September 30, 2000 - The track
listings off of Christina's Christmas album, My Kind Of Christmas, have
been announced. To check them out, click here.
Christina will also be making two videos to accompany the album.
28, 2000 - Vibe's mention of Christina on their 100 Most Influential brought
some criticism from readers, who said "you had the nerve to include...
Christina Aguilera's wannabe-black ass."
September 28, 2000 - This
is a rumored comment Nick Lachey made on whether Christina or Britney would
win in a fight that was reported on a message board yesterday: "My money
is on Britney, because Christina is a SKELETON! You can't imagine seeing
any strength in her body at all. Although I think she's more evil - so
she might perserve!"
September 28, 2000 - Vibe's
20 Questions asks this month at #17, "Is Christina Aguilera's Spanish language
album, Mi Reflejo, a sincere expression of a connection to her Latin roots
or just a way to gain a little street cred?"
September 28, 2000 - Christina's
mother is posting again on Artists Direct's message boards after a vacation
in Florida where she spent time with Christina and enjoyed Disneyland.
She comments on whether the MMC kids still get along saying, "Oh, all that
negative stuff is total nonsense!! She gets along wonderfully with all
of them--NSync, Keri...everybody. No reason not to. They've all been friends
since MMC, and nothings ever happened to change any of it."
September 28, 2000 - Vibe's
Ed Morales is giving props to Christina's Mi Reflejo, saying "Aguilera
exquisitely turns out her inner Ecuadoran and transcends her suburban Pittsburgh
origins with remarkably authentic Latin feeling." He adds the album features
"the obligatory remakes... but the songs seem to mature in the translation."
September 27, 2000 - Christina-a.com
is holding a look-a-like contest that is running until the 30th, with 6
finalists being chosen to square off in an online poll at the site. The
winner will be announced October 30th and will receive a phone call from
Christina... cheap promo eh?
September 26, 2000 - Worldpop
reports that Britney Spears and boyfriend Justin Timberlake were on hand
to watch her show at the Mars Music Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach one
week after Britney had completed her tour.
September 25, 2000 - The
story we reported from Ellen K last week was originally from Star, as they
report that Christina didn't fess up about Jorge to mom. A friend told
the Star, "She likes having a behind the scenes love affair with him. She
didn't even tell her mother when her tour recently wound its way through
her hometown of Pittsburgh." A pal also added "Jorge is a good, down to
earth guy and Christina feels like she can be herself with him instead
of trying to live up to something she's not." Besides, "now Christina's
in a relationship where she calls the shots" the friend added.
September 24, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera's Ven Conmigo has been nominated for Best New Artist Clip of the
Year, Latin, for the Billboard 2000 Music Video Awards.
September 23, 2000 - entertaindom.com
reports that Christina Aguilera will be opening a shelter for abused women
and children, saying "I grew up around a lot of hard times and this is
just my way of giving back. Right now I'm in the process of getting together
my own domestic violence shelter, for domestic violence and child abuse
too and maybe teenage pregnancy."
September 23, 2000 - eBay
is featuring a Christina Aguilera caricature auction. Unfortunately, these
are just laser prints, limited to 40 though at $9.95. The auction (item
#444550989) ends September 27th.
September 22, 2000 - The
Wammy Awards chose Christina Aguilera for "Best Artist Campaign" which
took place at San Francisco's famed Palace of Fine Arts hosted by comedians
Sue Murphy and Will Durst.
September 22, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera has seen her new all-Spanish language album, ``Mi Reflejo,'' hit
#1 on Billboard's Latin 50 chart in its first week of release, making Christina
the only artist in history to have back-to-back #1 premieres with an English
language album followed by a Spanish language album.
September 22, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera is to receive the Starlight Award, an award recognizing outstanding
achievement for children and teens aged 6 - 18, spurred by her charity
work with forming the Do Something foundation, which has raised over $1
million to help turn young people's ideas for a better community into action.
Christina will be presented with the award November 19th at the Wiltshire
Theatre in Beverly Hills.
