Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have tied the knot.
The couple exchanged vows on Sunday (31Aug14) during a private ceremony at the Greenwich, Connecticut mansion of the groom's mum, Diana Ross, according to multiple reports.
The bride's newlywed sister Jessica Simpson served as Ashlee's matron of honour, almost two months after her own wedding to husband Eric Johnson, while her kids Maxwell, two, and son Ace, 14 months, took on the roles of flower girl and ring bearer, respectively. Bronx Mowgli, Ashlee's five-year-old son with ex-husband Pete Wentz, walked his mum down the aisle.
This is actor Ross' first marriage and the second for Simpson, who was married to the Fall Out Boy rocker from 2008 to 2011. Ross proposed to Simpson in January (14) after just six months of dating.
The bride's father, Joe Simpson, was clearly thrilled about the big day, posting a tweet hours before the nuptials, which read, "Today my little girl gets married. Congrats Ashlee and Evan."
Reports suggest Simpson wore a pearl-embellished white wedding dress and $750,000 (GBP441,000)-worth of Neil Lane rubies.
Pop star Jessica Simpson burst into tears as she walked down the aisle at her wedding on Saturday (05Jul14).
The singer/actress married former football player Eric Johnson at a ranch in Santa Barbara, California in front of more than 250 guests, and the ceremony was officiated by Simpson's father Joe.
The groom has now revealed his bride began crying as she walked down the aisle to him before they exchanged vows, telling People.com, "I saw my gorgeous wife coming towards me and she was crying. I think my heart was exploding a little bit."
Simpson adds of her big day, "It's so surreal. This has been something we've wanted ever since we met... It's all about family for us."
The couple is parents to a young son and daughter, who acted as a ring bearer and flower girl, and the singer reveals the youngsters received a rapturous reception as they walked out in front of the congregation, adding, "Before I walked out, I kept hearing all the applause, so my kids got standing ovations!"
Simpson wore a gold dress by Carolina Herrera for the ceremony, and later changed into a sparkly blue mini-dress for the reception, and she adds of her fashion choices, "Everybody thought I was going to wear a dress that completely showed off my new bod (body). But I can't help but want a princess dress! I'm a Southern girl at heart. I like everything big!"
Jessica Simpson's father Joe was "locked out" of his Twitter.com blog on Monday (16Dec13) after a cyber criminal hacked into his account and posted vile messages online, suggesting he was a child molester. The anonymous user illegally gained access to his Twitter handle @PapaJoeSimpson and proceeded to send out almost 40 messages to fans, claiming to confess to a number of sex crimes.
One of the posts read: "I've used my 'name' and abused my power. I've molested multiple and can provide proof. Everyone should know. It's true - I've molested people... I've molested kids."
The hacker then tried to convince followers it was really Joe Simpson writing the confessional comments, stating, "For those who are wondering... my account has not been hacked but as I said I would remove those tweets... see I can get away with anything".
Simpson turned to Twitter.com bosses for help in claiming back his blog and by Monday night, the 53 year old was back in control of his Twitter account.
After deleting all of the fake tweets, he wrote, "My twitter account was hacked this evening and some terrible messages were sent from my account. My account has been reset now."
Anything can happen on live TV. A slip of the tongue can mean the difference between a F-bomb or a Freudian slip, but sometimes broadcast news can fail spectacularly in all sorts of ways. While some guffaws are fodder for blooper-reels, others are just bad journalism and not-so P.C friendly. While our insider knowledge of broadcast news is largely based on watching too many episodes of Newsroom —just remember these screw-ups got by an entire team of people.
Apparently CNBC Squawk Box Host Joe Kernen just could not contain his hilarious Indian joke, much to the horror or his fellow co-hosts. During the discussion about the value of rupees, Kernen adopted a fake Indian accent and mumbled something original about 7-Eleven. As Aziz Ansari would say, "I think it's so cool that some of you guys were able to travel back in time to 1995 for those Indian jokes you did."
As if that were enough, sometimes it's not just the anchors that play fast and loose with racial stereotypes. After the Asiana Airlines crash in San Francisco, Fox affiliate KTVU ran a list of fake pilot names that seemed dreamed up by Bart Simpson and not the largest Fox local station. Along with displaying the names, they were also read by the anchors on air after being fact checked by an intern. Proving what we knew all along — that interns are really running the show.
