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Does Ash Know Something Pete Doesn't?

4/16/2008 8:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Pete Wentz may be blasting those rumors that Ashlee Simpson is pregnant as a "witch hunt," but he's the one who's looking more and more like a bitch – especially since everybody else seems to think Ash actually is pregs.

Even though she was conspicuously mum with her mom when TMZ caught up with her, a source "close to the family" tells People that Ash is pregnant – and she'll be getting married in May. Who's got shotgun?! As is her habit, Ashlee awkwardly danced around the bun-in-oven question with MTV yesterday, saying, "Some things you want to keep personal."

BeJay's Pie Guy Just Tryin' to Make Dough


The pizza man who had to make room for Jay-Z and Beyonce at his Brooklyn joint –- pissing off a food blogger in the process -- tells TMZ that he was just caught between a Roc-a-fella and a hard place.

Lucali owner Mark Iacono tells us that, in the midst of pie-making, he didn't realize that a table of three ladies had made an extra order –- and he didn't mean to rush them out the door, even offering to pay for their next dinner there.

What's more, he didn't vacate the table next to his station for J and B to keep them close – he does that whenever a celeb comes in to keep them away from prying eyes.

Hoff Puts the Ass in Assistant


David Hasselhoff is back on the market now, and he's pulling out all the stops to get the Hoff off.

Gatecrasher says the David used his assistant to try to pick up a chick after a taping of "America's Got Talent," giving the target an autographed photo –- that just happened to have the assistant's phone number, the name of the hotel where Hoff was staying, and an invitation to get in touch.

Didn't work – the woman was giggling about it at a bar afterwards, and not in a good way.

Party Favors: Brigitte Bardot on Trial for Muslim Slurs ... LaLa Stands By Her 'Melo Man ... "24's" Scientolo-kinda-star Married


Brigitte Bardot was put on trial in Paris for "inciting racial hatred" after she slammed Muslims in a letter written to Prez Nicolas Sarkozy. Prosecutors want to fine her $23K for saying Muslims are "destroying" France, among other things. ... Carmelo Anthony's fiancée La La says any suggestion that she wouldn't help her guy after his DUI arrest is false; "I want to make sure the public understands that I fully support my fiancee, Carmelo Anthony, and stand by him through this ordeal. I will always have his back and never refused to pick him up from the police station. In fact, they offered to bring him to me," says Alani "LaLa" Vazquez. "LaLa continues to be a rock in my life, she's always been there for me through thick and thin," says Carmelo Anthony. ... Marisol Nichols of "24" got married on Sunday at the Church of Scientology's Celeb Center. We now pronounce you Xenu and wife!

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