Jessica Simpson has taken the music, fashion and entertainment industries by storm. A talented artist with universal appeal, she has become an international star and media darling.
Born and raised outside of Dallas, Texas, Jessica began her performing career by sharing the stage with famous gospel acts such as Kirk Franklin, God's Property and Ce Ce Winans. With her unmistakable voice and unique pop sound, Jessica caught the eye of Columbia Records executive Tommy Mottola. After joining a tour in support of the boy-band 98 Degrees, she quickly burst onto the music scene in 1999 with her debut release Sweet Kisses. Her RIAA-certified double platinum debut featured Jessica's massive breakthrough hit, "I Wanna Love You Forever," which hit #3 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The title track to Irresistible, her 2001 follow-up, was a crossover smash, charting on the Hot 100 (#15), the Rhythmic Top 40 (#12), Top 40 Mainstream (#3) and Top 40 Tracks (#5).
But it was the success of her quadruple-platinum album, In This Skin, which marked Jessica's debut as a songwriter and further refined her ever-evolving voice as an artist. "Sweetest Sin," the album's first single to hit the Top 40, is a marked change from the teen pop style that launched her career.
Having made her mark in the music industry, it wasn't long before Hollywood was knocking on her door. In addition to a recurring role on That 70's Show, Jessica's MTV reality show Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica launched in 2003, making her a household name. In 2005, Jessica made her film debut as Daisy Duke in The Dukes of Hazzard and released a cover of Nancy Sinatra's "These Boots Were Made For Walkin'" for the movie's soundtrack. The song topped the Billboard Hot Digital Tracks charts and was certified platinum. Jessica has also starred in Employee of the Month for Lions Gate Films and Sony Pictures' Blonde Ambition in which she co-starred with Luke Wilson. She recently completed Major Movie Star for Nu Image/ Millennium Films.
Jessica's fifth solo album, A Public Affair, was released by Epic Records on August 29, 2006. Simpson boasts songwriting credits on 10 of the 14 tracks produced by the most sought-after producers in the business: Lester Mendez, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Cory Rooney, Scott Storch and Stargate. The album is a true reflection of her growth both personally and musically, showcasing her diverse range of artistic influences. There are up-tempo dance tracks, ballads, and a beautiful cover of "Let Him Fly" originally recorded by her personal favorite, Patty Griffin. The first hit single, "I Belong to Me" is complemented by a poignant and personal music video directed by Mathew Rolston.
Jessica's latest album, Do You Know was released on September 9, 2008. For this album Jessica returned to her roots - the Country format. Jessica worked with famed Nashville producers John Shanks and Brett James and co-wrote all but 3 songs on the album, one written for her by her all time Country inspiration, Dolly Parton. The first single, "Come On Over" broke the record for highest entry into the charts for a newcomer to Country and was the number one most downloaded country single on iTunes.
Jessica recently had the opportunity to travel the world for her new VH1 docu-series, "Jessica Simpson's: The Price of Beauty." The series is set to premiere on Sunday, March 14. For the original series, produced by RDF USA, Jessica traveled to Japan, Thailand, France, Brazil, Uganda, Morocco, and India then back home to Los Angeles to meet every day women and pop culture icons and reveal what is beautiful in the differing cultures. Jessica also served as an executive producer on the project and wrote and recorded an original song that will be used for the theme.
Aside from Jessica's entertainment prowess, she enjoys tremendous success as a designer and business woman with her Jessica Simpson Collection. Launched in 2005, the collection has grown to include footwear, handbags, optical/ sunglasses, lingerie, jewelry, and outerwear. Belts, luggage, girls shoes and dresses are soon to be added. Jessica's first fragrance "Fancy" launched in August of 2008 to tremendous success.
An enthusiastic philanthropist, Jessica serves as Operation Smile's International Youth Ambassador. She most recently joined the Operation Smile international medical mission in Nakuru, Kenya where she assisted the volunteer team with the medical evaluations of the more than 280 children who visited the remote region with the hopes of receiving life-changing corrective surgery for their facial deformities.
