When Jessica Simpson consulted her father Joe about having children with hubby Nick Lachey, that was the last straw for the 98 Degrees singer, and now Jessica is taking steps to distance herself professionally from her meddling pop. “Both Nick and Jessica want a family, but Joe’s been dead set against it at this stage of their careers,” a friend told Star magazine. “He told Jessica, ‘You’ve got plenty of time before you start tying yourself down.’ Nick was outraged that Joe was involved in the discussion of when they should have children, – and he told Jessica so.” The insider added, “Nick and Jessica are really in love and both would do anything to make the marriage work. All they need now is for Joe Simpson to let them have their own lives and their own happiness.” Simpson now is looking for someone to handle management of her film career, while Joe will continue to handle her singing duties.
Jessica Simpson Meets Her Soap Opera Hero
January 23, 2005 – Us Weekly reports that Jessica Simpson met her television idol at Jinky’s Cafe in Los Angeles. “Excuse me, Do you play Roxy on ‘On eLive To Live’?,” Simpson asked Ilene Kristen, who nodded yes. “You’re my absolute favorite! Can I have your autograph?” Kristen signed for the happy ‘Newlyweds’ star.
Dad’s Hardball Costs Jessica Simpson Dearly
January 17, 2005 – The Las Vegas Review Journal reports that spies say an off-Strip hotel offered Jessica Simpson more than $20 million guaranteed for a 30 week concert run, with five performances per week. The deal fell through when her father insisted on $1 million a week, and some now wonder if she regrets her father playing hardball.
Jessica Simpson Sues Inspired Silver
January 16, 2005 – ‘Celebrity Justice’ reports Jessica Simpson is suing jewelry company Inspired Silver for trademark infringement, alleging use of her name and likeness to sell their products without her permission.
Mom Gave Jessica Simpson Nightly Leg Stretches
January 2, 2005 – BANG Showbiz reports that Jessica Simpson’s mother used to pull the singer’s legs every night, worrying that they were too short. “My mom was so worried that because of my long body and dwarf legs, I would grow up looking strange,” Simpson revealed. “So every night, before I went to bed, she would pull them and stretch them so they would be in proportion with the rest of my body!”