Christina Aguilera threatens to fire anyone who suggests that she’s a hot mess

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As we already saw this morning, Christina Aguilera was a hot mess at the SuperBowl. I feel like I’m having a Jeff Foxworthy moment (pardon me for this, I live in Redneckville): You know you’re a mess when you screw up the National Anthem at the SuperBowl. You know you’re a mess when you pass out on Jeremy Renner’s bed in the middle of an A-list party. You know you’re a mess when you’re compared to Britney Spears, and Britney comes out ahead. You know you’re a mess when you’re constantly drunk off your ass, all the time. Anyhoodle, Page Six has a piece this morning about Christina needing help, but refusing all offers:

Christina Aguilera, who sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl yesterday, has rejected pleas from her staff to get help after she drunkenly passed out on a bed at a Hollywood party.

The pop idol stumbled into “The Hurt Locker” star Jeremy Renner’s 40th birthday bash last month and was spotted lying on a bed before she was helped out of the party by her boyfriend, Matthew Rutler.

In the wake of her divorce from Jason Bratman and box-office bust “Burlesque,” sources tell us Aguilera has been acting erratically, and her staff banded together with a plan to persuade her to get some help. But when Aguilera caught wind of their plan, she threatened to fire all of them for even suggesting that she has a problem, a source told Page Six.

“They wanted to talk to her carefully about the issue, but they’re not going to because they are scared after she threatened to fire them,” a source close to Aguilera’s camp told us. “Her people desperately want this to come out so she will get help.”

However, a different source said the story that Aguilera needs help was being spread by a fired and disgruntled former staffer, and that in fact, she’s just dealing with a tough time in her life.

Aguilera has a history of axing her staff. After giving birth to her son, Max, in 2008, she reportedly threw a tantrum and fired her day-to-day manager, one of her assistants and her publicity firm BWR because she was displeased with a photo spread of her baby that ran in People magazine.

On the heels of her Super Bowl appearance, Aguilera plans to perform at the Grammy Awards on Sunday. A rep for the singer, asked about her recent behavior and her staff’s reaction to it, said, “No comment.”

[From Page Six]

Ha, I had forgotten that Christina has a history of being a temperamental bitch with her staff. That’s so funny that people got fired over her People Magazine cover – I remember that cover too. It was awful – Christina was wearing a mountain of makeup, and it all just looked so cheesy and unnatural. Ooh… here it is! Look at her nose! So… she’s had a nose job since then, right?

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Anyway, Christina is a mess. And she’s going to continue to be a mess until someone steps in and gives her a series of hard truths.

UPDATE: But no one is speaking the truth yet. Christina just released a statement about the National Anthem flub. She says: “I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through.” What did ou expect her to say? “I was so drunk, I don’t even remember messing up the line”?

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  1. Justaposter says:

    “When you are compared to Britney Spears and Britney comes out ahead”

    BWHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHA!

  2. QUEST says:

    When you have nothing sensible to say Xtina “Just Shut-Up”. Let’s move on

  3. mia girl says:

    The “true spirit of the anthem” ran for cover after she belted out the first few notes.

  4. OXA says:

    Wake me when she gets locked up for her own safety. I am disgusted at her moving her new piece into the home where her son lives. No wonder Jason Bratman will not move out and leave his son.

  5. Diane says:

    She has yet to realize how many people she’s p*ssed off with her embarassing rendition of the NA. And then, instead of owning up, she’s been tweeting about ‘the haters can kill themselves’ or some such. What a disgusting, arrogant, pea-brained little fraud in what passes for music among her generation. Her screeching of the NA was an insult to middle America, exactly the people who watch the game. It’ll be a long time before she’s offered a similar gig. And speaking of terrible singers, what’s with the totally irrelevant Black Eyed Peas as the centerpiece of the halftime show?? Boring music from ages ago, dated costumes, worn-out strobe show, another screeching singer…this is the best the organizers could do???

  6. devilgirl says:

    Well, I wouldn’t mind being called a hot mess if I passed out in Renner’s bed. I would consider it a badge of honor, even if he was disgusted.

    As for Xtina, SHE IS a hot mess. I read that she issued an apology for her anthem flub.

  7. Icedwavez says:

    As much as she mess it up, at least it wasn’t a Roseanne Bar moment.

  8. Jayna says:

    Another rag. Listen, she forgot the lyrics in one place. She sang this song at the NBA finals twice. Usually this song is lip-synced by all stars as requested by the SB organization. She chose not to and her nerves got the better of her singing at what she considered a huge honor. She’s human. Give her a break. It shocks me at the meanness regarding that.

