Dawn Richard (of Danity Kane) is featured in the 50th issue of KING Magazine, hitting newsstands on February 24. Here are some details on the feature
With Danity Kane’s future in jeopardy like Alex Trebek, songbird Dawn Richard has the answers for staying power: sexy strips and male manipulation. We’ll take “Better Off Solo” for $1,000!
According to her MySpace
, Dawn Richard will be hosting a party at Club Vinyl in Denver, Colorado on February 19. It's located at 1082 Broadway.
ArjanWrites.com shares audio
from producer Jim Jonsin's BMI panel, before the Grammys. In the clip, he discusses the creation of "Lollipop," and how it was created when Danity Kane asked for another "Showstopper," which Jonsin also produced.
On her MySpace page, Aubrey O'Day has posted
a statement about the Danity Kane experience and the fallout, in an effort to, in her words, "finally put my thoughts of DK to rest."
According to her MySpace
, Dawn Richard of Danity Kane will be hosting a pre-Grammy party tonight in Hollywood, CA. It'll be at IVAR
, located at 1643 Ivar Avenue.
MTV News' Jocelyn Vena spoke
with Dawn Richard, of Danity Kane, on Cassie's upcoming project that Dawn is writing for. Check out the article for full details, but here is one excerpt:
Richard admits that "Puff is on some 007 lockdown" so she can't say too much about the project, but added, "He's trying me on some things [on the album]. You never know with Puff. You'll be singing the whole thing and the song comes out and it's another girl. I can't say anything definitely, but I like being in this situation right now."
Dawn Richard has broken the silence on the Danity Kane situation, speaking to MTV News' Jocelyn Vena
She revealed that all five girls were invited back to the new season of Making the Band 4, to see if something could be worked out. Of the five, only Dawn and Aundrea Fimbres showed.
"As of right now, [Danity Kane doesn't exist]," Dawn Richard told MTV News on Wednesday (January 28). "It's devastating for me."
"You'll see me and Drea [Aundrea Fimbres] try and pick up the pieces on our own [on this season's show] — pieces that we didn't even make," she continued. "We didn't even break it and we're trying to sweep it up ourselves. Puff invited all the
girls to come back on this season and they chose not to. Only two of us showed up. That's fine if that's the choice.
In another portion of the interview, Dawn says that she wanted the original group. "Even if we weren't the best of friends, the business worked," she said. "That's how I felt." But, can a group have longevity if there is infighting?
"I thought we all came in this to be a part of it," she adds later. "Even with all the trials and tribulations, I thought the big common dream was - tunnel vision - was music. And I felt that maybe that's not everybody's heart. Like everybody else has maybe other goals and dreams that are maybe before that. And I'm OK with that, but I wish I would have known that because maybe I wouldn't have put everything into it."
Speaking of Diddy, Richard commented:
"I think he's devastated. I think he thought people would get over it 'cause he's a man," Richard said. "He's just confused. I think that's what makes him crazy the most. He's like, 'I'm the master of all of this, and they totally pulled the wool.' I think he's bitter and angry."
Dawn again denied rumors of a solo career, saying that she has just been writing. Though, she says, "... maybe there will be, if I stay true and keep hustling, because Puff only hangs with people who break their necks and bend over backwards for their craft. So, I don't even think he's on that tip, yet. He just wants to see how great I can be at what he tells me to be great at."
Dawn had similar messages in an interview with INSIDE BLACK HOLLYWOOD
. Shannon recently taped an interview with PIX 11 TV in New York
, but didn't mention that she hadn't attended Making the Band 4 filming. MTV News reports
on that, as well.
MTV News has also posted several clips from Dawn's interview, online. You can check them out below:
MTV News spoke
with Aubrey O'Day about potential future involvement in "Making the Band." Here's a clip from the interview:
Bad Boy Blog reader Stephanie pointed me to the video interview below, where Aubrey O'Day says, "I'm working on my solo album right now. But, we don't know what's really gonna happen with the future of Danity Kane and Making the Band, so that's kind of still up in the air and, you know, while that's in the works, I'm definitely working on my solo album."
I don't know that I read much into this, but I thought that it was worth mentioning. With reality TV, you never know, but I would expect her to be out of the group because, personally, I don't feel that everything that happened on the last season of Making the Band was contrived for TV. But, we'll see.
Danity Kane's Dawn Richard is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Amour Creole
. There are some pictures posted on the homepage of their website, as well.