Jessica Simpson still looks pretty good when she's not wearing ill-advised black sack dresses. Star Magazine claims she's gained 20 pounds, though, and even fan site Sweetkisses.net says she's sporting a fuller figure. She still looks gorgeous and what's wrong with a starlet who's a size 8?
The recently divorced “Newlyweds” star seemed “put off” by the advances of the “Scrubs” star at a recent event at the Pink Elephant in the Hamptons, according to the new issue of The Star. “He was flirting up a storm and being very aggressive,” a source told the tab. “You could tell it grossed out Jess and her friends. He was like a horny schoolboy.”
In fact, none of the string of hotties the former “Newlyweds” star has been linked with is panning out. She “blindsided” her “Employee of the Month” co-star, Dane Cook, by calling him on June 22 and saying they should go their separate ways, according to the Star. Spokespeople for the two have denied that they were ever an item, but gossips insist that they’ve secretly dated. And Simpson’s fling with Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine has apparently flopped.
“Jessica is lonely and needy,” a source tells Star. “She’s having a hard time dealing with the fact that [ex-husband] Nick [Lachey] is in love [with MTV’s Vanessa Minnillo].”
It's too bad that she's single and lonely, but she let Nick slip through her fingers and maybe she'll be more mature about her relationships in the future.
In the August UK edition of Ok! Magazine, Jessica says she loves her curves and that she enjoys eating. She also says that she does Pilates to stay in shape and that she doesn't want to bulk up like former wrestling star Chyna. (That's a myth since weight training helps you stay slender and toned, and is a more effective way to shape your body than aerobics.)
Here is Jessica in Ok! and in an ad for her handbag and shoe line. [via]
Jessica Simpson's controlling dad is at it again. Her manager dad Joe is said to be partially to blame for the dissolution of her marriage to Nick Lachey and now he supposedly wants Jessica to stop hanging out with Eva Longoria, because she steals the limelight from Jess.
After dissing daughter JESSICA SIMPSON's marriage to ex NICK LACHEY, Papa Svengali/manager JOE SIMPSON wants His Little Girl to deep-six her friendship with "Desperate Housewives" co-star EVA LONGORIA - because every time they're out in public, he claims, Eva hogs the limelight! Insiders say that Jessica tried to ignore her daddy's dictator routine, but he stepped up his anti-Eva offensive with behind-the-scenes sabotage when Jessica and her girlfriends - Eva included - set up a dinner to celebrate her birthday at a Hollywood eatery.
Sneaky Joe had an assistant phone Eva and tell her Jessica had to cancel because she was ill. Then he arranged for a private plane to whisk Jess and galpals to Vegas, where they partied hearty at a post birthday bash... without Eva, who had "mysteriously" neglected to RSVP! When Eva realized she'd been duped, she was furious - and Jessica was left holding the bag and apologizing profusely for the snub... but Longoria's livid! Stay tuned.
Poor Jessica is going to be left with a half-assed hairdresser as her only friend in this difficult, single time. She needs all the girlfriends she can get and that's awful of her dad to try to cut Eva Longoria out of her life.
Maybe now that the news has got out Jessica will tell her dad to step off finally. It's about time she dumped him as her manager and stepped out on her own.
Here she is at Lodge Steakhouse in LA with some other girlfriends. The pictures are from Sweet Kisses.net, where they say she "shows off her fuller figure." Teetering between a size 6 and 8 doesn't seem like a full figure to me, but I suppose everything is relative in Hollywood.
And who's that tight-faced woman in the terrible pink gathered dress behind her? She doesn't look fun or trash-talking like Eva. (Not that I like Eva, but she's probably fun to hang out with.)
Jessica Simpson's hair is a mess, she needs a dye job, and she's wearing orange lipstick that emphasizes her trout pout, but who's looking at her face anyway? She's wearing a completely see through dress. A short chubby woman with overplucked eyebrows and equally bad lipstick tries to look important by shielding Simpson, but she can't hide those exposed boobs, even though she's the right height.
Ken Paves is seen in the background, so Jessica has no excuse for that hair, unless Ken advised her to go for the JBF hair look. She may as well look like she's getting laid even if she has to resort to transparent dresses to look sexy. Ken probably scratched her arm with a hairbrush to make it look like she's having rough sex.
After posting A PUBLIC AFFAIR on her website in June (06), Simpson has received a barrage of criticism claiming the song is too close to Madonna's 1984 hit. But Simpson retorts that's exactly what her fans need and is refusing to apologise for the retro sound. She tells MTV, "I think people are ready to hear something that Madonna used to do. We all need to hear that every now and again. "It wasn't a sample or something I meant to do, but she did influence me and still does today. I hope to have the longevity of her career."
That's like that "Opal Mehta" author saying she was "influenced" by the books she lifted passages from.
The video for Jessica Simpson's new single, "A Public Affair," contains enough T&A to make up for the lousy music. Eva Longoria, Christina Applegate and Christina Milian skate around, and Maria Menounos plays the role of Jessica's ex-husband's new girlfried, Vanessa Minnillo, in a fantasy catfight.
While she's lacing up her boots, Jessica spots a hunky dark-haired stranger cavorting with a brunette bimbette, who has an aggressive fantasy about going all Naomi Campbell on Jessica out of jealousy. The violent nemesis just happens to be played by a shapely, smoldering brunette TV entertainment reporter named ... Maria Menounos.
