Did anybody watch SNL this weekend?

I didn’t. But I caught up with the hubub this morning.

For those of you who haven’t heard yet, freshly-minted pop starlet Ashlee Simpson had a rather embarrassing evening. Apparently her sound guy (or the computer he was using, according to her publicist) goofed up and started playing the vocal track for the wrong song during her second performance of the evening. When she realized something was amiss, she had a moment of befuddlement so profound that she decided to cover it up by doing a goofy hoedown dance. When that didn’t work, she decided to take a cue from Snagglepus and “exit, stage left.” At the end of the show she tried to blame her band for playing the wrong song.

The full story is here:

You can view the hilarious clip here:

Normally, this sort of thing would just be amusing. But I have a problem with it when it happens to a singer who has previously declared that she would never lip synch. You know what Ashlee? Nobody ever expected you to sing. But when you get caught using a well-known industry trick, don’t lie. Don’t blame your band.

If you do lie, come up with a better one.

Maybe you could blame it on indigestion … from the buffalo your sister cooked you for lunch.