LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Former Pussycat Dolls frontwoman Nicole Scherzinger will play the role of Penny in the upcoming Dirty Dancing TV remake.
Scherzinger has appeared in such productions as How I Met Your Mother and Men in Black 3. She has also co-hosted NBC's Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris. After the Pussycat Dolls broke up, Scherzinger was a judge on The Sing-Off and The X-Factor.
The news comes shortly after Colt Prattes was announced as the male lead for the upcoming remake. Prattes, a singer, dancer and actor recently seen in Rock of Ages, first came to fame from Pink's 2012 music video for "Try."