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Thursday
Sep062012

Christina Aguilera ‘Loves’ Her Booty, Cleavage

NBC(NEW YORK) -- It’s no secret that in recent years, Christina Aguilera has fielded some rough comments about her weight and revealing wardrobe, but in a new interview with Lucky magazine, the singer speaks out about why she’s completely comfortable showing off her bodacious assets.

“Actually, the challenge I’ve always had is being too thin, so I love that now I have a booty, and obviously I love showing my cleavage,” she tells the magazine.

For others who are similarly endowed, Aguilera has this advice: “Hey, if you can work it and you can own it, that confidence is going to shine through.”

As for the attention-grabbing outfits Aguilera rocks on The Voice, she says, “I have always loved dressing up [and] being theatrical.”

Of course, there was a time when Aguilera didn’t call the shots when it came to her fashion choices.

“When you’re young, it’s so easy to get bull-dozed,” she tells Lucky, recalling a time when a pair of record label executives “always wanted to come to fittings and dress me up like a Barbie doll. It was disgusting.”

“Difficult moments in life can either get you down or they can inspire you,” Aguilera says.

Aguilera’s newest album will be in stores later this year.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
May082012

Report: 'Explosive Fight' Between Two Mentors on "The Voice"

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- If a source on the set of NBC's The Voice is to be believed, contestant Tony Lucca's Adam Levine-inspired choice of Jay Z's "99 Problems" for his final solo performance caused an "explosive fight," according to RadarOnline.com.

The song's chorus, "I got 99 problems but a b***h ain't one," was a reference to Lucca and Levine's relationship to a "highly offended" Christina Aguilera, says the unidentified spy.

"Adam and Tony wanted to call Christina out as a b***h," says the source.  "It was completely aimed at her.  It was Adam's idea, but Tony absolutely loved it."

The source says NBC tried to step in and change the offending lyric to "chick," but the Maroon 5 frontman wasn't having it.  "He said changing the song would be a death sentence [for Tony]."

During the broadcast, Aguilera said she felt the song's lyrical content was “derogatory towards women.”  Levine and Aguilera then argued over the meaning of the song until Levine informed her the words were a metaphor for living a hard life.

The gossip site also says Levine "blew up" at Aguilera when the coaches rehearsed "Free Your Mind," calling her "the biggest f***ing c***."

The source says an "immature" Levine then locked himself in his trailer after the blow up, delaying production.

"Christina is so sick of Adam being looked at as the golden boy of the show," the spy tells RadarOnline.  "If America knew how disgusting he was, they would be appalled, she always says."

The season finale of The Voice airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Friday
Mar232012

Man Will Plead Guilty to Hacking Celebrities' Emails

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A Florida man will plead guilty on Monday to hacking the email accounts of Christina Aguilera, Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis and other celebrities.

TMZ.com, citing court documents filed Thursday, reports 35-year-old Christopher Chaney will plead guilty to nine counts, including identity theft, wiretapping and unauthorized access and damage to a protected computer.  He faces up to 60 years in prison, plus three years' probation.

Chaney previously pleaded not guilty to various charges.

Nude photos of Johansson leaked onto the Internet last September.  She told Vanity Fair she shot the pictures and sent them to her then-husband, Ryan Reynolds.

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Sunday
Jan292012

Etta James’ Funeral: Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder Pay Tribute

Raymond Boyd/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Hundreds of friends, family and some famous faces paid tribute to legendary singer Etta James Saturday at the City of Refuge church outside Los Angeles.

Christina Aguilera sang an incredible rendition of one of James’ best known hits, “At Last.”

“There’s a line in this song that says, ‘I found a dream that I could speak to,’” said Aguilera. “And for me, that dream all my life has been Etta James. I’ve aspired to sing like her, to be like her, to emulate her notes and her passion and the love for what she did—I could feel it. Out of all the singers I’ve ever heard, she was the one that cut right to my soul and spoke to me.”

Stevie Wonder performed his song “Shelter in the Rain,” a harmonica solo, and led mourners in a rendition of “The Lord’s Prayer.”

Rev. Al Sharpton eulogized James, quoting a statement from President Barack Obama, “Etta will be remembered for her legendary voice and her contributions to our nation’s musical heritage.”

Sharpton called James a “bridge over troubled water.”

James was buried after the service at Inglewood Park Cemetery.

James died from complications of leukemia. She had been diagnosed with chronic leukemia in January 2011. Court records show the 73-year-old entertainer also suffered from dementia and kidney failure.

Throughout her career, James released 30 albums and 58 singles. She explored the musical genres of gospel, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and jazz.

James was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1993, the Blues Hall of Fame in 2001, and the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999 and 2008.

In 2003, James received a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. She was awarded six Grammys and 17 Blues Music Awards, and was named No. 22 on Rolling Stones’ 100 Greatest Singers of All Time.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Nov022011

Man Pleads Not Guilty to Hacking Celebrities' Email Accounts

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- A Florida man charged last month with hacking into the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Mila Kunis, Christina Aguilera and other celebrities has pleaded not guilty.

