Friday, October 30, 2009

Commercial filmed at Milford cupcake shop


Julie Carter, left, and Patricia Minniear, both of Miami Township, got to grab a photo with Nick Lachey as he made his way from the bus into the Sugar Cupcakery. Minniear said Lachey was very nice and signed autographs for them.
By Kellie Geist • • October 30, 2009

It seems like Christmas gets earlier every year, but the decorations at the Sugar Cupcakery Monday, Oct. 26, weren't in preparation for Hometown Holidays.
he shop, which opened at 32 Main St. in Milford about two months ago, was selected as the location for the filming of Cincinnati Bell's new holiday commercial. Film crews brought decorations, cars to put on the street, snow and yes, Nick Lachey.

"He was a gentleman and had lots of compliments for our store and the streetscape ... I told him we expected to see him back here in Milford," said Cupcakery co-owner Krista Tevar. "(Lachey's) sister-in-law opened a cupcake shop in Los Angeles, so we talked to him a little about that."

The Sugar Cupcakery was chosen over locations in Hyde Park and Northside. Cincinnati Bell spokesperson Lisa McLaughlin said they were looking for a location that had a "modern feel, but was still cozy and comfortable."

"(The scouts) liked the Sugar Cupcakery. It had all those attributes and it also looked out onto a picturesque setting," McLaughlin said. "The owners were great to work with."

McLaughlin said Cincinnati Bell likes to keep it local because, while their phones can be used worldwide, they have been in the Cincinnati area for more than 130 years.

Tevar, who owns the Sugar Cupcakery with her sister Karla Jennings, said they were thrilled to have been selected.

"We're a brand new business and it was such an honor that they selected us. For us to get that type of feedback and appreciation for what we've done here was overwhelming," Tevar said. "We are really proud that we were able to bring something like that to our community."

Crews started setting up equipment for filming early Monday morning and were on location throughout the day.

"The whole place turned into a film studio. It was a wonderful experience and it was interesting to see how it all happens," Tevar said.

Tevar said the props, chairs and tables and, of course, cupcakes in the commercial all the Cupcakery's. The film crews just added the holiday decor and actors.

"I don't know if our sign will be in the commercial or not, but it's obviously our store," Tevar said. "I'm just glad we could bring this publicity to Milford."

McLaughlin said the commercial is set to start airing in the first week of November.

While the Cupcakery was the actual site for the commercial, film crews also decorated nearby poles and trees and put "snow" on some of the vehicles parked along the street.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Blinkx Video: Coffee With: Nick Lachey

Blinkx Video: Coffee With: Nick Lachey

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nick & Jess DormRaiders Mtv Flashback

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Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?


Nov 11, 2009

Nick & Drew are playing for Charity!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009



Rosie O’Donnell (as Glenda the Good Witch) with Rachael Ray (as Dorothy) for a special Wizard of Oz-themed Halloween episode of Ray’s show, which will air on Friday (October 30).

Other costume highlights include Rachael’s husband John Cusimano dressed as the Scarecrow and a special visit from Nick Lachey, who came as Elvis.

Rosie’s appearance is in anticipation of her official return to the spotlight on November. 2, when she launches her new Sirius XM satellite show. It will air live every weekday from 10 a.m. to noon ET, from one of the five houses on her waterfront property.

Will you be tuning in? featured on E! News's Everybody Wins Tour featured on Access Hollywood featured on Rachael Ray featured on Good Day New York

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Jeff My New Album for "FREE"!!!

You can get my new album and pay nothing. I spent the last four years with my writing and production partners creating it. We are so proud of it that we are giving it away for FREE! I am going to spend the next month mixing and finalizing it, and we will deliver it to those who want it by Christmas for FREE. It will cost $0.00. I only ask that you urge three of your friends who might want it to sign up on my "Official Group" page on facebook. Then they can tell three of their friends, and they can tell three of their friends, etc, etc.

