Nicole Scherzinger

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Nicole Scherzinger (born Nicole Prescovia Elikolani Valiente Scherzinger, 29.6.1978)

Nicole Scherzinger is a lead member of the Pussycat Dolls and is also dating the Formula One champion driver Lewis Hamilton.

Nicole Scherzinger: Childhood

Nicole Scherzinger was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, to Alfonso Valiente and Rosemary. Her father is of Filipino descent and her mother is of Russian descent. Her parents separated when she was a baby and her maternal family moved to Louisville, Kentucky.

It was in Louisville that Nicole Scherzinger began performing, attending the Youth Performing Arts School at DuPont Manual High School. She was the first runner-up at the 1996 Kentucky State Fair's talent contest. Studying at Wright State University, Scherzinger majored in acting and musical theatre, performing in productions of Show Boat and Chicago.

In 1999, Nicole Scherzinger put her studies on hold in order to sing backing vocals for the rock band Days of the New.

Nicole Scherzinger: Entertainment Career

Nicole Scherzinger was picked as one of the girl group Eden's Crush when she was on the TV series Popstars, becoming one of the group's main vocalists. Their 2001 single 'Get Over Yourself (Goodbye)' hit number one in the US sales charts and as a result, Eden's Crush supported Jessica Simpson and *NSync on tour. Since the band split, Nicole Scherzinger has stated that she did not enjoy her time in the band, but that it toughened her up and enabled her to be successful in the Pussycat Dolls.

After Eden's Crush disbanded, Nicole Scherzinger released a few solo records, using the stage name Nicole Kea. One of her tracks, 'Breakfast in Bed' was used on the soundtrack to 50 First Dates, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Nicole Scherzinger joined the burlesque troupe the Pussycat Dolls, as they were being re-moulded as recording artists. Scherzinger had previously seen the troupe perform on The Late Show with David Letterman, when Carmen Electra sang 'Big Spender'.

The debut album from Pussycat Dolls was entitled PCD and was released in 2005. The lead single from Pussycat Dolls was 'Don't Cha', which became a global success. Originally, the song had been performed by Tori Alamaze and featured Busta Rhymes. The second single from the album, 'Stickwitu' was the band's second number one in the UK. A follow-up single, 'Beep', featured will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas but did not perform as well as its predecessors.

'Buttons' featured Snoop Dogg and reached number three on the UK singles chart. The sixth single from the album was 'Wait a Minute', which featured Timbaland.

After being selected to open for Black Eyed Peas on tour, Pussycat Dolls were also chosen to support Christina Aguilera, with Rihanna as the opening act in the UK.

Nicole Scherzinger's vocal talent was singled out by many and she went on to record a number of duets with artists such as Will Smith, Shaggy and Diddy.

To expound on her own popularity, Nicole Scherzinger released a debut album, entitled Her Name Is Nicole. She worked with songwriters such as Sean Garrett and Polow da Don and 'Whatever U Like' also featured the rapper T.I. The album also saw Scherzinger work with Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol, Pharrell Williams, The Neptunes, Sting and Ne-Yo.

The second album from Pussycat Dolls was Doll Domination, in 2008. Following their World Domination Tour, Scherzinger told the press that she planned to work with Lady Gaga and A.R. Rahman. One single from the album, 'Watcha Think About That', featured Missy Elliott.

Their single 'Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny)' was featured on the soundtrack to Danny Boyle's Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire.

In January 2010, it was reported that Nicole Scherzinger was working on a second album of solo material, working with the likes of Ne-Yo and Jay Sean. Later that year, Nicole Scherzinger took part in and won the TV reality contest, Dancing with the Stars. Other celebrities in the series included Pamela Anderson, Shannen Doherty, Buzz Aldrin and Aiden Turner.

In July, 2010, Nicole Scherzinger attended the Manchester auditions of the UK talent contest, X Factor as a guest judge with Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh, whilst Dannii Minogue was on maternity leave.

Nicole Scherzinger: Personal Life

Having previously dated the actor Talan Torriero, Nicole Scherzinger is now dating Lewis Hamilton, the former Formula One world champion driver.

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9th July 2014 -

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7th July 2014 -

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Nicole Scherzinger became globally known for being the lead singer of The Pussycat Dolls, but as she was still only in her 20s, dealing with fame was a very difficult issue.In fact, the more success...

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2nd July 2014 -

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29th May 2014 -

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Kodaline and Harry Styles write 'unrequited love' song

7th April 2014 -

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Kodaline and Harry Styles have written a song about ''unrequited love''.The Irish rock band have teamed up with the One Direction hunk for a secret romantic song, but they admit they don't know whether it...

Mariah Carey wants Nick Cannon to keep sex list private

3rd April 2014 -

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Mariah Carey wants Nick Cannon to keep his ''whorish'' past to himself.The 'Hero' hitmaker has expressed concern to her husband of six years after he shamelessly discussed his previous sexual partners, which include Kim Kardashian,...

Mariah Carey made Nick Cannon 'wait'

28th March 2014 -

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Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon didn't sleep together until their wedding night.The 'Hero' singer - who have two-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe together - made her spouse ''wait'' to consummate their relationship until they tied...

Nicole Scherzinger getting to know Lewis Hamilton again

17th March 2014 -

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Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton are getting to know each other again.The 35-year-old singer and the 29-year-old Formula One star have been dating on and off since 2006 and although they appeared to have split...

Ashley Roberts confirms Pussycat Dolls reunion

13th March 2014 -

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Ashley Roberts says The Pussycat Dolls will be getting back together. The 32-year-old star and her former group mates have all gone their separate ways since splitting in 2010, but she claims they will ''definitely''...

