Dukes of Hazzard Soundtrack Review

The album will be released on July 19th by Columbia and features the hit “These Boots are Made for Walkin’” by Jessica Simpson - with the controversial video of her washing a car in a bikini. You can hear a sample of the song and the video clip on her official website.

The soundtrack opens and closes with a joke from Uncle Jesse (Willie Nelson). In between are a collection of southern/blues rock songs, including Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble’s “Pride and Joy,” the James Gang’s “Funk #49,” Molly Hatchet’s “Flirtin’ With Disaster” and a live version of the Allman Brothers Band’s “One Way Out.”

Willie Nelson has recorded a new version of “Good Ol’ Boys,” the theme song for the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show.

Simpson stars in “The Dukes of Hazzard” as Daisy Duke, cousin to Bo (Seann William Scott) and Luke (Johnny Knoxville). Burt Reynolds stars as Boss Hogg. The film opens Aug. 5 in the U.S.

Track listing:

“Uncle Jesse Tells a Joke,” Willie Nelson
“These Boots Are Made for Walkin’,” Jessica Simpson
“One Way Out” (live), Allman Brothers Band
“Pride and Joy,” Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble
“Call Me the Breeze,” Lynyrd Skynyrd
“The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” the Charlie Daniels Band
“Flirtin’ With Disaster,” Molly Hatchet
“Hillbilly Shoes,” Montgomery Gentry
“Black Betty,” Ram Jam
“Soul City,” Southern Culture On The Skids
“Change My Mind,” the Blueskins
“Burn It Off,” Blues Explosion
“Funk #49,” James Gang
“Good Ol’ Boys,” Willie Nelson
“Uncle Jesse Tells Another Joke,” Willie Nelson

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Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey - New albums!

Jessica Simpson and Nick Lachey are both working on new albums and they’re ready “to step out and really make an impact on the music scene once again,” says Lachey.

Jessica is happy about being in control of her as-yet-untitled follow-up to In This Skin.

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Jessica praises Nick

Jessica Simpson said, “I’m married, and my husband is my romance.” Simpson tells GQ magazine the story about her having affair with Johnny Knoxville were way off: “We both laughed about that. I really adore Johnny Knoxville, I think he’s great. If people wanna make that romantic, they can.”


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Jessica’s biography

Dance-pop singer Jessica Simpson was born and raised in Dallas, TX, beginning her performing career as a member of her church choir; at 12, she also auditioned unsuccessfully for The Mickey Mouse Club. While attending church camp the following summer, Simpson was discovered by the head of a tiny CCM label, spending the next three years recording her debut album; the label folded before the record could be released, however, although a small pressing was eventually funded by her grandmother.

The teen nevertheless became a hit on the Christian Youth Conference circuit, also sharing bills with Kirk Franklin, God’s Property, and Ce Ce Winans; seeking to expand her popularity in the secular market, Simpson signed to Sony, touring in support of boy-band sensations 98° prior to releasing her 1999 major label debut Sweet Kisses, which launched the smash “I Wanna Love You Forever.” A second studio effort, Irresistible, appeared in spring 2001. Despite the MTV coverage of the album’s title track, Simpson’s sophomore effort didn’t fare as well as her first album.

The following year, Simpson married her longtime boyfriend, 98° crooner Nick Lachey. She also went on to appear in several episodes of That 70s Show, but it took Simpson until summer 2003 to become a bona fide celebrity. She and Lachey’s MTV-produced reality show, Newlyweds, captured countless moments of the couple’s first year of marriage. Simpson’s third album, the much more mature In This Skin appeared in July. First single “Sweetest Sin” was a moderate chart hit, but thanks to the success of Newlyweds, Simpson’s teetering career got a second chance. A second single “With You” was a favorite among the MTV crowd and by spring 2004, In This Skin was rereleased. It included reworked versions of Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” and Robbie Williams’ “Angels” as well as additional footage from the first season of Newlyweds.

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Jessica’s hair voted most wanted

You want Jessica Simpson ’s hair, admit it. According to a new poll conducted by In Touch magazine, the singer and “Dukes of Hazzard” star has the hairstyle most women want. Other hairstyles in the top 10: Jennifer Aniston, Angelina Jolie, Jessica Alba, Eva Longoria, Mischa Barton and others.

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Dukes of Hazzard delayed?

Word has it that an injunction will prevent Warner Brothers from releasing the feature version of The Dukes of Hazard, previously due out August 5th. The full public record can be found on the website for the Federal District Court for the Central District of California.

“Order by Judge Gary A. Feess: granting motion for preliminary injunction. WHEREFORE, IS IT HEREBY ORDERED that … Warner Brothers … (is) preliminarily enjoined during the pendencey of this action from preparing producing, editing, distributing, advertising, exploiting, copying, publishing, or licensing, for theatrical sequels based on or derived from the feature motion picture “Moonrunners”.

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Christians protest over Jessica’s video

Jessica Simpson’s video for ‘These Boots are Made for Walking’ featured on the new Dukes of Hazzard movie being released August 5th 2005 has the Christian group ‘The Resistance’ calling for a re-shoot.

In the steamy video Jessica Simpson dances like a stripper, grinding her butt on old men, and kisses Willie Nelson. At the end of the video she prances around in a bikini while washing the General Lee. “She should be ashamed of her self” says John Conner, spokesperson for ‘The Resistance’ and author of ‘The Resistance Manifesto.’

“It’s disappointing to have Jessica, a pastor’s daughter and Christian role model, join the ranks of the ’singing strippers’ such as Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera” explains Connor. “She has one of the most beautiful voices, and is a very beautiful girl, but it’s sad to see her whore her self out like this. What’s worse is that pastor, Joe Simpson is Jessica’s manager, as well as her father.


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Jessica Simpson to star in Mort the Dead Teenager

The singer-turned-actress had been rumored for the girlfriend role in the long-in-development adaptation back in 2003, but nary a peep has been heard since.

Marvel honcho Avi Arad broke the silence in a recent interview with MTV. He says the they’ve already shot some test footage that included Simpson, and tips that a director is being eyed for the Beetlejuice-esque project.

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New Jessica and Nick photos

Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson were photographed arriving at a night club in Hollywood, California the other night. See the photos »

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Bam clears things up

BAM MARGERA has confirmed he did spend a night with JESSICA SIMPSON - but no sex was involved.

Margera’s friendship with Simpson was strained last month (MAY05), when his father told a radio station that his son and the married pop beauty had slept with each other.

He says, “We fell asleep on her couch. Everybody was there. It was no big deal at all. (My dad) doesn’t understand when you say ’sleep with’, it means something totally different.”

Margera and Simpson - whose husband NICK LACHEY was in Sweden on the night in question - now send text messages “back and forth” to each other, according to the TV prankster, but have not met up or verbally spoken since his dad’s radio interview.


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