Jeff Timmons, founding member of the internationally acclaimed, multi-platinum, Grammy Nominated selling group 98 Degrees, teams up with Glenn Packard, the Emmy nominated choreographer to the biggest names in the entertainment industry, to search the Country for the hippest, hottest and sexiest male entertainers!
This SEXY new docu-series will follow Jeff and Glenn as they travel to Las Vegas, Miami, New York, and Los Angeles, in search of the hottest and most talented male entertainers who will compete to become ‘The Men of the Strip.’ The Men of the Strip will be the NEW nightly male revue show in Las Vegas, and will feature celebrities, the hottest male entertainers in the industry, the freshest choreography, and will be hosted by Jeff Timmons.
As one quarter of 98 Degrees, one of the most successful boy bands in pop history, Jeff Timmons learned a little something about whipping young girls into a frenzy.
On the recent “The Package Tour,” a high grossing, 49-date summer fling across the U.S. with his group, New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, the singer saw firsthand the way otherwise mild mannered wives, moms, nurses, lawyers, etc. went crazy when NKOTB‘s Donnie Wahlberg and Jordan Knight ripped off their shirts like Chippendales dancers.
That’s the kind of widespread, uncontrollable estrogen commotion Timmons is set on stirring up with “Men of the Strip” (www.menofthestrip.com), an explosive and multi-faceted new live male revue entertainment extravaganza whose branding is spot on: Taking Sexy To A Whole New Level!
A full spectrum and contemporary production featuring fresh choreography, sexy numbers, singing and dancing by each of the performers, a wide range of music and dynamic Cirque Du Soleil elements (including acrobatics), “Men of the Strip” is a revolutionary new twist on the male revue concept.
The singer will both perform and play host to the launch of the hot new brand, which he developed in partnership with Glenn Douglas Packard, an Emmy-winning choreographer and producer whose live stage and video productions include work with P!nk, Usher, Missy Elliot, Ricky Martin and Whitney Houston. Packard was also involved in the late Michael Jackson‘s “30th Anniversary Celebration,” an all-star tribute to the King of Pop.
Saturday, August 31, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
By Robin Leach
Expect the bow ties and cuffs to fly and adult-male revue dancers to flex their muscles as a rivalry heats up between Chippendales at the Rio and the new Men of the Strip.
The Chippendales hosting gig must have bitten big with 98 Degrees singer and founder Jeff Timmons. Now that the boy band’s successful summer “Package Tour” with Boyz II Men and New Kids on the Block has wrapped, Jeff has returned home to Las Vegas and is launching his own rival male revue.
Jeff will announce shortly that his Men of the Strip crew — dressed in silver-and-white ties and black collars — will start a national fall tour before taking up a Las Vegas residency. Jeff says that he took his ideas to Chippendales producers, who said that their successful residency at the Rio didn’t need updating and thus nixed them. That decision left Jeff free to compete.
“They were happy the way it was,” Jeff said. “So we decided to launch a new male revue our way. I wanted to make it younger, hipper, with super-sexy 20-something dudes showing their personalities while dancing their asses off. The more youthful approach and extra production elements would take the ‘Magic Mike’ look to the next level.” The nine hunks include two other Las Vegas residents: former college football star Chris Boudreaux and stage performer Kyle Efthemes. Former UFC fighter Mike Foland, who has ushered and hosted at Chippendales, is one of Jeff’s partners in the project with Emmy Award-winning choreographer Glenn Douglas Packard, who has produced shows for Pink and Ricky Martin and worked with Jeff when he hosted at Chippendales. Glenn also is credited with the most recent revamped Chippendales show.
Jeff, who calls himself the “quarterback ringleader” of the troupe, will use his 98 Degrees tour bus for Men of the Strip tour dates in 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada, drumming up buzz this fall before returning to Las Vegas full time. The tour also will be filmed as a behind-the-scenes reality TV docu-series.
“It will show the macho men being put through a boot camp of training and rehearsals,” Jeff said. “The show will let viewers learn about each of the guys. They are strippers but also total rock stars, and we’ll take an irreverent tone to share their lives.
“Seeing Donnie [Wahlberg] and Jordan [Knight] from New Kids rip off their shirts and engage in stage histrionics that drive thousands of women nuts every night made me realize that we had to have younger, sexier guys performing and doing the same thing. I had the stereotypical male stripper thought in my mind, and my wife, Amanda, convinced me that it would be a good idea.”
Monday, August 19, 2013
DUBLIN, Ohio, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Multi-platinum recording artist and television personality Nick Lachey is serenading his summer love interest – Wendy's® Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. Wendy's released the finale video of its #PretzelLoveSongs digital campaign, starring Lachey, today on Facebook.
The love song extraordinaire croons the ultimate mash-up of three American loves—pretzel, bacon and cheeseburger, choosing the most passionate #PretzelLoveSongs posts by fans.
"Our fans are the stars, directors and writers of #PretzelLoveSongs," said Craig Bahner, Wendy's chief marketing officer. "Consumers' viral outpouring for the Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger drove our inspiration for these entertaining videos."
Saturday, August 10, 2013
Nick, who will celebrate the milestone birthday on Nov. 9, is feeling his age these days, admitting that The Package tour with Boyz II Men, New Kids on the Block and his own group, 98 Degrees, took its toll.
Turning to Boyz member and “Sing Off” judge Shawn Stockman, he said, “I think the tour we were just on aged me about 12 years, so all of a sudden I do feel 40.”
In other news, Nick and wife Vanessa Minnillo can’t wait to welcome a little brother or sister for son Camden, who turns 1 next month.
“Yes, we definitely want to have more kids,” he said.
Posted by Still Lovin 98 Degrees at 10:05 PM
By John Kiesewetter