Published on Nov 7, 2013
“Extra’s” AJ Calloway was with the reigning Miss Universe Olivia Culpo in Moscow, talking about boyfriend Nick Jonas and her plans for after Miss Universe.
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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.
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.”
To say the Internet went collectively nuts when Nick Jonas posted this photo of his banging new physique on Instagram is an understatement.
The 20-year-old singer surprised plenty of people — Jonas Brother fans and non-fans alike — when he showed everyone just what he’s been hiding underneath his shirt, and he recently chatted with Ryan Seacrest to discuss the amazing reaction he’s been getting.
“It’s been a pretty hilarious reaction,” he said during an interview on On Air with Ryan Seacrest Thursday. “There’s a lot of people running around without their shirts on these days, so I just didn’t want to add to the noise, but I felt like as a diabetic … it’s twice as hard for us diabetics to stay in shape. I’ve met a lot of diabetics recently who have come to me and said, ‘Thank you for being so vocal about fitness and health’ because it’s helping them. I just wanted to give some inspiration to those people.”
Though he admitted that that’s not all he’s been hitting the gym for — he also has some pretty steamy love scenes with Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen actress Isabel Lucas in the upcoming film Careful What You Wish For.
“I wanted to look OK,” he said bluntly.
As for those wondering if it’s really him taking the shirtless pic, Nick confirms that it is– and that it only took him one take for the perfect photo.
“I’m not lying here … it was one picture … There’s a self-timer setting on the camera. I debated [posting] it with my brothers and people in our band. I was like, ‘Should I do this?’ and they were like, ‘You have to!’ So I did it.”
Just don’t expect any more shirtless pics anytime soon.
“I don’t know if it’s something I’d do again,” he said. “People will just have to go see the movie for more of that.”
The Jonas Brothers are back!
After a three-year hiatus, Kevin, 25, Joe, 23, and Nick, 20, are heading back to the stage together, but don’t expect to see the same teen heartthrobs! These days the guys are all grown up.
Since their last album together, it was every Jonas for themselves. Kevin and his wife of three years, Danielle, hit the small screen on their reality show “Married to Jonas” and are currently expecting their first baby. Meanwhile, Joe struck out his own and released a solo album, “FastLife,” in 2011. Nick tried his hand at Broadway, nabbing a role in “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying” last year and working on his own solo career with his band, Nick Jonas and the Administration.
They had their individual fun, but now that the crew is back together, they’re busy putting their teen image in the rearview mirror and churning out new music like their rowdy party anthem “First Time,” the first single for their new album, “V,” hitting shelves later this summer.
Yahoo! Music caught up with the JoBros during a live performance at Z100 in New York City to get the scoop on Disney secrets, how they plan to party for Nick’s 21st birthday on September 16, and the trick to staying out of trouble.
What’s the transition been like from boys to men?
Kevin: It’s been a natural one since that is kind of the case with anyone in life. I think with our music, we needed to take some time off. … We were able to work on individual projects and live lives. Then we could come back and write about it and be the people that were are today. I think we all needed it. I think it has really played a huge contributing factor into the music and especially this album, “V.”
There’s been a lot of talk about how growing up “Disney” was like high school. Is that true?
Joe: When we were working with Disney, it was like a little high school because you see other Disney stars, actors and musicians all the time for events. Whether it was opening up a roller coaster or being at awards shows – we like to call it red carpet friends. You shake hands and you give a bro hug to someone you don’t see all the time. But, I think it was definitely a fun experience to be a part of that group of people.
If Disney had a “high school reunion,” would you go?
Kevin: It’s kind of like there is one right now. Thinking about the music and the Top 40 and what’s going on: you got Selena, you got Miley, you got us, you got all of these other people that are making music. It is interesting to see all of this music coming to a different place. Whether we’d go to reunion, I don’t know.
Nick: Sure. We’d go for the food. And the fellowship. And the drinks.
Joe: Lots and lots of drinks.
Drinks? You’re turning 21 pretty soon, Nick. How will you celebrate?
