Boy Bands Gone Wild: Our Favorite Scandals

People en Espanol's "50 Most Beautiful People" PartyJealousy, revenge, (allegedly) murderous behavior in a Beverly Hills mansion… The story we reported last week about Mexican pop star and former RBD boy band member Christian Chavez (pictured) reads like an episode of an awesome telenovela. How appropriate then, because that’s how Chavez got his start back in 2005, when he and five co-stars on the super-popular comedia Rebelde start a boy band and then in real life start a boy band and go on to become one of the biggest boy bands of all time, selling more tickets at one venue (500,000) than the Rolling Stones. That big.

And like any great telenovela, we don’t want this one to end. On the following pages we list boy band/telenovela commonalities to ponder while we wait for the next chapter in Chavez’s “story.”

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  • fredo777

    That’s not One Direction pictured, just as a heads-up.

    Also, damn. I’ve never seen Joey Fatone before when he was that slim. Rawr.

  • EdWoody

    @fredo777: Indeed it is not One Direction. It is Westlife (aka Boyzone Jnr). The gay member Mark Feehily (second from the left) was dating (is still dating? married? Not sure) fellow boybander Kevin McDaid of V, who also did gay porn pre-fame.

  • fredo777

    @EdWoody: Yeah, I’ve heard of Westlife + like their Mariah collabo on ‘Against All Odds’. Mark(us) Feehily is gorgeous. I just re-discovered him recently when I read a feature about gay pop artists.

  • Cam

    One thing interesting about the guy from Boyzone who came out. Is that he dated a guy from ANOTHER boyband from Holland for a few years.

    Oh those boybands.

  • LeNair Xavier

    Even though during KNOTB’s heyday, I was in denial of my own gayness, I always had a thing for Jonathan Knight. I was so glad when I heard he actually was gay because it meant I wasn’t lusting after a straight guy. And I still think he’s HOT. Granted the chances are slim to none that I could have him now, but at least his actually being gay gives me better odds. Lol

  • Stache1

    zzzzz…..ah what? Oh boy bands. Umm..don’t know to say. That is all:)

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