December 31, 2000 - Shelly Kearns
had a few more updates on the LiveDaily board yesterday. Seems the latest
flurry of topics centered around someone claiming to be Rochelle Aguilera.
Shelly got a PM from the poser who admitted to being the imposter for attention.
For the full story, click here.
31, 2000 - Looks like Christina Aguilera's desire to hook up with Timbaland
to help produce her next album as we reported earlier this month may be
in jeopardy, as Entertainment Weekly quotes him as saying, "I'm turning
people away. I can't be giving out my sound to everybody anymore. I got
to look out for me."
December 30, 2000 - USA Today's
Ken Barnes rated Christina Aguilera's What a Girl Wants as the #1 Worst
Song of 2000, saying "Genie in a Bottle could have made my 10-best list
last year, but everything since (Girl was chosen to represent the complete
works) has sorely tested a nation's patience. With a vocal-riff and midriff
crisis reaching alarming proportions, Aguilera has in the space of a year
replaced Mariah Carey as the most irritating singer in pop."
December 29, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera is featured here in an autographed picture wearing a miniskirt
that's being auctioned on ebay. The photo, item #532244293, is unbid at
$19.99 and ends January 4th.
December 28, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera posted for the first time on her LiveDaily.com forum using her
mother's screen name. To see what she had to say, click here.
December 27, 2000 - A psychic
named Morris Fonte was on TRL today talking about predictions for the new
year. He says Eminem would be doing a duet with Christina Aguilera by 2002.
December 27, 2000 - The Star
lists chocolate milkshakes as Christina's junk food secret craving. The
Star also reports Christina had a professional painter come in to paint
her West Hollywood apartment after her boyfriend Jorge offered to paint
it. Christina thought the offer was sweet but after weeks of breathing
in paint fumes, decided to have her and Jorge spend the weekend at the
Argyle Hotel on Sunset Strip while the apartment was being painted by the
December 25, 2000 - The New
York Post reported on the Shelly Kearns reaction to thesmokinggun.com's
publishing of her tour rider Sunday. As we reported earlier, editor Danny
Green insists the riders are authentic. He told the Post, "We obtained
Aguilera's rider from two promoters in two different cities, and the documents
are identical. We understand a stage mother's desperate attempt to control
every bit of information that comes out about her daughter, but since we
have the contracts to prove our story, perhaps Kearns should focus her
energy on the Christina and Fred Durst rumors."
December 24, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera finished as the #24 most popular search on Lycos.com for the year,
with the #1 position going to Britney Spears.
December 23, 2000 - EW.com
reports Christina Aguilera is Grammy winning music producer David Foster's
choice to perform the official anthem he's been commissioned to create
for Salt Lake City's 2002 Winter Olympics. When asked why he didn't select
Britney Spears, Foster said Spears is a star, but not "a great singer....
If I know anything at all, it's whether someone can sing, and Christina
can really blow people away."
December 23, 2000 - During
the performance at Madison Square Garden Megastar reports Christina "stole
the show" despite appearances by Micheal Jackson and Whitney Houston. They
also report a recent poll showed she was the star most fans would like
to spend the night with.
December 22, 2000 - Shelly
Kearns is backpeddling a bit on her opinion that TheSmokingGun.com's posted
Tour Rider isn't real saying that the health food items on Christina's
list of demands were probably for Steve Kurtz. Also, Shelly explains the
police escort is for Christina's protection so that in after concert traffic
jams, she isn't a sitting duck. Read more.
December 19, 2000 - Christina's
mother is clarifying her daughter's affection for bad boys on the LiveDaily
message boards. Shelly says, "As for the bad boy thing, I think that what
Christina means is that she likes the masculine edge that bad boys sort
of have over more clean cut imaged boys...not that she likes anything a
guy might actually "do" or any bad behavior that would categorize him as
a 'bad boy'"
December 18, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera's various health issues were listed in Entertainment Weekly's
yearly wrapup in the Merry Maladies segment, where they encouraged 3 cans
of chicken soup. The magazine also suggests her next single be called "Robitussin
in a Bottle."
December 16, 2000 - Shelly
Kearns today responded to The Smoking Gun's publishing of her tour rider
calling it "total and complete trash." Kearns added "That's right....she's
never made any such "demands", for Pete's sake!" Kearns attacked the list
of demands chiding, "She doesn't even know what soy cheese is...she can't
stand dried cranberries, and never has eaten, let alone 'preferred' anything
ORGANIC in her life!" After corresponding with the editor of The Smoking
Gun, Abstracts.net can exclusively reveal Daniel Green responded
to Kearns' comments stating "These riders are all 100% authentic and to
suggest otherwise is to libel our site." Green also added that he is considering
legal action against Kearns.
