Jessica Simpson

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Eminem Debated Whether to Parody Jessica Simpson's Weight - People Magazine
By Steve Helling Eminem is known for saying exactly what he feels, but even he thought twice before lampooning Jessica Simpson in his latest video. In the video for "We Made You," a heavy Simpson lookalike eats a hamburger and gyrates in her daisy...
Simpson Struggles with Lyrics Again - San Francisco Chronicle
Jessica Simpson was left lost for words again onstage in California on Friday night when she forgot the lyrics to her song "Remember That." The pop star famously flubbed her Dolly Parton tribute song at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington,...
Jessica Simpson Performs At SeaWorld, Opens Up About Weight Comments - MTV.com
By Jocelyn Vena After receiving much criticism for her weight earlier this year, Jessica Simpson returned to the stage this past weekend wowing the crowd with her newly toned figure, UsMagazine.com reported. During a gig Saturday at SeaWorld in San...
Jessica Simpson Reveals Fear Of Squatting - TheInsider.com
Jessica Simpson has a fear of squatting. The singer - who faced huge criticism earlier this year when she appeared to have gained weight - dreads having to perform the tough aerobic exercise with her personal trainer and finds it hard to take his...
Alan Peppard: Jessica Simpson, Tony Romo, Vince Gill and more - Dallas Morning News
By ALAN PEPPARD / The Dallas Morning News apeppard@dallasnews.com Jessica Simpson was not the complete focus of attention when Dallas Cowboys quarterbacks and coaches gathered for dinner last week. Jess was there, but everybody was watching the Rockets...
Jessica Simpson: The fat train is still running, but we want off - Entertainment Weekly
Take the June cover of Vanity Fair featuring Jessica Simpson, for instance—I think I'll need to see an optometrist for that. Simpson, looking stunning and very old-Hollywood pinup, glances off into the distance, almost as if she were looking at the...
Garrison Welcomed Home By Simpson Family - San Francisco Chronicle
Actor Lane Garrison was treated to a welcome-home gathering by childhood pal Jessica Simpson and her family on Wednesday to celebrate his release from a California prison. The former "Prison Break" star was locked up in November 2007 for a drunk...
Eminem Turned To Elton John For Advice During Rehab - MTV.com
Rapper also told Detroit's Metro Times that he second-guessed dissing Jessica Simpson in 'We Made You' clip. By Jayson Rodriguez Eminem has been candid about battling drug addiction in cover stories in XXL and Vibe. Now, in an interview with Detroit's...
Jessica Simpson SeaWorld Concert (Video) - RightFielders Women in Sports
By Niki Jessica Simpson returned to stage recently for the first time after being blasted off for being fat, the last time she performed in Florida. This time, Jessica looked quite stunning with her toned figure, setting the stage on fire at SeaWorld...
Jessica Simpson desperately needs a reinvention. Who else does? - Los Angeles Times Blogs
Poor Jessica Simpson talks about her life, her sinking career, fluctuating weight, manager dad, football star boyfriend Tony Romo, and other (yawn) fascinating things in a wordy cover story profile in this month's Vanity Fair....

Jessica Simpson

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Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American singer, actress, and television personality who rose to fame in the late 1990s. She has achieved seven Billboard Top 40 hits, and has three gold and two multi-platinum RIAA-certified albums. Simpson starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She has also be acted in several films. She is the older sister of Ashlee Simpson, an internationally known pop rock singer and actress. She ventured into the country music market in 2008 and released Do You Know.

Simpson was born in Abilene, Texas, the daughter of Tina and Joe Truett Simpson, who was a minister and psychologist. As a child, she began singing at her local Baptist church. At age twelve, Simpson unsuccessfully auditioned for The Mickey Mouse Club. While attending J.J. Pearce High School, she recorded a gospel music album with Proclaim Records. The record company went bankrupt and the album was never released. Simpson left high school at age sixteen (she later earned her GED), and toured the Christian music circuit. After Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola heard one of Simpsons' independent releases, she was signed to the label.

Meanwhile, Simpson's album Sweet Kisses had gone double platinum, helped by follow-up singles "Where You Are" and "I Think I'm In Love With You", which were both released in 2000. The latter became Simpson's biggest radio hit at that point, and was her first release of an uptempo single. Although her debut album sold 2 million copies, sales fell far short of those achieved by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, and unlike the two pop princesses, Simpson was not a worldwide household name. Columbia Records officials reportedly decided Simpson needed a change for her second album.

