Im in the process of getting all of my old radio interviews etc transferred to video. This is my first. So enjoy
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Im in the process of getting all of my old radio interviews etc transferred to video. This is my first. So enjoy
Jeff Timmons, founder and singer of pop group sensation 98 Degrees with his wife Amanda and daughter Alyssa
Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Some brides-to-be love planning their big day, but Vanessa Minnillo's walk down the aisle has her flashing back to high school.
"I always feel irresponsible, like I'm unprepared for my test at school," the actress tells Rachael Ray on her show airing next Monday. "We have nothing yet, except for the wedding planner."
Still, Minnillo, 30, isn't about to turn over the reins to hubby-to-be Nick Lachey, 37, a notorious fan of Cincinnati sports teams.
"If I let Nick plan the wedding it'll be around some sporting event," she said. "We'll have a big old tailgate party with Miller Light! We'll have University of Cincinnati Bearcats running around!"
Wedding aesthetics aside, Minnillo tells Ray that she was "floored" when the Sing Off host finally got down on one-knee and proposed in November after four years of dating.
"Since we've been together for so long every time he asked me to do something romantic, I thought it might be the moment," she says. "So even if I didn't want to, he'd be like 'Baby let's go watch the sunset,' I'm like, 'okay.' Just in case it was. Nothing. 'Baby let's go take a hike.' Nothing. This went on for like a year! But I don't think you're ever prepared for the moment."
One moment, Minillo's really not ready for? Having kids.
"Let's do it one chapter at a time, why rush?" she says. "We have the rest of our lives. If you have children, once they're there, they're there. You can't say, 'I don't think I want to deal with you today.' No, they're there!"
Jenn and Fritsch from the Q102 Morning Show are getting a special guest in the studio next week: Drew Lachey!
Drew is filling in for Jeff from March 28 until April 1, so remember to tune in!
Lachey, best known for being a member of the pop band 98 Degrees, is from Cincinnati, and is often spotted around town with his wife, Lea, their daughter Isabella and son Hudson.
By Kelly Fisher Posted Mar 25th 2011 08:40AM
Though she's been engaged since November, Vanessa Minnillo hasn't done much wedding planning yet, according to UsMagazine.com.
"I always feel irresponsible, like I'm unprepared for my test at school," she said, while chatting with Rachel Ray on her talk show, which airs next Monday. "We have nothing yet, except for the wedding planner."
If fiance Nick Lachey had any say in the matter, however, it would be a very non-traditional wedding -- as in plastic cups and foam fingers.
"If I let Nick plan the wedding it'll be around some sporting event," she said. "We'll have a big old tailgate party with Miller Light! We'll have University of Cincinnati Bearcats running around!"
For now, the couple is enjoying being engaged. After four years of dating, Minnillo secretly hoped a ring was just around the corner, but admitted she was still "floored" when Lachey popped the question.
"Since we've been together for so long, every time he asked me to do something romantic, I thought it might be the moment," she told Ray. "So even if I didn't want to, he'd be like, 'Baby, let's go watch the sunset,' I'm like, 'OK.' Just in case it was. Nothing. 'Baby, let's go take a hike.' Nothing. This went on for like a year! But I don't think you're ever prepared for the moment."
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
SOURCE LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Vanessa Minnillo might have a special connection to 98 Degrees – after all, she’s set to wed former 98 Degree’er Nick Lachey — but sorry Nick, it’s not your former band that Vanessa has in mind to serenade her at the wedding. “Don’t get me wrong, I love me some 98 Degrees boys, but if *NYSNC came back for the wedding reception – wooooo!” she laughed, fanning herself. “You can’t do that to the man!” Billy Bush joked during Vanessa’s interview on Monday’s Access Hollywood Live. “Why not? I’m marrying him. He knows he’s got me,” the bride-to-be contended. “I was an *NSYNC girl. So, that truly shows that I wasn’t a [98 Degrees] groupie — because I was a total Justin Timberlake groupie!” As for when Vanessa and Nick might head down the aisle, the couple hasn’t decided yet. However, Vanessa said, despite reports to the contrary, she doesn’t have her sights set solely on a winter wedding. “What I had said about that was that I kept my options open. I never thought I wanted one and having seen this beautiful winter wedding in a Ritz-Carlton magazine, I said, ‘You know what? I should be more open-minded,’ and not just say I want one season and not the other,” Vanessa explained. “I honestly don’t know. I know that I’ve got the guy and we can do it anytime of the year.” While she’s keeping her options open, a wedding date sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving seems unlikely. “We’ve got our birthday in fall, so we don’t want to saturate the fall with too much,” Vanessa – who shares the same November 9 birthday with Nick – noted.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. --
Vanessa Minnillo might have a special connection to 98 Degrees – after all, she’s set to wed former 98 Degree’er Nick Lachey — but sorry Nick, it’s not your former band that Vanessa has in mind to serenade her at the wedding.
