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SHE has been described as the secret love child of Lucille Ball and Freddie Mercury and her highprofile fan club is headed by no less than Madonna.

On Monday we will get a chance to find out what all the excitement is about when Katy Perry releases her debut album One of the Boys.

It includes breakthrough single I Kissed a Girl and the 22-year-old singer from Santa Barbara, California, reckons that its blend of pop-rock blasts and ballads proves that she has got something special to offer.

"I think people can appreciate a songwriter who shows different sides," she says. "The whole angst thing is cool, but it that's all you've got it's just boring.

"Everything I write, whether it's happy or sad, has a sense of humour to it. Someone told me the other day that I'm a bit like Lucille Ball - they said 'you look pretty put-together on the outside, but inside there's just something a bit wrong.' "I don't care who I'm compared to as long as people listen to the music.

"Usually I find it funny to say I'm like a skinnier version of Lily Allen and a fatter version of Amy Winehouse, it always gets a good chuckle."

THE Pussycat Dolls, whose debut album shipped more than seven million copies and spawned five hit singles, unveil follow-up Doll Domination on Monday.

The feisty five signalled their return to active service at last month's MTV awards when they were one of only two groups (the other being Coldplay) to turn in a live performance.

They have roped in an all-star list of producers, including Timbaland and Cee-Lo Green, for the new album. And, claims head girl Nicole Scherzinger: "There are some songs on the album that people wouldn't expect from PCD - some smooth, slow jams, some alternative jams. We're really coming ferocious with the music this time out."


LIGHT AND SHADE... Katy Perry issues her debut album on Monday.; FEISTY... The Pussycat Dolls's second album is out on Monday...
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Date:Sep 12, 2008
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