Friday, October 23, 2009

98 Degrees Launches U.S. Tour - February 6, 1999

Doesn't this SO make you Miss the guys?? I have the entire Snowed IN on VHS wish I could upload it for you guys!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Nick Lachey's Everybody Wins Tour

On October 5, 2009, Nick Lachey and his partners at kicked off the national Everybody Wins Tour, celebrating the successful launch of Winnit while supporting and raising awareness of Feeding America, the nation's leading domestic hunger-relief charity. is a new reverse auction Web site where members bid to win a wide array of items from iPods to Porsches for just a fraction of their retail prices.

After Hours Good Day NY *Nick*

Look who makes a guest appearance on Good Day After Hours. It's none other than Nick Lachey.

Find out what he does "after hours" in New York City. Check out the video of Good Day, After Hours.


Drew Lachey speaks on autism


By Matt Reed

Staff Writer

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Published: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Updated: Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Matt Reed: Why did you decide to raise awareness for autism?
Drew Lachey: In 1994, my mother adopted a little boy who, unbeknownst to her, ended up having autism. So it’s something me and my family deal with on an everyday basis. For me, raising awareness about autism is more of a way for me to try and help my mom. Obviously I don’t live at home — I’m a little bit old for that — but she goes through it every day. Every day is a challenge with new stresses and new realities setting in. So for me, trying to use what recognition I have to try and raise awareness is the least that I can do.

MR: How long have you been doing this for?
DL: I started getting involved with Autism Speaks about a year and a half ago, attending events that they sponsor. I also just did “Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?” on behalf of Autism Speaks. It’s just little things like that, trying to get the word out there. Every day the word gets out there more, and people are starting to realize what an epidemic it is.

MR: Why do you think autism gets so little notice?
DL: I think because, unlike a lot of the other diseases that get major funding — diabetes, cancer, leukemia, AIDS — autism isn’t deadly. You’re not faced with this mortality rate, but what I think people fail to understand is that this is truly an epidemic. One out of every 100 kids is diagnosed with autism [in the United States]. It’s rising at a huge rate. It really isn’t getting a lot of the attention, I think, because people can live with it, but we have to start looking at the quality of life, not only for the people who do have it but their families as well.

MR: Can you tell me anything about your personal experiences or your mother’s experiences with autism?
DL: Every day is a story. My brother Zac gets hyper-focused on one item in the grocery store. It could be the most random thing in the world [like] a bowl of rice. He gets fixated on it. There’s no breaking his attention, and he’ll have a tantrum. He is 15 years old. A tantrum at 15 isn’t the same as when you have a two year old who wants candy. It’s not the same thing. He’s a young man. He’s almost 6-feet-tall and 180 pounds. He’s the size of a man but has the capacity sometimes of a child. There’s also frustration in dealing with his triggers and social cues. He’s a high-functioning Asperger’s case, so his situations are different from everybody else, but the constant frustration that comes along with trying to raise somebody that has autism is a daily challenge for my mom. Is he going to be able to go to college? Is he going to be able to live on his own? Is he going to be able to socially become capable enough to get a girlfriend and get married? So, you have to look past just raising an Asperger’s child to what’s their quality of life going to be like, and trying to set them up so they can have as close to a normal life as possible.

MR: Where else have you been speaking lately?
DL: I did a couple of speeches at different colleges. This is the first time I’ve spoke about autism. Normally my speaking engagements are more about following your dreams, inspirational motivational kinds of things. But honestly, this is a much more meaningful speech to me because I feel about getting the word out to people who are in a position to make a difference. This is the future generation of the politicians, doctors and teachers, so getting the word out and raising awareness now is really going to be key to fixing the problem down the road.

MR: Have you seen any positive stories throughout the past couple years in regards to more people getting involved with making positive strides in autism awareness?
DL: I remember when “Rain Man” came out, nobody knew what autism was. It was not as common, and I had never even heard of it. At that point, everybody thought if you had autism, you were rocking back and forth in your chair and you [had to] count toothpicks on the floor. That’s what people thought autism was, this kind of idiot savant thing. I think people now have a different idea. There’s a better understanding of it. People have opinions about it. Some of them are completely off the wall and unfounded. Some of them are possible, like what causes it. Some people think it’s from vaccines and drinking out of plastic bottles. Whatever the idea is, people are at least talking about it now. [The] government is making it a point to promote awareness. That’s in no small part due to the parents of kids with autism getting out there, getting the word out, raising awareness and forcing people to listen to them. So I think there have been dramatic strides in the past four or five years, but we have a long way to go.

