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

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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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Originally posted July 10 2009 — 5:13 PM EDT

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