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Photo and Quotes From Jessica Simpson on Marie Claire January 2009 Cover

Jessica Simpson Is a Self-Help Bookworm

Jessica Simpson rocks the ruffled look on the January cover of Marie Claire, trading in her signature smile for a more sultry face. The singer has always been serious about her faith, especially with a minister for a father, and she talked about religion and how she uses self-help books in the interview. Here are some highlights:

  • On religion: "I've been contemplating taking a college course in religion. I love
    religion. I remember whenever the book The DaVinci Code came out, the Discovery Channel did this three-night piece on it that I TiVoed and then watched eight times."
  • On self-help books: "I am the first person to go to Barnes & Noble and buy the new
    self-help book. I like to fill out the surveys, then I get my friends' opinions on how I answered to see if I was being honest with myself or not."

Jessica is always the first one to admit that she's open to self-improvement, but at least she's always as honest as possible with her fans.

LaraRose27 LaraRose27 7 years
The words "smart' and "genius" on a magazine cover featuring Jessica Simpson cracks me up!!
ElectroPopTart ElectroPopTart 8 years
She's on covers why????????????
hotsytotsy hotsytotsy 8 years
I don't find dumb people sultry or sexy. its one thing to talk the talk, however, its another thing to walk the walk. Jessica is real good at saying I would like to attend a college course, but will she actually do it. No she won't. She is just saying alot of nothing to fill up a magazine article. Next week she will be saying something different. I don't know why magazines keep putting this hasbeen on the covers. she has nothing interesting to say. If she actually takes a college course in theology, hell will freeze over
MizCrystal MizCrystal 8 years
Oh, this Marie Claire article also indicate her shoes made retail sales an estimated $250 million this year....awesome!!
MizCrystal MizCrystal 8 years
You people are asking why the magazines keep taking her as their covers?? Becos her name SELLS!!!! Duhhh.... Just becos some of you dislike her and bitch about her on the internet doesn't mean all other people in real life are the same! It has been proven in SALES!
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 8 years
Why is she on a magazine cover AGAIN?!?! I think it's funny how she mentions religion and then brings up The Da Vinci Code...honey, that movie/book is fiction. Sorry.
Dublin62505 Dublin62505 8 years
I truly wish fashion magazines would go back to having new and interesting models on the covers much like they did in the 80's and before. Instead, we are bombarded with the same recycled celebrities.
Audrey1974 Audrey1974 8 years
"I like to fill out the surveys, then I get my friends' opinions on how I answered to see if I was being honest with myself or not." This is why I don't like her. She can't be even honest with herself!
jessie jessie 8 years
as clueless as she may be...i still like her
omigosh omigosh 8 years
On the one hand she seems like a complete clueless airhead.. But on the other hand she owns that image and makes no apology for who she is. I do love that about her.
sparkliegirl sparkliegirl 8 years
Sulrty look???? Nothing about that expression says sultry to me.
fortheloveofrock fortheloveofrock 8 years
rofl at #4
starangel82 starangel82 8 years
kclulu kclulu 8 years
She has definitely come across as being an idiot in the past, but those comments in particular make her seem insecure and she also doesnt seem to know herself very well. Religion and self help books are vehicles for trying to find yourself and your pupose in life, even if she has a 13 year olds perspective of the process - checking with your friends to see if you answered correctly? I support self improvement though so hopefully she actually discovers something about herself thats meaningful like what the heck happened to her career. Does she even still sing??
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Well, those who can't think...TiVo and watch it 8 times. Wow. To think people have compared us. I'm insulted to the highest power. :D
cupcakeemmi cupcakeemmi 8 years
Hopefully some college will help her :)
lisa101 lisa101 8 years
It's all fiction, just some of it is better written. Dan Browns ode to nonsense is not stuying material though!!
gidgetgirl gidgetgirl 8 years
The DaVinci code is fiction. Why, oh why, would she take notes on religion from that? She's not very bright.
fabuleuxparis fabuleuxparis 8 years
Poor girl. It must be awful to be so ditzy. I can not help but to feel sorry for her. She is pretty though and seems sweet...
jaan_black jaan_black 8 years
yeah um, love God, not religion...duuuuuh
weeksse weeksse 8 years
She looks great! I love that she is a CHRISTIAN especially living in "Hollywood." She looks great!!
PiNkY-PiNk PiNkY-PiNk 8 years
I don't know what it is about her that I like but she's likeable. it's nice that she tries to do something to educate herself a bit more. and good for her wanting to take a college course. she's another one of those, "damned if she does and damned if she doesn't" celebrities. that sucks. good for you, jess!
lisjaka lisjaka 8 years
Why does she get magazine covers??????
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 8 years
This girl drives me nuts. She doesn't know when to put a sock in it. Seriously! Why is she still even getting the covers of magazines?! I do love the karma though , back in the day when she thought she was going to be some huge movie star and decided to throw away her whole life at the time for fame it blew right up in her face and daddy dearest . With her its always the same story just a different man or bad album .
mar mar 8 years
I can not wait until she dissapears. I say 2 more years and she will be totally uncared about anymore...unless of course she actually finds a career.
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