Friday, May 25, 2007

Jessica Simpson

Name: Jessica Simpson
Birth Name: Jessica Ann Simpson
Height: 5' 3"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: July 10, 1980
Birth Place: Dallas, Texas, USA
Profession: actress, musician
Education: J.J. Pearce High School Richardson in Texas (graduated in 1998)
Husband/Wife: Nick Lachey (member of 98 Degrees; born on November 9, 1973; married on October 26, 2002 in Austin, Texas; separated on November 23, 2005; filed for divorced in December 2005; divorced on June 30, 2006)
Father: Joe Simpson
Mother: Tina Simpson
Sister: Ashlee Simpson (actress; born on October 3, 1984)
Claim to fame: Album: Sweet Kisses

A native of Dallas, Jessica first developed her vocal skills in the local Baptist church where her father, a psychologist, also worked as a youth minister. When Jessica was 12 she auditioned for the Mickey Mouse Club, where Jessica's talents took her all the way to the finals. The following year while attending religious camp, Jessica delivered an acappella version of "Amazing Grace" for one of the camp's guest speakers, of whom was launching a new gospel music label. Jessica signed up. Three years later after the small label folded, Jessica took the material she had worked on and began to hit the Christian Youth Conference circuit. News of the teenage Texan with the grown-up voice soon began to filter out of the religious world and into the pop music realm and it was only a matter of time before the major labels expressed interest.
In the late 90's, Jessica signed with Columbia Records. Sweet Kisses, her major label debut, was released in 1999 and spawned the smash singles "I Wanna Love You Forever," "I Think I'm In Love," and "Where You Are." Following the release of her debut, Jessica hit the road, wowing audiences worldwide with her soaring emotion-packed vocals and high-energy stage presence. The title track to Irresistible, her 2001 follow-up, was a crossover smash, charting on the Hot 100 (#15), the Rhythmic Top 40 (#12), Top 40 Mainstream (#3) and Top 40 Tracks (#5). Since the release of Irresistible, Jessica's been working on her acting résumé. In addition to her recurring role on "That 70's Show," she can be seen in an episode of UPN's "The Twilight Zone." But music remained one of Jessica's truest loves and, when it came time to make In This Skin, she was ready for this vital next stage in her career. With her new album, Jessica Simpson comes into her own as a woman and refines her ever-evolving voice as an artist.
She married her longtime boyfriend and frontman of boyband 98 Degrees, Nick Lachey on the 26 October 2002. In the end, it's the strength of charac

2007 Blonde Ambition
2006 Employee of the Month
2005 The Dukes of Hazzard
2005 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 03
2004 Saturday Night Live: Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey
2004 Nick & Jessica's Family Christmas
2004 The Nick & Jessica Variety Hour
2004 Now That's What I Call Music! Vol. 2
2004 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 02
2003 Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica - Season 01
2003 Jessica Simpson: Sweetest Sin/With You
2002 Master of Disguise
2001 Jessica Simpson: Dream Chaser

Albums | Compilations | Singles | Videos |
2006 Public Affair [Bonus Track]
2006 Public Affair
2005 In This Skin [DualDisc]
2004 Rejoyce: The Christmas Album
2004 In This Skin [Bonus Track]
2004 In This Skin [Bonus Tracks & DVD]
2003 In This Skin
2001 Irresistible [Bonus Track]
2001 Irresistible
2000 Sweet Kisses [Bonus Track]
1999 Sweet Kisses

* Simpson and John Mayer have reportedly ended their nine-month relationship. (May 19, 2007)
* Her manager father Joe has given his personal approval to his daughter's romance with John Mayer, insisting he is a big fan of the Grammy-winning star. (May 18, 2007)
* Showed up in person to donate a new minivan to a Mexican orphanage on Mar 25, 2007.
