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Wahlbergs’ eatery

Mark and Donnie Wahlberg have teamed up with their brother Paul to open a new restaurant at the Hingham Shipyard called Alma Nove. The spot for Italian-Mediterranean cuisine is named after the Wahlbergs’ mom, Alma, with the “Nove’’ standing for Alma’s nine children. Menu items include pancetta wrapped pork tenderloin, and creamy risotto with spring peas, leeks, and shrimp. Paul Wahlberg had been the chef at Bridgeman’s in Hull. He tells us that his famous brothers haven’t been a big part of the opening process — Mark and Donnie are simply investors — but they will get perks for their involvement in the venture. “I will make their favorite dishes when they come in,’’ Paul told us yesterday, as he worked with his staff to prepare for a Friday opening. Paul says his real partner for the project is Ed St. Croix, a family friend who has had an interest in the restaurant biz. Paul said he knew he wanted to name the place after his mom when he saw the restaurant Alma de Cuba in Philadelphia. St. Croix suggested adding “Nove’’ to the name to represent her children. Paul admitted to us yesterday that he always imagined that his first restaurant would be a smaller project, something tiny in Dorchester. Surveying his new spot in Hingham, which was designed by Stephen Sousa, Paul said, “I’m just absolutely floored.’’

New Kids party like old times

Some of the New Kids on the Block partied like it was 1988 at Shrine at the MGM Grand in Foxwoods after their concert there the other night. Witnesses said Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre danced and drank the hardest of the crew, and got on the microphone for 20 minutes to perform songs from their latest album. McIntyre, in town without his wife, also had fun chatting up female fans. Bandmate Jordan Knight was more reserved. He drank water all night, but enjoyed an oversized cake presented to him for his 40th birthday.
Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, and Donnie Wahlberg of New 
Kids On The Block in 2008
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Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, and Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids On The Block in 2008

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North Wildwood celebrates holiday weekend with eggs, beer, New Kids on the Block

Jack Kramer, of Briarcliff, Pa., left, sings the New Kids on the Block song "The Right Stuff" while New Kids members Danny Wood and Jordan Knight watch Friday at Keenan's Irish Pub on North New Jersey Avenue in North Wildwood.
Photo by: Press photo by Stefanie Campolo

NORTH WILDWOOD — A day that begins with drinking at 7 a.m., a "Wheel of Fortune" contest involving tattoos and the New Kids on the Block sounds like the beginning of a very strange anecdote, not the start of Memorial Day weekend.
But for the couple thousand people who gathered Friday morning at Keenan's Irish Pub on North New Jersey Avenue, it is exactly the way they wanted to kick off their summer at the shore.
New Jersey shore towns ring in summer in a number of quirky ways. In Ocean City, businessmen make their way into the ocean while still dressed for work. In Stone Harbor, they "open" the shore by throwing a key into the water.
North Wildwood places the emphasis on the people who visit. For the past seven years, Keenan's has hosted a summer-starting event called "Eggs with Peg" the Friday before Memorial Day that draws more people each year.
"We're expecting upwards of 1,500 to 2,000 people here this morning," said Scott Keenan, one of the bar's owners.
It did not take long for every nook and cranny of the bar to be filled with people in orange and black, creating an atmosphere that more closely resembled a Flyers rally than the beginning of the beach season.
Keenan said he wanted to have an event similar to Sea Isle City's Kegs and Eggs Bash, which was voluntarily discontinued in 2002, after homeowners along Ocean Drive expressed their displeasure with people acting up and drinking heavily in the morning.
However, no incidents were ever reported as a result of the event, and many people who participated in it remembered it fondly, which is why Keenan said he felt like he was filling the void.
He wanted a name to convey the same idea. Thankfully, his mother, Peg, had a name that kept the memorable rhyme alive, even if it's not entirely accurate.
"Anybody who knows her knows that the last thing she wants to be doing is cooking eggs," Keenan said of his mother, who was greeted with loud chants of "Peg-GY! Peg-GY!" throughout the bar.
A big draw for those in attendance was a live broadcast of "The Preston and Steve Show," a morning radio program that is broadcast on Philadelphia's 93.3 WMMR-FM.
The morning show has done pre-Memorial Day weekend broadcasts at the bar since 2005, the same year hosts Preston Elliot and Steve Morrison and their crew joined WMMR's staff.
Elliot said the "Eggs with Peg" bash is consistently among their top two most well-attended events of the year.
"By 7:30 or 8, it's just full-on madness," Elliot said of the event. "But even though it's loud, it's respectful. It's not obnoxious."
Elliot said the show's staff tries to make sure that even if they cannot up the ante each year that they book a number of guests and hold events that the people will remember.
This year, Jordan Knight and Danny Wood of the 1980s boy band New Kids on the Block - who will be performing in Atlantic City this weekend - were among the guests who stopped by.
The show's loyal listeners came out in droves. Bill Seitz, 23, of Lancaster, Pa., was first in line at 4:15 a.m. He drove three hours to be there with his friends for the event.
"We just love Wildwood," Seitz said. "And we love Preston and Steve, so it was perfect."
Jay Billups, of South Philadelphia, has attended "Eggs with Peg" every year since it began.
"I've been coming here to Wildwood for most of my life," Billups said. "It's just the best way to start the summer."
While many people came from west of the Delaware River, some locals joined in the fun, anxious to see the summer begin.
"I moved here (to North Wildwood) in February," said Andrea Grieser, 52. "I brought the bad weather with me."
Grieser said she was going to get on her boat after the event, but she wanted to hang around Keenan's a little bit longer after experiencing "Eggs with Peg" for the first time last year.
"It's the only time I drink in the morning," Grieser said.

