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Jessica Drops Out of Dolly Tribute

Jessica was in tears after she messed up the words to 9-5 during a tribute to Dolly Parton at the Kennedy Center Honors earlier this month. Before running off the stage Jessica said, "Dolly you make me so nervous. I can't even sing the words right." Jess has now decided she doesn't want to be included in the broadcast of the show airing December 26th. Here's more:

Simpson botched the lyrics when she originally performed the song live, then recorded it again for the broadcast show. However, ultimately Simpson's spokesperson, Cindi Berger, told the Associated Press after Simpson had viewed the tape, "She really wasn't happy with her performance, and she did want it to be perfect for Dolly, who she idolizes."

George Stevens Jr., the show's producer, said, "We appreciate the time and energy Ms. Simpson put into this event and respect the high standards she has for herself and that of the Kennedy Center Honors."

We're really bummed that we won't be able to see Jessica in the tribute. Sounds like she's just still embarrassed and wants to forget about the whole thing.


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cari907 cari907 10 years
aww poor jess she hasnt been the same since newlyweds ended
SugarCane SugarCane 10 years
It was a tribute to Dolly Parton...she had no choice, but to sing one of Dolly's songs and this was the song that was picked (more than likley by the music director of the Kennedy Center Honors) for Jessica to sing. Jessica knew in advance what the song was, and yet she didn't know the words, Jessica is not a "pro", plain and simple! But, she has kept her "panties" on unlike the other piece of useless "Wonder Bread" Brit. Jess is "Wonder Bread"! She never should have been choosen for the Kennedy Center Honors and this just proves it!
BlondeSugar BlondeSugar 10 years
I don't think this is such a big deal as everyone is making it out to be.
JennaV JennaV 10 years
LOL JK!!!! No, she should not have picked another song....she should have never been there. She is a minimally talented reality show personality and had NO business to even be in the same room with Dolly Parton. What a total hookerface. :oy:
Megg Megg 10 years
I think the reason she looks so awkward is because of the wayshe is holding her neck and trying to stand up so tall and sticking her arms out. If she would put her arms down she would have all that armpit fat going on, and then her upper arms would double in size.
sashak sashak 10 years
even if, for some odd reason she didn't know the owrds to a famous song by her "idol", she should have learned them b/f the show. she & her sister as hacks & don't deserve all the attention they get. I think the little LA boutique idea is a great one. I mean, she can def. be fashion challanged, but at least she'd have fun going shopping & folding scarves!
Aggie Aggie 10 years
I've seen the video, and I don't see the whole thing.. She messed up, but whatever, everyone does! She behaves like a coward. ______________________________________ \Don't chase the beat of your heart/
ccsugar ccsugar 10 years
She looks so awkward in that first pic. Like the dress is too small and she's afraid to exhale lol.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
"...NEARLY everyone knows the words..."
teddybear teddybear 10 years
I don't know the words so I wouldn't have known the difference. I have seen celebrities mess up words on their own songs. I still love her voice. I think she should have just chosen a different song.
JK-Boogie JK-Boogie 10 years
The damage has been done and we have all seen the video. She is just making a bigger ass of herself. All this crap about nerves annoys me when it is so obvious that she did not know the words. I know the words...nearly everyone who was born in the late 70's and 80's knows the words....and it was supposed to be her idol....purleeesse
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
Her antics have completely eclipsed the fact that this isn't a Jessica Simpson tribute - there would never be one of those. She should really be ashamed of herself. She did a reshoot, no one would have ever seen the flub on the actual telecast, and no one would have cared because it was about DOLLY PARTON. Now it's all about Jessucka.
Luna13 Luna13 10 years
just get back with nick jess! i miss them! i like jessica dont know why but i do! people still like brit and she is acting like a hooker all around town, jess is nowhere as bad but she still gets hammered
SugarCane SugarCane 10 years
Jessica having a case of pre-performance jitters is one thing! But she proved she is a "minor talent" to say the I'm not surprised at her level of performance. This girl is suppose to be a "pro", which means she should have been able to handle a case of "nerves".
JennaV JennaV 10 years
Well....the good news is there is such a thing as bad publicity.... Her 15 mins have been up for months.
Imabeliever Imabeliever 10 years
This story is now featured on Yahoo News.. LOL! Way to make it about you was supposed to be a tribute to Dolly and if Jess had just let it would have totally blown over and now its on its way to eclipsing the whole point.. Dolly..tribute..hello _____________________________________________________ King and Queen of Crazy Town!
Miss-Stephanie Miss-Stephanie 10 years
I don't give a shiz* about the dolly thing, I just think her dress looks bad...the cut is awkward around her ankles, makes her look stumpy. pretty dress, bad on her, don't care about the singing or lack there of.
anotheranon anotheranon 10 years
I have NO idea how she thinks this move would hurt her career less that a goofed up, but good old honest mistake. As a viewer/memeber of the public I am insulted that she thought we couldn't forgive her the imperfections of a live performance, hey it's art, but this kind of unprofessionalism is another story. I have no respect for her and by association the fools at CBS. How stupid do they think we are?
Prell Prell 10 years
She is missing Nick.
Hollygolitely Hollygolitely 10 years
And, I LOVE that the old Ashley SNL video is circulating along with the Jessica video. The Ashley video is too funny for words.
Hollygolitely Hollygolitely 10 years
Shocking! Once this next movie flops, it's good bye, Jessica.
JennyPoo JennyPoo 10 years
i actually kinda felt sry for her when i read she messed up. o well ppl make mistakes, too bad ashlee simpson couldnt do that for snl
stylish stylish 10 years
Simpson sisters are the most untalented celebrities! They can't sing! Money-hungry Joe should take them away and disappear.
Padraigin Padraigin 10 years
She is unbelievably unprofessional.
kittycat kittycat 10 years
very well decision. she's a horrible singer, good whore. burn in hell as does pimp simpson.
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