Aubrey O’ Day, D. Woods out of Danity Kane

Aubrey O’Day and D. Woods, two of Danity Kane’s five members, are out of the group. That was revealed during the live season finale of Making the Band 4, for which Diddy/Puff didn’t bother to show up, but instead participated via satellite. D. Woods didn’t show up at all, but was kicked out of the group thanks to her association with Aubrey, whose attitude rubbed Diddy the wrong way.

The revelation that there are now just three members in Danity Kane follows last week’s cliffhanger, which seemed like it could just be a ratings-grabbing stunt, but which seems to have been genuine–although some still think there will be a reconciliation.

Diddy said, “I got love for Aubrey. … I don’t have any beef with her. I just want to work with the young lady that I signed, not the person that fame has made her.” At one point, Aubrey, referring to the “blog sites” and others, said she almost walked out of the live show because “I’m so sick of having to defend myself as a woman.” She said she had no regrets. Diddy told her, “Your attitude is going to have you in a dark and lonely place.”

There’s one thing they both agreed on: Barack Obama, who they both encouraged viewers to vote for.

There will–surprise, surprise–be a fourth season of Making the Band 4, although since version four started with the creation of Day26, and its third season followed that group on tour with Donnie Klang and third-iteration creation Danity Kane, who the hell knows what season four of version four will be.

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