Christina Aguilera: “It’s hard being such a powerful woman in the business”


These are photos from the Samsung Galaxy Note II launch party. Christina of course got paid to show up, so she put on her best ripped child’s t-shirt and paired it with a leopard pageboy cap, studded leather bolero jacket, black pumps and black leggings. (Under which she’s probably not wearing any drawers. I wouldn’t want her sitting on my couch.) This look works as a shocking, coherent whole. It’s like Jersey Shore meets circus hair and makeup. That’s how XTina has looked since she hit the scene, and while she’s had some brief moments of toning it down, that phase didn’t last long.

I was going to focus this story on Christina’s bad Ronald McDonald dip dye job which is somehow worse than the purple pink ombre dip she previously sported, but then I saw at least two other stories on Christina worth mentioning. We should talk about XTina’s hair first, though. In the past couple of weeks, Christina has had a purple and pink dip dye, and she’s done a pinkish and red dip. Both styles were not cute, in my opinion, but the pink/red hair was the least fug. (If you like bright ombre hair, that is.) Now she’s doing Ronald McDonald red! That’s so wrong. Somehow it goes with this look. It must have taken a lot of creativity to match that hair and avoid wearing bright yellow or stripes.

Moving on to the other stories about her, I intended to talk about this perfume ad in which someone has photoshopped her to look like a praying mantis, but Jezebel posted an update to their story that this ad is from 2010. So I’ll skip it. Instead we have Christina revealing her life’s ambition – to play a crackhead in the movies. Our friends at Evil Beet posted this. Christina also waxed poetic about why she acts like a diva – it’s all about how hard it is to be “a powerful woman in the business.”

“I do want to do more acting,” Xtina explained when conversation turned to her film, Burlesque. “I want to do something where I can really sink my teeth into something a little more challenging. Really outside of myself, outside of music.”

And Christina already knows what kind of controversial part she’s ready to take on.

“I sort of had this personal aspiration to do film, but I said, ‘I never want to do a musical! It’s too much like myself,” Christina recalled on her mentality before taking on the glitzy movie-musical costarring Cher.

After garnering fairly positive reviews for that role, she’s ready for a change: “I want it to be honest and genuine in expanding my wings and doing something really, really different. A crackhead on the street or a drug addict. Or something crazy and meaty and juicy. Something that really took me out of myself.”

And it might not be as hard for her to tap in to a dark side. “It’s hard being such a powerful woman in the business. I’m known for not always being, kind of,” she pondered before laughing. “I learned early on you can’t always be warm and fuzzy because you’ll be bulldozed right over.”

[From E! Online]

So Christina firing anyone that dares question her is all about asserting herself in a male-dominated business. Good to know.

Oh and there’s also this story about Christina calling Simon Cowell a dick, sort of. In a press conference, she said she’s never watched any other show but The Voice and added “I saw the commercials early on of American Idol of Simon being a di*k. I was like, ‘Man, that’s not what it’s about!’ We don’t have to knock people down.” Those of you who watch The Voice can clue me in – is Christina some great coach? I only saw a couple episodes last season and I got the impression that it was all about her and not the contestants.

 

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  1. brin says:

    It’s hard to take her seriously in a Mickey Mouse shirt and Halloween hair.

  2. dahlianoir says:

    CAMELTOE OF DOOM !

    Seriously, how is extreme boozing, clown make up and bad clothes empowering women ?

  3. Annie says:

    I wonder what she thinks of Adele, who came snatching wigs, selling so many records and winning so many Grammys. And she doesn’t oversing and is very likeable. She’s living the success Xtina never really had. She had success as a pop singer but not as a legitimate diva.

    Christina always saw herself as the next Whitney or Mariah, but she’s not even Celine Dion now. She’s such a flop – why is she calling herself powerful? What power, if you can’t even control your booze and weight?

    Still the same deluded mind and oversized ego.

    • CamColty says:

      Haha I love this comment. Exactly how
      I feel. And how is it she manages to look so horrible with all the money she has ? That hat is horrendous !!!!

    • Me Too says:

      Your comment rings true about so many of the so-called stars today. Katy Perry, Gaga, Lana, Christina…they all have this “persona” they push on everyone rather then just singing. I LOVE Adele because she’s real. She says what she thinks. She doesn’t use sex to sell her records..just really good vocals and lyrics. She is a real star.

      • Carolyn says:

        Don’t be too hard on Christina. Every singer/band has their day in the sun and then their record label decides someone else is more worthy. Everyone is given a role/personna/image that they have to project so that they stay “in” with the label.

        I imagine it would be hard to fall off the top perch when you’re used to being a superstar. Regardless of the choices Christina makes in her personal and professional life, she is very talented and has enjoyed big success..she deserves kudos for that.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      Well said – Adele can sing – she knows how to use her voice without the verbal gymnastics – Aguilera screams, rakes her nails down a chalkboard and puts it to music.

  4. hoya_chick says:

    She has money right? She can afford the best of the best and yet this is how she leaves her house? Gross. I use to be a fan of her voice but she is so trashy and sloppy lately that I can’t even bother.

