It's all about the actual All-Star Game today, with the big game set to take place in Arizona, but just days ago Nick Jonas had the pleasure of playing in the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game, where he threw around the ball alongside celebs and legends like Bernie Williams, Mike Piazza and Ernie Banks.
"I was approached about being a part of the celebrity softball game at All-Star weekend and I'm obviously a huge baseball fan," he told MTV News about the chance to play alongside fellow celebs like Jordin Sparks and Chord Overstreet. "So I'm excited to get my softball in."
You see, the chance to play meant even more for Nick, since his team, The Road Dogs, isn't playing this season. Why? Well, Nick and his famous brothers, Joe and Kevin, aren't touring this summer.
(By the way, we were there with the Road Dogs in '09 and '10.)
"The Road Dogs are on hiatus this year, which makes me sad, but I can still go play some softball with celebrities and All-Stars," he said. "It'll be fun." He later added, "I've watched it every year for 18 years, so I'm excited to see it." Read More...
It was an all-out good time on Wednesday night in Brooklyn thanks to a fun fest thrown by Paper magazine that included performances from current cover boys Joe Jonas and Swizz Beatz.
MTV News had the pleasure of catching up with the musicians at the Sounds Like Paper Concert at the House of Vans in Brooklyn, NY, where they were celebrating their Paper magazine cover along with the night's DJ Jonjon Battles. We asked all the hard-hitting questions … like what cover they'd buy, if, let's say, they weren't actually on the cover.
Joe, being the sweet guy he is, told us that he'd be all about the Swizz cover of he were to buy one. "I would have to go with Swizz. I don’t know about the other guy," he joked. "I actually really like Swizz Beatz's watch [on the cover]."
By James Dinh
Attention Lady Gaga fans: there’s a new Little Monster in town, and he goes by the name of Nick Jonas. Yes, the youngest singer/songwriter of the JoBro trio put his paw up for the pop megastar on Friday by covering her latest single, “The Edge Of Glory,” during an acoustic performance in Los Angeles.
Like many of her fan covers that have flooded the world of YouTube, Mother Monster caught wind of the performance and took to Twitter to gush about his rendition. “Swoon! Nick Jonas singing The Edge of Glory … On my way to press conference in Taichung, listening to it. So dreamy! X,” Gaga wrote. Accepting her approval tweet, Jonas replied to the singer, writing “the pleasure is all mine. That is a beautiful song. Keep inspiring the world.”
Now, if Jonas’ Gaga fandom comes as a surprise, then you’re in for a treat, as the MTV Newsroom has decided to take a look back at some other noteworthy Gaga covers from even more friendly faces you might recognize. You know what they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Read More...
On Wednesday (June 8), Nick Jonas showed up on my turf here at the MTV News offices to shed some light on his latest venture, working with Quaker Chewy Superstar Search to find the next big thing. While here, he also chatted with VH1's Jim Shearer during a live stream Q&A session before performing three tracks off his 2010 solo album.
The acoustic set really showed another side of Nick. He was lighthearted, cracked some jokes and charmed the room with his soulful, acoustic pop. A true testament to his musicianship and star power, he managed to turn some non-believers (we know you're out there!) into fans.
What did he dazzle them with? "Rose Garden," a sad track about how hard life can be; "Who I Am," a midtempo tune on which Nick confesses his need to find love; and "Last Time Around," a funky track about remembering a certain love in your life.
After a rousing performance that had everyone in the room swooning, Nick chatted with us about some of his upcoming projects, including that Quaker Chewy contest, where he'll help make a kid between the ages of 8 and 14 star. He also talked about his onstage role in "Hairspray" this summer as well as what's up from him in Musicland. (Check out the video below for more on that!)
DALLAS — I don't know what happens when you sit me down with the Jonas Brothers, but it feels like magic. The four of us just have an indefinable chemistry that comes naturally to four kids who were all raised in New Jersey. We hit it off so well on my most recent visit — here in Dallas to talk about their tour launch next week — that they invited me to join them on the most sacred of Jonas Brothers activities: They invited me to go dirt biking with them. In all honesty, they get me so much. I've never been on a dirt bike, but there's a first time for everything, and I would want my first time to be with those guys (what girl wouldn't want that?). Plus, it'll be a great way to kick Kevin's butt for always thinking I'm a dude.