Oh, and Jessica Simpson deep throats an ice cream cone in a brief clip that seems to reveal what she plans to do with the dessert afterwards in order to keep her figure. The thumbnail links to a larger version. [via]
Here's the video which you've probably already seen.
And here's Jessica Simpson at TRL and outside the studios. MTV made sure Vanessa Minnillo wasn't hosting that day. [via]
In an interview after her divorce, Jessica Simpson said that she has not dated anybody since she separated from her husband Nick Lachey. Jess has been linked to several guys since then, her ‘Employee of the Month’ co star Dane Cook is one of them. However, Jess says that they are just good friends and nothing else.
Just like thousands of other women across the globe, Jessica also dreams of Brad Pitt. Jess says that he is an ideal eye candy, she thinks Brad Pitt in Fight Club, one can’t get better than this. So is it a matter of concern for Angelina, I don’t think so as Angie is better than Jess in every context.
This article was originally published on Celebguru and is used under a content share agreement while Celebitchy is on vacation.
If someone told me Madonna was going to pull the tired hanging on the cross routine for her latest tour, I wouldn't have believed them. So while it may seem really stupid of Madonna to try to tie her fading star to two hot young singers at the MTV music awards again, it sounds like something she would do. She's persistent in her blind/blonde ambition, and she tends to beat dead horses and expect people to pay to watch, which they do.
Three years ago at the MTV Video Music Awards she made front page news around the world when she kissed BRITNEY SPEARS and CHRISTINA AGUILERA.
Now the Queen Of Pop is planning to do a bondage scene with the two rising stars at this year’s awards in New York next month.
A source told me: “Madonna’s people contacted Jessica’s representatives a few weeks ago and the talks are progressing well.
“With both Jessica and Lindsay’s stock rocketing Madonna thinks they would be perfect to perform with.
“She’s planning something even more sexy than a lesbian kiss. The whispers are all about a bondage- inspired show.
“Madonna will keep the details hushed up until the night.”
The source is The Sun, which makes it seem like fake news, but you never know with Madonna. It could be true now that Madonna is converting Lohan to Kabbalah.
Please, Madonna, retire already. You look more like a cartoon character than a pop star, and you were right at home on stage at the Grammys with Gorillaz. You should devote your life to converting people to your sham cult and quit performing. Maybe you'll hook gullible Jessica Simpson into Kabbalah too. She's surely in need of some spiritual guidance.
Here is Madonna with her daughter Lourdes outside of the NY Kabbalah center on 6/30. Lindsay Lohan is shown shopping at Tower Records on 7/7 and in Malibu on 7/6. [via]. There are also some low-res candids of Jessica Simpson arriving at LA airport with her bodyguard. [via]
We weren't holding our breath, but we were kind of hoping Nick and Jessica would get back together. Jessica wore her wedding ring around her neck for a while, and Nick told Rolling Stone that he still loved his wife of two years, but ultimately Jessica's immaturity and Nick's wild oats won out and now the two are officially divorced. The divorce was made final on June 30. No word yet as to the settlement amount. Jessica's dad tried to low-ball Nick into accepting a $1.5 million settlement, while Nick is said to have asked for a more realistic $8 million that he lowered to $5 million.
Nick is dating MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo while Jessica may be with her co-star in the upcoming film "Employee of the Month," comedian Dane Cook. Cook was involved with someone else at the time of filming, but is now single and said to be getting cosy with Jessica.
This is sad news for Nick and Jessica fans, and should serve as a warning to all women who try to hold out before marriage and then get married young because they can't wait.
Here is Jessica in NY on 6/28. She's wearing the deadly long jeans/platform sandals combo that caused Britney's near baby-drop. Nick Lachey is shown performing a private concert for Q-100 listeners on 6/29.
The single appears to bear a striking resemblance to Madonna's 1983 hit "Holiday." In fact, the songs sounds eerily similar.
From the synth-pop beat to the jangly guitars in the beginning, to the eight-note motifs in the verses to the choruses that begin on an A and the use of the same key (B-minor), the two songs are so similar that, in a highly unscientific poll, every person to whom TMZ played "A Public Affair" identified it as "Holiday." Will Jellybean Benitez (who produced the original) be getting royalties for this?
TMZ called a rep for Madonna, but as of yet our calls have not been returned. As for Jessica, her rep tells TMZ "It is a fun summer single and comparing to retro Madonna is flattering!"
My husband thought it was "Holiday" when he heard the Jessica Simpson song, and it's amazing that someone thought they could get away with such a blatant rip off. I'm not blaming Jessica because she probably just does what people tell her to do.
Maybe Simpson's producers will pull the song or choose another to use as the first single off her new album.
She is in dire need of advice and has been letting her best friend and hairdresser Ken spend too much time on Eva Longoria's hair. The poor girl has major roots in these pictures at the launch of the Sidekick 3 on 6/20. She's also wearing an unflattering dress, and if she was still married someone (probably us) would be calling her pregnant.
Nick & Vanessa are giving love a second chance and they're getting steamy!
Not only did they get freaky at the Borgota Hotel this weekend but they also just took a romantic getaway together to an exclusive resort in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.
