Celebrity Twitpics! Jessica Simpson calls Melrose Place “crap” after it dumps her sister Ashlee
Jessica Simpson has angrily called TV’s Melrose Place “crap” a week after the show fired her sister Ashlee Simpson – Wentz. Ashlee was dropped from the show despite being tied to an ongoing story line about the death of a key character. Producers reportedly want to take the show in a lighter, sexier direction – one not including Ashlee. Proud sister Jessica made her feelings known about the show on CW channel in a rant on her Twitter page. “CW catching up on MP.” Simpson wrote. “Who writes this crap? I have had bad scripts to work with, but this?
“Thank God my sister is amazing and got you some press.”
The CW declined to fire back at Jessica Simpson and simply said Ashlee’s “Melrose” role had “run out.”
Ashlee’s last episode will air in January, 2009.
“She [Ashlee] was a regular on the show for the pilot plus the first 12 episodes and is not continuing on the series beyond that,” said CW senior VP Paul McGuire.
A show insider told Us magazine last week that producers just didn’t like Ashlee’s acting.
“They hired her because they needed a good name to help create buzz,” a show source told the mag. “But she was embarrassingly bad. Producers cut her down as much as possible.”