Hmm. I just read an article wherein Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls said she, nor the other dolls, ever saw Britney during the first leg of the Circus tour. "Not once".
She chalks it up to different schedules, and the article seems to blame it on Britney's "protective detail."
Funny thing is, I was a half-step up from a NOBODY on the tour and I saw Britney many times! She often ate in catering with us peons, and her dressing room door was open all the time. In fact, I often saw the other Pussycat Dolls in catering as well. Very often, in fact.
You know who I never saw eating in catering with the peons? Nicole Scherzinger.
I saw her in Boston leaving the venue right before Britney went on, and she didn't even make eye contact with anyone. I'm not saying Nicole is a bitch or anything (in fact, I found her to be quite charming in her "What Do You Think Of..." segment with Keane). However, I'm also quite certain Britney's "protective detail" didn't keep the Pussycat Dolls away from her, and think it's unfair to call Britney a "no show". If Nicole wanted to see Britney, she could have sauntered down to catering like the rest of us and there she'd have been.