Thursday, May 28, 2009
BY Richard Huff
DAILY NEWS TV EDITOR
Thursday, May 28th 2009, 8:26 AM
"It really helps you gauge everything in life," Lachey says. "There, you're dealing with life and death on a daily basis. Now, just being able to realize what's not life and death helps you deal with every situation."
And it also comes into play now, with his job as host of HGTV's "$250,000 Challenge," a competition series launching Sunday at 10 p.m. that pits five families in a home remodeling challenge.
"I did it at such a young age," Lachey, 32, says of his run as an EMT with Metropolitan Ambulance. "It helped mold me into the adult I became. For me, it kept me grounded."
A former boy-band member with brother Nick in 98 Degrees, Lachey has successfully transitioned from EMT to singer, to Broadway actor, and now into a television personality.
He got his TV start by winning the second season of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars," which led to filling in as a host on that show, then hosting "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann." An appearance on HGTV's "Summer Showdown" last year led to getting the "$250,000 Challenge."
"I never really envisioned myself as a host," Lachey says. "It was never something I was aiming for. It wasn't in my wheelhouse. It's something that's naturally happened. Honestly, I'm glad it did."
Lachey admits that it wasn't easy figuring out what to do after 98 Degrees broke up in 2002.
"It's very difficult, honestly," he says of the transition. "I was sitting home for a while after 98 Degrees. I was trying to find out what the next thing was. It really is hard to make a transition into the next phase of your career, especially when you're pigeonholed into the boy-band thing."
Thought it wasn't his initial calling, he has found a home as a host.
"I think being a host is a very underrated position," Lachey says. "You look at some of the biggest hosts on television - Ryan Seacrest, Tom Bergeron, Howie Mandel - they dictate the feel of the show. ... If you're fun, and upbeat, and joking around, that's what the feel of the show will be."
With "$250,000 Challenge," it helps that Lachey is a do-it-yourselfer, too. He and his family only stay in a home a couple of years, and once they're done renovating, they move on.
"I somewhat know what I'm doing and I have all of my fingers, still, at this time," he says.
His days as a working EMT are behind him, he says, although he has not tossed his EMT workbook and still dabbles in it around the house.
"It always seems," he says of friends and family, "whenever something happens, I'm the first one they call."
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Jeff is featured in this Video
Jeff probably won't have these up for to long so go HERE now!! You can catch
*Can You Imagine This*
*Turn You Out*
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Monday, May 25, 2009
FROM THE BLOG *CHOCOLATE, KNIVES & NUETRALITY
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo
You get all dressed up and it's like, 'This is it?' ' Lachey remembers.
By Jocelyn Vena, with reporting by Matt Elias
It's May — you know what that means. It's getting warm, the flowers are blooming and the time-honored tradition of prom is back again. So get your corsages, turn up the cheesy music and fuel the limos, because this week we're catching up with your favorite stars and helping them relive their favorite prom memories.
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo seem to have had very different prom experiences back in high school. Minnillo, who grew up all over the country as an Army brat, had a full-on glamorous prom experience, while Lachey, who grew up in Cincinnati, had a more low-budget prom night.
"I always feel like prom was fun, but it was always a little bit of a let-down from all the anticipation and all the butterflies," Lachey told MTV News. "You get all dressed up and it's like, 'This is it?' I didn't spring for a limo. I took a rusted-out Toyota — that's how we did it in Cincinnati."
Meanwhile, Minnillo's aggravation came from having to hear her date complain about spending a lot of money to take her to the prom. "The guy wastes a lot of money," she recalled. "I had to hear about it. 'I spent money on the limo, money on dinner' ... I'm like, 'The whole point of prom is to have a good time.' "
Despite her date's complaining, she did call him out on being a bit stingy on the limo rental. "It was a six-person limo," she said. "And it had 12 of us in it!"
Friday, May 15, 2009
Nick Lachey called Jeff and Jenn's Hollywood Hotline today! Check out his interview here!!
Singer Nick Lachey, left, and television personality Vanessa ...
It's wedding time! Rather than give Lucas any advice, Nathan just asks Lucas to remember whatever he said before his wedding to Lindsey. Things also go bad as Nathan hits on the minister and the maid of honor calls a woman in the audience a skank.
Haley's ministering skills suck as she makes a bad joke about Peyton being knocked up before following Peyton's advice and using song lyrics to fill in the gaps, saying that "every rose has its thorn" and "every cowboy sings a sad, sad song." Peyton is mortified that Poison lyrics are being used in her wedding ceremony.
Haley pulls it together by taking out an old note Lucas wrote that said "Peyton Sawyer will be Peyton Scott" back when they were kids. They give their vows and cry and Haley pronounces them man and wife.
After the wedding, Brooke goes straight to the recording studio to recruit Nick Lachey as her date to the reception. At the reception, Lucas tries to get Julian to admit he only brought Movie Brooke to make Real Brooke jealous. Speaking of jealousy, Brooke shows up with Nick Lachey on her arm, and in keeping with the rules of Tree Hill, Nick Lachey introduces himself using his full name.
