Friday, February 29, 2008

DWTS Tour '07-'08 Einter Tour Slideshow *Drew Lachey*

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Part-time promoter wants to light up hometown

Tim is responsible for getting Jeff Timmons back to his hometown for two concerts last year! They put on a really good show! So if your in the Massillon, Ohio area check em out!!



Washington High School graduate Tim DeBos has made a successful hobby promoting national performing acts in the Massillon and surrounding areas.

This year, he will bring P.M. Dawn to the Lions Lincoln Theatre for a July 12 concert.

“It’s been a successful hobby,” said DeBos, a full-time employee of Coca-Cola. “I definitely see the support in Massillon. That’s where I want to do it.”

DeBos, who dabbled in promoting earlier in his career, brought Massillon-native Jeff Timmons, formerly of the boy band 98 Degrees, and “New Kid on the Block” Jordan Knight to the Lincoln in February 2006 and returned Timmons to the city for a concert at his alma-mater, Washington High School, in January 2007.

After successfully promoting those two concerts, DeBos was contacted by the Canton Legends to help organize the Brooke Hogan concert last summer.

DeBos is passionate about his hobby and providing activities for the residents of Massillon.

“That’s why I was banging my fists so hard to secure the contract (with the Lions),” he said. “I could have easily taken this to Canton, but I didn’t want to. Massillon is my home. I think they (Lions) could turn (the theatre) into a scene. The kids (of the area) have nothing to do.”

DeBos said he hopes to be able to attract national acts to the Massillon area at least once or twice a year.

“I think I can handle the stress level, at least once a year,” he joked.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Nick and Vanessa’s Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams


Nick Lachey and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo stepped out in New York City last night for a lavish dinner at celebrity hotspot Nello. The couple spared no expense while dining on black truffles, Cristal champagne and a bottle of Silver Oak Reserve red wine. A source who was also at the restaurant told that “they seemed like they were celebrating.” They had even more to celebrate when the $4,700 bill came — because they didn’t have to pay a thing. Their pal Charles Martin, president of Prime Cut Productions, who partnered with Nick for their Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic to raise money for charity, picked up the tab — and left a generous $2,000 tip!

Vanessa recently told Vegas magazine that she is making the move toward an acting career. The former MTV VJ said, “When I was on the set of Fantastic Four, I loved it! I respected everyone’s work ethic. It was like a mini family, and I want to continue doing it… I can pull off physical comedy; I’m athletic enough not to get hurt easily.”

The 27-year-old will get to test out her acting chops soon. A source told, "Vanessa is the 'hot lead' in Redefining Love." The indie flick is tentatively set to be filmed in North Carolina.

JCPenney Celebrates The Launch Of Amercian Living *Nick Lachey*


Lachey walked down the red-carpet last night at JC Penny’s American Living launch party last night at Skylight in New York City.

Nick Lachey Wishes Jessica Simpson "Nothing But Happiness"


Nick Lachey has given his blessing to ex Jessica Simpson and her boyfriend Tony Romo.

"I wish her nothing but happiness," Lachey says in the latest issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands Wednesday. "If she's found that... good for her."

Amid talk that Simpson may be returning to the small screen with a CMT special, Lachey understands her motives.

"I did a show a show around the making of my last record," Lachey told Us. "It was kind of a documentary that I did with MTV about making a record... that is an idea that I had and I thought it was a good one, so I can certainly see where she’s coming from with that."

But Lachey has ruled out a return to the reality genre that brought him and Simpson notoriety with MTV's Newlyweds.

"Reality TV is not on my radar," he said. "You learn lessons in life, and then you have a responsibility to yourself to learn from those lessons."

When asked if he would consider a reality series with girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo, Lachey responded, "No, no, no, no. Never. Never."

Lachey, 34, and Minnillo, 27, have been dating for a year and a half.

Check out the current issue of Us Weekly, on newsstands Wednesday, for the latest on Jessica and Tony.

Tell Us: Would you rather watch a series starring Jessica and Tony Romo or Nick and Vanessa?

Dancing’ pairs announced as cast meets Oprah *Drew Lachey*

ebruary 19, 2008

The celebrities set to step into the ballroom on season six of ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” found out who their professional partners will be on Good Morning America this morning before meeting up in Chicago with Oprah Winfrey to tape a dance-themed episode of her show to air this Thursday.

Previous “Dancing” winners Kelly Monaco, Drew Lachey, Emmitt Smith and Helio Castroneves joined the cast on set with Oprah.

