Imitation is the finest form of flattery.
What a big week for Christina Aguilera – not only is she engaged, but she’s expecting as well!
Aguilera, 33, is expecting her first child with fiancé Matt Rutler, 29.
This will be her second child – the Voice judge is mother to Max Liron, 6, her son with ex-husband Jordan Bratman.
Last week, Aguilera announced that Rutler, a film producer, had proposed on Valentine’s Day.
The couple met on the set of of their film Burlesque in 2010, where she starred with Cher, and he was a film assistant. They have been dating ever since.
Congratulations to the happy couple!
Celebrity hairdresser David Babaii created Christina Aguilera’s gorgeous curly hairstyle for last night’s The Voice. If your hair has natural curl this is a cool hairstyle for nights out. All it takes is a little product to define the curl, and some volume, and you’re set!
1. Start by applying Big Sexy Hair Big Altitude Bodifying Blow Dry Mousse to the hair to add volume.
2. After adding mousse to the hair, David blow dried using his hands to create texture and life.
3. Then he sectioned the hair into four sections: top, crown, sides and nape. Starting at the nape, he curled very small sections using small barrel curling irons. He alternated between 1/4″ and 1/2″ curling irons, holding the hair for 10 seconds. Using different size curling irons makes the hair look more natural and bouncy. Complete the other sections of your hair.
4. To set the look, David used Big Sexy Hair Big Boost for added volume and definition. Take each section and lightly work the product in.
5. Finally, David created a zig-zag side part, and then sprayed the hair with Big Sexy Hair Spray & Play hairspray, which is the perfect hairspray for flexible hold on big hairstyles like Christina’s.
What do you think of Christina Aguilera’s curly hairstyle? Do you think it suits her?
Christina Aguilera has never looked better than on the first live show of season 5 of The Voice in the U.S. on 4 November.
Celebrity hairstylist David Babaii created a classic Hollywood A-Line bob with a contemporary twist. For David, the inspiration was Christina’s sizzling new look which could only be complimented with one of the most glamourous celebrity hairstyles. As he wrote on his Instagram photo of Christina, “I mean come on I work with the most beautiful woman In the world. Life is good.”
1. David first cut a classic A-line bob to add a more dramatic contour to her style.
2. After shampooing and towel drying, David added a small amount of mousse to the root area (for lift and volume), leaving the ends free to move.
3. Next, he blow dried her hair with a T3 blow dryer and large round brush, adding movement and swing to the ends.
4. To finish, he bumped the ends under slightly with large barrel curling iron and misted lightly with hairspray for added volume.
Are you a fan of Christina Aguilera’s glam bob?
Bitching about Britney
Thumbs down for BritneySimon Cowell from American Idol has his claws out again. Better known for his stinging attacks on superstar hopefuls, Cowell has hit out at real celebrities. His latest blow is aimed at Toxic singer Britney Spears. He has told TeenHollywood “I shouldn’t say what I’m about to say…but the shot of her in her underwear onstage, I would’ve gone to the gym a bit more before I did that. Sorry, but true.” Ouch! The 22-year-old singer has been plagued with negative feedback from a wide range of critics on the European leg of her Onyx Hotel tour. She has picked up one positive thing from her trip though ? she has recently become an English Tea addict. The Mirror newspaper claims she came to love tea while staying at a hotel in Kensington. It has apparently replaced her regular sugar filled energy drinks. Bet former sponsors Pepsi aren?t too happy to hear that.
But Christina comes up tops!Christina?s the favoured one
One person Cowell isn?t rubbishing, is Christina Aguilera. He has said in TeenHollywood that she has a “Great voice, great attitude. I just think this girl is a star. I really like her. Where (Britney’s) different from Christina is that she is someone who’s so reliant on great pop records produced and written for her, whereas Christina is a bit more kind of old school – just an unbelievable singer.” Meanwhile, Christina is busily fighting back at claims that she cancelled her American tour because she couldn?t fill concert venues. As reported in SheSaid two weeks ago, Christina Aguilera had cancelled her 3 month tour of North American due to strained vocal chords. The pop princess is still maintaining it?s her health that is the problem. ?They are saying I could not sell out the venues but they were all sold out. I’m suffering from a bad throat.” She has been spotted rehearsing with her crew, so fans such as Cowell can hope the tour might be resurrected.
