bill-swift - December 20, 2005
I'm not one to particularly care about celebrity marriages, since celebrity marriages are about as real as the latest CG technology can make them seem. But when 71% of People magazine readers and 76% of Star magazine readers say that the break up of Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey was all her fault, well, you've got to take some pleasure in that.
Of course, not content to let public opinion run it's course, the Simpson camp is said to be gearing up for a massive PR offensive, says the New York Daily News.
Lowdown hears that Simpson's PR man, Rob Shuter at Dan Klores Communications (which also reps the Daily News), has been calling nearly every gossip reporter in town with tips about Nick - alleging everything from greediness to lechery.
Reports a Lowdown spy: "Rob's been shopping around stories that Nick was messing around, and has been trying to take any woman that was in the same room with Nick and passing that off as a torrid affair. Now he's pushing that A.J. manager story. It's all bull."
And if that wasn't enough to give you a taste for celebrity feuding, there are also stories that Nick is trying to parlay his side of the story into a cash deal with OK! magazine.
Yesterday, a certain somebody apparently planted an item in a lesser gossip column [read Page Six] about Nick shamelessly selling his side of the story to OK! magazine for $300,000 - an item that coincidentally just so happened to tout another Klores client, the New York club Pacha.
To which OK! magazine resonded:
"We have not done a deal for Nick Lachey's story. We have no deal nor are we looking to do a deal for Nick's story."
Sounds like the tabs are just getting started on this one. But don't let that innocent smile fool you. This girl is a stone cold killer.
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