The pairing announcement came a day after the celebrity cast was revealed on the “Dance War” finale, which stars and is produced by “Dancing judges Bruno Tonioli and Carrie Ann Inaba, but the big news is that fan favorite and two-time finalist Maksim Chmerkovskiy, will definitely not be in the lineup, as previously reported at

That makes room for mambo champion Fabian Sanchez, along with returning dancers Cheryl Burke and Julianne Hough, both two- time champs, as well as the always scantily-clad Edyta Sliwinska, the only pro to compete in all six seasons of the show.

Here’s a look at the projected couple for the show, which kicks off March 17:

Olympic Gold Medal skater Kristi Yamaguchi and Mark Ballas

Actress Priscilla Presley and Louis van Amstel

NFL star Jason Taylor and Edyta Sliwinska

Actor Cristian de la Fuente and Cheryl Burke

R&B singer Mario and Karina Smirnoff

Oscar-Award-winning actress Marlee Matlin and Fabian Sanchez

Illusionist Penn Jillette and Kym Johnson

TV and Radio Personality Adam Carolla and Julianne Hough

Actress Shannon Elizabeth and Derek Hough

Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and Tony Dovolani

Former Tennis Champ Monica Seles and Jonathan Roberts

Actor Steve Guttenberg and Anna Trebunskaya

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Johnson and Nick Lachey raise more than $400,000 for charity


Monday February 11, 2008 @ 06:00 PM EST
Posted by drnascar4811

Multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey and two-time reigning NASCAR Sprint Cup champion Jimmie Johnson teed off in their first annual Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic at the SunRidge Canyon Golf Club in Fountain Hills, Ariz., on Feb. 2.
Proceeds from the event, totaling more than $400,000, will benefit multiple charities, including the Nick Lachey Foundation and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, which support various organizations that help those in need.
Joining Lachey and Johnson on the green were some of the biggest stars of stage, screen and sport, including Jerry Rice, Jason Sehorn, Entourage’s Kevin Dillon, Joey Fatone, Geoff Stultz, Justin Bartha, Cincinnati Reds’ Ken Griffey Jr. and Adam Dunn, NFL Hall of Famer Anthony Munoz, Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes, Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck, Falcons QB Chris Redman, Baltimore Ravens QB Kyle Boller, NASCAR’s Kurt Busch and Casey Mears, World Series of Poker Champion Greg “Fossilman” Raymer, and Washington National’s first-baseman Aaron Boone.
Lachey and Johnson kicked off Super Skins weekend at a special pre-party at Axis Radius nightclub on Thursday evening, with a special performance by P. Diddy.
The Annual Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic will continue on to Tampa in 2009 and Miami in 2010.
“We had a blast today,” Lachey said. “Best of all, we were able to raise a ton of money for some very deserving causes. It was a great start to what Jimmie and I hope will be a long standing tradition.”
“It was truly amazing to see the support we got,” said Johnson. “Everyone is so busy but they still took the time to come and help so many worthy causes. It was fun, but best of all, it was all for charity.”
Lachey and Johnson each pledged $125,000 to the Super Skins purse, which brings the amount pledged to charity to over $400,000. The Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic challenged celebrities to win individual holes (each with a $20,000 monetary value) in a team-skins format.
Each celebrity played for a charity of their choice. Some organizations that benefited from the inaugural Super Skins Weekend were The Boys and Girls Clubs of America, The Baseball Assistance Team, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Nick Lachey Foundation and the Jimmie Johnson Foundation.
Lachey and Johnson partnered with Prime Cuts Production for the Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic.
“We are proud to have contributed to the outstanding efforts on behalf of Nick and Jimmie to make this first Super Skins event a success. This event is a great jumping off point for Super Skins events to come,” said Charles Martin, president of Prime Cuts Production.

Nick Lachey's Romantic Valentine's Day Gift

When it came time to give his girlfriend of over a year a Valentine's Day present, Nick Lachey was stumped.

"We have the same birthday in November. Then it's Christmas and then all of a sudden it's Valentine's Day," he told PEOPLE at a Hot Wheels event in New York City. (A diamond-studded car will be auctioned off later in the year and proceeds will benefit one of Nick's favorite charities, Big Brothers/Big Sisters.) "At that point, what else are you gonna [get]? So I try to be a little bit creative and think, 'All right, what can I do that's going to be a little different and special?'"

His solution? "I wrote her a song," Lachey, 34, dished. "I put down a demo of it. It's one of those things where [I've] gotten her plenty of things in the past but you want to think a little bit outside the box."

As for Minnillo, she surprised her man with Apple TV ("I think it's awesome!" he gushed), and the two celebrated with a romantic (albeit early: 5 p.m.!) dinner in California. (He had to make a flight that evening.)

