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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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46.

Wendy    

Its sad that we all have forgotten that she is human how many of us would like to be talked about the way she has been God loves her

2844 days ago
47.

PerezSux    

Drown the entire family so there's room in the lifeboat for the decent folks.

2844 days ago
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Susan Easley    

And so the story goes .... Jessica & Ashlee Simpson are talentless skanks !

Their parents pimped them out ! these Simpson girls have given bjs to every guy in Hollywood just to stay on the radar !

Please !! America !! bring back talented muscians . No one cares what their bra size is except for the dirty old men .

Carol King for example ... A truly talented singer & song writer of her time * but in the 21rst century the little jewish girl from NYC may never have made it :(

2844 days ago
49.

Whatever    

Her Mom is right. She should practice and work hard or keep making an ass out of herself. Her Dad just wants to get in her pants. Sicko!

2844 days ago
50.

Spiratacus    

I would rather listen to my dog fart than listen to Jessica Simpson "sing".

2844 days ago
51.

Susan Easley    

Please America ! Stop these talentless Skanks !!

This girl is pitiful and she is U-G-L-Y too !

All the plastic surgery in the world can't change the man's jaw !

What a horse face !

2844 days ago
52.

John    

What are you talking about??? siding withTina? That money hungry bit*h should go make her OWN money and not scum off her daughters!!!!! As for the dad he is banging all of them Fu**ing pervert!!!!!!

2844 days ago
53.

John    

Nick was an idiot too! He is now popular because of the divorce!!! Fu*king fag!!!!! Leave Jessica alone!!!

2844 days ago
54.

John    

daddy Joe is screwing the girls!! write about that TMZ!

2844 days ago
55.

jamis    

Too much priviledge most often corrupts and spoils the good in a person. Jessica's lack of professionalism showed she's been corrupted. Her mother really loves her to call her on her spoiled brat actions.

2844 days ago
56.

John    

Kiss My as* Find a better story!!!!

2844 days ago
57.

Edward Lovette    

Jessica Simpson is the worst singer in the world...she is unprofessional, shallow, stupid, and a bitch for dumping her husband!

2844 days ago
58.

AngelG.1    

I am not sure why people are dissin Ashlee, when she stoped trying so hard to be Jessica 2 or the crazy faux punk singer, I thought she didnt sound that bad. I think she is way better than Brittney , but does not have the voice of JoJo. I am saying all this to say -did anyone catch Janet Jacksons real live almost inaudable "singing" on the American music awards? Though I think Michael is weird , he can sing in public. So, back to Ashlee, I think shes finding her way with out her father who ( I think) gives Jessie real "daddy and me" attention , I dont know - but Im just sayin'.....................

2844 days ago
59.

John    

I think daddy Joe is hittin it a little too hard.

2844 days ago
60.

John    

Leave Jess alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2844 days ago
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