Jessica Simpson nude Elle cover mimics Demi Moore

CREDIT: Elle and Vanity Fair

Daybreak Daily’s afternoon turn at the pop-culture machine finds bulging bellies, a comedian and a boss, other things, and the mystery music video.

DUELING COVERS: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, per the Los Angeles Times, “Jessica Simpson has posed naked on the April cover of Elle magazine, inspired by the pose made famous by Demi Moore on the cover of Vanity Fair and a similar shot of Cindy Crawford on the cover of W. (Siimpson) and fiance Eric Johnson are expecting a girl.”

MEANWHILE: A photo gallery of the aforementioned shoot, per toofab.

TOO FAMILIAR: It’s a tough industry for some, per PerezHilton, “Kristen Johnston, best know for her work on 3rd Rock From The Sun, has a new memoir coming out next week that is sure to shock anyone who ever thought they knew her. In the pages of her book, Guts: The Endless Follies and Tiny Triumphs of a Giant Disaster, she reveals her secret addiction to not only alcohol, but also pain medication.”

LOCAL ANGLE: The District gets yet another starring role, per Deadline Hollywood, “After lengthy negotiations, Keri Russell has reached an agreement to star in FX’s period drama pilot The Americans. Created/executive produced by Joe Weisberg, executive produced by Justified showrunner Graham Yost and directed by Gavin O’Connor, the project centers on two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C. in the early 1980s.”

THE BOSS: This should be good, per Rolling Stone, “Jon Stewart has interviewed Bruce Springsteen for the cover story in the next issue of Rolling Stone, on newsstands March 16th. . . As host of The Daily Show, Stewart has talked to Springsteen publicly, but within the tight confines of brief segments. In this interview, the men get the space to speak at length about the Springsteen's new album, Wrecking Ball, as well as their common ground as popular entertainers with a serious interest in politics.”

ICK, ICK, ICK: And for good measure, another ick, per TMZ, “Hulk Hogan says the sex tape being shopped to porn companies was "secretly filmed" WITHOUT his permission ... and claims the footage is nothing less than an "outrageous invasion of privacy." TMZ broke the story ... the grainy video which has already been shopped to Vivid Entertainment features Hulk and a mystery brunette. It's unclear when the tape was shot.”

POTUS: Gee, this is interesting timing, per the AP, “President Barack Obama's re-election campaign plans to release a 17-minute documentary next week about his first term in office.”

STILL LOYAL: Kelso plays it cool and classy, per Radar, “He may no longer be with Demi Moore, but Ashton Kutcher was front and center to support her daughter Rumer Willis, when she took to the stage for her first solo performance Tuesday night.”

CONFIRMATION: When a scoop is not really a scoop, per Us Weekly, “After weeks of rumors, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi confirms exclusively in the new Us Weekly that she is 15 weeks pregnant -- and engaged to the father, beau of one and a half years Jionni LaValle.”

AND FINALLY: Today’s mystery music video.

--Skip Wood (Follow me on Twitter @DaybreakSkip)