Monday, September 29, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Singer and songwriter Nick Lachey and Cincinnati Bell made a generous contribution to Cincinnati Public Schools.
Lachey and CBTS, a division of Cincinnati Bell, donated $150,000 to support local school arts and sports programs.
The School for Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA), Lachey’s alma mater, will share $75,000 of the contribution with the VH1 Save the Music Foundation.
SCPA will use the funds to support the school’s renowned artistic programs, including drama, dance, creative writing, music, visual arts, and technical theater.
Saturday, September 27, 2008
It's finally been found. The old Subermarine commercial that Jeff did years ago.
Jeff's uploaded 17 new songs...Follow the link to listen!! There pretty darn good!
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Monday, September 22, 2008
Sunday, September 21, 2008
So do you want to Nick Lachey get the Byung-Hyun Kim treatment on the mound at Cheney Stadium?
Or do you want to see a trio of newspaper hacks swing for the fences and fall to the dirt?
Either way, it's for a good cause.
Lachey is heading to Tacoma this weekend to headline a celebrity softball game at Cheney on Sunday. It's one event during an entire weekend of fundraising for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Tacoma General Hospital.
But, really, enough about Nick. I'm sure you're really coming out to watch your three TNT staffers hard at work: Ryan "I'm one of three people from Montana who knows what a baseball is" Divish, Doug "I'm gonna play in a sweater vest" Pacey and yours truly -- Scott "I played an entire season of Little League and got one hit" Fontaine.
First pitch is at 10:30 a.m. General admission tickets are $15.
And remember: It's for the kids.
Click below to read the press release.
It’s that time of year when celebrities converge on Cheney Stadium all in the name of raising funds for a great cause. This Sunday, September 21st, Rainiers Co-Owner Nick Lachey will once again headline the Multicare Celebrity Softball Game presented by Windermere Professional Partners that will help raise money for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Tacoma General Hospital. Last year, a weekend of events helped raise more than $750,000 for the NICU and MultiCare Health Foundation.
“I’m excited to get back up to Cheney Stadium and once again, take part in the Celebrity Softball Game,” said Lachey. “This is always a great event and besides having loads of fun, we’re hoping to raise a lot of money for a great cause.”
Fans will have a chance to catch Lachey, fellow celebrities, and local media representatives Sunday morning at 10:30 a.m. when the softball game kicks-off. Among the celebrities currently signed up for the game are Cris Judd, Jeff Nelson, and Aimee Wright. But you do not need to wait until Sunday to lock up your tickets to the game.
Tickets to the softball game are already available online (TacomaRainiers.com & TacomaCelebrityWeekend.org.) Box Seats (which include a barbeque, parking, a special gift, and designated seat in field/row box) are available for $40. General admission tickets can be purchased for $15.
“The celebrity softball game has become a great annual event and an amazing fundraiser,” said Michael Shields, Director of Special Events and Corporate Relations for MultiCare Health System. “Having Nick and all the celebrities out there helps raise awareness about the importance Tacoma General’s NICU plays in our community.”
To learn more about the Multicare Celebrity Softball Game presented by Windermere Professional Partners or to check Rainiers Box Office hours go to www.tacomarainiers.com or call at 253-752-7700.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
'Beans, Beans the Musical ... Vegetable!'
Rewrite the Classic Chant to Explain Beans are a Vegetable, Not a Fruit!
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- "Beans, beans the musical
fruit ..." For years, children have recited this memorable schoolyard
chant. In fact, 3 out of 4 adults recognize the classic bean chant(1). But
most people don't realize something is amiss in the lyrics. Beans are a
vegetable, not a fruit!
Spread the Word: Beans are a Veggie!
This catchy chant likely has influenced the way people think about
beans. Surprisingly, only a quarter of Americans(2) correctly identify
beans as a vegetable. It's finally time to dispel this myth and help
families get their kids to eat more veggies.
People are invited to submit a video remix of the classic chant and
convey in their entry that beans are a vegetable. Families, friends or
colleagues can upload their videos to BeanChant.com from Sept. 12 through
Dec. 12, 2008.
One grand prize winner will be awarded $5,000 and a trip for four to
perform the winning chant at a Times Square event in New York City on Feb.
18, 2009. The event will be hosted by Drew Lachey, multi-platinum recording
artist, Broadway star, TV host, champion of "Dancing with the Stars," bean
fan and dad.
Lachey wrote his own version of the bean chant to kick off the Magical
"Beans, beans have protein to spare
Call them a fruit? I won't even dare
They're a veggie that makes you grow up big and strong
And with beans on the table, your meal can't go wrong"
Five semifinalist entries will be chosen and posted at BeanChant.com
from Dec. 29, 2008 through Jan. 23, 2009, giving everyone a chance to vote.
The American public, along with Lachey, will help select the grand prize
winner by voting for their favorite semi-finalist.
Beans: The Versatile Vegetable
The Magical Veggie Challenge, sponsored by Beans. The Vegetable with
More campaign, was created to help parents who are missing an easy solution
to the veggie dilemma. Beans(3), such as kidney and garbanzo, have more
protein and fiber than any other vegetable, are convenient and have a great
taste that kids love. In fact, 4 out of 5 kids say they like beans(4).
"I became involved with the Magical Veggie Challenge so I could share
the benefits of beans with other parents," explains Lachey. "In my family,
we've found that beans go well with a wide variety of ingredients and
they're easy to add to pastas and soups."
