Ashlee's Second Act

About to turn 21, Jessica's little sis is back in the spotlight with a new album, a new style and her own voice. By Serena Kappes with Carrie Borzillo-Vrenna

ME TIME

"No matter what situation goes on, no matter what boy breaks my heart, I always remain who I am," says Ashlee Simpson of calling her sophomore album I Am Me (due in stores on Oct. 18).