“Don’t get me wrong, I love me some 98 Degrees boys, but if *NYSNC came back for the wedding reception – wooooo!” she laughed, fanning herself.
“You can’t do that to the man!” Billy Bush joked during Vanessa’s interview on Monday’s Access Hollywood Live.
“Why not? I’m marrying him. He knows he’s got me,” the bride-to-be contended. “I was an *NSYNC girl. So, that truly shows that I wasn’t a [98 Degrees] groupie — because I was a total Justin Timberlake groupie!”
As for when Vanessa and Nick might head down the aisle, the couple hasn’t decided yet. However, Vanessa said, despite reports to the contrary, she doesn’t have her sights set solely on a winter wedding.
“What I had said about that was that I kept my options open. I never thought I wanted one and having seen this beautiful winter wedding in a Ritz-Carlton magazine, I said, ‘You know what? I should be more open-minded,’ and not just say I want one season and not the other,” Vanessa explained. “I honestly don’t know. I know that I’ve got the guy and we can do it anytime of the year.”
While she’s keeping her options open, a wedding date sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving seems unlikely.
“We’ve got our birthday in fall, so we don’t want to saturate the fall with too much,” Vanessa – who shares the same November 9 birthday with Nick – noted.
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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Written by Joe Reedy
After hearing the theme song he composed for the Big East - Last One Standing - played after UConn beat Louisville in the conference tournament final last Saturday, singer-songwriter Nick Lachey is ready for March Madness. One of Cincinnati's more famous sports fans gave his Final Four predictions, projected how UC and Xavier would fare and talked about the Bengals and Reds during a phone interview this week.
Now that you've filled out your bracket, whom do you have for your Final Four?
Ohio State, Kansas, Kansas State and UConn. I've got the Jayhawks winning it all. I saw President Obama picked the same winner (Wednesday) night (laughing) . . . I know (UConn's) a stretch because whoever comes out of the Big East Tournament as the winner usually does not do well, but I'm making a leap of faith.
How far do UC and Xavier go?
I've got UC going into the second round and Xavier losing in the first. (UC coach) Mick (Cronin) has done a great job, withstood the criticism and has seen his players develop. I'm very happy for him and to see the Bearcats relevant again nationally.
You've been pretty vocal nationally with your frustration over the Bengals.
I think I represent the majority of Bengals fans when I admit that. It's been a tough tenure. It's at the point of being ridiculous. It's tough to support a team when there doesn't seem to be a commitment to winning. You would love to think at points that we turned the corner and have a competitive team, and it didn't work out that way.
Say you're the general manager and have the fourth pick in the draft. Whom would you take?
It's a tough question for obvious reasons with the lockout and Carson's trade demands. What kind of compensation can you get for him? I'm a much bigger supporter of going after a young veteran quarterback like Kevin Kolb and taking (Georgia wide receiver) A.J. Green. The receiving situation needs attention. I would be shocked if they bring Chad (Ochocinco) back. It would be nice to see a stud No. 1 receiver come in and develop and if a trade doesn't work out at quarterback see if you can take someone if they fall into the second or third round.
Thoughts on the Reds and can they repeat this year?
To me, the Reds are the exact opposite of the Bengals. The Castellinis have done a good job turning them around, and they can be competitive year in and year out. I wish that the Bengals would take on a similar mentality. All the pieces with the Reds are there. They're hungry, the attitude is great and Scott Rolen was a huge piece of the puzzle because his leadership has been invaluable.
