Christina or Britney? That was the question that divided middle schools around the country in the late '90s/early aughts. The struggle for the Queen of Pop title—propagated by fans and the media—was kind of like the turf war between the Backstreet Boys and ‘N Sync, but far more personal because our culture is more experienced in pitting women against women.
All these years later, both Christina and Britney are still doing their thing, and the specter of their supposed rivalry and childhood friendship is rarely brought up. The only person who could drudge it up again in an entertaining way and remain angelic is Jimmy Fallon. Last night, Christina appeared on The Tonight Show and agreed to play a game called "Wheel of Musical Impersonations." The result: a Britney (and Shakira and Cher) impression you never knew you've been dying to hear.
In other Xtina news, Ed Sheeran covered her deliciously raunchy "Dirrty," bringing much needed attention to her best album Stripped (no, seriously, listen to this and this and this and this). He even takes on Redman's rap. I finally get what Taylor Swift sees in him!