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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.
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.
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.
Personal Life: Having previously dated the actor Talan Torriero, Nicole Scherzinger is now dating Lewis Hamilton, the former Formula One world champion driver.
The former Pussycat Doll left the Broadway production to judge on the next series of the ‘X Factor’.
Nicole Scherzinger has responded to Andrew Lloyd Webber’s furious comments after she pulled out of the Broadway production of Cats, in order to return to the ‘X Factor’. Webber accused the singer of making him look ‘like an absolute t**’ when she left the show, as he now has to find another actress to fill the role.
Nicole Scherzinger has responded to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
But speaking to RadioTimes.com, Scherzinger said: "I had every intention of doing Cats on Broadway but the contract was never finalised. I am incredibly blessed to be given so many amazing opportunities, including Cats, but unfortunately we weren’t able to make it work this time around.”
Nicole Scherzinger has pulled out the Broadway run of Cats to return to U.K. TV show The X Factor, according to Andrew Lloyd Webber.
The former Pussycat Doll starred as Grizabella in the 2014 London revival of Lloyd Webber's classic musical, and she was set to reprise the role when the show returned to Broadway for previews beginning on 14 July (16).
While rumours have been swirling that Nicole is set to return to The X Factor, on which she worked as a judge in 2012 and 2013, the famed composer/theatre producer has more or less confirmed the news by saying that he felt foolish when he learnt the singer was no longer going to be partaking in Cats.
"A week before we were going to go into rehearsal with Cats on Broadway, which luckily I'm not producing, she calls me and says she's decided she wants to do X Factor, having agreed everything," he told The Economist Radio. "I mean, she's crazy. But the American producers just took a view, they said, 'Well, fine, we'll get somebody else', because she's actually not very well known in America amazingly. She's much better known here...
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Ditches Cats Role For The X Factor
The singer has pulled out of the Broadway revival at the last minute.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has never been one to mince his words and when it comes to the Broadway arrangement of his musical 'Cats', he's no different. He's brazenly told the world that he's 'furious' with star Nicole Scherzinger for dropping out at the last minute so that she could return to 'The X Factor'.
Nicole Scherzinger not hitting Broadway for 'Cats'
It's a shame, but it's true; the former 'Pussycat Doll' is leaving the whiskers behind so that she can go back to the talent show alongside Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh. She was a popular asset to the West End run of the 'Cats' revival in 2015, where she played Grizabella the Glamour Cat, a role popularized originally by Elaine Paige.
Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly returning to U.K. talent show The X Factor as a judge.
The pop star previously appeared on the panel from 2012 to 2013, and now she's signed on to mentor a new batch of aspiring singers for the programme's 13th season, according to the Daily Mail.
"Nicole Scherzinger was a huge success when she was on the X Factor a few years ago and has long been part of the X Factor family," an insider tells the publication. "She provided fun and entertainment and a huge personality to the show. She is the definite favourite to get the seat next to Simon (Cowell)."
The X Factor boss is reportedly bringing back two other show veterans - Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne - who previously served on the panel with Nicole in 2013, however, talks with Sharon have apparently been put "on the back burner" as she tackles the fall-out from her recent marriage split.
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Returning To The X Factor
Jennifer Lopez has been bonding with Dirty Dancing remake stars Sarah Hyland and Nicole Scherzinger by busting a move in animal onesies.
The superstar's boyfriend, dancer/actor Casper Smart, has been cast as Billy Kostecki in the forthcoming TV revamp of the film classic, and Jennifer has been a frequent visitor to the set.
Casper shared snaps of their behind-the-scenes activities on social media earlier this week (begs02May16), revealing Modern Family star Sarah had gifted all of her castmates with her favourite loungewear in various animal patterns.
J.Lo also scored a bear onesie, and she and her man posed alongside Sarah, Nicole, Trevor Einhorn and others for a series of fun photos.
Continue reading: Jennifer Lopez Enjoys Dance Party On Dirty Dancing Set
Nicole Scherzinger has not split from her tennis star boyfriend Grigor Dimitrov, despite a report suggesting they had ended their relationship.
