Pussycat Doll reveals band in-fighting; might be breaking up

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Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls has tried to create a solo career in the past, to disastrous (or rather, terribly bland) results. So she came crawling back to her roots and the girls continued performing as a group. Well, when the Pussycat Dolls version of the Slumdog Millionaire hit Jai Ho was released in mid-March, the album cover said that the song was by “The Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger.” Odd, but not particularly noteworthy. Now it is being reported that Nicole may actually be leaving the group to pursue a solo career (again), but won’t announce it officially until after the group’s current tour with Britney Spears’ Circus show is over. In a recent concert in Pheonix, one of the Dolls, Melody Thornton, gave a telling shout-out to the crowd: “Thank you so much for supporting me – even if I’m not featured, you know what I’m saying?” Ouch.

The Pussycat Dolls version of “Jai Ho” and “Hush Hush” have been released under the name “Pussycat Dolls featuring Nicole Scherzinger” instead of the usual “Pussycat Dolls.”

“Thank you so much for supporting me – even if I’m not featured, you know what I’m saying?” Thornton shouted in front of a packed audience.

The singer even sounded a little choked up as she added, “You can do anything you want to do. Don’t give up on your dreams and don’t let anyone stop you – ever!”

Scherzinger reportedly shot Thornton a nasty look after the remarks.

The group’s label has kept mum on why Scherzinger has received special attention, leading some to think she may be leaving the Dolls to pursue a solo career.

[from NY Daily News]

Other news sources are also reporting that Nicole might be leaving the group, and I tend to believe this. This wouldn’t be the first time that the band seemed to be on the verge of a breakup, and it might not be the last. Considering how well Nicole’s solo career went last time, it wouldn’t be surprising if she comes back to the group again. She was always meant to be the front woman, but she has always seemed more invested in her own fame than that of her band. Even if they aren’t officially breaking up yet, Melody’s shout-out proves that there is at the very least some animosity among the band members – never a good sign.

Check out the video below to see the shout-out. Header of the Pussycat Dolls at Pure in Vegas on Saturday. Image thanks to WENN.com .

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  1. Wow says:

    Nicole kinda bugs, but I like this group as a whole.

    Does anyone else remember Nicole from that reality show called Pop Stars or something? They formed that group Eden’s crush. Nicole stood out even then. She still bugs though.

  2. hatsumomo says:

    Geez, I really cant stand them, they’re just a bunch of glorified strippers dancing to songs produced for the group rather than dancing to someone else’s music.

  3. photo jojo says:

    Don’t the words “band” and “Pussycat Dolls” mutual exclude one another?

  4. Sauronsarmy says:

    This is truly a sad day for the music industry.

  5. truth-SF says:

    It sad, because the owner said she hired Melody because she had the best voice, but ended up using Nicole as the lead. They should’ve let them all have a solo part, not just nicole, because we don’t even know for sure how many of them an really sing. And Nicole next solo venture will be a disaster again. The chick is not solo material.

  6. neelyo says:

    I remember Pop Stars! That’s the first place I saw American Idol also-ran Nicki McKibbin.

    Nicole should stay with the group. Robin Antin can replace the rest of them. As long as they can lipsync while straddling a chair or doing the splits, no one will notice it’s not the same Doll.

  7. ash says:

    I don’t know why they are still a group. They always put Nicole in the lead vocals and you never get to hear the others shine. It’s safe to say I haven’t heard a single other pussycat doll sing.

  8. quid_iuris says:

    Heh. I stopped paying attention to this bland line of living, breathing Bratz dolls when the really manly one left the group. I loved her. She really stood out.

  9. Tia says:

    Carmit was the best one and she quit. They replaced her with another redhead.. give me a break.. this whole group needs to go.. They have been the laughing stock of groups for a while.. only 2 of them sing anyway.. hilarious

  10. quid_iuris says:

    @Tia: the most hilarious was that they didn’t just simply replace Carmit, they used one of the other girls who was already in the band and gave her a makeover to fill the shoes of the group’s resident redhead. Goes to show how interchangeable and devoid of individuality they really are.

  11. Autumm Leaves says:

    All of you comments are so true. “band”, LOL. Melody has a stronger voice in the group anyways, but Nicole is the eyecandy. Go fig.

  12. Persistent Cat says:

    I don’t think the loss of them will create a void in the music industry.

  13. becca says:

    ^^^ That’s right, it won’t. In fact, the world will be all the better if this band finally breaks up for good. The whole establishment needs to stay in the burlesque clubs, where it belongs.

  14. the original kate says:


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  16. Hieronymus Grexx says:

    Can’t these fake band members forced together by recording executives just get along ?

  17. viper says:

    You mean I can go back to listening to the radio without having to worry about my ears bleeding?

  18. cookies says:

    i find it kinda offensive that the word “band” and pussycat dolls are in the same sentence they arent a band and they suck to much to be a group so i say they are more like glorified strippers that sing together

  19. maria says:

    For entertainment sake, there is no such thing as a true band, every group is manufactured, it just so happen that nicole is the leader of the group, she’s got it all thats why she’s in front adn middle, why you guys giving her such a hard time… The success of the pussycat dolls (4 million sales) greatly attributes to fact that they have a strong front woman and that is Nicole! So suck it up!
    Therefore, the band should stick together with nicole as the leader.

  20. FF says:

    Seriously, are they really calling them a band. In every video they do you see nothing but Nicole – you’d be hard pressed to remember what any of the other’s look like let alone their names.

    They’ve basically made their name as her back up squad.

    Hell, even the members of Girls Aloud are known separately by name.

  21. MATT says:

    fuck nicole and melody should sing they should let jessica sutta and kimberly watts go and bring carmit back she could actually sing they should let nicole leave like she already will after DD tours and then let ashley and melody and carmit be the familiar faces and add in two dolls with dancing and SINGING talent. change there name to just THE DOLLS and it will prevent ppl from calling them sluts.

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  23. Ena says:

    Um, actually, they didnt replace Carmit and they proly never will, Jessica Sutta (readhead) always wanted to be red and she dyed her hair after Carmit left. And they can all sing so damn good, but there is a reason they dont, cos Interscope records dont know how the hell would fans react if they all start singing. There are so many other reasons THAT WE JUST FUCKING DONT KNOW SO STOP GUESSING AND SAYIN THEY CANT SING!!! They are NOT SLUTS but if yall FUGLY HOES ARE JEALOUS THAT THEY ARE BEST POP GROUP(even if just Nicole sings)AND THEY LOOK DROP DEAD GORGEOUS, WIT DANCING AND SINGING TALENT STFU!!!
    Oh and they are NOT strippers, do u see a god damn pole there?!?! huh?? No!! u dont! then shut the FUCK up! Jelaous bitches wit no brain! Beyonce has sexy dance moves, so why u not callin her a stripper and u call them strippers? Huh? don’t know? yes Beyonce is a diva, but im talking bout dancing, all of em dance almost the same and they are talented so stop talking bout then and stop insulting cos it only shows how damn brainless yall are!!!
    Thank you.