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Jessica Simpson Beats Spears for Daisy Duke Role
WENN.com and IMDB ^ | 5.24.04 | wire report

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at imdb.com ...


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KEYWORDS: daisyduke; dixielist
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To: Klaus D. Deore
Whoops!

But, I did tell you that I was dumber than Jessica Simpson!

51 posted on 05/24/2004 8:34:49 AM PDT by freedomson (Baruch Habba B'Shem Adonai)
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To: Klaus D. Deore

Wow you beat me to it and even posted the same pic--ha, ha.


52 posted on 05/24/2004 8:35:23 AM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: stainlessbanner

I stand corrected. I should have checked IMDB before posting :).


53 posted on 05/24/2004 8:35:29 AM PDT by vollmond
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To: sathers; stainlessbanner

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.


54 posted on 05/24/2004 8:36:27 AM PDT by wardaddy (This is it. We either win and prevail or we lose and get tossed into that dustbin W mentioned!)
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To: vollmond

Eugene Levy as Roscoe?


55 posted on 05/24/2004 8:37:10 AM PDT by sathers ( Republican Party Reps List -private mail BigB to join)
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To: sathers

Dueling scanks.


56 posted on 05/24/2004 8:37:11 AM PDT by TXBSAFH (KILL-9 Needs No Justification)
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To: TC Rider

Mercy.


57 posted on 05/24/2004 8:38:42 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Tax-chick
I wonder what happened to Catherine Bach?

Gravity.

58 posted on 05/24/2004 8:38:42 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: sathers
Will Jessica be unable to identify the meat in "Chitlins of the South Possum"?
59 posted on 05/24/2004 8:40:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Teach a Democrat to fish and he will curse you for not just giving him the fish.)
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To: Mr. Lucky

Classic!


60 posted on 05/24/2004 8:40:18 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Olivia DeHavilland.)
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To: Reagan Man

I agree that FR is not what it used to be. Your post is but one example.

Free Republic is a lot like TV, you can ignore the threads (like channels) that don't interest you.


61 posted on 05/24/2004 8:40:38 AM PDT by dmz
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To: Dr Snide

I suspect the reason for this movie is to reintroduce the new dodge charger coming out this fall, supposed to be just like the one from the 70's.


62 posted on 05/24/2004 8:41:50 AM PDT by eastforker (The color of justice is green,just ask Johny Cochran!)
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To: dakine

I hear the Genr'l Lee will not feature the Confederate Battle Flag on the roof in this movie...


63 posted on 05/24/2004 8:43:54 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: wardaddy
Remember the last TV Reunion special? They showed the General Lee's roof one-time in a two-hour show.

Also, the script-writers went out of the way to have the cousins make friends with some Latinos in East LA. Why were the Dukes in LA anyway?

Daisy's character had that country girl charm - she was could be sweet and charming, but have Enus in a headlock on the ground in a flash. She would rescue her cousins and handle tough situations. Aside from the physical differences, Simpson's persona is too cutesy and clueless - I just can't see her getting dirty, riding in a Jeep, or living on a farm.

Who would you nominate for DaisyDuke 2, wardaddy?

64 posted on 05/24/2004 8:44:15 AM PDT by stainlessbanner (A good example is the best sermon)
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To: KarlInOhio

lol, Imangine Jessica in driving school for the role! I hope that instructor has his life insurance paid up..


65 posted on 05/24/2004 8:45:47 AM PDT by sathers ( Republican Party Reps List -private mail BigB to join)
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To: Tax-chick

Good news for the original DOH fans, the DVD is out on 6/1.


66 posted on 05/24/2004 8:46:31 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: sathers

Britney would be much better in the role. She would be more believeable and should have black hair, which she does anyway.


67 posted on 05/24/2004 8:49:25 AM PDT by yarddog
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To: dmz
>>>Free Republic is a lot like TV, you can ignore the threads (like channels) that don't interest you.

Free Republic use to have higher standards for what was posted. The fact is, I can speak out in opposition to trash that belongs in the toilet, bucko-boy and not on a serious political website that promotes conservatism.

>>>I agree that FR is not what it used to be. Your post is but one example.

My post is right on the money. I suggest you get back to looking at your comic books and leave the serious stuff to us adults.

68 posted on 05/24/2004 8:50:14 AM PDT by Reagan Man (The choice is clear. Reelect BUSH-CHENEY !)
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To: stainlessbanner

Daisy Duke always came off as a real down to earth, sensible girl. Jessica Simpson will have to be a great actress to create that image. I got the impression after seeing her interview at the Kentucky Derby that she is little more than an ornament.