Christopher Chaney, 35, entered the plea Tuesday in a California court to 26 total counts of identity theft, unauthorized access to a protected computer and wiretapping, according to E! News.

Chaney's bond was increased from $10,000 to $110,000.  He was also ordered to wear an electronic monitoring device.

Chaney's alleged victims included Kunis, Aguilera, Jessica Alba, Demi Lovato, Vanessa Hudgens, and Johansson, the latter of whom was featured in nude photos that were leaked online in September.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Jun282011

'The Voice' Finalists to Hit Road for Summer Concert Tour?

Michael Desmond/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Taking a lead from American Idol, NBC’s The Voice is planning a summer concert tour featuring the show’s eight finalists, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The report says a tour is in the works for finalists Vicci Martinez, Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan, Nakia, Xenia, Casey Weston, and Frenchie Davis.  Multiple sources say organizers of the Live Nation Voice tour also wanted the show’s coaches -- Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera -- to join the finalists on the road but talks fell apart over compensation.

The two-night season finale of The Voice begins Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
May132011

Female Musicians Being Featured in Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Exhibit

Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic(CLEVELAND, Ohio) -- Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Christina Aguilera, Janet Jackson, Gwen Stefani and Alicia Keys aren't in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame -- yet -- but they're all featured in a brand-new exhibit opening Friday at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.

Called Women Who Rock: Vision, Passion & Power, the exhibit traces the influence of women in rock and its related genres over nearly 100 years.  Organized by era, it highlights the female blues singers and country artists of the 1920s, the early female rock 'n rollers of the fifties, the girl groups, rock icons and singer-songwriters of the sixties, the disco and punk queens of the seventies, the music video stars of the '80s, the teen idols of the '90s and the massive pop stars of today.

Jim Henke, the chief curator of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, told ABC News Radio, "I think when people think back, they always think of the men in rock and roll, but the reality was that, going back to the roots, women have played an important role, and we really wanted to show that."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
Apr272011

Christina Aguilera: Super Bowl Flub Made Her a 'Trivial Pursuit Question'

Kevin Mazur/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- On Tuesday, the same day her new show The Voice premiered, Christina Aguilera appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about her own personal "voice" nightmare -- forgetting the lyrics while performing the national anthem at the Super Bowl this past February.

Explaining her lyrics flub, Aguilera told DeGeneres, "I’ve been singing that song my entire life.  I was known as the youngest anthem singer in my hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.”  She continued, "Shoot me for appreciating the moment, but I was like, 'Here I am at the Super Bowl, singing for a team and in front of the world,' and remembering what it was like to be that young, and look where I’ve made it now.”

Aguilera went on to say that she’s not going to let the incident get her down.  For that matter, the same goes for any of her other recent public missteps, like tripping on stage at the Grammys, and being detained for public intoxication several weeks ago.

The singer made a joke out of the Super Bowl mishap, telling DeGeneres, “That night, I knew....I was like, 'I just made myself a Trivial Pursuit question -- "In 2011, what female singer flubbed the lyrics?"...it’s just insane.”

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
Apr262011

NBC's Singing Competition 'The Voice' Premieres Tuesday

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Stand aside, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler -- Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green and Maroon 5's Adam Levine are about to give you a run for your money...they hope.

Aguilera, Levine and Green are three-quarters of the judging panel on the new NBC singing competition show The Voice, which premieres Tuesday.  The fourth judge is award-winning country star Blake Shelton.  Together, they'll serve as both judges and mentors for the new show, which is hosted by Carson Daly.

The gimmick on The Voice is that Aguilera, Levine, Green and Shelton will listen to the show's contestants with their backs turned to them.  Only if they like what they hear will they turn their chairs around and see the contestant.

If one judge turns their chair around, that contestant will be assigned to that judge's "team."  If more than one judge turns their chair around, the contestant will choose which judge's "team" they want to be on.

After each judge's team is complete, the judge will then mentor "their" contestants as they battle against each other by singing the same songs, and some are eliminated in the process.

In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete during live broadcasts, with the viewing audience having a say in who moves on.  The ultimate winner gets a record deal and $100,000.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Monday
Apr182011

Christina Aguilera’s Divorce Finalized

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The papers were initially filed back in October, but now it's official -- Christina Aguilera and her husband Jordan Bratman are now officially divorced.

The couple's paperwork, which was finalized in February, indicated that April 15, this past Friday, would be the day their marriage would officially be dissolved.

Aguilera is definitely moving ahead with her life.  Her new show, The Voice, premieres April 26.  On the reality competition, Aguilera will mentor up-and-coming singers, alongside fellow stars Cee-Lo Green, Maroon 5 singer Adam Levine and country star Blake Shelton.  

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