Within the past week, Jessica Simpson’s fourth studio album ‘A Public Affair’ was certified gold by the RIAA for shipping 500,000 copies in the US. Though, in reality, it has really sold a mere 245,000 in the US after less than three months of charting on the Billboard 200. Upon release, the album struggled to meet expectations and quickly descended down the charts, already exiting most of them. The studio is hoping the release of the new single ‘Fired Up’ will boost sales – a song declared by record executive Scott Storch as Jessica Simpson’s ‘Dirrty’. In addition, ‘A Public Affair’ has been certified Gold in Canada. So far, sales for the album (according to Wikipedia) are just under 600,000 worldwide – nearly a tenth of what Jessica’s last studio album had sold and on par with her recent Christmas album. ‘A Public Affair’ is set for release in the UK sometime in January.
Why Jessica Simpson Lost A Chance At Miu Miu Deal
November 27, 2006 – Insiders tell The New York Post Jessica Simpson could have been the face of Miu Miu instead of Lindsay Lohan, if it hadn’t been for her demand that her hairdresser, Ken Paves, was used for the photoshoot. “Most fashion photographers use their own people – and they certainly don’t use Ken Paves, who is considered tacky and amateurish for high-fashion shoots,” a source sneered. “He’s very ‘Texas pageant hair.'”
The full story at NYPost.com has since been removed.
John Mayer Won’t Be Spending Thanksgiving With Jessica Simpson
November 23, 2006 – John Mayer’s rep laughed off the gossip making the rounds that her client would be joining Jessica Simpson for Thanksgiving in Texas after the pair were reportedly spotted together at LAX Airport. “A press release was issued several weeks ago stating that after his appearance on the American Music Awards on Tuesday, November 21, John would be flying to New York for his third consecutive Thanksgiving performance on The Late Show with David Letterman,” the rep confirmed to Us Weekly. “This has become one of Mayer’s favorite new holiday traditions. He has been on the phone with Paul [Shaffer], collaborating on the arrangement since he was in Japan several weeks ago on tour and will be performing a song from his platinum-selling album ‘Continuum’ that he has not performed on any other TV appearance to date. Mayer will then spend Thanksgiving with his family in Connecticut following the appearance.”