LAKE NORMAN, N.C. — If you’ve heard a lot of “tweens” screaming lately, it might be because the youngest Jo-Bro is in town shooting a movie. It’s the first starring role for Nick Jonas in a feature film that, believe it or not, doesn’t involve music.
Careful What You Wish For is an independent movie that started shooting in the Charlotte area last month and will wrap up in the end of May.
IMDB describes the plot as “a guy gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the wife of an investment banker. Soon, a suspicious death and substantial life insurance policy embroil him in a scandal.”
The crew is quietly shooting along Lake Norman, which is actually doubling for Lake Lure near Asheville.
Producer Bradley Gallo says the script called for a quaint, smaller town and they considered shooting in Georgia and Seattle but chose North Carolina because the lakes in the area offered the setting they needed and the tax incentives helped with the low budget film.
Gallo first came to town two months ago to scout locations, and says, “We love the people. The locals have been extremely helpful in making things happen. They’ll loan you their car, house, even give you a boat. All of that has helped along the way.”
He says the challenge to shooting in the Charlotte area is finding enough crew and the distance between set locations.
“In New York or L.A., everything is right there at your disposal,” he says.
Another unexpected challenge? Mother Nature has been a little, uh, unkind lately.
“The weather has been exactly opposite from what it was supposed to be. We had to rearrange a lot of schedules and we did the rain dance a few days.”
But he calls star Nick Jonas “Super, super talented. I’m not surprised, but I’m impressed by his acting ability. He’s so professional.”
And it would seem, entertaining. During breaks Jonas takes to the piano or guitar.
“He’ll just start playing and the crew gravitates to him.”
Fans are also gravitating to him– when they can find him.
“They can’t find the set,” the producer says, “It’s amazing how good we’ve been.”
But away from the set Jonas is regularly spotted and unless he is eating, always poses for fan photos.
“He always stops. He never says no.”
Last week Jonas himself tweeted, “Filming has been going great.”
Older brother Joe came to visit last weekend and his parents have also visited the set.
If you want more scoop from behind the scenes, follow the movie on Twitter @CWYWF
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To reduce the likelihood of involuntary screaming or fainting spells, teenage girls are asked to take a deep breath before reading the following three pieces of information:
1. Until the end of the month, singer Nick Jonas – one-third of hugely successful pop-rock band the Jonas Brothers – will be in and around the Lake Norman area working as a lead actor in the movie “Careful What You Wish For.”
2. Jonas is staying at Birkdale Village during the shoot, which began April 22.
3. He tries to keep a low profile when not on set, and generally stays close to his temporary home. This means he’s popped up frequently at Birkdale haunts including eeZ Fusion & Sushi, Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar, Red Rocks Café, Baja Soul Taqueria, and Starbucks.
“It’s been tough to venture out too much, just because it gets a little crazy around here,” Jonas says. “But I have my security guy with me, and he helps me navigate around pretty easily. It’s one of those things. You just have to play it by ear and make sure that everyone’s safe.”
At 20, Jonas is the youngest member of the Jonas Brothers (which also features Joe, 23, and Kevin, 25); the group rose to fame in large part thanks to the Disney Channel and has sold 17 million albums worldwide.
Though the trio will return to touring this summer and is planning to release its first new record in four years in the fall, Nick Jonas has shown increased interest in acting. He spent four months on Broadway in the musical “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” in 2012, and then early this year committed to his first major Hollywood film.
It’s a grown-up role for Jonas, whose most high-profile acting work previously was in the shiny-happy “Camp Rock” movies for Disney: “Careful What You Wish For” is a thriller about a young man (Jonas) entangled in an affair with the young wife of an investment banker who dies under suspicious circumstances. Isabel Lucas and Dermot Mulroney co-star.
“It’s been really fulfilling and really challenging at the same time,” Jonas says. “The material in the movie is pretty heavy, and so it’s just been a balance of trying to leave work at work and come back and be OK afterwards. But it’s been a great experience so far.”
Much of the filming is taking place right on Lake Norman (in the film, the couple is renting the lake house next door to Jonas’s character for the summer). But the production also has been as far north as Mooresville and as far west of Belmont – which his family has strong ties to.
