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Jan 2019

When Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross — youngest son of the legendary Diana Ross — kick off their “Ashlee + Evan” mini-tour at Bowery Ballroom on Monday night, they will be worrying about a certain little stage crasher: their 3-year-old daughter, Jagger.

“We’re actually nervous for the shows, ’cause when we’re in rehearsal, she won’t get off the stage,” Ross, 30, tells The Post. “She literally won’t leave the stage. She’ll dance the entire time until the end of the set.”

It shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jagger — named after Mick, natch — would already be showing endless love for the stage: Both of her parents come from show-biz families, and now they’ve combined their musical DNA into the duo Ashlee + Evan, which released a self-titled EP in October.

The project marked a singing turn for Ross, who has acted in films (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1” and “Part 2”) and TV (currently on Fox’s “Star”), and a recording comeback for Simpson, who hasn’t released a solo album since 2008’s “Bittersweet World.”

“I had taken a very, very long break,” says Simpson, 34, who scored her biggest hit with “Pieces of Me,” her debut single, in 2004. “For me, it was just a time when parenting and being a mom was my sole focus.” (She also has a 10-year-old son, Bronx, with ex-husband Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy.)

If it weren’t for Ross’ busy acting career, “Ashlee + Evan” — which features production by Earth, Wind & Fire bassist Verdine White — probably would have happened sooner.

“I’ve always been trying to focus on music just as much as acting,” says Ross, who had previously released a couple of solo singles. “But acting is one of those things that when it comes, it comes. A project comes, you sign on and then it takes that time away. I just had to decide that I was gonna really take that time and focus on the music. Music was my first love, for sure.”

And it was music that brought the couple together.

“When we first met, we hung out in a recording studio together and listened to music,” says Ross. “From then on, we’ve always loved singing together and coming up with songs. Music was always a big part of our relationship.”

A six-song suite about love, which goes from the breezy single “I Do” to the folky closer “Home” , the “Ashlee + Evan” EP was inspired by their own romance.

“For us, it was just like conversations about love,” says Simpson. “Love is something you work on, so I wanted it to have the different textures.”

The couple sealed their love when they said their “I do’s” at Diana Ross’ Connecticut home in 2014. The mother of the groom even officiated the wedding and sang at the reception.

So has Ross — one of two children whom Diana had with her late ex-husband, Norwegian shipping magnate Arne Naess Jr. — felt pressure to live up to the Supreme One’s musical legacy? “It’s hard to say ‘live up to.’ She’s Diana Ross. At the end of the day, it’s just more about me doing what I love and being able to share that with the world.”

Along the way, Ross will take all the motherly counsel that he can get: “She gives me advice all the time . . . mostly about the business and making sure that I’m doing things right and not being taken advantage of.”

“That’s the advice you wanna listen to,” says Simpson.

They also took creative inspiration from “Diana & Marvin,” the 1973 duets album that the Motown diva did with Marvin Gaye. “Marvin and my mom’s album is one of my favorite albums,” says Ross.

Ross’ mother, his older sister Tracee Ellis Ross and Simpson’s sister, Jessica, all made cameos on the “Ashlee + Evan” reality TV series that featured the duo’s music. The six-episode run ended in October, but Ross and Simpson are in talks for future reality TV projects on the E! channel.

Of course, Simpson got her big break when she appeared on her sister’s MTV reality series, “Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica,” which ran from 2003 to 2005, and then landed her own spinoff, “The Ashlee Simpson Show.”

“Honestly, I never really thought I would come back and do something like that,” says Simpson of her return to reality TV. “I’d been away for so long. I think it just was the right moment for us. And we were a part of it together.”

Staying together as a family is the main thing that makes this mini-tour — which will feature solo numbers as well as their duets — a special undertaking for these two baby loves.

“The majority of the time, our careers pull us apart,” says Ross, “so it’s nice to be able to have this moment with the kids and the family right now.”

