|Joe walks his bike in New York|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 22 tags: Candids|
Joe was spotted walking his bike instead of riding it in New York yesterday. I’ve added 14 HQ photos to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Candids > 2016 > October > 21st – Joe spotted with a Citi Bank bike in New York
|KENZO x H&M Launch Event Directed By Jean-Paul Goude’ at Pier 36 in New York City|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 21 tags: Appearances, Gallery Updates|
Joe attended the KENZO x H&M Launch Event Directed By Jean-Paul Goude’ at Pier 36 in New York City on the 19th of October. I’ve added 28 HQ photos of the event to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Appearances > 2016 > October > 19th October – KENZO x H&M Launch Event Directed By Jean-Paul Goude’ at Pier 36 in New York City – Arrivals
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Home > Appearances > 2016 > October > 19th October – KENZO x H&M Launch Event Directed By Jean-Paul Goude’ at Pier 36 in New York City – Front Row
|T.J. Martell Foundation’s 41st Annual Honors Gala at Gustavino’s in New York City|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 21 tags: Appearances, Gallery Updates|
DNCE attended the T.J. Martell Foundation’s 41st Annual Honors Gala at Gustavino’s in New York City on the 18th of October. I’ve added 8 HQ photos of the event to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Appearances > 2016 > October > 18th October – T.J. Martell Foundation’s 41st Annual Honors Gala at Gustavino’s in New York City
|Behind the scenes with DNCE’s Joe Jonas in NOTION Magazine’s School Spirit issue|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 20 tags: Photoshoot, Videos|
|Joe out in Tribeca, New York – 18th October|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 18 tags: Candids|
Joe was spotted walking around in Tribeca, NYC this morning. I’ve added 51 HQ photos to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Candids > 2016 > October > 18th Joe walks in Tribeca, NYC
|TIDAL X:1015 at Barclays Center in New York City|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 16 tags: Appearances, DNCE|
DNCE attended the TIDAL X:1015 event at Barclays Center in New York City on the 15th of October. I’ve added 51 HQ photos of the event to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Appearances > 2016 > October > 15th October – TIDAL X:1015 at Barclays Center in New York City – Arrivals
Home > Appearances > 2016 > October > 15th October – TIDAL X:1015 at Barclays Center in New York City – Show
|Men’s Fitness Game Changers celebration at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 12 tags: Appearances, Gallery Updates|
Joe attended the Men’s Fitness Game Changers celebration at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California on the 10th of October. I’ve added 30 HQ photos of him to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Appearances > 2016 > October > 10th October – Men’s Fitness Game Changers celebration at Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, California
|DNCE – Body Moves|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 11 tags: DNCE, Music Video, Videos|
|American Music Awards Nominations at Good Morning America Studios in New York City|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 10 tags: Appearances, Gallery Updates|
Joe made an appearance on Good Morning America in New York City to announce the American Music Awards nominations. I’ve added 2 HQ photos of him to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Appearances > 2016 > October > 10th October – American Music Awards Nominations at Good Morning America Studios in New York City
|‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show’ at Z100 Studio in New York City|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 7 tags: Appearances, Gallery Updates|
Kevin made an appearance on ‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show’ at Z100 Studio in New York City on the 7th of October. I’ve added 25 HQ photos of him to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Appearances > 2016 > October > 7th October – ‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show’ at Z100 Studio in New York City
|Nick Jonas on Channeling Heartbreak into His Music & Living with Brother Joe|
|Posted by Eliza on Oct 1 tags: Article, Interviews, Updates|
Can teen idol-turned-pop prince Nick Jonas achieve that (nearly) impossible dream: Hollywood superstardom? He says Yes.
There’s a truism about passing time and shifting generational pop culture that comedian Billy Crystal once pointed to when his daughter asked, “Dad, did you know Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?” Having emerged in recent years as a solo pop star and increasingly in-demand actor, Nick Jonas today is living his own variation on that theme. The 21st-century take might be, “Did you know Nick Jonas used to be in a band with his brothers?”
