Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo Celebrate Birthdays At Social

Pop musician Nick Lachey celebrates his birthday with girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo, who was also enjoying her own birthday

Nick Lachey and his girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo, who turned 33 and 26 respectively on Thursday, celebrated their birthday’s Wednesday night at Hollywood hot spot Social. The couple arrived at 11 PM joined by Nick’s brother Drew and AJ Discala, acting very much in love. “Some part of their bodies were touching all night – hand-holding, kissing, hand on the knee,” an insider tells Life & Style magazine. Later in the ladies’ room, Vanessa gushed to a partygoer, “Nick’s just the best. I’m lucky.” The full story at lifeandstylemag.com has since been removed.

Nick Talks With Vegas’ Mix 94.1 FM

November 8, 2006 – Nick Lachey was on the phone with Mark and Mercedes in the morning on Mix 94.1 FM in Las Vegas to promote his shows this weekend at The Luxor. Nick talked about not having his own songs for his ringtone, his brother Drew participating in the ‘Dancing with the Stars’ road show, allowing concertgoers to join him on stage, a shout-out for NickFanatic.com, being the station’s top man crush, going to school with Carmen Electra, and more. The interview at mix941.fm has since been removed.

Nick Visits LA’s KIIS FM

November 8, 2006 – Nick Lachey visited KIIS FM’s ‘On-Air with Ryan Seacrest’ in Los Angeles on Monday (November 6) to talk about his tour. Nick talked about not having a place to live when the tour’s over because his home is being renovated, challenging himself to get into his shows every night, the ‘Newlyweds’ DVD and his regrets doing the program, rumors he’s going to propose to Vanessa Minnillo on their shared birthday – November 9th, and more.

The interview audio at kiisfm.com has since been removed.

Nick Poolside In Tampa

October 23, 2006 – Nick Lachey was videotaped lathering up sunblock and took a photo with a young fan while lounging poolside at his hotel in Tampa, Florida. The handsome former 98 Degrees star relaxed before and after his show at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. The singer apparently checked in on his own and booked a regular room for a rate of $259 a night instead of one of the $1,500 suites available. He was in Tampa until Thursday then continued on to Orlando on his tour. Footage at splash-video.com requires an account.

Nick Lachey Visits DC’s Hot 99.5 FM

Nick Lachey looking scruffy

Nick Lachey was in studio with Hot 99.5 FM in Washington, DC to talk with Toby Knapp. Nick was given a psychological exam of sorts and discussed if he sleeps naked, girls who “dress like skanks” for his concerts, his favorite football team – the Cincinnati Bengals, if he’s in love, and more. Later, Nick surprised girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo on the phone, with the ‘TRL’ host thinking she was being cranked until Nick described what he did to warm up for concerts.

The interview audio at akamai.net has since been removed.

Nick Talks With Phoenix’s 104.7 KISS FM

October 14, 2006 – Nick Lachey was on the phone with Johnjay and Rich of 104.7 KISS FM in Phoenix on Tuesday (October 10) to discuss his Halloween show. Nick discussed what to expect at his show, which he promises will be in costume, as well has his brother Drew’s appearance on ‘Dancing With The Stars’, working with yfly.com, how to get advance copies of movies, his unconfirmed romance with Vanessa Minnillo and trying to keep things private after his experience with ex-wife Jessica Simpson, how to avoid tabloid scrutiny, seeing his buddy Matt Leinert of the Arizona Cardinals when he comes to town, and more.

The interview audio at johnjayandrich.1047kissfm.com has since been removed.

Nick Visits ‘The Late Show’

October 13, 2006 – Nick Lachey visited the Ed Sullivan Theater for a taping of ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Wednesday (October 11) in New York City. Lachey confessed to the talk show host that choosing to do the MTV reality show ‘Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica’ with ex-wife, Jessica Simpson, was a big mistake. “It was among the dumber ideas I think I’ve ever seen executed in history,” Nick admitted. Check out pictures from RexFeatures and GettyImages. Footage at splash-video.com requires an account.

Are Vanessa Minnillo & Jessica Simpson Fighting For Nick Lachey?

