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April 30, 2001 - Shelly Kearns addressed breast implant rumors that have been cast against both her daughter Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears. Shelly said on her LiveDaily message board, "When the rumor about Britney popped up, so did the one about Christina, and it still floats around to this day, as you can see. I think Star magazine originally made up the story, printing that she had it done in LA by some famous surgeon or something, during Thanksgiving vacation. In the real world, Jim and I and the whole family--stepkids and family friend included--spent the whole time in New York with Christina!" 
Shelly also added, "Of course it's unfair and bugs both Lynne [Spears] and I, but after awhile you just learn to raise your eyebrows a bit, then shake your head and ignore them." Read more.

April 29, 2001 - Shirley Manson of Garbage laid into Christina Aguilera in her April 17th diary entry. Manson says of her MTV Diary show, "You're not a nasty little witch afterall but a really genuine and caring individual. The problem is: the people you are referring to just happen to be your dancers, make-up artists and hairdressers. I mean... I may be missing something here, but aren't these people on your payroll?!" Manson also added, "Rumour has it from numerous and decidedly reliable sources that you are an absolute C***." Read more.

April 29, 2001 - Shelly updated fans on what Christina has been doing lately. Her daughter was home for almost 2 weeks during Easter and she'll soon head out to Monaco for the World Music Awards, and after that she'll be continuing work on her album.

April 29, 2001 - Christina Aguilera is featured in an autographed photo auction on ebay. The candid photo, item #1427263063, is unbid at $19.95 and the auction ends May 8th.

April 28, 2001 - Dees Sleaze reports Christina Aguilera is being banned 'from some station' for her revealing clothing. No additional details were provided.

April 28, 2001 - Christina Aguilera won New Artist and Female Artist in the Pop Album category for Mi Reflejo at the Billboard Latin Music Awards on Thursday night. Read more.

April 27, 2001 - Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Backstreet Boys, Shaggy, Nelly, Enya, Nelly Furtado and Anastacia performed at the World Music Awards, to be taped Wednesday in Monte Carlo and to air May 28 on ABC.

April 26, 2001 - Shelly Kearns responded to tabloid reports that Christina ran into Brad Pitt at a health food store telling fans at the LiveDaily message boards, "Their latest little fairy tale never happened. No, Christina never ran into Brad Pitt anywhere, let alone at a health food store."

April 26, 2001 - John Norris seems to agree with thoughts that Dee Snider thinks Christina Aguilera's Lady Marmalade look is a copy of his as he made the comparison during TRL Wednesday.

April 25, 2001 - Christina Aguilera's mother Shelly Kearns chimed in on the pair's opinion of Eminem on the LiveDaily message boards saying, "Both Christina and I have always liked a lot of his work."

April 25, 2001 - Shelly Kearns addressed rumors of Christina being anorexic in the LiveDaily message boards saying, "Christina is NOT anorexic or any such thing. She is genetically very small, as is her sister Rachel, as am I. I am 41 years old and only gained weight for the very first time in my whole life (no matter what or how much I ate!) only after the birth of my son 5 years ago and subsequent surgery, which seemed to have changed my metabolism."

April 24, 2001 - The Enquirer's Mike Walker reports Christina Aguilera was star-struck when she bumped into Brad Pitt at a health store and told the actor she loves his films and added the two share the same birthday on December 18th. Aguilera then asked what he was doing on his birthday, and Brad threw cold water on Christina saying, "I'm spending it with my wife... nice meeting you" before quickly leaving.

April 24, 2001 - O-Town band member Jacob told NME.com he had no interest in dating Britney saying, "I don't take any sloppy seconds." Bandmate Erik said when asked if he'd rather have sex with Britney or Christina responded, "I don't really want to sleep with either of them. If I had to, I'd do both. At the same time." Read more.

April 24, 2001 - Shelly Kearns dissected earlier news reports featured on this website on the LiveDaily message boards Monday. Kearns says Christina's upcoming album is not in post production as reported on TRL, also saying her daughter had no idea about the photo incident at Avonworth school. Shelly also ads that Christina will give the guys at B94 an interview either today or Wednesday.

April 23, 2001 - Christina Aguilera posted on the LiveDaily message boards Sunday [using her mother's screen name] to say hello and thank her fans. Check out the thread here.

April 21, 2001 - Former Twisted Sister's front man Dee Snider (photos) is upset after seeing Christina Aguilera in Lady Marmalade, claiming she stole her look. Read more.

April 21, 2001 - Worldpop reports a student/photographer at Avonworth High was diciplined by the pricipal after he took pictures of Christina Aguilera's visit to the school only to immediately try to sell them to the Star. Christina was furious after finding out the plan and after a couple of phone calls between the school and the tabloid, the Star agreed not to print them.

April 20, 2001 - PBS Frontline did a special this week on The Merchants of Cool and focused on MTV and TRL, quoting New York Times music critic Ann Powers as saying, "They  20 people in a room and give 'em a new flavor of chewing gum and say, 'Do you like this?' The chewing gum is called Christina Aguilera. That's really what happens." PBS will re-air the eye-opening special May 1st.

