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Christina Aguilera loves the reality star's tribute to her.
Kylie Jenner's Halloween costume is definitely one of our favourites this year. She went all out as Christina Aguilera in the 2002 video 'Dirrty' for a party that took place in LA this weekend. Sure it wasn't scary, but it was definitely scarily accurate.
Kylie Jenner has a jam-packed Halloween weekend
The youngest of the Kardashian clan put up a number of snaps of her inspired costume choice on Saturday (October 29th 2016), plus a video of her dancing along to 'Dirrty'. She was off to a party at Bootsy Bellows in Los Angeles, where her 37-year-old sister Kourtney Kardashian and 26-year-old boyfriend Tyga joined her.
Continue reading: Kylie Jenner Channels Xtina In 'Dirrty' Halloween Costume
'The Official Prince Tribute' will take place at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota on October 13th.
Stevie Wonder is set to head up a star-studded tribute concert to the legendary Prince in St. Paul, Minnesota next month, that will also feature performances and appearances from people in the late star’s inner circle.
Billed as ‘The Official Prince Tribute’, the show was first announced back in early July, just over two months after Prince had died from an accidental overdose of painkillers, but details of the show have been slow to emerge since then.
In addition to R&B legend Wonder, the line-up also boasts Christina Aguilera, Chaka Khan, John Mayer, Tori Kelly, Anita Baker, Doug E. Fresh and Luke James.
The performance was set to air on 'The Voice's' season 10 finale later this month.
The estate of Whitney Houston has cancelled a planned duet between Christina Aguilera and a hologram of the late singer. Footage of the duet briefly leaked online on Thursday (May 19th) but the performance, which was set for ‘The Voice’s’ season 10 finale next week, has now been axed after Houston’s estate decided the hologram was ‘not ready to air’.
Christina Aguilera will not duet with the Whitney Houston hologram on ‘The Voice’ finale.
In a statement given to Entertainment Tonight, Pat Houston, the executor of the estate, said: “We are so appreciative of the opportunity for the Whitney Houston hologram to appear on NBC’s ‘The Voice’ with a talent pairing as extraordinary as Christina Aguilera and Whitney Houston.”
Continue reading: Whitney Houston's Estate Cancels Christina Aguilera Hologram Duet
She's currently the Key Advisor on series ten, and will be making a more permanent move in September.
She only announced last month that she was joining ‘The Voice’ as a special advisor, but Miley Cyrus seems to be making her move to the NBC reality show more permanent, revealing she’ll be a coach on season 11.
The 23 year old singer will be making her debut on the show on Monday (March 28th) when the knockout rounds commence and her role as Key Advisor begins, which will see her offer advice to all teams and contestants.
Cyrus confirmed the news on Twitter herself, writing: “It's true! I am going to be the newest judge on Season 11 of The Voice @NBCTheVoice #thevoice.” She’ll most likely be joining Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Alicia Keys, the replacement for Pharrell Williams who has already confirmed he will not be returning after the current season.
Continue reading: Miley Cyrus Will Be A Coach On 'The Voice' Season 11
'Team Blake' will apparently be receiving financial bonuses if Shelton and Stefani love it up on air, leaving fellow judge Aguilera fuming.
Christina Aguilera is said to be “furious” with producers of ‘The Voice’ for allegedly offering Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani a ‘sweetheart deal’ to pay them bonuses for ramping up the chemistry between them when on screen.
Aguilera, 35, has returned to the judging panel on the US version of the reality singing competition after a one year break. She is reported to be unhappy with an exclusive offered to the couple, after Stefani joined as a mentor on fellow judge Shelton’s team.
Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani have reportedly been offered a 'sweetheart deal' by 'The Voice' producers
Inside the mag, out this week, the singer and ‘The Voice’ coach also posed with her seven year old son Max.
Christina Aguilera has been sharing the first pictures of daughter Summer Rain.
Inside the issue ‘The Voice’ coach gushed about her baby daughter, describing their first moments together. "I was speechless,” the singer said. "She was literally like an angel...We had an immediate calm bond, and I felt unexplainably connected to her and her spirit.”
Jimmy Fallon provided lots of laughs with his special filming of 'The Tonight Show'.
The Super Bowl XLIX was all anyone could talk about over the weekend - and it wasn't just about the epic win of the New England Patriots over the Seattle Seahawks. As per usual, this year provided some pretty hilarious highlights, most notably from 'The Tonight Show''s Jimmy Fallon.
Jimmy Fallon provided the comedy at Super Bowl XLIX
Fallon was shooting a Super Bowl special for 'The Tonight Show', filming at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix for the first time in honour of the occasion. Despite special guests Brandon LaFell, Danny Amendola and LeGarrette Blount of the Patriots making an appearance, Fallon did well to keep the attention on him with his admittedly impressive 'Super Bowl of Lip Sync Battles' skit.
Continue reading: Jimmy Fallon's Lip-Sync Battle Becomes Super Bowl XLIX Comedy Highlight
Christina Aguilera is returning to the American swivel chair for the eighth season
Christina Aguilera is back in the red, swivelling chair of The Voice, USA. The platinum pop diva will be back for the eighth season, starting in early 2015, making the new line-up look suspiciously similar to the programme’s initial foursome.
Christina has announced she'll be back on The Voice USA for its eighth season
Xtina was part of the originals with Maroon 5 star Adam Levine, country singer Blake Shelton and singer-songwriter CeeLo Green: the quartet that steered the show for the first three seasons. Shakira and Usher took on the coaching roles in season four before the Genie in a Bottle singer returned with CeeLo for season five.
Continue reading: Xtina Is Back On The Voice USA!
This is Baby No. 2 for the no longer "Dirrty" performer and Rutler's first.
