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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.
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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
The former Pussycat Doll is said to have locked herself in the toilet to make the call.
Nicole Scherzinger reportedly sent airline crew into a panic when she made an emergency phone call before her plane took off, according to The Sun. The newspaper reports that staff had to bang on the toilet door after the former Pussycat Doll locked herself in to make the call.
Nicole Scherzinger reportedly panicked airline crew by making a last minute call.
Scherzinger was travelling on the plane as a VIP and all of the passengers in the same area could reportedly hear the ‘animated’ exchange. The 37-year-old is said to have emerged just moments before the flight took off from Los Angeles on the Virgin airlines plane.
Nicole Scherzinger announced her intention to leave The X Factor, while Simon Cowell's return to the panel may bring about the return of Cheryl Cole.
Nicole has announced she will quit The X Factor to focus on her music
Nicole, who has been a judge on the UK (and original) version of The X Factor panel since 2011, claims she is leaving the show to focus on her music career. Nicole began her career with the group The Pussycat Dolls before releasing her solo album, 'Killer Love', in 2011. The 'Poison' singer has not released new music in around three years now and we can only imagine that she’s itching to get back into the recording studio.
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.
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
Bing reveals its almost entirely female top ten list.
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 United Kingdom is apparently most interested in.
Justin Bieber Is This Year's Most Searched Celeb On Twitter.
2013 will be quite possibly be seen as the year when the once-angelic pop singer went off the rails with a serious of unsavoury incidents garnering the 20 year-old star a great deal of media attention.
Continue reading: Justin Bieber Is Bing's Most Searched For Person In UK, Beating Royalty
Nicole Scherzinger could be leaving The X Factor, or is she simply angling for a new deal?
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 probably delighted to tie up a guest judging deal with the ITV singing show in 2010 though she's since outgrown the show and is now considered the most popular member of the panel.
Nicole Scherzinger Is Said To Be Leaving The X-Factor After The Current Series
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger's X-Factor Future In Doubt, Though Girls Look Strong
Nicole Scherzinger reveals her girls in this year's competition have got the full support of her boys from last year's X-Factor.
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 former Pussycat Doll appeared on ITV's Lorraine and said, "All of the Scherzy boys are supporting my Scherzy girls, they've all told me."
Is Tamera Foster a shoo-in for this year's show?
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 show though has already risked angering show bosses after hiring the services of a budding public relations man, Joshante Amihyia, who is also her boyfriend.
According to the Daily Star, Amihyia has been accompanying Foster to various commercial engagements, including photo-shoots not connected with The X-Factor. His Instagram and Facebook profiles appear to show him stepping out of chauffeur-driven sports cars, bragging about big-money business deals and posing with giant champagne bottles.
Continue reading: Has Tamera Foster, 16, Already Won The X-Factor?
The Take That singer/X Factor judge has stepped into the studio solo.
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 Commonwealth Band, November's will be his first, solo, full-length album since 1999's Twelve Months, Eleven Days.
Busy Bee Barlow Has A Surprise For His Fans.
The favourite Take That member of mums nationwide, Barlow made his name in the boyband through their 1990 formation to their 2005 reinvigoration. He has since acted as a judge on the UK singing talent contest The X Factor, alongside Sharon Osbourne, Nicole Scherzinger and Louis Walsh where he mentors a contestant category.
Continue reading: New Gary Barlow Solo Album Due November After 14 Years
In a move that could be the talent show coup of the year, Kylie Minogue has agreed a deal to be a judge on 'The Voice'
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 appointment as a judge on the upcoming season of the BBC's The Voice looks as though it could be the coup of the TV talent shows, however not everyone is convinced that she'll make a convincing judge on the show.
Kylie has been brought in to add some style to the talent show
Her credentials as a pop artist need no justifying, however her credentials as a presence on television will be seriously tested when she begins her new job sitting alongside Tom Jones, Will.i.am and whoever is brought in to replace the departing Danny O'Donoghue. She is my all means a much more popular entertainer compared to Jessie, and probably more so than some of the men that she is joining, but she enters the BBC series as an inexperienced TV presenter and may struggle to assert any kind of personality and endear herself to the audience. Either that, or she'll be a massive success and be loved by all.
The talent show judge has announced that the 10th series will be his last.
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 year-old entertainment manager.
Speaking to TV Times magazine, as reported by BBC Radio 1's Newsbeat, the Irishman said that he was "happy" to be finally stepping away from the show, having been its longest serving judge. "I'm happy this is going to be my last year. I've been judging X Factor for 10 years so I've done it all."
Louis Walsh Has Announced Plans To Exit The X Factor.
Continue reading: Louis Walsh Will Bow Out Of 'The X Factor' In 2014, After 10 Years
The band will be featured in a 1D documentary out in August.
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 heroes.
Going Our Way will delve deep into the lives of the five members - Harry, Zayn, Louis, Niall and Liam - to give a real fan insight into such enrapturing titbits as their formation, traits of the members, why they're so famous and how they're different to rival boyband, The Wanted.
