Between this site and other sites I’ve written for, I’ve probably written some version of that headline 50 dozen times. This latest version of the story broke last night on several sources, this summary comes from News America:
“Jessica Simpson and Johnny Knoxville are going public. Johnny is leaving his wife, Simpson is filing for divorce – they are shopping the exclusive story to the weeklies under Joe Simpson’s direction. Her PR instinct is that the news will break in next week’s weeklies to fuel some fire before the July 28th Dukes of Hazzard premiere.”
I need to get back to my supermodel orgy in the hot tub filled with heroin, so I’ll just mention that this is probably bogus. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie made a very deliberate effort to stay apart in the weeks before Mr. and Mrs. Smith because the industry despises bad press right before a flick opens. But it does come on the heels of a New York Daily News story that said that Simpson and Lachey were very distant at Jessica’s 25th birthday party last Saturday. And if you think that’s surprising, how do you think I felt when I discovered that hooker wasn’t even really dead yet.
note – originally posted on GMask on July 15, 2005