CMT's The Singing Bee is returning for a third season beginning April 8 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. The series will again be hosted by Melissa Peterman, who also stars in CMT's comedy series, Working Class. CMT will present two themed episodes this season, including a boy band-themed episode with Bobby Brown (New Edition), Joey Fatone (*NSYNC), Drew Lachey (98°) and Wanya Morris (Boyz II Men) in a competition for the charity of their choice. Also this season, a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders episode will feature cast members from CMT's Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders: Making the Team. Air dates for the special episodes will be announced at a later date. Blending a mix of country music with popular favorites from other genres, The Singing Bee tests contestants' knowledge of lyrics to well-known songs. Those who fail to accurately sing the correct lyrics are eliminated from the competition.
please go to the SOURCE for any info on this event
Rock Bands - submit links to your music site(s) for consideration at this event.
Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees will be performing live at his birthday bash on Saturday, May 7th
@ Aura Nightclub in Studio City at a red carpet event...
Bands wanting to open at this event must be willing to pre-sale 40 tickets and bring their following.
Tickets are $20 general admission.... Jeff Timmons is a world renowned, Grammy nominated artist
and there will be media, fashion show, & great exposure at this event
Friday, March 18, 2011
By Lesley Messer
Friday March 18, 2011 08:20 AM EDT
"It's just because of our work schedules," the TV personality tells PEOPLE. "For us, work is important. It's our creative outlet, it's what keeps us going, it keeps us busy, and we want to be sure that we work around that."
And while she had previously thought she didn't want a winter wedding, she recently began to reconsider that assumption "[I saw] a wedding booklet about the Ritz-Carlton weddings that they do and it was a winter theme and it was beautiful," she said. "Something about winter, it's one of my favorite seasons, it's very romantic. The twinkle lights and the greenery and the snow. So that taught me I need to be more open-minded. We'll figure it out."
But one thing is for sure: Minnillo, 30, and Lachey, 37, are not stressed out about their wedding plans. "We're easy, that's what I love about it," she says. "Neither of us are letting it dictate our lives. We're gonna let it go with the flow... and I have faith in the team that we put together to make it as seamless as possible."
And she certainly has her hands full for now. In addition to trying out for different TV pilots, she's also waiting to hear back about a hosting opportunity. Plus, Minnillo is involved with an initiative called Girlfriends for Folate, which encourages women of reproductive age to make sure they're consuming enough folic acid to ensure the health of their children.
Family Time"I turned 30 and I got engaged and [I] started really thinking about the next chapter," she says. "One of those is family."
Minnillo "can't wait" to be a mom, but is hesitant to say for sure how many kids she hopes to have. "Ideally, I would love to have three or four, but ask me after the first one!" she says with a laugh. "Ultimately, I just want them to be healthy."
For now, she's enjoying life at home with Lachey and their 3-year-old Yorkiepoo, Wookie. And while they've worked out routines despite their busy schedules (she goes to the supermarket and cooks, while he unloads the groceries and cleans the kitchen), Minnillo admits they still have to work at their relationship.
"No two people are the same or no two people are completely different," she explains. "We understand that it's a growing process so we're willing to accept that and go with it as opposed to saying, this is how it's gonna be. We know that there [will be] some curveballs."
"You have to feed them, you have to bathe them, you have to take them to the vet, you have to love them and you have to discipline them," said Minnillo, who is the new spokeswoman for Girlfriends for Folate, a campaign encouraging women of reproductive age to take folic acid. "It's a responsibility, and I'm glad that I did it with someone who was willing to share it with me."
The couple, who ideally would like to have three or four kids one day, adopted the Yorkipoo nearly four years ago. The pooch has been great practice for baby duty.
"Sometimes you have off-days, and you don't want to get up at six in the morning when the dog has to go outside," Minnillo said. "Nick says, 'I'll do it today,' and I'm like, 'You're the best.' He doesn't even bat an eye to help out."
It's that eagerness to help that tells the soon-to-be bride that her man will rise to the task when they do start a family eventually. "I think he's gonna be a great dad," she says. "We've had our trial run with our dog Wookie. We share responsibility equally and he's amazing."
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Thursday, March 17, 2011
After hearing his theme song for the Big East Tournament “Last One Standing” played last Saturday following the final, Nick Lachey has a Big East team on his bracket. It’s not Pitt or UC though.