It is difficult to tell whether they were in Mexico first and planned to meet up at the club, or if they met in Atlantic City and promptly jetted off to the vacation spot. Either way, it looks like they're back together and that this means curtains for Nick's relationship with stylist Kim Kardashian.
Here is Lachey promoting his album at Lucky Strike lanes in Chicago on June 12th and at the Borgata Hotel Casino fight weekend after party on June 11th. He is shown with Tyson Beckford. The poor quality inset images are of Minnillo and Lachey in Cabo San Lucas.
"30 Second to Mars" frontman and sometimes-actor Jared Leto dated Cameron Diaz for four years until 2003, and has been linked to Scarlet Johansson, Ashley Olsen, and Lindsay Lohan. Now he's said to be romancing Jessica Simpson, because the ditsy blonde was all over him at a club:
Jared started out a long night of partying with several male friends at chic NYC nightclub The Plumm on June 6. A source told Star, “He looked so hot! He was slim and looked really fit. Even though he was fairly incognito, the girls immediately noticed him, and he had a flock of models around him right after he walked in..."
Another source told Star that Jared, 34, who was in a “really happy and relaxed mood,” stayed at The Plumm for about an hour, and then, after midnight, headed with friends to nearby lounge Double Seven, where Jessica, 25, was waiting. “Let’s just say Jessica was definitely expecting him!” said the source.
Eyewitnesses said Jessica and Jared made no attempt to hide their sexy rendezvous. “Jared went right over to be near Jess, and sat down next to her. They were talking very closely,” said one source.
“Jessica was having a great time. She was dancing and seemed to really be enjoying herself,” said the source. Things got really heated later into the night. “They were draped all over each other. And it’s not like they were trying to hide it – a lot of people inside the lounge saw them openly flirting, and couldn’t believe their eyes.
“They looked like they were having a lot of fun together. But they didn’t kiss – that was at least one thing they kept out of public!”
Jared's fitness status is of interest because he porked up for his role as John Lennon asassin Mark David Chapman in the film "Chapter 27." He went on the Beyonce diet to lose weight after filming wrapped. He said he ate melted Haggan Daas ice cream to gain weight, and fasted for at least a week to lose it.
Leto's ex Carmen Diaz is no catch, but Scarlet Johansson seems like a take-no-prisoners kind of girl, and if she dated Jared for a while he has to have some redeeming qualities - and more sense - than to get caught up with Jessica Simpson on the rebound. Simpson may be hot, but she's damaged goods for now, and needs much more attention than Leto can give her. It sounds like he's just playing the field and will wise up about Simpson soon.
Here's Simpson at the Chrysalis' Fifth Annual Butterfly Ball 6/10 and leaving her NY hotel on 6/6. She looks better dressed outside of her hotel. Pictures [via]
When she was photographed leaving a medical clinic on May 29th she may have been seeing a doctor, not a psychiatrist as was suggested. A source told Britain's OK magazine that Simpson underwent testing for a stomach ulcer. There is no word as to whether she suffered from an ulcer or was treated for it.
"There's definitely a closeness that's developed recently," a friend of the couple tells Life & Style. "Things that used to burn them up, like who cheated and why, aren't that big of a deal anymore," another insider tells the weekly magazine.
The report claims that the pair are no longer fighting but spending late nights chatting on the phone and having tearful bedroom confessions about what went wrong.
L&S even consults Robert Butterworth a psychologist that tells the magazine that these types of last minute doubts are common. "People often file for divorce in a moment of anger then start remembering the good times as the reality of life without the other person sinks in, Butterworth tells the magazine.
The divorce could be final in just two weeks.
Nick and Jessica have gone back and forth trying to reach a divorce settlement, with Jessica most recently offering Nick an insulting $1.5 million, which he declined. He is entitled to half her earnings during their three year marriage, and she is said to have made $30 million last year.
If this report is true about Nick and Jessica talking frequently, Nick must realize that Jessica is letting her father Joe run the show as usual and is not responsible for trying to low-ball the divorce settlement.
Here's Simpson at the CFDA fashion awards in NY last night. She seems happier, and it may be because she's hanging out with her hairdresser, Ken Paves, who is visible is in the background. She looks a lot like Eva Mendes with her hair up like that.
Meanwhile, "Dukes of Hazzard" co-star Jessica Simpson, sporting a skirt as short as her marriage to Nick Lachey, drove "Miami Vice" star Foxx so crazy that he seemed to forget the beatbox noises he was laying down for co-presenter Colin Farrell's stroll across the stage.
Jessica wore an unfortunate black and red dotted print dress that was split down the front but somehow managed to hide her cleavage. Her breasts looked like round balls suspended under fabric. She appeared on stage with Dane Cook, her costar in the upcoming "Employee of the Month." (Here's Dane Cook's MySpace)
The MTV Video Music Awards air on Thursday at 8:30 p.m.
Jessica Simpson has reportedly offered Nick Lachey a laughable $1.5 million to settle their divorce amicably. She is said to have made $30 million last year alone, and Nick is legally entitled to half of her earnings during their marriage of over three years. It sounds like Jessica's father is pressuring her to try to get Nick to settle cheaply:
Multiple sources connected with the former couple tell TMZ that Simpson has offered Lachey less than $1.5 million to settle the division of property. Under California law, Lachey would be entitled to half of what the couple earned during their marriage. The Associated Press reports that in 2004 alone, Simpson raked in $30 million.