NKOTB at WMMR 93.3

Jordan & Danny with Preston and Steve WMMR 93.3

Danny y Jordan estuvieron en vivo para una entrevista de radio con WMMR's Preston and Steve para una radio de Rock en Filadelfia 

Danny & Jordan at WMMR Radio - Filadelfia

New Kids Hit Shore, Want Snooki

New Kids Hit Shore, Want Snooki
The New Kids On The Block were in North Wildwood on Friday morning, at a public event. Their big question: where’s Snooki?
Fox 29’s Jenn Frederick caught up with a couple of the Kids, who were at the South Jersey shore bar promoting their Atlantic City show.
The Kids laughed about trying to find Snooki from “Jersey Shore.”
But Snooki, the Situation and Pauly D are on their way back to Seaside Heights after filming the second season of “Jersey Shore” in Miami.

Jimmy Marsh & Donnie D @ Foxwoods w/ Imondalist

Imondalist had an event at Foxwoods featuring Donnie D recording artist Jimmy Marsh. Jimmy Marsh, a native Bostonian, works under Donnie Wahlbergs label,”Donnie D Productions.”
Imondalist ladies, as shown above, put the event together at the Hard Rock Cafe at Foxwoods and it was well received. Everyone had a great time and people are looking forward to more events from Imondalist as well as seeing Donnie and Jimmy Mars again.


Donnie Wahlberg's NKOTB Raffle

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Help Donnie Wahlberg Journey Forward and their efforts to better the lives of those who have suffered spinal cord injuries, and, in return, you could be enjoying this ultimate New Kids on the Block Experience. Tickets start at just $2.00 each and decrease for orders of more than 5 tickets. Donnie Wahlberg and Journey Forward are utilizing the Celebrities for Charity Foundation ("CFC") and's patented concepts and technologies to conduct this raffle and tickets are only available online at this web site. Enter online today and rest assured that CFC never stores your credit card information and utilizes secure routers and IBM Servers, professionally managed, to ensure that your information is secure and that your order is accurately processed.

In addition to this, you should also rest assured that CFC values your generosity and's patented concepts and technologies are designed to deliver the utmost efficiency and unprecedented results. Direct Expenses amount to approximately 8.5% of Gross Revenue and decrease to 5% (or less) of Gross Revenue as more tickets per order are sold. In addition to Direct Expenses, a 5% Gaming Tax is paid to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. After the Direct Expenses and the Gaming Tax are paid, the yield to charity is a minimum of approximately 86.5% of Gross Revenue for a minimum purchase of 5 tickets ( $10.00). This increases to approximately 90% of Gross Revenue for a purchase of 20 tickets ( $25.00), And the yield percentage continues to increase as more tickets per order are purchased. These proceeds will benefit Journey Forward and the many charities supported by the Celebrities For Charity Foundation.

While you must be 18 years of age, or older, to purchase a ticket, which the Entrant will need to prove prior to being certified as the Winner, CFC's ordering process and rules allow the Entrant to Gift their tickets to another person, which may or may not be a minor. However, it is important to note that regardless of whether or not the Entrant gifts his or her tickets to another party, the Entrant will still need to prove that he or she is 18 years of age, or older, prior to the ticket holder being certified as the Winner. Furthermore, you should also note that neither the Entrant nor the Gift Recipient, if tickets are gifted, need to be present at the Drawing to win; the Winner will be notified. Also, although this experience of a lifetime is priceless, the value of the tangible prizes (e.g., as applicable in any given raffle, hotel, travel, meals, tickets, taxes, etc.) is $5,000.00.

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blog de DJCheapShot sobre su tour con NKOTB

So the rumors are true…I’m officially DJing for NKOTB (for those that are acronym illiterate, that stands for “New Kids On the Block”). If you would have told me 20 years ago that I would be behind Jordan Knight and Donny Wahlberg on stage I would have punched you in the face! But low and behold, here I am and I’m having the time of my life! Last week we set seas for the NKOTB cruise out of Miami to the Bahamas…and let’s just say I was a little trigger happy on my Jamaican Air Horn noise (sometime’s a little of “grandma’s cough syrup” will do that to me). Aside from nails on a chalk board and Mariah Carey’s 15 second falcetto on “Emotions”, there may not be a more annoying sound. Anyhow, I’ve had a bunch of requests for the thing to make it people’s ring tones, or their birth control alarm. Anyhoo, without further ado, please feel free to download the sound here.
Cheapshot's Airhorn by dj cheapshot

My schedule has been nutty lately, but keep checking back for more tour and bowl movement updates. Chiggity-Cheers!
-Grandmaster Cheapshot

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New Kids/Rudolf Party At Foxwoods

 Jordan_SHRINE_opt.jpgThe New Kids on the Block stepped off the block and into Shrine at MGM Grand at Foxwoods over the weekend. After performing at its Grand Theater, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey Macintyre, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight stopped at the club promote their new album and celebrate Jordan's 40th birthday party with a flaming cake.

Also at Shrine at MGM Grand at Foxwoods over the weekend was actor James Woods who ate some Asian food and then played poker.

Also at Foxwoods was singer, songwriter, producer, and guitarist Kevin  Rudolf who stopped at the Scorpion bar to celebrate the Tequila Cantina restaurant's first anniversary. He performed  hit songs "I Made   It"  and "Let It Rock and then headed over to to Shrine.

