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William Hung got famous for singing, "She bangs... she bangs!"

But at The Hollywood Gossip, we say: He bangs... he bangs!

There are two young studs in particular we have in mind when focusing on this hairstyle: Zac Efron and Pete Wentz.

The former, of course, is sky-rocketing up the handsome charts. He's the star of High School Musical, will be filling Kevin Bacon's shoes (literally!) in Footloose and is dating Vanessa Hudgens. And he's the owner of those beautiful blue eyes. Sigh.

Meanwhile, Pete Wentz has more questionable taste in women. He's seen Ashlee Simpson naked a bunch of times and we can only imagine how painful that much plastic is to spoon with. He's also into music.

So, celebrity gossip readers, which of these young stars looks the hottest? And can you even make such a decision when news of Britney Spears making love to Shannon Funk is such a distraction?

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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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With the opening of the bar Angels & Kings, on East 11th Street in New York City, the owners - Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz, Gym Class Heroes lead Travis McCoy and clothing designer Jamison Ernest - finally have a place where "all our loser friends can hang out."

Well, at least he's being honest about Ashlee Simpson.

Pete's Piece

Wentz, who was recently named to People's "most beautiful" list (WTF?) told the New York Post he's tired of clubs with door policies and pretentious, uptight bull$h!t and wanted a place for his pals to kick back.

"It's different when you want to bring your friends to a place… and maybe we're just not cool enough to get in. We really just want someplace where we can hang out and be ourselves." 

So basically, Pete Wentz is not cool enough to get into Hyde.

We see how it goes. At least we still have Spencer Pratt to harass when we go. Anyway, as for Wentz's new place, will the Fall Out Boy gang be there?

"Yeah, I'm just gonna be local and drink umbrella drinks," he said. "It will be a bit of a dive, which we need."

Umbrella drinks? Who do you think is gonna go there, Howie Day?

"Our vision was a place that anyone can go and have sex in the bathroom and not get in trouble," he added.

We wonder what Ashlee thinks of that plan. Wow. Note to self: remember to knock if we go to the can in this dump, otherwise we might get a glimpse of John Mayer naked. Then again, we'd probably also see Jessica Simpson's giant boobs…

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by Free Britney at

George Clooney. Patrick Dempsey. Brad Pitt. Jennifer Aniston. Christie Brinkley. Aishwarya Rai. With some celebrities, there's simply no doubt when you gaze upon them. The gut reaction is "He [she] is so beautiful!"

Pete Wentz is not one of those people.

We think that's clear, having, you know, seen pictures and videos of Pete Wentz before. But People magazine, in an effort to act cool and trendy, decided to include the Fall Out Boy bassist / Ashlee Simpson boy toy in annual its list of the world's most beautiful individuals.

Seriously, People. WTF. What's next, Marilyn Manson? Dudes wearing makeup is great for publicity and selling records - and it doesn't stop you from scoring with hot girls, either. But let's not kid ourselves and call Pete Wentz beautiful, k?

He's as good looking as Britney Spears is stable.

Anyway, we'll make up for posting this Pete Wentz pic with some images of some others who (deservedly) made the People's list of the Most Beautiful People of 2007. You don't often see Matthew McConaughey with a shirt on. Take it in… as you wish he'd take it off!!!!

In case you can't identify him, that's Prison Break star Wentworth Miller up top with the voluptuous Scarlett Johansson. Then there's McConaughey, of course, loving life in all his chiseled glory. Jennifer Garner, super mother and super actress, is always a favorite of The Hollywood Gossip

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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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by Free Britney at

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.

Ashlee, Pete and Bronx Pic

"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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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.

Bronx Mowgli Wentz Photo

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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