"She and I are a lot alike," Lachey said, adding that while they're still not engaged, they've very happy. "What I've always loved about her is she's just real chill – we'll go play darts in the bar and have a pint – kind of girl. She's low-key and low-maintenance and we just have a good time."

So low-key, in fact, that the two have been hanging out at home quite a bit lately. "She and I are both easy-going – [We'll] rent a movie, [eat] pizza," he says. "[And] she's a great cook. She cooks a lot actually – chicken enchiladas, casseroles, lasagnas. ... She's definitely doing it right!"

Nick Lachey Introduces $140,000 Hot Wheels 40th Anniversary Video

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 10 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 9 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 8 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 7 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 6 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 5 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 4 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 3 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 2 of 10

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 7, Part 1 of 10

Drew sings the opening number in this episode!!!

Truth, Lies, and Torture: Stories from Iraq *Justin Jeffre*


Sun Feb 17, 2008 at 12:25:06 PM PST

Filmed by Justin Jeffre at a January, 2008 event at the University of Cincinnati, this film features two speakers on the topic of what's really happening in Iraq: Fedaa Jaism, an Iraqi-American student, and Aiden Delgado, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW).

Nick Lachey poses next to a diamond-encrusted Hot Wheel

n this photo released by Mattel, multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey unveils a one-of-a-kind jeweled Hot Wheels car, designed by celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills, Friday, Feb. 15, 2008 in New York, at the Mattel Showroom during the American International Toy Fair. Weighing in at nearly 23 carats, the car, the most expensive in Hot Wheels history, was made in honor of the production of the 4 billionth Hot Wheels car and to celebrate the brand's 40th anniversary. The one-of-a-kind car will be auctioned off by Lachey for Big Brothers Big Sisters. (AP Photo/Diane Bondareff, Mattel)

Celebrities come out to watch the big race


DAYTONA BEACH -- A lot of the celebrities at Sunday's 50th running of the Daytona 500 wouldn't say who they were rooting for. Nick Lachey had no such qualms.

"Jimmie Johnson, of course," said the former lead singer for 98 Degrees (and more famously, the ex-husband of Jessica Simpson). "He's definitely going to win; he's my man."

On his way out of the driver's meeting, and before he headed off to meet his friend Johnson, Lachey talked for a minute about his first Daytona experience.

"I've been to a handful of races, but this is definitely the most exciting," Lachey said. "The atmosphere and the people, it's just awesome."

A few feet away from Lachey, an unimposing-looking Joey Galloway was holding court.

Galloway, now a leading wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, said he'd been meaning to come here for three years.

"I've been a fan for a while but I just never made it to a race," Galloway said. "But I've gotten to talk to a few of the guys today, and I'm looking to see a great race."

Asked who he's rooting for, Galloway juggled the question as if it was a poorly thrown spiral from his quarterback.

"I don't know; I think I'm going to wait until the race starts and see what moves me," Galloway said.

Galloway and Lachey were but two of the bevy of celebrities on hand for the historic race.

Earlier in the day, country singing star Trisha Yearwood, on hand to sing the national anthem, said she had a cure for her nerves.

"Junior Johnson gave me some great alcohol, so I think I'll be OK," Yearwood said, drawing laughs from the media. "I've done some big events before, like the World Series, and the closing ceremonies of the Summer Olympics.

"But this is definitely the biggest thing I've ever done."

Yearwood said she and husband Garth Brooks had become friends with Tony Stewart, even helping create a new superstition.

"He came over one day before a race last year and we had leftover lasagna and chicken salad," Yearwood said. "And he won the race, so now if he comes over we've got to have that again."

Besides Yearwood and Lachey, the biggest celebrity entertainer may have been Chubby Checker. The 66-year-old singer most famous for teaching 1950s America to do The Twist marveled at the popularity of his music to this day.

"We never thought back in 1959 that people would still be dancing today," Checker said.

1970s R&B group Kool and the Gang were also on hand for their first 500, along with country duo Brooks & Dunn.

"We hear that Earnhardt Jr. has turned his hat around and is a rock and roll guy now," Ronnie Dunn said. "We might need to go down to the garage and straighten him out."

Timmons coming home for library benefit concert


Growing up in Massillon, Jeff Timmons remembers his father taking him to the local library.

As a young boy, the founding member of boy band 98 Degrees’ favorite read was “How to Eat Fried Worms.”

While his schedule today is much harder – juggling family life, a solo music career and jumping into other endeavors – Timmons says he still makes time to read.

“I try to read as much as I can,” he said. “Maybe a book or two a week.”