To find more information and to view contest rules, visit
About The Vegetable with More(R) Campaign
The Beans. The Vegetable with More campaign was created by Bush
Brothers & Company to help Americans achieve the USDA's recommendation of 3
cups of beans and other legumes per week by communicating not only that
beans are listed in the vegetable group of MyPyramid (as well as the meat &
beans group), but beans(3) also have more protein and fiber than any other
vegetable. In addition to telling moms about the unique benefits of beans,
the campaign shows families how to incorporate more beans in their diet.
Founded in 1908, Bush Brothers & Company is based in Knoxville, Tenn.
Best known for their Baked Beans, Bush's also offers more than 30 varieties
of canned beans including kidney, pinto and black and other canned
vegetables. Bush Brothers & Company is still family owned and operated,
working for the same ideals that were set forth by A.J. Bush nearly 100
years ago -- ensuring the highest quality and best taste can be found in
all their products. Bush's sells one-third of all canned beans in the U.S.,
making it the top bean brand in the country.
(1) Strategy One, 2008, on behalf of the makers of Bush's(R) Beans.
National online study among 1,018 adults who have purchased beans in
the past three months.
(2) Millward Brown, 2008, on behalf of the makers of Bush's(R) Beans.
(3) And legumes. Source: USDA Food and Nutrient Database for Dietary
Studies (2.0) based on combined grams of fiber and protein for
Reference Amount Customarily Consumed.
(4) Impulse Research, 2007, on behalf of the makers of Bush's(R) Beans.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
We've been speculating for a bit whether Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are as on as they say they are, but all seemed to be OK this weekend when we chatted with 'Ness at the Pink Party. I'm sure you'll sleep much better tonight knowing this information.
Now, when we first ran into V at the charity soiree, she was a bit hesitant to chat. "You guys don't like me very much," she cautiously stated. Who, moi? That's not the case doll, I'm just a little indifferent toward ya. And since you were quite sweet and chatted with us, regardless, you're so moving up in the A.T. book, darling.
Oh, and earlier in the day, Nick-babe was spotted sporting his Trojan colors as he tailgated and got pumped for USC to take on Ohio State in their first home game. He was looking yummy in a manly man kind of way as he cheered inside for his fave team with his boys. This has nothing to do with anything, really, other than a nice visual of the totally doable shorty, we admit.
But when we told V that Nick's beloved Trojans killed it on the football field, she looked pleased and piped, laughing, "So I'll get some good voicemails; he'll be happy." So you and Nick are all good then? "Absolutely...he just had his event in New York for Feeding America...I'm so proud of him. He's taking time now to play today and support his Trojans, and now I have my night of this."
Ms. M, as if you cared, was accompanied by her friend Corinne, who is on the upcoming season of Survivor. This fundraiser for women's cancer research hit home for V.M. because her gal pal found a lump in one of her breasts when she went through a routine checkup. "Nobody is invisible to it...They're our moms, grandmothers, sisters, friends...that's why it's so important." You sure got that right, sister.
LOS ANGELES - An electric night of skating and music performances will culminate under the lights of the Galen Center on the University of Southern California campus in Los Angeles. This one-time only event is in celebration of the performers' families, as the featured artists give a heartfelt dedication to their loved ones for the care and devotion that shaped their lives and athletic careers. This live show takes place on Friday, Oct, 3, 2008, and will be nationally televised Nov. 16, 2008, on NBC, shortly before World Children's Day® at McDonald's, an annual global fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC) and other children's causes.
Pop star Nick Lachey, current TV personality and previously the lead singer of boy band 98 Degrees, will perform live at this special Disson Skating music and skating production.
The event will be promoted in Los Angeles by acclaimed global concert producer, Danny O'Donovan. The world-class cast of skaters includes 2006 Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen, two-time (2007-08) U.S. champion Evan Lysacek, 2008 U.S. champion Mirai Nagasu, 2006 world and 2007 U.S. champion Kimmie Meissner, 2008 world champion Jeffrey Buttle, two-time (2004, '06) U.S. pair champion Rena Inoue and John Baldwin, five-time (2004-04) U.S. ice dancing champions Tanith Belbin and Ben Agosto, 2007 U.S. silver medalist Ryan Bradley and 2007 U.S. bronze medalist Alissa Czisny.
Lachey's super-stardom as pop singer and TV personality began as the writer and front-man of the boy band 98 Degrees, selling 10 million albums worldwide and charting several top-40 hits. His solo album "What's Left of Me" was certified gold and topped the Billboard 200 charts at No. 2. His on-screen endeavors include the TV series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, with then wife, pop star Jessica Simpson, as well as directing the Cincinnati Choir that won the NBC reality competition Clash of the Choirs. He currently hosts the ABC reality show, High School Musical.
Lachey will lend the power and grace of his voice as these top figure skaters perform their routines with athletic prowess and skillful mastery. Included in this musical line-up are special guests Almost Amy, consisting of two professional dancers from the hit TV series, Dancing with the Stars -- Mark Ballas and Derek Hough. Ballas won the 2008 show with partner Kristi Yamaguchi.
These are not my pictures. Nor do I know these girls. I found them randomly while I was browsing flickr and of course there of Nick So I am sharing!! :) Wish I could have been there!! I always forget that he's good friends with Jimmie....