Jessica Simpson: A cry for help

With the release today of A Public Affair, Jessica Simpson’s first post-Nick CD, I say it’s time she gets another divorce — from her dad. Papa/manager Joe Simpson also produced this disc, and judging by what we’ve already heard off of it, the former Baptist minister seems to have forgotten the commandment ”Thou shalt not steal.” Plus, I wonder about the religious bona fides of a dad who not only has his daughter record a song called ”Push the Tush” but also twiddles the knobs during the taping. 153756__jessica_l Jessica’s sudden bout of laryngitis that’s forced her to cancel all her promotional TV appearances this week suddenly seems like a cry for help.

Nevertheless, it’s obvious that Jessica Simpson has some powerful lungs, and she might actually prove a decent singer if she had some worthy material. Which she’s not going to get as long as her music keeps raiding VH1’s I Love the ’80s vault for inspiration, or as long as she has to keep singing tributes to the part of her anatomy that landed her the role of Daisy Duke. My advice: Run, Jessica, run!

What do you think? Are you digging Jessica’s new disc?

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  • Bill Scurry

    Sorry… too busy listening to Paris’ new joint.

  • Stephanie Travitsky

    “Push the Tush”? Is she reffering to the country line dance “Push Tush”?
    I can’t believe that teens consider Paris Hilton and Jessie Simpson talented singers.

  • Joe

    I honetsly have to say this is not as good as her last cd but no where near as bad as the other 2. The sad thing is the best song on this cd is a cover of You Spin Me Around. it’s nice that shes not oversinging this time and all altough push the tush is very bad and I hope this dosen’t sink her career cause I do enjoy pop music it’s just amazing how fast they build singers up and then tear em down I wish her all the luck.

  • daisyj

    I know you guys aren’t big Jessica fans, but was it really necessary to run a picture of a drag queen in a Lady Godiva wig with this item? Seems like kind of a low blow.

  • mary

    I can only say, I have been a fan of Jessica’s for 4 yrs. & I like her more now, then I ever have. She’s really gorgeous & I love her new album “Fired Up”, and “I Belong to Me” among the many others. There’s something very different & special about Jessica, that’s so different than the other Hollywood bimbo’s. I wish her all the luck & happiness.

  • Phil

    I’ve had the album for the past week, & i really don’t know what Jessica is going through. That picture for this item, I believe is from last week’s Teen Choice Awards, where she looked down right scary at times! Thats also the problem with her new cd, “A PUBLIC AFFAIR”, its down right scray to have Jessica put out a new cd thats not 75% ballads!!
    “A PUBLIC AFFAIR” isn’t just a public affair, its SAMPLE-happy too! I mean she really did rape alot of 80’s songs for this disc, and I’d like to say it pays off, but I don’t see what audience she will attract with amny of these songs. She is known for having an actual voice, and can hold a note, hence her propensity for ballad heavy albums, but here she completely throws that formula to the wind, & puts on her dancing shoes instead! The album is upbeat, whether most of the beats are recycled is a different story, but I am ambivalent about the where this AFFAIR will fall on the charts. Just to be safe however, EPIC has decided on the ballad “I BELONG TO ME” as the next single…
    As another blogger pointed out, “PUSH THE TUSH” I assume is based on the country-line dance, but its also thrown in the pop culture blender. It sounds as if this track was inspired from her role as Daisy Duke, and left off the soundtrack, in favor of her cover of “These Boots Are Made For Walking”. Yes, the song is fun, so are a couple of the other tracks on the cd, but I feel this kinda party girl, newly happy single female image is not going to translate into the sales stratosphere her Daddy is looking for. If people want a fun upbeat female album, they have plenty of choices right now, like Paris, Danity Kane, & next week Beyonce. (I’ve had that cd as well, and I’ll give my critique on NEXT week’s inevitable blog). As I predicted before this album will go over big with the gay Audience, just not quite so sure how the rest of America is going to enjoy this AFFAIR…

  • rosanna

    I have always been a fan of Jessica’s, and I hope she feels better soon. What an adorable girl with such a powerful voice. She’s a smart cookie, and will have a wonderful future ahead of her. I really liked her new album, and I am looking forward to her movie “Employee of the Month”. A fan for life!

  • Jake

    I sure am digging the new disc…digging a freaking hole so I can bury it!
    If I want to listen to Madonna’s “Holiday,” I’ll listen to…Madonna’s “Holiday.”

  • dennis

    I have to say I liked Jess’s cd, and I really liked that it was different then her usual all ballads thing. She needs to find out which kinds of music suits her, and the only way is to try different types. I so loved “Swing with Me”, and ‘Back to You”. This is her best album yet.

  • Jason

    This Jessica album sucks, I listened to it over at AOL and I couldn’t even get thru it. If we want to talk about good female driven pop, why is no one talking about Danity Kane as it appears their album is going to be #1 on Billboard’s chart tommorrow beating out Paris (yuck).

  • susan

    If Madonna minded Jess’s song “Public Affair”, we would have known about it. But she didn’t & I love the song. Many artists use other people’s music. People act like Jess is the first to do it, while I hear so many on the radio that do, but nobody seems to care. They care because it’s Jessica’s, because she’s hot number & people want to know about her. Best of luck with your new cd.

  • newbie

    I HATE what little I have heard, but still hold out hopes for her to be the fun, sweet young chica that she was the first couple seasons of Newlyweds. Her success has definitely had a negative impact on her father, her sense of taste and her decision making abilities. Someone in her camp wanted to reap the benefits of her celebrity and milked her fame for tabloid-style stardom. This is the same tragic course of Brit and Lord knows how many others. Jessica has talent, but I worry that a dad who is scary enough to make some of the lewd comments that he has about her, stick his nose in her marriage AND now declare himself her producer as well as manager may just be driving the train right off the rails.

  • tami

    I used to LOVE Jessica. This CD sucks – I listened to it online, THANK GOD, so I know enough not to buy it. I can listen to old music and pretty much get the same thing.

  • Todd

    What would it take for Jessica to cancel all her promotional TV appearances FOREVER? NOBOBY CARES!!!! About this no-talent. Make her go AWAY!!!

  • Patti

    I think Jessica Simpson is a untalented hipocrit.She oversings everything and every time you see her she is wearing less and less.She just needs to go away.

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