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Lou Pearlman

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  • Lou Pearlman: Boy-band 'Confidential'

    Lou Pearlman: Boy-band 'Confidential'
    UPDATED: Disgraced boy-band mogul Lou Pearlman gets the "Vanity Fair Confidential" treatment at 10 p.m. Monday (today) on Investigation Discovery. The material will be familiar to anyone who read the magazine's fascinating 2007 article on Pearlman...
  • Backstreet Boys, all grown up and ready for movie redemption

    Backstreet Boys, all grown up and ready for movie redemption
    In the '90s, the Backstreet Boys were his enemy. They were bubble-gum pop -- a manufactured quintet made up of guys who wore matching sports jerseys and sang about the shape of their hearts. They were everything Stephen Kijak was against. He wore...
  • 'Backstreet Boys' touts band's resilience, has little insight

    'Backstreet Boys' touts band's resilience, has little insight
    With 130 million albums sold, the Backstreet Boys are the bestselling boy band in history — not counting the Beatles, of course. But as member AJ McLean wonders, "What do you do when you're a full-grown man in a boy band?" McLean's earnest...
  • Flori-duh? Sure. But people still flock here, for better or worse

     Flori-duh? Sure. But people still flock here, for better or worse
    Florida ended the year with another growth spurt. We're now bigger than New York. Take that, Andrew Cuomo. Part of the reason the Empire State's empire is crumbling is that people are leaving New York and coming here. Why? Because it was 18...
  • O-Town is back, even if you didn't know they left

    O-Town is back, even if you didn't know they left
    No boy band ever had it easy, but imagine how it must have felt to be in O-Town the first time around. Like One Direction, they were assembled on a reality television show, MTV's 2000 series "Making the Band." They were famous before they even signed...
  • Orlando: A town where a little money still opens big doors

    Orlando: A town where a little money still opens big doors
    Long before federal authorities arrested young hotshot hotelier Nik Patel on massive fraud charges this month, there were plenty of red flags about Patel's background. His résumé was full of holes. He claimed to have graduated from the University of...
  • Church Street Exchange rebirth almost complete

    Church Street Exchange rebirth almost complete
    It was only last year that the Church Street Exchange building was an empty reminder of better days in downtown Orlando’s entertainment-and-shopping district. With Tuesday’s grand opening for the Canvs co-working space, however, the...
  • Five things for Thursday, Oct. 23

    Five things for Thursday, Oct. 23
    Five things for today in Orlando: fuzzy leaf galls invasion; The Backstreet Boys case settled; Apopka looking to fill city administrator job; and more. 1. Environmental reporter Kevin Spear wrote about the miniature "pom-poms" that are popping up around...
  • Twenty years later, Backstreet Boys still 'got it goin' on'

    Twenty years later, Backstreet Boys still 'got it goin' on'
    Nearly 20 years after declaring they’ve "got it goin' on," the Backstreet Boys are still in demand. The boy band that graduated from teenage dreams to full-fledged adults without spiraling into obscurity (or worse) is packing arenas across the...
  • A look back at the last time Orlando Predators were division champs

    A look back at the last time Orlando Predators were division champs
    Jay Gruden has come a long way since 2006. Eight years ago, he was synonymous with the Orlando Predators as the Arena Football League team's highly successful coach. Now he is in his first season as coach of the Washington Redskins. As for his former...
  • Pearlman fraud victims will get first checks soon

    Pearlman fraud victims will get first checks soon
    More than seven years after former boy-band promoter Lou Pearlman's empire collapsed, victims of one of the biggest financial scams in Florida history will soon be getting some of their money back — but it's literally just pennies on the dollar....