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Jessica Simpson drops out of the Honors

by Julia Ward, posted Dec 22nd 2006 8:33AM
The Kennedy Center Honors Jessica SimpsonWhen The Kennedy Center Honors airs on Monday night, we won't be seeing Jessica Simpson's flubbed tribute to Dolly Parton. In fact, we won't be seeing Simpson at all. Despite running through Dolly's "9 to 5" a second time at the taping, Simpson asked that her performance be pulled from the televised version of the show entirely. Why? Because Simpson's a perfectionist, damn it - a regular Maria Callas.

According to Simpson's spokesperson, the young singer and reality show punchline "idolizes Dolly" and "wasn't happy with her performance" so she nixed it. Thanks to the internet, however, you can see snippets of Simpson's performance online. Just think - before the days of YouTube, you couldn't see the lackluster production numbers that got trimmed from bloated tribute shows. Now, you can. Thanks, technology!

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Couldn't Ashlee have lip-synched it?

December 22 2006 at 1:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm not really a Dolly Parton fan, but the bottom line here is that she's being inducted into the Kennedy Center Honors, and the broadcast will NOT include anyone performing "9 to 5"? Isn't that, like, the only mainstream thing Dolly Parton has ever done?

That's what happens when you hire talentless "stars" like Simpson to perform. I guess Paris Hilton was busy when they booked that job.

December 22 2006 at 9:42 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

She's a mess. Get it together, Jess!


December 22 2006 at 9:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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