The 2000s is such an awkward time period. How do you even describe it? The phrase “that’s so ’90s” just flows off the tongue, but “that’s so ’00s”? How do you even pronounce that? And don’t tell us to say “the oughts,” because that is not even a thing. We need someone to teach us fast, because that is the perfect way to describe the upcoming film Pawn Shop Chronicles, which stars (wait for it) Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Elijah Wood, Vincent D’Onofrio, Lukas Haas, Ashlee Simpson and, of course, The New Guy star DJ Qualls. We knew Qualls would rise like a phoenix! Meanwhile, Avril Lavigne and Jar Jar Binks must be so bummed they never got the call. Maybe something will open up in the sequel, you guys? You too, Razor scooters and pre-distressed jeans!
If the cast is a little too much 2002 for you, don’t worry. The film’s plot, according to Deadline, is utterly timeless: “a dark comedy about a man searching for his abducted wife, a couple of white supremacist meth heads and a sad sack Elvis impersonator all linked through items sold or found in a small Southern town’s local pawn shop.” Throw in a couple freedom fries and Livestrong bracelets, and we’re there!
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Jessica Simpson was almost too much mama to fit into her grey leopard print minidress today while out and about in New York City. We know she said it was just excessive sweat, but between her massive, um, assets and spiked heels, Jessica really does have that pregnant glow. The kind of pregnant glow we’d want to have, anyway. Oh right, and Ashlee Simpson was there too. Just kidding! Between Ashlee’s canary-yellow collar, Bronx‘s adorable fedora-ble and Jessica’s prenatal sheen, they can probably hear our admiring squees down in Soho. Your adorableness can’t run from us, Simpson family! Your shoes are much, much too high for that!
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It looks like Nicole Richie had herself a late birthday party, and this one was bikini themed! The socialite spent this weekend south of the border in Los Cabos, Mexico, where some famous friends joined her poolside. Ashlee Simpson showed up in a tiny-weeny black polka-dot bikini (had to), while Sam Ronson went with a more pink and blue tie-dye style. Ashlee’s sister Jessica Simpson also attended, but she apparently didn’t get the memo and forgot her two-piece. *Sigh* We’ll let it slide this time, Jessica. But do it again and you’re off the guest list. Check out more in the gallery below!
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We’ve noticed that Ashlee Simpson‘s recent style choices are nearly identical to the style of model Agyness Deyn. Yes, both of them are hipsters who like hats, musicians, and vintage band t-shirts and that’s not all that uncommon. But after comparing and contrasting the two, it actually seems like they routinely follow in each others style footsteps. Ashlee dyes her hair black, Agyness dyes her hair black. Agyness throws a fedora on, Ashlee throws a fedora on. Great minds thinking alike, or two fashionable starlets copying each other’s looks? Check out a few more uncanny side-by-side photos and decide for yourself.
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Don’t worry, folks: Milk And Bookies isn’t about introducing kids to the joy of gambling. A gaggle of celebrity parents showed up at the 2nd annual “storytime celebration” in LA, including Jack Black—who read aloud with sons Samuel and Thomas—and Ashlee Simpson, stepping out on the carpet with son Bronx for the first time after separating from husband Pete Wentz.
See more adorable photos of celebs with their tots in the gallery below. Maya Rudolph looked like she could have birthed another one on the carpet!
A lot of people are terribly pleased that Charlie Sheen is spiraling like a pig hurtling down a greased slide: radio DJs, parents who want to scare their kids straight, Emilio Estevez (Just kidding, E! Ducks fly together!). But only Pete Wentz is glad Charlie Sheen distracted people from his divorce from Ashlee Simpson. “I think that one of the things, the hardest thing, is that when you’re a public profile it’s hard to maintain your private life, and you wanna do it especially when there’s a kid involved,” Wentz said. “It’s like the one time on earth I’m like, ‘Thank God, Charlie Sheen exists.’” You and America both, brother!