Jonas’s father, Kevin, was raised in Belmont and graduated in 1984 from South Point High School. Relatives still in the area include Jonas’s grandmother, an aunt and uncle, and three cousins. “To come back here and to be shooting a movie – and knowing we’re back here on tour soon (July 30 at Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre) – is a really cool thing.”
So, yes, he likes it here. He likes the southern hospitality. He loves the turkey burgers at Bad Daddy’s. And as long as his security guard approves of you, he likes to greet fans who catch him out and about at Birkdale.
“I love it when I meet people that have purchased our music or come to a concert. That support is a great thing,” Jonas says, “so I’m always down to say hello.”
The Jonas Brothers stopped by Live! With Kelly and Michael this morning to chat with Kelly Ripa and guest host Carrie Ann Inaba and perform two songs, including their latest single “Pom Poms.” The boys covered everything from making their fifth album, to Kevin’s show Married To Jonas, to whether or not they ever fight (answer: of course, they’re brothers, duh!).
“It’s really hard work,” Kevin said of his E! reality show, which, really? The show’s crew traveled with and filmed the JoBros as they were touring in South America. Kevin also showed off a new tattoo of wife Danielle’s name on his left ring finger. Joe mentioned that the brothers have been writing together a lot for this upcoming album, and claims to win most often when the brothers fight. The boys then performed an energetic rendition of “Pom Poms,” complete with a four-piece marching band section, to which Kelly and Carrie Ann did indeed put their pom poms down. To close out the show, they played “First Time.”
ARTICLE/VIDEO: EXCLUSIVE! ‘Married to Jonas’ Kevin and Danielle Dish on Their Favorite 90′s Show, Having Babies, “Pom Poms” and MoreFriday, April 19th, 2013
First of all, can we just say that Kevin and Danielle Jonas are even cuter together in person than they look on TV? Throughout our entire interview with them they were holding hands and laughing. Adorable. But what you really want to know is what they talked to us about, right?
Kev and Dani opened up to OKMagazine.com about season 2 of Married to Jonas, what’s planned for the live performance of “Pom Poms” on the upcoming Jonas Brothers tour, how they really feel when everyone asks them why they don’t have kids, and which two 90′s stars the couple is best friends with in real life. Hint: One of them is from Full House and you’ll be jealous when you hear the story.
Oh, and Danielle told us exclusively that she’s got a new cookbook in the works that’ll be sold in stores soon! Cannot even wait!
Watch the video above to get the full details from Kevin and Danielle, and make sure to watch the season 2 premiere of Married to Jonas this Sunday, April 21 at 10:30pm ET on E!
It’s safe to say, MTV News has never had a pom-pom-wielding squad of cheerleaders in the newsroom, but when we found out the Jonas Brothers would be stopping by, we thought, hey, now’s the time to bring some pep to the office. “Go Jonas! Go Jonas, go!”
Dozens of fans, along with the Columbia University cheerleaders, grouped around the MTV Newsroom on Wednesday (April 17) evening to hang out with their favorite boy band for “Jonas Brothers: Live from MTV.” And though the guys’ latest “Pom Poms” video wasn’t completely recreated, there was something about the 30-minute sit-down that had the same, playful vibe — there was competition, lots of dancing and plenty of spunk.
Along with dishing on their long-awaited summer tour and talking new music, the brothers made some dirty jokes and… applied some lipstick? That’s right, Kevin, Joe and Nick played a bunch of games with their fans, which ended in a dizzy, blindfolded fiasco with makeup smeared over lucky (or unlucky, depending on how you look at it) fans. It seems like they’ve never had much practice.
Things got really crazy when the Jonas Brothers took some questions from the fans. “Who was ‘Pom Poms’ inspired by?” You know, we’re all wondering. Turns out that Joe has a thing for Sofia Vergara. Hmmm, Sofia and pom poms? Whatever was he thinking?
The interview took a turn for the scandalous when a fan asked out the craziest rumor the trio has heard. Nick was quick on his feet after many ensuing giggles. “When’s the sex tape come out, Joe? I’m waiting.”
“I’ll get you the director’s cut,” Joe responded snarkily.
If you want more Jonas, stay locked in with MTV News to get more on the brothers’ newsroom takeover.
