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Am I the only one excited about Ashlee Simpson-Wentz on Melrose Place?

by Kona Gallagher, posted Mar 9th 2009 3:04PM
ashlee simpson wentzI've never seen Ashlee Simpson-Wentz act. I know she played a janitor or something on 7th Heaven, but I kind of missed the entire eleven-year run of that series. I've also never purchased and Ashlee Simpson album, so while I have heard her sing, or you know, not sing, I can't say I'm a huge fan. So I don't really know why I'm excited to hear she's joining the cast of CW's revamped Melrose Place, but I am.

I watched the original Melrose Place off and on, and while it was perfect mid-90s soapy goodness, I don't really feel that there's a burning need for its return. However, the new 90210 is doing pretty well for the fledgling CW, so I certainly can't blame them for taking the next logical step in bringing back its spinoff.

Maybe the fact that the recession is kind of dimming the public's fascination with people who are famous for just being famous is why I just want Simpson-Wentz to get a job. Her last album didn't exactly set the charts on fire, so she's pretty much spent the last couple of years as tabloid fodder. Melrose Place was never Masterpiece Theatre, so if we can get just one celebrity off of TMZ and onto a weekly series, I wholeheartedly support that.

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cdawg

i understand you're happy to have someone move from tabloid to tv.... but how bout getting someone with actual acting talent on tv?
There are plenty of actresses out there who lead private lives and dont have the same name recognition who deserve to be on tv too.

March 09 2009 at 4:19 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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CParis

Who cares if Ashlee has any talent? The target audience for this retread are the sheeple who wait breathlessly for the latest report on the antics of BritneyLindsayAshlee or whoever is the current panty-free celebutard.

March 09 2009 at 5:01 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Cameron

Yes...you're the only one.

I, on the other hand, am outraged that they would pick someone so talentless to lead this show. I loved the original MP, and when I heard they were remaking it, I was semi-excited. My feelings have since dissipated

March 09 2009 at 4:16 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Courtney

Don't get excited. She was TERRIBLE on 7th Heaven.

March 09 2009 at 3:55 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
stewartwallace

Yes

March 09 2009 at 3:32 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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