Ashlee Simpson (ergh, -Wentz) Booted from Melrose Place

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz just released a statement to E! News about her departure from Melrose Place, saying, “Having the chance to play Violet on Melrose Place has been a thrill. Although I always knew her story would come to a final, insanely unpredictable end, playing a creepy, unstable character was something I always wanted to do, so I jumped at the chance. Thanks to the CW and the entire cast and crew of Melrose Place for allowing me this opportunity!”

UPDATE: Simpson-Wentz added, “Uh, it’s cuz of my acid reflux.”