Month: October 2010
Click on the image to pre-order Jessica’s “Happy Christmas” on Amazon…
… if you haven’t already! :) Oh yeah, I need to fix the release date ;)
I recently posted Us Weekly scans and here’s the follow up to the “story” ;)
Did Simpson really talk trash about Minnillo to restaurant staff?
A source close to the singer tells Gossip Cop that “she didn’t even see” the other couple and definitely “didn’t unload on her server.”
The star’s rep adds that the entire story is simply “not true.”
Here is the full finale episode of Project Runway, Jessica was the guest judge :)
Download episode (700 mb) : megaupload
Want to flaunt your curves like Jessica Simpson?
StyleList is giving away jeans from the pop star’s Jessica Simpson Collection to help you do just that.
Along with receiving an autographed look book, five winners will get to choose one style from Simpson’s new jeans collection, which includes skinny, boot cut, and jegging silhouettes in a variety of washes. (The items will arrive in a special Jessica Simpson tote bag.)
“It is comfortable, affordable, trend-right, and you will look hot, guaranteed!” Simpson tells StyleList of the collection.
During her runway show in September, Simpson also gave us some advice on what to look for in flattering denim.
“Everybody wants a pair of jeans that makes their butt look good,” she said. “And if they don’t want their butt to look good they want their thighs to look skinny. You always have to make sure you take in the knee. Trust me, I have been through so many fits and designs.”
As for her favorite styles, Simpson says the Malibu Skinny and Sunset Bootleg take the cake.
“They make your legs look so long,” she says. “What is great about these jeans is that there are no age boundaries… even my mom and her friends wear them!”
Meanwhile, Simpson is also doing good with her denim and inviting customers to upload a photo of themselves in their new Jessica Simpson jeans to the Jessica Simpson Collection Facebook application for Show Me Your Blues.
For every image added, she will donate one dollar to A Beautiful Me, the initiative she launched in collaboration with her favorite charity, Operation Smile.
In related news, Simpson dishes about her style icon and her first pair of jeans.
Click here for complete Official Rules.
Jessica Simpson, who designs her own handbag, denim and shoe lines, makes her debut on Thursday’s Project Runway finale — and UsMagazine.com has your first peek.
How does she hold up alongside Heidi Klum, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia? Watch above!
Tune into the season finale of Project Runway Thursday at 9 p.m. (EST) on Lifetime.
We just put out a sneak peek of Jessica Simpson guest judging the season finale of Project Runway, which airs tonight! She gets caught in the middle of an on-screen spat between regular judges Heidi Klum and Nina Garcia!
Hey everyone, don’t forget to watch the season finale of Project Runway season 8 tomorrow (Thursday) night, October 28 @ 9/8c on Lifetime! I will be the guest judge for the final show at Bryant Park’s Fashion Week!!! Check out this video.
October 26, 2010: Singer Jessica Simpson attends day 3 of Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center on October 26, 2010 in Long Beach, California.
For Jessica Simpson, falling for former NFL football tight end Eric Johnson sometimes feels too good to be true.
“I’ve never really been in such a healthy relationship. I’m like, ‘Something’s going to go wrong. Is he going to trip me or something?'” the star said during a panel discussion at Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference in Long Beach, Calif., on Tuesday.
“I’m waiting for something bad to happen,” she said, “but then I have realized that I actually do deserve an understanding relationship.”
Simpson, 30, who calls her beau of six months “a hottie”, said Johnson “has been an inspiration. He really knows himself.”
The same can be said of Simpson: More than four years since her divorce from Nick Lachey in 2006, the singer/actress/entrepreneur has not only found love, but also a new level of hard-fought confidence.
Who helped Simpson find her footing after the split? Her little sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz.
“My sister and I, through my divorce, became so much closer than we’d ever been growing up,” Simpson said during the panel discussion, billed as It’s Time to Learn How to Build Self-Esteem and Leadership in Young Women and hosted by Dove. “She would always give me music to listen to to get me through.”
The sisters often cranked up the Sister Act soundtrack and Lauryn Hill’s “His Eyes on a Sparrow” as well as Patty Griffin’s “Let Him Fly”, she said. “‘Fly’ is about that moment where you learn to fly and live on your own and that’s what I was doing through my divorce, learning to live on my own.”
While Simpson cherishes being an aunt to Ashlee’s son, Bronx, she said, “I always thought I would have children before her since I was married before her.”
But Simpson has taken away life lessons from her hard times. “Another thing that can strip you of your self-esteem is a divorce and you have to start back over at the beginning and find out who you are all over again,” she said.
These days, an enlightened Simpson is excited about what her future might hold.
“I was on a little bit of a detour but I finally went back on the path that I was supposed to be on,” she said, “and I grew from that experience and it made me a better lover, and hopefully a better wife one day and an incredible mother someday.”
