Ah…remember the days when Hanson were a bunch of freshly-scrubbed, squeaky clean, all around nice boys? Well, those days are long “in an MMMBop” gone. On tonight’s Best Week Ever, Isaac, Taylor and Hanson drop by Michael Che‘s 2 Minute Talk Show and things get a little crazy after they down a round of shots. Can you say “rager”? Check it out tonight on Best Week Ever at 10/9 Central!
It’s safe to say the best part of Halloween is checking out everyone’s costumes, especially celebrities — they’ve got mountains of money, they dress up for a living, they should really be the best at this, right? Unfortunately, some celebs are blessed with both an overabundance of creativity and a lack of good decision-making skills, and there’s a fine line between really great and successful costumes and weird, played out and awful ones. Between Aaron Carter‘s pimp suit (played out and weird for a 14-year-old) and Perez Hilton‘s interpretation of Lady Gaga (weird and awful) there’s no shortage of odd getups. Here are 20 that probably should have never, ever happened.
Is there anything in the world more beautiful than a boy band? The gel-heavy hairdos. The choreographed moves. The matching outfits (so often suits, so often made of leather). The cuddly, goofy photo ops. Being in a boy band isn’t just a job, it’s an art form. As someone who once cried in the middle of 40,000 screaming girls when Donnie Wahlberg sang “Cover Girl,” seeing them perform live can be a life-changing experience. (NKOTB 4ever.)
Our friends over at MTV are honoring this special species of man music with their Battle of the Boy Bands, and the final round of voting begins today. In honor of the competition we’ve selected the best photos of the best boy bands of the past 20 years for you to swoon/LOL/and get nostalgic over. Be sure to view the pics while listening to our boy band playlist, featuring some of our favorite boy band jams.
Dick Clark, the pioneering TV host of American Bandstand, passed away this morning after suffering a heart attack. We’ll have a complete obituary of America’s Oldest Teenager over on VH1 Tuner. But here, we’re focusing our attention on the outpouring of remembrances from a not-so-surprisingly wide variety of celebrities on Twitter. The New Year’s Rockin’ Eve host touched a lot of lives. First up, naturally, is this reaction from the man who took the New Year’s reins from him, Ryan Seacrest.
Other broadcasters, from Al Roker to MTV alum Dave Holmes, were also saddened by the news.
He already has enough children to put together an internationally beloved teen pop group and have a spare bass player, but Taylor Hanson is not done producing the next generation of Hansons just yet. “Natalie and I are so anxious to meet our fifth mini-Hanson. As are the four siblings at home who are counting the days to the arrival,” Hanson gushed to People. Hanson The Fifth will join siblings Ezra, Penelope, River and Viggo, as well as the four kids cranked out by uncles Isaac and Zac: James, Clark, Shepard and Junia Rose. Put them all together and that’s three, maybe even four infant indie bands! Let’s hope Baby #5 can play the keyboard; sometimes it skips a generation.
While it might seem like Hanson has released more offspring than singles in the past few years, the band is currently on a world-wide tour to promote their latest album Shout It Out, which debuted in 2011. Since their band started recorded their first album Boomerang before drummer Zac had celebrated his ninth birthday, it seems only fitting to start guessing their kids’ band name now. How do we feel about Hanson, Again? No, you’re right. “Viggo” is by far their most awesome name-based option.
It was a battle that spanned 61 countries and kept you awake and refreshing at all hours of the day and night. But now, fans of Hanson, NKOTB and Backstreet Boys, your hard work is done. By the time polls closed at 9 a.m. ET, Hanson was clearly the winner of this weekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Hotness. The count was 8,009 to 6,321, and those NKOTBSB loyalists put up a good fight, evening the tally at more than a few moments in the past three days. And we have good news for all of you: There IS enough room in this world for more than one all-grown-up boy band from the ’90s!
And at last, Hansonites, you can ice your mouse-clicking fingers and rest those wrists … right after you watch this online-exclusive video of the guys perform Ã¢â‚¬Å“MMMBopÃ¢â‚¬Â in the Big Morning Buzz Live studio and flip through a gallery of them singing their thanks to you for proving their everlasting Hotness.
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There are so many fluorescent colors, baggy sweaters, flannel and wild floral patterns out there these days, sometimes we wonder if we passed out and woke up in a ’90s time-travel movie. Thankfully, it’s just time for all those unflattering fashions to cycle back into the mix. But the die-hard fans of this week’s hotness competitors will tell you that Hanson, New Kids on the Block and the Backstreet Boys never went out of style.
Whether it’s due to nostalgia or a new body of work, Hanson and supergroup NKOTBSB are still drawing flocks of ladies to their shows. (For Hanson’s show at New York’s Best Buy Theater yesterday, following their appearance on Big Morning Buzz Live, there were fans lined up around the block.) What we’re really wondering, however, is which all-grown-up boy band has the fan power and smoldering looks to be This Week’s Hotness?
Peruse the gallery while humming your fave ’90s hit and vote! Polls close at 9 a.m. ET on Friday. Read more…
We all know the Hanson brothers are doing their part to fill the world with beautiful music while populating it with beautiful people (they’ve got eight kids between them, so far). But when the guys stopped by Big Morning Buzz Live to chat about their ongoing tour, we asked them the question on about 7.3 million (sleep-deprived) Walking Dead fans’ minds: Are Hanson prepared for the Zombie Apocalypse?
“If the Zombie Apocalypse comes, you want to be with Hanson,” Taylor, 28, answered with confidence.
“For one, we live in Oklahoma, so …,” Isaac, 31, reasoned, as Taylor completed the thought, “We own weapons.”
“We live on enough land that there probably aren’t going to be that many walkers, at least for a while, around the house, which is good, ” explained baby bro Zac, who turns 26 on Saturday. Read more…
In our inaugural Save Justin Bieber Wednesdays piece featuring the Backstreet Boys, TheFABlife reader Krissie commented that Justin’s doing fine and doesn’t need saving. Well, Krissie, we only half agree with you . Yes, Justin’s handling fame well. But, Krissie, it’s all about the odds! How many have reached superstardom at an early age only to crash and burn later? So think of our campaign as a preemptive strike against a future that could hold a cycle of drugs and rehab and general craziness.
Speaking of drugs and craziness, Hanson has some hilarious advice for Justin Bieber this week. Hint: It has to do with methamphetamines.
If you have your own advice for Justin Bieber, leave it in the comments section of this post along with your name. We may read advice from readers on video next Wednesday.
Looks like someone didn’t realize how many kids watch DeGrassi! A free concert at Manhattan’s South Street Seaport featuring Drake and Hanson had to be canceled yesterday after 20,000 fans showed up—twice as many as expected. Already concerned with the overcrowding, the Mmm-cops finally intervened when chairs and bottles started being launched. “I love performing for my fans but unfortunately the show was cancelled by the NYPD due to overcrowding, leaving me without the chance to give my fans a real show,” Drake explained to AllHiphop.com. “I’m thankful for the support that the fans have been giving me. I thank you now.” Honestly, though, they only thought 10,000 people would show for rap’s Rick Springfield (the week his long-awaited album finally drops) and an opening act whose rabid cult has existed for over a decade? Was this concert sponsored by Bad Idea Jeans?