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Jessica Yanks Her Song from Kennedy Honors

12/21/2006 4:46 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jessica Simpson gets removed from the showJessica Simpson gave a less than stellar performance in tribute to her idol, Dolly Parton, at this month's Kennedy Center Honors, flubbing the words to "9 to 5."

Simpson says her nerves got the best of her during the star-studded D.C. event, resulting in her fouling up the song. After the show, an upset Jess was given a second chance to sing it -- with the results apparently unsatisfactory. Simpson has now had the flopped number completely cut from the telecast.

As TMZ first reported, Mama Simpson gave Jessica a verbal bitchslap as she exited the stage during the live show.

Simpson's rep, Cindi Berger, said in a statement, "She really wasn't happy with her performance and she did want it to be perfect for Dolly, who she idolizes."

As for the Kennedy Center, the producer of the show said, "We appreciate the time and energy Ms. Simpson put into this event, and respect the high standards she has for herself and that of the Kennedy Center Honors."

See the abridged version of the Kennedy Center honors on December 26 on CBS.


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Has she not gone away yet? I am so sick of hearing about her. She has done nothing substantial since her divorce. Nick is the lucky one. Glad to see he has moved on with someone who can at least carry on a conversation.

2861 days ago


Jessica Jessica. Well I hope things get better for you.

2861 days ago

What bullsh*t. Jessica fu*cked up the song because she's an idiot and didn't know the song. End of story.

2861 days ago

Julian Roberts    

high standards?? HIGH standards?? HIGH STANDARDS???? ha..haha..haHA...haHAHA...HAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!! Is he kidding??? If the bimbo had high standards for herself and her career and the freakin kennedy center honors, she would have learned the damn words to the music and wouldn't have made an ass out herself in front of the president, his wife, and her idol(????????) Dolly Parton. the girl is a dope... stick to zit cream commercials dumass!!!!!!

2861 days ago


why is she so dumb?!.. how about some tuna jessica

2861 days ago


Liar, plastic surgery face Skanson. Good riddance to you, ugly, no talent, FAT!

2861 days ago


Jessica and Ashlee are professional celebrities not talented performers. Neither has trained at any thing, singing or acting. Old Joe will keep them in the public eye earning money for him.

2861 days ago


It's too bad that Jess's career is taking a nose dive. When she first came onto the music scene she was a breath of fresh air. She seemed to have standards that other female pop singers didn't have-she had class. She could sing her heart out and look good without being half naked, a'la Britney and Christina. Now look at her-she completely let Daddy Joe sell her out. She turned into what she thought people wanted to see her as-a dumb blonde who doesn't know the difference between chicken and tuna, and she apparantly thinks it's cute to look stupid. She and her reps can blame her lack of knowledge of the song on limited time, but if she's really the professional she'd like us to believe she is, she either would've busted her butt to learn it or simply bow out. Oh and by the way, I am just now reading the article on the comments her mother made-what a b*tch. How dare she have the audacity to say that about her. What a great way to support your child.

2861 days ago


it's a good thing she didn't lip sync like her sister Ashley does. she would have been mouthing the wrong words.....

2861 days ago

Laurie R    

how stupid do jessica and her rep think we are w/that incredibly insult-to-our-intelligence comment??? IF dolly was TRULY her idol...IF she REALLY had wanted it to be perfect...SHE WOULD'VE DONE HER HOMEWORK!! what a tramp, she gave forth no effort to memorize the song or her performance. i'm over her already. i'd hate to imagine what kind of performance she'd put on for someone she didn't "idolize".

2861 days ago

spin sycle    

If the girl had high standards, she's actually have had singing lessons and sing properly....maybe even majored in music.

She is merely the pinnacle of mediocrity.

2861 days ago


ohnoyoudidn't- Her mother is probably not to far from her father. I agree- if she was more professional, she should have learned the song. I thought about that too. I sung Karoke better than that.

2861 days ago


All the talent of a fence post, but that's a hot looking woman

2861 days ago


sound familiar?

2861 days ago


After all her perfomances, suddenly she's shy and deer in the headlights..? Quick thinking., someone should have used a hook to wisk her off stage and made it a funny skit.

2861 days ago
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