“It’s funny that that’s already happening,” laughs Jonas, who just three years ago decided, with his siblings Joe and Kevin, to end their phenomenally popular band, the Jonas Brothers, and pursue individual creative interests, leading Nick to reinvent himself as a chart-topping, critically admired musical artist in his own right. His third and latest album, Last Year Was Complicated, delivered the hit single “Close” and made his current Future Now Tour, which he co-headlines with close pal Demi Lovato, one of the summer’s hottest tickets.
Simultaneously, Jonas emerged as an actor of considerable range and charisma. He made a physically powerful impression in the mixed martial arts drama series Kingdom, deftly handled humor both subtle and broad on Fox’s horror/comedy Scream Queens, and delivers an utterly convincing turn as one of a pair of brothers caught up in a harrowing cycle of fraternity hazing in the new film Goat, out this fall.
“The less and less I’m introduced as ‘Nick Jonas, formerly of the Jonas Brothers,’ [the more] there’s just an awareness of now,” says the 24-year-old. “It doesn’t happen overnight. It takes a lot of hard work and patience, but it’s exciting when people start to recognize you for what you’re doing in the moment and see you for that.”
The evolution, he admits, was daunting. “I was unsure of what was going to be next,” he says. “I knew that I had a lot of music I wanted to make and a lot of acting projects that I wanted to pursue, but nothing’s ever guaranteed. I was incredibly relieved when some things started to come together. Within two weeks of leaving the band, I wrote ‘Jealous,’ which was a song that would change my life and career, and I also booked Kingdom. So it was all happening!”
Much of the brothers’ blockbuster brand, of course, was built with their on-camera roles in the Disney Channel’s Camp Rock movies and Jonas series, but Jonas’s own acting aspirations had been fueled since childhood stints on Broadway in productions like A Christmas Carol and Beauty and the Beast. “Acting has always been important to me,” he says. “It was a great foundation, and then as I got older, I found some great roles that pushed me a bit. Once I read the script for Kingdom, I realized pretty quickly that it was something I would have to fight for, but that it would be worth it if I just sunk my teeth in and really tried to challenge myself.”
Indeed, although some may have looked askance at the casting of the former teen idol as a closeted gay MMA fighter in one of the grittiest series of the moment, Jonas quickly dispelled any apprehension with his commitment to the material, both physically and emotionally. “So much of these fighters’ lives is played out in a physical sense—their job is to get in a cage and beat somebody up,” he says. “But also, at times, the reason they’re fighting is because they’re running from something. So I have a great time working with my coach and trying to find ways to really show each layer.”
Having been publicly perceived as the archetypal “Serious One” among his bandmates, Jonas surprised even his truest believers, as well, with his facility for straight-faced comedy as seen on Scream Queens. He admits that he chooses his words carefully in his own life, but on Screen Queens he loosened up in his bid to find his own comedic tone: “I have to read a line 100 different ways before I know the way I’m going to deliver it, and just see which one I think is funny and roll with that.”
With the critically acclaimed, James Franco-produced Goat, which garnered glowing nods for Jonas’s performance at Sundance, the actor shocked even himself. “When I first read for it, I thought I bombed the audition. I thought I did terrible! I was really relieved when I got it.” The film’s director, Andrew Neel, however, recognized the elusive but key quality Jonas was bringing to the performance. “For most of the film [Nick’s character, Brett] doesn’t approve of his brother, and Nick was able to do this while maintaining a strong sense of love and affection,” says Neel. “He drew a lot from his relationships with his own brothers.”
