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The celebrities have teamed up with the War Child foundation.
Nicole Scherzinger, Jude Law and others band together for an emotional video for the charity War Child, telling the story of 17-year-old Syrian girl Fatima and her traumatic experiences at the hands of terrorists in her hometown. The promo is part of the new Enough Is Enough campaign.
Nicole Scherzinger gets involved with War Child charity video
Celebrities including actors Jude Law and Carey Mulligan, comedian Michael McIntyre, and musicians Sam Smith, James Bay, Marcus Mumford and Nicole Scherzinger recount the story of one teenager living in Syria who was forced to uproot with her family and move across the border in a new video for War Child UK.
Black Eyed Peas are working on a new project, which will be released this summer.
Black Eyed Peas are working on a new musical project featuring ''awesome tech''.
Frontman Will.i.am announced the group - also comprised of by apl.de.ap and Taboo - have been working with 50 creative people on the project, which he is refusing to label as an album.
The 41-year-old musician can't wait to share the new music with their fans and he says they will ''enter'' 2017 in a ''fresh'' way by addressing the changes in the music industry over the last five years, including the rise of streaming and the closing of record shops.
Continue reading: Black Eyed Peas Have 'awesome Tech' Project In The Works
Ed Sheeran has provided the winner’s single, ‘When Christmas Comes Around’.
Matt Terry has been crowned the winner of this year’s ‘x factor’.
The 23-year-old waiter, who was competed as part of Nicole Scherzinger's Boys' category, beat Finnish singer Saara Aalto, to claim the title on Sunday evening.
This year's ‘X Factor’ winner, Matt Terry
Continue reading: Matt Terry Crowned This Year's 'X Factor' Winner
In a clear echo of Frozen, this Disney animated adventure centres on a fiercely independent young woman who doesn't follow the rules, doesn't need a man and sings songs of empowerment. But this story is set in the lush South Pacific, with deep blue seas, verdant rainforests and fiery volcanoes. And that gives it a fresh blast of energy and culture that more than makes up for the lack of proper tension in the rather formulaic story.
On a remote island, Moana (voiced by Auli'i Carvalho) is the daughter of the pragmatic chief (Temuera Morrison) and his sensitive wife (Nicole Scherzinger). Feeling like the sea is beckoning her, Moana is always in trouble, because the islanders are terrified of the dangers in the ocean beyond the reef. But Moana's grandmother (Rachel House) encourages her to follow her yearnings, revealing that Moana is the promised one who will travel to find the exiled demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson) and return the Heart of Te Fiti to its rightful place, restoring life to the islands. Even though she feels inadequate, she heads off on her quest. And when she meets up with the arrogant Maui, she realises that this is going to be even harder than she thought.
Continue reading: Moana Review
People are skeptical after the jukebox's 'random' pick of Fright Night theme
Fans of the X Factor have been struggling with the show this year and a few people have been unable to believe it’s not a fix. However, one star of the show, Xtra Factor host, Rylan Clark-Neal has come out to defend the programme after the latest round of accusations.
Rylan Clark-Neal has defended The X Factor
Last week’s suggested scandal was the fact that the ‘random’ jukebox - which decides the theme of the next week’s show - conveniently landed on Fright Night.
Continue reading: Rylan Clark-Neal Has Come Out In Defence Of The X Factor Fix Claims
In the wake of the robbery on Kim Kardashian, Cowell revealed that he had taken extra precautions with security around 'The X Factor's live shows this weekend.
After weeks of auditions and Judges’ Houses, the live shows begin on Saturday night (October 8th), but the show’s head honcho admitted that recent events in the Kardashian world, coupled with fellow judge Nicole Scherzinger’s revelation that she had recently been harassed by a stalker, had led him to step up security around the show’s contestants and crew.
Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger both spoke about security fears after Kim Kardashian's robbery
38 year old Scherzinger was speaking to The Mirror about having put work ahead of her personal life.
‘The X Factor’ judge Nicole Scherzinger has expressed a tinge of regret over her pursuit of her career over her personal life.
The former Pussycat Dolls singer, 38, admitted in a new interview with The Mirror that she has consistently put work ahead of family, and occasionally feels that she has “missed out on life” as a result.
