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ARTICLE/VIDEO: Kingdom Trailer: Matt Lauria, Nick Jonas Strip Down, Get Ripped In DirecTV’s Testosterone-Fueled Drama

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

DirecTV is opening the gates of its buzzy new Kingdom to reveal a jacked Matt Lauria and Nick Jonas in near-constant states of undress.

The series, billed as a gritty family drama set against the backdrop of the renegade subculture of Mixed Martial Arts, stars Prison Break alum Frank Grillo as Alvey Kulina, an MMA legend and owner of a Venice, CA-based gym. Jonas plays Nate, Alvey’s prize-fighter son and younger brother to Jay (an unrecognizable Jonathan Tucker). Lauria, meanwhile, portrays a world-class athlete who had (and lost) it all. Kiele Sanchez and Joanna Going round out the cast as Alvey’s current girlfriend and ex-wife, respectively.

Quick warning about the just-released trailer (embedded exclusively above): In addition to partial male nudity, the extended clip features an endless barrage of F-bombs, so it’s probably NSFW.

Kingdom (from Endemol and Detroit 1-8-7‘s Byron Balasco) premieres Oct. 8 at 9/8c on DirecTV.

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ARTICLE: Hot Guy/Cold Drink: Bombay Dreams and Body Talk With Nick Jonas

Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

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Nick Jonas is pretty shy at first. So much so that when we meet on the roof of midtown’s Viceroy Hotel—a Central Park-facing bar simply known as The Roof—I worry that there aren’t enough cocktails in the world to get him to open up. But boy was I wrong. (And, anyway, I had my partner in crime, ELLE associate editor Seth Plattner, on hand just in case we ran into any awkward patches.) But we didn’t—because Nick Jonas kind of rules? He’s seriously funny in that repeats your joke from earlier but with a slightly keener delivery kind of way, not to mention pretty damn self-assured for a 21-year-old. Just try to give him a playful ribbing and see if he balks. He’ll just sit there in his skinny jeans, his newly chiseled jaw cloaked in mossy stubble, and make another expert quip about how “deep” you went into his Instagram feed. Nick: 1, Justine: 0. Over a round of Bombay Dreams—a low-cal cocktail he invented while on tour last year—the newly emancipated JoBro talks his racy role on DirecTV’s upcoming MMA drama, Kingdom, expectations for his forthcoming solo album, and the nearly nude Instagram that almost exploded the Internet.

Not to embarrass you, Nick, but I went pretty deep into your Instagram feed and stumbled upon a tremendous body shot, which you justified by saying, ‘I never do this, but…’

And I haven’t done that since! I got really into fitness last year. I have to take my shirt off for a lot of the sex scenes in Kingdom and I wanted to look back and be okay with how I looked. It was actually why I created this drink. I was looking for something low calorie and low carb while we were on tour in South America last spring. I was training a lot and trying to change my diet. Traditionally I don’t like vodka. I’m a beer and wine person. I mean, I’ll drink vodka, because it works, but I’ve always liked gin. So I walked up to a bartender and told him a bunch of things that I liked. And was like, ‘Please, can you make this really simple gin drink.’

In Spanish?

No, luckily he spoke English. But you know, club soda, a bunch of pineapple juice, two limes…And it just kind of stuck. And then what happened was that everyone on the tour started drinking them. It became the staple of the tour. To the point where we’d walk into a bar and order a Bombay Dream, and they would know what we were talking about.

You said you changed your nutrition. What have you eaten today?

Today, I had a salad with chicken for lunch—very exciting. This morning I had egg whites and turkey bacon. That’s pretty much my daily thing. I have a plan I follow in L.A. to become a total animal. I eat 3,500 calories a day and do two-a-day training sessions. The rule is: Any time you think that you might be hungry, you eat. I gained like, 15 pounds since that [Instagram] picture. Then I stopped training for three weeks recently and dropped 10 pounds like that.

Do you dress differently when you’re less bulky?

Yeah, I have to because my clothes don’t fit.

Your jeans don’t look like they have a ton of wiggle room…

They’re tight, right? That’s on purpose. But they have a little stretch.

