I was never into the Backstreet Boys as a kid – I was always more of an *NSync girl, myself, and even that was minimal involvement… because really, I was obsessed with Hanson. Go ahead, judge me. They still have fans! I’m not one of them, but they’re out there.
Anyhow, I digress. Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys is releasing a new memoir that goes into his drug and alcohol abuse because when the money runs out, resort to the desperate measure of putting all your business out there for the world to take in. So long as that publisher’s check doesn’t bounce, it’s all good, right? He’s got a wedding to pay for!
From The AP:
The Backstreet Boys singer will release a memoir, “Facing the Music and Living to Talk About It,” on Sept. 24 via Bird Street Books. The 33-year-old is the first of the group to release a book.
The autobiography and self-help book will include stories about Carter’s teenage years in the multiplatinum Backstreet Boys, his struggles with substance and alcohol abuse and the hardships of his family. His younger siblings include Aaron and Leslie Carter. Leslie, who battled with substance abuse, died last year.
Oh, and the Backstreet Boys are releasing a new album in July. WHY? Is our love of nostalgia in this country THAT bad?
Anyway, I’m sure there’s a market out there for this book… back in 1998.
May 24, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jennifer
Nick Carter, the blondest of The Backstreet Boys, is engaged to “fitness expert/actress” Lauren Kitt. Everybooooodddaaay said, “Yeeeeeeaaah” and then promptly rocked their booodddaaaays. Mr. Carter told People Magazine,
I had the ring in my pocket for two weeks. I was like, ‘I don’t want it anymore!’ It was driving me insane. I just wanted to get it out of my hands and on to hers.
Ms. Kitt said,
Our first thought was, ‘We need to contact The Backstreet Boys and find out when their schedule will permit.’
Really? That was your first thought?
Carter planned a lovely proposal that almost went wrong. He wanted to sail his soon-to-be-fiance, her dad, and some close friends, to an island where he could propose to her. Because he has a boat. Nick Carter has a boat. And he knows how to sail it. I’m learning so many new things today. So what happened that almost turned this perfect proposal into THE PERFECT STORM?
My boat was in such bad condition because I hadn’t used it for, like, six years. It took me five days literally on my hands and knees, scraping up my body [to fix it.] The engine wasn’t complete yet but we still decided to go out.
Once on “Engagement Island” as they now call it, Carter proposed to her with a “seven-carat diamond ring from XIV KARATS” and in no way is that product placement at all, riiiiiight?
She said, ‘Yes,’ and I’m, like, ‘I don’t know what to do.’ She said, ‘You’re supposed to put it on my finger.’ So I did. I was in shock.
The couple have been together for a little over 2 years.
February 22, 2013 at 3:30 pm by Catherine St. Ives
Why? Because Nick alleges that his family never told him about it. … I know, right? I just about fell off the f-cking chair, too.
Nick Carter tells TMZ … he WANTED to attend his sister’s funeral in NY this weekend, but his own family made it impossible for him to be there.
25-year-old Leslie Carter was laid to rest at a small ceremony in Upstate New York this weekend after a suspected prescription drug overdose. Several family members were present at the funeral, including Aaron Carter, but Nick was not.
Nick — who was on the road performing at a concert at the time of the ceremony — tells TMZ, “I wanted to be at my sister’s funeral, but my family has always had a complicated dynamic.”
Nick would not get specific about the circumstances … but sources close to the singer tell TMZ … he feels family members went out of their way to make sure he was not included.
Nick adds, “There are so many emotions for me surrounding the loss of my sister. I am trying to stay healthy, positive, and focused.”
We called Nick’s sister Ginger Carter for comment — she replied, “That’s not true,” and immediately hung up on us.
Others close to the “star” claim that Nick couldn’t be bothered to attend because he had issues of his own to face – like maintaining his career and selling $12 tickets to his crappy shows. Nick himself recently stated that he wouldn’t put the kibosh on his shitty little tour because he felt that continuing the music is what his late sister would have wanted (aside from, you know, not having mental issues and substance abuse problems and that whole untimely death thing):
“Performing is cathartic to me and I am dedicating the rest of my tour to my sister since she loved to watch me perform.”
Dude. I believe that like I believe that the Carters, generally speaking, are a stable, upstanding family much like the Lohans.
