Thursday, September 30, 2010


Anticipation started building for "Burlesque" the moment the cast list was announced -- Christina Aguilera, Julianne Hough, Stanley Tucci and, of course, Cher. Impatience set in when Cher showed up at the VMAs to promote the film, still able to rock her old black leather get-up at the mature age of 64. With this new clip of Aguilera, it's time to get flat-out anxious.

Video: Christina Aguilera in 'Burlesque'

It's back to classic Christina, who landed the lead role of Ali in the upcoming musical drama. After a long day of work, the singer decides to unwind with a little karaoke. As should be expected, when Aguilera takes the stage -- even if it is a dingy diner platform -- it's no amateur hour or casual shower singing performance.

As soon as she opens her mouth Aguilera's powerhouse smoky vocals own Etta James' "Something's Got a Hold On Me." The former pop princess parades around her make-shift stage with an unplugged microphone, treating the empty diner to some stellar "hairography" -- whipping her blond locks and bouncing to the music. Gripping her chair for purchase, Aguilera ends the song with an intense vibrato note and collapses promptly on the floor after a job well done.

"Burlesque" opens in theaters Nov. 24. We'll just have to keep X'ing the days on our calendar.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Christina Aguilera lends her powerful voice to Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief efforts in these new clips.

“I saw the faces of hungry children in Haiti and in Guatemala on relief trips with the World Food Programme and it was heartbreaking,” Christina said.

“As a mother, I know how critical the right foods at the right time are for kids and that’s why I’m so passionate about fighting hunger and lending my voice to the world of hunger relief effort.”

Christina, a United Nations World Food Programme Ambassador, is spreading the word about awareness and volunteerism to combat this global issue.

To learn about how you can make a difference, visit

Source: JustJared



Christina Aguilera flashes a smile as she heads back to her car after getting dinner at Matsuhisa on Wednesday (September 22) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 29-year-old singer was joined by her husband, Jordan Bratman!

Christina is back in town after spending the weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - she and Samantha Ronson spent time with pal Nicole Richie for Nic’s bachelorette party!

According to People, the ladies enjoyed manicures and pedicures, a group dinner with margaritas and relaxing by the pool together.


This stunning image of a pearl-clad Christina Aguilera is the latest picture leaked from the set of Burlesque—a movie musical also starring Cher and a brunette Kristen Bell. Burlesque‘s official Facebook page debuted the exclusive photo after 10,000 people “liked” or became fans of the film. To tide you over till the sure-to-be sexy musical hits theaters November 24th, log onto and pre-order the soundtrack.

—Caitlin Donovan

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Claude Kelly was recently interviewed by USWeekly magazine and during his interview he was asked about how working with Christina turned out. Here is what he said:
US: And finally -- what about her fellow pop diva, Christina Aguilera?

CK: Christina and I are actually the most alike as people. We both have sarcastic, dirty joke-minded personalities, so we clicked right away. In the songs we did, anywhere we could sneak a little curse word or some little sexual innuendo, it's in there because that's how we thought. And she has a really cool home studio called "Red Lips." There's no natural light coming in, the walls are all red and black...

US: Sounds like a vampire's dream!

CK: That's another thing -- she loves vampires too! I'm still trying to convince her to watch True Blood. She's just been too busy!

US: How did you discover your mutual fascination with vampires?

CK: I don't even know how the conversation came up! I'm sure I was raving about True Blood. She likes the really dark stuff, but she's been really busy juggling the movie and the album and, of course, she's a mother and has all this other stuff going on in her life. Having the time to sit down on a Sunday night to watch HBO or even probably catch up on it on TiVo or whatever… I'm gonna get her there because I know she'll like it. Anything with sex and vampires -- you can't go wrong!

US: Does she hold her son Max or anything while she's singing?

CK: Well, she can't hold him while she's singing because it has to be completely silent and she has to obviously stand up properly and sing. But he's definitely been in the room and watched her and comes in between takes. She's very, very hands-on!
Source: USWeekly


Yum! Brands announced today the launch of World Hunger Relief featuring global spokesperson and new World Food Programme (WFP) Ambassador Against Hunger, Christina Aguilera. According to the United Nations, there are approximately 1 billion people around the world who are hungry today.