MR: A lot of people are talking about the swine flu vaccine. Do you think there’s a link between increased vaccinations and the rise in autism?
DL: I have a 3-year-old, so every time it’s time for a new vaccination, we go straight to our doctor, who we trust very much. Every time you think something’s fine, there’s another report that says vaccines are causing [autism]. Honestly, if I said I had an opinion one way or the other, I would just be fueling the fire. I have no idea what causes it. I wish I did. I wish there was some sort of concrete evidence out there, but for every report that says this is what causes it, there are five that say it doesn’t. So at this point it’s still too early to tell. That’s why we have to keep raising money and keep researching it and finding out what truly does cause it before we get down to one in every 50 kids, one in every 25 kids. Boys are five times more likely to get it than girls. I mean, why would that be? If it is vaccines, why would it affect boys more than girls? There are lots of different triggers that make you question whether or not that is the true cause. Hopefully we’ll find out soon.

MR: For the students who are reading this interview, what kind of action would you like them to take?
DL: For anybody, donating to an autism charity is hugely helpful. Autism Speaks is a great one; Easter Seals is another — there’s a ton of great charities out there. Also, when you’re voting and talking with others, keep this in mind. This isn’t something that’s going away. If anything, this is getting worse — it’s compounding. It’s going to be something we are going to have to contend with for a long time to come. Also, stay educated on the signs of autism, so that when you have children, you are able to identify it early because that is a very crucial part of it.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Nick Lachey visits North Texas Food Bank to volunteer


By Pegasus News wire

Nick Lachey with Melissa Humphrey, from the VHA marketing department.

— Employees of Irving-based VHA Inc. volunteered for several North Texas non-profit organizations during the company’s annual Community Day.

Employees visited 11 charities in the Dallas-Fort Worth area -- and those volunteering at North Texas Food Bank were joined by singer Nick Lachey.

The focus on environmental projects and getting employees actively involved in these efforts is one part of VHA’s commitment to supporting earth-friendly practices that keep people healthy and safe.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Nick Lachey again for

SOURCE has seen a huge spike in traffic since launching recently and is moving swiftly up the rankings. The reverse auction site is now in 8th place behind Winners24 with 54,400 unique visits in September. Part of Winnit's success is undoubtedly due to Lachey's media blitz, including a recent interview on Good Day Philadelphia where the anchors conduct what might just be the softest interview in television history. Here is the clip:

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Thank You Donnie

Love that you just RT this Blog!! I am enjoying doing this Just for you guys!!
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Justin Jeffre at Christ Church Forum

Christ Church in Downtown Cincinnati always has the best political forums. Here is an excerpt from their non-incumbent forum for City Council.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Nick Lachey Donates to Food Bank


Cameraman Daniel Ramos shoots video of Nick Lachey at the Los Angeles Food Bank as he Donates his time for a great cause.
Nick Lachey sorts and packs boxes of non-perishable goods at as part of national "Everybody Wins Tour" to raise awareness for Feeding America.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Autism Awareness with Drew Lachey


  • Date: OCT.20.2009
  • Location: College Avenue Campus
  • Type: Guest Speaker
  • Sponsor: RUPA - Rutgers University Programming Association

Rutgers Student Center, Multipurpose Room

From music superstardom with 98° to television fame with Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica and Dancing with the Stars, Drew Lachey discusses his pathway to success and his work on raising awareness of autism. Brought to you by RUPA, Rutgers Hillel, Bloustein Public Service Association, Debate Union, Roosevelt Institute, Rutgers Libertarians, Intersect Fund, Pike Fraternity, and SAS Honors Program Tutoring Project

Nick Lachey’s Tour stops in Las Vegas!10.15.09



Friday, October 16, 2009


Nick Lachey Helping Food Bank Volunteers

Nick Lachey visited the Three Square Food Bank during Winnit's "Everybody Wins Tour" in Las Vegas Nevada. Nick and 30 Clark County School District children took part in bagging 1440 bags of food items for The 'Back Pack for Kids' Program that provides nutritious, child-friendly food each Friday to children who might otherwise go without during the weekends.



