Feb 11,2012

Inside Leslie Carter’s Emotional Funeral

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Four days after her death, a funeral service was held for singer Leslie Carter Ashton near her father’s home in Mayville, N.Y.

More than 60 mourners gathered on Saturday afternoon at the Freay Funeral Home for a private service that paid tribute to Ashton, 25.

The aspiring singer and sister of pop stars Nick and Aaron Carter suffered an apparent of prescription medication on Tuesday, according to a police report.

“It was a celebration of who she was and how much she was loved by everyone,” one guest tells PEOPLE. “There was a lot of crying but there was laughter too – there was joy in the stories Read the rest of this entry »

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Feb 02,2012

Leslie Carter, Nick and Aaron’s Sister and Former E! Star, Dies at 25

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A sad day indeed at the Carter house.

E! News has confirmed that Leslie Carter, the sister of singers Nick and Aaron Carter, has passed away. She was only 25.

“Our family is grieving right now and it’s a private matter. We are deeply saddened for the loss of our beloved sister, daughter, and granddaughter, Leslie Carter,” the Carter family said in a statement. “We request the utmost privacy during this difficult time.”

Leslie died Tuesday in upstate New York. However, no further details have been given regarding the cause of death.

An aspiring singer, Leslie’s song “Like Wow!” was featured on the 2001 Shrek soundtrack. She later appeared with Nick, Aaron and her other two siblings on the 2006 E! reality show House of Carters.

Two years later, Leslie married and, in April 2011, she and husband Mike welcomed a daughter, Alyssa Jane. [Source]

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Jan 30,2012

‘I Want Candy’ Singer, Aaron Carter, Talks of His ‘Coming of Age’ American-Classic Stage Role

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Back in the days of Disney Channel’s Lizzie McGuire, a young Aaron Carter wowed preteen girls with his boyish “I Want Candy” love song. Fast forward to the present, and he is wowing audiences again, playing a stage role that is an American classic: “Matt” from The Fantasticks. Although he wasn’t initially familiar with the play, he quickly learned that it was one of the longest running plays in American history, he said on The Today Show on Jan. 23.

Aaron Carter Has Grown Up from His “I Want Candy” Days

America knew him as the young blond kid featured on Hillary Duff’s Lizzie McGuire, and as the mischievous preteen who coaxed his parents out of the house so he could have “Aaron’s Party” in his young music video. He sang the lyrics, “I always tried to be the flyest kid on the block; The popular one with the rising stock…”

But now, Carter has “come of age,” and he tells The Today Show that he’s singing a new song – one with a timeless, universal theme: young love. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 30,2012

Nick Carter Gets It His Way In Pontiac: ‘A Spectacle With Music’

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Nick Carter, 31, bad boy singer from the Backstreet Boys, is bringing a new tour February 10 to the Crofoot Ballroom in Pontiac to support his second solo album “I’m Taking Off.” Tickets are on sale here.

The show in metro Detroit is special because Carter agreed to a backstage visit with 30-year-old Sarah Cheek, a longtime fan who was recently diagnosed with fourth stage breast cancer — after her husband reached out and said it would be her dream come true. What should she expect?

“We’re just going to have fun,” Carter said. “It’s going to be a great experience… They ask questions, and you have to feel the situation out. You never know what you’re going to get. Sometimes they’re shy. Other times they’re open and want to know everything. You just have to fun with it. I’m a normal guy. To them it might seem like I’m not …But I’m a normal guy.” Read the rest of this entry »

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Jan 21,2012

Aaron Carter Interview!

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We had the pleasure of speaking with Aaron Carter about everything from his current concerts and performances on Broadway, to his short stint on the Food Network, and his family.

Infectious Magazine-Hey Aaron, thanks for taking the time to speak with us! How are you?

Aaron Carter: It’s just what I do, ha ha. Actually it’s been more difficult to maintain the balance with none of it going on. When all of this is happening, that’s when it’s all balanced. It’s awesome and I’m doing all kinds of things, I’m going to be on five different networks this year in different little things here and there. Just staying busy, I’m doing eight shows a week on Broadway, it’s a lot but its how I like it.

IM: You were on an episode of Rachel vs. Guy Celebrity Cook Off. Being that it’s such a departure from your normal routine, tell us a little bit about that experience, and working with both Rachel and Guy.

AC: Well yeah, it’s a cooking show! Ha ha. I don’t have a restaurant! Ha ha. It was fun, at times. I have a lot of respect for Rachel Ray, her ability and the food industry, Guy [Fieri]. They’re both good people, it was a good little thing to go on and test my ability, I wasn’t very good, I was the first off, ha ha. But it is what it is. I had a smile on my face, I’m not a sore loser. You lose, you lose. Read the rest of this entry »

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