Monday, January 23, 2017

Merry Christmas Jeff

I was so Happy to be a part of this Christmas video Alyssa put together for Jeff! =)

Drew Lachey with the Skivvies Fitton Center Jan. 14, 2017 Singing "Short People"

Nick & Drew Lachey Announce The Return of Lay's Do Us A Flavor

Nick Lachey Shows You How to Pitch a Lay’s Flavor

Get Your Pitch On! Lay's "Do Us A Flavor" Seeks America's Next Great Potato Chip Flavor

TV Personality and Multiplatinum Recording Artist Nick Lachey, Known for His Flavorful Personality, Helps Lay's Kick Off Do Us A Flavor: "The Pitch
Multiplatinum recording artists Nick and Drew Lachey ham it up as they announce Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" 2017 at Carolines on Broadway Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in New York. The latest installment, "The Pitch," invites fans to simply pitch the inspiration behind their best flavor ideas. Fans can submit their pitches starting today at (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Lay's/AP Images)
Multiplatinum recording artists Nick and Drew Lachey "pitch" their flavors to a live audience at Carolines on Broadway, announcing Lay's "Do Us a Flavor" 2017 Monday, Jan. 9, 2017 in New York. The latest installment, "The Pitch," invites fans to simply pitch the inspiration behind their best flavor ideas. Fans can submit their pitches starting today at (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision for Lay's/AP Images)Lay's, one of the marquee brands from PepsiCo's Frito-Lay division, is once again giving people the chance at $1 million by bringing back the iconic "Do Us a Flavor" contest and asking fans for their flavor ideas and the story or inspiration behind them — all in a flavor-packed pitch. Helping Lay's celebrate the personalities behind the flavors is TV personality and multiplatinum recording artist Nick Lachey, known for his flavorful personality and love of local flavors and cuisines with his restaurant and bar in Cincinnati. Lachey, a fan of the "Do Us a Flavor" contest throughout the years, helped surprise the four finalists and award the winner in 2015.
In its fourth year, the latest installment of the contest - "The Pitch" - asks fans nationwide to simply "pitch" their best Lay's potato chip flavor ideas and the inspiration behind it through a photo, video and/or written description to bring the idea to life. Three mouth-watering finalist flavors will then be fully developed and brought to store shelves nationwide for America's vote, ultimately deciding which lucky flavor fan will take home the $1 million grand prize. Fans are encouraged to visit to submit their flavor ideas.
"Our fans live flavorful lives, full of delicious tastes and rich personal experiences, which have translated to interesting and innovative chip flavor ideas throughout the years," said Jeannie Cho, vice president of marketing, Frito-Lay. "These incredible flavor ideas were created by everyday fans, each with their own flavorful story. This year, we're asking fans to pitch us their $1 million dollar flavor idea because we also want to see the flavor behind the flavor - we want to celebrate the people, passion and inspiration stories behind the flavor ideas that make it delicious."
To kick off this year's contest, the Lay's brand teamed up with Lachey and his brother Drew for a one-night-only event in New York City that involved some friendly sibling competition. To inspire submissions, the talented Lachey brothers held a "pitch-off" – bringing flavors to life on stage through song and dance.
"After meeting the four finalists from the last 'Do Us a Flavor' contest, I was able to see the passion that lies behind these delicious flavor submissions," said Lachey. "These ideas don't come out of thin air – everyone has a story to tell about how they were inspired and there are so many fun and creative ways to do that. With 'The Pitch,' fans now have the exciting chance to tell their stories like never before - they literally have the chance to pitch why their flavor should be the winner."
Now through March 19, fans can submit their flavor suggestions on To submit, fans will be asked to "pitch" their flavor idea through a video, photo and/or a written inspiration. Submissions will also include the flavor name, up to three ingredients and optional bag customization.
Similar to past years of "Do Us a Flavor," a judging panel made up of chefs, foodies and flavor experts will narrow down the semifinalists to three finalist flavors that will be fully developed by Frito-Lay's culinary experts and brought to market this summer. Once the finalist flavors are announced, it will be up to fans to vote and decide which flavor is worth $1 million. The winning flavor — as determined by fan votes — will be revealed in the fall. Semi-finalists will receive $10,000, and the two runner-up finalists will each win $50,000 in prize money. The grand prize winner will take home $1 million — to help make their life even more flavorful.
Brief Contest History
PepsiCo has held "Do Us a Flavor" contests in numerous countries with consumers suggesting millions of ideas for chip flavors around the world. In July 2012, the Lay's brand launched its first "Do Us A Flavor" contest in the U.S., which resulted in Lay's Cheesy Garlic Bread submitted by Karen Weber-Mendham, a children's librarian from Land O'Lakes, Wis., being selected as the first million-dollar winner. The contest returned to the U.S. for a second time in Jan. 2014, which resulted in Lay's Kettle Cooked Wasabi Ginger submitted by Meneko Spigner McBeth, a nurse from Deptford, N.J., as the second grand-prize winner.  And in January 2015, the third installment began, which later crowned Lay's Southern Biscuits and Gravy the winner. The winning submission was from Hailey Green, a travel agent from Noblesville, Ind.
For more information and official contest rules, please visit
About Lay's
Lay's is one of the brands that makes up Frito-Lay North America, the $14 billion convenient foods business unit of PepsiCo (NYSE: PEP), which is headquartered in Purchase, NY. Learn more about Frito-Lay at the corporate website,, the Snack Chat blog, and on Twitter at Learn more about Lay's by visiting or on Twitter at You can also follow Lay's on Instagram by visiting

