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Music: Jessica Simpson
Jessica Simpson in deep thought?
"I'm 23, that's almost 25, and that's almost mid-twenties."

Is this a description or is it fish?

Jessica Ann Simpson is an American singer, actress, fashion designer and television personality (1999-present) (born July 10, 1980). Simpson has achieved many recording milestones, starred in several television shows, movies, and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products, and designed fragrances, shoes, and handbags for women. She has devoted time to philanthropic efforts including Operation Smile and a USO-hosted tour for troops stationed overseas. She started the Jessica Simpson Collection in 2005.

Much like Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera, Simpson was linked with the The Mickey Mouse Club revival (though unlike them she failed the audition) and like them she went blonde and launched her career as a bubblegum pop star. While she enjoyed a reasonably successful career in the late 90's and very early '00's, Simpson never reached the fame or sales of Spears or Aguilera.

What did make her a household name was not her music — at least not directly — but the 2003 reality series Newlyweds Nick And Jessica which depicted the married life of Simpson and her then husband Nick Lachey (member of Boy Band 98 Degrees.) The show displayed Simpson's unconventional view of the world ("Is this chicken I'm eating or is it fish?") and transformed her image from a lovable Britney clone to a lovable walking, talking Dumb Blonde Joke. A famous Dumb Blonde Joke.

Since the end of Newlyweds and the break up of her marriage with Lachey, Simpson has continued to alternate between her singing career and acting in films like The Dukes of Hazzard. She also has a mega successful clothing line, the Jessica Simpson collection, which is notable in that it is designed for women of all sizes, as opposed to runway models.

She is currently married to Eric Johnson. The couple have a daughter, Maxwell Drew, and son, Ace Knute.

Discography:

Studio AlbumsThemed Albums/EP's
  • This is The Remix {remix EP} (2002)
  • Rejoyce: The Christmas Album (2004)
  • Happy Christmas {Second Christmas Album} (2010)
  • Playlist: The Very Best of {Compliation} (2010)
Headlining Concert Tours
  • Dream Chaser (2001)
  • Reality (2004)

Filmography

  • The Dukesof Hazzard-Daisy Duke (2005)
  • Employee of the Month-Amy Renfro (2006)
  • Blonde Ambition-Katie Gregerstitch (2007)
  • The Love Guru (2008)
  • Private Valentine: Blonde & Dangerous-Private Megan Valentine (2008)


This singer, actress, and television personality provides examples of:

  • Aesop: "Fly"'s Aesop is that it's better to loves and lost then to have never loved at all.
  • Always Someone Better: In the VH-1 documentary Driven, some of the people closest to her mentioned getting a little frustrated that Britney and Christina were more successful than her. Britney and Christina passed the audition for The Mickey Mouse Club when she didn't, and years later "...Baby One More Time" and "Genie In A Bottle" were released before "I Wanna Love You Forever."
  • Brainless Beauty / Dumb Blonde: Her persona on Newlyweds Nick And Jessica. Her actual intellectual capacity is debatable, but it's generally agreed that there was some intentional exaggeration when she saw the ratings boost.
  • Break Up Song: "Back To You" is one example.
  • Christian Rock: Pre-mainstream success.
  • Christmas Songs: Two Christmas albums to date.
  • Country Music: The genre she chose for a comeback attempt. Didn't quite turn out like she figured.
  • Cover Version: "Angels" and "Take My Breath Away" on In This Skin, and "Let Him Fly" on A Public Affair.
  • The Ditz: At times especially in the reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica .
  • Follow Your Heart: In This Skin the song is this.
  • Eternally Pearly-White Teeth
  • Fangirl: Mentioned in Newlyweds how she was a big supporter of Louis Vuitton.
  • Forbidden Fruit: Has a song called this, about this very same concept.
  • Gasshole: Told about her truck-driver belch: "You burp as much as Drew (Nick's brother) farts!"
  • Green-Eyed Monster: Mentioned in "Betcha She Don't Love You"
  • Hotter and Sexier: "Irresistible" was supposed to be this.
  • Incredibly Long Note: My Way Home
  • Intercourse with You: Of course a big feature of her "In This Skin" album, but also implied in many tracks in "Irresistible" like the title track in and "Forever In Your Eyes"
  • Lighter and Softer: "In This Skin" is this to "Irresistible"
  • Overprotective Dad: having a stage dad like she and her sister have
  • Preacher's Kid: Used to sing in a church choir
  • Pretty in Mink: Has worn some furs in appearances and in specials, such as an ermine wrap during the Nick and Jessica Christmas special.
  • Self-Deprecation: She's willing to poke fun at her own ditziness. When she hosted Saturday Night Live, she did a mock ad for "Tuna of the Dirt Brand Chicken" that gradually turned into more and more of a Mind Screw.
  • Silly Love Songs: In This Skin is this concept.
  • Stage Dad: Joe Simpson.
  • Vocal Evolution: She used to have a rather clear, fresh voice and technique, but between Irresistible and In This Skin something happened and she started to use a strange breathless technique, on her most vocally challenging album.

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