Photographer DAVID LaCHAPELLE has hit pop sisters JESSICA and Ashlee Simpson with a $10,000 (GBP5,500) bill after they cancelled a raunchy photo shoot for Rolling Stone magazine last year (05).

LaChapelle has also attacked the sisters, insisting they are talentless and symptomatic of everything wrong with modern culture.

The 37-year-old was left fuming when Jessica and Ashlee walked away from his high profile shoot and agreed to pose for Blender magazine instead.

He tells, "They're everything that's wrong with music.

"Out of everything combined, they're everything wrong with culture, and everything wrong with art, and what we think of as art and musical culture - in one family!

"We were going to try and make the Simpsons look cool. I realise now that is an impossible task."

However, the Simpson sisters insist they only ditched LaChapelle because his outrageous demands were unsettling and made them feel nervous.

A friend tells, "He started making demands that made her uncomfortable telling her the shot was going to be down and dirty and in a bar with snakes like she was Paris Hilton.

"She has to protect her image - and he was going to kill it. They had no idea they were going to be attacked like that.

"And now to get a $10,000 bill? No way are they ever going to pay that. He will not see a dime from them. They didn't sign any contracts."