Said Lachey of picking UConn, which won five games in five days, to make the Final Four: “I know it’s a stretch because whoever comes out of the tournament usually does not do well but I’m making a leap of faith.”
Lachey’s other Final Four picks are Ohio State, Kansas and Kansas State. He has the Jayhawks winning it all.
As for UC and Xavier, Lachey has the Bearcats getting to the second round, and falling to UConn, and he has the Musketeers losing to Marquette in the first round.
Lachey said he couldn’t be happier to see the Bearcats back in the tournament and the job Mick Cronin has done.
“I still remain very good friends with Bob Huggins and the departure was a very dark time for the program. But Mick has done a great job, withstood the criticism and has seen his players develop,” Lachey said. “I’m very happy for him and to see the Bearcats relevant nationally.”
Speaking of Huggins, Lachey said he talked to him the night before the NCAA field was released and is cautiously optimistic of what they can do.
“I like his chances and where they’re sitting (in the bracket). They should take care of Clemson and he has Calipari’s number (Kentucky),” Lachey said.
Back to the song, it was not the first time he has been featured as a solo artist at the world’s most famous arena. He performed there during Z100′s Jingle Ball Christmas show in 2008.
“It’s a legendary venue and it’s great to be featured there anytime,” Lachey said. “It was a lot of fun (to compose the song). Sports and music are kind of my two passions and it was fantastic tournament.”
Nick Lachey may be putting his bride-to-be in charge of the wedding ceremony, but that doesn't mean he's been completely hands-off when it comes to planning his nuptials to Vanessa Minnillo, 30."Weddings by nature are more for the bride," Lachey, 37, tells the new issue of Us Weekly (on stands now). "I'm responsible for the honeymoon "That's my goal."
Though the Sing-Off host admits he has "no idea" where the destination will be, he says, "you want to pick a place where your bride wants to spend her first week being married."
He plans to get input from Minnillo -- just as he does when it comes to his career. His fiancee was in the studio when he recorded his newest song, "Last One Standing" (which he performed during the Big East Conference on March 12), "and she loved it. I always run stuff by her."For more details on the couple's big day plans, check out this week's Hot Stuff video, as explained by Senior Editor Ian Drew and reality star Prince Malik.
Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Cincinnati sports fan delivers harsh words for trio of Bengals
Die-hard Cincinnati sports fan Nick Lachey recently wrote and performed the theme song (Last One Standing) that was used throughout the Big East tournament. This week the actor-singer spoke with SI.com's Jimmy Traina on a variety of sports topics, including the state of the Bengals, the problems with Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco, the career of Matt Leinart, the SI Swimsuit issue, and much more.
SI.com: As big-time sports fan, you must have been psyched to have your song used by ESPN throughout the Big East tournament. How was that experience?
Lachey: It was cool to be able to use all the sports terms in the song, and obviously it was a thrill to have my two passions -- sports and music -- come together. The Big East tournament is five of the best days of the year, so that just made it even better.
SI.com: Being an entertainer means you have a hectic schedule. Do you make sure to have nothing going on during the first two days of the NCAA tournament?
Lachey: Yeah, I do. The NCAA tournament is the best sporting event of the year, so I always make sure I'm home to watch. I have people over. This year, though, I'm actually going to be in Chicago on St. Patrick's Day for a friend's 40th birthday. That could get ugly.
SI.com: Do you have any tips for filling out a bracket?
Lachey: I've been doing brackets for 12 years and I've only won once, so I'm not the guy to give advice. Plus, I have my Cincinnati Bearcats going to the Elite Eight, and that's not good. I pick with my heart, so you don't want to listen to me.
SI.com: How rough is it to be a Bengals fan?
Lachey: At one point, I tried to defend the team. But if you care about your city, your fanbase and ultimately your team, you can't defend that ownership any longer. It's a joke. I've been pretty vocal about saying there needs to be a change there. Quite frankly, I think Mike Brown would love nothing more than if this labor situation ended the season because then he wouldn't have to pay any players, he can run scabs out there and make guaranteed money. For him, no season is a best-case scenario.
But I feel for the city. It's such a die-hard NFL town, and it's so unfair to the fanbase, who are so supportive of that team for very little reason over the past 25 years. It's sad to see the fans go through year after year of having no hope.
SI.com: Do you think it's impossible for the Bengals to be successful under Mike Brown?
