Cheryl Cole has been officially replaced by Nicole Scherzinger on 'The X Factor'.
The 27-year-old singer was rumored to have been sacked from the show after just four auditions nearly two weeks ago, and it has now been confirmed 'Don't Hold Your Breath' hitmaker Nicole will move from her job as a co-host on the show to an official role on the judging panel alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid and Paula Abdul.
Carmen Electra helped open the Pussycat Dolls Burlesque Saloon in Las Vegas over the weekend.
The former 'Baywatch' star - who was part of the group when they were a burlesque dance troupe before the name was used to launch a pop band, fronted by Nicole Scherzinger - performed a sexy striptease accompanied by six dancers gyrating behind her at the event at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
Cheryl Cole will receive her full US 'X Factor' pay - if she agrees to keep quiet about her experience.
The British singer was axed from the show after just four days but could still net the $2 million she was to receive for working on the TV talent contest, providing she agrees not to bad-mouth the show or its chief Simon Cowell.
Cheryl Cole has been told to apply for a visa to get paid for her work on the US 'X Factor'.
Producers Fremantle are reportedly trying to avoid paying the British singer - who was sensationally sacked from the job after just four audition recordings - the $2 million she was contracted and are demanding she goes to the US consulate in London to apply for a visa.
Simon Cowell feels like he has "lost a lover" after falling out with Cheryl Cole.
The 51-year-old music mogul - who is thought to be upset at having to let her go from the US version of 'The X Factor' and replace her with Nicole Scherzinger - is worried about their relationship and thinks the pair may never talk again.
Cheryl Cole will receive her full $2 million fee for the US version of 'The X Factor'.
Despite being sacked earlier this week after just four days on the show's judging panel, Cheryl will take home full pay for the series, even though she is unlikely to appear in the final version of the show.