Scherzinger had previously dated British Formula One driver Lewis Hamilton, on and off, for several years before getting together with current boyfriend, 25 year old Bulgarian tennis pro Grigor Dimitrov. She spoke ahead of the Judges’ Houses round of ‘The X Factor’ about the current state of her love life.
The hopeful confused the judges with her unique audition on Sunday night’s show.
The most memorable contestant on Sunday night’s ‘X Factor’ auditions was undoubtably Sada Vidoo, a ‘living doll’ who gained four yeses from the judges for her rendition of ‘Love Is A Battlefield’. But while Sada may have been new to British TV viewers, it’s now be claimed that she is actually an established platinum-selling act from Denmark.
The X Factor (@TheXFactor) September 4, 2016
The ‘X Factor’ returned on Saturday night with old faces back on the judging panel, but it wasn't enough to bring in the viewers.
The ‘x factor’s’ return on Saturday night gave the ITV talent show its lowest ratings for a series opener in 10 years, despite the revamped judging panel. On Saturday night Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh all returned to the show as judges, alongside Simon Cowell, while Dermot O’Leary was back as host.
‘X Factor’ judge Simon Cowell
But the much hyped return of the fan-favourite judges didn't give the show the ratings boost it had hoped for. On Saturday night 6.8 million viewers tuned in, which was 800,000 down from last year's launch episode and the lowest numbers for a series opener since 2005.
Despite the drastic re-shuffle and re-formatting, 800,000 fewer people watched the first episode of 'The X Factor' than last year.
‘The X Factor’s return to the nation’s TV screens did not go as ITV bosses had planned, with overnight viewing figures for the singing contest’s first episode down to the show’s lowest ratings in more than ten years.
The return of ‘The X Factor’, with an almost entirely overhauled judging panel and presenting team, on Saturday night (August 27th) was viewed by an average 6.8 million people – representing a drop of 800,000 compared to the launch episode from 2015’s series.
It represented a 34% audience share, up against a feature-length 30th anniversary episode of ‘Casaulty’ on BBC1. This is also down on the 39% audience share from 2015.
Continue reading: 'The X Factor' Viewing Figures Down 800,000 On Last Year
Cowell and Osbourne were conspicuously absent from the central London launch event of 2016's 'X Factor' this week.
56 year old Simon and 63 year old Sharon were both no-shows at the central London hotel on Thursday night (August 25th), as the other two judges Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh were left to do press commitments.
Cowell is currently busy with the final stages of ‘America’s Got Talent’ and was obviously unavailable, but Osbourne’s excuse was ‘filming commitments’ – whatever that means.
Continue reading: Simon Cowell And Sharon Osbourne Miss 'The X Factor' Launch Event
The new series sees familiar faces back on the judging panel.
ITV have confirmed that the new series of ‘The X Factor’ will return on Saturday 27 August 2016 at 8pm and Sunday 28 August at 8pm. The new series sees the return of original judges Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh, as well as former judge Nicole Scherzinger, alongside Simon Cowell.
Judges Simon Cowell and Nicole Scherzinger
A short teaser for the series has also been released, giving a glimpse of some hopefuls as well as the judges’ reactions, set to Girls Aloud’s ‘Something Kinda Ooh’. The show will be hoping to return to form this series after suffering low ratings last year.
Continue reading: 'The X Factor' Confirms Return Date: What We Know So Far
The former Spice Girl is standing in for Scherzinger temporarily because of a "diary clash".
Scherzinger has cited a “diary clash” that had been set up before she agreed to return to the panel of ‘The X Factor’ last month, and therefore she won’t be present at the London auditions on Friday (June 17th). Instead, the former Spice Girl – also previously a judge on the 2014 series of the reality show – will be taking her place for the day.
Mel B is to temporarily stand in for Nicole Scherzinger on 'The X Factor' auditions
Continue reading: Mel B Replacing Nicole Scherzinger On 'The X Factor' Auditions
Scherzinger, Osbourne and Louis Walsh have all returned to the talent show for the new series.
Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly set to pocket £125,000 more than fellow returning ‘x factor’ judge Sharon Osbourne. According to The Mirror the former Pussycat Doll will earn just over £1.8million for the new 'X Factor' series while Sharon will get £1.7million.
