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A mere three days separate their Scottish appearances. But how much do CHRISTINA AGUILERA and MARIAH CAREY have in common? More than you’d think, as it happens. Fact-finding missmnaries: Rowana Grant & Brian Donaldson

Christina Aquilera

ls rumoured to be filming a romantic comedy

soon with Sean Connery in the Highlands

Was insulted by him in the ‘Real Slim Shady' '

video. so she was slightly miffed at having to present him with an MTV award

On occasion

Heat handed her its Worst Dressed Celebrity

Award in 2001

Two chaps kissed in the ‘Beautiful' video. earning her a gong at the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation Media Awards

‘Dirrty' and all that Lady Marmalade stuff. Her 80-year-old gran said she looked like ‘a whore'

Steak and potatoes get her mouth watering every single time

Still suffers panic attacks from the beatings

she received from her dad as a child. forcing her to sleep with a can of pepper spray

The ‘Dirrty' video

Has been spotted puffing away in public and

posed with a tab in her hand during a saucy O shoot; but the official line is ‘no'

Trying to maintain a sweet and innocent image against all her natural animal instincts brought her to the brink of insanity

Speedway: ‘She's probably one of the better

hip hop artists that's kicking about just now. And she snogged Madonna.‘

Mariah Carey

Has had a kilt designed for her show here

Called him ‘a little girl' after he threatened to sample a message she left on his answer machine

Like. all the time

People Magazine gave her its number one slot in 1999

Writhed around with a crew of scantily clad gents during a performance at London club GAY

Midriff-baring, gyrating video with Busta Rhymes; her Def Jam boss Lyor Cohen pleaded With her to cover up

A radio station in Atlanta auctioned off a half-eaten turkey sandwich with her bitemarks on it

Claims to have regularly rung 911 as a six- year-old due to the domestic mayhem in her home

Playing a fight manager in Sweet Scrence

A teenage smoker but quit to save her lovely voice

Denied attempting to commit suiCide prior to being admitted to a Connecticut psychiatric clinic

Busta Rhymes: ‘I felt good Vibing with Mariah. When she listened to me Singing. she said it was cute.‘

I Mariah Carey, SECC, Glasgow, 25 Oct; Christina Agux/era. SECC. Glasgow. 28 Oct. For Speedway see rock list/rigs page 46.

16 THE LIST 18 Sep—2 Oct 2003

I The Proclaimers Carling Academy. Glasgow. 10 Oct. SOLD OUT; Usher Hall. Edinburgh. 11 Oct. A rejuvenated Scottish institution. the Reid twins are firing on all cylinders.

I Damien Rice King Tut's. Glasgow. 11 Oct. Beautiful and intimate singer songwriter magic from massive Irish success story. I The Donne: Garage. Glasgow. 12 Oct. Sassy ladies with bubblegum guitars the Ramones having a slumber party.

I Saian Supe Crew Garage. Glasgow. 13 Oct. Fiery leftfield hip hop from innovative and fast-rising French collective.

I mm Carling Academy. Glasgow. 14 Oct. Returning after drummer Neil Primrose's neck break. Travis make an invigomted return with the album 12 Memories.

I Mme! Barrowiand. Glasgow. 19 Oct. Homecoming mayhem for those excellent purveyors of quiet bit/loud bit dynamic soundscapes.

I The Benny: King Tut's. Glasgow. 19 Oct. Aretha Franklin fronting the M05. and as great as that sounds. I Funeral {or a "lend, The Movlellfe and Million Dead Garage. Glasgow. 21 Oct; Liquid Room. Edinburgh. 23 Oct. D