Neva Chonin of the San Francisco Chronicle reviewed Ashlee Simpson’s Tuesday show at the San Jose State Event Center, defending the much maligned singer after her ‘Saturday Night Live’ backing track/lip syncing mishap.
“Ashlee’s music isn’t terrible,” Chonin writes. “It isn’t much of anything. Each song is relentlessly midtempo, relentlessly hooky and as forgettable as an advertising jingle.” Chonin added, “In truth, Ashlee is as real as it gets. She mirrors the state of pop music to perfection, and if that manufactured reality tastes sour to some, the youngest edge of the MTV demographic loves it.”
Ashlee Simpson And Ryan Cabrera Dine In Chicago
Ashlee Simpson and on-off boyfriend Ryan Cabrera were spotted dining at the Rockit Bar and Grill after his concert at the House of Blues on Thursday, a source tells The Chicago Sun-Times. After dinner and pool with restaurant owner Billy Dec, Cabrera and his bandmates continued their night out at Le Passage.
When Ryan’s Bus Was Rockin’, Ashlee’s Dad Came Knockin’
Star magazine reports that Ashlee Simpson’s father Joe was furious to catch his daughter in a tour bus bedroom with boyfriend Ryan Cabrera last summer. “Joe was fit to be tied,” a source said. “It was very traumatic for him.” While Joe was successful in convincing older daughter Jessica to remain a virgin until she married Nick Lachey, he was left to storm the bus and shout for his younger daughter as she hid in the bedroom. “Joe then stood near the front of the bus for five minutes, staring at the bedroom door,” the source explained. “Then he got off the bus and stood in front of it, staring it down. When Ashlee finally appeared, her hair was messed up. Joe glared at her, like, ‘Let’s go!’ Fortunately, Joe finally put it behind him.”
Ashlee And Joe Simpson Respond To Gossip
In an exclusive interview with ‘Extra’, Ashlee Simpson and her father Joe Simpson cleared the air on some of the controversy surrounding them. Regarding Joe’s remarks about his daughter Jessica’s “double Ds”, he explained, “That interview was an all-day interview. Look, this is a girl who’s had this problem since 7th grade. We’ve always had to deal with it. She’s sexy in this, she’s sexy in that. I can’t hide the fact that Jessica has boobs.”