We know you box, but have you ever tried a more traditionally feminine workout?

My girlfriend took me to hot yoga. I was looking around the room—and this was when I was at my biggest—and noticed that the male yoga physique is much different than what I had going on. She’s really good at it, so I thought I’d give it a try. I did like the breathing, though, because that’s a big part of fighting, actually.

How do you motivate yourself through grueling workouts?

I tell myself, ‘It’s almost done.’ I hate going to the gym. I really do. I don’t enjoy it all.

Even when you’re admiring your bulging biceps in the mirror?

Yeah, I don’t do that. [Laughs] I mean, I know people who do that. I go to the gym and I just think about when I’ll be done. My trainer does one-hour workouts. And that’s his deal. Just make good decisions the 23 hours you’re not with him.

Dude, I can’t stop drinking this!

It’s so good, right? You can just keep sucking them down. There’s the story of how it was created, and then there’s stories from after its creation. It’s so smooth that you get drunk really fast. And that’s happened a bunch of times…to people. Bombay Dreams make nightmares. [Laughs]

Okay, so, new music. You just dropped “Chains,” and you have your solo debut coming soon. What can you tell us?

In a lot of ways it’s me starting over. I feel like representing who I am now is important. If you asked, ‘Who is Nick Jonas?’ you might be really surprised by the answer. I don’t know if anyone has a real grasp on it.

Okay, now this is a question I ask everyone: What’s something you’re good at that a lot of people wouldn’t expect you to be good at?

I think if you asked people that about me, a lot of people would say music. There’s a lot of bias that I’m excited to tear down.

Wait, are pretzels in your diet?

They’re not. Oh, I’m cheating. I had a photo shoot for the show on Sunday. And I was being really good. So for the first time in a while, I had French fries last night.

Okay, so something you’re good at that people wouldn’t expect you to be good at is music?

No, I mean, that’s a joke. I hope. But maybe acting. I don’t want to say that I’m good, but I really enjoy it. And I think Kingdom is an opportunity to represent what I can actually do as an actor. It’s not like a Disney show, because that’s not acting. This is just a different thing entirely. But something else I’m good at? Coming up with drinks! This is not the only one I’ve come up with. I have a wintertime drink, too. I introduced my mom to Fireball whiskey, which is great. So it’s like warm milk, chai, and Fireball…

Are you worried that no one has the guts to tell you you’re an awful mixologist?

You guys are sucking them down! [Laughs] It’s funny that you say that, though, because I showed this to a bartender one time. And he was like, ‘This isn’t a real drink. You don’t know.’ But then he ended up drinking them all night and got sloppy drunk.

So you play a nasty fighter on Kingdom. Have you ever kicked someone’s ass in real life?

I mean I had a couple instances, but this was before I knew how to fight. With most men, the instinct is like, ‘Oh, I can handle myself.’ But you learn very quickly, when you’re trained by real fighters, that the art of fighting is a totally different thing. I’m pretty glad I didn’t get into those fights when I didn’t know how to fight. The one thing I’ve learned is that it’s all about submission. I would never kill someone, but I’d put them to sleep. It’s better.

Huh. Last question: What’s something you’re bad at that most people think you’d be good at?

Speaking loudly. I’m very quiet. People always think I’m tired when I’m full of energy! I’m very calm. People always ask how I can be so reserved. But once you’ve been in real turmoil, which, at this point in my life, I’ve been in a few times, you kind of realize when you need to turn on the panic button and when you need to chill.

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ARTICLE/VIDEO: Who’s Nick Jonas Lusting After? Find Out In This Never-Before-Seen Clip

Monday, July 28th, 2014


Last Friday, we gave you your first look at Nick Jonas‘ new music video “Chains” and as promised we’ve got two more sneak peeks to wet your whistle before it premiers in full this Wednesday at 6 a.m. on MTV, MTV Hits, mtvU, and MTV.com.

The first clip features Nick being dragged across the ground à la Justin Timberlake’s “TKO” while the second stars Dylan Penn with the word “Lust” watermarked in front of her face.

