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Papa Joe causing problems for Jessica, Tony

Though Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo seem like the picture-perfect couple, OK! magazine reports that Jess’s dad, Joe, is a problem-causing paternal third wheel in the relationship.
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Though Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo seem like the picture-perfect couple, OK! magazine reports that Jess’s dad-cum-manager-cum-media mouthpiece, Joe, is a problem-causing paternal third wheel in the relationship.

Case in point, an insider told OK! that the much-publicized Mexican excursion Jess and Tony enjoyed in January was never meant to include all the media hubbub. “Everybody agreed to tell no one about the trip,” the source said. “On the day they were flying out, who shows up? Joe Simpson. Tony and the other guys thought it was weird.”

Tony and his Dallas Cowboy teammates, who were also part of the festivities, now believe that Joe was the paparazzi informant, according to the source.

To make matters worse, Jessica seems to be suffering from guilt by association. “(Tony’s) family's view seems to be that Jess and her dad, Joe Simpson, are bringing Tony down,” the insider told the magazine. “I think they are ruining his image, as well as trying to capitalize on his fame, in order to boost hers.”

Lynne disappointed in Jamie LynnAt seven months along, Jamie Lynn Spears is rapidly approaching motherhood, but it’s her mother who has some misgivings about the event. In an interview with Life & Style, Lynne shares her feelings about the 17-year-old’s unplanned pregnancy.

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“I’m a bit disappointed that my youngest daughter got pregnant at such an early age,” Lynne confessed to L&S. “All I can do is turn to God for answers and just leave it in his hands.”

Despite any upset about the timing, Lynne is confident about one thing: the “Zoey 101” star is up for the challenges of motherhood. “Jamie Lynn will be a wonderful mother,” she assured. “She really has a way with children — she’s a natural nurturer. I just wish she had waited a bit.”

Between Jamie Lynn’s pregnancy and her sister Britney’s very public woes, it’s been a difficult time for the Spears family. Still, Mama Lynne remains optimistic. “I think 2008 will be a better year for all of us.”

Dish on the fly Beware, Ashton Kutcher fans: You can look, but you better keep your hands to yourselves. Apparently, Demi Moore is fine with all the female attention her husband attracts, but she has her limits. “As long as they don't touch, she's OK,” Ashton said in a quote posted to Digital Spy. … Hayden Panettiere share’s one trait with her “Heroes” character, Claire: She’s not a typical teen. “Do I have time to be a normal teenager? Absolutely.” But in a ContactMusic quote, Hayden added, “Am I a normal teenager? Absolutely not.” … One tiny terrier had his moment in the spotlight when Natalie Portman and her best beau, Devendra Banhart, went for a public stroll. The roaming pooch provided the paparazzi with a precious pic by hiking his leg and relieving himself on “The Other Boleyn Girl” star, the Daily Mail reports.

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.