We're told that Simpson's reps believe that Lachey will fold because he does not want to make it appear that he is after her money. They also know that Lachey is still in love with his estranged wife and believe he does not have the stomach to square off with her in court.
Indeed, sources have confirmed to TMZ that Joe Simpson, Jessica's dad, has called Nick, urging him to take the settlement so the two can "end as friends." And other friends and reps of Jessica have contacted Nick, trying to pressure him into a settlement.
Nick Lachey is demanding $8 million from Jessica Simpson in exchange for ending their marriage quickly reports The National Enquirer.
Nick fears he's facing financial ruin — unless Jessica bails him out with a quickie divorce settlement!
Insiders say he's so desperate for dough, he's willing to take a 40/60 split of the couple's assets — instead of California's customary 50/50 deal — if Jessica signs off soon on their three-year marriage.
"Nick is so worried that he's asked his lawyer to set up an emergency meeting with Jessica's attorney for some time this month to resolve this quickly" revealed an insider.
"Jessica's stalling because she knows that the lawsuits filed against her could prove to be a problem."
Sources say if Nick doesn't strike the settlement deal soon he may lose both his $5 million Bel Air mansion, plus the $3.5 million condo he's now building in Vegas.
There doesn't seem to be much truth in reports that Nick and Cacee are an item, though. They were seen talking for a 1/2 hour at a club, but they're old friends. People quotes a source that denies that they're an item, and we're inclined to agree.
After more than two years as Jessica Simpson’s personal assistant, CaCee Cobb finally told her childhood friend that she wanted out. On May 7, Cobb celebrated her last day on the job with friends at Arnie Morton’s Steakhouse in L.A. Fighting tears, Simpson, 25, raised her glass and said to Cobb, “You are my best friend. I will be your best friend forever.” Simpson’s rep conCOURTNEY HANDEL, 23, told a number of jewellery and cosmetics companies that she was CACEE COBB (corr) in an effort to procure free items and gifts.firms the professional parting of ways to Us, “It’s true. They remain close.”
A woman impersonating Cacee was arrested last summer after scoring nearly $12,000 in free stuff by capitalizing on Cacee's association with Jessica Simpson:
COURTNEY HANDEL, 23, told a number of jewellery and cosmetics companies that she was CACEE COBB (corr) in an effort to procure free items and gifts."
Jessica seems to have replaced Cacee as a best friend with hairstylist Ken Paves. They're photographed everywhere together.
Here's a nearly ten-minute clip from Newlyweds featuring Cacee after she moved in briefly with Nick and Jessica. The best part is Jessica saying that male ballerinas are called "Ballerino," the "masculine form" of the word.
People are saying that Cacee has hooked up with Nick Lachey, since she spent nearly a half hour talking to him at a club last week. They know each other well, and it doesn't seem like it means much.
Here is Jessica outside a NYC recording studio yesterday. [via] and [via]
Everyone can breathe a sigh of relief now that Jessica Simpson has been spotted out again with her trademark blonde hair. The bad Tyra-Banks-esque hair Jessica was sporting at the ALMA awards was indeed a wig from her new collection, as she mentioned.
Guess her sister's new flat nose wasn't enough of a motivation to make a permanent change to her lovely blonde hair.
Circulating around the web the last few days have been rumors that the pay-per-view special ‘The Lingerie Bowl’ which aired for the last three years during halftime of the Super Bowl is coming to the big screen – and purportedly will star Jessica Simpson and possibly Jessica Alba.
An unnamed major studio in LA is said to be bidding on the movie edition of the “Bowl” which would (we assume like its TV namesake) feature women clad in underwear playing football.
According to the emailed “exclusive TIP” (which is not so exclusive since at least two or three other news sources have reported the news), the movie will include “cameos from prominent comedic actors and former and current NFL stars.”
The movie, it is said, will have an “Alien vs. Predator face-off type encounter."
We can only envision what that will look like – sign me up for that movie junket NOW!
Disclaimer: We don’t know whether the information reported above is true or not having come from an undisclosed “studio” and person who asked to remain anonymous.
Jessica Simpson showed up at the ALMA awards yesterday with an orange dress, orange skin, and a new orange hairstyle. If Ken Paves is responsible, she should break up with him next. She seems to be suffering from Jennifer Love Hewitt spring fever and we hope she'll go back to her trademark blonde hair soon. What color is her new hairdo anyway? (Thanks to Oh No They Didn't for pointing her new hair out.)
Jessica is said to be pissed off at her less talented sister, Ashlee, for copying her look and getting a nose job that makes her more closely resemble Jessica. Maybe she's trying to go for a more unique appearance. No one would want to copy this hairstyle, that's for sure.
We were all excited about the "secret" dinner meeting and supposed hotel trysts between Jessica and her estranged husband, Nick Lachey. That may all be a rumor, just like most of the news we report. Jessica's representative denies that there was a secret dinner, but admits that the former newlyweds still talk on the phone.
Jessica is also said to have cut all ties with Lachey, calling him "toxic" after his tell-all interview in Rolling Stone. In Jessica's book, that probably means she's not going to call him for a couple of days.