In 2001, Simpson recorded a follow-up album with what Columbia considered more radio-friendly, up-tempo tracks. The result in that was Irresistible, released in mid-2001 on the heels of the title-track first single. "Irresistible" became one of the biggest hits of her career; it peaked at # 15 on the Hot 100. Irresistible debuted at #6 in June 2001 on the Billboard 200 Album Chart, and has sold 825,000 copies to date.

During the summer of 2003, the reality show, Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica, starring Simpson and her then-new husband Nick Lachey began airing on MTV. Simpson's third album, In This Skin, was released in August 2003 to coincide with the series premiere of Newlyweds.

The show quickly became a pop culture phenomenon and is credited with making her a household name, even among those who did not follow pop music or MTV. “I never knew that just doing the show would give me that pedestal to step on,” Simpson told Blender magazine in a March 2004 feature.

The associated album, In This Skin, debuted at #10 on The Billboard 200 album chart, with sales of 64,000 in its first week. It rebounded after a special collectors' edition was released in April 2004 and subsequently reached a peak at #2. It was eventually certified triple platinum. It contained the song "Sweetest Sin", which barely even made an impact on the Bubbling Under Hot 100. However, the album did contain the hit singles "With You" (#14, 2004) and a cover of the Berlin song "Take My Breath Away" (#20, 2004), and a lesser hit, a cover of the Robbie Williams song "Angels", which charted just outside the Billboard Hot 100.

The couple starred in the television special The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour, which aired in 2004 and was compared to The Sonny & Cher Show. Simpson released Rejoyce: The Christmas Album in late 2004, which peaked at #14 on the album chart and was later certified gold.

In 2005, Newlyweds won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show before wrapping shortly after.

In the summer of 2005, Simpson made her first appearance in a motion picture as Daisy Duke in the movie version of the television series The Dukes of Hazzard. The film was #1 at the box office its opening weekend, although it had little or no competition (the only other new film opening that weekend was a low-budget independent film), and grossed $30.7 million on 3,785 screens. It also had an adjusted-dollar rank of #14 all-time for August releases. The film eventually collected $110.5 million worldwide, although it was much less financially successful outside the U.S.

Simpson also appeared on the film's soundtrack, releasing "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'", a cover of the 1966 Nancy Sinatra hit. The song peaked at #14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won a People's Choice Award for Favorite Song from a Movie in 2006. The song's video featured Simpson as Daisy Duke. It contains scenes of her flirting and singing in a bar and then later washing the General Lee car, while wearing a skin-tight, revealing pink bikini. In some countries the video was banned for its overtly sexual content.

Simpson's second film, Employee of the Month, was released October 6, 2006. With poor reviews, the film took in $11.8 million in its opening weekend, debuting at #4 just behind Open Season.

In December 2007, Luke Wilson co-starred with Simpson in her third film, Blonde Ambition. The film opened in eight Texas (the home state of both Simpson and Wilson) theaters and earned US$6,422. It was released on DVD in January 2008.'Blonde Ambition' fared better overseas where it grossed $253,008 in the Ukraine its opening weekend. Simpson's next movie, Major Movie Star (later renamed Private Valentine": Blonde and Dangerous) was released straight to DVD on February 3, 2009.

In 2006, Simpson then returned to the recording studio, switching labels from Columbia to Epic Records. Her fourth album, A Public Affair, was released on August 29, 2006 via Epic Records. The album debuted at #5 on the Billboard 200 with 101,000 copies sold in its first week. The first single, "A Public Affair" (#14, 2006), reached the Top 20 of the Hot 100 but quickly fell off the charts. The music video for "A Public Affair" featured Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate, Christina Milian, Maria Menounos, Andy Dick and Ryan Seacrest. A second single, "I Belong To Me," was also released through her website and is now included on the CD itself. The single's video appeared on TRL countdowns, but quickly fell off.

In December 2006, while performing a tribute to Dolly Parton at the Kennedy Center Awards, she botched the lyrics, getting flustered in front of a crowd that included prominent persons such as Steven Spielberg, Shania Twain, and President George W. Bush. Though Simpson was given the chance to redo the song for cameras, her portion was edited out of the CBS broadcast.

