Maybe we’re just cranky because it’s currently 85 degrees in midtown Manhattan and that means the heat and stink of summer is officially upon us. But you know what? It’s summer everywhere in the U.S. right now and there’s no reason to be wearing wool anything, especially not a wool ski cap. We’re looking at YOU, Pete Wentz. Seeing you out partying with Ashlee Simpson in your winter casual wear is making us hot, and not in a metaphorical way, more like in an our-air-conditioner-needs-to-be-installed kind of way.
The pair were captured exiting a club in L.A. last night – who knew California in June would be so brisk?
With southern ladies like Dixie Carter sadly passing away, it’s good to see a new generation of stars picking up where gals like her left off on the red carpet of the Kentucky Derby. Wouldn’t it make her proud to know such horse racing fans as Ashlee & Pete, Salt’n'Pepa and whimsical Joey “The Fat One” Fatone have stepped forward to claim her baton. “Don’t worry, Dixie,” they seem to say. “The ghosts of TRL will take it from here.” See more big bonnets and unexpected celebrities (Johnny Weir!) in the gallery below.
We never thought we’d use ‘cute’ and ‘Pete Wentz‘ in the same sentence, but here we go: Pete Wentz and Ashlee Simpson‘s son Bronx is cute. Really cute! In fact, the kid is so adorable, he actually makes his insufferable father seem sweet and amiable. Perhaps this is the entire reason stars pop kids out – to improve their own image. We’d sure as hell loathe Jennifer Garner if it wasn’t for her two little girls. Maybe this is why single stars like Kim Kardashian are always lugging around their nieces and nephews in public?
You know what sucks? That those stupid, round hats teeny-boppers (New Kids on the Block, Tiffany, Debbie Gibson, Mayim Bialik and friends) wore in 1988 are now apparently back in style. We had such a hat in the late 80s, and to further accentuate our pubescent awkwardness we cut the top off so that our pony tail could sprout through, a wilted flower of hair spritzed to life with a bottle LA Looks hairspray that we kept in our Kaboodle. That hat was ugly then, and it’s even uglier now – so why then is Ashlee Simpson shoving one on top of her head?
Ashlee’s wannabe rocker chick style has never been our cup of tea, as it has always felt particularly inauthentic (especially when compared to that of her sister, who does the casual Texas lady look so well). But she’s pulled herself together lately in some cute Elvira-esque outfits, and we’ve made peace with her punk aesthetics. That is, until we saw her situated in the front row of her husband’s fashion show, doing her best goth Debbie Gibson impression. SO. NOT. OKAY.
Yesterday marked Pete Wentz‘ Fashion Week show for his clothing/design/publishing label, Clandestine Industries. Proving he’s not one to avoid theatrics, he took to the stage in a Hannibal Lecter-inspired straitjacket and…moving dolly? Hand truck? Whatever it is, he got wheeled in. The Fall Out Boy bassist’s clothing line is heavy on the printed-graphics and hoodies and is decidedly hipster (you don’t say!) and not at all what we’d assume Hannibal Lecter to wear while he’s lounging. For more backstage pics of Pete preparing to eat his audience’s faces, check out our gallery below.
The Great White Way welcomed Ashlee Simpson-Wentz to its ranks last night, with the “Pieces Of Me” star making her Broadway debut as Roxie Hart in Chicago (she previously performed the role on London’s West End three years ago). Naturally, sister Jessica, husband Pete and father Joe were there to cheer her on.
“Roxie was all Heart!” wrote Jessica on her Twitter. “Watching her up on that grandiose stage made me the proudest sister in the world. I love ya honey, I love ya!” Added Joe, “Papa is soooo proud…” Pete was a little more coy. “There’s an afterparty for everything. Sorry you can’t get in. Don’t worry they suck. You’re not missing out.” Maybe he didn’t want to gush in public.
Watch Ash’s warm reception in the gallery below. Warning: if you hate Ashlee Simpson-Wentz already, her on-stage preening is not going to change anything.
Pete Wentz strutted down the carpet with one smokey eye (we’re sure there is a good reason for this…right?!) and David Hasselhoff seemed to have just staggered his way into the event (sporting sequins no less).
Check out these stars and more in our MTV EMAs red carpet gallery below. [Photo: Getty Images]
Pete Wentz may have a bizarre new tattoo, but at least he has proven to be a man of his word. According to a source, Ashlee Simpson‘s husband “promised Cobra Starship frontman Gabe Saporta that if the first single from their sophomore release “HOT MESS” went to platinum, he would get a Cobra Starship related tattoo on his body to commemorate the achievement. When the single “Good Girls Gone Bad” far exceeded all expectations, Pete hit the tattoo parlor. The joke was on him though when Saporta wittingly chose an image of himself with the phrase “Gabey Baby Made Me Go Bad” to grace Wentz’s calve – a permanent reminder of Cobra Starship’s success and Gabe’s face.” Check out Pete’s new ink and other fabulous celebrity tattoos!
Pete Wentz, Ashlee Simpson, and baby Bronx Mowgli enjoy a family day on Saturday in Hollywood. Although that little Bronx looks like a handful, Pete recently said that he and Ashlee want “a soccer team” of children, but not for awhile. “Ashlee is really focused on Melrose Place right now and I’m figuring what I’m doing next year,” Pete said. [Photos: Splash News Online]
It looks like we weren’t the only people who thought Pete Wentz looked silly at wife Ashlee’s birthday party this weekend. After declaring the “death of the emo haircut,” the Fall Out Boy bassist had his head shaved by Blink-182‘s Mark Hoppus mid-set at Madison Square Garden last night. Wentz played it cool by pretending to sip from a cup through the shearing, but who drinks during a haircut? He was probably just trying to hide his tears.
After the show, Wentz twittered “jay-z had the death of autotune. this is the death of the emo swoosh” and posted before-and-after shots of his dome. Do you really think it’s gone for good (and for better)? Time will tell if other young rock stars follow his lead. After all, it’s not like Jay-Z’s gotten rid of autotune…