According to new reports, Nicole Scherzinger will star in a TV remake of the 1987 classic movie Dirty Dancing.
Nicole Scherzinger has been cast as Penny, the dance partner of lead character Jonny Castle, the Hollywood Reporter said.
Colt Prattes is to play Jonny Castle, with Oscar-nominee Abigail Breslin playing opposite him as Baby Houseman in the ABC show.
Nicole Scherzinger tweeted she was “so excited” to join the cast.
The three-hour remake, which will be directed by The Sapphires director Wayne Blair, has yet to get a transmission date.
Set in the summer of 1963, Dirty Dancing is the song-and-dance love story about 17-year-old Baby, originally played by Jennifer Grey, who falls for her working-class dance instructor, Johnny Castle – played by Patrick Swayze.
The role of Penny was played by Cynthia Rhodes in the 1987 movie.
Eleanor Bergstein, who wrote the screenplay for the original movie and was also behind the successful Dirty Dancing musical, is on board for the small screen adaptation to be produced by Lionsgate TV.
In 2011, Lionsgate had announced plans to remake the movie for the big screen, with Kenny Ortega – who choreographed the original and directed High School Musical – at the helm.
Saturday night’s launch of The X Factor 2013 in the UK certainly didn’t disappoint when it came to unearthing a wealth of incredible new talent.
One of the most emotional performances of the night came from 17-year-old student Hannah Barrett, who broke down in tears as she spoke to judges Gary Barlow, Nicole Scherzinger, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh.
Hannah Barrett said: “I wanna be the UK’s sweetheart. I like the A-levels I’m doing at school, it’s OK. I work in Gregg’s part-time, but my dream has always been to be a singer.
“My dad passed away a couple of years ago and my dad was my inspiration from a young age with music. My mum is supportive of me but we have a tough relationship.
Hannah Barrett broke down in tears as she spoke to X Factor judges
“Me and my mum don’t really get along, eventually I was kicked out and so basically I live in accommodation for young teenagers. I’m happy being there but it’s not home.”
After moving Sharon Osbourne and Nicole Scherzinger to tears with her touching rendition of Read All About It, Sharon hugged her warmly, telling her: “I want you to do something for me. I want you to work on your performance.
“It’s tough competition and we want you to get through to the next round. You moved me, I love you. Your dad would be proud of you, you’ve got old school soul.”
Nicole Scherzinger added: “I’m speechless, you’re gorgeous when you sing. I’m blown away by you. Honey, I believe you. You are going all the way. This is just the beginning for you.”
Gary Barlow gushed: “It’s one thing to sing a song but it’s another to tell a story through your performance. I felt the pain within you and it really touched me.”
Also impressing were Alejandro Fernandez, 17, and Tom Mann, 19, a part-time football coach for kids.
Lewis Hamilton has won back the Hungarian Grand Prix title on Sunday.
Lewis Hamilton, 28, dedicated the trophy to his ex-girlfriend Nicole Scherzinger, as he continues to show signs that he wants her back.
During a Sky Sports interview, Lewis Hamilton made his emotional tribute: “I feel like, the thought on my mind through the entire race was of someone really special to me. And I want to dedicate it to her.”
Asked by the interviewer if that person was Nicole Scherzinger, 34, he smiled and confirmed her question.
Lewis Hamilton then opened up about how trying it has been since they announced their split at the beginning of July.
Lewis Hamilton dedicated Hungarian Grand Prix win to Nicole Scherzinger
“It’s been the toughest couple of months in my life,” Lewis Hamilton confessed.
“So coming in to the race they [his parents] really wanted to lift my spirits keep my focus on and clearly it’s not affecting my driving.
“But it just doesn’t feel the same. A couple of years ago we were here together and I won, so I have great memories.”
However, Lewis Hamilton has had his parents rallying round to keep his spirits up, and help get him race ready for new team Mercedes.
“I’ve been on the phone to my mum this weekend who’s been incredibly supportive,” Lewis Hamilton said following his win.
“My dad’s been calling me, I’ve been talking to my dad a lot the last week and he’s been really supportive and just really trying to keep my spirits.
“And to come here after a real downer for the last few weeks, I really wasn’t expecting [the win].”
This isn’t the first attempt to public reach out to Nicole Scherzinger by Lewis Hamilton, as he wrote on Twitter last week: “If you’ve found that special someone, don’t EVER let them go no matter what!! Nothing in this world is more important.”
X Factor judge Nicole Scherzinger and Formula 1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton have split after five years together.
Nicole Scherzinger, 34, and Lewis Hamilton, 28, who went public with their romance back in 2007, are believed to have ended their relationship as their busy work schedules meant they just didn’t get to see each other.
