10:10 PM EDT 10/16/2013
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.
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.
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
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."
Originally posted 07/06/2012 06:00AM
There was a boy band crossover recently at The Grove in L.A.
Backstreet Boy – and expectant papa – A.J. McLean was spotted chatting up former 'N Sync star Lance Bass in the lobby of the outdoor mall's cinema complex just after midnight.
"They were smiling and seemed excited to chat," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "It didn't seem like anyone else really noticed them."
The source adds that McLean – sporting jeans and a cap – and Bass were there with a group of people.
– Dahvi Shira
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.
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!"
Originally posted 01/03/2011 09:55AM
The Backstreet Boys and New Kids on the Block ended 2010 on a high note with a rollicking New Year's Eve mashup of their greatest hits in Times Square. But the guys still see room for improvement in 2011.
"I want to act more like an adult," New Kid Joey McIntyre, 38, who will welcome his third child in May, told PEOPLE about his New Year's resolutions.
"Being in a rock 'n' roll and pop world, it's very easy to act like a kid. So, my resolution is to really act like an adult. It's a personal inventory that I'm trying to take."
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."
Originally posted 03/18/2008 06:00PM
Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean put tickets on sale Tuesday for two sneak-preview solo concerts this coming Sunday and Monday in the Los Angeles area.
On Sunday, McLean will play the House of Blues in Anaheim; and on Monday the famous Roxy on L.A.'s Sunset Strip.
"After 13 years with the Backstreet Boys, and 75 million records sold worldwide, A.J.'s excited to take a step out on his own and present his music, in his style," his manager, Eric Podwall, tells PEOPLE. "He's excited to connect to his fans on a one-on-one basis at smaller venues – something you can't do in large arenas – and to give them a taste of some of the music that will appear on his first solo record later this year."
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