Jeannette Walls of MSNBC.com reports Anna Nicole Smith was “the life of the party” at the famed Barnstable-Brown bash in Louisville last Friday night (April 2), ahead of the Kentucky Derby, and that fans were breaking down barricades trying to get in to meet her. Smith upstaged Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees and Jessica Simpson, according to an insider, who says the reality couple was “being kind of aloof” while Smith was cozying up to fans.
Jessica Simpson Fires Sitcom Writers
May 7, 2004 – The National Enquirer reports Jessica Simpson has already fired a couple of writers for her upcoming sitcom that hasn’t even started shooting yet. She thought they were making her look too stupid.
Nick Lachey Targetted By PETA
May 6, 2004 – 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey recently appeared on the cover of Details magazine wearing a full-length fur coat, prompting the ire of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. PETA wrote to Nick, hoping that he’d let them know that this was an isolated mistake and that he doesn’t truly support the cruelty endured by animals who are killed for their fur, but to date, the have received no response. Now PETA is organizing a letter writing campaign, providing a contact address for Lachey.
Nick And Jess Make People’s ’50 Most Beautiful People’ List
April 30, 2004 – Jim Caviezel, Halle Berry and Hugh “Van Helsing” Jackman are just a few of the famous faces making this year’s list of People magazine’s ’50 Most Beautiful People in the World.’ And because they seem to be everywhere these days, from their MTV reality hit to their new ABC variety show, Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees and his wife Jessica Simpson make the list as a couple. “There’s nothing these two can’t do,” People’s Associate Los Angeles Bureau Chief, Julie Jordan tells ‘Extra’. “They are really having fun with their fame.”