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Laugh At Jessica Simpson’s Expense

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her second child but that isn’t slowing her down. TV Guide is reporting that NBC is developing a comedy for the 32-year-old singer. Sorry Britney, it looks like J-Simp beat you to the punch. The “Toxic” singer recently revealed after leaving The X Factor that she’d love to appear in a sitcom. Perhaps NBC can coax Spears into making an appearance on the show. Better yet, bring on Christina Aguilera as well. I’d give anything to see those three blonds on the same show. EPIC!!!

This isn’t the first collaboration between Simpson and the network. She also appears as a mentor on the peacock network’s Fashion Star which returns for a second season on March 8. Ben Silverman who recruited Jessica for Fashion Star believes she has a Lucille Ball quality and was eager to build a comedy around her. Find out what his vision is below.

find out the premise of the sitcom after the jump

For the third straight year in a row, Jennifer Hudson appears in a Weight Watchers commercial. This time she’s joined by Jessica Simpson to entice overweight people to use the brand’s system to keep their New Years resolutions. Both women have had great success with the company with Hudson reportedly losing 80 lbs and Simpson with about 50 lbs. Speaking of the latter, now that she’s pregnant she’s off the program, according to Weight Watchers.

In the new clip, both ladies share their respective weight loss journeys. What they don’t share is a hug or any sort of physical contact (not including the picture above). Jennifer and Jessica strut their way to each other but when they meet, a sort of awkward exchange of smiles transpires. You’d think a high-five at the very least would take place. Check out the clip below.

watch the commercial after the jump

Katie Couric’s comeback to daytime was bound to generate decent premiere numbers, but the margin among her freshmen class was impressive. Also debuting brand new talk shows were Survivor host Jeff Probst and Ricki Lake. Katie pulled in a 2.8 rating, according to overnight numbers. That number represents a 150% lead over Probst’s show and 250% over Lake’s return to the talk show format. Looks like nobody was missing Ricki from the daytime landscape. Even Steve Harvey who debuted his new show last week and Bethenny Frankel’s test run in the summer fared better than Jeff and Ricki. But unlike primetime, the daytime rating’s race is more of a marathon than a sprint. It’ll be interesting to see if Katie’s numbers hold in the coming weeks.

I watched Katie’s premiere and found it clunky at best. Her interview with Jessica Simpson who was debuting her post-baby body was awkward. Faring much better was the segment with Sheryl Crow who wrote the show’s theme song. As a side note, Crow looked sensational. Whatever she’s doing as part of her daily regiment is working. The 50-year-old singer definitely didn’t look her chronological age.

Ellen, Anderson Cooper etc premiere numbers after the jump

Photo Credit: The Associated Press

It’s official. Katie Couric will be heading to the daytime talk circle with her new show simply titled Katie ready to air on September 10. The show hasn’t even started and already, there are a slew of guests Couric is ready to interview. So, who will be appearing on Katie’s inaugural show? How about the show’s theme song singer!

That’s right, the show’s theme song is song and performed by a pretty famous face- Sheryl Crow to be exact and she will be one of Katie’s first guests. The singer will talk about her recent battle with health issues as well as her family. And who will be joining Sheryl? Another singer who also has a family to talk about.

Pop star and fashion designer Jessica Simpson will also sit down with Katie for her first post-birth television appearance. She talks about balancing career and motherhood- a task that I’m sure is not a simple one. Simpson also chats to Couric about the challenges of losing the baby weight after giving birth.

Find out who else is scheduled to guest on Katie after the jump.

Jessica Simpson To Be The Next Tim Gunn

In: Donovan, TV Shows

Cue massive laugh track now. Absolutely hilarious. NBC just announced Jessica Simpson will be joining its new reality series, “Fashion Star” as the show’s mentor. The show will pit twelve aspiring designers as they compete for a multimillion-dollar contract to launch their own brand. Each week they’ll face challenges that will push them to further develop and expand their brands. I’m envisioning it to be “Project Runway” meets “The Next Great Restaurant“.

Considering the scope of the competition, Simpson addition doesn’t seem that out-of-place after all. The 30-year-old has been touted as a mini-mogul for her highly successful brand which includes nearly two-dozen products. It’s been said that it’s the most successful celebrity fashion line ever. Who knew? That being said, I would’ve appreciated her more in a judging capacity then taking on a mentoring role. How can you take the girl who mistook tuna for chicken seriously?

check out who’s hosting Fashion Star after the jump

No wonder she’s not signing anymore. Apparently Jessica Simpson‘s clothing line is “Irresistible”! Women’s Wear Daily (WWD) has reported that the Jessica Simpson Collection will most likely become the first ever celebrity fashion line to earn more than a billion dollars in retail sales. This year alone, it has already brought in $750 million in retail sales! Holy crap! Her estimated net worth is $100 million right now. She’s come a long way since her “Chicken of the Sea” comment.

Vince Camuto, the founder and CEO of Camuto Group (the brand’s master licensee) said to WWD, “She is the girl next door and has great product that surrounds her. People like her. People look at her as a style icon.”

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I should’ve bet the farm on this. The second I heard Simpson’s ex, Nick Lachey, announce his engagement to Vanessa Minnillo, I knew Jessica wouldn’t be without a ring for very long. Coming off the heels of Nick & Vanessa’s happy news, People.com is reporting Miss Chicken of the Sea and her hot “tight end” former NFL’er boyfriend are engaged.

While Nick and Vanessa have been dating for four years, Simpson and her beau, Eric Johnson, have only been dating for six months. Their romance has developed very quickly and openly. The two are always seen engaging in PDA and gushing about each other to the press. I wonder how much pressure Simpson put on Eric to put a ring on it. There was no way, that fragile ego of hers would’ve let Nick win the “ex wars“.

read what Jessica had to say about Nick’s engagement

Too bad Jessica’s name didn’t start with a silent “K” and then the answer would be obvious. Stumped yet? The five celebrities along with a multitude of stars and talent will be participating in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. For 84 years, the annual event has entertained families on the festive holiday. This year, more than 3.5 million spectators are expected to line the streets of Manhattan with an additional 50 million viewers nationwide watching NBC’s telecast.

Previously announced stars joining the festivities this year include India Arie, Big Time Rush, Betty Buckley, Ann Hampton Callaway, the casts of Broadway’s American Idiot, Elf, Memphis, Million Dollar Quartet, the Big Apple Circus, Miranda Cosgrove, Jimmy Fallon & The Roots, Gloriana, Michael Grimm, Arlo Guthrie, Eric Hutchinson, Juanes, Victoria Justice, Gladys Knight, Mannheim Steamroller, Miss USA 2010 Rima Fakih, Power Rangers Samurai, Joan and Melissa Rivers, and Crystal Shawanda.

check out some cool facts and historical points about the parade after the jump

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