Nicole Scherzinger Quits X Factor, Though Is Cheryl Cole The Perfect Replacement?

13th February 2014 -

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Nicole Scherzinger announced that she would not be returning to the panel of The X Factor this year, amid Simon Cowell churning up the rumour mill that a Cheryl Cole X Factor return may be...

Nicole Scherzinger teams up with Missguided

14th January 2014 -

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Nicole Scherzinger has created a clothing collection for Missguided.The 'X Factor' UK judge has turned her hand to fashion design for the very first time by creating a 30-piece line featuring a mix of sexy...

Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton holiday in Aspen

2nd January 2014 -

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Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton have jetted off on a New Year's holiday together.The on/off couple, who started dating in 2007 after meeting at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Berlin, have fuelled speculation their...

Nicole Scherzinger Has Paparazzi Falling For Her (Literally) At Shaka Zulu

19th December 2013 -

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Paparazzi are falling head over heels for 'The X Factor' judge Nicole Scherzinger as they stumble over trying to snap the star as she arrives at Shaka Zulu nightclub in London with her entourage.As a...

Lewis Hamilton buys engagement ring for Nicole Scherzinger

5th December 2013 -

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Lewis Hamilton has reportedly bought an engagement ring for Nicole Scherzinger. The couple, who ended their five-year on/off romance in June, have secretly reconciled and Lewis plans to pop the question in 2014, as he...

Justin Bieber Is Bing's Most Searched For Person In UK, Beating Royalty

3rd December 2013 -

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Pop star Justin Bieber has been named as the most searched for individual this year on Microsoft's Bing search service. The 'Baby' singer beat an otherwise entirely female top ten to become the celebrity the...

Cheryl Cole Wins Multi-Million Dollar Pay-Out For 'The X Factor' Axe

29th November 2013 -

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One-time The X Factor judge Cheryl Cole has been handed a hefty sum by producers of the show as compensation for her speedy dismissal from the series early in its first season. The Girls Aloud...

Eva Longoria credits sister for philanthropy

26th November 2013 -

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Eva Longoria credits her ''developmentally disabled'' sister for her philanthropic ways.The 'Desperate Housewives' actress - who is the chair of the Global Gift Foundation - is incredibly passionate about helping others, however, she says charity...

Nicole Scherzinger is a 'tomboy'

16th November 2013 -

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Nicole Scherzinger sleeps with her make-up on.The former Pussycat Doll has revealed her ''secret'' to looking fresh, and insisted as a self-confessed ''tomboy'' she takes more care with what she drinks than what she uses...

Nicole Scherzinger's X-Factor Future In Doubt, Though Girls Look Strong

14th October 2013 -

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The future of Nicole Scherzinger as a judge and mentor on The X Factor looks in doubt after reports circulated that she is ready to begin focusing on her music career again. Scherzinger's agent was...

Nicole Scherzinger's Boys From Last Year's X-Factor Fully Support Her 'Scherzy Girls'

10th October 2013 -

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Nicole Scherzinger is the mentor for the girl's category in this year's (2013) X-Factor competition.The judge recently revealed that James Arthur and the rest of last year's X-Factor boys are fully supporting her "Scherzy girls".The...

Has Tamera Foster, 16, Already Won The X-Factor?

7th October 2013 -

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Tamera Foster, 16, who made it into Nicole Scherzinger’s final three during Sunday’s X-Factor judges houses episode, is the hot favorite to win the show.Foster, from Gravesend, Kent, is the 5/2 frontrunner to win the...

New Gary Barlow Solo Album Due November After 14 Years

18th September 2013 -

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Gary Barlow has announced that he's nearly ready to drop his first solo effort in 14 years this November. Bar the Queen's Diamond Jubilee album, Sing, that he released with the Military Wives and the...

Not Everyone Is Convinced That Kylie Minogue Will Be A Successful Judge On 'The Voice'

13th September 2013 -

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Kylie Minogue remains one of the biggest names in pop music today, with a back catalogue that most modern day pop starlets could only dream of for their future output. With this in mind, her...

Nicole Scherzinger & Lewis Hamilton Back On Track With Their Relationship?

12th August 2013 -

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Nicole Scherzinger may be getting back together with her ex-boyfriend Lewis Hamilton, as the Brit-driving star apparently visited her Los Angeles home this weekend for peace talks. The Pussycat Dolls' lead inspiration and the Formula...

Louis Walsh "Happy" To Leave 'The X Factor' To Manage Again

7th August 2013 -

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Louis Walsh has confirmed he will be leaving The X Factor after this season and that he is "happy" with his decision to leave the ever-popular reality series behind him.Louis Walsh at The X Factor...

Louis Walsh Will Bow Out Of 'The X Factor' In 2014, After 10 Years

6th August 2013 -

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Louis Walsh has confirmed that he will quit ITV's singing telent contest, The X Factor, after this next series. The upcoming programmes, currently in auditions, will mark the 10th and final session for the 61...

One Direction Featured In New Documentary, 'Going Our Way' [Clips]

6th August 2013 -

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Prepare your most piercing squeals, One Direction fans! For your favourite boyband have only gone and bestowed the world with a brand new documentary that will give an insight into the fascinating lives of our...

One Direction: Going Our Way

5th August 2013 -

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2nd August 2013 -

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Singer Miley Cyrus and her actor Liam Hemsworth have reportedly been engaged since 2012 but amidst a storm of on/off rumours, it's hard to tell whether they're still sweet on one another or not. Judging...

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