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August 31, 2000 - In this Month's Spin Magazine 100 Sleaziest Moments in Rock, Fred Durst is named in the #69 (no jokes) position for his clowing on Christina (not Eminem surprisingly). She's quoted as saying Durst "Took me out one time and bout me a milk shake." She of course denies the allegations made in Em's song, as well as Durst's denial. Spin said of the incident "Either way Christina: in the words of Bart Simpson to his sister 'I'll probably never say this to you again, but you can do better.'"

August 31, 2000 - It looks like Christina recovered from the reported ear infection to sing at Six Flags Wednesday, here's a picture from the show.

August 31, 2000 - A great opportunity to talk to Christina's mom Shelly Kearns is available at the Live Daily message boards, most notably are Shelly's comments towards Jessica Simpson, where she fires back about her negative remarks concerning her daughter "Oh my gosh!! She actually did say that? Wow. That's disappointing. Next question would be-WHY? ...Cheesy tabloids lies hurt enough, I don't know if I care to deal with one of our own doing the same thing, whatever the personal reasons might be. It hurts even more!" For more of her comments, click here.

August 31, 2000 - Madonna is praising Christina Aguilera to Bliss magazine in Germany, when asked if Britney or Christina were more like here she replied "I would say Christina, she's got a lot of great attitude and knows what she wants in life."

August 31, 2000 - KROCK of New York has been running a commercial where a Carson Daly 'soundalike' has been stating as part of a VMA ticket giveaway "You can sit next to me and Fred Durst and figure out who Christina Aguilera gave head to first...lets sort that damn thing out!" Apparently Carson was extremely upset about the commercial and threatened to sue the voiceover actor if he tried another impersonation.

August 31, 2000 - Christina-a.com reports that the Sears limited edition CD that was supposed to include a remix of Genie in a Bottle but mistakenly didn't can be exchanged or refunded at Sears.

August 30, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Christina had only half the number of fans attend her concert in her hometown of Pittsburgh that Britney Spears drew in (23,000). But despite that Christina appeared genuinely pleased to be back home and told fans it was great to be back sleeping in 'my own bed.'

August 29, 2000 - From the message boards, Star Tribune reports "Christina Aguilera was what little girls wanted, and what the Minnesota State Fair needed. The teen pop princess set a record gross of $329,540 Monday as she became the first star to sell out the grandstand since Garth Brooks in 1992."

August 29, 2000 - Again from the boards, and Christina already had an ear infection earlier in the year (see our May news archive), but apparently she has another one now and she's taking antibiotics hoping to perform in Rochester, New York (Six Flags) Wednesday.

August 29, 2000 - Worldpop reports that Christina's and her mother's recent comments about her former hometown and the teasing she endured as a child in Rolling Stone brought a harsh response from a resident, who said "I grew up a few streets from where Christina Aguilera endured the supposedly spiteful tortures of her Pittsburgh suburb. One would think that the Little Diva would not have to revert to dissing her hometown for sympathy. Turning up her nose now at those of us who did not sufficiently kiss her butt in her early years only perpetuates the snob label she is so desperately running from."

August 28, 2000 - Popcentric has comments from Blink-182's Mark Hoppus on Christina's reaction to All The Small Things "The only person who has an attitude in Christina Aguilera. I think she takes herself a little too seriously."

August 28, 2000 - We reported that Christina is featured in TV Guide for the VMA's but forgot to add that she will be performing as well, MTV recently announced.

August 28, 2000 - Entertaindom.com is out with comments from Christina about the whole domestic abuse allegations, saying "We lived on Army bases. A lot of drama went on in our house, having to see someone you love so much (her mother) go through it. The bruises will fade but you still have those memories." Shelly explains how Christina got through the situation, adding, "She's had a 'make lemonade out of lemons' mentality."

August 27, 2000 - Apparently Christina was under the weather during her performance in Clarkston, Michigan Thursday, telling the crowd "Bear with me. My voice is a little hoarse." The review of the concert though said of Aguilera, "During the bulk of the 90-minute show, however, her voice soared, leaving very little evidence of vocal problems." adding "Aguilera came across as warm and genuine... a stark contrast to performances by Britney Spears and Jessica Simpson. Spears relies on special effects and has a stale rapport with the audience and Simpson has a tendency to lean toward cliche lines and stage moves."

