11:37 PM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 10/11/2012 02:55PM
Paula Abdul and Nicole Scherzinger have more in common than just formerly sharing a judges' table on The X Factor.
Scherzinger, 33, like Abdul, 50, overcame a longtime battle with bulimia, she reveals in a Behind the Music special, airing Sunday on VH1.
Abdul, who told PEOPLE in 1994 she was constantly "spitting out" her food and "feelings," says she is glad Scherzinger had the strength to reach out for support.
Originally posted 10/07/2012 05:30PM
Nicole Scherzinger says that after the emotional high from performing with the Pussycat Dolls, she'd come crashing down – with disastrous results.
"I'd come back to my room and I'd be alone, so I would just do things," she tells VH1's Behind the Music. "My bulimia was my addiction. Hurting myself was my addiction."
In the show airing Sunday, the sexy singer and former X Factor judge acknowledges that it's "embarrassing" to discuss her eight-year battle with bulimia.
Originally posted 06/13/2012 06:00AM
Former winning Dancing with the Stars duo Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough took their shimmying skills to Hollywood, where they were spotted hitting up two clubs in one night.
On Thursday evening, the pair – who has remained consistently close since their time together on ABC's hit show in 2010 – started off at new hot spot Lure.
"Derek came with friends and Nicole came later at around 12:45 a.m.," a source tells PEOPLE. "They danced and seemed to be in great spirits, having a fun time. They stayed for a bit and left together."
But that wasn't the only stop of the night for the two.
They also made their way to Jason Scoppa's Sayers Sessions, where Rumer Willis was performing as part of her weekly gig at the club.
Both Willis and Hough are regulars at the popular venue, where the professional dancer recently celebrated his birthday.
– Jennifer Garcia and Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 04/23/2012 05:55AM
Fresh off the plane from N.Y.C. on Wednesday, Joe Jonas wasted no time getting back into the L.A. party circuit, heading downtown for the Absolut Greyhound vodka bash at the Belasco, where he joined other celebrities, including Nicole Scherzinger, Joel Madden and Glee's Jenna Ushkowitz, who was there with her Vampire Diaries beau Michael Trevino.
Taking in the sounds of DJ Politik and Swedish House Mafia, Jonas sipped on the signature cocktails of the night and hung out with his guy friends, including a member of his band.
"Girls came up to his table the whole time he was there," a source tells PEOPLE. "He was polite, but he mainly just stuck to his guys the entire night."
– Dahvi Shira
Originally posted 04/13/2012 05:30PM
Nicole Scherzinger had a very relaxed demeanor when she hit the red carpet at the Elle Women in Music event. Showing up to the event solo, she was quickly bombarded by news outlets with questions about her former gig on The X Factor."
Making it all the way down the press line – in-between run-ins with former fellow Pussycat Dolls Melody Thornton and Ashley Roberts – Scherzinger acknowledged to reporters that people "are always rooting for" her possible singing competition show replacement, Britney Spears, adding that everyone's "behind her no matter what."
Scherzinger, who said that since leaving the show she's been focusing on new music, made it inside the fete to check out some indie and electronica acts during a 3D-themed night of performances from Oh Land, Jessie J and Ellie Goulding. – Dahvi Shira and Patrick Gomez
Originally posted 02/22/2012 07:35PM
First Janet, now Britney?
Less than a week after Janet Jackson sparked speculation that she may be joining The X Factor as a judge, Britney Spears is now the subject of casting buzz.
"Are we flattered that there could be interest? Yes," Simon Cowell told reporters on a conference call Wednesday, but wouldn't discuss what he thinks Spears would bring to the show as a judge. "I've learned a big lesson: keep your mouth shut. Don't give it all away."
Originally posted 02/16/2012 06:00PM
Janet Jackson most certainly has the x factor but does she have The X Factor?
The pop icon appears caught off guard by the question when Anderson Cooper asks during an interview set to air Monday on his talk show.
"Oh my God," she said, before stumbling over her words a bit and laughing. Watch the clip above.
Originally posted 01/31/2012 09:45AM
What's even more dramatic than frontrunner Rachel Crow collapsing into sobs after a shocking elimination from The X Factor?
The shakeup that's shaping up for season 2 of the Fox singing competition.
On the heels of the news that Steve Jones was leaving the show as host, judge Nicole Scherzinger is out as well, according to EW.com. And Paula Abdul was also let go from the show, a source confirms to PEOPLE.
Abdul had a tough time mentoring the groups, becoming the first judge without contestants on season 1. And Scherzinger faced serious backlash after Crow's elimination.
Originally posted 12/27/2011 11:00AM
With Melanie Amaro just crowned this season's winner, auditions are already underway for next season's The X Factor – and contestants and viewers should prepare themselves for a few possible changes.
"Can we make the show better? Yes. I will never ever go into anything going forward unless I can believe I can make it better," Simon Cowell, the show's producer and judge, told PEOPLE Thursday after Amaro had won the $5 million recording contract. "Next year will be a bloodbath. We have to come out with something better than the rest, and that's what we aim to do."
Originally posted 12/22/2011 10:15PM
It's been a drama-filled first season of The X Factor, but in the end it came down to three: Melanie Amaro, Josh Krajcik and Chris Rene squared off in Wednesday's final round of competition for the grand prize – a $5 million recording contract.
Simon Cowell said the trio represented the most talented group of finalists of any singing competition he's done. But after Wednesday's performances, the head judge stood firmly behind his mentee, early frontrunner Amaro, saying the 19-year-old deserved to win following her duet with R. Kelly on "I Believe I Can Fly" and rendition of Beyoncé's "Listen."
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