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Nicole Scherzinger: 'Rent' This Summer with Vanessa Hudgens!

Nicole Scherzinger: 'Rent' This Summer with Vanessa Hudgens!

Nicole Scherzinger is set to play Maureen in a production of Rent this summer!

The 31-year-old singer and DWTS champ will join Vanessa Hudgens in a Neil Patrick Harris-directed production of the Broadway hit this August in Hollywood.

“Nicole had a wonderful audition – she was well prepared, sang beautifully, and had us all laughing,” NPH told BroadwayWorld. “If only she was somewhat attractive and didn’t have two left feet… I’m very excited to have finally finished the casting process, and look forward to rolling up my sleeves and start rehearsing.”

FYI: Glee‘s Lea Michele was long rumored to play the part but she has the Tony Awards going on… and she told JustJared.com that she’s going to spend all of her free time this summer being a Broadway junkie.

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  • GossipGirl

    I like her. Now this is what kim Kardashian could’ve looked like if she didn’t mess up her face!

  • Rocky

    SUPER!!! Going to make sure I catch her in this. I think she’s just gorgeous.

  • Rocky

    @GossipGirl:

    What did Kim do to her face? Don’t know much about these sisters and really don’t care, but would like to know about what Kim did to her face so I can tell a friend who watches that show. Thanks

  • shaar

    good for her, she needs to spread her wings past TPD

  • ZAC

    THEY BOTH HAVE FILIPINA BLOOD , RIGHT??

  • Jlene

    @#5: If I’m not mistaken, Nicole has Hawaiian blood but her mom re-married to a caucasian then later moved to Texas somewhere. Vanessa has filipino w/caucasian mix. They are both exotic women and very beautiful.. Got to give it to NPH he’s got taste and knows talent when he sees it. It’s a must now, I gotta go to the RENT in August they have two of my favorite women in it.

  • mailey

    dont think nicole is caucasian in any way whatsoever. she got the last name from the mother’s remarriage, that’s it.

  • mandy

    wonderful! my divas are going to be together! I want to get up and thank NPH death!
    vanessa nicole and joints will be simply perfect!

  • babyg

    YAY! love them both! :))

  • Keianna

    Nicole is Russian, Hawaiian and Filipina, her name is German because her mom re-married, and Vanessa is Filipina from her moms side and Caucasion from her dads side but inbetween that she’s Chinese, Spanish and Native American from her moms other ethnic roots. :) I love them both! Filipino pride!

  • Rachel

    Wow! both of them have a Filipino blood. Nicole’s true dad is a filipino and Vanessa’s mom is a filipino too. They’re both gorgeous and talented!

  • GHALIA

    YOU KNOW I AM LIKE DREAMING IT IS LIKE FILIPINO PARADE BECAUSE THEY ARE BOTH FROM FILIPINO , THEY ARE BOTH SO TALENTED AND VERY GOOD SINGERS. AND ALSO EXELLENT CHANGERS , BUT MOSTLY VANESSA BECAUSE NICOLE SOME TIMES NICOLE WEARS BIKINI IN THE PHOTO SHOOT IN PUSSYCAT DOLLS ESPECIALLY IN BUTTONS, DID YOU SEE HER PHOTO SHOOT BUTTONS.XOXOXOXO LOVE UUUUUUUUUUU
    UUUUUUU. SORRY IT IS A LITTLE U BUT I LOVE U A LOT.NOW THIS A LOT O F U,YOU WILLL SEE,LOVE UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU.

  • mariam of u.s.a

    i cant wait for you to watch this summmer in rent , you and nicole are the best girl in planet of eart, and i cant wait to watch beastly , you rock girls , today is my birthday ,he…………..he……………..he,i l love this two girls they both rock and talented , the most beautiful girl in the world ,i love them……………they are both filipino bloody……………..ha………………..ha……………………ha goooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo vanessa you rock girl.

  • lexy hates bilson

    Good for her and Vanessa!

  • http://j ivanka

    cant wait to see the both in august

  • birdie

    They’ll be GREAT. Lookin’ forward to August!

  • Eric

    Meh! Lea Michele would have been a much better choice!

