Any shred of hope the world had for Christina Aguilera‘s five-year-old marriage to Jordan Bratman is gone: The pair finalized their divorce in court this morning. Aguilera filed for divorce back in October and, after a required six-month waiting period (which, for so many reasons, must have seemed like the roughest six months of her life), a judge finalized the request today.
As you already know, Aguilera didn’t need an official divorce to start shacking up with her new beau, Matthew Rutler, he moved in to her California home before Bratman had even gotten a chance to move out. Aguilera and Bratman plan to share custody of their 3-year-old, Max.
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.”
Christina Aguilera‘s life this year is like the Paula Abdul song “Opposites Attract.” She might take two steps forward, but then somewhere along the line, she takes two steps back. Here we thought that with her new job as a judge on The Voice she was moving forward, but it was just revealed that some raunchy photos that were taken of Aguilera are being shopped around after someone found them on a memory card in a French hotel room. Two steps back for not double-checking your room before departing, Xtina.
The card contains “hundreds of highly intimate photographs” of Aguilera, reports Radar Online. Some were taken at pal Nicole Richie‘s bachelorette party last September, some taken with boyfriend Matthew Rutler, and others are shots of Aguilera’s son Max. The man who reportedly found the card containing the photos is now trying to sell them, as any classy person would, but gave Radar a taste of what they photos were of. Allegedly, some of the photos show Aguilera dancing on tables, simulating oral sex, and hanging out with two strippers at Richie’s party (sounds pretty normal for a bachelorette party, actually), and in others, Aguilera is in bed with Rutler. No one (yet) has bought the photos, but it’s just one more setback for the pop star, (and the second set of leaked, NSFW photos of her in three months). Don’t make us buy you a fanny pack for your next vacation, girl, you can’t be losing any more pictures like these.
If your kid got caught drinking and driving, you’d probably be pretty upset they they put their life and the lives of others at risk, right? You’d hope, at least. But David Rutler, father to Matthew Rutler, who was arrested for DUI last week after a night of drinks with Christina Aguilera, is actually just upset that his son got caught.
In an interview with Radar Online, the elder Rutler said “I just feel bad he got into trouble like this, but it could have happened to anyone. He really didn’t have that much to drink, he just got caught. Matt was only like .01 over the legal limit…It’s not like he was that drunk.” That’s not the greatest way to look at things, but really, the entire interview with this man is sort of a mess. He goes on to say that Matthew is a qualified ocean lifeguard who’s good with children and was president of his high school’s senior class, so on paper, this guy has a great college application/online dating profile, at least, with the exception of being arrested.
Christina Aguilera‘s been having a rough enough year as it is, the last thing she needed was a lawsuit against her. Seems like someone wants to kick a girl while she’s down though, because TufAmerica is suing Aguilera, claiming that they weren’t paid for her use of a sample which appeared in her Grammy-winning song “Ain’t No Other Man.” TufAmerica claims that they are the owners of “Hippy Skippy Moon Strut” by Dave Cortez and the Moon People, the song sampled in Aguilera’s 2006 single. Sony Music, Aguilera’s label, reportedly made a deal with Codigo Music to use the song, but TufAmerica claims they purchased the song rights in 2004 and they are the rightful owners, so they’d like a piece of the pie too.
This begs the question, why did they wait five years to bring this up? Did they only just realize they actually own the song, or are they just trying to cash in on Aguilera while she’s going through a rough patch? Either way, at least it reminds us that, at one point, Christina made great music.
It’s easy to feel uncomfortable bringing a new boyfriend to to hang out with the relatives, so we encourage a girl do whatever she needs to in order to feel comfortable. Just not this. According to US Magazine, a source reports that Aguilera and Matthew Rutler had sex at a family party, apparently thinking a bathroom was a discrete enough spot for a romantic interlude. “Her friends are fed up,” the source claims. “Nobody can get through to her. They think she’s trashy. And her ego is out of control.” Her friends are fed up? How about whatever aunt or uncle has to clean out the guest bath when she’s done? Christina better not have touched those fancy soaps, so help her, God.
Christina found herself in a similarly awkward position last month after Aguilera got drunk at Jeremy Renner’s birthday, though at least then she doesn’t have to see Jeremy again at the cousins’ graduation party this summer. “She’s really spiraling,” the source claims. “I would be shocked if she’s not in rehab in the next month or two.” Allegedly Aguilera might be a judge on The Voice, a new singing competition that would potentially have her working with Cee-Lo and Adam Levine. If not, we’re sure Real Housewives of Orange County would be thrilled to throw her antics in the mix.