September 21, 2000 - Jesse
Nash of Pagesix.com responding to questions asking if Christina is a bit**,
"Christina Aguilera is not a snot-nosed bit**, she is a hard-working girl
whose career is going through the roof. You should stop believing everything
you read. Most of these young talents are nothing like the press reports
them to be like, their careers are handled behind the scenes by adults
who also feed the media machine so people like you will stay interested
or else, she may not sell as many records."
September 21, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera travels in a caravan of 5 buses, and Ellen K reports on Dees Sleaze
today that when Christina is in the mood, the tells the drivers to pull
over so 24 year old Jorge Santos can get out of the dancer's bus and into
her private bus. Ellen exlaims, "he is not only sleeping with her, he's
getting paid for it!"
September 21, 2000 - Singer
Richard Patrick of Filter is lashing out at Fred Durst's negative comments
about this year's Family Values lineup, which will be minus Limp Bizkit,
saying "Fred thinks that Family Values II is bullsh**. You know what's
bullsh**? Fred getting onstage with Christina Aguilera and embarrassing
September 21, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera was ripped by E! Online's fashion police for her Latin Grammy
outfit. They said of the wardrobe, "Christina Aguilera is starting to repeat
herself. Not only does her over-the-top belly-dancer outfit at the Latin
Grammy Awards hit all the wrong notes, it's almost identical to the one
she wore the week before at the MTV Video Music Awards. It doesn't help
matters when stylist Trish Summerville piles on the chains, sequins and
old-lady jewels. And don't even get us started on that two-tone hair."
September 20, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera is ready to have laryngitis again because shows she's planning
to perform at are only half sold out, according to theories by Ellen K
on Dees Sleaze. She thinks this because *NSYNC and Britney Spears sold
out the same venues (ie. Tampa) in only 45 minutes. Ellen adds there may
be a little broken heartedness going on and her heart isn't in it. What
do you think of Ellen K's comments, do you think Christina, and her mother
for that matter, are lying about an illness? Or do you think Ellen K is
whacked? Sound off on our message
September 20, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera will be on Access Hollywood to discuss what she calls a rough
September 19, 2000 - Christina's
mother again checked in with her message board at Artists Direct, saying
the thong rumor that Christina was reportedly to be wearing in her next
video is 'totally untrue.' And when asked if she was concerned about Christina's
revealing attire at the VMAs, she said "Her dress? No, why on earth would
I worry about a piece of cloth? Worry in what sense? It's just clothes."
September 19, 2000 - philly.com
has a special feature with Christina ahead of a concert performance their
recently, where she's quoted on her upcoming albums, saying "At this point,
we have one more Christmas song left to record," she shared, as her publicist
was bursting on the line to declare the interview over. "We've done it
while on tour, here and there, all over - in Toronto, Chicago, L.A. Trying
to get two albums out and tour at the same time has been kind of crazy
and exhausting. But I know I'll look back and say I accomplished a lot.
Both show different sides of me, and show how I've evolved as a vocalist
in the last two years." To check out the full scoop, click here.
September 19, 2000 - Christina
recently had a few fans come onstage at her concert who had won a contest,
but when she asked one of the girls names, she yelled "Britney!" causing
Christina to chuckle.
September 18, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera tells AllStar why she performed with Fred at the Video Music Awards,
saying "I knew Fred had wanted to do something for a while, but it was
something that MTV really put together and approached both of us with.
It was cool."
September 18, 2000 - Speaking
of the VMAs, Christina has denied allegations of her surprisingly dark
skintone there saying "No, I am not wearing a bronzer." Of course the Enquirer
cracked "she wasn't wearing much else either!"
September 17, 2000 - MTV
Asia is running a special feature, blondes on parade featuring Britney,
Christina, Jessica, and Mandy. The site is polling user favorites and giving
out prizes, so check it out at MTVasia.com.
September 17, 2000 - Christina's
rumor mill section has been updated, where claims that Christina got her
navel pierced at 12 years old were declared false and that she's never
gotten it pierced. They also reveal there will be a new Christina merchandise
store, www.thechristinastore.com, starting in late September. [now can
we get someone on the site to date the items and archive the old items?
It's now taking forever to download!]
