Blonde bombshell Jessica Simpson will open the 32nd annual People's Choice Awards next week (10JAN06).

THE DUKES OF HAZZARD star will launch the glitzy ceremony in spectacular style with a special singing performance.

And the 25-year-old may feature on stage later in the show too, as she's up for the favourite song in a movie award for her rendition of THESE BOOTS ARE MADE FOR WALKIN' alongside Willie Nelson.

The ceremony's executive producer CAROL DONOVAN says, "Jessica's true vocal talent, unlimited energy and undeniable charisma will truly be a great addition to this year's show."

The prize giving will be hosted by comedian Craig Ferguson.