Welcome to some interesting facts about a woman who got her first break at sixteen. Jessica Ann Johnson is an American singer, actress, and
fashion designer. Simpson signed a recording contract with Columbia Records
when she was sixteen, and released her debut studio album Sweet Kisses in 1999.
It sold over four million copies worldwide, and spawned the top three song
"I Wanna Love You Forever".
Who Is Jessica Simpson?
July 10, 1980, Jessica Simpson is an American singer, actress and entrepreneur.
After signing with Sony, she released the albums Sweet Kisses (1999) and
Irresistible (2001). Simpson caught her big break in entertainment in
2003, but not for her singing; she appeared with her former husband, ex-boy
band member Nick Lachey, on the MTV reality show Newlyweds, which
quickly attracted a large fan base. Acting offers ensued, including a part in
the 2006 film Employee of the Month. However, Simpson's biggest success
to date has come through her fashion empire of clothing, accessories and
Ann Simpson was born on July 10, 1980, in Abilene, Texas. After developing her
voice in the local Baptist church choir, she made an unsuccessful bid for The
Mickey Mouse Club at the age of 12. Disappointed but undaunted, Simpson
continued to sing in the Christian music circuit after being discovered by a
small music label while performing at church camp.
With her father as her manager and her mother
as her stylist, Jessica Simpson eventually signed with Sony and toured with
popular boy bands during the late 1990s. She released her first album, Sweet Kisses, in 1999 and
her second, Irresistible,
including the hit single "I Wanna Love You Forever," in 2001. Success
for Simpson remained just out of reach, however. Her albums received a somewhat
lukewarm response, and were eclipsed by the enormous success of pop contemporaries
Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
until after she married 98 Degrees crooner Nick Lachey and starred on the MTV
reality show Newlyweds that Simpson's career took off. The show followed
the couple around for their first year of marriage (and then their second),
providing the insatiable audience with a peek at their glamorous and mundane
world. Boosted by the success of the show, Simpson's third album, In This
Skin, was re-released in 2004, becoming a huge hit among MTV viewers. That
year, the couple also produced The Nick and Jessica Variety Hour on ABC
and enjoyed a successful turn as hosts of Saturday Night Live.
turned to acting with a leading role in Dukes
of Hazzard (2005), the big screen remake of the popular television
series. By the end of that same year, Simpson and Lachey filed for divorce. Her
career also seemed to flounder, appearing opposite comedian Dane Cook in the
lackluster comedy Employee of
the Month (2006) and receiving little notice for her next album A Public Affair (2006).
her love of country music, Simpson recorded Do
You Know (2008). The album made it into the top five of Billboard's album charts.
She co-wrote many of the songs for the album, which featured a duet with Dolly
Parton on the title track. In 2010, Simpson appeared on a reality show entitled
Jessica Simpson: The Price of
Beauty, which explored beauty treatments, fashions and fads. Also
in 2010, she released a holiday album, Happy
Career in Fashion
years, Simpson's singing career has taken a backseat to her fashion empire. Her
namesake line of clothing, accessories and shoes has become a very successful
enterprise, generating roughly $750 million in sales in 2010. Simpson returned
to reality TV in 2012, starring alongside John Varvatos and Nichole Richie as a
mentor on the designer competition show Fashion Star, hosted by Elle
Simpson began dating former American football player Eric Johnson. Two years later,
on May 1, 2012, the couple welcomed their first child together, daughter
Maxwell Drew Johnson. "We are so grateful for all of the love, support and
prayers we have received," Simpson posted on her website soon after her
daughter's birth. "This has been the greatest experience of our
November 2012, Simpson announced that she was pregnant for the second time. The
news led to speculation surrounding a recent deal between Simpson and Weight
Watchers; after reportedly losing more than 60 pounds—weight that she
attributed to her first pregnancy—in the fall of 2012, Simpson signed on to
become a new spokesperson for the international weight-loss company.
Referencing Simpson's anticipated weight gain, news outlets questioned whether
Simpson's pregnancy is a deal-break for Weight Watchers.
Johnson had their second child together, a baby boy named Ace Knute Johnson, on
June 30, 2013. A 32-year-old Simpson delivered the baby via a scheduled
C-section, according to reports.
married Johnson on July 5, 2014, in California. In September 2018, Simpson
announced that she's pregnant with their third child, a girl.
Clancy's comment: Ah ... There ya go. One very attractive, and successful, woman.
Today, I present a guest post from Michael Levy. Hopefully, it might inspire aspiring and struggling writers.
Welcome, Michael ...
The art of good writing comes from the artist within. All humans
have the ability to become great authors, poets, artists and musicians, etc.,
so why do most folks find it such a difficult task? Why do many people say I
could never be a writer or I could never aspire to write poetry? Moreover, why
do folks who do write grow discouraged when their work is rejected?
We are what we think, so if we believe we cannot
succeed in our daily actions, then for sure we will never get away from our
perception of what we think we are. This self-defeating attitude was not of our
making. As we were growing up and maturing into adulthood, we were
indoctrinated with thousands of negative thoughts. This gave us a belief that
we are only homemakers or only truck drivers. This limited vision of our role
in life gives us a limited life. People the world over have great creativity.
Once we start to understand who we are and the reasons we exist, we start to cultivate
eloquent works of creativity.
Just writing worthy, meaningful, literature will not
get the success it deserves unless we possess the resolve to carry on writing
in spite of the critics. There will always be those who criticize a writer, no
matter how well the composition. Rejection is an everyday experience for most
writers. This is a joy we must accept and grow from. Just because someone does
not like our essay does not mean it has no value. It means it was not
acceptable to the editor or book reviewer who was reading the essay.
We can do two things when we feel constant rejections.
We can give up and say, it was not meant to be. Alternatively, we can say,
"How do I become a better writer and have my work accepted by more of the
establishment?'" Once a small section of the general public starts to take
an interest in our writing, the sheep mentality of the
"establishment" will no doubt follow. It always has. It always will.
Success breeds success.
Until we can find the inner core of creativity and start
to write from the soul, we will never become great writers. We may achieve a
modicum of success by writing a few columns for a newspaper or magazine but
that could keep us in a vacuum. We can scrape a living, but may not amass a
fortune, for we are trying to write and trying will never cut the mustard.
The secret to excellent writing is to enjoy with
ecstatic abandonment each letter and syllable we put down on paper. The pure
joy of writing makes us successes; nothing else will. Those who tell us we have
to struggle and sweat have not grasped true meaning in their lives. We need no
approval of any human to be a success.
Stop trying to become a success. We are successes
already. We were born. We are the success of life. The sperm hit the egg and
here we are...
Everything else we do and achieve is just a bonus.
Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. Joy brings true
meaning to life.
Now the next question to ask is "what is
joy?" What does joy mean and how do we achieve it? Look within , take time
to silence the mind and feel the texture of nothingness. Smell the perfume of
celestial splendor. Discover the sound of cosmic waves flowing though your
subconscious mind. Palpate infinity.
Breathe eternity. Conceive the splendor of
maturating into the essence of a successful writer. Be the word, become the
poem, and live the adventure.
Everything we do is inscribed in our soul’s book of
life. We just need to learn how to read the instructions written within every
cell and molecule of our being.
Each tissue and sinew bleeds
muscular power of infinite, majestic might. Fly on the wings of limitless
mastery. Escape the shrouded cocoon and become the enchanting butterfly. The
dreams of authentic reality are about to manifest a rainbow of magical
"Write on Time" _____ "Compose in
Y_ourself ___ (THE GENIUS)