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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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31.

ronny    

Can anyone locate the clip on You Tube?? I can't find it.

2790 days ago
32.

TMZ_User    

I just want to say that both Joe & Tina Simpson are CRAZY!!!! I'm sure Jessica has enough on her plate without her loony parents running/ruining her career (if she still has one)

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33.

toy    

cute Joe, CUTE?? The only thing standing at the end of that embarassement was in your pants. She ran off stage to SILENCE! that menas other people don't think cute, they thing DISGRACE! Including poor Dolly.

2790 days ago
34.

toy    

Well if Joe thinks its cute it at least explains his delusion into allowing her to perform at events like this. No doubt her movie performances have so far oscar worthy??? She has to be brainwashed into thinking that to get out of bed in the morning. Soooooooo wrong....

2790 days ago
35.

glynne1964    

And I thought my family was dysfunctional!!! Whatta f-d up family! IT might be cute when your toddler messes up, but not at this age & during such an important performance. Sure, Dolly probably understands the nervousness & she handled it with class.

Jessica & all the other not so bright pop stars can learn a thing or 2 from her. Dolly wears short dresses, but we haven't seen her without panties. Dolly always seems to be dressed nicely & appear professional. Dolly writes a lot of her own music...good music that people often try to copy but fail horribly! Dolly has been around for over 40 years & to be honest, I've never heard really anything scandalous about her. Gee, why is that??? Maybe, just maybe, she has some class & diginity?

2790 days ago
36.

toy    

Papa spent the whole performance salivating over those "DDs" that were about to spill over, that's what he thought was "cute"...

2790 days ago
37.

Lenn K    

#28 that's is so damn funny. #22 you are right we don't know Jessica personally. But we can smell dumb a mile away. And it doesn't take a 7-11 clerk to tell she has no talent. Her dad is pimp and he does whore his no-talent daughter on the public like we are blind and deaf. The mother is so right, but she better watch out because some one got to pose for Playboy in the future so she and the daughters better watch out!

2790 days ago
38.

TIREDOFTHESIMPSONS    

I WATCHED THE VIDEO AND SHE CLEARLY HAD NO IDEA WHAT THE WORDS TO THE SONG WERE, WAS HOLDING HER DRESS UP SO THAT SHE DID NOT SUFFER A "WARDROBE MALFUNCTION" AND JUST ACTED LIKE SHE HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO DO AFTER THE SONG WAS OVER. HER LITTLE "DOLLY, YOU MAKE ME SO NERVOUS" AND RUN OFF THE STAGE WOULD HAVE BEEN CUTE IF SHE WAS 10 YEARS OLD, BUT COME ON PEOPLE, SHE'S OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW BETTER. SHE IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PROFESSIONAL SINGER/ACTRESS, NOT SOME CONTESTANT ON AMERICAN IDOL WHO JUST GOT SLAMMED BY SIMON. I SAY THAT CBS RUN THE FOOTAGE AS IT WAS ORIGINALLY DONE, AND STOP PLACATING HER AND HER SISTER BY GIVING THEM OPPORTUNITY AFTER OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THEMSELVES LOOK LIKE DECENT PERFORMERS WHEN THEY AREN'T.

2790 days ago
39.

toy    

Dolly isn't the Skanson's idol, they took an opportunity to do a song they thought would have "synergies" with the piece of crap film the dumb tranny is filming. And when it comes out, we can expect lots of the ugly fat midget doing stupid things, and looking "cute." That pack of whores has no shame, Dolly is too nice a person to be used by these pieces of s&#t.

2790 days ago
40.

JLT    

If you want a professional job done, you hire a professional... not Jessica Simpson.

2790 days ago
41.

Vain    

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42.

Rachel    

"Technically " Jessica's reputation is our fault??? Thanks for my laugh of the day!!

2790 days ago
43.

woolyone    

I'm not a fan of this girl - but I actually feel sorry for her.... that dress did look like it was about to fall off or her boobies were going to bounce out the top. It was really a bad choice.

Well, at least we know there was an even bigger moron than jessica sitting out in the audience..... El Presidente Chimpo.

2790 days ago
44.

duh    

Am I the only one here who notices that she's a bobble-head when she talks or sings? What's up with that?

2790 days ago
45.

Britney's Lawyer    

Sorry Jessica fans. That performance was totally unprofessional. Mom is right. No excuse. It wasn't cute. There are hundreds of really talented people that would kill to sing on national TV at an event like that. Jess should have rehearsed for a week before that show. Where was LeAnn Rimes? (Probably at home laughing!) Jess is a better singer than Ashlee, but it's clear that Jess is really a one hit wonder. (Come to think of it, can anyone name her one hit?) I hope she saved her money.

2790 days ago
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