A source said: “Nicole is just so heartbroken and completely devastated.”
The sad news comes just a matter of weeks after Lewis Hamilton hinted that he was planning to propose to Nicole Scherzinger.
Lewis Hamilton said: “We’ve been together for five years, which is quite a milestone really. But hopefully in the near future. Maybe before we get to six years.”
Nicole Scherzinger has regularly been seen supporting Hamilton Lewis at his various Grand Prix commitments, but admitted previously she is only there for her beau, rather than knowing anything about the sport as a whole.
She said: “I only go to a Grand Prix to support Lewis. I am in awe of Formula One because there is so much money, technology and talent, but as for the racing, it really is like trying to understand rocket science when I’m there, trackside.
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton are believed to have ended their relationship as their busy work schedules meant they just didn’t get to see each other
“For me there’s only ever one winner and a lot of people would agree with me on that – Lewis is the best.”
But since recommitting to the X Factor this year, Nicole Scherzinger has been kept busy with auditions in locations including Glasgow, Dublin and London, while Lewis Hamilton has been concentrating on his racing career.
The last time the couple were pictured together was at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal on June 10th.
Since then, Nicole Scherzinger has gone solo at various events including Wimbledon last week and the Summer Music Festival in Rome, Italy, where she put on a stunning performance last week.
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton met at the European Music Awards in Munich in November 2007, before going public at the Monaco Grand Prix six months later.
In July 2011 there was unconfirmed speculation the couple had become engaged.
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton briefly split in January 2010 when they had been together for 20 months, before later reconciling.
The couple then split again in late 2011, before giving their relationship another go in early 2012.
Nicole Scherzinger is expected to make an appearance at the X Factor auditions in Cardiff later this week.
Chris Brown enjoyed a night out with former Pussycat Doll Nicole Scherzinger on Tuesday.
Chris Brown and Nicole Scherzinger were a part of a star-studded line up that arrived to help host the Black Pyramid Party at Supperclub in Los Angeles.
With Chris Brown, 23, fresh from a court appearance, he joined The X Factor UK judge as well as The Voice UK judge Will.i.am and singer Sean Kingston at the bash.
Chris Brown- who arrived wearing loose jeans, a plain white T-shirt, plus a hooded leather jacket – addressed the crowd with warmth and often reached out to touch fans.
Chris Brown and Nicole Scherzinger enjoy a night out at Black Pyramid Party in LA
As he put on an animated display inside the venue, taking to the microphone and flailing his arms in the air, his star friends smiled on as they awaited their turn to entertain.
However, while the clubbers danced and the spotlight was not on the celebrity guests, Chris Brown cosied up to Nicole Scherzinger.
The performer is currently paired up with girlfriend Karrueche Tran but she was not pictured at the venue.
Nicole Scherzinger, 34, is dating Formula One racer Lewis Hamilton, but while her beau is away in Asia for training, she got to know her industry pal a little better.
Chris Brown was seen leaning in close to the star – perhaps in an effort to be heard over the loud music – and at one point appeared to put his arm around her.
Nicole Scherzinger donned a flirty off-the shoulder with a large beanie hat on her head for the night out.
Meanwhile Chris Brown was again showing off his new darker set of locks after recently dying his hair.
He ditched his platinum blonde locks before his court hearing on Monday where it was revealed he failed a drug test.
The singer – who is currently on probation after attacking his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 – tested positive for marijuana in June in Virginia, where the drug is illegal, but since he claims to have smoked it in California, where he has a medicinal marijuana card. Judge Patricia Schnegg has let him off with a warning.
However, Judge Patricia Schnegg ordered a review of his progress on November 1 amid concerns about how many community service hours he has completed and allegations he has violated the terms of his travel restrictions.
She also urged him to consider how the public and his young fans perceive his actions, telling him: “You are not an average person sitting in a living room. You are not only in the public eye, but you are on probation.”
Before the hearing Rihanna, who is currently in London, tweeted Chris Brown a message of support saying: “@chrisbrown I’m praying for you and wishing u the best today (sic)” to which he responded: “thank u so much (sic).”
Pink impersonator Zoe Alexander took the rejection a little too personally, resulting in what turned out to be the most shocking audition ever to take place on The X Factor.
While the scenes were filmed earlier this year, Zoe Alexander’s audition was seen for the first time on last night’s premiere episode of the new series of UK’s X Factor – showing the full extent of the foul-mouthed rant which saw Welsh singer Zoe arrested.
Things started well for Zoe Alexander, who looked confident and poised as she made her way onto the stage to perform in front of the judges, Tulisa Contostavlos, Nicole Scherzinger, Gary Barlow and Louis Walsh.
