Mike Walker of the National Enquirer reports that when Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo recently took a flight from New York to Los Angeles, the couple snuggled together in first class and heard the flight attendance cheerily announce: “Today’s inflight movie will be ‘Employee of the Month’… starring Jessica Simpson.” After noticing Nick and Vanessa furiously whispering back and forth, the attendants huddled in the plane’s galley for an emergency meeting. Moments later, one announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, due to technical difficulties with our in-flight movie, we will instead be showing ‘Bandidas’ – starring Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek!”
Vanessa Minnillo Looking For A Record Deal
February 28, 2007 – In Touch magazine reports ‘TRL’ and ‘ET’ personality Vanessa Minnillo wants to record an album. “Vanessa has always loved entertaining, and making a record would be a dream come true,” a friend of Minnillo and her boyfriend Nick Lachey told the tab. “Now she’s asking Nick to help her get started.” Since then, Minnillo hired a vocal coach and Lachey introduced her to some industry honchos at Clive Davis’ pre-Grammy party.
‘The Notebook’ Convinces Jessica To Dump Nick
February 15, 2007 – Carson Daly joked during his ‘Last Call’ monologue on Tuesday night, “Well, Jessica Simpson said that she decided to leave Nick Lachey after seeing the movie ‘The Notebook’. That’s kind of weird. Also, after seeing the movie ‘Shrek’, she decided to get her own talking donkey. Jessica Simpson is still an idiot. She is. She is. She’s still an idiot. Still? Okay. Still an idiot. By the way, I think we explained that joke just for Jessica Simpson. She’s the only one that didn’t get it. ‘Oh, I get it.’ She’s at home going, ‘I am. I’m still an idiot.'”
Clive Davis’ Annual Pre-Grammy Bash Gossip
February 12, 2007 – The New York Post reports Nick Lachey spent the night trying to avoid his ex-father-in-law, Joe Simpson, at Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy bash at the Beverly Hills Hilton Saturday night. Papa Joe was there escorting his daughter Ashlee Simpson. “Ashlee was flirting with JC Chasez,” a spy explained, “but it’s creepy how the dad is always around.” Read more, including news on why former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake was a no-show, here.
Nick Lachey Strays?
February 11, 2007 – Nick Lachey was spotted outside Sideways and Teddy’s. The singer was joined by a mystery woman, with claims that they kissed and video of the pair linking arms. Later, Nick left Teddy’s and headed to the Intercontinental Hotel, where he picked up girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo. Pictures and video from x17online.com have since been removed.