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Wahlberg brothers in Boston

24 Mayo 2010
While one Wahlberg was with the Celtics, another was with fans at Foxwoods. After performing at the MGM Grand Theatre, Donnie Wahlberg and his fellow New Kids on the Block stopped at nightclub Shrine, where Donnie and Joey McIntyre grabbed microphones for an impromptu performance.
25 Mayo 2010
While the rest of us were cheering for the Celts last night, a slew of local celebs and IndyCar drivers joined homeboy Mark Wahlberg at Rumor to hype the upcoming Indianapolis 500. 
Faces in the crowd 
There were plenty of familiar faces at the Celtics game at the Garden last night, including Bobby Brown, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg, Indy racers Helio Castroneves and Mario Andretti, Pats Sam Aiken, Darius Butler, Patrick Chung, Matt Light, David Patten, Wes Welker, Brandon Tate, and Fred Taylor, Celts greats Dave Cowens and John Havlicek, former Bruin Lyndon Byers, Dropkick Murphy Ken Casey, Rev Taylor Twellman, “Deal or No Deal’’ model Claudia Jordan, and “Smallville’’ actor Tom Welling.

Hollywood heavy Mark Wahlberg and racing royalty Mario Andretti were in da house at the TD Garden last night to take in Game 4 of the Celtics-Magic throwdown and to promote - for ABC/ESPN - this weekend’s Indianapolis 500.
Later on, the boys made the scene at Rumor at a pre-race bash with more legendary track titans. Also making the Garden party scene: Roxbury bad boy Bobby Brown; Celtics superfan Donnie Wahlberg, ‘Smallville’ actor Tom Welling; Dropkick Murphys frontman Ken Casey and race car driver Helio Castroneves, the winner of ‘Dancing with The Stars,’ Season 5.

Donnie Wahlberg and an unidentified...
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Donnie Wahlberg and an unidentified woman watch Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden last night.
Donnie Wahlberg poses with a fan...
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 Donnie Wahlberg poses with a fan before Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden last night.
Mark Wahlberg gestures while taking...
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Mark Wahlberg gestures while taking his seat during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals at TD Garden last night.  

NKOTB afterparty @ Shrine MGM Fooxwoods (pics)

sobre Alma Nove

En este video de abril pasado podemos ver a Paul hablando de la próxima inauguración de su restaurante en una renovada zona en Hingham.
Ademas tiene como socios a sus hermanos Paul y Donnie, quien junto a  Edward St Croix y Joseph LaSpada son los otros inversores en este nuevo proyecto denominado "ALMA NOVE", Alma en honor a su madre Alma y Nove por sus nueve hijos. Su especialidad: cocina italiana y mediterranea.

otro video sobre Paul

UPDATE 24/05/10
Donnie en twiter:
With my older brother Chef Paul at the site of his new restaurant... ALMA NOVE! In HINGHAM MA! Opens in one WEEK

Tracked Down: Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Jonathan Knight and more...

New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight...
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New Kid on the Block Jordan Knight celebrates his 40th birthday at Shrine at MGM Grand at Foxwoods. 
New Kid Jordan Knight celebrating his 40th along with his bandmates - Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joey McIntyre and Jonathan Knight - at Shrine at MGM Grand at Foxwoods after their performance there . . . and New Kid Joey McIntyre chatting up the front desk staff at the Nine Zero . . . Sudbury stud Chris Evans taking a break from filming “What’s Your Number” with Anna Faris to celebrate impresario Michael Winter’s birthday at Umbria Prime . . . Mark Wahlberg skulking around the Hingham Shipyard where his brother, Paul, is opening an eatery called Alma Nove . . .

New Kids On The Block Bring "The Right Stuff" To MGM Grand

By THOMAS KINTNER The Hartford Courant
Good news for anyone sweating the gender imbalance certain to have reared its head Friday night at local dance clubs and watering holes frequented by the 30-plus crowd: the state's ladies have not evaporated. As it turns out, the fair sex was safe, sound and mightily enthused as it packed into the Foxwoods casino's MGM Grand Theater in Mashantucket for the first of a two-night stand by New Kids on the Block and cheered the group's every synchronized move.
New Kids on the Block's Friday set list
Still very much the boy band that had a massive heyday in the late 1980s and early '90s, the five-man from Boston that reunited after 13 years in 2008 offered new material with the same balance of throbbing pop and pose-heavy dancing as tunes from its past, opening with the thoroughly somnambulant hook of "Lights, Camera, Action." Much of its material required little finesse, as "You've got It (The Right Stuff)" rolled out at volume sufficient to drown out anything else in the room, though if the band could have heard a phone ring as it danced, it might well have been Morris Day calling to say he wanted his steps back.
The hierarchy of the group's members was obvious when it forayed into the audience to bark "Tonight"  primary leads Jordan Knight, Donnie Wahlberg and Joey McIntyre were swamped as they climbed atop seats to sing, while Jonathan Knight and Danny Wood, whose vocal contributions amounted to little more than completing the set, roamed the aisles relatively unmolested. Jordan Knight spooned falsetto polish atop an acoustic offering of "I'll be Loving You (Forever)," but it was McIntyre's occasional showcases that were the most dynamic displays, particularly during a curious, shirtless solo turn when he threw his voice hard at melding "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" and "Twisted."
Wahlberg is for all intents the group's vocal enforcer, a font of rough cadences and dreary raps who bludgeoned verbiage while diving into "I got It." The group was good-natured in its come-ons to the screaming, female-dominated audience, showing in the blowout repetition of "Full Service" how one applies meter to a slice of obnoxious, pseudo-sexual bravado.

Its four-piece backing band wasn't asked to do much but hit cues (and occasionally bolster live vocals with canned ones), which was generally fine in a show that was about bursts of light, thick sonic swatches and choreography. The booming electronic pop of "Summertime" came from the same well as the equally sizable shouter "Step by Step," merging paint by numbers pop with almost quaint heartthrob politicking. The closer in the encore-free show was the 1989 chart-topper "Hangin' Tough," whose nostalgia quotient had far more to do with its energy than anything notable in its bargain basement pop construction.

