Vanessa Lachey Auditioned For The X Factor USA Hosting Job

Vanessa Lachey Auditioned For The X Factor USA Hosting Job

Little did we all know, but Nick Lachey’s wife Vanessa tried out for the hosting gig on season one of The X Factor USA!

The job went to Welsh presenter Steve Jones, but after learning that he might be fired, we’ve found that she actually wanted the job in the first place.

She said, “They went with a British guy. You can’t get more polar opposite, so I am okay with that. Now if the host was a brunette girl in her early thirties, I would be like ‘Wait a minute!’”

Rumors were floating around before the show started that they actually had Nicole Scherzinger hosting, with Cheryl Cole judging. But, the show opted to send Cheryl packing, keep Nicole and make her a judge and get Steve to host.

Do you think Vanessa Lachey would have made a better X Factor host than Steve Jones? Sound off in the comments below and let us know your thoughts! Who do you want to see hosting season two of the show? Would you like to see Steve make a return to the show? Or do you want to see someone new?

Jessica Simpson wants to be married by Christmas

It might not have seemed like a rush to the alter when Jessica Simpson announced that she had gotten engaged to boyfriend Eric Johnson, but now it’s proving to be true. It seemed to me more than a coincidence when she got engaged just directly after Nick Lachey proposed to girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo….so this is getting weirder and weirder by the minute.

Jessica now says that she wants to be hitched by Christmas. A source said, “She wants to beat Nick to the altar. She knows that it is going to be tough to pull everything together on such notice, so it might have to be a New Years wedding. In any case, she wants the focus to be on her wedding. She doesn’t want her wedding to be the aftermath of his.”

Reportedly, she’s planning on shelling out a ton of cash to outdo Nick and Vanessa. Talk about petty! The snitch also revealed, “It will be big and elaborate. She’ll spare no expense for fear that Nick and Vanessa will outdo her. She’s already starting planning everything and has every family member working on her big day.”

And without a PRENUP?!?? There have also been rumors that Jessica foot the bill for her super expensive engagement ring! Do you believe it?!??

Nick Lachey talks about Jessica Simpson’s engagement

Ever the classy one of the bunch, Nick Lachey has spoken out about his ex-wife, Jessica Simpson’s recent engagement to boyfriend, Eric Johnson.

It seemed a bit of a coincidence that Jessica announced her engagement news so soon after Nick announced his plans to marry Vanessa Minnillo, but Nick is taking the high road. During an interview earlier today, Nick said that he wishes nothing but the best for Jessica.

He said, “I will say the same thing I always say: I wish her the very best.” When asked about his own engagement, he said that he and Vanessa are “still basking in the glow” of the news and “are enjoying that. I’m sure we’ll get on the other planning shortly. We are now just enjoying this experience.”

Interesting. I wonder how Jessica really feels about his engagement news. Doesn’t it seem like she’s jumping the gun with her engagement to Eric? Is she pregnant???

Jessica Simpson is happy for Nick Lachey & Vanessa Minnillo

It was rumored that once Jessica Simpson heard the news of Nick Lachey’s engagement to Vanessa Minnillo, she became obsessed in finding out every last detail. She even had a friend of hers setup a Google Alert just so she wouldn’t miss out on any of the juicy gossip.

Now, she has released an official statement, and she couldn’t be happier for the happy couple. She went on Ryan Seacrest’s radio show to dispel the rumors that she was saddened by the news of their engagement.

She said, “I am extremely, extremely happy for him. I couldn’t be more happy for Nick. I don’t know where all those rumors came from. My mom actually called me and told me that everybody was saying I was ‘saddened’. And I was just in complete shock.”

She added, “You know, our relationship was over a really long time ago, so it would be nice if everybody could move on with us and really just celebrate the love between him and Vanessa. I do, and I wish him nothing but the best.”

Do you believe her?