Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy will co-host alongside Jonas and Nick Cannon, while “Twilight’s” Nikki Reed has come aboard as a presenter for the Nov. 17 event.
Kevin Jonas and Nickelodeon star Jennette McCurdy have been tapped to co-host the TeenNick HALO Awards, joining regular emcee Nick Cannon.
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Singer Enrique Iglesias also has been added to the bill for the fifth annual event, which takes place Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Hollywood Palladium and will be broadcast live on Nickelodeon beginning at 8 p.m. ET (tape-delayed on the West Coast). He joins previously announced performers Fall Out Boy and Austin Mahone.
“I’m excited about performing my new single ‘Heart Attack’ on the TeenNick HALO Awards,” Iglesias said. “This award show is special to me because we get to honor real teens who have earned their way on the show by doing community service.”
Additionally, Twilight star Nikki Reed has been confirmed as a presenter, joining a slate that already includes Darren Criss (Glee), Dax Shepard (Parenthood) and Chloe Bennet (Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD).
The HALO Awards also will host a social media lounge, dubbed the HALO Hive, that will be led by YouTube personality iJustine. New York-based duo The Jane Doze has been tapped as the event’s official DJs.
The TeenNick HALO Awards, executive produced by Cannon, Alex Coletti and Sal Maniaci, spotlight four teenagers from all over the country who are helping and leading others. They are paired up with celebrities who share a similar passion for their cause. Josh Hutcherson, Shay Mitchell, Chris Paul and Queen Latifah participated this year.
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Nick Jonas gets serious in this new preview clip for his guest appearance on Hawaii Five-O!
According to TV Line, the 21-year-old entertainer plays “a computer hacker with questionable motives involved in a case that the Five-0 team is investigating.”
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In case you missed it, check out the first official stills from Nick‘s appearance.
Watch the preview for Nick‘s episode of Hawaii Five-O below and be sure to tune in on Friday, November 16th @ 9/8c on CBS!
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The Miss Universe Pageant should introduce a special category this year: Cutest Couple in the Wings.
And we’re just sayin’, Nick Jonas and Olivia Culpo would run away with the crown!
E! News caught up with the singer-actor and the outgoing Miss Universe in Moscow, where Culpo will help crown her successor this weekend, and they were extremely supportive of each other and sounded genuinely happy to be halfway around the world together.
Asked what he’s learned about his girlfriend of several months while watching her go about her Miss Universe duties in Russia, Nick sounded genuinely impressed.
“Ever since, beyond just this trip, I think that this trip specifically though, just seeing…all the hard work, but watching her and what she’s done this last year and a half of her life, it’s amazing,” the newly solo artist said. “She puts a lot of hard work in and I’m just happy to be a part of it and do whatever I can.”
Olivia, who looked adoringly at her man as he talked adoringly about her, then credited Nick with providing a respite from her packed schedule.
“Well, time with my family and a good relationship is definitely what makes it easy,” she said, again looking at her boyfriend, “so those things kind of balance out with the hard work. And being able to give back and being able to inspire people with the crown and sash is an honor.
“It’s something that I was only able to do for just the year, and I’m just excited to have had that and to be able to pass it on to somebody else.”
And pass it on she will this Saturday, to one of the 86 beauties vying for her crown at Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorst, Moscow Oblast, Russia.
“It’s great,” Nick said again about being around to witness the process. “I’m so happy to be able to come and be a part of the…support.
“She’s obviously someone I care a lot about, so I’m happy to be here and it’s a nice trip for me to just come and enjoy.”
Sounds like we’ve got a winning couple right here.
When the moment came to break up the Jonas Brothers on Oct. 3, Nick Jonas tells PEOPLE that he went “into a bit of trance.”
“You prep a million ways,” says Nick, 21. But once he admitted to his brothers how he felt, that he wasn’t sure the band could continue as it was, “there was sort of a shut-off that happened. It took some time, about 24 hours or so, before we could really talk about it.”
