Simpson kicked off 'Melrose' for being a diva?
Published Nov 9 2009, 15:46 GMT | By Tim Parks Ashlee Simpson-Wentz
is said to have acted like a "diva" on the set of Melrose Place
The 25-year-old was recently confirmed
to be leaving the CW
series along with actor Colin Egglesfield
and the pair will make their final appearances in a January episode.
It has been suggested that the actress, who played Violet Foster on the reboot, was asked to leave the show because she was "deeply disliked" by her co-stars, Fox News
"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. It created a lot of discord among the cast [and] she could barely act," a source said.
The insider also claimed that the firings were brought about to bring back Heather Locklear and to allegedly meet her salary demands to reprise
her Amanda Woodward character from the original Fox series.
"They basically trimmed the fat and made it possible for Heather to join the show. Heather is a much bigger name than Ashlee," the source added.
Jessica Simpson recently claimed that Melrose Place
following the announcement of her sister's exit from the show.