Joe Simpson wants pic deal for Ashlee's baby
We'll let the "is she or isn't she?" talk about Ashlee Simpson's supposed pregnancy slide for now, because the New York Post's Page Six says papa Joe Simpson is already pimping his daughter's baby out to celeb glossies.
"Joe is contacting all the weeklies and asking them to pony up $1 million to put Ashlee on the cover," a magazine insider said. "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."
He's all heart, ain't he? But a million is a lot to ask, and no one is putting up that kind of coin.
"$60,000 maybe -- but definitely not a million," one nameless editor says. "The timing is a little suspicious. Her album (Bittersweet World) is dropping next week, and there was little to no interest until now. Ashlee's lucky she got pregnant, frankly."
Hey, Joe knows exactly what he's doing. Seriously, look how wildly successful Jessica is lately.
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