Nick Lachey kicks off Lay's 'Do Us a Flavor' contest


Nick Lachey on welcoming baby No. 3: 'Everyone's happy and healthy ... it's been easy!'


Less than a month after welcoming his third child with wife Vanessa, Nick Lachey is already back to work.
The hardworking musician was busy getting ready to participate in a "pitch off" with his brother, Drew, for the kickoff of Lay's Do Us A Flavor campaign when I chatted with him earlier this week. And, despite having a newborn, he was showing none of the signs of fatigue that normally comes with welcoming another baby into the world.
Not only that, but the 98 degrees frontman said that having a third child has been "easy" when I talked to him backstage at Caroline's on Broadway. Is it crazy that I believed him?

The multi-talented father of three, who has worn many hats throughout his 20-year career, told me that he feels "very lucky to have had a career that hasn't been compartmentalized to one thing," as he should be. Lachey has had success both as a solo artist and as a member of 98 degrees and has participated in a handful of high-profile television shows ("Newlyweds" and "The Sing Off" are the first that come to mind).
I talked to Lachey about life with three children, working with his brother for over 20 years and the scripted boy band show that he's developing with Donnie Wahlberg.
Congratulations on baby No. 3! How have the first few weeks with Phoenix been?
Thank you very much! It's been good. Everyone's happy and healthy, so that's about all you can ask for, you know? After that, you throw your hands up and say, "Hey! Hope for the best!" [Laughs] That's what I've learned about having kids.
How have your two other kids reacted to there being a third sibling?
When my daughter was born, Camden did not totally comprehend that there was another life in the house kind of taking attention away from him, but now that he's gotten used to that -- and she's obviously used to having a sibling -- it's made it easier with the third one. And, he's still so new that it's not like they're competing for toys or anything. When that happens, it'll be a whole other ballgame! That's when it gets nasty. [Laughs] Everyone's cool, and it's been easy.
Coming from a family of four, I know that parents can definitely loosen the reigns a bit once they have a few more children. Has your parenting style changed at all now that you're on your third kid? Have you gotten more relaxed as a father?
A little bit. I think that by the time Phoenix is at an age where that really comes into play I'll probably be a little more hands off the wheel. I was also probably a little bit more laid-back with my daughter than I was with Camden -- even just for self-preservation, you can't keep up that level of focus! It's kind of natural -- and healthy -- that you do that.
Talk to me about your partnership with Lay's for the Do Us A Flavor campaign, where people across the country will submit potato chip flavor ideas for the chance to win $1 million. Why did it feel like a good fit for you?
I was actually a part of this campaign two years ago, so to be here today for the launch of the Do Us A Flavor campaign for 2017 is a lot of fun. It's great to, one, get so many great and random and eclectic flavor suggestions from all across the country, but also, two, the backstories behind all of these submissions are even more interesting than the flavors themselves. What makes this particular flavor so special to that person? What's the emotional attachment? What does it remind them of? Does it take them back to a memory or a person? It's those kinds of things that make them even more compelling than the flavors themselves.
It's a great campaign to be a part of, and I love working with everyone at Lay's. It was a no-brainer to be a part of it.
You're about to go into a "pitch off" with your brother, Drew. What's that going to be like?
Drew and I are naturally competitive, and we've worked together a lot over the years, but this was a different kind of angle for a show, so it was a lot of fun to try to prepare for it.
It's pretty awesome that you two have been able to continue working together, as brothers, after all of these years. That must feel special for you.
It's special to me because we get along! [Laughs] If we didn't like each other, then it would be downright miserable. He is (and always has been) my best friend, so the fact that we were able to be in business together with 98 degrees for so many years, to do TV stuff together and continue to work together now, I think that is -- aside from my grandmother, who is probably more proud of that than anybody -- something we're both very proud of.
What else do you have coming up in 2017 that you can tease for us?
98 degrees went on tour last summer, and we're working on something again for this year, so that will be a bit of a surprise. We're excited to be working together again. I'm also producing a show with Donnie Wahlberg and Doug Ellin, who created "Entourage," around the idea of this boy band that's getting back together later in life and all that comes with that. I'm very excited about that and, obviously, Donnie and I toured together a couple of years ago, so it'll be great working with him again.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Nick Lachey Reveals Details About New Boy Band TV Show with Donnie Wahlberg


