Jessica Simpson has had quite a few ups and downs over the last year, especially as far as her love life is concerned.The latest development, though, has her linked to an unexpected new guy. , Jess is smitten with none other than Smashing Pumpkins frontman Billy Corgan after meeting him at a party.Corgan recently built a gearhead's dream of a private studio in Chicago, with equipment from Motown studios and the kind of mixing boards used by Pink Floyd and the Beatles.To pay for it, he mortgaged his past, accepting a sum that can safely be assumed to be in the millions to sell the rights to "Today" — the Pumpkins' first hit — for a Visa ad."This is all funny," he says in his nasal, resonant voice. He's also begun work on a book about his journey into the idiosyncratic New Age spirituality that he believes saved his life and his sanity."Once everything was smashed to bits, all that was left to do was to turn to God and say, ' Help me organize this,' " Corgan says. I was desperate, I didn't want to die, and I realized that Jesus and Mary and Buddha had been there the whole time."Corgan Lashes Out at "Jerkos" Who Want to Hear Old Songs At the same time, he's had his first brush with mainstream, TMZ-level fame in years, via a friendship (or maybe romance) with Jessica Simpson.
Pete Townshend basically told me, ' Who gives a shit?
So, tell us what you think — are Jessica and Billy too bizarre to be a couple or are they strangely perfect?
First: BILLY CORGAN IS DATING TILA TEQUILA!?!??!!!!??!! I’m not sure which facet of this pairing blows my mind more: that Billy Corgan is dating Tila Tequila, or that Tila Tequila is going out with Billy Corgan. My preconceived notions about both of them have gone out the window, and without those to cling to, I feel that it is fairly obvious that I have nothing. All I can remember are a lot of black turtlenecks and that 1800s get-up from the “Tonight, Tonight” video.
Whenever he completes a set of four songs, he's releasing them on his own label as ornately packaged EPs, with the first due this spring.
"I feel like I have probably 10 to 15 songs that are super-top-level," he says.