By Elizabeth C.
HERE’S A LESSON FOR XTINA AND JOHN TRAVOLTA HATERS OUT THERE: It’s gonna take a lot more than fat-shaming and masseur accusations to turn their worlds upside down. You can’t shame them; both say they’re through with regret.
In interviews to promote her upcoming album, Lotus Christina’s talks about feeling lighter and more free — despite a weight gain that caused her record label to balk. “I really feel free and not as serious as I have been in the past,” The Voice judge tells ABC News. “This album represents a rebirth for me, going through a few interesting years and coming out stronger. Even the title itself is symbolic of a flower that can withstand even the harshest conditions and still remain strong and beautiful. I have always been one to encourage perseverance.”
The pop star says her albums always have an autobiographical feel to them. “You can really gauge my state of mind by listening to my albums,” she says. “Some are darker, some more thoughtful, and others more playful.” So you can leap to the conclusion that she’s feeling joyfully murderous after watching her latest foray into the form, Your Body, a carnival-colored assault on our senses.
“Warning: No men were harmed in the making of this video,” the video announces before unfolding its one-woman crime wave.
“It’s true what you heard, I am a freak, I’m disturbed. So come and give me your worst, oh yeah. “
Xtina’s curves fuel the sexy, in part because she’s through giving control over her body to her marketers. “You are working with a fat girl. Know it now and get over it,” Aguilera told her record label after gaining 15 pounds. “They need a reminder sometimes that I don’t belong to them. It’s my body.”
” “Let me tell you,” she says of the weight gain, “that wasn’t an easy pill for them to swallow” — prompting label execs to even call an “emergency meeting” with her. But the threats didn’t work.
“My body can’t put anyone in jeopardy of not making money anymore,” she says. “My body is just not on the table that way anymore.”
In fact, don’t bother making her dwell in the past or guilt at all. ” I don’t believe in regrets,” she tells ABC. “Life is too short to not take chances.”
That’s the story John Travolta’s telling these days too. The Hollywood A-lister faced several lawsuits that he coerced male masseurs in attempts to get some on-hands lovin’ but those suits seemed to have quietly died. And despite reports suggesting that he and his wife Kelly Preston were headed for divorce, the two continue to put on a united front.
Travolta received a lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian Film Festival, where he waxed philosophical about his past — and future.
“I don’t believe in regrets,” the Scientologist reportedly said. “I believe your future’s in your tomorrows, but I do believe you learn from the past. It’s been a good life. It’s been filled with ups and downs, and fascinating adventures. As long as it’s the right wife and the right family, I think it’s marvelous. I have the right one, and I’m very happy for it. I know we’re kind of dinosaurs in Hollywood, being together so long. But it works.”
So save your pity, Doug Gotterba. Kely Preston is obviously Ms. Right.