The ballroom is welcoming another boy bander. Members of iconic boy bands such ‘N Sync, New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees have all competed on Dancing With the Stars in the past and now Big Time Rush has joined the trend!
James Maslow is Season 18′s resident boy bander, joining celebs such as Drew Carey, Candace Cameron Bure, NeNe Leakes and Cody Simpson in the ballroom when the ABC hit’s new season premieres on Monday, March 17.
Of course, not everyone is a fan of pop music, so to help DWTS viewers who aren’t too familiar with James, we’re giving you a quick rundown of need-to-know facts about the 23-year-old singer and actor…
1. He’s, Like, Really Hot: Shallow, but oh-so-true. Do yourself a favor and bookmark his Instagram, so you have something to look forward to after work today. (Or during work, we won’t judge.)
2. He’s a Dog Lover: Yes, he has arms like that and he’s obsessed with his dog, Fox. Feel free to swoon at anytime.
3. Social Media Loves Him: James has racked up almost 3 million Twitter followers and almost half a million Instragram likers. Not too shabby, eh?
4. He’s Friends With the Competition: Australian pop star Cody Simpson actually opened for James’ band during their 2012 tour! From tourmates to frenemies? We’ll soon find out.
5. He’s a TV Star: James played James Diamond, the group’s handsome member, on Nickelodeon’s hit series Big Time Rush, which wrapped up its four-year run last summer. With 74 episodes, it was the popular nework’s third longest-running live-action series ever.
6. He’s a World Traveler: James and the band recently wrapped up a major world tour, where they hit seven countries. The tour was in support of their third studio album, which hit No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 200 Chart.
7. He Might Be Dating a DWTS Pro?: James was recently spotted out with Dancing With the Stars pro Peta Murgatroyd, who was revealed to be his professional partner, sparking romance rumors. Hey, what better way to make a relationship work than by being on the same show?! But E! News learned that the pair are just friends.
This morning on Good Morning America, the contestants for season 18 of ABC’s Dancing With The Stars was announced. Among the list of stars was our very own James Maslow! He will be partnered with Peta Murgatroyd. Photos from this morning’s cast announcement have been added to the gallery.
I’ve added a ton of photos of James & the Big Time Rush guys from various events in late 2013-2014 into the gallery. Be sure to check them out!
- 09.27.13 – Nickelodeon Slimefest 2013
- 10.01.13 – STAR Magazine Presents Scene Stealers
- 10.03.13 – Pulling Strings Los Angeles Premiere
- 12.02.13 – The Hobbit The Desolation Of Smaug Premiere
- 12.14.13 – DigiFest LA
- 01.24.14 – OK! Magazine Pre-Grammy Party
Well after an almost 5 month hiatus I am proud to say that James Maslow Fan is officially back in business! This break was exactly what I needed to get my head back in the game to bring you all the latest on James & Big Time Rush.
As you can see, we also have a brand new layout for the site & gallery, so be sure to check everything out & let me know what you think. I will be working to catch up on the things I’ve missed during my break so keep checking back!
Hey guys! I just wanted to pop in and let you all know that I will be taking a short break from the site. I’m still very much a huge fan of James and I love running the site but, I feel like I need to take a step back to focus on other projects as well as life issues. So until I come back the site will remain un-updated but you can keep up with us on Twitter at @MaslowFandotUS. See you all soon!