With her blonde hair shaved on one side, and wearing a pair of stomach-baring PVC leggings with a tied shirt and bra top, there was no question of which singer Zoe Alexander was attempting to impersonate.
However, despite assuring the judges that she wanted to use The X Factor as a way to establish her own identity, Zoe Alexander then proceeded to sing a Pink song, belting out her hit track So What to the visible disappointment of the judges and the audience.
Sensing the performance wasn’t going too well, Gary Barlow stopped the audition, telling Zoe Alexander she should try again with a different song.
Pink impersonator Zoe Alexander took the rejection a little too personally, resulting in what turned out to be the most shocking audition ever to take place on The X Factor
Zoe Alexander then attempted to perform Emeli Sande’s Next To Me, but once again failed to impress.
As she awaited comments from the judges, Zoe Alexander was told by Tulisa Contostavlos that she shouldn’t have opted to sing a Pink song in the first place if she was trying to step away from her alter-ego.
She told Zoe Alexander: “Okay see the problem is, you came out saying that you wanted to find your own identity, it’s very confusing for me because I did feel like I was watching a Pink tribute act.”
However, Zoe Alexander then alleged that she had been told to sing a Pink track by the four judges – a claim Tulisa Contostavlos strenuously denied.
After receiving four “No” from the judges, Zoe Alexander then decided to exert her frustration by storming off the stage – throwing her microphone in a fit of anger in the process.
She was also seen taking out her anger on a waiting cameraman – grabbing the camera and knocking it to the floor.
But as she made her way off the stage, Zoe Alexander was met by her father – who works as a Tom Jones impersonator – who then dragged her back in front of the judges in a bid to plead her case.
Following a failed attempt to reason with the panel, Zoe Alexander ended up screaming profanities at the judges, much to the shock of the four judges.
She was then seen running off the stage, screaming and swearing while doing so, before she was met by her family, who attempted to comfort the visibly agitated singer.
After the audition, Zoe Alexander was arrested and cautioned for hitting a producer.
However, since then, Zoe Alexander has maintained that she was “stitched up” to make a better scene for X Factor viewers.
Zoe Alexander told the Sunday Mirror today: “They set out to make a total and utter fool of me. Even though this audition was in June, I’m still struggling to come to terms with what happened.
“I used to be so confident and I trusted people. Now I just don’t trust anyone. I can hardly sleep – I’m basically a nervous wreck.”
However, a show official told the paper that Zoe Alexander wasn’t made to sing the Pink song, adding: “Contestants are not told what to sing, they make their own decisions.”
Nicole Scherzinger and F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton have split up.
Lewis Hamilton, 26, who is 7 years junior to Nicole Scherzinger, decided to end the relationship due to their conflicting work schedules meant they were seeing less and less of each other.
Lewis Hamilton and Nicole Scherzinger – who rose to fame as part of The Pussycat Dolls pop group – had been dating for 4 years.
One of their friends confirmed they split up: “Yes, they’ve split. It’s a real shame because Nicole really tried to make it work.
“They are still very good friends and it was an amicable split, but they just decided it was impossible to keep the relationship going with such conflicting work schedules.”
Nicole Scherzinger and F1 racing driver Lewis Hamilton have split up
Nicole Scherzinger is a Hawaiian-born singer and is part of the judging panel on X Factor USA, alongside Simon Cowell.
Due to her activity, Nicole Scherzinger, 33, is currently based in Los Angeles, California.
Lewis Hamilton, meanwhile, as a F1 leading driver, travels all over the worl and has a home in Switzerland.
The sportsman was seen yesterday at an event for his driving team McLaren and a source told he was in “good spirits”.
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton met at the European Music Awards in Munich in November 2007, before going public at the Monaco Grand Prix six months later.
Nicole Scherzinger was by his side as he was crowned world champion in Brazil in November 2008.
During their relationship, Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton spent increasing amounts of time apart due to their busy careers.
In July this year, there was unconfirmed speculation that Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton had become engaged.
Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton had been separated before, in January 2010, when they had been together for 20 months.
Lewis Hamilton said at that time: “I just want to move forward in a positive manner. The focus is on this season and doing the best I possibly can and getting the results on the track. I’m just keeping my mind on that.
“It never was a distraction but I am not going to take my mind off what I’ve got to do by thinking about it.”
Recently, speaking of his relation with Nicole Scherzinger Lewis Hamilton said: “We go to the gym together quite often and she goes running with me. She does her own programme and I do mine and it’s pretty cool.”
So far, Nicole Scherzinger and Lewis Hamilton declined to comment.
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