August 27, 2000 - Seventeen.com has comments from Christina about boyfriend Jorge Santos "It's tough to maintain a relationship doing what I'm doing. You have to deal with his insecurities about who I am and all the 'I'm not good enough' ideas in his head, which don't matter to me at all."

August 27, 2000 - Whatcard.com is having a contest where the winner receives a trip to see Christina Aguilera's October 19th concert as well as hotel accomodations and backstage passes. There's other prizes including autographed Christina music and Sony Playstations. The contest site is in flash animation.

August 26, 2000 - Seems JC Chasez has returned the favor of Christina showing up at one of his concerts by going to one of hers, according to an emailer to popcentric earlier this week.

August 26, 2000 - Christina talked to Launch.com about her upcoming Spanish album, saying "I have a lot of fans out there in Latin America and from my father's home country, and a lot of people are wanting a Spanish record, and the demand was high for it. There are a lot of Latin fans of mine out there who were able to enjoy my debut and would love, I think, to get into a Spanish record. It's either for you or it's not for you, but I would like to leave that up to the audience."

August 26, 2000 - Christina Aguilera is talking to Wall of Sound about why she re-recorded Come on Over Baby, saying "Going out and selling something that my heart isn't into anymore being the original version of 'Come on Over' isn't going to work for me. So going back into the studio and giving it a new vibe was something I was adamant about doing. We changed things up to be more R&B-driven, more soul-driven, things I'm more influenced by. I'll always be categorized as a pop singer, but with an edge, with different inflections."

August 26, 2000 - We've added message boards to abstracts.net! It's still somewhat under construction but feel free to sign up and post here. Starting next month we'll have a $25 gift certificate at Amazon.com for post of the month!

August 24, 2000 - We now have word that Christina's Christmas album will be entitled My Kind Of Christmas and will be in stores October 24th.

August 24, 2000 - Christina's rumor mill has been updated, some of the more recent entries are denials that she'll be doing a duet with Don Philip and the revelation that Christina has always had blonde hair and that she has blue eyes and wears blue contacts, because her doctor told her they'd be easier to find if they pop out.

August 23, 2000 - Christina Aguilera is biting back at those who say she's using her teenage sex appeal to sell albums, saying "Whatever I do, it's my business. It's not my job to parent America."

August 23, 2000 - Jennifer Love Hewitt was spotted kissing Latin heartthrob Enrique Iglesias after the singer flew her over to Las Vegas in his private jet to see him perform, reports the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Enrique was last linked with Christina Aguilera. Hewitt's rep though told the Post that they're just friends.

August 22, 2000 - Worldpop reveals that Christina and Britney are really friends, as they quote Aguilera as saying "I was talking to Britney last week on the phone. We try to keep in touch because there is a friendship that was based a long time ago on the Mickey Mouse Club. I go through a gruelling schedule and I know she goes through it, too. I have to give her credit for that, for being able to endure the pressures and responsibilities."

August 22, 2000 - Jessica Simpson on whether she prefers Britney or Christina: "I prefer Britney, although both of them are nice girls, I know Britney a little better than Christina and chatted with her more. She's also a very hard worker. She deserves everything's she's been blessed with. Not to say that Christina isn't talented and friendly...I can see myself being better friends with Britney."

August 22, 2000 - Now that Eminem's getting divorced, MTV Asia is asking visitors if Christina should give Eminem a second chance and go on a date with him. So far, 57% have said yes.

August 21, 2000 - More on the Hefner partying from Worldpop, as they report she accepted Hugh's invitation to perform for his buddy, clothes designer Rick Pallack at Hollywood's Sunset Room club.

August 21, 2000 - The National Examiner interviewed Disney talent scout Matt Casella, who commented on Christina saying "She was tiny, a little over 4 feet with thick Coke-bottle glasses. Any other talent scout wouldn't have given her a second look, but there was something about her determination that I liked. Then she opened her mouth and it was like Whitney, Mariah, and Celine all rolled into one. She was a triple threat - she could sing, act, and dance."

