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Ashlee Simpson Moves Out Of 'Melrose Place'

Ashlee Simpson Moves Out Of 'Melrose Place'

Ashlee Simpson and co-star Colin Egglesfield‘s story lines on Melrose Place will wrap up in an episode airing on January 2010.

EW‘s Michael Ausiello has an interview with exec producer Todd Slavkin explaining the reasons why.

On the decision to let Ashlee and Colin go: Well, we always knew that this murder mystery would end in episode 12. 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.

On how Ashlee and Colin took the news: They’re total professionals and they took it like professionals. When you go into a show you never know what’s going to evolve and what the possibilities are. But because they knew ahead of time [that leaving was a possibility], it wasn’t a complete shock.

New characters to be (re)introduced include Heather Locklear and Brooke Burns.

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  • dundies

    i swear if this show gets the axe i’ll be pissed. its better than 90210 which is cheesy, vampire diaries which is cliche and the beautiful life which is gone ha

  • coco

    See you guys at Starbucks. Welcome to the unemployed population!

  • I n F a m o u s l y C o o l

    jared’s trying to be nice so he can get an interview. ahahahahahaha.. she got canned. hahahahaha..

  • GoodGirl

    Well…the show sucked, so does she!

  • d

    Its about time!!

  • mare

    SHe was terrible on the show. But I like the show. Too bad about Colin. I really like him.

  • Valerie


  • Valerie


  • JJ

    IF she was “good” and/or brought in ratings she wouldn’t be going anywhere……Trust me!.
    This just proves Asslees downward spiral of a career……..
    LOL! Looks like Daddys gonna have to get a “real job”…Uh-Oh!

  • Mari!

    I like Augie but I hate Violet! feel sorry for him

  • Emily

    ha! im glad ashlee is going to be gone..such a bad actress!!! it was so annoying to watch her!!!….but dont take away the hot guy!!!! auggie is so cute.. bad choice cw!

  • TT

    Thank God Colin is gone. He was terrible, and his place is on daytime soap operas. Ashlee was horrible, too. This show now has hope.

  • lyn

    glad Ashlee simpson is going to be gone, her character creeps me out.

  • cutiepie32

    @JJ: Daddy doesnt need a real job. He’s still making money off of Jessica.

  • michaela

    I read Ugly Betty is heading for the chopping block sooner than later. How do we know? It’s being moved to a Friday night time slot (aka The Graveyard) in TV industry parlance.

    What happens to Eric Delko(Adam Rodriguez) who just gave up his role in CSI:Miami to Eddie Cibrian?

  • blablabla

    ok this is the end i watched this show no more this is so stupid Ashlee was the star in this series like Mischa the star in o.c. was this is really.really stupid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hate Melrose Place

  • Franck

    Ashley, such a bad actress. Go Melrose. More Cassy Kassidy !!!

  • J. Ryan


    ashlee wasn’t the star… she was creepy. if anyone is the star (and this is an ensemble cast meaning no one is the star) it would be katie cassidy.

  • Kelsey

    @dundies: Completely agree!…but I love Vampire Diaries too even if it is cliche at’s better than Twlight…that’s for sure.

    Ashlee just creeps me out every time I watch it


    hes the hottest guy on the planet. PERIOD!

  • hopeso


  • Biff

    of course….they tried to do it “in a nice way”….

    she was a lousy actress anyway!

  • cainvx

    okay the plot about colin’s character barely started, so why get him in the first place? and it’s already epsiode 7, if the murder thing will end this soon the show totally sucks. it doesn’t talk much about the murder so far.

  • Cobbsalad

    Ashlee is a terrible actor. But Colin may be even worse. The guy is completely stiff. At least, Ashlee Simpson has sexy feet.

  • meh

    translation: girl got fired!

  • Stephany

    Ah, stupid.. Ashlee was the best thing about the show, I wont be watching anymore.

  • Mimi

    Finally!!! I was beginning to think that I was the only one that thought she was a horrible actress!!! Now maybe Melrose will stand a chance… Lord knows she was driving it to hell in a handbasket!!! lol

  • Mats

    Ashlee played her part “creepy” perfect! Colin was really easy on the eyes! I will miss them.

  • Kellie

    In other wordssssssss…Ashlee Simpson cannot act and her chin was taking up too much screen space!

  • Masha

    it’s a death of Melrose Place! Violet was one of the most interesting person. because nobody can tell what she will do next!!
    And everybody hate her. she may be become like Gorgina in Gossip Girl!
    i hope Ashlee will return with Colin on MP.
    without them no new MP..

  • In The Know

    Simpson is not talented. She is stiff and unnatural onscreen, as she was in her first TV series. The question has to do with executives desperately attempting to seize viewership by casting tabloid interest mongering zeros to fill roles.

    Risk and innovation left big time TV years ago.

    This can be seen in the Jay Leno debacle that NBC now faces, and the falling off the cliff of broadcast television in general.

  • Jaded

    Sadness. I love Auggie. He’s the only HOT boy on that show. Okay the rest are attractive, but Auggie was smoking hot, plus his story line was finally starting to get interesting. Luckily they are leaving his story line open so there is a chance for return. Although based on the former Melrose it will be as some sort of a psycho.

  • lakers fan in boston

    1st of all that show is horrible
    and when she was the one on acting she was even worse
    it looked like she was confused most of the time

  • Stone

    Gotta get off the street once in a while.