Nicole Scherzinger Confirms Hosting Gig On ‘X Factor’ (VIDEO)

Many moons ago we heard that Nicole Scherzinger was in talks to judge ‘X Factor’. It seemed like it was going to happen, but there wasn’t a hard confirm to post… until today.

“I am thrilled to be asked by Simon Cowell to host The X Factor,” said Nicole, who recently served as a guest judge on the UK version. “I loved working alongside Simon on the U.K. show, and cannot wait to see what he has in store for the U.S. I’m so excited to work with Steve Jones and help discover astounding talent from across the country!”

Nicole will join Steve Jones, Paula Abdul, Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole and Antonio “L.A.” Reid on the new reality show.

Check out the video to see Nicole talking about her new gig PLUS behind-the-scenes footage of her “Black Dog” recording session for the NBA.

Bethenny Frankel Slowing Down After Season Finale Of ‘Bethanny Ever After’

Apparently, last night’s season finale for the second season of ‘Bethanny Ever After’ was pretty emotional. I missed it, but if you saw it, then what did you think? Bethanny Frankel told People that she planned to relax a bit before filming the third season.

“It’s been a very emotional, intense season. But we’re starting filming in July for season 3, and I need the hiatus.

“I have really checked out of my own life a lot. I’m laying low. I really hit the wall going 90 miles an hour.”

I guess that’s what you have to do when you make your life entertainment, as reality TV people are supposed to do. Here’s a clip from last night’s show:

Guess you’ll have to watch to see what happens ;). For those of you who’ve seen the show, would you recommend it?

Photos by FAME

Hugh Jackman’s PSA For ‘Live Below The Line’ Global Poverty Challenge

Last month Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness hosted a charity event for ‘Live Below the Line’ in London. Today Hugh, who is a board member of the Global Poverty Project, is reaching out in the hope that we’ll sign up and participate in the ‘Live Below the Line’ challenge that is taking place from May 16th – 20th. When you sign up, you are pledging to live for five days on just $1.50 per day.

“This is an incredible campaign that really gives us the chance to understand the realities of Extreme Poverty. It is certainly a challenge to eat and drink off of $1.50 a day for five days, but for 1.4 billion people, $7.50 is all they have not only for food, but also for living costs, clothing – everything! ‘Live Below the Line’ highlights the challenges that over one billion people are faced with everyday and urges us to do something about it.”

Do you think you could do it? Go to Live Below the Line to sign up!

First Look: Nicki Minaj Video ‘Super Bass’

Here’s rapper Nicki Minaj’s new video, ‘Super Bass.’ I bet she and Britney Spears will make a GREAT pair in concert!

The more I see of Nicki, the more I like her. What do you think?

Below Nicki explains her video to MTV news.

Hot New Video: Lady Gaga’s ‘Judas’ Video

Here’s Lady Gaga’s newest video, ‘Judas.’ Lady Gaga stars as Mary Magdalene (yes, you read that right ;)) leading a motorcycle gang on a pilgrammage to Jerusalem. This is how she explains the video:

“[The] theme of the video and the way that I wanted to aesthetically portray the story was as a motorcycle Fellini movie where the apostles are revolutionaries in a modern-day Jerusalem.”

Her goal, she says, is to show that “forgiveness and betrayal are hand in hand … video puts destiny above all things and postures that the mistakes in your life are in fact not mistakes at all, they are just part of your overarching potential and your destiny.”

And, she said, “It’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”

What do you think: does Lady Gaga succeed in sending that message? Do you like the video? Lady Gaga also has an HBO documentary that’s about to come out, if you’re a fan.

Olivia Munn Introduces Us To Her Tiger Mom (Video)

Did you follow all of the hoopla after the publication of Amy Chua’s book ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom’? Olivia Munn decided to introduce us to her tiger mom on ‘The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.’ (Remember the tone of the show overall as you watch the clip ;)).

But I’m curious: did any of you read the book? What did you think? Amy described a very strict style of parenting. It had me wondering: Whatever happened to moderation? Goodness!

Justin Bieber Gets Egged On Stage (Video)

Apparently, not everyone is a Justin Bieber fan. {Gasp} Can you believe it?

While the pop superstar was performing at a concert in Australia, some fans threw eggs at him on stage. It looks like Justin was able to dodge them and keep performing. Actually, I have to admire the way he didn’t hardly miss a beat.

The kid’s got poise!