Sometimes we can blame the graphics department for many a mix-up. The tragic case of a missing teenager made viral history, after the new suspect was revealed to be hamster by WFSB in Hartford. The furry "mug shot" was also accompanied the rodent holding a film slate — at least it wasn't pictured in a crime-evading wheel.
We get it, it's hard to say pianist — we do it all the time. Our nicknames for naughty bits seem to have a knack for making it on broadcast more often than not. Reporting from the field, this one reporter slips up some friendly chitchat with a particularly busty-anchor back at the station and ends up congratulating her on her giant rack.
Ladies (and Gentleman) don't pretend to hold an object up near your mouth unless there is a microphone in it. Poor Canadian news anchor Lisa Dutton was excited to share her "mom-preneur" idea about using a vibrating toothbrush for teething newborns. The result is exactly what happens when you try to demonstrate anything vibrating on live television.
"It meant a lot to have everyone be really joyful and cheerful. It was a good family connection that we hadn't had in a long time." Jessica Simpson on having her both her parents together for her son Ace Knute's birth. Joe and Tina Simpson divorced in April (13) after 34 years of marriage.
Alicia Silverstone — vegan, cookbook author, mother, former virgin who can't drive — has launched an initiative through which new vegan mothers can share their breast milk. Talk about a niche market.
On June 25, Silverstone announced on her blog The Kind Life that, after talking to a new mother who is having a hard time creating breast milk of her own, she will be starting a cooperative for women with similar lifestyle and diet choices (i.e. vegan) to share breast milk.
"A lot of women unfortunately have a similar struggle, and there's no reason why they shouldn't be able to give their babies the most amazing start in life with clean, mean, glorious breast milk," Silverstone writes. "And because we are a community of beautiful souls who recognize the importance of food as health, I say we help support those mamas and babies who need a hand during one of the most important times in their lives. It's why I'm starting the Kind Mama Milk Share, a way for moms to connect with other moms in their area. If you have milk to share — post it! If you are in need of milk —post it! Think of all the babies we can help raise together!"
What a lovely, conscientious, hippie thing to do!
Silverstone's new venture also answered an age old question: that vegans (or vegan offspring, at least) do indeed imbibe breast milk. While other forms of milk are verboten due to the animals' lack of consent, human mothers are able to freely give their milk, making the liquid kosher. (Well, not actually kosher, I don't think, but allowed.)
But this raises an interesting ethical question about veganism. If meat from a human is freely given, is that also allowed? If no animals were harmed in the making of a delicious human kidney pie, and Joe Shmoe didn't want his kidney anyway, is it vegan? Heck, is Hannibal Lector a vegan? This might be a game-changer.
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Singer Nick Lachey had a laugh at the expense of his ex-wife Jessica Simpson's father on Tuesday (07May13) as he poked fun at rumours his former father-in-law has 'come out' as gay. The 98 Degrees star was a guest on U.S. talk show Watch What Happens Live with his bandmate and brother, Drew, when he was quizzed about his relationship with the Simpson family.
Lachey, who is now married to TV personality Vanessa Minnillo, admitted he lost touch with the singer/actress two years after their 2005 divorce, saying, "It's been years (since I've talked to Simpson). Years. Honestly, probably six years. It was like another lifetime ago."
He then took part in a question-and-answer game with host Andy Cohen and was quizzed about his ex-father-in-law, Joe Simpson, who is in the midst of a divorce from Jessica's mum Tina.
Asked what the best thing was about cutting ties with the former minister, Lachey quipped, "I don't have to play grab a** under the table on Easter Sunday!"
He quickly realised he might have landed himself in trouble after Cohen laughed and said, "That's very funny", prompting Lachey to reply, "It may not be tomorrow, but it is tonight."
Rumours about the patriarch's sexuality began surfacing last year (12) when Tina filed to end their 34-year marriage, but the Simpson family has yet to comment on the claims.