Identifiable motifs begin to emerge while discussing Jonas’s professional output: experimentation, challenging oneself, testing limits. “On the music front, I try to grow every day and expose myself to new and exciting things to be inspired by, whether it’s people I’m collaborating with or just new music that I’m getting introduced to. I think that you’ve got to keep an attitude of never wanting to stop growing,” he says. “Then on the acting side, I’m drawn to darker projects, things that are dramatic, intense, and really push me—but also mixing in some of these great opportunities for things that continue to show my comedy side as well. Having many layers to ‘all things Nick Jonas’ is kind of the key.”
He credits the success of his latest music to his commitment to documenting his emotional journey after a breakup that was even more shattering than parting ways with his siblings: his split with model/beauty queen Olivia Culpo after a two-year relationship.
“Heartbreak is a theme that a lot of people relate to—the challenges of the next steps in your life, and when some doors close, and how you approach the next ones opening,” he says. “I saw pretty quickly that it was a lot of what my fans could relate to.” But it wasn’t initially easy to translate his personal pain into hooky lyrics. “It’s nerve-wracking when [the feelings] are as personal as the ones that I shared were. But I feel relieved when I use my writing as a way to process—it’s very therapeutic.”
These days, dating hasn’t been a priority—but Jonas is still putting himself out there “a little bit.” “I’ve been pretty busy!” he explains. “It’s been challenging to find any time on that front. But it’s also a choice I made to just have this season of my life be solo, so that I can make the most of all I’m trying to accomplish. I’ve got plenty of time, at 24. I mean I hope I have plenty of time!”
As for that other central personal relationship—the one with his brothers—the professional split was “the best thing that ever happened to us. It has allowed for us to just be family,” he says. “Joe and I live together in LA. We have a home there together—we’re very, very close. My brother Kevin and his wife have a baby and another one on the way. He’s now into his next step, which is in the tech world, which is really amazing. It’s all a really healthy change.”
With the reboot of Jumanji next on his slate—his entry into macro-budget, studio tent-pole filmmaking—Jonas realizes how rare his journey from what could have been a disposable stint as a teen idol into a formidable multihyphenate in the entertainment world truly is.
“I’ve been really fortunate to have what feels like a few shots at this, to be in a spot where it’s almost like I’ve gotten [a chance] to restart,” he says. “I was on a rocket ship to the moon with my brothers as part of a teen phenomenon. And to come back and solidify an adult career with real confidence in myself and pride in my work, I think I’ve now been able to see things a little bit differently. And that really does shape who you become as a person, the way you see the world… and the way you treat other human beings.”
Source: LA Confidential
|Hotness Comes In All Shapes And Sizes | Nick Jonas | Wonderland Magazine|
|Posted by Eliza on Sep 29 tags: Article, Interviews|
Nick Jonas is one of those rare-breeds of child star who has managed to pull-off a total career 180. The 24-year-old has come a long way from his days as a middle-America tweenster pop star, and is rapidly blossoming into a widely-respected global musician. Just before he went on stage in San Jose for his 28th live show — he’s on tour with Demi Lovato, no less — Wonderland pinned him down to tell us about music, movies, and masculinity. Don’t get jealous.
W: Your most recent album — Last Year Was Complicated — feels like your most personal work to date. Would you agree?
N: I am way more connected to my music when it comes from a personal place, and so I wanted to find a way to present those stories and lay them out. I really want to see this music resonate with people. The great skill with an artist is to make this music and see it come alive live, too.
W: You put out a Tidal documentary earlier this year surrounding the release of LYWC. Tell me your thoughts about this project.
N: Having the opportunity to do that was just really exciting, and going with the theme of getting more open I spoke with the team about putting out a documentary series to complement the music and everything else. It’s helped me learn a lot about myself — looking back, and being able to watch over the recording and the roll out of the record.
W: Speaking of watching yourself back, you’ve dabbled with acting this year, too. You’re in Goat — your film with James Franco — coming out in September right? How was that whole process?
