Saturday, August 22, 2015

98 Degrees Reunite To Help Nick Lachey Celebrate the Season Finale of Big Morning Buzz Live

Drew and Nick Lachey host watch party for debut of A&E reality TV show 'Lachey's: Raising the Bar'


Yet Another Reason to Love Nick Lachey

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 We have one more reason to love the Lacheys. Yesterday, Toys “R” Us released its annual Toy Guide for Differently-Abled Kids and we couldn’t be happier that Nick was featured on this year’s cover. Growing up with a special needs brother, Nick is dedicated to showing love and respect to all kids—especially his son Camden, 2, and daughter Brooklyn, 8 months. Parents chatted with the singer about raising respectful children, how he keeps his loves close to his heart, and the potential for another album(!).
P: How much does it mean to you to be on the cover of the Toys “R” Us special guide, particularly having a brother on the spectrum?
NL: I was very honored. The shoot was a real treat. I got to spend the afternoon with four fantastic kids and their families. As someone who grew up with a brother who has Asperger’s and is a special needs child, I feel like I got to see firsthand that there needs to be some considerations. This guide is a perfect resource. Whether you’re a family member or a caregiver or a friend of the family who is wondering what to get for a birthday party you can make sure you’re getting something that is good for that child.
P: Our culture has recently made strides to be more inclusive—to show special needs kids with typically developing children. What in your mind do we need to do to continue that forward progress?
NL: I think it’s about understanding and it’s about inclusion to use your word. I think the worst thing for a kid is to feel like they’re different or feel like they don’t belong. What’s great about this guide is these are all toys they can play with alongside their siblings or their friends. These kids may learn in a different way but they’re still a part of families and still a part of classrooms and we need to make sure they feel that way.

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P: How do you plan to teach Camden and Brooklyn to be accepting and look past differences between themselves and other children?
NL: My parents were always very good about emphasizing that no matter who you come in contact with—no matter their race, their status in the economy, whether they are special needs—everyone is deserving of being treated with respect. That’s something we teach Camden and we’ll teach Brooklyn. Camden thankfully has been able to spend the last year in school and when you’re put into a school you’re automatically thrust into a situation where you’re around so many different types of kids. It’s been great for him to learn that everyone is deserving of being treated with respect. When you’re a 2-year-old that means don’t put your hands on them, you share your toys with them. Those lessons are good to teach at any age.
P: You recently opened Lachey’s Bar with your brother and he has two kids. What is the cousin dynamic like?
NL: It’s really cool. His youngest is a boy and my oldest is a boy. Huddy’s 5 and Camden’s almost 3, and Drew and my age separation was about 2 years and 9 months so they’re roughly the same gap that he and I were. It’s fun to watch their dynamic. They’re at the point now where they can run around together and have fun together. And his oldest is 9, so she’s getting into babysitting age. The biggest thing about moving back to Cinci, at least part time, and having houses next to each other is a chance to get those cousins together all the time and spend time together.
P: Even though Camden is your oldest it’s almost like he has an older sibling.
NL: It really is. Huddy is the first one to knock him to the ground and whoop up on him a little bit, which I’m sure I did to Drew growing up. Drew’s getting his little semblance of revenge here, next generation.
P: You travel a lot living in Cincinnati part-time, but in New York for “Big Morning Buzz.” What do you do to carry a bit of your family with you wherever you go?
NL: With technology it’s easier. When I was in New York I would wake up at 5:45 in the morning and click on the baby monitor and watch my kids sleeping. Whether it’s getting my makeup done and watching Camden while he’s sleeping or saying goodnight to him with Facetime, singing him to sleep, those things make it easier to be away. It still is hard, but it makes it a little easier to stomach. I have a dog tag that Vanessa gave me with Camden’s birthdate on it and now with Brooklyn’s birthdate on it. That’s my little symbol that they’re always with me. That’s why I always wear it.
P: You released “A Father’s Lullaby” for Camden about a year after he was born and you said you don’t want to play favorites, so is there anything in the works for Brooklyn?
NL: I’m getting pressure from home and now on the phone! Gotta get this going. Let’s be honest and I’ve thought about it. Nothing imminently planned but it would be something cool to do so maybe I’ll have to get on that.
P: Is there a song when you are with her that seems to soothe her?
NL: It’s funny because I’ve gotten so used to singing the song I wrote for Cam called “Sleepy Eyes” and I sing it to him every night to this day and I’ve already handed it down to her. I feel like maybe I’ve given her the raw end of the deal. I might have to write her her own, to your point.
P: I think just hearing dad’s voice is probably nice.
NL: You like to think that if no one else in the world wants to hear you sing your kids still do. But no matter where you are in your career, that’s the concert that matters the most: the one at the crib.
P: Now that you have two, how do you hope to cultivate closeness between Camden and Brooklyn and minimize rivalries?
NL: Maybe I’m overly hopeful with this but I feel given the fact that he’s a boy and she’s a girl the rivalry thing will be less so than if they were both girls or both boys. At least that’s my hope. I’ve already started to tell Camden, “You always protect your little sister you want to look out for your sister.” I think that as family it’s all about love and respect. They’re gonna be kids. They’re gonna hit each other and steal each other’s toys and that’s sort of part of the fun of it in a sick way. At the end of the day, if you as a family teach respect, that will trickle down to the next generation.
P: What’s one thing you want to do as a family before summer is done?
NL: We were fortunate to take a vacation to the beach so that was nice. We talked about going to Disneyland. Camden’s very much into Mickey Mouse clubhouse He’s at the age now where he really would have a blast with it. So we may see Disney on the agenda before we get back into the fall.



