The Pussycat Dolls have been dodging breakup rumors for months. Are they really over? Are they just taking a break? PCD's fans have been left with a ton of unanswered questions, but Melody Thornton has addressed the rumors and is clearing up the reports to Hollyscoop exclusively.
"The Dolls are on a break and I'm really excited about it," Thornton tells Hollyscoop exclusively at the Hollywood Style Awards in Westwood on Sunday night.
Thornton added, "People have been asking crazy questions like 'does that mean a break forever?' We needed a break. We needed a break from each other and the Dolls. We needed a chance to go and work on our own, and be excited and happy about our own lives and sleep in if we need too."
When rumors of the breakup first emerged, PCD founder Robin Antin assured fans that the group wasn't going anywhere.
"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 they're breaking up…they’re not breaking up," Robin told Hollyscoop exclusively back in August.
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.”
So what has Thornton been doing with her free time now that she's no longer apart of the Dolls full time? "I've been working on my own music and this is giving me the opportunity to do a lot of things," she said.
It's clear that Thornton and the other girls are upset about how little face time they've been getting, so perhaps a break from the group is the best thing for them right now. What do you think about the girls taking a break to pursue their own careers? Do you think Nicole got too much face time while with the Dolls?