World Hunger Relief is the world’s largest private sector hunger relief effort, spanning 110 countries, 37,000 KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell, Long John Silver’s and A&W All-American Food restaurants and more than 1 million employees and franchise associates. The campaign raises awareness, volunteerism and funds for WFP and other hunger relief agencies.

Christina Aguilera raises awareness of the hunger issue by appearing in new World Hunger Relief restaurant posters, including a never-seen-before photo of her in Haiti, with the quote, “Together, we have the power to save lives and go from hunger to hope”. Aguilera also appears in a global PSA where the multi-Grammy Award winning pop superstar sings Beautiful to raise money for hunger relief as well as online efforts, including the campaign’s website,

Aguilera was appointed “Ambassador Against Hunger” for WFP this year and traveled with the organization to Haiti where she toured the quake-stricken country with WFP aid workers and spent time with mothers and children after the January earthquake. She visited schools and helped serve meals to children receiving food through WFP school meal programs.

“I saw the faces of hungry children in Haiti and in Guatemala on field trips with the World Food Programme and it was heartbreaking,” said Aguilera. “As a mother, I know how critical the right foods at the right time are for kids and that’s why I am so passionate about fighting hunger and lending my voice to the World Hunger Relief effort. My goal for World Hunger Relief is to inspire as many people as possible to donate to the cause and move millions of people from hunger to hope,” added Aguilera.

Aguilera’s participation in Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief effort last year helped raise a record-breaking $22.5 million for WFP and other hunger relief agencies, helping to provide 90 million meals to hungry people in remote corners of the world. Earlier this year, Aguilera appeared in a global PSA underwritten by the Yum! Brands Foundation to help WFP Haiti relief efforts. She also traveled to Guatemala last year to see WFP’s maternal/child health programs and was honored at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon for her work with World Hunger Relief.

There are approximately 1 billion hungry people around the world today. Hunger and malnutrition are the number one risk to health worldwide — greater than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. Among the key causes of hunger are natural disasters, conflict, poverty, poor agricultural infrastructure and over-exploitation of the environment. Recently, financial and economic crises have pushed more people into hunger.

“With about 1 billion people going hungry around the world today, this critical issue must be addressed,” said David Novak, Chairman and CEO, Yum! Brands, Inc. “As the world’s largest restaurant company, we believe it is our responsibility to do everything we can to find a meaningful solution such as building awareness, inspiring volunteerism and raising money,” said Novak.

Novak, Company presidents from Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, KFC, Yum! Restaurants International and other senior executives and franchise leaders traveled to Nicaragua to see WFP’s relief efforts in the country. As the second poorest country in the Latin America and Caribbean region, Nicaragua is one of many recipients of funds raised through World Hunger Relief.

“Everyone can play a critical part in the fight against global hunger – if each person makes just a small contribution, we can keep hunger on the run,” said Josette Sheeran, Executive Director of WFP, adding that Yum!’s World Hunger Relief campaign is living proof of the impact individuals and companies can have on global hunger.” Consumers can visit or donate in the restaurants (no purchase necessary – see calendar below for dates that each brand’s participating restaurants begin their in-store campaign). Yum! is also selling World Hunger Relief merchandise for the first time on the campaign’s website with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to WFP. Merchandise includes special edition World Hunger Relief reusable Snack Happened™ snack bags from Itzy Ritzy®. Every U.S. dollar raised will go directly towards WFP’s operations to fight hunger around the world. One U.S. dollar provides four meals for hungry children at school.

Yum! plans to generate the equivalent of nearly $50 million in awareness of the hunger issue through a PSA, advertising, public relations, web-based communications and in-restaurant posters. The Company’s employees and franchisees will be volunteering their time around the globe at hunger relief agencies, food banks, soup kitchens and launching fundraisers.

As an extension of its World Hunger Relief efforts, Yum! Brands Foundation is underwriting the ‘Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens’ to teach children in underprivileged areas how to grow food with plants from different countries, feed themselves and others in need while embracing diverse cultures and nutrition. Yum! Brands Foundation is providing educational tools and materials including a free, downloadable curriculum guide translated into six languages and $100,000 in grants to build gardens in underprivileged schools around the world over the next four years.