Pop star Jessica Simpson and her fiance Eric Johnson celebrated their daughter's first birthday on Sunday (28Apr13) during a special fair-themed bash in the backyard of their California home. Little Maxwell Drew officially turns a year older on Wednesday (01May13), but Simpson, the former American football player and 50 friends and family showered the tot with gifts early to mark the big milestone. The fashion designer's parents, Joe and Tina Simpson, put aside their personal problems for the party, which came just days after their divorce was finalised.
A children's band and face painters were hired to provide the entertainment and guests dined on hot dogs, grilled cheese and tacos.
A source tells People.com, "Maxwell had a great time! Everyone was in great spirits. All of her grandparents were there. She loved listening to the band and seeing the other babies!"
The Irresistible singer is currently expecting her second child, a baby boy, due in August (13).
The parents of Ashlee and Jessica Simpson are officially divorced after 34 year of marriage. Tina Simpson, the mother of the two pop stars, filed papers to end her union to their father Joe in Texas last year (12) citing "discord or conflict of personalities," according to TMZ.com.
Ah, the wonders of live television. How fragile is the barrier between great moments and disasters when the safety net of a pretaped show is removed. And no show knows this better than American Idol, which has witnessed not one but two uncomfortable live moments this season.
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First was Charlie Askew's incredibly uncomfortable moment of distress after his Top 20 performance failed to impress the judges. Second was Nicki Minaj's reenactment of your hungover coworker showing up an hour late to the morning meeting. After having "traffic issues" (something Randy wasn't buying at all) Minaj arrived for the show in a T-shirt and hoodie, sheilding her eyes from the viewing public with her cat-ear-adorned sunglasses. Really profesh, Nicki.
But this isn't the only instance of live TV serving up an awkward surprise — that's practically the reason any network airs something live: the possibility of weirdness and, sometimes, even disaster. Minaj shouldn't feel too bad; she's just taking part in an age-old tradition, really.
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The Rachel Crow Tear-Fest
At the very least, Idol can hold its head high that it's not the show that has become infamous for unleashing the saddest four minutes of live television (possibly ever) onto the viewing public. The X Factor made a nation weep when judge Nicole Scherzinger failed to save young Rachel Crow from elimination towards the end of the first U.S. season. The result was tears... everywhere. Rachel broke down on stage. America broke down. Nicole broke down, and Paula Abdul had to pick her back up. Nicki's psuedo hangover was nothing compared to this.
Sports Stars Behaving Badly
The world of competitive sports is no stranger to an unexpected moment of live television. At this year's Super Bowl, we witnessed the Ravens' Joe Flacco dropping the F bomb and the Super Dome lost its lights, both of which became fodder the next day. Then there's Shaq, who famously forgets the part where live TV interviews generally need to be given without cursing, and continues to do so as a commetator for TNT. And of course, Kobe Bryant's uncomfortable outburst in 2011, when the camera panned a little too close and captured the Lakers star dropping a homophobic slur.
The Famous Oscars Streaker
Nothing says style and grace like a guy with long hair and a mustache running naked across the stage at Hollywood's biggest awards ceremony. In 1974, David Niven was barely even bothered by a streaker running across the Oscars stage. But it's a live TV moment no one else has managed to forget.
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The Jig That Killed a Career
You can't talk about TV mishaps without bringing up Ashlee Simpson's famed lip-synching failure. In case you forgot (and you probably didn't), Simpson's vocals played back on the SNL stage before she started lip-synching (or singing along, as she claimed). Realizing the jig was up (sorry, I couldn't resist), Simpson danced around the stage before exiting altogether. Gee, I wonder why we haven't heard any new music from her since that happened?
Walking Is Hard: Hilarious Awards Show Edition
It's simple: Bret Michaels was performing a Rock of Ages number at the 2009 Tonys, when the backdrop came down too early and he smacked right into it. Hilarious.
Walking Is Hard: Adorable Jennifer Lawrence Edition
Not all live TV disasters have to be awkward. Case and point: Jennifer Lawrence's charming princess tumble at the 2013 Oscars. She faltered, got back up, and adorably told the audience to sit down because they were only giving her a standing O for her ability to miraculously continue after the horrible embarrassment of having difficulty with a dress 10 times her size. And people wonder why the Internet is so convinced that she's the epitome of perfection.
Janet Jackson and the Infamous Wardrobe Malfunction
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