September 8, 2006

A Public Affair

Papa Joe Simpson made an example of Rob Shuter yesterday by firing him as publicist for his daughter Jessica, as well as Ashlee. Last week two cover stories featured Jessica being "in love" with singer John Mayer, prompting Mayer to distance himself from her amid claims she was using him for publicity and she seemed desperate. Ouch. All of this completely overshadowed the fact that Jess had a new album coming out which subsequently sold less units than Nick's album. Then there were reports in the NY papers that Jessica was out at The Hog Pit in Manhattan last week (above photo) with the crew from Jackass including Johnny Knoxville and an 'US Weekly' interview with Bam Magera regarding the whole cheating on Nick thing. Then October 'Glamour' published an interview with Jessica talking about her crazy lips, "I had that Restylane stuff," she says. "It looked fake to me. I didn't like that. went away in, like, four months. My lips are back to what they were. Thank God!" So that's one bruised vocal chord, two or three horrible performances on TV, a big night out, two "I'm in love!" cover stories, one unfaithful wife story and a plastic surgery story to round it out. Wow. Way to promote the album.