New Kids on the Block's Friday set list: "Lights, Camera, Action," "One Song," "Looking Like Danger," "My Favorite Girl," "You've got It (The Right Stuff)," "Click Click Click," "Dirty Dancing," "Tonight," "I'll be Loving You (Forever)," "If you go Away," "Single," "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)/Twisted," "Never let you Go," "I got It," "Full Service," "Summertime," "Close to You," "Step by Step," "Hangin' Tough."

New Kids on the Block perform Saturday at 8 p.m. at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket. Tickets are $75 and $55. For more information, call 800-200-2882.

Donnie Wahlberg meet with a fan - TMZ 19/05/2010

Tracked Down: Jordan Knight, Seth MacFarlane, Ellen Pompeo & more...

New Kid On The Block Jordan Knight celebrating his not-so-new Big 4-0 birthday with his wife, Evelyn, bandmate-bro Jonathan Knight and fellow NKOTB Joey McIntyre at King’s in Dedham . . .
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New Kids Jordan and Jonathan Knight (left, center) and Joey McIntyre (right) at King’s in Dedham.

New Kid turns 40

Boy, do we feel old. New Kid Jordan Knight turned the big 40 this week and celebrated with a party with his boy band buddies at Kings Dedham. Joining Jordan were his wife, Evelyn, and fellow NKOTB Jonathan Knight and Joey McIntyre. In addition to bowling, the crew played air hockey and shuffleboard, and chowed on gourmet pizza, chicken satay, pulled-pork sandwiches, New England crab cakes and baked shrimp wrapped in prosciutto. . . .

We All Scream For NKOTB

Yes, you can say it's been 20 years since New Kids On The Block were relevant, but they can still draw a crowd.
That will be evident Friday and Saturday at MGM Grand at Foxwoods, as the boys from Boston bring their tour to the MGM Grand Theater.
All of those teen girls that screamed and cried over Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight, Joe McIntyre, Jonathan Knight, and Danny Wood (confession here: I didn't even have to google that), have now become thirty-somethings, but their love for NKOTB has never wavered.
The band will try and prove the still have "The Right Stuff" as they sing their string of hits from "Step by Step" to "I'll Be Loving You".
And for those fans who want to get up close and personal with Donnie Wahlberg, Shrine, a nightclub at MGM Grand at Foxwoods, tweeted the NKOTB bad boy will be hanging out there Friday night.
The New Kids shows Friday and Saturday start at 8 p.m., and there are still tickets available.

New Kids on the Block at MGM Grand at Foxwoods!

Meet the Stars of CBS's New Shows!

  • The show: Blue Bloods
  • Where you've seen them before: I'll always remember Will Estes from the short-lived Reunion, and who doesn't remember New Kid on the Block Donnie Wahlberg? Bridget Moynahan is best known for roles on Sex and the City and in Coyote Ugly, and Tom Selleck is, well . . . Tom Selleck.,0,0#1

Nancy Hall: Members of New Kids on the Block are better as a group

Posted May 19, 2010 @ 11:30 PM
They’ve been touring on and off since reuniting for their comeback nearly two years ago. Now New Kids on the Block are back in Eastern Connecticut with two performances this weekend at the MGM Grand Theater at Foxwoods.

The former boy band (now perhaps man band) made it big in the late ’80s, but by 1994 had disbanded. NKOTB was defunct for about 15 years. So what were they guys up to?

The NKOTB member to most stay in the spotlight was definitely Donnie Wahlberg. Wahlberg didn’t waste anytime after the band’s break-up, launching his acting career as part of 1996’s “Bullet” with Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur. Things picked up from there and he earned roles in major movies, the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers” as well as several television shows.

Jonathan Knight had a much different path. Knight was the first to leave the group in 1994. Though no reason was given at the time, Knight later revealed he suffered from panic attacks for years and sought medical help for the problem. He also got into real estate in the band’s off years, living in Essex, Mass., and rarely giving interviews.

Knight’s brother Jordan was not so reclusive. The younger Knight launched a solo career after NKOTB split, earning a Top 10 hit in 1999 with “Give It To You.” His follow-up singles didn’t do as well, nor did his follow-up albums. Jordan tried to give his career a boost in 2004 with an appearance on VH1’s “The Surreal Life,” but the stint didn’t do as much as he had hoped.


Danny Wood also suffered through a lackluster solo career post-New Kids. Though he has released six albums apart from the band, none of them charted. He was also a part of the MTV show “Totally Boyband,” which grouped former boy band members together into a new group. The band’s name was Upper Street, but it quickly disbanded.

Joey McIntyre saw a short-lived solo career after the band broke up. He, like Jordan Knight, had a Top 10 hit in 1999. “Stay the Same” was the title track to his solo debut, which McIntyre recorded with his own money and sold on his website. He got a record deal after the release and two more albums followed. McIntyre also starred on Broadway numerous times and appeared in the first season of “Dancing With the Stars.”

No matter what they did on their own, fans clearly like them better as a group. New Kids on the Block will be back on stage together twice this weekend at the MGM Grand.