Following in the footsteps of other female musicians, such as Cher and Patti LaBelle, Simpson and stylist Ken Pavés launched a line of hair and beauty products on the Home Shopping Network. Simpson also designs and markets a line of handbags and (primarily high-heeled) shoes and boots. She also plans to design lingerie including bras, panties, sleepwear and daywear. Jessica Simpson's Intimates is set to be available in major department stores and online shopping sites for spring 2009.

Simpson has had many commercials, mainly with Pizza Hut and Proactiv Solution. She also has a commercial with Ice Breakers, along with her sister Ashlee. She has had up to three Pizza Hut commercials, the first in 2004, advertising the new Buffalo Wing Pizza (costarring The Muppets). In 2005, she started advertising Proactiv Solution, an over-the-counter acne medicine. In 2006, she premiered in another Pizza Hut commercial for the Super Bowl XL broadcast. She sang "These Bites Are Made For Poppin'," in reference to the song "These Boots Are Made For Walkin'," to advertise the new Cheesy Bites Pizza. In 2007, the Super Bowl featured her third Pizza Hut commercial, which again promoted the Cheesy Bites Pizza. She has also advertised DirecTV in character as Daisy Duke.

Simpson, who endorsed George W. Bush for president in 2004, later opted out of a 2006 Republican fundraiser in Washington, D.C. Manager Joe Simpson said that even though he and Jessica are "big supporters" of the president, who had invited them, they felt it was inappropriate to attend a political fundraiser.

PETA spokeswoman Pamela Anderson also commented by making a vulgar comment regarding Simpson.

Singer/songwriter Adam Green wrote a song about Jessica Simpson called "Jessica" for his 2003 album Friends of Mine. The song criticises her music and her celebrity life.

On October 26, 2002, at age 22, Simpson married Nick Lachey. She famously announced she had remained a virgin until her marriage. In November 2005, after months of tabloid speculation, Simpson and Lachey announced they were separating. Simpson filed for divorce on December 16, 2005, citing "irreconcilable differences." The couple's divorce was publicized worldwide and was reportedly finalized on June 30, 2006.

Simpson told Jane magazine in October 2006 that she knew her marriage to Lachey was over when he refused to join her on a charity trip to Africa, even though it was on their third wedding anniversary.

Following her divorce, Simpson had an off-and-on relationship with musician John Mayer. Dating rumors started in August 2006 with a People magazine article, but kicked into high gear when Simpson and Mayer spent New Year's holiday together in New York City, both attending Christina Aguilera's New Years Eve 2006 party. The couple eventually parted ways for good in May 2007.

In November 2007, Simpson began dating Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. The relationship is controversial among some Dallas Cowboys fans, as she is blamed when Romo has poor football performances as exemplified by a December game in which the Cowboys lost to the Philadelphia Eagles. Some of the Cowboy's fans have given her the nickname Yoko Romo in comparison to Yoko Ono who many Beatles fans blame for "ruining" John Lennon. This was further fueled when the Cowboys lost to the Giants in the divisional playoffs, when Romo & Simpson went on a trip during the Cowboy's bye week. FOX broadcaster Terry Bradshaw called into question Simpson and Romo vacationing in Mexico.

Simpson is Operation Smile’s International Youth Ambassador.

In March 2007, Simpson donated a new Chrysler minivan to the Elim orphanage in Nuevo Laredo. Simpson won a Chrysler Crossfire sports car at the 2006 MTV Video Music Awards, but exchanged the $50,000 luxury car for a minivan so she could help the orphanage.

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Jessica Simpson discography

American singer Jessica Simpson has released five studio albums and two compilations albums, including a Christmas album and an album of remixes, and fourteen singles, besides seven promotional singles and music videos on Columbia Records, Epic Records and Columbia Nashville.

Simpson's debut album Sweet Kisses was released in November 1999 and sold 2 million copies in the United States and 4 million copies worldwide. It was certified 2× Multi-Platinum.

Irresistible, her second album, which includes her most successful worldwide single Irresistible, was released on June 5 2001 and sold 825,000 copies in the U.S. and more than 3 million copies worldwide, and was certified Gold in the U.S. and Mexico, and Platinum in Canada.

Simpson's third album, In This Skin, was released in April 2004 and became her best-selling album, being certified 3× Multi-Platinum in the U.S. and selling more than 7 million copies around the world.

In August 2006 she released her fourth album, A Public Affair, which was less successful than her previous albums, having sold just over 300,000 copies in U.S. and 800,000 copies worldwide.

