This isn’t an opinion. This is more of a thought. Well, I was thinking that Jessica Simpson isn’t really a celebrity for anything else other than her reality show. It’s a cute show. I’m glad her and Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees are happy, but I think she’s under the impression (and maybe it’s the right impression) that people are in love with her and Nick being in love. Take ‘Take My Breath Away’, it’s a very good song. I loved the original too, but every single she has put out has been about her love life, and because she can’t dance she only releases slow songs. So I think her popularity from TV is the reason she is succeeding as an artist. I do realize she has been out there longer than Britney, and she is a very nice girl, but I FEEL that she has more to prove. Saying tuna is chicken isn’t how Britney or Christina launched their music careers. But one last thing she is being very smart with capitalizing on her popularity to do other things beyond music, but if she is meant to be a true artist I need more and better music. It’s just my opinion. What do you all think?
Mischa Barton Refuses To Introduce Jessica Simpson At ‘Divas’
May 5, 2004 – Us Weekly reports ‘The O.C.’ star Mischa Barton was unwilling to share the stage with Jessica Simpson at the VH1 ‘Divas’ concert in Las Vegas at the MGM Grand on April 18th. Barton refused to introduce Simpson, instead wanting to introduce what she probably felt was a more deserving diva. “Mischa was definitely insulted and acted like she was too good for Jessica,” a source said. “She wanted to introduce Patti LaBelle or not participate at all.” Another source sneered, “It’s really ridiculous that Mischa would even think that she’s a big enough star to introduce someone like Patti. After all, Jessica and Mischa are technically peers – they have the exact same fan base.”
Jessica Simpson Creates A Beatle-esque Stir
May 3, 2004 – The Dallas Morning News reports Jessica Simpson created quite the buzz when arriving at Nikita on Thursday night with 25 pals. Owner Russell Hayward whipped out his velvet rope and sealed off the VIP room at his West Village nightspot, and after their night of fun, the crowd that gathered around the rope showed their adulation. “On her way out, it was like something out of a Beatles’ movie,” Hayward said. “People were chanting ‘Jessica, Jessica!'”
‘Upskirt’ Videographer Arrested At Jessica Simpson Event
April 28, 2004 – Celebrity Justice reports that a Florida man was arrested on Saturday (April 24) for using a video camera to film up the skirts of young girls waiting in line at a Jessica Simpson autograph signing in Times Square, cops said. Bruce Bartling, 43, was nabbed after a man watching him became suspicious as he kept dropping a bag containing the camera directly at the girls’ feet. Police said Bartling posted his $10,000 bail and was arraigned on two counts of unlawful surveillance and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.