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Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey Divide Assets In Divorce

September 6th, 2006 3:53pm EDT
Nick & Jessica in happier times
Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson have finally divided up the assets from their marriage after the pop hunk agreed to less than his share in order to avoid an ugly court battle. The couple amassed an estimated $36 million fortune during their three-year marriage, due in large part to the success of MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica and endorsement deals.

Under California law, the assets are to be divided equally, which would award each of them $18 million. Simpson had initially offered Lachey $1.5 million to walk away from the marriage, reportedly at her father Joe's request....

No Reality Show Plans for Fergie

August 30th, 2006 2:00pm EDT
Black Eyed Peas singer Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson has slammed rumors she's planning a Newlyweds-style reality show with actor boyfriend Josh Duhamel. The singer, who recently appeared in Hollywood blockbuster Poseidon, met the movie star on the set of TV show Las Vegas.

It has been rumored they are due to follow in the footsteps of pop princess Jessica Simpson and her ex Nick Lachey by appearing on a show about their relationship.

But Fergie says, "We don't have any plans to work together again and we would never do a reality show, like a Newlyweds thing - absolutely not. I love to...

Jessica Simpson: 'I Feel Free, Independent & Strong'

August 14th, 2006 10:09am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson has never been happier following her divorce because she has discovered a new perspective on life. The sexy singer/actress, 25, split from former boy band star Nick Lachey in November after a stormy three-year marriage which was documented on the reality TV show Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica.

And she is convinced she can now realize all of her career ambitions, after her divorce went through in June. She says, "I feel free, independent and strong. Once I realized how much I really did want from life, I took on a whole new perspective."

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Nick Lachey: 'Women Are From A Different Planet'

July 10th, 2006 1:41pm EDT
Nick Lachey
Singer/actor Nick Lachey has finally realized "I don't understand women" after divorcing wife-of-three-years Jessica Simpson. Lachey's fairytale marriage to Simpson, which was documented in MTV's reality show Newlyweds, ended last year, and the former 98 Degrees star confesses the confusing break-up, as well as a new sitcom project, has made him question the difference between the sexes.

He says, "I don't understand women. I've got a TV comedy show coming up called ‘He Said/She Said.’ It's about the different ways that men and women look at life, love and each other and how they inter...

Nick Lachey Still Watches 'Newlyweds'

July 2nd, 2006 2:00pm EDT
Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey is still trying to work through his painful split with estranged wife Jessica Simpson, but shockingly still watches episodes of their reality show Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica and finds them hysterical. The couple separated in November and Lachey recently found time to sit down and watch some of the old shows. He explains, "I haven't seen them for over two-years and I found myself laughing again, despite all that's going on."

The couple, finalised their divorce Friday, and Lachey is certain the couple's celebrity status added strain to their marriage. He explains, "If you le...

Jessica Simpson Won't Slam Nick Lachey On New Album

June 12th, 2006 11:42am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is refusing to hit back at estranged husband Nick Lachey in song on her next album “And The Band Played On” and has featured tracks about her friends and family instead. While Lachey used their November 2005 split to inspire a series of tracks on his latest album What's Left Of Me, including the rather tellingly-named “I Can't Hate You Anymore” and “On Your Own.”

However, Simpson is refusing to sing about their break-up - despite living her married life in front of TV cameras for Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica. Her manager/father Joe says, "She's talking about having fun ...

'My Fair Brady' vs. 'Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica'

June 6th, 2006 10:10am EDT
Adrianne Curry & Christopher Knight
Adrianne Curry insists that her reality show with former Brady Bunch star Christopher Knight is better than Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica because their show was fake. Curry and Knight star in My Fair Brady on VH1 and believe their openness is what sets their show apart from other reality series.

She explains, "I was reminded by production when I begged and pleaded that they not put some of Chris' worst moments on television that we're making a TV show and it's going to be dang good. On Newlyweds, Nick and Jessica were like, 'You can only film us for four hours at this angle, and you can...

