Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Nick Lachey on 'Dancing with the Stars': I'm not a dancer

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Nick Lachey was joined with his wife Vanessa and a small entourage at Harrah's The Pool After Dark. He chatted with about everything from family life to his professional endeavors. Check it out: Welcome to Atlantic City, how does it feel to host The Pool After Dark?
Lachey: It's great, it's my first time, I'm very excited, I've heard a lot about it, and I'm excited to be here. We are going to have a great time.
What have you done so far while you were here?
Lachey: I just ate at Dos Caminos, played a little bit on the tables earlier, hung out at the sports bar, watched NBA Basketball, so we made a full day of it today.
Talk to us about your VH1 show. What's going on with that and what can we look forward to in your future?
Lachey: Well every day from 10-11am in Times Square, we do 'Big Morning Buzz' live on VH1. It's been a lot of fun. A chance to do live TV which is a rush to say the least. So yea we are enjoying it. Great people, great guests every day. Live music every day. It's a lot of fun, so expect more great shows for the rest of the spring and hopefully next fall.
Can't wait! Now what about Dancing with The Stars, would you want to do that like your brother?
Lachey: Oh no no no. No Dancing with the Stars for me. I'm not a dancer, my brother is the dancer of the family, and in fact I don't even like dancing to be honest with you, so I'm going to leave all that to him. And he won, so I mean I can't possibly beat him, all I can do is tie him, so it's a no win situation [laughs] for me.
Definitely. Now you just recently linked up with Lindt Chocolate for Autism Speaks, can you talk to us about that?
Lachey: Yes, my brother Zac has Aspergers, so Autism is something that my family has dealt with for a long long time. So the chance to partner with Lindt and bring some more awareness to Autism and partner with Autism speaks, it;s just one of those things where the numbers continue to increase and we don't have enough answers to the vast number of questions that there about Autism, what causes it? Why does it effect only certain people? So I think the more awareness and more funding we can bring to it, the closer we'll get to having more answers to those questions. I was very happy and honored to be a part of that.
Well, we appreciate it. You are a family person and you recently said that you would want to just move your family back to Ohio are you still into that?
Lachey: Yeah, I mean, Ohio is home; it's where my brother is and my niece and nephew and parents, so it will always be home. We are trying to gradually make our way back there. We are slowly making our way back there.
When you did the tour with New Kids on the Block and Boyz II Men, what was one of the most embarrassing or fun moment behind the scenes that nobody really knows about?
Lachey: Man, well the after parties are pretty epic. Not everyone got to see those, but those were a pretty good time. The highlight of the tour for me was singing with Boyz II Men in Cincinnati, we did a little a capella thing "In the Still of the Night", it was kind of a one time only thing for our hometown. And for me that was probably the most special moment of the entire tour.