Christina Aguilera and Matt Rutler just welcomed a baby girl into the world this weekend! The consensus around the web is: we couldn’t be happier for the offspring of two people we’ve never met and are unlikely to ever meet. And they make a really cute family. And Christina looked stunning in her pregnancy photoshoot for V Magazine, so based on that completely unscientific evidence, we expect the little one to look as cute as the tiniest, sparkliest button in the bowl. You know, when they decide to finally sell those first baby photos.
Christina and her fiance have created a new human.
The Genie In A Bottle singer met Rutler on the set of 2010’s Burlesque, where he worked as a production assistant. So there’s one good thing that came out of that movie, at least. The two dated for a few years, before announcing their engagement in February. He proposed on Valentine’s Day, because they’re just oldschool and romantic like that. Soon after, the artist formerly known as Xtina broke news of the pregnancy and it’s been Happily Ever After since. A few weeks before the birth, Aguilera showed off her baby bump and motherly pride in the aforementioned photoshoot. She’s also apparently been working on a new album and Baby got the very first listen. The mom-to-be shared a picture from the recording session, as you do, of herself with a pair of headphones around the bump. She captioned said masterpiece: “t self in a studio with a pair of headphones placed on her baby bump. "Baby girl getting first listen to what mama's been creating in the studio.”
Congratulations to Christina Aguilera and to new moms everywhere.
You love babies, we love babies, let’s have some baby announcement to end a truly awful week of news. The baby news comes courtesy of Christina Aguilera and fiance Matt Rutler, who welcomed their first daughter together (or child of any persuasion, actually). Aguilera already has one son – six-year-old Max – with ex husband Jordan Bratman.
Christina Aguilera has created life. Again.
Aguilera and Rutler have been engaged for a month and made the pregnancy announcement way back in February. During her pregnancy, Aguilera was not the shy, retiring type of mom-to-be. In fact, she even posed completely nude for V magazine just a few weeks before giving birth, showing off an impressive bump and an even more impressive level of comfort and confidence.
Continue reading: Congrats To Christina Aguilera For Creating A Brand New Human! Again!
The 33 year-old mother showed off her sexy pregnancy curves!
Christina Aguilera is heavily pregnant with her second child, but this doesn't mean she isn't still the same sexy blonde bombshell everybody loves! In fact, Aguilera put her pregnancy curves on full display in a recent nude photo-shoot to show off how body confident she is.
The 33 year-old singer and 'The Voice' coach bared all in several stunning snaps for V Magazine, and now joins a list of pregnant celebrities who also have posed nude while carrying a child, which includes Demi Moore and Jessica Simpson.
Continue reading: Heavily Pregnant Christina Aguilera Poses Nude In Sexy Photo-Shoot
The 33 year-old is expecting her first child with her new fiancé, whom she met while filming 'The Burlesque' in 2010.
Christina Aguilera is pregnant once again.
The 33 year-old is expecting a baby daughter with new fiancé Matt Rutler.
This will be the pair's first child together.
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera Is Expecting A Baby Daughter With Matt Rutler
And your Super Bowl performer this year is... Renee Fleming. Let's see what she's up against.
Opera soprano Renee Fleming has been announced to sing the “Star-Spangled Banner” at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII in MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Feb. 2. Fleming’s appointment is a pretty big deal, considering that the Super Bowl is easily the most watched television event of the year in the US. Last year, 111 million people nationwide tuned into the game, the infamous Super Bowl ads and, of course, the half time show. Fleming is also a bit of an unusual choice, given that the anthem has been performed by mainstream pop stars every year for the past decade.
When it comes to performing live, Fleming is a trusted veteran.
Some of the performances have been stunning and unforgettable, like Aretha Franklin’s 2006 rendition, while others, like Christina Aguilera’s 2011 blunder might be better left forgotten. Hopefully, this year’s anthem performance will have patriots in tears (the good kind), but if not, there are always these historical renditions to look back on fondly.
Aguilera joins Coldplay and The National on the Hunger Games soundtrack.
Christina Aguilera will feature on The Hunger Games: Catching Fire soundtrack after recording an original song titled 'We Remain' specially for the sequel.
Sam Claflin [L] and Jennifer Lawrence [R] in 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Voice coach made the announced on Twitter on Wednesday (September 25, 2013), tweeting to her 9.4 million followers: "Love the underlying message of @TheHungerGames. 'We Remain' is special new song, its message to my fans & how I connect w/ the movie, alike."
All four of the original coaching team are back for the new season of the now Emmy-winning show, and boy, did they come back with a bang!
The quest to find America's next singing sensation is on, and we've got two familiar faces returning to the fifth season of The Voice to boot, as Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green made their triumphant returns to the hit series. And now, with the show earning it's very first Emmy win, for 'Best Reality Competition,' the pressure was on for the season opener to deliver, and you better believe that it did.
Christina was back, and arguably came away from the opening night with the best performer.
Season five's opening episode wasn't just a blast because we got to see Christina, Cee Lo, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton back together again, although admittedly that was pretty great, but more because the first round of acts were some of the best singers the show has ever had! Maybe it had something to do with the return of the Holy Alliance, or maybe it was to do with the night's 'Rock 'n' Roll' theme, who knows maybe the just put something in the water, but last night (23 Sept.) the blind auditions were out of this world.
Christina Aguilera shows off new figure on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' as she "feels sexier than ever".
Christina Aguilera commanded everyone's attention in her appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno' as she turned up in a low-cut little black dress that perfectly showed off her famous curves on Wednesday night (September 18 2013).
The 32 year old did a recent spread for raunchy magazine Maxim where she told the lad's mag, "the one place I don't need to be in control is in the bedroom."
Leno didn't hesitate to ask the singer to elaborate. She explained: "I'm a big micromanager. I'm a stickler about organization: everything needs a place, a purpose... I think every woman should relax and allow herself to be pleased in the bedroom. It's the one place I can let go."