On Tuesday came the exclusive announcement to PEOPLE that, as a professional music team, the sibling trio are “over for now.”
At first, Joe, 24, and Kevin, 25, said they were shocked by what went down.
“Kevin and I thought we were going into a meeting about releasing some of the music we’d been working on,” says Joe. Instead, Nick told them he was considering calling it quits.
Joe says he didn’t say much at first, but Kevin and Nick talked late into the night. By the next morning, the brothers began to speak openly, in a way they never had before.
“There were tears and yelling from everybody,” admits Nick.
But, adds Kevin, “It was the most real, the most intense conversation that we’ve had in our lives together.”
Ultimately, the brothers decided, the best way to save their personal relationship was to break up the band. “Prioritizing our family is really important to us,” says Nick.
“We’re choosing our family because it was becoming toxic,” says Kevin, who admits his relationship with his brothers was suffering, in part, because his focus was elsewhere.
“I wasn’t contributing to the music the way I should have,” says Kevin, who, admittedly, is more interested in the business side of things.
For more on the Jonas Brothers’ decision to call it quits, including Joe’s reaction to false reports he had drug problem, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
Nearly three weeks after the Jonas Brothers announced they were canceling their tour due to a “deep rift within the band,” the brothers tell PEOPLE that they’ve decided to call it quits.
“It’s over for now,” Kevin Jonas says.
“It’s really hard to say ‘forever,’ ” says Nick. “We’re closing a chapter, for sure.”
“It was a unanimous decision,” says Joe.
It came after a meeting on Oct. 3, where Nick Jonas confessed to his brothers that he had serious concerns about the future of the band.
“I was feeling kind of trapped,” he said. “I needed to share my heart with my brothers.”
For more on the Jonas Brothers’ decision to call it quits, including Joe’s reaction to false reports he had drug problem, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE, on newsstands Friday
Nick Jonas Opens Up About The Jonas Brothers Break Up, Promises To Be At Chicago’s B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash In December
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Fresh off their appearance on Good Morning America where they announced the big break up, Nick Jonas joined The J Show to let listeners know that there will be a Jonas presence at the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash. Hear him explain why they broke up and what’s next for the Jonas Brothers. He also answers fan questions live.
Nick opened up about the whole break-up. “We can say at this moment that the Jonas Brothers; that chapter has closed, and that is done. We are all looking forward to continuing on in our own way in our own career paths, but as far as the show (B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash) goes coming up here in December, we’re going to find a way to have a Jonas there in some way, and hopefully two,” Nick said. We are going to see you guys, and we wanted to make sure we told you that and the fans in Chicago, and thanks for the support through all this.
Many fans want to know what really happened, so Nick explained the process that led up to this decision. “It was a long process, and to sum it up in this last month when we did all this wouldn’t do it justice because I think it’s a lot bigger timeline. Basically I just came to my brothers and said, ‘Look, I’d love to have a conversation we need to have with you guys where we just talk about where things are at and get really honest and real with each other. I laid out some of the concerns I had about the group, you know, and said ‘I feel like if we continue on this path with these issues, it’s going to be very difficult to continue for all of us.’”
Nick continued, “It was tough to swallow at first for everybody. I think it was a very heavy conversation. Then after a few days of working through some stuff and talking more about it, we all did see that there were a lot of issues in the group and things that need to be addressed and came to a decision that we had been functioning as individuals within this group for a long time, and that it was time to close that chapter.”
When it comes to the fans all over the world, Nick knows that this news is tough. “We know that this is a real tough thing, and how disappointing it is for a lot of people. We are very aware of that,” he explained.
Some Chicago fans called in to ask Nick questions:
Q: What are you guys going to miss most about touring together?
A: “The thing we will miss most about touring together is probably playing the songs we wrote together. That’s one thing we always loved. The fact that we created our own music and were able to get on the stage and play those songs we wrote probably in a bedroom somewhere, or a studio, wherever it was, for people who sang along with us. That feeling is unlike any other in the world.”
