Jessica Simpson likes the Beantown boys

Casting alert: Chuckleheads from Charlestown, Irish brawlers from Southie, Neapolitan North Enders, Nerdy Newtonians, “severe” Revere, Lynn, Lynn City of Sin, rough housing Roxbury types, academics from Cambridge and flush Brahmins can all apply.

Jessica Simpson has a thing for all you “dropping the ‘R’ ” English language mangling scofflaws.

The Texas-born singer-actress says the Bostonian fellows have a few of the rebel traits she’s looking for.

“I think Boston has cute boys,” Simpson, 27, tells Extra. “I need a Boston man. A Boston man is closest to a Southern man, I believe.”

Specifically, she says, it’s “just their loyalty” that reminds her of Southern gentlemen.

Simpson has not discussed her breakup with John Mayer – though she did recently tell InStyle, “I’ve had my heart broken since my divorce” from Nick Lachey, which became final in 2005.

As for “Major Movie Star”, a comedy just wrapped,  she endured the real-life rigors of boot camp.  “I really found out a lot about myself and gained a lot of confidence. It’s really humbling.”

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