Ashlee Simpson And Some Dude Get The Boot From 'Melrose Place'
Some people aren't made for certain things. Some of those people still somehow believe they are even though the talent portion is far far away. Meet Ashlee Simpson. Pretty girl, yes. Singing voice? ehhh. Acting? You've got to be kidding. But for some reason she was hired for the new Melrose Place and 12 episodes later she's fired.
Best part about this? The guy behind the show is trying to pass this off as some type of deal he had made with Ash prior to the boot. Please. Every time that girl spoke to the camera, the thousands of aspiring actresses prepared to throw themselves out of their windows.
"We always knew that this murder mystery would end in episode 12," executive producer Todd Slavkin told Entertainment Weekly, explaining the exit of Ashlee and co-star Colin Egglesfield while referring to a plotline that has connected their characters during the ongoing first season. "And we always knew that [Ashlee's] character of Violet would be instrumental in that as a suspect, and [Colin's character of] Augie as well. And once that murder mystery was solved, she would go on her way. That was the original plan going into the development of the show."
As a result, Wentz and Egglesfield are off "Melrose" barely six weeks after the first episode of the series aired. But as the producers make plans to tie up their "Who Killed Sydney?" plotline with episodes that will air through January, skeptical fans are already suspecting that the firings are an attempt to shake up the program, which launched to low ratings that have continued to erode. (source)
Two words: Good riddance. Unless Heather Locklear gets on this remake crap and makes it spectacular as it once was (ah hem back in 1993) get rid of the show PERIOD.