Street Lotto talks about being out on tour with Jeff Timmons and Nappy Roots (@NappyRoots), recording with Daz Dillinger (@dazdillinger), and working with ZOOZBeat (@zoozbeat).
Originally from Cincinnati, Street Lotto gets a lot of love from the West Coast after being managed by Snoop Dogg's father. Now, he's in Atlanta working at Stankonia studios and promoting his latest single, Grown Man.
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Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
December 21, 2010
Thanks so much to Feeding America Entertainment Council member, Nick Lachey, and fiancée, Vanessa Minnillo. As part of The Biggest Loser Pound For Pound Challenge, the couple joined me at the Freestore Foodbank in Nick’s hometown of Cincinnati, OH, to volunteer and interact with some cooks-in-training. Cincinnati Cooks!, a program at the Freestore Food Bank, is a free ten-week program that prepares students, looking to improve their lives, for work in the food service industry. Professional cooks work with students to teach them culinary techniques, along with job and life skills. The goal is to help students succeed both in the kitchen and in their personal lives.
When asked who the better cook is in their relationship, Nick said, “We have a flawless system. She does all the cooking, and I do all the clean up.”
But both Nick and Vanessa had the opportunity to sharpen their kitchen skills. Chef Marcus, a former student-turned-professional chef, taught Nick and Vanessa proper knife skills, and current students showed them how to whip up a nutritious stir-fry. In addition to feeding the students and Freestore Foodbank employees each day, the food prepared at Cincinnati Cooks! also benefits Kids Cafe programs, which provide free, hot, after-school meals to children who might otherwise go hungry outside of school.
As Nick and Vanessa interacted with students, they made sure to encourage nutritious food choices. As obesity is a rising issue in the United States, programs like the Pound For Pound Challenge are great ways to promote a healthy lifestyle. For every pound you pledge to lose, the Pound For Pound Challenge will donate 11¢ to Feeding America — enough to secure one pound of groceries on behalf of local food banks. Not only are you pledging to keep up a healthy lifestyle, but you’re also helping those Americans who do not always have access to food.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 19, 2010
Thursday, December 16, 2010
Bottom from left: Justin Jeffre and Nick Lachey in 2009, Drew Lachey performing on ABC's Dancing with the Stars in 2007, Jeff Timmons with fellow VH1's Mission: Man Band cast member Chris Kirkpatrick in New York City, 2007. They are currently contemplating a reunion tour.
Congrats to Jeff & his new wife Amanda.. He posted earlier this morning of facebook..
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Los Angeles - Multi-platinum recording artist and actor Nick Lachey is the host of NBC's "The Sing-Off." Nick joined us live on Wednesday to talk about the show, which recently had its original field of ten cut down to five.
See what Nick has to say about "Committed," one of the show's more popular groups, in the media player.
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Tear'ious (TJ) serenades Vanessa Minnillo/Nick Lachey at Cinci Children's (The Dragonfly Foundation)
Nick Lachey has had one big year between his hit TV series The Sing-Off, which is coming back for a second season, and his recent engagement to Vanessa Minnillo. "This is like a banner year for you!" Rachael notes.
"It's been a fun year!" Nick says. "But 2011? We're probably going to hold the wedding, so, you know, next year's only going to get better!" They'll ring in the new year from one of Rach's favorite locations. "We're going to be in Tuscany for New Year's," he says. "I hear you are the resident expert!" Rachael is thrilled they have chosen Italy, where she got married to John, and offers to set them up with some restaurants and activities. "I've got a long list for you guys!"
But before they head overseas, Nick and Vanessa will celebrate Christmas with family, which means Nick has some shopping to do. "I'm the guy literally on the 21st [on a plane] with the Sky Mall magazine," he says. "I'm terrible with it!" So what is he getting for his fiancée? "Is this bad form? I got her a nice ring. Have I got to get her something else?" he asks. Rach informs that him that he does and jokes, "You are on the naughty list!" He says he'll write Vanessa a song and Rach revises her statement. "You're back on the nice list." She then asks him to give a sample of his favorite Christmas carol - tune in for his duet with Rach!
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino made an appearance on Live! with Regis & Kelly where he showed Kelly and her guest co-host Nick Lachey some
moves off his new workout DVD.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Nick Lachey is beaming about his recent engagement to fiancee Vanessa Minnillo.
“I think that we have a great relationship. the good thing about our situation is that we kind of took our time with it. We’ve been together four and half years, so it’s just, the right thing at the right time for us,” Nick told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Access Hollywood Live on Monday, when asked about his November engagement to his longtime girlfriend.
The pair began dating in 2006 (in the wake of Nick’s highly-publicized divorce from his first wife, Jessica Simpson), after Vanessa starred in the former 98 Degrees singer’s music video for “What’s Left of me.” the couple split in June 2009, but rekindled their romance in August (2009? or 2010?) – a break that Nick said was beneficial for them.
“We took a break for a little while there… I think that’s a healthy thing sometimes, when you’re kind of going through the growing process,” Nick continued. “The way I’ve always looked at it is, if you come out on the other side and you’ve learned something and you can kind of apply it to the next time that situation comes up, then you’re growing as a couple, and that’s what exciting to me. If you continue to grow as a couple, then you’re in good shape.”