“And we really like to be around each other, so it’s a good thing!,” says Simpson, with a laugh.

Source : NYpost.com

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Déc 2018

Hello everyone! Yesterday (December 16), Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross were on stage in Las Vegas during the Not So Silence Night‘s concert. Plus, you will find an interview they gave before their show & a little extract from their performance. There also is a new interview of Ashlee, Evan and Jagger on the red carpet of ‘Disney on Ice‘.

Gallery > Performances > 2018 > December 16 – ‘Not So Silence Night’ in Las Vegas

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Déc 2018

Hello everyone! We finally have the full interview that Ashlee and Evan gave to the talk show ‘The Real’ on December 11th. They also posted some videos of their rehearsal for their upcomming tour of January 2019. Ashlee sang one of her old songs called ‘Boyfriend’, it’s so amazing to see her back at it! During a story posted by Evan, we can see someone who is filming them, maybe for a second season of ‘Ashlee+Evan’? Plus, yesterday (December 14), Ashlee Simpson Ross, Evan Ross and their daughter, Jagger Snow were at the ‘Celebrity Skating Party hosted by Disney on Ice‘ in Los Angeles.

Gallery > Public Events > 2018 > December 14 – Dare to Dream Celebrity Skating Party hosted by Disney on Ice in Los Angeles

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Déc 2018

Hello everyone! Yesterday (December 11), Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross were the guests of the talk show ‘The Real‘. You will find short videos and pictures of their appearance.

Here are some things they discussed during the show :

Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross joined “The Real” ladies on the sofa today to chat about music, their marriage, plans for 2019, and Diana Ross.

The pair, who married in 2014, said they’re like “Old farts,” but Ashlee said he still takes her on dates and makes “me feel good.”

The mom of two said the only thing they ever argue about is her choosing to go to bed at 8:30 pm.

I can have my fun though, I’m not that boring. I can go there,” Ashlee insisted and confessed to her early bedtime.

The couple kick off their joint tour in New York on January 7, and said they would be bringing the kids, Jagger Snow Ross and Bronx Wentz (Ashlee’s son with Pete Wentz), to join them at some point.

Talking about what they love about touring and more specifically tour buses, Evan dropped some name bombshells… when he said he had been on Michael Jackson’s tour bus and also his mother’s, Diana Ross.

Speaking of his mom, Evan described her as an “amazing mother.”

Loni then chimed in with a fact about the legendary “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” singer, “Let me tell you something about your mother. She was from the Brewster Projects like I was.”

Tearing up, Loni continued, “I remember as a little girl she would drive through and wave, and that gave me so much hope.”

Gallery > Television Appearances > 2018 > The Real > Pictures

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Déc 2018

Mix 94.1’s “Not So Silent Night” concert doesn’t happen until December 16, but Ashlee Simpson and husband Evan Ross are already in full-blown holiday mode. In fact, they’ve been that way for a while.

I started listening to Christmas music back in October,” Simpson said during a December 6 chat with “Mercedes in the Morning” host Mercedes Martinez and co-host JC Fernandez.

Ashlee’s obsessed with Christmas,” Ross added. “I’m like, ‘Ashlee, you know it’s not even Thanksgiving yet.

The couple has been heavily promoting their debut EP, Ashlee + Evan, which dropped in October and features the hit song “I Do.” They’re starring in their own E! show titled, appropriately, Ashlee + Evan.

Looking ahead to their next Vegas appearance, Simpson and Ross are promising a “surprise” when they take the stage for “Not So Silent Night” alongside fellow performers Blue October, Matt Nathanson, and Brynn Elliott.

To reveal the surprise would spoil it, but surely the couple will make room on their setlist for tracks from Ashlee + Evan. We’ll also keep our fingers crossed for some classic holiday duets and some of Simpson’s most popular singles.

In the meantime, you might be able to spot Ross somewhere on the Strip, where the actor and famed son of singer Diana Ross is known to play Baccarat and Blackjack. Simpson, however, is more likely to be up in her hotel room.

