Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Dirrty video #2 Sexiest Video.

Katy Perry’s ‘I Kissed A Girl’ has been voted the sexiest music video of all time.

The sale of the video with lesbian innuendo has reached more than five million worldwide, reported a source.
Christina Aguilera’s video ‘Dirrty’ and Lady Gaga’s ‘Poker face’ filled the top three slots.

It’s oh kay, Christina still holds the spot for Best Selling Maxim magazine issue ever!!!

Ten hottest videos ever list are:

1. Katy Perry – I kissed a girl
2. Christina Aguilera – Dirrty
3. Lady Gaga – Poker Face
4. Britney Spears – Toxic
5. Kylie Minogue – Spinning Around
6. Shakira – Hips don’t lie
7. Madonna – Justify My Love
8. Eric Prydz – Call on Me
9. MSTRKRFT – Easy Love
10. Cyndi Lauper – She Bop

Source: SamayLive

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Christina Aguilera Is 'Really Talented' In 'Burlesque,' Robin Antin Says

Christina Aguilera Is 'Really Talented' In 'Burlesque,' Robin Antin Says
Pussycat Dolls creator says the singer is 'doing really well' in big-screen debut.

Onetime Pussycat Dolls guest performer Christina Aguilera is filming her big-screen debut in the movie musical "Burlesque," which is being helmed by Steve Antin, brother of PCD creator Robin Antin. Robin said it's great to see her brother and Aguilera working together on the flick because they bring something special out in each another.

"It's going very well, and Christina's great," Robin told MTV News of the singer, who performed with the Pussycat Dolls revue in Las Vegas back in 2003. "It's a great opportunity for her, and she's really talented, obviously. She came and was a guest in the Pussycat Dolls, and that's how that really happened; that's how my brother met Christina. ... I think the movie's going to be very cool."


The flick is about a small-town girl (Aguilera) who moves to Los Angeles to find fame in the big city as a singer. She eventually gets a job working in a nightclub. While Aguilera isn't an entertainment-industry rookie like her character, this is her first big role as an actress. For those who aren't sure Aguilera can pull it off, Robin insisted that she has the acting chops, a sentiment "Twilight" star Cam Gigandet recently shared with MTV News.

"She's doing really well," Robin said. "She's very talented, and it's great when you have a director like my brother, Steve. ... He truly is one of the best directors. That's what a good director is: It's to get your actress, whether they've had experience or not, to be great."

"Burlesque" hits theaters in November 2010.

Check out everything we've got on "Burlesque."
Source: MTV.com


Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christina Aguilera vs. Lady Gaga: Vidas Paralelas (Parallel Lives)

I happened to come across these videos on YouTube earlier today,
Christina Aguilera vs. Lady Gaga: Vidas Paralelas (Parallel Lives)
I hope you guys enjoy the videos, for those of you that don't understand Spanish I sincerely apologize. Hopefully we get some videos with subtitles.

Christina's drawing for Target House’s Elephant Exhibition.

Elephant Exhibition
Celebrity friends of Target House, such as Oprah Winfrey, Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Maya Angelou, Christina Aguilera, Rob Thomas and Katherine Heigl have all joined the likes of John Travolta and Tom Hanks to design elephant “works of art” to be framed and unveiled as part of Target House’s Elephant Exhibition.
The exhibition was conceived to echo the life-sized elephant water fountain sculpture designed by architect Michael Graves that greets guests and families at the entrance to the Target House grounds. Elephants represent family, long life, strength and playfulness, which is why they serve as a mascot for Target House.

Credits: XtinaNews

Peter Gallagher will star in "Burlesque"

According to Several sources Peter Gallagher has just joined the cast of "Burlesque". The Film that will mark Christina Aguilera's debut on the Silver Screen.
This is a dedicated performer worthy of a career standing ovation and someone who appreciates both his past and the potential for the future. Speaking of which, all during his five-week stint here in the Windy City, he's been commuting back to Los Angeles each week while filming an episode of the cable FX network's series "Rescue Me" co-starring his pal Denis Leary. And on Friday, he begins filming in the new movie "Burlesque" by Screen Gems Studio and co-starring Cher, Christina Aguilera, Eric Dane, Alan Cumming and Kristen Bell.
Source: NWITimes
Read the entire Article HERE.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Black Ingvars cover Christina's "Genie In A Bottle"

A fellow Christina Aguilera fan, and BlogSpot visitor, Jstarr, came across this
Cover of Christina's first #1 single "Genie in a Bottle" on YouTube and decided
to share it with us. What do you guys think about it? I like it A LOT!

Credit: Jstarr

Monday, December 14, 2009

Jordy & Max Shopping In Beverly Hills

Christina Aguilera's 2 favorite men, Jordan and Max, were photographed out and about in Beverly Hills on December 14th, 2009, doing some father and son bonding, while they did some Christmas shopping.
I wonder what they got mama Bratman.

Aren't they just the cutest?

Source: LiveDaily
Credits: Lil_devil20002

Stephen Webster Launching Christina Aguilera-Inspired Jewelry Line.

Christina Aguilera is already the face of Stephen Webster's celeb-favored jewelry line -- and rocks a 5-carat Webster wedding ring -- now she's also serving as the inspiration for the British jeweler's diffusion line, which will retail for $25-$70 on Aguilera's Web site starting March 2010.