Everyone has been up in arms today about Christina Aguilera’s Super Bowl performance, but we for one thought it was kind of adorable. Messing up the national anthem is our fourth grade nightmare come to life, so it’s endearing to see a pop megastar struggle through the same lines. Further evidence of Xtina’s innate charisma? Watching her guffaw her way through the Burlesque blooper reel with Cher. As one of the four American movie goers who actually saw Burlesque in theaters, we can personally attest to the fact that the entire cast is infinitely funnier and more charming while blowing their lines than during 95% of the actual movie.
If Burlesque‘s Christina was wooden, Cheremotionless and Stanley Tucci phoning it in from Planet Devil Wears Prada, blooper real Christina is warm and charming, laughing maniacally when she is supposed to be sobbing. Here Cher cracks a smile and a marginally-less flamboyant Tucci hisses, “I’m not gay in real life,” before declaring “Come here. I’ll show you what kind of girl I am.” Honestly, just put this video on a ninety-minute loop and forgo adding the actual movie to your Netflix queue. Like Fergie said in defense of Aguilera today, “She’s one of the best singers of our time. Nobody can take that away from you. … But you get nervous at these things. We’re human.” Unless you don’t love seeing Aguilera almost burst into song during a screaming argument, because that’s evidence that you are actually a cyborg.
It was the lyrical brain-fart heard round the world: the moment thatChristina Aguilera mixed up the words to the Star-Spangled Banner during the Super Bowl last night. America collectively cringed while also feeling bad for her mistake, and of course critics instantly started attacking on Twitter and Facebook. It was embarrassing for sure, but Aguilera apologized for her anthem today and offered a bit of a defense, chalking it up to the heat of the moment. “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place,” she said in a statement. “I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.”
While her flub is forgivable, it doesn’t help that in today’s edition of Page Six there’s a spotlight on Aguilera’s erratic behavior and alleged drinking issues of late. Currently living with ex-husband Jordan Bratman and boyfriend Matthew Rutler, the drama started with Christina crawling into Jeremy Renner‘s bed at the actor’s birthday party last month, and sources say Christina’s staff have tried to get her help. One source says that after the incident at Renner’s home, Aguilera’s people “wanted to talk to her carefully about the issue, but they’re not going to because they are scared after she threatened to fire them. Her people desperately want this to come out so she will get help.” While we can’t speculate whether drinking had anything to do with Christina’s singing last night, the woman is facing some tough criticism today and we hope she weathers it well.
Between the wardrobe malfunctions, ridiculous commercials, and the game itself, it’s always fun to watch the Super Bowl and discuss it the morning after. It’s rare that the National Anthem causes a controversy though, but we’re feeling for Christina Aguilera right now because she is certainly going to be a part of the water cooler discussion on Monday, and not for her brilliant rendition of the song. Aguilera messed up the lyrics to The Star-Spangled Banner tonight while singing at Super Bowl XLV in front of, oh, 100 million viewers. In case you missed it, go to the video and see if you can figure out which part she got wrong. Hint: She never did watch those ramparts.
First Burlesque and now this? Girl, we feel for you.
Now this is how you fight pregnancy rumors, Christina Aguilera! Us Magazine says that super-actor Jeremy Renner, upon spotting the Burlesque star at a Golden Globes fete last weekend, started to bitching to friends about Christina’s boozy behavior at his recent 40th birthday party. “Someone comes and tells me she’s in my room,” he reportedly said. “I run up and open the door and I’m like, ‘Um, hi. What are you doing?’ She just starts slurring. Her boyfriend [Matthew Rutler] was rubbing her back. Who comes to someone’s birthday party that they don’t know and gets in their bed?! My parents were there!” Apparently she wasn’t even invited!
Renner’s rep told the mag she wasn’t in his bad, but admitted Xtina was “enjoying herself,” while another source says “Christina was a mess at that party. She acted like a fool. Her boyfriend was shushing her and telling her to go to sleep.” Man, between Christina’s sloppy shenanigans upstairs and Blake Lively flirting with Leonardo DiCaprio on the balcony, Renner’s pad was clearly the place to be!