Nick Lachey and Donnie Wahlberg are teaming up again, but this time they’re bringing their boy bands to the small screen.
The 98 Degrees frontman stopped by PEOPLE Now to talk about his new TV project with the New Kids on the Block member, a comedy inspired by their former boy bands reuniting later in life and the struggles that come along with it.
“We put our heads together and said, ‘This sounds like a great show,’ ” says Lachey. “There’s a lot of material there that’s pretty comedic, and it will be a lot of fun.”

Although the show is still in its beginning stages, Entourage creator Doug Ellin is working on the script so they can cast and shoot a pilot.
“I’m very excited about it, I expect big things,” Lachey shares, teasing that “there’ll be a lot more to talk about later this year.”
On top of the humorous element to the show, the father of three with wife Vanessa wants audiences to know that being in a boy band isn’t a piece of cake.
“A lot of times there’s misconceptions about boy bands and sometimes people tend to discount the talent of a boy band  ‘Ah, it’s just fluff. It’s nothing,’ ” he says. “But when you’re in a boy band, it’s like being in any other band. You work your ass off. There’s a lot of hard work that goes into it; there’s a lot of talent that’s out there on that stage.”
He continues, “Then to come back and do it later in life, it’s crazy it’s a whole other set of challenges. I’m just excited for people to see that world.”
Although Lachey says both New Kids on the Block and 98 Degrees have big plans this year, including a New Kids on the Block tour with Paula Abdul and Boyz II Men this summer, the groups may reunite on the road once again.
“There’s always a chance,” Lachey teases. “As long as we enjoy performing together, which we do, I don’t see any reason to stop.”

Friday, January 20, 2017

Nick Lachey Fondly Remembers Traveling America In A No-Frills 98 Degrees 'Motor Home'

