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

GROWING UP

"I'm so excited!," says Simpson (with her pooch in West Hollywood in January) of turning 21 on Oct. 3. Where will she spend her big day? "Vegas … I'll be there gambling." And she'd like to celebrate with some bubbly. "I want so much wine and champagne. I have the wine rack. So I want to fill that up."