Q: What’s going to happen to the album V?
A: “We’ve decided that we want to do something special for our fans because they’ve been so supportive of us for so many years. What we’ve decided to do is package an album with 10 live tracks from the summer tour and four of the songs that would have been on V, and if you count ‘Pom Poms’ and ‘First Time,’ it’s actually 6 songs that would have been on V. We’ll be sending that out soon for the fans.”
Jonas fans, we’ll see you at the B96 Pepsi Jingle Bash on December 14th!
One day after confirming their brotherly band of eight years was no more, the Jonas brothers said a “few days” of heavy conversations led them to decide to “be brothers first.”
“We’re family first and that’s always been our main priority and so honesty within what we do as a group was really important,” Nick Jonas, 21, said today on ” Good Morning America,” confirming he was the brother who initiated the split talks. “I came to the table with the guys…and shared my heart with them and my feelings.”
The three brothers, Nick along with Kevin Jonas, 25 and Joe Jonas, 24, announced through a spokesperson Oct. 9 that they had cancelled their 19-day tour. The band had been set to start the tour two days later in Pennsylvania.
“I said, ‘Look, I feel like we’ve had some complications within the group for a long time [and] without addressing them I think this train will fall off the tracks,” Nick said. “It was a tough conversation. It was the first time we really had that real conversation.”
At the time, the rep described the problem as a “creative rift” among the brothers, a description confirmed by Joe.
“It was just individual things that we were just butting heads about, whether it was the way to set up the music video or even just personal opportunities,” Joe said on “GMA.” “At some point we decided it was best to finish this and support each other on our own ventures along the way.”
The New Jersey-born brothers, who starred in 2010′s “Jonas Brothers: Living the Dream” and have sold more than 20 million albums, worked together on new music earlier this year, releasing the singles “Pom Poms” and “First Time.”
Fans will never hear their final album together as a band as a whole, the brothers said, but will get a special gift as a thank you for their years of dedication to the band.
“We’re going to release four of the unreleased songs from the album,” Kevin said. “And we put together the live tracks from the last summer tour – about 10 songs as well – so we’ll be giving that to our fans club members, as a gift from us.”
“I think that we have the best fans in the world and have for our entire career so we thank them for that and thank them for really understanding,” added Nick. “I think we’re really in a season right now of being excited about the future but also there’s a certain heaviness that comes with closing a chapter.”
Kevin, who announced at the end of August that he and wife Danielle, stars of their own reality show, “Married With Jonas,” on E!, are expecting a baby girl, said he plans to transition to a more behind the scenes role in the entertainment business.
“I’m going to be going into my first passion which is the business side of things,” Kevin said. “I’m in the first round of funding for an entertainment fund that will position brands to target millennials so I’m kind of pouring my passion into that.”
Both Nick and Joe said the future for them includes writing music for themselves and others, recording their own music, and exploring acting opportunities.
“This is the first time in a long time we have time to focus on ourselves and support each other through that,” Joe said. “We know it’s going to be sad for a lot of people but for us we are looking forward to the future.”
As for the biggest question circling the brothers’ split – whether they will they ever get back together as a band – the brothers themselves say even they don’t know for sure.
“I think it’s impossible to say forever with anything,” said Nick. “I feel like we’re playing it one step at a time right now and, like we said, rebuilding as brothers first and starting there.”
Oct 23 2013 3:46 PM EDT
By Jocelyn Vena
When the Jonas Brothers canceled their fall tour, it wasn’t just fans who were surprised by the trio’s last-minute decision. “American Girl” singer Bonnie McKee was slated to tour with them. Her bags were packed when she got word that the show was definitely not going to hit the road.
“I was completely surprised; it was literally the day before. All of our stuff had been shipped to the East Coast [for the first show in Pennsylvania]; all of our tickets were booked. We had a bus. We had been rehearsing 10 hours a day, every day, for two weeks. It was a huge shock,” she told MTV News, adding, “They had been in rehearsals literally days before. Everything was on course and fine, so I don’t know. I really don’t know what happened.”