As for popping the question, Nick waited for the right moment to ask for his future bride’s hand.
“We had a great evening, a great day, it just seemed like the right time,” he told Billy and Kit. “It was a romantic moment, a perfect moment, and she said, ‘Yes,’ so that was the most important part.”
The pair have not yet revealed when they plan to wed, but the host of NBC’s “The Sing-Off” is sure of one wedding day detail.“I think I’ll leave the singing to someone else,” Nick said.
Friday, December 10, 2010
\By Gavin Wilson Dec 10, 2010, 20:28 GMT
Nick Lachey donned a set of fake abs as he took on Jersey Shore's The Situation in a workout contest.
The TV host pulled up his tracksuit top to reveal the strap-on six-pack during an appearance on American talk show, Live With Regis & Kelly.
After reality star Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino revealed his toned stomach, Lachey said: 'I'm not so sure I need to do this.
'It's amazing what you find in your dressing room.'
Host Kelly Ripa joked: 'Nick Lachey, what are you doing with my breast plate?'
The Situation, 28, then showed viewers his workout technique.
Lachey, 37, Jessica Simpson's ex-husband, was co-hosting the episode.
The Situation's new exercise DVD is out now.
Thursday, December 9, 2010
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Lights, cameras and plenty of action. Wednesday, December 8th was a busy, yet exciting day at the Freestore Foodbank. That’s because TV personalities Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo stopped by to film a segment for an upcoming episode of “Biggest Loser.” Nick and Vanessa spent some time in the Rosenthal Community Kitchen with our Cincinnati Cooks students and chefs, chopping up onions and vegetables, and preparing dishes.
We’ll keep you posted once we know when their segment on “Biggest Loser” will air.
By Rob Shuter
Nick Lachey isn't just looking forward to spending the rest of his life with soon-to-be wife, Vanessa Minnillo -- after an awful experience with ex father-in-law, Joe Simpson, Nick is excited to marry into a "normal" family.
"Vanessa's folks are so amazing," a friend of the future Mrs. Lachey tells me. "They are not parents who live through their daughter's success; they're not desperate to find a place for themselves in the entertainment business. They are simply parents who just want their daughter to be happy."
Vanessa's father, Vince Minnillo, was a member of the U.S. Air Force, stationed in the Philippines; he's a guy Nick respects so much he asked permission for his daughter's hand before popping the question to Vanessa herself.
"It's going to be a small, intimate wedding with just close friends and family," an insider tells me. "They would like it to be as private a day as possible." Unlike his first marriage to Jessica Simpson, where pictures and details were given to all media outlets, whether they wanted them or not.
"This time around there will be no reality show cameras or creepy father/managers lurking around making decisions on what is best for the couple's careers rather than their future," my source says. "Nick will once again take a back seat, but this time around it will be to his bride, not his father-in-law."
I’m told you’ll see this on the People magazine website tomorrow…. but you can read it here and see it on YouTube. Nick Lachey and fiancee Vanessa Minnillo Tuesday visited the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Tuesday. They brought gifts for each patient they met. On the YouTube video, they do a special salute with patient Tyler St. Clair for his girlfriend Libby in the Delta Gamma sorority at the University of Kentucky.
The visit was arranged by the Dragonfly Foundation,a [501(c)(3) Pending] organization determined to bring moments of comfort and joy to kids who are being treated for cancer and other blood diseases. The foundation currently is working in partnership with the Cancer & Blood Diseases Institute of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to provide distractions that will help ease the pain and fear these children and their families experience on a daily basis.
On The Sing-Off's Season 2 premiere, the 10 competing groups took on modern hits like Justin Bieber's "Baby" and oldies such as the Drifters' "Save the Last Dance For Me." But there's still one group that Nick Lachey wants to see get the a cappella treatment.
"I keep waiting for a 98 Degrees song to be covered because I just feel like that's well overdue," the show's host tells TVGuide.com. "The way that these songs are done is fairly unconventional and done in ways that you wouldn't expect."
Whether any of the contestants dare to pull from the 98 Degrees catalog remains to be seen, but maybe Lachey himself will take on one of the boy band's big hits on The Sing-Off's live finale. "I've heard a rumor that I may sing a little bit on the finale ... we'll see if that pans out," he says.
See what Lachey has to say about Season 2's changes and talent level in this video:
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
such a cute little girl!! =) Glad they could bring a Smile to her face!!
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Monday, December 6, 2010
Thanks to Shane at Nickfanatic for finding these...these premiere screening photos directly from Terry Albright, Paley Center for Media's Associate Director of Media Relations. All photos are copyright of Kevin Barry
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KETTERING, OH (WDTN) - "The Sing-Off." The five-night event premiering Monday, December 6 on wdtn Channel 2, hosted by multi-platinum recording artist, Nick Lachey is a one-of-a-kind battle of voices which will continue on December 8, 13 and 15, culminating with a live finale on December 20 (8-10 p.m. ET).
