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Entertainment

new video

Aguilera’s By BLAKE GALL

which she

wearing an almost

is

ensemble makes your jaw non-existent

Christina Aguilera

is

back with

new album and a racy video

a

definitely

is

raising

that

some eye-

my

brows.

Aguilera’s

first

single

Dirrty

from the album Stripped has crecommotion over the

sets

of

sexual content in the video.

This

Sporting a bikini and a pair of is

hiding nothing,

her

including morals.

The

video with

starts

of

shot

mouth moves

a

her then a

to

sequence that isn’t too shocking. A sudden

mood

sexuality. fol-

is

lowed by a boxing match Carayannis which Aguilera wins, another dance in a quilt that barely passes her hip bone, the mandatory dance scene under a waterfall and a few lewd acts with some muscular men. All of it may be more

some viewers

are ready

for.

Stephana Hung, a 20-year-old pre-optometry student at the University of Waterloo thinks the video is definitely pushing the

Hung

switch to her dance

off...”

the

than

motorcycle

‘til

clothes

come

ated a lot of

chaps Aguilera

what

is

drop.

“Sweatin’

number

in

SPOKE, November

envelope.

“She

examHung. The video is considered so lewd that it has been given a parental advisory and been banned in some European countries. Vicki Carayannis, of 22, Kitchener, doesn’t approve of the imagery either. “She is .sending out the message that sex is good but doesn’t say anything about being careful,” Carayannis said. Aguilera is known to have a fan ple for

is

supposed

young

to set an

girls,” said

make

a dif-

ference. Parents don’t have time

use their .sexuality to get

girls to

what they want,” said Hung.

“Christina

check advisories before every

Tramble said. Adelaide Fonseca, of 25, Cambridge, had a slightly differ-

seems

ent opinion.

much,” Fonseca

video,”

wouldn’t approve

“I

daughter but guess

it’s

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is ‘Dirrty’

idea but won’t really

to

2002

4,

if it’s

if

OK,” Fonseca

Aguilera’s Job

is

it

was

my

her job then

be

to

using her .sexutoo

ality a little

said.

“Maybe

1

we

should create a

.said.

to entertain but

channel devoted

strongly influenced by her. This

have artists who express them-

music Fonseca and then people will be ready for it,” said Tramble. Perhaps this entire buzz is what Aguilera wanted. It .seems to be

video definitely doesn’t take that

selves but they

getting

her

fact into consideration.

have

whether

it is

“She is using sex to sell but you have to wonder what kind of

into

considera-

tion

who’s

base of adolescent girls

who

are

she has,” said Tammy Tramble, 20, a business marketing student at Conestoga. “The parental advisory is a good ethics

many people

feel this is

more than

entertainment. “It’s

good

videos,

to

take

to

racy

to

The what

watching,” said

a

of attention

lot

positive or negative.

million-dollar question will she

do

is

to gain attention

with her follow-up video?

“What’s

Carayannis.

“She’s young Tramble

next,

intercourse?”

questioned Hung.

and having fun but she’s

telling

Sniper shootings postpone movie indefinitely By JASON NOE

for

Hollywood movies, becoming

postponed due

The upcoming has been

film Phone Booth postponed indefinitely

that

because of the recent sniper shoot-

It

was ready

to

be released on

Colin Farrell and

The movie is set in New York and was directed by Joel Schumacher whose film credits include Bad Company, A Time to Kill and Falling Down. Previews of Phone Booth were already being shown in theatres and over the Kiefer Sutherland.

anticipation of

its

open-

Farrell plays a fast-talking publi-

was of the events on Sept. directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and 11.

out that he’s cheating. Things start

going bad for Farrell when he leaves the booth, and the phone

He answers that the man on

cross the street.

the

the phone to hear other end (Sutherland) has a sniper rifle and that he’ll shoot if Farrell leaves the booth. To send a mesinnocent an shoots sage he

bystander walking across the police quickly arrive

street.

and think

that the shooter is actually Farrell.

They demand he come out of the but he can’t because booth, 20th Century Fox believes that is

too close to the real

shootings in the Washington D.C. area that occurred during October.

The movie was shown

featured a (Internet photo)

plane.

movie Phone Booth has been postponed because the plot has too many similarities to the Washingtonarea sniper attacks. It may be released in 2003.

The release

Toronto

of the

film

this

festival

past

September and received mixed reviews by critics. A new release date for the movie has not been set, but

it

could be in 2003.

support Fox in whatever decision they make regarding a “I’ll

release date,”

Schumacher

said in

an interview to Daily Variety. “But

Sutherland will shoot him.

at

the

previews playing

It

remains

Phone Booth and

the recent sniper

shootings are such different cases,

probably won’t make comparisons. There are serial killers that haven’t been caught.

that

filmgoers

Dragon?”

The same Schumacher

thing

happened

last year,

to

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Even though

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The

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Hopkins played U.S. agents trying to stop terrorists in New York. But because of the terrorist attacks on Bad Company was Sept. 11, pushed back until June 2002. It was supposed to have opened last

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uses the phone booth to call his girlfriend, played by Katie Holmes, so that his wife won’t find

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collapsed a building in

York.

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