"It's by Stephen Webster but it's Christina Aguilera-inspired," Webster explained to StyleList during a visit to Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. "We're making the collection now and it's really for her fan base -- for young people, not for my customers."

"It's got to fit in where Juicy Couture jewelry fits," he told us, before elaborating on the design details.

"I took some iconic things about Christina and made it into jewelry. I did a really cool big chain with big lips and the part that goes through the lips is a rose. There's a Christina charm bracelet and we did some things with her pets, some hats she's worn and something burlesque-themed," he said.

"I worked with my young team on it and they love the project. Christina's never had anything like this and the only experience we've had is the mosquito ring we did."

The mosquito ring he's referring to is a $75 piece of costume jewelry Webster created for the charity Malaria No More UK. It's a white gold-plated and faux diamond and ruby ring which was photographed numerous times on Victoria Beckham. Two shipments of 300 both sold out in a matter of hours on Asos.com this fall.

"If all of these things sort of work, I'd then think we are ready to do a collaboration," Webster revealed, referring to a deal with a fast fashion retailer along the lines of H&M.

"But you have to have a real buzz around your brand with the people who shop at H&M and Target. Otherwise, it doesn't always work with jewelry. You've got to have that frenzy."

Here's hoping his Aguilera line drums up the hype he's waiting for. We have a feeling affordable Stephen Webster jewelry at a mass retailer would do just fine... um, now. (Hint, hint.)

Celebrity jewelry lines seem to be the way to go these days. Check out Brad and Angelina's new collection of gems.

Source: StyleList
Credit: XtinaNews

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday shopping with Christina and Max.

Fitting in quality bonding time with her young son while readying for the work week, Christina Aguilera took little Max on a shopping trip in West Hollywood on Sunday (December 13).
The mother/son duo ended up paying a visit to Maxfield’s, with Max emerging from the department store with a tasty treat in his hand.
Not ready to go home quite yet, Miss Aguilera’s adorable boy begged to play with the stone sculpture outside before hopping in her arms and heading to the car.
Aside from family time, Christina has also been working on the new movie “Burlesque” - with co-star Stanley Tucci telling MTV News of having Christina in the film, “I hear she’s wonderful. I’ve been talking to some of the people at the studio, and everyone is thrilled with her.”

Source: CelebrityGossip

Christina Aguilera Talks About The Holiday Season.


Source: Youtube
Credits: AguileraLive

Friday, December 11, 2009

Adam Lambert and Kara DioGaurdi choose Christina's music as a favorite of the DECADE.

Source: Billboard
Credits: Terneris

'The Lovely Bones' Star Stanley Tucci Praises Christina Aguilera's Acting Debut In 'Burlesque'

When Eminem decided that his status as a superstar musician gave him the credentials to become an actor, the result was “8 Mile,” an Oscar-nominated instant classic; Mariah Carey’s 2001 bomb “Glitter” might just be the worst movie ever made. Somewhere in between, we’ve had Britney’s “Crossroads,” Whitney Houston’s “The Bodyguard,” 50 Cent’s “Get Rich or Die Tryin’,” and dozens of other boundary-defying debuts. Now, it’s time for Christina Aguilera to finally make the move – and one of her famous co-stars thinks Xtina has what it takes.


“I hear she’s wonderful,” explained Stanley Tucci, the accomplished veteran actor/writer/director of more than 80 movies and TV shows, who has been cast alongside Aguilera in “Burlesque,” also starring Cher, Kristen Bell and Cam Gigandet. “I’ve been talking to some of the people at the studio, and everyone is thrilled with her.”

Written and directed by Hollywood vet Steve Antin, the film tells the story of a small-town girl (Aguilera) from Iowa who moves West to unleash her angelic voice, then ends up starring in a neo-burlesque club on Sunset Boulevard run by Cher’s character. A few weeks into shooting, the excitement over Aguilera’s first acting gig has manifested itself in nearly daily leaked photos and video from the set, depicting a simply-dressed Aguilera in character.

Tucci has heard good things about Aguilera’s performance so far, but won’t witness anything with his own eyes for another few weeks. “I don’t know [how her acting will be], because I haven’t been there yet. I don’t start until January,” he explained. “They’re shooting [now], but I start in January.”

Currently, Tucci is getting some amazing buzz himself for playing a twisted serial killer in this weekend’s “The Lovely Bones,” a role that could secure the actor’s first Oscar. Coming off that acclaimed performance, the versatile character actor can’t get much more polar-opposite than joining Aguilera’s flick.

“I play Cher’s right-hand man, confidant and best friend who helps her run the burlesque,” Tucci explained. “And Christina Aguilera plays the ingénue. It should be really fun.”

“They sing and dance,” he said of Cher and Christina. “Luckily, I don’t.”

As for the music in the film, Tucci said he had not been briefed yet on whether Xtina will be performing other people’s songs, her own new compositions, or even some old classics. “No, I don’t know,” he explained. “I’m sure we’ll be hearing about it soon, though.”

Source: MTV Blog

Billboard’s Decade End Charts

Billboard released their Decade End Charts (From 2000-2009) today! Here are the charts Christina is listed in below:

Artists Of The Decade
#20 Christina Aguilera

Hot 100 Artists
#26 Christina Aguilera

Billboard 200 Albums
#23 Christina Aguilera, Christina Aguilera
#77 Stripped, Christina Aguilera

Billboard 200 Artists
#24 Christina Aguilera

Radio Song Artists
#38 Christina Aguilera

Pop Song Artists
#9 Christina Aguilera

Dance/Club Play Songs
#46 “Ain’t No Other Man”, Christina Aguilera

Latin Albums
#13 Mi Reflejo, Christina Aguilera

Latin Pop Albums
#7 Mi Reflejo, Christina Aguilera

Soundtracks
#10 Moulin Rouge

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christina Honors Whitney in INSTYLE.

