Yesterday, I wondered why Danity Kane, and not the previously advertised Pussycat Dolls, were the featured group of pop tartlets on Nashville Star‘s Very Special Country Goes Pop (To Widen Our Demographic) episode. Apparently my initial speculation about there being some sort of feud between Nicole Scherzinger and Jewel was slightly off–TMZ is claiming that any booking-related tussles were actually happening in corporate boardrooms, and the cause of conflict was none other than Idolator’s favorite group of Jersey Shore preteens who are aged before their time, The Clique Girlz.
Sources tell TMZ as of last Thursday, the Pussycats confirmed they would perform on the show as part of that night’s “Pop Goes Country” theme and their appearance started to get promoted. But on Friday, we’re told Interscope then tried to get PCD’s tween label mates, Clique Girlz, booked on the show. “Nashville Star” was not interested in the 14-and-under trio and passed on both acts. Dontcha wish you kept your mouth shut?!
So when the Pussycat Dolls were growing up, did you think that in addition to wanting groupies/boobies they also wanted to be a bargaining chip in a promotional negotiation that would benefit the girlbots who were being groomed to take their place? It almost makes me feel bad, although I feel worse for the people watching at home who had to sit through that wheezy performance of “Damaged.”