AJ McLean Encouraged Nick Carter To Go Out With Paris Hlton

Contributed by elgato:

According to the January 19th issue of People Magazine (with Britney Spears on the cover), Backstreet Boy AJ McLean is the person Nick sought advice from with regards to Paris Hilton. Here’s a snippet from the article: “Is Paris yearning? Paris Hilton, the 22-year-old star of The Simple Life and a famous video with somewhat lower production values, has recently been engaging in some old-fashioned kissing and nuzzling with Backstreet Boy Nick Carter, 23. The two apparently got together after Hilton signaled her interest, prompting Carter to seek the counsel of fellow bandmember A.J. McLean. “‘Paris Hilton keeps calling me,” McLean recalls Carter telling him one night at West Hollywood hotspot Chi. His advice to Carter: “Just have fun and enjoy it.” And so he has, by the looks of it. Will it last? While Carter is very private about his love life, including the music-biz girlfriend he lived with in 2000 but refused to name, Hilton is… less shy. And there’s one other little problem. “Paris will settle down eventually,” says her sister Nicky, 20. “But she just has such a little attention span to concentrate on a relationship.”

Nick Carter & Paris Hilton Attend Michael Jordan’s Golf Event

January 12, 2004 – Contributed by elgato: Backstreet Boys star Nick his and girlfriend Paris attended the third annual Michael Jordan Celebrity Invitational (MJCI) held the weekend of January 7-11, 2004 in The Bahamas. The celebrity-golf tournament raises money for Jordan’s charities. Other celebs and athletes in attendance included Wayne Gretzky, Pete Sampras, Marc Anthony, Charles Barkley, Julius Erving, Bryant Gumbel, Angie Everhart, Beverly Johnson, and Janet Jones. Michael Jordan hosted the event. Nick helped Paris take her first ever golf lesson. Then they partied the rest of the weekend.

Howie Confirms That Nick Is Dating Paris, Laughs At Britney

January 7, 2004 – Contributed by elgato: It’s official. Backstreet Boy Nick Carter and hotel heiress Paris Hilton are an item. Detroit radio station Q95.5 called up Nick’s bandmate Howie Dorough just to get the scoop on the Paris and Nick rumors. Howie confirmed to them that Nick and Paris have been together for a few weeks now. Backstreet fan xIxGOTxNICKx from the Backstreet Boys forum at LiveDaily.com emailed a DJ at the station about what exactly was said. The DJ, Spike, replied to her: “We called Howie D. to put the rumors to rest and he confirmed that Nick & Paris have been together for a few weeks. He had a fun time with the topic and busted on Nick quite a bit. He also told us that they are going into the studio [this] month to begin work on the next BSB album. And he had a laugh over Britney Spears saying ‘I guess any publicity is good publicity.’ When we called his cell, he was boarding a plane for Japan, and talked to us so long that he almost missed his flight. Thanks for listening!”

Nick Carter And Paris Hilton In Beverly Hills

January 5, 2004 – Contributed anonymously: Not-Like-You.com had pictures, since removed, of Nick and Paris exchanging a kiss after they met up in an alleyway in Beverly Hills, California. The singer and the hotel heiress arrived separately and then hung out in Nick’s car before Nick walked her to her car and they went their separate ways on Tuesday (December 30).

Nick Carter And Paris Hilton Go Shopping

January 4, 2004 – Contributed by elgato: On Friday (January 2) Nick and rumored girlfriend Paris went shopping together. From the pictures, it looks like they were shopping for baby or dog clothes, among other things.

AJ McLean Chases Down Jewel Thief At Hard Rock Hotel

The Las Vegas Sun reports Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean chased down and helped catch a would-be thief who had dashed out of the Hard Rock Hotel’s jewelry store with a $40,000 diamond-encrusted ring. “The girl at the counter screamed that she could not leave the store, so A.J. just shot out of there like a rocket,” Vegas club personality Marklen Kennedy, a friend of McLean’s, revealed. McLean caught up to the man in the parking out, where he and a hotel security guard on a bicycle nabbed him. AJ was in town for this week’s Adult Entertainment Expo convention.

AJ & Denise Talk ‘Backstreet Mom’

Contributed by elgato:

According to Denise’s website, she and her son, Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean, will be appearing on Good Morning America on Wednesday (January 7). They’ll be discussing the book ‘Backstreet Mom,’ which Denise wrote about her experiences with the Backstreet Boys rise to fame and AJ’s addiction problems.

AJ McLean And Sarah Martin Seem Couplish Again

At the ‘Luck of the Paw’ casino night in Santa Monica, California on December 7th, Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean and his on-off girlfriend “seemed couplish” again, an eyewitness told Us Weekly. McLean’s publicist told Us the pair are currently “just friends,” and Martin hasn’t put her engagement ring back on. Asked if the pair planned on getting married soon, AJ said, “We’re a little too busy right now, but someday.”

Denise McLean On Q95.5 Detroit

Much thanks to MaRia for typing it up.

MITM: Denise Thank You for being here

Denise: Oh, my pleasure. Thank you.

MITM: Has this been a tough few years for you?

Denise: Yes it has, this has been a very trying time for me, and for
my family, and for my son as well. Umm, it was not an easy transition
to get ourselves out of denial, nevermind himself, ya know he getting
out of denial as well about his addiction. But, atleast the saving
grace there was he did put himself into rehab of his own accord
before anything really, really drastic happened to him.

AJ McLean Sticks To Water After Billboard Awards

The Las Vegas Sun reports that besides Pink and new boyfriend Tommy Lee in attendance at the Interscope Records Billboards party Wednesday night at ghostbar were Backstreet Boys Howie Dorough, Kevin Richardson and AJ McLean, who was still sober and still drinking only bottled water. Also there were Black Eyed Peas, and Gwen Stefani and Adrien Young of No Doubt.

AJ McLean And Sarah Martin Attend Animal Avengers Benefit

*NSYNC star Lance Bass, Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean and his on/off girlfriend Sarah Martin were on hand for the ‘Luck Of The Paw’ Casino Night to benefit Animal Avengers at The Victorian in Santa Monica, California on Sunday (December 7). Check out pictures from WireImage.

AJ McLean On Oprah December 10th

Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean will now be on Oprah on December 10th, according to Denise McLean. It earlier had been reported by Denise that the singer would appear on December 23rd.

AJ McLean Spotted At Chicago Steakhouse

The Chicago Sun-Times reports Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean was spotted dining at Magnum’s Steakhouse in Chicago last week. AJ was in town to tape an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show, where he was reportedly joined by all his bandmates.

Oprah Soliciting Chicago Fans Of AJ McLean

Oprah’s official website is asking fans of Backstreet Boys star AJ McLean to contact them. They write, “Do you follow the Backstreet Boys? Have you been a fan of AJ McLean through the years? Are you familiar with his story, his struggle with addiction and his road to recovery? Were you worried when AJ announced his problems with drug abuse? Are you a concerned fan who is hoping he has recovered since going into rehabilitation treatment? Did AJ’s story inspire you to get treatment for your own addiction? Can you relate to AJ’s problem with drugs and alcohol? If so, we want to hear from you.”