The singer stripped down for the magazine's October cover.
There were a few career benchmarks left for Christina Aguilera’s career – a Maxim cover, a greatest hits album, that sort of thing. Now the singer, formerly known as Xtina has ticked one off the list with her first cover for the high-profile men’s magazine. On the saucy cover, Aguilera poses provocatively in a black bra and white button down. The entire piece features several seductive shots of the songstress, as well as a full-length interview. In it, Christina talks about her turn-ons, her definition of sexy – all the things you’d expect her to talk about in Maxim, really.
At 32, the singer and mother of one is at the height of her career.
"I'm such a down-to-earth girl, I'm comfortable in just a jersey and boy's underwear. Trying too hard to be sexy is the worst thing you can do. Sexiness should be effortless," she says at one point. Then again, that photoshoot probably required several stylists, hairdressers, makeup and lighting experts, so pardon us if we take that comment with a big pinch of salt.
Continue reading: Casual And Gorgeous, Christina Aguilera Poses For October Cover Of Maxim
Christina Aguilera flaunted her figure for Maxim's October issue. In the magazine's interview she defined sexy; which is definitely not being serenaded.
Christina Aguilera showed off her curves for October's edition of Maxim magazine.
Christina Aguilera at the Time's 100 Most Influential People In The World, held in April at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Aguilera has been criticised for her weight loss and gain - unfairly- since the birth of her son Max in 2008. However, the pop star was not afraid to show some skin and her curves in photographs for the magazine. Accompanying the tasteful pictures was an interview in which Aguilera discussed how she'd define sexy, what turns her on and who she'd prefer Justin Timberlake or Ryan Gosling.
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera Flaunts Curves For October's Maxim
Not exactly a new album, but her new collaboration with Pitbull will do for now.
Ok, The Voice finale happened last night (June 18), there were winners and there were losers, etc, but can we pause for a second to talk about Christina Aguilera and her whole performance? Now, if we’re being honest, Christina Aguilera hasn’t really been around that much since about 2010. Remember when she used to sing about her Candyman’s sweet, sweet love and the deep misery of her heart in skimpy, sequined outfits? Those were the days.
But Ms Aguilera’s stock might still be on the rise, as she so clearly demonstrated with her latest appearance on the reality format. Christina and The Voice go way back, but this time she returned in a whole new light. She sang her single 'Feel This Moment' alongside eternal collaborator to pretty much anyone, Pitbull and ok, 'Feel This Moment' is a remix of a much older tune and a collaboration with Pitbull is often the final refuge of the fading celebrity, but Christina certainly showed that she still has the singing chops needed for the job.
The energy of that performance was pretty impressive – we don’t know what Adam Levine and co. had to say about it, but they probably approved. All in all, it looks like all Aguilera needs are a few good songwriters and a quality producer and her fortunes may just change. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Christina was great, the performance was solid and she looked stunning in that outfit. At this point, that might be all Aguilera fans can hope for.
It's been a pretty busy week in the world of entertainment, though one story dominated and rightly so. Actress Angelina Jolie announced in the New York Times that he had undergone a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of breast cancer considerably.
Simply Heroic: Angelina Jolie stunned the world this week after revealing she had undergone a double mastectomy in order to reduce her risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer. The Oscar-winning actress lost her mother to cancer and was keen to limit the chances of the same thing happening to her brood.
Darth Hader: After eight years on Saturday Night Live, Bill Hader has announced he is leaving the show when its season ends on Saturday. "It was a hard decision, but it has to happen at some point," Mr. Hader said in an interview. "It got to a point where I said, 'Maybe it's just time to go." He will certainly be missed!
All change on NBC's successful reality contest
While its rival American Idol has been floundering, NBC’s The Voice has been a triumph with TV critics and audiences alike as it plunders through its fourth season; however even with the show in its currently successful format, there are changes afoot – and they’re changes that will look to the show’s past! It’s been reported by Deadline that Christina Aguilera will return to the show as a coach, coming back to the role which she pulled off with aplomb in the first three seasons of the show.
Aguilera only left the first time round so that she could promote her latest album Lotus, and now that that’s out the way she’s ready to come back, with Shakira set to exit after just one series with the show, not that we suppose that she’ll mind too much, given that she recently gave birth to her first child. That might not be the only change in the shake-up either.
Cee-Lo Green is also rumored to be making a return to the judging panel. The larger than life soul singer also took a sabbatical to concentrate on his music after season three, but could now also be returning. Usher had joined Shakira in coaching alongside Blake Shelton and Adam Levine for this season but Cee-Lo’s come back could pave the way for him to leave. Producer Mark Burnett has said in the past: “Everybody can’t coach for life because when you have people with current recording in the game, this is not their job. Their job is their fans and making music and being live, and so we knew from the beginning that this would happen, and we’ve had six coaches. They all have another life and their schedules.”
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera Set For Sensational NBC Return On 'The Voice'
Original judges could be returning for season 4
There could be another shake up on NBC’s The Voice come the end of the current season, with Christina Aguilera apparently all but confirmed to return the show. Whose place will she be taking? Shakira, the pair reversing the roles they switched when Aguilera left after appearing on the first three seasons of the hit reality singing contest.
There was no acrimonious split between Aguilera and The Voice, with the star only leaving so that she could promote her latest album Lotus, which came out last November. With promotional duties now pretty much done for that, the star can now come back to The Voice judging table and resume duties. Which is probably just as well because Shakira gave birth to her and Gerard Pique’s first child together in January of this year and could do with the time off to help raise him.
