Rumor Patrol: Ashlee Simpson is NOT making Michael Jackson covers album

Ashlee-simpson-jackson_l It may make for good gossip, but a report from the New York Post's Page Six today claiming that Joe Simpson has been pitching a concept album featuring his daughter Ashlee singing Michael Jackson covers is categorically untrue.

Ashlee Simpson's publicist Rhett Usry tells EW: "The [rumors] are completely not true…Honestly I don’t know where they’re from. This completely fabricated story is very disrespectful to Michael Jackson at a time like this, regardless of whose name you’re putting it to. Furthermore, she’s in the middle of shooting Melrose Place."

Too bad the story has already gone viral on countless gossip sites, Music Mixers, because you won't be hearing her take on "Billie Jean" any time soon.

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Comments (7 total) Add your comment
  • ccc

    This article is mistaken. Ashlee was going to do a lip-synching tour doing MJ’s music.

  • James

    Well, we all know that labeling any story about her “singing” is a stretch. I am sure her dad put this out in the world to generate interest in his spawn.

  • Tom

    What will that no-talent family think of next? It is that necessary to leech onto this man’s demise so that people can talk about this no-talent nitwit? Your 15 minutes are up, so please go away.

  • brandi

    Thank God for that!

  • Sarah D

    Wow, I didn’t know everyone hated her so much. I like her. If you’re going to like anyone in that family it should be Ashley. She’s low key and just wants to work.

  • leroy bates

    i love you m.j ……………. kiss miss you

  • Susan

    yes i do agree!I like her also. i never know also that there are some people hate her, but that’s o.k you cant please anyone…anyway thanks for sharing this post!

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