JESSICA SIMPSON wants to know where missing footage of her and husband NICK LACHEY's harrowing trip to Iraq got to - because she thinks Americans would like to see just how bad conditions are there.The pop singers-turned-reality TV couple travelled to the war-torn nation to visit US troops as part of a recent ABC TV variety special, and they were both left shellshocked by what they saw.But all the controversial moments and harrowing footage of the trip didn't appear in the fun-filled TV show.Simpson says, "It was unbelievable. They didn't show a lot of what really went on with the enemy attacks and the shelling. There was so much stuff that went on and somehow the tapes got mysteriously misplaced."It put everything in perspective for me. It really did teach me the definition of sacrifice. I can't even fathom being out there right now. I was ready to come home." In other news the pop singer-turned-movie star is stunned that a New Jersey woman scammed $12,000 (£6,600) from cosmetics companies by pretending to be her assistant - but she still hopes to get the freebies.

COURTNEY HANDEL was arrested on Friday (22JUL05) after it was discovered she had told a number of jewellery and cosmetics companies that she was CACEE COBB (corr) in an effort to procure free items and gifts.

And Simpson is still shaking her head in disbelief: "It's insane. I found outthat there's like $12,000 of just stuff in her house that was sent for me.

"I didn't get the stuff. Maybe I'll receive a huge gift package in the mail."