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Papa Joe's Meddling Made Romo Punt Jess

5/16/2008 7:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ told you first about Jessica Simpson and Tony Romo being dunzo, and at least one pal of Tony's says that Joe Simpson sent him running for the end zone.

The Chicago Sun-Times says that Papa Joe was offering "unsolicited advice to Tony on his career, endorsement opportunities and things that have nothing to do with him dating Jessica." What's more, Tony had "really had it" with all the pap-insanity and felt that his relationship was "distracting" him from football.

But this is weird: apparently Tony will still escort Jess to Ashlee's sell-out wedding this weekend.

AshPete Get Ghetto Wedding Schwag

Speaking of that wedding, Ashlee Simpson and Pete Wentz got their first gift from fellow rocker Travis Barker, and it's ghetto. Seriously ghetto.

As in, a Ghettoblaster-brand boom box. Only 400 players have been made, according to XXL (see below), and the former Blink-182drummer has been giving out some of them to other artist friends, like Rick Ross, The Game and collaborator Pharrell Williams.

No word on whether the box will provide entertainment at tomorrow's wedding. The guests no doubt would welcome it.

Owen to Kate –- Just Me, Myself, and Me

The on-off saga of Owen Wilson and Kate Hudson (O-Kate? Son-Son?) is off again.

People reports that the split "was a pretty bad breakup" and that Owen, at least, "doesn't want to dwell on it ... He wants to put it behind him." No matter – both Owen and Kate have been out and about rockin' the nightlife, Kate in Boston, and Wilson in NYC.

We spotted O out at Butter having grand old time Monday night.

Donald Flippin' Mad Over $36 Million Land-Flip

Donald Trump's hair-helmet is all afire because – he alleges – a developer used his name for an Israeli condo building and then shorted him on his cut.

As the New York Post reports, Donald Trump says in a lawsuit that he helped pump up a Trump Plaza tower in Ramat Gan, Israel, but when it came time to build the building, the developers, Crescent Heights Diamond, sold the land for a $36 million profit ... and never built the thing. El Donaldo was supposed to get a 25 percent cut.

The developer's lawyer says the suit has no merit.

Party Favors: Sean Penn Fired Up in France ... Reichen Flyin' High ... Star Leaves Dead B****es in Her Wake

Sean Penn is starting fires at Cannes – literally. He's lighting up smokes all over the place, reports FOX News, totally flouting the ban on indoor smoking. Also awkward: his current and former wives will both be in town. ... We hear that Reichen Lehmkuhl –- aka ex-Mr. Lance Bass – auctioned off some private flying lessons at a Bingo Night for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and the Real Medicine Foundation, where over $10K was raised. ... Surely the quote of the day, via Star Jones, from the New York Post: "If I punched every bitch who called me fat, it would be dead bitches all up and down the highway." Thattagirl.


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Papa Joe is the reason Jessica and John broke up as well. John thought she was really sweet, but her father was too much to handle (and this is straight from John, I know him, BTW)

2321 days ago


thank god maybe now he will work on getting Dallas to the SB

2321 days ago

Clair the breakfast club prom queen    

Papa Joe is the reason none of Jessica's relationships have worked. He's an annoying control freak. Jess needs to tell him to get the hell out of her love life. Does he tell them when it's time to have sex too? I feel sorry for her. Get a backbone girl and tell daddy to get his own life!!

2321 days ago


If all this is true about Pappa Joe then, I suggest to Jessica that she might want to start waiting to introduce her BF to her dad and set a few boundaries with him! My dad did that once and ONLY once................ he never did it again!

Tony, it is time to start focusing on football!

2321 days ago


Dah! There still together!

2321 days ago

Winky Vitalic    

Jenny - no one here believes you know John Mayer. No one.

However, I used to work at a VERY famous coffee bean and tea shop that is frequented by the sisters Simpson. And Ashlee once told her older sister (within earshot of EVERYONE in the shop) that their Dad is going to ruin Jessica's life unless she gets the cohonas (sp?) to cut him off like she did.

Any fool who would hook up with Jessica Simpson deserves what he gets. And Papa Joe is WELL KNOWN around here as a total 2 faced "Christian" who is a total skirt chaser. We all had a good laugh when Lindsay Lohan's mother blew him off when he used one of his cheesy pick up lines on her. Go Dina! And she was with Stedman at the time!!!!!

2321 days ago

hot snot    

you know, im not a fan of the simpson clan. But i have to say...her Dad needs to butt the heck out of her life! That is NOT a father! My dad would NEVER do anything to jeopardize my happiness. Her dad is nothing but a scammer...looking to make money off of his kids. Those two girls need to just push him back a few steps.

it's too early in the morning for me to be this annoyed, and by people i don't even really think are great. but good god what a creepy b@stard her "dad" is.

2321 days ago


Looks like another Owen meltdown, Get the net!

2321 days ago


until jessica stands up for herself ... things will never change. she might as well quit dating ... because papa joe is going to ruin every relationship she may have. cuz you all know he secretly wants her for himself .....

2321 days ago


Sold My Bridal Mags 2 A Sucka--no one here believes you work at a Coffee Bean. No one.

2321 days ago

Standing by the edge    

Raven - You're right about Papa Joe. Ewwww Creepy. It is too strange the interest he has in his daughter's personal life. How old is Jessica now? Mid to late 20's ? She must have some issues herself to want her father so involved and tagging along on dates. Something stinks in Denmark, me thinks.

2321 days ago


Do we see a pattern here? Papa Joe seems to chase all the good men out of Jessica's life. Papa Joe, do you want your daughter to die an old maid? Either that or Jessica get another manager or something and stand up for yourself.

2321 days ago


Way too many Dads, way too involved in their daughter's lives.

2321 days ago


I agree with #5. Basically, they are still togerther.

2321 days ago


Interpretation Tony Romo says the whole Simpson family is crazy, dumb and money-hungry grifters.

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