Jessica Simpson

  1. Jessica Simpson Signs With UTA

    March 12, 2014 10:58 AM EDT Jessica Simpson has signed with UTA for representation in all areas, The Hollywood Reporter has exclusively learned. The agency, which helped launch her career, will serve as her sole talent representation. The move signals a comeback for the actr ...

  2. Publishing Briefs: Zooey Deschanel Signs With Spirit, Tommy James Teams with Sony/ATV, BMG Chrysalis U.S. Buys Rights To 'Khumba'

    March 11, 2014 6:32 AM EDT Spirit Music Group has signed a multi-year North American publishing administration deal with Zooey Deschanel which includes her back catalog and future works.  In addition to her songwriting contributions as one half of the duo She & Him, she ...

  3. Morning Fix: The Business of New Year's Concerts; 2013's Brands to Watch; Can Drake Trademark 'YOLO'?

    December 27, 2012 8:30 AM EST Subscribe here to Billboard's free Morning Fix email and other music-business newsletters THE BUSINESS OF NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERTS: On Dec. 31, thousands of concert-goers across the country will usher in 2013 to live music f rom their fav ...

  4. Preaching To The Choir

    September 07, 2012 8:00 AM EDT Scala & Kolacny Brothers take the movie and TV world by storm. The female choir heard in the current trailer for Showtime's "Homeland" is the same one that became an Internet sensation after its version of Radiohead's " ...

  5. Web Trends: Watch Shakira's Latest Video

    May 02, 2012 4:48 PM EDT Google Trends: 5. jessica simpson baby - the pop star/fashion tycoon gave birth to her daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson with fiancé Eric Johnson 11. jessica simpson gives birth - see No. 5 Twitter Music Trend: 1. Maybach O - the name former B2K membe ...

  6. Backbeat: Jessie J, Ellie Goulding, Oh Land Rock Elle's Women in Music Awards With Jason Flom, Scooter Braun, More

    April 13, 2012 3:44 PM EDT Singer Jessie J (center) receives a plaque from LAVA Records President/CEO Jason Flom (right) at ELLE's in Women Music 2012 at event in L.A. for selling over 12 million copies worldwide of her album Who You Are. (Photo: WireImage) At Elle mag ...

  7. Web Trends: Fiona Apple Announces 23 Word Long Album Title

    March 08, 2012 4:42 PM EST Google Trends: 8. pregnant jessica simpson - Jessica Simpson is pregnant, posed nude on the cover of the March issue of Elle 17. fiona apple - Fiona Apple announces her new album title… which is 23 words long
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  8. Jessica Simpson Returns To Reality TV

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Six years after she became a breakout reality TV star with MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica," Jessica Simpson is returning to MTV Networks for a new reality series on VH1 targeted for a 2010 launch. "The Price of Beauty,&qu ...

  9. Eminem's 'We Made You' Video Debuts On MTV

    April 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Eminem debuted the video to "We Made You," the first single off his forthcoming "Relapse" album, today (April 7) on MTV's "AMTV." The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, mercilessly spoofs a slew of celebrities inclu ...

  10. Simpson Tapped For Rascal Flatts Tour

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson has been tapped to support Rascal Flatts on the winter leg of the country group's ongoing Bob That Head Tour. Simpson, who will be on the road supporting her new country album "Do You Know" (Columbia Nashville), join ...

  11. 'Death' Has Arrived: Metallica Nets Fifth No. 1 Album

    September 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Metallica's "Death Magnetic" debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart with 490,000 -- after only three full days of sales. The set -- the band's fifth consecutive studio album to debut at No. 1 -- was released last Fri ...

  12. Jessica Simpson To Make Opry Debut

    September 05, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pop star turned country hopeful Jessica Simpson will make her Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, Sept. 6. The segment, which will also include performances from legend Loretta Lynn, Patty Loveless and newcomer Crystal Shawanda, will be televised on ...

  13. 'Idol' Finalist Cook Signs With Arista Nashville

    June 30, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Season seven "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has signed with 19 Recordings/Arista Nashville. The Oregonian, who is preparing for the American Idols Live! Tour 2008, will team with songwriter/producer Brett James (Jessica Simpson ...

  14. Usher Takes A 'Stand' At No. 1 With 443,000

    June 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT No surprise here: Usher's "Here I Stand" starts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with the year's second-biggest sales week -- 443,000. Only Mariah Carey's "E=MC2" notched a bigger week, when it launched with 463,000 ...

  15. Phoenix Suns Sign Epic Partnership

    May 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The NBA's Phoenix Suns and Epic Records have entered a Web partnership that will bring a customized jukebox player to the team's Web site , official social network and the team's virtual behind-the-scenes tour . The player will feat ...

  16. Dolls, Simpson, Disturbed Lead Operation MySpace

    February 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Pussycat Dolls, Jessica Simpson, Disturbed, Filter, DJ Z-Trip and comedian Carlos Mencia will perform for U.S. troops at an undisclosed military base in Kuwait on March 10 as part of Operation MySpace, a three-hour concert that will also be br ...