Although my sassy attitude may seem frightful to most everyone else I meet, the JoBros (as the kids on the street call them) just get it. They're not scared when I mention the names Miley Cyrus or Taylor Swift. In fact, they welcome those kinds of questions from me. We talked about their new album, their tour, their exes, actual fourth brother Frankie, "Camp Rock" and more, so you'll have to stay tuned to MTV News to get the whole scoop.
By Kathleen Newman-Bremang
Kanye West may be hyping himself as the Michael Jordan of the rap world, but we've got some news for you, Yeezy — you might not even be the MJ of songs with "Paranoid" in the title. With yesterday's viral release of West's official (not leaked) version of his "Paranoid" music video and the Jonas Brothers' new hit single of the same name, we decided to take a look back at some other artists who were feeling the nervous vibe long before Kanye and the JoBros. Yes, Radiohead, Garbage and Black Sabbath did the paranoia-themed vid first. But who did it best? Let's take a look:
Kanye West - "Paranoid"
We have to admit, when the first version of the video leaked, we weren't that impressed. But the final cut finds Kanye in his true form, delivering a high-concept music video that feels more like a piece of art than anything else, and the black-and-white clip even guest-stars Rihanna as a disturbed vixen in the midst of a nightmare. In the song, Kanye advises his lady to quit worrying about "the wrong things," but there's nothing wrong with this clip. Kudos to Kanye for the old-school film noir vibe — we're digging it.
For their new "Paranoid" video, the Jonas Brothers hooked up with directors the Malloys (who also worked on the JoBros' "Burnin' Up" clip) to create a CGI world. The scathing track was once rumored to be about Joe Jonas ex Taylor Swift, although Nick sings on the track.
The boys recently shared with MTV that the video might have a million Kevin Jonases. "The concept is, we're in this world that is so obscure, so paranoid. We're always looking over our shoulders. New things are happening. It's very visual," the eldest Jonas said. "We wanted it to be something we haven't done before."
By Rya Backer
Well, Jonas Brothers fans, don't say you didn't ask for it. Earlier today, the trio (no word on if or how Frankie "Bonus" Jonas was involved) released a video on YouTube of Joe Jonas dancing and, at times, poorly lip-synching along to Beyoncé's infectious "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)."
And he's wearing a tight, black unitard and pointed-toe stilettos throughout the clip.
Though the video starts with a shy Joe hiding behind Nick as he and Kevin push him to do it "for the fans," it's only a matter of time before the video becomes a black-and-white extravaganza of Joe's moves, some of which mimic the ones Beyoncé made so popular in her video.
The JoBros are counting down the days until their new album, Lines, Vines and Trying Times, drops June 16 by uploading new viral videos to their YouTube page. The clips include a very funny visit to "Cherub Bootcamp" with Shawn Levy, director of the "Night at the Museum" franchise, and photos from their motorcade.
Word on the Internet is that Joe Jonas is looking to get a little love shack with his lady, Camilla Belle. Joe lives with brothers Nick and Joe, and according to sources, he's looking to find a place with a little more privacy.
"The Jonas Brothers' home is too crowded and inconvenient for Camilla. They're looking for somewhere that's super-private," a source tells Star magazine, according to AceShowbiz.com.
But Joe's parents are apparently none too pleased with the notion of their 19-year-old son, who has pledged abstinence until marriage, living with his 22-year-old starlet girlfriend. Read More...
Hey, Lady Gaga — you're confusing me! MTV News loves you. You're on the top of the world right now, with two #1 Billboard singles this year. Madonna just boogied down at your show on Monday. And then you go ahead and say something that leaves me scratching my head: The Jonas Brothers are the new Beatles.
How can I put this gently? No! Hells to the no!
In an interview with British tabloid the Daily Star, Gaga revealed that the inspiration for her album, The Fame, was the Fab Four. Read More...