N: Pretty wild. First time I read the script, I was blown away. Anytime I read a script for the first time I put myself in it and think about how I would portray the character, and with that one I knew right away that I really had to play the role. I read for it, and worked really hard to get it and when they cast me I was just so thrilled. And to see the impact the movie had at Sundance and Berlin Film Festival and the conversation around it was just a really encouraging and exciting thing.
W: At the heart of the film is the taboo topic of fraternity hazing. Why do you think now is the time to be talking about this?
N: I think it’s a conversation that is important in this moment because there’s so many of these stories in recent years of young men pushing each other to a point where it’s all just so dangerous. And at the centre of the film, as far as themes go, is masculinity: and what that looks like at 16, and the pressures forced onto these young men, and the stakes that become so high. So being able to tell that story in a way that feels very grounded and very real, and starting a conversation, was important.
W: Speaking of masculinity, let’s talk about how your image has changed so drastically through the years. You’re an international sex symbol these days…
N: It was an interesting thing to go through. Part of it, I guess, is that it’s just my life now. It will have been 12 years of doing this all professionally. I think I have a balance of it: that I accept and understand that my circumstances and my life have been pretty unusual, to a certain degree. But also embracing it as my normal; I’ve gotta grow, make mistakes, in the way that everybody else does, only with a few more eyeballs on me. I don’t think like it’s been forced, and it feels like I’ve grown naturally.
W: How does it feel about having gone from chaste teen to being gay icon, too?
N: It’s bizarre! But sexuality is important, as an artist, to embrace and use it as ammunition in your creative life, and understanding that part of your life and how it makes you feel. Anytime I approach writing a song I think about that fact that since I started having sex, my creative life changed dramatically and my ability to write a song with more genuine depth, more reality.
W: As a male sex symbol you naturally appeal to the gay community, but there’s been accusations on various internet verticals that you’ve consciously “gay baited”. What do you say to that?
N: I’m totally aware of my intentions in any and all of my attempts to be an ally to the LGBT community: they are pure, and from my heart, and from my passion to be there for a community that’s been there for me from an early age. Starting in theatre and growing into the performer I am today, I’ve made so many great friends belonging to the LGBT community, and some of the most talented men and women in the community I’d like to pay my respects to.The positive impact is 10 times more important than the negative comments.
W: Do you think there could be more men doing what you’re doing, and showcasing the vulnerable?
N: I think vulnerability on any level, and having the confidence to dive into areas of your own life that are tough to speak about at times, is incredible. Specifically heartbreak and romance, and emotion. Look at Drake: a hip-hop artist who has done an excellent job of being human and being vulnerable, and is seeing it pay off.
W: Just before we finish, in your 12 years of show-business what is it you’re proudest of?
N: Recently I was back at the Whitehouse for our president’s birthday celebration, and it was great moment to be there eight years after the inauguration. Stevie Wonder was there, who thanked me for embracing soul into my music. Me and my brothers played with him back at the Grammys in 2009, and he said that he remembered how soulful I was then, and that he was glad I’d stuck with it. That was pretty cool.
Source: Wonderland Magazine
|Is Automation the New Curation? panel at the Liberty Theater during 2016 Advertising Week New York in New York City|
|Posted by Eliza on Sep 27 tags: Appearances, Gallery Updates|
Joe made an appearance at the Is Automation the New Curation? panel at the Liberty Theater during 2016 Advertising Week New York in New York City on the 26th of September. I’ve added 19 HQ photos of him to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Appearances > 2016 > September > 26th September – Is Automation the New Curation? panel at the Liberty Theater during 2016 Advertising Week New York in New York City
|‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show’ at Z100 Studio in New York City|
|Posted by Eliza on Sep 27 tags: Appearances, DNCE, Gallery Updates|
DNCE made an appearance at ‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show’ at Z100 Studio in New York City on the 26th of September. I’ve added 18 HQ photos of them to our gallery. Don’t forget to check them out below:
Home > Appearances > 2016 > September > 26th September – ‘The Elvis Duran Z100 Morning Show’ at Z100 Studio in New York City