|Ashlee Hoping For 'SNL' Redemption With
says she's learned from infamous incident, looking forward
Ashlee Simpson is returning to the scene of
the crime — she's going back on "Saturday Night Live."
that practically defined her career last year and turn it
into something triumphant — overcoming her fears and facing
her imperfections in one fell swoop. "That would be a great
opportunity, that would be great for me," Simpson said.
Now whether that's a brave or stupid thing to do remains to
be seen, but come Saturday, the singer is going to try to
get past the
"I think everything happens for a reason," she added. "I
feel like I became a stronger person and I definitely grew
from that situation. I really learned how to stand up for
Throughout the whole debacle, Simpson said her family stayed
right by her side, especially older sister Jessica, who
remains "absolutely" supportive. "Dude, she's been through
everything," Ashlee said.
The singer's also learned to tell the difference between
true friends and mere hangers-on, and how to keep the latter
out of her life. "There are people around you who love and
support you, and people that are around who don't," she
said. "I'm learning to balance that. I'm learning what's
real and what's not."
Most importantly, Simpson said, she has come around to
accepting her imperfections, because you don't learn unless
you make a few mistakes along the way. That, she said, was
part of the growing up she needed to do to be able to make
her new record, I Am Me, out October 18. The LP has
two songs that address the "SNL" incident: "Beautifully
Broken," which, she said, is "basically saying that it's OK
to be broken, that there's a beauty in that," and "Catch Me
When I Fall".
"I wouldn't have some of the songs on my record if it
weren't for learning that it's OK to fall on your face, it's
life to learn how to put yourself back together," she said.
"Those songs didn't happen till later on in my record, until
I was kind of really ready for it and had the right view on
it. I'm really happy with the way the songs turned out. But
I wanted to do them no matter what."
Check back Monday for more on what Ashlee has to say in "Ashlee
Simpson: Everybody Has Moments."