    I’ve never seen the voice so I can’t comment on her judging.

  5. arock says:

    leopard print trucker hat. nuff said.

  6. Jenna says:

    Oh girl…stop it. No. What are you doing? What, what, WHAT are you doing? That hair is a hot mess. And why are her feet the darkest part of her body? o_O

  7. Jessica says:

    I swear she and Snooki could be sisters.

  8. Cherry says:

    I saw that ‘new’ perfume ad of hers on some other site this morning and I wish we WOULD talk about it. It’s making me so mad that she’s all about ‘empowerment’, ‘loving your body’ and ‘I’m a fat girl, deal with it’ and at the same time, has her people use old, photoshopped photos of her to make her look as skinny and flawless as possible. That sh-t just ain’t right.

  9. Jayna says:

    I have to say she is a fantastic coach and mentor to her team. That girl knows her stuff and is the best coach on there. I still melt when I listen to the ballads off Bionic. Her vocals and delivery are sublime. The song I Am, the way she wraps her vocals in delivery around the lyrics is truly beautiful.

    • Tapioca says:

      “I still melt when I listen to the ballads off Bionic”

      I know, right? It’s just a shame that they’re lost on an album of bargain bin Lady Gaga, stupidly released at the height of the latter’s popularity. And you just know that the record label resisted the move but CA and her massive ego thought she could beat LG at her own game!

    • Alexandra Bananarama says:

      Christina is a good coach. They all are. Cello seems bored, but I digress. She tends to sing over her team from time to time in her own painfully exaggerated way.

      The Voice is a good singing show, because the judges are there to help. They’re supportive and use constructive criticism to let people down. Not yelling at them how terrible they did or treat them like a joke.

      The judges have a friendly back and forth with each other and it’s cute. I can’t compare it to any other singing based show o TV right now because it’s more about the judges bickering than anything else.

      It’s a nice show. That’s my take

      • Me Too says:

        Have to say I’m so over all the singing shows. Haven’t watched the Voice this time and won’t be watching Idol. And, I watched 10 minutes of the X Factor and that was more than enough. Too many of them and no talent! Everyone who comes off these shows sounds the same to me.

        The year I watched The Voice I ended up not liking Cee Lo because he’s such a sleaze. At the end when he had to cut people, I found it interesting that he selected the women he wanted to sleep with basically. Ick!

  10. Sookie says:

    The hair and the hat have gotta go

  11. molly says:

    You are about as powerful as SNOOKI, but your a delusional hillbilly circus act.!!!

  12. Madriani's Girl says:

    UGH! Can we talk about how jacked her hands and nails are????? She’s rivalling Lindsay Skankhan for the Dirty Nails Awards! Blech.

  13. berry says:

    Her boobs look like they have had a falling out, why are they so far apart? bad boob job maybe?

  14. busy ramone says:

    I guess nobody had the heart to tell her she’d have to lose weight to play a drug addict/street person.

    • Roxy says:

      THATS what I was thinking! Then I realized, it’s a scam. She will lose a bunch of weight because of her “part”, not because of outside pressure or anything. It’s for her art. But that part will never come. She’s got donk-a-donk now.

  15. Gracie says:

    She’s just another puppet who confuses popularity with power.

  16. Rux says:

    I have gotten to the point with Christina that I completely focus on her talent; period. She has a phenomenal voice. We just started watching The Voice this season on fluke, that it was the only thing on. Through the season I have come to admire her as a coach. Do not get me wrong, all the coaches are good. But Christina is very good and does not make it about her and really gives good advice and coaching. Through all her fashion blunders, debacles, etc. after watching her this season I have grown a great affection for her. “Drag” on girlfriend.

  17. tmbg says:

    She really needs to get in the bathtub with a very large bar of soap, a pumice stone and a loofah and scrub that crap off her face and body. Surely there’s a sunless tanner on the market that can do a better job than this.

  18. lucy2 says:

    I really don’t understand why she presents herself this way.

    I can imagine though, starting off as a young girl in this business, you can get walked all over if you don’t learn how to assert yourself. I’d guess she probably takes it too far, but I get the basic point.

  19. bns says:

    She has a reputation for being an insufferable b*tch and not because she’s outspoken or powerful, but because she’s a brat. I feel like she’s trying to excuse her mean spirited behavior by saying this.

  20. Sisi says:

    *sigh* she really lies to complain in her recent interviews doesn’t she, ALL of her recent interviews… What a drag.

  21. Dani says:

    If she has enough money to buy numerous pairs of Loubs why can’t she afford to buy clothes that fit her?

  22. lori says:

    Is this a reference to her pu$$y power? Because that could be harnassed with underpants.

  23. Sophia says:

    Woah! Moose foot alert! If she wants to be taken seriously, her first step should be dressing like an adult woman.