Not so happy…On the rocks?
Maybe things aren?t so perfect in the Brad Pitt / Jennifer Aniston household after all? Brad was recently heard on the set of Ocean?s Twelve having a bit of a domestic. His mobile phone rang and his assistant told him Jennifer was on the other end. Pitt was seen pacing up and down the set, saying, “Yes… yes… I understand… yes…!” He was so pre-occupied with his conversation that he ignored the assistant director who approached three times to tell him they were ready to shoot the next scene. Brad tried to respond to the verbal tirade but he was interrupted sharply by Jennifer. The last words he spoke before ending the conversation were, “Can you please calm down!?” Maybe it has something to do with the rumours of an affair between Angelina Jolie and Brad? Angelina was asked at Cannes last week whether she had slept with the spunky Troy star and she emphatically denied it. Friends did say that she was deliberately staying away from the sitcom star, hoping to avoid any confrontation.
Mother of twins Geena DavisWhat’s with the weird names?
Geena Davis is the proud mother to not one, but two baby boys. The 47-year-old star of Thelma and Louise gave birth to Kian William and Kaiis Steven on May 6 at a Los Angeles hospital. Both mother and babies are doing well, despite the health fears due to Geena?s age. Geena and husbund Reza Jarrahy, 33, are already parents to 2-year-old daughter, Alizeh Keshvar.
And… Helen Hunt is the proud mum to a baby daughter. MaKena lei Gordon Carnahan is the first child to Hunt and her partner, director Matthew Carnahan. MaKena lei was born on May 13 in Beverly Hills, and is ?doing very well?, according to Hunt?s publicist.
Brosnan says forget Farrell
Colin has the thumbs down from BondPierce Brosnan has told fellow Irishman Colin Farrell to Try Another Day if he wants to be the next James Bond. Bond producers are said to be looking for a new leading man and Farrell, X-Men superhero Hugh Jackman, Lord of the Rings star Orlando Bloom and Ewan McGregor have all been tipped for the part. But Brosnan, 50, who played Bond in the last four films, told England?s ITV1‘s morning show that Farrell was not right for the part of 007. The show’s LA correspondent, Vickie Stokes, asked him: “What about Colin Farrell for 007?” Brosnan replied: “Colin. No! I think he’s a great actor but I don’t think he’s right for Bond. “Some of the names that will be top of my list are Clive Owen, who’s a fine actor, and Hugh Jackman, who is also a very fine actor,” he said. Hugh Jackman in a dinner suit drinking martini?s shaken not stirred ? that?s enough to get most of us girls flocking to the new James Bond movie!
Christina AguileraChristina Aguilera cancels tour
Singer Christina Aguilera has canceled her 3 month tour of North American due to strained vocal chords according to reports out of the US. “I am extremely disappointed to have to cancel this tour,” the singer said in a statement. “I was looking forward to being on the road again and spending time with my fans.” According to a statement, doctors advised Aguilera to rest immediately and allow her voice time to recover but the word from inside the music industry is “slow ticket sales. Her shows were only selling at 40 to 60 percent capacity. She needs a hit album to reboost her fan base.” But music industry insiders aren’t buying it. “People strain their vocal chords all the time,” one insider said. “There are treatments they give, and people usually take a week or two off, but never have they cancelled a three-month tour.” Meooow sounds like the knives are out for Christina!
Scarlett, the new face of Louis VuittonScarlett and Louis?
There?s no doubt that Lost In Translation lovely Scarlett Johansson is on a roll.
As well as rumoured to being pursued by newly single Heath Ledger, Scarlett, the super-famous 19-year-old is also proving popular in commercial terms having signed an almost $10 Million deal to become the face of upmarket leather goods company Louis Vuitton. The new collaboration will see the Girl With A Pearl Earring actress replace 34-year-old Latino songbird Jennifer Lopez, after Vuitton bosses decided they wanted a younger name in the role. ?Scarlett has been chosen because she?s young with classic looks that hint at a bygone age,? says a company insider. The actress, who will soon begin lensing the latest Mission Impossible adventure with Tom Cruise, debuts in an autumn campaign for the luxury luggage marque. Oh how much free luggage can one girl cope with?