I like room service and movies,” she said.

Source : mix941fm.radio.com

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Déc 2018

Hello everyone! Yesterday (December 1), Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross were in Nashville for ‘The Christmas Parade‘. They sang their song ‘I Do‘ during the parade, find the videos of their performance in this article. I also posted the pictures posted on social networks and a video of Ashlee and Jagger, so cute!

Gallery > Miscellaneous > Instagram/Twitter 2018

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Nov 2018

In the new episode of my podcast The Dan Wootton Interview – which you can subscribe to for free on iTunes, Apple Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts – Evan says Diana became a second mother to the Billie Jean legend.

The singer, who was 21 when MJ died, tells me: “I had a really incredible relationship with him. In the later years my mum was like a mum to him and I think some of the most special times he spent was with my mother“.

And even now being so close to (Michael’s daughter) Paris and the family I feel like he’s still here so it’s really special you know. But he was amazing, he always looked out.”

Evan started his music career by singing songs to Michael down the phone.

He explains: “We talked about music and everything. He knew I wanted to do music. He used to tell me, ‘I’m gonna tell you a secret, how you really get to be amazing.’

At 30, Evan is stepping out from his mother’s shadow – but he insists he never felt troubled growing up as the son of an icon.

He explains: “I didn’t find the shadow tough, I feel like it’s a really special shadow to be under“.

My mum is so supportive and I think a lot of being around what I was around is what makes me so creative“.

You want things to be so perfect because someone like my mother’s incredible,. you just want it to be good.”

Opening up about the now infamous performance of SNL, Ashlee reveals she was desperate to pull out because she had woken up with vocal nodes.

She says: “I couldn’t talk and I was like, ‘I’m not doing it.’ I’m like writing it down. And this is what you learn – you learn that when you say no you mean no“.

As a young girl everyone’s like, ‘You’re on the biggest show and you have to go on and sing on it.

Reflecting on the tatters her career was left in following a wave of international criticism, she says: “Oh my God, this poor 19-year-old girl, go give her a hug! It was just so wild. It taught me to be such a fighter.”

Evan and Ashlee have a three-year-old daughter called Jagger (naturally named after Mick) – but she co-parents her nine-year-old son Bronx with Fall Out Boy member Pete Wentz.

We all get along. We lucked out,” Ashlee enthuses.

Evan adds: “You hear about horror stories about things like that so it could have been something totally different.

But we have such a respect for each other and an understanding and he’s a father and I get to be the bonus dad so that’s good.”

All the family, including Diana, feature on the brilliant new show, which screens on E! from January – but the songs by Ashlee+Evan are out now.

Source : FireNewsFeed.com

Gallery > Miscellaneous > For ‘The Dan Wootton Interview’

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Nov 2018

Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross have been married since 2014 and earlier this year they released their first EP together.

It marks a long-awaited return to music for Simpson, whose last album Bittersweet World was released in 2008, and it’s the first time fans have heard her singing with husband Evan, the son of the legendary Diana Ross. After teasing a number of tracks, Ashlee and Evan released their self-titled EP last month.

The music coincided with the premiere of their new reality series Ashlee + Evan, a six-part series on E! Entertainment Television. It’s already aired in the US but it arrives in the UK on 13th January at 10pm on E! UK.

I had a chat with Ashlee and Evan to find out why they decided to make music together, discuss finding their sound, and to talk about letting cameras into their lives for their new reality show.

Hi guys. Where are you answering these questions from today and how are you doing?

Ashlee: We are in London. We’re so happy to be out here. It’s adorable and we just got back from the MTV EMAs in Bilbao.

Evan: We’re having so much fun out here!

You’ve been releasing tracks from her forthcoming album and there’s a real mix of sounds and styles. What can fans expect when the album arrives?

E: I think you’ll be able to see into our love and our relationship, and the music that we’ve been inspired by that inspired songs that we’ve created on this album.