In the latest issue of INSTYLE magazine, a number of artists were asked, what was it that made them love Whitney Houston, and this is what Christina Aguilera answered:
Credits: XtinaNews

Hop into the Holiday Spirit with "My Kind of Christmas"

Christmas is just 15 days away, and your Holiday experience is not complete without Christina Aguilera's My Kind of Christmas. I had not heard one Christmas song this whole year until I started it off with this delightful pop performance of some classic Holiday hits. It was released on October 24th, 2000 in the U.S. and October 27th, 2000 in the U.K. The album went platinum in the U.S. and sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide. An interesting fact about the album is that the song, "Climb Every Mountain," originally performed by Julie Andrews in the movie, "The Sound of Music," and which can be heard on her "My Reflection" DVD, was recorded for My Kind of Christmas but the song remained absent when the physical release became available. The song has yet to be leaked through the internet, or through any other available source.

Tracklisting:
  1. "Christmas Time" (Alex Alessandroni, Chaka Blackmon, Steven Brown, Ray Cham, Ron Fair) – 4:02
  2. "This Year" (Christina Aguilera, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Charlie Midnight, Scott Spock) – 4:14
  3. "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" (Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin) – 4:03
  4. "Angels We Have Heard on High" (featuring Eric Dawkins) (Traditional) – 4:11
  5. "Merry Christmas, Baby" (featuring Dr. John) (Lou Baxter, Johnny Moore) – 5:44
  6. "Oh Holy Night" (Adolphe Adam, John Sullivan Dwight) – 4:52
  7. "These Are the Special Times" (Diane Warren) – 4:31
  8. "This Christmas" (Donny Hathaway, Nadine McKinnor) – 4:01
  9. "The Christmas Song" (Mel Tormé, Robert Wells) – 4:25 (high whistle note C#7)
  10. "Xtina's Xmas" (Aguilera) – 1:32
  11. "The Christmas Song" (Holiday Remix) (Tormé, Wells) – 4:03
Make sure to add it to your collection by picking it up on AMAZON.

The Bravery frontman Sam Endicott & Santigold producer John Hill wrote on Christina's new LP

Hill turned out to be a fruitful collaborator for Endicott, not just on the Bravery's album, but as a cowriter on some outside material. Hill is known for critical-fave fare like M.I.A. and Santogold, "but he’s also done J.Lo and Christina Aguilera... and then Amazing Baby. So he’s done a lot of super-indie rock and then also pop stuff. He was producing Shakira, and she was like 'Play me something you've been working on.' So he and I got together and wrote a few songs, and she wound up recording two or three of them"—including the hit "She Wolf." (Sadly, the Bravery did not consider that as a Cover Art choice this time around.)

Source: Yahoo!Music
Credits: XtinaNews

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Julianne Hough on "Burlesque" and Christina Aguilera.

In a recent interview Julianne Hough was asked about Burlesque and Christina Aguilera and here is what she said:
And you're shooting another film with one of your musical idols ...

Yes, I'm filming 'Burlesque' right now, and it's fabulous. It has a huge, amazing cast.
Christina Aguilera, Cher,Stanley Tucci, Eric Dane and Kristen Bell all star in it, and it's just a great film. The storyline is great, and the dancing is phenomenal. And of course Christina sings her butt off in it!

Has Christina given you any tips about the music business?

Absolutely! She knows what she wants, and she's phenomenal at everything she does. I was in the studio with her the other day and I was flipping out because she's been my idol since she first came out, so it was just a really cool experience for me just being there and watching how she works. I was blown away! Her voice is so phenomenal, and hearing her sing these new songs is just amazing.
Source: TheBoot (Credits: AguileraLive)

Two more RUMORED Demo's - Major Lazer & M.I.A.


Rolling Stone Reader's Top Singles & Albums of the Decade

Rolling Stone readers' top singles of the decade:

1. Green Day, "Boulevard of Broken Dreams"
2. Beyoncé, "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"
3. U2, "Beautiful Day"
4. Britney Spears, "Toxic"
5. Mariah Carey, "We Belong Together"
6. Kanye West, "Stronger"
7. My Chemical Romance, "Welcome to the Black Parade"
8. Avril Lavigne, "Complicated"
9. Kelly Clarkson, "Since U Been Gone"
10. White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army"
11. Black Eyed Peas, "I Gotta Feeling"
12. Coldplay, "Viva la Vida"
13. Green Day, "American Idiot"
14. Christina Aguilera, "Beautiful"

Top albums:

1. Green Day, American Idiot
2. Kanye West, Graduation
3. Radiohead, Kid A
4. Avril Lavigne, Let Go
5. Radiohead, In Rainbows
6. U2, All That You Can't Leave Behind
7. Britney Spears, Blackout
8. Kelly Clarkson, All I Ever Wanted
9. Jay-Z, The Blueprint
10. Lady Gaga, The Fame
11. Kelly Clarkson, Breakaway
12. Beyoncé, I Am ... Sasha Fierce
13. Christina Aguilera, Stripped
14. My Chemical Romance, Three Cheers for Sweet Revenge
15. U2, No Line on the Horizon
16. Mariah Carey, The Emancipation of Mimi
17. Justin Timberlake, FutureSex/LoveSounds
18. Coldplay, Viva la Vida
19. Bruce Springsteen, The Rising