    Now, how she oversang it, I agree. I didn’t care for it. But, at least, she can sing that hard song live, which few can.

  9. manda says:

    I really thought she looked good last night, especially in comparison to how she has looked out and about and on the red carpet lately. She looked less swollen and nicely conservative in her suit. I thought she did a good job, and didn’t hear the flub. Although I was talking about how not awful she looked at the time, so that’s why I probably missed it. :)

  10. Riley says:

    Kaiser, I appreciate that you and Celebitchy can often have different points of view on an issue. I thought Celebitchy put too much of a positive spin on the Xtina’s version of the National Anthem. For me, I didn’t get that she was caught up in love of country and the spirit of the moment and admiration of the troops. I felt it was sheer laziness on her part. I pictured her saying all week, “I got this. I got this. I got this. I know the National Anthem like I know Old McDonald and there really isn’t much for me to rehearse.” It was a really disappointing moment. I am surprised they asked her to do it considering how much negative press she has had lately.

  11. Cinderella says:

    As soon as she took the stage and I took one look at her, I thought, she is either going to sound like shit or screw the song up. Whaddya know.

  12. brin says:

    It’s really sad & disappointing to see her like this. She always seemed in control and now she really does seem to be a hot mess. Get it together, Xtina!

  13. Jen says:

    Jason Bratman?

    Did their factchecker have the day off?

  14. Maud says:

    In her defense…..

    I got nothin!

  15. HEB says:

    I liked that spread in People.

    I know its unprofessional to forget the lyrics to the national anthem but I do have to hand to her for not stopping short and creating a worse awkward silence.

  16. malachais says:

    Hot mess and her “apology” was more like an excuse… like she really cared about doing a Super Bowl show much less singing the National Anthem. Considering how much she has copied other pop singers recently, I wouldn’t put it past her to parade around in a drunken mess just to keep herself in the tabs, ala Britney Spears.

  17. junk573r says:

    Totally off topic but can we talk about Natalie Portman? Holy shitballs batman. She is fecking HUUUUUGE for four months along (I think, I can’t keep all the knocked ups timelines straight). I clicked on the Dlisted link and my jaw dropped. She was barely showing like a week ago and now she looks like she can’t get up on her own.

  18. anti says:

    that moon thing in the photo of their nursery (on the cover shot) would scare any baby. what an odd choice.

  19. sapphire says:

    “Beware-out of control ego” I really wish she would get her act together-she’s got the pipes, she just can’t handle not appearing like Fetish the Cat and delivering what she was hired to do.

  20. Feebee says:

    Caught up in the moment, my ass. Maybe she should take the “performance” down a notch and maybe then she’ll remember the words.

    If she only wants ‘yes’ people around her she deserves to continue to look like a hot mess and be scrutinised. Just don’t cry when it’s negative news.

  21. mia girl says:

    @arti 17
    OMG you are right! I hadn’t noticed that creepy crescent moon in the nursery pic. AHHHHHHH!!!!!

  22. Julia says:

    Does anyone else remember a blind item a few weeks ago about a female singer who was going to “pull a Britney” to get her name back in the press (and then stage a big comeback)? Is that what this is? It sure looks that way to me.

  23. anoneemouse says:

    Her actions are actually reminding me not of Britney Spears but Jessica Simpson…

  24. jay says:

    I think the forgotten words would be more likely to be attributed to nerves if she wasn’t melisma-ing the hella out of the melody itself. She has a powerful voice and really could have just sang it straight, with an impressive, “free” moment, but she beat the shit out of it instead to show off her riffing. It isn’t the end of the world, and she shouldn’t be threatened with the words she’s been over it. It was a hot mess but it wasn’t bombing the World Trade Center, ya know?

    This quote:
    Her screeching of the NA was an insult to middle America, exactly the people who watch the game.

    disturbs me more. It just has such undertones of why we are struggling in other areas as well. Middle America needs to step out into the real world of progress and what not and stop trying to dictate everything that is “acceptable” in society.

    No offense to the poster of that comment but it just hit me with the fact that everything is supposed to based on some mythical perfection advocated by “middle America”. The term is ironic. Middle is center of extreme ends but it has become the final determination point of what is right. Not so much, for me.

    Back to Christina; she’s been a mess for a while now. Time to regroup before it’s gone too far. Well, from the outside looking in, at least.

  25. H says:

    EW this bitch is fug as hell and no matter what she wears/says/does she reeks of skankiness…ick!