A: It’s definitely a mix of sounds but it’s about love and…

E: … and conversations of love.

Why did you decide to make an album together. What challenges did you face bringing it to life?

A: We decided to make an album together because music was something that always brought us together…

E: Something that we always do together. When we first met we would sing outside and come up with songs and things like that and we’ve always just loved music…

A: …and we would annoy our neighbours (laughs).

E: Exactly. I think it was just one of those things that we really wanted to do with each other and we wanted to share with the world.

Individually your musical styles are quite different but when you come together the results are quite magical. How did you find your sound as a couple and how much compromising did you have to do?

A: I think our sound just kind of came about. I feel like it was something very natural.

E: I think we just were having fun and in that process we would take from different inspirations and songs that we love and find different sounds. In that process we came up with the album.

A: We didn’t want it to be just one sound.

E: A lot of the songs started out just working on songs acoustically and really stripped down, and then it turned into what it was.

The album coincides with your new reality series. Ashlee did you have any reservations about letting the cameras back into your life given that you’ve done a reality show before?

A: Yeah I definitely didn’t think I was going to be doing reality TV again but I was happy to do this. It was something beautiful and Evan and I got to share our love. We were executive producers on it.

E: We got to create it in the way we wanted to create it and make it as authentic and truthful as we really felt like it should be. It turned into something really special and beautiful. At first yes it was a little bit of a scary idea to do a reality show but at the same time it was nice to let people in and get to see who we really are.

What kind of pressure does being followed around by cameras 24/7 have on your marriage?

A: We didn’t have too crazy of a shooting schedule. We definitely had our alone time as well.

E: It wasn’t too much. I feel like we had to find a way to make sure that the kids didn’t feel like it was too much and we didn’t make storylines around them. At the same time it was definitely a change in lifestyle having cameras around.

A: It was definitely a bit more hectic in our house!

E: We actually made friends with all the people that were working with us so after it was done we missed some of them.

A: Yeah, they were sweet people.

Are there any plans to tour in support of the album?

E: We’re starting touring on January 7th and we’re going to do a bunch of shows. We’re excited!

A: We’d love to come to Europe and tour too.

E: Yes we would love to do that.

Looking to the future have you been thinking about making music together or will you be focusing on solo projects?

A: We have more music coming out together and we’re really looking forward to sharing that next part with you guys. Then we’re definitely going to do our own solo projects.

E: Yeah we’ll do our solo projects and even on those I think we’ll still probably work together…

A: …we’ll still be writing together…

E: … and maybe down the line we’ll do other songs together again.

You both come from musical families. What kind of advice and support do you families give you when it comes to your music?

A: Our families are so supportive. They’re definitely loving us and loving our music and they’re all proud of us.

E: Yeah they’re so supportive. I think that’s one of the really lucky things that we have, is that our family has been supportive in this entire process. They’re excited that we were actually putting out music and that we’re going to be able to show everybody what we’ve been creating.

What’s the one thing you’re hoping that people take away from the music you’re making together?

A: It’s about love and I hope that people can enjoy some good duets. We’ve always loved good classic duets so it’s fun to be able to do that together.

E: I think it’s a really important time to actually do something positive and talk about things that are positive and sharing ourselves with the world like that… a young couple that is also trying to figure things out and working through things, and juggling having a career and being parents and the whole thing. I hope that people just really enjoy the music and feel the love.

Source : Entertainment-focus.com

//   Article rédigé par Laura  //
Nov 2018

Ashlee Simpson is underrated and she knows it. The younger, scrappier Simpson sister has never had the glossier career of her older sibling Jessica. In fact, for someone who grew up on stage, had a successful acting career, an MTV reality show and is now married to one of Diana Ross’s children, Evan Ross, Ashlee Simpson has always been an underdog.