Nancy Hall is assistant program director at Q105. She is on air from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays. E-mail her at

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El clan Wahlberg inaugura restaurant en junio

Paul junto a sus hermanos Donnie y Mark inauguran restaurant Alma Nove en junio, aqui la nota:

South Shore restaurant news & notes

Alma Nove, the much-anticipated new restaurant from area chef Paul Wahlberg and brothers Mark (movie guy) and Donnie Wahlberg (music and movie guy), should open by Memorial Day or the first week of June at the Launch at Hingham Shipyard.
Thumbnail image for Alma-Nove.jpgThe chef has snagged old friend Jim Caputo to be his sous chef. “This is the third restaurant we’ve opened together,” said Wahlberg, who worked with Caputo at Bridgeman’s and Tosca. Caputo moved back east from California to take the job, said Wahlberg, who has managed to fit in personal cheffing for three of Mark’s movies, including "The Lovely Bones."
The restaurant, named after the brothers’ mother, Alma, and the Italian word for the number of children she had, nine (nove), will have 119 indoor seats and 20 to 25 on the waterfront patio [shown above]. “I’m blown away by how beautiful it’s coming out,” said Wahlberg.

Donnie Wahlberg and Bridget Moynahan set for new show

bridgetdonnie.jpgLongmeadow lass Bridget Moynahan and Dorchester's own Donnie Wahlberg got cozy while celebrating their new show, "Blue Bloods," at the 2010 CBS Upfronts this week. Donnie tweeted to fans today, "Starting this fall... I'm gonna need another hour from you all on Friday nights... Hope you can spare it! ;)" (The show will air on Fridays. Duh.) Also starring Tom Selleck, the show is about an Irish New York City police clan. Donnie and Bridget play a brother and sister, and Will Estes is their younger sibling. The executive producers of "The Sopranos" are behind the show so maybe it'll be good.

Mira el trailer de Blue Bloods con Donnie en el reparto

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"New Kids on the Block cruise." - Review

At last, the review everyone has been waiting for is finally complete. I know the masses out there have been holding their collective breath and anticipating a summary of my trip on the second annual New Kids on the Block cruise. And by masses, I mean 22 people. Well, I have finally stopped hyperventilating, and I am happy to share a full report from the S.S. Squealing Like a 12-Year-Old.

For those of you pondering if the New Kids on the Block (NKOTB, if you’re nasty) are even still around, allow me to provide some background information. Danny Wood, Donnie Wahlberg, Joe McIntyre, Jon and Jordan Knight were members of the most well-known boy band in the late 80’s/early 90’s. They broke up in 1994, reunited in 2008, released another album (appropriately titled “The Block”) and have been touring ever since. If you’d like more information about them (including birthdates, middle names, height/weight, etc.), email me directly. And in case you’re wondering, they definitely still have “The Right Stuff” (Sorry, I couldn’t resist). After all, they did sell out the O2 Arena in London and they can still do the running man with the best of them. So please, save the Old Men on the Block jokes for at least another 15 years.

(All photos courtesy of Kate Brindle)

The cruise featured concerts, meet and greet opportunities, themed deck parties (by the way, mixing Bud Light with all white clothing will turn a white party into a beige party very quickly), beach and trivia games hosted by the Kids and 2,000 screaming women. Ahem, make that 1,990 screaming women, 5 screaming men and another 5 bored men (who I presume were husbands along for the ride). While I have been a fan for more than twenty years, the other cruise attendees’ fandom made mine pale in comparison. I may have followed them around the country, but my obsession stops at knowing all of their bodyguards’ social security numbers and shoe sizes.

I was shocked by how accessible all of the Kids were. They strolled the Lido deck, grabbed snacks from the ship’s cafeteria and swam in the ocean (once we were docked, of course) without getting harassed. I’m sure there were some women who had slight heart attacks upon seeing them, but everyone managed to keep their cool and nobody mobbed them or attempted to grab them in their no-no spots. One of my favorite moments of the cruise was when I was on the glass elevator and spotted Joe McIntyre (my favorite New Kid). I immediately got off at the next floor, raced down the stairs to find him and asked him for a picture. My mom, who was also along for the boy band extravaganza, immediately became a fan upon meeting Joe. “He rubbed my back while we were taking the picture!” she screamed. And then we shared a beautiful (read: slightly pathetic) mother-daughter bonding moment of gushing over a pop singer.

Since there is another one booked for next year, you might be asking yourself, “who should go on a New Kids on the Block cruise?“ Or you might just be pondering when the cast of “The Jersey Shore” is finally going to go away. Well, I can’t help you with the latter, but I can certainly provide you a list of the former.

1. Straight (or hetero-curious), single men who are attracted to obsessive women. Bonus points if you look like Donnie.

2. Anyone who enjoys the song “Shots” by Lil Jon, as it was played nearly on repeat and was the cruise’s unofficial anthem.

3. Members of other has-been boy bands. After all, the New Kids don’t have time to hook up with every passenger. So if you’re from Take That, Five or the Guys Next Door, there’s a pretty good chance you might score on board.

4. People who love the 80’s. If you’re looking for a place to bust out some shoulder pads and over-permed hair, the New Kids cruise is for you!

5. Kate Brindle.

6. Generous people who would like to finance Kate Brindle’s trip. Said people also receive the high privilege and distinct honor of watching me fist pump to “Shots.”

When I disembarked from the ship, I almost immediately began having withdrawals from singing “Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, Hangin’ Tough” (while waving my hands in the air like I just don’t care, of course). While waiting for my flight, I overheard a woman talking about “texting Jordan.” I nearly gasped. She was texting the Jordan Knight? I quickly tapped her on the shoulder and said, “Oh my God! You know Jordan Knight? Were you on the New Kids cruise?” She burst into a grin and said, “no, no, my son’s name is Jordan. I was talking to him.”

Ah! Apparently not everyone is nearly as obsessed with the New Kids on the Block as I am. Something tells me my mother might be now though.


