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Nick

Shacks Up With Vanessa

8/30/2006 9:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Things are getting ever more serious between Nick Lachey and his summer squeeze Vanessa Minnillo, just as reports of a relationship between his ex Jessica Simpson and singer-songwriter John Mayer heat up.

A TMZ spy who recently rode in an elevator with the pair at Minnillo's apartment building say they were "totally into each other," very affectionate with one another, and were oblivious to anyone around them, and Lachey has been spotted shacking up chez Minnillo regularly when he's in Manhattan.



A source in this morning's Page Six says that Lachey was "still pretty obsessed" with Jessica until very recently -- a week ago, to be precise -- though he's "over" their relationship now. This should all make for an interesting scene at tomorrow's VMAs when Simpson, Lachey, and Minnillo will all be in attendance together. And just yesterday, reports emerged of the burgeoning romance between Jessica and Mayer, which would be Jessica's first true romance since after the ex-"Newlyweds" break-up.

Meanwhile, Lachey has become a (very) minor sports mogul as he'll be one of several owners of a new American Basketball Association basketball team in LA, called "The Hollywood Fame," which he will own with Stacy Keibler and Jamie Lynn Sigler's ex-hubby AJ DiScala, among others. reports People.

School of Hard Knock Ups

Matt Leinart, the quarterback stud who has had multiple dalliances with Paris Hilton, is going to be a father, and the child is arriving this fall. The mother is 20-year-old USC junior Brynn Cameron, who plays basketball at the school and will have to sit out the year to have the child. "It's an exciting time in their life," says a People source. It was not immediately clear whether Leinart and Cameron would be raising the child together, or if, indeed, the pair were still together. TMZ has spotted Leinart, who has already begun play as a back-up quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, cavorting with Paris, as recently as May.

Lohan Continues To Chill, Gets Dog

Lindsay Lohan's boyfriend and her new best friend continue to be calming influences on the freckled phenom, says Page Six, and Harry Morton even convinced the actress to stay away from New York this week, when celebrities -- and parties -- galore are in town for the MTV VMAs.

Saturday night at LA club Republic, Lindsay kept things very low-key as she hung out with Morton -- who's a teetotaler -- and her new chum, celebrity DJ Samantha Ronson, who also doesn't drink. And though Lindsay had originally planned to get to New York this week, Morton convinced her otherwise, and she called friends and said, "I don't need to be there." What's more, Morton has brought another good influence into Lohan's life -- a new dog.

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16.

Jay    

Congrats Nick, glad to see things are going well.

Too bad your buddy Matt Leinhart didn't follow your lead. Further proof money does not buy class.

2914 days ago
17.

Easily Bored    

Matt Leinart is gross. Once you've been with Paris Hilton, you're officially bug infested and nasty. I hope the basketball player managed to get pregnant while avoiding the plethora of STD's Matt's been exposed to.

2914 days ago
18.

Tyler    

Yea' Nick is a cool dude and better than all those boy band dudes. He deserves a nice hot chic so good 4 him and her.

2914 days ago
19.

stoopit    

However long they make it, I hope they enjoy it. Nick looks truely happy, his eyes just have a certain sparkle about them now.

2914 days ago
20.

Lisa    

I would like to know why TMZ idolizes Jessica Simpson and dismisses Nick with stupid immature comments, like "(very) minor sports mogul)" and "Jessica's first true romance sinc NW"

TMZ is obsessed with Simpson, clearly, but to make it seem as if John Mayer is the first guy she's been with since their split? That's reaching... Also, Jessica and Jhn were "linked" back in 2004 BEFORE she filed. This relationship didn't "just happen", please! Get a grip.

2914 days ago
21.

emmie    

nick i hope this is what you truelly want, jessica never truely was there for you. i think you made a good choice this time....

2914 days ago
22.

New One    

Way to go Nick task the white meat now go for a little darker meat. Munch munch munch munch!!!!

2914 days ago
23.

New One    

Virgin yeah right!!!
All a bunch of publicity to hid the family secret.

2914 days ago
24.

New One    

Right on Livewire if I was Nick my dick would stink for weeks, of rich ass spoiled wan bee princesses.

Nick man whore it up!! (Make us all proud)

2914 days ago
25.

kathryn    

I speak Bachi is on fire today!

2914 days ago
26.

areyoukidding    

Good for them!!! I hope that they are both happy with each other!!! Nick deserves it after being with that hoe Jessica!!!

2914 days ago
27.

areyoukidding    

YAHOO NICK!!! You deserve Vanessa - she seems like such a nice girl - and is GORGEOUS!!! The only good thing you got from that Booby Prize Jessica - was her virginity - at least you knew she was clean then!!!! I hope this relationship last forever - you deserve to be happy!!!

2914 days ago
28.

vicki    

nick has taken the high road and only said nice things about jess since the divorce, he seems like a decent person. i hope he is happy.

2914 days ago
29.

Shannan    

Ya know, usually my inclination is to think ugly thoughts about those who would voluntarily put their private lives out there for all to see (like his show on MTV), but for some reason I do not feel that about Nick Lachey. He seems like a pretty nice guy (as best I can tell not knowing him). It seems like it was his ex and her family that were the screwy ones. SOOOO I am happy to hear he has found happiness with what appears to be someone that is nicely matched to him. Nice when seemingly nice folks find happiness for themselves WITHOUT hurting others in the process (which seems de rigueur for celebrities). May they have a long happy life together with lots of adorable children.

2914 days ago
30.

meme    

I'M VERY HAPPY FOR NICK AND VANESSA......SOOOO GLAD HE GOT AWAY FROM JESSICA AND THE "DAD" ........I'M SURE NICK IS GLAD TO GET AWAY FROM THAT FAMILY....I THINK I READ THAT JOE DIDN'T LIKE NICK.....JOE SIMPSON IS A PERVERT!! AND JOHN MAYER??!! OH PLEASE....HE'LL BE DUMPING HER SOOON ENUF FOR SURE....SHE IS A MEDIA WHORE...AND JESSICA CANNOT SING!!!!! AT LEAST NICK CAN SING...AND WRITE!!

GO NICK AND VANESSA....CONGRATS...HOPE U GET MARRIED AND HAVE BEAUTIFUL CHILDREN!!

2914 days ago
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