Articles for Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious Season 2

Those of us who love competitive reality shows that involve women singing, dancing, and bickering with one another have reason to rejoice:  Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious is finally here.  In preparation for tonight‘s episode, creator Robin Antin auditioned hundreds of girls across the country, eventually narrowing the group down to 15 hopefuls.  These 15 will show off their talents, as well as their other assets, before three of them are sent to the chopping block.  The remaining 12 finalists will then move into a loft together and compete to be one of the three members of Girlicious.  The new girl group will have the chance to release an album, create a music video, go on tour, and hopefully conquer the music scene.Put on your Pussycat Dolls album and your most tasteful hooker costume, and let‘s get ready to indulge in Girlicious. Read more »
If you think too hard about the premise of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, your head might collapse from the weight of how contrived the whole thing is. The show‘s purpose is to put together a pre-fabricated girl group and the show itself is the spin-off of a reality program which had the purpose of finding the latest addition to another pre-fabricated girl group that was based on a burlesque act. Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious is so many steps removed from an initial spark of creativity, it‘s hard to really get too excited about it. Nevertheless, the thing that makes any show like this interesting enough to still tune in are the personalities of the contestants involved. A good batch of reality contestants can turn an absurd premise into a surprise hit (case in point: Rock of Love), a bad or merely ho-hum batch can mean certain doom for another ridiculous concept (case in point: Pirate Master).So with our first look at Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, we can start to see which girls might make this a show worth tuning in for, and which ones should be exiting stage left quickly or else The CW will instead be seeing viewers depart. In short: on last night episode, who was Girlicious? Read more »
Last week we saw our first episode of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, and, whether we like it or not, we have weeks of eliminations to get through as Robin Antin whittles down her group to those who best represents what it means to be Girlicious.Next week, we‘ll have our second elimination, and another episode to start putting together the answers to some burning questions. Will this season will be a deliciously silly diversion or a total snoozefest? Will Natalie ever lend her boots to anyone again? How many times can my weary fingers tap out the needlessly-ponderous title Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious before I sink into an existential despair, or, at the very least, a general feeling of malaise? But for now, we have some relatively simpler questions to answer, such as: who could go home this week? Which has with it a corollary question, namely, can we tell the girls apart enough yet to even be able to figure that out? Read more »
Last week, just over one million people watched the surprisingly amusing premiere of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.  With ratings like that it‘s a wonder the show is even back for a second episode, but because it is I‘m here to cover every scintillating moment.  During the premiere we met 15 girls willing to sing and dance their hearts out for a coveted spot in Girlicious.  By the end of the episode, three girls had gone home and the remaining 12 were getting ready to move into a loft together, presumably because close quarters are more likely to lead to catfights.  Will anything in tonight‘s hour top last week‘s boot borrowing fiasco?  Read on and find out. Read more »
We are two episodes into Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, and we are now getting the chance to get to know our ladies a little bit better. We are starting to get a sense of who might have some serious raw talent, who might be a drama queen, and who doesn‘t seem to have either the talent or that spark of interest to stay in the competition.Based on this week‘s competition, which girls seemed to have the combination of talent and sass to be called Most Girlicious? And which girls‘ might be kissing their boa good-bye over the coming weeks? Read more »
Poor Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious . Not only is it saddled with the second most-cumbersome title ever (first most cumbersome? Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll…now I need to take a nap after typing all that), it is also finding itself in bit of a ratings slump.The premiere of the show was down 55% from last year‘s premiere of Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll. But that‘s not to say there‘s no interest in the show at all. Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious has been able to capitalize on one thing to gain viewers: inertia.While the premiere episodes on Monday might be showing some weakness, the encore (i.e., repeat) episode that airs on Wednesday after America‘s Next Top Model, is actually doing much better. Read more »
Want to see who is contending for a spot in Girlicious?  Read our article, "Meet the Contestants."Usually, reality television can happen at a frantic, churn-and-burn pace. New seasons are announced, casting happens, shows are shot and editing is completed, sometimes all within just a few months.Not so with the follow-up to the surprise hit Pussycat Dolls Present The Search for the Next Doll. It was mid-May of 2007 when we learned that the second season of Pussycat Dolls Present would not be a search for another Doll, rather the hunt for a whole new girl group. Auditions started around that timeframe, and since then, there have been occasional bits of news. In June of 2007, we learned the group would be called Girlicious. In July of that year, there was an initial sighting at a minor league baseball game that ended up as a challenge in the second episode of the show. Last September, Robin Antin gave some clues as to what we could expect to see on the show, including lots of drama (naturally) and a special boy band guest who would coach the girls on being a part of a group. As we saw in episode two of the series, that guest was none other than former *NSYNC member JC Chasez. Read more »
