Christina Aguilera says trip to Rwanda to feed the hungry was fulfilling
Aguilera says it’s unrealistic to expect someone to turn into an overnight sensation and cites her own career as an example. “It’s not like everything needs to be like boom, boom, boom, then record deal, then No. 1 success. It doesn’t happen like that. It didn’t happen that way for me either. Like, for instance…my experience with `The Mickey Mouse Club’, the alumni from that show, you know, you have huge names Britney (Spears), Justin (Timberlake), Ryan Gosling, you know, all these names come from that show. But, you know, right after the show, did we rocket to success right after it? No. It takes time.” Of season four winner, Danielle Bradbery, “The Voice” host and producer Carson Daly argued that she has time on her side. “She has eight years to figure it out, her voice, an album, whatever it might be. And in eight years she’ll be the same age as Taylor Swift is right now. She’s got time,” he said. Bradbery’s new single “The Heart of Dixie” debuted at No. 58 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No.
Christina Aguilera Promotes ‘The Voice’ Season 5, Displays Svelte Figure
Brands World Hunger Relief effort. Aguilera is in a new PSA that debuts Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.(Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP, File) By Associated Press, NEW YORK Christina Aguilera says that although she went to Rwanda to help others, she ended up helping herself. The 32-year-old singer visited Rwanda in June for a hunger relief effort. She said the experience helped her ground herself. Looking for things to do? Select one or more criteria to search Kid-friendly Get ideas It came at a time in my life when I really needed to be far removed from anything to do with work or being on camera, the Grammy winner said in a recent interview. It came at a time in my life when I needed to sort of experience whats going on with the world beyond entertainment. Aguilera has been a spokesperson for Yum! Brands World Hunger Relief effort since 2009, and has also traveled to Haiti and Guatemala. She said being a mother she has a 5-year-old son Max made her feel more empathetic for those suffering from hunger around the world. Its so sad to think theres nothing that sets any of us apart, she said. And when you go into the field, you really see that and feel that were all one in the same, its just were born under different circumstances, and its sad and I dont understand why, but I feel what I feel and I did what I can. On her Rwanda trip, The Voice mentor served food to children and visited refugee camps, which she called one of the most difficult moments. They had to escape everything and everybody they knew and loved, and its just a lot to really open yourself up and feel all that, she said, on the brink of tears. And you just want to help out in whatever way that you can, and obviously I get emotional about it when talking about it, but I think its important to feel those things. Yum! Brands Inc. is the parent company to KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell.
Lady Gaga: ‘Christina Aguilera criticism was unfair’
12, 2013, 10:26 AM EST Lady Gaga has branded long-running rumours of a feud with Christina Aguilera total “nonsense” and urged fans to stop pitting female artists against each other. Aguilera was accused of copying her fellow singer’s more risque look and musical sound when she launched her 2010 album Bionic, and Gaga has now insisted the Candyman star was treated unfairly. The Poker Face hitmaker was asked about the feud rumours and the comparisons between the two women during an appearance on U.S. TV show Watch What Happens Live, and she insisted there was never any bad blood between the two singers. She told host Andy Cohen, “I’m a very big fan of Christina Aguilera… From the very beginning of when my career started there was all this controversy about the two of us, and I always felt that it was very unfair to her… I just think it’s very unfair of anyone to pit another woman against another woman especially in the space of music when we are all just trying to be taken seriously… as females because we’re not taken seriously as real musicians… “Christina is an incredible vocalist and an incredible artist. From me to her, I’m so sorry for anything that anyone ever said to her because of my existence. I hope that she never felt (bad) about it because when I was 15, I was singing (Aguilera’s song) I Turn to You at the top of my lungs trying to hit all her notes. So she was an inspiration to me to have a wider vocal range, and I just think it’s all total nonsense the way that they do that.” Popular Searches
Credit: Gregg DeGuire/WireImage Christina Aguilera definitely knows how to make her haters eat their words. The returning Voice coach turned heads at an NBC press event in Beverly Hills on Saturday, July 27, when she rocked the carpet in a tight pink minidress that revealed some major weight loss and a new, fit figure. The 32-year-old singer looked tan and rested in a clingy pink frock as she struck poses on the red carpet, her long blonde hair down in loose waves. A source tells Us that Aguilera has managed her slim-down with a combination of healthy eating and working out. “It’s more of a mind-body thing for her,” a source previously told Us of Aguilera’s commitment to shedding the pounds. “She believes in exercise that she enjoys, doing strength work as opposed to intense cardio.” Christina Aguilera was under plenty of public scrutiny last fall after showing off a fuller figure. Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images The singer has been showing off a slimmer figure in recent weeks, and made headlines when she debuted an estimated 20-pound weight loss on The Voice season four finale on June 18, when she performed opposite Pitbull for her No.1 hit “Feel This Moment.” “I’m the type of person that I cannot live in front of a camera 24 hours a day,” the “Your Body” singer told reporters on Saturday. “I have to take breaks and stay connected with myself, and I think it’s important so that you can then be your best on-camera and find your own happiness with it.” PHOTOS: Christina Aguilera’s style evolution Last fall, Aguilera faced major scrutiny over her fluctuating weight, leading co-coach Adam Levine to speak up in her defense during a Q&A in New York City on Oct. 26. “The one thing about culture right now, celebrity culture particularly, is people feel like they can just say nasty things about other people, whether it’s Christina or whether it’s me,” he said at the time. “She gets a lot and it pisses me off. Of course I have her back and of course I defend her.”