The single will be featured on Nick’s upcoming solo debut, in which the singer took cues from some of his favorite artists.

“I’ve been really influence by a lot of modern stuff, as well as like my classic roots, so Prince being a big one, a lot of falsetto work, Hall & Oates, is a big part of this, and then The Weekend and singing Drake, which I feel like is a different artist to Drake rapping, but I love them both,” he told MTV News. “But singing Drake and this guy Erik Hassle, a new artist that I really love, and, you know, Sam Smith and that kind of vibe, so like if you kind of mash that all together: it’s that.”

Make sure to check back tomorrow for two more exclusive previews from the “Chains” music video and don’t forget (like you need a reminder) to watch it in its entirety this Wednesday only on MTV.

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ARTICLE/VIDEO: Nick Jonas Opens Up About ‘Chains’ And His Departure From ‘Jonas Brothers Music’

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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“It’s a song that embodies the feeling of being trapped in a love that is hopeless,” Jonas told me when we sat down for his first on-camera interview surrounding this venture. “I think it’s a great new sound for me and a really good taste tester for this project.”

Since parting ways with his brothers last October, Nick has signed to Island Def Jam, where he’s been able to fine-tune his sound and incorporate a genre that’s near and dear to his heart: soul.

“That’s what I grew up on and that’s what feels natural when I open my mouth to sing and so having a pop alternative music bed with the soul vocal, I feel like really works,” he explained. “I think this is definitely more of a mature sound as it relates to Jonas Brothers music and Nick Jonas & the Administration.”

While Jonas promises “a bunch of songs on the record” to be self-written, he did not pen this particular track. Nonetheless, the singer found no problem identifying with the silky lyrics.

“The story behind ‘Chains’ is basically that feeling that all people can relate to, it’s being trapped. For me specifically in this song, I connected to love and trust and for some people they have said it’s broader for them, it’s more than love, it can be about anything that entangles you in your life and doesn’t let you do what you need to do to feel free,” he said. “I think this is a good fit and I fell in love with the song and I really feel like it has become a staple for this album.”

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ARTICLE/AUDIO: Listen to CHAINS!

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

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It’s a familiar cycle: young kid joins a boyband, becomes a teen heartthrob, band breaks up, kid gets a new look, and tries the solo route. Very few artists have been able to rise above their gimmicky pasts—and whether or not you loved N’Sync or Jonas Brothers or Backstreet Boys as a kid, you know the initial struggle to take anyone seriously as a solo artist is hard.

For those who don’t know, the Jonas Brothers broke up in October, and the youngest of the trio, Nick Jonas, is starting fresh and going the solo route. He’s reportedly starring in DirecTV’s mixed martial arts drama Kingdom, he’s now signed to Island Records, and is prepping a ton of new music, which he’s teased on his Instagram. Today, we’re premiering his new Jason Evigan-produced song called “Chains.”

“Everyone has their own chains, in life and in love, that bind them and this song embodies that feeling,” he said in an email. “I’m excited to be back to share this song with the world.”

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ARTICLE: Nick Jonas Gets “Steamy” With Dylan Penn

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Nick Jonas and Dylan Penn make for one very hot couple!

No, they’re not dating!

The two were in downtown L.A. this weekend shooting a secret video project for Mr. Jonas.
“It’s very hot,” a source exclusively tells me. “It was very sexy and steamy.”

Filming took place over two days at the Hotel Alexandria, an historic building which has also been used for Dreamgirls, Water for Elephants and Se7en.

Sources declined to detail what the video was for, but they assured us, as one eyewitness put it, “there was a ton of chemistry.”

Jonas tweeted an Instagram photo on Saturday showing actors dressed as riot police with a simple caption saying, “#foreshadow.”

A few days before he posted a video of himself with singer-producer Mike Posner along with a sample of new music with the message, “musictime #areyouready @mikeposner.”

We’re definitely ready!

Also coming up for Jonas is the indie movie Careful What You Wish For and Kingdom, a new DirecTV series (premiering in October) that takes place in the world of mixed martial arts.