  26. bluhare says:

    Julia #22: Wow. That’s a good catch, although she must have an ego of titanium to be willing to put up with the comments she’s getting!

  27. normades says:

    I just find her really unattractive. I think that’s why she wears so much make up

  28. Judy says:

    To those of you who are making excuses for Christina’s crappy performance… STOP!
    She is a professional, she accepted the gig, she HAS sung before large crowds before, and she had time to learn the words. There is no excuse! She blew it, period.

    It’s time I think, for the NFL to start a campaign to get local talent to sing the Anthem and forget this superstar garbage that we keep getting pushed on us.

  29. Aries_Mira says:

    @ Mia Girl (#3) – HA HA HA! :D

    I didn’t see it live, but I had to slam that laptop closed after a few seconds because I couldn’t hit mute fast enough. A screeching alley cat in heat with a vocal problem sounds better than she does.

  30. Jaana says:

    If she surrounds herself with yes people she will get out of control like Britney. look at Beyonce, she has her family around her and they are not afraid to set her straight.

  31. InVain says:

    I’m sorry, I found it completely inexcusable for her to have screwed up the NA like that…and I did notice it immediately, as did the other people I was watching with.

    #28 (sorry, I can’t see your name), you are RIGHT! She is a professional and has been doing this for years (even if she’s been out of the spotlight off and on). Nerves should not be getting the best of you if you do this for a living.

    I find this even more tragic, because unlike a lot of these other bubble-gum pop stars from a decade ago, she really does have the talent. Just simply sing the song and maybe it won’t seem like you’re trying to hard. You don’t need to prove that you can sing Christina, just prove that you can sing it the right way.

  32. TXCinderella says:

    That’s it, pat yourself on the back even though you scrwed up. She won’t care about the backlash as none of these celebs do when they do something wrong. They are all so narcissistic that they generally don’t care what the public says about them as long as they can maintain their rich lifestyles. What she should have said was “I am so sorry if I offended anyone because I messed up the words to our Naional anthem. It was not intentional and I hope I will be forgiven.” What would that have hurt if she just fessed up? Why do these celebs try and make us think that they are perfect?

  33. Marjalane says:

    Meh. I still say she looked high as a kite. It’s a long day waiting for the Superbowl to start, a girls gotta do a little partying while she waits! I know I was shitfaced by the time she sang, and even I could tell she blew it.

  34. Boey Jellodonna says:

    She looked like a circus clown who didn’t have a mirror handy when applying the make-up and she sounded like Yodelin’ Zeke with a foot caught in a bear trap. Time to put the ridiculous notion that she’s “insanely talented” to bed. She really did look like a total tool while belting out her hysterical wailing. Truly great singers don’t necessarily have to contort their faces like they’re giving birth to watermelons.

  35. manda says:

    @Jay: Well said!!

  36. Theresa says:

    Considering the talent and the performances of the recent past Superbowls; Faith Hill, Beyonce, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood – Christina A should be more embarrassed and apologetic about the performance than the slip of lyrics. Instead of a mash-up of vocal acrobatics poorly executed, it would have been more appropriate and much more remarkable if she had done a stripped down, simple and error-free rendition. Singing a cappella is definitely risky, but if you’re gonna do it, you gotta do it right. I am now more curious how the powers that be came to decide on Aguilera for this year’s Bowl, she is hardly relevant, on a down swing – Hell, I would have preferred Gwyneth Paltrow, and PR-wise it certainly would have made more sense!!

    I managed to watch the entire performance, but it was like slow-driving past a car wreck; by the end I wished I could erase the experience from my mind.

  37. win-win says:

    I thought she did a terrible job!!! It’s the NA at the SUPERBOWL!! Even if she hadn’t flubbed the lyrics, I thought she over performed, screaming at the end…what the hell? She has a good voice, but I thought she really forced it.
    Martina McBride sang the NA at one of the championship games 2 weeks ago, and that is how it should be done: beautiful, powerful, but with respect for the song…It’s not about YOU, Xtina!! The part that made my husband mad was when she said “Thank you” at the end of the performance like the crowd was cheering her….NO, they were cheering our country, the servicemen and for freedom,etc…She acted like it was her concert…ridiculous!!

    Also, def. noticed the flubbed lyrics immediately…i was on twitter, and it blew up with people talking about it, msn.com had a headline and so did yahoo.com, so yea, it was a big deal. I understand mistakes happen, but I guess you just expect more from such a pro level as the Superbowl.

