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Jessica Simpson’s country foray is over


jess1Nashville is saying “No” to Jessica Simpson, the tabloid starlet who evinced a few snickers by releasing a country album last year.

“Do You Know” sold just 178,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, lower than the pop singer’s previous release, the 2006 disappointment “A Public Affair,” which stalled at 300,000 copies.

So now Simpson is no longer aligned with Sony Music Nashville, according to her publicist, with one major caveat. “She was on loan to Sony Nashville for her country album,” the publicist said in an email.

She remains on the roster of Sony Corp. sister label Epic Records. There was no word on any upcoming recording plans. Simpson toured earlier this year as an opening act for country trio Rascal Flatts, but whipped up some minor media-storms by gaining weight and forgetting lyrics.

Simpson, Wentz wed in bliss — with pre-nup in case!


simpson-wentz.jpgSinger Ashlee Simpson and rocker Pete Wentz’s wedding last weekend had all the usual Hollywood glitz and secrecy attached but it seems the couple were well prepared for an un-Hollywood happy ending — walking down the aisle with a pre-nuptial agreement signed and sealed.  On Ryan Seacrest’s morning KIIS-FM radio show, Wentz, the bassist from Fall Out Boy, ’fessed up that the happy couple had signed a prenup agreement. While happy to talk about finances, when it came to rumors that Simpson was pregnant, Wentz was not so open.  Asked by Seacrest if they had picked out baby names, Wentz said: ”Ryan, this baby has not been confirmed. “