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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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FIRST LOOK: Shaun Cassidy Performs on Oprah's Teen Heartthrobs Special

FIRST LOOK: Shaun Cassidy Performs on Oprah Winfrey's Teen Heartthrobs Special

Originally posted 11/03/2010 03:30PM

It's the episode Oprah Winfrey has been eagerly awaiting.

The talk show queen's Teen Heartthrob special, airing Thursday, features appearances from some of America's most beloved men of years past – and PEOPLE.com has a first look at Shaun Cassidy performing on the show.

The episode also includes live performances by Peter Frampton, and Winfrey's own childhood crush Jackie Jackson of the Jackson 5.

Also coming together as a group, including band member Kevin Richardson, for a one-time performance solely for Winfrey's special, are the Backstreet Boys.
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Backstreet Boys Make the New Kids Fans Scream

Backstreet Boys Make the New Kids Fans Scream

Originally posted 06/21/2010 11:40AM

Boy band fans got a tuneful surprise Saturday night at New York's Radio City Music Hall when the Backstreet Boys made a surprise appearance at the New Kids on the Block concert.

"You get two for the price of one tonight," Nick Carter told the screaming crowd.

The New Kids on the Block – Joey McIntyre, 37, Donnie Wahlberg, 40, Danny Wood, 41, and brothers Jordan, 40, and Jonathan Knight, 41 – were sitting in front of a white curtain bantering when they launched into the Backstreet Boys's 1999 hit "I Want It That Way," an hour into the concert.

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Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Proposes on Stage | AJ McLean


Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Proposes on Stage

Originally posted 01/09/2010 01:25PM

A.J. McLean is now officially off the market.

While celebrating his 32nd birthday in Las Vegas on Friday night, the Backstreet Boy vocalist proposed to his girlfriend Rochelle Deanna Karidis on the stage of Hard Rock Hotel's Wasted Space nightclub.

"He got up on stage and the DJ turned the music off. He asked her to come up on stage and he got down on his knee and she squatted down with him," an eyewitness tells PEOPLE. "He asked her and she said yes and hugged him. He took the ring out of his pocket and put it on her hand."

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Brian Littrell Has Swine Flu


Brian Littrell Has Swine Flu

Originally posted 10/05/2009 05:20PM

The Backstreet Boys have cancelled several promotional appearances in New York after member Brian Littrell has been diagnosed with swine flu, the band said in a statement Monday.

The singer and his bandmates, Nick Carter, Howie Dorough and AJ McLean, and touring crew were prescribed Tamiflu as a preventative measure while Littrell, 34, recovers.

The group was scheduled to appear at New York's Hard Rock Café on Monday for the NYC PINKTOBER event. The Backstreet Boys, who are due to release their seventh album, This Is Us, on Tuesday, were also scheduled to perform their new single "Straight Through My Heart" on CBS's The Early Show that same day.

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Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough Welcomes a Son | Howie Dorough


Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough Welcomes a Son

Originally posted 05/07/2009 01:10PM

There's a new Backstreet Boy: Singer Howie Dorough and his wife Leigh, a real-estate broker, became first-time parents on Wednesday.

James Hoke Dorough was born at 2:30 p.m. on May 6 in Los Angeles, weighing 4½ lbs. and measuring 16¼ inches.

Although the couple wasn't expecting James until June, he was born healthy, a rep for the couple confirms.

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Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough to Be a Dad


Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough to Be a Dad

Originally posted 01/13/2009 06:45PM

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough and his wife Leigh, a real estate broker, are expecting their first child in June, they tell PEOPLE exclusively.

"I know she's going to be a great mother," says Howie. "If she can take care of me, the biggest baby in the entire world, I think she's going to be okay with the little one coming along."

Adds Leigh: "I think he's going to be more hands-on than anyone expects. He's someone who will get up in the night and change diapers. He's such a partner of mine."

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Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough's Father Dies | Howie Dorough

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough's Father Dies

Originally posted 06/23/2008 04:00PM

Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough is mourning his father, Hoke, who died in his sleep, PEOPLE has confirmed. He was 69.

Dorough's father, a longtime code enforcement supervisor in Orange County, Fla., had been diagnosed in March with lung and brain cancer. Howie, 34, and his bandmates previously canceled their South Africa concerts so the singer and his wife Leigh, 34, could be with his dad.

"Our family just wants to say thanks for all your prayers for my father, Hoke Dorough. His strong will helped him to fight cancer for the past three months. I was blessed to be able to spend the last month with him and create some memories that I will take with me forever," Howie said in a statement on behalf of his family.

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