Penn (she’s the daughter of Sean Penn and Robin Wright) recently wrapped her first movie, Condemned, a horror flick costarring Lydia Hearst.

“I’m trying out this whole acting thing,” she told Treats magazine in April. “It’s hard to say for me because I’ve rejected it my whole life until now. I literally can’t say it without laughing. My truest passion is writing so I continue to do that on my own while seeing what all the buzz is about being in front of the camera.”

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ARTICLE/PHOTOS: GQ – Joe Jonas’ 15 Best Moments from Milan Fashion Week

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

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Our fashion editors weren’t the only ones over in Milan checking out the collections. Joe Jonas, who’s been crushing the style game lately, was front-and-center at the shows and around town. Armed with his phone, some industry cred, and a little star power, he documented the week for us. Here are the 15 best things he saw:

1. Where: John Varvatos
What: This dude posing outside John Varvatos being a bad ass.
2. Where: Hogan Post-Show Dinner Party at Il Baretto Restaurant in the Baglioni Hotel
What: Nobody eats alone in Milan. So when your +1 doesn’t show up, Pinocchio does.
3. Where: Ceresio 7
What: Checking out Dan and Dean Caten of Dsquared2’s new rooftop membership lounge/restaurant. Killer view of Milan with an amazing private collection of art—including two original Basquiat paintings. I visited the spot five times during my three day stay. Don’t get me started on the food. My favorite dishes were the melon and prosciutto and the pesto pasta. Plus, it has my new favorite drink: The Aperol Spritz. Mind. Blown.
4. Where: Ceresio 7
What: Shhh. Don’t tell anyone I’m here—again.
5. Where: Ceresio 7
What: Dan and Dean are style masters across the board, they spared nothing when it came to the interior design and art that makes the whole place flow. Obsessed with the original Basquiat paintings on display here.
6. Where: Bally presentation
What: Bally’s rubber sole dress shoes make for comfortable all year gear. I like that these can be worn dressed up or casual.
7. Where: Vivienne Westwood S/S 2015 Show
What: Such an honor to meet Vivienne Westwood. Her Spring-Summer ’15 collection was chic with just the right amount of her well-known quirkiness and punk flare. The oversized top hats worn in the show added some extra drama to everything. I want one…Pharrell, yours is in the mail.
8. Where: Marc Jacobs
What: Jacobs’ menswear crew looking like fly groomsmen at a Palm Springs wedding at the brand’s Spring-Summer ’15 presentation
9. Where: Missoni
What: One of my favorite looks from the Missoni Show.
10. Where: Backstage at Missoni
What: Backstage with designer Angela Missoni’s daughter, Margherita, talking about the awesome collection and summer vacation plans.
11. Where: Diesel Black Gold
What: Looking down at what had to be the longest catwalk at MFW.
12. Where: Dsquared2’s Showroom
What: Hanging out with Dsquared2 designer Dan Caten (half of design duo Dean & Dan).
13. Where: Backstage at Dsquared2
What: Getting to chat with the one and only Renzo Rosso backstage at Dsquared2 about his favorite vacation spots. He’s a genius.
14. Where: Dsquared2
What: Who says cat sweaters are only for grandmothers? Lots of color at the very entertaining Dsquared2 show. The Caten brothers have a bright outlook on the Milanese man’s innate style for next season. A very entertaining show
15. Where: Dsquared2
What: Hanging with my new fashion week family backstage after the Dsquared2 show. Good times with these guys—Avo Yermagyan, Marnie Toocaram, Adwoa Aboah, Dougie Poynter, and Sai Bennett.

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ARTICLE: SUMMER ISSUE: Dreamy Joe Jonas Reveals What It’s Like to Date Him

Tuesday, June 17th, 2014

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One third of the legendary Jonas Brothers, Joe Jonas, is featured in our Galore man section which shouldn’t come to any one as surprise. He’s one of our fave hot talented boys. Check out his interview with us below!

What is one perception that people have of Joe Jonas that is not true?
That I am a scientist. I am not a scientist.