Kate Brindle is a stand-up comedian from Ann Arbor, MI. For more information and for tour dates, visit her at

Fotos de Donnie en el CBS UpFront de Blue Bloods

CBS Upfront Programming Presentation Post Party
May 19, 2010 - New York, New York, U.S. - DONNIE WAHLBERG arriving at the CBS 2010 Upfront at Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park in New York City on 05-19-2010. 2010..K65031HMc. © Red Carpet Pictures

Donnie Wahlberg gets his flirt on at CBS upfronts

Donnie Wahlberg has a lot to be happy about. The singer/actor had the pilot of his new show, Blue Bloods, picked up by CBS during upfronts held in New York City on Wednesday, May 18th.
The series also stars veteran actor Tom Selleck and fellow New Englander Bridget Moynahan. Just from these pictures I can tell the New Kids on the Block star is going to have awesome chemistry with at least one of his co-stars!

Blue Bloods, formerly known as Reagan’s Law will be featured during the CBS Friday line up at 10:00 pm.
Donnie will play Brian Reagan, a detective with a quick fuse and a family man who served in Iraq and Mr. Selleck will play his father.

Photo Cred: INF Pictures and Wire Image

New Kids show is a trip down memory lane

New Kids on the Block play the Fillmore Miami Beach. (Photo by 
Sarah Mule)
New Kids on the Block play the Fillmore Miami Beach. (Photo by Sarah Mule)

By Sarah Mulé   |  Live Shows, Pop  |  May 17, 2010 On Thursday, The New Kids on the Block performed at the Fillmore Miami Beach at the Jackie Gleason Theater. Yes, really. The New Kids on the Block.
No, they’re no longer kids. Nor are they new. But in the eyes of the women who loved them 20 years ago, they’re still just as popular.
The New Kids, who were formed in Boston in 1984, consist of Donnie Wahlberg (actor and brother of Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre and brothers Jordan and Jonathan Knight.
When The New Kids were at the height of their popularity in the early ‘90s, I was 6 years old. And I, like millions of other young girls around the world, bought into the hype, which included persuading my parents to spend a small fortune on New Kids merchandise.

I had T-shirts, dolls, the sleeping bag, watches, and the coolest acid-washed jean jacket that had all the New Kids’ names written in neon puffy paint. Oh yeah.
The New Kids were among the pioneers of the modern-day boy bands. They helped pave the way for an entire genre of music.
You don’t have to be a fan of their music or their style, but you can’t deny that these guys can sing. And for their fans, those voices had left an impression, a childhood timestamp.
And those same fans, now grown up, with jobs, husbands, kids and mortgages, packed the Fillmore waiting to spend an evening with the guys whose faces were plastered on their bedroom walls and lunchboxes.
The venue was small – no matter where you were, you could see – and really cool inside. It reminded me of the theatre from The Muppets. I almost expected to look up and see Statler and Waldorf.
Not only was the theatre intimate, it was general admission, so you could pick where you wanted to sit or stand.
My friend Melissa and I opted for the floor, a couple yards back from the stage with the intention of heading back to the seats after the show got underway, which we never ended up doing.
These guys took the stage and it was nothing like I had expected. Well, almost nothing. I kind of expected the dance moves and the kind of costume-y outfits, but I did not expect them to look the same or even sound the same. Which they did on both accounts. Nor did I expect to be so excited to be standing so close to Joey McIntyre. Which I was.
They performed a lot of their newer songs, which I didn’t even know existed. They’re definitely up-tempo, dance numbers, with suggestive lyrics and smooth choreographed dances.
Of course, what I and seemingly every other person in attendance was waiting for were the old songs. “Step by Step,” “Hangin’ Tough,” “Please Don’t Go Girl” were songs that for some people, were like snapshots of childhood.
And when the New Kids performed them, it was really like a musical time machine.
The highlight of the night, besides the guys coming down into the audience to sing “Tonight, Tonight,” was the “unplugged” session. A gauzy back-lit curtain, some chairs and a few acoustic guitars really showcased their vocals and New Kid Danny Wood’s prowess on the guitar.
After the mellow portion of the night, Joey, Donnie and Jordan each took the stage to perform solo.
Joey sang the Eurythmics “Sweet Dreams” while wearing a very small tuxedo jacket with no shirt on underneath. This sounds bizarre, but if you saw his abs, it would make perfect sense. Then Jordan did his Michael Jackson inspired bit, followed by Donnie’s almost iconic white- boy-rapper-from-Boston thing, with one of his solo songs, “I Got It.”
Though they, like their fans, have gotten a little bit older, the passion is still there. I really think these guys can recognize and appreciate the fun in what they’re doing, and the impact they’ve had on so many people.
Just ask fan Kelly Dean who drove all the way from Orlando to Miami to see the New Kids perform. “They’re better now than they were before,” she says.
Kelly Dean shows off her tattoo, forever displaying her love of the
 New Kids. (Photo by Sarah Mule)
Kelly Dean shows off her tattoo, forever displaying her love of the New Kids. (Photo by Sarah Mule)

Kelly would know. She counts herself among the ton of women who are superfans, having seen the New Kids in concert six times, and she has the tattoo to prove it. A 30th birthday present to herself, Kelly lets the world know how important these five guys are to her through the ink on her back.
Though not all fans are brave enough to declare their love for these guys so permanently, the practically sold-out crowd was in agreement that New Kids on the Block are still as entertaining now as they were 20 years ago.
We all are a little older, but that night, just for a couple hours, we were kids again. All that was missing was my acid-washed jean jacket.
Were you a fan? Who was your favorite New Kid?

Maria’s Madcap Adventures: The Newest New Kid On The Block

With just five hours to learn the lyrics and the moves before taking the stage, Access’ Maria Menounos hits the Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with the New Kids On The Block to undertake her next adventure. What did the fans think of her performance?



