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Crazy Joe Simpson is trying to cash in on the celebrity baby craze in celeb gossip magazines - but he's having a tougher time than you'd think.

One celebrity news magazine said: "Joe Simpson is contacting all the weeklies and asking them to pony up a million to put Ashlee on the cover."

When the news broke that Ashlee Simpson is pregnant with now-husband Pete Wentz's child, Joe immediately began to see dollar signs.

There is some interest - but not for anything close to the $1 million Joe is said to be commanding for his youngest, least talented offspring.

Joe Simpson with the newest ho in His Pimpness' empire.

One editor said Ashlee Simpson baby pictures would fetch "$60,000 maybe - not a million. The timing is suspicious. Her album just dropped and there was little to no interest until now. Ashlee's lucky she got pregnant, frankly."

The deal would include photos of Ashlee - taken by Joe Simpson, of course, so he can own the rights and can make more money - as well as an interview and photos of the baby when she has it, according to sources.

But even with Ashlee and Pete getting married, "Joe has an unrealistic expectation of what Ashlee can command," the editor said.

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At The Hollywood Gossip, we often bring you the best excerpts we find from the exciting, often less-than-intelligent world of celebrity quotes.

These Jessica Simpson remarks below are certainly worthy of inclusion.

Jessica Simpson Covering Her Baby Bump

Doing the rounds to promote her new country album (trying in vain to compete with Carrie Underwood) Jessica wants to assure all 11 of her fans that the rumors surrounding her controlling father, Joe Simpson, are simply not true:

"There have been stories that are ridiculous. Like my father really fit me for a training bra. Like, who believes that kind of thing!?"

Personally, we never heard that one, but it would not surprise us in the least. Joe Simpson does have a reputation for being hands-on, right?

Gross.

Anyway, Jessica later had another choice line regarding her new CD: "I really just wanted to showcase the talent that God has given me. I don't believe that, in pop music, I ever had the chance to stand on two feet and stand firm."

Umm, riiiight... Sorry, Jess, but the "God-given talent" reasoning only works in regards to your lingerie line, not your alleged singing or acting.

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Not on his playoff failures as an NFL quarterback. Oh no. The Dallas Cowboys star is going on the record regarding more important things.

"It's all laughable," he said of the celebrity gossip world's recent characterizations of him as a pawn of Jessica and Joe Simpson.

This is Romo's first public comment following reports that Joe Simpson is a meddling influence - both with his relationship with Jessica Simpson and his business life - and that his own parents dislike the Simpsons.

Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo have been dogged by rumors that her father has been interfering throughout their nearly seven-month-old courtship.

Romo insists that is "so far from the truth."

He even said his father, Ramiro, went to the Masters golf tournament in Augusta, Ga., with Joe Simpson earlier this year and "had a great time."

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In the wake of recent celebrity news stories that he was the main source behind Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo almost breaking up (twice now), Joe Simpson tells Extra he's not the controlling father we think he is.

"The media says that I try to plan everything - If I had half of the power they give me... They [Ashlee and Jessica] don't call me and ask me. They call me and tell me," Crazy Joe told the celebrity news program.

He adds that Jessica Simpson "... is as happy as I've seen her in years." and gushes about Dallas Cowboys quarterback Romo, "He is such a great guy. I love Tony to death ... He's just a good kid."

Come on. Who wouldn't trust Joe Simpson, right?

Several sources reported that Joe Simpson asked Tony Romo, 28, to dump his agent and allow him to help represent him. As tension grew, the NFL star gave Jessica an ultimatum: Tell your dad to frickin' back off!

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He's even worse than we thought! Us Weekly reports that Jessica Simpson's pimp father, Joe Simpson, brought her relationship with Tony Romo to the brink.

That we pretty much knew going in. But according to the story, Joe's actions specifically were the main source behind their split in May.

Jessica Simpson Side View

Joe Simpson asked Tony Romo to drop his agent - so he could personally take over his NFL career and $67.5 million contract with Dallas.

He even offered to "sell" his engagement and wedding to a celebrity gossip magazine should Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson get engaged.

As tension grew, the Cowboys quarterback gave the alleged singer and actress an ultimatum: Tell dad to back the hell off!

When asked for comment, Joe Simpson defended himself, saying "It's unfair to criticize me for what every manager does for his or her clients."

"In this business, where people can quickly turn on you, who better than a parent to be working for his children?"

For now, Romo and Simpson are back on, in "a talking stage." Adds the source of their relationship, "it's in a middle-of-the-road state."

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Despite all the breakup talk, Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo are back together, but a college friend of the Dallas Cowboys quarterback says Romo's insisting on calling the plays from now on.

"He did agree to go to [sister Ashlee's] wedding - keeping his promise to Jessica," Romo's Eastern Illinois alum pal told the Chicago Sun-Times.

"But he made it super-clear that if they were to give it another go, her dad, Joe, had to seriously back off."

Joe Simpson, a former minister and current pimp, has long been seen as an overbearing presence, managing both his daughters' careers.

While clearly successful at what he does - look at how much money he's made off two airheads with no talent - Joe Simpson has earned a reputation as a guy who's, um, extremely difficult to work with.

The Sun-Times says Tony Romo told Jessica Simpson that their renewed relationship is on a trial basis, so long as Joe "leaves them alone" and stops telling Romo how to run his life, career and endorsement deals.

Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson have been seen together in recent days, after the solo vacation Jessica took in Cabo San Lucas following the pregnant, talentless Ashlee Simpson's marriage to Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz.

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Who do you think was a phony at Ashlee Simpson's wedding?

