Today on imdb Joe Simpson is quoted as saying that his daughter Ashlee is going to be a “huge movie star. She’s like Meg Ryan or Cameron Diaz, with probably more depth. When we’re done, she’ll play it all.”
I read another quote in GQ, where he says about his other daughter, Jessica, “She is just sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or in a bustier, she’s sexy in both. She’s got double D’s! You can’t cover those suckers up!”
If you just had to stop yourself from vomiting, you’re not alone. The point is, this guy sounds like a real asshole. And I imagine him to be the type of asshole that asks and answers his own questions. Like this:
“Do I think that my daughters are extraordinarily talented? With all my heart. Do I think they’ll both be the brightest stars in Hollywood? You betcha. Are we going straight to the top? No doubt in my mind. But are they still grounded and level headed? They sure are. Is it all about the work? It is and always will be. Have I used sex to sell their marginal talent? Not more than anyone else has done with other female pop stars.
“Do I regret the decisions I’ve made? Not on your life. If given the opportunity, would I squeeze Jessica’s boobs? Talk to me after a few whiskey sours. Have I ever thought that life would be easier if I disowned Ashlee? On occasion. Did I nearly do it after the SNL fiasco? I had papers drawn up. Was I wrong to do that? Maybe. Do I think that if I mixed their DNA with Clay Aiken’s in some sort of genetic cocktail that I could create the ultimate teen idol? I do. Have I tried it? I’ve gone through three unsuccessful mutants already. Has stardom gone to my head? No, I’m the same old country bumpkin that I’ve always been. Wink.”
– Jim Galasso