Sunday, November 29, 2009
UPDATE: Here is the actual track.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
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Vote for Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics concert as the BEST CONCERT at Madison Square Garden of the 2000's
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!
Friday, November 27, 2009
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.”
FYI: Cam’s jeans are RRL and the jacket is Neil Barret, And the temporary tattoos are for his new movie, Burlesque.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
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.”
But corsets are very much back in the present-day - although they are more likely to be worn over, than under, clothes.
Sales of luxury fashion girdles are up 70 per cent, a Selfridges spokesman said.
The boom is thanks largely to their popularity among celebrities including singers Rihanna and Lady Gaga 'running around town in their knickers'.
Stocks of a £900 handmade feather-fringed corset sold out within 24 hours at the London department store. More of the piece, by Bordelle, were ordered, but the new stock again vanished from shelves within a day.
British designer Alex Popa, who founded Bordelle two years ago, said: 'The items are more flexible than traditional pieces.
'If you are daring enough, you could pair a corset with leggings and go out clubbing or to a party. But they can also be worn in the boudoir.'
Miss Popa says she has created corsets for Lady Gaga and singer Shakira, as well as for Christina Aguilera's new movie, Burlesque.
'The pieces are expensive, but we have had people who have wanted to get stuff from us for some time and they have saved up to buy a piece,' added the 27-year-old.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
A source has revealed that Christina Aguilera will be featured in an upcoming issue of Marie Claire Magazine. No exact issue date has been confirmed, but keep your eyes open, I don’t think it will be long until it hits stands. The photos accompanying the feature are simple and sexy, and Christina is looking amazing with long locks and a slammin’ body.Credits: ChristinaVIP
Seven years earlier, she'd played The Garden as TLC's opening act and led KTU's holiday concert bill, but it wasn't until March 23, 2007 that MSG's stage officially belonged to Christina Aguilera.
Vote for Christina Aguilera's Back to Basics concert as the BEST CONCERT at Madison Square Garden of the 2000's
“She’s like a porcelain doll. She has the most amazing manicures, the most amazing dressing room — all of my gay friends would f*cking die to go and spend an hour in her dressing room, with her wall of shoes. She’s just a big talent.”Credits: Tall77
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Physically, all three of these women worked variations on the classic bombshell persona, foregrounding their sexuality in ways that played into fantasies that men have long enjoyed and women, however reluctantly, have adopted. Spears and Aguilera were hot ingénues and Beyoncé was a Glamazon in training. But their singing told a different story.
It's hard to remember now, given all her personal ups and downs and her transformation, on recent albums, into a sonic android, but Spears started out in the role Taylor Swift now occupies. Her voice was cute, flawed and highly individual. (Even today, that Louisiana hiccup is impossible to miss, no matter how processed.)
Aguilera had the Perfect Voice, giant in her tiny body. And Beyoncé was a Personality with a Voice in training. An often inaccurate singer in Destiny's Child, she developed her chops along with her image, both growing more formidable with each recording and tour."
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Source: JeffreyRelf (TheStyleDr)
"I also heard that Christina Aguilera was photographed 4 the cover of her new CD with just Gaspar Gloves on.. guess what, she was! Genius!"
"Let the diva-tude begin!
Filming got underway on Tuesday for the super seksi flick Burlesque.
Christina Aguilera was on set filming a scene where her character packs up and leaves for El Lay to pursue a singing career and eventually gets hired by Cher to work at her burlesque club.
When X-Tina wasn't filming she was closely followed by her own personal umbrella holder to shield away those pesky UV rays.
Hey, she never claimed not to be a diva!"
@siamusic Did you make the cut in Christina’s Light And Darkness album?
@ivanvanegas yes.4 songs.i don’t know if that is the title though,or when it will be released.we also wrote one for her movie burlesque.Source: Twitter (SiaMusic)
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
"Burlesque" centers on the journey of an ambitious small-town girl (Aguilera) with a big-town voice who finds love and success in a Los Angeles neo-burlesque club, reminiscent of the nightclub in Bob Fosse's "Cabaret."
Dane is playing the role of a charming, highly successful businessman who offers to buy out of the burlesque club from Cher and vies for Aguilera's heart.
Dane rounds out a cast that also includes Stanley Tucci, Cam Gigandet, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming.
Principal photography on the Steve Antin-directed production began last week in Los Angeles. The movie will be released Thanksgiving 2010.
Donald De Line is producing.
Dane, repped by CAA and Management 360, last appeared on the big-screen in "Marley & Me" and will be seen in New Line's "Valentine's Day."