The guys had cited “a deep rift within the band” as a reason for the canceled gigs. But if you’re looking for more information than that, McKee doesn’t know what exactly the internal strife is.
“Not all is lost and I hope that the Jonas Brothers work it out,” she said. “I don’t really know exactly what went down, but I know that everyone’s kind of at odds. So I hope that they work it out because I think they’re very talented.”
Regardless of the hiccup, McKee sees the cancellation on the bright side. So as the JoBros are asking their fans to “please hold while we get our sh– together,” McKee is already looking forward to her next gig.
“Everyone was really disappointed, and it happens, but I have a great show now. So I’m really excited I got something ready,” she said. Bonnie will open for Katy Perry at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl for a breast cancer benefit on Wednesday (October 23) and go on tour for Jingle Ball throughout December.
“You know, I’m gonna still get some great shows out of all these rehearsals that I did,” she said. “I’m really excited to get back on stage and play it live for people.”
McKee is also prepping her debut album. She recently dropped her video for the darker, glitchier “Sleepwalker.” The track, on which she gets some help from her producer/musician boyfriend Oliver “Oligee” Goldstein and Boyz Noise, shows off another side of her pop persona. However, she thinks her album will fall more on the side of her peppy anthem, “American Girl.”
“I think that more of the album is brighter and summery and big splashy pop, so I’d say more on the brighter end of the spectrum right now, but a lot of them have a dark undertone,” she said. “Nothing is purely sugar-coated and saturated. It’s all got a little hint of darkness underneath it.”
FAULT magazine enlisted Sylvester Castellano to groom the Jonas Brothers for its fall cover story. “The shoot entailed changing Joe, Kevin, and Nick’s image; the photographer told me to ‘think London,’ and create a, dark moody look,” remarked Castellano. “On this particular shoot I had to approach the Jonas Brothers in a smooth way, since their mien was going to be drastically changed; they’re young men from New Jersey. I used a bit of psychology, taking into consideration their persona – one they’ve kept for many years.” Because they are of Italian-Irish descent, “their hair is dark, but their skin is light, so by giving each musician a trim, it made a great, natural contrast. I put a bit of gray eyeshadow on each and the look was completed.” Castellano was also on set with Bill Hader for Wired’s spread “The Cheat Code to Life.” He paid close attention to the different characters played by the actor, adding redness around his eyes to give the illusion of distress in a frame where Hader shoplifts from a bodega. For Hader’s portrayal of a businessman carrying a briefcase stuffed with (presumably stolen) money, “I made his face matte with oil-free products that neutralize the skin’s pH, so he would appear normal, even confident,” he explained. The groomer recently tended to Milwaukee Bucks center/power forward Larry Sanders as well. He didn’t do much to the basketballer for Athletes Quarterly – to his surprise. “I Google-Imaged him beforehand and when I met him in person, I realized that the pictures I saw online didn’t do him any justice,” Castellano said. “He has great skin and is very put together, so I powdered his face a bit, but that’s all.” He added that men these days are more accepting when it comes to wearing cosmetics: “These people are being photographed and if they don’t have the proper makeup, they can show up on film looking quite different than they are.”
Yesterday it was announced that The Jonas Brothers may be breaking up. We interviewed the recently ripped Nick Jonas three weeks ago about his workout routines, diet, and—incidentally—life after The Jonas Brothers, and all seemed well. Sort of. Read the interview and you be the judge.
It’s noon on a clear Friday in New York’s West Village, and, as usual, there are people everywhere. This would be fine, were I not traversing the streets with one of the few men capable of inciting a riot of rabid tweens simply by virtue of existing. Having successfully built a juggernaut of a brand (the Jonas Brothers evolved out of his solo career), carved an enviable body despite having Type-1 diabetes, and picked up Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo as his girlfriend—all before his 21st birthday—the original JoBro has certainly earned his fans. Not that you count yourself among them— you’re too old for that, right? Well, here’s the thing. The more you get to know Nick Jonas, the more you’ll realize something: This guy’s pretty damn cool, and he’s just getting warmed up.