August 21, 2000 - The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the Britney Spears singing doll is outselling the Christina Aguilera counterpart, according to a Long Beach merchant.

August 21, 2000 - One of Christina's message boards included a post today of a Virgin Megastore employee in Chicago who was cashiering as Aguilera was escorted up after being mobbed by fans. She described the meeting saying "I doubted my first instincts that it was her. She was SO TINY! I guess it was her security type people and her "Christina" necklace that finally proved it for me. lol She giggled a lil too much, but she was actually quite nice to me."

August 19, 2000 - Popcentric reports that Christina was seen in the Hyatt in Chicago on Thursday having lunch with Enrique Iglesias. She performed there tonight.

August 19, 2000 - Christina Aguilera is featured in a couple of autographed eBay pictures up for bids. The 8x10s (items #412065723 and #409951843) are bid at $6 and $14.01 respectively and end August 21 and 24th.

August 19, 2000 - The New York Daily News reports that Christina Aguilera joined Hugh Hefner, his two girlfriends (Mandy and Sandy Bentley), Carmen Electra, and Matthew McConaughey for dinner and dancing at the Sunset Room in Hollywood. The party was to honor Playmate Lisa Dergan.

August 18, 2000 - Smash Hits quotes Posh Spice on working her new solo album "Hopefully I'll be working with Faith Evans and I'd really like to work with Christina Aguilera." [though we hear she may be busy posing in Playboy with husband David Beckham first.]

August 18, 2000 - Christina Aguilera will join *NSYNC, Sisqo, and the Wayans Brothers on special TV Guide covers to celebrate the MTV Video Music Awards.

August 17, 2000 - Christina Aguilera's video is the subject of a story on awz.com, which asks whether her new video is "too sexy", saying "It's the video in which male dancers put their hands on Christina. Most of all it's the scene in where a male dancer unzips her shirt, revealing a yellow, strapless bra."

August 16, 2000 - Christina Aguilera's manager is commenting to Sonicnet about her upcoming Spanish album, saying "This is very much a Latin-sounding record, but vocally, she does bring her more R&B sound to it, I don't think there's anyone singing in Spanish the way Christina does it."

August 15, 2000 - Christina Aguilera is following in Britney's footsteps by using new artist Don Philip to perform a duet with her on her new album. For Brit, he pitched in for I Will Still Love You while with Christina, he'll help redo If You Say My Eyes Are Beautiful, first recorded by Whitney Houston and Jermaine Jackson.

August 15, 2000 - Our poll asking "Do you think Christina was physically abused by her father?" brought out 1656 votes, with 55.1% saying no, with 44.9% saying yes. She has already admitted to"experiencing verbal abuse" though most of you think that is where it ended.

August 15, 2000 - In a recent Yahoo chat, Pagesix.com's Paula Froelich as asked "Did Christina Aguerlia sleep with Carson Daly or Fred Durst?" to which Paula said "No, she did not, in fact, I think she thought she was friends with them before the Eminem video came out, and was very hurt that they decided to partake."

August 15, 2000 - Speaking of Fred, we hear he was again kissing ass in a radio interview, as n-tense.net reports this conversation.

August 13, 2000 - worldpop reports that Christina Aguilera and some of her dancers spent $300 on karma sutra bath salts, floating aromatherapy candles and a body energy-reading pendulum at the Magical Journey Bookstore in Nashville.

August 13, 2000 - iswag.com reports in a recent survey of teenagers, forty percent of girls wearing Britney Spears-branded clothing said they consider themselves popular, versus 21 percent of girls who wear Christina Aguilera's duds.

August 11, 2000 - A survey sponsored by Teen magazine and Sears has determined that teenage girls consider Julia Roberts, Drew Barrymore and Christina Aguilera to set "good examples" by their image, behavior and style. Britney Spears, on the other hand, was singled out as a "bad example."

August 7, 2000 - Popcentric reports that TV station WXYZ broke news that 70 people were minorly hurt at Christina Aguilera's concert Sunday.