Nicole Scherzinger is reportedly being paid more than Sharon Osbourne for her ‘X Factor’ return.
Sources told the newspaper that the revelation will come as a shock to Sharon, as she was assured that she would be the highest-paid judge after head Simon Cowell. They added that Sharon had only decided to sign the contract once her demand was agreed.
The ‘X Factor’ judge described the tabloid story as ‘complete fiction’.
Nicole Scherzinger has taken to Twitter to deny that she had a ‘boozy’ fling with nightclub owner Joe Fournier, following her split from Lewis Hamilton. Fournier reportedly told The Sun that he had enjoyed a fling with the former Pussycat Doll last year when she holidayed on the Greek island of Mykonos, but Nicole has labelled the story ‘complete fiction’.
Nicole Scherzinger has slammed a nightclub owner for a tabloid kiss and tell story.
On Twitter Nicole wrote: 'It angers me that people create complete fiction in an attempt to secure a little attention, with zero respect or integrity.’ A spokesperson for the singer later told MailOnline: ‘This is a fictitious story created by someone with a vivid imagination. Nicole is appalled by these ridiculous lies.’
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Hits Out At Nightclub Owner Over Kiss And Tell Story
The three former judges will be back on the panel alongside Simon Cowell when the talent show returns later this year.
It was probably the worst kept secret in television, but this year’s ‘x factor’ judging panel has finally been confirmed with Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh all making a comeback. The three former judges will join Simon Cowell when the show returns later this year and he'll no doubt be hoping the familiar faces will bring back viewers after last series’ low ratings.
The former Pussycat Doll last sat on the judging panel in 2013.
Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly agreed a million-pound deal with Simon Cowell which will see her return to the ‘X Factor’ judging panel later this year. According to The Sun, Nicole’s return to the ITV talent show is now official and the new line-up will be announced next week.
Nicole Scherzinger has reportedly signed on as an ‘X Factor’ judge.
Nicole will be sitting alongside Simon Cowell and two other retuning judges from the past, Louis Walsh and Sharon Osbourne. A source told The Sun: “Simon thinks Nicole is a great asset to the show and is delighted he was able to sign her up, despite the commitments she previously had elsewhere.”
Scherzinger pulled out weeks before rehearsals were due to start
Leona Lewis has been signed up to the latest Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd-Webber’s Cats just weeks after Nicole Scherzinger reportedly pulled out to return to The X Factor judging panel. Her decision reportedly left Lord Lloyd-Webber "furious".
Leona Lewis is the new Grizabella on Broadway
Lewis has since tweeted that she is "thrilled" to be playing Grizabella in the show that is due to open in July.
Continue reading: Leona Lewis To Replace Nicole Scherzinger In Broadway's Cats
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.”
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.
The cast already includes Abigail Breslin and Debra Messing.
Nicole Scherzinger has been cast in ABC’s upcoming television remake of Dirty Dancing. Scherzinger will take the role of Penny, Johnny’s original dance partner, who was played by Cynthia Rhodes on the big screen nearly three decades ago.
Nicole Scherzinger has been cast in ABC’s remake of Dirty Dancing.
News of her casting was confirmed by Scherzinger herself, who tweeted: ‘So excited to join the cast of @ABCNetwork #DirtyDancing remake! Can't wait for you all to see it! #dirtydancing !!! I'm so excited!!! Lol! I'm coming for ya! #imcomingforyou.’
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Cast As Penny In 'Dirty Dancing' Television Remake
Nicole Scherzinger - Nicole Scherzinger wrapped up warm in a black faux fur lined coat, leaves Tonteria. As she headed for her car, she had to negotiate vomit on the pavement - London, United Kingdom - Monday 16th December 2013
Future not as clear as it seemed to be for the Pussycat Doll
Tough times for Nicole Scherzinger: she just doesn’t know if she wants to go back on X Factor or not - which means we all get bored while various sources wring their hands and talk about how tough the decision is for her. Oh look, here’s one now:
“Nicole just doesn't know if she can do both. It really is all or nothing for Nicole - she wants to be able to give 100% to whatever she signs up for” an insider told the MailOnline, continuing, “They've offered her a good deal but are still talking to her to work out if she can do both. She hasn't said no yet because she loves the UK - she got an amazing reaction from the public and she has set up her home here in London.”
