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.