Call it phase three of the celebrity invasion.

First, they were in front of the camera, taking big paydays to pitch products.

Then they were in the design studio, giving hands-on inspiration for capsule collections, or testing top notes for their fragrances.

Now, they’re entering the boardroom, taking equity stakes, founding businesses and getting into the nitty-gritty of operations.


Source: WWD.com



Jessica Simpson is back in the recording studio and has recruited acclaimed singer/songwriter Linda Perry for her new album.

The blonde beauty hasn’t released a record in six years, as she’s been focused on her family and role as CEO of her billion-dollar Jessica Simpson fashion brand.

But now the With You singer is ready to return to her music career and will mark her comeback by collaborating with Grammy nominee Perry.

Perry posted a photo of herself standing alongside a beaming Simpson in the studio, adding the caption: “Fun times with @jessicasimpson.”

Last year, Simpson revealed her singing plans by telling U.S. breakfast show Today that she had turned the basement of her Californian home with husband Eric Johnson into a recording studio.

Simpson and Perry reportedly first met earlier this year, when Perry co-hosted a party to celebrate the music she wrote for movie Freeheld. Simpson’s younger sister Ashlee Simpson was one of the performers, as well as Christina Aguilera, Jessica’s rumoured rival during the height of their pop careers in the late 1990s.

Perry was one of the lead producers on Aguilera’s massive 2002 album, Stripped, and she wrote and produced the singer’s hit track Beautiful.



Nothing to see here — save for the most smokin’ stems in the biz!

Us Weekly has the exclusive sneak peek at Jessica Simpson’s spring/summer 2016 campaign images, and they feature the blonde bombshell working her famously toned legs in the teeniest daisy dukes. (Simpson’s collection is available at JessicaSimpson.com)

Recalling her Dukes of Hazzard days — who could forget this video? — the fashion mogul, 35, rocks the short shorts with a white tank and a blush vest with floor-length fringe. She accessorizes with piles of necklaces and gold arm candy.

And the body-flaunting doesn’t stop there! Simpson, who told Us that she considers the collection a “fresh spin on lived-in classics … drawing upon ’70s nostalgia,” works her pert derriere in fitted bell-bottoms for a second snap. She also models a cropped fringed jacket and stacked heels.

Like most of her campaign images, the scene is dreamy, with magic-hour lighting that makes the blonde-haired beauty appear all the more luminous.



Dishing on the shoot’s locale, the mom of two exclusively tells Us Weekly, “Malibu Cafe is this quaint, family-fun place that I love going to with [husband] Eric [Johnson] and the kids. This season, we wanted a comfortable, nostalgic backdrop that would bring the collection and our design inspirations to life. The images make me think of summer vacations on a lake.”

As for playing the model for a day, Simpson added, “It’s always fun to get in front of the camera and shoot for the collection. My mom and I styled the campaign ourselves. It gives me a great sense of confidence to wear my own designs and see it all come together.”


Source: usmagazine.com