Christina opens art exhibition hall
Christina Aguilera has performed at a Los Angeles art gallery to mark the opening of a new exhibition hall.
Nicole Richie, Kim Kardashian, Tom Hanks, Teri Hatcher, James Franco, Joan Collins, Don Cheadle and Molly Sims were among the stars who attended the event at the Los Angeles County Museum Of Art.
Christina, backed by a 20-piece orchestra and two singers, looked like a Hollywood siren in long platinum hair and a curve-hugging cream gown.
She sang her hit Beautiful followed by what she called "my favourite song in the whole world of all time," John Lennon's Imagine.
The star, looking curvy in her outfit, apologised for pausing between songs to sip water and spray a mist in her mouth, explaining she has sore throat. She sang two more songs and closed by saying she was honoured to perform at the event.
Museum trustee Jane Nathanson called the event, opening the Lynda and Stewart Resnick Exhibition Pavilion, "the most spectacular and successful fundraiser for art in Los Angeles".