Scherzinger was thought to be all but confirmed to be making a return for the new series, after impressing hugely as a judge on the last run-out. However, as this chat-happy source insists, it seems like things are far from clear. “The future's uncertain,” they said “and Nicole is concerned that it's a huge commitment to take both on. She's torn between the two and has to choose between one or the other - she loves both and she's in an impossible situation.” Please do it Nicole, we don’t want to write any more stories like this.
Continue reading: Is Nicole Scherzinger Leaving X Factor?
Nicole Scherzinger's mother would prefer her daughter kept her clothes on
Nicole Scherzinger has a penchant for being scantily clad. She certainly likes to flaunt her body, much to (some) of her fans’ delight. But there is someone who would prefer her to keep her clothes on; her deeply religious mother, Rosemary Elikolani.
"I'm thirtysomething and she still calls me and scolds me. She says, 'I always tell you to not compromise yourself, Nicole'. She sees me as the highest daughter. She's very spiritual. She keeps me grounded she's my rock,” explains the Pussycat Doll. "The better part of me is my mother. I'm sure she's going to scold me for wearing a top that showed my bra while coming out of a restaurant in London the other day." The video for 'Hush Hush' sees Nicole getting out of a bath naked. She admitted: "When my video 'Hush Hush' came out, I was in the bathtub and she was like, 'You don't have to do that!' She's such a mum and I love her for that. She keeps me on the straight and narrow. She follows my career - that damn Google! I think my videos are art, but she has a different opinion!"
Perhaps this is the kind of thing Nicole's mum would prefer to see
Continue reading: Perhaps For Mothers Day Nicole Scherzinger Will Wear Some More Clothes
James Arthur showed off his latest tattoo while out and about in London this week. The X Factor winner, who had a number one hit with a cover of Shontelle's Impossible, revealed the tattoo while partying with The Xtra Factor host Caroline at London's exclusive Groucho Club, reports Capital FM.
James - a big fan of body art - has King Arthur tattooed on his hand. Speaking about his latest inking, the Middlesbrough singer said, "[It's] King Arthur look! Yeah, well it's more like I was a pauper and now I'm fulfilling my purpose so I feel like a king." He also has the words "love" and "hate" tattooed on his knuckles. Though James seemed to be having a whale of a time with friend Caroline, the night didn't end too successfully. The 24-year-old headed to a local shop to pick up some cigarettes before making his way home, only to find he had forgotten his keys! The singer was eventually helped out by passing police officers, who came to the rescue.
Though Arthur has made no secret of his love for the opposite sex, it seems there's only one woman for him. Tweeting on Thursday (January 24, 2012), he said, "Any time I catch a glimpse of my video for impossible i always really miss @NicoleScherzy best mentor/women I've ever met #LOVE."
Continue reading: The Man Who Would Be King: James Arthur Shows Off New Tattoo
It appears as though Lewis Hamilton is pursuing a career in music to add to his impressive achievements as a Formula One driver. Whether his musical talents will match his on the track, though, is yet to be seen.
"He's working on some music and I'm working on my music. We can harmonise as one," confirmed Nicol Scherzinger - girlfriend of Hamilton and X-Factor judge seems very proud of her beau for entering into a different field. Her field. She's become somewhat famous for her wacky outbursts as well her pop exploits in recent years. The 34-year-old declared: "I'm a nutcase is what I am. And then shamazing was born. And it's in the dictionary. We've got to get it in the dictionary. And then we took it up a level and gave them "shamazeballs"."
In a further mishmash of, well, something, she told Capital FM's Dave Berry and Lisa Snowdon: "Last night I was disappointed when he didn't win at the National Television Awards but I was quite amused when I walked up to the stand to present and I swear to you, I looked at Dermot and the mics, they were two balls put together and I was like are you guys punking me right now? I was like 'there he goes, speaking between the balls. Do what you do best Derm, do what you do best.'"
As tall as he draws his posture, there's no way Tom Cruise is anywhere near the height of six foot two that the eponymous character he plays in Jack Reacher is in the original book written by Lee Child. Yet it's Cruise who was given the role for the forthcoming film adaptation and, to be fair to him, he took it with the blessing of Child. Both were in attendance for the film's premiere in London last night (December 10) alongside the rest of the cast including Rosamund Pike and Robert Duvall, whilst director Christopher McQuarrie also put an appearance in.