Last week on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, the girls moved into a loft together and immediately started gossiping behind each other‘s backs.  They also had to sing the national anthem in front of a small crowd of baseball fans, and eventually attempted to perform "classic" pop hits for the judges.  While a few of the girls pulled off *NSYNC‘s "Tearin‘ Up My Heart" with panache, another group butchered "Baby One More Time" so badly that the ratty weave of Britney Spears nearly came to life in an attempt to hunt them down.  Megan went home for the atrocity, leaving us with 11 girls to root for this week.Tonight‘s new episode is all about charisma, and also features a performance from Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger.  You may remember her as the girl whose solo album has been delayed approximately 957 times over the past couple years. Read more »
Out of all the contestants on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, Alexis stood out as the one who definitely had a lot to fall back on if she didn‘t make the group.  In the third episode of the series we learned that she‘s interested in dental school and is in the top 15 percent of her college class.  However, even with her intelligence and good looks, Robin Antin and the other judges felt she lacked the charisma to truly make an impact.  Today we had the chance to sit down with Alexis and talk to her about her elimination, drama in the loft, and who she thinks has what it takes to become a member of Girlicious.Read on for the complete mp3 and transcript of the interview. Read more »
We‘ve made it through three episodes of Pussycat Dolls Present: Perfunctory. Er, sorry, Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.  Make a strong pot of coffee, shake yourself awake, and let‘s try to decide which girls have the special star factor and which aren‘t really helping to keep us from snoozing off during the show.I‘m pleased to know that I still have it. What is “it?” You might be wondering? “It” is the ability to know what a pre-teen girl likes. If this writing-about-reality gig doesn‘t really pan out, maybe I can go into marketing for Hello Kitty and various pre-fabricated pop singer acts.I still have it because in last week‘s version of this column, I commented that while Ilisa is a bit of an oddball character, she seemed to have a magnetic quality that made me want to watch her. And the pre-teen girls watching the Girlicious hopefuls this week agreed! So does Ilisa make the cut again this week? Read more »
Now that the field has narrowed a bit, my interest level in Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious has ticked up a smidge from “Feels Like I‘m Watching Paint Dry” to “Feels Like I‘m Watching a Colorful Paint Dry.”I don‘t blame the girls, mind you, so don‘t take that as a slight towards them. For whatever reason, a bunch a spunky kids who just wanna sing and dance! always sort of makes me at least 10% less curmudgeonly and I can‘t help but begrudgingly be charmed by the utter gravitas with which they approach singing a Madonna song while twirling umbrellas.So which girl seems to be at risk of having her spunky and hopeful dreams of dressing like a stripper and performing for impressionable young girls crushed under the sharp stiletto heel of Robin Antin on this week‘s episode of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious? Read more »
Last week on the cumbersomely titled Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, the girls attempted to perform random pop songs without making fools of themselves.  Alexis got the boot for ensuring that her rendition of Cyndi Lauper‘s "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" was completely bland and forgettable.  In the loft, all of the girls made fun of Ilisa for being weird and too "tomboylicious," then immediately felt terrible when she revealed that she has a heart condition that once caused her to die for a short period of time.  The girls then, of course, pretended as though they loved her all along, even though they totally didn‘t.Tonight‘s episode steals a page out of the America‘s Next Top Model playbook and gives all the girls makeovers!  Will Robin Antin hand out weaves like they‘re candy in the same way that Tyra Banks does? Read more »
Cassandra arguably had the greatest dance skills of any contestant on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, but unfortunately that wasn‘t enough to keep her on the show.  The judges came down on her for having unpolished vocals during her performance of Blondie‘s "Heart of Glass," and ultimately decided to take her feather boa away and send her home.  We had a chance to sit down with Cassandra today and talk about the drama in the loft, the footage that got left on the cutting room floor, and what she really thought of the makeover that Robin Antin‘s crew gave her.Read on for the complete mp3 and transcript of the interview. Read more »
I think perhaps the most stunning transformation of all that happened on this week‘s episode of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious was that of the show‘s sudden switch to using subtlety and restraint. At least in what they did to the girls‘ hair, anyway. That had to be the least exciting makeover show ever, but then again, I‘m not sure what else I would have expected from this particular show.So it‘s time to make the picks for Most and Least Girlicious and a couple of girls that I have been on the fence about are finally moving into one of the categories. Read more »