There could be another returnee to the show too, according to Deadline, with Cee-Lo Green also rumored to be making a return to the judges panel. Green also took a sabbatical to concentrate on his music after season three, but is now apparently in the frame for a return. In the pair’s absence Usher had joined Shakira in coaching alongside Blake Shelton and Adam Levine. Producer Mark Burnett has said in the past: “Everybody can’t coach for life because when you have people with current recording in the game, this is not their job. Their job is their fans and making music and being live, and so we knew from the beginning that this would happen, and we’ve had six coaches. They all have another life and their schedules.”
Continue reading: Is Christina Aguilera Returning To The Voice?
The Kids Choice Awards had a lot of predictable honorees, but they livened things up with a bit of goop every once in a while.
The Kids Choice Awards happened last night and they came with a whole lot of the traditional sliming.
Whether you go home with one of the blimp-shaped trophies or not, everyone’s a winner at the KCA, as long as they manage to avoid the sliming – which most of the A-list attendees didn’t do, as you might imagine. The first person to get a face full of the green goop was none other than rapper Pitbull himself, after he and Christina Aguilera opened the show with their song “Feel This Moment” along with a gang of mini-Me backup dancers. The performance went without a hitch, if you don’t count Aguilera sneakily sliming her co-star at the end of the show.
Johnny Depp and Kristen Stewart were among those honoured with an award – for favorite movie actor and favorite movie actress/female butt-kicker respectively. Remarkably, both of them managed a narrow escape from the sliming (well, almost). When accepting her award, Kristen commented: "Dude, I was too much of a coward to accept this," she exclaimed from the stage at the University of Southern California's Galen Center.
Continue reading: This Year's Kids Choice Awards Dished Out More Slime Than Statuettes
On Saturday (January 19, 2013), 5,000 American kids were treated to a pop spectacle at the Kids Inauguration, at the Walter E Washington Convention Center but will it have any impact on those kids’ future political tendencies? Asides from Usher asserting “the youth matters!” during his aerobically-challenging, dance-heavy performance, the message of the evening seemed to be none more challenging than ‘let’s have fun and celebrate!’
The 5,000 strong crowd, Washington Post reports, was made up primarily of military families, public school kids from DC and a ton of “media folk.” As well as, of course, Sasha and Malia Obama, representing their mom and dad, the First Lady, Michelle Obama and of course President Barack Obama, celebrating the official start to his second term in office yesterday (January 21, 2013). But the evening was low on politics and heavy on pop, with Katy Perry putting in a star turn, in a sparkling, star-spangled onesie and sharing some of her greatest hits for the gathered throng, singing ‘Teenage Dream’ and ‘Firework’ “with gusto.”
The cast of Glee were also on hand with the lightweight entertainment, performing ‘Valerie’ (made famous by Amy Winehouse) and ‘Beautiful’ by Christina Aguilera. Meanwhile, the California boy band Mindless Behaviour might not have the kind of name that you think would get the White House seal of approval but their highly physical performance got the thumbs up from the Obamas, nonetheless.
The 2013 People’s Choice Awards Ceremony took place in Los Angeles earlier this week, and the numerous categories of awards held few surprises this year.
As expected, one of the big winners of the night was The Hunger Games franchise, winning across the board, in categories like Action Movie, Movie Franchise and winning lead actress Jennifer Lawrence the statuette in the category Face of Heroism - an odd category for any award show to have, but we never object to Lawrence getting more screen time. Other big winners of the night included Nicki Minaj (for Hip Hop Artist), Katy Perry (for Female Artist and Pop Artist). The other stars of the show, even if they weren’t awarded anything, were definitely the performers – Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys, to name a few – and last, but certainly not least, Taylor Swift’s cleavage.
The 23-year-old singer has been gracing headlines non-stop for a few months now, from her new album and new image to her relationship (and subsequent breakup) with One Direction singer Harry Styles. Taylor’s certainly had her ups and downs, but the People’s Choice awards definitely count as a success for her, as she not only managed to win the Country Artist award, but looked fabulous and displayed a pleasant sense of humor while doing it. She and host Olivia Munn referenced Swift’s 2009 MTV VMA debacle, during which Kanye West interrupted Swift mid award acceptance. That awkward moment is long forgotten now, however, and even with her complicated love life, Swift looks set for a lasting musical career.
We know that people get forgetful as they get older but as she celebrated her 32nd birthday, it seemed that Christina Aguilera clean forgot to put her pants on. The Daily Mail have posted snaps of the raunchy popster looking decidedly festive and scantily-clad, as she celebrated at the afterparty for the end of The Voice. And she had plenty to celebrate, as it was her birthday too. We’re hoping that Christina at least had some knickers on under the t-shirt, though they weren’t exactly visible from the shots we’re looking at.
Aguilera has a history of venturing out in daring outfits and she didn’t disappoint on Tuesday night, that’s for sure. As she left the party after a night of celebrating, she was wearing a long black sequinned coat, black boots, fishnets, a glittery bib necklace and a ripped Mickey Mouse t-shirt (a sly reference to her Mickey Mouse club days?) and, er, not much else. Apart from a Santa’s hat. She held onto a friend’s hand for support as she left the party, looking ever so slightly worse for wear after the double celebration.
Christina had something else to celebrate, too. The man who hacked into her personal online accounts, as well as those of Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, was sentenced to 10 years in jail this week. That’s still no reason to forget your pants though.
It’s been drawing solid ratings but The Voice has largely slipped under the radar news-wise this year; nevertheless, the show drew to a close on NBC last night (December 18, 2012) with Blake Shelton’s protégé Cassadee Pope taking the prize.
Pope won the show over Scottish-native Terry McDermott and the bearded wonder Nicholas David, reports CBS, with a two hour marathon finale deciding who would walk off as the winner. Pope was stunned to win, dissolving into tears and getting out a hasty list of thank yous: "I'm feeling amazing, thank you for everyone who voted for me and all the fans and Blake, the producers, wardrobe, Carson, the band, and Christina, everybody” she gushed.
