Nick, Jessica Dodge Run-In at Teen Awards

As if perfectly timed for the release of Jessica Simpson’s album A Public Affair, Sunday afternoon’s Teen Choice Awards in Los Angeles had all the makings of a public spectacle.

During the ceremony, Simpson shared the stage with cohost (and rumored former love interest Dane Cook) while her ex-husband, Nick Lachey, who was nominated for several awards, sat in the front row.

Jessica to Be Rosie's First Guest on The View

Jessica Simpson will appear on the first episode of The View to star new cohost Rosie O’Donnell, on Sept. 5, PEOPLE has learned.

“Rosie herself reached out to Jessica,” says a source close to Simpson about the singer-actress’s guest shot.

The two have a long history together, going back to The Rosie O’Donnell Show, which aired from 1996-2002, when O’Donnell was riding the crest as TV’s highly rated “Queen of Nice.”