Blonde bombshell JESSICA SIMPSON showed off a sassy new look over the weekend at the star-studded ALMA awards. She had smoldering, red hair! Our own KEVIN FRAZIER was with the A-lister to get the star scoop!
"It's a wig!" she told Kevin on the red carpet. "I put eyeshadow on the blonde to hide it."
In fact, the wig is part of Jessica's new hairpiece line coming out soon, as reported by "The Insider"'s own MARC MALKIN on March 21.
While at the MTV Australia Video Music Awards, says a friend of Jessica, she "was determined to meet him," and gave Blunt, 29, her cell phone number and e-mail address. "She was glowing the rest of the night," says the source. "Obviously Jess goes for the sensitive singers." And if James doesn't call or email, the source tells Star that Jessica hopes to see James when he's in California for an April 30 gig. Watch out, James... Jessica's on the prowl!
Blunt may be a sensitive singer, but he's a complete dumb ass and iit would be a disaster if these two got together. While Nick was able to balance out Jessica's ditziness with common sense and a grounded personality, Blunt has no such redeeming qualities.
Here is Jessica with her incompetent hairdresser Ken Paves at Mr. Chow's in Beverly Hills on May 2nd, and shopping with him on April 30th. [via]
And here's Blunt at a press conference in Mexico City on May 2nd and at Coachella.
Have Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey been caught in a romantic tryst? That's what a report suggests as apparently the pair have been sneaking off to the San Fernando Valley to meet in what is described as 'discreet hotels."
Gossip king Mike Walker... writes that the pair are meeting at discreet hotels in the Valley and.. that Jessica reportedly dished to a source:
"We still have our problems, but we're still very attached to each other." She continued, according to the source by adding "We still have the need for love and affection."
Walker bets that they'lll reconcile, and it looks that way to us, too! In his Rolling Stone interview, Lachey admitted that he's still very much in love with Simpson. Simpson has also been spotted wearing her wedding ring around her neck to remind her of happier times. Let's hope that Simpson has realized what she's been missing and that she'll grow up enough to weather the storms that come up in every long term relationship.
Meanwhile Lachey has blasted reports that Lindsay Lohan intends to get in his pants, saying he doesn't consider her worthy, and doesn't know anyone else who does, either!
Lindsay Lohan... has always had a crush on Jessica Simpson's estranged husband, and now he's single she can't wait to meet again. Lohan has said, "You better believe, the next time I see Nick Lachey out I'm going to attack him... He's such a dog, he'd go for it." Lachey responded to the raunchy comments on The Ace + TJ Morning Show on Monday (01 May 06), while being interviewed in Charlotte, North Carolina. Towards the end of the interview one of the radio show's hosts asked him if there was any chance he would hook-up with the young star. Lachey quickly dispelled any rumours of a potential romance snapping, "I can safely say that I don't have any interest in Lindsay Lohan... nor do I understand anyone else that does."
Here's Jessica stopping for food and going tanning in LA yesterday. [via]
Nick came off so thoughtful and was quite flattering to Jessica in his interview with Rolling Stone. The fact that he refused to dish any dirt on Jessica and her crazy family led Rolling Stone to double-cross Nick and sell the story without his permission to Us Weekly.
The same week Nick Lachey’s bombshell interview on his split from Jessica Simpson ran in Rolling Stone, he dropped by her new mansion for the pair’s first post-breakup “date.” Sources say Simpson wanted to talk to Lachey about his loose-lipped ways. Says a Simpson pal, “They promised each other they wouldn’t kiss-and-tell.”
Meanwhile, a friend of the former boy-bander says Lachey agreed to the meeting out of consideration for Simpson’s well-being: “When you see someone pretending to be happy, but you know they aren’t really happy, you get concerned. He can’t help but worry about her.”
How did the night turn out? For details on the dinner and the real story behind Jessica wearing her wedding ring again, check out this week’s issue of Us.
Jessica has been seen wearing her wedding ring around her neck to remind her of happier times, and Nick said in his Rolling Stone interview that he still loves his estranged wife. We think they split up because Jessica was too immature to handle the relationship. Are they going to get back together?They both seem to love each other, so maybe they'll give it another chance.
Here are two pictures from Jessica's upcoming film, "Employee of the Month," and some candids of her shopping for antiques in Hollywood. [via]
Hilary and Haylie Duff were celebrating a friend's birthday at Basque in L.A. when Ashlee Simpson allegedly approached the Duffs' table, and remarked that Hilary's arms looked "chunky." Haylie told her to beat it, like any big sister would. Later in the ladies' room, the still-steamed Haylie had some words for Ashlee's own big sister, Jessica Simpson. A rep for the Simpsons said, "Ashlee thinks Hilary has perfectly lovely arms." The Duffs' rep, Cece Yorke, said, "They said they had a really fun night."
It looks like Ashlee and Haylie are the more aggressive sisters and it's too bad there wasn't an all-out fight between the two to report. Maybe if Haylie ran into Ashlee in the bathroom instead of Jessica there would have been more to report.
Ashlee is incredibly immature and petty but that's not news. The Simpson's rep is also pretty stupid if she's giving quotes like "Ashlee thinks Hilary has perfectly lovely arms."