Nick: I am going to drink! A lot probably.
Kevin: We’ve each had pretty amazing 21st birthday parties so I think this one is going to be the one to take the cake. We can’t give too much away because it is still a surprise.
Nick: It’s not really a surprise. I am kind of in on the plans, but for everyone else it is going to be a surprise. But I am sure you’ll hear about it.
Joe: Probably New York City. We’ll see.
Nick: Maybe. It’s a good place to have it.
You’ve all dodged some of the normal missteps that other teen stars have made, why do you think that is?
Joe: We’re hiding drugs.
Nick: What an answer.
Joe: We really never had any interest in doing crazy stuff. Plus the biggest excuse on our behalf is that Twitter and MySpace were just taking off when we started 10 years ago. You think about the artists that are 17 or 18 or act like they’re 13. They don’t really have it as easy. People have got them under a microscope and they’re waiting for them to make their next move. I think there are a few things where maybe we got lucky here and there, and people don’t know some of our secrets, but you know we also never really had an interest.
What’s a secret?
Joe: One secret? You just want one?
Yeah … like have you ever skinny-dipped?
Joe: That’s not even crazy.
Nick: That’s an every day event.
Kevin: I think that we always thought things were a bigger deal than they actually were. We would always overthink everything.
Joe: On my 21st birthday, I remember I got iced – you know Smirnoff-Iced. Like seven times.
Kevin: Oh my god. It was so bad. I don’t even know who decided that that was a good call.
Joe: I remember freaking out that people were going to find out. But now it is like, really? Why did we care so much?
You started singing together 10 years ago — do you feel old?
Nick: Here’s what I feel. This sounds really dumb because we’re all very young. But I feel like even just three years of not doing this and coming back, it took me at least a minute to be like, “Wow this is kind of insane.” Our schedule, this whole thing is pretty intense.
Kevin: Yeah, it’s definitely intense.
Nick: I go right to sleep as soon as I am on the bus. There’s no hanging out. It’s bedtime.
What made you guys come back together?
Nick: What made us come back together is the feeling that all of us missed this. The great thing about having two bandmates is that you have a support system within it. When you’re doing stuff on your own, it is all on you. Also, we really do love what we’re doing together, musically. I’d say that when it comes to solo projects in the future, we won’t count it out because it may happen. But this will always be there. The brothers. We know we can always come back to this and continue to make music and do things together.
There are a lot of boy bands out there. Are there any you like?
Joe: We have some love for One Direction. We think they’re doing some cool stuff. They’re nice guys so we’re happy for them.
Clearly you’re big pop stars — can you do some of the same things other big stars do? Like, can you twerk?
Have you ever worn a grill? Or would you ever?
All: No! Never.
Would you ever paint your car the same design as your shoe?
Joe: (Laughing). Umm…
Nick: Yeah my shoes are blue and my car is blue.
Kevin: Black? My shoes are black! Yeah.
Would you ever create an alter ego?
All: Yes. Definitely.
What’s the craziest thing a fan has ever asked you to sign?
Nick: Their body parts.
Kevin: Their body.
Joe: Someone’s ass.
Published on Jul 9, 2013
When is wife Danielle’s due date? Do they know the gender? The “Married to Jonas” stars chat via Skype about their exciting baby news!
3. The Jonas Brothers
The Jonas Brothers have been very vocal about their return to the studio as a trio, even scheduling performances before their new album is finished. Nick Jonas made headlines earlier this year when he and his brothers performed a track that even Miley Cyrus admitted was aimed at her, with the young Jo Bro singing about his regret over losing his teenage girlfriend. If the new disc contains a song by Joe Jonas singing about his ex Taylor Swift, you can bet this disc will be a best seller.
Kevin Jonas has settled into TV life nicely, with Season 1 of his E! reality show “Married to Jonas” on air, but rumor has it he’s a frontrunner for hosting gig on Fox’s “The X-Factor.”
So is all the chatter true? We got the scoop straight from the Jonas Brother.
