The Word: Christina Aguilera is still a fighter

Christina Aguilera

You know “The Voice” has arrived in the world of reality TV when its feuding judges are making more headlines than the contestants. Jermaine Paul may have been crowned the winner Tuesday night, but all eyes were on Christina Aguilera.

Aguilera was what some called out as extra harsh with contestant Tony Lucca — a fellow “Mickey Mouse Club” alum — and it reportedly led to problems with Lucca’s mentor on the show, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine. “You could cut the tension with a knife,” a source tells UsMagazine.com of Monday night’s taping. “Adam also talks a ton of s– about Christina and makes fun of her behind her back.”

While Christina claims it’s not personal and doesn’t even remember Lucca from their Disney days, another Mouseketeer isn’t so sure. “Britney was in love with [Lucca]. Christina was in love with him. Mylin [Brooks] was in love with him,” Dale Godboldo tells TMZ. “All of this ['Voice'] madness was not brought on by Tony.”

Christina reportedly apologized backstage to Lucca for the drama, but come on — this is the closest thing a child star has to walking into her high school reunion hot. If she needs to spin around in her scary “Voice” space chair and pretend not to recognize the chubby quarterback begging for approval in front of her, we say go for it.

Beyonce talks motherhood

Beyonce is enjoying motherhood so much that she’s already planning to have more kids, she tells Entertainment Tonight. “I have such a full life,” she says of life with Blue Ivy Carter. “I feel like now I know the reason that I was born.”

That’s the difference between Beyonce and us. We would have considered “Single Ladies” the accomplishment of a lifetime — a reason to get out of bed for at least another five years — but then she goes and creates a human.

Against Me! singer comes out as transgender

Tom Gabel, founder and singer of punk rock group Against Me!, will soon undergo hormone treatments and begin living as a woman.

“I’m going to have embarrassing moments, and that won’t be fun,” Gabel says in an interview with Rolling Stone. “But that’s part of what talking to you is about — is hoping people will understand, and hoping they’ll be fairly kind.”

Gabel will remain married to her wife Heather, and take the name Laura Jane Grace.

Members of Gaslight Anthem were quick to show support on the band’s surprisingly touching Tumblr (where all posts are signed “Gossip Girl”). “So Tom’s gonna be Laura now… and in 2012 I still find people on the Internet commenting on another persons life how they insult and condemn a person for his choices,” they wrote. “You can’t hate them, and they have the right, here in America, to make their own choices and live their lives free of prejudice. So go live, Tom.”


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