Ashlee Simpson Living At ‘Melrose Place’
Ashlee Simpson has reportedly joined the cast of the upcoming revamp of 90s sudser Melrose Place on the CW.
Simpson, who hasn’t been on TV since starring on the old WB network’s 7th Heaven seven years ago, will portray small-town girl Violet, according to EW.
Her character is described as “possessing a naivete that masks the shrewd sex-kitten within.” MEOW!
The CW greenlit the launch of Melrose Place 2.0 when its predecessor 90210’s revamp created a major buzz last year.
Ashlee (who officially goes by Ashlee Simpson-Wentz) took a hiatus from TV awhile back to work on her singing career.
She also famously married Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz, and gave birth to their son – Bronx Mowgli.
Simpson, along with her husband, will get her returning to television feet wet when she guest-stars on the March 18 espisode of CSI:NY. The husband and wife play Bonnie and Clyde-esque outlaws.
Other casting rumors for the show include original cast member Heather Locklear returning as calculating advertising exec Amanda Woodward, and the possibility of The OC’s Mischa Barton returning to the genre that made her famous.
Celebuzz has reached out to the CW for confirmation.