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Nicole Scherzinger Gives Natural Beauty A Whole New Meaning

Aug 9, 2011 02:00 PM

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She may work right next to American Idol alums Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul on The X Factor, but Nicole Scherzinger is striking out on her own in the September issue of Marie Claire ... and she looks gorgeous doing it!

In a far cry from her Pussycat Dolls days of corsets and leather, The X Factor judge opted for a natural, beach-friendly look for her new photo spread. Nicole may look demure, but she's still got those cat-like instincts when it comes to her career. She told the mag:

    "I definitely have the eye of the tiger. 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.'"

Have you heard her latest single "Right There"? Clearly no one is telling this gal what to do! In fact, there's only one place Nicole's taking a backseat - on The X Factor. But that's only because sometimes it's just fun to sit back and watch back her co-stars. "I'm the luckiest person to get a front-row ticket to the Simon and Paula show. This whole thing has felt like a roller-coaster ride," she told the mag.

See another pic of a stripped-down Nicole ... after the jump.




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Nicole Scherzinger Not Engaged To Boyfriend Lewis Hamilton

Jul 19, 2011 03:14 PM

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Is Nicole Scherzinger finally engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Formula 1 driver Lewis Hamilton?

Not so fast!

This whole confusing mix-up started when The Mail on Sunday printed an interview with Nicole's father, Alfonso Valiente, over the weekend. In it, the 52-year-old proud papa was quoted as saying:

    "You know about the proposal? Yes they are engaged. My future son-in-law is a really nice guy, really down-to-earth. My family all like him. The good spirit is there."

But Nicole took to Twitter (twice!) to shoot down her dad's words. On Sunday, Nicole wrote:

    "Lewis and I woke up this morning and read we were engaged! Sorry to disappoint u all but its not true:)"

Then on Monday, The X Factor judge reaffirmed it to make sure you really know that she's still not engaged to her boyfriend of four years. Seriously this time. Nicole Tweeted:

    "Hi all:) Just to reaffirm, Alfonso was misquoted... Lewis and I are not engaged. But thanks for the love and support!"

What did Lewis have to say about the supposed engagement? Find out after the jump.




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Nicole Scherzinger Is Sexy In Splitsville

Jul 6, 2011 10:00 AM

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Nicole Scherzinger is about to take the U.S. by storm as a judge on the American version of X Factor, and now she's sweeping the U.K., too!

The former Pussycat Doll is on the cover of the August issue of the U.K. edition of InStyle, and all we can say is, "Meow!" In the spread, Nicole does the splits vertically ... it's easy to see how the 33-year-old won Dancing With the Stars!

ScherzingerInStyleCover230.jpgJudge Scherzinger shows off her body in the black-and-white themed pics, which we can't see anyone giving less than a 10. She tells the mag of her flexible figure: "My physique definitely takes work. But I fluctuate. Sometimes, I'm in superhero mode and I'm all buff and lean, but at the moment I'm a little more relaxed."

As relaxed as you can be doing the splits while standing up!

Apparently it was during the interview with InStyle that Nicole got the call that she'd been promoted from host to judge on X Factor (replacing the U.K.'s own Cheryl Cole). Should make for an interesting read!

Nicole celebrated her birthday just last week. Read what prank fellow judge Simon Cowell pulled on her after the jump, and see more pics from the shoot in our gallery below!




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Kim And Nicole: Once Cheetahs, Always Cheetahs

Jun 28, 2011 04:40 PM

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And by cheetah .... we're talking about the animal print, of course!

Bride-to-be Kim Kardashian, 30, took designer Vera Wang wedding dress shopping in New York while wearing a cheetah-print jumper. Way to show off those curves!

Sexy X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger, who turns 33 Wednesday, also rocked the big-cat animal print with a flowing tiger print cover up by Elizabeth & James. The former Pussycat Dolls singer celebrated her birthday a little early at Marquee Dayclub at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

So who's the hotter kitty? Kim, or the Pussycat Doll? Both look animal-tastic to us! See Nicole taking a big bite of her birthday cake ... after the jump.




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Nicole Scherzinger Looks Hot At Cars 2 Premiere

Jun 20, 2011 01:35 PM

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X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger wow-ed in pink at the Cars 2 premiere in Hollywood Saturday! The Pussycat Doll signed autographs for fans with a smile, then had a more low-key day on Sunday with boyfriend Lewis Hamilton. The two had brunch at Bouchon restaurant in Beverly Hills.

Also at the premiere was Owen Wilson; check out all the pics in our gallery below!




Paula Abdul Strikes A Familiar Pose With X Factor's Past And Present Judges

Jun 9, 2011 02:15 PM

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Oh, Paula ... good thing you get along with everyone!

The newest X Factor judge, Nicole Scherzinger, posted the above photo of she and Ms. Abdul during production on Fox's reality show. The former Pussycat Doll also wrote, "After finishing my vry 1st day on the new job, every1 has bn amazing! Thanku NJ 4 welcoming me. I'm truly grateful & excited 2 B judging."

Ironically, just a month before, Paula was striking a similar pose with ousted X Factor judge Cheryl Cole. The "Straight Up" singer had posted the smiling photo with Ms. Cole on her Twitter account. What a difference a month makes!

Can we say ... awkward?!




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It's Official: Nicole Scherzinger Replaces Cheryl Cole On The X Factor

Jun 6, 2011 11:33 AM

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Fox confirmed Monday that Nicole Scherzinger, who was acting as co-host of the new, U.S. version of The X Factor will replace Cheryl Cole as a judge on the show.

Cole got the boot about 10 days ago; rumored reasons included that the British singer's accent, weight, chemistry with her fellow judges and lack of celebrity in America were all problems. Scherzinger will join judges Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul.

Reportedly, Cole will still get the $1.5 million she was owed under her contract with the show. The British songstress is supposedly so offended by the firing, she won't re-join the judging panel of the U.K. version of the show. The 27-year-old had sat on the panel since 2008, when she replaced Sharon Osbourne.

Fellow Brit Simon Cowell was trying to help Cole up her fame in the U.S. with The X Factor, which he executive produces, but reports say he was ultimately on board with the decision to let her go.




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America's New X Factor Judge Nicole Scherzinger Says Hello To Paris

Jun 2, 2011 06:00 AM

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We can see why Nicole Scherzinger beat out Cheryl Cole as America's newest X Factor judge -- who could get tired of that sexy face on prime time every night?

Looking like a sexy hippie chick straight out of the 1970's, we caught up with the gorgeous Pussycat Doll as she exited NRJ radio station after and interview in Paris on Wednesday.

Nicole has been hangin' in Paris all week to support her boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton, who competed in the Monaco Grand Prix, and she's also taken some time to bond with her many adoring French fans.

So many fans gathered outside the singer's hotel, she couldn't resist coming out and giving many of them a big hug! Nicole even tweeted: ‘My french fans R so wonderful! ThankU 4 all the luv & support, it means so much 2 me! Ur love is killer! Xoxo’

We can't wait to see Nicole work her magic on the X Factor this fall!




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