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Ok, so Joe Simpson possibly blackmailing Nick Lachey over his interactions with Vanessa Minnillio is a bit exciting.

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But forget that - what about the recent Nick and Jessica Simpson reunion?!? reports that the former flames had an awkward run-in with one another Friday night at the bar, Hyde.

A major reason why the air was full of chills? Minnillos was also there.

"Nick walked over to Jessica's table, gave her a hug and said hello to her and to Ken Paves," said a source. "It wasn't the most comfortable situation but it was totally civil and everyone was cool and Jessica was nice."

At least Jessica wasn't totally alone. A hair stylist is almost like a boyfriend. Showing she has brains to match her looks, meanwhile, Vanessa stayed behind at Nick's table.

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Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo are one happy couple - and that doesn't sit well with one controlling father.

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Reports allege that Joe Simpson - the paternal manager of Jessica and Ashlee, pictured on the left - tried to strong-arm a club into providing him security footage of a night Lachey was cohorting with Minnillo. According to a source cited by the New York Daily News:

"Joe was looking to incriminate Nick. He told the club, 'If you ever want to see my daughter there, you'll give me what I want.'"

Apparently it's illegal to attend a club after you're divorced. A Simpson rep called the story "preposterous," while Jessica wondered what that word meant.

In other Lachey and Minnillo news: The doormen in Minillo's apartment complex on the East Side of Manhattan probably wouldn't mind any scheme with Nick as the target.

They seem to miss Vanessa's former squeeze, Derek Jeter, "because he was much nicer and a lot more fun â€" and he didn't mind signing things for the boys." He also turned a better double play.

A TMZ spy says that Minillo and Lachey have entered the building and had the nerve to ignore the staff as they tried to elude paparazzi hot on their trail. Jeter, on the other hand, would have come up big in this clutch situation, satisfying the demands of all involved.

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SoulO, Nick Lachey's debut album, may have been a clunker - but with his second effort standing strong on the charts, a solo tour is now in the works for the ex-Mr. Simpson.

What's Left of Me debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Album Chart and sold more than 500,000 units. As a result, Jive Records label on Monday announced Lachey's first-ever solo concert schedule. It will take place across North America this September or the first time. These shows will be performed in a series of smaller theatres, allowing intimate concerts with fans," Jive said in a statement.

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But will hot girlfriend, Vanessa Minnillo, be joining her man across the nation? As the tour hits 26 cities, including Washington, D.C., Chicago, Atlanta, Philadelphia and New York, Lachey may become a major Yankees fan. He won't want Minnillo's ex, Derek Jeter, to have any free time on his hands in the fall.

Meanwhile, a second single, from the CD will hit airwaves n July 24. It's called "I Can't Hate You Anymore" - and there's no way it was written with Jessica Simpson in mind.

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Oh no. Jessica Simpson looks so happy in the video for her new single, "A Public Affair." We hope that gorgeous smile remains intact as she reads the latest from The Gossip ...

Responding to rumors that Nick Lachey isn't over his ex-wife, MTV host Vanessa Minnillo displayed confidence and humor. She insists her and the pop hunk are very happy together.

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"Nick's a really great guy. He's very sweet and we're really happy," she said.

Awwww. Minnillo also claims the pair is dating each other exclusively, despite rumors that she's still involved with her former flame - and current Yankees' super stud - Derek Jeter. They're determined to make their relationships work, as they navigate between her home in New York City and his in Los Angeles.

"There are certain sacrifices that we make. I'll travel with him on tour. He'll come to visit me," Minnillo continued. "We see each other as often as we can. We're gonna make it work."

The newly divorced Lachey will be joining Minnillo in New York City over the Fourth of July holiday weekend, as he's scheduled set to perform at the Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular Tuesday.

Others, however, may wish to circle July 19 on their calendar. Minnillo, the host of TRL on MTV, will welcome Jessica to the show, as the beauty debuts her new single. Will a catfight ensue between these pals?

The Gossip can only hope.

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We may have been a bit premature in announcing the date, but the fact remains: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey will soon make their divorce official.

In court documents made available today, Simpson and Lachey have asked the court to appoint a retired judge, Judge Dana Senit Henry, to preside over the proceedings.

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The former MTV Newlyweds are asking to "bifurcate" the case, meaning the divorce can become final and the parties can then deal with the complicated financial matters afterward.

Neither has wasted much time moving on personally. Lachey has canoodled with every pair of legs in Hollywood, now appearing to have settled, once again, on Vanessa Minnillo.
Simpson has bit a bit quieter in her dating life, but rumors are circulating that she and future co-star, Dane Cook, have been sharing a lot more than laughs recently.

In court, the papers require a "sign off" from the presiding judge before it becomes official. Senit Henry is on vacation until next week, but after he signs it, the judge is expected to issue the divorce decree immediately.

Then, The Gossip can truly believe we have a chance with Jessica every time we view her new video.

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With his divorce almost complete, Nick Lachey is free to roam. He's certainly taken advantage of that fact recently.

Following the Antonio Tarver/Bernard Hopkins boxing match Saturday night, Lachey headed out to Borgata's Mixx night club. At this hot spot, however, it became apparent that an old relationship was not down for the count.

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When Jessica's Simpson ex-husband left the Atlantic City joint around 4 a.m., he wasn't alone. On his arm? MTV veejay, Vanessa Minnillo.

In March, this duo was romantically linked, but the flame seemed to have been extinguished weeks ago. In Minnillo's place, Lachey had boinked almost every ovary-laden companion that came his way. Reportedly, the most recent conquest was Paris Hilton buddy, Kim Kardashian.

On this night, though, Vanessa and Nick just had to live on a prayer. As that classic Bon Jovi tune blared into the night, the pair locked eyes, pumped fists and - we can only assume - ended the evening as only Tommy and Gina would.

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Despite clamoring from fans on both sides, it appears as though Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson truly are calling it quits.

While the announcement was made months ago, these procedings can take a long time to complete. According to rumors, the divorce day is nearing: June 17.

Each side seems resigned to the nullification of these former Newlyweds. Nick has been dating every pair of legs that walks his way, while Jessica is focusing on her latest album. Hopefully, these two kids will find love elsewhere.

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[on Jessica Simpson's weight gain] I can't believe it's this big of a story and people are making such a huge deal about it. I'm never ceased to be amazed by people's reactions to things.

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I wish her nothing but the best, and I hope she's happy - whatever size that comes in.

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