“I got so much scrutiny for putting on extra pounds, but I think that the decision not to make myself anorexic was actually great for branding. Because when you’re really, really skinny, not everybody can relate to you.”
– Jessica Simpson, who announced she’s expecting her first child earlier this week, is on the cover of the December issue of Lucky and seems to spend a lot of time during the interview discussing her weight. Jessica tells the magazine that she likes the way she looks “now,” which the mag describes as “not the celebrity ideal” because she stopped spending “six hours a day on the Exercycle and going on a juice cleanse.” Of the change in her body, Simpson says she “didn’t cry about it too much,” in part, it seems, because of the positive response she received from real women who found her more relatable as a result. Keep reading »
Some weeks in the blogging world are known as “slow news weeks.” Those are weeks devoid of pregnancy announcements, sex scandals, and A-list divorces. And there are other weeks when tabloid stories are breaking like waves in a hurricane. Yesterday, we enjoyed a double story break with the announcement of the end of Kim Kardashian’s 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries and Jessica Simpson’s “mummy” confirmation. When big stories break, it’s always strategic. Whenever a celebrity wants to hide something, they make an official statement after the weeklies have dropped. If they’re vying for media attention and blog love, they go public just in time for the story to make the cover of the upcoming issue. So it’s a gain a week, lose a week principle. Keep reading »
Eh, I won’t build the suspense for too long. The answer is … Jessica Simpson! The maybe-probably-totally-pregnant star tweeted this photo of herself sitting on the can at Bergdorf Goodman. I have many questions. Where are her shoes? (No judgement — I go barefoot in our bathroom at work and I’m not joking.) If you’re 5’3 (as she is) do your feet really dangle off the ground that much? (“Short girl problems,” she wrote alongside the photo.) And who took this pic anyway? Her fiance? Her dad? Eww. Whatever. [Buzzfeed]
After trying her hand at reality television and designing accessories, Jessica Simpson is finally ready to get back in the music game. She tweeted recently, “What kind of music would y’all want from me on my next album? Thinking about going back to the studio.” Because that’s normally a good way to find direction—ask your fans for it rather than follow your own instincts. But what the heck. If Jess wants ideas for her album, let’s give them to her after the jump.
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