December 16, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera's Christmas card design is being sold at Apla.org with the money
going to help helping the 8,000 plus men, women and children in Los Angeles
living with AIDS. Prices on the cards are $5 ea. or $25 for 10.
December 16, 2000 - MTVasia
reports Christina Aguilera is upset seeing magazine articles about her
competition between Britney Spears saying, "It is sad to pit two young
girls against each other over and over. I just broke down and started crying
one night about that article because of how mean it was, just to talk about,
'Oh, Britney's Madonna without the brain.' That is so mean and it's like,
shut up, already!"
December 15, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera's mother is again making headlines on the LiveDaily.com message
boards. Commenting on Christina's recent health problems, Shelly said,
"Well, her voice is doing much better. It's been a long while since we
heard her speaking voice so hoarse, huh? Already her schedule is becoming
much more balanced. She's still got a touch of a cold, but is coming along
nicely." Shelly divulged her feelings for her daughters boyfriend Jorge
saying, "I love him to pieces! He's the sweetest guy I've ever met. What
a total sweetheart!" Commenting on recent comments by music critics regarding
Christina 'oversinging', Shelly spouted, "I don't let it bother me, and
I hope Christina doesn't either, because people tend to hugely complicate
an extremely simple thing. Fact is, it's so simple. You must just be yourself.
Christina is just being true to her feelings when she sings...just being
herself. Period. Christina is merely pouring her heart out in song." Finally,
when asked about Westlife's recent charges concerning her daughter's diva-live
attitude in a club, Shelly replied, "She never did any such thing, as far
as demanding that they get out of any seat or anything. She doesn't even
know them well enough to recognize them."
December 15, 2000 - The New
York Post reports Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera walked past each
other several times at the Billboard Music Award after-party at V Bar in
Las Vegas, but the two stars barely acknowledged each other, according
to a spy.
December 15, 2000 - MTV.com
is reporting Christina's comments about her new album, as she reveals "I'm
getting many, many ideas for the next record. I can't wait to sink my teeth
into it and really get going on it, because it's going to be a whole different
project. I'm really excited to get into it." Aguilera also hopes to work
with Puffy and Timbaland on the project.
December 15, 2000 - Snoop
when asked who he thought was better, Christina or Britney, replied to
BET, "Christina Aguilera’s got a pretty voice. I like her voice. No disrespect
to Britney Spears; she got a nice voice too, but I think Christina Aguilera
could do more soul with her voice. She could probably sound better on hip-hop
track than that pop." And about him and Aguilera doing a duet? "She’d be
better off doing gangsta records. I would work with her. Why not?"
December 14, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera's mother Shelley Kearns returned to answering questions today
on the LiveDaily.com message boards by attacking the tabloids. Kearns was
as always denying tabloid reports of Christina complaining of a poorly
drawn picture of herself at the Santa Monica pier, as we reported earlier,
saying "that's just one of those blatantly ridiculous tabloid type LIES.
That NEVER happened. Total fairy tale." Kearns added, "I still wonder how
those people sleep at night, spreading all that rubbish around...like as
if celebrities aren't people with feelings or anything!"
December 14, 2000 - I posted
a transcript of Christina's chat on Lycos yesterday on the message
December 13, 2000 - Fred
Durst was on TRL today commenting on Christina, and for more details and
to chime in on what he had to say, check the message boards.
December 13, 2000 - The Smoking
Gun has landed copies of Christina Aguilera's 2000 Tour Rider, where the
diva outlines demands for police escorts to her gigs and foot items such
as soy cheese, Oreos, Flintstones chewables, Nesquick, and dried cranberries.
December 12, 2000 - Entertainment
Weekly's Chris Willman doesn't seem too impressed with Christina Aguilera's
vocals in his review
of her Christmas album.
December 10, 2000 - Christina's
2000 Artist Top 10 Lists was given to CDNow and posted on our message boards. Christina put Mariah Carey at #1, and even included rival Britney Spears. Read more.
December 10, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera is shown here posing for photographers in the press room holding
her Female Artist of the Year award she won at the 2000 Billboard Music
Awards on December 5th in Las Vegas.
December 10, 2000 - New York's
WKTU has floated the rumor that Micheal Jackson will perform for the first
time in five years at the December 19th Miracle on 34th Street concert
at Madison Square Garden, which is already set to feature Destiny's Child,
Ricky Martin, Toni Braxton, Marc Anthony, Sisqo and Christina Aguilera.
December 10, 2000 - 14 year
old British singer Charlotte Church is responding to Eminem's attacks on
Christina Aguilera saying, "Poor Christina. If he would have said that
about me I would have gone up to him and punched him on the nose."