We'll give you a hint. He plays quarterback for the Dallas Cowboys and used to date Sophia Bush, Carrie Underwood and Alli Sims.

According to TMZ, when People Magazine cut a $1.4 million deal for Ashlee Simpson wedding pics, there was one additional requirement - that Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo would be there at the event.

It all makes sense now.

Who would pay that for just Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz? No one we know. And why would Joe Simpson care so much that Tony Romo attended, begging him personally to come and "support the family" at the last minute?

Support them financially is what he meant
. Why are we not surprised?

Of course, Jessica and Tony broke up just before the wedding. Getting the idea why he still showed now? Jared Leto ain't gonna sell celeb news magazines!

People, for its part, wanted to put a pic of Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo as an inset on the cover - after all, they're a hot couple. Ashlee and Pete? Eh...

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With one daughter devastated over two recent breakups and another daughter preggers and tying the knot tomorrow, it's chaos in the Simpson household.

As we reported earlier, Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson are broken up - but her dad still wants the quarterback to hit up Ashlee's weekend wedding!

Crazy Joe Simpson, Ashlee and Jessica's pimp and father, "called Tony and asked him to come to show support for the wedding," Us reports.

It's unclear if Tony Romo accepted Joe's request, but he's scheduled to fly to L.A. - where the wedding will take place - this weekend.

Tony Romo wasn't present at a bachelor party Joe Simpson threw for Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson's finace, and a few pals at Mr. Chow Thursday night.

E! reports that a steady supply of beer and wine was brought to their table. After the celebration, Joe Simpson picked up the $1,000 tab!

We're just getting started on the Simpson family drama, readers. Continue reading for all the Ashlee Simpson-Pete Wentz wedding details...

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Never thought you'd hear that one, did you? Sadly for you overweight peeps (cough, Britney Spears), Joe Simpson is impeding the path to good health!

Well, at least indirectly, according to a dude suing him.

Jessica Simpson's pimp, manager and father has been hit with a lawsuit from a fitness company, Speedfit, for blocking the sale of a DVD starring Jessica.

After signing a multi-million contract, Jessica Simpson  recorded a workout tape for Speedfit shortly before shooting her "breakthrough" role as Daisy Duke in 2005's embarrassment to the film industry, The Dukes of Hazzard.

Jessica Simpson then changed her mind about doing the tape and Joe Simpson got involved to ban its release, Speedfit is claiming in its legal deposition.

Speedfit owner Alex Astilean has filed suit against Joe after failing to secure a $10 million settlement from his daughter last year.

"They are hurting millions of fat people in America!" Astilean tells Us Weekly. "I believe that very strongly. They held the video for years!"

Pierce Brosnan's wife, Keeley Shaye Smith, had no comment.

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A day after calling out Jessica Simpson for showing up and distracting Tony Romo during the Dallas Cowboys' loss to Philadelphia, star receiver Terrell Owens is now saying he was kidding and didn't mean to cause trouble.

"I tried to get [Tony Romo] to call her so I can explain to her that she doesn't really know me and that I can be funny," Terrell Owens, a.k.a. T.O., told the Dallas Morning News. "Everything I say, the media will take it and run with it. It's not a big deal. I will try to rectify the situation between her and I."

We can only imagine the hilarity that would ensue if said phone conversation were to actually take place. Probably something along the lines of this ...

Terrell Owens: Jessica, it's TO. I want to rectify this situation.
Jessica Simpson: I don't rectify on the first phone call.
TO: What if I hung up and called back?
JS: [pauses] Well, that would make it our third phone call; let's do it.

[TO hangs up and calls again]

JS: Hello?
TO: So, can we rectify this?
JS: Who is this?
TO: Jessica, it's TO. We just spoke.
JS: A consonant and a vowel on the same line? Now I've heard everything!
TO: The media has taken what I said about you and printed it. I didn't realize they could do that, and I certainly had no idea you could read. So you see theNice Rack situation I'm in. I want to rectify this.
JS: I don't rectify on the first phone call.
TO: [mutters incoherently and hangs up]

[TO calls back, Crazy Joe Simpson answers this time]

Joe Simpson: Joe Simpson.
TO: Um, this is Terrell Owens. I, uh, I was...
Joe Simpson: Are you threatening one of my employees?
TO: Look man, I-
Joe Simpson: No YOU look, man. I run the show around here, y'understand? I have a lot invested in Jessica, and I sure as hell don't need your-
TO: I'm just trying to rectify...
Joe Simpson: You can rectify my foot up your ass, boy. And quit complainin' you don't get the ball enough. Tony is doin' his best out there. But... out of curiosity, are you single?
TO: Um... I'm often double-covered these days because I'm an exceptional talent. One for the ages, really. But I'm not dating anyone, if that's what you mean. But Tony and Jessica are going out, so...
Joe Simpson: So what?!? She can date you both. Twice the exposure, right? We can make a movie about it. Jessica Simpson Does Dallas Cowboys. I'll produce it.
TO: Isn't that a bit awkward, I mean...
Joe Simpson: And I have another daughter named Ashlee. Can she play running back for you guys?
TO: Julius Jones and Marion Barber do a fine job already. Can you just tell Jessica we're all good? No hard feelings?
Joe Simpson: Know who was hard a lot? That Nick Lachey guy. Because he got to see my hot daughter naked.
Jessica (in the background): Dad! I need help with this bra!
Joe: Coming, dear! [hangs up]

Despite Terrell Owens' best efforts to rectify the situation between Tony Romo and Jessica Simpson... pimp/father Joe Simpson just confused him thoroughly.

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