It seems fitting that the book lover would return home this week to help raise funds for the Stark County District Library’s Vote Libraries levy campaign.

Stark County voters passed a 5-year, 1-mill operating levy in 2004, and money raised through the levy has enabled the Stark County District Library to enter into partnerships with Plain Local Schools for the new Plain Community branch and with Stark Parks for reconstruction of the Perry Sippo branch.

In addition, the library has increased the size of its collection, increased operating hours, added computers and technology and added staff.

Timmons will hold a benefit concert at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Palace Theatre, 605 Market Ave. N.

“Anytime I can get back home is great,” the 34-year-old said. “I’m excited to come back and see some friends. I jumped at the opportunity to come home and support a great cause.”

Timmons stressed the $25 ticket price goes directly to the library’s campaign.

“All of the proceeds go the library,” he said. “I hope people come out to support the cause.”

Goodnight L.A., described as a catchy and bouncy band which will soon release its single “You Know Me,” will open the show for Timmons.

Timmons promises fans classic 98 Degrees songs but also a lot of material from his new album – which is set to be released this summer.

“It’s a new sound,” he said. “It’s a lot more up beat and fun.”

On his first solo album, “Whisper That Way” – which was released in August 2004 – Timmons said he was still finding himself and it reflected his career in a boy band.

His new album is much more solo-artist oriented.

“I got to do what I wanted,” he added.

Since beginning his solo career, Timmons has been working on a lot of different projects including a stint on VH1’s “Mission Man Band” – which paired Timmons with members of other successful boy bands including Chris Kirkpatrick of ‘NSYNC, Rich Cronin of LFO and Bryan Abrams of Color Me Badd.

The show followed the newly-formed band as they prepared to make an album.

“It was a great experience,” he said. “Of course they edited the show (how they wanted to.) We had a lot more fun than what they portrayed on the show.”

Timmons said the group never intended to put out a record but the songs that were written and performed by the group were great.

While Timmons enjoys his singing career, he prefers to be in the studio writing and producing.

“It’s something I’ve been into for a while,” the father of two said. “It’s really my passion to be in the studio writing and producing.”

At the end of the month, Timmons will begin filming a new reality show which will follow him in the studio.

“It will follow me around the producing world. It will show the atmosphere of the studio and all the crazy people (in the production business) and the odd-ball experiences we have in the studio,” he said. “There will be a lot of guest stars and we’ll focus on a lot of the guys from the area – local guys from Massillon and Canton – that worked with me in the beginning.”

Timmons, who now calls Orange County, Calif., home, is also spearheading an alternative way to distribute albums in non-traditional markets.

“Right now, we have contracts all over the country to sell albums in grocery stores and convenience stores,” he said.

In his spare time, Timmons finds time for his children Alyssa, 9, and Jeffrey “Buddy”, 6.

“They keep me extremely busy,” he laughed. “And so does everything else.”

While it’s harder these days to stay in touch with his band mates from 98 Degrees, Timmons said a group reunion is a possibility.

“We talked about it last summer ... It definitely isn’t out of the question,” he said. “All of us our doing our own thing now so it gets harder to stay in touch with our own personal lives.”

Tickets for the show are $25 and all seats are reserved. Tickets are available at the Canton Palace Theatre Box Office and online at

Friday, February 15, 2008

Motown Flashback with 98 Degrees!!

Heading down Memory lane here. Checkout this video from *Motown Live* the guys of 98 singing *Can't Get Next to You* way back when Drew was still wearing his baseball caps!! :)

My TV Singing Debut on NBC10 *Jeff Timmons*

This looks to be a little old. But I have never seen it before! So enjoy!!

*I Swear* A walk to Remember Video

WOW! I was not going to post the same song two times in a row & then I came upon this...This is my ALL TIME favorite movie. I don't care HOW many times I see it, it makes me happy & sad at the same time & it usually ends in tears....
But for whatever the matter. This video is amazing!!!
Have a look

*I Swear* One Tree Hill Video

Ok so anyone that knows me. Knows that I am Soooooo a One Tree Hill freak is ridiculous!! And the funny thing is the fact that it just happened this year!! lol..
So as I am searching thru the videos on You Tube. When I come across a great OTH video that has anything to do with the guys of 98. Its going here....
This is Blog Worthy!! I so Love them 2!!! *grins*

Why Nick Lachey is a fan of Napster!

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 6, Part 8 of 8

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 6, Part 7 of 8

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 6, Part 6 of 8

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 6, Part 5 of 8

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 6, Part 4 of 8

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 6, Part 3 of 8

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 6, Part 2 of 8

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 6, Part 1 of 8

Drew Lachey sings opening number at Season Finale!