British newspaper The Sun reported the former Pussycat Doll had finished with the Bulgarian sportsman after their romance stalled.
However representatives of the singer tell Mailonline.com reports of a split are, "completely false".
The couple were first linked in November last year (15) and went public with their relationship in January (16) when Nicole attended the Australian Open tennis tournament.
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Split Reports 'Completely False'
Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly split from toyboy tennis player Grigor Dimitrov.
The 37-year-old singer was first linked to 24-year-old Grigor back in November (15), before the pair went public with their romance in January (16) at a tennis tournament in Australia.
However, while things were originally going well for the couple, it was former Pussycat Dolls star Nicole's desire to start a family that apparently caused things to end with her sportsman beau.
"Nicole is at a different stage in life to Grigor," a source told Britain's The Sun newspaper. "She really likes him but wants to settle down - something he’s not quite ready for.
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Splits From Grigor Dimitrov - Report
Pop star Nicole Scherzinger is set to join legendary tenor Andrea Bocelli onstage on his upcoming tour of the U.K. and Ireland.
The blind opera star recruited Nicole to help him cover Evita's Don't Cry For Me Argentina for his 2015 album Cinema, and now he has invited the former Pussycat Dolls singer to perform the song live.
She will grace the stage at Andrea's concert in Dublin, Ireland on 28 September (16), and again in London on 1 October (16), reports the Belfast Telegraph.
Gushing about his special guest, Andrea said, "She's got a beautiful voice and she's a very good looking girl as well."
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Joining Andrea Bocelli For Two U.k. Tour Dates
Actress Abigail Breslin fears she will "never be ready" for the famous Dirty Dancing 'lift' as she's the "most awkward person in the world".
The 19-year-old was cast as Baby in the upcoming TV adaptation of the classic 1980s movie in December (15), and rehearsals have begun, with the Little Miss Sunshine star diving straight into complex choreography, which she admits she's struggling with.
"For me, who's the most awkward person in the world, has never danced before, it's so crazy," she confessed to Entertainment Tonight. "I started with, yesterday, actually with Colt Prattes, who's playing Johnny, who's awesome and a professional dancer, and Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls... so I was so nervous."
Despite her lack of dance experience, Abigail will have to tackle the famous lift, which Patrick Swayze perfected with Jennifer Grey in the film, and to suggest the actress is a little daunted by the prospect of recreating the scene is an understatement.
Continue reading: Abigail Breslin: 'I'll Never Be Ready For Dirty Dancing Lift'
Ashley Roberts never suffered with bulimia, but did feel immense pressure to stay slim during her Pussycat Dolls days.
The American star made a name for herself in the all singing, all dancing band, which also propelled Nicole Scherzinger and Kimberly Wyatt to fame. Nicole has spoken openly about her battle with bulimia, while Kimberly also admits she tried to throw up to lose weight during her girl group days.
Luckily Ashley never went through the eating disorder, but understands why her colleagues did.
“Not necessarily bulimia but we were told that we needed to look like aliens, so there was definitely pressure,” she sighed to Britain’s Hello! magazine. “On the road, food is a comfort so sometimes I indulged then the next day thought, ‘Oh God, I’ve to work out,’ even though I’d done a 90-minute show in heels. I think I look better now than I did with the Dolls.”
Continue reading: Ashley Roberts' Pressure To Stay Thin During Pussycat Dolls Days
Nicole Scherzinger - New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2016 - Alice + Olivia by Stacey Bendet at The Gallery - Arrivals at Skylight at Clarkson Square, New York Fashion Week - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 16th February 2016
Nicole Scherzinger - 2016 MusiCares Person of the Year honoring Lionel Richie held at the Los Angeles Convention Center - Arrivals at Los Angeles Convention Center - Los Angeles, California, United States - Saturday 13th February 2016
Nicole Scherzinger - "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have" Grand Opening Night Red Carpet held at Planet Hollywood Hotel & Casino In Las Vegas, Nv On January 20, 2016 at Planet Hollywood - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Wednesday 20th January 2016
Date of birth
29th June, 1978
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