‘Extra’ spoke with Jessica Simpson’s ‘Dukes of Hazzard’ co-star Johnny Knoxville for his reaction to her split from 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey. “It’s terrible when people split,” he said. “My heart goes out to them. I haven’t had a chance to talk to her, but it’s rough. But that’s between them.”
Abercrombie & Fitch Eyes Nick Lachey For Modeling Job
December 8, 2005 – TMZ.com’s Chatter Zone reports that Abercrombie & Fitch has offered newly single Nick Lachey $750,000 to model for them.
Nick And Jessica Split Could Get Ugly
December 7, 2005 – TMZ.com’s Harvey Levin tells ‘Extra’ the person who could turn Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson’s marriage split into a battle is Jessica’s father, Joe Simpson. “I think this could get really ugly,” Levin said. “I’m told that Joe Simpson is really controlling her. They are secretly saying that they don’t have nearly as much money as people think and that Nick is not going to get his mitts on all of the money people are talking about.”
Nick And Jessica Lawyer Up
December 7, 2005 – TMZ.com has learned that Jessica Simpson hired celebrity powerhouse divorce lawyers Robert Kaufman and Lance Spiegel to end her marriage to Nick Lachey. Meanwhile, the 98 Degrees star has tapped celebrity lawyer Laura Wasser to represent him in the proceedings, though he will let Jessica initiate the divorce filings.
Divorced For The Holidays
December 7, 2005 – With Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey ending their three year marriage, and Britney Spears and Kevin Federline’s marriage on shaky ground, celebrity divorce lawyer Neil Hersh tells TMZ.com he isn’t surprised by the state of celebrity splits during the holidays. “This is the time of year when a lot of people, including celebrities, reflect on their lives, where they’ve been and where they’re going,” he explained. “If a marriage isn’t working, it becomes clearer than ever during the holidays.” Hersh joked, “It’s a way to avoid expensive gifts.”
Is CaCee Cobb Turning On Jessica Simpson?
December 6, 2005 – The New York Daily News reports CaCee Cobb has been telling friends that Jessica Simpson wasn’t faithful to Nick Lachey and expressed sympathy for the 98 Degrees star. “CaCee can’t get past the fact that Jessica cheated,” a source told Lloyd Grove. “She feels badly for Nick and is very vocal about missing him. She saw Jessica abuse him all along. Ever since ‘Dukes of Hazzard,’ Jessica hasn’t been good to Nick, and no one saw this more clearly then CaCee.” One person Cobb alleges Simpson had an affair with was Adam Levine of Maroon 5. Simpson’s rep Rob Shuter denied the gossip, saying, “None of this is true. Saturday night was CaCee’s birthday. We all had dinner and then went out to the Roosevelt Hotel [in L.A.]. Jess paid for everything.”
Britney And Jessica Marital Woes
December 5, 2005 – TMZ.com is reporting on the post-split saga of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey in regards to money, while Britney Spears and Kevin Federline appear to be heading in a similar direction in their shaky marriage. TMZ hears that Jessica has privately confessed that she has not earned the tens of millions of dollars that have been widely reported, though California marriage laws splitting assets would provide incentive for the ‘Dukes’ star to feign poverty. Sources add that “while it is apparent [Britney and Kevin] had a big fight, it has not yet reached the level of divorce.