EXCLUSIVE: KEVIN & DANI JONAS ON MARRIED TO JONAS SEASON 2, LIVING WITH IN-LAWS, AND THE FUTURE OF THE JONAS BROTHERS
Mon., Apr. 15, 2013 9:20 AM PDT by ANDY NEUENSCHWANDER
PHOTO SOURCE: Instagram
With a new album and a new season of Married to Jonas upcoming, Kevin Jonas and Dani Jonas are as busy as ever. But we still caught up with them to ask a few questions about the future of the show, and of the Jonas Brothers.
On Being in a Reality Show: “It’s never something that you really get used to,” Kevin said of having cameras following him around. “It’s much easier doing it the second time around, for sure.”
On Living with the In-Laws: With Dani’s parents moving in for part of the new season, we asked Kevin and Dani what their favorite and least favorite things about living with the Deleasa’s under one roof were. “The best thing is there’s always food out!” Kevin noted. But that’s a double-edged sword: “I’m trying to be conscious about what I’m eating, so having all that food out is a problem.”
As for Dani, she has her ups and downs with the parents around. “My dad fixes everything in the house, and then my mom is teaching me more how to cook,” she noted. But it’s not all easy: “The worst thing is there’s always something going on in the house,” she added. “It’s not peaceful.”
On the Sexy New “Pom Poms” Video: “The whole concept was actually Joe’s,” Kevin said of the video, which features a team of pro cheerleaders. “I left that to them to figure it out.” But despite all the sexy dancers, Dani wasn’t worried. “I didn’t think too much into it…and if there’s cheerleaders, there’s jocks,” she joked.
On the Future of the Jonas Brothers: “We’re now making our fifth studio album, and this one’s a little different,” Kevin said of the new JoBros effort. “We’re doing this one on our own…we’re now our own bosses, we are the label. There’s a little more pressure when it comes to that. We’re really looking forward to what the future holds.”
Be sure to catch Dani and Kevin in the season two premiere of Married to Jonas on Sunday, April 21 at 10:30/9:30c, only on E!
Jonas Brothers Talk Comeback Album
By ETONLINE STAFF April 14, 2013
After a three-year hiatus, the Jonas Brothers are back! The pop star trio sat down with ET Canada, dishing on their new album and upcoming tour.
“I think it was important for us to take a minute to live some life,” Nick said of their break.
During their time apart, Kevin Jonas has been filming his reality show Married to Jonas, Joe released a solo album and Nick helped coach contestants on The X Factor.
“We look at this next phase of our career with that same wide-eyed feeling we had when we first started, because it is like starting over,” said Nick.
Their new tour launches this summer and fans will be glad to know that the process will be well-documented on the next season of Married to Jonas.
“You’ll see pieces of our life — what it’s like on the road,” said Kevin.
By Gary Trust, New York | April 11, 2013 5:42 PM EDT
As previously reported, Bruno mars’ “When I Was Your Man” (2-1) becomes just the second all-piano-and-vocal ballad to top the Billboard Hot 100, following Adele’s “Someone Like You” in 2011. Who else makes notable moves on the Hot 100 and other song charts this week?
– Jonas Brothers: After tallying 16 Hot 100 hits on Hollywood Records in 2007-09, the sibling trio returns on its own label, as “Pom Poms” starts at No. 60. The track starts at No. 23 on Hot Digital Songs (74,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan). The Jonas Brothers Live! Summer tour begins on July 10 in Chicago.
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Look out One Direction. There’s some new boy bands in town–your predecessors.
This week both Hanson (“Biggest Boy Band in America,” 1996 edition) and the Jonas Brothers (“Biggest Boy Band in America,” 2009 edition) are back with new tracks on sale on iTunes. We’ve got reviews and videos for the songs themselves below, along with the latest singles from Selena Gomez, Avril Lavigne, the National and Skillet, featuring Kenosha native Korey Cooper.
Single: “Poms Poms”
Gut reaction: The Jo Bros are back with a marching band sound and cheerleader-inspired vocal hooks. Not sure if it’s enough to send fans back to the levels of hysteria circa 2009, but it adds some luster to the band’s faded star.
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April 10, 2013 2:20 pm
The Jonas Brothers are embarking on their next tour and although they may be seasoned performers, they still have a horror story or two!
So we had to ask, what’s the most embarrassing moment Kevin Jonas‘ has ever had on stage?
