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Pop star threatens to sue porn sites

Teen singer Christina Aguilera may know what a girl wants, but she also knows what she doesn't want: her image being used to promote porn.

    Teen singer Christina Aguilera may know what a girl wants, but she also knows what she doesn't want: her image being used to promote porn.

    The midriff-baring singing sensation is warning porn sites that she'll sue them if they continue to use her likeness in compromising positions.

    A notice on the official Christina Aguilera Web site says the singer's lawyers have contacted Web site hosts that show video and pictures they claim are Christina.

    The pornographers are advertising video clips of "a woman with blonde hair shown only from the back--the person in the video is not Christina," the lawyers said.

    "We regret that there are individuals who engage in such fraud with no regard for the injury to Christina's feelings or reputation," the statement continues.

    Because porn is one of the few profitable Web ventures, smut sites are in fierce competition to differentiate themselves from their rivals. Some try to make their mark by claiming to post images of celebrities.

    In recent years, several movie and singing stars have sued or threatened to sue people who've used their names to promote or direct people to porn sites, including Pamela Anderson and Lee Ann Rimes.

    Representatives have long promised legislation that would curtail the hijacking of celebrity images for pornographic purposes. Most recently, Rep. Mark Green, R- Wis., sponsored a bill that would make it a crime to post images of people in sexually explicit positions on Web sites without first getting their permission.