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    Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll

    From the CW Press Release:

    "Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for The Next Doll" is a behind-the-scenes look at the process of selecting a beautiful and talented singer/dancer who has what it takes to join one of the world's most successful performing and recording acts. Some of the gorgeous and gifted participants are great singers, some are great dancers, some have a creative style all their own, but the winner of the competition will be the one who combines all these talents to unleash her inner Pussycat Doll. Out of the thousands of gifted hopefuls who audition, only one of these young women will make it through the challenges and undergo a total transformation to win her place in the spotlight as the newest member of the Pussycat Dolls.

    Judges on the series include the group's founder and choreographer, Robin Antin, along with Ron Fair, Chairman of Geffen Records, and Grammy Award-winning performing artist Lil' Kim. As they guide the young contestants through auditions and challenges, the judges' personal styles sometimes clash, but their brutally honest critiques are intended to bring out the best in each performer. The Pussycat Dolls' lead singer and spokesperson, Nicole Scherzinger, is an inspiring role model to the participants. New dance routines in the Dolls' unmistakable style are created by Antin and co-choreographer Mikey Minden, who teach the girls one demanding number after another. In addition, Antin is on hand to take the participants through each challenge and demonstrate what it takes to become a Pussycat Doll. Antin's brother, hairstylist Jonathan Antin of "Blowout" fame, is on board for sexy hairstyle makeovers. Another important member of the team is singer/songwriter Mark McGrath ("Extra" and Sugar Ray), who serves as the show's host.

    After a nationwide audition process, the judges narrowed the dancers down to the final diverse group of nine young women, who move into a loft in Los Angeles during the competition. Each episode has a specific theme ?? confidence, creativity and style are just a few of the themes addressed. Challenges include ballet dancing in toe shoes, designing an original Pussycat Doll-style outfit and learning a dance routine with male partners.

    In addition to Nicole, other members of the Pussycat Dolls provide advice and empower the girls to give their all during each challenge. Along the way, there are plenty of surprises, including celebrity guests and unexpected trips.
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    I think this show is going to be made simply because Melody is supposedly leaving the group. I think if it wasn't for the fact that Melody can't really dance (she's always at the back in the dance scenes), she probably be lead.
    She's younger, prettier, and a better singer than Nicole. When you hear the person with the crazy Christina-like voice in the background, that's Melody (listen to Buttons if you wanna see what I mean).
    She's my favourite - I'm glad she's going out on her own.
    The Pussycat Dolls are okay I guess - and since everyshow I'm addicted to is on hiatus (VERONICA MARS ), I'll probably be watching.
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    Ok...I know which one is Nicole...but which one is Melody?
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    I dont really think that there is anything wrong with the PCD being overtly sexual, they are a burlesque group that has transitioned into a pop act... But they have always been about the gyrating, the sex, the fierceness... It's not everyones cup of tea, but I personally love it, and I dont think they should have to change just to be more family friendly... this is what they are, and what they have been since the begining, before being famous... that's what they became famous FOR. Why change?
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    Here's an early review of the show.

    "Pussycat Dolls" reality show a dog

    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - When this new Pussycat Dolls reality series was announced last year, an executive with the CW used the phrase "female empowerment" to describe its essence. When you see scantily clad young women singing and gyrating together on a stage, the feminist ideal is what first springs to mind. Gloria Steinem and Betty Friedan would surely concur.

    Actually, this traditional elimination reality series that is designed to select the next member of the Pussycat Dolls song-and-dance troupe is more about selling sex than self-reliance, doing so with all the depth of a toddler wading pool. It incorporates the full array of unscripted devices we've come to expect: manufactured conflict, driving music, faux drama and the illusion of personality, all in service to a plastic eight-week overview seemingly targeted to the 12-year-old mind-set.

    Former pop star Mark McGrath hosts and "Charlie's Angel" director McG serves as an executive producer of what is described at the outset as a "grueling" journey (they got that right) in which women with impossibly lithe bodies move in together to endure auditions, challenges and superficial bonding galore. It's all run by Pussycat Dolls founder and chief choreographer Robin Antin, who judges along with Lil' Kim and Geffen Records chairman Ron Fair.

    In the opener, we see 18 contestants weeded down to nine amid much gnashing of teeth and shedding of tears. While presenting routines, these ladies must overcome a stomach virus epidemic and their own nagging self-doubt to persevere. It's utterly featherweight and obtuse, in part because the principals behave as if they're scaling the empowerment equivalent of Mount Everest.
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    Wow, I'm surprised by all of the negative comments. It seems that anytime a beautiful women wants to be overtly sexual, she's labeled a "skank" or the tsking begins about her "stooping" to such a level. Personally, I think it would be a blast to be in a burlesque show. Its not stripping, its a physical art form that requires the talents of a real dancer. I think its a shame that women are so busy judging other women all the time instead of just lightening up a little. Being sexual and having fun with my sexuality is part of who I am as a woman and I don't think that it means I would be stooping to anything if I were one of these women. As others have said, its not kid-appropriate and its not everyone's cup of tea. However, that doesnt mean that the ladies that want to be in the group are floozies. Maybe they just want to have a little fun while they are young and have the bodies to show off.
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    I knew this show would tank. There's enough untalented, over-rated Bimbos in the group now, why would they wanna add another loser to the mix? I wanna see how long this group lasts before they drift off to the land of has-beens. Josie & The Pussycats and their animation, along with fake tails and black beady eyes have more talent than those flaky goof-balls.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stargazer;2267113;
    Wow, I'm surprised by all of the negative comments. It seems that anytime a beautiful women wants to be overtly sexual, she's labeled a "skank" or the tsking begins about her "stooping" to such a level. Personally, I think it would be a blast to be in a burlesque show. Its not stripping, its a physical art form that requires the talents of a real dancer. I think its a shame that women are so busy judging other women all the time instead of just lightening up a little. Being sexual and having fun with my sexuality is part of who I am as a woman and I don't think that it means I would be stooping to anything if I were one of these women. As others have said, its not kid-appropriate and its not everyone's cup of tea. However, that doesnt mean that the ladies that want to be in the group are floozies. Maybe they just want to have a little fun while they are young and have the bodies to show off.
    It's one thing to dance sexually. It's another thing to mimic sex moves in your dancing. Squatting, spreading your legs a lot, grinding with your hands near your crotch, that to me is skanky and not sexy or burlesque. jmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by bbnbama;2266909;
    Ok...I know which one is Nicole...but which one is Melody?
    Behold...the Pussycat Dolls.



    Melody is the one to the extreme right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rt1ky;2267439;
    It's one thing to dance sexually. It's another thing to mimic sex moves in your dancing. Squatting, spreading your legs a lot, grinding with your hands near your crotch, that to me is skanky and not sexy or burlesque. jmo
    When ballet emerged it was considered pornographic. Elvis scandalized an entire country with his "vulgar" pelvic thrusts, which many said mimicked sex moves. Perceptions can be very different depending on the mindset of the person viewing the performance. Its too bad these very talented dancers are marginalized because of the type of dance they choose to perform.
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