Pope got to perform with one of her idols in Avril Lavigne, and the Canadian was one of several stars who made a turn at the show’s prestigious finale. Rihanna, Bruno Mars, The Killers, Smokey Robinson and Peter Frampton were among the others who made an appearance during the two hours. Though Pope is the winner of this series, she won’t have long to relish her crown, with the fourth season of the show beginning as soon as March 25, 2013; it’ll be all change on the voice coach panel too, with Usher and Shakira replacing Christina Aguilera and Cee-Lo Green.
Christopher Chaney, the man who hacked into the phones and emails of numerous celebrities including Scarlett Johansson and Mila Kunis, has been sentenced to TEN years in prison. Some reports had suggested he was facing around SIXTY years, though the sentence passed down this week is still a lengthy one. The photographs of Johansson in particular spread like wildfire and were reposted on numerous websites as well as linked to from Facebook and Twitter.
Though Mr Chaney's actions were clearly perverted and reprehensible, many commentators in Europe and the UK were stunned by the 10 year sentence. Johansson openly wept in court and spoke of feeling "truly humiliated and embarrassed" by having "nude photographs go public," while other victims of Mr Chaney such as Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera also condemned his actions. According to the BBC, gossip website Holy Moly was one of the first UK-based sites to post the images, under the headline, "Scarlett Johansson naked: Either wonderful Photoshop or a very similar lookalike." Its founder Jamie East did little to hide his views on the matter, saying, "It's a celebrity gossip website, if celebrities don't want naked pictures of themselves plastered all over the internet then either don't take them at all or don't have them on your mobile phone."
To put the 10 year sentence into context, Silvio Berlusconi recently had his four year prison sentence cut to just one year for tax evasion.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson Phone Hacker Gets TEN Years: Who's Side Are You On?
Christopher Chaney has been sentenced to 10 years in jail after hacking the online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera amongst other women. He revealed intimate photos of these women online and sent them to relatives.
"I have been truly humiliated and embarrassed," Johansson said in a videotaped statement, according to the Associated Press. "I find Christopher Chaney's actions to be perverted and reprehensible." U.S. District Judge S. James Otero sentenced Christopher Chaney in Los Angeles. "It's hard to fathom the mindset of a person who would accomplish all of this," Otero said. "These types of crimes are as pernicious and serious as physical stalking." Chaney, who, if he had been convicted for everything he was accused for - hacking the accounts of 50 victims - could have seen jail time of up to 121 years."I don't know what else to say other than I'm sorry," Chaney said. "I could be sentenced to never use a computer again and I wouldn't care."
The effects of Chaney's actions were so profound on Renee Olstead, that the actress and singer considered committing suicide. "I just really hope this doesn't happen to someone else," she said, crying. "You can lose everything because of the actions of a stranger." Christina Aguilera - another of the high profile, but no more harrowing cases - said, "That feeling of security can never be given back and there is no compensation that can restore the feeling one has from such a large invasion of privacy."
Christopher Chaney - the man convicted of hacking the email accounts of Scarlett Johansson and Christina Aguilera - is facing 60 years in prison. Both Hollywood stars, who knew Chaney, say their lives have been irreparably damaged by his actions with one now suffering from panic attacks and the other depressed and paranoid. Chaney sent nude photos they had taken of themselves to their family members, reports the Associated Press.
Chaney, 35, is due to be sentenced on Monday (December 17, 2012) and faces a huge stretch in prison after pleading guilty to nine felony counts including wiretapping and unauthorized access to a computer - felonies that the U.S. judicial system does not take kindly to. In statement, The Voice mentor Christina Aguilera said, "That feeling of security can never be given back and there is no compensation that can restore the feeling one has from such a large invasion of privacy." Prosecutors said Chaney illegally accessed the email accounts of more than 50 people, including Johansson, Aguilera and the actress Mila Kunis, between November 2010 and October 2011. Nude photographs of Johansson were meant for her then-husband Ryan Reynolds, though Chaney uploaded them to the internet.
Chaney managed to figure out his victims' email passwords and security questions and set a feature to forward a copy of ever email they received to his account. He was finally arrested in October 2011 as part of a year-long investigation into celebrity hacking dubbed 'Operation Hackerazzi'.
Continue reading: Scarlett Johansson's Phone Hacker Facing 60 Years In Prison
A Christina Aguilera afro was probably the second most impressive feat when the sing debuted her new single, "Make the World Move," on last night’s episode of The Voice.
The New York born singer with Hispanic roots nearly gave the live studio audience a glimpse of her unmentionables, while sporting a rather ridiculous dress. And not even a bright pink Afro wig could distract from her near spillage. On the subject of the talent show, The Voice, Christina had the following to say: "I'm such a lover of unique style and everyone is their own person. [I'm] supporting and appreciating that, so really there are no losers to me at all. How can you compare apples and oranges on certain levels?" Aguilera told Us. "They're all The Voice in their different ways and they'll keep fighting from here and I'm sure this, as I say, this is only the beginning."
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera Afro Fails To Distract From Near Wardrobe Malfunction
Christina Aguilera has really taken her time with albums over the last ten years so it's a nice surprise that her seventh effort 'Lotus' comes only two years after her mediocre record 'Bionic' - which is just as well because there's only so many times you can listen to a record without a single stand out hit to note.
'Lotus' could prove to be different, however, with generally good reviews all round so far (at least compared with 'Bionic'). It was released last week on November 9th 2012 with 13 tracks though the 5-time Grammy winner has already released a deluxe version with four further tracks: 'Light Up the Sky', 'Empty Words', 'Shut Up' and a Martin Garrix remix of first single 'Your Body'; a track which has charted worldwide - it will never be a number one hit, but it is at least one of the most energised songs she has released in recent years.
