Meet the New Pussycat Dolls

Pussycat Dolls

Nicole Scherzinger joined her new groupmates for their first performance together as the new Pussycat Dolls at a private event in Los Angeles on Friday night (May 21). Original members Melody Thornton, Ashley Roberts, Jessica Sutta, and Kimberly Wyatt announced their departure from the platinum group earlier this year.

“I am so thankful for everything the Pussycat Dolls has brought into my life,” Kimberly said in an interview. “I love being a Doll, but as far as the variables off-stage are concerned—I just couldn’t do it anymore.”

The new PCD lineup includes Kherrington Payne, Vanessa Curry, James Lee Ruiz, and Rino Nakasone-Razalan.

Pussycat Dolls

Photos via Robin Antin

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66 Comments

  1. wow!

    really i dont ever think the pussycatdolls are gonna be the same any more!….but i could be wrong

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  2. SexyBoomBoy

    im not sure that PCD will be the same as they were…

    the old members are more hot and sexy girlz than the new ones..

    but lets see…..

    P.s;
    Nicole is the best <3 love ya

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  3. Charlotte

    OMG :’( but i loooooooooove kimberly, melody, ashley and jessica. </3 i saw them last year so good. No way will i be going next time!

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  4. NatRossi07

    EPIC Fail on Robin mAntins behalf. You cant replace the original PCD… there gunna loose A LOT of their core fanbase because of this, and also, nicole needs to get off this sinking ship whilst she still can! In the meantime i hope Kimberly keeps killin it with her music (1st single went top 5 in the UK) and Jessica Sutta is releasing something in July… ALL of my support lies with the original girls, not the PCD Clones we have now

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  5. Pinoy

    Nicole is still looking hot and she should go on to do a solo career .

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  6. Jaelani

    I’ll miss those girls. Lets see how this new lineup goes…

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  7. Joyams

    Too bad they wanted to make nicole the absolute leader and the group felt down because of that… Now it’s gonna be weird, and it seems too fake. Anyway they should put out the best album to re-conquer the fanbase. I wish they will cause the previous PCD albums were pretty good.

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  8. BowChickaWahWah

    Wow. Kherrington from So You Think You Can Dance. O_O

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  9. Dave

    FLOP!

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  10. kEY

    rubbish, they should let that name go and that nicole find another way, you cant sing you just beautiful go play movies or whatever, pcd is dead, same you using the same name, the same for sugarbabe

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  11. myke

    i dnt buy it.

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  12. RUDE BOY

    DEAD!

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  13. Stephonne

    Lame… Plus It’s basically just Nicole and backup dancers so what’s the point of adding 4 new girls? That is why the others were so frustrated. Just give Nicole another chance to go solo. that’s what it already is and everyone has always been able to see that. Time for Iovine to step in and make a sensical decision.

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  14. ponyo

    its like a destiny child repeat…i wish the ex members well

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  15. tell'em

    The franchise is dead.. They need to move on..

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  16. Des

    @ponyo this isn’t a dc repeat bc after farrah left the group all the ladies sang lead on the survivor/destiny fufilled album also nicole going solo please don’t get me started we all saw what happened with the last so called solo album nicole should just give up shes not going to be able to transition from a group to a successful solo artist bc no one else has been able to do it except the queen b herself and justin timberlake imo this group used to be the ish now there a joke congratulations nicole you now have 4 new back up dancers.

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  17. Boriis

    I do believe that this new version of the PCD wont be better than the old. That will be very untrue for the new ones to interpret the old songs of the group. Anyway, hope Im wrong cause PCD are totally part of the Music World now.

    Btw, I dont see any “black” women in there anymore … Too Bad.

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  18. bijan

    cool!

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  19. Angelo

    Listen Melody is the best singer of the PCD but they never gave her the chance to sing, i like to hear some music from her, niclo is good only in the group when shes doing music on her own they stink but if she wanna go solo she can use the same producer that make the pcd albums, and this new girl they look UGLY

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  20. Creat1ve

    I still don’t understand why they never let Nicole just get her solo career on. She’s a very talented singer, but she’s just one of those artists who don’t belong in a group. Ever since the beginning of PCD, it’s just been Nicole with backup dancers basically. Hopefully this time around we can hear other voices in the song besides Nicole, cause I honestly don’t think it’s a group if all the talents aren’t being recognized.