69 posted on 05/24/2004 8:52:05 AM PDT by sweetliberty ("Better to keep silent and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.")
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To: yarddog

I wonder if Britney's off-stage (and on-stage) behavior may have cost her the role.


70 posted on 05/24/2004 8:52:37 AM PDT by pnz1
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To: eastforker
I suspect the reason for this movie is to reintroduce the new dodge charger coming out this fall, supposed to be just like the one from the 70's.

Rear wheel drive, V8. Not quite the same, but nice.

71 posted on 05/24/2004 8:53:16 AM PDT by bondjamesbond (Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown)
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To: FreeManWhoCan

I dont know if anyone already answered, but I believe the neighboring county sherriff was black.


72 posted on 05/24/2004 8:53:54 AM PDT by cold_dead_fingers (Leggo my ego.)
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To: stainlessbanner

They should've picked Jessica Lovejoy

73 posted on 05/24/2004 8:54:17 AM PDT by aomagrat (Where arms are not to be carried, it is well to carry arms.")
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To: TC Rider
There is a reason why an entire type of clothing now will bear her character's name for all eternity.

Note also, she was NOT one of Hollywood's current crop of anorexic, siliconed walking broomsticks.

That'a a WOMAN!!!

74 posted on 05/24/2004 8:54:22 AM PDT by Long Cut ("Fightin's commenced, Ike, now get to fightin' or get outta the way!"...Wyatt Earp, in Tombstone)
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To: yarddog

Britney could also do a much better southern accent. My guess is that Jessica is easier to work with (cheaper salary) and doesn't have a lot of demands.


75 posted on 05/24/2004 8:55:30 AM PDT by sathers ( Republican Party Reps List -private mail BigB to join)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
I cant remember one black guy on that show.

Actually, there were several. There was a black federal agent; there was a black mechanic of Cale Yarborough's; there was a black guy who ran the casino on wheels in that episode; and I think the pilot had a black guy that was friends with Bo and Luke. These are just off the top of my head.

I hate to say it, but your comment indicates to me you didn't watch much of the show.

76 posted on 05/24/2004 8:55:58 AM PDT by 1L
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To: Redcoat LI
For a laugh, click properties, check out the source website.

Bookmarked! Heh heh heh

77 posted on 05/24/2004 9:02:31 AM PDT by adaven
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To: aomagrat; wardaddy; yarddog; sweetliberty
Kutcher and Walker in "Dukes of Hazzard"? (Brittney as Daisy Duke)

Covered this story last summer on FR.

78 posted on 05/24/2004 9:09:30 AM PDT by stainlessbanner
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To: sathers

Blondes are so overrated. I cannot believe they are going to butcher the legacy of the Dukes of Hazzard with a blonde Daisy Duke.

True blondes are rare in the South. Most women, especially in Eastern Kentucky and Tennessee have coal black or very dark hair.

I love my brunette country bumpkin'.


79 posted on 05/24/2004 9:09:34 AM PDT by TSgt (What have you done for your country today?)
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To: dwilli

Is that the measure of a man?

Joe Kennedy vs. Mother Theresa
Madonna vs. Alan Freed

I could go on, but if you trade your dignity for dollars, then you eat well, but surrounded by sycophants.


80 posted on 05/24/2004 9:15:53 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Only those who dare truly live - CGA 88 Class Motto)
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To: freedomson
She has a really masculine face

Then mark me as 'gay'

81 posted on 05/24/2004 9:16:47 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
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To: MikeWUSAF

I've seen pics of Jessica as a brunette before, she's okay.


82 posted on 05/24/2004 9:17:59 AM PDT by sathers ( Republican Party Reps List -private mail BigB to join)
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To: FreeManWhoCan
Here is something close. Can you name the celebrities.


83 posted on 05/24/2004 9:18:51 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 6 month old son with Down Syndrome)
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To: TC Rider

Liar...the General Lee NEVER appeared.....(leer)


84 posted on 05/24/2004 9:21:21 AM PDT by Badeye
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To: dmz; Reagan Man

Stalin Man is just upset that someone, somewhere, is having some kind of fun without permission of the govt.


85 posted on 05/24/2004 9:25:11 AM PDT by bc2 ("Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown" - harpseal)
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To: The Duke

I bet a blonde bimbo would probably use an apostrophe to denote a plural, right?


86 posted on 05/24/2004 9:25:19 AM PDT by Truth'sBabyGirl (Bucknell class of 2003, Fordham Law 2006)
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To: wardaddy

will the car even have a rebel flag on it?


88 posted on 05/24/2004 9:27:07 AM PDT by RolandBurnam
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To: stainlessbanner

I agree ... Daisy's character was smart and practical and courageous, as well as voluptuous and scantily-dressed. She had more sense than the men! I'm not very familiar with Jessica Simpson (isn't that a cartoon character?), but maybe she can act.


89 posted on 05/24/2004 9:27:29 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Olivia DeHavilland.)
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To: dwilli
Lucille Ball made millions and millions playing a dumb redhead. The Hollywood crowd was shocked when she took over Desilu productions and was a tough, smart business manager.

The lead character in I Love Lucy was wacky and goofy, but she wasn't stupid. Besides, I don't think Jessica Simpson is acting when she's playing dumb in her reality show.

90 posted on 05/24/2004 9:32:02 AM PDT by NYCVirago
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To: New Perspective
lol, I believe that is Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle as Roscoe, William Hung as Enos (perfect, IMO) and J.R. 'Boomer Sooner' Ross from WWE Raw as Boss Hawg.

I'm so embarassed I know these things.

91 posted on 05/24/2004 9:36:10 AM PDT by sathers ( Republican Party Reps List -private mail BigB to join)
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To: NYCVirago

I suppose you believe that Eminem is a street thug.
I have no idea how smart Jessica Simpson is I have only seen her on SNL once and some photographs.

I see nothing wrong with using a personna as an asset.
Segal, Arnold, Willis and that crowd's macho image
works well.


92 posted on 05/24/2004 9:37:00 AM PDT by dwilli
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To: sathers

This is the perfect place for this:http://homepages.nildram.co.uk/~blagger/the_duel.html


93 posted on 05/24/2004 9:44:33 AM PDT by eastforker (The color of justice is green,just ask Johny Cochran!)
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To: NYCVirago
The Hollywood crowd was shocked when she took over Desilu productions and was a tough, smart business manager.

Nonsense. Ball had been around for 20 years before I Love Lucy (she was, after all, "queen of the B movies") and she was well known for being hard headed, a good business woman, a good draw, and practical. It was her presence on the show that got it's initial backing (along with the fact that she and Desi performed on stage in a traveling show for a year together to sell the concept, basically testing out the way the show would be run, pacing, gags, etc.)

The one who really shocked people was Desi Arnaz. He had a reputation of being a boozing playboy (partly deserved, and which eventually lead to the divorce...)but he was the real brains at DesiLu. Among other things, he insisted on shooting in front a live audiance, using film rather than the poor quality distribution techniques of early television, and personally selecting most of the major characters. He was also responsible for the followon Lucy Desi Comedy Hour and variety shows that came after I Love Lucy.

Growing up, my sister was an "I Love Lucy" and Lucille Ball fanatic - I learned far more about the subject area than I really care to admit...

94 posted on 05/24/2004 9:49:24 AM PDT by jscd3
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To: sathers
J.R. 'Boomer Sooner' Ross from WWE Raw as Boss Hawg.

BOOOOOONK! WRONG. Try again.

95 posted on 05/24/2004 9:51:25 AM PDT by New Perspective (Proud father of a 6 month old son with Down Syndrome)
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To: New Perspective

Sorrell Booke, long-time character actor, as Boss Hogg. He died not too long after the show ended, IIRC.


96 posted on 05/24/2004 10:00:41 AM PDT by Tax-chick (It's possible that I look exactly like Olivia DeHavilland.)
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To: eastforker

That was ...awesome!


97 posted on 05/24/2004 10:03:26 AM PDT by sathers
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To: sathers

I don’t think either of them can stack up to Catherine Bach. Remember when the network censors forced her to cover up her outstanding legs - with beauty enhancing pantyhose?


98 posted on 05/24/2004 10:04:49 AM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink.)
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To: New Perspective

Jabba the Nadler as Boss Hawg.

99 posted on 05/24/2004 10:05:39 AM PDT by Cooter
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To: sathers

I guess that minister Dad of Jessica's doesn't care how she dresses! He's her manager and is getting another daughter involved in show business too. Guess it's "Praise the Lord and show me the money"!!


100 posted on 05/24/2004 10:08:08 AM PDT by NativeTxn
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