The Jonas brothers were like the modern day Jackson 5, who did you idolize growing up?
Growing up, I really admired front men. Performers like Freddie Mercury and Bono were huge inspirations for me. When they were on stage, they owned the audience.

You are really into fashion. What brand will you be sporting this summer?
Diesel has some great bathing suits I’ve been wearing as shorts. And Sandro tank tops.

You have been linked to some of the most beautiful women ever, but what turns you on most in a woman?
I know people say this a lot, but it’s true for me: Confidence. That and a sense of humor. A good taste in music helps.

Do you consider yourself a hopeless romantic?
I think I’m not very romantic. I like to do nice and thoughtful things for my girl. But I’m not hopeless – more like a hopeful romantic.

How do you get beach body ready for summer? Any work out routines or regiments?
Surgery. Lots of it. Oh…Also going to the gym and Modo Yoga.

Many girls would love to know what dating Joe Jonas would be like?
Hmm, I wouldn’t know. I’ve never dated him.

Boxers or briefs?
Borat thong

Are you a morning person?
Yes, after I’ve had some coffee, and it’s after 12pm.

Favorite cereal?
Cinnamon Toast Crunch.

Favorite cologne?
Odin Number 10.

What song is currently on repeat in your car?
“You & Me” – Disclosure (Flume Remix).

One thing that annoys you?
When my car is dirty.

Favorite vacation spot?
Somewhere tropical – like Antigua.

Cats or Dogs
I’m a dog person. Unless I can keep Grumpy Cat. Then I will take him.

Biggie or Tupac?
Biggie.

Everything is bigger in Texas?
So I’ve been told.

Have you ever went on a date with a fan?
Yes.

If they were making a Jonas Bros movie, who would you like to see casted as you?
Will Ferrell.

What can we expect from Joe Jonas this year?
A lot of exciting new things. I’ll definitely be working on my music, as well as some other new projects that are still in the early stages, but I’m really looking forward to what the rest of this year has in store.

Summer Playlist
“Instant Need” – FKJ
“Snake Charmer” – Bag Raiders
“Keep You” – Wild Belle
“Hurricane” – MS MR (Goldroom Remix)
“From Nowhere” – Dan Croll
“58 BPM” – Tensnake

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VIDEO: Joe & Kevin Jonas Talk Life After Fame

Wednesday, April 30th, 2014

ET recently chatted with Joe and Kevin Jonas about their new interactive tour Off the Record with Kevin & Joe Jonas, which features the two answering questions and talking with their fans in an intimate, interactive theater experience, which they’ve definitely never done before.

But how do the brothers feel about playing more intimate venues as opposed to the sold-out stadiums they’re more accustomed to?

“We hope that people will be really involved, have a lot of fun, kind of something that we get to do a lot more of,” Joe tells ET about the new experience. “Hopefully I can do well speaking to an audience because you know, I’m so used to singing. It’ll be a little bit different.”

“This is more about telling our stories, where we came from, who we are, and where we’re headed,” Kevin adds.
But are they bitter about their brother Nick pulling out of their reunion tour last October?

According to the brothers, no. “We might have him send a video or Skype him in or something like that, but he’s been really busy with preparing for a TV show right now,” Joe dishes. “It’s a new show that’s going to be on DirecTV and he’s been getting jacked for it. He plays a fighter, so he’s been in the gym every single day, twice a day, eating more than you can imagine.”

So does Joe think that Nick can now “kick his butt?”
Watch the video to find out!

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ARTICLE: Nick Jonas “So Excited” to Be an Uncle to Alena Rose, Brother Kevin Jonas “Loves” Fatherhood

Wednesday, February 26th, 2014

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Nick Jonas is opening up about being a new uncle to brother Kevin Jonas’ 3-week-old baby daughter, Alena Rose!

“It’s great,” the 21-year-old singer told E! News exclusively at last night’s Vanity Fair and Fiat Celebrate Young Hollywood event at No Vacancy. “It’s an immediate responsibility and love for someone that you’re going to watch grow up, which is beautiful and I’m just so excited to watch her do that.”