September 16, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera made People Magazine's worst dressed list in the latest issue.
Judge Dana Buchman said of Christina "She's got beautiful bone structure,
but it gets lost with all the patterns and decorations."
September 15, 2000 - entertaindom.com
reports that Christina defied doctor's advice that she not perform during
the Latin Grammy Awards to let her voice recover from laryngitis.
September 14, 2000 - Shelly
Kearns message board response to a displeased fan made the New York Daily
News today... The line they excerpted "Christina has days where she's no
more than a rag doll, yanked and pulled, poked and prodded, put on a virtual
assembly line of over a hundred people a day, each of which have their
own personal expectations of what she should or shouldn't do . . . as if
they are God themselves."
September 14, 2000 - AP's
Anthony Breznican on the Latin Grammys, "Christina Aguilera, Colombian
songstress Shakira and Latin rocker Alejandra Guzman pushed the boundaries
of what they can show off in public. Their shimmering skintight gowns revealed
more than they covered."
September 14, 2000 - Obscure
pop duo Daphne And Celeste are predicting doom for the teen pop divas,
saying "Britney Spears won't be around for much longer, she'll probably
just start doing TV shows, Christina Aguilera is destroying her career
in various ways, Mandy Moore will probably become a VJ, and Jessica Simpson
will probably become the new Celine Dion or something like that."
September 13, 2000 - Steven
Jenkins of Third Eye Blind was on eYada.com with Rush & Malloy commenting
on the Eminem vs. Christina vs. Britney feud and stuck up for Eminem, whom
rapped on his album, saying "I don't think that Britney and Christina need
me to protect them from Eminem."
September 13, 2000 - Eminem
on *NSYNC, Britney, and Christina all being at the VMAs "This is the one
night where you can fit all the people that I don't like into one room."
September 13, 2000 - After
resting her throat a few days, Christina recovered to perform in tonight's
first Latin Grammy Awards, though lost out in her bid for best female pop
vocal performance for Genio Atrapado.
September 12, 2000 - Another
review of Mi Reflejo courtesy of Wall of Sound, courtesy of Kurt B. Reighley
who says "Love her or hate her, Mi Reflejo is an impressive addition to
young Christina's limited canon. Now if she can just learn how to incorporate
subtlety into her bag of vocal tricks before she gets too set in her ways,
she'll really give Mariah good reason to fret."
September 12, 2000 - From
the message boards: Mitchell Fink from New York Daily News was on Showbiz
Today on CNN saying "Spears and Aguilera were getting along to the shock
of many in the club, but there was no question that both were vying for
the attention of Spears on again off again beau Justin Timberlake. Like
the Grammy's Christina won, Timberlake and the mini diva were all over
each other towards the end of the night. Yet, they left with seperate parties.
We all know Christina and Britney share the same personal stylist, but
September 12, 2000 - Rick
Dees' sidekick Ellen K reports that organizers of the New York fair performance
that Christina cancelled are upset about her pulling out only to perform
two days later.
September 11, 2000 - Carson
Daly is interviewed in this month's FHM where he reveals "I went
to a strip club in Atlanta after the Super Bowl, and the guys from 98 Degrees
were there, a couple of guys from *NSYNC, Enrique Iglesias, Christina Aguilera,
every big celebrity... I don't see what the big deal is."
September 11, 2000 - An editor
for Teen People was on eYada.com talking about Britney's outfit, Christina's
clothes, and Eminem's lyrics. To check out her and host's Lori Kramer's
comments, go about 2:15 into her Monday archived broadcast.
September 11, 2000 - Howard
Stern said today on his show he thought that Britney and Christina looked
great at the VMAs, unlike Jennifer Lopez. And of Eminem, Howard couldn't
understand why Eminem had a problem with Christina and Britney, since they
all are the same thing... teen pop idols.
September 11, 2000 - Eminem
lashed out at Britney and Christina at his first VMA performance in LA
on Saturday "I did get a chance to run into them backstage and talk to
them for a minute, and Christina and Britney and I have officially squashed
the beef. It's all cool between me and Christina and Britney... Do you
all believe me?" Afterwards he brought out his familiar blowup dolls and
rubbed their faces against his crotch, screaming "F***ing c**ts!"
