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PHOTO: Backstreet's Back – with Panda Cubs!

UpdatePosted 05/31/2013 05:00PM

The Daily Treat: The Backstreet Boys Cause Panda-monium

Originally posted 05/31/2013 12:30PM

Just when you thought the Backstreet Boys couldn't get any cuter!

While on break from touring in China on Thursday, the reunited boy band – members Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean – made nice with a group of panda cubs during a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the country's Sichuan province.

Judging from the photo, we're not sure which quintet had the better time: While each guy happily cradled his furry buddy, the little ones gleefully kicked back, too, relaxing and indulging in delicious drinks.

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Backstreet Boys Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame | Backstreet Boys

Backstreet Boys Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Originally posted 04/22/2013 04:00PM

From Backstreet to one of the most famous streets!

More than 15 years after the release of their self-titled debut album, Backstreet Boys A.J. McLean, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and Nick Carter were awarded with their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Monday.

Clad in dapper suits – a far cry from the leather and oh-so-sparkly bandanas of their youth – the group grinned as they posed with the brand-new (and 2,485th) star.

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Second Child on the Way for BSB's Kevin Richardson

Second Child on the Way for BSB's Kevin Richardson

Originally posted 04/14/2013 06:00PM

The Backstreet Boy and wife Kristin break their pregnancy news with a fun holiday photo

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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter Engaged to Lauren Kitt

Nick Carter Engaged to Lauren Kitt

Originally posted 02/22/2013 04:30PM

Nick Carter has found his fire, his one desire.

"I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks," the Backstreet Boy tells PEOPLE exclusively of his engagement to fitness expert/actress Lauren Kitt.

"I was like, 'I don't want it anymore!' It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and on to hers."

For the momentous occasion, Carter, 33, took his fiancée, 29, to the Florida Keys where he planned a romantic boat ride to a secluded island – but things did not go as smoothly as expected.

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Meet Howie Dorough's Second Son | Howie Dorough

Meet Howie Dorough's Second Son

Originally posted 02/19/2013 01:00PM

The Backstreet Boy and wife Leigh are new parents to Holden John, born Saturday morning, the couple tell PEOPLE

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A.J. McLean Welcomes a Daughter | AJ McLean

A.J. McLean Welcomes a Daughter

Originally posted 11/27/2012 06:30PM

"Rochelle and I are thrilled to announce the birth of our baby Ava Jaymes," the Backstreet Boy writes on his website

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Backstreet Boys Reunite for First Time Since 2006

Backstreet Boys Reunite for First Time Since 2006

Originally posted 08/31/2012 10:35AM

Backstreet is back!

For the first time in six years, all five Backstreet Boys – Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson – reunited professionally, for Friday's Good Morning America Summer Concert series in New York's Central Park.

Band member Richardson, 40, who recently rejoined the group three months ago after quitting in 2006, told the legions of cheering fans, "I'm a person that follows my heart and gut, and my heart said this is the time."

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Another Backstreet Baby for Howie Dorough | Howie Dorough

Another Backstreet Baby for Howie Dorough

Originally posted 08/23/2012 02:00PM

He and wife Leigh are expecting their second son, the singer announces via Twitter

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Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Ties the Knot | AJ McLean

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Weds

Originally posted 12/18/2011 11:00AM

It's pretty customary for most men to take a back seat when it comes to wedding planning. But Backstreet Boys' A.J. McLean has admitted to being a very involved "groomzilla."  

"I'm hands-on," he told PEOPLE in April about planning his goth-themed evening ceremony, which took place under a clear tent on the Crystal Lawn on Saturday at the Beverly Hills Hotel.  

McLean, 33, and bride Rochelle DeAnna Karidis exchanged vows under a gazebo adorned with white hydrangeas, while guests were surrounded by warm elements like romantic chandeliers.

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A.J. McLean Checks Himself into Rehab

A.J. McLean Checks Himself into Rehab

Originally posted 01/13/2011 02:10PM

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean has once again entered rehab, he confirms to PEOPLE.

"For personal reasons, I've checked myself into a rehab clinic," McLean says in a statement. "With 2011 being a busy year for Backstreet, I want to be healthy and perform and sing for people at my very best and happiest. None of this will affect our current tour plans and I look forward to seeing everyone really soon! Thank you for all of your support and respecting my family and friends privacy during this time."

McLean, 33, had previously offered clues to his intentions, Tweeting Sunday that "Its gonna be a great year! I love u all and wish me luck! I start my sober journey tomm!"

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