Jessica Simpson (and her alleged weight issue) is everywhere: magazine, tabloids, blogs. Even President Obama has been roped into the discussion.

But let's not forget what landed this singer-actress on the front pages in the first place. The uber-successful star has won three Teen Choice Awards and a People's Choice Award, and has three gold and two multiplatinum albums.

Stockpickr has started tracking the publicly traded companies connected to Simpson in the

Jessica Simpson Stock Index

. Her index is down only 5.4% year-to-date, vs. the Dow Jones Industrial Average, which dropped 8%.

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