September 10, 2000 - Ahead
of her Mi Reflejo release Tuesday, Entertainment Weekly's David Browne
is ripping into Christina at all levels, though surprisingly gave a "C"
rating to the new album. Among his comments (through the hypothetical voice
of Christina, "And I sure showed [my producer] that no matter how many
foreign words I had to learn, I can still hit tons of unnecessary high
notes." And of Coke using Come on Over Baby, the comment "Michael Jackson
was right-hawking your music in pursuit of world conquest rules!"
September 10, 2000 - Christina-a.com
comments on her cancelled show in Boston: "Christina wants all her fans
in the Boston area to know how disappointed she is that
she did not feel well enough
to perform on Saturday night. Christina intends
to rest her voice further
over the next few days and is going to do her best to work
out a return trip to the
Boston area. Efforts are underway to work out a rescheduled
performance date and venue
as soon as possible."
September 9, 2000 - The always
controversial GroupieCentral.com is back with their VMA report, saying
of Christina: "Christina Aguilera was with her boyfriend Jorge Santos,
but he just seems like a boy toy to her. The guy is p****-whipped. Christina's
diva attitude is out of control, and she loves the fact that Limp Bizkit's
Fred Durst still is hot for her. We wouldn't be surprised if Fred and Christina
eventually hook up for something sexual, if they haven't secretly done
so already. We also hear that Christina is very attracted to Justin Timberlake,
but Britney was making sure everyone knew that Justin was with Britney."
September 9, 2000 - We have
late word that Christina is in the hospital. I assume it's voice related,
but if anyone finds out, please post on the message boards. We'll monitor
Shelly's board also.
September 9, 2000 - Entertaindom.com
reports that Christina took Jorge Santos to the VMA awards with her and
also that Christina was very uncomfortable during the Eminem song as an
onlooker revealed "Christina really hates Eminem for those lyrics, and
she didn't know where to look when he sang them for everybody in the audience
to hear. It was an awkward moment for her." No word on what Jorge thinks
of Fred Durst though.
September 9, 2000 - Entertaindom
also reports that Christina has set up The Christina Foundation, quoting
from Shelly, "Christina has already thought up and formed The Christina
Foundation, it does exist." Turns out mom also is composing a book similar
to Britney's Heart to Heart adding "I'm saving up the pictures that the
many networks and magazines haven't requested already. The book is coming
along well, but slowly."
September 9, 2000 - Thanks
from Kathy on the message boards, who reports: from Hot 100, Britney told
them she would most likely got to the VMA after party with Christina and
talk about all of the cute guys there. Janet Charlton from Star magazine
was on FOX news, said that Britney and Christina were at the party thrown
by Tommy Mattola and were attached at the hip. They sat at the same table
as Justin, JC, and Darren Henson. She also mentioned Justin's flirtation
with Aaliyah did not bother Britney at all saying quote "She was much to
busy giggling and whispering with Christina."
September 8, 2000 - TRL today
had all the "other Slim Shadys" on and one told Carson that Eminem was
actually looking for Christina during the portion that he dissed her and
slapped hands with Carson.
September 8, 2000 - Listening
to the radio this morning, the DJs (KNDD) were comparing Christina's role
as Fred Durst sung to that of Joe C alongside Kid Rock, saying her and
Joe C sounded exactly alike.
September 8, 2000 - TRL guest
correspondent Hillary Burton was snubbed by both Christina and Britney
last night and joked to Carson today of the snobbery "I dunno, they didn't
September 7, 2000 - No awards
for Christina but a couple of huge highlights from the awards. Christina
was belting out Come on Over when Fred Durst jumped on stage and all hell
broke loose, with Christina rockin out momentarily... Later, Britney and
Christina went onstage together, and when Brit asked about getting to see
Eminem, Christina was less than excited. It didn't help that Eminem sang
his Christina diss and shook Carson Daly's hand at the same time... definitely
an uncomfortable moment for Carson.
September 7, 2000 - Christina
was interviewed by Brian McFayden before the VMA's admitting that she again
doesn't expect anything and hasn't written any acceptance speech.