* Says Angelina Jolie has inspired her to adopt children. (March 19, 2007)
* Donated a minivan she won at the MTV Video Music Awards in 2006 to an orphanage in Mexico. (February 26, 2007)
* Says she was stung when ex-husband Nick Lachey jumped back into dating after their high-profile breakup. (February 6, 2007)
* Currently joins her boyfriend, singer John Mayer, for part of his tour in Florida. (January 24, 2007)
* Simpson and rumored boyfriend John Mayer have reportedly rekindled their romance after being seen celebrating together on New Year's Eve. (January 4, 2007)
* Simpson and Nick Lachey have settled their financial assets. Lachey will get significantly more than the $1.5 million that Simpson initially offered, but less than the $18 million he had asked for in the settlement. (January 1, 2007)
* Asked for removal of a song she recorded during a tribute to Dolly Parton on December 3, 2006, after judging her performance of the Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 classic unacceptable.
* On the set of BLONDE AMBITION, she has to have her movie lines fed to her by a microphone in her ear - because she is struggling to remember them. (2006)
* Was in tears after forgetting the words to Dolly Parton’s song “Nine to Five” she was performing at a star-studded bash in Washington DC. (December 4, 2006)
* Simpson and John Mayer are reportedly giving dating another try, after being spotted on a lunch date at a cafe. (November 22, 2006)
* Slipped a fan letter under Christina Aguilera's door when they stayed at the same hotel. (November 15, 2006)
* Is afraid she will never date again after her painful divorce from Nick Lachey. (October 26, 2006)
* Doesn’t have a problem with remarks her dad made in a past interview about her breasts. Her father Joe Simpson infamously told a magazine in 2004: She's got double D's; you can't cover those suckers up. (October 23, 2006)
* Says she would have trouble finding a date because the spotlights on her scare guys away. (September 12, 2006)
* Sang for the first time on Today show since busting a blood vessel in her vocal cord and made it through one song before her voice cracked. (September 4, 2006)
* Has reportedly found new love with fellow music star John Mayer. (August 30, 2006)
* Her childhood home in Dallas is on sale for $225,000. (August 29, 2006)
* Is in negotiations to play Melanie Griffith's Oscar-nominated role in 1988 movie WORKING GIRL. (August 11, 2006)
* Is launching her own range of sexy lingerie. (August 5, 2006)
* Covered “Let Him Fly by folk singer Patty Griffin, the song that made her ''cry like a baby'' after splitting from husband Nick Lachey. (August 4, 2006)
* Is addicted to high heels, even donning them to the beach.
* Simpson and her celeb pals Christina Applegate and Eva Longoria poke fun at Angelina Jolie in the new video for “A Public Affair.” Applegate asks, Could we be any more famous? Simpson quips, I wanna be so famous that every time I fall in love Oprah does a special about it. Applegate then coos, I want to be so famous that I have to have my babies in Africa.
* Finalizes her divorce from Nick Lachey. (July 3, 2006)
* Lost out the coveted Lucy Ewing role in the upcoming DALLAS movie to actress Katie Cassidy. (June 29, 2006)
* Says she likes lovers with imagination.
* Says she loves to kiss with eyes open because she can take in the entire situation and knows if she's enjoying it or not.
* Is jealous of her sister's body, saying Ashlee has the most perfect boobs and skinniest legs.
* Denies reports she fired her best friend and assistant Cacee Cobb because she was involved with her ex-husband, Nick Lacey, insisting it was Cobb's decision to resign and move on with her work. (May 19, 2006)
* Denies claims that she is planning to adopt. (May 12, 2006)
* Is being sued for $100 million by the Tarrant Apparel Group that licensed her name for a line of casual wear, claiming she refused to properly endorse the sensibly priced range in public. (April 8, 2006)
* Is set to take over Pamela Anderson's role in the long-awaited big screen version of beach TV show Baywatch. (April 5, 2006)
* Is reportedly becoming more than just good friends with comedian Dane Cook, after the two were spotted holding hands and cuddling. (April 3, 2006)
* Plans to buy a Mexican orphanage. (March 30, 2006)
* Is the 4th Sexiest Woman in the World, according to FHM. (2006)
* Has signed with Epic Records, ending a seven-year deal with bosses at Columbia. (March 27, 2006)
* Says Angelina Jolie has inspired her to consider adoption. (March 23, 2006)
* Simpson and Nick Lachey’s Newlyweds home is bought by Malcolm in the Middle teen actor Justin Berfield. (January 11, 2006)
* Was no. 3 on Blackwell's list of worst-dressed women of 2005.
