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Friday
Apr152011

Female Stars to Face Off at Fragrance Awards

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- They've competed for the music industry's biggest honors, but now Beyonce, Britney Spears, Fergie, Avril Lavigne, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera are all competing for the fragrance industry's highest honors.

Each singer's signature fragrances have been nominated for the Fifi Awards, which are given out each year by the Fragrance Foundation to honor the creativity of the perfume industry.

Scents by Beyonce and Spears are both nominated for Fragrance of the Year in the Luxe category, which is for perfumes that are sold in department and specialty stores.  Beyonce's Heat and Spears' Radiance both got nods, and were also nominated for Best Packaging of the Year.

Two of Aguilera's fragrances, her eponymous scent and her By Night perfume, have been nominated in the Fragrance of the Year -- Broad Appeal category, which is for those fragrances sold through drugstores and chain stores.  Lavigne's fragrance Forbidden Rose is also nominated in that category, as is Shakira's perfume, S.  Aguilera, Lavigne and Shakira's scents are also all up for Best Packaging of the Year.

Fergie's debut fragrance for Avon, Outspoken, is nominated in the Fragrance of the Year -- Direct to Consumer category, which honors those perfumes sold online, through catalogs or door to door.  Mary J. Blige's perfume My Life is also nominated in this category.

Carey's perfume Lollipop Bling fragrance collection is up for Best Packaging of the Year.

The Fifi awards will be handed out May 25 at New York City's Lincoln Center.

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Wednesday
Mar302011

Report: Gossip Site Grabs Naughty Pics of Christina Aguilera

PRNewsFoto/RCA Records(NEW YORK) -- Just as Christina Aguilera is trying to turn the corner on what's turning out to be a rough 2011, the singer is in the tabloids again.

RadarOnline.com is reporting it has previewed more than 100 candid images of the "Dirrty" singer, which were stored on a digital media disc that had been discarded in a French hotel room in which she and new boyfriend Matt Rutler had stayed.  RadarOnline reports the shots -- date-stamped from June to November 2010 -- not only feature risque snaps of the star vamping it up at pal Nicole Ritchie's bachelorette party, but also pictures of Aguilera in bed with Rutler, as well as some other seriously racy photos.

If the person trying to sell the images finds a buyer, it would be the latest in a series of setbacks for Aguilera's career, which included her bombed film Burlesque, a flub of the national anthem at the Super Bowl, a stage slip at the Grammys, and a booze-fueled stay at a police station last month.

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Monday
Mar212011

Christina Aguilera Will Turn Her Troubles into Great Music, Says Producer

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- It's been a rough year for Christina Aguilera.  In the last 12 months, she's experienced a divorce, an unsuccessful album, a flop movie, a very public screw-up at the Super Bowl, a stumble at the Grammys, rumors about her wild behavior, and an arrest for public intoxication.  But her longtime producer says this is the stuff from which great art is made.

Speaking to Popeater.com, Claude Kelly says he's spoken to the singer, who's preparing for her debut next month as a judge on the NBC show The Voice.  He says, "She's a fighter. She's had a few stumbles, but everybody does.  It's just that she's in the public eye."  Kelly adds, "She usually takes those types of situations and turns them into huge musical moments...I believe she's going to turn all of this into a record that the world will love. I have no doubt she will be fine."

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Thursday
Mar032011

Report: Friends Concerned About Christina Aguilera's Drinking

Photo Courtesy - RCA Records(NEW YORK) -- She may have just signed on to judge the upcoming NBC reality show called The Voice, but some of Christina Aguilera's friends are getting worried about her drinking.

They tell People magazine her recent public missteps -- from allegedly passing out at Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner's birthday party late last year, to her famed national anthem flub at the Super Bowl, to her drunken encounter with police this week -- can all be pinned on new boyfriend Matthew Rutler.

"There's a real concern about this guy," an unidentified "pal" tells People, "and a lot of [Aguilera's] friends feel she needs to get away from him."

The most recent incident -- when Rutler was arrested for DWI and Aguilera was left to sober up in the custody of Los Angeles cops -- is seen by the singer's friends as the biggest red flag of all.

"Hopefully, what happened is a real wake up call," a friend says.

The source tells People, Aguilera is "going out more and drinking more.  She feels she is embracing her freedom and enjoying life...but now friends are hoping that she takes a step back and focuses on herself for a while."

Other friends apparently disagree, telling the magazine the singer just had a run of bad luck.

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Wednesday
Mar022011

Christina Aguilera to Judge 'The Voice'

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Finally, some good news for Christina Aguilera -- she's got a new job.  NBC has now confirmed reports that she's officially signed on as a judge and coach for the upcoming NBC reality singing competition The Voice.  She joins Maroon 5's Adam Levine and Cee Lo Green on the judging panel.  In a statement, Christina said, "I am so excited to be part of such a wonderful project that celebrates music and the talent behind it. To be given the opportunity to help shape new artists’ careers and mentor them to see their dreams come to fruition is a task I welcome with open arms."

