Jun
10

Simpson Guilty: Attempted Murder Of Romo’s Relationship With Jessica

Jessica Simpson Loves AmericaWhen we are in need of some news, the first place we go? Obviously, SHEKNOWS.com. Actually, I had never heard of the site until I received an interesting tip involving what has to be your favorite athlete and favorite entertainer: Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson. Seems like the two lovebirds took a break back in May because of Simpson’s father, Joe Simpson. It wasn’t his bad table manners nor his fetish for white pants (both are entirely made up…or are they?), but instead, it was Joe Simpson’s wish to have Romo drop his current agent (Ken Kremer of CAA) in favor of Mr. Simpson himself. Why would Romo drop Kremer for this creep-o? Joe Simpson was already preparing to negotiate a deal with tv production companies to cover Tony and Jessica’s engagement and wedding…just the type of guy I want in a negotiation with Jerry Jones.

I was tormented when Nick Lachey and Jessica Simpson broke up; they were perfect for each other. Both were hot (I am showing confidence in my heterosexuality…I can admit that Nick’s got looks), playful, and dumb as rocks. MTV brought out the best in them. Joe Simpson apparently was involved in their permanent break-up as well. I am glad to see that Tony would not let Joe get the last laugh in his attempt to dismantle Jessica’s latest relationship. Tony, you definitely don’t want a guy who says, “And in this business, where people can quickly turn on you, who better than a parent to be working for his children?” Joe must have never read this post by SportsAgentBlog.com contributor, Paul Schackman: Family Acting as Agents: It’s just not right!

  • M.L.

    Possibly the worst post I’ve seen on this site thus far.

    Not quite sure why you’ve started to take cheap shots at others instead of focusing on the real issues in the industry. This isn’t the first case either, there was one last week where you took a shot at a team who let go your client. Making enemies isn’t going to help you cut your teeth.

  • http://www.jasonfpeck.com Jason Peck

    I don’t know enough about this particular situation, but I think the general rule is that you don’t want your girlfriend’s dad trying to pressure you to drop your agent and sign with him.

  • JASON

    lol, yeah M.L., I’m sure Darren is really sweating that he may have burned a bridge with Joe Simpson.

  • TheBigGun

    If you look at the results, Joe Simpson has made himself and two daughters an extreme amount of money with two marginally talented daughters. A creep? maybe – maybe not but the guy has made a ton of money for his clients. If you don’t think Romo’s marketability has increased since he has started dating Jessica Simpson, stick to blogging. Joe just wants to capitialize on his daughter and boyfriends popularity and success like any agent and or parent would want to do. Rumored to have helped set up the two on the first date, what’s wrong with him trying to make some money for them and himself with a show?
    Him working out contracts with Jerry Jones? I would say he worked against just as tough people who work with Viacom, Fox Studios, etc…

  • M.L.

    “JASON”, you’d be surprised who reads this blog. If you think it reflects well on Darren to criticize other agents, or teams in the previous cases with his clients, on a blog then more power to you. It’s not the way to run a small start up agency. Hollywood is not a place where people take kindly to open criticism from bloggers over the internet trying to make it big, the sports world too. Doesn’t matter who it involves, it’s the action people remember.

  • http://sportsagentblog.com Jason Wulterkens

    M.L. I’m not sure what you’re talking about. If anything, “Hollywood” (and I wouldn’t yet classify Joe as part of Hollywood; my, how standards have fallen) is more used to “criticism” than any other sub-culture in this relatively new internet age. And if someone in “Hollywood” or the sports industry doesn’t have thick enough skin to handle the (gasp) candid commentary from a few bloggers, then I would suggest he or she find a new line of work. No??

  • TheBigGun

    Jason –

    I think anybody that has been an executive producers on shows on ABC, MTV, etc. and worked deals for the music, tv and movies would be considered ‘Hollywood’. Would a person who represents Independent ball and Single A players beconsidered an actual ‘agent’?????

    TBG

  • http://sportsagentblog.com Jason Wulterkens

    Hollywood pertains to the American motion-picture industry, i.e. the entertainment industries involved in producing and distributing movies. In fact it is defined as such.

    An agent, though, is obviously a much more encompassing term, because it refers to an entire profession, not just a location and specifically a subgroup within said location.

    Where you going with this?

  • M.L.