Last time on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, the girls got makeovers that were completely underwhelming and left them looking more or less the same.  However, Jamie couldn‘t deal with the trauma of her hair being lightened and proceeded to complain about it for the entire episode.  This follicle tragedy flustered her enough to land her in the bottom two for the week, but it was ultimately Cassandra who went home for butchering Blondie‘s "Heart of Glass."Tonight‘s episode finds some of the girls getting into a late-night confrontation in the kitchen, forcing one of them to ponder quitting the competition.  We can only hope there‘s a food fight involved. Read more »
Last week, the Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious hopefuls got makeovers and attempted to master a disco song. The makeovers were mainly tame and unremarkable, and two out of the three disco songs were actually not too bad. So the show is at least accomplishing something akin to generating surprise since I expected neither of those things.“Heart of Glass” by Blondie proved to be a difficult choice for the girls assigned that song – Jamie, Ilisa, and Cassandra – and ultimately, Cassandra went home for it. Which girl could be sent home this week? Read more »
As we reported recently, Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious has been finding greater success in the ratings when the CW Network reruns the episodes on the Wednesday following the Monday premiere. The time slot which follows the lead-in of America‘s Next Top Model seems to be a better home for Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious in that, as I posited in my earlier article, it capitalizes on an audience already primed for watching young pretty women bring the drama, and doesn‘t require that audience to exert any additional energy in order to watch it.This factoid hasn‘t gone unnoticed by the CW, and they recently announced some schedule shuffling, including a future change to the Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious schedule. Read more »
Well my goodness. This week was certainly chock-a-block, was it not? Death, dirty dancing and drama. Dare I say it? Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious was marginally interesting.Marginally interesting, but young ladies, I am very disappointed in…well, most of you. Therein lies the challenge of reality television; in order to make things more interesting, you usually have to make people less likable. Everyone being nice and having a quiet cup of tea doesn‘t make for very good television.So who was most and least Girlicious this week? Read more »
Monday night‘s episode of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious shocked us all by eliminating two contestants from the competition.  Ilisa was booted for not bringing the right amount of sex appeal to her Janis Joplin cover, while Jamie was sent home for having weak vocals during her rendition of Cheap Trick‘s "I Want You to Want Me."  We sat down with Jamie to discuss the drama in the loft, her future plans, and how much she really hated her makeover.Read on for the complete mp3 and transcript of the interview. Read more »
Last week on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, one of the most interesting contestants (Ilisa) was sent home, and one of the most talented (Charlye) proved herself to be a sore loser. Who‘s left to be a fan favorite and who could still be in the running to be America‘s Next Top Singer/Booty-Popper? Or whatever?Now that the field is narrowed enough, let‘s run down the whole list of girls to weigh their strengths and weaknesses. Read more »
Last week on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, Robin Antin decided she would kick things up a notch by eliminating two girls from the competition.  Ilisa got booted for apparently being too awesome and interesting, while Jamie had her boa removed for committing vocal crimes against Cheap Trick‘s "I Want You to Want Me."  When the girls weren‘t busy singing and dancing, Charlye was amusing herself by making fun of everyone for their lack of booty shaking skills.  Tiffanie and Jenna were particularly outraged by Charlye‘s remarks, leading to an epic kitchen confrontation that should have ended in a food fight.Tonight, Pussycat Doll and wannabe solo artist Nicole Scherzinger stops by, and one girl gets in a throwdown with vocal coach Kenn Hicks. Read more »
Please note: it took until we got down to seven contestants for their “Vocal Expression” to be the theme of the episode of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious. This is, actually probably pretty realistic when it comes to what it takes to make it in the pop music universe, but still. The fact that “Sexiness” was an elimination factor prior to this makes it pretty clear what the priorities are for Robin Antin and the other judges.Of course, of the two girls in the bottom two, the one eliminated (Jenna) from Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious was actually the stronger one when it came to Vocal Expression, but I suppose looking for some kind of internal consistency is possibly an exercise in futility.Also an exercise in futility lately? Trying to pick the Most Girlicious girls of the episode. No one, to my mind, seems to really be fully Girlicious in an unqualified fashion. So I‘ve made some picks, but consider them the Most – with reservations. Read more »
Last week on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, the girls had to work their vocal chops. Under the pressure, one of the girls who had previously been a top performer – Charlye – started faltering. Natalie pulled a diva attitude, but it was Jenna and her “cool” vibe who was sent home.While this week‘s episode is a recap special, it‘s never too early to look ahead to whose feather boa may be taken away next Monday. Of the remaining six girls – Tiffanie, Natalie, Carrie, Chrystina, Charlye, and Nichole – who is vulnerable on next week‘s episode of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious? Let‘s run down the list. Read more »
