That sounds about right, doesn’t it? Crushable previously reported that Jessica Simpson was in talks to be a judge on American Idol, thereby replacing super-boring-it’s-like-she’s-not-even-there Ellen DeGeneres. And we thought Jess would make an excellent judge, breathing new life into the show and into her career.
Would that she could. As it happened, Jennifer Lopez‘s manager Benny Medina swooped in and stole the job for his client, right from under Jessica’s feet. Then again, her father Joe didn’t help matters much. Reports the website Crazy Days And Nights:
Yes, Jessica you can blame your dad for not getting the American Idol judge slot. When the producers of Idol started to negotiate the deal with Joe Simpson he made so many ridiculous demands and put so many barriers up that the producers said f**k it and moved on to Jennifer Lopez who knew in an instant to say, “Yes. Oh thank you for giving me another chance at being relevant. Thank you, thank you.” Joe Simpson is an idiot. He had the chance to actually do something good for his daughter and client and blew it. If he was just a manager and not her dad he should be fired for what he did. You blew a chance for your client to make millions upon millions of dollars and be on the number one rated show on television but blew it.
A representative for Jessica did not return Crushable’s requests for comment.
Memo to Jessica: You need to drop the dad-ager and get yourself a real manager.