Here is Jessica Simpson out with her hairdresser to watch Dean Cook's performance at The Improv on April 15th. [via]
Update: Pictures of Hilary performing in Dublin on 4/21. Her arms do look chunky. [via]
He says that he had trouble in his marriage with Jessica Simpson due to the way that they were typecast in their reality show "Newlyweds." Lachey suggests that their roles as the ditzy blonde and the good guy influenced the way they interacted off screen.
He also reveals that Jessica's decision to divorce was completely unexpeted and caught him off guard:
On November 22nd, 2005, Jessica Simpson informed her husband that she was leaving him, a move that shocked him not because he denied their marriage was foundering, but because he believed they were choosing to inch toward survival. "I never wanted to be a divorce," he says wryly. "I wanted us to be happy. I guess we differed on strategy."
The two had just come from having dinner after the American Music Awards.
"The meal was really nice, actually," he says. "We had a good time."
After dinner, they stopped by a friend's house to pick up their dog, then headed for home. On the way, Simpson asked if Lachey was still coming back to Texas with her for the Thanksgiving holiday.
"We already had our plane tickets," he says. "So I didn't understand the question. I said, 'Of course.' And she said something about how we hadn't really been getting along and then said, 'I think I want a divorce.'
"That blindsided me," he confesses. "I basically said, 'Please, let's sleep on it.' But when we woke up the next day, Wednesday morning, she was still sure."
Nick cries when he talks about his marriage, saying he would have done anything to make it work:
"It breaks my heart that I couldn't make Jessica happy," he mumbles, his chin pressed into his chest. "I wanted to be everything to my wife. I wanted her to look at me with love in her eyes, the way she did at the beginning, and have her feel like I was the most wonderful, awe-inspiring man on the planet. And when that stopped, it was the worst feeling in the world."
He wipes his face, eyes to nose to chin.
"I'd marry her all over again," he says softly. "Because I still love her. It would be a lot easier to walk away if I didn't."
And then the tears start again.
He also says that he doesn't understand Joe Simpson, Jessica and Ashley's controlling father and manager, but does not blame him for his divorce, simply stating that Jessica "is a grown woman." He says that Joe never liked him and was "an influence" in his marriage, but that he did not cause their split.
Lachey refuses to address the rumors that Simpson cheated on him while they were married. He says that Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, whom Jessica dated up until a short while ago, approached him in a club to say that nothing happened between him and Jessica while they were married. Lachey says he believes him.
Despite reports to the contrary, he has refused to file for spousal support and says that he will not be suing Jessica for alimony!
"I haven't requested alimony at all," Lachey says adamantly. "I have no intention of filing for spousal support. And I've been clear with Jessica about not wanting it."
And even more touching, he says he visited Jessica at her parents house and tried to win her back:
"On the day she filed for divorce, I drove to her parents' house and tried to change her mind. I had done the research and I had the number of the best marriage counselor in town. I thought we owed it to ourselves to try with a third party. You get to a point where there is so much animosity you can't hear each other. But she didn't want to go."
Lachey still has awkward conversations with Simpson on the phone every few days.
Lachey seems thoughful, gracious and introspective in the interview, refusing to blame Simpson for the divorce and never admitting her infidelity. Given his side of the story, it sounds to us like Simpson was too immature to deal with the normal problems in a long term relationship.
He is filming a new reality series for MTV that will focus on the making of his new album. After the responsible way he's dealing with his divorce in the press, his career is sure to benefit.
Here are pictures from a 2005 photoshoot in happier times. [via]
After Lohan's done with her new film roles (and her promo work for the old ones), she says she's going on a trip to Kenya with the One Campaign, which, according to the charity, is still in the planning stages.
"As with Brad Pitt and other celeb visits, it'll likely focus on where America is helping make a difference to save and change lives," One Campaign spokesperson Meighan Stone said, citing schools, clinics and microcredit efforts to help Africans build their own businesses. A date for the trip has yet to be determined.
Lohan has plenty to do in the next few months. She has four movies finished which are due for release, "Just My Luck," "Bobby," "A Prarie Home Companion," and "Chapter 27," and will be shooting two more.
Us Weekly has details of a spat between Lindsay Lohan and Jessica Simpson that started when Lohan sent some drinks over to Simpson's party at an LA bar and Simpson didn't acknowledge the gesture:
As Defamer reported last week, it looked like a sequel to Mean Girls at the L.A. bar The Dime on April 6. Now sources tell Us that the reason Lindsay Lohan became enraged is because she sent over a round of drinks to Jessica Simpson and director Brett Ratner (After the Sunset, Rush Hour) — who were sitting at a nearby table – and neither bothered to thank her.
Says our source, “Lindsay said, ‘What’s the matter? When your sister is around, you can talk s–t about me, but now that Ashlee’s not here, what are you going to do? C’mon! I’m 19 and you’re 25. Say something, you coward!’
Oh yeah! We would have loved to see that. Now Jossip reminds us of what Defamer originally reported:
At around 1:30 they said it was the "last call" so we took that as our cue to get outta there but then none other than Jessica Simpson and her little posse came in through a back door so we decided to stay. Jessica immediately went over to that hack director Brett Ratner's table. Then outta nowhere Lindsay Lohan herself appeared and cozied right up next to Ratner.