Lachey: You're gonna have your aberration years like in 2009 when the division was down and we were able to sweep the division and make the playoffs before exiting in the first round. Short of those blips of success on the radar, Mike Brown has proven he's not the one to make personnel decision. As long as he's the guy pulling the trigger, I don't have any faith that the Bengals will turn anything around.
SI.com: What's your take on Carson Palmer wanting out?
Lachey: It's hard for me because I went to USC and watched him all through college. Obviously, as a Bengals fan, I was thrilled when he became our quarterback. I think, unfortunately, he's been a part of a losing situation and that takes its toll on players after a while. I guess the one gripe I have with Carson is that he's never been the guy. He's never been the rah-rah guy in the huddle to grab someone's facemask and tell them to get their act together. He's always been the quiet type. You never got the feeling he was in control of that team. For him to all of a sudden to now have a voice and speak up is frustrating, not only to myself but to a lot of fans because you wish you would've seen that five years ago when players were acting out. You would've liked to have seen your highly compensated franchise quarterback have a little more initiative at that point instead of when he wants to get out of town.
SI.com: Are you a Chad Ochocinco fan or do you think his act is played out?
Lachey: I think it's played out. I think most people in Cincinnati feel that way. You have players who seemingly care more about their Twitter accounts and generating publicity about themselves than they do about winning. And again, you have to defend Chad on a certain level because it must be tough to come in here year in and year out, and get ready to play for a team that's not gonna go anywhere. But I also think Chad dropped a lot of balls. There were a lot frustrating moments over the past few years where you're thinking, "If you spent half as much energy working on running around the cornerback as you did self promoting, it would be a different situation." I just think the Bengals need a clean sweep from owner down to players.
SI.com: How do you like being part owner of the Tacoma Rainiers (the Triple A affiliate of the Mariners)?
Lachey: It's been a blast. The parent club is in charge of personnel decisions, so as the owner of a Triple-A team, you have a chance to make an impact with promotions and the stadium experience for your fans. In Tacoma, we're in the middle of a $45 million stadium renovation and we just won the Pacific Coast League last year for the first time since the '60s. So I like to think we've done a good job bringing a good product to the fans.
SI.com: But you're still more of a Reds fan than a Mariners fan, right?
Lachey: Oh, yeah. It's funny because I was a quasi-Mariners fan before any of this because Lou Piniella went there. So I was always a closet Mariners fan from the mid-'90s. But the Reds are my team.
SI.com: How do you like their chances?
Lachey. I love what ownership has done. The Castellinis [the owners of the Reds] love the city, they genuinely want to win. They've brought that mentality that St. Louis has to Cincy. It's a smaller market club, but one you feel like can compete year in and year out. Obviously they brought in GM Walt Jocketty from there. They're doing a fantastic job building up the pitching staff and they're doing it the right way. And they did a lot of good things over the winter like re-signing Joey Votto, Jay Bruce and Johnny Cueto. It sends a great message to the fans that we want to compete, and to come out to the ballpark and support the team. We feel like we should be right there in the mix for the division.
SI.com: You were in the infamous pictures of Matt Leinart partying with some girls back in 2008. Are you close with Matt, and what do you make of what's happened to his career?
Lachey: I'm obviously biased on this topic since I'm a good friend, but I think Matt has gotten a raw deal. It's unfortunate that people define him by that moment. If he was an undefeated starting quarterback when that happened, it would be "colorful," ya know? It's like the line in Bull Durham about a fungus on your shower shoes. You get to the show, it's colorful. Until then... So, lesson learned there. But if you look at his rookie year when Dennis Green coached the Cardinals, I think Matt still holds the single-game rookie passing record. He threw for over 400 yards in a game. I just think he was in a situation in Arizona where he got hurt, Kurt Warner came in and made a run at the Super Bowl and Matt never really jelled with Ken Whisenhunt and he never had a chance to show what he was capable of doing. But I'm excited for Matt to get a fresh start somewhere, because I know he's a starting quarterback in the NFL. He just needs a chance to showcase it.
SI.com: While an athlete doesn't want photos like that made public, he wasn't doing anything illegal or anything like that, either, right?