December 10, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera is featured in a pair of autographed picture auctions on ebay.
The first photo, item #520136190, shows Christina in a black tank and is
bid at $6.99 and ends December 13th. The other shows Christina trying to
put some meat on her bones, #520604931, which is unbid at $19.99 and ends
December 9, 2000 - StorieTella
on our message boards put together a great recap of Christina Aguilera's
hosting of TRL and her Top 10 of 2000, which can be found here.
December 8, 2000 - More details
on the Ricky Martin / Christina Aguilera duet as Christina postponed a
Lycos chat earlier this week telling fans, "Please forgive me for not being
available this evening. An incredible music and career opportunity has
come up for me to record a duet with Ricky Martin. Because our schedules
are so crazy this was the only opportunity that we both had to get together.
We are in the studio and the session is running late." The chat has been
rescheduled for Tuesday, December 12 at 9PM EST. Allstar is reporting the
duet will probably be Nobody Wants To Be Lonely off of Ricky's Sound Loaded
December 8, 2000 - Worldpop
reports Britney Spears was hecked by Christina Aguilera fans when she got
out of her limo for the Billboard Music Awards. A particular fan shouted,
"Britney can't even lip sync on key ... and when she doesn't lip sync she
sucks." Later other fans began chanting, "Spear Britney! Spear Britney!
December 7, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera walked away with the uncoveted GroupieCentral.com Sluttiest Female
Celebrity Award at the My VH1 Music Awards, where they reveal of Aguilera,
"Once again Christina Aguilera was doing her Mariah Carey impersonation
by wearing the sluttiest, skimpiest gear. Unlike Mariah, Christina doesn't
have anything on her body to show off. It's no secret that Christina has
turned into a diva with a major attitude and it seems to be getting worse.
She gets the sluttiest celeb award not necessarily for acting slutty with
the a lot of guys (which she's been known to do under other circumstances)
but for giving off her typical cheap and easy attitude."
December 7, 2000 - Cindy
Adams reports Christina Aguilera's friends will be holding a 20th birthday
party for her on the 18th.
December 7, 2000 - CDNOW's
AllStar reports Christina Aguilera and Ricky Martin have recently talked
about doing a love-song duet together according to those close to the two.
December 7, 2000 - Julie
Moran was backstage at the Billboard Music Awards for ET to ask Christina
about her colored hair look, where she responded, " I just like to change
it up every time, do something a little different." A photo of her being
interviewed on ET is in our huge Billboard Music Award gallery.
December 6, 2000 - Entertaindom.com
reports Eminem's thoughts on pop music, summed up as "My instinct is to
screw Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears and kill every member of 'N
Sync and the Backstreet Boys."
December 6, 2000 - While
many sites yesterday were reporting Christina Aguilera's special beat the
ratings of both *NSYNC and Britney Spears last week, they fail to mention
Christina's show was on a larger network and was the beneficiary of starting
before ABC ratings powerhouse, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
December 6, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera won Female Artist of the Year at the Billboard Music Awards in
Las Vegas last night. For a gallery of her pictures at the show, click
the photo. For a transcript of her acceptance speech where she takes a
subtle slam at Steve Kurtz, check our message
December 5, 2000 - CDNOW
News Miss Truth has harsh words for Christina Aguilera saying, "The pint-size
diva, who lost out to Ricky Martin for the Booty Shake award, is just waaaay
too skinny to be wearing those black hot pants she wore during her performance.
Instead of looking like the diva she is, she looked like the scrawny broad
who ODed on cocaine at the pool party in Boogie Nights. Please, Christina,
put your pants back on!"
December 4, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera's My Reflection ABC special aired last night. While the concert
and the staging was amazing, including appearances from 'Lil Bow Wow and
Brian McKnight, they unfortunately used the same background footage and
commentary as her MTV Diary did.
December 4, 2000 - Christina-A.com
is dissected in this week's Entertainment Weekly, where they say of the
site, "You cannot escape Christina Aguilera. Besides her countless MTV
drop-ins, her new holiday CD, and her official website, the heir to Britney's
throne knows how to rub fans the right way."
December 4, 2000 - There
seems to be an orchestrated effort going on to help push Stan to the #1
spot on TRL when Christina Aguilera hosts the show on Friday in an effort
to humiliate her, as our message boards attest.
December 3, 2000 - Heavy.com's
Behind the Music That Sucks features an animated comedic look at Christina
Aguilera's rise to fame.
December 3, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera was shown arriving to the 2000 VH1 Music Awards on Thursday and
later performing Come on Over during the show.
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