Friday, June 17, 2011

Nick Lachey Again Mum On Wedding Plans


I didn’t expect Nick to say anything, but we had to ask…. Journalists just finished a conference call with Nick Lachey and Macy’s VP Amy Kule to talk about the “Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks” special hosted by Lachey on NBC.

The People magazine writer asked Nick, 37, about wedding plans with actress Vanessa Minnillo, 30. They got engaged in November.

Lachey responded: “We’re in the active planning mode.” He didn’t elaborate.

When I spoke to him in late April, before the Boys & Girls Club lunch, Lachey told me: “I’m heading back into the recording studio to do another album. … And I’m getting married.”

When I asked when and where — he brought it up! — Nick said: “If I were a betting man – and I’m not – I’d say it could happen this year.”

Oh yeah, Nick and Amy also talked today about Macy’s 35th annual fireworks show:

–Beyonce and Brad Paisley each will sing two songs….

–The telecast this year will be a tribute to the 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty. Beyonce may sing from there.

–The 40,000 fireworks includes diamonds, hoops, hearts and jellyfish shapes from SOUSA Fireworks of Rialto, Calif., synchronized to patriotic music….

–About 3 million people will converge near the Hudson River to watch the fireworks, plus millions more watching on NBC….

Nick, on the phone from LA, told writers today: ”This is one of the marquee events of the year…. There is no place I’d rather be on the 4th of July than in New York City at the fireworks.”