Jessica Simpson's younger sister ASHLEE is in negotiations to leave her TV show 7TH HEAVEN.

The aspiring singer, who has been playing CECILIA on the series since 2002, has decided to make a few changes to allow more time for her increasingly busy career.

She says, "I'm going to do a few episodes to end the character. I know - sad news.

"I don't know how many more episodes I'll do yet. I love the show. It really is such a great show. But with my going on tour and all that stuff, I just can't go on with it."

Ashlee, 19, will next follow in her sister's footsteps when her own reality series, THE ASHLEE SIMPSON SHOW, debuts on American TV tomorrow (16JUN04).

15/06/2004 10:01