The boys of New Kids on the Block – Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood, Jordan Knight, Joey McIntyre and Jonathan Knight – kick off their second annual concert cruise in Miami Friday.
Credit: Majo Grossi/Retna

    Maria Menounos's Adventures with Justin Bieber and NKOTB

    Access Hollywood correspondent Maria Menounos spends most of her time reporting on entertainment news and chatting with celebrities. So she bear-hugged the opportunity to wrestle in a six diva match in October as part of a past WWE guest-hosting gig. (You can see it here.) The 31-year-old says the experience inspired her to take on more immersive, adventurous experiences. And so Maria's Madcap Adventure Series was born. Airing this week during Access, her Adventure segments include dancing with New Kids on the Block, singing with Justin Bieber, and impersonating Dolly Parton in Las Vegas. She even got to do play-by-play for her beloved Boston Celtics. Menounos spoke to about a few of her adventures.  
    Recording with Justin Bieber: He's a good little guy, very helpful and a good coach. I had a lot of fun with him. He has this cool swagger about him and he's super cute — he's a good one.
    Performing as Dolly Parton: That was terrifying. I have a very large fear of being on stage. It makes no sense because I'm not shy, I'm on TV all the time, but when I'm on a stage I just shut down. The first time I actually talked myself out of it was when I was doing Dolly. I remember being backstage and I was starting to get scared. I said, "Maria, you're not going to get any better or any worse in 30 seconds." I was alone on stage and let it go and had fun. I practiced as much as I could and did my best and it ended up working out in the end. It was really hard, the hardest of anything I've ever done.
    Dancing with NKOTB: They were trying to teach me the "Right Stuff" dance. I know I can nail it in my living room, but in front of them I was embarrassing. Funny story: my parents and I used to clean clubs all over Boston. There was this main club we cleaned called the channel, and obviously it's not a real glamorous job but it all paid off when the New Kids on the Block came through to perform. I got to meet them and take pictures with them. Fast forward to two years ago. When they made their comeback I was interviewing them and I broke out all my pictures, all the memorabilia, the poems I had written, how I was going to marry Jonathan.
    Doing color commentary on the Celtics: I'm a diehard Celtics fan and Boston has had wonderful announcers. I'm so used to their voices and to do it with them, who are so amazing, and to do it in my home town, with my favorite team ever, was very intimidating. I knew if I stunk, they were going to let me know. It was nerve-wracking but the thing is, I knew the players inside and out. I had no problem on the Boston side, but when you're commentating you have to do the other side too. So the day before, my friend was doing flash cards with me for the Nets. All my Twitter followers really look forward to watching with me because I live tweet during the game and I've been a crazy fan for years.

    Photos: Take A Cruise With The New Kids

    Photos: Take A Cruise With The New Kids

    Hump Day hodgepodge: New Kids on the Block and sex position of the week

    The Boston Five on the cruise in Miami 2010
    The Boston Five on the cruise in Miami 2010
    It's only fitting that Boston boy (read man) band be in today's hodgepodge.
    The five that most girls know and love, Donnie, Jordan, Joey, Jon, and Danny, just returned from a fan-packed cruise in the Bahamas and are on the road again for their Casino Tour - often spelled CasiNO Tour, since the guys are officially touring. Well the five will be performing at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods this weekend, and there are tickets still available!
    May 21st and May 22nd, the guys will light up the stage and perform in front of thousands of adoring fans. This is the closest that the guys come to being "home" so make sure you catch them if you can!
    From NKOTB to sex position of the week which is a very easy transition for many of my readers! This week, try the "Back Rub" in honor or Donnie Wahlberg's show on Cherrytree Radio.
    Back rubs can be very sensual. Try massage oil, or for the more daring, hot wax. Start with your hands and change to your mouth. Take turns pleasing each other this way to spice things up.

    Happy Humping!!


    talking about Blue Bloods

    CBS goes for 'aggressive stability' in 2010-11
    By Rick Porter | May 19, 2010 11:40 AM ET


    Despite not adding all that many new shows to its fall 2010 schedule, CBS still made a bunch of changes.

    The network cut a lot of its lower-performing shows, moved two "CSI"s to new nights, shipped "Survivor" to Wednesdays and set up new comedy block anchored by "The Big Bang Theory" on Thursday nights.

    The changes, and the five new shows, are part of what Kelly Kahl, senior executive VP for CBS primetime, calls "aggressive stablity."

    "Every year the goal is to make the schedule stronger," Kahl says. "To make the schedule stronger, you have to put new shows on the air. That usually means clearing out some space, some of the lower-hanging fruit. Most of the shows we canceled were either ones that had the biggest declines year to year or were simply the lowest-rated shows. It's the network circle of life."

    Kahl's boss, CBS Corp. president and CEO Les Moonves, says he "loves" some of the shows CBS dropped, but they just weren't up to par in the ratings.

    "These are shows we love. We love 'Old Christine,' we love 'Ghost Whisperer,'" Moonves says. "But 'Old Christine' and 'Gary Unmarried' ... the numbers were a 1.7 and a 1.8 [in adults 18-49] and headed in the wrong direction. That's not a good place for a No. 1 network on television to be at, and we think we can do better. ... This is about improving time periods and improving the schedule."

    That's what most of the scheduling moves are designed to do. Sending "Survivor" to 8 o'clock Wednesday should instantly improve on the comedy block that aired there this season. The new Thursday lineup puts the second most-watched comedy on TV (and the No. 1 scripted show among adults 18-49) in "Big Bang" in the leadoff spot and gives new comedy "$#*! My Dad Says" a protected spot between "Big Bang" and "CSI." Fridays could get a bump from "CSI: NY," and Sundays should as well with "CSI: Miami."

