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Or something like that.

Some success in her various professional roles, and her romance with her "best friend" and Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, has Ashlee Simpson sounding downright giddy about life these days. And she's a lot more resilient than she used to be.

Chief among Ashlee's confidence-boosting achievements of late, she tells CosmoGirl - her 2006 stint as Roxie Hart in the London production of the musical Chicago.

"There was a time when what people said about me could really get to me. But working on Chicago helped me come into my own," says Ashlee Simpson.

"[Theater acting] had been a dream of mine since I was little. It taught me to be more comfortable with myself."

That level of self-possession, the 23-year-old lip-synching queen and daughter of Joe Simpson admits, helped her deal with fame significantly better, too.

"I've gotten to a point where being credible with myself is more important to me than what anyone else says," she explains. "People make up stories about you, but they don't really know you. ... I'm not fazed by that."

Simpson also credits Pete Wentz, 28, with providing encouragement in her private life that has boosted her professional work - in particular, her third album, which is due out next year and which should be awesome.

"He's a great sounding board and very supportive," Simpson says. "Pete and I compliment each other. We are best friends, and we encourage each other. I think that is so important. It builds a solid foundation."

She did not talk about the Pete Wentz sex tape rumors at all.

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With no talent (lip-synching), original body parts (plastic surgery) or Pete Wentz (broken foot) in sight, the very lovely Ashlee Simpson attended CosmoGirl's Born to Lead Awards at the Hearst Tower in New York Tuesday.

Ashlee Simpson: Unrecognizable from a few years back, but who cares?

What exactly is she Born to Lead? Who the heck knows. But Joe Simpson surely does, and it probably involves leading his bank account into the nine-figures.

Here's an interesting note. The Hearst Tower, of course, was founded in 1928 by newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. One of his heirs is none other than model Lydia Hearst, who we know as Cisco Adler's new girlfriend.

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Ah, Ashlee Simpson. She's been sliced, diced and butchered so many times, we hardly even recognize the talentless hack. But hey, that's Hollywood.

Her father, Crazy Joe Simpson, recently confirmed that his daughter's nose was in fact perfected by plastic surgery. But the 23-year-old "singer" is denying reports that her silky smooth skin and wide-eyed gaze are the result of Botox injections.

"Ashlee Simpson has never had Botox in her life," her spokesperson said. "She credits her eyebrows to her makeup artist, a whiz with the tweezer."

Well, there you have it, celebrity news readers. No botox for this gal! Earlier this week, Ashlee Simpson shared some of her lip-synching beauty secrets with Us.

"I cheap out and use face wipes to take my makeup off and put lotion on," she revealed at the Hollywood Style Awards on October 7.

And while her big sister, Jessica Simpson, is the one with the $3 million contract, Ashlee Simpson is also a big fan of the skin-clearing product Proactiv.

"I know it's very cheesy to say, but the stuff is incredible," Ashlee Simpson reports. "If I have a zit I put that mask on and it's gone."

We're sure Pete Wentz appreciates it.

What's also incredible is Ashlee Simpson's music. Girl's songs really tug at our heartstrings. Props to whoever's actually writing and singing them.

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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.

Dumb and Dumber

"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.

Ashlee Simpson Biography

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Born
Birthplace
Dallas, Texas
Full Name
Ashlee Nicole Simpson-Wentz

Ashlee Simpson Quotes

I didn't know I'd be getting married right now, but I'm so happy to be! I'm a lucky girl.

Ashlee Simpson

Do I look like I had 10 cheeseburgers or something?

Ashlee Simpson [avoiding pregnancy questions]
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