The National Enquirer reports Nick Lachey brazenly lip-locked with new galpal Vanessa Minnillo at Hyde on July 15th as Jessica Simpson, who had arrived at the Hollywood hotspot earlier in the night looked on. “Jessica and the girls were having a nightcap when who should stroll in but Nick and Vanessa Minnillo,” an insider revealed. “The room parted like the Red Sea – everyone’s jaw dropped as they made their entrance. Poor Jessica froze in horror.”
Nick Discusses Vanessa And Jessica
July 25, 2006 – Nick Lachey went on the record about girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo. “She’s a great friend, I’ll leave it at that,” he tells ‘Extra’. “That’s the one thing I learned, that’s a part of my life I’m going to keep private from now on, and we’ll leave it up to everyone’s imagination.” The former 98 Degrees star also insisted he remains a fan of ex-wife Jessica Simpson. “I’m a huge fan of hers, I always have been,” he said. “I wish her nothing but the best with everything she does in life including her singing career. She deserves every bit of success she had.”
Lachey & Minnillo ‘All Over Each Other’ At Butter
July 25, 2006 – Perez Hilton reports that he ran into Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo at Butter last night in New York City. Perez writes, “The two were trying their darnedest to keep it cool, but as the night wore on – and they got drunker – they were pretty much all over each other.”
Nick Talks With Lowie’s Hot30 Countdown
July 23, 2006 – Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees was on with Yo Yo of Lowie’s Hot30 Countdown in Australia on July 6th to talk about his new album. Lachey discussed his surprise about the album’s success, his inspirations, how difficult it is to perform his emotional songs, rumors of a 98 Degrees comeback, dream duets, his acting career, dealing with the tabloids, and more. Afterwards, Lowie spliced together some of his responses to imply Nick’s marriage ended because he was having an affair with his one of his 98 Degrees bandmates. The 5-part interview and sketch at hot30.com has since been removed.
Nick Is Not Afraid To Cry
July 19, 2006 – Carson Daly joked during his Last Call monologue on Tuesday night, “This is weird. I read in an interview — Nick Lachey admitted in this interview that he is so in touch with his emotions that he’s not afraid to cry in movies. That’s nice, right? Yeah. The number one movie that makes him cry, ‘Dukes of Hazzard’.”
Papa Joe Digs For Dirt On Nick?
July 18, 2006 – The New York Daily News reports Joe Simpson was keeping a close eye on Nick Lachey during the seven-month separation before the marriage officially ended June 30th, especially so during the spring when Vanessa Minnillo and CaCee Cobb were all in the same nightclub. “Joe called the club people after hearing Nick was there and demanded to see the security videotape,” an insider claimed. “Joe was looking to incriminate Nick. He told the club, ‘If you ever want to see my daughter there, you’ll give me what I want.'” The club denied Papa Joe’s request, though Simpson camp insisted the story was preposterous.
Nick And Vanessa Run Into Jessica At Hyde?
July 15, 2006 – Sources tell PerezHilton.com that on Friday (July 14), Jessica Simpson and ex-hubby Nick Lachey were partying at Hyde in West Hollywood. The former 98 Degrees star was joined by new girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo.
Nick Promotes Tour On KIIS FM
July 14, 2006 – Nick Lachey was in studio with KIIS FM’s Ryan Seacrest on Monday (July 10) to promote his upcoming tour. He talked about writing ‘What’s Left Of Me’, his thrill to perform live, the new single ‘I Can’t Hate You Anymore’, not being a big dater, what he thought of the World Cup, losing hours and hours of sleep over Star Jones quitting ‘The View’, if he’s seen Suri Cruise, and more.
The interview audio at akamai.net has since been removed.