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Singer And Tabloid Target Jessica Simpson Gets Bad Reviews For Debut On QVC

October 19, 2009

Poor Jessica Simpson. The unlucky-in-love singer’s debut on QVC midnight with her new accessories line was drawing a big thumbs-down from viewers, and after looking at some of the video clips, we had to agree.

The Texas blonde was on the air with her mother Tina Simpson, who was doing much of the talking about the handbags and purses that her daughter was selling. The younger Simpson was not very articulate describing her merchandise, turning to her mother for help. In fact, it looks like QVC brought mom out to bail Simpson out.

And posters on QVC’s online forums noted that host Patti Reilly had to really chat it to describe the items, since Simpson was not doing much talking about them herself.

One of  Simpson’s purses Monday is QVC’s Today’s Special Value, a $60 satchel that is vinyl, not leather. There is also a TSV Special from Simpson’s line, $84 suede scrunch boots. But when Reilly asked the singer about the boots, Simpson she usually wears high heels, and asked her mom to talk up the boots.

Not quite a ringing endorsement of your own product.

There were seveal threads about Simpson on QVC’s forums. Some viewers complained that Simpson was awkward.

“It is not the usual banter and she is not enthusiastic for her line,” said one poster. “The host is selling it. I thought it odd her mom had to come out, but she must need that reassurance.”

Maybe Simpson will be more relaxed and chattier on her shows the rest of Monday.