Friday, August 21, 2015

Nick and Vanessa Lachey Arrive at LAX 7/7/15

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2015 MLB All-Star Legends And Celebrity Softball Game

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Nick Lachey Visits 'Fox & Friends'

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Nick Lachey: “Great Ride” of Fatherhood Is “Just Starting” — Exclusive

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Nick Lachey With Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” Contest

There’s a lot going on in Nick Lachey’s life these days. Not only is the 98 Degrees singer father to two of the world’s cutest kids, but he also has his hands full with a new business. Nick and his brother Drew Lachey have opened a bar/restaurant in their hometown of Cincinnati named Lachey’s Bar and the entire process was captured by cameras for A&E’s reality show of the same name.

Wetpaint recently caught up with Nick while he was promoting the Lay’s “Do Us a Flavor” Contestand got the scoop on his new series, how well 6-month-old daughter Brooklyn is fitting in with mom Vanessa Lachey and 3-year-old brother Camden, and if there are any plans for baby number three!

Wetpaint: We’re excited to see you back on TV with Lachey’s Bar. What can you tell us the show?

Nick Lachey: It really covers the whole ride from conceptualizing it, planning it, designing it, opening it, and, ultimately, running it. We’re two guys who don’t really know much about the bar business and it was an eye-opening experience for us. We’re really excited to share that with the TV audience as we go through this thing.
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Don’t they say you should never mix business with family?

Drew and I obviously worked together over the years in many different capacities be it 98 Degrees or another reality project so he and I are best friends and we have a good working relationship. But it is stressful because you certainly don’t want to lay an egg, as they say, in your hometown — especially when your family’s name is attached to it. We took it very seriously and that’s why we tried to be as involved as we could from beginning to end with every decision because we wanted to really respect who we are and what our vision was for the place.

How is being a dad to your daughter Brooklyn different than being a dad to Camden?

There’s just a connection a father has with a daughter that’s different from a son. I love them the same and there’s certainly not any more love there but it’s different; it’s a different connection that you have with a little girl. It’s exciting for me to experience that and all that comes with that. They’re both incredible, amazing kids and we’re truly blessed to have two great kids. It’s been a fun ride and it’s only just starting. There’s a lot more great stuff ahead with both of them.
What’s Brooklyn’s latest milestone?

She’s just the happiest kid, that’s the first thing I’ll say about her. She just smiles and laughs. She’s a super strong kid and can stand already. It also helps too when they have an older sibling and the younger one looks up to [him]. If Camden’s around then Brooklyn just stares at him and watches what he’s doing. She’s already starting to take cues from her big brother.

Do you and Vanessa have any plans for a third child?

No plans. You never know where that’s going to end up sometimes but right now we’re very happy with the two we have.