  • nathalia

    I loved the news
    I am increasingly excited
    sure
    vanessa will have great moments

  • Jasmine

    2 gorgeous Filipinas with such talented voices! Wish I could see this :)

  • LOL

    Neither can sing.

  • Dee

    SERIOUSLY?! Wow, NPH is doing a shitty job at casting for this show

  • http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com BOJI

    Again, so what about their racial background? We are laying way too much importance on it. It should be the fact that they are both beautiful to look at and multiple talented which is why NPH chose them in the first place. In keeping up with the racial biasness, you are only hurting their fan base by pushing other fans who do not share the same enthusiasm, I can tell you.

  • kgg

    what does it matter their background or ethnicity or nationality? They’re both talented and that’s all that matters. Do you delve into the background of every famous person? I didn’t think so…

  • ….

    @BOJI and kgg.

    Filipinos have always been belittled– as a third world country, terrorist region, corrupt government…That’s why famous people like them have given confidence and pride among us Filipinos. It may seem so hilarious and petty for you guys that we are giving so much concern about their ethnicity. But you see, they’ve given us hope, that’s why we’re so proud of them. They, along with the likes of Lea Salonga, Rob Schneider, Monique Lhuillier and even wrestler Batista have put us somewhere in the world map.

    Filipinos are still trying to overcome that inferiority complex. But I believe we’ll get through that somehow. But still, with all the negativity surrounding in and outside our country, we’ll always be proud of the achievements of our fellow Filipinos around the globe.

  • http://justjaredjr.buzznet.com BOJI

    #24 Be proud of your countrymen, yes, patriotism is what you call it. I do understand your feelings, you are talking from a personal point of view. I’m from a 3rd world country myself, don’t make much of it. The point in fact is Vanessa and Nicole are of Mixed races and they are U.S citicizens, ie born and bred in the United States of America not even citizens of the Philippines. We must not also discount their other inherited bloodline which is caucasian and other ethnic minorities.

    I for one think filipinos are a mixture of spanish with other ethnic races there. They are a talented people, unfortunately the politics and culture have set them back economically. I personally think they’re one of the best looking asian people around. My interest in Vanessa has nothing to do with her ethnic origins but for her talent and person that she is, the struggles that she’s been through to be what she is today and I’m sure she has many fans of other races out there feeling the same. What I’m trying to say that is support her as a person and not for her racial heritage which has already been watered down.

    We talk about others who keep bringing up her filipino heritage and demeaning her because of it, but I hate to say that we fare no better than those who are racially prejudiced against her by going on and on about her racial heritage. Well, I rest my case. Peace out!

  • mykamicks

    Im so excited for both of them. What’s important is they auditoned and passed it. So they deserve whatever part they will portray. Another milestone for their careers especially in the competitive world of hollywood business industry. Really, im hoping it would be a great sucess… Go Girls, show your beauties and extreme talents to the whole world.

  • Ciara Leon

    I feel sorry for Vanessa Hudgens every interview it seems like they always have to ask about what Zac is doing, or the water damage that was done, and not only that other celebrities ask her if Zac can star in their shows (Cougar Town) so she shot herself naked who hasn’t? I remember the day of Polaroids and being her age and having let a boyfriend do that thinking it would stay between us and all his friends and then some saw it and then Dane Cook blasting her on it like he’s snow white clean. So, shes dating Zac and Perez wants him seems like Zacs only focused on hisself. Vanessa has been doing this since she was 6 years old she is no novice, and I think this is a wise step for her and she needs to do more movies some with music and some without the more she does maybe more people will see her talent her actual album some songs are very powerful and good aside from the pop bubble gum songs. Vanessa needs to be acknowledged for herself she is also representing a minority mix of asian, filipino, spanish, and american. I feel bad for the girl the focus should be more on her and less on who she is dating. They have lasted longer then most do. Nicole will out shine her on the looks alone but I have a feeling Vanessa will out sing her and she is still a very beauitful young lady no matter how anyone feels about her.

  • http://sameie Samantha

    @ZAC: Yah…

  • kaya

    love nessa

  • Dani

    Love both of them, proud of NPH

  • http://www.geeksdatingsite.com/ Melanie

    she is pretty

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