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  21. Gilton-Brazil

    you are beautiful, and always will be, aah all the success for you kisses from fans of Brazil: *, follow me on Twitter @ GiltonScherzy

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  22. jopacangrie

    i dnt care bout the new girls Nicole it in the group nd thats wat count. Go Nicole cant wait for yu new Single next week =)

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  23. amaroth

    bah i was hoping that they would add more girls to up the amount of members. and for some reason I was thinking they would come back without nicole? but i guess thats a stupid thing to think huh

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  24. iwannahavegroupies

    all of these new girls are purely dancers, they know what they’re getting into. I think that they will be equally as great as the old pcd, but the old pcd will always have a special place in my heart.

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  25. queen beyonce

    :S

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  26. Cat

    lol the other girls ARE back up dancers

    Rino is from Beat Freaks, Kherington is from SYTYCD, Vanessa was an LA Lakers dancer and Jamie use to dance for the Knicks and was a contestant on PCD Presents: Girlicious.

    Jamie will be ab-libbing like Melody most likely

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  27. JD

    Most of you seemed to forget that Nicole has already tried the solo route and she FAILED. Even the single wit T.I. didnt chart.

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  28. J.Y.

    i’m a PCD fan, and so far Robin have not let me down, we just have to wait to see the new girls perform

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  29. Shyla

    I am gonna support em’ still! It has my girl Jamie in it! I have to !! : ]

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  30. PCDgirl

    I only know Kherrington Payne who has the talent. I think she belongs in the old PCD, not the new one. As for the other ones, FAIL.

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  31. Olga

    I think they should’ve kept Melody and got back to the original amount of girls, a 6 member group…

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  32. Michael

    I don’t like the new pcd :S I LOVE GIRLICIOUS :D

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  33. GangsterA

    Wow all those girl are dancers wtf i will wait till i hear there new music

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  34. Rhino

    @JD

    That’s just because the time wasn’t right yet…Now I feel it is (she just needs to get in touch with Rico Love & ‘em and she’ll be back on track)

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  35. sam

    Don’t mean to be negative, but I don’t think this will work. What’s with the group being made up of just dancers + Nicole? At least the old group had singers…Nicole is better than the PCD Brand now. She should’ve stopped being a diva.

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  36. Ray

    i cant believe they have resorted to this….i miss the old gang and they were so talented and danced amazingly im shocked also about melody going, her parts in the songs wont sound right when they sing there old parts,…. i don’t think it will work, there all young and Nicole is the oldest b4 hand they were around the same age, i just think its an insult to the old members, they should of made them have singing parts as they all song rather focusing on nicole all the time, its not her fault Nichole its robins, as she wanted her to be the lead singer, plus they look ugly these dolls compared to the others
    i h8 you robin u cow!!!!!!

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  37. Who Gonna Check Me Boo

    Do anybody know the name of melody single?

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  38. koky

    #HOHAVEASEAT… yes pcd USED to be da shit but now they jus gave nicole too much damn spotlight now everybody leavin…its not going to be the same

    P.s. @ BowChickaWahWah yes i cant believe kherrington is in the group…she better run while she still has the chance

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  39. Lindsay

    couldn’t they get new clothes? their outfits are the one they used to wear on tour, well the old girls and Nicole did, fail.

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  40. Abdullah

    EPIC Fail on Robin mAntins behalf.[2]

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  41. PooOnACracker

    Honestly, I agree with a lot that’s being said. Seeing them live I was shocked at how great their voices were, b/c you never hear them sing really. It was a pleasant suprise. I don’t agree with everyone saying they will fail. I think this is one of those groups that as long as everyone is talented, you can make it work. That being said, we’ll see when the first single and video is released. At least we kno the dancing will be incredible.

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  42. edward

    its sad to see a successful group fall apart. lets not blame Nicole. if shes always on the spotlight its because that’s what the music LAbel and manager asked for. lets be honest the only singer from the group was Nicole and Melody the rest was just there to fill in the blanks (back up dancers). but regardless those girls that left the group wouldn’t be where they are in life if it wasn’t for PCD. i just hope that nicole and the old memebers of PCD can work out their differences and remain good friends.

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  43. Meow

    The girl on the far right is hot!!!! and where did they get the harijuku asian from??? (the one with the red and black hair)??? This seems a little phony to me. Too bad Melody Thorton didn’t have a chance to sing in the group, here vocal went to waste… as for the other 3 girl never knew who they were.