And for the First Time in “Dancing with the Stars” History, The Season Six Cast Will Be Announced in Primetime
“Episode 107″ - After six weeks of intense training and competition, teams Bruno and Carrie Ann face off on the dance floor for the last time and the winning team is awarded a Hollywood Records contract, on the season finale of “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann.” Drew Lachey will sing the opening number and all former finalists return to cheer their groups on as they perform an original number. The season finale airs MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18 (8:00-10:01 p.m., ET), on The ABC Television Network.

In addition, the Season Six cast of “Dancing with the Stars” will be announced in a special edition of “Dance Center,” made popular by Season Two alum Kenny Mayne. Kenny returns with fellow Season Two contestants Jerry Rice and Lisa Rinna to reveal which twelve celebrities will be lacing up their dance shoes for the next edition on “Dancing with the Stars,” premiering MONDAY, MARCH 17 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET).

“Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann” stars Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. Drew Lachey hosts.

John Hesling is executive producer and Moira Ross is co-executive producer of the series, which is produced for ABC by BBC Worldwide Productions and is based on the BBC’s format, “DanceX.” “Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann” is broadcast with Spanish audio via SAP. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.

This episode of “Dance War” will be available on the day after airing on the network for users to watch online.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Nick Lachey Out And About


Pop Superstar Nick Lachey Joins Hot Wheels(R) for Its 40th Anniversary Celebration to Unveil One-of-a-Kind Jeweled Car Commemorating the 4 Billionth H

Tuesday February 12, 9:00 am ET

Diamond-Encrusted Car Designed by Jeweler, Jason of Beverly Hills, Exclusively for Hot Wheels(R)

--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hot Wheels®:


Hot Wheels(R), along with multi-platinum recording artist Nick Lachey, will unveil a custom jeweled, 1:64-scale Hot Wheels(R) car, designed by celebrity jeweler Jason of Beverly Hills. The car, the most expensive in Hot Wheels(R) history, was made in honor of the production of the 4 billionth Hot Wheels(R) vehicle and to celebrate the brand's milestone anniversary. The 18-karat white-gold car features more than 2,600 micro-pave set blue, white and black brilliant diamonds, weighing in at nearly 23 carats, and will be auctioned off later this year with proceeds being donated to Big Brothers, Big Sisters charity.


Friday, February 15, 2008

10:30 a.m.

**Media check-in at 10 a.m.**


Mattel Showroom

28 W. 23rd Street, 5th Floor

(Between Fifth Ave. and Sixth Ave.)


Nick Lachey, multi-platinum recording artist

Jason Arasheben, CEO and owner of Jason of Beverly Hills

Tim Kilpin, senior vice president, Mattel Boys division

Geoff Walker, vice president, Hot Wheels Marketing

Credentials are required in the Mattel showroom; RSVP for the event to:

Lauren Bennett,, 520-237-0221 (cell)

Michele Sturdivant, Mattel Toy Fair NY Showroom, 212-620-8551 or 212-620-8552

** Tours of Mattel Toy Fair showroom also can be scheduled upon request **

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Maxim Bowl Party *Nick Lachey*

I can't put the video here, but checkout Nick & Vanessa on the red carpet here

TV Guide's Hollywood Trends *NIck Lachey*

Catch Nick at the end of this Video!!

Nick Lachey at the Superbowl Bash

Super Bowl XLII Arizona 2008 P Diddy Party Nick Lachey

Team Lachey to Peform

Gold Company concert is 30th anniversary bash


Feb. 5, 2008

KALAMAZOO--The concert date has been set for months, but a Saturday, Feb. 9, anniversary show by Western Michigan University's acclaimed vocal jazz group Gold Company is a gala that is growing in scope almost daily.

"The Best of Gold Company: The 30th Anniversary Show" is set for 2 and 8 p.m. in WMU's Miller Auditorium. The event will feature the songs that have made the group famous as well as the voices of nearly 100 Gold Company alumni who are traveling from around the globe to be part of the celebration.

A recent addition to the lineup is a Cincinnati-based choir that won NBC's December 2007 "Clash of the Choirs Holiday Challenge," a four-night, nationally televised competition. The choir--led by music superstar Nick Lachey--was coached by Gold Company Director Dr. Stephen Zegree, who Lachey identified in press reports as his "secret weapon." The Cincinnati choir beat celebrity-led choirs from four other cities to win $250,000 for Cincinnati-area charities.

"As many of the choir as can make it will be traveling from Cincinnati to sing with us Saturday," Zegree says. Lachey will not be able to appear in person due to prior commitments.

