Simpson's Showdown Down Under
ASHLEE SIMPSON was caught in an awkward love triangle when she was forced to attend an MTV press conference with ex-boyfriend RYAN CABRERA's new love, LISA ORIGLIASSO, in Australia. Origliasso, who is one half of THE VERONICAS along with her twin sister JESS, will be performing at the MTV Australian Video Music Awards tonight (12APR06), which Simpson is hosting. Simpson and Cabrera dated in 2004 and he frequently appeared on her MTV reality series, THE ASHLEE SIMPSON SHOW. Simpson and The Veronicas posed for pictures, but backstage at the press conference things were reportedly tense. A reporter from Sydney's DAILY TELEGRAPH asked Origliasso if MTV viewers could expect to see any love trouble at the awards show, and she replied, "Hopefully not, I'm just going with Ryan, so, whatever." Simpson answered questions at the press conference and stated, "I've got my man here," referring to her boyfriend BRAXTON OLITA. The singer was caught off guard when reporters informed her that Cabrera was also in town, stammering, "I'm sorry, did you say Ryan's out here?" After the awkward press conference, Simpson was spotted with sister JESSICA out on the town for a late dinner and Olita was later seen with a sunflower, telling reporters, "It's for Ashlee."