Ashlee Simpson’s Bargain-Basement Baby Pics

Joe Simpson is at it again, trying to milk the ol’ cash cow. Page Six reports the dad-ager from hell is hitting up the weeklies to pimp baby pics before his little girl Ashlee Simpson is even sporting a belly bulge.

Dad wants a cool mil for the interview and exclusive shots—which he would take, natch, lest any money go to an actual lensman), but no one’s rushing to pony up. Then there’s that other hiccup: Though the world knows the bun is in the oven, neither Ashlee nor her guyliner guy Pete Wentz have confirmed the tot-to-be.

Sources tells the mag that if there’s a baby, Joe could rustle up “$60,000 maybe—definitely not a million. The timing is a little suspicious. Her album is dropping next week, and there was little to no interest until now. Ashlee’s lucky she got pregnant, frankly.”

Still, if Ash’s Bittersweet World doesn’t perform to papa Joe’s $$$atisfaction, it’s a safe bet he’s going door-to-door with the ultrasound pics.

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