Ashlee Simpson taking Wentz's name


Ashlee Simpson is so over. The newlywed pop singer will go by Ashlee Wentz in private, and be professionally known as Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, according to a report posted Wednesday on The heretofore Simpson was married on May 17 to Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz.

"I think that that's something that a woman should do when they're marrying a man," the pop star sister of Jessica Simpson told the magazine. "It's a tradition that I think is a great tradition."

Phone and e-mail messages left with Simpson-Wentz's publicist regarding the name change were not returned.

Simpson-Wentz, 23, and Wentz, 28, exchanged vows this month at her parents home in Encino, Calif. Joe Simpson, her father, performed the nondenominational ceremony and sister Jessica was the maid of honor, the magazine reported.

Simpson-Wentz and Wentz began dating in fall 2006 and announced their engagement April 9.