The album, which was recorded at her home studio, includes collaborations with Cee Lo Green and country singer Blake Shelton (former co-judges on the US version of reality show 'The Voice') as well as input from several new producers such as Mike Del Rio, Jamie Hartman, Aeon Manahan, Chris Braide, Supa Dups and Jason Gilbert.
Still riding high at the top of the US Billboard chart, is Taylor Swift – everybody’s favourite country music princess turned pop star. Her album, Red, is currently enjoying its third week at the top of the US chart but there are some high profile releases coming out this week. We’ve profiled a few of them below but there are others to be considered too, such as Rolling Stones’ Greatest Hits anthology, GRRR! and Susan Boyle’s latest album, Standing Ovation.
Here’s our pick of the best US releases this week… our money’s on One Direction politely asking Taylor swift to leave that seat at the top of the Billboard chart, with their album Take Me Home. And hey, who could resist the charm of those young Brits, eh?
If anyone’s going to challenge Taylor this week, One Direction could well be the act to do it. Their debut album, Up All Night is already sitting respectably at number 23 in the Billboard albums chart and, with a recent appearance on the US X Factor show under their belts, they are surely destined for big things with their sophomore effort. They have already become one of the biggest success stories in chart history, in terms of UK imports. With their debut album, One Direction became the first British band in US chart history to top the Billboard 200 chart with a debut album. Their popularity has grown, even since then and they’re fast becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet. Their last single ‘Live While We’re Young’ was a number 3 hit and they’re our tip for the top this week.
Robbie Williams might be sitting pretty at the top of the UK Album Charts after the weekend, but if said charts have taught us anything, it’s that time makes fools of us all, and we fully expect Mr. Williams – comparatively an elder statesman of the British pop world compared to this week’s leading contender – to fall by the wayside this coming weekend.
Who are these young bucks, Brylcreemed up and smelly freshly of Lynx ready take the crown that Robbie’s new LP told us so explicitly to watch? Why it’s One Direction of course, who’ve graduated to stardom Stateside too since the release of their first album Up All Night last year. The X Factor alumni bring out their follow-up Take Me Home this week, and you’d have to be one of Williams’ family to bet against the youngsters knocking auld Rob off his perch.
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The pop band have also beaten their own record by doubling their previous hit 'Moves Like Jagger' featuring Christina Aguilera which remained at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for just four weeks. South Korean rapper Psy, whose hilarious hit 'Gangnam Style' originally hit the charts at number one has dropped to number two for its seventh week. Last week, the points between the two songs were scarce at just 600, but more and more listeners seem to be enjoying 'One More Night' as this week 2,000 points separate the two tunes. It is also in its fifth week on top of the Radio Songs chart while Psy still stands at the top on the Digital Songs and On-Demand Songs charts. The last seven week run at number one was Rihanna with 'We Found Love' featuring Calvin Harris in November and December 2011.
At number three is Fun.'s 'Some Nights' while 'Diamonds' by Rihanna goes from number five to number four. Taylor Swift's 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' is now at number five having survived three weeks at number one on its release.
In weeks to come, will young girls be going to the hairdressers and asking for a Christina Aguilera Braid? Well, that remains to be seen, but Christina certainly seems to have caused a bit of a stir with her latest hairdo. She was showing off her new pink dip-dyed look when she appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s chat show on the weekend and that looked pretty neat. On Monday’s episode of the TV news show Extra, she took it one step further and added some elaborate plaits to one side of her head.
With the US election just a day away, Christina was showing her patriotic side, as well, sporting a pair of blue denim jeans with white stars. In fact, she looked every bit the All-American rocker, with a cropped leather jacket and safety-pinned t-shirt to finish off the look. Oh and let’s not forget the snazzy Christian Louboutin heels she had on, too – they were pretty eye-catching. Christina’s style has never exactly been subtle but she’d pulled out all the stops on Monday night to get herself noticed.
After the show, Christina enjoyed a meal with her fellow judge on The Voice, Blake Shelton and her boyfriend Matthew Rutler and frankly, she looked a million dollars in comparison to those two scruffy urchin, if The Daily Mail's pictures are anything to go by.
Continue reading: Christina Aguilera Braids Cause A Stir - Could It Be The Next New Trend?
A Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Telethon was held last night in the hopes of bringing relief to the millions affected when Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast of America.
NBC aired a commercial-free telethon last night (Nov 2) live from storm-ravaged Staten Island, with Matt Lauer helming the celeb fest that urged viewers across America to pledge what they could and help the millions suffering from the storm.
Christina Aguilera got things started, entering a dark stage and delivering a powerful, stripped down version of ‘Beautiful.’ After the Staten Island native’s performance, a rolling montage of just some of the destruction was played, ending with a still of the once bustling Jersey Shore, after which Jersey native Jon Bon Jovi gave acoustic performances of ‘Who Says You Can’t Go Home’ and ‘Living on a Prayer’ with guitarist Bob Bandiera and Lorenza Ponce on the violin.
Continue reading: Stars Show Support For Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together Telethon
Christina Aguilera opened the highly publicised charity telethon, "Hurricane Sandy: Come Together", in aid of the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy. It was a fitting role for the singer and 'The Voice' coach, as she was born and raised on Staten Island, which is one of the areas most affected by the enormous storm.
"I was born in Staten Island" she began, addressing the crowd. "We are here for you. We will do whatever we can to help. We will not leave any one of you behind, because every single one of you matters." She then broke into a heart wrenching rendition of 'Beautiful'. Other acts that followed included Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Aerosmith. "Today" hody Matt Lauer said that it was easy to get everyone on board, mostly requiring "one phone call".
