Us Weekly spoke with Jessica Simpson and her husband Nick Lachey of 98 Degrees after the pair recorded Berlin’s hit ‘Take My Breath Away’ on ‘Newlyweds’, but only the version with Simpson singing solo has made it to radio. “It’s political,” Jessica explained. “We recorded two versions – one of just me and one of me and Nick.” Lachey added, “It didn’t work out, but when the time’s right, we’ll do it.” Jessica called the ‘Top Gun’ tune her “favorite song.”
Voting For 14 Year Olds?
March 10, 2004 – Jay Leno joked during his Tonight Show monologue on Tuesday night, “This is why California is the nut ball state – a California State Senator has proposed an amendment to the California State Constitution that would lower the voting age to 14. I have 3 words for people who think this is a good idea – Governor Jessica Simpson.”
Jessica Simpson Buffalo Wings It To No. 2
March 9, 2004 – With HitsDailyDouble.com indicating that Jessica Simpson’s ‘In This Skin’ is the #2 album in the country, behind Norah Jones’ latest, Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com shared his surprise considering Simpson’s latest never got higher than #10 in the 28 previous weeks since its release. He writes, “Of course, Simpson owes this unprecedented success to the equally mystifying achievements of her ‘Newlyweds’ show over on MTV with clueless, patient husband, Nick Lachey. Together they have become the Steve and Eydie of the MTV generation.” Read more.
Why Jessica Simpson Walked Out Of A CD Signing
March 6, 2004 – Last night on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’, he joked around about Jessica Simpson’s riot in Boston the other day. He said, “In Boston, hundreds of fans were upset when Jessica Simpson left at her CD signing. Then when asked why, she said, ‘You try spelling Jessica’.”
Jessica Simpson Speaks With WBLI, Blasts Us Weekly
March 4, 2004 – Jessica Simpson phoned into the WBLI Steve & Maria show in Long Island on Thursday (March 4). Jessica talked about the privacy of her diary, but how she’d sneak a peak at her 98 Degrees hubby Nick Lachey’s diary. Simpson says while she worries about her diaries getting in the wrong hands, there are no sex videos. Jessica revealed she’ll be performing in Cancun for MTV Spring Break. With the success of ‘With You’, she talked about adding two tracks to a re-release of her album. As for talk that Nick was jealous of the attention headed Jessica’s way, she insisted that wasn’t a story. She said it was a stab in the back by Us Weekly and disappointed them because they thought they had a great relationship with the magazine.
The interview audio at wbli.com has since been removed.