Does The CW Stand For "Crazy Wrong"?
Despite the fact that I publicly begged them not to do this and despite the fact that the new 90210 has become shorthand for boring, terrible and awfully acted garbage, the CW is going ahead with their harebrained scheme to remake Melrose Place and remake it POORLY.
Exhibit A: Rumors continue to swirl that Mischa Barton will be joining the cast, when, in this time of economic peril, it would be more cost-effective and acting-award worthy to put a wig on a piece of driftwood and call it a day
Exhibit B: The big name star joining the cast is Ashlee Simpson, former national joke, current holder of the "Dumbest Celebrity Baby Name" title, and alum of 7th Heaven
Multiple sources confirm that singer-songwriter-sometime actress Ashlee Simpson has become the latest tenant of The CW's refurbished Melrose Place.
The onetime 7th Heavenstar will play small-town girl Violet, a character whose disarming naiveté masks the calculating, shrewd sex kitten within.
Exhibit C: A disturbing lack of Michael Mancini mentions. If the producers of this ill-fated remake knew anything about providing cheesy awesomeness, they would know that Dr. Michael Mancini is an integral part of any Melrose related endeavor. The fact that the producers have not come to this realization does not bode well for the success of this show.