Nick Lachey will try anything to avoid a repeat of the failure of his stupidly titled 2003 debut album "Soul-O".
The former 98 Degrees singer will ‘pull a Justin Timberlake’ with his new music video, dealing with his split from Jessica Simpson by casting a look-a-like of the blonde babe.
“Vanessa Minnillo from MTV stands in for Jess and Nick sings in a house similar to one they shared in "Newlyweds",” an insider has revealed.
The vid follows in the footsteps of Justin T, who featured a look-a-like of his ex Britney Spears.
Nick is also hoping a sob story will help him flog more copies of his new single, saying the confessional song, called "What’s Left Of Me", was recorded the day he split with Jess.
He says he planned to spend last Thanksgiving with his singer-turned-actress wife in Texas, until she called him and dumped him.
"The day before Thanksgiving, which was basically the day that Jessica told me she wanted to get a divorce."
He’ll reveal more details of the split on his as-yet-untitled album that due for release in May.
He describes it as "is kind of a journal of the last year of my life".