Friday, September 7, 2007


BANG Showbiz
Sept. 7, 2007 08:20 AM
Nick Lachey is set to open his own restaurant.

The former 'Newlyweds' star is going into business with Nicky Hilton and Wilmer Valderrama to open an American-style restaurant at Las Vegas' Luxor Hotel and Casino.

A source said, "It's going to be called the Company American Bistro.

"Nicky and Wilmer will be Nick's co-owners but the whole project is in partnership with Pure Management Group.

"They're opening in October."

Nicky, the younger sister of Paris Hilton, is a successful business woman and already owns her own chain of hotels.

Actor Valderrama, 27, is a notorious party boy who has previously dated Mandy Moore and Lindsay Lohan.

Lachey, 33, is a former boyband singer and ex-husband of Jessica Simpson. He is currently dating TV presenter and aspiring actress Vanessa Minnillo.

Nick is the latest in a long line of celebrities to open his own eatery.

Justin Timberlake's newly-launched New York restaurant 'Southern Hospitality' offers traditional Memphis-style recipes "like Mamma used to make."