  38. Alexa says:

    “Hello?!” Christina Aguilera flubbed up a few words of a song . . . SHE DIDN’T KILL ANYBODY!! (WHERE AM I?)

  39. SEF says:

    Messing up that line didn’t bother me; it was the oversinging that drove me nuts. Just SING THE DARN SONG. The vocal gymnastics were annoying and NOT GOOD.

    This girl has all the talent in the world and she ruins it with trying to show off.

  40. Salina says:

    I was more offended at people yelling and players talking amongst themselves while she sang. It’s the national anthem….. show respect. Oh and learn the words if u are paid millions to sing them

  41. Bobby the K says:

    I thought ‘cheesy and unnatural’ was her style.

  42. Kim says:

    I wouldnt call her a HOT mess just a mess!

  43. Kim says:

    Any American honored with being asked to sing the National Anthem has no excuse to not learn the words!

    Giving her some leeway maybe she was really nervous hence the mess up. I hope so.

  44. jane16 says:

    I’m not a fan, have never liked any of her songs or her singing style, but don’t think the flub was that big of a deal. I think she’d do well to reinvent herself. She has a voice, she should try another style of singing, and for godsakes, drop the horrid bleached hair and fake color contacts.

  45. Mshuffleupagus says:

    Alexa

    She killed freedom.

  46. jaye E says:

    @jay…I so totally agree with what you said, especially about the “Middle America” quote.

  47. Sassy says:

    Aguilera was likely chosen to sing because she is from Pittsburgh – uh – Steelers town! I thought that the song rendition, which would tax the range of many vocalists, used her 4 octave range beautifully. HOWEVER, she had to screw it up with the wailing and growling. Why? A simple rendition would have been excellent since she is an excellent singer. I was amazed at how tastefully she was dressed.

  48. craigc says:

    this chick has soooo many problems

  49. MrsOdie2 says:

    Tell her to ask Roseanne Barr how quickly people get over a poor rendition of the National Anthem.

    “Alexa

    She killed freedom.”

    Awesome comment.

  50. BabyCakes says:

    Bah who cares? I think she’s beautiful. I’ll remain a fan.. I’m pretty sure our drinking habits are the same too!

  51. Lady Satan says:

    I saw the video of the national anthem on YouTube and to be honest, I only heard the “flub” because I was specifically listening for it. I think people are blowing the whole thing waaaay out of proportion. The over-singing I agree was too much, but that’s just my opinion. I still think Xtina has a fabulous voice.

    As to the hot-mess-ness … every time I see her in photos she’s got the same fake, forced smile. I see a rehab visit in her near future. Really sad, she always seemed to have it so together.

  52. MissyA says:

    I was wasted by kick-off too, but I wasn’t being paid to perform.

    Unless you count my awesome and infectious chanting/jumping as a performance – that was a labor of love!

  53. Ruffian9 says:

    You’re a f***ing train wreck, Christina.
    Fire my ass.

  54. kelly says:

    Cant be easy to have a history as fucked up as hers and go on to become a balanced, conventional adult, so I give her something of a pass. Poor old dumbarse Britney has the same problem. Too many parasites swinging from their dewlaps, way too early in life. She doesn’t even seem to be down with her own ethnicity- the hair, the contacts, the makeup- what’s the deal? Isn’t she Latina? Yikes.

    Not that this is an excuse for being a stupid hoe for the rest of your days, but you know, how much of a bodhissatva would YOU be, given the same situation?

    While I dont care for her work, she has (had?) an incredible voice. Just a shame she pissed it away on the crap she chose to record.

  55. kasper says:

    That bleached twinkie flubbed the NATIONAL ANTHEM? For the love of bombs and flags and everything holy she must be in league with Al Quaeda!

  56. Laura says:

    Messing up the words to the anthem of the country you live in is inexcusable, especially when you’re being paid to do it.

    But Christina is still nowhere near Britneyville, let alone worse, no matter how much you hate her.

  57. Crash2GO2 says:

    LOL @ kasper!!

  58. Jazz says:

    The only spirit she’s been feeling lately has come straight out of a bottle.

  59. njoko says:

    AGUILERA,S PERFORMANCE IS A PASSION OF EDUCATION, EITHER GOOD OR BAD, IT IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING.

  60. Kimberly says:

    The PEOPLE pic is awful, I’d be pissed too!

    But with the failed marriage, failed movie and failed CD, I’d be hitting the bottle hard too.

    Ya she sang the NA pretty badly. I know her voice is good, she should have practiced more.