Nobody wants to pay to see Bronx Mowgli

Remember when Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz got married, and the rumor mill said they had a hard time selling their wedding photos to magazines? People Magazine did put them on the cover- with an inset of Ashlee’s big sister Jessica and her boyfriend, Tony Romo. The buzz was, covers of Ashlee and Pete didn’t sell. That rumor is popping up again as the couple get ready to sell photos of their new baby, Bronx Mowgli Wentz.

ASHLEE Simpson and Pete Wentz are trying to drum up some cash by selling photos of their baby, Bronx Mowgli – but so far, no takers. A celebrity weekly insider told Page Six, “Pete and Ashlee have approached every single celebrity magazine with offers to sell their first photos, but nobody wants them. Covers of them tend not to sell well.” A rep for Simpson denied it.

[From Page Six]

I guess nobody told Ashlee and Pete that the whole point of selling pics of your kid to the magazines is to defuse the lengths to which the paparazzi will stock you to get a coveted photo of the tot. At least, that’s how Brad Pitt explained it when he was on Larry King Live last week. I haven’t seen any evidence that photogs have been stalking the couple or staking out their home to get shots of the baby, so it doesn’t surprise me if there are no takers on their offer. Personally, I could take them or leave them, but I wouldn’t mind taking a peek at a photo of the baby. For some reason I envision him with Pete’s hair. They could always go the Gwen Stefani/Salma Hayek route and just issue a baby photo over the AP newswire for free.

Ashlee before and after: Above leaving an L.A. restaurant the week before giving birth. Photo credit: FAME. Below, her first public appearance just a few weeks after having Bronx Mowgli. She looks happy but very tired. Photo credit: Bauergriffin.

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  1. RReedy says:

    Nobody wants to see the parents, either.

  2. Gigohead says:

    shame to hear that children are being “auctioned” to the highest bidder.

    How sad.

  3. jess says:

    nothing to do with the kiddo, it’s because nobody cares about the parents. hell i’d be glad if celebitchy never reported on them again.

  4. Syko says:

    I dunno, they are starting to grow on me. I’d like to see the kid.

  5. Rio says:

    I couldn’t care less about either of them (I’ve never heard any of their respective music) but I have to say, it’s weirdly great to see her looking that pooped. All the new Hollywood moms always come out for their “first appearances” looking radiantly transcendent or some such nonsense…it’s nice to see a new mom with bags under her eyes and her hair a mess because her little darling’s been screaming every night for weeks. :twisted:
    And I do like the red hair. It’s a nice shade on her.

  6. tiffany says:

    i’m sure she is doing ok.,celebrities have at least 1 nanny for each kid..but i have to say she’s more interesting than her sis.. the coolest thing jess ever did was dating that hot football player

  7. bea says:

    She is more interesting than her sister. A whole lot less annoying too!!

  8. daisyfly says:

    Pete Wentz’s face with Ashlee’s old nose probably doesn’t sound like WIN for any magazines out there.

  9. Amy says:

    Auctioning off pics of your kids is absolutely disgusting in my opinion. Even that argument about diffusing paparazzi is BS. If they want the kids’ pic that bad, they will stalk you regardless b/c they want an exclusive to sell on their own.

  10. photo jojo says:

    It’s “stalk you” not “stock you”. :) I would love to see the little guy but agree, trying to auction photos is just yukky to me. I love how Matthew Broderick and SJP just stood outside the hospital with their newborn son and let ANYONE take a few shots. :) No bidding war, no stalking, no problem.

  11. Kaiser says:

    Yeah, yeah. The point of it for famous couples is that it takes the wind of the paps’ sails. But for these two? Best to just release a photo for free.

  12. vdantev says:

    Paps are starting to wise up, and there is a popularity food chain involved when it comes to this stuff.

  13. Because I Say So says:

    This post just made my day! :lol:

  14. E.Marie says:

    :oops: How Embarrassing! They must be really broke; i guess desperate times, cause for desperate measures 8O

  15. Josh says:

    I’d be more interested in Ashley’s kid than Jessica’s for sure!!

  16. doodahs says:

    What has either one of them contributed to the world that would make us even the slightest bit interested in seeing their spawn? I feel that way about a lot of celeb babies.. I just don’t care. Do your thing and get on with it. Don’t make a spectacle out of the most natural thing in the world. Keep that for your career.

  17. susan says:

    I’ve never liked either one of them, much less the two of them as a couple. I’m sure if Jessica and Tony ever have kids there will be intrest in their baby photos. But then they are a much better looking and more talented couple than these two.

  18. Tina says:

    Disgusting! Bet the Simpson clan is the side pushing for a bidding war for the baby photos. Joe Simpson is his daughters’ all-intervening manager, after all.

    Please Note: Babies are not cash cows; in fact, most of them decrease parents’ bank accounts instead of adding to them. Call me old-fashioned, but isn’t that how it should be?

  19. Jenna says:

    That header pic is just perfect.

  20. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    Stupidest baby name EVER. Oh and he probably looks like….a baby. Who cares about these douchebags?

  21. Chun Li says:

    There is karma!

    They have a baby just for money and publicity and now they can’t sell the first pics, the ultimate payoff!

    You know they did that “Mowgli” thing for a little extra attention.

    Other reasons they don’t sell well?

    1. WHO is she? WHAT does she do? She is not talented OR even charismatic.

    2. He is a bassist. In my opinion, unless a bassist is extremely unique musically or personality-wise, he does not stand out enough for people to care.

    3. You are so fricking transparent! Have a little shame, would you??

    OK, I admit, I obsessively despise this couple. Thanks, though, I needed to vent!

  22. KatyAlia says:

    Stupidest baby name ever? I’ll take Bronx over Knox. Sorry.

  23. roller says:

    ashlee looks like a clown in that pic. and pete wentz is fugly, who wants to see them anyway?

  24. anastasiabeaverhausen says:

    KatyAlia: Bronx MOWGLI???? You’d take THAT name over Knox?

    Well, have fun with that. Bronx Mowgli is something douchewad parents make up just for attention.

  25. Bodhi says:

    I still can’t stand Asslee, but I do think she’ll be a great mom. I’d like to see the little peanut

  26. Mandy says:

    I’m betting that Joe Simpson is behind this. Does anyone else remember reading that Pete went off on Papa Joe, because Ashlee was in tears over the fact that her dad had hijacked the wedding? Looks like it’s time for another go at that, Petey!

    Joe Simpson and Lindsay Lohan’s dad ought to start a “God-awful Parents Club” and do a reality show together…

  27. anonymous says:

    Ashlee better not let Jessica babysit or her kid will be all over the tabloids after Auntie MediaWh*re calls them for her paparazzi fix.

  28. Susan says:

    His web site states that they have had multiple offers but at this point are not selling baby pictures. Really I am sure that people are just as interested to see this baby as many others. However I think that we all know that one that would top them all. Jennifer’s baby. Imagine if jennifer Aniston had a child. I think that the media would explode! to bad she stated in her aritlce from GQ that she didn’t think it was right to sell pictures.

  29. Cheyenne says:

    It’s what they call a moot question, Susan. She’ll never have any baby pictures to sell because she’ll never have a baby. Her protestations to the contrary, she’s just not into children.

  30. Codzilla says:

    The only reason Pete is claiming that he and Ashlee are not selling the photos for moral reasons is to gloss over the fact that nobody wants to buy them. Please, the Simpsons will sell anything to anybody as long as there’s a big check involved.

  31. jenn says:

    just think, one day mommy might have to explain to little Bronx why he doesn’t like look anything like her.