AshK Dupre movie?

14 03 2008

An article this morning in the LA Times is implying that Miz Dupre’s MySpace profile may be less than reputable. One of AshK’s close childhood friends was interviewed for the article, and she claims that she never heard or saw any evidence of the drug use, abuse, or poverty that was on AshK’s MySpace page. While she saw Ashley infrequently after she left their idyllic hometown, she believes that they were close enough that Ashley would have clued her in on something if there was trouble. A peek into Ashley’s past life reveals that she grew up as a normal teen who enjoyed cheerleading and singing kareoke. Several of the homes in the neighborhood where she grew up retail for $1.5 million. AshK has led people to believe that she grew up in a rough and tumble neighborhood spotted with shady characters and poverty-stricken inhabitants. Far from that, this neighborhood is an upscale development with manicured shrubs and long, winding driveways. Unfortunately, the spotty past makes for a better screenplay. Is this was little Miz AshK has in mind? (She hasn’t done a very good job of hiding it, if it was supposed to be a secret.) Granted, I suppose we could just blame Eliot Spitzer. He’s the one who got caught, anyway. Read the full article here.


What We Want by Ashley Alexandra Dupre

13 03 2008

So a post on Tech Digest is reporting that Ashley/Kristen’s song “What We Want” was available for purchase as an Mp3 on Amie Street. The website apparently prices songs by their popularity. Before this story broke, Ash’s song was $.19. The price has risen to $.98 today. FYI, she has another song available too, called “Move Ya Body.” The full story is here, and AshK’s Amie Street site is here.

Miz Dupre

13 03 2008

Today, the NYT published an article about Ashley Alexandra Dupre. Extraordinary or no? Well, Miz Dupre, also known as Kristen, is the woman whose tryst with former New York Governor Eliot Spitzer at the Mayflower Hotel landed him in the doghouse on so many levels. The article, found here, reads as a brief glimpse into her life. She moved to the big city to pursue a career in music, but ended up working as a prostitute to pay the rent. Actually, it reads like the synopsis to a bad, or at the very least, very clich├ęd, movie. I actually feel for the girl. She’s my age. Literally, we are the same age. And she is working as a prostitute. Although, according to this article she makes more money than I do, so I guess I shouldn’t really feel so bad for her. What is I think going to be the hardest thing for her is getting past this. This article revealed every name she has ever gone by, including her given name. So, they didn’t really give her any room to go back to a normal life. People are always going to know her (well, hopefully not always, but what is the first thing that comes to mind when you think Monica Lewinsky?) as the hooker (and I hate using that term) who brought down Eliot Spitzer. Perhaps that was a bad choice of words. Maybe the publicity will generate sympathy for her, and that will help her find another job. One where she doesn’t have to sell her body….Or maybe, she can go to college and study music? Surely this experience could give her enough for a compelling essay. I’m sure she could get a scholarship. Or study business? The article says that she owns a business called Pasche New York, which an entertainment business designed to further her own music career. Although I cannot find a website of Pasche New York, nor do I know what kind of business would further her own music career other than a club or a website.
Quite a bit of the information from the article seemed to come from her MySpace music site. For anyone who wants to see it, the link is here. Took me a while to find, but I did. Her site has seen over 5 million hits. I’d be curious to know how many of those came after the story broke. Again, I feel bad for her, because she has absolutely no privacy at all. The Times article released her given name, her stage name, and her legally changed name. Although as a budding artist, she may not want a whole lot of privacy. I don’t know. Well, I hope that she is able to create a life after this, one that she truly wants.
Although I am still waiting for the movie to come out.