Nick Lachey Sobs As He Discusses Divorce

April 27th, 2006 9:28am EDT
Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey burst into tears six times as he told an interviewer about his split from Jessica Simpson. The Newlyweds hunk couldn't control his sobs as he discussed his impending divorce from his wife of three years. The singer admitted he was devastated the pair had broken up - and confessed he would tie the knot with the blonde actress all over again if he had the chance.

He is quoted by Heat magazine as saying: "It breaks my heart that I couldn't make Jessica happy. I wanted to be everything to my wife. I'd marry her all over again because I still love her. It would be a lot easier t...

Ashlee Simpson Feels Lucky Her Chest Isn't As Big As Her Sister's

April 26th, 2006 10:52am EDT
Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson has joked that she is more attractive than sister Jessica. The singer claims she is prettier than the Dukes Of Hazzard star, despite denying rumors of sibling rivalry in the past. She is quoted in Daily Record newspaper as saying: "I'm taller than she is and my legs are longer than hers. I got lucky because my chest size isn't completely massive."

Both sisters have been the stars of successful reality TV shows - Jessica appeared with estranged husband Nick Lachey in Newlyweds, while Ashlee fronted the Ashlee Simpson Show.

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Jessica Simpson Still Wears Wedding Ring

April 21st, 2006 10:11am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is wearing her wedding ring again - but insists she isn't back with estranged husband, Nick Lachey. The Newlyweds stars split last year after three years of marriage, and the pair are in the middle of divorce proceedings.

Jessica has now been spotted wearing the wedding band on a chain round her neck rather than on her finger. A friend of the singer-turned-actress insists the blonde has decided to wear it again to remind herself of the happy times the couple shared.

The pal told People magazine: "You can still move on and have the memories. Nick will always be an i...

Jessica Simpson A Shoe-In For Baywatch Movie Role

April 4th, 2006 10:20am EDT
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is set to star in a movie remake of Baywatch. The actress will play a sexy lifeguard in the film version of the hit 90s show, which turned Pamela Anderson into a star. The Newlyweds beauty may even copy Pamela's famous slow-motion running in the movie. A source is quoted in The Sun newspaper as saying: "Jessica really caught the eye in The Dukes of Hazzard film last summer.

"She was the unanimous choice for the Baywatch role."

The insider added: "Jessica has all the assets to make the part her own." Jessica apparently won't have any problem flaunting her curves in ...

Mom Supports Jessica Simpson's Divorce

March 10th, 2006 1:40pm EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson's staunchly Christian mother Tina has praised the singer for filing for divorce from Nick Lachey, insisting ending a marriage takes a lot of bravery. The star devastated fans of her reality TV show Newlyweds: Nick And Jessica when she announced the split last November, but her supportive mother insists she should follow her heart.

Tina Simpson says, "It took a lot of strength to know what she wanted to do and divorce Nick. For any person, it's a difficult thing to do. But I always tell my girls to trust their instincts because women have an innate sense of things."


Nick Lachey Wants a Baby

March 2nd, 2006 9:24am EST
Nick Lachey
Nick Lachey is desperate to have a baby. The heartthrob singer admits he's started thinking about having children, despite his recent split from his wife of three years Jessica Simpson. The 32-year-old revealed: "Obviously, it's not the right time for me to be a father. But the one thing I haven't had a chance to do is be a great dad."

Nick says he loves spending time with his pals' children since developing paternal feelings. He told Teen People magazine: "Playing with my friends' kids and having them call me Uncle Nick - that's life."

The hunky star - who achieved worldwide fa...

Ashlee Simpson Keeps Down the Violent Urges

March 1st, 2006 9:22am EST
Ashlee Simpson
Ashlee Simpson gets violent urges when people attack her big sister Jessica. The brunette singer admits she gets so angry she wants to lash out at people who criticize the 'Newlyweds' babe. She is quoted by Heat magazine as saying: "When I read somebody saying something about Jessica, I want to kick them."

Meanwhile, Ashlee recently admitted she struggled with an eating disorder as a child. The 'Boyfriend' singer said her parents took drastic action as soon as they noticed the problem. She revealed: "I was about 11-years-old, and people in the dance world were really concerned about th...

