Friday, July 29, 2011
Friday, July 22, 2011
As a member of the photogenic pop vocal foursome 98 Degrees, Canton native Jeff Timmons was never hurting for female attention.
The group, which also featured Nick Lachey, scored a string of hit singles from 1998 through 2000 — “The Hardest Thing,” “Because of You,” “Thank God I Found You,” “I Do (Cherish You),” “Give Me Just One Night” — and sold more than 15 million albums worldwide.
A decade later, the appreciative cheers and screams have returned for Timmons, who is starring in the Chippendales show at the Rio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, through Labor Day.
Timmons, 38, who attended Perry High School and graduated from Washington High School, is not strutting in a G-string and bowtie in the Chippendales extravaganza. Instead, he is the show’s emcee and “special musical guest star,” warming up the crowd, introducing the male dancers, and singing a 98 Degrees medley and other songs.
“The PR guy for Chippendales used to manage me, and he was after me to be in the show for awhile,” Timmons says. “I wasn’t going to be part of any corny strip show with dollar bills and G-strings. Then I went to see it, and saw 300 girls going crazy in there, and it changed my mind.
“It’s a Vegas show, edgy and sexy and irreverent, and it’s a multi-million dollar production. We get bachelorette parties, birthday parties, divorce parties. It’s an outlet for girls, a fantasy kind of thing. We’re sold out all the time.”
Asked if he stays clothed on-stage, Timmons chuckles and says, “I rip my shirt off at one point in the show. It’s a gimmicky thing, but in 98 Degrees we had our shirts off in all those photos. Incidentally, I look nothing like those guys in the show. I don’t compete with them. But I did get myself in shape because I have to stand next to them.”
A few weeks ago, Timmons reunited with his 98 Degrees bandmates at Nick Lachey’s bachelor party in Vegas. “We talked about getting back together, but I don’t see it happening,” he says. When his Chippendales run ends, “I’m going to stay in Vegas, do a new show, create a new show. I love it out here. I’m having an absolute blast.”
Thursday, July 21, 2011
The just married couple took to the French West Indies locale, where they flaunted their hot swimsuit bodies while enjoying some quality beach time alongside one another.
An onlooker tells that "the happy newlyweds took off their wedding bands as they playfully walked along the beach, while Vanessa skipped stones in the water before they looked at a map of the islands and then swam back to their boat for some cocktails."
The insider on the scene added, "Vanessa tanned her already bronzed body and looked beautiful and happy as she relaxed on the boat, even waving to photographers. The two got dressed and and put on their flashy wedding bands before taking another boat back to shore."
The honeymoon comes after Lachey and Minnillo were married July 15th on Richard Branson’s private Necker Island.
The couple married last week in a surprise ceremony in the Caribbean.
Nearly a week after Vanessa Minnilloand Nick Lachey tied the knot, details of their big day are leaking, including
what the bride wore.
Minnillo, who wed Lachey on Friday on Necker Island, wore a two-pieceMonique Lhuillier gown that featured a lace corset embellished with rose and crystal detail, People reported. The skirt was made of silk faille.
Her ensemble also featured a tailored bow belt and floor-length veil made of tulle, along with Swarovski-encrustedChristian Louboutin slingbacks (she switched into a jeweled pair of Havaianas flip-flops later in the evening). She carried a Judith Leiber clutch.
Minnillo also wore a pair of diamond stud earrings given to her by Lachey early on in their relationship and had two friends do her "au naturel" hair and makeup.
The new host of ABC's Wipeout told People that it was initially a struggle finding the right dress.
“I probably had half a dozen fittings, and I was just so lost,” she said. “I finally decided to ask Nick and said, ‘What do you want to see me in when you marry me and I become Mrs. Lachey?‘ I thought I would get some generic guys’ answer but he sat up in bed and told me he loved me with my hair down … and wanted me in something traditional but with a modern flair.”
The nuptials were a surprise for the 35 friends and family members in attendance. Minnillo told People that guests were only given airline tickets and instructions on what to pack, "Our wedding invitations were in the form of a plane ticket. We told them they were going away and the attire was 'island chic.' It was all very vague."
Lachey and Minnillo met during the making of his 2006 "What's Left of Me" music video. They became engaged this past November and are planning to have children together. Minnillo told People, "For us, this is just a stepping stone to do what we ultimately want and that's to start a family together."
As previously reported by THR, their wedding will be televised on a TLC special. “We’re lucky to have such passionate and loving fans, and we thought partnering with TLC on this special would be the best way to share the exciting journey we’re on with all the people that support us and our relationship,” the couple said in a joint statement.
This is not the former boy band member’s foray into nuptial-themed reality programming. Lachey’s marriage to Jessica Simpson was chronicled in the 2003 MTV docusoapNewlyweds.
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What Timmons does, besides take his shirt off and expose a mucho ripped torso, is sing a medley of 98 Degrees tunes along with his own material. He’s the frontman for the act, which has its own theater and lasts 75 minutes. Yep, the boy from the band is now the man in middle. Chippendales has gone gay-friendly, and, judging by Timmons’ almost unstoppable enthusiasm, he’s thrilled to be part of America’s new frontier.