Zegree, who is WMU's Bobby McFerrin Professor of Jazz, says Saturday's show will feature the best of Broadway, the movies and pop standards that have been a hallmark of Gold Company and its sister ensemble GCII, which is also performing Saturday.

Another show highlight, he notes, will be the closing number in which all of the returning Gold Company and GCII alumni will be on stage for the world premier of a song written for the occasion.

"We have alumni returning from as far away as Australia to participate," Zegree says.

WMU's Gold Company is widely recognized as one of the most successful and prestigious collegiate vocal jazz ensembles in the world.

Gold Company combines the fundamental musical elements from the traditional choral style with stylistic characteristics from the jazz vernacular with an emphasis on improvisation and swing.

Appearing throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and South Africa, the group has performed at the World Symposium on Choral Music as well as at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, and the 1st Annual Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Jazz Festival.

Tickets are still available for both shows and range from $12 to $20 each. For ticket information, call the Miller Auditorium ticket office at (269) 387-2300 or go to

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, (269) 387-8400,

WMU News
Office of University Relations
Western Michigan University
1903 W Michigan Ave
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5433 USA
(269) 387-8400

Drew Lachey on Jimmy Kimmel

Guess I was one of those girl's that behaved like a 15 year old in the late 90's!! LoL

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

It Would Have Cost You $1,100 to Golf with Nick Lachey

I'm still convinced that he needs to come & work at the Golf Resort that I work at. So hey Nick if your ever in MD come to Rocky Gap. Were the only Jack Nicklaus Resort here!!

If you wanted to hang out with P. Diddy and Nick Lachey at a charity golf game as part of a pre-Superbowl fundraising event, then it would have cost you $1,100. That's slightly less than the lowest ticket price for actually attending the Superbowl, seats for which sold for between $1,500 and $7,000.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo at P Diddy’s Super Bowl pre-party (video)


Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo were at P Diddy’s Super Bowl pre-party and they were looking fabulous. I’m glad to see Nick happy and in love again. The two were spotted chatting it up with Jimmy Johnson and his wife while on the red carpet at the event.

While P Diddy performed on a stage outside club Axis/Radius, Lachey and Johnson co-hosted the special party inside the club last week.

To see a Video of the Red Carpet go here

Official Super Bowl XLII Talent and Player Gift Lounge Productions (Feb. 1)




What was it like growing up in the city's Avondale (A-1) section of Cincinnati?
It was reality. It's in the heart of Cincinnati and I know most of Cincinnati from living right there in that spot. It taught me how to hustle.

Your father wrote poetry. Are any of your songs a reflection of his writing?
I don't know if they are a reflection of his writing but definitely a reflection of his personality because my music is a reflection of my real life personality, like it or not. He was that type of person. He would hold the mirror up to your face.

Your first single "That's a money maker" is on a mix tape? are you going to release any more mix tapes before the album?
I'm finishing up one now and it's called "The Scratch Off". Outside of that, no more mix tapes. However, I will be releasing songs for mix tapes and I'll keep doing that forever. That's just part of the game you know.

What producers are you planning to have on your album?
I have Daz Dillenger from the Dogg Pound, Fitz Left - an up and coming producer in Atlanta who produced some of my best work, Hop - one of Nappy Roots' producers. I recorded most of my album in the Nappy Roots' studio in Louisville, KY. That's how I end up doing the single "That's a Money Maker" with Skinny Deville. I also got Hi-Tek to mix a couple of records for me at his studio in Cincinnati.

Describe your style
I'm what the people want, at the same time, I'm what the people need. I'm not trap happy or creating a new dance - I'm fresh air. I'm from the midwest. Some of the biggest rappers of all time have come from the midwest - Eminem, Nelly, Kanye, Ludacris, Twista...ain't no mystery. I can do a record with somebody from the East Coast, West Coast and down south (as I have) all on the same album and nobody can get mad cause we really a mixture of all of that. Feel me?

Would you compare yourself to any artist out now?
Yes, DJ Khalid - Cause we da best!...HaHaHa. But truthfully, I really feel as though I don't sound like anybody else and my music definitely has a different twist on it.

Do you feel moving to Atlanta has influenced your style of Rapping?
Definitely. When I listen to the rappers in Cincinnati, I realize how different from them I disrespect. I feel as though my product is more well rounded because I live in the middle of a music mecca therefore I have more music influences. I mean, everybody in the game gotta come through here to break a record.