What’s it like being in a band with your brothers? Be honest!
The pro is that you have a really good support system. The con is that you’re with the same people every day for a long time, which, if you’re family or not, can be a lot at times. But we all have a good relationship and actually really enjoy our time together.
You guys spend a lot of time together. Do things ever break down after a while?
My brother Joe forgets lyrics a little bit. [Laughs] There have been a lot of times when I’ve had to help him out onstage. The fans know the words to every song, so they can kind of help as well.
Do the younger fans ever freak you out?
We have been given some pretty bizarre things. We were given a shark.
You were given a shark?
[Laughs] Like, in a tube. A mini shark—but a real, live shark.
You’re 21 now—do you feel like it’s time to target an older crowd?
It definitely comes with challenges. There are a lot of different ways you can approach coming to maturity, but the one we took is to continue to grow with the fans and take our time with it because it’ll last longer.
Speaking of growing, you’ve packed on some serious muscle. What’s your workout like?
I worked with a trainer who showed me some things that I can take with me on the road. Basically, it’s circuit training, so about six exercises, all targeting different parts of the body and then following it up with a two-minute cardio burnout. It’s been a really effective workout routine for me, and it keeps it interesting.
What do you eat to stay in shape?
A lot of lean protein, and I’ve cut out most carbs.
Diabetes makes it really hard to get results like yours. How did you do it?
It’s really about just staying on top of it and managing every detail. I had to work with my doctor, making sure all my numbers were good and that I wasn’t putting too much stress on my body working out as much as I was. When I work out, my blood sugar goes up. But then about an hour and a half later it drops down low. So, post-workout I would have to not only have protein to rebuild muscle but also carbs to sustain my blood sugar. So when I cut a lot of carbs out of my diet, I had to be conscious of that.
What’s been your key to success overall?
It’s about having a good team and just making sure they’ve got your back when you have a project that you’re passionate about.
If we’ve seemed at all out of sorts lately, it’s because we’ve really been struggling to fill a huge void in our lives — but fear not! Because that void is about to be refilled. Collectively, the Jonas Brothers have been AWOL for the past few months — and while we understand that they can’t do everything together all the time, it’d be a lot easier for us to keep track of their handsome mugs (and avoid future life-voids) if they just stayed in the same place. Forever. We’ve got a whole lot of love for plenty of other boy bands out there, but the JoBros are special. The JoBros are, well, BROS. And there’s something pretty presh about keeping harmonies in the family. (Also because, eyebrows.)
So, when we got word that Joe, Kevin and Nick would all be appearing on the cover of FAULT Magazine’s Fall 2013 issue at the same time AND talking about their new album, V, we swooned SO hard – like, right here at our desks. It was basically like watching a bunch of really stylish dominoes topple over in graceful succession. Basically. (FYI: No one was injured in said swooning.) Once we recovered, we peeped some shots from their “illumination”-themed shoot, and then we swooned again. JK we just squealed really loud instead because HI, they’re hot.
For the cover, Joe rocked a few decadent bracelets by David Yurman and head-to-toe John Varvatos. Kevin (P.S. CONGRATS ON THE BB GIRL NEWS!) wore a sharp black tie and crisp white shirt from Dolce & Gabbana and a good-lookin’ Oumlil suit. Not-so-little little Bro, Nick, donned a charcoal tie by Title of Work, a black shirt by John Lawrence Sullivan, an Oumlil suit and Varvatos shoes. They clean up RULL good, amirite?
Inside the mag, the JoBros gave a little insight into V, which is set to be released later this fall. “It’s definitely different than our previous releases,” Nick says. “There’s a lot of growth in the music. I had the pleasure of producing as well, which was fun for me.” You know what’s fun for US? All the Bros being back on tour. “It’s incredible,” Nick says. “I think each one of us, though-with the break and the time-off-have a newfound appreciation for our own beds and home, but it’s been incredible to be on the road again and playing music.”
