and movies: Simpson in August 2006 November 2005 brought
confirmation of rumors that Simpson and Lachey were breaking up.
On June 30, 2006, their divorce was finalized. Simpson hosted
the Teen Choice Awards in August 2006, and appeared on The View
in September 2006 as the first choice of new co-host Rosie
Simpson then returned to the recording studio, switching labels
from Columbia to Epic Records. Her fourth album, A Public Affair,
was released on August 29, 2006 via Epic Records. The album
debuted at # 5 on the Billboard 200 with 101,000 copies sold in
its first week. The first single, "A Public Affair" (# 14,
2006), reached the Top 20 of the Hot 100 but quickly fell off
the charts. The music video for "A Public Affair" featured Eva
Longoria, Christina Applegate, Christina Milian, Maria Menounos,
Andy Dick and Ryan Seacrest. A second single, "I Belong To Me,"
was also released through her website and is now included on the
CD itself. The single's video appeared on TRL countdowns, but
quickly fell off.
Celebrity Big Brother 2007 was the fifth series of the United
Kingdom reality television series Celebrity Big Brother, a spin-off
of Big Brother. The series was broadcast on Channel 4 in the UK
(also on S4C in Wales), and involved a number of celebrities
referred to as 'housemates', who live in the Big Brother House
with no contact with the outside world. In recent series, the
show's producers have offered celebrities money to appear on
Celebrity Big Brother.
Celebrity Big Brother 2007 started on 3 January 2007, and ran
for 26 days. The launch show peaked at 8.2 million viewers,
making it the second most-watched launch in Big Brother history.
It was the first Celebrity Big Brother series to be shown in the
16:9 widescreen format and the final Celebrity series to be held
in the Elstree compound with the regular series later in the
year being the final one overall.