Intending to honor Dolly Parton at Sunday's Kennedy Center Honors with a rendition of "Nine to Five," Jessica Simpson instead let butterflies get the best of her and flubbed her take on the tune, then rushed off the stage and later was seen in tears. "Jessica was overcome with emotion... because she's idolized Dolly her whole life," her publicist tells the New York Post's Page Six. "[She] wanted the song to be perfect." The big question: will the TV audience lay witness to the odd number when the event is broadcast on Dec. 26? Alas, CBS will likely edit out the meltdown, ventures the Post. Still, you have to give Jess props for being the biggest boob at a Dolly tribute.
Kellie Martin welcomed her and hubby Keith Christian's first child, a daughter named Margaret Heather, on Saturday, reports People.... Foulmouthed and foxy funnylady Sarah Silverman will emcee the 2007 Spirit Awards, to be held Feb. 24, 2007, the day prior to the Oscars.... For a fourth consecutive year, Caroline Kennedy will host the Kennedy Center Honors, airing Dec. 26 on CBS, and this year tributing Andrew Lloyd Webber, conductor Zubin Mehta, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson and Steven Spielberg.... Fans of ABC's The Nine, don't miss my Trivial Mattr's blog entry teasing tonight's episode!