The full interview with the band hits newsstands on October 15th (pre-order here), but for now, we’ll leave you with this parting though, courtesy of big Bro, Joe. When asked how the Jonai work best, Joe told FAULT, “We always have passion projects that might be individual, but at the end of the day, working together is something we really love.” AWW. YOU GUYS. PLZ WORK TOGETHER 4EVER LUVU KTHXBAI. (Long live the JoBros!)
ARTICLE: Nick Jonas toasts 21st birthday with Miss Universe girlfriend Olivia Culpo, brothers at Wynn and EncoreTuesday, September 17th, 2013
It was a star-studded early morning party today for birthday boy Nick Jonas as he celebrated his 21st birthday with a kiss from girlfriend Olivia Culpo, the Rhode Island beauty who won the 2012 Miss USA and Miss Universe titles here at Planet Hollywood.
Brothers Kevin and Joe and their significant others, wife Danielle Jonas and girlfriend Blanda Eggenschwiler, respectively, made the celebrations a family affair. But also on hand in separate groups: Enrique Iglesias, in town for two concerts at the Boulevard Pool at the Cosmopolitan; newly single actor Liam Hemsworth, whose longtime engagement to Miley Cyrus ended over the weekend; and “Celebrity Apprentice” star, rapper and DJ Lil Jon.
Here’s the official rundown of how Nick counted down the minutes Sunday night before he turned 21 and was allowed entry early this morning to XS at Steve Wynn’s Encore for his first glass of Champagne.
Our spywitness reported that the family group checked into Wynn Las Vegas on Saturday for the weekend, which began at Wynn Theater to meet the cast of “Le Reve — The Dream.” The performers showered Nick with early birthday wishes before Kevin and Joe joined him to pose for shots with the cast.
The brothers, who performed at the Mandalay Bay Events Center last month, were joined by their significant others for dinner at Andrea’s. Nick and Olivia were very playful and cuddly during dinner, while Kevin was doting on his expectant wife. The group, presented with signature chopsticks with their names engraved on them, enjoyed chef Joseph Elevado’s crispy tuna and special cucumber rolls, spicy tuna shrimp tempura, lettuce cups, New York Strip steak, black cod, Jidori chicken and smoked salmon.
On Sunday, the Jo Bros played golf and watched football before the big night.
A group of 25 of Nick’s friends and family gathered at Botero at Encore at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday for dinner on the patio and enjoyed steaks, truffle macaroni and cheese, ricotta gnocchi, wild mushrooms and more.
At the stroke of midnight, Nick was watching his iPhone’s date change over to this morning to officially ring in his birthday. The group erupted in applause while Botero staff presented Nick with a four-tier cake. The brothers sang “Happy Birthday” while Olivia snapped pictures on her phone. The couple cozied up, toasting with Champagne, followed by a kiss.
A family tradition followed as Nick made the first cut of the cake and then handed the knife over to Danielle, who has the next upcoming birthday, to make the final cut before it was served to the group. Kevin explained the family tradition to their friends at the table.
Fifteen minutes after turning 21, Nick led the group to the red carpet at XS. Nick revealed that he is looking forward to music and acting projects in the year ahead and that Olivia gave him a necklace for his birthday. Joe gave him a pair of Frank Sinatra’s tap shoes. Kevin went big, getting a few chips from Wynn to test his luck on the table games after the party.
A group of 20 was escorted down the nightclub’s golden staircase just after 1 a.m,. with 30 waitresses flanking them and waving light wands to direct them through the crowd. Headlining DJ Avicii even grabbed a photograph with the group before starting his set.
A second birthday cake was brought out by XS model waitresses. It was themed in true Las Vegas style with seven tiers of poker chips, card suits and black and red colors. The group partied into the early hours of the morning. Our thanks to David Becker and Gabe Ginsberg of WireImage for their photo gallery.
