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Asia: Broken Pussycat Doll

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After months of speculation (some of which appeared on this very blog), we now have nearly official word that Asia Nitollano, “winner” of the CW reality hit Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, has left the group. CW honcho Dawn Ostroff announced at a press conference last week that Asia has left the group to pursue a solo career. No word on whether that will be in the field of music, prizefighting or linguistics. Regardless, the disagreeable French fry fanatic clearly has a bright future ahead of her.

Of course, this has cause a few to grumble about the legitimacy of the show — what was the point if the winner didn’t end up with a prize (especially when promos for a second season aired during the first season’s finale)? Ostroff was careful to point out that Asia left the group (she wasn’t, say, thrown out for being a total jerk) and that she did so only after the finale aired.

I couldn’t care less about what happens to the winner of the show, as long as craptastic reality TV like Search continues to be churned out. It’s all about the means, never the ends, people. Have you learned nothing from America’s Next Top Model (besides how to smile with your eyes)? Besides, is there really a big difference between fading into the background of the Pussycat Dolls and falling of the face of the earth, anyway? [Chicago Sun-Times, Image credit: Getty]

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Blog Best-Of: Zahara’s Zazz

Zahara_links- Zahara Jolie-Pitt has so much sass, you can catch a whiff of her stink eye just by looking at her picture. Grow up fast, Zahara: VH1 needs you for its reality programming. [Crunk + Disorderly]

- Paris Hilton responds to prison fan mail in a letter written all by herself. She didn’t need a helper monkey or anything! [Dlisted]

- Steven Tyler has man boobs. Next time he gets his lips and eyes done, he should put in for a breast lift. [CityRag]

- Pussycat Doll Carmit Bachar shows us her inner Doll. And by "inner Doll," I mean, "nipple." [The Superficial]

- T.I. says racial discrimination prevented him from buying a house he wanted. His solution? Buy a bigger house. I bet the racial divide feels so salty now that the economic divide has defeated it. [The Pop Culture Junkie]

[Image credit: Getty]

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Tuesday: Asia’s A Tough Doll, The Hoff Is Blocked From His Kids

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The 19-year-old winner from the Bronx talks hate, jealousy, having to watch her back, and getting pregnant in high school. [New York Post]

Judge Bans Hasselhoff From Kids
The actor’s visitation rights were suspended after his drunk-hamburger-eating-on-the-floor incident hit the Internet. [E! Online]

Nick Cannon Proposes to Model
The MTV star and his Victoria’s Secret girlfriend of three months are apparently engaged. Sorry ladies. [New York Post]

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Pussycap – Melissa, X’ed

After talking trash on Chelsea for approximately an entire episode, Melissa S. gets the boot.

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But it’s karma that ultimately proves to be the biggest bitch. Thanks for playing!

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Pussycat Dolls Recap – Sisely Rocks Out

With Sisely knocked out of the competition this week, the normal question would be: Who will pick up her slack and bring the crazy?

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But since we’re talking about Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll, the only possible answer could be: oh, everybody.

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Dolling It Up With the Pussycats

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We didn’t think a reality show about finding another pair of juggs to add to the Pussycat Dolls’ collection would be worth watching. That’ll teach us to doubt Pussycat Power.

The first episode The Search for the Next Doll not only featured dance rehearsals that were as dramatic as scenes from Showgirls, but a sense of desperation worthy of A Chorus Line, too. But it wasn’t until a series of close-ups revealed vomiting girls (thanks to a flu bug that wiped out half of the potential candidates) that we realized we were glued to the Cannibal Holocaust of elimination-based reality shows.

Synopsis? This is one that goes all the way! After the jump is a small recap of all the craziness that went down on this week’s show:

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