"I have a softness in my heart for Buzz [Aldrin]. I kind of have a crush on him. I haven't [told him], but I just show it to him when I hug. He's just the sweetest guy and his wife is the cutest thing ever, people. I don't know if people at home see it, but whenever Buzz is onstage or anywhere near her she's always so excited."
-Pussycat Dolls star and "Dancing With the Stars" favorite Nicole Scherzinger, talking about fellow "Dancing With the Stars" contestant, astronaut and MTV icon Buzz Aldrin. MTV News caught up with Scherzinger while she was busy rehearsing for "Dancing With the Stars," where she not only expressed her adoration for Aldrin but also addressed the rumors that there was a budding romance going on between her and her dance partner Derek Hough. "I don't even know where they get these stories sometimes," she said.
So far, Scherzinger is mowing down the competition on "Dancing With the Stars." Through three weeks worth of competition, she has scored the only 10s of the season (though she ran into some trouble on Monday night's episode, where she only scored a 23). Still, she remains one of the favorites to win the whole competition along with Olympic figure skater Evan Lysacek and surging ESPN reporter Erin Andrews.