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Monday, October 25, 2021

So I was watching “Saturday Night Live” this weekend, and—

No, wait, that’s not right. For one thing, I wasn’t home. For another, I haven’t watched “SNL” in close to ten years, so even if I was home, I wouldn’t have tuned in.

So I wouldn’t have known about Ashlee Simpson’s being outed on her lip-syncing when it happened. Fortunately, today’s buzz is filling me in nicely, including her dad/manager’s acid reflux defense.

Frankly, I don’t see much of a loss here. For one, the use of guide vocals for live performances, during which the artists typically do breath-defying choreography and acrobatics, should simply be assumed by now. For another, it’s not like Ashlee was ever fated to be anything more than a second banana to her big sister; I think the hoe-down dance pretty much cemented that.

Judge for yourself. Clip available for a limited time only, so don’t dawdle.

- Costa Tsiokos, Mon 10/25/2004 11:16:02 PM
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  1. fucking poser. what acid reflux? she was not deep throating anyone… I would be more understanding if she had someone’s cock in her mouth.

    Comment by tian — 10/26/2004 @ 12:23:20 AM

  2. I really liked how she blamed her band for playing the wrong song. Yeah, I guess the drummer was ‘playing’ the vocals, or maybe the guitarists or bassist. I’d be pissed if I was those bunch of guys. The press seem to have gotten it wrong too, stating that the band kept ‘lip-synching’ along. They were obviously playing live instruments, its just whoever was running the digital enhancertron-3000 fucked up. Nice of her to blame the people who actually have talent.

    Comment by The Belt — 10/26/2004 @ 02:17:12 PM

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