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Guise and 'Dolls': Pussycat Execs Clawed by Critics

The Pussycat Dolls, of course, are those singing, dancing hotties best known for their '05 single "Don't Cha." Y'know, the one that goes:

Don't cha wish your girlfriend was hot like me.

Don't cha wish your girlfriend was a freak like me.

Another critic said: "You've been using words like 'empowering,' and it sounds like these girls are running for president." By now, they were forming a pack to move in for the kill.

"There's a reason why people like Scarlett Johansson, Gwen Stefani, Cameron Diaz have all been so interested in what 'Pussycat Dolls' is all about," Antin said gamely. "These are women that have wanted to be a part of it because they feel that it is empowering to get up there and dress up like a doll. . . . It's something that every girl in the world . . . wants to do."

McG said he took issue with the question. "There's the suggestion that if it's a step back for women -- and I think it's really gutsy and cool that your daughter of 17 is open enough to take that position -- however, it being a step backwards for women suggests it's in the service of men. Under no circumstances is this in the service of men."

He continued: "Women celebrating one another being beautiful and, frankly, being appreciated by me, has been around for a long time. Under no circumstances is it shameful. And there's even a position to take [that] this is, frankly, third-wave feminism."

Honest. Could I make this up?

Fair began frantically evoking the name of virtually everyone who'd ever sung or danced their way into the entertainment industry, including the Ziegfeld Follies.

And then, just when you thought McG had learned his lesson, he said: "You must understand the fundamental paradox of a gentleman of your age demo asking that very question."

By now, critics were alternately foaming at the mouth and laughing at McG. McG does not like to be laughed at.

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