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Photos of Jessica Simpson Performing on Stage in West Virginia, Video of President Obama Commenting on Us Weekly Cover

Even Obama Knows About Jessica's New Body Drama

Jessica Simpson kept belting out her songs this weekend, performing in Charleston, West Virginia last night. On Friday she told her fans, "Because of my faith, I believe that I can conquer the world and all its opinions and ideas and all of its judgments", possibly alluding to the drama with her new curves. Even President Obama is aware of the controversy. In his interview before the Super Bowl, (watch it after the jump) Matt Lauer teased Obama about being bumped off of the Us Weekly cover for Jessica, which President Obama responded to by saying she's "in a weight battle apparently. Oh well!" The story has gotten a little out of hand at this point with everyone adding their two cents, but Jess doesn't look like she's letting it get to her as she continues to take the stage with confidence and pride.


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To see President Obama joking about the magazine cover, around minute 11 in the video just

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equestriennechic equestriennechic 8 years
Since when is that considered fat?! This whole thing is ridiculous, and she looks great.
sarathacoombs sarathacoombs 8 years
Thank you joecer for clearing that up for me b/c I was about to comment about how sad it was that our President was even commenting about such a STUPID story! It's nice to know he didn't comment on it b/c I was about to be very disappointed.
RaCheer RaCheer 8 years
I love Jessica but she has put on a lot of weight. Maybe she IS pregnant.
agostopr agostopr 8 years
I'll have to agree w/ trippa haha
helwa1988 helwa1988 8 years
the media just keeps spinning this. president obama was only read what the title above the picture said. it wasn't his own personal comment. matt even said after the interview obama was reading the headline. and the title did say "weight battle. if you are going to be bashing anyone it should be that trashy us weekly. they are the one who printed that headline.
desigirl desigirl 8 years
simmer down everyone!
Suspiria Suspiria 8 years
:shrug:
almostloli almostloli 8 years
i'm more interested on what obama got to say on the recovery for the economy haha
amofoz amofoz 8 years
The phone "converts into a car", LOL! I heart Obama!
amofoz amofoz 8 years
Yup, Trippa nailed it!
tifygodess24 tifygodess24 8 years
Right on trippa!!! You said it perfectly!!! And I couldnt agree more
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
When is this going to be over alredy? And the outfit above is much better than the belted one.
trippa trippa 8 years
Angel Blue Jessica most definitely promoted the idea that you need to be thin to be pretty when she lost 20 pounds and walked around half naked crapping on about how hot she now supposedly was. She also promotes that idea that you need big fake blond hair cause, as she has said many times, it makes men like her and she dresses for men. Oh and don't forget that men like girls to be stupid, which she is and considers to be adorable. I don't care if she's fat or thin but she is a nightmare as a role model and a disgrace to women everywhere so she can suck up the weight criticisms, fair or not.
ThePerfectScore ThePerfectScore 8 years
I just LOVE him.. he is OUR president... He is so relatable and he is truly in touch with reality unlike most of our past presidents.
cupcake_ cupcake_ 8 years
Will this ever end? Seriously..will it?
acyl acyl 8 years
Yup, I just have to second the point that Obama merely read the headline they covered his face up with!
sjivs131 sjivs131 8 years
thank you
mar mar 8 years
I am in love with that white Pomerianian!!
sjivs131 sjivs131 8 years
Is it REALLY that big of a deal? so she put on some pounds, she still looks good; and to make it seem like Obama "knew" about this, and concerns himself with these things is pretty lousy
mar mar 8 years
I agree , she is gorgeous, but the media is very petty and none of this surprises me, that is the point that I am trying to make, not that she looks bad. She definatly needs a stylist however....
lac27 lac27 8 years
This is an absolute joke. A "weight battle?" Please! Leave the girl alone. Maybe she gained a few pounds, maybe she didn't. Who cares. Everyone will do that at some point in their life. She's not fat or even overweight by any means. The fact that Jessica Simpson has gained a few pounds has become this big of a deal tells a lot about our society, and it's not good.
ekrub ekrub 8 years
The currency she's traded in the industry has been her looks and body. I think she looks fine, but I understand the buzz about her weight. My sister also is 5'2" and has weighed 135 (JS's reported weight); she was chunky then. Now she weighs 110 by watching EVERYTHING she eats and exercising 4 days a week. But she's much happier now. I don't buy that Jessica is heavier because she happy; why else would she still be trying to wear styles that only look good on thin women?
mar mar 8 years
and seriously, who cares if I like her or not. That has absolutly nothing to do with anything. Fact is the press is having a field day with this because of who it is-,and that's a fact
mar mar 8 years
angel blue- I really do not appreciate your comment. You certainly did not understand the point of what I said. I do not think Jess is fat at all, I think she is very pretty in fact, however, her career is one of made of fluff, that is my opinion, expect people to be petty with you. When youi build your career on the way you look, expect backlash when you look like crap. My Kate Winslet reference was basically saying that Kate Winslet can gain 20 lbs and it is not a big deal to the media since the basis of her career is not built on her being a size 2. There are 2 different careers in Hollywood, one that feeds off the paps, a la Jess and ones that feed off of the fine work they do, a la Kate Winslet. Go watch a Jessica Simpson video and you tell me how "deep" she is.....
Angel-blue Angel-blue 8 years
"When you base your entire career on fluff," "don't covet the paparazzi for a living if you don't want the bad to be shown along with the good." What a load of absolute garbage. I wont even bother to insist that it's unfair to make the statement that she covets the paparazzi for a living because that most likely your presumption because you cant stand the girl. But in any case to an extent many celebrities do this to a degree. That still doesn't mean two wrongs make a right and you have the go ahead to insult them. I get that some people don't like Jessica Simpson but like her or hate her, there is absolutely no excuse for this Cyber bullying of her over this weight issue. As far as I am aware she has never proclaimed that beauty is about being slim and pretty. She is not the only celebrity who over her career has liked to look good -had nice clothes, make up hair or even done a revealing shoot for a magazine. Whether her career is based on politics, serious acting or lighthearted entertainment is not a basis to decide whether you can critise and bully/tease someone about their looks/appearances. Does that mean that its outrageous to insult Kate Winslet but it's okay to do so to Jessica, hilary duff, Jennifer lopez,and other female celebs whom you might consider 'fluffy' or lacking in talent? That a shameful thing to say. What about Jennifer Anister - who just did that GQ pratically naked cover shot. When she puts on 10lbs do we now have a licence to call her a fatty?
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