Kevin and wife Danielle, who married back in December 2009, welcomed their first child on Feb. 2.

“I’m so in love with her,” Kevin tweeted on the day Alena was born. Just a few days after that, he shared an adorable photo of himself cuddling with his daughter.

As for how Kevin is handling being a father, Nick dished, “He loves it. He’s really finding out a lot about himself and about his family that he wants to build and it’s just a beautiful time for he and his family.”

Meanwhile, Nick opened up about his new DirecTV show Navy St. in which he’ll play a young UFC fighter.

“It’s a really, really great show,” Nick gushed. “The script is amazing and my character has a really interesting journey. Currently I’m just training and getting mentally and physically ready for that. But it is an exciting time in my life.”

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ARTICLE: Nick Jonas to Co-Star in DirecTV’s MMA Drama ‘Navy St.’

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Nick Jonas is returning to the small screen full time.

The singer-actor and The Glades alum Kiele Sanchez have nabbed co-starring roles in DirecTV’s family MMA drama Navy St., The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

From Endemol Studios, Navy St. is a gritty drama set against the backdrop of a mixed martial arts gym in Venice, Calif., named Navy Street run by Alvey Henderson (Captain America’s Frank Grillo), a former fighter whose drug addiction prevented him from making it big.

Jonas will play Nate Henderson, Alvey’s youngest son who is his father’s pride and joy. Nate is a shy kid who receives a UFC contract. The character lives with his brother Jay, whose struggle with addiction has an impact on Nate. Parenthood’s Jonathan Tucker co-stars as Alvey’s oldest son, Jay.

Sanchez will play Lisa Prince, Alvey’s long-time girlfriend. The role marks the actress’ first TV gig following her four-season run on the A&E drama. Repped by ICM Partners, Industry Entertainment and Hirsch Wallerstein, her credits also include Samantha Who, Lost and Related.

For Jonas, the role marks his latest small-screen gig following guest spots on CBS’ Hawaii Five-O, NBC’s Smash as well as Last Man Standing and The Lying Game. It’s his first regular role since Disney Channel’s Jonas. His credits include Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, the Camp Rock movies as well as docuseries Married to Jonas.

The Jonas Brothers recently announced that the band would be breaking up following a “deep, creative rift” among the group after their concert tour was canceled last year.

Navy St. was created by Detroit 1-8-7’s Byron Balasco. DirecTV picked up the drama with a 10-episode straight-to-series commitment last year. The series will be DirecTV’s third original drama, joining Rogue and Full Circle. Navy St. will begin production May 5 in Los Angeles and bow on DirecTV’s Audience Network in the fall.

Jonas, who also starred on Broadway’s How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, is repped by CAA, The Jonas Group and Schreck Rose.

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ARTICLE/VIDEO: Nick Jonas Calls Being an Uncle Amazing

Thursday, February 6th, 2014

Nick Jonas Calls Being an Uncle “Amazing,” Shares First Photo of Him Holding Baby Niece Alena Rose

Sounds as though Nick Jonas is just as excited as brother Joe about being an uncle.

“It’s amazing,” he told E! News Wednesday, sitting alongside Demi Lovato for a chat about her upcoming Neon Lights Tour, for which Nick is serving as creative and musical director.

“I’m actually flying right after this to meet my niece for the first time,” the 21-year-old singer continued. “He [brother Kevin Jonas] in love with this baby, it’s ridiculous. He sends me pictures every 10 minutes. I think it’s just like the joy of his life right now, so I’m excited to go [see] him.”

Kevin and wife Danielle welcomed daughter Alena Rose, their first child together, on Sunday—and, happily, they’ve been quite forthcoming with baby pictures.

Joe Jonas had already shared a photo of a snuggly moment with his niece, and Nick added to the album today.

“My beautiful niece Alena Rose,” he captioned the pic, which features the wide-eyed infant, clad in a fabulous little onesie printed with hearts, looking intently at her uncle’s face (well, we can’t blame her for staring) while he’s holding her on the couch.