September 5, 2000 - Christina's
crew bus was hit by burglars on early Sunday morning, according to Shelly
Kearns. Nothing of Aguilera's was stolen and she reports the local police
did help find the stolen items shortly, and the people that are believed
to have stolen the items from the crew bus were arrested.
September 5, 2000 - Ken Tucker
of Entertainment Weekly on MTV VMA's, predicts Britney backlash, selecting
*NSYNC's Bye Bye Bye as Video of the Year and Best Group Video, Eminem's
The Real Slim Shady for Best Male Video and Best Rap Video, and Christina
Aguilera's What a Girl Wants for Best Female Video.
September 5, 2000 - The Enquirer's
Mike Walker reveals Christina Aguilera has admitted to being so afraid
of the dark, she sleeps with the lights on, specifically, she keeps every
light going full bore, though she teases adding "when I sleep by myself."
September 5, 2000 - Christina's
mom responded today to criticism that her daughter dresses too provocatively,
specifically in her latest video, saying "She's pretty much what you see
is what you get! She'll always suprise you for the very reason that she's
not going for any particular image. She's herself...she'll change looks
with moods, if she likes something, she'll wear it, if she doesn't, she
won't----whether it fits some peoples' personal imagination or preference
September 5, 2000 - Again
Christina's mom with a loonnngg response to a mother's message board criticism
of Christina during a Sound Check party, for details, click here.
September 5, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera has apparently recovered following taking 3 days off due to laryngitis.
Christina-A.com reports she'll resume her tour tomorrow at the PNC Arts
Center in New Jersey.
September 5, 2000 - Both
Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears are scheduled to stop into TRL Wednesday,
we'll see if they appear together.
September 3, 2000 - As his
new book comes out, Eminem's bodyguard Byron Williams is talking again,
this time to The Star, as he reveals Eminem "gave [Aguilera] a kiss on
the neck on national TV, but she didn't like it. I could tell he was upset."
adding "...Christina made it clear that she has the same clout he has and
could probably have anybody she wants." And after Christina's comments
on her MTV special, he says of Em "That just kind of set him off and turned
his crush into anger."
September 2, 2000 - Shirley
Manson of Garbage is again making headlines blasting other musicians though
she's softened on Britney, preferring to blast Mandy and Christina saying
"It is indeed true that I've softened my hard-line approach toward Britney
[Spears] simply because if we're going to have any such vacuous pop stars
in our midst, it's all right if it's Britney because she has a sense of
humor, unlike [Christina Aguilera] and that hideous creature Mandy Moore.
I try not to dis too many of my fellow female musicians, but I make an
exception when they really hit rock bottom. Mandy Moore is foul, you must
admit. She is absolutely hideous. I want to slap her from here to Tuesday."
September 1, 2000 - Christina
Aguilera called into the Rick Dees show today and sidekick Ellen K asked
her if she's going out with JC or Jorge, she replied "Jorge is a good friend
of mine and so is JC. I'm really trying to focus on my career right now
so I can't really commit to anyone."
September 1, 2000 - The New
York Post has an extensive interview with Christina where she talks about
Britney, the media, and her 'unnamed' boyfriend. Check it out here.
September 1, 2000 - Christina's
been #1 on TRL two straight days, and mom is proud, posting on the Live
Daily message boards yesterday, "Christina and I and all her family just
want to tell you all how much we love you and appreciate your support.
You've always been there and continue to work to help Christina, and now
look. She was #1 on TRL. If I could jump through this computer and hug
you all, you know I would."
September 1, 2000 - Also
from the Live Daily boards, about Christina and Britney's friendship, Shelly
said "I was visiting Christina about a month ago in Los Angeles, and while
I was there, Britney left a message on Christinaís cellphone, returning
a call. Itís insane!! Itís like so many people absolutely refuse to accept
even the idea that they are good friends! Why, I have no idea. But truly,
they are good friends and there is no evil war or hatred between them,
as the media constantly insinuates. Theyíve been great friends for years."
For a full rundown of several questions, check this
here for August news headlines and links