No one has ever written a press release with my name in it. Check it out: The Pussycat Dolls Go Bollywood Tonight at Fashion Rocks 2008 with Help From Desi Hits! NEW YORK, N.Y., September 5, 2008 – Through the help of Desi Hits! (www.desihits.com) the Pussycat Dolls are highlighting the growing Desi phenomenon tonight at Fashion Rocks 2008 by strutting on the red carpet in traditional Indian sarees designed by Rocky S, a fashion designer who has carved a niche in the Indian fashion industry. Desi Hits! has enlisted the help of fashion and retail expert Hitha Prabhakar to style the Pussycat Dolls. "Fashion Week in New York is the perfect place to showcase Desi culture," says Rocky S. "By wearing traditional Indian dresses, the Pussycat Dolls are supporting Desi culture in front of all the bright lights at Fashion Rocks and reiterating once again that Hollywood is going Bollywood." "Desi pop culture is quickly becoming an international phenomenon. Through our site Desi Hits! we are delivering key information about how Eastern music, fashion and entertainment are fusing with Western audiences," states Anjula Acharia-Bath, CEO of Desi Hits!, who along with her husband, Ranj Bath, have made this all possible. Rocky S has made quite a name for himself in fashion in India. His ingeniously created designs were not only creatively applauded, but also changed the trend in the industry. He brought an age of revival and this time, the revival was making Desi clothing fashionable and a "must-have". After making a niche in the industry as well as a successful venture into the retailing forum, he launched his brand 'Rocky S'. Fashion Rocks, the annual New York Fashion Week concert at Radio City Music Hall, will be hosted by Denis Leary this year and includes performances from the Pussycat Dolls, Beyonce, Chris Brown, Mariah Carey, Chris Cornell, Duffy, Fergie, Kid Rock, Lil Wayne, One Republic, the Black Eyed Peas, Rihanna, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Keith Urban and Solange.
With the MTV Video Music Awards on Thursday night, stars including Jessica Simpson, Vanessa Minnillo and Justin Timberlake have been in New York City all week to host parties, hit the clubs and collect swag from celebrity suites. Though the awards will be at Radio City Music Hall (check out the nominees here), PEOPLE hit all the hot pre-VMA events – which are sometimes as memorable as the show itself:
During the day on Tuesday at Marquee, celebs swarmed the Polaroid Lounge, cruising for the perfect freebee:Vanessa Minnillo sipped champagne while booking through the suite in a mere 15 minutes. Why? She was late for work. Still, she collected gear including a camera and a Sidekick, which may come in handy for keeping in touch with Nick Lachey when he's on the road.