Nick Lachey in blue

Jessica Simpson has been calling former husband Nick Lachey repeatedly according to Life & Style magazine, and his attention to Simpson is making Nick’s current squeeze Vanessa Minnillo insecure. “Nick’s getting it from all sides,” a source revealed. “He’s trying to keep both women happy, but he’s stretching himself too thin.”

Nick Lachey Not Worried About Trojans Without Leinart

October 2, 2006 – Nick Lachey counts former USC, current Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart as a pal, but believes the Trojans’ chances are strong even without the presence of his Heisman-winning buddy. “The quarterback position was well-stocked. [John David] Booty’s gonna do a great job,” he tells AOL Music.

The full story at Popeater has since been removed.

Jessica Simpson’s Not So Flattering Official Forum

September 30, 2006 – Jessica Simpson’s official web site’s forum is becoming rather skeptical of the singer in wake slow sales of her new album ‘A Public Affair’. Fans are speculating whether her divorce from Nick Lachey damaged public opinion of the star, her meddling father, or just a bland CD are at fault. One called Simpson “a spoiled daddy’s girl who threw away the best thing to ever happen to her to seek more fame and fortune”, while her father Joe was branded by another as “a weird psycho incestual pimp that would much rather be banging his own daughters, than actually caring for them.”

The forum at jessicasimpson.com has since shut down.

Stomach Bug Delays Jessica Simpson Shoot

September 28, 2006 – The New York Post reports that during a recent shoot for a Direct TV commercial, Jessica Simpson kept everyone waiting for over an hour – due to a stomach bug. Hairdresser and friend Ken Paves was overheard telling people, “Well, what do you want her to do? Sh** her pants?” A rep for the singer denied any physical ailment and said, “there was a minor delay but simply because her voice has not yet healed.”

Vanessa Minnillo Won’t Marry Nick Lachey

September 28, 2006 – ‘Entertainment Tonight’ correspondent and ‘Total Request Live’ co-host Vanessa Minnillo says want to marry a more manly man than her current squeeze Nick Lachey, a friend tells the National Enquirer. “Vanessa wants to wed a real jock,” a friend of the 25-year-old beauty explained. “She was absolutely nuts about New York Yankee star Derek Jeter, and she’s also been linked to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. She grew up a cheerleader and she loves being in the arms of a real athlete.”

Nick Lachey Excited To Perform In Cincinnati

September 17, 2006 – Nick Lachey spoke with AOL Music about his return to his hometown of Cincinnati on September 27th for his first major gig since leaving 98 Degrees. “It’s always exciting to go back and see your hometown,” Lachey said. “There’s an added incentive and added pressure and reward when you go back to your hometown and play live. It’s nerve-wracking and exciting all at the same time.”

The full story at Popeater has since been removed.

Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo At Moonshadows

Jive Records artist Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey was videotaped making a rare public appearance with his new girlfriend MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo at Moonshadows bar and grill in Malibu, California. Vanessa enjoyed a game of hide and seek after spotting a paparazzo by hiding behind her boyfriend for the short walk from the front door to Nick’s nearby $200,000 black 575 Maranello Ferrari. Vanessa sported a simple strapless brown long dress with a large brown leather shoulder bag and brown sandals, while Nick dressed down in a blue striped polo shirt, ripped denim jeans and tan Timberland boots. Footage at splash-video.com requires an account.

Jessica Simpson Wins A Chrysler Crossfire

September 1, 2006 – Nick Lachey tried to win a sports car that ex-wife Jessica Simpson won just 10 minutes later in New York City. Nick was seen walking from the Bryant Park Hotel in New York and getting into the black Chrysler Crossfire car, trying a key he was given to start the engine. Unfortunately for Nick, it failed to start, meaning he had not won the car as part of a special giveaway to celebrities before the MTV Video Music Awards. “No luck, no luck,” he said as he walked away. Just 10 minutes later, his estranged wife Jessica Simpson did the same thing – and she won the car after the engine started. The couple avoided seeing each other inside the hotel, even though they were there at the same time, according to insiders. Pictures are available from RexFeatures.

Nick Lachey On ‘What’s Left Of Me’, TCA Moment With Jessica Simpson

Nick Lachey

Sway of MTV News caught up with Nick Lachey ahead of last night’s Video Music Awards in New York City. Read on for a brief transcript.

