Christina Aguilera is going country, but it’s all for show.
Xtina, whose acting credits are really limited to “Burlesque” and a cameo as herself in “Get Him to the Greek,” will recur on “Nashville” later this season.
On the ABC sudser, she’ll play pop star Jade St. John, which is second only to Courtney Love’s Elle Dallas from “Empire” as the most awesomely bad (fake) celebrity moniker of the current TV season.
E! Online reports that Hayden Panettiere’s Juliette Barnes will give Jade “a smack down of the ages… one that leaves the pop star crying!”
Not only that, but she might be starting a fling with Luke Wheeler (Will Chase).
Unless it’s a bait-and-switch, Christina will be going back to brunette for the role, as she teased with an on-set photo this week.
Aside from “Nashville,” she’s still putting up a good fight against her fellow coaches on NBC’s “The Voice.”
She returned for the new cycle after taking the fall season off, because she was pregnant with her daughter, Summer Rain.
Are you excited to see what Xtina will do on “Nashville”? Let us know what you think of the casting down in the comments!
Troy Frisby is a pop culture writer who is obsessed with anything even remotely related to TV (anything with a script), pop music (anything with a beat) and Rose McGowan (no exceptions).