A slew of stars came out to congratulate Nick for being chosen as Cosmo's Fun Fearless Male of the Year. So, we can understand why Cosmo thinks he's fun - we've seen him in action. But what about the fearless part? Evidently Nick received a lot of flack when he used his break-up with Jessica as inspiration for his 2006 hit album What's Left of Me. But despite the criticism, he now says he's glad that he went with his gut. Here's more:
"I've certainly gotten my share of criticism from people who are like `how could you talk about all that? It's so undignified,'" he says in an interview with the magazine.
"For me, it was the greatest thing I could do to let my guard down and be willing to expose my emotions and put them into music. Especially when going through an experience like divorce, you have to find some outlet to get that out of your system or it'll eat you up."
Considering their whole relationship was aired on national television it seems pretty appropriate. Either way we're glad he did it, because it made for some great songs (and kept him on the map). For more pics including Carmen, Brandon Routh, Denis Leary, James Marsden, Jeremy Piven, Julian McMahon, and Omar Epps just read more