Poor Nick. He is trying to hard to revive his music career and he thought he landed a cover of Rolling Stone. Too bad the folks at Wenner Media thought it would be a better idea to put those shirtless photos on the cover of US Weekly instead. Page Six reports:
Lachey, an insider said, gave an interview to Rolling Stone about the breakup of his marriage to Jessica Simpson, expecting the cover. "At the end of the day, Rolling Stone said he needed to dish more on Jessica and Joe Simpson," our source said. "Nick said no . . . in the dark of the night, Jann gave the photos and the interview to Us Weekly." Lachey, who never wanted to be on the cover of Us Weekly, quickly fired his reps at Baker Winokur Ryder who had brokered the deal, and hired Sunshine. The insider added: "It's absurd to dangle the cover in front of someone, and if it doesn't work out, just hand it to another magazine. We will think twice before dealing with Wenner again." A source added: "The Us Weekly issue [with an oiled-up, shirtless Lachey on the cover] sold really well in Chelsea, but that's about it. It was the gayest cover in years."
Rolling Stone got Nick drunk just so he would tell all and then said it wasn't juicy enough for a cover story. Since when is Rolling Stone looking to dish gossip on tabloid celebs?