TV Snippets: 'SpongeBob,' 'Diff'rent Strokes' & More

February 21st, 2006 10:18am EST
* Former Happy Days star Marion Ross has signed on to give cartoon hero SpongeBob SquarePants' grandmother a voice.

* Movie hunk Paul Walker's first acting job was on sitcom Diff'rent Strokes. He had five lines in one episode.

* Jessica Simpson is furious her reality show Newlyweds left her with a 'dumb blonde' image because she was only following a script. The actress - now newly single following her November split from Nick Lachey - blames show bosses for making her look stupid. She says, "People should know there was a script of sorts and I just played that role. I am nothi...

Music Snippets: Jessica Simpson's Super Bowl Ad, Shakira's New Album & More

January 27th, 2006 12:04pm EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is starring in a sizzling new commercial for fast food chain Pizza Hut that will debut during the Super Bowl broadcast next month. The advertisement sees Simpson send-up her sexy music video These Boots (Are Made For Walkin') (click to watch), changing the lyrics to, "These bites are made for poppin'," in reference to the Cheesy Bites featured in the commercial.

The former Newlyweds star then tosses the snacks into customers' mouths - causing one young male admirer to faint. A Pizza Hut representative says, "We've enjoyed working with her in the past. Needless to say, ...

Nick Lachey Gets Kinky With High Heels

January 12th, 2006 9:31am EST
Nick Lachey Dresses Up
Nick Lachey has confessed he used to dress up in estranged wife Jessica Simpson's high heels for sexual kicks. The 'Newlyweds' star - who is currently divorcing Jessica after three years of marriage - says he used to put on the blonde's footwear during kinky role play sessions and has also experimented with dirty talk with her.

He revealed: "Sometimes I did walk in her shoes. It was sort of a kinky thing we liked to get into and I haven't even realised my full dirty talk potential." Singer Nick also admitted he is an overly emotional person and still thinks Jessica is the sexiest woman...

Jessica Simpson a Desperate Housewife?

December 22nd, 2005 9:05am EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson is rumored to be making a guest appearance on Desperate Housewives. The star, who recently announced her split from husband Nick Lachey, is allegedly being lined-up for a couple of episodes of the hit drama. An insider told MSN: "There's talk of her being on an episode or two."

The sexy star has also been spotted having lunch with the show's Eva Longoria at Los Angeles eatery Cha Cha Cha. An onlooker said Jessica told Eva: "Thanks for making me laugh. You know how much I need that right now." Representatives for 'Desperate Housewives' have so far denied Jessica is being...

Jessica Simpson Divorcing Nick Lachey Because of 'Irreconcilable Differences'

December 19th, 2005 11:10am EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson has filed for divorce from estranged husband Nick Lachey. The sexy star started legal proceedings on Friday citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the pair's split in November.

According to court papers, Jessica has requested that Nick is not awarded spousal support after the pair separate and is legally reverting back to her maiden name after changing her name to Jessica Lachey after their marriage.

The blonde singer-turned-actress has hired divorce attorney to the stars Robert Kaufman to represent her, while Nick has enlisted the help of lawyer Lau...

Jessica Simpson Needs a Shoulder To Cry On, Turns to Friend Johnny Knoxville

December 2nd, 2005 8:30am EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson has reportedly turned to Johnny Knoxville for support since her split from husband Nick Lachey. The beautiful blonde has been comforted by her gorgeous Dukes of Hazzard co-star since her public split from singer Nick. A source said: "There has been no shortage of shoulders for Jess to cry on. Lots of friends - both male and female - have rallied round. But Johnny has been one of the most supportive."

But despite his compassion for the singer turned actress, sources insist the Jackass star and Jessica are just good friends. A source is quoted by Britain's Daily Star news...

Jessica Simpson Was Tired of Fighting, Dumped Nick Via E-Mail

December 1st, 2005 9:16am EST
Jessica Simpon
Jessica Simpson reportedly dumped husband Nick Lachey in an email. The blonde star allegedly typed her singer husband a note to tell him she was going public over their split. The handsome star didn't know what the actress was planning until the message appeared on his mobile phone. A source is quoted in America's Us Weekly magazine as saying: "She had had enough of the marriage and the fighting. She just wanted it to be over."

