We know that Dawn Richard is trying to figure out her life now that Danity Kane have called it quits. We also know that Dawn is a huge comic book fan — she even has her own comic book — and she'll have the distinct honor of being our Comic-Con correspondent in New York this weekend.
We know that we're going to get to see a lot of her journey on the new season of "Making the Band," but we were sure that there were some things that the cameras didn't capture.
So here, in her own words, are five things you didn't know about Dawn Richard.
Aubrey O'Day has shared a lot of valuable information about her life with us. She told us about her plans for a solo record. She discussed her future, or lack thereof, with "Making the Band." She talked about her sexuality and her obsession with Miley Cyrus (though the two are not necessarily related). She complained about Perez Hilton being mean to her on his blog. And, let's not forget, the Pop Week MVP also confirmed that she posed for Playboy.
But there was a moment during our interview when Aubrey got really real with us, sharing something we actually weren't prepared for. We're going to disclose it to you now, but we're not sure you're going to believe it for yourself.
Aubrey brought her faithful dog, Ginger, to the interview. That seemed innocent enough, until ... well ... until Aubrey told us about "love fests" (her term, not ours) she likes to have with her dog. And then Aubrey and Ginger sort of made out with each other before our eyes. It's really sort of hard to describe, but if you can handle it, see for yourself.
There was a time — say, back in the 1980s — when a major pop or movie star appearing nude in Playboy was truly shocking, a career toss-of-the-dice that could rocket you to Page One or drop you into sad obscurity as a has-been making the final swirls around the career shower drain.
Of course, plenty of A (and B and C and, sorry, D-list) celebrities have posed for the magazine over the years in the hope that the buzz would kickstart their careers or comebacks, from former cover-girl Pamela Anderson to actresses Drew Barrymore and Kim Basinger, ex-MTV VJ "Downtown" Julie Brown and, er, professional wrestler Chyna.
It's certainly no secret that sex sells, and that today's audiences are ripe for, er, titillation. So could it be that Aubrey O'Day is using her claims of bisexuality to gain more press and exposure?
Ms. O'Day is undoubtedly media-savvy enough to know that such a claim is going to get her attention and yet more media exposure — which certainly could be the motivation behind her recent claim of bisexuality. After going to a couple of parties with girls and reportedly referring to one as her "girlfriend," it makes sense that Aubrey might see that as a way to keep attention on herself as she works out her post-Danity Kane career.
So what do you think? Is Aubrey really is bisexual, or is it a ploy for attention? Sound off below!
According to UsMagazine.com, Tuesday night's dismissal of Danity Kane members Aubrey O'Day and D. Woods came down to image. Dawn Richard, one of the three remaining members of the group, told the site that Sean "Diddy" Combs "did not like [O'Day's] image ... where her image was going for the group."
It seems O'Day's recent spread in Complex magazine, for which she posed topless, was the final nail in the coffin, especially after the band's new endorsement deal with Dollhouse Teen, which Richard said "is for 13, 14-year-old young girls. So, we can't do that one day and then the next day do an obnoxious cover ... [Diddy] wants the fans, and he says he can't do that if we can continue to go in the direction that we were going."
Check out what else Richard had to say about the Danity Kane dismissals here.
So it was O'Day's provocative image that got her axed? Does anyone else find this incredibly hard to believe? Look at any of Danity Kane's videos, and you'll notice those girls do not dress like matrons. Danity Kane is, after all, a pop group, and whether Diddy wants to admit it or not, sex sells pop music — and a lot of other things.
Do you think there's more to this split than Danity Kane's members — or Diddy — are willing to let on? Let us know in the comments section below.
Last night's episode of "Making the Band 4" has everyone talking. Could it be that after four years together, Diddy has kicked Aubrey O'Day out of his multiplatinum-selling girl group Danity Kane? That just leaves us feeling so damaged!
Well, that might be the case. He explained to them in the episode that the "reality of the situation has changed with the vision." It seems that Aubrey — who already expressed issues with everyone — didn't like what she heard, then sassed her boss. That led to her dismissal from the group. When MTV News contacted DK's rep to confirm that Aubrey was out of the group, our e-mails were not returned. Read More...