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Ashley Parker-Angel -- Why I Won't Rejoin O-Town ...

1/19/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ashley Parker-Angel tells us he was "intrigued" at the idea of reuniting with his old boy-band O-Town -- but ultimately decided he couldn't live in the past ... this according to the singer's rep.

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In a statement to TMZ, Ashley explains, "O-Town was one of the greatest chapters of my life, so when the idea of a reunion was brought to me, of course I was intrigued."

He continues, "However I have made the decision not to be a part of an O-Town reunion. It was a difficult decision, but ultimately necessary to move on with the next chapter of my career."

The rest of the band has already gotten back together -- and is planning an upcoming concert tour sans Parker-Angel.

As for Ashley, dude just finished a stint in "Hairspray" on Broadway and his rep tells us he has a feature film coming out later this year.

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Jackie    

Never Heard of O-town neither him...so whatever.

1375 days ago
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FruitSalad    

never heard of otown but by the looks of this dude hair doo , he still lives in the past.

1375 days ago
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FruitSalad    

His future career ? LOL , he is doing broadway , where all has been's go. Good luck with that.

1375 days ago
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Celebretard    

No one cares. O-town sucked and the only reason they are doing a reunion tour is to milk more money from the teenage audience (now adults--for shame!) that made them some what relevant. They are also doing it because other irrelevant boy bands (Backstreet/ NKOTB) are looking for ways to not end up working at McDonald's. O-town's music is as vapid and vacuous as the Miss Teen USA contestant from South Carolina a few years back who had trouble explaining why Americans were bad at geography. To the members of O-town i say this, don't ever say you're in it because you are musicians with aspirations. In reality you are a cookie-cutter group that was brought together to cash in on what was popular at the time. Though you may have the appeal, YOU DO NOT HAVE THE TALENT.

1375 days ago
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Will    

Dude "just finished" a stint on Broadway?? That was more than three years ago!

1375 days ago
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Rob    

Good for him he tried and it didn't work out but he never gave up and he is still chasing his dream.

1375 days ago
7.

Fuck Celebrities    

Who?


Slow day TMZ?

1375 days ago
8.

keeping it real    

O-TOWN reunion The one hit wonders on tour! LOL! 4 REALZ.
Next headline. O-TOWN cancels tour. Not enough tickets sold.

Come on people a reunion is not always good for band!!!

I know this all has to be a Joke!

1375 days ago
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Beth    

I saw Ashley in "Hairspray" in NYC and he was fantastic and can only assume acting is for him at this point in his career. He is married and has a family, can't blame him for not wanting to mess up the great path he has before him.

1375 days ago
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James    

@ Celebretard, you are so correct 100%!

1375 days ago
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Moi    

His name is too feminine now. Too many girls named Ashley, and the Angel sounds like a porn star. I would get a different name if I were him if he wanted to be taken seriously.

1375 days ago
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Mary    

I lost interest in this group when the Hawaiian dude left.

1375 days ago
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Darla    

Hahahaha...I don't think any of the New Kids are gonna end up serving fries at McDonald's...ever. They didn't reunite because they were broke, they were all doing very well individually. Do your homework before you start talking sh*t. We aren't talkin' about the Hammer here. These men can handle their business.

1375 days ago
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Bubbles The Chimp    

These guys need to go back to waiting tables and pet sitting.

1375 days ago
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worms    

Oh seriously, Ashley. Your career isn't going anywhere (See: Wild Things Foursome) Rejoining the band will be the closest thing to a career revival as you can get.

1375 days ago
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