In potentially worrying news for Nicole Scherzinger, Cheryl Cole has flown to Los Angeles for showdown talks with Simon Cowell about returning to x factor. The show has been blighted by poor viewing figures, poor acts and a pretty appalling judging panel this year and Cowell is ready to bring back the Girls Aloud star.
It's thought that either Cowell himself or Cole must return to the judging panel for the show to regain any sort of credibility. Gary Barlow hasn't made the grade as head judge, while Nicole Scherzinger doesn't appear to be gelling with the British public. Louis Walsh is never going to leave, so there's little point in even speculating. Anyway, it's likely that either Nicole or Gary will leave at the end of the current season, paving the way for Cheryl to get back into the hot seat. The Geordie singer arrived at Simon Cowell's Los Angeles mansion at 8pm on Wednesday (November 28, 2012) and stayed for three-and-a-half hours, according to the Daily Mirror. It is thought the two were discussing Cheryl's return to X Factor, which Cowell sees as a way of reinvigorating the ailing show. The meeting comes 18 months after he sensationally sacked Cheryl from the US version of the singing show after just a couple of weeks of auditions.
In his recent biography, Cowell he admitted falling for Cole during their time working together. The music mogul, 52, told friends he was "mesmerised" by Cheryl, adding, "I would have liked an affair with her. I felt like a mouse being played with by a beautiful cat." Bit weird.
Continue reading: Cheryl Cole Answers Simon Cowell's SOS For X-Factor Return
Was Derek Hough's dance with Shawn Johnson in Tuesday night's "Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars" finale his last one? A video posted before said dance has hinted, rather heavily we might add, that it is.
Derek Hough said that winning the "All-Star" season would have been a "perfect ending," MSN's The Clicker reported. "I can't say right now," he told TODAY on the post-show press line last night. "I was shocked at how I reacted and was sort of overwhelmed. I could barely speak to be honest. All the memories of the show, the people I've met and how amazing this family is (overwhelmed me.) I couldn't describe the feeling," he added. But what will he do you might ask, well, in the more cryptic part of his little speech, he shed very little light on that. "There is so much more I want to do," he said. "It's just about (finding) the next chapter." And perhaps even more cryptically, he said,"I will always want to be a part of the show in some way." Hmm.
Hough seems to have reached a point where he's achieved everything he can on the show, where he is currently a three-time champion with Brook Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, and Jennifer Grey. He can sing, dance and act, so we're pretty sure whatever he does, he'll be a hit.
On Saturday's show, Nicole Scherzinger seemed distinctly less upbeat than normal, she spoke through tears after District 3's performance of Eric Clapton's 'Tears in Heaven', saying that the song had particular significance for her on that day. The resonance and importance of her tears we've only learned today, as it has now been reported that Nicole lost her grandmother on Saturday morning.
The Mirror reported yesterday that the pair were jetting off for a romantic break, having not been able to spend much time together recently, however, in light of today's revelation it has become apparent that she is in fact returning home for far less joyful purposes. It is thought that her commitments to the X Factor will bring her back either tomorrow (Nov 14th 2012) or Thursday which may mean she'll miss her grandmother's funeral. Boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton who went with her over the the US, will probably stay state-side as he has an F1 race in Texas on Saturday.
While the Mirror questions whether Scherzinger will miss the X Factor for her grandmother's funeral, our concern is far more for the family. Although the X Factor judge obviously has commitments to her three contestants still left in the competition, Jahmene, James Arthur and Rylan Clark, it will be more than understandable if she can't make it back. We at Contact Music wish all the best for the Nicole and all her family, and send our condolences.
X-Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger turned up at the launch of 4G from EE at the London Battersea Powerstation to help promote the new, faster connection, wearing a dress that reflected the technological theme of the time: The world's first 'Twitter dress'.
The 'Twitter Dress' was full thousands of tiny LED lights that responded to tweets sent in, lighting up according to the use of the hashtag #tweetthedress. The dress was from the creative minds at Cute Circuit who are at the forefront of interactive and technology fuelled fashion, with other celebrity clientele including Katy Perry and U2, reports the Daily Mail. Speaking to the Telegraph, creative director of Cute Circuit Francesca Rosella said: "EE approached us and said they wanted to do something spectacular with Nicole Scherzinger... Nicole really knows what she likes, and she's so beautiful. She had lots of input in the design of the gown, and we kept bouncing ideas back and forth."
