Jesse McCartney chats with a friend while out at The Grove in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (December 23).
The 28-year-old singer and actor picked up some last minute gifts at Crate & Barrel and one other shop before heading home to spend the holidays with his family and girlfriend, Katie Peterson.
In case you didn’t know, Jesse has a new movie out in theaters — Alvin & The Chipmunks: The Road Chip!
“I just talk normally like I would, but a little higher. It’s tricky because you have to speak really slow, but with the same emphasis and enthusiasm as a normal conversation,” Jesse once shared about voicing Theodore.
He added, “You do that, and it sounds like a chipmunk—or it sounds awful, and you have to do it 50 more times. (laughs) As a young boy I was a big fan so it’s kinda cool to be a part of that franchise.”
Jesse McCartney makes us swoon in this brand new outdoors-y feature for the latest issue of Flaunt magazine.
The 28-year-old actor and singer opened up to the glossy about his career, touring with the Backstreet Boys, and more. Check it:
On his secret to avoiding scandal: “Nobody’s perfect, and I know looking back I’ve had some moments too. We all have. It’s a part of growing up. For me though, I think one of the secrets is just always having a team around me that isn’t afraid to tell me ‘No.’”
On the Backstreet Boys: “I’ve toured with the guys twice now and they were quite different each time. They were always very friendly, but 10 years ago, when we toured Europe, some of them were still single or had new girlfriends. It was a lot more of a party then. The last tour we did together here in the States was totally different. A lot of them were now married with kids or had serious girlfriends. Rather than partying on the bus, they were now changing diapers on the bus. It was a lot more low key the second time around, but it was amazing each time.”
On acting and theater: “Having an acting sensibility helps greatly when performing on stage because it helps you convey what emotion you’re trying to get across. There are a lot of nuanced moments in a performance that are all enhanced by having a bit of an acting background. While they’re made to look seamless on stage, often times some of the staging has been thought out in advance – like an actor would do for his performance. After that I go with the moment so it is honest and fresh.”
The two singers repped Starkey Hearing Foundation as they carried the torch towards the flames towards the stadium where the Summer Games will be held.
Jessica began her route on Sunset Blvd. in Silverlake and continued for a half mile with her team, captained by Johanna Schoeneck. Jessica was also joined by Special Olympics Southern California Athlete and Global Messenger Dustin Plunkett.
Starkey Hearing Foundation is the official Healthy Hearing partner of the Special Olympics Summer Games and will provide hearing screenings and free hearing aids to all Special Olympics athletes in need during the games.
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Gabi (Emily Osment) hugs another chef (Hal Oszan) from behind in this new still from tonight’s Young & Hungry.
In the spring finale “Young & Part Two”, Gabi is confused after some long-held secrets come tumbling out. While trying to figure out her next move, she is presented with an amazing opportunity that she’s not sure she deserves.
Jesse McCartney heads back to his car after doing a little shopping at Marc Jacobs in Los Angeles on Wednesday afternoon (May 13).
The 28-year-old actor/singer recently spoke with EW about his friendships with the cast of Young & Hungry.
“Jonathan [Sadowski] and I are like brothers in real life. He’s literally my next-door neighbor, and we’ve been friends in real life for a really long time—since Chernobyl Diaries a few years ago. And Emily [Osment] I worked with when she was like 12, back in the Hannah Montana days,” Jesse shared.
He continued, “We all have a sort of history together. And I think it really comes across on screen. On set, there’s always some sort of prank happening. Jonathan came up and pantsed me one time on set in the middle of rehearsal. We were all in pajamas that morning. It was really early. It’s just a really lighthearted, fun set. Everyone gets along, and it really makes for having a good time at work.”
In “Young & First Time”, Gabi is excited by an upcoming visit from Cooper, especially since they’re about to take their relationship to the next level. But then Cooper accidentally finds out more than he should about the last person Gabi was with.
Meanwhile, Josh (Jonathan Sadowski) is furious to find out that Yolanda (Kym Whitley) is spending time with her ex-husband, Coleman.
“Young & First Time” airs TONIGHT, Wednesday, April 22nd @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC Family.