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After more than a year of coy answers from Ashlee Simpson regarding her May 2006 plastic surgery, in which she got a new face nose, her pimp father, Crazy Joe Simpson has finally confirmed that his daughter went under the knife.

In an interview with Fox News, Joe says he had no control over Ashlee Simpson's decision to undergo rhinoplasty.

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"Girls have their own ideas," he shrugged. "Anyway, there was a real problem with her breathing and that was cured."

Joe, who also serves as manager to Ashlee, 22, and older sister Jessica Simpson, 27, credits good parenting as the reason his daughters haven't gone absolutely bonkers the way of Lindsay Lohan or Britney Spears.

Joe Simpson and his cash cows daughters.

"We have a real family," he said. "You can't just put these kids out in the world on their own. I can remember a time when Jessica was singing at Madison Square Garden and her outfit ripped before she went on. We were there for her."

In other words, don't expect to see Jessica Simpson nude anytime soon. And then there was the matter of Ashlee's Saturday Night Live debacle.

"She'd lost her voice, and Jordan Schur [the head of her record label] insisted she lip-synch," he said. "She'd never done it before. She didn't want to do it. Anyway, she'll never do it again. We just did a huge tour, and there was no lip-synching."

The former Baptist minister also denies claims that he's a controlling father. "I don't tell my girls who to date or marry or what to do."

He also has no hard feelings against former son-in-law Nick Lachey, even in spite of the sexual photo scandal involving Nick and Vanessa Minnillo.

"I have nothing at all against Nick," Joe Simpson said. "But they got married very young. I told Jessica, 'You're going to hit an age when it's all going to be clear to you â€" life that is â€" and you'll know what you want to do.'"

Joe Simpson added: "I do blame 50 percent of their break-up on the media."

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Contrary to online reports swirling on the Internets, sources close to Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz say they are not engaged. Phew.

That saves us the trouble of having to create a celebrity couple name in the vein of Kurban or Spederline or TomKat or Gyllenhaarsgaard.

A representative for Ashlee Simpson tells Us Weekly that the engagement rumors are "absolutely not true."

A celebrity news site called Popcrunch claimed that Wentz, 28, proposed to Simpson, 22, on July 7 before Fall Out Boy's performance at Live Earth.

Further, they speculate that the engagement stems from news that Ashlee Simpson is totally pulling a Nicole Richie: she's a worthless waif pregnant.

The site's sources say that the rumored engagement has been kept secret because Simpson fears overexposure - which plagued Nick Lachey and older sister Jessica Simpson.

If that were true, who could blame Ashlee? Older sis' career has gone nowhere but down since the divorce, while a resurgent Nick Lachey is actually making hit songs (and sex tapes) while seeing that fox Vanessa Minnillo nude every night.

Yes, while we commend the plastic surgery victim's alleged thinking should Wentz ever pop the question, the reason for the "secrecy" looks like simple nonexistence.

So, that's that. You may now return to debating whether or not the Paris Hilton nipple slip we saw Monday is worse than Britney Spears' recent efforts.

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Poor Pete Wentz.

He just wants to wear makeup, play his mediocre brand of pop-rock and get a little no-regrets tang from Ashlee Simpson on the side. It's an admirable life to aspire to.

But went he and his friend with benefits true love went to pass through airport security recently, the Fall Out Boy lyricist and bassist received some bad news...

Damn airlines. Not only do they rarely serve free food in this post-September 11 world, you can't bring a nail clipper or even more than a few ounces worth of gels or liquids!

Moreover, apparently you can only bring so much plastic waste on board, which pretty much means Ashlee Simpson should head down to the bus terminal ASAP.

After all, with all that plastic surgery - fake nose, breasts, chin and god knows what else - you never know what might pose a risk to passengers. Better safe than sorry.

Hopefully Heidi Montag also takes note of these new regulations.

As for Ash, there's a Greyhound ticket office around the corner, hon. Will this impact her career? No. We don't expect it last too long. Even Hayden Panettiere sings better.

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Ashlee Simpson is (somehow) on the rise.

In the last year, the 22-year-old Ashlee Simpson girlified her look, got a nose job, had a successful run as Roxie Hart in Chicago, and went from America's Backup Simpson to Favorite Simpson.

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Which is some feat, considering her sister dates John Mayer. Anyway.

In the May issue of Harper's Bazaar, the quote-unquote singer, whose third album is coming out this fall, finally addresses the nose job and plastic surgery rumors, as well as the criticism that she's copping Jessica's style, and also dispenses advice for troubled stars like Britney Spears. Here are some of the excerpts. 

