Sometimes Nicole Scherzinger makes me really laugh. Recently, the former Pussycat Dolls singer revealed to UK’s The Independent on Sunday that she sometimes wishes she was “more slutty” because she’d probably be more successful if she were. Ummm, does she not remember her PCD days? Love the girl group, but if that wasn’t the definition of slutty, I don’t know what is. Oh wait… I forgot about Girlicious ;)
Donning a ball gown and belting out a beloved musical track probably isn’t the best way to become sluttier, if that’s what she really wants. The 34-year-old singer performed “Don’t Cry For Me Argetina” as a tribute for prolific musical maestro Andrew Lloyd Webber. It’s so weird not seeing her doing pelvic thrusts or writhing around on the floor ;) On a side note: Isn’t it funny how much more Nicole is well received across the pond than in the US. I wonder why that is?
Scherzinger was one of many, including Samantha Barks (Les Miserables), Il Divo and Melanie C, to perform at ITV’s Andrew Lloyd Webber 40 Years. Check out her performance below, along with Madonna’s rendition from the movie adaptation of Evita. Be sure to comment on which performance you prefer in the comments section after viewing them.
Yesterday, Nicole Scherzinger released her new “Boomerang” single and most of the comments on that article were all a thumbs down on the song. That being said, watching her music video that just came out today for the song kind of made me like it a bit more. The video is pretty cool actually.
The video starts of with some TV screens on the wall that stacked together, form the shape of a crucifix and also Nicole’s body. We then start seeing clips of Scherzingers singing to camera with a rainbow glow around her, clips where there are multiple Scherzingers in kaleidoscopic form, shots where she sings from a tiled room, and another where she’s in the center of a spherical cage where the bars are made of lights.
Check out the new music video below, even if you didn’t like the song at first listen yesterday. Maybe I’m just a sucker for special effects and shiny lights, so I know some of your opinions will differ from mine. I’m no stranger to that ;)
Nicole Scherzinger has been teasing her new single, “Boomerang” for a while and this morning she debuted the track on British Radio. The single is from her second solo album which is due for release in March.
The track was produced by will.i.am and the music video is apparently coming out tomorrow. In the chorus, Scherzinger sings, “Oh you can turn me down / You can throw me now / The harder I’ll come / Harder I’ll come back around / You can break my heart / But you can’t scratch my name / I can take the hit / Cuz I’m a boomerang.”
I’m undecided about the song. I feel like it sounds so much like something I’d expect from Demi Lovato and reminds me of “Give Your Heart A Break” in a way. Regardless, I’m looking forward to checking out the music video tomorrow and the full album when it comes out in March. Give “Boomerang” a listen below.
Before I begin, I just wanted to preface this post by saying it’s bit self-indulgent. That said, the aim of our Behind The Cast posts are to give you a better insight to who we are. True? Anyhoo, I just wanted to quickly chat about one of our favorite pastimes while getting ready for a night out on the town.
Usually, Brian and my home is the meeting place before we head out. Most of our friends live nearby and we have a bigger place so it makes sense. Plus we have all the board games, karaoke, a hot tub, booze and most importantly an Apple TV. Combined with the brilliant VEVO app, the Apple TV is my favorite thing in the world. Friends come over all the time and play me their favorite new tracks by simply logging on to our Wi-Fi and playing it on our sound system. With the VEVO app, we can play all our current music video obsessions and our favorite oldies which brings me to this post.
Nothing gets a roomful of homos screaming more than playing music videos from our favorite DIVAS. Yes, we’re a gay cliche. However, we also listen to folk music, old school grunge, rock and hip-hop but there’s something about the ladies that gets us all fired up. I decided to share some of the music videos that seem to get the most airplay at our house while enjoying cocktails. I purposefully left out clips from 2012 since that would make this post extremely long. Without further delay, check out a few oldies and relatively-recent clips we love watching while a tad intoxicated.
In a new Behind The Music with VH1, Nicole Scherzinger is saying some things that is really pissing off the other kitties in her Pussycat Dolls litter. Nicole says, “I hope I don’t get in trouble for the stuff that I say but I’ll never forget I finished the album, PCD, and [executive producer] Ron [Fair] and I brought the girls into the studio and we played it for them. It was the first time they’d ever heard the music. 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.”
Her producer (Ron) agreed that Nicole sang more than the other girls, which include Melody Thornton, Ashley Roberts, Kimberly Wyatt, Jessica Sutta and Carmit Bachar. “Melody sang a bit here and there, but the records were Nicole, with the exception of an occasional ad-lib,” he says.
Kaya Jones, a former member of the group, says there’s more to the story. “There was a lot more going on behind the scenes. 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.” Watch the preview for Scherzinger’s juicy special below.
A BIG shake up for The X Factor next season! Firstly, it’s probably not too surprising given the drama this season, but Nicole Scherzinger will not be returning. E! Online is reporting that it was her request and that Simon Cowell gave her his blessing.
The source told E! that Scherzinger “wants to focus on her music career,” adding that “X Factor took a lot more of her time than she ever expected. She didn’t have any time really to work on her music. She was doing X Factor six days a week.” The former lead Pussycat is currently rehearsing for her upcoming European tour that starts next month.
First off, let’s make this official: this isn’t Tommy’s “I loves me a diva” or Donovan’s “I can appreciate a classic” version of X Factor US, this is mine. I’m fellow writer Adam and for the most part people either hate or hate my reviews so let’s just get that straight right away cause I will be pulling no punches this evening for my (succinct I promise) recap of yesterday and today’s finale of X Factor US. Dono is away at his handsome hubby’s family Xmas thing and Tommy is glued to her eBay screen hoping Elizabeth Taylor’s jewellery somehow ends up back on sale so for now, you’re stuck with me ;)
I’m writing this article as the show occurs and hope to have it up and ready to be pummelled by unfortunate Chris Rene fans by the time the glitter falls on our winner ;) Tonight we were “lucky” to be graced by the famed likes of Justin Bieber, Stevie Wonder, Leona Lewis, Ne-Yo, Pitbull and (are you kidding me, “I hate gays”) 50 Cent. But, what you came here for is the RESULTS!! Also, me bitching super quickly about the missteps of last night so without further adieu…
We’re finally here! Either Josh Krajcik, Chris Rene or Melanie Amaro will be the very first winner of the “X Factor“. To be honest with you, I’d be okay with any of the three winning. I know, sacrilegious right? But it’s true. Each excels in a style so different, it’s like comparing apples to oranges to plums. In other words, impossible. With most of the “X Factor” headlines this week focusing on behind-the-scenes drama, it was nice to get back to the talent. Whether or not Steve Jones or Nicole Scherzinger return next season, it’s all pointless until we take care of this season. So, let’s get to it.
For the final performance night of the season, the three finalists sing two songs apiece. On the latest series of the UK version, the finalists sang a duet with their respective mentor. Since LA Reid and Simon Cowell aren’t recording artists, the US version couldn’t follow in the footsteps of the Brits. Instead, they corralled three musical superstars to duet with Josh, Chris and Melanie. Canadians Alanis Morissette and Avril Lavigne belted their tunes with them, along with R. Kelly on his track. Have any ideas on who was paired with whom?
While, I normally balk at the idea of doing repeat performances, I loved that the producers made the contestants sing their initial audition songs for the last round of competition. Way to bring it back full circle. Cue Elton John’s “Lion King” soundtrack. Check out all the performances below.