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We're Spending a Lot to See New Kids on the Block

Summer tour ticket sales top $40M

(Newser) - There is, apparently, still an enormous market out there for New Kids on the Block. Ticket sales for the late '80s/early '90s boy band's recent 48-show, nine-week Total Package Tour passed $40 million, Billboard reports. That puts the tour, a career retrospective that featured older favorites plus...

Donnie Wahlberg, Jenny McCarthy Tie the Knot

But brother Mark Wahlberg is a no-show

(Newser) - Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy are now husband and wife, reports the AP . The New Kids on the Block alum, 45, and ex-View co-host, 41, engaged in April, tied the knot at the Hotel Baker near Chicago last night surrounded by close family and friends, notes US Weekly . One notable...

New Kids Singer Saves Fan's Life

Donnie Wahlberg finds new kidney for Tennessee fan

(Newser) - The '80s megastar Donnie Wahlberg came to the rescue of an ailing fan with some help from 21st-century technology. The New Kids On the Block singer re-tweeted a link to a blog post about a young fan in Nashville who was in desperate need of a kidney transplant to...

Why Young Girls Fall for Gay Heartthrobs
Why Young Girls Fall for
Gay Heartthrobs

Why Young Girls Fall for Gay Heartthrobs

Jonathan Knight is gay ... and that says something about why we loved him

(Newser) - New Kids on the Block's Jonathan Knight joined Ricky Martin and Lance Bass in the club of "Former Boy-Band Heartthrobs Who Are Gay." And that has Mary Elizabeth Williams pondering why girls are drawn to boys who croon "Be My Girl"—and don't mean it. After...

New Kids Scrap Aussie Tour, Blaming Recession

(Newser) - The New Kids on the Block have canceled a planned tour of Australia because of weak ticket sales amid the recession, Reuters reports. “We are, in fact, in the middle of a worldwide recession and we just cannot make it work,” said Donnie Wahlberg. He said the group...

Brown, Kanye Storm AMAs
 Brown, Kanye Storm AMAs 

Brown, Kanye Storm AMAs

Rihanna takes 2 trophies; star lineup performs

(Newser) - Chris Brown was the big winner, but it was Kanye West's night at the American Music Awards. Instead of his typical tantrum—a trend West started four years ago when he lost the favorite new artist prize—the rapper claimed two trophies last night and called on his colleagues to...

New Kids Score Block Party
 New Kids Score Block Party 

New Kids Score Block Party

New album could be best yet from reunited '90s boy band

(Newser) - Critics applaud the comeback album from reunited boy band New Kids on the Block, which, while it “may not break any ground musically,” is in fact “the best album of their multi-platinum career,” writes Glenn Gamboa in Newsday. “The best cuts” on The Block “...

Not-So-New Kids Back on the Block

Iconic 1990s boy band announces reunion

(Newser) - To a familiar chorus of shrieking, onetime superstar boy band New Kids on the Block appeared from behind a curtain and made it official this morning on the Today show: They're back. The now-30something teen idols confirmed rampant reunion rumors and said they've been working on a new album since...

New Kids on the Block Plan Reunion on 'Today'

All is right with the world

(Newser) - In a performance to mark the 20th anniversary of their hit album Hangin' Tough, the New Kids on the Block will reunite Friday to perform on the "Today Show," a source tells People magazine. The boy band sold more than 50 million records before returning to civilian life...

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