Carson Daly joked during his ‘Last Call’ monologue on Thursday night, “Did you guys hear about this Jessica Simpson issue recently? She apparently fell apart and stormed off stage in [Washington DC] after screwing up some song lyrics during a Dolly Parton tribute. Did you see that? It wasn’t a total loss. Her tribute to Dolly Parton’s chest was perfect.”
Jessica Simpson’s Teleprompter Crutch
December 10, 2006 – A source tells The New York Daily News Jessica Simpson flubbing her lines to the Dolly Parton classic ‘9 To 5’ wasn’t the first time the singer had troubles remembering lyrics. “You should have see her when she was doing the TV shows, promoting her last album [‘A Public Affair’],” a TV insider said. “When she was doing the ‘Today’ show and all those [others], she needed a TelePrompTer under the camera, even for the songs she supposedly co-wrote. She didn’t know the words to any of them.” The singer’s rep responded, “It’s not uncommon for singers to have the words when performing on television shows. It’s common practice with most artists.”
Dolly Parton Has No Hard Feelings For Jessica Simpson After Flub
December 8, 2006 – Dolly Parton issued a statement to ‘Inside Edition’ on Thursday (December 7) in reaction to Jessica Simpson flubbing the lines to the country legend’s song ‘9 to 5’ during the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday. “Jessica is so talented that I’m sure that someday they will be paying tribute to her and I would be honored to perform for her,” Parton said. “But I’ll probably be so nervous that I’ll forget my wig!”
Rough Time For Jessica Boils Over At Kennedy Center
December 8, 2006 – An insider close to Jessica Simpson’s family tells Life & Style that Jessica Simpson’s breakdown after flubbing the lyrics to Dolly Parton’s ‘9 to 5’ at the Kennedy Center Honors on Sunday (December 3), was about more than just the performance. “Jessica’s been having a rough time lately,” the source explained. “Her album [‘A Public Affair’] didn’t do well, and her movie was a flop. Her self-esteem is at an all-time low, and getting up there with Carrie Underwood had her nervous for days because Carrie’s been so successful her album is at the top of the charts.” The full story at lifeandstylemag.com has since been removed.
Little Food For Jessica Simpson On Movie Set
December 7, 2006 – Life & Style reports Jessica Simpson has been avoiding food while shooting ‘Blonde Ambition’ on Shreveport, Louisiana. Dining at a local Chili’s on November 27th, the singer/actress ordered the Caribbean Chicken Salad, “but she only ate the chicken in it,” an onlooker told the tab. “She left everything else.” Then on December 1st, Simpson and co-star Luke Wilson were offered homemade gumbo provided by the set caterer. “This is the best thing ever,” Luke rave, while Jess skipped the meal. “She’s not really eating while she’s working because she’s trying to stay slim,” a witness claimed. The full story at lifeandstylemag.com has since been removed.