More film deals on Dane Cook's menu

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Comedian Dane Cook is one of the hottest properties in Hollywood right now with two major deals set up this week alone.

Nothing 'cooking' between Dane and Jessica

LOS ANGELES, March 31 (UPI) -- Comedian Dane Cook's live-in girlfriend is denying published reports that her funny man is having a fling with divorcee Jessica Simpson.

Johansson named world's sexiest

NEW YORK, March 27 (UPI) -- Readers of FHM magazine have named actress Scarlett Johansson the "Sexiest Woman in the World."

Jessica Simpson flips to Epic Records

LOS ANGELES, March 24 (UPI) -- Singer Jessica Simpson has moved from Columbia to Epic Records, it was reported Friday.

Internet music engines fuel discovery

We've all been there: You're in the record store and want to try something new, but the only thing looping through your head is the Top 40 radio station. Step a
LEAH KRAUSS, UPI Correspondent

Spitzer sues radio chain for payola

ALBANY, N.Y., March 8 (UPI) -- New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer Wednesday filed suit in Albany, N.Y., charging a major U.S. chain of radio stations with payola.

'Dirty Love' is top Razzie 'winner'

LOS ANGELES, March 5 (UPI) -- Jenny McCarthy's "Dirty Love" led the dubious pack, taking four 2006 Razzie Awards for worst picture, worst actress, worst screenplay and worst director.

Lachey to Simpson: Give gifts back

HOLLYWOOD, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- "Newlyweds" Nick Lachey wants all the gifts back that he gave co-star and estranged wife Jessica Simpson Lachey during their three-year marriage. Lachey made the request in addition to seeking spousal support from Simpson, who objects to that proposal and

Money is an issue in 'Newlyweds' split

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Nick Lachey filed divorce papers in Los Angeles Friday requesting spousal support from his soon-to-be ex-wife, Jessica Simpson.

Naomi Awards single out British worst

LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- As the Brit Awards honored the best musical achievements of 2005, the Naomi Awards singled out the worst Britain had to offer.

Shepard and Cook compete for Simpson

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Ashton Kutcher's "Punk'd" sidekick Dax Shepard will star opposite Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook in Lions Gate's film, "Employee of the Month."

Payola probe turns from labels to radio

NEW YORK, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has shifted the focus of his ongoing payola probe from the music recording industry to the radio industry.

Kinder, gentler Super Bowl ads this year

NEW YORK, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Madison Avenue is going for cute and funny in Super Bowl advertising this year, it was reported Thursday.

Britney is speared by Mr. Blackwell

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- Pop star Britney Spears topped the 46th Annual Worst Dressed Women list released Tuesday by style watcher Mr. Blackwell.

'Malcolm's' Reese buys 'Newlyweds' home

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- "Malcolm in the Middle" star Justin "Reese" Berfield has bought the house made famous by Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey on MTV's "Newlyweds."
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Jessica Simpson
Actress and singer Jessica Simpson speaks at the Night of the Village as part of The Women's Conference in Long Beach California on October 25, 2010. UPI/Lori Shepler

Jessica Ann Simpson (born July 10, 1980) is an American singer, actress, television personality and fashion designer whose rise to fame began in 1999. Since that time, Simpson has achieved many recording milestones, starred in several television shows, movies, and commercials, launched a line of hair and beauty products, and designed fragrances, shoes, and handbags for women. She has devoted time to philanthropic efforts including Operation Smile and a USO-hosted tour for troops stationed overseas.

She has achieved seven Billboard Top 40 hits, three gold and two multi-platinum Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) certified studio albums, four of which have reached the top 10 on the US Billboard 200. Simpson starred with her then-husband Nick Lachey in the MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica. She ventured into the country music market in 2008 and released Do You Know.

Simpson has a total of records sales in Australia of more than 426,000 copies and was ranked No. 113 on the 1000 artists chart of Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) Music Decade Charts (1980–2010). In 2009, Billboard named Simpson as the 95th overall best Artists of the Decade. Simpson also was ranked at number 86 on Billboard 200 Artists, based on album sales.

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