  17. Jessica Simpson Going Country On New Album

    December 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST Believe it: Jessica Simpson has decamped to Nashville to begin work on her debut country album, due sometime in 2008 via Columbia Nashville. Simpson declined to name songwriting collaborators, but tells Billboard.biz she will most definitely be in ...

  18. Crosstown Signs Rhett Lawrence

    April 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Crosstown Songs has signed a publishing deal with songwriter/producer Rhett Lawrence, acquiring a portion of his catalog and entering an exclusive co-publishing agreement for his future work. Under the deal, Crosstown acquired between 30% and 50% ...

  19. Yahoo's DRM Test

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson's unprotected MP3 track on sale now. Yahoo Music's recent offering of a personalized Jessica Simpson song is being hailed as under-the-table test of how unprotected MP3 files may sell online. The Simpson track, "A Pu ...

  20. Simpson To Offer Personalized Song To Fans

    July 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Available July 18 via Yahoo! Music. Beginning July 18, Jessica Simpson fans will be able to purchase a personalized version of Simpson's new single "A Public Affair," containing three customized shout-outs, exclusively at Yahoo! Mus ...

  21. Clothing Manufacturer Sues Jessica Simpson

    April 12, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims pop star breached contract. A California-based clothing manufacturer is suing Jessica Simpson for $100 million, claiming she breached their contract by failing to support lines of apparel she developed with the company. Tarrant Apparel Grou ...

  22. TVT Music Pub Signs Morales

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST Has worked with Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin, Thalia. TVT Music Publishing has signed songwriter/producer Steve Morales, who has worked with artists including Jessica Simpson, Ricky Martin, Thalia and Keke Wyatt. "It's clear to me that ...

  23. DualDisc Release Slate Heating Up

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST On the heels of Sony BMG Music Entertainment's announcement that it will issue 18 DualDisc titles, all the majors and 5.1 Entertainment Group are stepping up with another 20 or so releases in the form On the heels of Sony BMG Music Entertainm ...

  24. More Jessica Simpson Products Coming

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jessica Simpson has signed a licensing deal to create a line of products ranging from apparel and cosmetics to home furnishings. Jessica Simpson has signed a licensing deal to create a line of products ranging from apparel and cosmetics to home fu ...

  25. Joe Simpson Starts Label Through Geffen

    September 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Joe Simpson, who handles the careers of two of the hottest artists on the charts right now -- his daughters Jessica and Ashlee Simpson -- is making further inroads into the music business through a jo Joe Simpson, who handles the careers of two of ...

  26. More Jessica Simpson Products Planned

    July 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Look for Jessica Simpson to unveil a new product line in the next several weeks. Her manager, Joe Simpson, exclusively tells Billboard.biz, "It will be clothing, jewelry, everything. It's tied in with Look for Jessica Simpson to unveil a ...

  27. Simpson To Shill For Mints

    May 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Hershey deal involves TV commercials. Jessica Simpson will star in commercials marketing Hershey's new breath mints. The ads, featuring the 23-year-old singer and her sister Ashlee, are scheduled to begin airing nationally next week. In the s ...

  28. Simpson Sets Headlining Tour

    May 11, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Jessica Simpson is launching a headlining arena/amphitheater tour June 4 at the New Orleans Arena. The 40-plus-date outing -- set to wrap Aug. 1 at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif. -- is Simp Jessica Simpson is launching a headlining aren ...

  29. Recent Cases And Filings

    April 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Recent cases and filings including Bad Boy Entertainmet, Jessica Simpson and Paramount Domestic TV Films Pictures. Case : Payback Industries v. Bad Boy Entertainment; Arista Records; Bad Boy Records; BMG Entertainment Issue: Breach of settlement a ...

  30. Norah No. 1 For Fourth Week

    March 10, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jessica Simpson rockets to No. 2 with rerelease. Jessica Simpson rockets to No. 2 with rerelease. News Jessica Simpson ...

  31. The Beat

    February 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST Columbia gives Jessica Simpson more exposure by issuing an expanded version of her album "In This Skin." Columbia gives Jessica Simpson more exposure by issuing an expanded version of her album "In This Skin." News Jessica Simp ...

  32. The Beat

    February 16, 2004 12:00 AM EST Columbia gives Jessica Simpson more exposure by issuing an expanded version of her album "In This Skin." Columbia gives Jessica Simpson more exposure by issuing an expanded version of her album "In This Skin." News Jessica Simp ...

  33. Simpson Whips-Up Fragrance Line

    January 14, 2004 12:00 AM EST Jessica Simpson has created her own line of fragrance and body-care products. Jessica Simpson has created her own line of fragrance and body-care products called Dessert. The perfume, whipped body cream, bubble bath, body gloss and other products ...