Ashlee Simpson Officially Playing Lead Role in 'Melrose Place' Spin-Off


Ashlee Simpson


The CW's revamped version of 'Melrose Place' will have singer Ashlee Simpson playing as a charming girl who come into town with a secret.

Ashlee Simpson is making a big transition from singing to acting. The younger sister of Jessica Simpson has been confirmed on board of "Melrose Place" spin-off which is yet to have a title. The series will air on The CW later this year.

She will play Violet, a "small-town girl and recent L.A. transplant who has come to town with a secret" according to MTV. Her character is also described as very manipulative, using her girl-next-door charm to get what she wants, very much like Sandy Harling in the original series.

"I'm thrilled to be joining the cast of 'Melrose Place' and look forward to being a part of its new generation of residents," Ashlee said in a statement.

This would not be the first acting gig for Ashlee on TV. She has filmed a cameo with husband Pete Wentz for the upcoming March 18 episode of "CSI: NY". Seven years ago, the mother of one was also involved in WB's TV series "7th Heaven" before breaking through as a recording artist.

Her participation on the "Melrose" spin-off means she will share screens with Katie Cassidy who plays lawyer with a sharp tongue, Ella and Michael Rady who plays a filmmaker named Jonah. There have also been unconfirmed reports that original star Heather Locklear had said yes to reprising her role as Amanda Woodward, and Mischa Barton taking a not-yet-known lead role.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Aaron Hernandez Allegedly Left Suicide Note for His Jailhouse Gay Lover
  2. Khloe Kardashian Flashes Lace Bra and Panties. See Her Red Hot Look!
  3. 'X-Men: Dark Phoenix' and Release Date Officially Announced
  4. 'Avatar' Sequels Release Dates Unveiled
  5. Jaden Smith Plans to Release K-Pop Single This Year
  6. 'Dancing with the Stars' Features Shocking Elimination on 'Boy Bands and Girl Groups' Night
  7. George and Amal Clooney Reportedly to Spend Over $1 M on a Royal-Like Delivery Experience
  8. Find Out Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian's Biggest 'Lies' in New Tell All
  9. Aaron Hernandez's Male Prison Lover Is Allegedly Revealed, Lawyer Denies Gay Rumor
  10. Moving on From Kylie Jenner? Tyga Caught Hugging Justin Bieber's Ex Jordan Ozuna

CELEBS PHOTO