Ashlee Laughs Off Nose Job Talk

UPDATED 05/11/2006 at 12:00 PM EDT Originally published 05/11/2006 at 07:35 AM EDT

Ashlee Laughs Off Nose Job Talk
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When it comes to discussing the state of her profile, Ashlee Simpson's policy is don't ask, don't tell. But giggling is fine.

Asked about the widespread speculation – on the Web and in tabloids – that's she's had a nose job, the 21-year-old singer giggled and told the Associated Press: "Everybody's already saying it, so I just don't talk about it. I'm like, okay, whatever. It doesn't bother me."

Yet when the news service tried to put her nose to the grindstone and get her to confirm or deny the rumor, Simpson did neither – she just giggled more.

"Maybe," she said. "Who knows!"

Still, a source tells PEOPLE that part of her new long-and-blonde look is, indeed, a nipped-and-tucked nose.

Simpson – the younger sister of Jessica – was more forthcoming about her love life to Teen People, for which she serves as the June/July cover girl. Discussing her boyfriend, Braxton Olita, the 20-year-old Hawaii native who plays guitar in her band, she said they were just friends before their relationship turned romantic.

"He's the yin to my yang; people call him my 'Little Buddha,'" she says. "When he comes around, everything changes. Braxton has taught me a lot."

Simpson, whose latest album is I Am Me, kicked off her summer tour last weekend in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Ashlee Laughs Off Nose Job Talk| I Am Me, Ashlee Simpson

On April 11 (left) and in Florida on May 6

dlrphoto / FilmMagic; Steve Dennett / Splash News

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