Wife of Pete Wentz, sister of Jessica Simpson and one-time supporting cast member of 7th Heaven; Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is joining the cast of the CW's re-do of Melrose Place. People.com is reporting the latest development.
The singer-actress, 24, plans to return to TV as a small-town girl who arrives in Los Angeles with a big secret, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The character she will play – seven years after her first big role on the WB's 7th Heaven – is said to resemble the Southern-belle-turned-actress portrayed on the original Melrose by Amy Locane, says the trade paper.
Simpson-Wentz and her hubby are also making a guest appearance on CSI:NY. Their episode is airing on March 18th.