There appears to be a lot of viewers out there who have yet to tune in to Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.  The CW reality competition has averaged only a few million viewers per week, proving that the country may not be ready for another sexed up girl group.  Or perhaps America is just too wrapped up in that other big singing competition that‘s happening on the FOX network.  If you‘re one of the people who has been curious about the show but has yet to tune in, you‘ll definitely want to check out tonight‘s hour-long recap special.  The episode will include highlights from the first six episodes of the series, as well as unseen catfights and other outtakes. Read more »
Last night, we didn‘t have a new episode of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious (you can just consider my premature elimination prediction column to be me doing my homework in advance for once!). Instead we had something that I can‘t help but think of as the Legacy of Tyra Banks: an episode constructed entirely of the bits that weren‘t good enough to make it into the show in the first place. Like: Robin Antin had the girls meet with a life coach! And a dancer from Nelly Furtado! Who did the splits! Wheee! And the girls made out with boys! While there was hardly anything illuminating contained in the episode, I did think there were some clues as to what‘s going on in Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.  Read more »
Last week‘s episode was a recap episode of everything we‘ve seen – and some things we hadn‘t – of this gripping, thrilling season of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious. Since it wasn‘t a new episode, we didn‘t get any new information about what could happen on the next episode, although it did potentially give us some insight into the individual performer‘s personalities. There was one big clue, though, that we got last week about the next step of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, although it probably wasn‘t entirely intentional. Can‘t wait until tomorrow to find out who‘s going home on the next episode of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious? The rest of this article contains a spoiler. If you want to keep your mind unsullied by pre-show hints, though, stay away!  Read more »
I‘m sure many of you were crying into your feather boas when Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious was nothing but a clip show last week.  It feels like it‘s been ages since Robin Antin has forced the girls to shimmy and shake to booty-busting pop hits, so let me remind you what happened on the last original episode:  After being edited to appear like a lazy girl who sits around eating junk food all the time, Jenna was sent home.  According to the judges, she had decent vocals, but just didn‘t have the right vibe for Girlicious.Tonight‘s episode finds the remaining contestants being tested on their ability to connect with the camera.  Which unlucky girl will have her boa taken away this time? Read more »
Last night on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, the ranks shrank again. With the departure of “Rock Star” Carrie, we‘re now down to five girls competing to make part of “music history” according to judge and creator Robin Antin.Excuse me for a minute while I collapse in giggles.Okay, sorry, I‘ve collected myself. It was just the idea of this show leading to a group that would make “music history” in anything other than the “Well, they have a Wikipedia page for posterity” sense suddenly seemed irresistibly comic. So of the remaining five contestants on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, I feel like I can make the call now as to who will ultimately be in Girlicious. Dare I be so bold?! I‘m going to try. I‘m calling it now…I‘m going out on a limb and guessing that my picks this week for Most Girlicious will also end up in the final group. Read more »
Carrie was one of the more vocally impressive contestants on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, but creator Robin Antin has continuously reminded us that it takes more than a great voice to make it into the group.  She‘s looking for girls who can sing, dance, and also blend together into a cohesive whole.  This week the judges decided that Carrie stood out too much with her rocker girl edge, and it was finally time for her to have her feather boa taken away.Today we had a chance to sit down with Carrie to discuss her elimination, her future plans, and why she missed so much of the drama in the loft.  Read on for the mp3 and complete transcript of the interview. Read more »
Jenna seemed like one of the sweetest girls competing on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, but unfortunately being sweet doesn‘t guarantee anyone a spot in the group.  Robin Antin and the other judges came down on Jenna for lacking energy in her rendition of a Destiny‘s Child tune, and eventually decided that she wasn‘t right for Girlicious.  Today we had a chance to talk to Jenna about Natalie‘s meltdown, what really happened when she almost quit the show, and what she plans to do in the future.Read on for the complete mp3 and transcript of the interview. Read more »
Ilisa appeared to be the fan favorite on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, which made her elimination during last night‘s episode extremely shocking.  Creator Robin Antin came down on her for not having the right combination of sex appeal and vocal prowess during her performance of Janis Joplin‘s "Piece of My Heart."  We had the chance to sit down with Ilisa today to discuss her elimination, how she was treated by the other girls in the loft, and what we can expect from her in the future.Read on for the complete mp3 and transcript of the interview.  Check back tomorrow for our exclusive interview with last night‘s other Girlicious cast-off, Jamie. Read more »
