Jessica Simpson wants you to get in shape

jsimpson_ny.jpgJessica Simpson is signed to launch a new home treadmill line – as well as a workout video with her personal trainer – after she spent six days a week getting into shape for The Dukes of Hazzard.

“I have a workout video coming out and now everybody can do the Daisy Duke workout, and I have a treadmill line that I’ll be selling. I hope the film inspires others to really want to get in shape. It’s the toughest challenge. It was extra tough for me because I was going to be on a big screen in a bikini. For any girl, I think that would put them on the treadmill and doing extra squats. I was in the gym six days a week, two-and-a-half-hours a day with a trainer.”

At first I thought the idea of Jessica Simpson selling workout tapes and treadmills was a stupid idea – like appearing in Proactiv infomercials – but then I realized that women in workout tapes usually dress in sports bras and spandex shorts, and Jessica Simpson in a sports bra and spandex shorts isn’t a bad idea at all. In fact, it’s almost as brilliant as Carmen Electra releasing a strip aerobics video. And in case you weren’t aware, “brilliant” and “humongously sexy” have pretty much the same meaning to me, which should explain why I always feel so dirty after talking about Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking.