Barry Weiss, then president of Jive, recalls Calder coming back to the New York office after one his many jaunts abroad. ” ’s first-ever countdown, the show’s cultural identity would be permanently forged, when Backstreet’s “I’ll Never Break Your Heart” and ‘N Sync’s “Tearin’ Up My Heart” came in at Nos. “MTV had to play the video because the fans wanted it,” says Backstreet’s AJ Mc Lean, recalling that the network barely aired their earlier video “Quit Playing Games With My Heart.” “A bunch of guys in linen shirts dancing in the rain showing off their abs? 1 were “retired,” in order to allow other acts, and their fan armies, to taste victory. “Girls were able to see themselves as the authors of culture,” explains Gayle Wald, professor of English and American Studies at George Washington University. The show became this really fun excuse for them to display their consumer power.” While the show ostensibly revolved around the music-video countdown — You Tube was still years away — the real reason to tune in quickly became the dizzying, empowering spectacle of the female fans themselves.
“He said, ‘When I was at the airport in Geneva, the teen magazines all have boy bands and pop stars on the cover. “The second week,” says Kusbit, “a girl showed up outside with a sign that says, ‘Hey Carson, Let Me Up.’ The third week, there were 30 kids out there.” At a company meeting at Gurney’s Inn in Montauk, Kusbit and co-creator Tony Di Santo presented a new idea to their bosses.
In a 2010 appearance on Chelsea Lately, Mc Carthy delved quickly into her own sex life.
With no shortage of explicit adjectives and sound effects, she told the host about a period in her life when she couldn’t walk without going “Oh, Godddd” and having “three-hour orgasms.” Turns out, she was just putting on too much progesterone cream.
” Her antics got so odd that her co-host called her “psycho” more than once.
An Autism Crusade In 2009 Mc Carthy and then-beau Jim Carrey visited Larry King to promote biomedical treatment for autistic children.
In one episode, she waded through a group of men, yelling, “Are you slabs of meat, ready to be cooked and eaten?
Somebody once said that every time a boybander gets married, a fangirl loses her sanity.
This is something I personally proclaimed to my parents around the Nick and Jessica era.
Those same girls were also latching onto a talented song-and-dance group from Orlando, Florida, called the Backstreet Boys, who, when they signed to Jive Records, were forced to barnstorm Europe while waiting for the American market to shift away from grunge and hard-core hip-hop.
“We spent so much time over there that we ended up dating German girls,” says Backstreet Boy Howie Dorough.
and he went into the other room, and out came Evan [Jenny’s son] with a card that said “Will,” and he handed it to me… Whoopi Goldberg remained completely unamused by the entire situation.