Jessica Simpson named "Fashion Star" mentor

Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:29am EDT

Actress and honoree Jessica Simpson is interviewed at the US Weekly Hot Hollywood Style issue party in Hollywood, California April 26, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

Actress and honoree Jessica Simpson is interviewed at the US Weekly Hot Hollywood Style issue party in Hollywood, California April 26, 2011.

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LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - NBC has named Jessica Simpson as a celebrity mentor for its upcoming reality series "Fashion Star."

The network said Monday that the singer/actress will join host Elle Macpherson on the reality series, which will see 14 unknown designers compete for the chance to win a multimillion-dollar contract to launch their lines in three of America's largest retailers. Buyers from the three retailers serve as judges.

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