Parental protection, and more from ‘20/20’

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First Posted: 9/23/2013

“Dads” is a new comedy on FOX that premiered last week. It’s a Seth MacFarlane creation that stars Seth Green and Giovanni Ribisi as two best friends who find their lives turned upside down when their fathers, actors Peter Riegert and Martin Mull, respectively, decide to move in with them.

Vanessa Lachey plays Camila, Ribisi’s wife. When asked if she could ever picture her real-life husband, singer Nick, as an overbearing father who meant well, she laughed.

“Nick is not an overbearing guy,” she told “The Ralphie Show” at FOX’s radio junket for its new fall lineup. “But I could see, to that point, how moms become overbearing because I swore to my son, who is now 11-months-old, I would never be that mom.”

Camden is now one-year-old and, despite Vanessa claiming she would never make his friends or potential girlfriends feel uncomfortable, she admits that may be easier said than done.

“Already, I’m like, ‘Are you flirting with her?’” Lachey said, half-kidding, we think. She painted her husband in a softer light. “Nick is just like his father, which is over-loving in such a sweet way. Nick said the one thing that hurt him the most growing up was his dad saying, ‘I’m disappointed, son.’”

The actress can only hope now that it’s the audience, already with high expectations given MacFarlane’s creator and executive producer credit, that isn’t disappointed.


Justin Timberlake will release the second half of songs he wrote over a year ago with Timbaland on Sept. 30. It all happened during a whirlwind month when over 20 songs were worked on within a 30-day period. “The 20/20 Experience 2 of 2” will actually feature 11 songs instead of 10, as on the first installment, because Timberlake simply wanted to release more of the music the duo created. On Friday, the second single from part two, “TKO,” hit iTunes.

“Tim and I went in (to the studio) over a year ago with Rob Knox, Jerome Harmon… a bunch of great producers,” said Timberlake via telephone on “The Ralphie Show” earlier this month. “I just told them, I said, ‘Look, I don’t have any expectations for this music even coming out. Let’s just write a bunch of music and have fun doing it and keep it to ourselves.”

Timberlake teased in an open letter to fans that the album only marks the second of four quarters in the process of his new journey. Outside of the LP, the only other known item on Timberlake’s agenda is his upcoming solo arena concert.

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