How did Jessica get in shape for the Dukes of Hazzard? She hired an old friend from her high school - Mike Alexander - as her personal trainer.
Jessica trained six days a week doing a lot of squats and lunges, and one hour with weights a day, thirty minutes of cardio a day. She did a lot of bicep curls, 10-pound elbow cable extensions, incline press and shoulder raises.
Alexander lived in a house with Simpson during the three months she was in Baton Rouge last fall shooting Dukes. “I ate every meal with her so I could tell her what to order,” says Alexander, who encouraged Simpson to eat grilled chicken, seared fish, broccoli and asparagus. She avoided bread baskets brought to the table and declined extra sugar for her iced tea.
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One grand prize-winner will be selected at random to receive a “Dukes of Hazzard” picnic basket; a soundtrack CD; a Cooter’s gas pump mini clock; a men’s “The Dukes of Hazzard” Tee; a women’s lettuce edge scoop neck cap sleeve tee; a pair of Daisy Duke shorts; a trucker’s hat; a men’s Boss Hogg T-shirt; a cowboy boot bottle opener key chain; and a plastic beer mug.
Four runners-up will be picked at random to receive a men’s “The Dukes of Hazzard” Tee; a women’s lettuce edge scoop neck cap sleeve tee; a pair of Daisy Duke shorts; a trucker’s hat; a men’s Boss Hogg T-shirt; a cowboy boot bottle opener key chain; and a plastic beer mug.
Jessica Simpson is releasing a new work-out video to show her fans how she got into shape for her role as Daisy Duke in the movie, The Dukes of Hazzard. She’s also selling a treadmill line for the home.
“I have a workout video coming out and now everybody can do the Daisy Duke workout, and I have a treadmill line that I’ll be selling. I hope the film inspires others to really want to get in shape. It’s the toughest challenge. It was extra tough for me because I was going to be on a big screen in a bikini. For any girl, I think that would put them on the treadmill and doing extra squats. I was in the gym six days a week, two-and-a-half-hours a day with a trainer.”
The preview is set for Monday, Aug. 1 at 7:30 p.m. at the Emagine Theatre, Novi, 44425 W. 12 Mile Road, Novi.
Winners receive a ticket for two. The pass is not redeemable for cash or for any other movie ticket. The pass must be used at the specified theater. Winners receive tickets via U.S. Mail. Names will not be posted.
I’ll post up links to reviews of the movie as soon as they’re out for us to read and check out. If you have been lucky enough to see the movie at a premiere, please let us know what you think of it! What did you like and dislike? How was Jessica Simpson’s acting?
I saw a screening of this film this morning and i was not disappointed…this film was an enjoyable time. Fun filled car chase scenes with the General Lee make for excitement for even non fans of the show. Jessica Simpson is not a great Daisy, but she shows up in skimpy outfits and doesn’t have that many lines. Funny stuff!
From Rotten Tomatoes:
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WHEN: Thursday, July 28, 2005 Crew Arrivals: 5:15PM Celebrity Arrivals: 6:00PM Screening: 7:00PM
WHERE: Grauman’s Chinese Theatre 6925 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood
WHO: From the film: Johnny Knoxville, Seann William Scott, Jessica Simpson, Burt Reynolds, M.C. Gainey, Joe Don Baker, Nikki Griffin, Jacqui Maxwell, Lynda Carter, Willie Nelson, producer Bill Gerber and director Jay Chandrasekhar.
CELEBRITY GUESTS: Lara Flynn Boyle, Brooke Burke, Ryan Cabrera, Thomas Hayden Church, Seth Green, Randy Jackson, Chris Kattan, Drew Lachey, Nick Lachey, Eva Longoria, Jenny McCarthy, Eva Mendes, Rhona Mitra, Kelly Monaco, Cal Ripkin Jr., Jane Seymour, John Schneider, Ashlee Simpson, Quentin Tarantino, Aisha Tyler, Wilmer Valderrama, Michael Weston and many more…
I will post links to photos as soon as they’re up!
Jessica Simpson say that her next project is titled Major Movie Star.
In the film, to be produced by “Dukes” producer Bill Gerber, Simpson will play an actress who has hit rockbottom and enlists in the marine reserve.
Simpson says she is taking on the movie because it is something Goldie Hawn, who starred in Private Benjamin, would do. Filming will start in the fall. Simpson added that she won’t be starring in romantic comedy Room Service, an adaptation of the novel by Beverly Brandt, as was previously reported.
Here’s some more info about the movie:
- It hasbeen described as Legally Blonde in combat boots. It follows a pop singer who desperately wants to star in a studio’s feature film which is set in the military. In an attempt to prove she can play the part, the singer enlists in the Army.
- Brittany Murphy was going to star in it.
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Jessica Simpson has fired back at Christian critics who have blasted her raunchy new video “These boots are made for walking” for being too sexy, insisting they should be more accepting.
Jessica Simpson said “It didn’t really surprise me because I grew up with a lot of that backlash. That’s why I didn’t end up going into the Christian music industry. I think that if they’re really good Christians the judgment wouldn’t be there.”
When: Monday July 25th
What: An all new exclusive interview, where Jessica will discuss and set the record straight on her Hollywood marriage and her career. Also she will be on EXTRA.
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This is shocking - but I guess in the world of people trying to get stuff for free, it probably happens more than you might think. Courtney Handel posed as Cacee Cobb, Jessica’s assistant to get free goodies!!!
A Jessica Simpson fanatic knew enough about the star to convince companies that she was her rep - scoring freebies that the “Dukes of Hazzard” actress supposedly wanted. But the fraud suspect didn’t know enough to use a fake address - leading cops right to her door in East Rutherford, N.J.
Courtney Handel had set up an E-mail account in the name of Simpson’s actual assistant, Cacee Cobb, and began trolling for goods, claiming, “Jessica just loves your products,” East Rutherford police said.
Vendors were happy to send their wares to the 23-year-old public relations intern, including gushing notes in the goodie bags. Detectives visited Handel’s home yesterday. They found her apartment filled with shoes, purses, clothing, lingerie, cosmetics and other goods.
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