Source: MTV

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Dita Von Teese - "I have nothing to do with [Burlesque]"


XtinasbloGSpot follower @nateyweb did some detective work for us pertaining to the casting list IMDb has posted on it's official website, and asked Dita Von Teese about her involvement with 'Burlesque.' Here's what she has to say:
I have nothing to do with the film. RT @nateyweb: @DitaVonTeese Is the casting news correct for 'Burlesque'!?
Credits: @nateyweb

Kara Dioguardi Praises Christina Aguilera's 'Ain't No Other Man'


Found this piece of news about Kara Dioguardi talking about this world's top vocalist, Christina Aguilera. Watch @ 1:30

"American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi is already getting set for the upcoming season of the Fox reality show. In a recent interview with Billboard, DioGuardi said that it was "tough" seeing Paula Abdul go but that she's "looking forward to getting to know" new performance-round judge Ellen DeGeneres better: "I think she's going to be a great addition."

DioGuardi also talked about a number of people she is currently working with, from Adam Lambert to Carrie Underwood to even Rascal Flatts. She also did a little bit of work with Allison Iraheta from this past season.

However, when asked if she could pick a favorite number from her past collaborations, she pulled one name out of a hat pretty quickly: Christina Aguilera for "Ain't No Other Man." DioGuardi loves that the song is a "celebration" of love, which is something that she doesn't always have an opportunity to write in a music industry filled with scorned breakup songs.

Are you excited to see how Ellen DeGeneres fares on "American Idol?" Let me know your thoughts with a comment and stay tuned for more news leading up to January's season premiere.

Source: Examiner

"Burlesque" Release Date + Cast Updates & Trivia

According to The Internet Movie Database, the release date for Burlesque is the 24th of November, 2010 (USA).

Cast:

Kristen Bell ... Nikki

Cam Gigandet ... Jack

Stanley Tucci


Eric Dane ... Marcus

Alan Cumming


Julianne Hough


Christina Aguilera ... Ali

Cher ... Tess

Black Thomas ... Dancer

Tanee McCall ... Scarlett

Stephen Lee ... Dwight

Tyne Stecklein ... Jesse

Chelsea Traille ... Coco

Slim Khezri ... Mark'The DJ'

Baldeep Singh ... Hotel Manager (uncredited)

Katelynn Tilley ... Ditsy Cocktail Waitress (uncredited)

Trivia:
  • Jessica Biel and Lindsay Lohan were considered for the role of Nikki.
  • Robert Pattinson, Kellan Lutz, Taylor Lautner were considered to play Jack, before the role went to fellow Twilight star Cam Gigandet.
  • Christina Aguilera's first choice for the role of Nikki was Emma Stone.
  • Patrick Dempsey, Sam Worthington, Casey Affleck and Jamie Foxx were considered to play Marcus.
Source: IMDb

Susan Boyle's Dreams Stacking Up Against Music's Elite

Bob Lefsetz sent an e-mail to his many subscribers last week, lamenting the eye-popping chart success of Susan Boyle, the I Dreamed a Dream singer who was discovered earlier this year on the realty TV show Britain's Got Talent.

Lefsetz, the popular music industry analyst behind the Lefsetz Letter, argued that, despite its success, Boyle's debut record, I Dreamed a Dream, has "the nutritional value of Fruit Loops." Fair enough. Fruit Loops might not be good for you, but millions sure do like them, nonetheless.

Boyle's debut sold 701,000 copies in its first week, the best six-day total for an album in the U.S. this year. Boyle also notched the best opening week for a debut album by a female artist since 1991, and the best opening week for a debut artist in nearly a decade, and hers is now the fastest selling U.K. debut album of all time.

How does Boyle's debut stack up sales-wise against the competition? Don't expect miracles, Boyle boosters; sales normally drop off considerably in an album's second week. And I don't need to tell you that consumers don't buy records at the rate they used to, which means she'll be hard-pressed to match her fellow female singers with star-making debuts.

The race is on. Here's who she'll have to beat, with U.S. sales totals provided by www.riaa.com.

- Alanis Morissette, Jagged Little Pill (16 million). Morissette, a Canadian, set all sorts of U.S. sales records with her first international release, a rock-inspired offering that was noticeably different from her earlier Canadian pop records. Jagged Little Pill, which won four Grammy Awards, remains a rare achievement. It remains the third biggest seller by a female in U.S. history, and joins select company — Michael Jackson's Thriller and Celine Dion's Falling Into You — as one of only three recordings in history to spend an entire year in the Top 10.

- Britney Spears, . . . Baby One More Time (14 million). The record that introduced Britney Spears to the world was the decade's teen-pop pace-setter. If the self-titled debut by the Backstreet Boys, released two years earlier, was a monstrous success, 1999's . . . Baby One More Time was a lightning bolt. But would it have the same impact today? Not likely.

- Whitney Houston, Whitney Houston (13 million). The debut from one of Clive Davis's biggest discoveries will celebrate its 25th anniversary in January with a deluxe edition aimed at re-introducing Houston to those who've forgotten how great she once was. It was full of pop hits (Saving All My Love for You, How Will I Know, and Greatest Love of All, for starters) that also straddled soul and R&B, a killer combination that made it tough to beat. Whitney Houston was the first of many successes: Only three artists (Barbra Streisand, Mariah Carey and Madonna) have sold more records than Houston.