Any Collabos in the works?
Well on the album now I have done collabos with Jarvis, Daz Dillenger, Skinny Deville, Mista F.A.B. and Turf Talk (shout out to the Yay area). And I just did a song with Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees which is big for me 'cause that's a big crossover record. I'll bring it out when it's time - LOL. But for now I'm just working. It is what it is but not necessarily how it's gone be.

What are you expecting from the whole music experience?
A man gotta have a dream.

So what you want the people to know about "Street Lotto"
The most important thing that I want people to know about Street Lotto is that I put God first. The rest I let you tell it, so the legend lives on. Street Lotto!


Nick and Vanessa's Pre-Super Bowl Tee Time

Nick and Vanessa headed to the golf course on Saturday for the first ever Super Skins Celebrity Golf Classic in Arizona. Nick got all decked out in golf gear, right down to his dorky visor, while Vanessa went with the classic jeans and polo combination. Looks like she decided to play cheerleader this time around rather than work on her putting, but it's sweet that she's always there to support her man's sporting events. The tournament raised money for charity, so Nick got to contribute to a good cause before hitting up the big game yesterday.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

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Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 5, Part 1

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Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 4, Part 2

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 4, Part 1

Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 3, part 8

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Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 3, part 5

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Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 3, part 3

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Dance War: Bruno vs Carrie Ann - Week 3, part 1

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Matt Leinart welcomes visitors at party


Megan Finnerty
The Arizona Republic
Jan. 31, 2008 01:39 AM

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Matt Leinart hosted The Hills star Brody Jenner, pop star Nick Lachey and baseball player Reggie Sanders among hundreds of others at his Welcome to Arizona party Wednesday night at Olive & Ivy at the Scottsdale Waterfront.

Leinart, wearing a dark suit but no tie, mingled during the live and silent auctions where current and past pro footballers and Valley socialites bid on a $25,000 Haimov watch, tickets to the Super Bowl and a trip to Idaho's Fairmont Tamarack, among other items to benefit the Matt Leinart Foundation's work with children.

"This is such a great cause," said Johnjay, of 104.7 KISS FM's Johnjay and Rich Show. "What the Matt Leinart Foundation does for children is unbelievable. He's got the biggest heart when it comes to kids."

Johnjay spent part of the night upping his initial $2,000 bid for a guitar autographed by U2 (a present to Rich). Others gossiped about which parties would be the hottest (50 Cent and Paris Hilton Thursday at the 944 Super Village), where Justin Timberlake might be Friday night (6 lounge in Scottsdale, with Joey

Fatone) and when Lachey would actually arrive (in 10 more minutes).

At about 8:30 p.m. Lachey , in a suit jacket and jeans, worked the red carpet, stopping only to talk to national media, and went inside, where he was promptly mobbed by photo-seekers and autograph hounds.

Jenner showed up at about 9:15, with friend Frankie Delgado, wearing a white undershirt and jeans.

The total amount raised for charity was not immediately available.

Stars Invade Super Bowl Week


There may be about 400 miles separating Hollywood from Phoenix, but you’d never know it judging from the waves of celebrities that have descended upon the desert for Super Bowl week.

The likes of Diddy, Nick Lachey, Ashlee Simpson and Paris Hilton are just a few of the A-list stars who have made the trip out to Arizona to partake in the festivities leading up to Sunday’s big game between the New York Giants and the New England Patriots.

But forget just going to a party – most of the celebs are the ones throwing the all-out bashes.

Nick Lachey and his football friend Matt Leinart got things started on Wednesday night, with an event at the swanky Olive and Ivy restaurant in Scottsdale. Not only was it a party, but it was also for a good cause as an auction inside the event raised money for the Matt Leinart Foundation, which benefits underprivileged youths.

“We raised a lot of money. It was awesome. Nice to see such a great turn out and to see all my friends and the fans come out and support what I’m trying to do and give back to the community,” Leinart told after the event.

Keeping things going, Lachey teamed up with NASCAR driver Jimmie Johnson and Diddy for a star-studded bash on Thursday night at Axis/Radius in Scottsdale.

Meanwhile, proving that the fun doesn’t have to be saved for after dark, some of the biggest names in sports and celebrity joined forces on Thursday for the DirecTV Celebrity Beach Bash flag football game, which was hosted by Access’ own Maria Menounos.

Stars like Pete Wentz, Brandon Routh, Stacey Kiebler, Blake Lively and even “Girl Next Door” Kendra Wilkinson hit the field, along with NFL greats including Warren Moon, Desmond Howard and Doug Flutie for a game of beach football on live TV.

For “Gossip Girl” star Lively, she just couldn’t pass up a chance to be part of Super Bowl week.

“It’s madness! It’s really exciting though,” Lively told before the game.

