Steppin’ Out magazine’s Chaunce Hayden recently spoke with Jessica Simpson and asked the singer about comparisons to Britney Spears, whom Hayden told Simpson had become almost a joke because it’s so much more about her sex image than it is her music.
“That’s what works for her,” Simpson responded. “That’s Britney’s thing. She’s a very sexy person. That’s the way she chooses to sell her career.”
As for Britney skewing music towards sex first, music second, unlike someone like Jewel, Simpson said, “Yeah, I miss the Jewel who used to sing in wife-beater shirts and jeans with just her guitar on stage. That’s what I want to be. Music should not be about your outfit. It shouldn’t be about what you’re wearing or what your hair looks like. It shouldn’t be about your image. It should be about the lyrics and the melody. It should be about what’s in your soul.”
Jessica Simpson To Back ‘Dessert’ Fragrance Line
January 10, 2004 – The New York Post reports Jessica Simpson has signed a deal with Randi Shinder, the founder of soapy smelling Clean perfume, to create a line of lickable fragrances for Sephora. The perfume and lotion have been dubbed Dessert. The Post has nothing to confirm on the pregnancy rumor associated with this deal that was anonymously submitted here Friday.
Jessica Simpson Thanks Fans For Sales Boost
January 9, 2004 – Jessica Simpson posted a new message to her fans today on her official website. The singer writes, “I can not thank you enough for all your support and belief. It looked like we were in trouble for a second. Your prayers worked. I have been so blessed. I thank God everyday that I have you guys on my team. Looks like the single will go top ten next week. Our record sales were higher last week by 20% than in August when we released the record.”
Jessica Simpson On The Cover Of Celebrity Skin
January 9, 2004 – Dees Sleaze reports Jessica Simpson is making the cover of Celebrity Skin magazine after her husband Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees was caught with his hand between her thighs when they were at a party and Jessica was dressed as a hooker. They open the segment with a parody ad featuring Britney Spears’ new fragrance: ‘Annulment’. Audio has since been removed from rick.com.