You should never take delight in someone else's misfortune…
Except for right now!!!!
In a shocking turn of a events this afternoon, it was announced that Ashlee Simpson was FIRED from her gig on Melrose Place. (They are also letting go Colin Egglesfield, but we don't know who that is, nor do we care!)
The producers are leading us to believe that this was the plan from the start, but something tells us that isn't the case. Here's what producer Todd Slavkin had to say :
What was behind the decision to let Ashlee and Colin go?
TODD SLAVKIN: Well, we always knew that this murder mystery would end in episode 12. And we always knew that [Ashlee's] character of Violet would be instrumental in that as a suspect, and [Colin's character of] Augie as well. And once that murder mystery was solved, she would go on her way. That was the original plan going into the development of the show.
So it was always the plan for Ashlee to leave after episode 12?
SLAVKIN: Yes. Because we felt that once the murder mystery was resolved, the tone of the show was going to shift into a much more fun, romantic, sexy upbeat kind of show, and [her] character would move on.
Is it fair to say that if either of those characters clicked you would’ve found a way to keep them?
SLAVKIN: Well, you never know when you go along. But in the end, we felt like it was right [decision].
How did Ashlee and Colin take the news?
SLAVKIN: They’re total professionals and they took it like professionals. When you go into a show you never know what’s going to evolve and what the possibilities are. But because they knew ahead of time [that leaving was a possibility], it wasn’t a complete shock.
What now, hun? Going to go back to that "singing" career of yours?
Or maybe it's time to just GIVE UP!