Movie Brooke is super excited to see Nick Lachey and certain that he and the real Brooke will have slutty wedding sex. Julian doesn't care about some reject from Dancing with the Stars. Movie Brooke knows that it was Nick Lachey's little brother Drew was on DWTS, so Julian figures Nick must be the guy from the MTV reality show Laguna Beach. In a brilliant in-joke, Chase (played by Laguna Beach's
At their table, Movie Brooke talks Nick Lachey's ear off about how much she loved his brother on DWTS. Julian returns after hanging out with his friends, his group of guys, his band of boys, or his boy band, as it were. Oh yes, he's going there. Julian then thinks it's getting hot, almost 98 degrees.
And then we cut to Julian holding a bag of ice to his bruised head. Guys in Tree Hill love punching him, and the saddest part is that Julian was actually a fan of 98 Degrees.
Mia gets to perform a special song she wrote just for the bride, and even though the doctors said she shouldn't, Peyton forces Lucas to dance with her or else she'll go ask Julian. They're soon followed by all the other couples: Nathan and Haley, Mouth and Millie, Skills and Miss Lauren, Brooke and Nick Lachey and Julian and Movie Brooke.
Haley gets an itch and pulls Nathan into the women's bathroom for...SLUTTY WEDDING SEX! Congratulations to everyone who had Nathan and Haley in their slutty wedding sex pool. There's some mildly slutty behavior outside as Brooke and Julian make out with their respective dates to make each other jealous.
After Nick Lachey's role is done, he takes off, fully aware that he was being used for the sake of jealousy. However, before taking off, Nick Lachey also points out that Julian is obviously still into Brooke. It's true, because Julian comes up and asks Brooke to either dance with him or tell him she loves him.
That night, Julian gets drunk and visits Clothes Over Bros to find Brooke. Instead, he meets Victoria, and using his own parentla issues, he tells her that he's in love with Brooke Davis, and when she finally comes around, Victoria will have two choices: be nicer to her daughter or never see her again. Who would've guessed at the start of this season that Julian would be so awesome.
Jamie is having problems with Skills and Miss Lauren's relatioship, but Skills talks him out of it. Before leaving, Miss Lauren suggests she and Skills take Jamie's leash for some slutty wedding sex of their own. That is one nasty elementary school teacher. Equally nasty are Nick Lachey and Movie Brooke who have slutty wedding sex of their own, only she's fantasizing about Drew and he's fantasizing about the real Brooke.
The evening concludes with Lucas taking Peyton back to their place, decorated in candles and flowers. He goes outside to prep the newly renovated Comet, but inside, Peyton starts bleeding and when Lucas returns, she's unconscious.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Written by: Ashley Strawbridge
Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo support Prejean
Despite what some people think, Miss California, Carrie Prejean is getting support from some of Hollywood’s big stars.
Nick Lachey and girlfriend, Vanessa Minnillo feel as though it was only right that Prejean kept her crown.
According to reports Lachey said, “"Of course she should have kept her crown. This is what makes America America," and continues to say "Everyone's entitled to their opinion, and you should be able to say your opinion and not be criticized or penalized for it."
He also commented on why people shouldn’t be mad at her comment on her beliefs about marriage. If they asked her what she thinks about gay marriage, they couldn’t expect to hear what was politically correct.
Not everyone is like that.
So although most did not agree with what she said, some are saying that she had every right to say what she did. If she could not say that, then what would be the purpose of our first amendment rights?
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Yesterday Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo made another rare appearance together at the vet's office, where they took Vanessa's dog Wookie. As we previously reported, the couple's denied any break-up rumors, but are they just sticking it out for the sake of the pup? We certainly hope it was nothing more than a checkup!
Friday, May 8, 2009
That was fast! One week after Star's report that Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo's three-year relationship had hit the breaking point, Nick stepped out as a single man at a series of bashes for the Kentucky Derby.
In the May 18 issue of Star, on sale now, we report that Nick stormed the Louisville party scene, looking for a little loving — and got it!
Nick and his brother, Drew, arrived at the Derby Spectacular at Glassworks on May 2 at 1:15 a.m. And while Nick's ex-wife, Jessica Simpson, tells June's Vanity Fair, "I have not spoken to him in years," it seems Nick can't get her off his brain. An eyewitness tells Star that Nick immediately zeroed in on curvy blonde Emily Gimmel, star of SOAPnet's new reality series, Southern Belles.
"She's a dead ringer for Jessica; I thought Nick's eyes were going to pop out of his head!" As Nick, 35, chatted with the 24-year-old stunner, "he was making it clear he was into her," the eyewitness adds. "Emily laughed, flipped her hair and flirted up a storm. She was obviously interested too."
After two hours huddled together, Nick and Emily exchanged numbers — and a huge hug.
