Aguilera Dumped From Vibe Cover For Bobby Brown
CHRISTINA AGUILERA has been axed from the front cover of Vibe Magazine's October (06) edition in favour of troubled performer BOBBY BROWN. The DIRRTY star gave an interview and posed for a photo shoot for the publication as part of the publicity for her new album BACK TO BASICS - but the feature has been shelved after new owners took over the magazine. Aguilera's piece was ditched and she was replaced by Brown. Relations between Vibe and Aguilera worsened when the magazine planned to put the sexy photos of the diva on its website but not in the print version. Aguilera's manager IRVING AZOFF even wrote Vibe a letter accusing its management of a breach of contract. The singer's representative CINDY GUAGENTI says, "When there's a change at a magazine, you understand that there might be a new direction. But Christina is completely within the scope of the magazine - she is very relevant to Vibe's readers, and we would still like them to honour their commitment. We want them to give us back our cover!" But the magazine's new editor Danyel Smith, who was appointed by the new owners, tells the New York Daily News, "I can't speak on the previous administration and what they did promise or didn't promise. But there was never an article to put anywhere. There was never a written piece. "We had considered putting the photos online and then decided against it."