Lachey: If you look at what was going on with the Mantles, the DiMaggios and the Namaths, my gosh. But we live in a different day and age. We now live in a time where everything is immediate and we all take pictures and videos with our camera phones and it's international news. Everyone's gotta adapt accordingly. People in my business, athletes. It's a different time.
SI.com: What's been your favorite sporting event to attend?
Lachey: I've been really fortunate that I've been able to go to the World Series, Super Bowl, and Final Fours. One of the coolest moments for me was being able to sing the national anthem before Game 4 of the Yankees-Marlins World Series in 2003. It was a great game, too. It was supposed to be Roger Clemens' last game and it went 12 or 13 innings. But year in and year out, my favorite sporting event is the Kentucky Derby. It's a great atmosphere on a beautiful spring day. Churchill Downs is just a special place to be.
SI.com: You have a connection to Sports Illustrated. You recently hosted one of the Swimsuit parties in Las Vegas. Sounds like a fun gig?
Lachey: I hesitate to call that work. It was a lot of fun to be a part of that and I invited a few of my boys out to Vegas to hang out with the girls. As someone who's read Sports Illustrated pretty much all my life, I just want to say thank you for continuing to do the Swimsuit issue.
SI.com: Who is your alltime favorite Swimsuit model?
Lachey: It's Elle Macpherson just because when I was a teenager, getting the Swimsuit issue in the mail, Elle Macpherson was, and probably still is, a goddess. Her appearances on the covers came at the right age for her to make an impact on my life.
Monday, March 14, 2011
Nick Lachey and fiancée Vanessa Minnillo raided the dressing up box and turned back time for a retro Hollywood fancy dress party.
Singer Lachey went for a Seventies style with an Afro wig and a garish ensemble of an open red shirt teamed with purple trousers, complete with white shoes and belt.
TV presenter-turned-actress Vanessa, meanwhile, opted for an Eighties look in a short black tier dress, pearl necklace and pointy shoes.
Retro style: Nick Lachey sported a Seventies-style Afro while his fiancée Vanessa Minnillo was an Eighties throwback as they attended a Hollywood party last night
And the 30-year-old appeared to have given her curled locks a boost with some hair extension to create a throwback, voluminous style.
The newly-engaged couple looked looked in a very cheerful mood as they arrived at Beso in Los Angeles on Saturday night.
They were there to celebrate Vanessa's best friend's birthday party, Jenn Birmingham Lee.
Saturday Night Fever: The newly-engaged couple looked in high spirits as they arrived at Beso where they were celebrating Vanessa's friend's birthday
Check us out: Vanessa wore a short black dress, teamed with pointy shoes, while Nick went for a garish ensemble of purple trousers and an open red shirt
Earlier in the night Vanessa tweeted: 'Getting ready for my bestie's bday party. Nick is going 70's & I'm "totally 80's.'
Their night out comes following Nick's specially-written song made its debut during the Big East tournament championship at Madison Square Garden in New York last week.
Titled Last One Standing, 37-year-old Lachey said of the track: 'My two biggest passions probably in life are sports and music, so for me it was a good opportunity to marry both in this song.'
'I think the Big East conference is the best in the country, especially this year. I think we're going to break a record for the most teams sent to the NCAA tournament this year,' added the avid Cincinnati Bearcats fan.
Nick, the ex-husband of Jessica Simpson, announced last November that he is set to marry Minnillo, who he has been dating on and off since 2006.
'We're excited and incredibly happy about our engagement and we look forward to a wonderful future together,' the couple said in joint statement to America's Us Magazine at the time.
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The circus will have an extra-special opening act tonight: Cincinnati native Drew Lachey.
Lachey will serve as the Guest Ringmaster at tonight's performance of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey's "FUNundrum" circus.
The performance will be tonight at 5 p.m. at U.S. Bank Arena.
Sunday, March 13, 2011
Ian Begley catches up with Nick Lachey after the UConn-Syracuse semifinal to talk hoops and about Lachey's theme song for the tournament
Written by John Kiesewetter
Nick and Drew Lachey plan to pitch three TV shows from their Flying Pig Productions to networks "in the next month or so," Drew said.
Drew, 34, said he would appear in one, and work behind the scenes in the other two. He declined to elaborate. The brothers formed the company two years ago.
He's also talking to the Gospel Music Channel about hosting an "America's Funniest Home Video"-style series showcasing funny musical performance videos tentatively titled "America Sings," he said.