- Jewel, Pieces of You (12 million). Jewel Kilcher never came close to matching the success of her debut, Pieces of You, which turned the Alaskan folk singer into a superstar overnight. She struggled with the limelight at times, which is to be expected. The album was a surprise hit, and many of the highlights rode onto the charts with a uniquely naive delivery that later came to be Kilcher's undoing. Pieces of You was a hit in North America only, which meant it wasn't built for the long haul.

- Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces (12 million). Despite the group's moderate success early on as a bluegrass outfit, the move in 1998 to a major label and switch to a poppier sound (thanks to the pipes of new singer Natalie Maines) seemed like a natural course of action for the Dixie Chicks. The results reinforced the new direction: Wide Open Spaces won two Grammy Awards, and made superstars out of the trio, who were able to notch appearances on both the pop and country charts.

- Norah Jones, Come Away With Me (10 million). Want to know how unanticipated Norah Jones' success was? The sweet-singing pop singer and pianist was booked to play Victoria, B.C.'s jazz festival before her debut album, a date that was later scuttled once Come Away With Me took off like a shot. It went on to sweep the Grammy Awards, which put fuel on an already sizzling fire. Jones' 2002 debut remains one of the best-selling efforts of the current decade.

- Mariah Carey, Mariah Carey (9 million). Stardom was not pre-determined for Mariah Carey. Despite an obvious abundance of talent, her 1990 debut, after debuting quietly at No. 80, took almost a year to reach the top of the charts. It would eventually become a juggernaut, thanks to four No. 1 singles, and remains the third biggest seller in Carey's catalogue.

- Ace of Base, The Sign (9 million). I don't know what's weirder — that Ace of Base's North American debut, The Sign, overtook Soundgarden's Superunknown for top spot on the charts, or that it was later unseated from its peak by Pantera's Far Beyond Driven. Food for thought. The public face of the Swedish quartet were sisters Jenny and Linn Berggren, whose ice-cool vocals on two catchy singles, All That She Wants and The Sign, propelled the album to No. 1 in 14 countries.

- Lauryn Hill, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill (8 million). These days, the former Fugees singer is well out of the public eye; friends and bandmates in recent years have called Hill "way out there," among other things. That doesn't do any harm to her auspicious debut. Hill was on-point back in '98, racking up a record 10 Grammy nominations (she won five) and generally killing the competition.

- Christina Aguilera, Christina Aguilera (8 million). In the teen-pop category, Aguilera always placed second to Britney Spears, but it was Aguilera who beat her nemesis for Best New Artist at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Worth remembering. Almost a decade later, Aguilera's career is still in fine shape, despite the staleness of her debut.

Best of the 2000's, Christina's #1's

This chronological list of every song that reached the top of the Hot 100 during the 2000s -- through the end of Nov. 2009 -- allows you to listen to them all. The date each tune went to No. 1 (and it's duration at the top) is listed in the pink box next to each's title.

What A Girl Wants

1/15/00
2wks

Christina Aguilera

Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)

10/14/00
4wks

Christina Aguilera

Lady Marmalade

6/2/01
5 wks

Christina Aguilera, Lil' Kim, Mya & Pink

Source: BillBoard

Monday, December 7, 2009

RUMORED NEW LADYTRON DEMO

Have you ever had your feet kissed in public? Christina has!

Ah, to be Christina Aguilera. That lucky girl has a seriously lovely husband – and some good friends that will literally kiss her feet (and not her butt!)

When Xtina got tired during a private holiday party in LA’s Brentwood area on Saturday, her hubby Jordan Bratman literally “scooped her up and carried her out because her feet were hurting,” an eyewitness tells HollywoodLife.com

And not only does she have a doting husband, but Xtina got some love from pal Clint Culpepper, whose company, Screen Gems, is producing her new musical film, Burlesque.

According to our witness, Clint, the President of Sony’s Screen Gems, got down on his hands and knees at the Grey Goose-sponsored fete and started kissing Christina’s feet!

“It was so bizarre!” says our source. “Jordan was looking at them like they were crazy, like what is this wacko doing? But Christina was laughing and loving it!”

Wouldn’t you?

Source: HollywoodLife

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christina Aguilera: Family Christmas Tree Fun

Getting into the holiday spirit, Christina Aguilera and husband Jordan Bratman took their son Max out Christmas tree shopping in Los Angeles, California on Sunday (December 6).

All bundled up for the chilly weather, the happy family mingled with staff workers and greeted a few roaming pooches as they hand picked their season’s tree after wandering the grounds.

Meanwhile, Christina has been getting back into work mode - as she’s reportedly working on a new album due out next year.

Of the effort, producer/songwriter Tricky Stewart told Vibe, “With Christina it’s a little different, because Christina wants music that you haven’t heard before. She did things that she’s never necessarily heard on the radio. She doesn’t want a record that sounds like anything else so you’re trying to create an entirely new sound for an artist.”

Tricky added, “The three tracks that I did, they’re all uptempo tracks so we definitely kind of get the club moving but it’s just a matter of her doing different styles and using her voice in different ways.”

CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Source: CelebrityGossip

Rumored Track Demos by Tricky Stewart


Which one do you guys like?


