Nick & Jessica's Tour Of Duty Special To Re-Air July 4th
Written by Leslie   
Thursday, 30 June 2005 19:00

Friday, July 01, 2005 - 03:37 PM

America's sweethearts, Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson, multi-platinum artists known from their hit MTV series "Newlyweds," put a modern twist on entertaining the troops overseas at the Ramstein Airbase in Germany and make a special trip to Iraq to give some much needed love and support to those serving our country, on "Nick & Jessica's Tour of Duty," Monday, July 4th (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on ABC. This is a rebroadcast of the special that orginally aired May 23rd, 2005. Reality Reel Media
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In this third installment of specials, Nick and Jessica show their patriotism as they perform for over 6,000 service men and women at the Ramstein Airbase in Germany. Their opening performance is an electrifying moment, as they exit a C-130 aircraft and sing "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." The concert for the troops includes musical performances by country music sensation Big & Rich, who sing their chart topping single, "Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy)," R&B favorite Brian McKnight, who performs a duet with Nick of "Superstition," and musical legend Willie Nelson singing a duet with Jessica, an updated version of "These Boots Were Made for Walking" from the "Dukes of Hazard" soundtrack. Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel also pays a special visit to the troops and lends his humor in "man on the street" interviews on the base. Nick and Jessica pay homage to Bob Hope's years of service to the troops with a special rendition of "Thanks for the Memories," and the concert concludes with a stellar performance of "America the Beautiful" performed by Nick and Jessica and all of their musical guests.

Nick and Jessica take a lesson from the pros, as Nick trains to fly an F-16 fighter jet and goes for the ride of his life, while Jessica stops by the rifle range to learn how to shoot various weapons used by the military. They also make a special visit to the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and visit the injured men and women to thank them for their sacrifice and service. Then Nick and Jessica make wishes come true for some deserving service people as they reunite them with their loved ones and surprise them with special video messages from home.

Iraq is the last stop in their tour and a great surprise for the troops. Nick and Jessica visit a U.S. Army base in Tikrit and meet with hundreds of soldiers to shake hands, sign autographs and show their appreciation for all their hard work and dedication. Their trip is extended a bit due to mortar fire and a sandstorm, but all return safely from this experience of a lifetime.

The "Nick & Jessica" specials have proven to be a particularly strong draw among young adults and teens, while also delivering a broad audience for ABC. In April 2004, "The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour" attracted an average audience of 11.5 million viewers and, in December 2004, "Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas" drew an even larger audience of 12.4 million viewers. Both specials won their respective time periods in the key Adult 18-49 sales demographic, which ABC targets. "The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour" stood as the No. 1 TV show on the night of its telecast among viewers and young adults. "Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas" produced ABC's strongest ratings in the time period in more than 1-1/2 years among Adults 18-34 and Teens 12-17.

Source: Reality Reel

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Nick & Jessica: In the Studio
Written by Leslie   
Sunday, 26 June 2005 19:00

Monday Jun 27, 2005 6:00am EST

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are busy making sweet music – in the studio, that is. The Newlyweds are both working on albums and they're ready "to step out and really make an impact on the music scene once again," says Lachey.

Simpson (who'll make her big-screen debut in The Dukes of Hazzard, out Aug. 5) is happy about being in control of her as-yet-untitled follow-up to In This Skin. "I'm kind of at the point now, where I can say, 'I’ll make a record or I won’t,' " she says. "If you want me to, I’m going to do it my way." What to expect from her new album? "A lot of old music turned modern." (Hmm ...)

Meanwhile, Lachey has MTV's cameras following him around to document the making of his new album for an upcoming reality show titled The Nick Lachey Project. "It's my most honest album so far," he says. "It's a chance for me to really say what I want to say. Last time I didn't really get a chance to express myself, and this time I feel like I do."

Source: People

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20th Century Masters: The Best of 98 Degrees DVD (2005)
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Sunday, 26 June 2005 19:00

20th Century Masters: The Best of 98 Degrees (2005)

Composed of velvet-voiced singers Jeff Timmons, Justin Jeffre and brothers Nick and Drew Lachey, 98 Degrees enjoyed phenomenal success in the 1990s with their smooth R&B grooves and chart-topping addictive pop tunes. Now, fans can relive the quintessential boy band's heyday with this disc that features five videos from the crooning quartet, including "Give Me Just One More Night," "Invisible Man" and more.

Releases on DVD Jun 28, 2005

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New Portal New Look!
Written by Leslie   
Saturday, 25 June 2005 19:00

If you haven't noticed we have a brand new look and a brand new portal. It's a big thing for us because now we are able to offer more things more efficiently than before. The old image gallery will be replaced with the new one, which automatically lets you view it once you are logged in the forum. We also have a new affiliated program, Downloads section and Quote section. Other new things will be added as time goes by so keep a look out. This inspiration to keep nickfanatic.com running and updated could not come about without the support of Nick's fans and our visitors. Thank you all!

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Survey Says...
Written by Leslie   
Monday, 20 June 2005 19:00

Source: Akron Beacon Journal

How do people feel about sunglasses? Retailer Sunglass Hut interviewed 1,565 respondents between the ages of 18 and 34:- 40.6 percent say they feel more attractive when wearing shades. More than a third wear sunglasses because they think they look hot in them.

- Men think Jessica Simpson is the sexiest celeb in shades (33.5 percent), followed by Jennifer Aniston with 25.9 percent. The top five is rounded out with style divas: J. Lo (19.8 percent); Beyonce (16.2 percent) and Lil' Kim (4.6 percent).

- Women think Brad Pitt is the sexiest celeb in shades (36.3 percent). Others: Tom Cruise (22.7 percent); George Clooney (16.9 percent); Ben Affleck (11.4 percent); Nick Lachey (10.2 percent) and Nelly (2.6 percent). -- SUNGLASS HUT

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