New cover of OK!: Jessica Simpson’s revenge diet

When Jessica Simpson got all that attention – and all those magazine covers – after her minor weight gain there were rumors that it was all an elaborate scheme by her dad, Joe Simpson, to get some sympathetic PR for his daughter. It all sounded a little too cynical to me, and it just looked like a case of someone who understandably gained a little weight. It happens to most of us at some point, we just don’t have people speculating about it in the media. Jessica looks great and not overweight by any means, but people are used to seeing her look tiny and are going to notice the difference, especially when she wears unflattering clothing.

Now Simpson has landed herself another magazine cover, which is no small feat given the state of her singing career crossover. She is featured on OK! Magazine with the details of her planned “revenge diet.” The controversy probably wasn’t some big plan by her dad, but it still got her plenty of publicity:

During the hubbub over Jessica’s figure, Tony has been unstintingly supportive of his diminutive sweetheart.

“She’s gone up a size in jeans, and Tony could care less,” a friend tells OK!. “He isn’t interested in some idiot Hollywood bimbo with an eating disorder.”

After Jess makes it through the stress of the tour, which ends March 14, friends say the extra weight will disappear too.

“She eats her feelings — it’s hard having people criticizing your every move and ridiculing you on blogs,” one close friend tells OK!. “Once Jessica stops touring [next month], she’ll calm her nerves and the weight will hopefully fall off.”

In addition, Jess will need to cut back on her favorite finger foods like chips and guacamole and make a few substitutions, as well as falling back into a fitness routine.

“She’d much rather gossip with her girlfriends than hit the treadmill, so I know she needs to get a workout buddy to run with her,” her friend reveals.

Now who might that be? Says the friend, “Tony would do it in a heartbeat!”

[From OK! Magazine]

From the way OK! words this, it doesn’t sound like Simpson had any input into this story and they might be trying to run another one of those “diet” covers. It’s pretty funny that they call it a “revenge” diet and include a photo of Simpson’s rival, Carrie Underwood, right next to her. OK!’s last cover, Angelina’s “Baby Diet,” didn’t sell that well according to MSNBC’s The Scoop. It supposedly wasn’t clear to readers if Angelina or the babies were going on a diet. Maybe OK! should steer clear of these diet covers for a little while.

Interestingly enough, Cover Awards predicated earlier this week that someone would run a “Jessica Simpson Diet” cover.

Simpson isn’t letting this incident get her down. She’s expanding her bag and shoe line to include clothing. (link has automatic video.) She tells In Style, “I want to create clothes that flatter every figure.”

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  1. Chris says:

    Tony’s not interested in some idiot bimbo?? So why is he dating Jessica?? And who the fuck cares about this no talent publicity hound?

  2. What says:

    I don’t doubt that she will lose weight. She has been a yo yo dieter for a while. However, like the article says, I doubt that she had any input in the article. Also, I love how the magazine did not choose an unflattering photo of her so she has more incentive to come to OK magazine with her “diet details.”

  3. Shelly Shellz says:

    I’m hungry…o, sry…what were we tlkn abt?

  4. Codzilla says:

    Chris: My thoughts, exactly. Jessica is the poster child for idiot bimbos.

  5. mojoman says:

    Dang, can we say photo-shopped much? her nose started to disappear in that cover!

  6. Annie says:

    *dies laughing*

    Oh I’ll just be happy as a clam over here when she starts her “revenge diet”.

    Because then it validates that she IS about her looks and she HAS made her money through her looks and she KNOWS it. So those of us who were saying that she packed on some pounds and got ridiculed for “being mean to her”…well then, you might wanna stop singing her praises of “You go girl for being proud of who you are no matter the size!” and start tearing into her for conforming to societal notions of beauty.

  7. vdantev says:

    So she she’s showing her comfort with her new curves by losing the weight? M’kay…..

  8. Jackie says:

    She’ll lose the weight all right . . . after the abortion

  9. ChristinaX says:

    There’s really nothing wrong with losing weight to feel more attractive, in my opinion, at least she’ll be losing weight on her own terms.

    Honestly, just because she might want to lose a few pounds doesn’t mean she’s telling everyone else to diet or whatever.

    I can’t believe over the past few months how much I’ve been defending Jessica Simpson, but just because she’s not comfortable (would you be with the type of abrasive criticism you’ve been receiving from the public?) with her weight doesn’t mean she’s telling people to feel the same.

    I kind of get what she means, because I’m personally trying to lose a lot of weight, but I don’t think superficial beauty is determined by your size. I think that if you’re truly beautiful, you can get away with being a size 2 or being a size 16.

  10. boomchakaboom says:

    Revenge for what?

    Who was the poster who predicted, accurately, that J.Simp dieting would be on a tabloid cover in 10..9..8..?

  11. Annie says:

    Yes, but Christina, you’re doing this for you!

    And that’s great.

    Really, all she’s saying is “Oh crap, I DID get fat. omg omg. I hate it. I need to lose it all!” even though she is supposedly “embracing her fuller figure”

    Embracing my ass.

  12. t says:

    “I want to create clothes that flatter every figure.”

    I thought that the reason Jessica Simpson spent the last two weeks in the news was not because of any weight gain, but because she wore an unflattering outfit that only made her look heavier.

    Now we’re supposed to believe that the woman who can’t pick clothes to flatter her own figure has “created” clothes to flatter everyone else’s?

    Umm…I’ll pass as I do with anything that has her name on it.