Jessica Simpson

Latest Articles

Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more

Twitter Roundup of the 2010 Grammys: Jessica Simpson weeps over Pink, Pete Yorn moans for MGMT, and more

Most of you were probably too busy personally livetweeting last night's Grammy Awards to actually watch the performances or pay attention to what pop stars...
By Carrie Battan  |  February 01, 2010

Dance, Monkey: Iliza Shlesinger

Those pimply colorful gourds. I can’t figure them out. They’re like the ugly stepsisters for the pumpkin. Can you eat them? No. Are they pretty? No. Do you need them on your table?  
We put a comic on the hot seat. This week’s victim . . .
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  October 21, 2008

The truth is up there

The sky’s on the move again, he can feel it.
Clouds, sun dogs, and the dream of an atmospheric education . . . How one former TV reporter brought his sky gospel to the people
By JAMES PARKER  |  August 20, 2008

The week in boners

With his new album expected to hit #1 on the Billboard charts this week, I think (Nasty) Nas is getting a bit swell-headed.
Ross exposed, FCC hosed, hicks opposed
By DAVID THORPE  |  July 28, 2008

Gimme some truth

Can it be a coincidence, I ask rhetorically, that we have all of a sudden become very interested in watching highly trained men smack the shit out of each other?
In praise of Ultimate Fighting
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 25, 2008

Road show

Be warned, Hollywood: Eugene Mirman ain’t takin’ yo’ shit.
Eugene Mirman takes ‘Maya’ to the MFA
By SARA FAITH ALTERMAN  |  February 20, 2008


Straight talk

You can call Patty Griffin a singer-songwriter if you must, but don’t expect her to tell you exactly what that means.
Patty Griffin modestly hits a new peak
By TAMARA WIEDER  |  April 17, 2007

Fashionistas, rejoice!

I feared for my life when I walked into the Downtown Crossing H&M one morning last November. Slideshow: "Fashion Show: Paris Collections 2006” at Museum Of Fine Arts  
Haute couture storms the MFA
By SHARON STEEL  |  November 09, 2006

Employee of the Month

Dane Cook throws his hat in the comedy ring in his first big role, and he doesn’t embarrass himself — he’s a generally inoffensive presence. Watch the trailer for Employee of the Month  (QuickTime)
No saving here
By BROOKE HOLGERSON  |  October 11, 2006

America’s next musical genius

Can  Paris the album win over the haters who wrote off Paris the person ages ago? Paris Hilton, "Stars Are Blind" (YouTube) Hate club: Ten celebs more objectionable than Paris
Paris Hilton serves up a sonic bitchslap
By SHARON STEEL  |  August 22, 2006

Feel-good movie of the summer

With the upcoming November elections poised to determine the future of Congress, what better gift could Republicans ask for than a popular Hollywood movie that conjures the image that for five years has granted them power and impunity? Watch the trai
Oliver Stone: from the Hollywood crackpot of JFK to the Republican sellout of World Trade Center
By PETER KEOUGH  |  August 10, 2006


Crossword: 'Best of the Worst'

38 Across: "Axel F" ringtone character on's "Top 10 Most Annoying Pop Songs of 2005"
Not the finest 2005 had to offer.
By MATT JONES  |  February 22, 2006

Wish list

[1] An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator. [2] Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
By  |  December 30, 2005