Monday, July 19, 2021

Could Big Time Rush Be on the Verge of a Big Time Comeback?

Could Big Time Rush be making a comeback? The band's official Twitter account has updated to using a red layout, whilst each member of Big Time Rush - Kendall Schmidt, Carlos PenaVega, James Maslow and Logan Henderson - also updating their Instagram avatars to a solid red circle. The news follows reports that the band recently recorded new songs, including "Echoes", "How You Like Me Now", "Stars Align" and "Something Bout Your Love".

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None of the members have yet commented on the meaning of the red profile photos, but they have in the past expressed interest in a formal reunion.

Update (7/17) - All will reportedly be revealed on Monday, July 19!:

On social media, Rushers theorized that a new single was coming, while others hoped for a reunion tour or concert special.

The Los Angeles–based boy band was formed in 2009 and starred in a Nickelodeon series, also called Big Time Rush, until 2013. The group released three albums and staged their final tour in 2014.

In Big Time Rush, four best friends from Minnesota trade in their hockey sticks and high-school life for the opportunity of a lifetime: pursue pop music stardom in Los Angeles as a boy band. Discovered as a solo singer, Kendall has no interest in leaving his Midwest life behind, so he agrees to take part in "pop group" training in exchange for the record company allowing his three buddies -- James, Logan and Carlos -- a chance to make it with him as a group. They live in a swanky housing development, but the boys soon find life in Hollywood is not all about the parties and girls, and if they are to make it in the big time, it will only come from hard work, dedication -- and the support of one another.

Big Time Rush. Berenice Bautista/AP/Shutterstock

Big Time Rush stars Kendall Schmidt as Kendall Knight, Carlos PenaVega as Carlos Garcia, James Maslow as James Diamond, Logan Henderson as Logan Mitchell, Ciara Bravo as Katie Knight, Stephen Kramer Glickman as Gustavo Rocque, Tanya Chisholm as Kelly Wainwright, Challen Cates as Jennifer Knight, Erin Sanders as Camille Roberts, Katelyn Tarver as Jo Taylor, and Malese Jow as Lucy Stone.

Over the course of its four-season run, the actors’ lives mimicked that of their onscreen characters. Both on- and off-screen, multiple Big Time Rush albums were released, sold-out tours were embarked on, and millions of fans, also known as Rushers, were made.

The news follows Kendall, James, Logan and Carlos hosting a series of virtual reunions during the COVID-19 pandemic, which included releasing new renditions of two of their hit songs, "Worldwide" and "Beautiful Christmas" - and it's speculated that the boys will be treating fans to new music later this year.

Earlier this year, Maslow, 30, admitted that the guys talked more in 2020 than they had in a while. “This last year, we’ve definitely been in touch more than previous years and wanted to do several things just to bring some levity and some ‘stay positive’ nostalgia to our fans in such trying times,” he told Smashing Interviews in January. “The reaction’s been pretty fantastic. So what that means, I’m not certain. I think we need to get past [COVID-19] before any of us are touring individually or collectively. But something may be on the table. We’ll see how things turn out this year.”

Big Time Rush is available to stream on Paramount+ and Netflix.


Carlos PenaVega Teases Possible Return of a Hit TV Series


PenaVega Wore a Red Hat in a Video This Week & Answered Questions About It

In an Instagram video with his wife Alexa PenaVega, Carlos was wearing a red baseball cap with the word “OBEY” on it. Fans wondered if there was a secret message behind it. During the Q&A, Carlos brought up the question a couple of times.

At one point he teased:

So many people asking me what’s up with the red dot… Can’t a guy just like the color red? … How often do I wear this red hat? I lost this red hat on a rollercoaster and you (Alexa) bought me a new one. That’s how much I love this red hat. So why can’t a guy like red guys?

Later when someone asked again, he said: “What’s up with the red? I like the color red. That’s it. I love you guys.”

So it appeared that he was playing coy, but fans weren’t buying it. One fan replied, “Need that reunion tour announcement!!”

Another wrote: “why cant a guy like red?? OK CARLOS I SEE U 😑😭😂”

Another fan replied: “a guy can like red but c’mon…what’s the real reason behind the red profile pictures?”


Alex and Carlos also answered questions about whether they were returning to Hallmark. When asked when their next Hallmark movie is, Carlos said they don’t know but they would love to do another one. Alexa added that they also don’t know when their next “Picture Perfect Mysteries” movie is going to be either.

“We don’t know if it’s coming back (‘Picture Perfect Mysteries’), we don’t know if we’re coming back to Hallmark, we don’t know anything,” Carlos admitted.

They also briefly mentioned that they’re working on a book, but didn’t go into details on what it’s about.

“We were in the middle of brainstorming for this one chapter, and I was talking about Alexa, and I was like, ‘Man, I don’t think … I’ve had sleepless nights because of the baby, but never because I was actually the one feeding the baby,'” Carlos admitted. “…My wife is so incredible, she knows that I need my sleep, so she’s like, ‘I will take care of the baby all night long so you never have to do it.’ And I just want you (Alexa) to know that I love you, and your efforts do not go unnoticed.”

Alexa joked back, “When I’m extra-aged because of all these sleepless nights, you just have to still love me the same.”

Carlos joked back: “Sweetheart, it’s a balance because living with me, I keep you young.”

They added that they plan to make YouTube videos again, and they have something special planned for next year.

“We have some really cool stuff planned for next year,” Alexa said.


Originally published: July 13, 2021.

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