Even if ‘Newlyweds’ portrayal of Joe Simpson’s daughter Jessica isn’t very flattering, he tells TV Guide he’s proud of the singer. “What’s happening here is Jessica knows she’s on camera,” he insisted to TV Guide Online. “Since she was a little girl, people have been calling her a dumb blonde, [so] she begins to assume the role that everybody expects of her. That doesn’t mean that’s who she is. It’s a part of her personality, but it’s one that she’s enhancing on the show. It’s nothing that’s not real, but she unintentionally exaggerates.”
He’ll get to see more of his daughter on TV with husband Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees, as MTV has picked up a second season of cable’s second-highest rated cable show after ‘Sex and the City’.