“It’s the male version of the Pussy Cat Dolls or Playboy,” says Timmons. “Girls love ’em, guys love ’em. Every guy I know, gay or straight, says ‘I’m not gonna see that shit,’ until they go. It’s not in your face; it’s flirty, not dirty.” Gay men come alone or in groups, and, if there’s a birthday or, say, a wedding, Timmons will put the spotlight on the dudes and offer congratulations.
While homo-acceptance might seem new to Chippendales, it’s always been a part of Timmons’ background. 98 Degrees, as most people know, was made up of four extremely pretty men who could also sing. Girls weren’t the only ones dreaming about Nick, Drew, Justin, and Jeff, and the band members couldn’t have been more pleased.
“We were all raised un-prejudiced,” Timmons says of the Ohio-background band (right). “We were excited about any fans, straight, gay, black white, whatever.” Timmons says the label never shied away from the gay appeal and promoted them overseas that way. “In Germany, they thought they could break us in by having us do things for our gay fan base.”
What Motown Records did initially shy away from, ironically, were the guys’ faces. “They were trying to hide the fact that we were white,” says Timmons. “They wanted us to be really urban, and the president of Motown wanted to move us to Harlem; he thought it would rub off on our music. We were four white guys from the Midwest.”Timmons still laughs at the experience, which he says he loved even when it was frustrating. “They moved us to Brooklyn instead. They didn’t change the music, but they changed the marketing.”
When I told Jeff that I thought the last thing you’d do with attractive faces is to hide them, he spoke in hyper-speed, again. “That would be the logical idea, but record companies don’t think that way.”
98 Degrees differed from most boy bands in that they weren’t formed by a manager; Timmons founded the group and recruited the members. Their last performance together was on September 10, 2001, at the Michael Jackson Madison Square Garden concert. They never even broke up; like the world at the time, they just rethought their priorities and went their separate ways.
“I had a kid and another one on the way,” says Timmons. “Nick and Jessica had their show, we just did other stuff.” He adds that a reunion isn’t out of the question. “They were all in Vegas and we talked about performing together, but it’s still on the backburner.”
Timmons is scheduled to stay with Chippendales until September 4, and he’s not twiddling his thumbs waiting for the end. “They get in everywhere,” he says of his new crew. “They’re all celebrities here; there’s a mystique.” In that sense, it does sound like Playboy for guys, right down to the physical demands. Should a guy let calories get the best of him, says Timmons, “they’ll put him on probation and take him off promotions,” adding that age isn’t so important, but discipline is. “There’s a guy who’s over forty. As long as you look good, get to work, stay in shape, and know the routines, you’ll be fine.”
He wasn’t describing his former gig, but the work ethic is pretty much the same. “It’s not a hard job,” he says, as if stating the obvious. “It’s fun. You perform for three hundred screaming girls and some guys. As long as I’m having fun with it I’ll do it till I’m fifty.”
I told Timmons that the new Chippendales also sounded a bit like the male version of the Ziegfeld Follies, and it was the only time during the interview that he grew quiet. When I realized he didn’t know the reference, I almost dove into Barbra 101, then thought better of myself. There’s time enough for all of us to discover how the other half lives.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The Picture is WAY to big to post but you can find it HERE
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Ok So its been said that Justin was in Vegas for Nicks bachelor party... The guy right behind Nick in this picture, Brown hair.. White Shirt. Is this an older Justin? I could be wrong. but hes the only one in this pic that resembles him.. Odd hes not pictured anywhere but i keep reading he was there.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Forget those typical one-night affairs, Nick Lachey's big brother (and best man) celebrated the former boy bander's last days of bachelorhood with a weekend of festivities in Las Vegas, before he marries Vanessa Minnillo later this year.
So, what went down?
The party started Friday at the Venetian Hotel's TAO nightclub, with nearly 30 of Nick's friends in tow, including pro baller Matt Leinart and former 98 Degrees bandmates Drew and Justin Jeffre.
"When you get to this point in life, you know, I'm 37, and my college roommates from two different universities, all my high school friends, [have] all [moved] on in life," Lachey told Us Weekly. "A lot of these guys have kids and don't see each other as much as we used to, so this is an opportunity—or an excuse, really—to get together and tie one on for old time's sake."
And since it's really not a celebration without cake to top off the evening, Nick and company snacked on a custom ball-and-chain cake, inscribed with "Property of Vanessa."
Next, it was off to Tao Beach Saturday, where the group reconvened in a cabana and Nick was treated to a performance by a "mini Vanessa" (a surprise from his absent fiancée). After the tiny performer dropped off a bottle of Veuve Clicquot at the table, Nick cracked it open, sprayed the crowd, and kept the party going.
So, when will Nick and Vanessa make it official?
The longtime couple still has yet to announce the date, but whenever they do tie the knot, however, the duo will be televising their big day via a TLC special.
In other words, check local listings to see if you're invited.