Les Miserables, solo Joe, pole vaulting, baseball, malls, elevators, golf, and unpleasantness..
All of this hullabaloo has inspired a collage along with a BIG HONKIN’ CATCH UP POST!*
Witness us catch up after the jump!
*We know it is totally unfair to cover all that we’ve missed in one post, but we are going to do it anyway! 😛
So… we have been caught a little off guard. Months and months of semi-dormancy have left us ill-prepared to keep up with the slew of press, appearances, and drama that make up the wind up to a huge World Tour, a huge New Series, and a huge TV Movie (not to mention all of the Twitter Bulldozer). We are not too proud to say it has been an epic fail of sorts, but we never claimed to be a news blog (and we are not a news blog).
We know you know all of this stuff already, but you don’t know what we think about it.
Check out what we think about all the news over the last week (or so) below!
They (Still) Like Us! They Really Really (Still) Like Us!
JB Performs for 25,000 adoring fans at The Grove and then get stuck in an elevator.
Mememoi: I haven’t heard this entire performance but I think that’s okay because- not that I usually revel in my shallowness, but – the most noteworthy aspect of it for me was what total *ROCK STARS* they looked like that day. Which was awesome, because it was like the re-anointing of the band as the still-squeeworthy gang of fellas we know they have always been, despite the hiatus.
So, one of my favorite parts of this show are the photos of them looking awesome enough to surprise everyone who thought they were “over”. And especially those photos taken in very-important-person style by our own friend/commenter Tlatzotzontli – see here! This one’s my fave!
The Jonas Boys and Demi Lovato give MTV News the MOST AWKWARD INTERVIEW EVER!
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Cpaig: Listening between the lines makes what they say sound like “mwa mwa, mwa mwa mwa mwa...”
Mememoi: BUT, hey…nothing breaks tension like getting way inappropriate, Joe & Kevin…and Nick’s special baseball bat. ❤
Watch every painful moment HERE, but remember it is…
Nick Jonas is Bradley Cooper – the rudest, most inappropriate, and most obnoxious Forever21 sales clerk in the world – wait is that redundant?
Cpaig: I think MM may actually think this is what Nick is like in real life.
Mememoi: What?! No Way!!! Maybe!
Cpaig: I love his explanation for why his hair is curly and how that one girl just goes catatonic, and her mom gets all excited after she tells Nick that the Jonas Brothers are horrible musically LOL!
Mememoi: Haha. That was pretty chill & funny. Some of these shoppers were like predators cautiously circling prey, though. Points for bravery & grace to Nick!
Jonas Brothers catch up with Jay Leno
Cpaig: My favorite parts of this interview included talking about confiscating Kevin’s cell phone for the duration of his bachelor party day, Joe talking about sailing on his boat with his flippy floppies, and Kevin talking about controlling his house from his ipad.
Mememoi: Ummm….Team Coco. Next. [Sorry, can’t compromise my standards on this one, boys. Love youuu.]
There’s No Stopping The Jonas Brothers Since They Escaped From That Elevator
The JoBros catch up with Regis and Kelly.
Cpaig: I think it is important to remember that normal people do not follow every movement and word of the Jonas Guys and thus are not bored by repeated information.
Mememoi: I am, happily, not very normal…and a little bored right now. Regis & Kelly are consistent this way, at least. Why am I not surprised they cannot appreciate the utter brilliance of the loo kitchen, when it’s clearly the way of the future?! The next George Foreman, folks!
Cpaig: I must say I love how Kevin slips in there in the last minute and hits them out of the park (so to speak).
“The future of the Jonas Brothers is secure…”
Nick Jonas wins a Young Hollywood Award for Who I Am
Cpaig: Mememoi do you know anything about these awards?
Mememoi: No…never heard of them, but it’s the thought that counts, isn’t it? Good for Nick!
The Ticket Was $16
Kevin Jonas talks about the sports, skateboard injuries, music, and headbands that populated his life when he was 17.