In last week‘s Most and Least Girlicious article, I couldn‘t help myself and placed my bet as to who I think will ultimately be the last three girls standing in the race to be the girl group formed by Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious. Nothing has changed in my thinking since then, so I will stick by my ultimate picks. I will, however, make some guesses as to who will be going home this episode, and who will be sticking around for at least one more.  Read more »
Last week on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, the girls had to prove that they had star quality while gyrating in a music video on a swanky yacht.  Robin Antin decided to send Carrie home for being too vocally gifted for the competition.  You see, having strong rocker vocals would make her stand out among the other girls, and we can‘t have anyone standing out in Girlicious.  They must blend together like a delicious smoothie.  A smoothie that can look great in stripper clothes.On tonight‘s episode, Mark McGrath tests the five remaining girls on their ability to convincingly lie to the press.  Who is going to leave the studio without a pink feather boa tonight? Read more »
While I‘ve been somewhat annoyed with the producers of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious for some of the more obviously-manipulated elements of the show, I will concede they have a tough job as the show nears its conclusion. Unlike a show where only one winner emerges, Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious will have three. So the thing that helps generate drama – tension between the girls – is also the thing that could hinder the audience‘s excitement at the group finally coming together at the end. Ultimately, we do want the girls to be a team together, and so while they need the friction now, they also need it to be hurriedly resolved by the end. And they need the girls to not become so unlikable through the conflict that we stop caring about whether or not they get there. Read more »
Wednesday night is the season finale of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious. Fifteen girls started in this competition to form a girl group trio, and judges Robin Antin, Ron Fair and Lil Kim have worked their way down to the final five. The final five girls are Tiffanie, the sassy girl with the strong personality and all-around talent; Nichole, the quiet blonde who‘s performed consistently throughout the show but who has also been told by the judges she needs to break out even more; Natalie, who was rated the most popular in an early challenge to see who young girl fans would like the best, but who also has struggled with some elements of performing; Charlye, who has been a strong performer onstage for much of the competition, but whose attitude has become more of an issue lately; and Chrystina, who the judges agree has some kind of magnetic allure but whose performance and attitude ups and downs have dogged her throughout the competition. So what could happen tomorrow on Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious?  Read more »
The night we‘ve all been waiting for is finally here.  It‘s time for the Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious finale!  Break out your pink feather boas, your booty shorts, and your Mikey Minden action figure, and get ready to watch the final five girls compete for a coveted spot in Robin Antin‘s group.  On tonight‘s episode, the girls chat one-on-one with Ron Fair about why they should win the competition, then head off to the Wilshire Theatre for the final challenge.  Three girls will make it, two will go home, and one Girlicious music video will premiere right after the show.  So loosen up your buttons baby, get comfortable, and prepare to get Girlicious. Read more »
Throughout this season of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, we‘ve gone over the Most and Least Girlicious after each episode. With last night‘s finale, we now know who actually IS Girlicious, so there‘s no longer any debate. Tiffanie, Nichole, Natalie and Chrystina will be the new group and will be making their attempt to conquer the pop world. All season long, we‘ve heard that the girls on the show were vying for a spot in the trio, and the strongest three had seemed somewhat clear over recent weeks. So the last minute switch to include all four of the girls was the twist to the ending of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious. Was it a happy ending for the viewers?  Read more »
Even in the final episode of the series, creator Robin Antin had one big surprise left for the contestants of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious.  Throughout the season the girls were under the impression that only three of them would make the group, but Robin was so impressed with the talent on display that she decided to turn Girlicious into a foursome.  Chrystina, Natalie, Tiffanie, and Nichole were ultimately deemed the winners, and since the show wrapped they‘ve filmed two music videos and recorded over 20 songs for the upcoming Girlicious album.  It was a life-changing event for every single one of them.We recently had the chance to sit down with all four winners of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious to discuss their reactions to winning, their future plans, and the possibility of a Girlicious movie.  Read on for the mp3 and complete transcript of the interview. Read more »
The four winners of Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious have been keeping busy since the show completed filming last July.  They‘ve been talking to the press, planning a tour, scheduling upcoming appearances on TRL and the Fuse Network, and recording over 20 songs for the first Girlicious album, which will be in stores July 1.  The same night that Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious aired its final episode on the CW, the group‘s first two music videos hit the Internet.  The singles, entitled "Stupid Sh*t" and "Like Me," show off the sexy urban dance vibe that Girlicious is going for.Continue on to watch both Girlicious music videos, and decide for yourself if creator Robin Antin chose the right girls from the competition. Read more »
Fresh from The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, Nichole, Tiffanie, Natalie, Chrystina are the four happy girls who were able to land a record deal with Geffen Records, the people who made their debut self-titled album possible.  In fact, the group has already released two videos, “Like Me” and “Stupid S---,” and their album will be hitting retail stores on July 1st.  Now that they have got the ball rolling, the girls sit down to talk about their experiences on the reality competition, which trained them to become the sassy young performers they are now.“When you are on reality TV you can’t get away with stuff you would have in real life,” the 18-year-old Nichole Cordova told Reality Wanted.  “So that caused some problems between the girls.” Read more »
Nichole Cordova, Tiffanie Anderson, Chrystina Sayers and Natalie Mejia have come a very long way from being four very simple young ladies with dreams of making it big in the music industry to today‘s newest girl band performers who are ready to take on the world.  In fact, the four teens have already recorded their self-titled debut album, which hits retail stores on July 1st under Geffen Records.  Their first two singles, "Like Me" and "Stupid S---" are already available for purchase/download on iTunes, and their videos are all over music video channels everywhere."It has been amazing.  It’s just like a dream come true," Cordova told Enterprise News.  "I have a record deal! It’s a dream come true." Read more »
Coming off of the highly successful search for the Girlicious ladies, Nichole Cordova, Tiffanie Anderson, Chrystina Sayers and Natalie Mejia have emerged victorious in their battle of making it into the final four. Much to their surprise, Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin decided to keep the fourth girl in the competition.  Since then, the girls have kept quiet while Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious reality competition was airing on The CW.  They’ve been running around, back and fourth into the studio to record their self-titled debut album and into the set to shoot their videos.  Now, the girls have been making appearances here and there to promote their upcoming album, which hits retail stores on July 1.“Since the show ended, we’ve been in the studio, we’ve been at the gym, learning dances, everyday non-stop,” Nichole said in an interview segment with the Daily Motion.  “It’s like we’re always busy, always doing something.” Read more »
We haven’t heard much from the Pussycat Dolls after their smash hit and self-titled debut album came out and featured radio-friendly hits such as “Dontcha,” “Stick Wit U,” “Buttons,” and “Beep” way back in 2005.  Since then, the girls have released hit after hit, and fans couldn’t wait for their sophomore album to come around.  Due to the success of their debut album, the Dolls were able to tour the world, and come 2007, PDC lead singer Nicole Scherzinger was given a chance to go solo as an artist.  She was able to release singles “Whatever You Like” and the more popular “Baby Love,” but was never able to release a full length album.  To this date, her official website says that the album, entitled “Her Name is Nicole,” is “coming soon.”Nonetheless, fans mustn’t worry because they’ll be seeing more of Nicole Scherzinger and the rest of the Pussycat Dolls as they are ready to come back to center stage with their much awaited sophomore album, which is set to hit retail stores very soon. Read more »
Who says Girlicious has stolen the glam crown from the Pussycat Dolls?  Fans get ready because the Dolls are in fact heading back to stage with a brand new album that‘s coming up in the next few months.  The band‘s lead singer, Nicole Scherzinger, reportedly put her struggling solo career on hold while the sexy girl band got back together to create their sophomore album.  In fact, PR-Inside reports that the Dolls enlisted the help of Taio Cruz, the man behind the U.K. hit “Come on Girl.”“I want to do something that will be a complete contrast to their usual style,” Cruz told PR-Inside.  “Nicole [Scherzinger] has put her solo career on hold to concentrate on PCD so it‘s a really important album.  Since ‘Come On Girl,‘ I‘ve been receiving lots more calls about writing for people.” Read more »
Since winning in Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, the four ladies of the band have been appearing in various events to promote their upcoming album, which hits retail stores in July 1.  The girls have sung the National Anthem for the Galaxy earlier this month and have completed their second Like Me Webisode, which featured a behind-the-scenes look at the girls as they discuss their melodies, style, lyrics and choreography.More recently, the girls have been featured in Blender.com as the Blender Breakout Artist.  In fact, in the little clip they made for the magazine, the girls discussed the meaning of Girlicious, their first concerts, and what they do to warm up and get the chills out before each performance. Read more »
With all sorts of major and not so major awards taking place in the calendar, both the parent Pussycat Dolls and their most recent by-product (for lack of a better term) are making their presence felt with album-promoting performances.  Over the weekend, the original Pussycat Dolls provided one half of the two main acts on the bill at the MTV Movie Awards.Meanwhile, their Girlicious counterparts from the latest Pussycat Dolls Present reality tilt are also on tap for the upcoming 19th Annual MuchMusic Video Awards later this month. Read more »
Since they first broke into the world stage, the Pussycat Dolls have successfully shocked and awed audiences with their long legs, taut bodies, come-hither stares, skimpy outfits, and oh, yeah, hooky dance tunes and girl-power lyrics.  Now back with their new single from their upcoming second album, the Dolls are pulling out all the stops and calling in all connections to get “When I Grow Up” out there. No less than the toxic former princess of pop has become the latest poster girl for the Pussycat Dolls‘ brand-new offering. Read more »
Honestly, this embarrasses me more for writing about it and now having to practically take it back, than it probably does her.  Not my fault though.  What is it, you say?  Well, lets flashback to last week.  Remember we broke the news that toxic former pop princess, Britney Spears, had shot a brief cameo for the Pussycat Dolls‘ new video?  How a lot can happen in less than seven days and with the help of the sometimes brutal magic of the editing room.  Depending on which side of the fence you stand on, either the gods have heard your uproar or fate has struck a cruel blow. Alas, Britney Spears‘ infamous little stint on the Pussycat Dolls‘ “When I Grow Up” video never made it past post-production.  Her sequence as a motorist driving by and waving to the Dolls was left out of the finished product, which debuted Friday, June 13, on the new FNMTV. Read more »
As Girlicious, the product of the reality show Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, recently headed to Canada for the MuchMusic Video Awards, an article on Canada’s largest daily newspaper criticized the group for, among others, not knowing Canada’s current prime minister.“She knows next to nothing about Canada.  Asked to name our current prime minister, and given three choices – Pierre Trudeau, Tim Horton and Stephen Harper – she chooses Tim Horton.  Told that is the name of a doughnut store, she shouts, ‘Are you serious?’” reads a Toronto Star article by Bill Brioux. Read more »
It‘s no secret that Girlicious, the American pop all girl group formed by Robin Antin on the reality series Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, has already started recording their debut album and working on music videos.  In the coming weeks, they‘ll be as busy as ever as they promote their new singles on tour. Girlicious, which consists of Nichole Cordova, Tiffanie Anderson, Chrystina Sayers and Natalie Mejia, has not received a lot of attention from the United Sates as compared to Canadian audiences, despite being nominated for "Breakout Group" and for the category of "Reality: Music Competition" at this year‘s Teen Choice Awards.  For this reason, the group‘s first studio album will be officially released in Canada on August 12. Read more »
Thousands of music lovers gathered at the ninth annual Xclamation Festival this weekend, which was deemed a sold out event.  Girlicious, the American pop all girl group formed by Robin Antin on the reality series Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, was among the 50 bands that rocked the nigh away and gave its fans a gig worth falling in line for.Eager to get good spots to see the group Girlicious, which consists of Nichole Cordova, Tiffanie Anderson, Chrystina Sayers and Natalie Mejia, some fans arrived several hours earlier than the scheduled opening at 5pm and were luckily enough to go straight to the Car Audio Outlaws Stage, where Girlicious was set to play. Read more »
Robin Antin, founder of the modern burlesque troupe The Pussycat Dolls and creator of Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll and Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, is presently on the look out for a new breed of talented performers to dance in the new West Hollywood Pussycat Dolls Lounge, which is expected to open in late August.Antin‘s new batch of dancers will be known as the Los Angeles Pussycat Dolls and are expected to be able to use “retractable swings,” hang from “cascading chandeliers” and be able to set a “seductive vibe.”  Past celebrity cameos have included Pamela Anderson (Pam: Girl on the Loose), Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton (The Simple Life), Britney Spears and Audrina Patridge (The Hills). Read more »
Last month, we reported that Robin Antin‘s new girl group, Girlicious, which was formed on the reality series Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, has been busy promoting their new singles.  We also mentioned that the pop ensemble will be serving as opening act for the Backstreet Boys‘ "Unbreakable Tour.‘‘In an interview with New Brunswick‘s Urban Voice, Girlicious member Chrystina Sayers talks about how her group will rock the crowd. Read more »
The Pussycat Dolls are slowly and surely making their way back into the spotlight with their debut performance of their hit new single, “When I Grow Up” featured in a Jimmy Kimmel show late in May, followed by a bunch of live performances in several awards shows.  After getting the hype up for their upcoming sophomore album, whose title they did not giveaway upon the release of the carrier single, the Pussycat Dolls are finally ready to show the world what they have been working on for the past months.The Pussycat Doll’s sophomore album is entitled Doll Domination, and is set to hit retail music stores on September 16.  The Dolls will also be performing on the Today show on August 29 and Fashion Rocks on September 9.  Their carrier single is nominated for the Video of the Year in MTV’s Video Music Awards. Read more »
Fans already know that Kim Kardashian is close friends with the Pussycat Dolls creator Robin Antin, who not only is the woman behind the phenomenal pop girl band, but also the Pussycat Dolls Present reality series, which has spawned to successful seasons on the CW.  Kim already expressed her desires to be one of the Pussycat Dolls, and this weekend, she got to live out her dream to dance like the modern seductresses of pop music.  In fact, the Kim headed out to Las Vegas to do a one night show with Robin Antin at the Pure Nightclub."My first part of the show started off in the bathtub in the middle of the club in a vintage, all-sequin, one-piece bathing suit with puff sleeves and a beach ball!" Kim revealed in her blog.  "But my second look was my favorite! A white bedazzled sailor suit.  It even had a ‘Kim‘ patch on the sleeve!" Read more »
Nicole Scherzinger has earned world-wide status as the lead vocalist for the popular singing group the Pussycat Dolls.  And while she enjoys the glitz and glamour of show business, the 30-year-old recording artist has also endured a lot of tabloid intrusion. “It‘s interesting…I think my personal life is different, I want to [be] known for my music,” Nicole Scherzinger told MTV. Read more »
Carmit Bachar, one of the original vocalists of Pussycat Dolls along with Nicole Scherzinger and Melody Thornton, has recently departed from the burlesque ensemble that catapulted her to stardom.  Now, the 33-year-old singer will produce and star in a touring revue.The former Pussycat will spearhead The Zodiac Show, a one-hour live concert-style theatrical event driven by music, celebrity, and multifaceted new talent.  Bachar will host a private entertainment industry showing on September 9 at 10:30pm at the legendary Avalon Theater in Hollywood.  She also hopes to take the show to Las Vegas. Read more »
This fall, The Pussycat Dolls will be gracing La Senza stores across Canada as group founder Robin Antin introduces her lingerie collection called, "Shhh...by Robin Antin."  The collection was reportedly built on the unprecedented success of her burlesque troupe, presently consisting of Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, and the women who love The Pussycat Dolls. "I really went back to our roots, went back to our costumes from our original stage shows," Antin said. "The words for me on this collection are flirtatious, fashion and fun!" Read more »
What started out as a burlesque troupe based in Los Angeles has eventually evolved into the dance ensemble we now know as the Pussycat Dolls.  With over 7 million records sold, five hit singles worldwide and two world tours, the group, founded by choreographer Robin Antin, has certainly gone on to international commercial success.  Soon, however, fans must face the fact that Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton, and Kimberly Wyatt will eventually go their separate ways.“It‘s what we‘ve been waiting for,” Kimberly Wyatt told Blender Magzine.  “We all want individual success.” Read more »
The Pussycat Dolls has reached unprecedented success with over 7 million records sold, five hit singles worldwide and two world tours.  As a result, the burlesque troupe, which presently consists of Nicole Scherzinger, Melody Thornton, Jessica Sutta, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, has attracted fans from all walks of life.  But according to Thornton, gay fans are the most devoted. “I have to tell you that the gay boys are the ones that are willing to go the distance!  They sleep outside the hotels… they‘re definitely the most devoted and supportive,” Melody Thornton told gaywired.com. Read more »
Four years ago, the Pussycat Dolls entered the music scene with an extremely popular album that had mainstream success thanks to multiple hits like "Don‘t Cha" and "Buttons.”  The group, consisting of Nicole Scherzinger, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, Melody Thornton and Kimberly Wyatt, hopes to dominate competition that has sprung up in their absence with their sophomore effort “Doll Domination.”  Unfortunately, their new release doesn‘t have quite the same appeal of its predecessor, according to several reviews. “Doll Domination” was released on September 23. The first single from the album, "When I Grow Up" peaked at number 9 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, and peak at number 2 in Australia. Read more »
Alexis Pelekanos was one of the 15 young women competing on the Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious for one of the slots open for the pop girl group.  However, she was eliminated on the competitive series by third episode for “not standing out enough.”  Nevertheless, she lingers on the spotlight as this month‘s Miss Howard TV for Howard Stern‘s Howard TV On Demand.“He was so nice to me and [said] that it was nice to have a change of pace with someone who had beauty and brains,” Alexis said of Howard Stern. Read more »
It seems that Tiffanie Anderson, Natalie Mejia, Nichole Cordova, Chrystina Sayers are gradually losing their touch.  The girls, who were discovered on the reality series The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious, continues to uphold their title with their energetic performance and eye-catching choice of clothing but has failed to prove themselves anything more than another manufactured pop flash-in-the-pan, according to The Star Phoenix. Read more »
Tonight marks the much awaited fourth season ender of The Hills.  To celebrate the conclusion, MTV is throwing the ultimate finale event entitled “The Hills Finale Live from NYC” kicking off at 8pm ET/PT.  Hosted by MTV News‘ Tim Kash, the pre-show will feature the entire cast as they walk down the red carpet, join fans live from the Tavern On The Green in New York City and catch up on the latest drama as the network re-airs the last three episodes of the season. After getting the inside scoop on The Hills, fans can finally enjoy the fourth season finale at 10pm ET/PT. As reported previously, Lauren and Heidi are expected to have a run-in which leads them to put their feud aside and remember why they used to be friends.  Meanwhile, Spencer and Heidi deal with the fallout of their elopement when Heidis mother comes to town, and Justin surprises Audrina when he whisks her away to Palm Springs for his own surprise. Read more »

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