In 2004, aged 19, she released her brilliant debut album Autobiography. The process of writing and recording the album was documented on The Ashlee Simpson Show, a reality TV show that attempted to replicate the success of her sister’s show with her then-husband Nick Lachey, Newlyweds. Ashlee, however, isn’t Jessica, and while the show depicted a young woman going through heartbreak and hanging out with her friends, it also offered a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the major label mechanics. Early on in the show, Ashlee meets with her label as they clash over the direction her music is taking. Her label want her to be more like Hilary Duff; Ashlee just wants to be herself.

The show also took viewers behind the headlines. Ashlee’s now iconic and infamous Saturday Night Live lipsync fuck up was a plot device on the show. It was also the grenade that blew apart any chance she had of escaping her underdog status. At the time she was eviscerated in the media, critics and audiences blasting her as a talentless hack who couldn’t sing and who was famous for no reason. “The world hated me,” she said during a recent confessional for her latest E! docu-series she stars in with her husband, Ashlee + Evan.

What many people don’t know is that following the SNL snafu, Ashlee released two more records and toured America relentlessly. Her second, darker album, I Am Me, debuted at Number 1 in America and featured the infectious single Boyfriend. Then there was her final album, released 10 years ago this year: Bittersweet World. Working with Timbaland and Chad Hugo on the record, she blended pop rock with the scuzzy futuristic R&B sound that Timbaland had popularised with Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake, creating a unique sound that blurred bratty with brooding. “I do feel Bittersweet World was a little before it’s time,” she says to i-D when we meet. She’s not wrong.

In fact, over the last decade, pop music fans and critics alike have begun to look back fondly on Ashlee Simpson’s discography. Earlier this year, the New York Times dedicated two episodes of its music podcast to Ashlee where they attempted to re-write the negativity surrounding her career. Likewise, Nylon and Buzzfeed have both written pieces praising her, acknowledging how underappreciated she is. When she announced that she would be returning with a new show with her husband, she also announced that she’d be releasing new music with him, too.

Still, with the rewriting of Ashlee’s story, no one has revisited the past with the singer herself. So, during a brief visit to London, i-D sat down with Ashlee Simpson to dive into her colourful career. “Okay, let me get in diving mode,” she says with a laugh, reaching for a Red Bull. “It’s funny, I haven’t had a Red Bull since 2004. Let’s really go back there.”

Re-watching The Ashlee Simpson Show it’s amazing how you held on to your creative vision for Autobiography and stood up to the record label executives. What was that experience like?

Even when I danced with my sister on tour, I had my guitar player come be the guitar tech. I was writing songs at 15. I was into rock and I was this girl figuring myself out. I knew what I wanted the album to sound like. I think it’s an interesting thing with labels and whatnot. I had a great insight because I had an older sister [in the industry] and so I was able to see how labels run and dictate how a person should act or look or sound. I was able to see Jessica be strong and I was able to say exactly how I saw myself.

When you look back are you surprised by how assured you were standing up to the record executives?

For sure! When I look back on my career I’m like, ‘God, I had something to say and I was able to be vulnerable, tough and stand up for who I was.’ Even when the world was crazy and sometimes it felt that people were hard on me, I had the most amazing fans. I was able to be so strong.

One of my favourite bits is when you say you don’t want to be Hilary Duff.

And I love Hilary — she’s, like, my dear friend.

But it’s when you say that if that’s what the label want, you don’t want to make a record.

I definitely didn’t want to be told what to do, how to be or what I should sound or look like. And now it’s interesting because you can now not be with a label and put music out. But when I look back I’m like, ‘High-five Ashlee!’

The album really started to take shape when you met producer John Shanks and songwriter Kara DioGuardi. You had such chemistry.

Yeah. I was talking to John the other day because Evan and I are getting ready to go on tour and I’m getting ready to sing Pieces of Me for everyone. But I had been writing with other people. I had worked with The Matrix on a song. And then I met John and Kara; it was obvious that’s where I was meant to be. It was magic.