April 20, 2001 - Missy Elliott talked to Worldpop about the experience recording Lady Marmalade calling it 'very fun.' Missy says "'Pink went in and did her part, Christina went in and did her part and all of them got to sit there and listen to each person. I believe it became, not competitive, but more motivating because you had great singers and everybody wanted to make sure that their vocals were 100% so they gave 100%." Read more.

April 19, 2001 - TRL did a news clip Wednesday highlighting Christina's many hairstyles and also revealed her upcoming album is in post production.

April 19, 2001 - Shelly revealed on the LiveDaily message boards that Christina's favorite shampoo and conditioner, which also has become a favorite of Shelly's. The Tigi BedHead line is the pair's choice. You can buy it online at a slight discount here.

April 19, 2001 - Apparently Shelly's had more than she can stand of DJ pranks by the jocks at B94. The station sent out one of their DJ's to find Christina's new house prompting Shelly to fume, "See, a lot of people think this is funny, but if you knew exactly what its like to have your home turned into a radio station contest and such things each and every time Christina comes home, you'd understand the concern." Shelly also fingered B94 as "the main reason we moved." Here's the thread on LiveDaily.

April 18, 2001 - The E! Online fashion police chimed in on Christina's Blockbuster Award outfit. Check out their negative comments here.

April 17, 2001 - Christina Aguilera was featured on Access Hollywood Monday showing off her latest hairstyle. Check out her comments and Patti Labelle's on our message boards.

April 17, 2001 - The New York Post reports Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder and Jay-Z are being courted by Interscope Records to participate in a "We Are the World"-type compilation album with proceeds going to buy AIDS drugs for Africans.

April 15, 2001 - Christina Aguilera is featured here in an autographed photo auction on ebay. The 8x10 picture, item #1423370786, is unbid at $14.99 and the auction ends April 16th.

April 14, 2001 - Shelly Kearns returned from a long absence to the LiveDaily message boards to reply to rumors of Christina getting breast implants and/or a nose job by saying, "Oh good heavens, that old rumor is still going around? And the nose job one, too? Wow, I thought they'd finally die out by now. No, it's not true. Just silly rumors."

April 14, 2001 - Peoplenews.com's take on Christina's new hairdo, "In her latest attempt to appear utterly ridiculous, Christina Aguilera has taken to wearing a huge frizzy wig. She looks like she should be kept well away from naked flames."

April 12, 2001 - The Sun reports Charlotte Church is calling Britney and Christina's look's too sexy saying, "Britney looks great and so does Christina but they don't need to do all that stuff they do in their videos. Christina, especially, has an amazing amount of talent and she doesn't have to do that."

April 12, 2001 - Christina Aguilera won Favorite Female Artist of the Year and Favorite  Latino Artist of the Year at the Blockbuster awards Monday night which included Will Sasso chewing and chocking on a Christina Aguilera hairball. Check the message boards for a transcript of her acceptance speech.

April 12, 2001 - Megastar reports yet another fellow artist is blasting Christina Aguilera's attitude, this time BBMak. Christian Burns of the group admits, "She's one of those people who believes their own hype. She's got a great voice, but..."

April 11, 2001 - Christina Aguilera performed at last night's Blockbuster Awards at Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium. The event will air on FOX tonight. Christina is shown here arriving at the show sporting gigantic hair sure to horrify fashion columnists in the days to come.

April 6, 2001 - Access Hollywood was on the set of Christina Aguilera's video shoot to Lady Marmalade and we hav a transcript of the clip on our message boards. Click the photo to enter the gallery.

April 6, 2001 - Christina Aguilera was the target of eYada.com's Dan & Scott show in their Scott Free on Hold feature Thursday. Click here to check out the uncensored and explicit clip found 1 hour, 25 minutes into the show.

April 5, 2001 - REM's Michael Stipe is taking shots at the top pop artists and includes Eminem in the bunch telling NME, "One of the great things about being around as long as we have is you watch stuff come and go," Stipe told NME.COM. "It's there, it serves its purpose, it's gone. I really like the disposable pop music that's prevalent on American pop radio: *NSYNC and Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera and Eminem." Asked to comment if Em just like the other bands mentioned, he said, "Very much...It's no less packaged."

April 5, 2001 - Christina's gigantic hair that she wore for the video Lady Marmalade was previewed in the Star this week. The instant snap-on hair extensions gave her a lion's mane appearance.

April 5, 2001 - Getmusic.com is running an online contest where they are giving away a collector's edition Christina Aguilera lunchbox. Find out more here.

April 3, 2001 - Jay Leno joked about the cola war between Britney and Christina saying, "In advertising news, Christina [Jay mistakenly called her 'Christine'] Aguilera has been signed to endorse Coca-Cola. She's doing Coke. You know Britney Spears, of course, does Pepsi. Actually, originally, Coke wanted to hire Britney, but then they would have to drop the slogan -- 'It's the real thing.'"

April 3, 2001 - Christina Aguilera was named as the celebrity with the worst hair by Jane magazine in the magazine's annual entertainment poll of readers.

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