Thursday, April 23, 2015

Nick Lachey Shops at Costco --


Nick Lachey's favorite club doesn't have a velvet rope — but you do have to be a card-carrying member to get in. The Big Morning Buzz Live host recently gave Us Weekly a peek inside his wallet, revealing himself to be a bulk-buying, warehouse-loving, flatbed-pushing Costco shopper.

"Oh, here we go: Costco card! Gotta have a Costco card," the father-of-two, 41, told Us. "I'm a big fan of buying in bulk."
Among the star's regular purchases? A "big bin of pretzels" and "like nine cases of water."

Don't try to tempt him with free samples, though. The 98 Degrees alum knows exactly what he wants from the big box store, and he doesn't like to mosey.
"Nobody messes with me in Costco," he quips. "I get in and out of there so fast. [There are] people with the little samples, [like,] 'Hey, you want try this?' I'm like, 'Nope! Leave me alone. I got business!'" 

The former boy bander also carries a New York City Metrocard in his pocket — but he uses it sparingly. "You never know what you're gonna get when you go down to the subway," he jokes.
Watch the video above to see more from Lachey's wallet, including the card that makes him feel "legit." Plus, find out the special significance of the chain he wears around his neck!

Cartoon: Nick Lachey invests in pot farm; put that in your pipe and smoke it


Nick Lachey joins ResponsibleOhio campaign to legalize marijuana

Cincinnati entertainer Nick Lachey is the latest to join the ResponsibleOhio movement to legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use.
The singer and television personality will be an investor in a Summit County site that would be one of 10 locations where marijuana could be legally grown for wholesale distribution if ResponsibleOhio’s proposed constitutional amendment is approved by Ohio voters in November.
Organizers have pledged at least $20 million to finance the pro-pot campaign. Through Sunday, the group has collected more than 100,000 signatures to place the proposal on the November ballot, said ResponsibleOhio Executive Director Ian James. He predicts the group will reach the required 305,591 valid signatures by mid-June, a few weeks ahead of the July 1 deadline.
Lachey will join investors William “Cheney" Pruett and John Humphrey, executives with DMP Investments, in the Hudson, Ohio growth site.
"Ohio is my home, and as a resident and local business owner I am proud to be part of a movement that has the potential to create jobs, reinvigorate the local economy and improve the safety of our communities," Lachey said in a press release. "Passage of this proposal will result in much-needed economic development opportunities across Ohio, and update the state's position on marijuana in a smart and safe way."
Lachey is a multi-platinum recording artist who rose to stardom as lead singer of the band, 98 Degrees. His “Newlyweds” reality show was one of MTV’s biggest hits. He is currently host of the VH-1 show “Big Morning Buzz Live Hosted By Nick Lachey” and is in production on a new A&E documentary series with the working title “Lachey’s Bar” that follows brothers Nick and Drew Lachey as they open a sports bar in their hometown of Cincinnati.
Lachey is one of several investors with Cincinnati ties who are part of the ResponsibleOhio campaign. Others include venture capitalist Jimmy Gould, basketball legend Oscar Robertson, former Cincinnati Bengal Frostee Rucker and the politically-connected Taft brothers, Dudley and Woody.
The group claims it will create an estimated 10,000 new permanent jobs and an additional 10,000 construction jobs in Ohio through the development of testing, cultivation, processing and distribution facilities. It predicts the new industry will generate $554 million in new annual tax revenues by 2020, which will be used to fund economic development initiatives, infrastructure improvements and public safety services, statewide.

Reds Opening Day: Taft's Ale House, Lachey's Bar join the party for first time

Blessing of the Beers!

CINCINNATI -- By 9:15 a.m. Opening Day, more than 150 people had already settled into Taft’s Ale House, sipping beers and getting a firsthand look at Cincinnati’s newest brewery.
Well, it’s 5 o’clock, somewhere, right?
For Taft’s, Opening Day has a double meaning. As Reds fans celebrate the start of the season, it’s also the official first day of business for the old church-turned-brewpub at 1429 Race St. in Over-the-Rhine.
With hundreds of thousands of people flocking Downtown for the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade, the Reds’ game vs. the Pittsburgh Pirates and other related events, longtime local bars and restaurants are accustomed to the overflow of fans. But for newcomers marking their first Opening Day, such as Taft’s, the experience is brand-new.

Vanessa and Nick Lachey's Family Is Everything As Daughter Brooklyn's Face Is Revealed for the First Time


Vanessa Lachey

Ladies and gentlemen, we present to you one pretty adorable family.
More than three months after welcoming their second child together, Nick Lacheyand Vanessa Lachey decided to thank fans for all their love and support in the sweetest way possible.
How does a brand-new family photo sound?!
"Family is EVERYTHING!" the couple wrote on Vanessa's personal website while showing off their son Camden and daughter Brooklyn. "Love, the Lacheys."
And for those keeping track, this is the first time we see their baby girl's face without anything covering her eyes or head. She appears sound asleep while being cradled in mama's arms. Awww!
"Thank You ALL so much for the love and support you continue to give to me and my family," Vanessa continued on her website. "I am very appreciative and grateful! Let me know your thoughts on the website and what you'd like to see more of. Recipes? Party Ideas? Fashion? Mommy Ideas? I can't wait to hear your thoughts. X"
The photo comes just a few short weeks after Nick talked with E! News about what life is like with both a newborn and a toddler. Turns out it's not as bad as one would imagine.
"It's not that crazy," he admitted. "When you've had one, you kind of know a little better what to expect with No. 2. [They] were both really, really, really good babies."
Things are going so well that even Camden has no qualms about being a big brother to his new sibling. 

Nick Lachey joins Responsible Ohio movement to legalize marijuana in Ohio


Lachey has invested in one of 10 potential grow sites

CINCINNATI —He's been in a boy band, on a reality show and recently opened a bar in Over the Rhine.
Now Nick Lachey has set his sights on the marijuana industry.
Lachey announced that he has joined the "Responsible Ohio" movement to legalize marijuana in Ohio.
Lachey has invested in one of the 10 potential grow sites on a property in Summit County in upstate Ohio.
Lachey released a statement on Wednesday.
"Ohio is my home, and as a resident and local business owner I am proud to be part of a movement that has the potential to create jobs, reinvigorate the local economy and improve the safety of our communities."
Responsible Ohio has until July first to collect nearly 306,000 signatures to get the issue on the November ballot.
They're gathering signatures Thursday and Friday at their office on West Court Street.