Friday, July 21, 2006

Christina Aguilera: I Want Kids

LePaparazzi Celebrity News Updates

Christina Aguilera

Christina Aguilera and her music exec husband Jordan Bratman plan to have kids – just not quite yet, according to the singer.

"In five years time I'd probably like to start thinking about a child," the 25-year-old star said on Britain's GMTV morning show Friday, "and probably writing about that experience in my life on my next record."

In fact, she says her personal life is usually reflected in her music, including her current single, "Ain't No Other Man," which she performed Thursday at London's Koko club. "I definitely write according to specific things that are going on in my life and just having been married there is definitely one man in my life and there ain't no other man."

As for her marriage, Aguilera, who is known for her defiant self-confidence, says in a new interview that she wished she had a father figure to walk her down the aisle last November.

She tells Billboard magazine in its new issue that, when planning her Napa Valley wedding to Bratman, she thought, "I'm a performer.

I can totally walk myself down the aisle." But as she walked toward her groom to the sound of "Ava Maria," "I just realized it would be really nice to have that male protector in your life, to have felt that your entire life, and to have that one person give you away to the next man that's going to take care of you."

Aguilera was 6 when her father, Fausto, an Ecuador-born U.S. Army sergeant, and mother, Shelly, separated. Aguilera and her sister, Rachel, moved with their mom from Staten Island, N.Y., to the Pittsburgh suburb of Wexford, Pa., and Aguilera has had virtually no contact with her father since.

Aguilera, who is about to release her new album, the two-CD Back to Basics, says of her childhood, "I never really had this father figure, which never bothered me. I had my mom, I had people that did love me and care for me."

Back to Basics pays homage to vintage jazz, soul and blues styles, which Aguilera says inspire her. "Not to say that music today doesn't have heart, but it's really few and far between because technology has advanced itself so much that anybody can be a singer," she says. "Back in the day, you had to know how to sing."

However, there is one contemporary artist she admires: Madonna. "I saw her last tour," she says. "I'm looking at this woman, she's got two kids at home, (and) she's still able to do it. She's got the stamina to be up on that stage, she looks amazing and it's just really inspiring. And so I look at that and go, 'Wow, I'm 25, what am I complaining about? I better get off my butt.' "


Remini Held Suri Cruise During L.A. Visit

Leah Remini

We have a Suri Sighting. Although Suri Cruise has not been seen in public since her April 18 birth, Leah Remini, a friend of Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, and a fellow Scientologist, says she has seen the infant.

"She's a beaming baby. She looks like Tom and Katie, she's just beautiful," the 36-year-old actress, star of the CBS sitcom "The King of Queens," tells People magazine in its July 31 issue.
Remini says she held Suri during a recent visit to the couple's home in Los Angeles.

Cruise and Holmes are "just great parents," Remini says. "There wasn't a second she was out of their arms except when I held her."

A Cruise child, typically, keeps a low profile. His two older children from his marriage to Nicole Kidman weren't photographed until 1996, when Connor was 1 and Isabella was 3.

Cruise spokesman Arnold Robinson has asked for privacy for Suri.

If and when Cruise, 44, and Holmes, 27, decide to introduce their daughter to the world, "it will be at their discretion and not anybody else's," he told The Associated Press recently.


Naomi Campbell Is Reportedly Arrested

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell was arrested after allegedly causing a disturbance outside a former boyfriend's home, a British newspaper reported Friday.

The Sun tabloid said police were called after Campbell, 36, arrived at the house in the early hours of July 10 seeking the return of some belongings.

The Metropolitan Police confirmed that a 36-year-old woman had been detained for breach of the peace after "reports of a woman causing a disturbance" in London's Belgravia district.
She was freed without charge several hours later. Police retrieved the belongings, "and the woman left the scene," the force said in a statement. "No further action will be taken."
Campbell's representatives did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

Campbell has a history of volatile behavior. Last month the London-born model appeared in a New York court to face allegations that she threw a cell phone at a maid in a dispute over a missing pair of jeans.

In 2003, the supermodel was sued by a former administrative assistant who said Campbell had thrown a phone at her during a tantrum.

In August 2004 Campbell and her maid came to blows, with the worker claiming the supermodel slapped her across the face. Campbell accused maid Millicent Burton of instigating the fight.


Nissan Pulls Hot Car Ad With Kim Cattrall

02/29/2004 - Kim Cattrall - 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Morton's - Beverly Hills, CA © Glenn Harris / Photorazzi

Japanese carmaker Nissan said Friday it has pulled a raunchy commercial starring "Sex and the City" actress Kim Cattrall from New Zealand television after complaints over its content.

Cattrall, who plays sex-obsessed, promiscuous Samantha Jones in the hugely successful U.S. series, appears in the ad purring with excitement about Nissan's new sedan.

"Why didn't you tell me it was so big, I just wasn't prepared for it?" she gushes. "The all-new Nissan Tiida makes you feel really, really, really good inside."

She tells a salesman: "Ah! That was amazing. Absolutely fabulous! I mean the great body and the way you moved it."

The double entendre-laced ad was approved by New Zealand's Television Commercial Approvals Bureau before broadcast. Nevertheless, it sparked a number of complaints to the Advertising Standards Complaints Board.

Nissan said it was taking the commercial off the air before the board could consider the objections.

"We made this decision in the interest of self-regulation and in response to public feedback," Nissan said in a statement.

New Zealand generally is regarded as liberal when it comes to TV ad content, with no complaints reported about the Australian tourism campaign "Where the bloody hell are you?" which was banned in the UK.


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