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Former Melrose Place hunk Grant Show is off the market. The actor is engaged to actress Katherine LaNasa, her spokesperson confirmed to People.

"Katherine is very excited and already working on plans for the wedding that will happen later this year," her rep says of the blonde beauty, 45.

Here's a nice photo of the engaged twosome:

Grant Show and Katherine LaNasa

This will be the second marriage for Grant Show, who has recurred on Private Practice. Pollyanna McIntosh filed for divorce in 2011 after they wed in 2004.

This will be the third marriage for Katherine LaNasa, who was formerly married to actor French Stewart and to the late acting legend Dennis Hopper.

LaNasa will star in the upcoming NBC series Infamous, which is set to premiere as a mid-season replacement during the 2012–2013 TV season.

Congratulations to the happy couple!

[Photo: WENN.com]

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After producing weekly Unintentional Comedy Hall of Fame moments as the single worst actress on TV, Ashlee Simpson was fired from Melrose Place.

But the CW ahow has no intention of letting her and equally awful, fellow pink-slipped counterpart Colin Egglesfield fade away without one last hurrah.

The two engage in a sex-filled farewell before packing their bags. How racy is it?  Colin said: "There are very few clothes involved in the near future."

He adds of Ashlee's character, Violet: "She's up for anything."

Doesn't mean she's good at anything, but, good to hear!

What brings these talentless thespians together for their last hurrah?

Sources close to the show say Colin and Ashlee actually have not one but two steamy sex scenes in the next few episodes, before they leave around episode 13.

That puts their departure around early next year, and it looks like our last impressions of them will be saucy ones. Rumor has it they're almost completely naked.

"Things get pretty violent and kind of crazy," Egglesfield says of his final story line. "Auggie ends up hitting the bottle and falls off the deep end a little bit."

Auggie's drinking was to be more developed, but because of his exit it was cut short. On the plus side, Heather Locklear's return engagement starts Tuesday!

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Ashlee Simpson is a terrible actress. In fact, even using the word actress in the same sentence as her name is kind of insulting to female thespians everywhere.

But in addition to her lack of talent, her bad behavior helped get her booted from the new CW remake of Melrose Place, a source close to the cast tells Fox411.

"Ashlee was kicked off Melrose Place because she was a total diva on set, late all the time, and deeply disliked by fellow cast members," the insider spilled.

"It created a lot of discord among the cast.

Of course, another major issue, the source reports, was that "she could barely act." That and producers' need to bring in past stars got Ash the ol' pink slip.

On-set diva Ashlee Simpson is headed for the unemployment line.

Melrose Place producers desperately pushed for Heather Locklear's return as Amanda, but couldn't afford the actress' salary demands without cutting someone.

Choosing who had to go was not hard.

"They basically trimmed the fat and made it possible for Heather to join the show," says the snitch. "Heather is a much bigger name than Ashlee Simpson."

With Ashlee and Colin Egglesfield (whoe unintentionally comedic flirting made them one of our favorite TV couples) exiting in January, and Melrose legend Jack Wagner also rumored to be coming on board, are more cuts still to come?

No word on that just yet, but if the scene last night where David cries at his mother's grave is any indication, Shaun Sipos' agent better start making calls.

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As we recently reported, Ashlee Simpson-Wentz was given the pink slip by the CW's Melrose Place, joining the growing ranks of unemployed Americans.

In the wake of her sister's firing, Jessica Simpson says she is no longer a fan, taking to Twitter to defend Ash and bash Melrose Place for letting her go.

In Shape Jessica

Here's what she wrote to the CW:

"Catching up on MP. who writes this crap? i have had some bad scripts to work with, but this? thank God my sister is amazing and got you some press."

Of course, the show feels it will improve with her gone.

According to various reports, Ashlee was canned because producers feel she can't act, and was therefore responsible for the aforementioned bad scripts.

SISTERLY SUPPORT: However delusional she may be, Jessica has Ashlee's back.

"They hired her because they needed a good name to help create buzz," a set insider said. "But it backfired when she was so embarrassingly bad."

"Producers cut her down as much as possible."

Seconds another source, according to Us Weekly: “[Ashlee] is the worst actress, but nobody will tell her.” THG NOTE: We have certainly tried ...

