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Gossip site accuses Christina Aguilera of child abuse, her lawyer responds accordingly

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Christina Aguilera’s lawyer sent a strongly worded letter to a celebrity gossip site after a photo of the singer holding her three-year-old son Max, who appears to have a black eye, showed up online with a more than suggestive headline.

The title above the photo on read, “CHILD ABUSE???? CHRISTINA AGUILERA’S SON IS PHOTO’D WITH A BLACK EYE!!!” without producing any real proof.

“To imply that she had something to do with this incident, without any investigation on your part whatsoever, is reckless and unconscionable,” Aguilera’s attorney, Eric Greenspan, writes in a letter. “Christina is a wonderful mother and was not present in the park when Max fell and hurt himself.”

MediaTakeOut has since removed the child abuse portion of the headline and added Greenspan’s explanation for the black eye.

Greenspan does not see the matter going any further, but has not spoken with Aguilera directly about the incident. “There are lines you’re just not supposed to cross, and that’s one of them,” he says exclusively to EW. “Accusing a mother—even hinting that a mother is guilty of child abuse, that’s a line you don’t cross.”

Maroon 5, Christina Aguilera pay homage to Mick's dancing, longevity in 'Moves Like Jagger' video: Watch it here

When Maroon 5 and Christina Aguilera dropped their collaborative single “Moves Like Jagger” last month, did anybody doubt that the video would feature a parade of people shaking, strutting, and dancing like the legendary Rolling Stones frontman?

That’s exactly what the team delivered in the clip that premiered last night.

But the video for “Moves Like Jagger” (directed by Jonas Akerlund, who has also pointed a camera at things for Lady Gaga and Britney Spears) also adds a shirtless Adam Levine (you know, for the ladies) and quite a few women channeling the spirit of Kelly Rowland (because let’s face it, that’s how Mick would have wanted it).

Check out the video after the jump, though be warned that because of the errant nipples, it should probably be considered NSFW (unless, of course, you work for ABC). READ FULL STORY

Christina Aguilera's almost-nude magazine cover: Should a human body look like that?

There’s nothing particularly shocking about a magazine cover girl who isn’t exactly a covered girl.

But the photo of Christina Aguilera on the new issue of W Magazine has to be one of the oddest images in her visually eclectic career.

Could this be another example of Photoshop run wild? Truthfully, I kind of hope so: no healthy human body is meant to look like that. Actually, I’m not sure any human body does actually look like this: her elongated, stick-thin body looks more like Modigliani than flesh and blood.

Or perhaps the same people who once famously stretched out Paula Abdul in her “The Promise of a New Day” video have struck again after laying dormant so many years. (For an explanation of that, refer to In Living Color‘s wonderfully illustrative parody.)

Then again, maybe this rubbery, emaciated form is truly what Christina looks like these days (she must really count her carbs—and taking her human growth hormones). Clearly, the crazy amount of money she’s making from The Voice—she reportedly earns as much as the other three judges combined—is not going toward groceries. READ FULL STORY

Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo's 'Nasty' duet finds its way online: Hear it here

Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green aren’t just co-judges on the NBC reality show The Voice—they’re partners in song, too.

“Nasty,” a just-leaked song featuring the “F— You” singer and the Bionic woman, has found its way online; the sound quality isn’t great, but you can listen after the jump:


Longtime collaborator Linda Perry defends Christina Aguilera: 'She's a different little bird'

Producer Linda Perry—she’s conjured hits for Pink and Gwen Stefani, among others—has come to the defense of Christina Aguilera, for whom she helmed the 2003 smash “Beautiful,” noting that the recent flack her musical collaborator has endured is nothing new for Xtina.

“Christina’s always had the bad rap,” says Perry of the star, who has been roundly criticized in the press for her under-performing album Bionic and film debut Burlesque and that absent-minded National Anthem. “As far as I’ve known her, everybody’s always given her a hard time. She’s a different little bird.”

Perry wasn’t trying to stir up sympathy for the full-throated pop star, though. In fact, according to Perry, Aguilera “definitely doesn’t care” what critics have to say about her. READ FULL STORY

Christina Aguilera and record label sued for 'Ain't No Other Man' sample clearance

Christina-AguileraImage Credit: Rick Diamond/WireImage.comChristina Aguilera just can’t seem to catch a break. After screwing up a bit during her Super Bowl performance in Feb. and being arrested for public intoxication last week, today she and her Sony label are being sued for unlawful use of a sample, The Huffington Post reports. The song in question is her 2006 smash “Ain’t No Other Man,” which obviously pulls from Dave Cortez and the Moon People’s 1968 cut “Hippy Skippy Moon Strut.”

