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Jessica Simpson yanks 'Dolly' tribute performance

By Stone Martindale Dec 22, 2006, 20:49 GMT

Jessica Simpson yanks 'Dolly' tribute performance

Jessica Simpson - Fame / Photorazzi

It's been a tough year for Jessica Simson all the way around.

Recently Simpson flubbed and fled from the stage at the Kennedy Center Honors while performing the song "9 to 5" in honor of her idol, Dolly Parton.

Her ex husband Nick Lachey seems to be lucky in love, and has landed on his feet with Vanessa Minillo.

In her Shreveport, La. production of featue film "Blonde Ambition" there is talk of it going straight to DVD, a bad sign, and the crew has made comments to the media about Simpson's inabilty to pull off her scripted lines.

Now Simpson has pulled out of a taped tribute to Dolly Parton after she was unhappy with her second attempt to perform Parton's hit song 9 to 5.

She recorded it a second time, but was still unhappy and asked for it to be removed from the tape.

"She really wasn't happy with her performance," said Simpson's new publicist Cindi Berger, who reps Rosie O'Donnell and Sharon Stone.

"She did want it to be perfect for Dolly, who she idolizes," she added.

"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," said the producer, George Stevens Jr.

The annual event honored theatre producer Andrew Lloyd Webber, conductor and musical director Zubin Mehta, singer Dolly Parton and Smokey Robinson and film-maker Steven Spielberg.


 



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