I Got Jumped
Over 'NKOTB' Turf War
6/23/2013 3:16 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Aaron Carter is sporting a shiner he claims he got from 4 grown men who were pissed he's performing on "New Kids on the Block" turf ... aka Boston.
Aaron, who posted some gnarly selfies after the fight, tells TMZ he was leaving dinner with a friend last night in beantown, when a huge guy approached him in the parking lot and yelled: "I heard you’re doing a show here tomorrow. This is the town of the New Kids."
Aaron claims three other guys then jumped out of a gold Chevy Malibu ... and started the beat down, which came complete with a shot to his face.
The singer claims he landed a few punches before the NKOTB-lovers took off -- "I think my knuckles might be broken, but that's what they get. People think I'm a pretty little white boy but no way. I think I won. I'm still standing."
Aaron says he's performing as scheduled tonight, and he's not filing a police report because it's "girlie."
Two shocking things: Who knew NKOTB fans were so hard? And ... Aaron Carter still sings?
New Kids on the Block
Canada Concert Canceled
Over Border Dispute
6/4/2013 2:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Blame Canada ... a New Kids on the Block concert tonight in Ottawa has been canceled ... after several trucks carrying equipment for the NKOTB tour were held up at the Canadian border.
A rep for NKOTB's "The Package Tour" tells TMZ, several gear trucks carrying production equipment -- like lighting and other prop stuff -- as well as key crew members were delayed at the Canadian border for such a long time ... tour officials were forced to pull the plug on tonight's show.
The rep wouldn't specify why the trucks were held up -- but did say the band members arrived in Canada safely ... and on time.
We also spoke with someone at Canadian Border Patrol ... who was also looking into the incident.
As for tonight's show ... it's been postponed to tomorrow.
Story developing ...
New Kids on the Block
or Good Docs?
4/28/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY Johnny Lopez
New Kids on the Block have got the right stuff.
Here's Danny Wood, Joey McIntyre, Donnie Wahlberg, Jordan Knight and Jonathan Knight during their boy band heyday in 1989 (top) -- and 24 years later, Joey, 40, Danny, 43, Donnie, 43, Jordan, 42, and Jonathan, 44, in NYC recently (bottom).
They're hanging tough.
Backstreet Boys & NKOTB
Judge Dismisses $5 Million
Brain Trauma Lawsuit
12/22/2012 4:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
It's official: the New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys can't be held responsible for brain trauma -- at least, according to a judge who dismissed the bands from a $5 million lawsuit filed by an injured stagehand ... TMZ has learned.
TMZ broke the story in July ... William Wesley Styron sued NKOTBSB for injuries he allegedly suffered when he fell through a hole in the stage prior to a 2011 concert.
Styron said he fractured his skull and suffered brain trauma from the fall ... and was looking for a cool $5 million from the bands and other parties who he held responsible.
NKOTBSB denied the allegations, claiming it wasn't their fault Styron didn't see the huge hole in front of him ... and it looks like a judge agreed ... ruling that responsibility for the fall lies with the production company who hired him -- not the bands themselves.
The judge promptly dismissed the case against NKOTBSB, finding they "owed no duty to plaintiff that was breached when he was injured."
Backstreet Boys & NKOTB
Stagehand SUES Over
Dangerous Man Hole
7/13/2012 3:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
You're not the only one who thought last year's Backstreet Boys/New Kids on the Block tour was painful -- a stagehand claims he was nearly killed before a concert ... after falling through a hole ... and now, he's suing the bands.
William Wesley Styron filed the lawsuit in Tennessee, claiming he was hired to set up for the boy bands' show at Fedex Forum in Memphis on June 20th, 2011.
According to the lawsuit, Styron was going about his duties when he accidentally stepped into a hole in the stage ... and plummeted 13 feet to the ground ... fracturing his skull and causing "traumatic brain injury."
Styron claims he suffered a "loss of consciousness, seizures, and convulsions" during the accident before someone called 911 -- and he was rushed to the hospital.
According to the suit, it all could have been avoided -- but there was nothing in place to warn Styron about the stage's hazardous conditions ... no signs ... no cones ... nothing.
Styron says the accident cost him tons in medical bills -- and now he wants at least $5 MILLION.
NKOTBSB has already denied the allegations -- claiming the accident was Styron's fault for not looking where he was going.
Party in Las Vegas
7/4/2011 12:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
New Kid on the Block Finds New Kidney for Fan
4/26/2011 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
It's official ... Twitter saves lives -- in fact, Donnie Wahlberg from New Kids on the Block was able to help find a NEW KIDNEY for an extremely sick fan ... using nothing but the social networking site.
It all started with a tweet from the fan's best friend who was trying to raise awareness about the girl's dire situation -- one of her kidneys was failing ... fast.
Donnie retweeted the link to his 183,000 followers, asking for help ... prompting a barrage of phone calls to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where the girl -- named Bobbette Miller -- was being treated.
According to the Boston Herald, the calls yielded SIX matches -- and Bobbette is now scheduled for a transplant in June.
Ah, the power of 140 characters or less.
NKOTB vs. BSB
Who'd You Rather?
11/14/2010 5:25 AM PST BY Johnny Lopez
Boy bands of yore New Kids on the Block and Backstreet Boys are joining forces to pay their bills go on tour together.
Question is ...
Pauly D -- Trying to Join The 'New Kids' Tour
11/12/2010 8:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
DJ Pauly D thinks he's got the right stuff for the upcoming New Kids on the Block/Backstreet Boys tour -- and now TMZ has learned he's "in talks" to be one of the opening acts.
Sources tell TMZ .... the "Jersey Shore" star is close to a deal -- but he's not the only act that's being considered. We're told Boys II Men is also in the running.
Reps for the tour tell us, "[Pauly D] is one of many that has submitted himself to be on the tour. No opening act decisions are being made at this time."
New Kids Fans
Go Nucking Futs
10/12/2008 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
How did this possibly happen? Last night in Las Vegas, the New Kids arrived at LAX Nightclub to the kind of crowd that used to go bonkers for 'em 20 years ago. Repeat. 20 years ago.
A quote from our guy in Vegas: "In all my years in Vegas, I've never seen such pandemonium over anybody."
Pap Drops Stinkbomb on Joey Mac
10/6/2008 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
with the People
9/25/2008 4:42 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Fans at last night's New Kids on the Block concert at Nassau Coliseum got a close-up view of their favorite middle-aged boybanders.
The grown men appeared on a small stage in the middle of the crowd and performed a few songs, much to the delight of thousands of people whose musical tastes haven't aged as much as they have.