Ashlee Simpson Joins Melrose Place Cast
Posted on Mon Mar 9, 2009 11:25 AM PDT

Ashlee Simpson MelrosePlaceSimpson200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Ashlee Simpson is set to join the cast of the CW's revamped "Melrose Place."

The singer/actress will reportedly play Violet, who Entertainment Weekly describes as "a character whose disarming naiveté masks the calculating, shrewd sex kitten within."

Simpson will be joined by Katie Cassidy (as ambitious publicist Ella), Michael Rady (as aspiring filmmaker Jonah).

Original Melerose Place star Heather Locklear, is also reportedly in negotiations to join the series.

"Both sides are talking," whispers my Melrose mole of Locklear. "It's looking good."