Friday, November 30, 2012

Ashley Roberts Slams Nicole Scherzinger

I don't think anyone in England really knew who Ashley Roberts is. I don't think many people here know who she is either, but she was on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here over in England and made the finals. During an interview with the host of the show, it came out that during her time in The Pussycat Dolls, no one was allowed to speak during interviews or for the group except Nicole Scherzinger. Everyone else was barred from speaking unless directly asked a question. The host said that was crazy and how did the group survive. Ashley then stated the obvious and said they didn't. It is interesting to note that Nicole has not really been able to do as much without the group as she did before.

28 comments:

skimpymist said...

Its behind the scenes comments like this that make me happy everyday knowing reality gave nicole a big swift kick off her pedestal.

SecondCityKid said...

Furious Kaya told TMZ the only reason Nicole sang lead vocals for everything, is because 'there was a lot more going on behind the scenes.'
-Daily Mail

Kaya Jones blasted Nicole regarding the fact she sang 95% of the vocals & the above says it all. PCD's first album was produced by CEE-LO Green, who if you have seen on the first season of the Voice on - treats his female teammates "differently"
Blake Shelton even commented on how perverse Cee-Lo's statements were after Dia Frampton performed for them in the Blind Auditions. :)

Rangeman Manoso said...

Nicole is a cunt. I love seeing her trying to climb the ladder of pop music and failing miserably. It's just what she deserves.

LottaColada said...

Nicole can sing no doubt about it but she seems overly confident about everything she does. The way she came out saying she sang 95% of the album like she was God's gift to the group. This girl isn't holding back any longer and none of the other girls should either.

thetruth said...

Its not nicoles fault they were all industry puppets! Plus enty she is still in the jungle, the hosts didnt ask it was a fellow contestant our boxing star david haye! Get it right!

Jemtastic said...

Who didn't know this? Nicole thought she'd Beyonce her way to success on the back of PCD and she's continued to fail; karma has been swift with her.

Can't expect much from someone that was on Popstars when the WB was still in existence.

Terese said...

Coming out of lurking for this one. I grew up dancing with Ashley, and she is awesome, honest and has a HUGE heart. I have no doubt about anything she says. Maybe it is just because I know her- but girl can sing and is literally my favorite dancer in the world....and I've always thought she was the prettiest and best of the group. Also, knowing the inner workings of the whole PCD empire, I have no doubt this was the way it was run.

timebob said...

I think the group and the PCD management had two very different ideas on what the PCD dolls were.

I think the girls really thought they were equal members when management only wanted Nicole to shine with some hot girls dancing and lip synching as back up, somebody should of told them that when they signed up. They just wanted a chance for each of them to shine and none of them were allowed to, it was the Nicole show. But credit is due to Nicole she was ambitious and hungry and made the group what it was with determination and talent.

If any of them had any real talent they would have deals and hits not relegated to UK reality shows.

Bella Inamorata said...

i like nicole but it seems like she might have bought into the hype surrounding her talent. i don't doubt that managers/people in charge made sure that she was front and center in everything and the fault lies with them for that. but, from some of the other comments i've seen by other former members, nicole didn't handle the spotlight well in terms of the way she treated the others. as for cee-lo, first let me say EWWWWWWWWWW! he is disgusting and a perv and i could totally see him requiring certain additional services for his time. EWWWWWWWW lol!!!

SecondCityKid said...

@Bella, you mean you don't find his over-the-ear rose tat & sexy baby man hands intriguing? I guess I understand your "ewww" lol ;)

Layna Day said...

It became obvious that PCD was viewed in a way similar to Destiny's Child. DC was a vehicle to launch Beyonce's career and it was thought that PCD would do the same for Nicole. But no such luck. Mathew Knowles is a cad, but he managed Beyonce well and always put her in the best positions to succeed. Plus, there doesn't seem to being much indication that Beyonce slept her way to the top. Her parents apparently kept her shielded from a lot of that. Nicole has been rumored to have slept with Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine at one point. If that's true, she wasted her time. Her solo career still stinks. And then she hung on to Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton for dear life, long after it was clear to everyone he was bored with her. Appearing on Dancing with the Stars was a grasp of jump-starting things, but it didn't happen.

