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- Nicole Scherzinger is already reaping the benefits of prolonged exposure on DWTS, as the Pussycat Doll was cast as Maureen in a Hollywood Bowl production of Rent. Neil Patrick Harris is set to direct while Vanessa Hudgens will play a stripper named Mimi.
- Nicole's erstwhile partner Derek Hough, meanwhile, is in a slightly less public mood. The DWTS pro was reportedly spotted in Paris with rumored girlfriend Cheryl Cole, who's currently undergoing a not-so-pleasant split with husband Ashley.
- Third placer Erin Andrews is spending more time with pro partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy. The two are headed to Nashville next week to present an award for the CMT's. They're also not-so-subtly flirting over on Twitter, but that's nothing new.
- As we all know, Chad Ochocinco is busy with his upcoming dating reality show The Ultimate Catch, and there are reports that he wants only light-skinned girls on the show.
- Baywatch alum and PETA go-to-girl Pamela Anderson is appealing to Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin to ban the import of baby seal pelts from Canada. She writes in a letter that almost all seals are three months of age or younger. Yikes!
- Finally: Soap star Aiden Turner is in France for a wedding. "The sun is shining," he tweets. Aw.