Eric Johnson, take note.
Here is a clip of Jessica speaking at the Women’s Conference.
October 25, 2010:Singer Jessica Simpson speaks on day 2 of Maria Shriver’s Women’s Conference 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California.
Jessica Simpson seems really happy these days.
“I am,” she told USA TODAY’s Ann Oldenburg Monday night in an interview at the Women’s Conference in Long Beach, Calif.
Should we thank her football player boyfriend Eric Johnson for that? “He definitely makes me very happy. He brings out a lot of light in me and makes me very comfortable being who I am. It’s nice to be with somebody who praises you for the right reasons.”
A turning point was her celebrating her 30th birthday in July. “I love being 30. The moment I turned 30, I really did feel a switch in my life. I was in Capri and I was with my boyfriend and my family and my friends, and I just felt this coming of age moment, this moment where I really just felt the happiest I’ve ever been and I love the woman inside of me.”
But she doesn’t seem to be feeling the clock ticking and isn’t thinking about a wedding. “Wedding? Right now I’m focused on my precious nephew and godson.” However, she adds, “I am from the south so I’ve definitely dreamed of being married my whole life and having children, so hopefully that’s in my future.”
Not even bumping into her ex, Nick Lachey last week in Hollywood could dampen her good mood. “He was at the same restaurant,” she confirms. “I didn’t speak to him.”
What she wants to speak about is self-esteem. She will appear at a Dove-sponsored session on Tuesday that includes Gayle King and Katherine Schwarzenegger talking about building self-esteem in young women.
“I went through a really hard time, a couple years back with people just harping on the pressure of how to look perfect – obviously using me and my weight. It was a tabloid frenzy,” says Simpson.
And she’s still scrutinized.
“I feel like people are constantly curious as to how much I weigh or what I look like or what I wear.”
It would be impossible not to notice it, she says. “There’s no way you’re not going to be affected by the ugly things people say about you. It’s very hurtful. It definitely brings up a lot of your own insecurities. It takes a great family and wonderful friends – and love definintely helps, too – to get through it.”
Her response was to do The Price of Beauty TV show for VH1, which explored beauty around the world. And now she’s working on a new incarnation of that focusing on facing your fears. “It is a lot about self esteem, about finding yourself in a different way. A lot of it has to deal with fear — facing your fears and knowing if you face that fear it will make you better as a person. It will be a challenge for women around the world. I will face the fear with them.”
She says she’s “pulling it together” now, and while she isn’t ready to announce a network or air date, she says, “We already have offers from all around.”
Ask her what she’s afraid of and she says, “There’s a lot of things I’m afraid of.” Such as sky diving and stand-up comedy, she says, too thing she’ll attempt on the show.
But before that, Simpson says she has just recorded her second holiday album, Happy Christmas, which will be carried exclusively by Macy’s and will be out Nov. 23. So for Thanksgiving, we should look for her on a float at the Macy’s Day Parade.
“It’ll be my first Thanksgiving in New York,” she says. And she plans to have a nice traditional dinner. “We’re getting a stove and an oven put in our hotel room. I will be cooking. After riding on the float for hours.”
After our chat, Simpson sat with Maria Shriver and Oprah Winfrey Show contributor Ali Wentworth for a similar discussion on the main stage. She brought up the fear show and mentioned sky diving to them, too, to which Wentworth replied: “I’ve gone sky diving!”
“Did you pee?” asked Simpson, stunning Wentworth for a second. “I’m afraid I’m going to pee my pants.”
Said Wentworth: “I’m not going with you, then.”
In that discussion, Wentworth asked what a day of pampering is like for Simpson. “A good pampering day for me would be vegging out on the couch, eating whatever the heck I want to eat and watching all my TV shows.”
Normally, a pet might be snuggled up with her, but, she says, “Unfortunately, my little Daisy was taken by a coyote earlier this year. I’m not ready to get another dog yet.”
Given all the discussion of weight and body image, Shriver asked Simpson about the role of food in her life. “When I’m hungry, I’ll eat,” said Simpson. “When I’m not hungry, I won’t. I’m not really that much of a calorie counter, but I do think about it. I make sure I’m working out to make sure I feel good about myself.”
She then admitted, “I’m from Texas, I like everything fried, which is the really unfortunate thing. My relationship with food? I want it when I’m sad. When I’m happy, I don’t think much about it. But I do like to go out on a date for a good dining experience. It’s important not to say, ‘I can’t have this’ because then I obsess about it.”
Did she ever think about just packing it up and going home to Texas during moments of pain in the spotlight? “Heck, yeah!” said Simpson. “Many times I wanted to surrender and give up. But I have a calling in my life. And if I have to go throught that scrutiny, I will.”
Calling? “I just want to be a part of changing the world. Is that too much to ask?”