Saturday, June 30, 2012
SOURCE By Don Chareunsy
Jeff Timmons rehearses for his new show “Wired” with singer Tymara Walker at Ovation Lounge inside Green Valley Ranch Casino in Henderson on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. Timmons was a founding member of the pop group 98 Degrees.
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
By Kate Ward , Hollywood.com Staff
I'd tell you to quit playing games with my heart, 98 Degrees, but I wouldn't dare after Backstreet Boys uttered the words. (I am nothing but faithful.) After all, back in March, you teased me with a possible reunion tour before Nick Lachey said "I Do(n't)" to the idea on Twitter. And now, just three months later, you confirm that you will indeed reunite, but only for "Una Noche" in August at the MixTape Festival in Hershey, Penn. Oh, 98 Degrees, how you tease me with your brief re-emergence and easy punnery!
SOURCE By Kelly Schremph , Hollywood.com Staff
If you were a young girl growing up in the '90s, chances are you probably owned every boy band paraphernalia known to man. CDs, backpacks, posters, concert stubs — you name it, girls had it (it was years before I ever saw the actual wallpaper in my bedroom). And chances are, one of those famous boy bands was none other than the contemporary adult group known as 98 Degrees, which featured four main vocalists:Nick and Drew Lachey, Justin Jeffre, and Jeff Timmons. So it's a safe bet that you likely squealed hearing that the four men would be heating up the state once again for una noche at the MixTape Festival in Hershey, Penn., this August.
News about this one night event spread like wildfire, leaving fans hoping and praying that a full-fledged reunion is underway like rumors earlier this year had suggested. But Timmons tells Hollywood.com that's not exactly the case. "We actually had a tour mapped out for the summer time," Timmons says. "It was a different tour. At the last minute, without a doubt, everyone wanted to do it, but for whatever reason we just didn’t feel it was right, and I’m sure that fueled the rumors."
Though fans may not be able to look forward to a tour, they can anticipate at least one new song — and perhaps even a reality show somewhere down the line. "I’ve just been getting my personal life on track and making sure that I can be a dad, but I never left music. I’ve always been producing and writing music," Timmons tells us. "Now that my kids are little bit older...I have the opportunity to get back into my career. And as far as reality television, we might be bringing a reality TV show out here to Vegas with my family and everything I’m doing here. So there’s the possibility that will happen." This could even include a behind-the-scenes look at the band's upcoming MixTape reunion. "I’m sure it would be included if we do the one out here, that would be part of it," Timmons says. "You never know. A lot of opportunities are opening up since we made the announcement, so there are things out there for us, and I’m just excited about the whole chance."
Timmons still has fond memories, though, despite the many fashion mishaps. And some of their songs are still very near and dear to his heart. "I think my favorite song of our group would be the first one we ever released, called 'Invisible Man,” Timmons shares, while also recalling a song he wasn't too particularly fond of back then called "Can I Touch You There." "It was a little racy...that was my least favorite at the time. Now I really like it. I like all the songs, they have a special meaning to them, and each experience recording has a memorable, you know, some things that are very memorable about them."
But Timmons has had a pretty busy schedule outside of 98 Degrees. For one, he continues to work on his solo career. "I’ve been working on a record for a long time. I’ve got 100 songs, we’re trying to narrow it down and figure out what we’re gonna put out," he says. And starting June 29, Timmons will kickstart his new Las Vegas show WIRED, which will feature Timmons performing with a live band, plus an array of surprise celebrity guests and rotating musical acts.
And then, of course, there was that temporary stint as a Chippendale, which he describes as being "the most fun I’ve ever had in my entire career." In fact, after seeing some of the moves shown in Magic Mike, Timmons is almost positive that some of the routines were stolen right from a Chippendales live show. "I spoke to some of the folks from the media here locally and they said yeah, some of the routines and songs they chose are down to a science with the Chippendales." No complaints here (amiright, ladies?).
While big things continue to be on the horizon for Timmons, he continues to hope a new 98 Degrees album is somewhere in his future. "I would love to do that. I think that would be the whole point of getting back together outside of this show," Timmons says. "We would definitely have to break new music into the mix and I think that would have to be a requirement we would all want to be a part of." And even though no big reunion tour has officially been booked, Timmons advises his fans to never say never. After all, "You never know what can happen."
If you had to choose between the movies Austin Powers and American Pie, which would it be?
I don’t watch a lot of TV or movies, but I’ve never seen the Austin Powers movies all the way through, any of them, so I’d have to go with the American Pie. I’ve only seen the first one of those.
Nintendo 64, or Playstation?
Playstation, no doubt.
Weakest Link or Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?
Who Wants To Be A Millionare.
Britney Spears or Christina Auguilera?
Depends on what you’re trying to go for.
What’s your thought process for that?