CBS news reports some very generous commercial donations already pledged, including $1m from the CBS themselves, $2m from Disney, and a further $1m from News Corp. Celebrities all over the US are tweeting support for the telethon, particularly the Jersey Shore stars who found their own fame in New Jersey. Before taking to the stage, Christina left a tweet, saying "Sending my love and support to everyone on the east coast who's been affected. Thinking of u all. XoXtina"
Today show host Matt Lauer personally urged NBC Universal CEO Steve Burke to orchestrate a musical event for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, according to USA Today. Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together will air live from the Rockefeller Center on Friday (November 2, 2012), featuring performances from Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting, Mary J Blige and Christina Aguilera.
New York and New Jersey were devastated by the storm and stars associated with both areas, including Kevin Bacon, Tiny Fey, James Gandolfini, Jon Stewart and Jimmy Fallon will also appear at the event, which aims to raise money for victims of the hurricane. Lauer said it was a tour of a neighbourhood in Rockaway Beach, Queens, that made him put his plans into action. "I came back and said, 'We've got to do something quickly here," said Lauer says. "I feared facing a period next week where the focus would be blurred. We've got an election coming up, and I feared people affected by this would be pushed to the side." He then said that unlike many television rivals, NBC was "a very New York-centered media company" adding, "you can't live in New York without being struck by what a big thing this is." A post 9/11 telethon arranged by George Cloone, which aired on all of the major networks, raised at estimated $200 million. Friday's special will air on NBC as well as cable networks it owns including Bravo, E!, HBO, Syfy and Discovery Fit & Health.
As for the set-lists, Lauer said "the songs are going to be instantly recognizable."
Continue reading: Matt Lauer: We Need Springsteen And Bon Jovi, Pronto!
Bruce Springsteen has been confirmed as one of the major US acts to play a benefit concert for the victims of Hurricane Sandy, which has blighted the East coast of the United States this week. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be joined by Christina Aguilera, Billy Joel, Sting and Bon Jovi for the televised special, which will air on Friday (November 2, 2012). It will be hosted by Matt Lauer (of the Today show) and the late night chat show host Jimmy Fallon will be making an appearance, as will NBC News’ Brian Williams.
The money collected from the event will be donated to the American Red Cross, who are organising relief efforts for those affected by the devastating storm, as well as other disasters. The Red Cross will provide food, shelter, emotional support and other services to those affected by Hurricane Sandy. After Hurricane Katrina, in 2005, a similar benefit concert raised around $50 million for the Red Cross.
The concert, named ‘Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together’ will air at 8pm EST on Friday, on ET on NBC, NBC.com, USA Network, SyFy, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network, G4 and more.” However, a spokesperson for NBC Universal has told the New York Times that any channels not owned by NBC will not be able to air the concert.
Christina Aguilera has been out of the spotlight for a number of years while she settles into being a mum, but with her return to the public eye in her role as the voice coach in The Voice and the imminent release of her forthcoming album 'Lotus' the singer has spoken about her distaste for the media in a no-holds-barred conversation.
The 'Can't Hold Us Down' singer reinforces her lyrics, as the Hollywood Reporter writes about her Q&A session at the Billboard/THR Music Conference. She said "Now everyone is a critic," she said "I'm a mother. I'm a businesswoman. I have a zillion and one things going on in my head, on my plate, creatively. I put my son to bed then I go right into my backyard, which is my studio house. It's a lot. I really truly don't have time for the static noise. It's just not real. They're not real magazines. It's trash. It's rumours." Further stating that she simply wants to "stay hungry and stay eager and be the best [she] can be."
Aguilera's sentiments are certainly good advice for the young hopefuls whom she's currently acting as voice coach to on talent show, The Voice. Speaking about that role she criticized Simon Cowell and American Idol."I saw the commercials early on of American Idol of Simon being a d***. I was like, 'Man, that's not what it's about!' I didn't want to treat people like that. I wanted to do The Voice to show that we can be positive. We don't have to knock people down." For all the good advice, it might be worth while to mention not to use quite so many expletives as Aguilera seems to do, dropping F-bombs, S-bombs and D-bombs all over the shop. We at ContactMusic are looking forward to her upcoming album 'Lotus which is set for release on November 13th 2012.
So it is Beyonce's turn to lead out the fun and games at the famous Super Bowl half-time show. Quite frankly it's been a long time coming; one of the premiere pop stars of the past decade and more, the former Destiny's Child's star power has been calling out for her to get the spot at some point. However, let's not get ahead of ourselves and assume that just because she is who she is, she's going to deliver a stunning fifteen minutes. Plenty of big names have been known to fall; here are some of, what we reckon to be the worst half-time shows in Super Bowl history.
The fact that everyone was talking about M.I.A having the audacity to stick her finger up at television cameras tells you just how boring this half-time show actually was. A creaking Madonna did what she's ended up doing on most of her shows this year and sent her crowd into a stupor, with garish and brash visuals and costume not making up for an utter formulaic performance from the (former?) Queen of Pop. She should be thanking M.I.A for giving us a reason to remember it to be honest.
Christina Aguilera’s weight was brought under intense scrutiny by her record label, the singer has revealed.
According to The Sun, record execs were extremely worried back in 2002, saying that the Stronger singer’s weight was out of control, and that her career would suffer should she not slim down. By 2006, she was at her lightest, but Aguilera has said ‘no more,’ and wants to be herself: “During the promotion of my album Stripped, I got tired of being a skinny, white girl. I am Ecuadorian but people felt so safe passing me off as a skinny, blue-eyed white girl,” she explained. “The next time my label saw me, I was heavier, darker and full of piercings! Let me tell you, that wasn't an easy pill for them to swallow. Aguilera, whilst famous for her powerful voice, is also renown for her feisty attitude, so perhaps record bosses should have known better than to try and pin her down. “I told them, ‘You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it. They need a reminder sometimes that I don't belong to them. It's my body. My body can't put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore - my body is just not on the table that way anymore.” Good for her!