Credit: Jstarr

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Inspire's Amazing Impression

The lineup of celebrities with fragrance deals resembles the invitation list for the People’s Choice Awards. There are film stars, TV personalities, pop singers and socialites, all with a marketable image and a thirsty fan base that will lap up every last drop of what these public figures bottle and sell.

Linda Newman, who recently waited in line at a Los Angeles department store to meet rapper 50 Cent and sample his new fragrance, ‘Power by 50 Cent’, announced to the crowd: “I already sprayed it on me.”

When asked if she would be giving her bottle of the men’s fragrance to a husband, boyfriend or brother, she clutched it to her chest. “No. I’ll put it on my shelf and spray it every now and then, and have a reminder of 50 Cent to be there all day.” Newman, 33, also bought Christina Aguilera’s ‘Inspire’, which she also proudly displays on a shelf at home. “I think she’s an incredible person, very deep, very focused, very amazing.”

Source: IndianaExpress

Tricky Stewart talks about project with Christina

How did you approach working with Christina Aguilera versus R&B artists?
With Christina it’s a little different, because Christina wants music that you haven’t heard before. She did things that she’s never necessarily heard on the radio. She doesn’t want a record that sounds like anything else so you’re trying to create an entirely new sound for an artist. The three tracks that I did, they’re all uptempo tracks so we definitely kind of get the club moving but it’s just a matter of her doing different styles and using her voice in different ways.
Source: VibeMagazine

Friday, December 4, 2009

[SPECIAL REPORT] 'KEEPS GETTIN' BETTER' BRIGHTENS UP A BILLBOARD IN SAN ANTONIO, TX

Hey everyone! So, I gave Christina some promotion tonight. I posted her "Keeps Gettin' Better" video on a Billboard in DOWNTOWN San Antonio, TX! It's kind of dark, but it was fun showing it to people that were exiting the Nutcracker Ballet! My great friend Mr. Dennis Obama and myself did this for all you Christina Aguilera Fans! Hope you all enjoy it!



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Simon Cowell on Christina Aguilera

Who are some of your favorite entertainers of the last decade?
As an actor, I really like Philip Seymour Hoffman. I think he’s a genius. Music-wise, certainly in the last year I love Lady Gaga. Mainly because she’s made pop music fun again. I love Christina Aguilera, I think she’s incredible. And Beyoncé is the biggest star we’ve seen in 20 years. And I was very negative about her once—far, far too early on in her career.
Source: EW.com

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Steal Sia's new track, which in turn may be stolen from Aguilera.

The buttery voice and snazzy reverb of Australia's own Sia is back, and this time she will undoubtedly become a household name, on her own.

Even though her monster single "Breathe Me" blared through the cracks of every angsty art student's dorm room in 2005, Sia had TV to thank for that momentary success. After that track closed out HBO's "Six Feet Under," some of her other songs began to pop-up on ABC's "Private Practice" and FOX's recently cancelled "Dollhouse."

But her latest song, entitled "You've Changed," leads me to believe her newer, more dance-tacular sound, is prime for popular picking.

The fast-paced, bell-ringing, Motown-infused “You’ve Changed,” is the first track to be released from her upcoming April 2010 album "We Are Born." After playing the song a few times, I remembered that Sia was one of the artistsChristina Aquilera was collaborating with on her new CD. Could it be that Sia got a little motivation from X-tina? Give it a listen and decide for yourself below.

Take a listen:

Source: TheNewYorkPost

Halloween 2009 UPDATE


Always outdoing themselves, Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman brought their A-game to this year's Halloween festivities. The new photo of Jordan from their Halloween shindig is brought to you by BLU, of XtinaNews.

100 Best Madison Square Garden Shows - The 2000s

After 24 million votes, Christina Aguilera tops the List of Best Madison Square Garden Shows of the 2000's!

More than 24 million votes were tallied.
Here's the top 10:
1. Christina Aguilera, 45.7%
2. Michael Jackson, 43.6%
3. Concert for New York City, 7.9%
4. U2, 0.88%
5. JAY-Z, 0.58%
6. Jonas Brothers, 0.49%
7. Billy Joel, 0.41%
8. Dixie Chicks, 0.09%
9. Gwen Stefani, 0.08%
10. Shakira, 0.07%

The top-10 finishers will move on to the next round, which begins December 3.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Christina Aguilera Direct TV commercial "VIDEO"!!!!

Christina Aguilera Direct TV Commercial

Quoting ChristinaVIP:

ChristinaVIP can confirm that the rumored commercial Christina was doing with DIRECTV Satellite Television is 100% true. The commercial, based around her music video for “Keeps Gettin’ Better,” features a cameo of sorts from Christina who makes a couple cute play on words. The segment should be airing soon, but I have no specific date at this point.

“Ya, She’s out to save the world….from cable!”

Source: ChristinaVIP

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ladytron "Black Cat"

UPDATE: After clarification, this instrumental is off of a Ladytron album which as we all know, are collaborators with Christina Aguilera for her forthcoming album, which has yet to be titled. Think of this as an inside look to the work they've done as it allows us to feel the kind of vibe they brought to the table for the new album. ENJOY.

UPDATE: Here is the actual track.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

VOTE for Christina for donning the most fierce body suit

People.com wants you to vote on some of 2009’s “best of,” and included is Christina Aguilera in the category of: Who looked fiercest in a body suit? Her competition in the category includes the likes of Lady Gaga, Beyonce, and Britney.
Credits: ChristinaVIP

Also, don't forget to

Vote for Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics concert as the BEST CONCERT at Madison Square Garden of the 2000's

HERE.

