Us Weekly spoke with the younger siblings of ‘Newlyweds’ stars Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson on their upcoming projects. Jessica’s sister Ashlee Simpson is set to star in a MTV reality series this summer about making her debut album. “It’s a little ’80s, a little ’70s and sort of punk,” she said. And Nick’s 98 Degrees bandmate and brother Drew Lachey is set to make his Broadway debut in ‘Rent’ in September. “We grew up doing musicals,” he explained. “I’m a little nervous, but very confident. It’s gonna be a good time.”
Drew Lachey To Star In ‘Rent’ This Fall
March 29, 2004 – Cindy Adams of The New York Post reports 98 Degrees member Drew Lachey is already set to follow former Spice Girl Mel B in the Broadway play ‘Rent’ come fall.
Drew Lachey Insists 98 Degrees Have NOT Broken Up
March 7, 2002 – Drew Lachey of 98 Degrees posted a message last Thursday on the group’s official site message board to strike down reports that the band have broken up. Drew said, “Hey everybody, I just want to apologize to you all. I didn’t know that we had broken up until I heard it on the radio. If you can’t tell, I’m joking. WE HAVE NOT BROKEN UP. I hope that will clear things up. We are however taking a break like I said before. Many doors have been opened up to us over the past couple of years and we want to take advantage of some of those. Don’t forget that Universal is releasing the ‘Collection’ CD in May. And the single ‘Why’ officially goes to radio on 3/12. We hope we can count on you guys to support this project with as much enthusiasm as you have in the past. Thanks for everything. I hope you like the new stuff. I do.”
Drew Lachey In Car Accident?
December 7, 2001 – Most likely not true but someone on the official message board for 98 Degrees is posting that “a friend” heard on a local radio station that drew got in a car accident and is in like a coma and the group my break up because of this.