Pop beauty ASHLEE SIMPSON suffered the ultimate embarrassment on live TV on Saturday (23OCT04), when her band played the wrong song - forcing her to exit the stage.

The brunette singer, younger sister of Jessica Simpson, made an appearance on long-running comedy show Saturday Night Live, where she performed her hit single PIECES OF ME.

But when she was due to sing a different track later on in the show, the band mistakenly began playing Pieces of Me once again.

Ashlee briefly improvised by dancing around on the stage, until she eventually gave up and walked off, laughing at the embarrassing situation. Show bosses then quickly cut to a commercial break.

At the end of the show, which was hosted by Jude Law, an apologetic Ashlee said, "I feel so bad; my band started playing the wrong song and I didn't know what to do, so I thought I'd do a hoe-down. I'm sorry!"

25/10/2004 02:52