August 10, 2011

X Factor ‘Reality Queen’ Nicole Scherzinger For Marie Claire Magazine September 2011

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Nicole Scherzinger is in the September edition of Marie Claire magazine. The issue contains a great new photospread as well as a new interview where she dishes on her new music and her new role on the X Factor. Nicole says the X Factor is like a “rollercoaster ride”. More below…

Not that this moment hasn’t been hard-won. Back before sleep was so tough to come by, it was her parents’ work ethic — her dad was a welder, her mom an office worker — and a worn-out Whitney Houston cassette tape that inspired what Cowell calls her ruthless ambition. “I definitely have the eye of the tiger,” says Scherzinger, 33. “I’ve fought my way to where I am and will continue to do so. I’m a hard worker — I get it from my family. We only know work. Nothing was handed to us. When I believe in something, I go after it. It’s very hard to tell me ‘no.'”

It’s not a word she hears often. Born in Hawaii (check out those hula moves in her “Right There” video with 50 Cent) and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Scherzinger went to a performing arts school, competed in state-fair talent shows, and climbed into a lion mascot suit at Kentucky Kingdom, a theme park. “It was disgusting — so hot! — and the smell,” she laughs. “You couldn’t get enough Febreeze.”

Scherzinger is a reality-show veteran: She won Popstars at age 23 — which landed her a spot in the girl group Eden’s Crush — and, most recently, carted home the 2010 trophy on Dancing With the Stars.

But it was last spring that the sticky-sweet Scherzinger pulled off a career-making coup: replacing British judge Cheryl Cole on the American edition of The X Factor. Whatever tensions there may have been on set (Cole was mysteriously dumped — no one’s talking) seem to have departed with Cole, as Scherzinger reveals that fellow judges Cowell, Paula Abdul, and L.A. Reid all share a dressing room backstage. “Simon calls it the judges’ lounge — everything’s open — so we all goof around, eat, and get ready in the same place.” It’s a dream come true for Scherzinger, who used to sleep in an Abdul nightshirt. “I’m the luckiest person to get a front-row ticket to the Simon and Paula show,” she says of the bizarre pairing. “This whole thing has felt like a roller-coaster ride.”

For more, go to MarieClaire.com and be sure to pick up the new issue of Marie Claire which hits news stands on August 16th.

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August 3, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger Premieres New “Wet” Video

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Today on MSN, Nicole Scherzinger premiered her new video for “Wet”. According to the link, the new video was shot in a single day to accommodate Nicole’s schedule as a new judge on the X Factor. “Wet” will be the fourth single taken from her new album “Killer Love”. The single for “Wet” will be released August 28th. Really catchy dance number and a beautiful video. Check it out!

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July 20, 2011

Nicole Scherzinger On New Album, Her Relationship, and her Fellow X Factor Judges (Video)

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Below is a new Hollyscoop TV interview with Nicole Scherzinger. In the new interview. Nicole talks about her new “Killer Love” album. She says it’s an empowering album about “heartbreak”, love, and losing yourself to love. Nicole is also asked if she has “marriage” on her mind (with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton). Right now she says she only has “work” on her mind, but, she’s really happy with her relationship. She then addresses questions on her fellow X factor judges. She calls them “amazing”, “unbelievable”, and L.A. is “a force to be reckoned with”. More below. Great interview!

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