If you’re going for vocals, you’ve got to go with Christina, if you’re going for sexiness, you’ve got to go with Britney.
Deep Impact or Armageddon?
Deep Impact. I don’t even know what that is. I haven’t seen either one of those movies. I was watching kids movies all the time. I’ll go with Armageddon, that has Liv Tyler in it, so I’ll go with that one.
Did you ever watch Friends at all?
No, never, not one episode, I’ve never seen one.
I own all 10 seasons, I used to love that show. Rachel or Monica — that’s Jennifer Aniston or Courteney Cox?
I’ll go with Jennifer Aniston.
As far as hair, frosted tips or the Caesar cut?
Geez, wow, both of those are so bad! I pick neither, can I pick neither on that one?
Pick the lesser of two evils on that.
The lesser of two evils, although I never sported them, I’ll go with the frosted tips.
Ricky Martin or Marc Anthony?
Ricky Martin’s way cooler.
Boy Meets World or Full House?
I’ll have to go with Boy Meets World on that one.
The Tamagachi or Gigapet? Do you remember those?
I remember the – is that the little egg that your program, or something like that?
They were those digital pets. The Tamagachi was more of an alien, the Gigapet was more of a cat.
I’ll go with the Gigapet.
TGIF or Snick?
I used to love those Friday nights, watching those shows.
Jeff Timmons: We got to host, those TGIF on Disney, so I had to pick that one.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Monday, June 25, 2012
Dean Cain is competing for the Wounded Warrior Project
Terry Crews is competing for The Pat Tillman Foundation
Nick Lachey is competing for The Badge of Honor Memorial Foundation
Todd Palin is competing for Armed Services YMCA Alaska
Dolvett Quince is competing for Got Your 6
Picabo Street is competing for Hiring Our Heroes
Eve Torres is competing for the USO
Damian talks with Nick about the 98 Degrees reunion, his thoughts on the new band boy era and is he scared about being a dad???
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees was at Jersey Boys last night, suggesting a perfectly viable late career path for former boy-banders: Out-of-state productions of successful Broadway shows. It’s got to be a better play then hosting The Price is Right at Bally’s, doesn’t it? We have to think J.C. Chasez could have to be at the very least a credible Carl Perkins in Million Dollar Quartet, right? Eventually, the whole enterprise can swallow itself with an O-Town musical. Actually, scratch that. We’re going to start working right now on an O-Town musical. We are literally like the Zero Mostel of fake Broadway productions.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Written by Carla J. Zvosec
We hate to say we told you so, but we did! As RumorFix EXCLUSIVELY reported months ago, 98 Degrees is reuniting. Ryan Seacrest confirmed via his radio show on Wednesday morning that the 90s boy band is getting back together.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
by Sabrina Rojas Weiss
Nick and Drew Lachey called into Ryan Seacrest’s radio show this morning to announce that 98 Degrees would be reuniting this summer … for just one show, on August 18 at the Summer Mixtape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania. Disappointed that it’s just for one show? Or, um, disappointed that this is 98 Degrees reuniting and not ‘NSYNC. Aw, these guys can’t catch a break, even more than a decade after they formed in the shadow of those other beloved boy bands. But then again, maybe it’s time to give the Lachey brothers, Justin Jeffre and Jeff Timmons another chance at your teen-girl screams. After all, they probably aren’t content to rest on their laurels, so they’ll be trying harder. And that Nick has aged quite nicely, wouldn’t you say? You keep making those movies, Justin Timberlake. Continue your mindmeld with the New Kids, Backstreet Boys, we’d like to celebrate the very hotness of the “Thank God I Found You” singers.
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The singer also revealed that the MixTape Festival gig in August will be their only show so far before they schedule anything bigger.
boyband 98 Degrees are reuniting after all. The rumor of their reunion has started since March when the band's official site was suddenly updated. Although Nick later denied it, he also tweeted "#neversaynever".
Nick told Ryan Seacrest on Wednesday, June 20, "I think we've all been lucky in the 11 years since we last performed together to go on and do stuff individually. Drew [Lachey] was the winner of 'Dancing With the Stars' season 2, and I've gone and done some solo stuff. But there really is nothing like coming together as a unit, as a group, as a band, on the stage, and I think we all miss that."
Nick continued, "We all miss the rush of being onstage together, performing together, and certainly the fans have kind of been clamoring for it, so it just felt right. We always said we were not broken up, we were just taking a break, and now it just seemed like the right time to put everything back together."
Nick wanted to clarify that the band have not scheduled a full tour this summer. Their comeback show will be held at the MixTape Festival in Hershey, Pennsylvania, in August. "So that will be our one and only appearance," the singer said, adding the festival would be the right platform to decide where to go from there.
MixTape Festival will also present The Wanted, New Kids On The Blockand Backstreet Boys.