What do you remember about writing Pieces of Me ?

I was in the studio when that hook came up. You know, when you write a song like that you know it’s going to be a good one. Kara, John and I all looked at each other like, ‘This is the one.’

It’s amazing how Autobiography hasn’t aged. How do you view it now?

It was my first album! When we were making it I was in the studio every day. It was a magical moment. I’m very proud of it.

I don’t want to linger on SNL.

Oh, I literally don’t care.

But the time it felt that there was an obsession with “authenticity” and “real music” and an opinion that female pop stars weren’t artists. How much do you think the backlash stemmed from that misogyny and mentality?

I think, for me, that was something that just happened. I had vocal nodes and I couldn’t talk. I had done the rehearsal the night before and just didn’t want to go on. Looking back now I wish I had insisted on not doing it. But moments like that made me stronger. When the world questions you, you have to realise who you are as an artist. For me, I had to pick myself up, go on tour and be there for my fans. I had to keep going. There was a fight. I think that it was unfair. Nowadays, I think it’d quickly become old news.


Yeah. It’s like, this poor 19-year-old girl, let’s rip her apart! Now I look back and want to give myself a hug. And especially because I had been in the studio and written that record.

And it’s personal.

Definitely. I kept writing and wrote my second album. It was one of those things where we have those moments in our lives and it’s how you react to it that defines you. For me it was a fight or flight and I chose to fight.

It secured your underdog status. And when your second album went to number 1 it felt like a win.

Totally. And I even went back to SNL and sang again. No one gave a fuck.

What was your mentality when you were recording I Am Me?

I was definitely in a place where I did feel a bit broken. There were moments where I was searching for that on songs like Beautifully Broken.

Boyfriend is amazing. How did that song come about?

John started playing the riff. That was another of those, ‘What is happening?’ moments. John is amazing.

Would you work on another record with him?

I would! After we’ve done the second EP, Evan and I are going to be working on our own songs and I’m going to bring that sound back but in my own new way, which I guess I have to now discover.

Bittersweet World was a total departure, though.

Yeah. But you know, before I did that album, I had written a song with John Legend and I had written a song Beth Hart and Jenny Lewis. I was writing with all these different people and it was really amazing — in fact, maybe with my new album I need to go back and revisit those songs. But then I took a departure. I was like, ‘I want to have fun’, which is when I went to Timbaland and Chad Hugo. The fun thing was that Bittersweet World was ahead of its time.

Outta My Head and What I’ve Become would work now.

It’s so hard because I got pregnant on that album. Then I go back and listen to it and realise how fun they are.

There’s a bit in the docu-series where you say that you don’t think that people realise that you had a second number one album and toured a lot. Is that frustrating for you?

I don’t take myself that seriously. I’m grown up. I think the people that recognised it are my fans, and they still are. It’s cool to have a certain fanbase that were waiting for me to come. It’s not frustrating. People see people in different ways. Also, it wasn’t frustrating because it was a great tour; I had fun!

Artists like Charli XCX and Haim have said they’re fans of your music. What’s it like hearing those artists are inspired by you?

That’s like… I’m old and it’s amazing. Definitely, that’s amazing to hear. It warms my heart. That’s what I had always wanted. I wanted to make music that was relatable.

Is there anything from that time that sticks out to you now that you can look back retrospectively?

It is hard. When you’re in that moment you’re just going and going. But I look back and listen to those albums and I watch myself and how strong I was when I was younger and how I kept being creative. I’m proud of myself.

Ashlee + Evan – EP is out now. Ashlee + Evan airs on E! UK from 13 January 2019.

Source : I-D.vice.com

//   Article rédigé par Laura  //
Nov 2018

Hello everyone! Ashlee Simpson Ross and Evan Ross offer to us an acoustic version of their wonderful song, ‘I Do’. Plus, find an interview of Ashlee and Evan with David Olshanetsky for Spotify here.

//   Article rédigé par Laura  //