Dating back to August 2005, there has been talk that Jamie Lynn-Spears (Zoey) and Alexa Nikolas (Nicole) have been feuding off-set. Despite the fact the two play best friends on Zoey 101, the girls’ fights reportedly keep escalating.
On August 30, 2005, the first report of the girls’ spat was released. Apparently, Jamie’s sister, Britney, came on set and screamed at Alexa. Britney was caught saying things like, “she had better watch herself or she will never work in this town again," and Alexa was an “evil little girl.” Britney’s spokeswomen claimed Britney did not yell and just stuck up for Jamie like any big sister would. Alexa was seen crying on set.
After that, the news about the two seemed to calm down and to my knowledge, there were no updates about it. But on July 2, 2006, the New York Post came out with an article saying Alexa had been fired. It seems Alexa’s character has been written out by suffering a “bad accident.” According to the Post, reps for the show and Jamie Lynn didn’t return calls. Pity.
Alexa’s character, Nicole Bristow, has always been popular among fans. Nicole is known as being incredibly hyper (not to mention boy-crazy). She’s like the Tasmanian Devil on too much sugar and caffeine. Nicole’s a fun character to have around and it will be a shame to lose her. The fans have already found out about Alexa being fired (it’s amazing so many have because of the lack of information) and have taken action in the form of petitions.
This is not 100 percent confirmed, as Nickelodeon has not commented on the issue to my knowledge. Nothing is true unless confirmed by the official source. The official source refuses to return calls. However, news is starting to spread. News about Alexa is now found on numerous reliable sites. Besides, although the media is famous for twisting news, why would the New York Post flat-out lie about Alexa being fired?
Nickelodeon, and Zoey 101, for that matter, is going to have a problem if they keep firing their co-stars. Kristen Herrera, perhaps the most loved character on Zoey 101, was fired after season one. The official story was Kristen looked too old. Everyone knows, pardon my French, this is total BS because Kristen was the same age as Sean Flynn (Chase). I heard a rumor the real reason she quit was she and Alexa were feuding. I do not know the reliability of this statement nor have I done much research to find out if it is true. The point is Kristen, who played Dana, was one of the favorites. Everyday, you read about people complaining she is gone, and in nearly all fan fiction stories, her character is there (in fact, I found many people won’t read your story unless she is included). If Alexa is fired, fans are going to get very upset with the Zoey 101 producers. This may be a possible reason Nickelodeon is being very secretive about the situation.
Is Alexa fired? It’s highly likely, but you never know with the press these days. I’m here to tell you what I know. And what I know is, although I don’t want it to be true, Alexa’s future on Zoey 101 is looking grim. For the New York Post to write something, to me, it is like the nail in the coffin.