She may be glad that Charlie Sheen is the focus of all the latest celebrity news and gossip, but Christina Aguilera is having a tough time lately. She was arrested Tuesday near the Sunset Strip with boyfriend Matthew Rutler, and has coped with several setbacks in recent months. Last year she announced that she and husband Jordan Bratman were divorcing, and the box office take for last year’s movie Burlesque, was disappointing.
The buzz surrounding her latest album, “Bionic” was not positive, and then Aguilera missed a line of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. But friends and industry representatives don’t see this latest celebrity news as a nuclear-scale meltdown like that of Sheen and of fellow singer Britney Spears a few years ago. Keith Caulfield of Billboard says, “Maybe she just needs a little bit of time off, (to) collect her thoughts.”