Jessica Simpson had the American Idol job in the bag. It was hers. She was going to be the judge instead of Jennifer Lopez. She would have had a chance to revitalize her singing career and would have been dead center in front of millions of people each week for five months a year except for one thing. Her dad.
Yes, Jessica you can blame your dad for not getting the American Idol judge slot. When the producers of Idol started to negotiate the deal with Joe Simpson he made so many ridiculous demands and put so many barriers up that the producers said f**k it and moved on to Jennifer Lopez who knew in an instant to say, "Yes. Oh thank you for giving me another chance at being relevant. Thank you, thank you." Joe Simpson is an idiot. He had the chance to actually do something good for his daughter and client and blew it. If he was just a manager and not her dad he should be fired for what he did. You blew a chance for your client to make millions upon millions of dollars and be on the number one rated show on television but blew it.