BY THE WAY: You can vote REPEATEDLY.

Christina Aguilera & Max Bratman: Kidnasium Krazy!

Christina Aguilera and husband Jordan Bratman play at Kidnasium with their son Max on Friday night (November 27) and then dine out together at Houston’s restaurant in Santa Monica, California.

Australian pop singer Sia recently collaborated with Christina on some new tracks and had this to say: “[Chrstina's] like a porcelain doll. She has the most amazing manicures, the most amazing dressing room — all of my gay friends would f—ing die to go and spend an hour in her dressing room, with her wall of shoes. She’s just a big talent.”

More pics at X17!

Source: JustJared

Friday, November 27, 2009

Christina Screens Phone Calls with Collaborators

Christina Aguilera has a team of four to screen her phone calls with her collaborators.

Aussie songbird Sia, who has written the lead song for the Christina’s new film Burlesque, revealed it was a long process getting started.

She told me: “I went through four different people before I got to speak to Christina on the phone in the first place.”

Now they are firm pals, with the 33-year-old and her bassist creating four songs they believe will be hits for the 2010 release of X-Tina’s new LP.

Sia explained: “Christina is cool. She likes us being normal with her, so it works well.”

Source: DailyStar

Cam Gigandet sporting temporary tattoos for 'Burlesque'

Cam Gigandet enjoys some quality family time with his daughter Everleigh and girlfriend Dominique while having breakfast at Toast Bakery and Cafe in Los Angeles on Saturday morning (November 11).

FYI: Cam’s jeans are RRL and the jacket is Neil Barret, And the temporary tattoos are for his new movie, Burlesque.

Source: JustJared

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Director of "Precious" Expresses Interest in Christina

During an interview with NYTimes, Director Lee Daniels, of "Precious," expresses interest in Christina Aguilera:

Q: You’ve cast hip-hop stars and other musicians in your movies, and they’ve all played against type — Diddy, Mos Def, Eve, Macy Gray and now Mariah Carey and Lenny Kravitz in “Precious.” Anyone else you want to get your hands on?

A: “I’m interested in seeing what Christina Aguilera can do. I’m interested in Robin Thicke and seeing what he’s all about.”

When Christina met the Strokes: the song that defines the decade...

Looking back at the noughties, Dorian Lynskey examines how a bootleg song, A Stroke of Genius, that never got a legitimate release prefigured all the significant pop trends of the decade

When you're sifting through the ashes of a decade in pop, it's very tempting to search for the Important Statement, the song that best sums up The Way We Live Now. (Here's a drinking game for anyone reading end-of-the-00s round-ups: take a shot every time a record is tenuously related to 9/11.) But the most important records are often the ones that don't know they're important. They flare like Roman candles and burn out quickly and, in that brief window of incandescence, they vividly illuminate a moment in time. So the song that seems to tell me most about the decade just ending is not something off Kid A or Yankee Hotel Foxtrot but the Freelancer Hellraiser's A Stroke of Genius.

In the autumn of 2001 (wait, don't take that shot), a British producer called Roy Kerr, aka the Freelance Hellraiser, spliced together the music from the Strokes' Hard to Explain with the vocal from Christina Aguilera's Genie in a Bottle and named it A Stroke of Genius – even the title seemed magically serendipitous. In the 1980s and 90s, art-minded mashups by the likes of John Oswald and the Evolution Control Committee tended to highlight the smash-and-grab nature of combining well-known songs, producing satire and subversion from the mismatch. They brokered shotgun marriages; Kerr, however, was more of a benign matchmaker, showing two disparate artists how much they really had in common.

Fittingly, the record plays out like a seduction. In her original song, Aguilera is coquettish and controlled, keeping her sexuality on a tight leash until the right guy comes along, and the music reinforces her restraint by maintaining a slow simmer. "My body's saying let's go," she breathes. "But my heart is saying no." In Julian Casablancas's vocal on Hard to Explain there's another inner battle ("I say the right thing/ But act the wrong way") but, stripped of their singer's hesitancy, the band's itchy sexual energy becomes a "let's go" too strong to resist and Aguilera sounds like she's being swept towards a rendezvous that's both dangerous  and delicious.

It's as if the Strokes had heard her line about "hormones racing at the speed of light" and written the music around it. Just before the chorus, her "oh-oh-oh"s swoon into the oncoming embrace of the rising guitars, and the pampered pop princess hooks up with the scruffy hipster from the wrong side of the tracks (never mind that Casablancas was definitely born on the right side: this is pop fantasy, not reality). The combination is so perfect that both original songs, excellent in their own right, suddenly sound incomplete, like two works in progress needing someone to complete them: two genies in different bottles waiting to be rubbed the right way. "Come, come, come and let me out."