The daughters of new reality tv starsHilton parents get in on the reality act
If you thought Paris Hilton‘s reality tv show was the pits then wait till you see what her parents have cooked up. Not to be outdone by their infamous party going daughter now Paris’ parents, Kathy and Rick Hilton, are getting in on the act with their own reality TV show. Kathy Hilton will host The Good Life, featuring 10 young women from around the country who will be introduced to different fields such as publishing, fashion and cosmetics to find the area best suited for their talent. Courtesy of Paris’ dad, contestants will stay at the Hilton-founded Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The winner will be determined through a process of elimination and land a job in her prospective field as well as a car and a one-year stay at the Waldorf-Astoria. Stay tuned for this riveting viewing on a tv near you!
Christina Aguilera set to marry
The “very happy and in love” ChristinaThe bride-to-be has remained rather reserved when asked about her romantic life. “My relationship is something I won’t talk about,” she said recently. “The only thing I’ll say is that I’m very happy right now.” But seems her friends are willing to fill in the bits CA wont reveal to the press, with one friend quoted as saying ?they are smitten with each other and Christina is relieved to be with someone who is down to earth and normal?. “She feels really grounded when she’s around Jordan. He does not care for the showbiz world and they really are just like a normal couple when she is out of the limelight,” the report quoted a friend of Christina as saying.
“They have a great understanding and are so in love. Marriage is the right thing for them to do. She is very busy though so I can’t see them being in a huge rush to go ahead with the ceremony straight away,” added the pop star’s friend thoughtfully. Oh how cute!
Bond…not for much longerLatest Bond movie lost the plot?
Pierce Brosnan has spoken frankly to the UK?s The Sun newspaper in which he accuses the producers of ruining Bond films with too many special effects and not enough plot. Could it be true that after twenty Bond films, the producers have finally succumbed to writer?s block? Sources at MGM studios have admitted that the current Bond film is in ?disarray? and definitely won?t be ready to commence filming later this year as planned. Brosnan says: ?The bar for these movies was raised so high with the last one (Die Another Day) and they don?t seem to know how to improve on it. ?They don?t have a script or a director so the rumours that we will begin filming in the autumn are just rumours.? And rumours abound as to who will actually play Bond this time, with Brosnan confirming he is definitely keen, but not certain of the role as yet. Could Brosnan be replaced after only four Bond films? Is our own Hugh Jackman a hot contender for the younger, spunkier James Bond? All we can say is as long as it is not Ben Affleck, then it works for us!
At least he’s got great pecsEnrique Iglesias: world’s smallest penis
Enrique?s stunning confession came after the 28-year-old was asked if he would go naked on an album cover, says UK newspaper The Sun. He said: “Maybe I’ve not got the biggest penis in the world. Maybe if you had the biggest penis in the world, you would sell records. But I don’t. I could actually have the smallest penis in the world out there.” Bet that makes fianc? Anna Kournikova cringe with embarrassment! Thanks for sharing Enrique!
Head to Mexico for tipsDid they really say that?
?School teaches girls how to be perfect wives?
A school in Mexico City is offering classes to teach girls how to become perfect wives.
The Tota Topete School is offering the special weekly after-school classes to 13 to 18-year-old girls, reports Las Ultimas Noticias. Lessons include cooking, sewing, ironing, childcare and special feminine touches such as putting flowers in bathrooms and having initials embroidered on towels. Professor Tota Topete said: “The skills learnt here are in danger of becoming lost as more Mexican women join the global tendency of concentrating more on their careers than taking proper care of the house. “Nowadays, every woman wants to work but that is simply not possible if you are a wife or a mother. That means not taking care of your husband and that could lead to divorce.” Great to see such a progressive view on women?s role in the family! NOT!
Grammys Lowdown continued…
Christina Aguilera claimed the trophy for Best Female Pop Performance and performed her hit song ?Beautiful?. The Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group award went to ?No Doubt? for Underneath It All, a song Gwen Stefani wrote about her husband, the very spunky Gavin Rossdale, guitarist for ?Bush?. Song Of The Year was presented to R&B crooner Luther Vandross and Richard Marx for their collaboration, “Dance With My Father”. Vandross, who suffered a stroke last April, and was unable to attend the ceremony, appeared on videotape earlier in the program. His business manager read a prepared statement when accepting the Grammy on Luther’s behalf.
