Jessica's Hot July: Coast to Coast
THE BIG REVEAL
"I have butterflies, I'm nervous," Jessica Simpson said about unveiling her "A Public Affair" video on MTV's TRL on Wednesday. Just days earlier, the singer had another reason to get stirred up: a close encounter with ex Nick Lachey and his gal pal Vanessa Minnillo at L.A. club Hyde Lounge.
The pop diva chills with her girls – (from left) costars Christina Applegate, Christina Milian and Eva Longoria – in a scene from the roller-skating-themed "A Public Affair." Simpson admits she was no whiz on four wheels, but Applegate "was the best."
GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
Have Daisy, will travel: Simpson totes her constant companion with her at LAX as she heads to New York on Monday (left). The next day, the duo hit the Big Apple streets.
On July 10, Simpson and hairstylist pal Ken Paves celebrate her 26th birthday in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. "They had sangria and Mexican food and sat around telling stories and dancing," says a friend about the beachside bash.
Simpson takes an afternoon siesta in Cabo during her b-day festivities. Though sister Ashlee couldn't make the tropical getaway (she's on tour), Simpson's parents and close friend CaCee Cobb joined her for the trip.
"Jessica is the (happiest) she has ever been," says a pal of the singer (leaving TRL on Wednesday). And after her divorce from Lachey was finalized on June 30, she's officially single. Despite reports linking Simpson to Jared Leto, for now she's "not dating anyone," says a pal.