He plans to spend part of the summer at Bally's Las Vegas Hotel & Casino hosting a stage version of "The Price Is Right," as he did last year.
Nick, 37, was in New York Saturday for the premiere of "Last One Standing," the song he wrote as the anthem for Big East Conference events. It's posted at nicklachey.com.
Saturday, March 12, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
We all know Nick Lachey is a big sports fan…. so he’s written an anthem for the Big East Conference to debut Saturday during the Big East basketball tournament finals at Madison Square Garden. His song “Last One Standing” was written specifically for the Big East.“As a Cincinnati native, I have had a passion for college athletics and the University of Cincinnati,” Lachey said in a statement released today. “I have grown a strong affinity to the Big East since it joined the conference, and think that this song represents the true test that these inspiring student-athletes face by competing in this league.”
The Big East Anthem will be the exclusive song of the Big East Conference and “will be played throughout select conference programming,” says his publicist. Those in Madison Square Garden Saturday for the championship game will see a video highlights montage produced by Garden Vision following the on-court awards ceremony. You can hear the song on Lachey’s website now.
Song to be played during ESPN Broadcast of BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Championship Game on Saturday night
NEW YORK – The BIG EAST Conference today announced that it will unveil “The BIG EAST Anthem,” entitled Last One Standing — written and performed by multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey during ESPN’s broadcast of the 2011 men’s basketball championship finals on Saturday night.
Lachey, a friend of the BIG EAST Conference, wrote and performed the song specifically for its inclusion around conference programming.
“Each of our 5,500-plus student-athletes at our 16 member institutions embody the message of this song each time they take the court or field,” Commissioner John Marinatto said. “It is so appropriate for us to release this song while at the 2011 BIG EAST Men’s Basketball Championship. With the potential for 11 conference teams to be selected for the NCAA Tournament this year, the last team standing will have survived the most difficult conference tournament in the country.”
“As a Cincinnati native, I have had a passion for college athletics and the University of Cincinnati,” said Lachey. “I have grown a strong affinity to the BIG EAST since it joined the conference, and think that this song represents the true test that these inspiring student-athletes face by competing in this league.”
The BIG EAST Anthem will be the exclusive song of the BIG EAST Conference and will be played throughout select conference programming. Those in attendance at Madison Square Garden during the 2011 BIG EAST Championship game will see a video highlights montage produced by Gardenvision following the on-court awards ceremony.
Listen to the song here!Last One Standing by Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey debuts a new song this week, though chances are it won't be going to radio. The song, titled "Last One Standing," was written specifically for the NCAA's Big East Conference basketball championship. The Cincinnati native will perform "Last One Standing" at Saturday's men's basketball championship. ( MTV)
Nick Lachey is such a die-hard sports fan that he's now making music inspired by basketball.
I kid you not.
Earlier today, the former reality television star debuted "Last One Standing," the new anthem he wrote and recorded for the Big East Conference. ESPN will begin playing the song tomorrow night during its coverage of the NCAA tournament.
Is this like the ultimate project for you—combining sports and music?
This is pretty much the dream scenario for me. Those are kind of my two passions, sports and music. So to be able to be able to combine them in one project is pretty cool.
How did this all come about?
I had the concept for this song in my head for a while. I'm good friends with the commissioner of the Big East [John Marinatto] and he mentioned to me they were looking for some kind of fight song, an anthem. So I went into the studio a couple weeks ago and wrote it.
Maybe the contestants on The Sing-Off could sing it, too.
That would be cool, man. Now you're starting to think outside the box. I like that. I'll have to put that out there to [executive producer] Joel Gallen and see what he thinks of that.
So is the pressure on for you now to write a wedding song for you and Vanessa?
Now you're really getting crazy. But that's one moment where I think it's good to step away from it. It's like, you don't want to perform at your own wedding. You know what I mean? You let other people do that. You enjoy the day. So no, I think I'll leave the weddings songs to somebody else.
How's the wedding plan coming along?
You know what? We haven't put the pressure on ourselves to have it done by a certain time. We're obviously enjoying the process, and it is a busy time of year between pilot season and everything going on. I don't think we feel the pressure to get it done next week, but we're definitely excited about it and we're making headway.