  24. Jayna says:

    As a longtime Christina fan, I don’t find her a powerful woman in the industry. She’s strong and sucessful enough and with her voice will always be around in one form or another. But she hasn’t toured in like six years. Her last album, due to her lack of vision was a mess, which is sad because there were some truly amazing songs on the album if it was cohesive and left the junk off. If the Voice hadn’t come around, which I think she is fantastic on, really what would she be doing? She doesn’t seem to want to tour. Not really a great catalgoue of music to show for 30 years old, putting out albums since the age of 16. Though, I loved Stripped. Though, finally, next year she is touring finally, seven years later. We’ll see on this next album her vision as a powerful woman, not listening to the suits.

    She actually was really natural in Burlesque and quite good for a debut acting role. I could see more acting gigs, except she looks like a mess now. I don’t think she is a drunk like everyone says. I have never seen her at any event slurring or not professional. But she can be her own worst enemy. If she looked pulled together like she used to and wasn’t making so many missteps in her music and sloppy looks and lately way too much oversinging in her last appearances, I think she would be a huge force in the music community, because she has the ability to put out amazing albums.

    I think she’s strongminded and has her opinions, but I don’t think she is a powerful woman in the industry. Madonna was a powerful and quite smart woman in the industry with a drive to match it.

  25. j.eyre says:

    “I want it to be honest and genuine in expanding my wings” – did anyone else find this sentence funny? I understand what she is trying to say and that she is attempting to be metaphorical, but when I read this it made me giggle.

    Me:”Christina, honey, I don’t know how to tell you this but… you don’t actually have wings.”
    CA: “*gasp* WHAT? No wings – honestly?”
    Me: “Sorry, but you genuinely may not spread something you don’t have.”
    CA: “Dammit! Somebody bring me a children’s tee shirt to rip up!”

  26. mar says:

    ok, call me crazy,

    but I do think she IS very powerful. I mean she has not had a hit record in a while, she gained a lot of weight which can kill careers, and she says and does whatever she wants, and when you think of a popular female singer
    in this era, she totally comes to mind, so I am going to say that I somewhat agree with her!!!!!

  27. Madpoe says:

    It’s hard being a pillow or towel in the house of Aguilera with all that clown makeup.

  28. Kelly says:

    I LOVE CHIRSTINA (I just wouldn’t compare her to ani difranco like you did in the past, two totally different artists)however with that being said, I like her style. I think its over the top but so is lady gaga and katy perry and everyone else so why is it so different for her? Also she is a powerfull woman so LEAVE HER ALONE.

  29. SusieQ says:

    This might sound strange, but I’m starting to believe she’s so uncomfortable in herself that ‘this’ look (heavy make-up, trashy clothes etc) is something she uses to hide behind. Not as a disguise per se, but she’s afraid to see ‘the real me’.

    Does that make any sense?

  30. Ben says:

    It’s hard to believe how delusional she is.

  31. Me Too says:

    I don’t like Christina as a person. I do think the girl can sing, when she bothers. I do have to say I feel sorry for her as far as her weight. I realize she brings it on herself by what she chooses to wear and say but it must be so hard to be in that business and be expected to be uber thin. She’s been “blessed” with a round face so even if she loses 10-15 pounds, her face will still look round. If she would only pick different clothes and a more mature style, she’d look better.

  32. lasagna jones says:

    her shoes look like they’re squeezing the crap out of her extremely tan feet.

  33. FingerBinger says:

    She was talking about Oprah when she talked about how hard it is to be “a powerful woman in the business.”

  34. skuddles says:

    It looks she dipped her hair in blood. Which given her history, is probably not the best image to bring to mind.

  35. thoughts says:

    Is it just me but doesn’t it look like she lost some weight her face looks thinner still full but in a healthy way not bloated, her legs looks thinner, if only she would tone it down on the hair and makeup I think she would look great.

  36. Hawk says:

    I love how pop divas like Christina can just blurt out stuff like “I want to be actress.”
    Are the movie studios supposed to jump to attention now and give her a movie to star in?
    Hey, I want to go into outer space, but I don’t expect NASA to knock on my door and give me a space suit.

  37. Jennifer12 says:

    Christina has always been a fake feminist, putting other females down and playing up being what she thinks of as provocative as girl power. She’s ridiculous. Yes, she has a great voice, but so do many others (*cough ADELE cough*)who don’t treat others like crap and say that it’s about female power. And she looks like Snooki. She isn’t cool, hip, or cutting edge even though she thinks she is.

  38. Beatriz says:

    More acting? Good grief girl, no!!! I saw Burlesque and barely made it through! Cringed the whole 100 min. through, ugh…

  39. koi_koi says:

    she looks like the blond version of snooky

  40. Mandy says:

    She is SO sad and VERY delusional.

  41. Dawning Red says:

    “I want it to be honest and genuine in expanding my wings and doing something really, really different. A crackhead on the street or a drug addict.”

    So, she’s going to play Lindsay Lohan?

  42. dcypher1 says:

    Shes too fat to play a crackhead. And she cant act.

  43. master yoda says:

    Well, she can sing, but so can a lot of other people. This kind of self-promoting smack-talk has to be squashed from above. Paul McCartney, LA Reid, Sting, Jagger, someone like that.

  44. Aubra says:

    Girl PLEASE!! You ’bout as relevant as ricecakes to the food pyramid, aint nobody checkin’ for you!