Amy LeesAlternative band Evanescense was named Best New Artist. The rock band were embroiled in controversy last year when they were reported to have left their Christian music community behind them. But on the green carpet (not red as the event was sponsored by Heineken) singer Amy Lees declared it was all a media beat-up and that they were never a Christian music group! Upon receiving the award Amy Lees said she expected 50 Cent to win. “We’ve been nominated for a few different things, and I’m kind of used to seeing us up there and never getting anything,” she admitted. “When they actually said our name, I was truly stunned.” Referring to 50 Cent’s brief appearance onstage after Evanescence was announced, Lee said, “I expected him to win, as I guess he did. I guess he felt he should have won.”
OutKast proved the growing popularity of rap and hip-hop when the duo won three Grammys, including Best Urban/Alternative Performance for Hey Ya!, plus Best Rap Album and Album Of The Year for Speakerboxx/The Love Below. OutKast’s Andre “3000” Benjamin’s acceptance speech for Best Rap Album was the shortest of the night, when he just said “Thank you.” His partner, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton, was more expressive when accepting the Album Of The Year Grammy. ?Yo! Yo! All things due to the Most High for this one all day long,” he said. “Man, music is rocking like never before.” Well said boys!
MTV Music Awards cat fight!
Normally the biggest news after a gala awards event is who won what and who wore what! But the biggest news to come out of the recent MTV Europe Music Awards was the reported cat fight between pop rivals Christina Aguilera and Kelly Osborne. They say the scrap started before the show had even began with Aguilera refusing to walk down the red carpet if Osbourne, who was a guest VJ for the event, was even present on the red carpet! Meow! Ms Osbourne responded by calling Aguilera’s music “crap” and saying she was a “cow.” How delightfully juvenile! The insults and name-calling continued throughout the night with a skit of Aguilera throwing darts at a board decorated with a picture of Kelly Osbourne. Osbourne failed to see the funny side: “If Christina Aguilera has to resort to throwing darts at my head after everything she’s achieved and everything she’s done, then she’s a really sad, sorry person,” Kelly said while on stage presenting an award, “and I take it as a complete compliment.” The bitchiness continued with Aguilera later retorting “Honey, if you can dish it out, you’ve got to learn how to take it back!? Oww take it out back girls!
If the cat fight, profanities and musical performances weren?t enough to keep viewers glued to their sets, then the full-frontal nudity might have kept a few people interested! An assembly of nude protesters marched on stage during Travis‘ performance of Beautiful Occupation with signs that covered their naughty bits, which were lifted at the end of the song. And if that wasn?t enough, by the end of the show Aguilera asked a group of kilt-wearing men to flash their wares so she could decide who to take to the party after the show! What a way to pick a date? We think she might have deserved the privilege as she did host the event, dance in the opening and closing numbers and changed outfits 12 times during the night! Great job if you can get it!
Justin Timberlake the Prince of European Music
Ironically, the Europe Music awards were hijacked by American pop recording stars with Justin Timberlake, Beyonc? Knowles and Christina Aguilera big winners at this year’s racy event held in Edinburgh, Scotland. Britney?s ex won three awards – Best Album for Justified, Best Pop and Best Male. “If I could have had a picture-perfect night it wouldn’t have been as good as this,” he said. During the show, Timberlake played human beatbox during a performance by the Black Eyed Peas.
Beyonc? took home two trophies for: Best R&B and Best Song for Crazy in Love. She also performed with Sean Paul on Baby Boy.” The host of the show, Christina Aguilera, took home the award for Best Female artist, one of four awards she was nominated for. The award for Best Group went to Coldplay, Best Hip-Hop went to Eminem and Best Rock was handed to The White Stripes.
Will & Grace – and baby makes three
Debra Messing is going to be a mummy. The Will & Grace star and her screenwriter husband, Daniel Zelman, will become first-time parents some in late December. The pair has been married three years.
It?s unclear whether scriptwriters at NBC, producers of the hit series, will try to work in Messing?s pregnancy to the story lines in Will and Grace. Perhaps Grace will be sporting a range of baggy tops and big jackets, or else spend the rest of the series positioning herself strategically behind pot plants, desks and other belly-obscuring props!