Bottom line? I think Nick Carter is a full-of-shit piece of shit. Seriously. I’m not sure that I’ve ever heard things so petty or so selfish in my life. Also? The Backstreet Boys sucked – especially you, Nick.
February 7, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
From Access Hollywood:
Leslie Carter – the sister of Nick and Aaron Carter – has died, a spokesperson for the Carter family has confirmed to Access Hollywood.
“Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter. We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter, Leslie Carter,” the Carter family said in a statement to Access on Tuesday night. “We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time.”
Leslie, an aspiring singer, was 25.
She died earlier in the day on Tuesday in upstate New York. No further details on Leslie’s death were immediately available.
In 2008, she married her husband Mike.
In July 2010, Leslie reportedly announced on her Twitter page that she was pregnant with her first child. Leslie reportedly gave birth to daughter Alyssa Jane Ashton on April 1, 2011.
In 1999, Leslie reportedly signed a record deal with Dreamworks Records and began working on a debut album. However, the album was never released.
Her single, “Like Wow!,” was featured on the “Shrek” soundtrack in 2001.
Hm. That really sucks. When I first read the article, I was like, “Wow, those Carters just don’t have good luck with their careers, or staying clean and not looking like a jacked meth-head, or you know, living,” but then I read that she actually had stuff going for her, unlike her two brothers – a husband, a daughter – and that sort of make things even worse. I mean, damn. Her little daughter was only a year old. Not even a year old. That’s just terrible.
No official cause of death has been released, and in response to the news, Nick Carter has cancelled all of his scheduled musical appearances.
What a shame. RIP Leslie Carter.
February 1, 2012 at 10:30 am by Sarah
Former Backstreet Boy Nick Carter is trying his hand at a solo career again and the video for his new single, “Just One Kiss”, has hit the nets. The clip is boring (nothing cheaper looking than a seaside video, if you ask me), but the single actually isn’t half bad. As in, I maybe wouldn’t change the station if I heard it come on the radio.
Nick’s always been the cutest BSB in my opinion, but after watching his reality show on E! a few years back, I was convinced thyat we’d never see a real comeback. Now I’m thinking that Nick may be able to stay at the Joey McIntyre level of “not totally successful but not a compete joke” level of fame.
What do you think of the new song? Have you been holding out for a Nick Carter comeback, or is this just as big of a surprise to you as it is to me?
December 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm by Molls
You know, I gotta admit, he does look 100% better now that he’s healthy and not fat and yelling all the time. He was looking way gross toward the end there.
I wonder if the newly single Paris Hilton will be knocking on his doorstep again.
After 10 years of struggling with alcohol and drugs, Backstreet Boy Nick Carter knew he had a problem. But nothing could make him stop for more than a few months at a time – not a DUI, a bar brawl, or even his ballooning weight, which reached 224 lbs.
After experiencing mild chest discomfort and fatigue on while on tour with his band in Europe last spring, Carter scheduled a series of tests with a Florida cardiologist.
But the night before his results were due back, Carter, 29, fell into a familiar routine: “I went out and just went nuts,” Carter tells PEOPLE in its new issue. “I drank so much and I did a bunch of blow. I felt like I was trying to kill myself – because I didn’t want to get the results.”
The years of abusing his body led to a shocking diagnosis: cardiomyopathy, a weakening of the heart muscle that, in extreme cases, can require a transplant or lead to sudden death.
Faced with the realization that his life depended on getting sober, Carter made a decision: “I don’t want to die,” he says. “I don’t want to be that person people read about and think, ‘That’s sad that he couldn’t stop it and killed himself.’”
After a few slips early on – and some blunt talk from his cardiologist – Carter sobered up and got healthy. At 167 lbs., he’s now in the best shape of his life.
Today, says Carter, life is “awesome.”
Aww, ya know, I don’t even feel like talking shit. This is great news for Nick, and I like that he got sober without making a huge public deal about it. I’ve long felt that an addiction to fame goes hand-in-hand with an addiction to drugs for these people, and when they have a PR field day with their sobriety, it’s not very likely to stick. I hope he continues to live a healthy life and is able to set a positive example for his fans.
But 167 pounds? Is kind of small for a guy for my tastes. Sure, he’s cut, but put on some weight, Nick! I like my men BIG.