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New Kids on the Block Among 2013 Hollywood Walk of Fame Recipients

June 25, 2012

Rebecca Villaneda--HispanicBusiness

New Kids on the Block will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
New Kids on the Block will be honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Jordan and Jon Knight, Donnie Wahlberg, Danny Wood and Joey McIntyre -- the New Kids on the Block will have their own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame come 2013.

The boys from Boston are currently touring South America following their fourth jaunt to the Bahamas for their annual NKOTB cruise accompanied by more than 2,000 fans.

The New Kids are joining fellow boy banders, the Backstreet Boys, in receiving the coveted honor in Hollywood, Calif.

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The New Kids formed in Dorchester, Mass., in 1984 with Wahlberg being the first recruit by producer Maurice Starr, who discovered New Edition. Starr, along with his business partner, Mary Alford, wanted to discover a white version of New Edition and began holding auditions around Boston.

Wahlberg helped recruit his brother Mark Wahlberg, who soon quit--but that would not be the last people heard of him. Wood and the Knight brothers soon joined before the fifth and final piece of the puzzle was discovered to solidify the phenomenon--McIntyre.

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Other artist to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013 are Rick Baker, Javier Bardem, Viola Davis, Olympia Dukakis, James Franco, Ron Howard, Helen Mirren, Simon Baker, Bryan Cranston, Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch, Katey Sagal, Matthew Perry, Jennifer Hudson, Jane's Addiction, Janis Joplin, Usher, Thalia, Luther Vandross, Penn & Teller, Steve Harvey and deejay Shotgun Tom Kelly.

One question, will the star read New Kids on the Block or NKOTB?

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