But before he had a chance to meet her, Nick also joked with Demi and E! News’ Kristina Guerrero about what topics to avoid while talking to new moms, like Danielle.

“Never bring up sleep,” advised Kristina, whose own little one is 6 months old.

“I won’t complain about breastfeeding with a mom, either,” Demi added, holding her own for effect.

Nick reassured them, “I was not planning on bringing up boobs.”

But he did plan ahead, revealing that he had gifts for mother and baby—he just needed to run home after his interview to pick them up before he went to the airport!

“I got her and my sister-in-law some good stuff,” Nick said confidently.

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ARTICLE: Nick Jonas’ Next Gig: Demi Lovato’s Musical and Creative Director

Tuesday, February 4th, 2014

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With the Jonas Brothers now a thing of the past, Nick Jonas has accepted a day job: He’s the Musical and Creative Director of Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights tour, which kicks off February 9th in Vancouver, British Columbia. “I’m overseeing video content, wardrobe, lighting and staging,” he tells Rolling Stone. “And then I’m extending into the musical side of things, which includes creating the arrangements for the songs. I’m building what Demi wanted, which is a show without stops and starts.”

Jonas began working on the tour a few months ago, right around the same time the Jonas Brothers announced their split. “Demi and I have the same manager,” Jonas explains. “I was immediately excited when I was offered the position. The relationship that Demi and I had over eight years really gives me the insight into how to best communicate with her and her team.”

The show will feature songs from all four of Lovato’s studio albums, going back to 2008’s Don’t Forget. “I’ve been in rehearsals with the band for the last two weeks,” he says. “The biggest challenge has been just trying to rethink some of the music and see how we could compliment it with lights and video. I sat down with the band and said to them, ‘You need to step into this like it’s a new gig. None of these arrangements are going to sound like the originals, so you need to have an open mind.'”

Rehearsals were held in Los Angeles over the last few weeks and the whole team is about to head up to Vancouver to prep for opening night. “I won’t be at every single show,” he says. “I’ll get the tour up and running, make sure it’s running smoothly, and then check in every few weeks.”

Once the tour gets off the ground, Jonas will turn his attention towards his upcoming solo project. “Some of it is done and ready to be released,” he says. “I’ve got a lot of things in the pipeline right now and I’m waiting to release some news about my music and my next steps. It isn’t quite locked in yet, but I have started making some music and now it’s all about lining up the pieces.”

The Jonas Brothers have only officially been apart for four months, but there’s no desire to even talk about any sort of future reunion. “At this moment we’re all focusing on ourselves and the things we want to accomplish,” he says. “That’s especially true with Kevin, whose wife just gave birth. That’s a major life change for him and a priority. Joe and I are really excited for him as well as the music we’re making. I can’t say that I know when [we might reunite] because there’s lots of excitement about what we’re making as individuals.”

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Kevin Jonas and Wife Danielle Welcome Baby Girl!

Sunday, February 2nd, 2014

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Kevin Jonas and Danielle Jonas are officially on diaper duty!

The Married to Jonas stars welcomed a baby girl on Sunday, Feb. 2, E! News can confirm.

“We are overjoyed at the birth of Alena Rose Jonas,” the proud parents said shortly after the birth. “She is precious! We could not be more excited to start building our family together. We want to thank our family and friends for their love and support, and our fans for all of their well wishes.”

It was last July when Kevin exclusively revealed to E! News’ Giuliana Rancic that he and his wife were about to become parents.

“I was overjoyed,” the singer said at the time about learning Danielle was pregnant. “It’s been the most exciting thing in my life so far. I’m excited and I’m nervous.”

Kevin and Danielle met in 2007 while on vacation in the Bahamas with their respective families.

The couple tied the knot on Dec. 19, 2009, at snow-covered Oheka Castle in Long Island. Following their nuptials, the newlyweds honeymooned in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

In 2012, they became the stars of their own reality series, Married to Jonas, on E!

Kevin and Danielle have partnered with Dreft and the brand’s “Amazing Baby Days” app to capture all of the amazing moments from their pregnancy through their daughter’s first year.

Congrats, you two!

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