Lauren Moraski

For Nick Lachey, it’s hard to believe it’s been some two decades since four guys got together to form 98 Degrees. In July 1997 (nearly a whopping 20 years ago), Nick, his brother Drew, and friends Jeff Timmons and Justin Jeffre released their self-titled debut album.
Unknown to the masses, the foursome decided to travel across the country to get the word about their first studio effort and lead single, “Invisible Man.” Needless to say, touring was far from glamorous. Life on the road is probably what Lachey, 43, remembers most about that time.
“In the summer of ’97 we literally got into a motor home with our picture painted on the side and drove ourselves across the country — from gig to gig,” Lachey told The Huffington Post. “We’d literally drive all night and show up in Myrtle Beach and play some 18-and-older club and then we’d get back in the motorhome. And it was a real hustle back in those days to try and make it, to try and differentiate yourselves. Those were some of my fondest memories — kind of up against-the-wall mentality and just going out there and scrapping and trying to get a foothold in the music business.” 
The boy band went on to score a radio hit with “Invisible Man,” helping them to gain a sizable following. On the heels of that initial success, 98 Degrees put out their sophomore album in 1998, charting with the singles “Because of You” and “The Hardest Thing.” A few years after releasing their third album, “Revelation,” in 2000, 98 Degrees went on a long hiatus only to return to the scene in 2012. The guys unveiled a new studio effort in 2013 and have been touring pretty steadily ever since, leaving those early motor home days far behind.
Now Lachey says there’s possibly some new projects in the works this year. 
“We are looking to do new music and potentially going out on the road again,” Lachey said. “I think what last year did for us was remind everybody how much fun we still can have and be onstage together and performing again. So we’re definitely looking to doing something this year, nothing that I can confidently announce at this point.”
For his part, Lachey has been busy with a few side projects, including hosting Lay’s “Do Us A Flavor” contest, where fans can submit their new potato chip flavor ideas for a chance at a $1 million prize. 
And then there’s his growing family. Lachey’s wife, Vanessa, gave birth to the couple’s third child ― a baby a boy named Phoenix Robert ― in December.
Suffice it to say, Lachey’s life is quite different now than when 98 Degrees formed in the ‘90s.
“It’s hard to believe that 20 years have gone by, but I’m also very lucky to be here to say that 20 years later we’re still able to do what we love to do and still be able to work in this business,” Lachey said. “I’m very thankful to all the fans and people who have supported us all these years.”

Nick Lachey Reveals Why His Marriage to Vanessa Lachey Works


To Nick Lachey, communication is key when it comes to making his marriage to wife Vanessa work.
“It’s kind of cliché but communication is the biggest thing in a relationship,” the multitalented 98 Degrees member tells PEOPLE Now. “You have to talk, you have to express yourselves. You don’t want to look back and resent not being heard.”
Though there’s no doubt they have a strong relationship after five years as husband and wife, Lachey, 43, reveals, “I don’t think there’s necessarily anything that’s rock solid about any marriage.”

“It’s always about that balance, especially when you have kids,” he adds.
He and Vanessa, 36, tied the knot in 2011, and the two welcomed their third child, Phoenix Robert, last month. They also share daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 2, and son Camden John, 4.
Despite keeping busy as a new dad to three, Lachey recognizes the importance of “spending time with the kids but also carving out the time for the two of you.”
“It’s important you spend time together just the two of you, but family’s everything so it’s important to spend time with the family.”

Nick Lachey Opens Up on 'Fairly Mellow' Family Life With New Baby Son Phoenix

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The Lachey family could not get any cuter! Nick Lachey opened up to Us Weekly about how life as a family of five is going — and surprisingly, he describes their day-to-day with an infant as anything but chaotic. 
Lachey, 43, and his wife Vanessa Lachey, welcomed baby number three, son Phoenix Robert, to the family this past December, joining son Camden, 4, and daughter Brooklyn, 2.
Vanessa Lachey, Brooklyn, Camden and Nick Lachey
“Part of the fun of kids is the craziness and you’ve got to embrace that side of it as well,” he says of handling three children. And while they’re currently enjoying a quiet newborn, Lachey admits that he does see some trouble ahead. “I think the real chaos is going to come in a couple years when he’s two and Brooklyn’s four and Camden’s six… then I can just imagine it’s going to be craziness." For now, he claims that things with three children are still “fairly mellow.”
For now, the former boy-bander is enjoying his older kids while his wife focuses on the baby. “Everyday I wake the kids up,” he says. “Morning time is kind of ‘daddy time’ and that’s something I look forward to every day.” 

