heather locklear ava sambora paris trip Heather Locklear and daughter Ava Sambora heading to Paris this summerHeather Locklear has a new television job, but she also has her mind on some summer fun.

The series veteran starts a new weekly role reminiscent of her Amanda Woodward of “Melrose Place,” when no-nonsense law-firm partner Rachel King first appears in Wednesday’s (June 19) Season 3 premiere of TNT’s “Franklin & Bash.” Locklear basically has finished her filming on the episodes, so she’s considering other ways to fill her upcoming weeks.

“I may be going to Paris for a couple of days with my daughter,” she tells Zap2it, “because she was going, and I was like, ‘I’m going if you’re going.’ Other than that, I really don’t have anything planned.”

The daughter in question, Ava Sambora — whose father is Locklear’s ex-husband, Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora — has embarked on modeling and acting careers and is getting much attention for her striking resemblance to her mom.

“I’m so proud of her,” Locklear says. “She auditioned for an episode of [Disney Channel’s] ‘Good Luck Charlie’; she got it, and she’s so excited, just so happy. And there’s more to come … this is just the beginning. I know who she is and what she wants, and I think she’s good.”

Posted by:Jay Bobbin