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Papa Joe plans to profit from Ashlee’s baby

Though there’s still no official pregnancy confirmation from Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, prospective Grampa Joe is already shopping cover shots of the maybe-baby’s mommy to the magazines.
/ Source: msnbc.com contributor

Though there’s still no official pregnancy confirmation from Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz, prospective Grampa Joe is already shopping cover shots of the maybe-baby’s mommy to the magazines. There’s just one problem: Page Six reports Ashlee’s pop expects more adorable little dollar signs than the photos are worth.

“Joe is contacting all the weeklies and asking them to pony up $1 million to put Ashlee on the cover,” a tabloid insider told the publication. “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.”

According to one magazine editor, “Joe has an unrealistic expectation of what Ashlee can command.” The Page Six source estimated the value of the pics closer to “$60,000 maybe — but definitely not a million.

“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.”

Hilary Duff dishes on her ‘feuds’ with LiLo and Avril Over the years she’s found herself in the middle of many “girl fight” rumors, but now Hilary Duff finally fesses up to the stories behind the feuds. Speaking to Allure magazine, the 20-year-old dished her own dirt.

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“Supposedly, I stole Lindsay Lohan's boyfriend (Aaron Carter),” the actress/singer explained. “We were, like, 13! And I've never stolen anyone's boyfriend! I don't know how you do that!”

So why was it a big deal? “(Lindsay) was talking about it and I wasn't. It made us both look bad and put up a big weirdness. Really she was just a girl my age. We are fine now, by the way.”

Then there was the war of words between Hilary and Avril Lavigne back in 2004. “I said something about how she didn't like her fans dressing like her, and how she should appreciate that because it's a compliment. She called me a goody-goody. Everyone is trying to prove who they are, and their position. So, I'm 'the good girl.' She's 'the bad girl' or 'the party girl.' Sarah Jessica Parker doesn't take her clothes off, but she's not a 'good girl.' (Adult actors) don't get tagged like we do.”

Hilary told Allure it all boils down to one rule of the business: “It's hard to find people who don't feel like they're in competition with you.”

Dish on the fly Passionate politics leads to testy tiffs between Anglina Jolie and Brad Pitt. “Brad is political and one of the reasons we came together is that he is very aware,” Angelina admitted in a quote posted to Entertainmentwise.com. “A lot of time is spent arguing over things like justice. I am in favor of a harder line than he is.” … British Airways banned her after she spit in a police officer’s face, but Naomi Campbell claims the airline has since begged her back, reports the Daily Mail. “Someone from BA called me and asked that I return to fly with them, but this will not occur so early,” the supermodel said. But a source from British Airways assured London’s Evening Standard, “We are not aware of any pleading phone calls to Ms. Campbell.”

Tabloid Tidbits is compiled by Ree Hines.