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Jessica's Mom Steamed Over '9 to 5' Flub

12/7/2006 7:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica and Tina SimpsonJessica Simpson's mother gave Jess a verbal smack-down after her "embarrassing" rendition of "9 to 5" in front of Dolly Parton and President Bush at the Kennedy Center Honors last weekend, telling her that she should get out of the business if she doesn't want to put in the work.

Sources tell TMZ that Tina Simpson 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 daughter 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 can be clearly seen reading from the cards during her performance.

Curiously, Jessica's dad, Joe, wasn't undone by the snafu, according to Planet Gossip's Marc Malkin. 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 rep has blamed the mishap on nerves, and tells TMZ, "There is no problem with Tina [and Jessica] whatsoever."Train Wreck gallery: Click to launch

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Christine Noble    

JESSICA SIMPSON IS A TALENTED PERFORMER- I WISH EVERYONE INCLUDING THE MEDIA WOULD GET OFF HER BACK AND LEAVE THE POOR GIRL ALONE- SHE DESERVES HER SPACE AND PRIVACY- IN THINK SHE IS AN EXCELLENT ROLE MODEL FOR BOTH YOUNG AND OLDER GIRLS- I THINK SHE'S GREAT IN EVERY SENSE OF THE WORD!!!!

2825 days ago
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Hal    

It's a real puzzler. Tina and Joe are just trying to gary coleman their daughters for as long as they can, but Tina is oddly right in that if Daddy' little bimbo is going to do professional work, she has to do more than just show up and expect to excel with no rehersal or preparation. Jessica is talented, but she is believing her publicists and daddy too much and is heading for disaster at their hands. As for her ridiculous sister, she just rode her sister's coattails to record contracts. It's no wonder she lip-syncs...her caterwauling requires Phd's in elecrical engineering to sweeten her recorded tracks. And that stupid jig she danced at SNL. Was that just pathetic, or worse? I really would have liked to hear Dolly's comments after Jessica's embarrasing performance. An artist of her accomplishments must have been horrified.

2825 days ago
243.

Jen    

I think everyone should leave the poor thing alone so what she made a mistake everyone does one time or another she has had a hard year and unless you have been in her shoes you should not judge her, what she needs to do is get rid of her father as her manager because he is only screwing her career up even more he is not helping her and as for her mother if those are her real comments to her daughter then who the hell is she to talk get a real job yourself and then see if you can walk a mile in your daughters shoes.....keep your head up Jess

2820 days ago
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Stephanie    

Jessica does not know a good thing when she see's it. I'm an aspiring country singer who often listens to Dolly and knows every word to "9 to 5." If Jess didn't want to do it, I would have certainly been eager to step in for her!

2818 days ago
245.

whichever    

Jessica is hardly the problem. At least she's human, sort of, unlike that cultivated tramp Britney or that living skeleton, Paris.

2818 days ago
246.

Susie    

I work at a 4 diamond resort, where she performed . We had guest who had paid to stay at the resort with tickets and the package was not cheap , they brought there little girls to see her and she couldnt remember half of the songs and then instead of starting her show at 8 she started at 845 and then quit at 9 30./ Needless to say we fielded many complaints and request for refunds
Where was Tina then.. this was last year.. you think jessica would have learned at least one complete song for someone she says is her idol.. instead of following John mayer around like a puppy.. And man she looks like crap too

2818 days ago
247.

danielle    

Jessica simpson is a loser, a cry baby, pansy a$$, priss. she has no place in this business. her looks are all she has. she is an idiot(Nick Lachey worshiped her), she's lazy(passing up every job and butchering the good ones she accepts), and apparently blind(John Mayer?) this girl I used to adore!!! I am being completely honest...I had her cd's before she made it...now with the way she crapped on Nick, and is pitxhing a fit over everything...not to mention her now lack of talent...I am quite frankly disgusted I would rather see Elton John on a mag cover than her...and that's bad! Poor girl should listen to her father who gave up everything for her so she could accomplish her dreams. I would be doing everything that man said.

2817 days ago
248.

Happy for Nick    

Do you see a pattern here?..Talent yes or no.

2803 days ago
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