Global humanitarian and sports icon, Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie, joined nearly 600 school children at John F. Kennedy Montessori Elementary School in Louisville, Ky., to celebrate the launch of ‘Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens’ on United Nations International Day of Peace. Educators around the world will now be able to access the ‘Muhammad Ali Center Peace Gardens’ model program – named for Ali and his international center – including a free downloadable teacher curriculum guide and grant application forms by visiting:,,,

In the past three years, World Hunger Relief has raised nearly $60 million for WFP and other hunger relief organizations and is helping to provide approximately 250 million meals, saving the lives of millions of people in remote corners of the world. More than 1 million of the Company's employees, franchisees and their families have volunteered more than 15 million hours to aid hunger relief efforts in communities worldwide. Earlier this year, WFP named Yum! Brands Private Sector Partner of the Year for the Company’s global effort.

For more than ten years, the Company has also donated more than $60 million of prepared food annually to the underprivileged in the United States. Since the Company went public in 1997, it has donated nearly $550 million of its food to hunger relief agencies in the U.S. The Company also has been the primary sponsor of the Dare to Care Food Bank in Louisville for nine years, and has donated nearly $9 million to this local agency.

Campaign Calendar: World Hunger Relief kicks off its month–long campaign in the U.S. with Taco Bell on October 7, KFC on September 27, Pizza Hut on September 26 and Long John Silver’s/A&W Restaurants on September 19. Yum! Brands, Inc., based in Louisville, Ky., is the world’s largest restaurant company in terms of system restaurants with more than 37,000 restaurants in more than 110 countries and territories. The company is ranked #216 on the Fortune 500 List, with revenues of nearly $11 billion in 2009. Four of the company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s – are the global leaders of the chicken, pizza, Mexican–style food categories and quick–service seafood categories. A&W Restaurants is the longest running quick–service franchise chain in America. Outside the United States, the Yum! Brands system opened more than four new restaurants each day of the year, making it a leader in international retail development. The Company has consistently been recognized for its reward and recognition culture, diversity leadership, community giving, and consistent shareholder returns.

WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. Each year, on average, WFP feeds more than 90 million people in more than 70 countries. For more information, visit

Source: CHRISTINA AGUILERA (Official Website)
Credits: Veronica


Source: Andriagov (Twitter)


Editors Note:
Ah... I'm so excited to see this in person. A really good friend of mine CANDI AGUIAR ALVAREZ, whom was at attendance at the taping of VH1's Storytellers, has invited me to her wedding. She got some custom bows made for her flower girls, and when she sent me the pictures of the bows that were made I was amazed at how great they came out! I asked if I would be getting one, jokingly of course, and she said "SURE!". I got super duper excited! Who else, besides the flower girls and I, will have a bow like this? No one! I'll be rocking this at the wedding for sure... well I don't know if I would but there is a possibility .
Thank you so much Candi. Much love from one STAN to another.



Credits: Kickoman69

Saturday, September 18, 2010



1. Cher
2. Rose McGowan
3. Lil' Kim
4. Madonna
5. Jennifer Lopez
6. Bjork
7. Christina Aguilera During her 'Dirty' phase, Christina Aguilera enjoyed the freedom of bottomless chaps, and wasn't afraid to upset her more conservative critics by wearing similar burlesque numbers in her 'Stripped' tour of 2002. The period was a transitional time in Aguilera's music career, helping her to refine a unique musical style and detach herself from her Mickey Mouse Club beginnings.
8. Lady Gaga
9. Amy Winehouse
10. Miley Cyrus

Source: YahooEntertainment

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


1997: A year the Spice Girls dominated charts worldwide, spreading their message of ‘Girl Power’.

The year that Labour took office with Tony Blair as the mascot to a ‘change’ after over a decade of Tory triumphs.

The year that digital entertainment was introduced to the world.

The year when internet broadband went into beta-testing.

A year when a 15-year-old girl having left the confines of the Mickey Mouse Club had ventured out to secure herself a recording contract. To secure her dream.

This girl arrives with Steve Kurtz, her manager to the venues housing Mercury Records, Jive/Zomba Records, Sony Worldwide, Interscope & many more.

She gets rejected over & over again, until it becomes the standard conclusion of her showcase.

The executives claim that they have too many that sound like her. Too many that look like her. She’s just another wannabe with no real potential of longevity to survive the ruthless multi-billion dollar industry that conceived & birthed the likes of the late Michael Jackson, Madonna, The Beatles, & of course the current successes of the time, the Backstreet Boys.