Looked like a catfight was gonna go down between the two girls but instead the blond guy called one of Lindsay's guy friends an "asshole" and the guys got into a heated argument themselves. A little later Ratner was sitting at Jessica's table just hanging out and laughing a lot but across the room Lohan was totally flipping out. Her pals kept coming over trying to pull Ratner away from Jessica's table. Then we heard a girl at Jessica's table call Lohan a "bitch"and next thing you know Ratner's like holding Lindsay back to keep her from storming the table in some all out attack.
Lohan and the Simpson sisters have a long standing feud that originated when Ashlee dated Lohan's ex, big mouth Wilmer Valderrama. Lindsay even arranged to have Jessica Simpson turned back at the door of an MTV party she held last June.
We don't think Lohan sent the drinks to Simpson in an attempt to make up with her - she was just looking for an excuse to lash out at her once her sister wasn't around!
Here's Jessica and Ashlee at the Australian MTV VMAs and Lindsay at the Saturn Rocks Times Square event at the Hard Rock Cafe. Why is Lindsay touching her face so much? Isn't that what you do when you're wasted?
"She (Jessica) is just going to be making an appearance," said Ashlee of her 25-year-old sister.
"She is going to be back there, getting my back and giving me high fives."
The sisters will walk the red carpet at Sydney SuperDome tomorrow night, with a string of other international talent confirmed to attend, including James Blunt and Snoop Dogg.
"As far as inspiration for the show, I am just going to get out there and have a good time," said Ashlee, whose parents and managers Joe and Tina Simpson are also in Australia.
"You might see me shake my booty!"
As well as hosting duties, Ashlee will perform two songs, Boyfriend and Love.
"I just usually chill out and hang out with my band," she said of her pre-performance plans.
"I don't like to ever think too much about anything. I just like to go with it."
Ashlee held a press conference for the event with fellow performing act The Veronicas. Lisa Origliasso of The Veronicas is dating Simpson's ex boyfriend, Ryan Cabrera. Simpson and Cabrera split in the summer of 2004, citing their busy schedules as young artists and a lack of time together. Simpson's "Pieces of Me" is reportedly about Cabrera.
Here are Ashlee and The Veronicas and a couple of random ugly guys in underwear at the press conference. We also have the pictures of Jessica Simpson arriving in Sydney that you're probably already seen.
Update: pictures of Ashlee "and her current boyfriend (and guitarist) Braxton Olita on a cruiser in Sydney Harbour." [via]
According to the complaint, filed in New York State Supreme Court by the Tarrant Apparel Group, Simpson inked a multimillion-dollar three-year licensing deal in December 2004 to launch a line of low-priced jeans and clothing.
Under the terms of the agreement, Simpson was supposed to be "actively involved" in promoting the garb, including wearing items from the line at "public events, shows and appearances" whenever "reasonably practicable..."
The company contends the Dukes of Hazzard star even refused to be photographed wearing items from the JS by Jessica Simpson and Princy collections, and that when asked by the press to name her favorite brand of jeans at an event last year, she replied "True Religion," rather than "Princy."
Now Mischa Barton realizes that she has to talk about Keds as part of her endorsement deal, but Jessica Simpson has a clothing line named after her and still can't remember to plug it.
The singer's long-delayed album, And the Band Played On, was originally due in November but was pushed back shortly before he news of her split from husband Nick Lachey was announced (see "It's Official: Jessica Simpson And Nick Lachey Split"). Up to that point, Simpson planned on making the album a country-club combo (see "Jessica Simpson Mixes Country Flavor With Club Tracks On Upcoming LP"). But now that she's gone through so much, she's reconsidered what kind of statement she wants to make.
"I think that with my music, you can't help but tell people a story about your life," Simpson said. "I believe that every artist, that's their artistry — it comes out of them naturally, through lyrics, through music, through instrumentation. So with this next record, you will see and hear a lot of things I've been going through. And if that can offer any inspiration to anybody else going through the same situations, so be it. That's why I'm here."
It makes sense that she would want to sing about her pain, but it's more likely that she heard what Nick's new album was all about and thought it sounded like a good idea.
Here's Jessica Simpson on April 30th at a grocery store in Sana Fe, NM, where's she was filming "Employee of the Month." She seems to be back in NY at this point.
“Jessica got hold of Kristin’s cell-phone number and got a real kick out of making crank calls to it.”
Though a rep for Jess denies the story, the source claims: “She’ll ring Kristin up and just say nothing or try to order pizza or Chinese food and talk in different accents! She’s even gotten some of her friends in on it. The pranks are harmless, but I think Jessica likes knowing that she’s irritating Kristin in some way.”
We did this shit in seventh grade, remember? The fact that she tries to do accents makes it even lamer. Jessica you're supposed to do real damage to the woman who's dating your estranged husband. But he's with MTV VJ Vanessa Minnillo this week, so you didn't even pick the right target.
Here's Simpson at Barneys in LA today with her ever-present hairdresser, who is either carrying most of her bags for her or was more successful at shopping today.
TMZ has an audio excerpt from an interview with Dane Cook, the comedian starring with Jessica Simpson in her new film, "Employee of the Month," that is now filming in New Mexico. US Weekly ran a cover story this week implying that Simpson and Cook are a new item.
It's very funny because, uh every week it's like a different person in the cast being paired up [with Jessica]
It was the director... it was our producer...
