Nick Lachey: 98 Degrees Waited 11 Years To Reunite For A Reason

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Nick Lachey revealed why 98 Degrees decided to get back together nearly thirteen years after the release of their last album ‘Revelation’ in comments with On Air with Ryan Seacrest. “We waited eleven years for a reason,” Nick said about the return of Justin Jeffre, Jeff Timmons, Drew Lachey and himself. “We wanted it to be the right time. We wanted everybody to be completely ready. It’s been a blast. We’re having fun doing it. We’re psyched.” Listen to the brief comments via below.

Nick Lachey Discusses ‘The Sing Off’

December 16, 2010 – Nick Lachey talked with TV Guide about the new season of ‘The Sing Off’. The singer talked about the changes this season, having stiffer competition this time, focusing on the competition and not the auditions with the program, whether he’ll be performing on the program, and waiting for a 98 Degrees song to be covered. “Not to take anything away from the first season, because I thought the first season was great, but the talent level this year is just noticeably better,” Lachey said. “Every group from top to bottom is really strong.” The interview video at YouTube has since been removed.

Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo Meet Friends For Drinks

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Nick Lachey and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo met up with friends for drinks while in Miami, Florida on Sunday (February 7) ahead of the Super Bowl at Dolphin Stadium.

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Joe Simpson Crashes Nick Lachey’s Super Bowl Party In Miami

February 8, 2010 – Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo grabbed lunch with friends while in Miami Beach on Thursday (February 4). Pictures from have since been removed.

The couple were in town to host the Super Skins kick-off charity party at Hotel 944 at Eden Roc, which ended up getting crashed by Joe Simpson, the father of Nick’s ex-wife Jessica. “Nick doesn’t know I’m here!” Joe admitted to partygoers as he entered the party early, according to a source who blabbed to OK! magazine. “Joe went up the elevator to the party before Nick, and tried to slip in unnoticed.”

‘Jersey Shore: The Movie’ Starring Nick Lachey As Ronnie

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Sad that the finale of ‘Jersey Shore’ aired the other night? To hold fans over until next season, ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ is presenting ‘Jersey Shore: The Movie’, starring Craig Ferguson, Mila Kunis, Nick Lachey and Tom Lennon. “I got one rule, never fall in love at the Jersey shore,” the former 98 Degrees singer says in the trailer, playing the role of Ronnie. “Unless it’s with someone you really wanna rock, like an Italian. Or a Camaro.”

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‘The Sing Off’ Host Nick Lachey Arrives In LA

December 14, 2009 – Nick Lachey was all smiles as he arrived at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday (December 11). Check out pictures from Zimbio.

The singer is lined up to host NBC’s ‘The Sing Off’, which premieres tonight. As for chances we’ll see a 98 Degrees reunion, Lachey says, “I think there’s always a chance of that. We’ve always kept that door wide open.”

Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Return Home From Paris

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo were photographed landing at Los Angeles International Airport on Sunday (May 24) after a flight in from Paris.

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Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Kiss At Charles de Gaulle

May 25, 2009 – After a short vacation, singer Nick Lachey and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo were photographed kissing while preparing to depart out of Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France on Sunday (May 24) to return to Los Angeles.

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Nick Lachey Has Kind Words For Natasha Bedingfield

May 25, 2009 – Nick Lachey checked in with fans on his blog at MySpace on Monday (May 25), talking about radio concerts, Natasha Bedingfield, and support for his latest single ‘Patience’. The former 98 Degrees member writes:

Hey everybody. I hope this blog finds everyone healthy and happy. Things have been busy for me lately! I’ve been continuing to do radio concerts around the country. I was just in Mexico last week with Mix from Chicago and did an acoustic set with Natasha Bedingfield. It was a lot of fun, I’ve always been a big fan of hers, but I have to say that she sounded better than ever. She’s also on of the nicest people I know in this business. I also have to admit that people from Chicago really know how to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! It was a good time.

