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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Rocketing To Number Five!
By PopCultureWhore

Jessica Simpson’s camp is spinning away after her fifth place debut for “A Public Affair.” Placing behind Bob Dylan, Danity Kane and Christina Aguilera, among others, marks “the singer's highest chart debut and biggest opening week sales of her music career,” according to her e-mail newsletter. They make sure to point out that this was even after she was unable to perform the week of its debut because of the vocal chord injury. Given the material, that might have worked in her favor. Jessica’s last album, “In This Skin,” opened at number 10. I guess number five isn’t too bad given her dismal pre-Newlyweds sales, but I’m sure Papa Simpson was hoping for something better. Jess is supposed to be on Jay Leno tonight and on Ellen on Monday, so tune in for some facial contortions and an 80’s synth-pop revival. Her next single will be “I Belong to You,” a song originally conceived as a bonus track for CD’s sold at Wal-Mart (what?) but due to popular demand (Ken Paves e-mailing her label?) it’ll be on all the discs and iTunes.

UPDATE: Simpson's camp might not be as tickled as her e-mail newsletter suggests. TMZ reports that Jess has fired longtime publicist Rob Shuter.

Her upcoming Glamour cover:


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