Jessica is adorable... but there are no sparks between me and uh, Special K. We are not a couple...
Yes I have a girl, but no I'm not with Jessica.
Here are some high res pictures of Jessica in New Mexico. [via]
Jessica may have little to worry about as it appears Cavallari may have moved on.
But still sources say Nick has been taking Jessica's calls, but he's not really listening to her warnings, a pal tells the magazine. "Nick is sick of Jessica trying to call the shots in his love life," the source says. "He even told her that she can't have him back!"
This is not the first time we've heard that Jessica has called Nick after their split. In January she was said to be drunken dialing Nick and talking to him in a baby voice.
Jessica is presumed to be single after Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine dumped her by SMS three weeks ago.
She is currently in Albuquerque, NM filming "Employee of the Month." Here she is on March 26. Although Jessica has some friends with her including her best friend, CaCee Cobb, she may be lonely and wistful for what could have been.
19-year old Laguna Beach reality star, Kristin Cavallari, has been linked with newly single Nick Lachey, 32. Cavallari has denied reports that the two are dating, and now it looks like she may be rid of Lachey entirely. While Lachey was in Cincinnati to promote his breakup song, "What's Left of Me," Cavallari was making out with her ex in public:
In a VIP booth at L.A.’s hot nightclub, Lobby, Kristin Cavallari, 19, and a tall, dark, handsome star were in a deep lip lock, very publicly making out. “They were really getting it on!” The guy was not Nick Lachey, but Brody Jenner- the guy she broke up with right before hooking up with Nick.
“She was thrilled to be back with Brody,” says the source. “She was all over him all night. They left together, too.”
The article in Star speculates that Nick is not over Jessica and mentions that Nick's friends thought Cavallari was up to no good even before this incident. Still, we doubt that one failed rebound relationship will lead Nick and Jessica to reunite.
Jessica Simpson brought her trout pout to Congress yesterday to hold a press conference on behalf of the charity she represents, Operation Smile. News outlets were aghast that she had supposedly snubbed Bush by backing out of a Republican fundraiser later that evening, but her controlling daddy insists that she just loves the dictator to pieces and didn't want to politicize the cause.
Jessica Simpson was supposed to attend a Republican fund raiser to bring awareness to the charity she half-assed represents, Operation Smile. Now she's pulled out, saying she didn't want to politicize the charity by associating it with the Republicans:
Simpson was invited to a major Republican fundraiser in Los Angeles on Thursday to be attended by Mr. Bush and top GOP congressional leaders.
The reason for the decline was Simpson's concern about politicizing her favorite charity. The final decision came after a day of back and forth reports from her camp and event organizers.
This is the woman who complimented Interior Secretary Gale Norton for the White House's decor, so you know this was not her idea. Someone at Operation Smile knows that the administration is not well liked and wants to make sure they're not tied to the Bushies through Jessica's much-publicized appearance.
It's funny, though, that the headlines read: "Jessica Simpson snubs Bush." With an approval rating in the mid 30s, Bush cannot afford to be snubbed by a daft celebrity.
Here's a scan from an Australian magazine showing how Jessica's look has spread through Hollywood. [via]
Star is set to report that Jessica Simpson has been dumped by current flame Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine - via text message!
Although some say Simpson's link with Jude Law was just a case of someone mistaking him for the less famous Levine, Star reports that now that Jessica is free again, things are heating up between the two:
Adam Levine lets Jessica Simpson know it’s over – with a few short taps on his keypad that said “Really busy. Need Space.”
It all started when Levine blew-off their Valentine’s Day date as Jess pressured him for answers. It took a while to sink in and when it did, she told her best friend, “I just got dumped.” And by text message, no less. Ouch!
Not that Simpson will have trouble finding companionship. A source tells Star that she and British heartthrob Jude Law have been calling each other non-stop – even though they’re thousands of miles apart.
It's heartless to use a text message to tell someone you need space. It doesn't matter how hot you are, if a guy is a commitment-phobe he's going to bolt.
JESSICA SIMPSON is planning to share the poetry she has been writing since her marriage split last year (06) with her fans. The pop star has been scribbling down her most personal thoughts and now she's hoping to turn her musings into a new book. She says, "It's a piece of my heart I want to share with my fans."
Here are some cute pictures from Japanese magazines published last year. (Before she poured her heart out to share with her fans.) Some of the captions are humorously mangled in typical Japanese to English style. Six more after the jump. [via]
Nick Lachey recently filed his divorce response in L.A. Superior Court. In the response, Mr. Lachey shocked everyone by not only requesting spousal support, but by listing the couple's separation date as December 13th (disputing Jessica's claim that the couple separated on November 23rd). Some speculate that Lachey is claiming the later date so that he can share in the nearly $1 million Simpson earned during those extra days.
But Nick may have fudged the truth. MediaTakeOut.com has learned that on November 23rd, Nick's publicist released an official statement announcing that the couple had separated. According to the November statement, exclusively obtained by MediaTakeOut.com, the couple announced that "after three years of marriage, and careful thought and consideration, [they] decided to part ways". The obvious inconsistency between this official statment and Nick's recent divorce response is troubling to those close to Jessica.
You have to give the guy credit for trying, though. It's not like he doesn't deserve the money for putting up with Jessica.