Nicole has basically aged out of a pop career now. Her best bet is if she has any acting ability, to snag a role on a prime-time soap and release a few songs here and there. Barring that, marry a older rich man and come up with a fashion line. Those are her best options. Anything else is a pipe dream.

Terese said...

@timebob yeah- pretty much right on that. Actually, every girl in the group besides Nicole were already dancers in PCD in Hollywood and they had auditions specifically for a lead singer/star to add and make it a girl group. I think that all the other girl just felt a little looked over, especially since they had all worked with/known Robin forever, and helped her build PCD, only to be ignored once Nicole was added.

Was surprised to read Ash was on a UK reality show- always was more of someone that just wanted to do what she loved and was definitely not a fame whore. She is VERY talented, trust me....and knock out beautiful...especially in person. It's weird, but whatev...all I know is that she's a trustworthy source :)

PuggleWug said...

Lol @ SecondCity! My husband and I watch The Voice, and cannot get over how tiny his hands are!

Christopher Cruz said...

This commentt made my day!!!! Thank you!!!!

mynerva said...

Ashley is coming across as a lovely sweet funny sassy girl on this show. I'm really enjoying watching her on it.

Christopher Cruz said...

She needs to go away. Now. The end.

gloaming said...

I've been watching the show. Ashley made these comments to the other celebrities during dinner around the campfire, when they were discussing their career highs and lows.
She's really lovely and down to earth.
You could tell it wasn't only her within PCD who were pissed off at this treatment. She said that her and the other members would chip in during interviews just to piss off the management.

gloaming said...

I've been watching the show. Ashley made these comments to the other celebrities during dinner around the campfire, when they were discussing their career highs and lows.
She's really lovely and down to earth.
You could tell it wasn't only her within PCD who were pissed off at this treatment. She said that her and the other members would chip in during interviews just to piss off the management.

T. E. Cuz said...

i always thought nicole was not very pretty... the other girls were so much more interesting to watch.

the music industry is so scummy...

ChrisO said...

I've been watching too and had no clue who Ashley was beforehand but she has come across as a really likeable girl. No airs or graces and good fun. Hope she wins.

ChrisO said...

I've been watching too and had no clue who Ashley was beforehand but she has come across as a really likeable girl. No airs or graces and good fun. Hope she wins.

Unknown said...

She has a huuuuuuuuuuge ego. When she was picked for Eden's Crush, David Foster's failed gurl group - she said point blank to the camera "everyone is just assuming i am in LA making a solo album." Ask any of her first bandmates if they still talk to her. The only reason she was lead on PCD was she was scarfing Robin Antin's pussy.

Mooshki said...

Wait a second, timebob. Since when does talent have anything to do with success in the music biz? ;)

Laurie-Anne R Collins said...

Anyone remember the search for the next PCD reality shows? Good times!

Oh no, they're back http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/63856216.html

I particularly like the "produced by Kim Kardashian" credit.

Carmelean Karma said...

Why do people think that being an utter pain in the ass won't come back to bite them in it? Karma baby.

ino said...

I wouldn't place all the blame on Nicole for that though. To have her front and center was a management move, so I'd say Robin and Jimmy were to blame as well. Kim, Ashley, etc, were there before Nicole, but I think Robin/Jimmy brought Nicole in because they felt they needed more "star quality" upfront after Carmen dropped out. Too bad they picked a diva like Nicole, the girl never really learned how to share.

KP said...

Nicole had a "Behind the Music" special about her and in it she comes off as CRAY-ZEEEE!

betty boo said...

The final was on tonight and Ashley came second.I saw the episode where she made those comments as well and it wasn't to the host it was to her camp mates.She only spoke the truth.