Jessica Simpson calls Melrose ‘crap’ after they canned Ashlee

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Now that Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has been fired from “Melrose Place” (quite possibly due to Heather Locklear taking her reprised role as scheming Amanda Woodward to heart) big sister Jessica is feeling more than free to slam the show. While she used to be its biggest fan (at least according to her Twitter), now she’s got nothing but two thumbs down for the revamped drama.

Now that her sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has been canned on Melrose Place, Jessica Simpson says she isn’t a fan of the CW soap. The singer, 29, used to promote her sister’s former show regularly on her Twitter (“Everyone watch my sis on melrose place tonight,” she wrote Oct. 20).

But on Sunday, she changed her tune drastically. Jessica wrote: “CW catching up on MP.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.”

According to the new issue of Us Weekly (on newsstands now), Ashlee, a veteran of TV’s 7th Heaven, was canned because producers thought she couldn’t act. “They hired her because they needed a good name to help create buzz,” a set insider told Us Weekly. “But she was embarrassingly bad. Producers cut her down as much as possible.”

Seconds another source: “She’s the worst actress, but nobody will tell her.”

[From Us Weekly]

I could go off about how dumb and naïve Jessica is, but frankly I like that she’s unconditionally supportive of her sister. It’s nice when your family loves you so much that you can do no wrong. Well, to an extent. But Ashlee’s bad acting definitely falls under the family umbrella. They all probably think she’s amazing and super talented, and I think that’s sweet.

All that said, getting kicked off “Melrose” supposedly hasn’t taught Ashlee any lessons about her acting skills. Us Weekly mentioned that she doesn’t want to return to singing, that she’s been spending most of her time going over scripts, and that “‘acting is her focus now.’” God save us all. I was only able to sit through the show a time or two, but watching Ashlee’s scenes was excruciating. She was so bad it actually made me feel awkward and uncomfortable, and I had to stop watching. If she’s really got her little heart set on acting, I’d say she should probably set her feet in motion towards a good acting class. Or seven.

In case you’re interested, here are some priceless pics of Jess at Halloween. Maybe it’s me, but it looks like her left boob is trying to go drastically different places from her right one.

Here’s Jessica Simpson with a bindi design on her forehead in Mumbai, India on October 27th. Images thanks to Fame Pictures .

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  1. CiCi says:

    I must agree here and say that Ashlee has sucked badly on MP. :( And i wish she WOULD go back to singing because I actually liked her songs. oh well.

  2. princess pea says:

    I didn’t watch, so I’ll take your word for it that Ashlee sucked. BUT if I were on a show, and sucking, and my big sister was asked about it you’d better believe she’d have only nice things to say. I think it’s sweet to see the same protectiveness here.

  3. Juice In LA says:

    1. the show is horrible, I tried I really did, but its almost as if they have hired Andrew Shue as the Acting Coach and script writer. Which brings me to my next point:

    2. Who does the collective CB readership think is a worse actor: Shue or Simpson?

    and
    3. Unconditional support for a sister who says mean things is incredibly classy, more love for Jess. Except- she probably didn’t need to go public on this- it makes her look a little petty

  4. GatsbyGal says:

    She says that…but I think she still likes the show and will watch it in secret.

  5. TaylorB says:

    I don’t necessarily dislike Jessica, but she is no brain trust, she is the type who gets a symbol tatooed on thinking it says ‘love’ ‘peace’ or something sage, never knowing it actually says ‘two spring rolls and Moo Goo Gai Pan, to go’…

  6. Mel says:

    I haven’t watched Melrose Place but I remember getting the same feeling you were describing while watching her on 7th Heaven. Pretty much everyone on that show was bad but she was in a whole other category of awful.

  7. Carena says:

    I’ve been watching the show. It’s not great but I’m waiting to see if it gets more interesting before I write it off. Ashlee was by far the worst actor on that show. The character is supposed to have a screw loose. I good actor could really run with that role. But she makes it boring.

  8. murmur says:

    Instead of being supportive, what i see is that Jessica just confirmed to everyone that Ashlee got fired.

    Who needs enemies when you got Jessica for a sister.

  9. Neelyo says:

    Oh come on Jessica, I think the scripts on MELROSE PLACE are probably ten times better than MAJOR MOVIE STAR.

    TaylorB made me laugh out loud and I agree with Juice in LA that it’s fine to be supportive but it’s very crass and tasteless to be so public about it.

  10. Kevin says:

    Juice in LA, I don’t know about Andrew but I have always loved his sister Elisabeth. Ever since the Karate Kid!! My original wax off movie! OK, that may have been uncalled for, but she was the adorableness back in the day.

  11. QB says:

    Is Jessica stupid or what?? Ohh forget about that question. Jessica just pretty much killed any chance of Ashley being invited back to the show and she probably also killed any chance of her working with those producers and director.

    In this industry you don’t get many good jobs by being a classless no talent diva.

  12. Ana says:

    I don’t think it makes Ashlee look any better.
    I mean, Ashlee is so bad that she could only get cast on a crap show and then she got fired from said crap show. So much for pretending that Ashlee knew it was only a small part that would end soon.

  13. Kelly says:

    She’s an idiot but I love how the sisters are loyal to each other – that can’t be easy in a family where dad was so pre-occupied with Jessica’s DDs. Who’s grabbing her ass in that picture?