On growing up:
"I've definitely learned a lot and grown up a lot in the past few years. I'm at peace on the inside. I'm at a really good place."

On her Saturday Night Live fiasco:
"I'm definitely okay with my awkward moments. I'm one of those people who gets knocked down, and it won't stop me. You kind of learn to be a fighter - but, truly, in my heart, I don't feel like I have anything to prove to anyone."

THG NOTE: What about Pete Wentz? Don't you want to impress him?

On living in the public eye:
"I don't get bothered by people saying what they say. I'm a happy person, and I'm happy with my looks. Everybody always has an opinion. One minute they'll love you; one minute they'll hate you. When you go home to sleep at night, [the important thing] is to feel good about yourself. And I do."

On changing her look and her rumored plastic surgery:
"I loved how I looked. I'm not an insecure person, nor was I before. It's a personal choice. I believe if somebody chooses to do plastic surgery, it [should be] for yourself. No one else."

On her style:
"You know, I was never a dress person, but now, if I'm going to an event, I like to put one on. I have to feel comfortable no matter what. I love Alexander McQueen, and, oh, gosh, I love them all â€" Fendi, Chanel."

On how her style differs from that of Jessica Simpson:
"We like some of the same designers, but we wear clothes differently. Oh, God, how do I say this? Jessica likes to be very put together, and I like something to always be a little off, whether my shoes don't match or something like that."

On criticism she's trying to look more like Jessica Simpson:
"Of course I look like her. She's my sister. It's like, God, please! We think it's quite funny."

On criticism that her father, Joe Simpson, is an inappropriate stage dad:
"People have the wrong perception of him, because he is a wonderful man. He would never hurt a fly."

On stars like Britney Spears, who are publicly battling their demons:
"I think that they should probably move out of L.A., to tell you the truth. I think that their parents need to help them."

THG NOTE: Score one for Jamie Spears!

On her rumored hookup with Ryan Phillippe:
"That was absolutely not true. I'm pretty sure I [went home] that night with my friend Nicole. I'm pretty sure we went to Taco Bell... can I not even talk to a guy?"

THG NOTE: Not if it's a member of our staff.

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They must be really close friends.

Talentless hack Ashlee Simpson and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz spent Saturday night kissing and cuddling at the new L.A. hot spot Parc.

Pete n' Ash

At the club for a pal's birthday, Simpson, 22, and Wentz, 27, were spotted getting cozy in a booth, holding hands, gazing into each other's eyes and smooching in between Simpson's dance sessions with a group of girls.

"They definitely weren't hiding the fact that they were together," said one onlooker. "They were making out a lot and they were pretty intense."

Wentz said in November that he isn't dating Jessica Simpson's sister, and that although "Ashlee is the sweetest girl ever," they're "just friends."

And in February he reiterated that they're not dating, telling Rolling Stone: "Maybe in a different universe, we'd be some hot couple, but not in this one."

Perhaps Parc is a different universe.

After their PDA-filled evening in front of clubgoers including The OC's Adam Brody and Benjamin McKenzie (who gathered with other friends around Ashlee Simpson and Wentz's booth to sing "Happy Birthday" to the guest of honor), the pop "star" and the rocker left together, hand-in-hand.

While we find Wentz slightly less irritating than John Mayer, we find Ashlee to be completely worthless, so the race for most annoying Simpson couple is currently a dead heat.

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Eight months into his relationship with Jessica Simpson, John Mayer has passed an important, severely annoying, untalented hurdle:

He's won the approval of Ashlee Simpson. Whoop dee do.

Eric Johnson and Jessica Simpson

"Ashlee loves John Mayer," a Simpson pal tells People in its new issue. "She thinks he is great for her. More importantly, Jess is happy."

Ashlee Simpson isn't the only one in a positive mood.

"John seems very smitten," says another Simpson pal.

Just back from a romantic trip to Rome, Mayer and Simpson have been making the amore last back in L.A., with kisses over lunch, nuzzles at a James Morrison concert and hand-in-hand strolls.

On March 20, Simpson, 26, and Mayer, 29, happily snapped pictures with fans at a gig of Mayer's bandmate David Ryan Harris at the Hotel Cafe.

And catching Morrison's show at the Roxy, "They were smooching throughout," says a fellow concertgoer. Afterwards, over plastic surgery cocktails at Parc restaurant with Ashlee, 22.

"They were holding hands and laughing constantly," says an onlooker. "Jessica looks really comfortable with him."

