Jessica Simpson appearance on live television goes about as well as you’d expect

Jessica Simpson at the 8th Annual Operation Smile Gala held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel (10/2)

Jessica Simpson had no idea what the hell was going on Sunday night during her appearance on QVC. Wait a minute, whose idea was it to put Jessica Simpson on live television? Those two go together about as well as Roman Polanski and consensual sex. From the Kansas City Star:

Jessica truly did not score any points for herself Sunday night on QVC. (I saw it for myself because I spend way too much time watching QVC.)

Jessica was on to present one of her purses as the Today’s Special Value, along with high heels and jewelry and hats and other things from her Jessica Simpson fashion line.

And I swear that she came off sounding like she didn’t have a clue about what she was selling.

Sounds harsh? Well, consider that at one point she told QVC presenter Patti Reilly that “you know more about my bags than I do.”

Oh lord.

A few minutes later Jessica’s mom appeared on stage next to her to. My bet is that the QVC folks rushed mom out there to speak for her daughter because it quickly became clear who supplies the brains behind the line.

QVC’s first mistake was bringing Jessica on to sell purses. Of course she fucked up, Jessica doesn’t know about purses. If you’re going to put her on live televison, you need to surround her with a product she’s more comfortable with:

“Hi, I’m QVC host Rick Domeier, and for the next hour we’ll be talking with Jessica Simpson about her love of cheesecake, specifially Junior’s Authentic New York Cheesecake, Today’s Special Value at only $31.40 . . . Jessica? Jessica! Quit eating those! Those are display cheesecakes! Dammit, they’re not real! They’re made of styrofoam! SECURITY!

[WENN, Mavrixonline]

October 23, 2009 - 2:00 pm