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Ashlee Simpson?

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by T4phage, Feb 23, 2005.

  1. T4phage

    T4phage Senior member

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    Could someone please explain why this girl is so very popular?

    I thought there were very few dumber people than Jessica Simpson.... until I saw Ashlee on T.V. The girl sounds as dumb as a donut.

    And as for her singing talent.... or lack of any, which disappears in front of a live audience. I mean, from hearing her rehearse, and listening to 'La La', it is so electronically massaged.
     
  2. shoreman1782

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    Well... I think her "notoriety" should not be conflated with her "popularity"... She's popular with the teen-pop crowd, and fits the mold of the contrived, savvily marketed pop star pretty perfectly - see Tiffany, New Kids, Take That, Backstreet etc. She's well-known for her lack of talent, general cluelessness, and TV-show, which, like most MTV shows currently, is more damning than it is praising.
     
  3. Bradford

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    She can't sing, can't dance and to my eye - doesn't seem all that physically attractive... I can't explain it.

    What does that tell me? That I'm clearly not the target audience - but apparently they've done a good job selling her to that audience, otherwise we wouldn't be discussing this.

    Bradford
     
  4. Ambulance Chaser

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    Ashlee Simpson's career is the product of her MTV reality-television show, a la "American Idol."  Except that the winners of American Idol can actually sing.
     
  5. T4phage

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    Well, at least some of the people/groups you mentioned can sing to some extent... (excepting the BBs). But apparently Ashlee's album debuted at #1 on Billboard [​IMG] . I am still in wonderment about that..... well, on this side of the Atlantic, anything the poser Robbie Williams releases goes to #1... uuugghhh.. [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, I've always thought the BB's do a fairly nice job on the harmonies... OK - hate on me now. Bradford <-- Not afraid to admit he owns the Backstreet Boys Greatest Hits CD and sometimes sings along to it while driving [​IMG]
     
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    I disagree with your lumping Robbie Williams in with Ashlee Simpson. Â Unlike the latter, Williams actually has a hand in writing his songs, which are well-crafted Britpop. Â His voice is not exceptional, but certainly more than adequate. Â And "Angels," despite its butchering by Ashlee's sister, is an all-time classic. And, yes, I like the Backstreet Boys too. Â [​IMG]
     
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    (T4phage @ Feb. 23 2005,11:38) Well, at least some of the people/groups you mentioned can sing to some extent... (excepting the BBs).  But apparently Ashlee's album debuted at #1 on Billboard  [​IMG] . I am still in wonderment about that..... well, on this side of the Atlantic, anything the poser Robbie Williams releases goes to #1... uuugghhh..  [​IMG]
    I disagree with your lumping Robbie Williams in with Ashlee Simpson. Â Unlike the latter, Williams actually has a hand in writing his songs, which are well-crafted Britpop. Â His voice is not exceptional, but certainly more than adequate. Â And "Angels," despite its butchering by Ashlee's sister, is an all-time classic. And, yes, I like the Backstreet Boys too. Â [​IMG]
    "Angels" was awarded the "Best song in the last 25 years" by the BRITS .. [​IMG]. I could come up with a list that in my mind is way way better, but that is just me. As for William's talent? Yes he can sing a bit, but write? Maybe a ghostwriter... and the way he sodomized Sinatra and Sammy Davis' classics... ohh....
     
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    Ashlee Simpson is DONE, you can stick a fork in here now. Thank god for Saturday Night Live [​IMG] She was actually booed at some of the venues she sang at after that debacle.
     
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    So, has she officially &quot;jumped the shark&quot;? Or perhaps that was earlier in her &quot;career&quot;.
     
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    I wish she was done - but she's still got a reality show and my wife and I heard her song on some cosmetics commercial the other day...

    Unfortunately, I don't think we've heard the last of her yet.

    Bradford
     
  13. T4phage

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    I see her now and then on the frontpage of Yahoo [​IMG]
     
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    In a world in which William Hung can get major singing gigs, I doubt we have seen the last of Ashlee Simpson.
     
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    We're a little bit behind you guys, here in Europe, so I am bound to see/hear more of her in the ensuing weeks/months.. [​IMG]
     
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    (drizzt3117 @ Feb. 23 2005,11:20) Ashlee Simpson is DONE, you can stick a fork in here now.
    So, has she officially "jumped the shark"? Or perhaps that was earlier in her "career".
    What does "Jumped the Shark" mean? [​IMG]
     
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    &quot;Jumped the Shark&quot; refers to the moment a pop-culture phenomenon crosses the line into self-parody (from an episode of &quot;Happy Days&quot; when the Fonz waterskiid over a shark). by the strictest definition, I believe Ashley has done so in record time.

    This is what I mean. I, personally, had barely even heard of her before the SNL/booing stuff. Now, I watch her show. It's spine-crushingly hilarious, and waaay beyond &quot;Newlyweds&quot; in bitterness toward its subject. They do all they can to make her hateable. Some enjoy it for that, some just actually like her, and are blind to it.
     
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    Hey, but when the Fonz does that, it is cool (aaayyyy). I remember that episode of Happy Days, Fonzie in his leather jacket and shorts jumping the shark [​IMG] .
     
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    yeah, miss simpson is lost without a map, i mean like homeward bound lost. she is however, an honest representation of the complete lack of innovation and the mediocrity of current pop and so on.
     

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