* Sells the home made famous in her reality TV show Newlyweds. (January 10, 2006)
* Was the most popular young woman to be photographed, according to US Weekly's survey. (January 9, 2006)
* Voted pop music's sexiest-eyed star, according to a Rohto V. Sexiest Eyes Survey. (January 06, 2006)
* Has plunked down $3 million for a new house in Beverly Hills. (December 30, 2005)
* Has demanded that Judge Michael P. Linfield be removed from her divorce case with Nick Lachey because she thinks he is prejudiced against her or her attorney. (December 24, 2005)
* Officially files for divorce from husband Nick Lachey. (December 17, 2005)
* Reportedly dumped husband Nick Lachey in an email. (December 2, 2005)
* Officially split from husband Nick Lachey after months of denials and rumors. (November 25, 2005)
* Is facing a barrage of criticism from humanitarian agencies after she cut short her charity trip to Africa to go on safari instead. (November 11, 2005)
* Has been named the celebrity with best cleavage in Hollywood. (November 4, 2005)
* Is voted on People magazine's Best-Dressed list. (2005)
* Raised in strict Christian upbringing, Simpson admits she barely goes to church and reads the bible anymore, saying that to see all forms of meditation and prayer made her less judgmental. (September 7, 2005)
* People magazine has pulled its sponsorship for Jessica and Ashlee Simpson’s MTV Video Music Awards after-party reportedly because of Jessica's outrageous demands. (August 23, 2005)
* Plans to avoid deep, dark movie roles because she's on a mission to make people happy. (August 8, 2005)
* Has been left red-faced after boasting about the benefits of acne medicine Accutane, despite her role as spokesmodel for rival brand Proactiv. (August 5, 2005)
* During filming THE DUKES OF HAZARD, she was required to break a pool cue by whipping it across a man (a stunt)'s back repeatedly. Unfortunately, she started attacking wrong the person. (August 5, 2005)
* Has fired back at Christian critics who have blasted her raunchy new video These Boots Are Made For Walking for being too sexy, insisting they should be more accepting. (July 27, 2005)
* A New Jersey woman has been accused of theft by deception, after she allegedly posed as Simpson's assistant to get thousands of dollars of treats. (July 27, 2005)
* Fears her new movie THE DUKES OF HAZZARD will flop because people see her as a singer and not a movie star. (July 23, 2005)
* Is hoping to adopt a baby after her first attempt to become a young mother was dashed when she learned she couldn't take a child out of Mexico. (July 18, 2005)
* Appears on the cover of GQ magazine wearing camouflage pants, an American flag bikini top and military dog tags. (July 8, 2005)
* The religious organization ‘The Resistance’ wants Jessica Simpson to re-shoot a cleaner version of the promo for her latest video ‘These Boots Were Made For Walking’ and publicly apologize for her raunchy performance. (July 1, 2005)
* Has most wanted hairstyle according to a poll conducted by In Touch magazine. (June 28, 2005)
* Has received a public apology from a popular website, a day after the website posted a bogus reports claiming she had filed for divorce from her husband Nick Lachey. (May 27, 2005)
* Denied reports that she had a fling with Fred Durst in Las Vegas. (May 6, 2005)
* Her blonde hair was voted the best in a 2005 People magazine poll.
* Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey were left red-faced when Chris Rock jokingly blasted them for kissing during his act. The celebrity pair were part of the audience at Rock's stand-up show at the Laugh Factory in Los Angeles and decided to occupy their time in the balcony with some physical intimacy. Rock warned the embarrassed couple that he'll blame them if he makes any major mistakes when he presents the Oscars on February 27, 2005. (February 25, 2005)
* Was briefly hospitalized in Chicago for a stomach virus while shooting a segment for The Oprah Winfrey Show. (February 24, 2005)
* Is facing a legal battle with fitness company Speedfit, after disagreements over the singer's workout style in an exercise video. (February 18, 2005)
* Has launched a fragrance product line dubbed Treats. (February 11, 2005)
* Is suing California jeweler Inspired Silver for illegally using her image in ads. (January 8, 2005)
* Plans to launch a new workout video and gym equipment range after working out to tone up for her role as curvy Daisy Duke in the new DUKES OF HAZZARD movie. (December 3, 2004)
* Is paranoid about the size of her bottom and gets enraged when it is mocked by her DUKES OF HAZZARD co-star Johnny Knoxville.
* Is sued by California-based cosmetics company Cosmojet who claims it hasn't received all of the $1 million in products it supplied for the Dessert beauty line the singer endorses. (November 6, 2004)
* Has signed a $10 million licensing deal with Andrew Sports Club to develop her own fashion line. (November 5, 2004)
* Has filed a breach of contract lawsuit claiming that a New Jersey producer-promoter owes her $140,000. (June 4, 2004)
* Beats Britney Spears in competing for the role of Daisy Duke in THE DUKES OF HAZZARD.
* Is in trouble with America's parents who fear her new line of edible body creams encourage kids to indulge in sex games. (May 17, 2004)
* Tops Maxim magazine's Hot 100 list for 2004.
* Police were called to control crowds when thousands of fans turned up to meet Simpson at a Massachusetts store on Thursday night where she was hosting an album signing at the Wal-Mart in Danvers. (March 8, 2004)
* Has emerged as the clear frontrunner in the race for the role of Daisy Duke in the movie version of classic TV series Dukes Of Hazzard. (February 28, 2004)
* Refused to sign a pre-nuptial agreement with pop star husband Nick Lachey because she'd happily give him half of everything if their marriage doesn't work out. (January 26, 2004)
* Hopes her upcoming variety show for TV network ABC, with husband Nick Lachey, will set a new trend of performing couples. (January 20, 2004)
* Simpson and husband Nick Lachey are coming back for a second season of Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica on MTV scheduled to begin Jan. 21. (January 10, 2004)
* Says she’s in no hurry to get pregnant. (January 8, 2004)
* Her sister, Ashlee Simpson, has signed a recording contract with Geffen Records and hooked up with producers Stan Fox and Stan Frazier, drummer for Sugar Ray, to make what she calls a rock-heavy album, influenced by the '70s, '80s and her love of punk. (November 17, 2003)
* MTV announced Monday that it has renewed reality series NEWLYWEDS: NICK & JESSICA, which follows Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson as they muddle through married life. (October 7, 2003)
* Simpson seeks to change her music with the Aug. 19 release of her third Columbia album, In This Skin -- The new set offers a crystal ball gaze inside her marriage to fellow singer Nick Lachey and the emotions behind finding the love of a lifetime. (August 19, 2003)
* Simpson guest starred on Fox's THAT '70S SHOW on Wednesday evening (January 29) in an episode titled Your Time Is Gonna Come -- the singer will appear in a total of three episodes of the popular comedy series as Annette, Kelso's (Ashton Kutcher) hot new girlfriend from California. (January 31, 2003)
* Simpson and 98 Degrees boy-bander Nick Lachey tied the knot Sunday in her native Texas. (October 29, 2002)
* She turned down a part in COYOTE UGLY (2000)
* She is the oldest of the 4 current most famous pop queens in music (the others are Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Mandy Moore); she was the first one to leave behind her teenage years, after she reached her 20th birthday in 2000.
* Her favorite movie is anything romantic or anything with Julia Roberts.
* Her favorite TV show is Dawson's Creek.
* Her favorite singers are Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Celine Dion.
* Her dad is a psychologist and minister at a Baptist church in Texas, and also manages her musical career and her official website.
* She is a close friend to the musical group Destiny's Child.
* She was nominated for an American Music award and for a Blockbuster Award.
* She does a PERFECT impression of Ace Venture.
* She used to have a crush on Justin Timberlake.