Noted: … without comment.
Teen pop star Jessica Simpson, no longer the innocent she appeared to be at this event last year, performed dressed in the skimpiest of hot pants, shaking her rear to a sample of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s “Baby Got Back.” “It’s like coming into a Buddhist temple with a shirt that says ‘Jesus Saves.'” Invincible is the tentative title for the record, sources said, though an Epic Records spokesperson could not confirm any details about the project. … Until a few weeks ago, Jackson was putting the finishing touches on the album with producer Teddy Riley at Miami’s Hit Factory, according to sources at the studio, who said Jackson had been there for three months. The first single is a collaboration with Method Man, those sources said. Method Man told reporters, “I don’t know whether it’s in the job application for flight attendants to be rude to certain people. I didn’t win my ticket on a game show.”