Jessica has been praised by fans and recognized by critics with three Teen Choice Awards for Breakout Artist, Love Song of the Year and Red Carpet Fashion Icon, and nominations for two American Music Awards including Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist and Favorite Pop/Rock Album and two MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. She has also graced the covers of many high-profile magazines, such as Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Harper's Bazaar, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, GQ, Marie Claire, Allure and Elle.
For the past 14 years Ken Paves has remained one of the most sought after hairstylists in the world. He has been recognized by and his work has appeared in Vogue, Marie Claire, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Allure, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, GQ, In Style, American Salon, Modern Salon and many other publications around the world. In fashion and entertainment he has created award-winning styles on the tresses of Jennifer Lopez, Eva Longoria, Jessica and Ashlee Simpson, Celine Dion, Fergie, Eve and Jessica Alba to name a few.
Dubbed by the media as the "hottest hairdresser in Hollywood," Ken has been a regular guest since 2003 on The Oprah Winfrey Show as well as a highly sought after expert for countless entertainment and fashion programs and publications. Ken recently transformed, to rave reviews, the makeovers for the current season of America's Next Top Model as well as led "Oprah's Great American Haircut" show. He has become an industry favorite for his talent and vision, and his unparalleled dedication to his clients. Ken's bio page for designing the looks for Celine Dion and her cast for her "A New Day" show noted that what is so great about Ken, besides his talent, is that he has never lost sight of the fact that he is in the service industry.
Industry insiders respect Ken for his unique vision and hairstyles that incorporate innovative, confident and sexy designs. Understanding that hair is not only an accessory to his client, but also an accessory to fashion, Ken's signature trademark is classic to modern with an impeccable interpretation of personal style.
Ken's success and respect as the world's most recognized hairstylist is illustrated by the international success of his line of clip-in hair extensions, Hairdo, which was created by Ken and inspired by Jessica Simpson.
Launched in Fall 2006, to surprising success and enormous distribution, Hairdo is sold at retailers and salons around the world; throughout the United States, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Africa, Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Cyprus, Italy, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
Ken's personal beauty branding and recognition has also led him to achieve great success on HSN. With such commercial successes Ken still maintains a hands-on approach with all of his clients and at his salons.
In lieu of such achievements, Ken still maintains selflessly passionate and dedicated to his craft, always hoping to inspire and be inspired.
"I believe that my work has only been recognized because it was my goal to make each woman who sat before me truly feel unique and beautiful as herself and that showed! Every woman along the way of this amazing journey has inspired me to see beauty with no definition...beauty cannot be bought or applied. It can only be recognized."
CaCee Cobb was born on December 3rd, 1977 in Marlin, Texas. CaCee attended the University of North Texas where she studied Finance.
In 1998, CaCee was hired by Columbia Records to work in their A&R department with top recording artists Destiny's Child, Beyonce and Jessica Simpson. During her tenure at Columbia Records, her assigned artisits' record sales totalled over 40 million combined.
In 2004, CaCee moved from Dallas, Texas to Los Angeles. Upon her arrival in Los Angeles, she accepted a position working with Jessica Simpson in which she would assist Simpson in many different capacities as featured in the hit MTV reality series "Newlyweds: Nick & Jessica" starring Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson. In 2006, Cobb went on to explore other opportunities. Simpson and Cobb remain the best of friends.
In 2008, Jessica hired CaCee to A&R her first ever Country album. Both Simpson and Cobb temporarily relocated to Nashville where Cobb acted as liason between Simpson and Sony Music Nashville.
CaCee currently resides in Los Angeles and contributes a great deal of her time to the Nashville based charity Soles4Soles, a charity that facilitates the donations of shoes which are used to aid the poverty-stricken worldwide. The charity is also well known for having coordinated relief efforts for the Asian Tsunami and Hurricanes Katrina and Rita.