Nick Carter, Jordan Knight Rehash Pop Highs With New Cheesy Lyrics

Today in Why Is This A Thing, Jordan Knight and Nick Carter have a duet album called Nick and Knight, out on Tuesday. Your head will also probably explode once this thing hits store shelves because that’s what happens when Boy Band members from two different generations clash in the name of self promotion. » 9/02/14 8:30pm 9/02/14 8:30pm

Backstreet Boys & Avril Lavigne Team Up for Most Depressing Tour Ever

1997-2003 enthusiasts rejoice. The Backstreet Boys and Avril Lavigne have announced a North American tour that will kick off in May and run through the summer. "Hooray," someone shouts somewhere as she dusts off the collection of sassy keychains that she bought at Claire's. "I haven't been this excited since Bath &… » 3/14/14 7:20pm 3/14/14 7:20pm

Only Some Backstreet Boys Get to Go Shirtless in Their New Music Video

As of this week, there's a rift in the Backstreet Boys. Where once they were (re)united in their goal to sell albums entirely from the mom population of America, things have changed. A.J. and Brian are on one shirtless side and Howie, Kevin and Nick are on the other very shirted side. What could have caused this rift? » 11/20/13 10:35am 11/20/13 10:35am

Half-Man Angus T. Jones Is Not Returning to Two and a Half Men

It's true, nothing gold can stay, and by "gold" I mean "Two and a Half Men, the worst CBS show you're not watching." While Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer have resigned their contracts for a third season (Kutcher at a $700,000-per-episode payout; Cryer at, I don't know, a gum wrapper and a damp Nickelback ticket stub?), … » 4/27/13 11:30am 4/27/13 11:30am

Gwyneth Paltrow Tsk-Tsked for Shilling Kiddie Bikinis

The British anti-child abuse advocacy group Kidscape is pissed off that Gwyneth Paltrow hawks bikinis for four to eight year-olds in her latest GOOP newsletter. She captioned images of the swimwear, a collaboration with designer Melissa Odabash and exact replica of adult bikinis sold on the site, that it's "great for… » 4/23/13 9:00am 4/23/13 9:00am

Cruel Temptress A.J. McLean Says There's Always a Place for Ryan…

I don't even know how to BEGIN to feel about this. A.J. McLean (a.k.a. Fedora Patient Zero) says that Ryan Gosling could have been a Backstreet Boy—he was definitely secks-yoooo-uhhhlllll enough—but it didn't happen because McLean didn't have Gosling's phone number. However, in 2013, he's willing to give baby-goose a… » 1/14/13 8:00pm 1/14/13 8:00pm

Backstreet's Back and Hawking Jeans for Old Navy

Old Navy is continuing its marketing campaign down '90s memory lane (though they are skirting the oughts here), this time bringing in everyone's second favorite Lou Pearlman project the Backstreet Boys to help move their new, extra stretchy (ugh) skinny jeans line. According to the commercial, the boys of the… » 9/20/12 12:20pm 9/20/12 12:20pm

Mariah Carey Wins American Idol Diva Musical Chairs

You have doubtlessly shed a bitter tear over professional fishmouth Steven Tyler's departure from his post as an American Idol judge. Said Tyler in what could loosely be called a statement: "After some long…hard…thoughts…I've decided it's time for me to let go of my mistress 'American Idol' before she boils my… » 7/13/12 9:00am 7/13/12 9:00am

Mia Wasikowska Might Play Johanna Mason In The Hunger Games: Catching…

22-year-old Australian actress Mia Wasikowska is one of the two actresses being considered to play acerbic District 7 tribute Johanna Mason in the Hunger Games trilogy, a character who appears in both Catching Fire and Mockingjay and is more or less side by side with Finnick Odair as the most important bit of upcoming… » 6/23/12 11:30am 6/23/12 11:30am

The Surreal Reality That Is The NKOTBSB Project

A strange feeling may form inside you as you watch this clip about the portmanteau-named manband NKOTBSB. The whole "in the studio with the former teen idols" angle feels like a fake Behind The Music skit from Saturday Night Live. And haven't we reached a place where the words "kids" and "boys" no longer apply? And… » 5/13/11 8:30pm 5/13/11 8:30pm