But at the end of it all, she still keeps her chin up.
Taking on one of two W Magazine covers this month, the 30-year-old songstress opened up about a series of unfortunate events she has suffered over the last year, the childhood pain she still carries and how she keeps stays strong through it all.
Not surprisingly, the singer copes through music.
“I felt caged by my childhood. And unsafe: Bad things happened in my home; there was violence,” she confessed to the magazine.
“‘The Sound of Music’ looked like a form of release. I would open my bedroom window to sing out like Maria. In my own way, I’d be in those hills.”
One of the things she also opened up about, was her film debut Burlesque, which didn’t do well in the box office.
While sad that it failed, she has no regrets about the role.
“During production, I was going through a lot of self-discovery. As a quote-unquote pop star, you have your entourage with you at all times. When you enter and leave a place, backstage, even at home—you always have your team. On the movie set, I didn’t have anyone around me. And it felt good. When I first met my husband, I needed that helping hand to take the reins and look after me. After the movie, I grew out of being that little girl: I became more of an adult.”
But now that she is one of four judges on “The Voice”, Aguilera seems to be experiencing success again.
Having just released a new song with fellow “The Voice” judge Cee Lo Green titled “Nasty”, the singer has also launched her new perfume, Royal Desire, on Wednesday.
Aguilera seems to be back on track to happiness. Hopefully, better things will come her way in the near future.
Digital Spy is reporting that Cher is going country for her next album. What?
Country music producer Mark Bright has confirmed that he will be working on a new album with Cher in the near future. Bright has worked with numerous country acts, and is known as one of the masterminds behind all three of Carrie Underwood’s studio albums.
When asked about working with Cher, he told Silk and Denim Music: “Cher knows that her listeners also listen to country music, so she felt it was a natural thing to develop a country music relationship.”
The album would be the first solo effort from Cher since 2001′s Living Proof. That’s a decade!
The star has recently appeared in the film and soundtrack for “Burlesque” alongside Christina Aguilera. Although Cher won a Golden Globe for the song ‘You Haven’t Seen The Last Of Me’ from the film’s soundtrack, she failed to win an Oscar.
Cher is such an icon, and I can guarantee that her dedicated fans will follow her no matter what music path she decides to embark on, but country? Really? I guess her deep, crooner voice would fit with the genre, but I just have such an image of Cher as this electronic disco diva that I find it hard to picture her in a cowboy hat.
Props to her for trying something new, though. Unlike Avril Lavigne or the Backstreet Boys, who have been doing this forever without a change in style, at least Cher is taking a risk. And I like risk-taking. Yeehaw, Cher, Yee-haw.
If you are expecting a production akin to Baz Luhurmann’s Moulin Rouge or Bob Fosse’s Cabaret, you should probably just stay home and rewatch one of those films. If you are looking for a holiday “feel good” film, then look no further and go see Burlesque.
We have seen enough pop stars make the jump to Hollywood film before with films like Crossroads with Britney Spears, to know that often times it doesn’t turn out well. Surprisingly enough, Aguilera isn’t completely terrible in Burlesque. Obviously, her role doesn’t call for much acting talent, but for her film debut I’ll go as far to say that she wasn’t too shabby. The film however is limited by its cliche “country girl goes to Hollywood to make it big” storyline.
Aguilera plays Ali, a lonely gal from Iowa who takes a bus to Hollywood and becomes intrigued by the glitz and glamour of a burlesque club. Ali starts out as a waitress in the club until she finally proves she is worthy of the stage. The rags to riches story is filled with sequins, corsets, and a whole lot of Cher. Cher has proven that she is a talented actress, but this role kind of taints her abilities. Cher is incredibly reminiscent of Dr. Frankenfurter from The Rocky Horror Picture Show and not because she is scantily clad and armed with garder belts, but more due to her staunch black hair and caked on makeup that illuminates her artificially enlarged lips and sky-high cheekbones. While it is true that Cher’s physical appearance does not hinder her acting abilities, she just doesn’t really sell it. Cher is also known as a great singer, but her vocal stylings seem out of place next to Aguilera’s gospel-esque style.
The whole film sort of turns into this drawn out Christina Aguilera concert. Remember when Aguilera sang and starred in the music video for “Lady Marmalade”? Well, Burlesque is basically that plus a cliche love story, a little Hollywood temptation, and some rivalry.
We guess its a slow news day. People.com has published an article about Christina Aguilera’s New Year’s Resolution. What’s the resolution you ask? “To continue having the best life ever” is her resolution for 2010, she said while hosting a New Year’s party at Tao Las Vegas Thursday. “I paved the way for the work this year .”
So that maybe a fair comment. She does have a brand new album coming out soon and a movie co-starring Cher called “Burlesque” (she seems fit for the role). So keep up the good work Christina!
There are reports out there that Christina Aguilera is interested in starring in “Burlesque,” a film about a modern-day striptease dancer, sources tell E! Online, reports mtvnews.com.
Although the site doesn’t have further information about how far along Aguilera is in the process of securing the role, there is word that “Dancing With the Stars” starlet Julianne Hough has also met with producers about co-starring as a pregnant showgirl.