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August 31, 2000 - Christina Aguilera's mother Shelly Kearns is weighing in on Jessica's comments on her daughter having the stage closed and her Mickey Mouse charges that Aguilera was only at the auditions 2 days saying "Cheesy tabloids lies hurt enough, I don't know if I care to deal with one of our own doing the same thing, whatever the personal reasons might be. It hurts even more!" and while she explained the closed stage incident she seemed to think Jess would never say something like that explaining "[Christina] thinks Jessica too good a person to be so shallow or insecure or dishonest, so folks, please don't believe Jessica said these things unless you hear it first hand too. 
Again, it's probably just media trying to twist her quotes to make trouble."

August 31, 2000 - The Enquirer has a great picture of Jessica showing off her... um, tiger on the red carpet.

August 27, 2000 - Thirsty.com reports that Jessica Simpson is rumored to have a TV deal in development with WB.

August 26, 2000 - We've added message boards to abstracts.net! It's still somewhat under construction but feel free to sign up and post here. Starting next month we'll have a $25 gift certificate at Amazon.com for post of the month!

August 26, 2000 - Jessica and Nick performed at today's Arthur Ashe Kids Day festivities at the U.S. National Tennis Center in New York.

August 22, 2000 - Jessica Simpson on whether she prefers Britney or Christina: "I prefer Britney, although both of them are nice girls, I know Britney a little better than Christina and chatted with her more. She's also a very hard worker. She deserves everything's she's been blessed with. Not to say that Christina isn't talented and friendly...I can see myself being better friends with Britney."

August 19, 2000 - Jessica Simpson was at the Teen Choice Awards with boyfriend Nick.

August 19, 2000 - Jessica Simpson will be among several celebs at the fifth annual Arthur Ashe Kids' Day presented by Aetna to be held on Saturday, August 26 at the USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, N.Y.

August 18, 2000 - Jessica is working on her new album, which will be entitled Hot As Fire, where she hopes to have 12-13 songs and will feature more R&B. As we reported in the winter, Jessica herself criticized her first album and promised this one to be more mature.

August 17, 2000 - Jessica Simpson will be on Hollywood Squares September 4-8 as part of a Teen People special week.

August 12, 2000 - Jessica Simpson will take part in an online chat on FOX.com Monday, August 14 at 7:00 p.m. ET/ 4:00 p.m.

August 10, 2000 - E! Online's Ted Casablanca reports that Jessica and Nick were having an intimate dinner at Mexicali on Ventura Blvd. in Studio City. Apparently the two snuck out when patrons recognized them later.

August 7, 2000 - Jessica and Nick Lachey won Choice Love Song  for Where You Are and Jessica herself won Choice Breakout Artist in this years Teen Choice Awards 2000 which although awarded Sunday, will air on Fox Aug. 22 at 8 p.m.

August 5, 2000 - Jessica Simpson got diamond earrings from boyfriend Nick Lachey as she also celebrated her album going platinum.

August 5, 2000 - An autographed picture of Jess is up for auction at eBay. The 8x10 picture (item #400173037) has a current bid of $10 and ends August 13th.

August 5, 2000 - 'N Sync, 98 Degrees, Jessica Simpson, Mandy Moore, Destiny's Child, Pink, Vitamin C, the A*Teens , Don Philip, Boyz N Girlz United, PYT, and more will perform at Summer Music Mania 2000 at the Jacksonville Coliseum in Jacksonville, Florida, on August 13.

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