LATEST: Singer Jessica Simpson has received a bouquet of flowers from comedian George Lopez as an apology for embarrassing her at the People's Choice Awards last week (10JAN06).

The Latino comic was criticised for poking fun at Simpson's marriage split with Nick Lachey at the event, when he said, "The producers wanted to apologise to Nick Lachey, who could not be here because they didn't need any more seat-fillers," before presenting an award.

TV cameras fixed on sullen Simpson as she squirmed in her seat between her parents.

Her manager/father Joe has since blasted the comic for his insensitivity.

But now all is well - Lopez sent Simpson a huge bouquet of flowers on Friday (13JAN06) to apologise for his remarks, according to the singer's father.