The New York Daily News reports editors for celebrity weeklies are suspecting Jessica Simpson’s spokesman Rob Shuter issuing the following anonymous quote in reaction to the recent Us Weekly cover of a shirtless Nick Lachey: “The Us Weekly issue sold really well in Chelsea, but that’s about it. It was the gayest cover in years.”
One editor remarked, “[Nick] doesn’t deal with the $1.99 magazines and he’s basically slaughtering Jessica in the press. Jessica comes off as so manipulated and manipulative in her bid for public sympathy.”
Jessica & Nick’s Secret Dinner
April 26, 2006 – Us Weekly reports Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson had their first post-breakup “date” at her new mansion, where the ‘Newlyweds’ stars “promised each other they wouldn’t kiss-and-tell,” a Simpson pal revealed.
Nick Lachey On The Set Of His New Music Video
April 20, 2006 – As Nick Lachey’s highly anticipated album, ‘What’s Left of Me’, gets ready for its release on May 9th, the star lets ‘Entertainment Tonight’ behind the scenes of his new video for the album’s title track. “The video basically deals with two people who are in a relationship and are at a tough juncture in their life together,” he explained. “But around them all this stuff is happening, they’re being filmed and there’s other influences that play into their relationship together.”
Us Weekly Plays Hardball With Rolling Stone’s Lachey Scoop
April 20, 2006 – What do you do when Rolling Stone scoops you for a Nick Lachey tell-all interview. Us Weekly editor Janice Min put Lachey on the cover, appearing to use a photo from the same Rolling Stone shoot, touting an “exclusive!” ‘Nick Tells All’, repeating what he told Allison Glock.
Nick Lachey Bans Camera Phones On TV Show Set
April 19, 2006 – TMZ.com reports that on the set of Nick Lachey’s new TV pilot, ‘He Said, She Said’, the singer/actor insisted all camera phones be banned from the set. As one source put it, Nick is sick of being “tabloid fodder.”
Nick Lachey: I Was Never Suicidal After Split
April 19, 2006 – Nick Lachey tells Rolling Stone that when Jessica Simpson ended their three year marriage, those close to Nick worried he might hurt himself. “When it first happened, everyone was like, ‘Don’t leave him alone at the house, be with him all the time!’,” Lachey revealed. “But I was never suicidal. I just wanted to deal with it on my own.”