Jessica Simpson was videotaped leaves Serafina restaurant on New York’s Upper East Side, dodging the rain as she walked back to her waiting SUV. A driver held an umbrella over her as she exited the fashionable eatery. Jessica, in a figure hugging short black dress, paused to be photographed with a fan before telling photographers she didn’t want her picture taken because she didn’t feel well. She said, “I don’t feel good” before getting into the back of the car. She then left for an unspecified airport with another car full of luggage. Footage at splash-video.com requires an account.
Rob Shuter Fired By Jessica Simpson
September 7, 2006 – TMZ has learned Rob Shuter, Jessica Simpson’s longtime publicist who was recently identified as the main source behind reports by Us Weekly and People magazine linking the singer to John Mayer, has been fired. A source revealed that Simpson had been unhappy with Shuter’s performance for some time and that the Mayer incident “was the last straw.” Read more.
Jessica Simpson Greets Fans Outside Fendi Store
September 7, 2006 – After four hours of shopping at the Fendi store in New York City, Jessica Simpson was swarmed by fans waiting outside. A visibly surprised Simpson took time to hug, kiss and take photos with a number of the thrilled fans — many of whom asked her well-being after she bruised her vocal chords last week. “I’m still really bad” Jess told one of the women in the crowd.
Footage from TMZ.com has since been removed.
Jessica Simpson Adores Rosie
September 7, 2006 – Jessica Simpson was videotaped leaving her New York City hotel to go to the airport. The singer was asked about how what she thinks of Rosie O’Donnell on ‘The View’ for her first show and Jessica replied, “I adore Rosie.” Footage at splash-video.com requires an account.
Jessica Simpson Album Debuts Below Expectations
September 7, 2006 – Contributed Anonymously:
On this week’s Billboard charts, (provided by Nielson SoundScan) pop star Jessica Simpson debuted in fifth place on the US charts and 6th place on Canadian charts with her latest effort ‘A Public Affair’. With sales of 101,000, this was a first-week personal best for Simpson. Her last success being ‘Irresistible’ when it opened in sixth place. However, the sales of ‘A Public Affair’ fell short of studio expectations of around 200,000 – 300,000 copies for the first week. ‘A Public Affair’ wasn’t even strong enough to sell as many copies as her pop rival Christina Aguilera who had been on the charts for three weeks. This week Aguilera’s ‘Back to Basics’ declined 25% for a sales of result of 101,000 – 102,000 records and has been certified Gold by the RIAA. Moreover, Paris Hilton’s effort ‘Paris’ has fallen a significant twenty-seven places to land in thirty-third selling less than 28,000 copies – a sales decline of 63%. A final sales result for the Heiress Records album could be around 175,000 copies.