“There have been talks — I’m working on different things,” said Jonas, whom we caught up with before the Badgley Mischka fashion show at Lincoln Center yesterday. “I would absolutely love to do all the rumored \[gigs\] out there.”
But for now, Jonas and wife Danielle are happy starring in their reality show — even though having their lives taped “takes getting used to,” Jonas said.
“It’s a little intense,” he admitted.
That’s not a bad thing, though, said Jonas, who tied the knot with Danielle in 2009: “We get to share with the viewers who we are.”
What the couple isn’t prepared for: scripted TV. They said they only want to be part of shows where they can be themselves.
“Oh, God, no,” Jonas laughed.
After 11 seasons on American Idol, the Last Judge Standing, Randy Jackson, is vacating his seat, reports TMZ. He’ll stick around as a mentor, but not as a judge.
That means the show’s original three judges – Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, and now Mr. Jackson – have left American Idol.
How much does it matter who the judges are? After all, the show has cycled through plenty of them over the years.
One could make the case that Jackson’s exit could benefit the show. Many longtime fans could fairly well predict by now what he would say. Fresh judges, fresh insights?
In any case, American Idol may be ready for a major makeover. Last year’s season finale, with Jessica Sanchez vs. Phil Phillips, had the smallest audience of any American Idol finale; even smaller than the first American Idol finale which aired in the slower summer months. Season 11’s finale got just 21.5 million viewers. The biggest viewership for an American Idol finale was 38.1 million in 2003.
American Idol remains a cash cow for Fox. It pulls in about $500,000 for a 30-second commercial, and it remains one of the biggest draws on TV, despite a decline in audience in recent years. But few blame the cast of judges as responsible for the decline. Most observers say the ebb is a result of a combination of audience atigue and the rise of copy cat competition, especially, the arrival of Simon Cowell’s “X-Factor” and NBC’s “The Voice.”
Advertisers note a decline in the coveted demographic audience of 18-49 year olds. This past year, American Idol had an average of 7.5 million in that demographic. “The Voice,” is now nipping at the heels of Idol with 7.2 million viewers in that demographic on a typical night, notes The New York Times.
With Randy, Jennifer Lopez, and Steven Tyler all exiting this year, who will judge the contestants? Who’s going to be sitting through the American Idol auditions, choosing the next cast, and taking Randy’s seat at the judges’ table?
So far, only singer-songwriter Mariah Carey has signed on for Season 12. Niki Minaj and country signer Keith Urban are close to signing contracts, says Billboard. And Nick Jonas, of the Jonas Brothers, could become the fourth judge. If this is the panel, it would certainly represent an eclectic mix of experience and music genres.
But the question remains: Will new judges alone create enough buzz, drama, or insight to breath new life into the American Idol franchise?
The search is almost over!
The X Factor is this close to announcing the two new hosts for the reality competition’s second season, and the show’s producers have narrowed the list of contenders down to seven or eight names, a network insider exclusively confirms to E! News.
As we previously reported, Khloé Kardashian Odom is on the shortlist for the female host, while her fellow E! star Kevin Jonas is also in the running.
Producers loved Khloé’s audition last week
On the female side, other names in the running include Rocsi Diaz, host of BET’s 106 & Park, and Chrissy Teigen, a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and John Legend’s girlfriend.
Glee star Kevin McHale, Extra host Mario Lopez and former High School Musical star Corbin Bleu, who was in the running for the gig in season one, are all competing with Jonas to replace Steve Jones as the male host of the Fox show.
McHale recently cohosted the Teen Choice Awards with new X Factor judge Demi Lovato, which was said to be an audition of sorts for the hosting job.
Simon calls The Voice mean-spirited for scheduling change
Our source tells us a decision will be made within the next 7-10 days.
Last week, Simon Cowell revealed he’s looking for two hosts with no previous hosting experience, saying, “That will make it more interesting.”
The X Factor season two premieres this Wednesday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. on Fox.
Jonas Brothers news today… about one of their dream collaborators!
The Jonas Brothers have been busy in the studio, working on a kick-ass album for their fans and tweeting along the way.
