One day after the new Pussycat Dolls lineup debuted during a Go Daddy Super Bowl commercial, the Dolls are already working on their next small-screen project — and this time, it includes reality-TV queen Kim Kardashian.
PCD creator Robin Antin stopped by the MTV Newsroom late last month, and she had some fun teases about what fans should expect from their in-the-works, forthcoming show. “We’re developing a reality show with Kim Kardashian as an executive producer and Nigel Lythgoe,” Antin said of Kim K. and the “American Idol” producer and “So You Think You Can Dance” judge. “He wanted to get into reality TV and was very interested in doing something with me. Obviously, with the Pussycat Dolls, he’s always been a big fan.”
Antin appears on “So You Think You Can Dance” from time to time, and as for Kim, she performed as a Doll back in 2008. Also, Antin said, Kardashian “understands reality more than anyone I know.”
“Kim is one of my best friends and has been for many, many years and so supportive and said, ’I’d love to be a part of really showing your world, the empire of really what you have built and the world around you … and all the girls that revolve around that.’ ”
With a new Doll lineup (which includes Chrystina Sayers from Girlicious, “So You Think You Can Dance” contestant Paula Van Oppen, Paradiso Girl and “Party Rock Anthem” collaborator Lauren Bennett, former Laker Girl Vanessa Curry and former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader Erica Jenkins), Antin thinks now is as good a time as any to put their ups and downs on tape.
“The engine of all Pussycat Dolls [projects] is the recording ground, and now having the new recording group, it made sense to focus on the launch of this new group and how that engine opens up all the doors for all the different things that I’m doing that are a part of the brand,” she said. “So it’s a really fun, interesting, wacky world inside what I do.”
However, Antin noted, the show won’t be about catfights or exploiting the lows that come with the highs. “It’s not about showing all the drama and all the girls fighting,” she said. “I’m not interested in that — although the reality is, there are things that happen and we’re OK with showing the reality. We focus so much and want to inspire people to show that girls can work together and act like sisters and get along. And through dancing and singing, I want to inspire everyone. These girls are the next generation.”
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