The cast also includes Cher as the owner of the burlesque club, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell and Cam Gigandet as a struggling piano player / bar man. Gee, wonder which of those is the love interest? (For those of you who said Bell, congratulations: like Go West, you're the king of wishful thinking).
Dane will join the line-up as "a charming, successful businessman who offers to buy Tess (Cher) out of the burlesque club and vies for Ali's (Christina's character) heart."
Shooting started on November 9, with Steve Antin writing and directing. For those of you who don't know who he is, he's an executive producer on Pussycat Dolls: Girlicious, one of those shows that teaches girls that clothes are too loose if they don't require extensive use of vaseline to slip them on and off. We're therefore sure that this film will be, as promised, a veritable feminist parable.
Source: HollywoodReporter & EmpireOnline
@simoneharouche Hi Simone I ws wonderin if Christina could wear this http://bit.ly/1Ew2nx 4 her upcomin prformancs or work w them 4 the tour 11:45 AM Nov 14th from web
@Marc_Boom thats very cool! we have discussed working with led and lighting in her wardrobe... stay tuned about 16 hours ago from web in reply to Marc_BoomCredits: @Marc_Boom & @SimoneHarouche
The “Genie In a Bottle” babe is hoping to impress in her new role - as she was cast along with some heavy hitters in the song and dance community for the musical drama.
Due out in November of 2010, “Burlesque” will be directed by Steve Antin, with Christina’s co-stars including Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet, Cher and Julianne Hough.
A synopsis via IMDB tells of the plot: “A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer."
Monday, November 16, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The "Genie In A Bottle" singer gave InStyle a tour of the five-bedroom, 11,000-square foot home she shares with husband, music producer Jordan Bratman, and their 22-month-old son, Max.
If you were a fan of "The Osbournes" reality show, you might recognize the Mediterranean-style mansion in the photos below as it used to belong to the Prince of Darkness and his family.
While the colorful home still has somewhat of a gothic feel, Aguilera added a few new design elements to make it her own. Visitors will discover burlesque, Hollywood Regency, and chinoiserie styles juxtaposed with graffiti artwork, Japanese anime, and kaleidoscope rugs.
"I wanted every space to have its own personality," she shares.
Smoky mirrors, crystal chandeliers, a pink-and-black billiards table, and a pair of vibrant rugs by Paul Smith add sophisticated edge and grown-up glam to the game room.
Of course, like most female celebs, Xtina's pride and joy are her two closets.
"Everything on my shoe wall is grouped by designer -- Louboutin, McQueen, YSL -- all in their own little family," notes Aguilera. "And there's room for boots up top." She also has designated areas for her jeans, jackets, coats, skirts, sweaters, and jewelry in the ultra-glam room, which features a chandelier and leopard-print rug.
According to InStyle, "Whimsical furniture, radical art, and an abundance of red roses" makes "a visit to Christina Aguilera's home feel a little like falling down a magical rabbit hole. Which was exactly how she wanted it."
Christina has not one but two expansive closets!
"I wanted a grand bed -- to feel like a queen on a throne," says the singer of her extravagant four-poster bed.
A Lulu Guinness rug leads to the singer's freestanding bathtub. For Aguilera, the bathroom is yet another place to display her found objects --candles, figures, flacons, even a Moroccan side table. "It's an eclectic equation," she says.
Friday, November 13, 2009
@Norm_Clarke Christina Aguilera to New Year’s Eve at Tao Las Vegas. Tickets are currently $150 per person (not including tax/fees) and ... about 2 hours ago from webSources: @SinCityAdvisor & @Norm_Clarke
@Norm_Clarke include: entry into the nightclub, open bar and passed hors d'oeuvres from 9-11 pm, and a champagne toast at midnight.
@Norm_Clarke tickets: www.venetian.com or (702)414-1000. about 2 hours ago from web
Thursday, November 12, 2009
"AMERICA MEANS FREEDOM. As an artist, nothing is more important than the freedom to express yourself. To speak your mind. To make choices and more importantly, to have choices. That is why I worked with Rock the Vote on this past election. Because we need to remind Americans what makes America so special. We are so fortunate to live in a country where we can vote for change, and where our voices matter."
“I take care of my face by doing the usual routine of cleansing and moisturizing,” says Christina.
“I started using some under-eye cream, which is wise considering I’m now 28 so I have to start. I stay as hydrated as possible. I try not to do too many treatments.”
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
On Project Runway, I was enormously pleased to see snarky judge Nina Garcia back in the saddle, but bored to tears by guest judge Christina Aguilera. Seriously, first Lindsay Lohan and now this? At least viewers had "sultan of sequins" Bob Mackie to lend a bit of entertaining levity to the judging panel.