Celebrity judges who will critique the singing groups with their expertise are Ben Folds (Ben Folds Five), Shawn Stockman (Boyz II Men) and Nicole Scherzinger ("The Pussycat Dolls").
The show will feature the country’s top ten a cappella groups performing popular songs like you’ve never heard them before. There’s no lip-synching, back-up bands or safety net. They’ll be singing for America’s vote with the winner walking away with the ultimate prize – a Sony Music recording contract and $100.000.
By Lesley Messer
Friday December 03, 2010 06:40 PM EST
"I want it to be about her," Lachey tells PEOPLE. "Any guy will tell you that it's probably more about the bride than the groom. It's just about celebrating your love for each other."
Lachey, 37, met Minnillo, 30, four years ago while filming a music video for his song "What's Left of Me," and, according to him, the two instantly connected. "She's my soulmate in every way," he gushes. "She gets me, I get her. We enjoy a lot of the same things and we enjoy each other's company."
One of the things they share is a love of music, which comes in handy, since Lachey is not only a singer, but starting Dec. 6 he will be hosting NBC's Sing Off competition, too.
"[Vanessa] is an incredible host – that's what she's done for years – so I get a lot of advice from her," he says.
In between episodes, the newly engaged couple will also head to Lachey's hometown of Cincinnati, where they will visit the Cincinnati Zoo and the Cincinnati Children's Hospital for philanthropic reasons. They'll also spend time with Lachey’s brother, Drew, and his wife and kids.
"It's great being an uncle," Lachey says. "Vanessa and I try to spoil them every chance we get!"
Playing St. Nick to the little ones also has Lachey thinking about his own future – and how much he wants kids of his own.
"I'm pushing 40 here, so the time is probably imminent," he says. "Everything happens in the right time and for now, it's good training to be an uncle. Hopefully mine will turn out as good as [Drew's]!"
In the meantime, Lachey is excited to be engaged to the love of his life. "She’s a great girl," he says. "She's incredibly intelligent, incredibly personable. She's independent, yet supportive. I'm extremely happy that she's mine."
Newly engaged Nick Lachey is leaving the wedding plans to fiancée Vanessa Minnillo.
“I am allowed to help, but at the end of the day, I really want it to be primarily her influence on things,” he told us. “So I will be very supportive and agreeable, but probably not doing too much planning.”
Lachey, 36, has other things to keep him busy.
On Monday, her returns as host of ‘The Sing-Off’ – a five night singing contest for the top a cappella groups in America.
He couldn’t be happier to have rocker Ben Folds, Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger and Boyz II Men’s Shawn Stockman manning the judges table.
“I like being able to be objectively supportive of everybody,” he said. “That is how I see my role. Not having to make the tough choices is ultimately rewarding for me.”
Lachey also opened up about…
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM SEASON 2: “The one thing that will jump out at people right away is that we have gone from 8 to 10 groups. And we have gone from 4 to 5 episodes. The other thing is that the talent is just phenomenal. Even more so than in season one.”
LAST YEAR’S WINNER, NOTA: “They are in the process of releasing their first album right now. I remember those days, getting ready to promote on your first record. It is an exciting time.”
WHO MAKES THE CALL: “The judges determine who moves on in each episode. And as we get down to the final episode, the phone lines open and America votes. The last episode is live on December 20.”
HOSTING ON LIVE TV: “I actually prefer it. There is a little added pressure and the extra adrenaline. But you get one shot at it, you know. Let’s see what you’ve got. Certainly, you know, things don’t go as planned and you have to improvise. But I did theatre growing up, so I think there is something cool about ‘let’s go out there and do out best.’”
MISSING THE GOOD ‘OLE DAYS: “It is a contagious atmosphere to be around. If you are a singer or performer you cant help but want to be out there doing what they are doing. When I saw Nota win last year, it really brought back memories of getting that first record deal and thinking you are on the cusp of making it finally. It is refreshing to see that in these people. They are all striving for their dreams.”
MAKING MORE MUSIC: “I parted ways with Jive Records. The music business has gone through so many changes in the last year that this is actually a very exciting time to be on your own and be independent. So now I am my own record label. There are no rules. I have been in the studio for the last couple of months starting to work on a new project.”
A 98 DEGREES REUNION: “I definitely think I would like it. It is one of those things we have always kept the door wide open on. Certainly we have all gone on and done other things, but we have always kept that as an option. Right now there is no imminent plans, but I wouldn’t be surprised if one day that came true.”
Nick Lachey Kicks Off 'Everybody Wins' TourBy: Nick Helton
CINCINNATI - The Nick Lachey Foundation is hosting 40 Boys and Girls Club members for a private party at the Cincinnati Zoo Monday.
The special scholars are being recognized for their participation in academic, fitness and community programs.
Several local companies including LaRosa's, Chiquita and UDF are donating dinner for the event. The students will also get to experience up close animal encounters during Monday's dinner.
You can help donate to the Boys and Girls Club also by dropping off new, unwrapped toys at the Zoo. The toys are being collected through Monday night at the zoo entrance