World Entertainment News Network reports that Ashlee Simpson is claiming her return to blonde hair is being met with kinder reactions from strangers than in her dark haired days. “People are nicer to me. They smile at me as I walk down the street,” Simpson said. “It’s funny because with your hair color you don’t change as a person. But when you have that jet black hair people like think that you might be a little bit scarier. But I’m not scary at all!”
Ashlee Simpson’s A Passable Top 40 Presence, But Not An Artist
Melissa Ruggieri of the Richmond Times Dispatch reviewed Ashlee Simpson’s new album ‘I Am Me’, giving it a C+ grade. Ruggieri writes, “That Simpson is credited with writing or co-writing these 11 songs is entirely believable. She struggles to hit notes in the poor-pitiful-me ‘Catch Me When I Fall’, a wan ballad written post-‘SNL’ embarrassment that genuinely embodies the mentality of an insecure 21-year-old.” She added, “Simpson is a passable presence in the Top 40 world she inhabits, but one thing she isn’t is an artist.”
Ashlee Simpson Had A Head Start On ‘I Am Me’
After coming off the road to support her 2004 debut, ‘Autobiography,’ Ashlee Simpson tells The Plain Dealer she decided to “step ahead of myself” and go back into the studio, which resulted in the new ‘I Am Me’. “I was supposed to take time off,” Simpson said, “and I got home and got bored, so I called [producer] John Shanks and was like, ‘Can I come in the studio? Let’s get a head start so the record company’s not asking for the record right away or anything.'”
Ashlee Simpson Projected To Win Album Chart Race
HitsDailyDouble.com projects, based on one-day sales, that Ashlee Simpson’s sophomore album ‘I Am Me’ will clear 260-270,000 units in its first week out, enough to top U.S. album charts for the week.