Jonas Bros. Talk Growing Up, Getting Out

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When ‘Jonas L.A.’ launches June 20, fans will see that the Disney Channel series has matured — along with the superstar trio of brothers who give the show its name.

‘I think the evolution of who we are, growing up in general, is really cool,’ says 22-year-old Kevin, who married wife Danielle last December. ‘It really adds to our characters, and people can relate to it because they see our regular lives. Trying to keep us the same — still being in high school — wouldn’t have worked,’ he notes, referring to their TV counterparts.

Nick, 17, who went out on a tour of his own last year with his The Administration band, adds that he and his brothers ‘looked at all the things we had coming up individually and as a group, and took the time to make sure our focus was still there and drive was still there’ when it came to a second season of ‘Jonas.’

They’re pleased enough with the results that when asked whether they might even go on to a Season 3, Joe, 20,  answers, ‘We might. We don’t know yet. It depends on how the second season goes, I guess.’

We meet with the Jonases in their suite atop the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood, escorted in by none other than famous bodyguard Big Rob. There’s a panoramic view of Los Angeles on one end of the suite’s vast living room, and giant screen monitors on the other. As we arrive, the brothers look like they’re having a blast playing NBA basketball with 11-year-old Disney Channel/Xbox 360 sweepstakes winner Gavin Liddell — and treating him and his mom and dad and little sister like esteemed guests.

The brothers make an entrance by helicopter on the rooftop of this very hotel in ‘Jonas L.A.,’ they let us know. Everything’s been kicked up a few notches. ‘It’s pretty amazing. It’s taken on a life of its own,’ says Kevin. Joe notes that seeing the first episodes all put together ‘was really exciting.’

Their whole summer looks to be really exciting as well. With their ‘L.A. Baby’ lead-off single from their forthcoming album out, they have their three-continent summer tour launching in July (with Demi and other ‘Camp Rock’ talent on the bill) — all part of the ramp up to their highly-anticipated ‘Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam’ debuting Sept. 3 on Disney Channel.

‘We are really excited about the tour,’ says Nick, ‘looking forward to getting out there and starting up again. We love touring and when we’re out on the road it just feels like home.’

‘Whenever we go off and do individual projects or acting individually, I think it’s important to focus on the fact we are still a band and that comes first,’ Kevin adds, ‘and we always come back to this. We really want to pursue this as the main focus and that’s really nice.’

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I grew up in the San Fernando Valley when it was a kids' Shangri La in the 60s and we had Fabulous Eddie's miniature golf and trampolines on Ventura Boulevard. My big brother frequented The Third Eye psychedelic shop back in the day, but he wound up turning out anyway. Dad was an NBC video man who worked on "Laugh-In," Dean Martin's show, and specials by everyone from Sinatra to Fred Astaire. Mom was a first class home maker and PTA and GCA volunteer. They're still doing great. Anxious to get going in life, I quit college and jumped into journalism when I was still a teenager, and was writing for the New York Times syndicate and People magazine before turning 20. But that was a long time, many adventures, lots of traveling around the world and thousands of interviews ago. I go back to the very last days of hot type and getting to talk to Henry Fonda and Bette Davis, and Sammy Davis at the old Brown Derby...What a ride. That's in no small part thanks to my amazing writing partner, Marilyn Beck, one of the grand old-school Hollywood columnist stars -- a true star -- who knows how to do it right. I'm lucky, for sure. Now is fun, too. I love going out to events with my 17-year-old daughter (Jonas Brothers!). Seeing everything fresh through her eyes renews my excitement about the game. In-between I went back and finished school -- University of Redlands -- married, divorced, and at long last found my true love. My favorite things outside of the show business realm are being with my family, my faith and spiritual growth, learning new things (from doing Qigong to uploading stuff on Facebook), and running. See you on the trail.

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