Today marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of the Backstreet Boys. I’d be lying if I didn’t admit I’m still secretly obsessed with them and I’m suuuper excited about this. All five members are back and they’re performing a 20th anniversary concert in L.A. tonight, for free, where they’ll be debuting new music and showing a new clip from their upcoming documentary. (I’m crying inside because I’m on the East Coast.) On Monday, April 22, the band will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, which I think is pretty fitting for the best-selling boy band of all time. On top of that, this year we’re also expected to get a new album (WITH Kevin) and a tour and I. CAN’T. WAIT.
Aside from proving how much of a huge loser I am, here’s what their 20-year celebration also means: we’re all getting old. Seriously, guys. All of the members of the Backstreet Boys are married or soon-to-be and most of them have babies! One of them is 40! When did that happen? Here are 10 other things that will help make you feel seriously old.
1. Zac Hanson is no longer just the cute little "baby" of Hanson, playing drums with his older brothers. Actually, he's 27. Meanwhile, some other boy band "babies"? Justin Timberlake, NSYNC, is 32. Drew Lachey, 98 Degrees, is 36. Joey McIntyre, New Kids on the Block, is 40.
There isn’t too much I love more than random celebrations. National Cookie Day, National Pie Day, National Pet Day, National Wear Pajamas Day. Whatever it is, I'll take it. So why not take part in National Velociraptor Awareness Day? Sure, the holiday might just be made up by this random guy on the internet (as most things are), but I don’t need much else to celebrate dinosaurs.
It’s particularly relevant because Jurassic Park 3D was released earlier this month and a fourth film will come out sometime next year. Here are a few reasons why Velociraptors are so awesome* (mixed with some Jurassic Park gifs since that's where I get all my information from) to raise our awareness of the majorly under-appreciated dinosaurs!
Speaking of Jimmy Fallon, the former SNL star is great at making viral videos on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Remember Timberweek (five straight nights of Justin Timberlake goodness)? Or the evolution of mom dancing with FLOTUS Michelle Obama?
Jimmy Fallon knows his market, and it's possible that part of his ability to create an awesome video is what landed him Jay Leno's gig. Whatever the case, as long as he doesn't stop making silly videos, I'm happy. Here, he, Blake Shelton (country singer/judge on "The Voice"), and Nick Offerman (Ron Swanson from "Parks and Recreation"/mascot for masculinity everywhere) take a crack at singing The Lumineers song "Ho Hey."
Congratulations! You totally just watched a two-minute video of grown men clucking to the tune of a Lumineers song. And you probably loved it.
Sometimes, you wonder what is going through a person's mind at any given time. After seeing what happened in Arizona the other night, that's exactly what I wondering about the dude below:
First of all, I don't know if he is actually that girl's boyfriend, he could be her husband, sister, cousin or mortal enemy, all I know is that he is in for a world of shame and humiliation. Either she is going to leave and never talk to him again, or she will hold it over his head for the rest of his life. No win situation. Not to mention he has been featured on countless local and national news stations, blogs and all over social media as the "worst boyfriend ever". He better do everything he can to make it up to her, because he will struggle to get a date after this one.
This happened a few weeks ago and comes in a close second on the worst boyfriend scale. That dude just does not like to share his ice cream.
Big thank you to former NBA player turned analyst Chris Webber for breaking down the action, he sums everything up perfectly. She had the last laugh anyway, Blue Bell ice cream just recently gave her a year's supply of ice cream.
Which do you think is worse: letting your girlfriend get hit in the face with a baseball or selfishly not sharing your ice cream?
(Thanks to TheBloodyOwl for the GIF)
Earlier this week, Beyonce and her 1-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, were spotted in Brooklyn. In case you were wondering, yes, Blue Ivy is as adorable as you’d imagine her to be. But she's also intelligent. Beyonce told Oprah that Blue Ivy was "very smart" and already reading flashcards.
With an R&B queen for a mom and a rap mogul for a dad, Blue Ivy will likely go on to do amazing things. Toss in the fact that she’s a 1-year-old that can read and she’ll probably take over the world. Is it weird to consider what a celebrity baby might someday grow up and do with her life? Probably. But oh well, here are some careers baby Blue Ivy might someday consider:
Obviously musical talent runs in the family, so she may want to dabble in the careers her mom and dad did. It’s not weird for kids to sometimes follow in their parents’ footsteps. If she’s lucky, her musical genius will come from both her mom and her dad, so not only would bring a room to tears with just her voice, but she could also rhyme circles around rappers in her generation. Like Kanye’s baby. Just kidding, they would totally collaborate, and then no one would ever be able to make music again because the pinnacle of music will have been reached.