While he might throw out a light dis towards the Tiger Blood King himself, Pete has nothing but love for his soon to be ex-wife. “Ashlee’s been my best friend for five years; she’s the mother of my child. I have nothing but love and respect for her and going through something like this isn’t easy, but we’re friends and the most important thing is to put our son first,” Wentz explained, despite the fact that allegedly Ashlee is dating musician Craig Owens before the ink is dry on her request for full-custody. That doesn’t make you want to just Twitter something outrageous by any chance, does it Pete? You better hope Charlie pulls some epic move and gets elected of governor of California soon, or else eventually everyone’s eyes are going to drift back to your undoubtedly messy custody battle….
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If the rumors are true, Ashlee Simpson might have just swapped out one rock star for another. Did she think we wouldn’t notice? E! reports that allegedly Ashlee Simpson has a new man Craig Owens. Owen and Simpson have been seen out shopping and, most damningly, smooching in public. Musicians aren’t like white socks or your son’s hamsters, Ashlee. You can’t just replace them without anyone noticing!
As if being tatted up and having meticulously groomed hair (well, until recently, Pete) weren’t enough of a similarity between Simpson’s old and new mans, as a current member of the band D.R.U.G.S. Owens is signed to Wentz’s label Decaydance. “Pete did a lot for this guy,” a source told US Magazine. “Craig was in another band and got kicked out. Pete found Craig, built a band around him and signed him. He’s shocked at how this guy is repaying him.” Too bad Pete and Asheee’s divorce and custody battle couldn’t wait until she died Craig’s hair black and installed a beanie permenently on his head. Then no one ever would have ever been the wiser…
Looks like Pete Wentz has stopped crying over his divorce with Ashlee Simpson. The former Fall Out Boy bassist is in Tokyo for an MTV Australia event, and he didn’t bring along the wedding ring he was still wearing less than two weeks ago. Pete and Ashlee may have gotten a meal over Valentine’s, but the evidence certainly suggests the pair haven’t decided to give the marriage another try.
Things could also be getting ugly. Us Magazine has a story from anonymous pals of Pete accusing Ashlee of partying with skateboarders in Cali at night while he was out on the road with his new band The Black Cards. “He would constantly check in on Ashlee, and he’d have his friends call the house and her cell to make sure she said she was where she said she was going to be,” says their source. “He felt like he couldn’t trust her.” With Team Ashlee already blaming the split on Pete’s “erratic behavior,” it sounds like there still might be some issues to work out before the two—or at least their “friends”—can move on for good.
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Divorcing couples meeting up for a meal seems to be a trend now. Eva Longoria and Tony Parker did it, Scarlett Johansson and Ryan Reynolds did it, and now freshly split couple Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz just met up for a Valentines day lunch. And they brought their little son Bronx Mowgli with them. Someone pass the tissue!
The two seemed camera-shy while entering the Beverley Hills Hotel, both dressed casually but with “I’m a celebrity” sunglasses on. Wonder if this part of Pete’s apparent plan to save the marriage. Or maybe they were discussing Bronx’s custody. Either way, it’s pretty darn sad that they met up on V-Day, and aren’t together anymore.
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We are sad to hear that Ashlee Simpson filed for divorce from Pete Wentz today, mainly because they stayed married about 2 years too long for us to win our office pool. According to the documents uncovered by TMZ, Ashlee is seeking joint custody of their son Bronx Mowgli, but primary physical custody. “After careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” Simpson and Wentz said in a joint statement. “We remain friends and deeply committed and loving parents to our son Bronx, whose happiness and well-being remains our number one priority. We ask that everyone honor our privacy as we navigate this next phase of our lives.” While the Fall Out Boy bassist used to make Jessica‘s sister want to “La La” (on the kitchen, on the floor), apparently now she just wants that spousal support money.
Simpson checked off “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split, rather than the other, sexier option on the California form: “incurable insanity.” Sources are suggesting that Ashlee’s divorcing Pete due to his “erratic behavior”. She’s also legally changing her name back to Ashlee Nicole Simpson. RadarOnline interviewed Wentz about Ashlee on Monday, but he didn’t make a peep about any marital problems, raving about Ashlee’s blonde pixie cut and saying, “Life is good.”Ã‚Â The two apparently didn’t sign a pre-nup, but since they haven’t really been doing much since they got married in 2008, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem.