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Pussycat Doll Drama: Kimberly & Melody Booted Over Clashes With Nicole

pussycat doll drama Pussycat Doll Drama: Kimberly & Melody Booted Over Clashes With Nicole

While it’s pretty much been common knowledge that all has not been well in the Pussycat Dolls camp for sometime now, the fine details of the apparent reality of the situation are starting to emerge.

We reported a few weeks back that member Melody has seemingly been ousted from the group. Well, today member Kimberly confirms the report as well as revealing that she too has been booted from the 5-piece – citing her and Melody’s frustrations at the preferential treatment lead Nicole Scherzinger was receiving over the other ladies. Check out the excerpts from her interview with in today’s News of the World’s Dan Wotten:

Long-time members KIMBERLY WYATT and MELODY THORNTON are about to be sacked – and more could follow.

The pair have paid the price for clashing with top doll NICOLE SCHERZINGER and are set to be replaced by much tamer kitties.

But today in an eXSclusive interview, feisty Kimberly reveals she wants set up a rival band with all the Dolls – apart from Nicole.

She told me she’d got sick of the special diva treatment given to Nicole, girlfriend of F1 driver Lewis Hamilton.

She said: “I’ve been a Pussycat Doll for longer. She was one of the last to join.

“But we’d have to share a dressing room while Nicole would have her own.

“We’d be on the tour bus together but she wouldn’t come on and would get her own transport. I’m closer with the other girls because of the system that was in place.”

But it wasn’t just the buses which riled Kimberly – she was also fed up with never getting to show off her vocal talent.

She said: “It’s not true at all that only one of us can sing. Everyone in the group has a beautiful voice. We just weren’t showcased as much.”

Kimberly is now a judge on the brilliant new reality show Got To Dance, which airs tonight at 6pm on Sky1 and Sky1 HD.

I can reveal the shock changes to the Dolls will be announced once Nicole has done some solo work. Kimberly is already discussing a rival project with Melody and the other members JESSICA SUTTA and ASHLEY ROBERTS.

She explained: “When it was made aware to me there would be changes in the group I didn’t agree with it. I love the girls so much. That was my family.

“So I hope to continue the movement. I’m taking my future into my own hands.

“We are looking at ways to keep working together. We all want to. But when we do that we’re not allowed to call ourselves the Pussycat Dolls.”

Although Kimberly has not told her nemesis about her rival band plans, she said: “Right now there is a lot of controversy. I haven’t spoken to Nicole about it. She’s full speed ahead with her career.

“I always knew this sort of change was to come so there’s nothing to be bitter about.

As much as some may seem this as Kimberly being ‘messy’, I’m glad she’s not holding her tongue – yet remaining classy with what she says and how she says it. All their personal drama aside, it’s quite clear to see that Dolls’ creator Robin Antin‘s desire to emulate the ever-changing line-up formula the Pussycat Doll stage show has with a real-life Pop group just won’t work.

It really comes across as changes are also being made to the group’s line-up because their last LP (‘Doll Domination’) tanked. Yet surely, changing actual members isn’t the way forward. If anyone in their team actually hit up the blogs etc (IMO the best focus groups a label could wish for), then they’d see the public’s boredom with the group is less to do with the members in it, rather the explicit focus on one particular member. Though PCD are a more Pop collective, most girl groups (and most certainly the more successful ones) may start off with a sole singer, yet the parts become more spread out over time (see: Destiny’s Child). It’s called progression; perhaps Robin and co should look it up.

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  • January 10, 2010 at 4:31 am
    number1k9 says:
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    So sick of the PCD drama.

    And TGJ reports it like they are still a big group!

    PCD is pretty much over, regardless of who’s in the group.

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  • January 10, 2010 at 4:33 am
    12345 says:
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    5 or 6 irrevelant girls, they will all flop, who cares

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  • January 10, 2010 at 4:58 am
    thatmangojuice says:
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    ^ Disagree

    They in fact are big, wether you’re a fan or not. I hope for their sake to continue on without Nicole.

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  • January 10, 2010 at 6:00 am
    shelly-chelle says:
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    not surprised at all! groups (boys/girls) never seem to work out b/c one person will always be bigger than everyone else and everyone wants to be involved. However, robin did create the group and she said from the get go that she wanted nicole to be the lead singer, so I dont know why they are mad when she gets the star treatment. Everyone knows the lead singer of any group always gets the better treatment.

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  • January 10, 2010 at 6:23 am
    YouPutTheLimeInTheCoconut says:
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    ^ Says the one with BEYONCE in their pic, LOL!

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  • January 10, 2010 at 9:31 am
    Imperfect Angel says:
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    LMAO AT ^^^^^^^^^^^^ but i SO agree with Kim, Nthe spotlight on Nicole was getting a bit 2 much i mean really Robin! I know you appointed her to the head of the group but did she have to get all this special treatment also?! like 4real…i think they were lovers on the low lol like 4real aint no way in the world you gone dish out extra money 4 sum1 who aint even related to u and who u known 4 a short period of time just because they’re the “leader”?? smh….and Nicole really has no career like after 4 attempts to crack the Billboard without the Dolls she STILL in FACT failed! Just move on boo cause your getting old and these days the kiddies want young fresh faces to idolize i mean i’m just saying…..and what makes me mad is that Nicole wasn’t even the prettiest in the group the other girls IMO beat her a** by a MILE!!! ESPECIALLY Kim Melody and Jessica when she had her black hair at least…….

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  • January 10, 2010 at 11:53 am
    Dave says:
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    Happy they split. Nicole & Robin on that s*** *Smdh*

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  • January 10, 2010 at 2:14 pm
    Hurry over to join HBQs for free! says:
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    Wasn’t there a false report of her saying something like this before? Anyway, I hope it’s true this time. Nicole is the best singer, but Robin should’ve brought her out as a solo artist from day one, or done the ‘Scherzinger and the Pussycat Dolls’ thing from the start. People want to blame Robin and let Nicole get a pass, but Nicole’s a grown woman who clearly sees what’s going on right under her nose. Instead of sticking up for her friends, she seems to be thinking of herself e.g. putting her solo tracks on the PCD’s second album.

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  • January 10, 2010 at 2:16 pm
    Healthy Black Queens is open! says:
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    Wasn’t there a false report of her saying something like this before? Anyway, I hope it’s true this time. Nicole is the best singer, but Robin should’ve brought her out as a solo artist from day one, or done the ‘Scherzinger and the Pussycat Dolls’ thing from the start. People want to blame Robin and let Nicole get a pass, but Nicole’s a grown woman who clearly sees what’s going on right under her nose. Instead of sticking up for her friends, she seems to be thinking of herself e.g. putting her solo tracks on the PCD’s second album.

    If the girls go there own way, I’ll support them and wish them the very best. Their replacements had better not complain further down the line when they barely get to breathe on a track, let alone sing a few words or a line.

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  • January 10, 2010 at 9:06 pm
    Alicia says:
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    the people who are bashing Nicole are stupid… Nicole by far has the best voice of the group… however, it’s obvious all of them are talented. It’s not Nicole’s fault.. it’s Robin Antin’s fault. Nicole was hired as the leader…. every girl group has a leader or leaders… It’s not fair to call Nicole a b****… it’s Robin’s poor management to not give everyone equal opportunities or giving her special treatement. It’s the same case with Destiny’s Child w/ Beyonce… Spice Girls w/ Ginger… Danity Kane.. etc… this should come as no surprise.

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  • January 11, 2010 at 7:19 am
    annon says:
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    i still love nicole! dunno why, after being so bitchy and after leaking three of the most awful song on the net, i gotta say, i stiil love NICOLE SCHERZINGER and wish her all the best! hope she can get famous!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • January 11, 2010 at 7:06 pm
    bebe says:
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    if nicole supposedly acted the way she did its b/c of two things
    robin and all the others allowed her to take that there is no pussycat dolls with out her
    and that nicole began to value her worth and knew what role she played
    not to mention that she had the balls to request, comment , basically do and say whatever she wanted without any repurcussions
    it is true that nicole always stuck out as the most likeable and presentable one
    i do agree with the other girls that they were never showcase individually the way that nicole has in the past few years
    i do think that p**** cat girls maybe over and that just cause you have talent it doesnt mean that the industry will buy into that
    they want sexiness, things that sales, more importantly they want puppets who they can tell them how to act, who to date, and basically do as they are told
    while i do think that all ladies involved could of taken another approach about the whole situation instead of blowing up spots the way they did
    i havent heard a thing from nicole or that other girl as of yet, still waiting

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  • January 11, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    BEBE says:
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    IF NICOLE GOT AWAY WITH ALL THOSE BEHAVIORS IT WAS B/C SHE LEARNED TO VALUE HERSELF AND KNEW HER WORTH, SHE ALSO HAD BALLS AND KNEW THAT THERE WOULD N’T ANY REPURCUSSIONS, THEY ARE ALL TALENTED
    I THINK THAT KIM AND MELODY ARE TOO BUSY BLOWING UP SPOTS AND NOT FIGHTING FOR WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN, THERE’S TWO SIDES TO EVERY STORY, I STILL HAVENT HEARD NICOLE SAY ANYTHING AS OF YET, I ALSO THINK THAT ROBIN AND THEIR LABEL ALLOWED ALL THIS TO HAPPEN, AT THE SAME TIME THEY ALL SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR BEING SO UNPROFESSONAL, I DOUBT PUSSYCAT DOLLS WILL EVER BE THE SAME, NICOLE HAD THAT UMPH FACTOR AND THERE PROBABLY WERE GIRLS WHO SANG BETTER THAN HER BUT LET’S BE HONEST SHE MADE THE PUSSYCAT DOLLS LIKEABLE, SEXY, POPULAR AND VERY SALEABLE

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  • January 12, 2010 at 10:44 pm
    Truth says:
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    It’s another case of the supremes where one Of the is put before the other and the group breaks up just like destiny child. It’s sad but girl groups don’t last long due to drama and favoritism. Of course Nicole will get special treatment cuz she is the most famous they should have complained in the begging before Nicole got too famous

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  • January 12, 2010 at 10:49 pm
    Truth says:
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    It’s ironic cuz they tried to take Nicole solo before and she flopped that should be a warning to find a new person cuz Nicole fame has faded

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  • May 15, 2010 at 5:27 am
    you dont need to know that says:
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    u no nicole is just shi* she cant sing so what is she frettin about she ent even the preetiest MELODY is and i think NONE ov em sould be leaders there a group geez nicole is just old has no talent no more she just needs to leave and i hope all PCD not includein NICOLE does make a new band and a new name how about pussycat babes lmao just forget NICOLE she has no talent no more

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  • May 15, 2010 at 5:29 am
    you dont need to know that says:
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    alicia are u dumb nicole cant sing its MELODY that can o and the clue is in the name lmao

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  • May 15, 2010 at 5:30 am
    you dont need to know that says:
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    o and the only reason people idolised beyonce is because she WAS THE BEST AND STILL IS DUHH ALICA

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  • November 3, 2010 at 3:09 am
    marcelo says:
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    olá! kim éee muito lindas de nicole

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