Cpaig: Awww, I loved this! I loved seeing Josh and Alex, and seeing those pictures! The basis of my music love is definitely pop-punk as opposed to metal (I have recently determined that this is a basic dichotomy). The punk influence was definitely the thing that made me fall in love with Jonas Brothers – “I Am What I Am” in particular.
Mememoi: Viva la Kevolution!!
A Joe Jonas Solo Album?
Cpaig: I hope so, that would be cool!
Mememoi: *Heart bubbles* all over the place on this one pour moi. I’m psyched that the collaborator choices seem so well aligned with the current State of Joe, and with so many peers/friends he’s worked with…it should be an interesting set of material, to say the least. It helps that lots of his influences & favorites are up my musical alley, but I’m really impressed at the way Joe is growing into himself, quite full of surprises and possibilities. He’s like a human Christmas cracker. Or…something? LOL. /gushing
He Was Never Mine To Lose…
Nick Jonas Will appear on London’s West End as Marius in Les Miserables!
Cpaig: OK, this kinda explains the late-ish tour… I have to say that this news has me quite excited. I am sad that there is no way on God’s green earth that I will get to see him perform, but I think he will be great. I think this role will give Nick an opportunity to really show how much his voice has changed (NJA demonstrates this too). I think Nick hangs on a little too hard to some of those high notes, no?
Mememoi: I am a super big Les Miz fan (our whole family is, really) – so I was psyched to hear this news. What an incredible opportunity!! Marius isn’t my favorite character in the show (total Enjolras girl, here) but I think Nick is a perfect casting for the part – and he will rock it. Or operatically croon it, rather.
We’re Not In Jersey Anymore, Toto.
A tantalizing – er uh – “sizzling” sneaky peak of the upcoming JONAS LA!
Cpaig: Ooooh! Looks like there will be lots of drama! Or just enough, I suppose…
Mememoi: Wall to wall puppydog eyes? Sure, works for me!
Kevin Jonas plays the Colonial Pro–Am Tournament
Cpaig: I don’t know much about golf, but I know Kevin loves the game and I hope he had fun playing with some pros!
Mememoi: Is it just me or is Kevin proving himself to be a regular sleeper cell of Jonas awesomeness, lately?
Cpaig: No Comment.
Mememoi: I’m not sure what you’re referring to but I do feel oddly compelled to praise Joe’s abilities on the tambourine. To wit:
Because it’s cathartic, really!
Baby, I’m Your Biggest Fan
Jonas LA soundtrack sampler
Cpaig: I think I may have to let this one sink in a little – very different from JONAS! Which is good. “Hey You” sounds a little like Backstreet Boys to me… kinda, but I am liking what I hear for the most part. I can’t wait to see how these fit in with the show.
Mememoi: Ditto, need to let these rattle around a bit. Looking forward to the season, so much. Puppydog eyes!
Misters Jonas Go to Washington, Part Umpteen: A Pilgrimage to Macca
Mememoi: So their morning interviews weren’t smooth and friendly, but does it matter? When hundreds of people are willing to line up for you at 6am, you’re in good standing with the world. Especially when you’ve got something like this waiting for you on the other side of breakfast. So proud!!
Cpaig: I woulda if I coulda… I missed all of the poo interviews.
Joe Jonas: Into Africa
Mememoi: Photos of Joe holding babies NOW, please & thanks. But all joking (and dreams of adopting two dozen Third World and/or special needs children with Joe *cough*) aside – I think it’s really, really wonderful he’s getting to do this. As for all of the Jonases, they do so much, but you just know they are only just touching on opportunities to serve in their busy, young lives – think what great things they will do in the future!!
Oh, and $10 to the first professional interviewer to ask Joe questions referencing this:
Cpaig: I just think Joe is awesome!
Bonus for good measure, to make up for lost time – Netter’s hit YouTubing of those wacky boys getting their dance on:
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