Nick Lachey Talks!

Nick Lachey is wading into reality television waters again for High School Musical, but will not do another Newlyweds!

Nick tells SheKnows about HSMHost Nick Lachey gets back into Reality TV with "High School Musical: Get in the Picture", premiering this Sunday, but don't expect to see him and girlfriend Vanessa Minnillo open their home to cameras anytime soon.

"I don't know where that talk came from," shrugs Lachey, whose marriage to Jessica Simpson crashed and burned shortly after their groundbreaking show Newlyweds ended. "I would never do that kind of show again. It's way too intrusive. I learned some valuable lessons through that experience, but none that I'd want to revisit over again."

He feels quite different about his upcoming HSM reality show, in which kids compete to star in a video for the end credits of Disney's "High School Musical 3: Senior Year" and receive a talent hold agreement with ABC and a two-single recording contract with Walt Disney Records.

"I have no part in the decision of who stays or goes and I don't envy the judges," he previews. "That's a tough decision they have to make each and every week. I'm just the host and then a bit of a big brother figure. I try to be a support system for the kids."

As for his own support system? Lachey was all ears when little brother Drew offered some advice. "We're very much involved in each others lives and obviously, he'd hosted a show before I had, but the only advice he gave to me was to be myself," Lachey recalls. "Hosting is an extension of yourself. That's what he brought to the table on Dancing with the Stars and Dance War, and that's what I trying to bring to this show. Be myself, have fun with it and be genuine."

At the same time, fans will be happy to hear that the crooner is busy in the studio, wrapping up his next album. "Music will always be my first love," he shares. "It's where I started and what I'll always come back to, but hosting always intrigued me and this opportunity has been great for me. I've learned a lot and found I enjoy this process. I enjoy being myself, frankly, and hopefully that's what people appreciate."

Enroll for HSM summer session by tuning into ABC, Sunday, July 20 at 8pm EST.

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Comments on "High School Musical host Nick Lachey gets real with SheKnows"

GTFO July 20, 2008 | 9:36 AM

I'd rather watch a feel good show to uplift teens than watch the same celebrities recycle themselves on one reality show after the next, who are only looking for their next paycheck! How many times does Brett Michaels, Flavor Flav and Tila Tequilla have to do shows to find love? Those shows are ridiculous and nothing but a way to sell and promote drinking! No one complains about Ryan Secrest cranking out stuipid reality shows one after the next with has-been celebs in it and the children on these shows of his are exploited.

Lame July 19, 2008 | 7:09 PM

This has-been is so lame. He is only hosting because he can't get a real gig. Isn't he alittle old to be hosting a teen age reality show?

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