It was a family affair for the Jonas Brothers as they headed to the Wynn Las Vegas to celebrate the little brother Nick’s 21st birthday.
A group of Nick’s closest friends and family, including girlfriend and Miss Universe Olivia Culpo, were at Botero steakhouse at Encore for a birthday dinner. Afterward, the group headed to a huge bash at XS nightclub.
In our Glory Road segment, we get to talk to celebs and see what inspires them, what set them on their road to glory, and what they feel passionate about. Well, recently, the Jonas Brothers stopped by our studios, and I got a chance to sit down with them and chat a bit. Check it out!
Twenty million records sold worldwide. They have been tied to Miley, Selena, Taylor and Demi. And they hold the Guinness World Record for the most top 20 singles in a year. They are the Jonas Brothers.
Kevin Jonas: We have been very blessed. You know, performing at the Grammy’s, being nominated, you know, playing with Stevie Wonder and then, you know, playing at places like the White House for the president and Paul McCartney. It’s just things like that that you just kind of look back on. You look at your pictures and you’re blown away that you had these opportunities.
Scott: And it all started when these three were just teens.
How did you handle this extreme success that you guys were experiencing?
Joe Jonas: I don’t think there’s any real pro way of handling it. I think it’s about remembering where you come from and a really close knit family. We’re always working together but we’re family, so we can lean on each other and talk about things that usually you probably wouldn’t be able to talk about with other friends.
Scott: But their fame and packed schedules didn’t get the two youngest Jo’ Bros out of making sure schoolwork was done.
Nick Jonas: It was extremely difficult. It wasn’t an easy thing at all. I think we had a good team around us to help us pick time when it would work. Sometimes it would be early mornings, sometimes it would be late nights you’re working with schoolwork. But you know how it important it is.
Scott: Also important was their connection to their community. And giving back was something they felt called to do, even at a young age.
Nick: I was in New York doing some Broadway shows and saw a family – a homeless family on the street – and asked my dad what I was doing to help and he said, ‘Well, you do this and you do that and you give to the church,’ and all this. And I said, ‘Well, what am I doing though? And how can I help these people?’
Scott: And so, together they started the Change for the Children Foundation, a non-profit organization that allows the brothers to raise money for the causes they each support.
Nick, who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at an early age, wanted to educate other young people about the disease.
Nick: I was diagnosed at thirteen. I felt like the right thing to speak about it publically and do what I could to raise money for research and raise awareness. We did a dollar-a-ticket to diabetes research on the previous tours we’ve done, and for three years straight raised over a million dollars just on that.
Nick: And it was pretty incredible to see that just from that one effort we did so much good. And that was only the beginning.
Kevin: I am involved with volunteerism. You know, there is so much that you can do within your local community.
Scott: Connecting with fans through social media, Kevin encourages young people to take action in their community.
Kevin: It doesn’t take a lot. And that’s kind of the message of the whole thing.
Joe: I work with the Special Olympics quite a bit and Feed the Children as well.
Scott: Joe’s work with Feed the Children has taken him to the African country of Kenya.
Joe: They teach them schooling systems, they teach them education, they also fix water systems for them.
Scott: The band’s foundation has raised $5.2 million since it started, and they plan on continuing their legacy of giving through their fans.
Joe: It’s the new generation. And who’s going to make an effort and an effect on our world?
Scott: Now as the Jonas Brothers get ready to release their latest album, they are excited to be getting back to the music.
Nick: It’s a really exciting time for us, and we’re just happy to be continuing to make music almost, I guess, ten years later.
Joe: You know, music is the best! So for us to have it as a job it feels like a dream come true.
Scott: Love when people drop by the studio! And we have got behind-the-scene photos from their visit up on Channel One’s Instagram.
And that is going to do it for us today. I am Scott Evans. Dare to make today great! We will see you tomorrow.