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What does a man do when his gorgeous ex-wife starts to score with a mellow dramatic singer/song-writer? He drives hard to the hole himself ... by purchasing a professional basketball team!

Yes, Nick Lachey has joined a bevy of B-listers in creating The Hollywood Fame, a franchise set to begin play in the American Basketball Association this season. Joining the former boy band crooner in the endeavor are:

  • Nick Lachey Black Shirt
  • ABA Hollywood Fame Photo
  • A.J. DiScala Photo
  • A.J. DiScala
  • Former Dancing with the Stars contestant and WWE Diva, Stacy Keibler
  • Awful quarterback, Kyle Boeller
  • Former MLB player and steroid abuser, Brady Anderson

Perhaps Lachey joined the group because he's probably the most famous name among ownership.

Player tryouts were held on Tuesday, with another round planned for September to fill any remaining spots on the squad. Colin Farrell showed up, but was turned away when he found out they didn't mean that kind of player.

"We're excited about the Hollywood Fame bringing highly skilled basketball players to the fans of Los Angeles. We are creating a unique family entertainment option at affordable prices," said DiScala, the former husband and manager of Sopranos actress Jamie-Lynn Sigler.

Two points of interest:

  1. Sorry, Nick, but watching your own players on the court won't make you feel any better about the fact that John Mayer is now scoring with your ex, Jessica Simpson. In a slow, profound, acoustic sort of way.
  2. The Hollywood Fame? Really? We only would've asked for a few million in royalities to let you borrow The Hollywood Gossip. Think about it.

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It's been nine months since Nick Lachey was a married man. And for the life of him, the former boy band crooner can't understand why tirelessly talking about his split from Jessica Simpson in a public forum is causing constant public attention.

Nick must also wonder what Mel Gibson and Saddam Hussein have in common.

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"It is bizarre," Lachey said to Australia's Sydney Morning Herald while Down Under promoting his album, "What's Left Of Me." "We get so used to it in the States, but, yeah, to think that it's become like that in a lot of other places in the world, yeah, it is strange. People kind of think they know you before they have a chance to talk to you. It is a surreal thing, but I guess it's kind of what we signed up for."

At least Lachey can acknowledge that starring in an MTV reality show will spark such an interest. Nevertheless, he says fans don't truly understand what happened between himself and Simpson.

"No one really understands this side of it, but she and I decided to use the show as a promotional vehicle for our albums, you know with MTV, who we'd worked with for years. It was supposed to be six episodes to promote our records, then it turned into this whole other thing."

That's because Jessica is frickin hot! Although Lachey has rebounded like only a man with those arms can, bagging VJ Vanessa Minnillo.

Ignoring the scrutiny of his personal life is "easier said than done," Nick complains. "My sister-in-law and I were photographed together and she was my new 'mystery blonde.' It's a joke. It gets to be laughable at some point, that's why it becomes so frustrating because it's just ridiculous."

Still, there is hope. "I can already hopefully feel it starting to go away," he says of the attention. "I think there's some closure there for (Jessica) and I; hopefully the rest of the world will find some closure along with us."

Amen. And nothing says closure like giving an inteview to a widely read newspaper.

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Anyone that watched Newlyweds saw plenty of a ripped Nick Lachey. He wore cut-off shirts, lugged furniture around, his arms gave Jessica Simpson's breasts a run for most impressive aspect of the show.

Ok, it wasn't close at all.

Nick Lachey Blue Eyes

Nevertheless, the point remains: Lachey is no Dustin Diamond. The singer works out. Stil, it wasn't his toned body that many fans in Melbourne were hoping to catch a glimpse of when the artist landed there over the weekend.

Lachey was Down Under to promote his new album, but approximately four dozen people seeking autographs didn't care about what was left of Jessica's ex. They were at the airport to see several muscle-bound WWE stars.

"He seems OK," said a fan. "But we're not here to see Nick Lachey - we really want to see the wrestlers."

We assume this guy meant Triple H, John Cena, fighters of that nature. It might not be too long, though, until Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton step into a squared circle.

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Call us crazy, but Nick Lachey seems to sing about his ex-wife a lot. Who, exactly, can't he hate anymore? And what would be the reason why there's not much left of him?

According to Lachey's former better half, however, only one song on her new album relates to the past.

Jessica Simpson Lips

Yes, Jessica Simpson is aware the title of this CD, "A Public Affair," may make it sound like it's about the spotlight placed on her doomed marriage, but she insists that isn't the case.

"A Public Affair is a play on words," Simpson, 26, told MTV News. "It's not about what you think it's going to be about."

Jessica understands the misconception. She said "people probably expected [it to be about Lachey] because of everything going on in my life, but it's not about him at all."

Well, one song is.

During the "really tough time" last year when things were falling apart, Simpson said she found comfort when she shared one of her favorite songs with recently constructed Ashlee, Patty Griffin's "Let Him Fly."

"We laid there listening to the song and just cried and cried like babies," Jessica confessed. "In a lot of ways, my sister really gave me the strength to pull through this really hard time. And it was just lying there and being with her that got me through it. I knew everything would be okay."

The song is covered on A Public Affair.

As for the rest of the CD, Jess says it's a declaration of freedom and fun.

"It's about me going out with my girlfriends and forgetting everything that's around me, which is paparazzi, and just having a fun night. Because (paparazzi) can ruin a night."

Can they ever! Just ask Lindsay Lohan.

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They haven't exactly been sitting in a tree, but this hasn't stopped Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo from doing a lot of public k-i-s-s-i-n-g recently.