Kevin revealed: “For one of our first shows ever performing, we were actually opening for the Backstreet Boys, I walked on stage without a guitar. I decided to leave it in the dressing room…because I was so nervous. That didn’t work out very well.”
Tickets for the Jonas Brothers 2013 Tour, which kicks off on July 10th at the Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island, Chicago, are available now for the Fan Club Pre-Sale and public on-sale April 13th! For a complete list of dates and ticket information click here!
Jonas Brothers have signed a worldwide licensing deal with Universal Music Group that will cover the release of the trio’s fifth studio album.
The group – who recently released the as-yet-untitled album’s lead single Pom Poms – inked the new agreement with UMG that excludes the US but includes catalogue recordings for both group and solo albums.
The new LP, produced by Nick Jonas and released under the band’s own label Jonas Enterprises, is said to blend sounds from pop, rock, classic R&B, techno and dance genres.
Jonas Brothers have sold over 20 million records and achieved over 40 gold and platinum certifications. They said of the new licensing deal: “We are really excited about this new chapter in our career and looking forward to working with the team at Universal Music to deliver our music to a global audience.
Andrew Kronfeld, president, Global Marketing, Universal Music Group International (UMGI), commented: “The Jonas Brothers are part of the pop music industry’s bedrock and we’re delighted they’ve chosen us to support their welcome return.”
Max Hole, chairman and CEO of UMGI, added: “We are very pleased to welcome the Jonas Brothers back to Universal Music. Our teams loved working with them in the past and look forward to helping them to a major success with their new album.”
by Tina Hart
April 10, 2013
Sponsorship complements global consumer brand strategy to further propel consumer brand awareness in U.S.
PLANO, Texas, April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Huawei Device, a global smartphone and mobile phone developer, today announced that the company will be the presenting sponsor for the highly-anticipated Jonas Brothers Tour, kicking off on July 10 at Charter One Pavilion at Northerly Island in Chicago, Ill. This sponsorship complements Huawei Device’s global consumer brand strategy and intends to set the stage for upcoming “hero” device campaigns in the United States.
“We are excited to partner with Huawei on our U.S. tour,” said the Jonas Brothers. “All of us were early smartphone and social media adopters, and we count on our phones to stay in touch with our fans. We are thrilled to get back out on the road together for the first time in three years, and looking forward to working with Huawei.”
“As many of our customers are music fans, this partnership is the perfect opportunity to bring them what they love the most through exclusive content and access to one of America’s most well-known bands,” said Michael Chuang, Executive Vice President at Huawei Device USA. “This sponsorship of the Jonas Brothers Tour follows a successful experiential campaign, which we kicked off last summer at Taste of Chicago, and the recent announcement of our global consumer brand strategy at Mobile World Congress. We plan to be a leading smartphone brand in the coming years, with a promise to bring more high value products to our customers, and this sponsorship is just one of many things we will be doing in the coming months to carry out our promise.”
In addition to the tour sponsorship, a series of customer-driven activities will also be launched to begin building excitement for the unveiling of a new “hero” device in the U.S., expected this summer. Those activities include experiential events, and a social media campaign with Jonas Brothers’ participation, enabling Huawei to offer its customers a range of exclusive content and giveaways, including customized ringtones, downloadable music, concert tickets, access to meet-and-greets and live chats with Joe, Kevin and Nick.
The Jonas Brothers will embark on a 27-city tour, visiting major cities including Boston, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco and Toronto. This sponsorship announcement follows a debut of their hot new single “Pom Poms” last week on On Air with Ryan Seacrest. Beginning today, April 9, eligible Team Jonas fan club members in select cities will have the first opportunity to access ticket pre-sales to the summer tour through the Jonas Brothers’ web site. For more information about tour dates, please visit www.JonasBrothers.com or www.HuaweiDeviceUSA.com.
About Huawei Device
Huawei Device believes that everyone can be the center of information and that the world would be a better place if access and information barriers were knocked down. Its strong suite of mobile phones, mobile broadband devices and home devices is testimony to Huawei Device’s focus on customers and its commitment to providing user-friendly mobile internet experiences through ongoing innovation. Based on more than two decades of success in the information and communications industry, and with our own channel expertise, operational capabilities and global partner resources, Huawei Device is transforming from a company that sells millions of devices in single transactions to large businesses, to a “Business-to-People” (B2P) brand that also sells individual devices directly to millions of people. For more information, visit Huawei Device online: www.huaweidevice.com.