TufAmerica owns the rights to the jazzy retro track. Unfortunately, Sony did not deal with them to acquire it. TurfAmerica filed a lawsuit recently against Sony demanding they be declared the rightful owners of the song and not Codigo Music, whom Sony apparently cleared the sample with, as well as restitution.

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Pink tweets on Christina Aguilera's drinking bust: 'Didn't everyone think I was gonna be the troublemaker?'

Pink-Christina-AguileraImage Credit: Todd Duffey/PR Photos; Christopher Polk/Getty ImagesOnce upon a time, there was beef between our Ladies of the Marmalade.

More recently, a certain kind of tweet-y peace had seemingly been brokered between Christina Aguilera and Pink. Still, the latter is not above a good-natured 140-character poke at her former rival in aughties pop supremacy—two rivals, actually.

Today, following Aguilera’s detainment for public intoxication, she posted to her official Twitter: “Out of Myself, Britney, and Christina—didn’t everyone think I was gonna be the troublemaker? LOOK MA!!! No CUFFS!!”

It’s true that the original don’t-let-me-get-me girl does seem to have settled happily into married-and-expecting adulthood, raising her glass to rebellion largely in her music, and leaving the thornier tabloid adventures to Brit and Xtina. Is Pink right to say that’s not how we all expected it to play out? Tell us what you think in the comments, below.

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Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, Florence Welch and Martina McBride to perform Grammys tribute to Aretha Franklin

THE-QUEEN-OF-SOULThe Queen of Soul will be honored with a full-on diva jamboree at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards this Sunday: Christina Aguilera, Yolanda Adams, Jennifer Hudson, Martina McBride and Florence and the Machine’s Florence Welch have been announced as performers in an Aretha Franklin tribute intended as a “valentine” and “get well” card for the recently ailing legend—an 18-time winner and current nominee for Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals.

Best New Artist nominee Esperanza Spalding has also been added as a performer, and Marc Anthony, Jamie Foxx, John Mayer and Donnie Wahlberg have all been added to the presenters roster.

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Super Bowl's double dose of diva: Xtina vs. Lea. One flubbed her lines, but who was better?

lea-michele-christina-aguileraImage Credit: Charlie Krupa/AP Images Because the Super Bowl can’t possibly make do with just one diva, two powerhouse songbirds kicked off this year’s game: Lea Michele and Christina Aguilera. Michele went first to warble out a (rather muzak-ically arranged) rendition of “America the Beautiful.” Dressed in a demure white pea coat and beige trousers, Michele sounded fine to my ears and seemed perfectly poised, her voice betraying little evidence of any nerves she might have been feeling. But let’s face it: Girl was merely the warm-up act for the real diva on hand —  even if the camera did cut to ex-prez W and the missus Laura in the stadium during her song.

I suppose by Xtina standards, the “five-time Grammy winner” looked pretty modest as she took the stage to turn our national anthem into her usual melisma-palooza, but come on. Christina doesn’t get out of bed without the promise of at least a little razzle-dazzle. READ FULL STORY

Christina Aguilera to perform the National Anthem at Super Bowl XLV: How will she do?

christina-aguileraImage Credit: Michael Tran/FilmMagic.comThe National Football League hasn’t announced it yet, but a source close to Christina Aguilera confirms to EW that the singer will belt out the “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Super Bowl XLV in Arlington, Texas on Feb. 6. Hit Fix was first to drop the news. Excited? You should be.

Singing the National Anthem at the NFL’s championship game is no small feat. Only the best and brightest get a chance to shine on that field. Icons like Whitney Houston, whose 1991 showing at Super Bowl XXV in Tampa, Fla. has (arguably) yet to be rivaled, and Beyoncé Knowles have set the bar high. Recently we’ve loved how the NFL’s picks have done. Jennifer Hudson and her powerhouse soul vocals were excellent in 2009. While fellow American Idol alum Carrie Underwood and her traditional performance fared just as well in 2010.


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