Another source told the magazine 32-year-old Nick was distraught. The insider claimed: "He feels like he was sucker-punched. He wasn't even expecting it. He was...

Oops! No Pre-Nup for Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey

November 30th, 2005 9:06am EST
Nick & Jessica
Jessica Simpson's divorce from Nick Lachey could get nasty because the pair didn't sign a pre-nuptial agreement. The Newlyweds stars - who announced their split last week - were so smitten with each other when they tied the knot in 2002 they decided against signing a pre-nup, according to the New York Post.

The popular agreement dictates who gets which assets if a couple break up. The blonde star - who is said to have raked in a staggering $35million last year - and singer Nick have been at the center of endless break-up rumors over the past six months but denied their romance was on t...

Jessica Simpson & Nick Lachey Officially Split

November 24th, 2005 10:16am EST
Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are officially splitting. The singers - who shot to fame in reality MTV show 'Newlyweds' - have announced they are to split after three years of marriage. The couple have been at the center of endless break-up rumours over the past six months. The couple said in a statement: "After three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, we have decided to part ways. This is the mutual decision of two people with an enormous amount of respect and admiration for each other. We hope that you respect our privacy during this difficult time."

Jessica a...

Yet Another Story About Jessica and Nick Rumors

November 4th, 2005 9:48am EST
Checking for Lumps
Jessica's Simpson's husband Nick Lachey has allegedly "vanished" while his wife is in Africa - further fueling rumours the pair's marriage is on the rocks. The handsome star, who shot to fame in popular MTV show 'Newlyweds', was last seen by friends two weeks ago at sister-in-law Ashlee Simpson's album launch party in Los Angeles.

Jessica is currently on safari in Kenya with her father Joe and personal assistant Cacee Cobb. The date of the 'Dukes of Hazzard' beauty's trip to Africa - which also involved a visit to Nairobi so Jessica could promote her charity Operation Smile, a fund set...

Jessica Simpson Needs Therapy

November 2nd, 2005 9:16am EST
Jessica and Nick
Jessica Simpson has confessed rumours about her marriage problems drove her to therapy. The stunning star, who is married to Nick Lachey, was so devastated at constant gossip claiming she was heading for divorce that she sought psychological help.

When asked if she had seen a therapist, Jessica admitted: "Yes, I have. I respect knowledge of the psyche. I would be a therapist if I weren't an entertainer."

The 'Dukes of Hazzard' beauty also insisted her marriage to Nick - with whom she starred in the reality TV show 'Newlyweds' - is still going strong, despite rumours to the contrar...

Jessica Simpson's Father Says Her Marriage Is Fine

October 26th, 2005 10:15am EDT
Jessica & Nick
Jessica Simpson's father has slammed rumors her marriage to Nick Lachey is on the rocks. Joe Simpson, who is also the blonde beauty's manager, claims speculation the pair - who shot to fame in the popular MTV show Newlyweds - are on the verge of splitting is nonsense and insists they are still happily married.

Speaking of Nick and Jessica's recent trip to Italy ahead of their third wedding anniversary this month, he said: "They're still together. They just got back from Italy, where they were taking their anniversary vacation, they spent time together and they had a romantic dinner. Ni...

Jessica Simpson Spends Third Anniversary Alone From Nick Lachey

October 19th, 2005 9:16am EDT
Jessica And Nick
Jessica Simpson will reportedly spend her third wedding anniversary alone - further fueling rumors her marriage to Nick Lachey is on the rocks.

The sexy actress is said to be planning to spend the landmark date later this month in Nairobi, Africa, without Nick to promote her charity Operation Smile - which aims to raise money for children born with cleft lips in the deprived region. Jessica will later be joined by her father, Joe, and personal assistant Cacee Cobb and the trio will go on safari Kenya - again without Nick. Sources close to the pair claim the trip is another indicatio...

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