Friday, April 18, 2008 she?

is Asshat-lee pregs?


We're just a week into the great Ashlee Simpson Womb Watch of 2008 and already her alleged bundle of joy has pretty much jumped the shark.

As the remodeled starlet plays it coy over whether or not she and Fall Out Boy fiancé Pete Wentz are procreating, rumors have begun bubbling that her string-pulling dad, Joe Simpson, may be attempting to parlay the stork speculation into a big payday.

"Joe is contacting all the weeklies and asking them to pony up $1 million to put Ashlee on the cover," a magazine insider tells the New York Post. "The deal would include photos of Ashlee -- taken by Joe, of course, so he can make more money -- an interview and photos of the baby when she has it."

And while there have apparently been some nibbles for the exclusive, the moolah probably wouldn't be enough to cover a single shopping spree at a swanky baby boutique.

A magazine editor tells the paper the snaps would bring in "$60,000 maybe, but definitely not a million ... Joe has an unrealistic expectation of what Ashlee can command."

The editor also points out that "the timing is a little suspicious," what with the release of Simpson's album and clothing line next week, and snipes, "There was little to no interest until now. Ashlee's lucky she got pregnant, frankly."

Brrr, that's cold.

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