The Daily Shuffle: Christina Aguilera Laughs About Past Year

christina aguileraChristina Aguilera told Us Magazine that she’s aware that last year wasn’t her best. She said, “In light of the past year, there have been obvious setbacks. I’ve gone through a really hard divorce, and anyone who has gone through a divorce will speak about how hard the journey is from start to finish. It’s a life-uprooting time and there have been hiccups along the way that unfortunately the whole world gets to witness and judge. I can laugh about my own hiccups and my own experiences in life because I’m getting through it. But I get to share these experiences with these people and I get to say that not every performance day is going to be a great day.” – Us

Dr. Drew continues to insist that he doesn’t need to treat celebrities in order to comment publicly on their diseases, and the reasons why the rest of us find them insufferable. He said, “it’s bizarre to me that you can have political commentators, sports commentators, weather commentators, but with medicine, people go, ‘you can’t do that.’ It’s like, if you show me a picture of a rash, I don’t have to know the person to tell you what that rash is. There are lots of medical conditions that you can diagnose never having met the person. Soon enough, we’ll have telemedicine and do it through the internet — that’s the future. You can educate people about politics, criminality, the law, but not about medicine? It’s just silly… I really don’t want to hurt anybody, but to say the truth and to offer words that might be helpful in understanding what some of these conditions are. I can’t see any reason not to do that. That’s changing things for the better.” Oh, and the title of the interview is “Dr. Drew: ‘I’m Not Addicted to Fame.'” – THR

Madonna‘s charity, Success for Kids, is being investigated by the FBI. They are examining it and looking for “several irregularities and suspicious activity.” The FBI is also investigating the Kabbalah Center that’s located in Los Angeles, because it has received millions from Madonna and helped fund her other charity, Raising Malawi. – Monsters and Critics

Katie Couric told the New York Times, “I would have given people what they were used to, a traditional newscast. And then as they got to know me and got more comfortable, then I would’ve started toying with the format and trying new things. I think we were overly ambitious. We probably would have been better off playing it a little safer.” – People