    Jason, if you think Hollywood pertains to only the motion picture industry then there lies the problem. Our television division arguably deals with a greater number, and bigger deals financially than our motion pictures division. You’ve fallen for a misconception, Hollywood encompasses far more than what you’ve described, and while I can’t link you to our website because it’s closed to the general public, if you take a look at the many divisions WMA has you should understand: http://www.wma.com/default.aspx . I don’t consider sports, video games and the like “Hollywood”, however music and television certainly are.

    If you don’t mind me asking Jason, do you work in the industry or perhaps the sports industry? If that’s too personal for you to share on here I certainly understand.

    Not sure where this is going, but thought I’d try to give you a broader perspective. All the best.

  • http://sportsagentblog.com Darren Heitner

    M.L.-

    I don’t really care to partake in this discussion. I know who you are, and will respect the fact that you want to keep your identity hidden to the general public. However, you need to take a step back and realize that just because your company may have a slight mention in an article, that does not mean that I am trying to cultivate enemies. I have made numerous strong connections in “Hollywood” through this site…people, unlike you, actually respect what I am doing. I am not going to change my style. The whole point of this site is to be as honest as possible and expose areas of the industry that have traditionally been hidden. If I burn some bridges in the process, then so be it. Again, you have the choice of pointing your browser towards SportsAgentBlog.com. I would rather lose you as a reader than change my style of writing and the topics covered.

  • http://sportsagentblog.com Jason Wulterkens

    I disagree. You’re describing the gamut of entertainment industries, only some of which are actually centered in Hollywood. I understand that there has been crossover, much of which has taken place over the past 10 years or so, but when people or pundits say “Hollywood” they generally are still speaking about the film industry, I’d argue, regardless of what size deals your particular firm happens to do.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hollywood

    Even accepting your broader definition though, I wouldn’t say Joe Simpson is a part of Hollywood. His daughters, MAYBE.

    I do not see what that has do with Darren’s representation and whom we he represents, nor what he blogs about. And you still never addressed my point about people in Hollywood needing to have thicker skins about this kind of thing than other people. The way you make it sound, everyone in “Hollywood” spends all their time worrying about what bloggers are saying. I do hope that’s not the case, and I’m pretty sure it isn’t.

  • TheBigGun

    You need to have a player on the 40 man roster before you can be considered an agent by MLB.
    You must have be a certified NFLPA agent to be a football agent.

    So, I think for D-Nasty Rep to market themselves as a football and baseball agency without any qualfying players or agents to take shots at Joe Simpson for not really being involved in the dealings of ‘Hollywood’ is a joke.

    I don’t understand why as ‘so-called’ agents you don’t appreciate and respect a guy like Joe Simpson for going out a making a sh*tload of money in the entertainment industry. If Dynasty has this so called ‘Entertainment Division’ I would think Joe Simpson with his ties to MTV would be one of the first calls to make.

  • http://N/A Gunther Peterson

    I like Darren’s honest approach to various topics – he doesn’t try to make things all pretty like his agency’s website homepage that has a picture of him with playboy bunnies. Darren’s take on this type of subject is different than directly criticizing a competitor with baseless accusations which happens all the time in the agency world. Most agents hide behind what they say. I am sure Darren realizes how being an agent is one thing but actually making money while doing so is quite different. I would be interested to read more about the expenses Darren has to make to keep an agency going – like buying equipment for his minor league clients. I would also like my question in a prior post about Rudy Fernandez and overseas players answered if possible. I think Darren’s main criticism of Joe is that he is straying from his distinctive competency of representing musicians and entertainers by trying to negotiate NFL contracts. On this front, won’t NBA agents attack Darren’s credibility if he also represents NFL and MLB players (i.e., he is not a full-time basketball agent). Bowling and models is a different story and I think the experience Darren gains from this will help him expand the agency. Making money is just one part of being a good agent; talking negatively about others is just one part of being a not so good person.

  • M.L.

    Darren,
    No disrespect meant if you interpreted it as such, was trying to portray it as more constructive criticism from my own opinion. I understand if you see it differently, the internet is quite funny. I respect your site and what you’re trying to do, I just don’t necessarily agree with the approach. It’s all down to personal style and opinion though, and if you think it’s the way to go, more power to you.

    I think Gunther Peterson summarizes my stance well, and has some good constructive questions. Good luck with your future endeavors Darren.

  • w0ady

    last time i checked, darren was quite popular in hollywood. oh wait, are we not talking about south florida? ;)