Robin Antin on Pussycat Dolls: They're Not Breaking Up

August 12, 2009 By:
Robin Antin on Pussycat Dolls: They're Not Breaking Up

For the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of gossip about the Pussycat Dolls breaking up. Last month, band member Ashley Roberts addressed fans telling them it was the last time they would see them perform together.

But the rumors have since been cleared up, and Hollyscoop spoke exclusively with PCD founder Robin Antin at the
Palms Hotel and Casino in regards to the future of the group, and what’s coming up next.

We asked about the possibility of Nicole doing a solo album, but Robin said the first order of business is working on the Pussycat Dolls’ third album.

She said, “Not right now. We’re first doing album number three with the Pussycat dolls and there was this whole thing that the Pussycat Dolls are breaking up. Here’s the whole thing: and I twittered this, if the pussycat dolls are breaking up, you’re going to hear it from me because its my group and I am the one that says their breaking up…they’re not breaking up, the truth is the Pussycat Dolls is a brand. The name can live forever. The name is really bigger than all of us.”

As for Nicole eventually branching off and doing her own thing, Robin told Hollyscoop exclusively, “Nicole obviously is our lead singer, we’ll go into the studio and begin recording and some of the other girls will also be recording. Nicole will end up doing her solo thing at some point but it’s not right now.”

Robin also told us that it’s tough sometimes to manage all the girls, because they’d all like to get more face time like Nicole does. But Robin says, “I understand that all the girls want to be seen and heard, and I understand that everyone is here to be your best and achieve your goal of what you’ve been working on your whole life.”

Robin also touched upon a statement made by Melody Thornton, who made her feelings known on stage in her native Phoenix, Arizona in April. As each Doll introduced herself, Melody said: “I want to give a shout out to my family. Thank you for supporting me...even though I'm not featured. Don't give up on your dreams. Don't let anybody stop you - ever.”

Robin says of Melody’s outburst, “Her choice of words I think were probably not completely right in terms of the messages she was trying to get out there. I understand what she was trying to say—all the girls will always try to say something and try to put it in the best possible way as they can. Sometimes it will be taken in another way.”

“I am supportive of all of them and how they feel and what they want, but on the other hand, there’s a reason why Nicole Scherzinger is our lead singer. She is literally one of the most incredible singers and performers that I’ve ever known. She works so hard and practices 24/7, and she takes her dance classes. She works on her voice 24/7, and that’s what it takes to be a star. If you want it and want it that bad, you have to work that hard.”

Well, Robin and the girls are doing something right! They were nominated for a VMA in the Best Choreography category for Jai Ho! Robin recalled the moment she found out about the nomination with us.

Mikey Minden is my co-choreographer, we call each other were like little kids. We were so excited, we’re like screaming jumping up and down going out celebrating just for the nomination alone. I am so proud of everything I do and I am so proud of the girls. I love it. It’s the very beginning. When I hear the Pussycat Dolls on the radio, I go crazy. I call all my friends. I’ll be doing that forever. I appreciate every moment, everyday.”

Since Robin is so good at multi-tasking, we thought she should put herself in the running to take over Paula’s job on American Idol. And funny enough, Robin thinks she’s the perfect replacement too! She told Hollyscoop, It’s interesting you say that. When I heard Paula was leaving, I though, I am the most perfect replacement for her. Just because I am a choreographer, Paula and I are close at the same age, it’s about being a strong woman. I know Paula, I gotta find Simon. I can find talent, I know talent, I might be giving Simon a run for his money.”

We can only imagine!! For now, Robin is busy not only with the PCD, but with her new client Matt Goss, who is gearing up for his new show he’ll be headlining starting in September.