Ashlee Simpson moves into ‘Melrose Place’

ashlee-simpson-melrose-place

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has joined the cast of the new Melrose Place.

According to Entertainment Weekly, Ashlee will play “small-town girl Violet, a character whose disarming naiveté masks the calculating, shrewd sex kitten within.”

Her character draws parallels to the original series’ blond, budding-Southern-belle starlet, Sandy Harling (Amy Locane).

The 24-year-old singer-actress is returning to series television seven years after landing her breakthrough role on “7th Heaven.”