Pussycat Dolls

Nicole Scherzinger Exposes Pussycat Dolls, Bulimia Battle on ‘Behind the Music’

Nicole Scherzinger

Nicole Scherzinger revealed her innermost demons and struggles to find success and self-love on VH1’s “Behind the Music,” which aired last night.

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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.

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Melody Thornton’s 25th Birthday

Melody Thornton

Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton celebrated her 25th birthday with friends and family on Saturday (Sept. 26). The festivities started with dinner at Eva Longoria Parker’s restaurant Beso and the party later continued at Empire nightclub in Hollywood. Happy birthday Melody from your friends at Rap-Up!

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On the Scene: Ludacris, Nicole S., Melody, Fantasia, Ginuwine, Rakim


Ludacris made a splash at a poolside party to raise money and awareness for the Ludacris Foundation on Saturday (Aug. 22). Luda performed at the luxurious benefit, which was held at a private estate in Malibu.

Two Pussycat Dolls cover the globe, Fantasia works up a sweat, plus Ginuwine and Rakim take the stage at B.B. King below.

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Rap-Up TV: Rap-Up 4th Anniversary Party

Rap-Up celebrated its 4th Anniversary & Summer Issue Release with an exclusive party presented by VTech and G-Shock at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, Calif., on June 26.

Cover star Ciara hosted and LeToya Luckett, Adrienne Bailon, Melody Thornton, Lil’ Mama, Teairra Mari, Shanell, and more helped mark the special occasion. Click here for photos.

Melody Thornton Breaks Down Over MJ’s Death

Pussycat Doll Melody Thornton couldn’t believe the news when she first heard of Michael Jackson’s death. Find out what she was doing and how she reacted.

“I am one of the biggest Michael Jackson enthusiasts in the world,” she tells Rap-Up TV.

Rap-Up 4th Anniversary & Summer Issue Release Party


Cover star Ciara poses with the Summer 2009 issue of Rap-Up at Rap-Up‘s 4th Anniversary & Summer Issue Release Party at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood on Friday (June 26).

LeToya Luckett, Adrienne Bailon, Lil’ Mama, Teairra Mari, Melody Thornton, and Shanell were among those who attended the star-studded event presented by VTech and G-Shock. DJ Skee manned the ones and twos, playing everything from Michael Jackson to The Game.

VIPs went home with gift bags valued at over $500, including a G-Shock/Baby-G watch, VTech IS9181 Wi-Fi Internet radio, VTech LS5145 Bluetooth cordless phone, SUPER sunglasses, ck one fragrance, Griffin iPhone case, Chaser vintage T-shirt, and Vans bag.

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