The Pussycat Dolls Reject R. Kelly Streaming Money ... Working to Pull Collab

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The Pussycat Dolls are working on kicking R. Kelly to the curb ... digitally, and financially, speaking.

Our sources say the group's label, Interscope, is currently working behind the scenes to get the song "Out Of This Club" featuring R. Kelly removed from all streaming services.

The song -- produced by Kelly -- was released in 2008 to mixed reviews. One music critic referred to the track as a "standard sex you up fare (you wouldn't expect anything less from Kelly, would you?)"

In any event ... the move comes on the heels of Lady Gaga, Celine Dion and Chance The Rapper jumping on board the #MuteRKelly movement after Lifetime aired the docuseries, "Surviving R. Kelly."

As we reported ... Gaga apologized and said she stands in solidarity with the women Kelly allegedly abused. It didn't take long for Celine to follow suit.

Ciara is also in the process of taking "Promise" offline, but as we've told you ... tons of artists are still streaming their R. Kelly collabs.

Nicole Scherzinger Flexible When It Comes To Vacation With Tennis Pro BF

Nicole Scherzinger and her Bulgarian pro tennis player boyfriend, Grigor Dimitrov, are far from splitting up, but that doesn't mean they can't pull off the splits.

The former Pussycat Doll pulled out some of her old tricks while lounging around Monday on the Italian isle of Capri.

Some people relax while on vacation ... Nicole and Grigor, who is ranked number 10 in the world and got beaten by Roger Federer in the fourth round of Wimbledon, got in a little yoga, a swim sesh and a whole lotta PDA.

Losing can't be that bad when you follow it up with Nicole on vacation.

Eva Longoria Don't Cha Wish Your Girlfriend Was Hot Like Me

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Some people spend hours at the gym ... Eva Longoria dances like a Pussycat Doll.

Eva flew to Mexico recently for a dance fitness retreat run by founder and choreographer Robin Antin. It's more of a sexy aerobics boot camp where they tried out the new PCDFIT weighted fitness gloves ... Antin tells us they were inspired by UFC fighter Ronda Rousey for an added kick-ass element.

Eva nails the intense routine, which clearly yields great results.

Former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger Was a Huge Diva

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Former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones is firing back at Nicole Scherzinger's recent diss towards the rest of her PCD bandmates ... claiming Nicole only sang most of PCD's songs because she REFUSED to share the spotlight.

Scherzinger made headlines this week, when a clip of her upcoming VH1 "Behind the Music" special revealed her true feelings about the girl group -- specifically Nicole claims to have sang 95% of PCD's songs on their first album (below).

TMZ spoke to former Pussycat Doll Kaya Jones -- who does NOT out right deny the claim -- but is adamant ... the only reason Nicole sang lead vocals for everything, is because "there was a lot more going on behind the scenes."

Kaya -- who starred in the group from 2003-06 with Nicole -- says, "Nicole was always someone who wanted to be in the spotlight and would do pretty much anything to get it."

She adds, "To call the other girls in the Pussycat Dolls 'window dressings' is a bit farfetched ... every girl in the group was talented."

Kim Kardashian Calling the Shots for New Pussycat Dolls Show

Kim Kardashian is all set to return to the "Pussycat Dolls" ... only this time, she'll be running things BEHIND THE SCENES -- as the executive producer of a new PCD reality show ... TMZ has learned.

Kim signed a TV deal with "American Idol" honcho Nigel Lythgoe -- to be the E.P. for an upcoming reality show about the "Pussycat Dolls empire" ... that will feature the launch of a "new" PCD group.

One source tells us the newbies are "10 times better than the original group."

We're told Kim has a good relationship with PCD founder Robin Antin -- plus Kim really enjoyed performing with the group in Vegas a few years back.

Kim is telling friends she's "super excited" to work with Nigel because "he's the best in the business."

Pussycat Doll: We Don't Just Look Cheap ...

Head Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger was totally blown away when she was told to pay the valet at Foxtail last night -- God forbid a hot chick should actually pay for something.

