Jessica Simpson has a new man (hello, John Mayer.)
Jessica Simpson has new hair (solid choice, stylish bob).
And as reports come in from The Daily News, Jessica Simpson has A LOT of new stuff.
After last week's MTV Video Music Awards, the singer/actress was left with numerous free items:
- Tens of thousands of dollars' worth of jewelry
- High-tech electronic gadgets
- A$50,000 Chrysler convertible
It was an impressive haul. Simpson's PR guru, Rob Shuter, vowed she'll donate her VMA gift bag to Operation Smile, the charity Jessica has taken a large role in."People like her don't really need these things because they already have everything," Shuter said, explaining that she's giving to the charity that provides cosmetic surgery to children with facial deformities.
Thanks, Captain Obvious. What will you tell us next, Tom Cruise is a few hammers short of a full toolbox?
Meanwhile, there are tax implications for such an abundance of free stuff.
"Just out of curiosity, how would the government find out about these gifts that everybody is getting?" Simpson was overheard asking at the VMAs.
Manhattan attorney Salvatore Strazzullo: "Each company has to file gift tax returns pertaining to everybody that received gifts, and then the IRS will compare those to the individual tax returns of the recipients."
At this, sources say, Simpson looked rather confused. Sort of like Ben Affleck being told bad movies are simply to blame for his drop in popularity.