Joe recently tweeted this pic of him and Nick in the studio, with the caption “Creating.”
Fans have also gotten a glimpse at new music on Kevin’s reality show Married to Jonas, and during the Jonas Brothers live chat the guys did last week.
Has your head exploded yet?
There’s even more buzz about the album, since Joe tweeted a message to Lady Gaga, hoping to get together and write a song!
Joe tweeted: “Hey @ladygaga we wanna write with you.. Let’s make this happen.”
Okay, so it’s not like if he tweets it, their dream collaboration will come true, but you’ve got to love Joe for putting it out there in the universe!
Although the Jonas brother has made no secret of his desire to join “American Idol,” he’ll appear in Fox’s other singing show this Fall, “X Factor”. Nick Jonas is paired with Demi Lovato for Judge’s House Round.
If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past four-plus years while observing the neverending shuffles of judges on shows like American Idol, X Factor and The Voice, it’s that singing competitions make for strange bedfellows.
Take, for example, the latest news to come out of the Fox fortress: X Factor’s Demi Lovato is being paired up with fellow teen star Nick Jonas for the judges’ house portion of the show, THR has learned. This is the part of the competition where final cuts are made and the Top 16 acts are revealed — four for each judge (last year, show creator Simon Cowell made a fifth pick in Melanie Amaro, who eventually won the competition).
In an X Factor twist, each judge is given a group to mentor. Season two’s split has yet to be revealed, but several sites are reporting that the breakdown will look like this: Lovato will take on solo singers ages 12 to 16, Britney Spears will mentor singers 17 to 24, L.A. Reid will handle ages 25 and over and Cowell will guide the groups (a show rep tells THR that there have been changes to the divisions but wouldn’t confirm any details).
Meanwhile, the Lovato-Jonas connection is a deep and long-lasting one. Not only did the 20-year-old singer get her break with the lead role in the Jonas Brothers 2008 movie Camp Rock, but she’s also toured with the group extensively and dated Joe Jonas for a stint.
For his part, Nick Jonas has been actively campaigning for the judge’s seat on Fox’s other singing show, American Idol, tweeting that “it would be a dream come true.” While appearing on X Factor could give network brass an opportunity to see him doling out criticism on-air, it could just as easily dissuade them.
We’ll know soon enough as Idol auditions in front of the judges typically start in late September. X Factor season 2 is set to premiere on Sept. 12.
Nick Jonas has been in the talks of being a judge on American Idol. Nick told Huffington Post that it is an ongoing discussion and he would do if it was right. For right now though, he is happy to be back with the guys.
It seems like every day a new name pops up as a potential “American Idol” judge, but one celebrity has confirmed he is still in talks to get the gig — Nick Jonas.
“[There’s been] lots of speculation … it’s something I would like to do if it was right, but it’s got to be right on both ends,” Nick told me on the set of “New York Live.” “It’s an ongoing discussion, but as soon as we know if it’s right … we’ll see. But regardless of whether or not it happens, my most exciting thing at this moment is being back with these guys.”
Nick and his brothers have united for the first time in three years to perform a one-off concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York, which they say will be the first of many to come.
“I would be the youngest [judge], but I’ve also been a professional musician for about eight years of my life,” says Nick, who isn’t shy about discussing whether he is tough enough to judge others. “That’s a major question: Would you be okay to criticize? If I can help someone be better, that’s the ultimate goal, not putting them down or making them feel irrelevant. As much as we are going to get along, there still is a bit of tough love there, which is important.”
Confirmed Idol judge Mariah Carey, get ready: It looks like you could be sitting next to a Jo bro.
Young Hollywood: “The happily wedded Kevin Jonas stops by the Young Hollywood Studio with his lovely wife, Danielle (both of whom star in the E! reality series, “Married to Jonas”), and we challenge them to our own spin-off of “The Newlywed Game” entitled “The Two-Year-Wed Game”! Find out about the pair’s best physical features, pet peeves, celeb crushes, and more! Hosted by Nikki “Bob Eubanks” Novak.”