Jessica Simpson Forfeits “9 to 5” Performance

Despite two separate attempts to sing “9 to 5,” Jessica Simpson will not be seen paying tribute to Dolly Parton during the Kennedy Center Honors telecast on CBS. Simpson flubbed the words and appeared to become frustrated when she performed the song during the Dec. 3 taping in Washington, D.C. Simpson was later given a second chance to perform the song, but after seeing a tape, she asked that her second effort also be deleted from the TV show airing Tuesday (Dec. 26). In addition to Parton, this year’s Kennedy Center Honors recipients include Smokey Robinson, Steven Spielberg, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and conductor Zubin Mehta.