The New York Post reports behavior by Jessica Simpson indicates the singer may be functional illiterate. On the ‘Newlyweds’ recent season finale hubby Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees gave her a Valentine’s Day card, which she gave back to him, saying that she couldn’t read his handwriting and that he should read it to her – which he did.
“She claimed that the writing was too sloppy, but the excuse was straight out of some After School Special,” says Stephen Falk, who recaps the series for the Web site televisionwithoutpity.com. “While watching all 10 episodes this season, it became clear that Jessica can’t read. While I’m being a bit facetious, there are tons of examples of Jessica pawning things off to other people for them to read.”
Kilborn Celebrates 5th Year ‘Late Show’ Anniversary
April 3, 2004 – Craig Kilborn joked about Jessica Simpson and Jennifer Lopez during the 5th year anniversary of Late Late Show during his monologue on Thursday night. Kilborn said, “I got several telegrams today. Jessica Simpson sent one that said, ‘Congratulations Regis!’ J. Lo sent me a telegram too. It said, ‘What’s an anniversary?'”
Jessica’s High-Maintenance Admission
April 2, 2004 – Us Weekly quotes Jessica Simpson stating: “I like amusement parks, but I’d rather go to Barneys. I’m high-maintenance. I can live with that.”
Jessica Shy At Ford Theater After Flub
April 2, 2004 – Ted Casablanca of E! Online reports Jessica Simpson and hubby Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees were spotted schmoozing with a mostly over-50 crowd at Ford’s Theater pre-gala reception at the White House in Washington DC. Nick seemed more talkative than Jessica, who remained quite shy and reserved after embarrassing herself when introduced to Interior Secretary Gale Norton and exclaiming: “You’ve done a nice job decorating the White House.”
Jessica Supporting John Kerry
April 1, 2004 – Craig Kilborn joked about the intellectually challenged reputation of President Bush during his Late Late Show monologue on Wednesday night. Craig joked, “Even Jessica Simpson is supporting John Kerry. You know you’re in trouble when one of your own is supporting the opposition.”
People Celebrates Three Decades With Jessica
March 31, 2004 – Jessica Simpson graces the cover of People magazine’s 30th birthday double issue. People’s Senior Editor Jess Cagle tells ‘Extra’ the magazine is packed with an extraordinary look back at stars, scandals and a few unsolved mysteries, including how much plastic surgery Michael Jackson has had and where Jimmy Hoffa is.
A Hot Monday In LA
March 30, 2004 – Craig Kilborn joked during his Late Late Show monologue on Monday night, “Wow it was hot today. It was so hot that I saw Jessica Simpson putting sunscreen on a screen door.”
Starring Jessica Simpson As … Jessica Sampson
March 29, 2004 – Jessica Simpson talked about her new ABC sitcom that is still in development, but would cast the singer as ‘Jessica Sampson’. “It’s like reality-meets-script, kind of like how ‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ was done,” Simpson explained to MTV News, “but not as much, because there’s more script than that. But a lot of it will be just seeing how much of a fool I can make of myself. I don’t mind. Laugh at yourself, you know?”