• SIMPSON PLANS TO ADOPT BEFORE HAVING KIDS OF HER OWN
Jessica Simpson has been inspired to follow her adoption dreams by celebrity activist Angelina Jolie. The newly-single pop star once begged her father to let her adopt a Mexican orphan during a trip to Latin America when she was a teenager, and now she's seriously considering giving a child a home and a better life. And it's all thanks to actress Jolie, who has adopted two kids and is carrying boyfriend Brad Pitt's first child. Simpson says, "I think Angelina Jolie has done amazing, amazing things and the international adoption rate just since her (decision to adopt) has skyrocketed. It's unbelievable. "I want to adopt and I plan to adopt before I have my own kids." And Simpson is hoping she can inspire other wannabe mums to follow her example by urging politicians to help cut through red tape that prevents certain couples from adopting. The pop star is planning to speak to President George W Bush about the issue, urging him to make it easier for interracial couples to adopt.
• SIMPSON BLASTS BUSH SNUB STORY
Latest: Jessica Simpson has fired back at press reports she snubbed a meeting with President George W Bush, insisting he ran out of time to sit down with her. Simpson insists she is not among the celebrities who are keen to attack the US President - and she's still hoping the pair can reschedule their meeting. Simpson was set to meet the leader tomorrow (17 March '06), during the pop star's visit to Capitol Hill in Washington DC, where she'll address congressmen about charity organisation Operation Smile. She says, "I'm just so excited because the President asked for a special meeting. We're going to sit down face to face and we're going to talk about children. I want to set up this whole orphanage and adoption organisation. "I just really want to bring awareness to interracial adoption." The pop star, who performed at Bush's inauguration and has been to The White House four times, admits she's a big fan of Bush: "He's a very personable guy, he's a Texas guy. His ranch is four doors down from my aunt and uncle's ranch. We have lots of Texas stuff to talk about."
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