June 5, 2007 -- Vanessa Minnillo, who might have a
hard time getting a new job because of the risqué party pictures.
One of the photos from last summer shows Minnillo pulling down Lohan's
tank top. Another shows her with face upturned, eyes closed and lips
parted, as if about to kiss the wild child, who is now 20 and in rehab.
Minnillo, 26, was host of MTV's "TRL" and New York correspondent for
"Entertainment Tonight," both Viacom shows, until her contract expired in
April. The former date of Derek Jeter and current girlfriend of Nick
Lachey did not renew with either show.
Last week, she co-hosted the Miss Universe pageant in Mexico City with
Mario López without incident. But the beauty is gaining a bad rep in
the TV industry for her diva-like behavior at work and hard partying
outside the studio.
While friends of Minnillo insist it was she who decided not to renew
the contract with "ET," insiders say her bosses at CBS Paramount soured
on her when she covered the Grammys in February. Minnillo was not
assigned to the Academy Awards in March.
When producers flew her to Los Angeles to cover the Grammys, "she was
extremely high maintenance," said one source. "She insisted they fly her
own hair and makeup people and her personal assistant out with her
every time she flew to L.A. She only flew first class and stayed at the
Four Seasons, and then she didn't want to work.
"Vanessa wants to be a celebrity, not interview them," said the source.
"She wouldn't conduct post-show interviews because she wanted to party.
She expected to be paid a full-time salary for a part-time job."
Page Six spotted Minnillo at one of the fall fashion shows changing
seats for 15 minutes until she was satisfied. She's been known to bark
orders at cocktail waitresses and cause scenes when she goes club hopping
In April, we reported that Minnillo had moved in with Lachey in Los
Angeles, where she's hoping for a movie career.
A rep for Minnillo denied any "diva behavior" and told Page Six, "She
chose to leave 'ET' because her contract ended. This is the first I've
heard about any bad behavior."
Source: Page Six