    Should be interesting..And how old is nicole…33, 34

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  44. Phoenix_Wright

    Kherrington can sing? I only knew her as a dancer from So You Think You Can Dance… I hope things change with PCD.

    Like actually let the others single at least half of the times. Nicole takes up maybe 90% of the leads. I kno she is the leader, but I hate that. What is the point of the group if the others don’t sing.

    I hope Melody, Kimberly, and the rest get somewhere

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  45. Ant

    ok its sucks and all but i love Kherrington Payne she’s from the FAME! aka the TALLEST one in the new PCD group.. and ugh i cant wait to hear her sing if she can… lol

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  46. angeel

    Even so, this is no longer what it was ….

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  47. miki

    I LOVE IT

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  48. Pee-Cee-Dee

    Replacements?

    Kherrington = Ashley
    Vanessa = Melody
    Jamie = Jessica
    Rino = Kimberly/Carmit

    When I first saw the new girls, this came to my mind right away.

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  49. Cactus

    Rino Nakasone is one of the best female dancers and choreographers in the industry right now. She is so much better than the glorified booty shaking that PCD does. Maybe with her in the group, we will see some real dancing and not just the typical video ho crap that Nicole, et al. is famous for.

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  50. PCDBOY

    i am sure that they will not be the same as the old but let’s give them a chanse

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  51. sadsad

    I’m a huge PCD fan and don’t get me wrong, but Rino(from Beat Freaks) is way too good to be a part of PCD. Her dancing ability shoots way above PCD booty shaking and chest pumping choreography. It’s just sad that she’ll be wasting her time dancing in the shadows of Nicole. I guess she’ll fit in though, I went to her dance class yesterday and I saw her in person. She is soooo pretty and she didn’t or barely had any makeup on.

    I feel like these new girls are too talented to be in PCD. They have so much talent but it’ll be unappreciated if they keep on having just Nicole in the spotlight. sighhh

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  52. pcdiddy

    jamie? really? i would rather want nicole with

    melissa r., melissa s., asia/anastacia and mariela.

    all of them from the 1st season of pcd present: the search of the next doll is way better than jamie.

    even tiffanie from 2nd season would be better off than jamie.

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  53. Daniel Fusco

    Without Melody in the group I REFUSE to support them.

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  54. Chris

    Nicole is my new favorite now … iDon’t think that PCD is gonna be the same anymore ..

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  55. BEAT FREAKS!!!

    I LOOOOOOOVE my girl Rino, and all I gotta say is this: if ONE OF THOSE “DOLLS”–especially miss “DIVA”– tries to pull ANYTHING, I hope that “doll” knows exactly what she will be getting herself into! Rino has 7 girls that have her back no matter what, and she ALSO has millions of fans that will gladly slap that “doll” silly! Don’t mess with our Rino! Congrats!!!! :D

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  56. Donte

    I think nicole should be a solo artist pussycat dolls they awful i don,t know about the new girls but their Donna summer cover Hot Stuff was awful Elize did a better job on this song.

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  57. AJ

    Damn, Rino is now in PCD? Rino is fire… one of the best dancers out there…

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  58. Seb

    Hmm..researching these others, it seems that Jaime is the only one with some singing ability. The others are just another form of Jess/Ash/Kim …oh dear. When will they learn?

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  59. nisha

    I agree the old pussycat dolls would never be the same,I can say ashley,jessica,melody,kimberly and carmit are hotter than the new Pussycat dolls
    What’a lame :(

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  60. jmort

    I REFUSE to support this group without Melody [2].

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  61. avigail

    i thihk the new pcd ones is not flexyble than kimberly wyatt and carmit

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  62. lilbowlover

    vanssan is like thiem and the biggest fan
    for temple, texas and to them for us

    gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood time

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  63. Salta

    They aren’t pcd! Nicole Jessica Melody Ashely Kimberly and even Charmit, they are true PCD!!!!

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  64. Givi

    this bitch badder then B?? how? She aint got no ass and she brleay got breast! The only thing this bitch got goin for her is good hair, so we’ll give her a gold star sticker for that but thats about it.. and we aint even touch on talent yet! All Nicole good at is yelling to a beat so we’ll call her a banshee! . Look up Timberland’s video for the song entitled Scream you’ll see that Keri Hilson was doin all the singing, Nicole was just standing there tryina look sexy.. FAIL!

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