Lil' Kim Searches For "Pussy," Tapped For New Reality Show
Kim will be one of the judges to pick the Pussycat Dolls' seventh member from a pack of nine contestants who will live together in Los Angeles throughout the eight-episode series.
"The Pussycat Dolls is one of my favorite groups. It's a no brainer to have me here. A lot of them [the Dolls] tell me they've patterned things they do after me," Kim told attendees at the CW Winter 2007 Press Tour.
Show producer and Geffen Records executive Ron Fair, who also serves as a judge on the show, agreed that Kim is a valuable asset to the program, "She has an enormous amount of musical credibility. She's one of the pillars of hip-hop." PCD founder Robin Antin will round out the judging panel.
Since her release from a Philadelphia prison in September 2006, Kim has made a number of public appearances, including a tribute performance for MC Lyte at last Fall's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." "The Search for the Next Doll" is not Kim's first foray into reality television; the pint-sized femcee's BET reality series "Lil Kim: Countdown to Lockdown" scored record-breaking ratings for that network.
"Pussycat Dolls Present: The Search for the Next Doll" is set to premiere on the CW network on Tuesday, March 6 at 9 p.m. EST.