Christina Aguilera stands up for Britney

The press like to invent feuds between celebrities, especially female ones, and for many years now Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera have tried to put the rumors to rest: they’re not enemies, and they don’t think of themselves as rivals.  Christina was the first to tweet her support for Britney’s new album release, saying that she couldn’t wait to see what the next video was going to be like.

Britney returned the love by tweeting that she was looking forward to seeing Christina on her new TV show, The Voice, and that she’s hoping Christina will be singing on the show.  So now, of course, the blogs are alight with rumors that Britney and Christina may be collaborating soon.  What next?

Copyright trouble for Christina Aguilera

It seems Christina Aguilera‘s label, Sony Music, failed to pay the right people for the sample used in “Ain’t No Other Man.”  Sony forked over an undisclosed amount to the Clyde Otis Music Group for rights to use the sample in Christina’s recording, but now a company called TufAmerica has come forward to say that they’re the ones who should have been paid instead.

They claim to have purchased exclusive rights to the sampled song, entitled “Hippy Skippy Moon Strut,” in 2004, and they’re going to court to fight for their right to be recognized as the owners of the song.  Neither Sony nor Christina has commented on TufAmerica’s claims, but it’s likely this has little to do with Christina herself, anyway.

Christina Aguilera’s friends say she’s a drunk

Matthew Rutler, Christina Aguilera‘s boyfriend, was arrested for DUI earlier this week, and police found Christina in the car with him, so drunk that she could not take care of herself.  They arrested her for public  intoxication and kept her until she could make her way home on her own.  Friends have said that they’ve been trying to get Christina into rehab for ages now.

Alcohol was a factor in her divorce from Jordan Bratman, and now that she’s single she’s been partying and clubbing even more now, despite having a baby to take care of.  The concern is that if she doesn’t get help soon, her son could be growing up without a mother.  There’s already a rumor going around that Jordan may try to take custody away from Christina.

Christina still drunk and packing on weight again

Christina Aguilera‘s recent arrest report for public drunkenness stated that she weighs 100 pounds, but I think that may have been a tiny lie, given that she’s gained about 40 pounds in the past three months, and I don’t think she started at 60 pounds.  In any case, the overeating and the drinking and the drunk-driving boyfriend are net really helping her get control of herself, and although friends have told her that they’re worried, she has basically told them all that it’s none of their business and she doesn’t need any help.

Of course, eventually she’ll admit she has a problem and go to some glitzy rehab center, and then it’ll be time for a comeback… rinse, repeat… these stories all seem to go the same way.

Christina Aguilera and Jordan Bratman settle their divorce

It’s been a crazy situation in the Aguilera household.  Even though Christina and Jordan have been separated for months now, Jordan has been living in the house with Christina and her new boyfriend.  Awkward!  Jordan has finally moved out now, just a few days ago, and in addition the two have come to an amicable divorce settlement.

The couple had a prenuptial agreement, so most of the money stuff was straightforward.  They will share custody of their son, and word has it that Christina threw “something extra” into the deal for Jordan.  I bet she’s just glad he finally moved out of the house – how terrible to be forced to live with your ex after a separation.

Christina Aguilera messes up Star Spangled Banner

Okay, it’s been all over the internet for two days – Christina royally messed up the “o’er the ramparts we watched” line from the national anthem when she performed the song at the Super Bowl on Sunday, declaring, “what so proudly we watched at the twilight’s last”… something.

At that point she realized what she’d done, and I think the last part came out as a combination of “twilight’s last weaning” and “twilight’s last reaming.”  Either way, interesting interpretation.  A lot of people have said that there’s no excuse, given that (A) it’s the frickin Super Bowl and (B) Christina’s been performing this song publicly since she was seven and should know the words by now.  But really, if you’re going to sing it as often as she does, you’re bound to mess it up at some point.  She just picked a really, really bad day to do it.

Cameron Diaz and A-Rod enjoy France

Cameron Diaz and her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, have been spotted enjoying Paris as a loving couple.  The two are shacked up in a swanky hotel room, and have been seen having romantic dinners, shopping at Chanel, and visiting museums.

They appear to be having a wonderful time and are taking in everything the city has to offer.  That’s sweet and everything, and I wish them all the best, but I have to admit I don’t get Cameron’s taste in men.  She seems to have a fetish for pop star leftovers – first Britney’s ex, and now Madonna’s.  If Cameran ever starts dating Jordan Bratman, I think we may need to stage an intervention.