1D: "Rocking" It.
Continue reading: One Direction Featured In New Documentary, 'Going Our Way' [Clips]
Sharon Osbourne should join Gary Barlow, Louis Walsh and possible Nicole Scherzinger on the new panel.
Sharon Osbourne has agreed to return to the X-Factor to replace Tulisa Contostavlos in a £1.8 million deal. The reality star agreed terms in London this week and will jet in before the first audition in Glasgow on June 4, 2013. An official announcement is to be made imminently, though it is has been widely reported that Sharon has been in talks with ITV bosses for several months.
A source told The Sun, "Sharon's been through hell lately, so x factor was not front of mind. But she loves the show and missed it. Things with Ozzy have calmed down but they're a long way off being sorted." Simon Cowell has decided that Sharon is the right woman to revamp the show after it lost over three million viewers last time out. The music guru had also approached Oasis founder Noel Gallagher to join the judging panel - a request that he rejected.
Osbourne will earn £1.5 million in cash and £300,000 in first class flights between the UK and Los Angeles, with hotels, wardrobe and make-up costs also thrown in. She initially quit the panel in 2008 following a reported bust-up with Dannii Minogue. She will be joined by Gary Barlow (who is still thrashing out a new deal also worth £1.5 million) and Louis Walsh (who is presumably happy to accept anything). Nicole Scherzinger could return, though Mel B is reportedly on stand-by should the former Pussycat Doll decide to look for work elsewhere.
Continue reading: Sharon Osbourne Replaces Tulisa Contostavlos For A Cool £1.8 Million
Nicole now has a decision to make
If Lewis Hamilton’s got anything to do with it, his girlfriend, Nicole Scherzinger, won’t be making a return to The X-Factor as a judge. The F1 driver reckons their schedules will be too packed for them to spend any time together.
An insider divulged to the Sunday People newspaper: “Lewis has said to Nicole this is going to be an awful situation and perhaps she shouldn't do it. If he thought she had her heart set on returning he wouldn't say this, but he knows she isn't desperate to go back and thinks she would be happier if they were together.” They added: “Nicole is also worried she won't see much of Lewis so it is a big factor that will deeply affect her decision.” Problem is, Simon Cowell really wants the Pussycat Doll to return, and has put her in a brilliant position, financially. Well, he would do anyway. Another insider (where do they get these insiders?) told the Daily Star Sunday newspaper: “Nicole has Simon [Cowell] over a barrel. He's made it clear that his dream judging panel is Nicole, Sharon [Osbourne], Louis Walsh and Gary Barlow. Nicole feels she is in a great negotiating position because she was by far the most popular judge last year and Simon should be rewarding her for that."
So what’s she going to do? “There's a massive stand-off over her signing the contract - she wants Simon to pay her the extra million, putting her on £1.7 million. He really doesn't have a choice if he wants her to return to the show.” We reckon it’s only a matter of time before she signs that deal.
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Urged To Avoid X-Factor Return By Lewis Hamilton
Landmark deal offered for Sharon's return
Sharon Osbourne’s marriage may well be in trouble but that hasn’t stopped the sharp-tongued matriarch from marching ever onwards with her career. She may have left the X Factor UK judging panel back in 2007 but now, Mrs Osbourne is not only set to return to her old role, but she’s going to do it in record-breaking style, with a reported £2 million deal getting inked to secure the reprisal of her slot on the show.
If you’re wondering who’s seat she’s going to be snatching, Huffington Post have reported that it is in fact Nicole Scherzinger who is likely to be giving up her judging slot, whilst Tulisa looks likely to escape her reported axing. Reports suggest that Nicole is opting to focus on her career, leaving Tulisa to make amends for her apparent lack of commitment on last season’s shows, which seemed to lead to her future on X Factor being on shaky ground. Tulisa’s album wasn’t quite the success that quite the success that she will have hoped it to be so X Factor could well be a lifeline for her.
Meanwhile, Sharon Osbourne has been in the press recently for slightly less celebratory reasons, after it was revealed that her marriage to Black Sabbath rocker Ozzy Osbourne is on the rocks. Ozzy’s drink and drugs addictions have reared their ugly head again, though the couple are denying reports that they are getting divorced.
Continue reading: X-Factor Lures Sharon Osbourne Back With Staggering £2 Million Salary
Nicole Scherzinger appears to be committed to recording to promoting her new album, rather than signing on for another season of X Factor.
Nicole Scherzinger is giving X-Factor bosses a major headache ahead of the new series, which starts on ITV later this year. The American singer emerged as a hit member of the judging panel and mentored both finalists on the most recent series, though the ex-Pussycat Doll is releasing a new album in November on both sides of the Atlantic and will be required to be available for heavy promotion.
Overseen by Simon Cowell, X-Factor bosses have tabled a bid of around £1 million for Nicole to return to the show - according to The Sun - though she insists money is not a sticking point, which isn't hard to believe. She's already one of the most recognisable stars on the planet and, err, dates Lewis Hamilton. She told a pal: "I'm so torn right now. My heart wants me to come back and do the show as I had such a great time last year. But my album is coming out and I also need to focus on that. I don't think I can make it work. By trying to juggle the two, one or both will suffer," she told a pal.
Nicole pointed towards the intense criticism that Kelly Rowland received after missing some of the live shows during her tenure on the show, saying she didn't want to experience anything similar. It leaves Simon Cowell with work to do to reform his judging panel, with Gary Barlow the only member of the team thought to have signed on for another stint. ITV bosses are still unsure about the relevance of Louis Walsh, while a deal for Sharon Osbourne is yet to be done.
Continue reading: Nicole Scherzinger Reluctant For More X-Factor, As Simon Looks To Noel
Noel Gallagher's management have received a "name your price" offer from X-Factor bosses.
X-Factor producers have officially approached Noel Gallagher for the second time with an offer to become a judge on the ITV talent show. The former Oasis guitarist, 45, has been at the top of Simon Cowell's wish list for a number of years, though Noel's management company Ignition have received the biggest offer yet from the Syco Music mogul, thought to be, essentially, a blank cheque.
A source told The Sun last night, "Simon is determined to get Noel on board. He sees him as his natural replacement as the real alpha male on the panel. He thinks Noel would be ideal, with his music knowledge, straight-talking and rapier wit." Cowell made a seven-figure offer to the rocker last year, though was knocked back as Gallagher prepared to release his No.1 album. Though Noel has made no secret of his openness to offers should the money be right, it may be his young daughter who emerges as the key to discussions. The source added, "Noel's daughter Anais is a huge fan of One Direction and X Factor, so she'll be nagging him to say yes."
The guitarist appears to have the talents required to judge and mentor singing hopefuls. During an interview with Real Radio Yorkshire in 2011, Gallagher said, "I don't mind The X Factor.I've got an 11-year-old daughter; she's obsessed with it as all 11-year-old girls are. I was watching it on Saturday actually, and I managed to pick everybody they put through to the live finals." He also spoke of being approached by Cowell, "I know him and he was going 'we want you to be on it'" Noel said, "I was going 'you don't really want me on it - I won't put anyone through, and I can't have people round my house crying in the kitchen when I don't put them through because they'll frighten the cat."
Continue reading: X-Factor Bosses Tell Noel Gallagher To "Name His Price" For Judging Spot
Jahmene Douglas joined his former mentor Nicole Scherzinger in the studio for what looks suspiciously like an upcoming collaboration.
Nicole Scherzinger is back in the studio after a hiatus so long, most of us forgot her solo career had been a thing.
But that’s not all. A picture she tweeted today revealed that the X Factor judge is recording with none other than last year's finalist Jahmene Douglas. Well, it revealed that they were together in the studio at least, but that always means a collab is on the horizon, right? Scherzinger’s protégé finished second on the show last year, behind James Arthur, but it’s no surprise that she’s chosen him for a collaboration. Apparently the Whatever U Like singer has been keeping in touch with everyone from her group on the X Factor, in one way or another: “We don't speak every day but they seem to be trucking along really well. I'm happy for all my boys. They've all just got off the tour, and I know Jahmene is working on the music right now," she revealed for Digital Spy.
They've been tight ever since the show ended and now Jahmene and Nicole are working together as well.
Rihanna and Nicole Scherzinger can't please their mums
Mums. Today we celebrate them. But for some, this is a day of getting told off. Rihanna, for instance, whose mum isn’t a fan of her raunchy behaviour and dress sense has had it in the ear.
The 25-year-old told Elle magazine, "I’m not afraid of any person other than my mother, but I’m terrified of her. She called me two days ago and reeled me in about two pictures Melissa put up on Instagram , a sneak peek from a photo book she’s making about me. She went crazy on me. I was embarrassed. I felt like I got my ass whipped in front of my class at school. She humbled the f*** out of me." It’s not just Rihanna’s ma that gets annoyed with her daughter’s penchant for the scantily clad; Nicole Scherzinger has a similar issue with her mum. “I’m thirtysomething but 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.”
As a Mother's Day present, we thought we'd pick nice, fully clothed photos of Rihanna and Scherzinger
Continue reading: Mother’s Day For Rihanna – Getting Told Off For Dressing Down
Nicole Scherzinger, now promoting her latest single 'Boomerang', joined Capital FM for a chat in which it was revealed that the singer can do a nigh-on perfect impression of her US X Factor counterpart, Britney Spears.
Radio presenter Max, with some gentle persuasion, managed to convince the ex-Pussycat doll to sing 'Oops... I Did It Again' by Spears, who took over the world with the track back in 2000. The impression is actually pretty good.
In another radio interview, with Kiss FM, Scherzinger has even hinted at the possibility of getting back together with her old group, the Pussycat Dolls. "I love the girls, I miss them, I wish them the best. I don't see why it wouldn't be possible sometime in the future," she said. "But right now I'm really excited for all the hard work I put into my music to get that out."
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.
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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.
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