But that's not all the action Nick got. The night before, he kissed another young hottie at the club Prime!What happened between Nick and the hottie at Prime? What did he say when he was asked about Vanessa? Pick up the new issue today for the full story.
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Thursday, May 7, 2009
We've got all the stars at the Kentucky Derby! Paris Hilton & BF, Drew & Nick Lachey, Danica Patrick & Eli Manning at Barnstable Brown Gala. At the Mint Jubilee we caught Marg Helgenberger, Mekhi Phifer, Valerie Bertinelli. Plus more!
A few new songs can be found HERE on myspace...There Rough drafts..But they sound pretty good so far...
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
So for those of you that tuned in tonight to the Caribbean Radio Show to here Jeff live it was a blast. Hearing Jeff interact with you guys!! :) How fun was that? Thanks Amy for pulling that all together & letting us be a part of it...
Many of us really was not sure what to say like me. Stumbling over my words. lol..Honestly I dont even remember what I said. Which is crazy. I know Jeff. I consider him a friend in some way.
But I called in & got the wrong number at first! That went well. lol...Then I got the right number and it didnt even ring. Bam I was on and talking to Jeff. For some reason they thought i was Trixi or Daisy from Boston...lmao. Jeff asks what cities I am close to & of course Im about 13 hours from Boston. Had I been there I would have been at Ddub aka Donnie Wahlbergs party last night...
So I said Jeff this is Vicious. (don't ask. If you know me in person you will understand) and a light went off in his head!
Somehow along the way Going on a Cruise with Jeff Timmons was brought up. How kool would that be if we could all meet up for a few days. Get some Sun, here some Jeff tunes & hangout with other Friends!!
The podcast will be available in just a few days & I seriously cannot wait to hear it myself. Because it all happened so fast its just a Blur...
as 4 the Cruise. Only time will tell. But this chick here <===== Is off to get in shape!!!! And recruiting my new found New Kis on the Block girls into Jeff fans while I'm at it!! Its gna be a Fabulous Summer!!!
waiting in line at the Staples Center to watch the Los Angeles Lakers take on the Houston Rockets in the NBA Conference Semifinals
Los Angeles, California - 04.05.09
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 8:30pm ET on STRAIGHT TALK - IN THE ZONE SESSION - Jeff Timmons of the multi-platinum selling group 98 Degrees.
Known as the founding member of the multi-platinum selling group 98 Degrees. He has gone solo, at least, temporarily, and plans to perform with his beloved group again that brought such mega hits as "The Hardest Thing" "I Do." "Invisible Man" "Give Me Just One Night" "Because of You"
and the number one hit with Mariah Carey "Thank God I Found You". 98 Degrees' albums reached gold or platinum status in 15 countries around the world. After a stellar career with 98 Degrees, Jeff has single-handedly written and produced his first solo album, released as a joint venture
between his own company, Rising Phoenix Media, LLC and SLG Music. The album gave him a Top 20 hit on both the Billboard and Radio and Records charts with the lead off
single "Whisper That Way" and was the most added single at radio every week leading up to its peak position. The album
also produced 3 more chart topping singles worldwide.
One early career highlight for Timmons included singing at the White House. "I've never been so nervous before a performance, when we were to sing acappella for President Clinton. It was the first time we were doing 'Ave Maria' in public and it was live on TV for a White House Holiday Special." No need for anxiety - the group was invited back. Other highlights include hosting, appearing and performing on such shows as MTV's "TRL," "Beach House," "House of Style," "Video Music Awards," "American Music Awards," "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Years Eve," "The Tonight Show," and "The Teen Choice Awards" (for which he is the
owner of their coveted award surf board). Timmons' group also received a Radio Music Award to go with the many platinum records on his wall.
Timmons recently co-wrote and co-produced both of Jordan Knight's recent top 15 hits, "Where is Your Heart Tonight," and "Say Goodbye," and has penned and produced hits for artists all over the world.
Jeff shows no signs of limiting himself as a musician, producer and songwriter. He will be appearing on three national TV shows in 2007. His VH1 reality show debuts in April. He was recently cast in the MY Networks' new nighttime novella called "Dangerous Love."
Timmons' other TV show will air in the summer of 2007.
His company Rising Phoenix Media, LLC is on the rise as one of the most cutting edge entertainment ventures of the new millennium. It is an independent recording, production, distribution and artist development company that creates visibility for artistsn using traditional and non-traditional marketing methods.
For more information you can go to his website www.jefftimmons.com
Posted by Still Lovin 98 Degrees at 6:02 PM
Nick Lachey may have been looking less than thrilled to see the paps today while landing at LAX, but he was looking awfully good, too. I’m sure the paps were riding him about the new Jessica Simpson interview with Vanity Fair where she said that she had not talked to Nick ‘in years’. Nick Lachey, obviousy didn’t forget his golf clubs. Did he get a few rounds in while visiting the Kentucky Derby?