    Of course, whether the moves work out depends in large part on people watching the new shows. CBS has given nearly all of them established lead-ins -- and the one that doesn't have that, "Hawaii Five-0," is a recognizable brand that stars CBS darling Alex O'Loughlin and familiar faces Daniel Dae Kim, Scott Caan and Grace Park. We'll find out starting in September whether viewers go along with CBS' changes.

    Photo credit: "Blue Bloods"/CBS

    NKOTB avance en Access Hollywood

     This Monday, Access’ Maria Menounos’ Madcap Adventures will begin where she will discover what it is like to record with Justin Bieber, to be Dolly Parton in Vegas, to sing and dance on Broadway and perform with the New Kids On The Block.


    nuevo blog de JMac en NKOTB

    Tuesday, May 18th, 2010
    What was that thing we just did? That boat cruise, that love cruise,
    that sail thing, that sail fling. I thought we were docked when I woke
    up on Saturday but then as we got into those speed boats to hit the
    beach, we pulled away and I saw this behemoth all alone anchored in
    the bay. And then I looked toward the shore and saw you waiting for
    us. It was a tribal welcome- jumping off into the water and walking
    through you to be presented to the people for a celebration. For we
    are a tribe. And we offered up our hearts to each other and rejoiced in
    our good fortune.
    In other words, we had a f#*%ing blast!!!
    Wow wow wow-
    I am so glad we had the cameras rolling because it’s not quite
    possible to explain our weekend together.
    Tuxes, togas and conga lines on shoulders. Sweet days and nectar
    filled nights… Big moments, little moments- creating a mosaic so
    How did we out do ourselves? How could it have been better than last
    time? Is it possible that it just keeps getting better?
    Let’s find out…
    361 days and counting.

    Menounos gets adventurous

    Say this about Maria Menounos, she’s not easily intimidated. Last fall, the Medford native climbed into the ring on WWE’s “Monday Night RAW’’ to tangle with a gang of glamazons. This week — just in time for sweeps — she’s back at it with “Maria’s Madcap Adventures,’’ five segments featuring our favorite “Access Hollywood’’ correspondent in unfamiliar settings: singing with Justin Bieber, dancing with New Kids on the Block, impersonating Dolly Parton in Las Vegas, calling a Celtics game, and performing on Broadway. “I wanted to get out of my comfort zone,’’ says Menounos, “and I did.’’ Perhaps most nerve-racking was the segment with NKOTB, who were her childhood heroes. “I thought I was going to marry Jonathan [Knight],’’ she told us. “In my living room, I used to nail the ‘The Right Stuff’ dance, but in concert, well, it was kind of an embarrassment.’’ (A la Sarah Palin, Menounos admits she had to write the lyrics to “Hangin’ Tough’’ on her hand.) Though she bears little resemblance to Dolly, Menounos says she managed to fool a few people thanks to a good wig, a Southern accent, and a very padded bra. “I have a newfound respect for Dolly.’’ The Emerson grad played hoops at Medford High and is a big Celts fan, tweeting frequently about their fortunes. She says the experience of calling a game was made even more memorable by Tommy Heinsohn’s unscripted, on-camera smooch. (By the way, Maria says the green team will “definitely’’ beat Orlando.) Asked if there were other gigs she would like to try, she said, “I want to perform with Bon Jovi. And I want to do a UFC fight.’’ Hmm. Maybe Menounos should do that last.

    Where's Mom? NKOTB Hit the SoBe Stage Last Night

    Grown women screamed like little girls as Joey, Jordan, Jonathan, Donnie and Danny got their boy band on once again.

    CBS presenta entre sus avances del 2010/2011 a Blue Bloods ( Reagan's Law)

    LOS ANGELES ( -- CBS finally opened the doors on its 2010-11 freshman class this morning.
    Dramas "Hawaii Five-O," "Defenders," "Blue Bloods" (formerly "Reagan's Law") and the "Criminal Minds" spin-off have received formal green lights to series. They join the previously announced comedy "Mike & Molly."
    "Five-O" is a revival of the 1970s franchise of the same name, about the workings of the fictional Hawaiian State Police Department. Alex O'Loughlin and Scott Caan topline the CBS Television Studios-based hour, which comes from co-creators Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci and Peter Lenkov. Len Wisman directed the pilot, whose ensemble also includes Daniel Dae Kim, Grace Park, Jean Smart and Taryn Manning.
    "Defenders" stars Jerry O'Connell and Jim Belushi as two charismatic and fiery Las Vegas defense attorneys who go to the mat for their clients. CBS Television Studios is likewise behind the project, which also stars Gillian Vigman, Jurnee Smollett, Tanya Fischer and Teddy Sears. Kevin Kennedy and Niels Mueller co-created and Davis Guggenheim directed the hour.
    The newly monikered "Blue Bloods" revolves around a multi-generational family of New York-based cops. The show's cast includes Bridget Moynahan, Donnie Wahlberg, Dylan Moore, Flex Alexander, Len Cariou, Tom Selleck and Will Estes. Michael Cuesta directed the CBS Television Studios-based pilot, which comes from Mitchell Burgess and Robin Green.
    And finally the untitled "Criminal Minds" spin-off follows a separate group of BAU operatives. Beau Garrett, Forest Whitaker, Matt Ryan and Michael Kelly star in the series, which aired as a backdoor pilot last month. Richard Shepard directed while Chris Mundy and Edward Allen Bernero co-wrote the script. ABC Studios, CBS Television Studios and The Mark Gordon Company