Snoop Dogg Pushing The Pussycat Dolls’ ‘Buttons’

Girl group secures MC for remix, gears up for slot on Black Eyed Peas tour.

LOS ANGELES — The Pussycat Dolls have landed yet another hot MC. Snoop Dogg will be joining the ranks of past superstar collaborators Busta Rhymes, Timbaland and the Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am, who’ve each churned out beats for the group’s platinum debut disc.

“You’re going to love our special guest on [this remix],” the group’s Nicole Scherzinger teased as the girls perused the racks of designer duds, shades and plush handbags at the 2006 Grammy Style Studio event Saturday (see “Pussycat Dolls Fetch Fashion Freebies From Gwen, Good Charlotte” ).

After a bit of prodding, Scherzinger revealed the identity of the rapper who would be putting a fresh twist on their sultry new single, “Buttons”: none other than Doggfather himself.

“It’s the D-O-double-G, baby!” she exclaimed.

The girls first joined forces with the West Coast rapper for their sexy performance of “Santa Baby” on the 2005 Radio Music Awards in Las Vegas in December, where Snoop dressed up as Santa Claus.

It seems the Dolls have quite a knack for landing guest stars. Busta spat some rhymes on PCD’s debut single, the Cee-Lo-produced “Don’t Cha” (see “Pussycat Dolls Stress Importance Of Looking And Feeling Hot” ), while Will is currently featured in the Dolls’ current clip, “Beep.”

Will and the Peas have even recruited the gals to open for them on their upcoming spring trek, which kicks off March 23 in Fresno, California (see “Black Eyed Peas Unveil Dates For Headlining Trek, Tap Pussycat Dolls As Opener” ), and the Dolls are prepping for the gig by giving their live show a massive overhaul.

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“We’re reconfiguring [things] and starting all over with the choreography,” Scherzinger explained. “We want to make it really big because we’re on tour with the Peas and they always have the best show, so it’s definitely going to be high-impact and really high-energy.”

“We’re gonna put a little throwback to the Pussycat Dolls and show our history a bit [too],” added Pussycat Kimberly Wyatt.

“There’ll be some gymnastics, some fireworks and some skinny-dipping onstage,” Scherzinger joked.

The Dolls have been basking in the success of PCD and just returned from Germany, where they received the Golden Camera Award for Best International Pop Group. They have even higher hopes for the future, though.

“Next year we hope to be on the Grammys,” said Scherzinger. “[But right now] every day is like a roller coaster for us and we feel very fortunate and very blessed.”

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