Spotted: ‘Dancing With The Stars’ Frontrunner Nicole Scherzinger Turns Up The Bling

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It has been a whirlwind couple of months for Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger, who has spent the last few weeks as the frontrunner on the hit reality competition show “Dancing With the Stars.” Scherzinger opened the show strong, delivering confident, skilled, elegant dances and racking up huge scores. In the subsequent weeks, she has had to fend off a number of challengers, from Olympic champion (and fellow ringer) Evan Lysacek to the late-surging contestants like NFL wide receiver Chad Ochocinco and ESPN personality Erin Andrews. Even if she doesn’t win, Scherzinger can count “Dancing With the Stars” as a victorious run back into the limelight. She took advantage of her resurgent celebrity at the Armani Exchange story in West Hollywood last week. She checked out a shiny piece of bling during her visit — perhaps something she’ll be showing off on the show tonight?

Scherzinger wasn’t the only star rubbing elbows on the outside, as Shakira headed down to Arizona to protest their new immigration laws, while Nicole Richie and the Madden brothers attended the Beyond Shelter Inspiration Awards in Los Angeles. Click here for these photos as well as the entire “Spotted” archive, which features over 400 candid shots of stars like Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Jessica Simpson, 50 Cent, Lady Gaga, Diddy, Katy Perry, Ke$ha, Rihanna and Jay-Z!