Jessica Hearts Rosie (and NY)

9/6/2006 1:27 PM PDT

Jessica Hearts Rosie (and NY)

"I don't feel really good" says Jessica Simpson just before getting the black SUV that had been carting her around the Big Apple on a rainy Tuesday.

Yet she still took time to sign autographs for her fans, giving them attention and flashing her famous smile.

But Jessica saved her best affection for Rosie O'Donnell, saying "I adore Rosie" when asked about the new "View" co-host.

Rosie O'Donnell gave Jessica one of her first breaks on the talk-show maven's former show- and famously offered her encouragement backstage. Jessica never forgot that support, and the pop star was one of Rosie's first guests on "The View."