They totally should have choreographed this process. (Photos by Erik Kabik | Retna)

Nick Lachey was at the Three Square Food Bank during the Student Food Drive to push awareness of Feeding America, a hunger-relief charity he’s pushing on his “Everybody Wins Tour” through his auction website,, which is donating a portion of proceeds from its first month to the charity. Lachey is on an 11-day tour where he’s helping out at various food banks along the way.

And, just because you can’t spend every hour of every day doing charity work (unless you’re Bono), Lachey was at the Stratosphere yesterday with Vanessa Minnillo to play blackjack and ride the Big Shot and the XScream. Although we think going on the Big Shot was just Lachey trying to keep up with space tourist Lance Bass on a budget.

NIck @ the LA Foodbank

Nick Lachey volunteering this morning at LA Foodbank...what a good boy! PS He says Vanessa makes a mean lasagna;) xAW
Nick Lachey volunteering this morning at LA Foodbank...what a good boy! PS He says Vanessa makes a mean lasagna;)

Nick Lachey’s Everybody Wins Tour: End of the Road…


October 16th, 2009 6:25 pm / Author: Chris Morran

High school students at the Three Square Food Bank in VegasNick Lachey has been blogging for OK! about his trip around the U.S. on The Everybody Wins Tour, bringing newsnews from the road as he surprises winners from

Well, guys, Vegas got me again. As soon as the bus pulled up to the Palms, Kristian, Tommy and I headed out to the blackjack table where we remained for the next 5 hours. We probably would have sat there longer if it wasn’t time to get over to the Three Square Food Bank.

Once we got there, I met a lot of great high school kids who were volunteering for the annual Student Food Drive. Those kids completely wore me out!

We started racing to see who could sort and pack food the fastest and I think they definitely kicked my butt! It was a lot of fun though. I admire those kids a lot, I don’t remember volunteering much when I was in high school, but looking back on it, I wish I had.
High school students at the Three Square Food Bank in Vegas
After we left Three Square we stopped at the Stratosphere and hit some of the rides. The view from the top of that building was crazy!
Tommy and Nick on top of the Stratosphere in Vegas

After Big Shot and Scream we decided that it was time to pick up Kristian (who had been sleeping ALL AFTERNOON!) and get our trip our to L.A. started. We left Vegas just as the Cincinnati Bearcats game was starting, which was perfect timing. Don’t know what we would have done on the road for 10 days with our DirectTV and WiFi!

Today marks the end of the Everybody Wins Tour and I have to say, its pretty bittersweet. We’ve had a lot of fun over the last 10 days, but I’m ready to be back in my own bed again! As much as I love my bus bunk, nothing beats your own bed!

We’re just about to pull up to the L.A. Regional Foodbank, which is our last stop on the tour, so its time for me to sign off one last time. Hope you guys have enjoyed the blog! Keep bidding on Winnit… you never know when we might hop back on our bus!

All my best!


Winnit Auction winner Barbara Brooks and her friends and family

Nicks Tour stops at Three Square


Posted October 16, 2009 • 8:03 a.m.

Nick Lachey visits Three Square food bank during his's Everybody Wins Tour.

Photo: Erik Kabik/Retna/

Singer Nick Lachey visited the Three Square food bank in Las Vegas during his company’s Everybody Wins Tour.

Our contributing photographer Erik Kabik told me that Nick rolled up in his bright yellow tour bus, which he has been touring around in for nine days. He came inside to greet the 30 Clark County School District students who were at Three Square to assemble 1,440 food bags for the Backpack for Kids Program that provides nutritious, child-friendly food each Friday to children who might otherwise go without during the weekends.