The 15-year-old girl was expected to absorb the rejection & head back to her hometown of Pittsburg.

An executive asks the 15-year-old what her name is so that he can sign her out of the building, whilst commiserating about the unsuccessful showcase she just delivered.

Through the skin of a 15-year-old & the eyes of a woman she replies: “Christina Aguilera”.

Those that didn’t ‘get it’ made a big mistake.

However Ron Fair understood exactly. A&R guy to RCA Records, Aguilera signed with them in late 1997 & began a collective during 1998.
It was also the year that a fellow mousketeer had signed her privacy away for the chance to turn her name into an empire. Another 15-year-old; Britney Spears.

Jive Records were keen to capitalise on their potential protege so Spears was flown to Sweden to team up with Max Martin to write & produce her debut album.

Spears made her debut during 1998 with her lead single “Baby One More Time…” She quickly played the pied piper to the mass teenage audience, exhausted & bored with the mid-nineties grunge rock scene.

Aguilera meanwhile had almost completed her own album to launch her into the A-list stratosphere, & whilst had observed the Spear-mania achieve global-status was unaffected.

RCA didn’t share the same nonchalence Aguilera so calmly wore.

“What A Girl Wants” was to be Aguilera’s 1999 debut single, but Ron Fair wasn’t certain. Aguilera’s intention had been throughout to showcase her extensive vocal range & had began the journey to record material to achieve just that.

The arrival of Spears had changed the game however, & hence RCA made a final attempt to find ‘the’ song.

David Kipner, Pam Sheyne & David Frank had meanwhile been shopping their demo to various labels. Whilst most labels rejected their song “If You Wanna Be With Me”, Ron Fair once again – just ‘got it’.

Convincing Aguilera this was to be the lead song, reluctantly she went back behind the mike to record the newly titled “Genie In A Bottle”.

It wasn’t what she wanted. This wasn’t going to work. She had previously recorded the soundtrack to the Disney film “Mulan”, which hadn’t been as successful as hoped. Was “Genie In A Bottle” really going to make Aguilera’s dreams come true?

Aguilera debut at number 1 with ‘Genie In A Bottle’ in 23 countries whilst making the top 5 in every country it was released in.

It became the highest played song on digital radio in history. Aguilera still holds that record. Billboard 100 also saw Aguilera’s debut album reach number 1, which went onto sell over 17 million copies worldwide.

The rivalry between Spears & Aguilera concocted by the media was a blessing in driving the corporate brand that Aguilera was becoming.

The dream Aguilera had wanted to materialise had truly become a tale musicians would reference time & time again. She had made it.

Aguilera however didn’t think so. This wasn’t her dream. This was the nightmare she had been warned about.

Styled on the likes of Spears, singing songs about teenage love & heartbreak alongside wearing outfits calculating how much skin Aguilera showed was all that was ideal. All that was American. All that was preferrable. All that Aguilera wasn’t.

Aguilera decided to take a 3 year hiatus allowing Spears to take centre stage of the circus that had began at their debuts.

2002 was mark two for Aguilera.

‘Dirrty’ was bankrolled by the RCA executives onto screens worldwide. The message was of shock, horror, disgust, even disappointment but was that the intention?

Aguilera saw the harsh reality of the double-standards of the music industry & retaliated in the best way she knew. “Stripped” was released in October 2002 & with hits like ‘Beautiful’, ‘Fighter’ & of course ‘Dirrty’ it went onto sell a staggering 21 million copies worldwide parrelling that to a sold-out world tour.

Aguilera was back & had taken the throne. Having fired her manager Steve Kurtz, Aguilera was no longer concerned with image, sales & the niche market that had propelled her to super-stardom.

Aguilera was carving out her legacy, one song at a time. No-one would be left without an opinion of her: good or bad.

After her wedding to Jordan Bratman, Aguilera was ready to make mark three.

“Back To Basics” saw Aguilera transition from a hyper-sexualised domantrix to the glamourous Hollywood Queens of the yester-years.

The double-disc album sold over 15 million copies worldwide & again spawned a sold-out world tour.

Spears meanwhile had been married & divorced twice. Lost custody of her children, been admitted into psychiatric care & seen her twice enter rehab.

