Buh-Bye: Jessica Simpson Fires Publicist

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Note to PR handlers everywhere: don't report that your client is in love unless there's a semblance of truth to the sentiment.

Rob Shuter appears to have learned this lesson the hard way. The long-time publicist for Jessica Simpson has been fired.

Big Jess

While no definitive reason has been given, it's safe to assume that the magazine/romance debacle that Shuter started between Jessica and that sex-crazed musician, John Mayer, didn't exactly help.

Both People and Us Weekly magazines ran cover stories suggesting the two were dating, with the former even quoting Jessica saying "I'm in love!" One problem: the two were NOT, in fact, an item. Mayer wasn't pleased.

As the first guest of Rosie O'Donnell on The View this week, Simpson did simply state that her and the singer were just friends. But the damage had already been done, as Mayer's blog seemed to relay the artist's anger at the situation:

"Really enjoying this song," he wrote, above a poster for Public Enemy's hit "Don't Believe the Hype."

One thing you can believe, however, is that Nicole Richie is really, really thin.


Jessica Simpson Biography

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Abilene, Texas
Full Name
Jessica Ann Simpson

Jessica Simpson Quotes

They're just the cutest couple in the world. They are adorable. Anybody would wish to be them and you can only wish them well. Just being around them inspires love and everything I sing about.

Jessica Simpson [on her sister and Pete Wentz]

It’s fun to do a small film that might be released to DVD not because it’s a horrible film, but because it’s an independent film. For people to say Employee of the Month was a flop is ludicrous. We made the money back–that’s not a flop. For people to say The Dukes of Hazzard was a flop–it opened to $30 million! If these movies are flops, why would I still make them?

Jessica Simpson