The story comes just after the 31-year-old released her aptly titled single, Your Body. Her upcoming album, Lotus, which, she told US Online, “represents a celebration of the new me,” will be out November 17, 2012.
The US season of The Voice powered on through another weekend with spots on the teams becoming harder to come by and more and more decent singers falling by the wayside as a result. With Christina Aguilera having recently announced that she won't be appearing on the coaching panel next year, and nor will Cee-Lo Green, it looks like she's now got a strong chance to make a winning exit after managing to nab a much-improved Dez Duron from the other coaches to put him in her team of 16.
Remember the name Dez Duron? If you were following The Voice last season you might do; he gave up college to audition for the NBC program last time out only suffer the indignity of having no coaches turned towards him. Ouch. Nevertheless, he's come on strong this year and sounded the part, whilst the judges were in no doubt about his physical prowess even before turning round, thanks to screams from more besotted members of the audience.
There was another potential contender for a final place too, according to Rolling Stone, with 17 year-old Brandon Mahone heading over to Maroon 5's Adam Levine after impressing with a soulful voice that had all four coaches putting in an offer for him. Another of Levine's picks, Michelle Brooks Thompson impressed as well. With the knockouts due to begin soon, the competition is sure hotting up.
It's getting tighter and tighter as we get to the last "blind" rounds of The Voice in the USA. With a lot of the spots now taken, there were some good performers finding it a struggle on the latest edition of the show, although in spite of that there was still good news for a couple of standouts during the course of the NBC show.
Among the most impressive was 17 year-old Brandon Mahone, as well as leading female contenders Michelle Brooks-Thompson and Terisa Griffin. Whilst these first timers impressed, their stories were eclipsed by 22 year-old Dez Duron; Duron had dropped out of college to audition in the season last year but didn't manage to turn a single coach's chair. It was a different story this time for Duron though, the delighted performer seeing Blake Shelton, Cee-Lo Green and Christina Aguilera battling for his attention. Ultimately he decided to join Team Christina.
As for the 17 year-old Mahone, it was Maroon 5's Adam Levine who proved most persuasive, telling the starlet after he'd belted out The Temptations' I Wish It Would Rain that "you seem to have studied what it is to be a performer from that era to the point where you felt like one of them ... it felt like you were just the next in line." They were words Mahone couldn't help but listen to and he'll be a threat as the weeks progress.
We're only one week into the third season NBC's The Voice, but the network is already announcing changes and they involve the departure of Christina Aguilera, as well as fellow original judge Cee-Lo Green. This season will be the last that's seen of the pair, as there is a new Aguilera album, Lotus to promote and tour, whilst Green is taking time off to work on new music and a scripted comedy about his life.
In their place? None other than Colombian singing sensation Shakira and general R'n'B superstar Usher. Not bad, as replacements go. "We are thrilled to welcome Usher and Shakira to The Voice, " Robert Greenblatt, the chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement reported by The Clicker. "The addition of these popular iconic artists continues the tradition established by Christina, Cee Lo, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton. Doing two back-to-back cycles of this show requires a tremendous amount of time, and we are happy to accommodate the commitments made by Christina and Cee Lo."
Those disappointed at the news need not fear, though. Both have indicated that they will be returning to the show once they've finished with their other projects. "By pursuing my first passion of music during the break, I am also able to come back and offer even more to my team on 'The Voice' in the future," Aguilera said in a statement, whilst Green commented "Thank you, NBC, for supporting my decision to take this season four hiatus! I will return for season five and will be watching season four."
By never taking their ludicrous plot seriously, they've made a true guilty pleasure.
Fed up with dead-end Iowa, Ali (Aguilera) heads for Hollywood. Despite having no experience or training, she's sure she can make it as a singer-dancer. After a series of rejections, she stumbles upon the Burlesque Lounge on Sunset, run by jaded diva Tess (Cher) with the help of her long-suffering buddy Sean (Tucci). Ali charms sexy barman Jack (Gigandet) into a barmaid job, while keeping her sights on the stage. And she's also wooed by Marcus (Dane), a developer who's trying to buy the financially strapped club.
Continue reading: Burlesque Review
When the Stones take the stage at New York City's Beacon Theater, it's frightening -- their age truly shows on film. As giants on the silver screen, we have a front row seat for an exhibition of frail bodies moving in ways that only young men should move. As Mick Jagger belts out songs of youthful rebellion and sexual frustration, he still does the same androgynous dances of yesteryear. Yet, this off-putting display of aged youth is clearly a place of sentiment for Scorsese, whose camera lingers with love.
Continue reading: Shine A Light Review
With the news of Britney Spears' pregnancy, pop-rival Christina Aguilera has suggested that her career is over.
Music feuds can become one of the most interesting parts of the industry, although sometimes, they can be more than just a little bit harsh and/or nasty. Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears have been pop-rivals for a while now, and with the upcoming birth of Spear's baby, Aguilera has taken the opportunity to slam any hopes of a musical comeback. Mainly because she believes that Spears "let herself go", and will no longer manage her 'sex-symbol' status.
Britney Spears' most recent album, 'In the Zone' was released on 18th November 2003.
Aguilera has expressed horror at the deterioration in Spears' appearance, in part due to her announcement that she's expecting her husband Kevin Federline's child, given in early 2005. Aguilera appears to have expressed hope that Spears will take to motherhood well and enjoy it, as she does not believe that a comeback would be worth the effort. Aguilera explained, without mixing words: "She's let herself go. I can't see a comeback on the cards."
Continue reading: Are Christina Aguilera And Britney Spears Feuding?
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