August 7, 2000 - Billboard.com has a story out today concerning Christina's Spanish debut album. Rodolfo Lopez Negrete, BMG's VP for the Latin region said of Aguilera "We see Christina Aguilera's career as a twofold career, there's the English-speaking market and a parallel career as a Latin icon -- because I do believe she'll become a Latin icon, no doubt about it."

August 7, 2000 - Christina Aguilera was shut out at the Teen Choice Awards last night, as Britney Spears beat her out. The show airs tape delayed on Fox on Aug. 22 at 8 p.m. EDT.

August 6, 2000 - Christina Aguilera was in Sears' advertising circular today in the Sunday paper. Check here for their special Christina website. Sears also will be hosting a live chat with Christina in September.

August 5, 2000 - Shocking to see that Christina's new video hasn't cracked TRL yet, though as I've tried to tell people and judging by our homepage's poll results so far you agree, TRL is rigged. There certainly are several crying conspiracy on several of her message boards.

August 5, 2000 - An autographed picture of Christina Aguilera is bidding on eBay. The photo (item #400339263) is bid at $10.50 and ends August 13th.

August 4, 2000 - Well I caught the Making the Video tonight, and indeed Christina did flash her bra saying "it's kinda sexy, huh?" or something to that effect. She also revealed "What kind of boys am I into? Probably the ones I should stay away from." The video was very colorful and features some talented breakdancers. She closed the show repeatedly praising whomever came up with the making the video concept and says she watches it all the time.

August 3, 2000 - Christina was featured on Access Hollywood tonight as they interviewed her with her new hairstyle where she promised "expect the unexptected." They also report that she'll be on the cover of Teen magazine out August 8th.

August 3, 2000 - Christina Aguilera, LeAnn Rimes and SEAL will join golfing phenomenon Tiger Woods for Tiger Jam III presented by Coca-Cola at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas on Saturday, October 7, 2000, at 8:30PM. Tiger said of the lineup "We are very pleased to have Christina, LeAnn and SEAL performing at this year's Tiger Jam Concert. The Mandalay Bay is a wonderful venue to showcase this talented trio."

August 3, 2000 - 48 packages that will not only offer participants a chance to join Aguilera on stage during performances on her much-anticipated summer tour, but also front-row tickets, backstage passes and signed memorabilia are being auctioned on eBay's UltimateBid offerings, with money going to charity.

August 3, 2000 - At the Hilltop Mall in Kearny, Neb., Saturday, July 29, 2000, 30 contestants lined up to dig their way through 100 pounds of pork and beans in search of a pair of tickets for a local concert by the teen pop singer. Thirty bottles were buried somewhere under the beans and half of them contained a pair of tickets to tonight's concert at the Buffalo County Fair.

August 2, 2000 - MTV reports Christina started her tour with a whole new look, including "a three-toned pigtailed 'do somewhere between Gwen Stefani and TLC's "No Scrubs" video." She told MTV "Of course, if it's your own headlining tour, you have a more hands-on say about what goes on with your tour, about what you want, and I've definitely put my visions into place," she continued. "We put together a really fun show. We've got a live DJ to give it an edgy feel, along with certain costume changes. I'm totally rocking out on a couple of songs. There's a lot of surprises along the way."

August 2, 2000 - Worldpop reports the woman behind the My Reply song was a Las Vegas musician named Emily Ellis, who begged the Real Slim Shady to "please shut up."

August 2, 2000 - Christina was one of very few white people mentioned in Vibe magazine's 100 Most Influencial People, Places, and Things where they said of her: "She told us what a girl wants after demanding she get rubbed the right way. Usually, lyrics like these get labeled "bubble-gum," but Aguilera's amazing voice gave her credibility. This sassy 19-year-old, whose self-title debut CD sold 6 million copies, won this year's Grammy for Best New Artist. No doubt, longevity is on her side."

August 2, 2000 - Unforunately I missed the Christina Aguilera making the video special, though I've heard it includes a flashing of her bra, we're sure more details and explanations from her rumor mill will follow.

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