Christina Aguilera Post-Bust: It's Hard Under the "Microscope"

Entertainment Mar. 16, 2011 AT 6:47PM
Christina Aguilera Post-Bust: It's Hard Under the "Microscope" Credit: PacificCoastNews.com

Xtina's getting back to work!

Two weeks after being jailed for public intoxication (beau Matthew Rutler was charged with a DUI the same night), Christina Aguilera was in a cheerful mood while promoting her new show, The Voice, in L.A. Tuesday.

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As son Max, 2, snuck Oreo cookies from the snack table, the singer, who will act as judge and mentor for the NBC singing competition, talked openly about the pitfalls of fame. "We're only able to be seen through the microscope of the media and what people gossip about," Aguilera, 30, told UsMagazine.com during her first public appearance since the headline grabbing arrest.

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Yet the singer, whose recent booze-fueled outings have raised eyebrows, didn't let anything dampen her mood.

She yukked it up with fellow judge Adam Levine and played with son Max throughout the interview. Added Aguilera, "You take the good with the bad. It's by telling our stories, sharing our experiences and really giving a first hand look at us as human beings [that shows] who we really are apart from what we seem to be."

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A lesson she's eager to pass on to the aspiring superstars on the show. "I am ready to share it all so I'm really excited," she gushed. "I hope we can find the next biggest thing. But I'm not looking for vocal acrobatics. I really sincerely want to be moved by raw talent."

Though, don't be mistaken, this isn't anything like those other singing shows, insists the star. "The Voice isn't about tearing people down," said Aguilera. "I want to bring people up. I want to empower them and give them all the tools I had. I love that I get to be a part of that."

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