Ashlee Moves Into Melrose Place

Actress returns to TV after 4-year hiatus
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2009 10:11 AM CDT

(Newser) Melrose Place has a new resident: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz. The Hollywood Reporter names the singer-actress—who got her start on 7th Heaven—as the newest addition to the CW’s Melrose remake, playing a small-town girl who moves to LA with a secret. For original show-watchers, Ashlee’s character, Violet, is similar to Amy Locane’s Sandy. Simpson-Wentz will also polish her TV skills March 18 as a guest on CSI: NY.