The comparisons have all of course stopped. Aguilera is now the true heir to the throne Madonna struggles to relinquish, but Aguilera has to be compared to someone. Has to be measured. Has to be understood. Who or what would be used as the barometer?

Lady Gaga; the new contender for a place in the Music Hall of Fame.

Gaga makes no trajectory in allowing the masses to warm to her. She takes over from where Aguilera left off after “Stripped” in 2002.

Columnists & reporters challenge Aguilera again for the duel that once made her into the shrewd business woman she is. How would she fair in being compared once again to another female?

Calmly Aguilera ignites herself ready for mark four.

“Bionic” is released during June 2010 & sees her debutting again at number one. The super sexed up single ‘Not Myself Tonight’ achieves mass radio-play & invites the critics to trash her.

Comparisons begin immediatley with Lady Gaga to Madonna to Janet Jackson. Aguilera remains defiant, calm & oddly coy.

Aguilera never revisits an area already covered so why has she returned to empower & symbolise female sexuality when that’s what she did with “Stripped”?

Aguilera has learnt that what began in the late 1960′s has truly reached it’s exhausted, battered end. The Sexual Revolution is dying. Nothing is left to shock.

Just like Lady Gaga, infamous for her minimal expressions & sexless appeal, Aguilera has decided to bid homage to an era that set her apart. An era that no longer holds the same tenacity it once did. An era that was promoted & reigned by Madonna.

Fans & critics alike agree that Aguilera truly has her place in history, & whereas she may not represent the all-american girl next door, she represents women. Real women. No drama, no fuss, no agenda, it’s simply Christina Aguilera.

Aguilera has certainly reached her tenure as a musical icon & has earned her badges to dictate
her artistry & discography, but is the world ready for a woman who defies female boundaries?

Spears may be the favoured personality of the global audience, but Aguilera is the strongest contender for the status of legend.

Funny how the same was said about Billie Holiday & Janis Joplin, yet decades after their departure, it’s them whom we remember.

Legend or Lonesome? i know my answer. I think just like Ron Fair – i just ‘get it’…

Source: JatOnline (Twitter) & Blog (Blog)


Will was just talking about working with Justin Timberlake and his transition from pop star to actor. You just finished Burlesque, right? Christina Aguilera, what was that experience like for you?
It was great, she was wonderful, but she never made a movie before. There were certain things that she just didn’t know, just technical things that she didn’t know. But, you know, you learn them pretty quickly, and God knows she’s a performer. I’ve never seen anything like that. Staggering, her singing and dancing. She’s this sweet little…she’s this big [places flat hand about three feet above the floor]. It was weird. They were like, “There’s Christina Aguilera,” I was like, “Where? That child?” She’s very sweet, very quiet and then she starts to sing and dance and you’re like, “Where the fuck did that come from?” I’ve never seen anything like it. I’ve never seen a transformation like that. I talked about it with Cher. How does she do that? Cher goes, “I don’t know. I don’t know how she does that.”
Source: CinemaBlend

Monday, September 13, 2010




Justin mentions CHRISTINA at the 5:25 mark.
Editors Note:
I don't know if it was a joke but he did say "CHRISTINA AGUILERA'S NEW ARTIST..." and Ellen said "Up and coming..." so I don't know what to think. What do you guys think?






Credits: Nameina

Sunday, September 12, 2010


Editor's Note:
This girl and dance team have it down to a "t." I am so happy she lip synced so not to take away from the production. I feel like I could show the guy who break danced to "Keeps Gettin' Better" a thing or two... lol j/k. =]


Source: Linda Perry (Twitter)




Source: XtinaWeb


Christina Aguilera celebrates John Lennon’s 70th, the launch of a Montblanc education initiative which will help give children access to music education, and the new film Nowhere Boy, at NYC’s Lincoln Center on Sunday (September 12).

The 29-year-old singer kept it classy in a classic black Dolce & Gabbana dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, and Stephen Webster ring.

Christina performed her own rendition of Lennon’s “Imagine” at the event which was hosted by Susan Sarandon.

Source: JustJared

Editors Note:
OMG! Christina looks fucking stunning in these photos. Ugh I can't wait to see the performance. I know that Christina and Linda owned "IMAGINE". Whenever Christina covers a song she owns that song and makes it her own.