Anyway, what's next for Ashlee? Possibly more acting. The girl is undeterred by the recent eviction from her day job, according to a source:

"She’s reading scripts. Acting is her focus now. If she had an album, she’d have to tour and be away from Bronx. She wants consistency.”

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The CW recently picked up Melrose Place for five additional episodes despite lackluster ratings thus far, a move that surprised more than a few TV critics.

Well, it turns out producers at least have a plan to improve the freshman series, starting with the firing of Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, according to TV Fanatic.

Another cast member, Colin Egglesfield, will also be let go along with Ashlee as of January. The show's murder mystery will be wrapped up in December.

Reports say Melrose Place will also take on a lighter tone, which is probably a smart move when they're not exactly dealing with Emmy-winning actors.

Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, left, and Colin Egglesfield have been evicted from Melrose Place. The girl in the middle is sticking around for now. No wonder she's smiling!

New cast members, including the return of original series star Heather Locklear, will begin to be integrated as the series transitions into the new year.

All in all, if the show made these moves to save its a$$, more power to it. The murder plot lacked consistency, and it was taking itself too seriously.

And seriously, it is worth nothing that Ashlee cannot act. At all.

We aren't delighting in anyone getting fired from their job, as it's not her fault that she has absolutely no talent, but from a creative standpoint, it had to be done.

Hey, at least it will give her more time to spend with baby Bronx.

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This just in: Ashlee Simpson is not sexy.

Chalk it up to the plastic face; the overbearing father; the annoying sister; the tool of a husband; or, likely, all of the above.

But if the new Melrose Place is looking for an actress to stare seductively into the camera as part of its promotional campaign, allow us to suggest star Katie Cassidy. She's hot - and, unlike Ashlee, she's actually an actress.

The following photo, courtesy of TV Guide Magazine, demonstrates Simpson's utter lack of sex appeal:

Conversely, the stars of The Vampire Diaries know how to do dark and sexy. Nina Dobrev, Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder may have taken their cues from the cast of the Twilight Saga, but that doesn't make them any less desirable.

If you're a fan of that film franchise, you've gotta tune in to this new CW show. It premieres on September 10.

Vampire Diaries Promo

Finally, in its fall television preview, TV Guide Magazine recommends Community, Eastwick and FlashForward. The strongest appeal of each these shows? None of them stars Ashlee Simpson.

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If she acts half as well as she sings ... this show is gonna eat royal ass!

The zenith of uselessness up until now, Ashlee Simpson is ready to test her acting chops as a cast member in the upcoming remake of Melrose Place on the CW.

Pete n' Ash

Just kidding ... mostly. When your foremost TV moment was being booed after she couldn't even lip-synch effectively on SNL, there's nowhere to go but up.

In all seriousness, the show looks pretty good. Here is your first look at the cast of the new Melrose Place, scheduled to debut this fall on The CW network ...

MELROSE PLACE RELOADED: (left to right) Stephanie Jacobsen, Colin Egglesfield, Ashlee Simpson, Shaun Sipos, Katie Cassidy, Michael Rady, and Jessica Lucas.

We're going to assume, based on this photo and the general unreliability of the tabloid that reported it, that Pete Wentz did not get Ashlee Simpson pregnant again.

Then again, no word on when this was taken. There's also a chance it's photoshopped, and that Ashlee will be filmed neck-up all season, a la Kelly Rutherford.

We just hope Ash's character, Violet, will get a lot of really bad plastic surgery at some point in the first season. Then she won't even have to worry about trying to act!

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No wonder Tori Spelling has been so testy lately. Forget her dad's millions, the actress had no idea when Beverly Hills, 90210 would come out on DVD.

  • Beverly Hills 90210 DVD Launch Photo
  • Melrose Place DVD Launch Party Photo

You can finally relax, though, Tori. The only reason you're even the least bit famous will arrive in stores on November 7. We have no idea what took so long, but count The Gossip among the dozens that'll line up to purchase Beverly Hills, 90210: The Complete First Season as soon as we can.

We miss the days when Shannen Doherty wasn't so calm and collected.

Equally as exciting is the news that Melrose Place: The Complete First Season will be available on the same day. Expect numerous sick days to be called in across the country on November 8!

While the peak of Melrose Place occurred over ten years ago, Heather Locklear manages to look just as beautiful over a decade later. We're not sure if we can say the same for Daphne Zuniga.