Skip to comments.Jessica Simpson Beats Spears for Daisy Duke Role
Posted on 05/24/2004 8:04:22 AM PDT by sathers
Jessica Simpson Beats Spears To Daisy Duke Role
Britney Spears's hopes of landing the role of Daisy Duke in the forthcoming movie version of the 'Dukes of Hazzard' have been dashed-after bosses handed it to Jessica Simpson.
While star Spears had expressed interest in playing the sexy character from the '70s TV show, singer Simpson has been chosen as the blonde who will fill the extra short shorts of original Daisy Duke Catherine Bach.
Simpson's manager father Joe, 'She is really excited.' Simpson herself adds, 'I wanna wear those shorts so bad.'
The film about three redneck cousins, two corrupt public officials and a souped up Dodger Charger car, begins production this summer.
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That's a different person:
Daisy Dukes! What an actress! Mama mia!
LOL... how apropos!
Man alive. Those legs go all the way to the end don't they?
Didn't read the article. The title was enough to warrant a gut shot. In years past, no one would have posted this trash on FR and if they did, it would have been pulled. Juvenile toilet crap from Hollyweird.
not to get to deep on the Dukes of Hazzard but I was wondering about something the other day. Remember in the 70's there was a bunch of "redneck" movies made? It was during the time of the Dukes of Hazzard when you also had trucker movies, Smokey and the Bandit, Country/Western music was hot and you had a lot of movies on that theme and other media heavily invested in "Middle America". It seemed to be a backlash at the elitism the preceded it and the emphasis on "metro" culture. I suspect the reason this genre became so popular was because people were fed up with the 60's counter culture.
In light of the current elistis and "metrosexual" culture/media it seems we should be due for another "backlash" to tip the balance again. Since you would expect the movies and so forth to come after the movement started I wonder if we are just entering another phase where the focus becomes based more on traditional values, regular people, and the midwest. In light of gay marriage, elistis hollywood types, liberal media bias, and a continual focus on California and the east coast by the media we may be seeing a reversal pretty soon, which by the way is good news for a Texas, rough and tumble, butt kicker running against a femmy, metrosexual, Mass. liberal.
Me too, and Uncle Jesse.
John Schneider and Tom Wopat have both been recording artists and been on Broadway since DoH (LOL!). I wonder what happened to Catherine Bach?
But, I did tell you that I was dumber than Jessica Simpson!
Wow you beat me to it and even posted the same pic--ha, ha.
I stand corrected. I should have checked IMDB before posting :).
THe first time around this show was a somewhat funny sterotyping comedy. It was not on my watch list back then.
Hollywood's new rendition will suck and be so pc that it will make one nauseous.
And airhead Simpson is a poor ....very poor...replacement.
The original had long legs. Simpson is over torso-ed.
What this movie will end up being ...is a rebuttal to the political insensitvities of the original.
Mark my words.
Eugene Levy as Roscoe?
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