Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is reportedly depressed, claims the National Enquirer, and "is teetering on the edge of an emotional breakdown" after getting the boot from "Melrose Place."
Simpson-Wentz is sustaining herself on energy drinks and nuts and is reportedly "rail-thin" and "devastated" after the news hit her short-lived arc on the TV soap was nixed.
"Ashlee didn't see it coming, and now she's crushed," said a friend to the Enquirer. "She invested her heart and soul into the job. She feels like the rug has been pulled out from under her."
The CW network made the announcement on Oct. 22 that Ashlee's character Violet and Colin Egglesfield, Auggie, were to be written out by the end of season one of the lackluster program.