Nick Lachey Falls For Jessica Simpson Look-Alike Emily Gimmel

Star magazine reports that in wake of their report Nick Lachey’s relationship with Vanessa Minnillo was in trouble, the singer was spotted chatting up a Jessica Simpson look-alike at the Kentucky Derby Spectacular at Glassworks last weekend. Nick, joined by his brother Drew, quickly spotted curvy blonde and ‘Southern Belles’ star Emily Gimmel.

“She’s a dead ringer for Jessica; I thought Nick’s eyes were going to pop out of his head!” the witness said, adding that Gimmel “was obviously interested too.”

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Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo Attend P.S. Arts Benefit

April 23, 2009 – Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo attended the LA Art and Antique Show benefiting P.S. Arts at Barker Hanger on Wednesday (April 22) in Santa Monica, California. In wake of a Page Six report that Minnillo had broken up with the former 98 Degrees star and had been seen sitting on ‘Disaster Movie’ co-star Matt Lanter’s lap, her rep insisted to X17 the split rumors “are simply not true,” and that the couple is “doing very well.” Watch footage of the couple

Nick Lachey Discusses ‘Coming Up For Air’ With KIIS FM

February 19, 2009 – Nick Lachey sits down for an interview on Paradise Island, talking about his new album 'Coming Up for Air' and new tattoo plansBoy Toy Jesse of KIIS FM caught up with Nick Lachey in Paradise Island the other day, where the pop star talked about his new single ‘Patience’ and album ‘Coming Up for Air’, producing ‘Center Stage’ for MTV, getting “this bum rap that we’re always on vacation”, how part of his job is to be in shape, waiting for something big to get another tattoo, and how he “can’t wait” to become a dad.

“Every album you do, you’re proud of it in a different way,” the former 98 Degrees star said of the new CD, coming out in May. “This album for me, obviously I’m in a different place in life than I was the last time, so it’s reflecting a different kind of chapter in my life.”

Watch the interview below.

Nick Lachey Goes Shirtless For Spins

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Nick Lachey dropped by Elvis Duran’s morning show on Z100 while on Paradise Island on February 13th, talking about his Valentine’s Day plans, being a last-minute gift giver, losing $400 gambling at the Atlantis casino, and how his new single ‘Patience’ is going to be hitting radio, prompting the morning crew ladies to request that the former 98 Degrees star remove his shirt in exchange for them playing the song. After being promised five spins and hearing the chant “take it off”, Nick relented, flexing and even bending over. Watch the interview and strip tease below.

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Nick Lachey Discusses Jessica Simpson Weight Controversy, ‘Idol’ Duet

Nick Lachey visited ‘Access Hollywood’ host Billy Bush’s radio show, talking about the controversy surrouding his ex-wife Jessica Simpson’s weight gain, the story behind their breakup, that story about Jessica’s dad shafting him out of $500,000 on a workout video, wanting to be known for his music rather than a reality show, and teaming up with ‘American Idol’ judge Kara DioGuardi for a duet on the former 98 Degrees singer’s upcoming album, ‘Coming Up For Air’. “She and I wrote it together,” Lachey said. “Initially, just in the studio, we thought, ‘All right, let’s sing it together and then we’ll maybe find someone else to be on it,’ but she did such a great job on it.” Watch highlights of the interview below the cut. (more…)

Football Night Is Date Night For Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo

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People caught up with Nick Lachey in Tampa Bay Friday night, where the former 98 Degrees singer was hosting a kickoff party for his Super Skins Celebrity Golf Tournament. The 35-year-old talked about how great it is his girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo is as much of a sports fan as he is. “In fact, football night often becomes date night, which is a nice combo for me,” the Cincinnati native said. “She’s down to hang out and go to the game. So it’s definitely something we agree on.”

Nick Amazed By Media Buzz About Jessica’s Weight

January 30, 2009 – Nick Lachey tells ‘Extra’ that the media uproar over his ex-wife Jessica Simpson’s weight gain has him shocked. “I wish her nothing but the best, and I hope she’s happy – whatever size that comes in,” the former 98 Degrees star said. “I can’t believe it’s this big of a story and people are making such a huge deal about it. I’m never ceased to be amazed by people’s reactions to things.”