Scherzinger also performed one of her Pussy Cat Doll songs as well as her latest single at the event, which was full of British celebrities, including James Nesbitt, Louis Spence and a whole host of reality TV stars from TOWIE and Made in Chelsea.
Nicole Scherzinger has been dating F1 driver Lewis Hamilton for four years and recently she has spoken about how difficult it is to conduct a well-working long-distance relationship. In fact, she said to the Sun that she "wouldn't wish it on anyone."
However, despite the difficulties and hardships that are inevitable in the kind of relationship they have, Scherzinger believes that she and Hamilton have a strong relationship based on trust. This was really put to the test recently when photos of the X-Factor judge getting a little too close for comfort to Rihanna's ex, Chris Brown. She confounded the rumours, "You are always going to have people saying something or having a picture." She said, "But it is complete dross if you and your partner know what the truth is. Chris Brown and I are definitely just mates - I have known him since he was younger than 16." And in the Metro she is reported talking about press in general; 'It's a part of it, you know, and you just got to pay no time to it. The press does not define you, you know who you are deep inside."
Using words such as 'mate' she seems to have forgotten who she is deep down inside, opting for British terminology rather than American. However this is probably all due to Hamilton's family who have embraced her wholly and integrated her into London life. As reported, "Lewis has helped her settle in London by introducing her to his pals, adding that his family has also been a huge help."
According to Perez Hilton, the feud stretches back to last Sunday’s show (October 7, 2012) Walsh, who was seemingly gunning for contestant Carolynne Poole to progress to the next round, was instructed by the show’s producer Richard Holloway (who is said to be best friends with Simon Cowell) to vote in a particular way that would ultimately lead to Poole being eliminated from the show. Now Gary, who is head judge on the show, is not a happy bunny at all and after a spat with Louis, the former Take That star is now threatening to leave the show amidst the controversy.
Gary, who immediately stormed off the set after the result was announced, is said to have had a meeting with the show’s execs afterwards to give his ultimatum: no more faking, otherwise he is leaving.
Gary isn’t the only one to clock on to the unusual voting habits either, as an estimated 1,000 people called into the show and an independent media watchdog to complain about how the show was being run.
Continue reading: Has Gary Barlow Threatened To Quit X Factor?
Yeah, we thought this might happen. No sooner had Nicole Scherzinger declared she sang "95%" of the Pussycat Dolls' material, than her former band-mates were slamming her as a limelight hogging good-for-nothing!
As we reported last week, Nicole - now a judge on The X Factor UK - claimed she sang the majority of the girl group's material, letting the rest of the band listen and learn the tracks once they were complete. However, former band-mate Kaya Jones is the first of the hugely successful performers to deny the story, telling TMZ.com, "there was a lot more going on behind the scenes," and adding, "Nicole was always someone who wanted to be in the spotlight and would do pretty much anything to get it.To call the other girls in the Pussycat Dolls "window dressings" is a bit farfetched ... every girl in the group was talented." Though nobody was under any illusions that vocal duties were dished out evenly amongst the group, the extent of Nicole's apparent role was certainly eyebrow raising. Scherzinger had revealed, "I love those girls. They're like my sisters. But people don't even know the whole story. They have no idea. I was in the centre because I was singing." The girls producer Ron Fair has backed up Nicole's version of events - according to the Daily Mail - though Kaya refutes the remarks.
As of 2011, the group had sold 15 million albums and 37 million singles worldwide, making them one of the best-selling girl groups of all time.
The X Factor has - once again - found itself at the centre of a 'fixing' scandal after a producer on the show was spotted crouching beside judge Louis Walsh, appearing to relay information ahead of the evening's tense judges' vote.
Country singer Carolynne Pool and the flamboyant, if heavily criticised Rylan Clark, had found themselves in the bottom two on Sunday (Oct 7), forcing them to sing for survival. Yorkshire-born Carolynne offered a reasonably pleasant rendition of Faith Hill's 'There You'll Be', though the talking-point of the performance came when cameras panned over the judging desk where a producer was seen whispering to Louis Walsh. Afterwards, the Irish-manager appeared give Carolynne his vote, though when asked to clarify his decision by host Dermot O'Leary he opted to save Rylan and therefore take the vote to deadlock, where the female singer lost out.
