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Christina Aguilera arrested on public-drunkenness charge in West Hollywood [Updated]

March 1, 2011 |  6:48 am

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/.a/6a00d8341c630a53ef01348822d8c7970c-350wi Singer Christina Aguilera was arrested by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies on suspicion of public drunkenness early Tuesday morning, officials said.

Aguilera, 30, was booked on a single count of public drunkenness at the West Hollywood sheriff's station.

[Updated at 6:52 a.m.: Officials said deputies pulled over a car in which Aguilera was a passenger near a West Hollywood club. The driver was cited for drunk driving, and Aguilera also was taken into custody because she was intoxicated, the officials said. She was being released on $250 bail.]

Aguilera made headlines at the Super Bowl for forgetting some words for the national anthem. She later issued an apology: "I got so caught up in the moment of the song that I lost my place. I can only hope that everyone could feel my love for this country and that the true spirit of its anthem still came through."

She starred opposite Cher in last year's movie "Burlesque."

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: Christina Aguilera. Credit: Los Angeles Times