by Free Britney at

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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by Free Britney at

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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