Lance Bass: The country of the needs of the unit”

Diane Bass and Lance Bass on the series premiere episode of MY KITCHEN RULES airs Thursday, Jan. 12 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

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Former boy bander Lance Bass is sick of seeing everyone act so divided since the recent presidential elections, he told FOX411.

“We need unity,” he insisted. “..I grew up in a very conservative Baptist upbringing in Mississippi, and now I live in a very liberal Los Angeles, so I see both sides of what is going on in politics, and I understand both sides. I understand why everyone is so confused and uneducated about things… We all just need to take a breath and realize that we are all in the same boat.”

Bass is preparing for a busy year with two TV shows, various projects, and a partnership with Stub Hub. Now, Bass will appear on the new cooking competition show My Kitchen Rules, which airs on Thursday on FOX.

“My whole life I am very passionate about cooking and eating-my whole family has,” he said.
“My original plan was to do it with my husband, but quickly realized he is not the best cook, and I want to win the show. So when I enlisted my mother, and she has taught me how to cook, and I knew that she would be the perfect partner, but I don’t think they would ever do in a show like this.”

The 37-year-old said that he was surprised at how well his mother was under pressure, while on the show. He also had a trick or two up his sleeve, he revealed.

“My specialty is southern food and Cajun food,” he said. “When people eat, especially at my house, I just want you to feel good, and it’s so social.”

He also told FOX411 on the second season of “Finding Prince Charming” that will be out later this year.

“The main thing that I like about this show is yes, it is a fun stupid reality show, but I love the content of what is really going on,” he said of the show, which is broadcast on the Logo. “You get to see that these guys are really reveal a lot about themselves and dealing with a lot of things that only gay guys have had to deal with growing up. It is nice to see that on the tv screen and it really does help people.”

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