On September 9th 2008 she launched her fifth album, Do You Know. As of October 2008, Simpson has sold approximately 15 million records worldwide.

All compilation albums were released on Columbia Records.

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Do You Know (Jessica Simpson album)

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Do You Know is the fifth studio album by American singer and reality television star Jessica Simpson. Released on September 9, 2008, it is her first effort in an attempt to cross over to country music. Songwriter Brett James produced the album along with John Shanks. The album debuted at #1 in the Billboard Country Charts and at #4 in the Billboard 200 with first week physical sales of 65,000.

The album's lead-off single, "Come On Over" (co-written with Victoria Banks and country artist Rachel Proctor), was Simpson's first release to country radio, peaking at #18 on the country charts in August 2008.

The second single, "Remember That", was released in October, and peaked at #42 on the Hot Country Songs chart.

The album had sold 172,876 copies in the U.S. as of February, 2009.

After the release of her 2006 pop album A Public Affair, Simpson stated she wanted to go back to her roots and do country music because she "has been brought up around country music", and wants to give something back. She started her country move by appearing in the music video for "You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore", by country legend Willie Nelson. She then went to Nashville to start recording her album. Her debut country single, "Come on Over" was sent to radio on May 27, 2008. It was received with positive reviews. The single also made chart history by becoming the first debut country single by a solo artist to debut on the country chart, debuting at #41 and peaking at #18. The single was released to digital downloads on June 24, 2008, along with the physical release in July 2008. She has noted Martina McBride and Shania Twain among her inspirations. She also worked with Dolly Parton on the album, recording a duet entitled "Do You Know". It also made UK Chart history after becoming the highest debuting album from another country in the UK Charts. It debuted at 77 on American Imports alone.

Simpson made many promotional appearances to show her country crossover. She appeared in the Willie Nelson "You Don't Think I'm Funny Anymore" video. Upon the release of her debut single, Simpson has been on many country radio stations promoting the record. On June 25, she performed 'Come on Over' on the U.S talk show The View, and also appearred on The View again in September, performing 'Remember That'. She has made appearances and has performed at country festivals such as the Country Thunder Festival, Monterey County Fair, Palms Casino Resort. She has also promoted the album on television with performances at the Grand Ole Opry, Good Morning America, Late Show with David Letterman and on Rachael Ray and The Early Show. On September 30, she performed on Dancing With the Stars. On November 19th, Simpson appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. On February 11th, Simpson appeared on The Early Show live fron Nashville to announce the nominations for the Academy of Country Music Awards, She also performed her 3rd single "Pray Out Loud." It was announced that Simpson would be supporting the Rascal Flatts on tour this January as they continue their final leg of their "Bob That Head Tour." The tour kicks off on January 17, 2009 in Kansas City running over 20 shows ending on March 14, 2009 in Irvine. She has also stated that her clothing line, the Jessica Simpson Collection, will be designing country clothing.

The album was released to mixed reviews.

The Boston Herald said the effort "represents the worst in a genre that’s come to deify Michael Bolton schmaltz while kicking Hank Williams’ legacy to the curb," and awarded it a grade of D.

Despite selling only 65,000 copies in its first week,"Do You Know" debuted at number four on the Billboard Top 200, but fell rapidly, dropping out of that list in only nine weeks. At the same time, it dropped rapidly out of the top twenty on the Country Album Chart, where it had held the top spot for only one week. Overall, this album has dramatically underperformed the sales of Simpson's previous album, which was widely regarded as a commercial failure. Sales in Australia and the UK were similarly unremarkable.

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Reality Tour (Jessica Simpson tour)

The Reality Tour was a major concert tour by American singer Jessica Simpson in 2004 to support of her most successful album to date, In This Skin.

She performed 41 shows in the united states starting in June and ending the tour on the first of August on the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, California. The shows were held in major amphitheaters and indoor Arenas. She performed all of her famous hit singles from her past, several songs from her album In This Skin and one new song: She works hard for the money. During the tour Jessica was followed by a camera crew to record episodes for her then hit tv show Newlyweds. Every night she dedicated the song I Have Loved You to the American soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The concert DVD was certified platinum by the RIAA.

The July 30 show in Los Angeles was recorded for a live DVD release. The DVD included the entire concert interrupted with short segments of her hit series newlyweds and an opening skit in which she can't find her way to the stage.

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