And while some of the stars are focused on the parties and special events, for Lively (who is a New York Giants fan) there is a much bigger task at hand.

“I’ll be at the game on Sunday,” she said, adding that fellow “Gossip Girl” co-star Chace Crawford was also making the trip out to Arizona.

But sorry Chace, there’s another man in Lively’s life on Super Bowl Sunday.

“I’ll be bringing my dad. It’s his birthday,” she revealed.

“Dancing With the Stars” alum Stacey Kiebler was also excited to be amid the action leading up to the NFL’s championship game.

“It’s crazy and it’s only Thursday. It’s just the beginning,” she laughed.

And despite feeling under the weather, Stacey wouldn’t dream of missing out on all the fun.

“Every year I try to come to the Super Bowl. It’s always such a great mix of musicians and celebrities and athletes. There’s so much going on. You’re guaranteed a fun time,” she said. “Plus, you get to get out of LA.”

And while Stacey relished the opportunity to have some fun in a new city, for any stars who might be feeling a little Hollywood home sick during the days leading up to Sunday, don’t worry – Brent Bolthouse has you covered.

The founder of Bolthouse Productions (who “Hills” fans will recognize as Heidi Montag’s boss) has brought a taste of LA right to the middle of the Arizona desert.

Beginning on Thursday, and every night until the game, Bolthouse has brought LA hot spot Hyde into Scottsdale to host star-studded parties.

“We wanted to create a refuge for our friends back home. There’s a lot of people from Hollywood out here and we wanted to create a home away from home for them out here,” Bolthouse told

Bolthouse, who called the Super Bowl and Hyde the “perfect combination,” said he expected a collection of both celebrities and athletes to enjoy the new, albeit temporary Hyde, which was hosting from the grounds of the Audi Forum Phoenix.

Not to be outdone, the athletes also made their presence felt at red carpets across the Phoenix area.

San Diego Chargers superstar Shawne Merriman spoke with on Wednesday night at the Lachey/Leinart event, where he talked about the best part of Super Bowl week.

“The festivities,” the all-world linebacker smiled. “The worst part is not playing in the game.”

Nick & Vanessa at Club Pure Jan 12th.

These pictures were app. taken last month, but I have never seen them. Enjoy!

MAXIM Magazine kicks off Super Bowl weekend at Grand Opening of Stone Rose Lounge, Scottsdale


By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer Sat Feb 2, 1:59 PM ET

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It wasn't what you would call a hot party. Sure, there was sizzlin' music, plenty of drinks and stars like Nick Lachey and Ryan Seacrest in attendance, but with temperatures dipping into the 30s Friday night, many partygoers at Maxim's mostly outdoor Super Bowl soiree at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess huddled around heat lamps and fire pits.

And getting into one of the Super Bowl's most exclusive events was like going on a ride at a theme park: lots of lines, lots of patience.

Non-chauffeured guests were required to park in a carnival-like lot next to the resort, trek to a large white tent in another parking lot, enter a line where employees guarded the guest list, get a wristband, haul up to the hotel itself and then have the wristband verified with a flashlight by a security guard at the entrance.

Once inside, attendees sipped cocktails made with Patron Tequila, drank Heineken beer, mingled with scantily clad models posing in Perry Ellis garments and watched go-go dancers gyrate next to DJs on two outdoor stages. Later, surprise musical guests Akon and T-Pain performed.

"It's too packed," said Ultimate Fighting Championship superstar Chuck Liddell. "I like dive bars."

Partygoers were bottlenecked at the two entrances to the Stone Rose Lounge, nightclub mogul Rande Gerber's lush bar overlooking the pool. Guards ushered people away from the event's only indoor space.

Even celebrities like brothers Jerry and Charlie O'Connell had trouble gaining access.

"I came in with that guy, my father," said Jerry O'Connell, pointing at his dad standing on the other side of the lounge's glass exterior. "He's a VIP — and I'm out here," he said jokingly of his non-celebrity father.

Other stars at the Maxim party included Tom Petty, Sean "Diddy" Combs, John Elway, Larry David, Rob Schneider, Kim Kardarshian, Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt from "The Hills," former "Dancing with the Stars" contestants Stacy Kiebler, Ian Ziering and Mario Lopez, and cast members from "Entourage."

Arizona Welcomes Nick Lachey

Nick Lachey arrived in Scottsdale, AZ a bit early to get a head start on the Super Bowl festivities. Last night, he partied at the Matt Leinart Foundation Fundraising Event "Welcome Arizona Party." It looks like he had quite a good time with friends, signing autographs and posing for photos with fans.