We know Christina Aguilera can trill, but can she shill? Coca-Cola thinks so: The teen chanteuse has inked a deal to appear in U.S. print and TV ads for the soft drink giant. One hitch: the Screen Actors Guild strike, which has forced Britney Spears and ‘N Sync to back away from their own commercials. No word on whether Aguilera will follow their lead and donate a portion of future concert proceeds to the striking actors’ fund. ”That’s a matter of personal choice,” says a SAG spokesperson.
DOOR JAM Jim Morrison lives! Thanks to modern technology, you’ll soon be able to hear the late Doors frontman duetting with John Lee Hooker on a freshly minted version of ”Roadhouse Blues.” The inspiration for the hookup came after Hooker had recorded the tune for ”Stoned Immaculate: The Music of the Doors,” a tribute album (due Nov. 14) featuring artists like Aerosmith, Creed, Train, and others playing with the three surviving Doors. The group was struck by Hooker’s habit of singing behind the beat. ”By the time he’d come in, the verse would be half gone,” laughs Doors guitarist Robbie Krieger. ”So we came up with the idea of sticking one of Jim’s old vocals in the first part of the verse and letting John Lee kind of answer him. I think Jim would have loved it.” EW was unable to reach Morrison for comment.