Jessica & John’s New Year


Jul 12, 2006
John Mayer and Jessica Simpson rang in ‘07 “full-on making out” at the Hudson Hotel party thrown by Christina Aguilera. It was the first public acknowledgment of a relationship they have been denying since August.

“He was scratching her back, they were kissing, it wasn’t subtle,” says a spy at the Heineken-sponsored bash. The couple dined earlier in the evening at Country, after shopping at Barneys during the day.

A source tells us they are staying together at The Mercer hotel in SoHo.

An insider says: “John has been thrilled that they have been tricking the media, but she doesn’t really care. His Christmas present to her was a framed copy of the Us Weekly cover that says ‘Dumped: John ditches Jessica.’”

By the way, John, you might want to have a word with your posse: That party guest your friend asked about buying drugs was a Daily News reporter.

Meanwhile, Jessica’s botched tribute to Dolly Parton is going to cost more than just having her performance cut from the Kennedy Center Honors broadcast. Now the Center is refusing to reimburse her manager dad, Joe Simpson, around $15,000 in hair, makeup and stylist fees.

“She was cut from the show, and they don’t want to pay for a dress that didn’t fit,” said a source.

Joe Simpson initially explained that his daughter messed up Parton’s classic “Nine to Five” because she was distracted by trying to prevent a wardrobe malfunction in her strapless gown.

The insider estimates the day rate of hairstylist Ken Paves at $6,000, makeup artist Mary Phillips at $4,000, and fashion stylist Jessica Pastor at “around $4,000 to $5,000.”

“Joe’s furious and has started a huge fight with the Kennedy Center over it,” says the snitch.

While the Kennedy Center did not return calls, a rep for Simpson says succinctly: “No truth to it.”-ny daily news


Aug 26, 2006
Speaking of Joe Simpson. Do you recall the rumors that Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo and Jessica were dating? I read today that daddy Joe just "loaned" Jessica's name to Tony (who knows why Tony would want this rumor) in exchange for football tickets!! With a father like that, what chance do Jess and Ashlee have to be balanced young women? The guy just makes my skin crawl.