The Voice premieres on Tuesday, April 26.  As previously reported, the show features the judges choosing to work with contestants based on their voices alone -- they're not allowed to see them first.  Once they choose their favorites, they mentor them to stardom, and America will decide which contestant wins a recording contract and a cash prize.

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Tuesday
Mar012011

UPDATE: Christina Aguilera & Boyfriend Both Released from Police Custody

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Steve Whitmore, a spokesperson for the West Hollywood Sheriff's department, has confirmed that both Christina Aguilera and her boyfriend Matt Rutler are both now out of police custody after an early-morning incident Tuesday that saw her arrested on suspicion for being drunk in public and Rutler arrested for allegedly driving under the influence. Whitmore says Aguilera will not be prosecuted.

According to Whitmore, Rutler was stopped at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday because his Mustang was burning rubber.  His blood alcohol content was .09.  Christina, a passenger in the car, was taken to the sheriff's office as a "public wellness issue" because she was "extremely drunk" at the scene.  The singer told police she didn't know where she lived because she didn't drive, so she was put in a cell until she was able to make a phone call.  According to Whitmore, she left at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday morning, and was picked up by a man believed to be her bodyguard.

Rutler's bail was set at $30,000.  He left police custody at 9:30 a.m.  Both he and Christina were described as being "cooperative."

E! Online has obtained Aguilera's mug shot, which was not released publicly by authorities.

Lately, the recently-divorced Aguilera has been under a microscope for a series of public missteps, including blowing a lyric of the national anthem at the Super Bowl, stumbling onstage at the Grammys and allegedly misbehaving at a celebrity party.

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Tuesday
Mar012011

Christina Aguilera Detained by Police, Boyfriend Arrested

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Contrary to a report by TMZ, Christina Aguilera was not arrested for public intoxication on Tuesday morning. According to a statement provided to ABC News by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department, Christina was detained -- not arrested -- because she was intoxicated and "not able to care for her safety."  She was taken into custody, and officials stress she was not involved in any criminal activity.  She will be released, officials say, when she can "safely care for herself."

Officials confirm that Christina's boyfriend, Matt Rutler, was arrested for driving under the influence.  Christina was a passenger in the car which was stopped in West Hollywood at 2:45am Tuesday.  That was when the deputies who pulled Rutler over determined that Christina was intoxicated.

The recently-divorced Aguilera has been under a microscope lately after a series of public missteps, including blowing a lyric of the national anthem at the Super Bowl, stumbling onstage at the Grammys, and allegedly misbehaving at a celebrity party.

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Monday
Feb142011

Christina Aguilera, Husband Reportedly Reach Divorce Settlement

Photo Courtesy - Ronald Martinez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Christina Aguilera will soon be a free woman.

TMZ reports that she and her soon-to-be-ex husband, Jordan Bratman, have reached a divorce settlement.  According to the website, the couple will share joint custody of their son Max, who's three.  The divorce will become final in April.

Aguilera and Bratman split last year after five years of marriage.  Since last November, Aguilera's been dating Matt Rutler, whom she met on the set of her movie Burlesque.

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Wednesday
Feb092011

Christina Aguilera Offered Redemption by Baseball, Hockey Teams

Photo Courtesy - WireImage/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Christina Aguilera may have messed up the national anthem during the Super Bowl, but everybody deserves a second chance. That's why two different teams -- from two different sports -- are now offering the singer a shot at redemption.

First, the Brooklyn Cyclones, a minor-league baseball team, have invited Aguilera to come perform the anthem at one of their games this summer.  They've also offered to throw in a copy of the lyrics for her, so there won't be a repeat of Sunday's disaster.

In addition, the Syracuse Crunch, a minor league hockey team based in Syracuse, New York, wants Aguilera to sing the anthem at their Feb. 19 home game against the Rochester Americans.

In a letter to Aguilera posted on the team's website, their senior vice president says, "This opportunity certainly gives you a forum to properly demonstrate just how well you can perform the anthem before an intimate crowd of 6,200 fans in the heartland of America -- Syracuse, NY."

He adds that the team will make a donation in her honor to benefit U.S. troops.

Meanwhile, it's come to light that Aguilera really does know the lyrics to "The Star-Spangled Banner."  Footage of her singing the anthem during rehearsal before the Super Bowl, posted on TMZ, shows her singing the lyrics correctly.

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Tuesday
Feb082011

Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson to Honor Aretha on Grammys?

Photo Courtesy - RCA Records(LOS ANGELES) -- Will Christina Aguilera's first performance, post-national anthem debacle, be at the Grammy Awards?

The music industry blog Wayne's World reports that Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson will open the awards this Sunday night with a special tribute to Aretha Franklin.  According to the blog, three additional artists from different genres will also take part in the number, and the Queen of Soul herself is planning to appear on stage, showing everyone that she's alive and well following her surgery in December.

Meanwhile, Entertainment Tonight reports Barbra Streisand will also perform at this year's Grammys.  The music legend is being honored Friday night for her philanthropy and her storied career at the annual MusiCares Person of The Year gala in Los Angeles.

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