USO Hosts Free Hollywood Concert For Service Members

Contributed by jessfan:

From WASHINGTON –The USO is hosting a May 10 “Salute to the Troops” concert, free for service members and their families, at the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex in the heart of Hollywood. The outdoor concert in Babylon Court will be hosted by actor Tom Arnold and feature performances by veteran USO tour performer Nancy Sinatra, pop singer and Nick Lachey, former vocalist with the group 98 Degrees.

The two-hour concert begins at 3 p.m.; gates will open at 2 p.m. The Babylon Court in The Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex is located at 6801 Hollywood Boulevard. Limited seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis, and Department of Defense identification cards are required for those who wish to be seated. Dress for the seating area will be military uniforms for military personnel.

Known for her 1966 #1 hit ”These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” Sinatra’s upcoming release re-teams her with long-time collaborators Lee Hazlewood and Billy Strange. She currently is on an East Coast tour. Jessica Simpson, who released her debut album “Sweet Kisses” in 1999, also is a USO tour veteran. Nick Lachey is currently pursuing a solo career and will debut his album later this year.

The USO is hosting the event in partnership with Larry Post, chairman of MW Post advisory group, a money management firm. The event also is sponsored by the Hollywood & Highland Entertainment Complex, along with USO World Partners, Anheuser-Busch, AT&T, BAE SYSTEMS, Clear Channel Worldwide, Coca-Cola, PricewaterhouseCoopers, S&K Sales Company, USAA Foundation, VFW and The Walt Disney Company.

Jessica Simpson’s Message Board Mod Asks Fans For Help

April 25, 2003 – Contributed by famefan:

Recognizing the demise of fan sites as well as Sony’s lack of involvement in promoting Jessica, A Jess Friend, one of the moderators of Jessica Simpson’s official message board posted this challenge to the fans.

Nick Lachey On WBLI

April 11, 2003 – Steve and Maria of WBLI FM in Long Island spoke with 98 Degrees star Nick Lachey on Thursday (April 10). Nick talked about his upcoming show in Long Island, plans for a duet with his wife Jessica Simpson, dealing with their careers while keeping their marriage strong, and the status of 98 Degrees. He says the group is “definitely still together” and they’re just taking a break to focus on their own lives. Nick says he’s happy to be married and says it was Jess who broke up with him, and he thinks it was a good idea at the time, giving her time to see what was out there.

Audio at has since been removed.

Nick And Jessica To Be Featured In MTV Reality Show

March 29, 2003 – Entertainment Weekly reports and her husband Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees are scheduled to be featured in a new MTV reality show where they’ll profile the couple’s marriage. “It’s a look into the lives of Jessica and I — our daily life and our professional life,” Lachey said. “It’s definitely an adjustment I’m going to have to make. There’s going to have to be a line drawn – what we’re willing to have the audience see.” Jessica added with a bit more enthusiasm, “It’s going to be awesome! People are going to get to see us as a couple – how normal we are and how normal we are not. We’re homeymooners, so we’re thinking about calling it either ‘The Newlyweds’, or ‘The Honeymooners’.”

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