Pop beauty Jessica Simpson hopes her upcoming variety show with husband Nick Lachey will set a new trend of performing couples.

Following in the footsteps of Cher and Sonny Bono, reality stars Simpson and Lachey will film a one-time special for American TV network ABC.

The IRRESISTIBLE singer says, "It's awesome because there really hasn't been a lot of couples along the way that people really get together, through music, acting or whatever it may be.

"So to be able to be comfortable with each other and comfortable with the world watching is awesome - and to have people reacting the way they are."

But Simpson warns that she and her beau will not be variety show regulars, explaining, "I don't know if we'll do a full season of a variety show just because it's a little over the top, I think. We don't wanna shove ourselves down people's throats."

19/01/2004 21:05