Ashlee Simpson-Wentz Fired From Melrose Place

It's not a good time to be a Simpson sister.

As Jessica recovers from the worst summer ever, sister Ashlee Simpson-Wentz has been fired from The CW's Melrose Place.

The newlywed and young mom plays a devious small-town girl named Violet on the Melrose remake. Is she the worst actress on the show? Probably.

Ashlee isn't the only one to get the boot -- Colin Egglesfield will exit the show as well. Their last episode will air in January.

In happier news for the struggling primetime soap, Heather Locklear will reprise her role as Amanda Woodward starting next month. Can the woman who famously rescued the original Melrose from the brink of cancellation do it again?