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Ashlee to Playboy: No Thanks!

6/27/2006 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that Ashlee Simpson has turned down a $4 million offer to pose for Playboy.

Ashlee Simpson
In Touch Weekly first reported the offer, and said the pop star was considering it. TMZ spoke with Rob Shuter, Ashlee's publicist, who confirmed that Ashlee did indeed receive an offer to pose in the legendary men's mag -- but turned it down.

A source close to Ashlee told TMZ the offer was big -- $4 million to be exact.

A newly glammed Simpson is currently on tour promoting her recent album, "I Am Me."

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61.

Airin    

I think that Ashlee did the right thing by rejecting the offer. It was her decision, and she just didn't want to do it...probably because she didn't want to get a nasty image. Even if it was for the money...she could very well get that kind of money from doing something that was just a bit less slutty.

3036 days ago
62.

Down2Times    

I agree with ban. Whatever her reasons for not doing it. What good is it if you make a whole lot of money and loose your soul?

3036 days ago
63.

autumn    

ashlee makes me sick .. so does her sister ... gawsh ☺

3036 days ago
64.

robyn    

ashlee simpson... what's the difference from what she wears to playboy? there is none. and her dad's a fag anyway.. isnt that "supposed to be against god"???? (lame) what dude highlights their hair and tans if they're NOT a flaming homo? their dad needs his own life.

3036 days ago
65.

zach    

she not that hot ande has a pee lol her sis is way hotter

3036 days ago
66.

Liz    

good for her. them things degreat women.. and men who have no respect for them.

3036 days ago
67.

phil    

the person who wrote comment #15 is homosexual

3036 days ago
68.

Andrew Beasman    

dude she is f***ing hot no wonder they want her to pose for playboy

3036 days ago
69.

gloria    

i think ashlee is a hypocrite. she always says she wants to do the right thing since she has such a young group of people listening and admiering her. but look at her, she seems like a skank. i bet that she will pose soon enough. let the money go up if it was really even 4 mill. i dont know, but she seems like she would do it.

3036 days ago
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Bob Idle    

Ashlee is beautiful and if she poses or don't pose is her decision. Playboy is not pornographic by-the-way...in the true sense of the meaning, that's just one man's opinion. Ashlee looks better now than she ever has ... at least as good as her sister. 4 million is a great deal of money as is 1 million. The limelight of an international magazine would help her career. She sounds OK but not great or even good and Jessica's voice leaves alot to be desired. I would spend part of the money to perfect her voice and singing style. Jessica's style is similar to Nick's which is decent for a male singer ... but not great.

3036 days ago
71.

James    

A friend of mine works at Playboy and they did indeed offer her 4 million. Other celebs have been offered different amounts but the least they'll offer a celeb is $1 million sonce they get the big bucks......
Ashlee is HOT right now. She's on the top of her game and for Playboy to score her would put their sales through the roof!
Men everywhere would drop the $5 to get an issue (even Christians since Ashlee is a Christian).
Ashlee's hot.....there's no getting around it. People have their "opinions" but they know the truth. Jealuosy is an ugly thing.
Ashlee did Blender a few months ago. She looked AMAZING! She's got the body of a goddess.
Jessica has done Maxim two (maybe 3) times and each time she's looked great. Now I think she should do Playboy. Why not? The way she dresses she leaves nothing to the imagination so......

3036 days ago
72.

Darius    

You kids talk a lot for people who claim to know a person by the photographs they take. Lets clear matters up shall we? Say she accepted. What then. Playboy enjoys a surge in magazine sales because lets admit it, any guy (Heterosexual guy) would love nothing more then to see Ashlee in the buff. Come next year Playboy has to match of beat their previous years earnings to stay profitable, at least for that particular month. What options does Playboy turn to? They either search for another attractive and emerging artist of some sort, or simply sign another 'playmate'. In the end Playboy being the 'company', If it is even correct to use the term, that it is pulls out its profits out from an alternate source...namely DVD sales and PlayboyTV. No sweat right for them right? Now consider Ashlee’s position. She accepts, takes her 4 Million and walks away facing a much harder journey to the top of the charts then when she started out. The only benefit she receives is money. And to be level with you (reader) 4 Million is not as big of a sum as you would think. Average-to-low income families, is in this case teenagers, see 1 Million as the solution to their every problem. In the end a trade off of nudity for money is laughable and unreasonable. One small side note, the rash and jealous," Ashlee is ugly" comments, and I will write and size check to prove it, come from bitter, bored and humorously obese teens and tweens who have become irritated seeing someone attractive take guys attention. Lets face it, in the end these comments will never be seen by ,I doubt, more then a few hundred,....so why waste time making a fool of your self by talking about a person and matter that only a very few FULLY understand.

3035 days ago
73.

Mike    

It wasnt a porn mag dude....you obviously have never seen a playboy before. and Seriously....people are meat. 4 out of 5 Hyenas prefer people over chicken! lol

Sad to see she turned it down...damn

3035 days ago
74.

Kid V    

cost of Ashlee if she grew up near St. Petersburg, $40
(refused) cost of Ashlee since she's made in hollyworrd $4000000
revenue from this story: priceless

3028 days ago
75.

Erin    

I love Ashlee and I am really proud of her 4 turning them down. I didn't expect her to say yes but I meen, lots of celebs would. By the way, she only had one thing done and it was her nose, which was cute B4 too. And she only made 1 little mistake then the world turns on her. Nice. So just get over SNL and then I wouldn't even have to post this cuz every one would be like-she made the right choice.

3006 days ago
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