Nick Lachey: I Can’t Be A Serial Dater Like George Clooney

December 17, 2008 – Nick Lachey stopped by the Q92 studios to hang out with Nikolina and some of the Canton, Ohio station’s lucky listeners.

Asked about why he got in a serious relationship with Vanessa Minnillo so soon after his divorce from Jessica Simpson, the former 98 Degrees singer responded, “I can’t be like the Playboy guy. I mean I love George Clooney, I couldn’t be George Clooney. You know, just be like a serial dater. For me, I enjoy – even though my marriage didn’t work out – I enjoy the idea of being married. For me that’s the ultimate goal, to have a family and all.”

Nick also talked about his new album ‘Coming Up For Air’, and his new single off the album ‘Patience’, a cover of the Take That hit. Watch a portion of the interview below.

Jessica Simpson: Nick Lachey Wasn’t The Right One

Jessica Simpson tells Cosmopolitan magazine in a December cover story that her Dallas Cowboys boyfriend Tony Romo is different from the men of her past, including ex-husband Nick Lachey. “Nick will always be a part of my life,” Simpson said of her ex-hubby. “But next time, I’m marrying the right one.”

Simpson also said the idea that she and Romo would marry is definitely a possibility. “I think any person who I’m gonna date for longer than six months, I definitely am investing in something long-term,” she explained. “If I get married again, then it will be the last time.”

Jessica And Ashlee Simpson At Beso

September 4, 2008 – Ashlee Simpson and Jessica Simpson were spotted leaving Beso in Hollywood the other night. Ashlee emerged from the celeb hotspot first, joined by a couple female friends.

After getting to her SUV, the pesky paps hosed her as a restaurant employee pleaded, “C’mon guys, let her drive.” Then Jessica emerged with her hairstylist Ken Paves. They peppered her with questions about Carrie Underwood in an attempt to get a rise out of the newly country singer. Acting a bit like Paris Hilton, Ken put on her new album ‘Do You Know’ as Jessica sang along to it.

Watch the footage via YouTube below.

Jessica Simpson Comments On John Mayer & Tony Romo

July 31, 2008 – Jessica Simpson dresses up in country attire on the September issue of Elle magazine, where the singer discusses her previous relationship with John Mayer, and current one with Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.

“John believed in the Jessica Simpson that’s within,” Simpson said of Mayer. “He cherished our love. He helped make me the woman I am today. John is going to be an amazing man for someone, but I know that I was supposed to be with someone else.”

As for Romo, Simpson remarked, “Most of the guys I dated were captivated by my heart but they had different ways of trying to get to me. Tony understands me. He appreciates my talent. He’s the first person I’ve spiritually connected with. I’m a girl that loves to be in love. I love love!”

Nick Lachey Told Vanessa Minnillo ‘I Love You’ First

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Vanessa Minnillo tells People magazine that her boyfriend Nick Lachey was the first to drop the “L” word to her. “The L-word is not thrown around by men as easily as it is by women, but I didn’t say it first,” the former MTV VJ said. “He’s very loving. We’re very open and vocal.” The 27-year-old added that “what a girl wants more than anything in the world is for their boyfriend to say ‘I love you.'”

Nick Lachey & Jimmy Johnson Promote Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic

January 15, 2008 – Nick Lachey and NASCAR champ Jimmy Johnson promoted their the Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic on ‘The Early Show’ plaza with Dave Price on Tuesday (January 15). The event will to be held in Scottsdale, Ariz. on February 2nd, before Super Bowl XLII. Proceeds will benefit multiple charities, including The Nick Lachey Foundation and The Jimmie Johnson Foundation, both of which are dedicated to assisting children, families and communities in need throughout the United States.

Asked what brought him together with Jimmy, Nick responded, “Well we actually met through some mutual friends a few years ago, and have gotten to know each other pretty good over the last few years. We just thought, what a great opportunity. So many people are at Super Bowl that week, and what a great opportunity to do something great and raise some great money for a good cause.” Watch the segment below.