noah | October 13, 2008 11:00 am

What’s a bigger sign of the Pussycat Dolls’ desperation: The fact that there’s already a third single from their quickly fading new album, the “Big Girls Don’t Cry”-like weeper “I Hate This Part” (in which alpha Doll Nicole Scherzinger tries to go the Serious Sad Singer Playing Piano On A Beach route, I guess to confuse fans of sensitive-dude bands); or Scherzinger’s assertion that Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin would make a great addition to the group because “she seems like a headstrong woman, a tough chick. And she’s hot.” What, no mention of Palin’s flute prowess, Nicole? I mean, it’s not like you’re going to let her sing. [YouTube / Huffington Post]