Friends say Simpson is relishing this romance, which is low-key compared to her time with ex-husband Nick Lachey (or her sex romp with Bam Margera).

"When she was with Nick, she was really under her family's thumb," says a friend. "This is a relationship that is all hers."

Kind of how Ashlee feels about her new nose, chin and boobs. Oh, snap. Observes another pal, Christina Milian, who was in Simpson's "Public Affair" video:

"Clearly this is a relationship that's not for the cameras. It's not about celebrity. It seems like they truly have an attraction to each other, and they're both clearly very talented as well."

No word on whether Pete Wentz approves of John Mayer. Or whether he tells his friends that he's not dating Ashlee Simpson.

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When Pete Wentz sat for a cover interview with Rolling Stone in February, he was fairly clear that he's not dating that loser Ashlee Simpson.

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"Maybe in a different universe, we'd be some hot couple, but not in this one," the rocker said.

Oh snap! Well, apparently he feels differently about Ashlee Simpson now.

The plastic surgery fiend and the Fall Out Boy frontman - with whom she's been linked before - enjoyed a recent hush-hush getaway to Mexico.

A Simpson source tells Us Weekly, "She really likes him."

Thanks for the awesome quote, source. The feeling seemed mutual on March 12 when the pair hit the West Hollywood hot spot known as Hyde.

"He massaged her back and played with her hair," says an eyewitness.

Crazy Joe Simpson is rolling in his grave right now! As is Ryan Phillippe - and you thought you were the only man in her life, Ryno! Dumbass.

Still, Wentz is trying to play it cool. As anyone who's tried to score some tail with a nasty chick knows, it's all good until your friends find out.

A source close to the rocker says, "they aren't serious."

Busted. Wentz and Ashlee Simpson aren't the only ones hooking up this spring. But they're probably the most annoying - with the possible exception of Ashlee's own sister, Jessica Simpson and John Mayer.

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What would Abbie Cornish have to say about this Hollywood rumor?

If it's true, we assume that the young actress is no longer seeing Crash star Ryan Phillippe.

Jessica, Ashlee and Bronx

After all, reports are going around that the actor recently met Ashlee Simpson at Los Angeles nightclub Les Deux before spending the night at her $6 million home.

According to a source at Australia's New Weekly magazine: "When Ryan and his friends arrived they were shown to the only table with any space left â€" where Ashlee and her friends were sitting.

"He couldn't keep his eyes off her in her very figure hugging little black dress. They seemed very into each other. Ashlee was really excited. You could tell she had a huge crush on him."

Well, sure. Now that Pete Wentz doesn't want her and her fake nose.

After flirting for hours, Phillippe and Simpson allegedly disappeared to a private area upstairs, called The Library. Let's just say they didn't exactly read there, if witnesses are to be believed!

"They were up there for over an hour and came back looking dishevelled. We knew something went on," the source continued.

Maybe you should stop reading this now, Reese Witherspoon. It doesn't get any prettier.

"They took separate cars and met at her place. He spent the night! Ashlee is keeping quiet and just said how hot he was. They really hit it off. I think they will hook up again."

Well, if this random, anonymous person says so, we believe it. We just wonder if Jessica Simpson would approve.

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Unfortunately for Ashlee Simpson, she's a no talent hack and has gotten more plastic surgery than our main man Michael Jackson. Well, okay. That's a lie. But she's chasing his record!

Oh, and also sadly for Jessica Simpson's younger sister: the guy she's been kicking it with doesn't want to be her boyfriend.

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Apparently, holding hands and making out on a regular basis with Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy fame doesn't make her girlfriend material.

Wentz insists he and Ashlee Simpson are not an item, telling Rolling Stone:

"Maybe in a different universe, we'd be some hot couple, but not in this one," Wentz says. "I'm attracted to creative people and train wrecks, and there's no shortage of that in Los Angeles."

Hey, Pete: Britney Spears is supposed to be getting out of rehab in 30-45 days. Mark it on your calendar. Or just wait until tomorrow when she escapes out the window. 

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They've both received nose jobs in the last year - performed by the same doctor, no less.Therefore, it's only natural to compare.

Fortunately, Ashlee Simpson stopped flashing her boobs long enough to pose for the following picture.

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Next to her, Jennifer Aniston and her new schnoz are looking sharp.

Or not sharp anymore. That's probably why she got the surgery in the first place.

The same surgeon actually cut up Cameron Diaz, as well. But we couldn't wrangle her away from Kelly Slater long enough for a picture.

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