Head judge Gary Barlow appeared so disgusted by the result that he walked of the set, while speculation began to flare online that the plan was always to have Rylan advance to next week's show. Speaking on Radio Aire Breakfast with Rich and Naomi this week, Carolynne said she had noticed the conversation whilst singing, ".it was a bit off putting to be honest..." she added.
Continue reading: Who Is The Mystery X-Factor Producer At Centre Of Fix Storm?
In an exclusive video on the Us Weekly website from the upcoming VH1 show 'Behind the Music', Nicole reveals that she was the only one who actually sang in the band and that the other Pussycat Dolls were the last to even hear the final studio efforts. "I love those girls, they're like my sisters, but people don't even know the story", she began. "They have no idea. I was in the centre because I was singing. I was the one singing." The band has previously been slated for placing too much emphasis on Nicole, with Margeaux Watson of Entertainment Weekly calling them 'a brand, not a band', and now we know why.
"I'll never forget I finished the album 'PCD' and [record producer] Ron [Fair] and I brought the girls into the studio and we played it for them, and it was the first time they'd ever heard the music", she confessed. "Do you understand what I'm saying? We played the album for the Pussycat Dolls. It was the first time they'd ever heard the songs. I probably did 95% of the album on my own."
Chris Brown and Nicole Scherzinger both delighted and confused the crowd at the Supperclub hotspot in Hollywood this week by firstly showing up in the first place and then appearing to get a little too close to each other. Star-struck revellers who noticed the pair were quickly asking the same questions: “Wait a minute, isn’t she with Lewis Hamilton,” and “Isn’t HE with Karrueche Tran?”
Grainy photographs from the evening appear to suggest Brown leaned in for a kiss from Nicole, though a representative for the Pussycat Doll told TMZ.com that the pair are simply “old friends” who were getting close because the music in the nightclub was too loud. “There is absolutely no truth to the ridiculous story regarding Nicole and Chris Brown. The photos that have surfaced are old friends who were trying to talk at a very loud club. I guarantee there will be no photos of them kissing,” the spokesperson said. Hmm, ok, but we can’t imagine Lewis is too happy with the cosy evening, or Karrueche, or even Rihanna for that matter! The Bajan pop star has been rumored to be considering a reunion with Brown, who was convicted of assaulting her before the Grammys in 2009. He is currently on probation, though received a good luck message from his ex-girlfriend on Twitter this week.
Brown and Scherzinger were part of the hosting line-up for the Black Pyramid Party in Los Angeles on Tuesday night (September 25, 2012).
Nicole Scherzinger insists she did not kiss Chris Brown in a Hollywood nightclub. Some grainy photos of the pair have made their way online and Chris certainly seems to have Nicole in an uncompromising position – but you can’t say for certain from the photographs, whether the two of them were smooching or not. The X Factor judge Nicole has insisted that she was just chatting to Chris Brown at Hollywood’s Supperclub and that they’d had to get close so that they could hear each other talk.
The former singer for the Pussycat Dolls is adamant that her relationship with Brown is purely platonic. She and Chris were both in attendance at the club as part of a “star-studded line-up hosting the Black Pyramid Party,” on Tuesday night (September 25, 2012) according to the Press Association. Her rep told the press “There is absolutely no truth to the ridiculous story regarding Nicole and Chris Brown. The photos that have surfaced are old friends who were trying to talk at a very loud club. I guarantee there will be no photos of them kissing.”
This will be a relief to Rihanna of course, who is thought to be rekindling her romance with the R&B singer. On Monday, she even tweeted a message of support to him as he appeared in court to answer the case of a failed drug test which he was asked to take as part of his probation terms. The probation, ironically, relates to his 2009 assault on Rihanna, for which he was convicted.
Agents K and J work for the Men In Black, an organisation specialising in hunting down aliens. Agent J used to be known as James Darrell Edwards III and was recruited by Agent K, after the latter observed the former hunting down an alien in disguise while working for the NYPD.
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