Blind Item Time: Jessica Simpson Wrote A Short Story About Being Seduced By A Famous Actor Who Wasn’t Single Back In The Day
Though Jessica Simpson was widely considered “the dumb one” when it came to female pop stars of the early aughts, she’s evolved into a best-selling wordsmith (with an assist from a ghostwriter, of course) and successful businesswoman. But Jessica must’ve recently either gotten bored with making the populace uncomfortable with her Pottery Barn Kids ads or she’s in the market for more money and/or attention; because she just released a short story taken from one of her journals of long ago about the time a major movie star pursued her back in 2001. Disappointingly, she didn’t name any names, but she recalled feeling like a hooker (and I’m guessing not the wholesome, rom-com Pretty Woman kind) before ending the affair.
Nick Lachey Made An Apparent Dig At His Marriage To Jessica Simpson During The “Love Is Blind” Season 3 Reunion
After Nick Lachey And Jessica Simpson inevitably divorced in 2006 after everyone gawked at the awkward father/daughter dynamic of their marriage on their wildly popular MTV reality show, Newlyweds, Jessica went on to build an apparel empire and start a family with her second husband, Eric Johnson; and Nick tied the knot with Vanessa Lachey (née Minnillo) in 2011 and started a family of their own. Nick and Vanessa have been the inexplicable and seemingly useless “hosts” on every season of the Netflix relationship experiment show, Love is Blind. Do they produce the show? Are they now visually impaired? Has the money run dry? No one knows. But at every turn, they take the opportunity to turn the conversation to themselves and their own marriage as though they’re some kind of beacon of love everlasting. And on the recent Love is Blind season 3 reunion, Nick took a blatant and unnecessary jab at his bygone marriage to Jessica while Vanessa sat right next to him on the couch. I
Jessica Simpson is out there selling her memoir, Open Book, and she’s already been open about being sober, how her relationship to John Mayer caused her to pick up the bottle, and how reality TV did what reality TV does: destroy marriages. And about that marriage that reality TV destroyed, Jessica says that after she divorced Nick Lachey, she treated herself to a lip lockin’ session with Justin Timberlake that ended very badly.
Jessica Simpson’s new memoir, Open Book, has already provided us with the very sad revelations that she used to self medicate with booze and pills to bury the memories of childhood abuse, that she was forced to get sober after being unable to get her kids dressed for Halloween, and that John Mayer was kind of a dick (although that’s not really a revelation). Thankfully, there are also some less-sad stories in her memoir. Actually, I take it back. This will be devastating to anyone who was a committed fan of MTV’s Newlyweds.
Jessica has opened up about being one-half of one of the most famous reality TV couples of all time, as well as what she thinks ended her marriage to Nick Lachey. Unlike some juicier celebrity splits, no one cheated or did anyone dirty. Jessica says there were a lot of factors that just kind of doomed the whole thing right from the beginning.
It might be a little hard to tell through that heavy real-life Haylie Duff filter that seems permanently applied to her face. But no, it’s not Haylie Duff. It’s 1980s teen pop legend and one-time perfume mogul Debbie Gibson! I really should have made it easier by Photoshopping in a pastel peach Sharp Boombox.
Another season of Dancing With the Stars (or as it’s known in my house, “Okay, but why is the British version called Strictly Come Dancing?“) will soon be upon us. Stars and the star-adjacent are begging their agents or whoever has a phone with a couple free minutes left on it to get them a spot on the 25th season. Handsome house fixer-upper and aspiring Hallmark movie boyfriend Drew Scott was the first to confirm that he has joined the cast. Great news for anyone who has ever wanted to see a come-to-life male department store mannequin attempt to cha-cha-cha. Another cast member that has been confirmed is former Malcolm in the Middle star and sometime mess Frankie Muniz.