It’s a good thing W Magazine announces “Christina Aguilera Bares All” on the cover their July issue—most people who watch her on The Voice probably wouldn’t realize that de-curved body is supposed to be hers! Joining this transparent photoshopping inside the mag is an interview with Lynn Hirschberg, in which Christina opens up (at least slightly) about her split from husband Jordan Bratman. “At one time or another, we were both not angels. It got to a point where our life at home was reminding me of my own childhood. I will not have my son grow up in a tension-Ã‚Âfilled home.”
Aguilera also sheds a little light on the whole “crashing Jeremy Renner’s birthday party and crawling into his bed” escapade. “[Boyfriend] Matthew [Rutler] was the one who was Ã‚ÂinvitedÃ¢â‚¬â€I went as his girlfriend. It was an open party, and everyone was spread out all over the house. At one point I sat on the edge of a bed. It was a guest room. But it only takes one person to start the negativity, and then everyone wants to hop aboard and continue the story.” Granted, her “National Anthem” flub at the Super Bowl and Rutler’s DUI arrest made that a lot easier to do (“The police knew my recent history and wanted to jump on the bandwagon,” claims Christina. “I wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t driving, and I committed no crimes, but they put me in jail. They called me a ‘political hot potato’”). But with The Voice a hit and the charges against Rutler dropped, it looks like there will be plenty of photoshop opportunities to come!
Well at least they had something to talk about backstage! Jennifer Lopez, Cee-Lo Green and Nicole Scherzinger may all star on competing reality TV singing competitions but their day-jobs as professional singers brought them to the Capitol Radio Summertime Ball in London this weekend, allowing us to judge their ability to judge. J. Lo’s snake-skin ensemble was certainly daring, with Scherzinger rocking similar, albeit black, thigh-high heels with a short skirt. While some will argue Cee-Lo was considerably less hot than the ladies, we’re getting warm just looking at that bulky coat. Who’s look do you like most? Check out the gallery below and answer our poll.
Country singer Blake Shelton may be bigger than ever thanks to his role on NBC’s hit show The Voice, but his big mouth on Twitter is getting him into trouble. Last night he tweeted, “Re-writing my fav Shania Twain song.. Any man that tries Touching my behind He’s gonna be a beaten, bleedin’, heaving kind of guy…” which was interpreted as homophobic by many followers, leading GLAAD to demand an apology. Though he says he meant for the lyric to still be heard from Shania’s POV—a woman threatening a man, not Blake threatening a man—Shelton doesn’t seem willing to leave the matter at that. Here’s a few lines he’s dropped since:
Ba! Ha! Reading all my anti-gay hate tweets…. Ha! Ha! If people only knew even a little about me, my family and friends. Dumb asses…
Hey y’all allow me to seriously apologize for the misunderstanding with the whole re-write on the Shania song last night…
It honestly wasn’t even meant that way… I now know that their are people out there waiting to jump at everything I say on here or anywhere.
But when it comes to gay/lesbian rights or just feelings… I love everybody. So go look for a real villain and leave me out of it!!!
While his frustration is understandable if he’s being honest about his intent, he could have just admitted how easy it would be misinterpret the tweet, instead of lashing out at “dumbasses” and “people waiting to jump at everything.” But considering he admitted “I’m so drunk right now I just open hand slapped a ziplock bag of urine. Damn it!!! I was saving that..” right before his Weird Al moment, we shouldn’t be surprised Blake isn’t playing this smoothly.
In an interview with Us Magazine, Christina Aguilera has acknowledged that she’s going through a very trying time this year. The singer explained, “In light of the past year, there have been obvious setbacks. I’ve gone through a really hard divorce, and anyone who has gone through a divorce will speak about how hard the journey is from start to finish. It’s a life-uprooting time and there have been hiccups along the way that unfortunately the whole world gets to witness and judge.”
While it’s certainly tough to live life in the public eye while going through a divorce and rumors of a drinking problem, Aguilera says “I can laugh about my own hiccups and my own experiences in life because I’m getting through it.” Being a performer makes it more complicated, because “you could be having the worst day of your life and you have to get up on that stage and you have to give to your fans in a way that they would never know the difference,” she says. She plans to channel her own experiences as she advises contestants on the upcoming singing competition, The Voice. She wants the world and the aspiring singers on the show to know that she’s “human, too” and that “people make mistakes and go through things in life and I’m definitely taking that into the show.”
Sure, American Idol might have rebooted itself this year with new judges, a kinder approach and a younger talent pool, but some might argue that the formula is stale. At least, that’s what the producers of the new singing showThe Voice seem to be banking on. The new NBC show was created by producer Mark Burnett, the man behind every other successful reality show ever, and he got some pretty amazing talent to come on board as judges for the show. So far, Cee-Lo and Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine are confirmed as judges, and (sorry Steven Tyler and J-Lo), just their names alone give the show a much-needed freshness to the show. Carson Daly (yes, the poor man’s Ryan Seacrest) will host.
Burnett is reportedly also trying to woo Christina Aguilera to be a judge as well which—YES, please. She has yet to confirm her participation, however. So how does The Voice set itself apart from American Idol? While Idol claims to be a search for the “whole package”, The Voice is, dur, judging solely on the strength of voice, and “not on looks.” Well now we just hope X-tina signs on so that she can sing “Beautiful” to any contestant who gets voted off. It’s a match made in heaven. The show is set to premiere in April.