Ashlee Simpson was left red-faced on live U.S. TV on Thursday, December 24, after forgetting the name of her leading man in Broadway musical "Chicago". The singer-turned-actress made her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart on November 30.
And, after almost a month of performances, Simpson was tongue-tied when asked to recall her co-star Brent Barrett, the actor who plays Billy Flynn, during a segment on breakfast program, "The Today Show".
Embarrassed, the star appeared desperate to remember the name, but instead excused herself: "Oh my god! Names, names, names, names, names."
The 25 year old has already tested her popularity backstage - cast members reportedly complained she barricaded her family from the rest of the cast in "a makeshift VIP section", at an after-party for her debut.