Monday, January 16, 2017

'Lachey Party of 5': Vanessa and Nick Lachey welcome third child


Vanessa and Nick Lachey welcomed their third child, Phoenix Robert Lachey, over the holiday weekend, taking to Instagram Monday to break the news.
"We had our Christmas miracle," the actress/TV personality and singer-songwriter wrote in duplicate posts, which showed their newborn son gripping Vanessa's hand. "Phoenix Robert Lachey decided to show up early and was born on Christmas Eve. Mommy, Daddy, Camden & Brooklyn LOVE You very much! #LacheyPartyOf5"
The couple, who wed in 2011, welcomed their daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth Lachey on Jan. 5, 2015, and their eldest son Camden on Sept. 12, 2012.
Nick has previously opened up about how fatherhood impacted him, tellingPeople magazine in May 2013: "I had a lot of expectations for what fatherhood would be because I thought about it for so long but when it happens, it blows your mind every day. This little creature that you created, that looks to you and depends on you, and just brings you so much joy, you just can’t put it into any kind of words. Your kids are the biggest blessing you could ever possibly have in life."
Hence, the emphasis on prioritizing their children as they continue to juggle professional opportunities.
"Nick and I always put our family first," Vanessa told Hollywood Take in December 2015. "If you do that, everything else falls into place. If an opportunity pops up that doesn’t allow our family life or where we can’t be together, then we pass on it. It’s all about time management and prioritizing. You can manage your day because you know you’re doing everything for your family."

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dad of Three Nick Lachey Jokes 'Short of a Surgical Procedure,' More Kids Is 'Always an Option'



Three is definitely the magic number when it comes to Nick Lachey‘s kid count.
“[My wife Vanessa] and I always, in the back of our minds, wanted three kids. So here we are at three, and it’s awesome,” the 98 Degrees member tells PEOPLE.
But just because the Lacheys have an idea in mind doesn’t mean they will necessarily cap their family expansion after the recent birth of son Phoenix Robert, 2 weeks.
“Short of a surgical procedure, I guess it’s always an option, but I’ve given up on trying to predict these things,” jokes Lachey, 43. “Apparently there’s a way to make babies and we’re fairly good at it, so you never know. But I think right now, three feels like a very good number.”

Though the singer is busy being a new dad to three kids — he and Vanessa also share daughter Brooklyn Elisabeth, 2, and son Camden John, 4 — he admits Phoenix is giving him a very important role since his arrival on Christmas Eve.
“Right now he’s [a] newborn, so it’s more about Mom than it is about Dad,” Lachey says. “But the cool thing about that is it’s given me a lot of time to spend with the other two and pal around with Camden and Brooklyn.”
Lachey admits that though he’s a “slightly bigger pushover” than his wife, he says both he and Vanessa are easier on their kids “in different ways.”
“There’s definitely something to the ‘Daddy’s girl’ thing — my daughter can have her way with me pretty easily,” he explains, “although she’s now turning 2 and it’s starting to get to be the terrible twos, where you gotta put the hammer down a little bit.”
He adds, “She’s still adorable, it’s just she’s adorable [while] she’s screwing up.”

The father of three’s older son does take after Dad in one very special way, though.
“Camden loves to sing, so this summer, when we were touring, he came out [during 98 Degrees’ performance of ‘Because of You’] and followed Dad around stage and sang,” Lachey recounts.
“You can tell that music is definitely something he’s into,” he adds. “And that’s what’s cool — you don’t know what your kids are gonna be drawn to or what’s gonna excite them and what’s gonna motivate them. So it’s cool to see their personalities develop and see the things that they lean toward.”

Considering he has had almost half a decade to build up his parenting skills after fathering two sons and a daughter, it’s no surprise that the singer has some serious wisdom to impart.
“I think, as parents, it’s our job to support those things and try and encourage them in those areas,” Lachey says of the role he is playing in his kids’ lives as they grow.
“What’s really cool is they’re all so different in their own ways, and you don’t really see that until they start to get older and get their personality,” he adds. “But they’re all so unique and different, and you love the different things about them in different ways.”