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July 31, 2001 - Katrillion reports LFO's Rich Cronin is ready to bounce back from being dumped by Jennifer Love Hewitt by dating Jessica Simpson. Cronin admits, "I think Jessica Simpson is gorgeous. I would love to take her on one date. She's beautiful."

July 31, 2001 - Apparently Jessica is battling a sickness that has left her unable to sing on the TRL Tour, as a fan on her official site reports. Read more.

July 30, 2001 - Joe Simpson revealed earlier this month that "We have made a deal with Columbia Records to buy back jessicasimpson.com. we will be joining hands with our label to create a new and better website for everyone." Joe says the 'nice policy' and moderators will move to the new site. Read more.

July 30, 2001 - AP profiled the frequency pop stars are pumping out music with Jessica Simpson admitting in the article, Unfortunately right now, you have to just hit while you're hot. You never know what's going to happen a year from now, you know what I mean?" Read more.

July 29, 2001 - MTV had a special for the making of the TRL

July 28, 2001 - In an abstracts.net poll asking if you thought Nick and Jess were really broken up, 41.4% said yes, while 38.3% said no, and 20.3% said they were unsure, with 1496 total votes cast.

July 28, 2001 - Deb posted links to the Teen People article and pictures on our message board. It's a must read and a very revealing look at Jessica and her battles with self asteem and weight.

July 23, 2001 - KISS 92 FM's Mad-Dog and Billie interviewed Jessica Simpson last month and the archive is available for listening here.

July 22, 2001 - The latest breakup explanation comes courtesy MooseMan on our message boards, who hears Jessica's dad Joe Simpson killed Nick and Jessica's relationship.

July 22, 2001 - Jessica Simpson's career has been plagued by concert performances where her pants split and the TRL Opener in Albany was no different. Jessica scurried offstage where a crew member told the crowd Jess was having 'technical difficulties'... Jess came out later and explained, "My pants just split in half and I'm wearing my mother's jeans." Read more.

July 19, 2001 - WireImage.com has photos of Jessica from the opening of MTV's TRL Tour at Pepsi Arena last night. Check them out here.

July 18, 2001 - News.com.au reports Jessica Simpson says she and Nick Lachey broke up because the pressure of staying a virgin until her wedding day was just too much, though she didn't elaborate which of the two it was too much for. Read more.

July 18, 2001 - Dees Sleaze reports Nick Lachey has been acting odd since his breakup with Jessica Simpson parading around the hotels the group has been staying in wearing only a French cut thong and introducing himself. The band reportedly doesn't know what to do with him.

July 18, 2001 - Jessica Simpson tells The Globe that despite her vows to remain a virgin and say no to drugs, she doesn't see a problem with her sexy attire saying, "I've worked hard to get my body looking the way it does. So I'm going to show it off. But that doesn't mean I'm going to pose nude!" Jess also explained her turning down the Coyote Ugly role saying, "It would have contradicted me as a person and really confuse my fans."

July 15, 2001 - Jessica Simpson and Kiely Williams of 3LW were photographed holding their birthday cakes during an appearance on MTV's Total Request Live in New York Thursday July 12, 2001.

July 13, 2001 - Jessica Simpson is featured in several photos from WireImage.com on the scene of the MTV TRL Tour in New York on Thursday. Check them out here.

July 13, 2001 - Jessica Simpson will headline a 25 city tour sponsored by Redken. Other acts on the bill include Eden's Crush, Youngstown, Toya, and Plus One. Read more.

July 10, 2001 - Happy birthday Jessica... Simpson turns 21 today.

July 7, 2001 - Popbitch.com reports Jessica Simpson has a pet pig called Brutus. She wears a T-shirt bearing his image to bed.

July 7, 2001 - The New York Daily News reports Jessica Simpson is shopping her bio, causing one editor familiar with the proposal to joke she hasn't lived long enough to produce a very thick book.

July 1, 2001 - The US Fashion police again roasted Jessica Simpson, this time for her Z100 Zootopia concert outfit. Spongebob asks, "Who's up for a game of tick-tack-toe?" while comedian Doug Benson cracked, "Carmen Electra's crazy sister." Comedian Goumba Johnny cracked, "First S&M Power Ranger" and ABC News columnist Buck Wolf joked, "Someone, please let her breasts out of jail!" Finally, comedian Matt Weinhold comments, "Britney Spear's stunt double."

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