Backstreet Boys Cancel Israel Concerts for Security Concerns

What If Every Boy Band Member Was an Ice Cream Flavor?

Meet Maxwell Haze Richardson

Seen cradled in the arms of big brother Mason, 6, baby Maxwell manages to sneak in a snooze as both boys cuddle close with mom.

The Daily Treat: The Backstreet Boys Cause Panda-monium

Just when you thought the Backstreet Boys couldn’t get any cuter!

While on break from touring in China on Thursday, the reunited boy band – members Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Kevin Richardson, Howie Dorough and A.J. McLean – made nice with a group of panda cubs during a visit to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding in the country’s Sichuan province.

Backstreet Boys Get Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Backstreet Boys Reunite for First Time Since 2006

Backstreet is back!

For the first time in six years, all five Backstreet Boys – Nick Carter, Brian Littrell, Howie Dorough, A.J. McLean, Kevin Richardson – reunited professionally, for Friday’s Good Morning America Summer Concert series in New York’s Central Park.

Backstreet Boys Back, 'No Hard Feelings' Toward Kevin

Their new single “Inconsolable” hits radio this month (hear it below), but it doesn’t describe how the Backstreet Boys felt when Kevin Richardson told them during a conference call last year that he was sitting out their sixth album, due Oct. 30.

Despite feeling “kind of a shock,” at first, says Nick Carter, “everyone understood. There were no hard feelings and that’s just the way it needs to be. We’ve been through a lot in 14 years together, and there’s no need to get angry or overly emotional.”

Ex-Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson Has a Son

Former Backstreet Boy Kevin Richardson now has a little boy of his own: He and wife Kristin welcomed their first child, a son, on Tuesday, according to a message on his MySpace blog.

“We are officially parents,” Richardson, 35, wrote on his online page Wednesday. “At 4:56 a.m. Tuesday morning (7/3/07), our son Mason made his entrance into the world.”

Kevin Richardson and wife welcome son Mason


Update: Mason Richardson was born on 4:56 am on Tuesday, July 3rd, weighing in at 8 lbs, 2 oz and 20.5 inches long. Kevin writes,

We are officially parents…

Kevin Richardson Leaving Backstreet Boys

The Backstreet Boys are bidding farewell to the oldest member of their band, according to a statement by Kevin Richardson posted on the group’s Web site.

“After 13 years of what can only be described as a dream come true, I have decided that it is time to leave the Backstreet Boys. It was a very tough decision for me but one that was necessary in order to move on with the next chapter of my life,” said Richardson, 34, adding that he’s leaving to pursue other interests.