That $6 must have been rough for the platinum-selling singer -- who begrudgingly shelled out the cash before hopping into her Bentley and taking off.

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TMZ caught Brit going to town on a lollipop while on the town this week. Lick it baby one more time!


Brit showed up to work on her newest music video in her Mercedes. Remember people, she lipsyncs hard for the money.


Just because the Pussycats don't want you, it doesn't mean you can't work it at the Playboy party. The Pussycats need to rethink their choice.

Aubrey O'Day Backtracks on DK Dig

Diva Aubrey O'Day found herself in a heap of trouble last week when she all but flat-out admitted to TMZ that she was leaving P. Diddy-created "supergroup" Danity Kane for a better gig with the Pussycat Dolls. Now she's done a 180, and loudly reaffirmed her love for DK!

TMZ's camera's caught O'Day knockin' on DK and Diddy last week, with O'Day saying that she "hasn't looked at [Diddy] for more than ten minutes" and that she didn't know what was up with a second DK album. That's a harsh 'tude from a reality TV pop tart!

In response to the damaging video, the ever-talkative O'Day released the following statement:

Once again I would like to put to rest absurd rumors. I love being a member of Danity Kane and have always been down with DK musically. I'm looking forward to a second DK album and I totally support all members of DK in all of their endeavors.

Tom Arnold -- Gay Porn Star?

Tom Arnold and Dax Shepard grossed everyone out -- probably even themselves -- by joking about their upcoming porn project. Ew, that certainly doesn't sound too bootylicious!

Stevie Wonder played paparazzi by taking over a pap's camera and snapping shots of his fans. And Lil' Kim and Ray J. shopped 'til they dropped.

Also out this weekend, Dave Boreanz and his wife; Pussycat Doll Nicole; and a busy Bruce Willis, rolling on dubs. Die hard is right!

Coolio hung out outside of Les Deux, and professed his appreciation of Britney, y'all.

And what would the weekend be without a big dose of Bai Ling?

Britney -- Pussycat in Training?

She's already got an affinity for burlesque gear, but could Britney Spears become the next Pussycat Doll?


TMZ cameras caught the freshly-toned pop star arriving to her North Hollywood dance studio yesterday, moments after Pussycat founder Robin Antin was seen leaving the very same place. A surprise Britney concert is rumored to be happening in Los Angeles this week, so the star-crossing is probably not a coincidence.

TMZ spoke with the PCD honcho herself this morning, who said that while she "loves Brit," Antin wasn't there to train her. "I would have given her the thumbs-up though, she looks amazing!"

Lindsay's One Finger Salute

Bird's the word for Lindsay Lohan -- flipping off cameras outside Hyde.


TMZ spotted Lilo hiding in the front seat of her SUV, as she and her friends left the Hollywood club. Both Lindsay and her buddies flipped off our photog before their driver sped away.

Also out in Los Angeles last night; an unusually happy Suge Knight, who celebrated his birthday, and Kevin Federline at Privilege, while the cast of "Heroes" marked the wrap of their first season with a party at Cabana Club.

Meanwhile, in NYC, Snoop Dogg showed up at a Pussycat Dolls show at Cipriani -- not a bad way to celebrate avoiding jail time! Making the concert even sweeter was Dolls' lead singer Nicole Scherzinger's practically painted-on dress. Naomi Campbell and Russell Simmons also hit up the concert.

A pretty n' spitty-in-Pepto-pink Avril Lavigne and hubby Deryck Whibley were spotted leaving a CD release party for her new album.

All this and more in today's flipped out Star Catcher.

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No one drops the F-bomb like Meat Loaf. The former rocker had plenty of enthusiasm as he presented the Best Video award at the Kerrang! Awards in London.

Hasbro Shelves Plans for Pussycat Dolls

Hasbro Inc. shelved plans Wednesday to release a line of dolls based on the Pussycat Dolls, an all-female music group known for risque lyrics and skimpy outfits.

Hasbro, the nation's second biggest toy maker, said it decided the dolls were "inappropriate" for the company to market and that the pop group catered to a more mature audience.

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