Tina Simpson, mother of Jessica Simpson, has given her eldest daughter a verbal smackdown after her embarrassing rendition of "9 to 5" in front of Dolly Parton and President Bush at the Kennedy Center Honors last weekend, saying Jessica should get out of the business if she isn't willing to put in the work.
Appropriate, when you think about it, since the same could be said of George W.
Anyway. Sources say Tina was furious with Jess after she flubbed lyrics, stood statue-still on stage while trying to hold her dress up, and then awkwardly hurried off with a few mumbled words to Parton.
Tina told her that the performance was "embarrassing" and "unprofessional," and mom was further incensed because Jessica had missed a dress rehearsal and hadn't adequately learned lyrics to the song -- which necessitated cue cards at the front of the stage. Jessica, who may or may not have starred in a sex tape recently, can be clearly seen reading from the cards during her performance.
Curiously, Jessica's nutjob dad, Joe Simpson, wasn't undone by the snafu. Crazy Joe didn't feel there was any need to reshoot the performance, calling it "cute," but show producers, reports Malkin, begged Joe to have Jess do it again, without anyone in the audience.
"We almost cut her out of the [CBS] show," says a source.
Jessica's representative has blamed the mishap on nerves, insisting there is no problem with Tina and Jessica whatsoever.
In other Crazy Joe Simpson news, the overbearing, money-grubbing, Ferrari crashing dad says that for a cool $10,000, his daughter Jessica will read YOUR magazine!
Ever-opportunistic Joe has called at least two weekly celebrity magazines offering the "opportunity" to feature Jessica reading their mag in a scene in the upcoming film Blonde Ambition. We're told that he has asked them to write a check for $10,000 for the privilege of placement -- and to make a check payable to Jessica's Crazy Dad LLC.
Just kidding - about the name, that is. The greedy SOB definitely wants the money!
Sources say that Joe has "guaranteed" that he will personally see to it that the magazine will be where it's supposed to be when cameras roll. It may even make its way into some still Jessica Simpson pictures used to promote the crappy movie. Who knows!
So far, according to sources, no one has taken Simpson up on his offer.
We're not sure about this hokey magazine idea, but we're thinking about starting a pledge drive in which we pay Crazy Joe Simpson one lump sum to make sure Ashlee Simpson is never seen in public or heard on the radio again. Everything has a price with this guy, right?