Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Joe Simpson: happily oblivious. Or is he?

I swear, this is the last time I mention Ashlee Simpson. I promise.

Ashlee Simpson's Dad Says Her Credibility Intact (Yahoo)

"I was definitely surprised by (the reaction) because she didn't expose a boob, she wasn't doing drugs, she isn't anorexic and she didn't get married in Vegas," Simpson said during Billboard magazine's What Teens Want conference.

He explained that the singer has acid reflux, which affects the vocal cords, and was ordered by her doctor not to sing live that night...

"I don't think this will hurt her credibility with kids; they won't care," he said, because they have already gotten to know his daughters through their MTV reality shows, "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" and "The Ashlee Simpson Show."

Sadly, I think he's right.

Speaking of reality shows, Joe is fresh out of daughters, but that won't stop him from pimping more manufactured pop stars on TV:
Joe Simpson: "Songs don't matter" (NY Times via
Not to worry, Mr. Simpson has a plan: he wants to find a new child and turn him or her into a star. Of course, in order to find the right talented youngster, Mr. Simpson would need to hold nationwide auditions. And of course, the entire process would have to be turned into a reality television series, so Mr. Simpson has started pitching television and music executives on the idea.


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