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From Eonline.com

Nick Lachey Gets "Charmed"

by Lia Haberman

Saturday 3 July 2004, by xanderbnd

Alyssa Milano’s casting her spell on Newlyweds’ Nick Lachey.

But the pairing won’t land Lachey in the doghouse with missus Jessica Simpson—the boy bander turned reality player has landed a six-episode gig on the WB’s Charmed next season, the network confirmed Friday. a d v e r t i s e m e n t

Lachey is set to play a ghost writer hired to pen Phoebe Halliwell (Milano)’s advice column while she’s on sabbatical and winds up having a thing with the witchy woman.

"He’s very attractive, he’s got star power and, in looking at the tapes of the acting he’s done, he’s got a fresh take, a fresh look and a natural way about him that translates into his performances," gushed executive producer/showrunner Brad Kern in the Hollywood Reporter.

"I feel strongly that it’s going to be a fun match with Alyssa Milano."

It’s a good thing someone appreciates Lachey, who often plays second-fiddle straight man to bubblehead blonde Simpson. Earlier this year, ABC passed on the Lachey pilot Hot Mamma, costarring Gina Gershon, while last fall’s first solo album, SoulO, was a critical and commercial dud.

That’s okay. If Charmed doesn’t turn into a full-time job out, we’re sure Jessica won’t mind funding his handyman projects around the house.