As three minutes and 36 seconds of endlessly listenable and danceable pop brilliance, A Stroke of Genius is up there with OutKast's Hey Ya! in the 00s hall of fame (in fact, the two songs can be mixed together with ease) but it also says a lot about what has happened to pop over the past decade. First, there's the means of distribution. A few hundred one-sided seven-inches of Stroke of Genius were independently released, which was enough to provoke a cease-and-desist order from RCA, home to both Aguilera and the Strokes, but almost everyone who heard and acquired the song did so online. Ten years earlier, Kerr's creation would have been a samizdat artefact and you'd probably only have heard it via a tape of a tape of a tape, like copyright-flaunting records by Steinski or the JAMMs, but in 2001 it coincided with an explosion in MP3 blogs and filesharing software. Kerr got a career out of A Stroke of Genius, becoming Paul McCartney's tour DJ and remixer for, among others, Aguilera, but after that initial vinyl run, it didn't directly earn him a penny. Its gratis nature was part of its charm. It showed that illegal downloading could be an outlet for creativity and not just a means of taking for free music that already existed.

Mark Vidier, who made some of the very best mashups under the name Go Home Productions, told the New Yorker: "You don't need a distributor, because your distribution is the internet. You don't need a record label, because it's your bedroom, and you don't need a recording studio, because that's your computer. You do it all yourself." During the early 00s mashup boom, fostered by Eddy Temple-Morris's Xfm show The Remix and blogs such as Boomselection, there were thousands of examples, some so bad they made you doubt the creator's sense of hearing, others so good they were stepping stones to fruitful legitimate careers.

Danger Mouse made his name with 2004's Jay-Z/Beatles soundclash The Grey Album before working with Gorillaz, Gnarls Barkley and Beck. Minor Belgian indie band Soulwax earned themselves a second act via the thrilling mashups they played as their alter ego, 2 Many DJs. And there were dozens of wondrous one-offs. All you needed was one good idea, some freely available software and a basic understanding of how music works and 15 minutes of mashup glory could be yours.

A Stroke of Genius also spoke to a new breed of listener: the voracious hyper-consumer, with MP3s of every song ever recorded at his or her fingertips, whose loyalty is not to a particular scene or style but to the endless quest for the next hit of pleasure, from whatever source. Twenty years ago, there was always one friend who, when asked what he was into, said "a little bit of everything". Now, at least if you're under 35, that friend is you and everyone you know. If the old model of music consumption was the categorised-by-genre record collection, the new one is the iPod shuffle, where old and new, hip and cheesy, rub along just fine.

A Stroke of Genius came out when many indie fans still believed that manufactured pop stank of evil and death, and the idea of Christina Aguilera and the Strokes in perfect harmony was strange. These days there's no contradiction between loving Arcade Fire and loving Britney. In fact, mainstream hits like the Sugababes' About You Now and Kelly Clarkson's Since U Be Gone, blurred the margins,in the style  of A Stroke of Genius, by marrying an  R&B-trained vocal to a Strokesian metronomic chug.

While Sean Rowley's Guilty Pleasures night was busy rescuing Wings and ELO from years of ignominy, a similar process was taking place on a massive scale with new releases. "Do I like this?" superseded "Should I like this?" as the music fan's automatic response to new music. As Jody Rosen wrote in Slate, "Maybe the real guilty pleasure in [the 00s] is gluttony." This utopia of open-minded listening comes at a price – the old tribal tug-of-war that once made the top 40 a gripping battleground of rival factions with occasional guerrilla forays from leftfield; the sense that liking a certain kind of music was crucial to your cultural identity – but most of us now inhabit it, for good or ill.

The third crucial thing that A Stroke of Genius and its ilk did was to forge musical alliances so blatantly. Mashup pioneer John Oswald insisted 20 years ago that "the plundering has to be blatant." His foe was copyright, which he considered a cage around creativity, but the mashup producers applied the same principle to apolitical ends. As pop's history becomes more overwhelming (and, thanks to the internet and reunion tours, ever-present), originality gets harder with every passing year. So instead of copying old bands and hoping the audience either doesn't know or doesn't care who's being imitated, the mashup producers played games with pop's back catalogue, often with more wit and ingenuity: you could argue that Richard X's mashup of Gary Numan and Adina Howard, released legitimately as the Sugababes' 2002 hit Freak Like Me, made more imaginative use of early 80s synth-pop than anything on La Roux's album.

The form reached its manic apex, or perhaps reductio ad absurdum, with the work of Pennsylvanian DJ Gregg Gillis, aka Girl Talk, whose albums suggest the view from a bullet-train window as it speeds past countless pop landmarks. Much of the listener's pleasure derives from recognising the source material and seeing pop as a fluid continuum, teeming with potential connections. Even though the musical mashup has waned, the YouTube equivalent thrives (just ask Oliver Hirschbiegel, the director of Downfall), and recently produced its own answer to Girl Talk with Rev Diva Schematic's The Golden Age of Video, which cuts up famous movie dialogue to form a rhyming lyric.

But, as with Girl Talk, it's both a remarkable achievement and a dead end. Both projects rely on a set of shared reference points, largely from an era when certain cultural artefacts were unifyingly successful, and consume them like a reckless oil driller bleeding a well dry. Pop, and pop culture, can only eat itself for so long before all you're left with is bones.

Little, if any, of this was going through Roy Kerr's head when he thought it would be a cool idea to match up two songs he liked but, in retrospect, they are all threads waiting to be unpicked. A Stroke of Genius is an accidental prophecy, a signpost pointing in an unforeseen direction. It came out during the first throes of enormous changes in the way music is heard and consumed, not all of them entirely welcome or boding well for the future, which makes it all the sweeter that the song is about velocity, ambivalence and the potential danger of surrendering to pleasure. Looking back, it feels like digital music was the genie in the bottle and, now that it's been let out, nobody can put it back in.


Source: Gaurdin