But why her, Nick? What is it about this host of MTV's Total Request Live?

Vanessa Kisses Nick Photo

"She's a guys' girl," a friend of the couple's told Us magazine for a cover story. "Jessica was always about going somewhere that was a scene with a big entourage. Vanessa can play darts and chill."

Evidently, balls also played a role. Not Nick's. Vanessa's love for them ... on the field.

After all, Minnillo also scored points for being a fellow sports nut. While Simpson rolled her eyes at Lachey's passion, Minnillo revels in it.

One story said that when she and Lachey were still in the platonic friendship stage, "Nick commented on his love for the [hometown NFL team], Cincinnati Bengals and Vanessa blew him away by running off the team's poor stats," says a Lachey source. "He tells friends, ‘It's like talking to your best guy friend, but she's a smoking-hot chick.'"

But just how hot? Check out this picture of Vanessa and Jessica and let us know!

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We hope Jessica Simpson was busy studying her lines for The View on Wednesday afternoon.

At the very least, maybe her TV dial was broken; otherwise, the singer may have been tuned in to Total Request Live when ex-husband, Nick Lachey, appeared with girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo to promote his latest single. The pair was not unaffectionate:

Nick and Nessa

The name of the single? I Can't Hate You Anymore. Absolutely no way that's referring to Simpson, right?

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Nick Lachey broke loose from Vanessa Minnillo lap dances long enough to talk about his excitement of children recently.

"I'd like to believe I'll have a family and have kids of my own," Lachey told Extra. "For me, it's what I look forward to more than anything else."

Totally Smitten

As for whether that future family includes Minnillo, Lachey would only say: "She's a great friend. I'll leave it at that."

A REALLY great friend, considering how often Lachey is seen running into her building - and failing to live up to the qualities of Derek Jeter.

Lachey did sound cautious in the interview. Shocking considering how his life bare when he and his now ex-wife, Jessica Simpson, starred in their MTV's Newlyweds, On that topic, and relationships in general, he said:

"That's the one thing I learned, that's a part of my life I'm going to keep private from now on, and we'll leave it up to everyone's imagination."

The former boy band singer also did not comment on the revelation that Lance Bass is gay - but he did offer support for Simpson's new album, "A Public Affair." It hits stores August 29.

"I'm a huge fan of hers, I always have been," he says. "I wish her nothing but the best with everything she does in life including her singing career. She deserves every bit of success she's had."

Nick sounds like a good guy. But is he a hot guy, compared with Dane Cook? Let us know!

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Stop the presses! A couple was acting like a couple!

Perhaps in an attempt to prove his non-wussiness, Nick Lachey brought babe friend, Vanessa Minnillo, to the New York City club Butter Monday night, where they partied with fellow celebrities, danced, kissed and partied throughout the evening.

Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo Photo

Jessica Simpson was nowhere to be found this time, as Lachey - looking sharp as ever in jeans and a button-down shirt - and Minnillo, in a red dress, began the night chatting in their booth with Russell Simmons before Minnillo danced on the banquet to "Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira.

The Gossip wil need a second after hearing that ... okay ...

When Jay-Z's "99 Problems" came on at around 12:45 a.m., Minnillo indulged Lachey in what would be the first of several lap dances. Yes, SEVERAL.

The MTV VJ wasn't done yet, however. She was up on the dance floor again soon after giving Lachey 98 degrees of fun, dancing with Jamie-Lynn Sigler to the Jackson 5's "Want You Back" and "Sweet Home Alabama."

From there, the night simply rolled - and grinded - on. "SexyBack," by Justin Timerbake, came on and Minnillo settled into Lachey's lap and sang it to him.

But the song that Lachey enjoyed the most was the Rocky theme, "Eye of the Tiger," which got him waving his arms and moving his head to the beat.

Reports didn't state whether or not he hugged Apolla Creed on the beach.

Later, Lachey did shots with Wilmer Valderrama, who was holding court with friends including Erika Christensen. Finally, the pair left at 3 a.m., holding hands.

A rep for Lachey had no comment. Perhaps because there wasn't any real news - except for, you know, those scorching hot lap dances. Yowza!

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This news is gonna gonna help Nick Lachey receive votes in our survey.

Nick and Jessica

The former boy band member and Jessica Simpson lackee has been named one of the wussiest artists in music, according to Blender magazine. Sadly, Lachey couldn't even earn the number-one spot in this poll. He had to settle for second behind James Taylor.

Here's the publication's justification for such a ranking:

Granted, if we'd been dumped by Jessica Simpson, we'd probably be pretty bummed, too. But Lachey's new D-I-V-O-R-C-E album wallows in so much misery and self-pity it makes Morrissey sound like the Pussycat Dolls.

"There's only so many tears that you can cry," the ex-Newlywed sobs on one track. Let's hope he's right - for everyone's sake.

The Gossip is sure of one thing: Derek Jeter only shed tears of World Series rings!

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We don't know for sure what happened between Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson.

But while Lachey has settled on Vanessa Minnillo - after dating every set of mammary glands in Hollywood - Jessica has only been linked to one lucky guy: Dane Cook. Are these Teen Choice Award co-hosts actually an item?

Who cares? What's important is that YOU, the reader, now have a chance to comment on which hunk is the hottest:

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Nick Lachey Biography

The Man is a Stud Muffin Nick Lachey is the former husband of Jessica Simpson. He's now dating Vanessa Minnillo and appears to be a down to earth fella. We like... More »
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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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