL watcher during my teen years, my friends and I used to absorb a ton of boy band history and trivia. Both good and bad, BSB definitely took the MTV audience on a journey with them. From the high points, with the debut and countdown domination of I Want It That Way (which my friend Colleen still argues is the best boyband song....ever), to their somber mid-TRL appearance to announce that AJ was going to rehab, (the latter featuring a tearful Nick Carter wearing a "Grabbabootie and Pinch" shirt.) They were the first to completely fill the streets outside the TRL studios with screaming and crying teenage girls, and who could forget Tiffany, the crazy rage-filled BSB fan who jokingly(?) threatened Carson's life when she came in second in a TRL competition to find BSB's biggest fan. They're the boy band that just won't die, and here's hoping there's many more catchy pop singles coming our way. — KELLY SCHREMPH
And to prove that even non-fans can still have BSB memories:
I know my favorite Backstreet memories are those times in which, as a stubborn *NSYNC fan, I would debate my cousin, friends, random girl on the bus about who was the better band. My go-to justifications included the fact that “I Want It That Way” reminded me of the Burger King slogan, Nick Carter was a poor man’s Devon Sawa, Brian Littrell looked like a baby dinosaur, and that Chris Kirkpatrick’s pineapple head was a better quirk than A.J. McLean’s collection of leopard print cowboy hats. All of which were pretty solid arguments, if you ask me. — KELSEA STAHLER
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