While Ashlee Simpson may have brought publicity to the table, the cast of Melrose Place was tired of her diva antics and shit-ass acting skills, according to Fox411:
“Ashlee was kicked off ‘Melrose Place’ because she was a total diva on set, late all the time, and deeply disliked by fellow cast members,” the insider spills. “It created a lot of discord among the cast.”
Another big problem, says the snitch?
“She could barely act.”
The source says producers desperately wanted Heather Locklear to reprise her role, but couldn’t afford her salary demands without cutting someone.
“They basically trimmed the fat and made it possible for Heather to join the show,” says the snitch. “Heather is a much bigger name than Ashlee.”
HA! That’s hilarious. This show is aimed at the 18-24 female demographic and they honestly think Heather Locklear is the bigger name with that crowd? Ashlee’s lack of any discernible talent aside, there’s no way that’s an accurate assumption. Unless Heather’s going to Twitter free Edward Cullen iPods out of her vagina in every episode – I have no idea what kids are into these days. – this show’s going to be canceled tomorrow. Which is why it’s time for The CW to listen to my pitch for a prime-time drama: Erica Durance makes out with Blake Lively – and then a vampire opens a restaurant. (Call me.)