Jessica Simpson will duet with Jewel and Kenny Rogers on her first TV special in America next month (11APR04).

The pop star-turned-reality TV queen will also perform with husband NICK LACHEY when the first THE NICK + JESSICA VARIETY HOUR airs, and pals Lachey and KENNETH `BABYFACE' EDMONDS will cover Stevie Wonder's classic FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE.

Simpson's duet with Rogers will be a cover of the country star's Islands IN THE STREAM smash hit, which he originally recorded with Dolly Parton.

The show will also feature comedy skits, including one with A-Team icon MR T and another with The Muppets, with whom Simpson recently filmed a PIZZA HUT commercial.

23/03/2004 21:23