The Challenge: The contestants this week were given the honor of meeting legendary costume designer Bob Mackie, who lists the likes of Cher, Tina Turner and Diana Ross among his celebrity clients. In what should have been a dream challenge for any would-be top designer, Mackie tasks the competitors with creating a stage costume for a superstar pop icon - namely, pop diva Christina Aguilera.
With two days for the design and a red carpet kind of challenge any designer could dream of, I had high hopes for the designs on this episode. Sadly, several designers ended up responding to the stress of actually designing for a celebrity by having complete meltdowns.
The Sticky Part: From now on, no one gets immunity for winning a design challenge. Anyone is fair game to be sent home from this point forward. Which is a bad thing for some of the designers who have barely skated through a few challenges just because they happened to win the previous one.
The Drama Quotient: Gay boy Nicholas was so excited to meet Bob Mackie he nearly passed out, squealing: “This is the best Project Runway moment ever!” As for the rest of the contestants, the nasty commentary continues to ramp up. Irina, entirely full of herself, dissed Shirin nastily - "I just don't know why Shirin is still here... Way better designers than her are out... Her design sensibility is very sort of bargain basement." Later she gives Carol Hannah a tongue-lashing as well, telling her model "The little one, the blonde, annoys the f--- out of me. She's so mediocre."
Tim Gunn - who seems to have been let loose to say whatever the hell he wants this season - dropped a nice one when he launched into a critique of Christopher's design by saying, "Here's my disappointment." He also ripped Shirin a new one by calling her dress "Guinevere meets Vampira" and a "16-year-old's really bad prom" dress. But the best line of the night though came from Nicolas, delivered in a deadpan and hysterically matter-of-fact tone: "Irina's actually a very good designer. The only problem with her is that she's a bitch."
The Middle of the Pack: With half the designers already gone, only one designer was sent backstage before final judging this week. Irina's short black dress and overcoat were nicely made and attractive, but lacking any significant wow factor. The judges deemed it worthy enough to pass her through, but she failed to land in the top three.
The Winners: Althea's long silver-sequined gown impressed the judges, but I personally thought it looked a bit rough around the edges in close-up shots. It certainly was shiny though.
Nicholas' short, ballerina-style dress was cute enough, but a bit too similar to one of his past challenge dresses. Overall, it was also just kind of boring for something meant to be a show-stopping stage outfit. Christina Aguilera, however, seemed to love it - as did the other judges. Granted, Aguilera loves to shake her ass and Nicolas' dress was definitely an ass-shaking kind of outfit.
Carol Hannah, who was one of the designers most freaked out by the challenge, shocked herself by winning the judges' favor and taking the top spot. Her long, black dress plastered with feathers and sequins seemed rather lackluster in my eyes, but I rarely agree with the judges, which is why I'm probably glad I never pursued that dream of being a fashion designer.
The Losers: Cute boy Logan's short, one-shoulder, animal print dress was a bit safe and "cavewoman" as Christina Aguilera said, but was at least good enough to keep him in.
Christopher's nightmare outfit was badly made and screamingly ugly. Those hot pants should be sold with a side of eye bleach. Even Christopher's model looked pained having to wear it down the runway.
Gordana's long cream sheath dress looked like the model was wearing a half-dead fish. Seriously - and what were those weird black things on the front looking like pasted on nipples? Week after week, Gordana just seems to be sinking further into mediocrity.
Sadly, it was Shirin's long, fluff-bottomed dress judged the biggest the hot mess of the evening. Although the top was actually kind of interesting, the bottom looked like it was thrown together out of a rag pile and the judges thought it looked like a bad Halloween costume. Heidi Klum said all it needed to be complete was a "point black hat and a broom." Needless to say, Shirin landed on the bottom and was sent home.
Final Weigh-In: Shirin's dress may have been slightly pathetic, but Christopher's outfit was a disaster. If he doesn't get thrown out on his butt soon, I'll have to lose some serious faith in the judges this season. They keep letting him pass even though he's obviously lacking in skill and taste. Plus, he doesn't even add that much interesting drama or scandal to the show, so it really doesn't make any sense why he's still around. As for the guest judges, I have to heartily applaud the inclusion of Bob Mackie, who was entertaining and enjoyable to watch. Christina Aguilera, on the other hand, was perhaps one of the biggest bores yet to guest on the series. Every time she opened her mouth, I couldn't help but play a soundtrack of "blah, blah, blah, blah" over her words in my head.