Sway: I’m standing next to one of the most familiar faces at this event. You guys all seen him, know him, love him, Nick Lachey. What’s going on?

Nick: What’s up?

Sway: Congratulations.

Nick: Very exciting.

Sway: I always wonder, you took a chance when you made this album, ‘All of Me’ [actually it’s ‘What’s Left Of Me’]. You took your personal emotions and transformed them into lyrics. When you do that, that made you vulnerable. Did you expect this from the crowd?

Nick: The way the fans have responded to this and me being back on the music scene is very overwhelming for me. I’m thankful and blessed to have great fans and to be able to do this.
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Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo In Sweden

Cincinnati singer Nick Lachey

‘Extra’ spotted Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo at the Stockholm Airport Wednesday, where Nick was promoting his new album, as buzz builds that Minnillo could be moving into Lachey’s Los Angeles love nest.

Nick Lachey Talks With Seattle’s KISS 106.1

August 24, 2006 – Nick Lachey was on with Jackie & Bender of KISS 106.1 FM in Seattle on Thursday (August 24). The singer discussed winning Best Love Song at the Teen Choice Awards on Sunday, preparing for a tour and plans to come to Seattle, kissing ‘Charmed’ co-star Alyssa Milano, his first VMA nomination, his bet that his hometown Cincinnati Bengals will have a better record this year than the Seahawks, and more. kiss1061.com has since removed the audio.

Nick’s Awkward TCA Win & Britney’s Awkward Outfit

August 21, 2006 – Nick Lachey took home the choice love song award for his single, ‘What’s Left of Me’ during Sunday night’s Teen Choice Awards. During his acceptance, a clip from his music video ran, showing girlfriend Vanessa Minillo. Onstage Lachey joked, “I just want to start about by saying … awkward? A little bit.” Later, his ex-wife Jessica Simpson, who co-hosted the show with rumored boyfriend Dane Cook, won for choice breakout female star in a movie for ‘The Dukes of Hazzard’. Wrapping up the show was a performance by Kevin Federline, introduced by his wife Britney Spears, who told the crowd: “This show has been very good to me and my career over the years. And I’m hoping that it will be as good to our next performer.”

Nick Lachey And Vanessa Minnillo Romance In Trouble?

August 16, 2006 – Vanessa Minnillo shed few tears when her boyfriend Nick Lachey jetted off to Australia to promote his new album. “She couldn’t wait for Nick to go because things were getting too heavy,” a friend tells Life & Style Weekly, adding that the former 98 Degrees star had began discussing marriage and children. “Vanessa says Nick’s gone overboard expressing his emotions.” But another source argued it was Lachey that wanted time alone.

Lachey & Simpson Fall Victim To Fabricated ‘Size’ Item

August 15, 2006 – A phoney report is making the rounds alleging that Jessica Simpson had unflattering things to say about the size of ex-hubby Nick Lachey’s package. The fabricated, error filled item, posted August 3rd at celebrityfan.net, a new site which has only posted seven stories, all which appear to varying degrees fake, and sourced to “Times magazine” — perhaps they meant Time magazine, though Simpson never made those remarks to Time. The fake item had the ‘Employee Of The Month’ star say, “Nick Lachey didn’t pack too well,” an unlikely full name method of referring to her ex-husband. The item was this morning picked up by the more popular blog ohnotheydidnt, so will likely gain steam.

Nick Lachey Visits Melbourne’s Fox 101.9 FM

August 12, 2006 – Nick Lachey visited Fox 101.9 FM in Melbourne, Australia to appear on the Matt & Jo morning show on Tuesday (August 8). Nick said women in Australia hadn’t been approaching him yet, using one hand to scratch his nuts and the other to style his hair, whether he regrets ‘Newlyweds’, and more. Fox.com.au has since removed the audio.

