After waiting more than five years for the domestic release of former Pussycat Dolls singer Nicole Scherzinger’s debut solo effort, surely her fans can hold on for a few more weeks?
The long-delayed Killer Love, which dropped in an alternate version in England in March, was slated to finally wash up on American shores on November 15. But according to the Hollywood Reporter, the disc has once again been delayed, pushed back a few weeks until December 6. No reason was given for the latest delay and the singer’s label, Interscope Records, would only say that the new release date would be “early December.”
The U.S. version of the Scherzinger disc is slated to feature production by a slew of heavy hitters, including Lady Gaga collaborator RedOne, Jim Jonsin, The-Dream, Harvey Mason Jr. and Tricky Stewart. Sting (“Power’s Out”) and Snoop Dogg (“Peep Show”) are among the reported guests. 50 Cent lends some verses to the first single, “Right There.”
A spokesperson for Interscope could not be reached for comment at press time about the release-date change. Scherzinger began work on her solo debut in 2005, only to shelve that album and start over again on the new effort several years later.
In the meantime, Scherzinger is busy with her other full-time gig as a judge on Simon Cowell’s “X Factor.” On Thursday night’s baseball-delayed mentors’ home-visit episode
53471">Scherzinger hooked up with Enrique Iglesias to judge the talents of her assigned group of mentees: the over 30s. So far, Scherzinger, who was tapped as the fourth judge after original fourth judge Cheryl Cole was let go early in production, has served as a type of younger doppelgänger for Paula Abdul.
Veteran choreographer Abdul, who has locked down the role of the often weepy, sensitive mentor with the heart of glass, now appears to have an emotional friend in Scherzinger, who has frequently been moved to tears by some of the auditioners.
While Scherzinger has also shown some tough tendencies when facing off against Cowell, during Thursday night’s first mentor episode she mostly chilled on the couch with guest helper Iglesias and awkwardly bobbed her head while making intense faces as he watched singers Elaine Gibbs and Stacy Francis do their thing. She had a hard time, though, keeping a poker face while formerly homeless James Brown wannabe Dexter Haygood did his Mick Jagger-meets-David-Lee-Roth version of Beyoncé’s “Crazy in Love.”