Official Press Release: ‘What Would Ryan Lochte Do?’ & ‘Married to Jonas’ to Premiere Sunday, April 21 on E!Wednesday, April 10th, 2013
via press release:
E! ANNOUNCES PREMIERE DATE FOR NEW SERIES “WHAT WOULD RYAN LOCHTE DO?” AND RETURNING FAVORITE “MARRIED TO JONAS” AIRING SUNDAY, APRIL 21
The Stars Come Out To Play on E! As New Series What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Premieres at 10:00pm Followed by Married to Jonas at 10:30pm
February 22, 2013 – On Sunday, April 21, television’s top pop culture destination will premiere the highly anticipated new series featuring swimming superstar Ryan Lochte and season two of the hit series following the lives of Kevin and Danielle Jonas. “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” airs at 10:00pm and is followed by “Married to Jonas” at 10:30pm, bringing two all-new premieres to E!’s popular year-round Sunday night reality programming block.
He took the world by storm in the London Summer Games, and in “What Would Ryan Lochte Do?” at 10:00pm, the all-American swimming phenom proves that he lives life just like he swims … all out and at top speed. The new series shines a whole new light on the sexy superstar swimmer as Lochte’s friendships, love life and family dynamic take center stage for all the world to see. And since this ‘athlebrity’ pushes each aspect of his life to the highest level, Lochte’s unpredictable, unfiltered and delightfully uninhibited “Lochteisms” — those remarks, phrases and concepts that catch us completely off-guard and for which he has already become legend — are going to have people texting and tweeting from coast to coast.
Next, “Married to Jonas” returns with an all-new season at 10:30pm. This season, the phrase “one big happy family” is put to the test when challenges, triumphs, family celebrations, pressures and drama reveal themselves as Kevin and Danielle, begin to really settle into their lives together, while attempting to accommodate the needs of their very close — and very different — families. The Jonas Brothers are fired up with new music and a pending world tour, while new challenges at home, the desire (and pressure from their families) to have a baby, and their very different in-laws, put Kevin and Danielle’s marriage to the test. One thing is for sure; Danielle and Kevin, along with his famous siblings Nick and Joe and the couple’s extended families, are in for some personal and professional ups and downs this season.
For information on all your favorite E! shows please go to www.eonline.com.
I have been an avid Jonas Brothers (FAN) since 2006. That being said, when they went on their little hiatus I anxiously awaited the day they would return. And now, almost three years later, my wait is over.
And it was not in vain.
When the Jo Bros first announced that the title of their new single was “Pom Poms,” I was slightly confused. I continued to question what on earth this song could be about and if they had lost their minds. Then the Jonas Brothers began the social media campaign with #PomPoms and a countdown that included sneak previews every day.
That was the smartest thing they could have done.
As fans everywhere heard more and more of the song and saw more and more glimpses of the music video, you couldn’t help but get excited. In a musical age where everything is trying desperately to be dubstep it was refreshing to hear that the Jonas Brothers used something not common to the music industry nowadays: REAL INSTRUMENTS. And not just pianos and guitars, there’s a whole marching band backing them up. This song has a vibe that only the Jonas Brothers can create — I don’t know if I want to sing along or grab some pom poms and dance to the music. As far as vocals go, I’ll admit I’m a little biased. Nick Jonas has some of the best vocals of my generation, in my opinion. No Auto-Tune needed here; his actual talent suffices just fine, not to mention he also produced the track. That’s real talent.
I’m sure everyone has noticed that lately Disney Stars have been trying to recreate themselves with a more “adult” image. Selena Gomez starred in Spring Breakers and Miley Cyrus shaved her head, so it’s only natural that the Jonas Brothers attempt to do the same. Well “Pom Poms” definitely isn’t the same teeny bopper songs they used to sing. The Jo Bros managed to make a song that can target a more mature audience, and I’m sure I speak for all us college-age Jonatics when I say we appreciate it.
All in all, if you have an extra 99 cents, I would highly recommend spending it on this song. And hey while you’re at it go out and buy some pom poms. You’re gonna need them.