On TV: Nick Lachey, Hilary Duff, Kelly Clarkson

Pop acts on television this week include a discussion on Britney Spears’ chances of staging a comeback on ‘The Early Show’ this morning; Nick Lachey, who performs on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday; Christina Aguilera, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday and performs on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Wednesday and ‘Good Morning America’ on Friday; Paula DeAnda, who performs with Baby Bash on ‘The Late Late Show’ on Tuesday; Hilary Duff, who visits ‘TRL’ on Tuesday and ‘The Early Show’ on Friday; and on Sunday, the ‘Teen Choice 2006’ will air on FOX at 8 PM ET/PT, featuring Jessica Simpson as co-host and performances by Nelly Furtado, Kelly Clarkson, and with Kevin Federline making his debut TV performance, perhaps an appearance by his heavily pregnant wife Britney Spears.

Yo-Yo’s Day With Nick Lachey

Yo-Yo of Australia’s Hot30 Countdown sailed the Sydney Harbor with Nick Lachey. She wrote afterwards, “Overall the day was a total dream, I even got a kiss on the cheek and I’m certain that it annoyed the other girls that I was the one he chose to plant a wet one on. But I’m not one to rub it in, so I’ll just end by saying that I know in some way or another he wants me bad!” The video at Fox.com.au has since been removed.

Nick Visits ‘Rove Live’

August 10, 2006 – Nick Lachey visited ‘Rove Live’ on Tuesday (August 8) to promote his new album ‘What’s Left Of Me’. Lachey talked with Rove McManus about going to the Melbourne Storm rugby match and how they don’t wear the helmets or padding, crying during sporting matches and “chick flicks”, having songwriting as therapy following his divorce from Jessica Simpson, and more. YouTube has since removed the video.

Nick Mum On Vanessa

August 8, 2006 – In Australia promoting his new album ‘What’s Left of Me’, Nick Lachey refused to confirm to The Herald Sun he is dating ‘Total Request Live’ host Vanessa Minnillo. The pair have been photographed together over the past few months. “I’ve known Vanessa for three years now. We met judging a beauty pageant,” Lachey said. “But I will not comment on my personal life. I won’t make that same mistake twice.”

Nick Discusses Music And Jessica

August 8, 2006 – Nick Lachey, best known as the ex-husband of superstar Jessica Simpson, is in Australia to promote his new album ‘What’s Left of Me’, which has already sold half a million copies. Nine’s ‘Today’ entertainment correspondent Richard Wilkins caught up with Nick in Melbourne to chat about his work, his ex-wife and his boy band past. The interview video at MSN.com has since been removed.

While Nick’s Away, Vanessa Will Play

August 6, 2006 – While her boyfriend Nick Lachey was off in Australia on a promotional tour, MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo celebrated a girlfriend’s birthday at Pure in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas on Saturday night (August 5). Watch extensive footage of Minnillo lip-synching the hits at splash-video.com, which requires an account.

Colin & Jamie Grill Vanessa About Nick

July 28, 2006 – Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell grilled ‘Entertainment Tonight’ correspondent Vanessa Minnillo about her boyfriend Nick Lachey — without mentioning the former 98 Degrees star’s name, while Vanessa tried to return the conversation to ‘Miami Vice’. et.tv.yahoo.com has since removed the video.

Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo Kiss In Front Of Jessica Simpson

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.

Jessica Simpson’s Last Attempt To Reconcile With Nick Lachey

Star magazine reports Jessica Simpson made a final attempt to reconcile with Nick Lachey before their divorce was made final. “Nick reminded her that it was she not him who initiated the divorce,” a source explained. “It wasn’t an easy conversation Jess was very emotional. But Nick was relieved when he got word the divorce had been finalized. It’s easy to see why.”

Nick And Jessica’s Divorce Final

July 12, 2006 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “I have some sad news. It’s official — Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are now officially divorced. Jessica said today she’s just happy to be a virgin again.”

Is Vanessa’s Romance With Nick Damaging Her Career?

July 12, 2006 – Sources tell Star magazine that Vanessa Minnillo was suspended for more than a week from her ‘Total Request Live’ co-hosting duties because of her high profile romance with Nick Lachey. Meanwhile, ‘Entertainment Tonight’ warned Minnillo that dating a celeb was unacceptable for an interviewer. Minnillo rep countered to The New York Daily News: “The information is incorrect. She’s in Los Angeles now for ‘ET’. She’s been off MTV recently due to vocal rest and vacation days. And as long as I’ve worked with Vanessa, I’ve never experienced a single moment of diva behavior.”

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