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The Obamas Are Starting An Education Initiative For Girls Around The World

Malala Yousafzai has inspired the Obamas to start a new initiative to support education for girls around the world. [Washington Post]
Vice President Biden will be the headline…

Rebecca Vipond Brink |

This Burlesque Performance Says “No More” To Negative Body Image

New York city performer Amanda Trusty is no stranger to the scrutiny the entertainment industry feels entitled to when it comes to women’s bodies. In a (semi-NSFW) burlesque performance at…

Claire Hannum |

Do You Dare See LA SOIRÉE? (Use Our Reader Discount!)

LA SOIRÉE,” the naughty circus act seducing audiences around the globe, has arrived in New York City! I was lucky enough to score two tickets and dragged my husband to…

Sophie Leon |

Burlesque Dancer’s Flaming Nipples Spark Evacuation

Hundreds of people were forced to flee a UK tattoo convention when a burlesque dancer’s flaming nipple tassels triggered the fire alarm. Go Go Amy, a member of the Pretty…

Ami Angelowicz |

Now This Is How You Kick Off A Bar Mitzvah!

On the occasion of Sam Horowitz becoming a man in the eyes of the Jewish community, his parents spared no expense in planning his burlesque-themed reception at the Omni Hotel…

Ami Angelowicz |

Kate Middleton’s Burlesque Performer Cousin Katrina Darling Will Pose For Playboy

The “fun gene” in the Middleton family didn’t all just go to Pippa! Some of it went to Katrina Darling, a pinup/burlesque performer who just so happens to be related…

Jessica Wakeman |

Corset Sales Are Skyrocketing, But Why?

Beyonce wears one onstage. So does Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, and Madonna. Ebay has sold 1,900 of them in the past three months. Vintage boutiques are marking up their prices…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger |

In “The Slutcracker Ballet,” The Sugar Plum Fairy Goes Burlesque

Everyone should see “The Nutcracker” ballet at least once in their lifetime. And if you’re demented like me, you should see the ballet/burlesque fusion show “The Slutcracker” at least once,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Naughty Russian Dolls

When I was a kid, I had a set of Russian nesting dolls sitting on my bookshelf, in between the Sweet Valley High series and Nancy Drew mysteries. They’re somewhere…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

Dita Von Teese On The Difference Between Stripping And Burlesque

“More feather and rhinestones! Better lighting! Bigger production value! Striptease burlesque was invented in America, so it’s not any different. …  If you read anything Gypsy Rose Lee ever wrote,…

Jessica Wakeman |

Christina Aguilera Inspires Young Fans Everywhere

See! Christina Aguilera still has fans (even if they are under 13). And some of them just happened to have been inspired by “Burlesque.” Like this little guy…

Ami Angelowicz |

What Actual Burlesque Stars Think Of The Movie “Burlesque”

If you love burlesque like I do, you might have had mixed feelings when you heard about the movie “Burlesque.” Just how badly might Christina Aguilera and Cher butcher this…

Jessica Wakeman |

Trailer Park: “Burlesque,” “Love And Other Drugs,” “The King’s Speech,” “Tangled,” “Faster”

Happy Thanksgiving weekend! You know perfectly well that this is the perfect time to catch a movie, because (a) if you don’t leave the house, you’re never going to stop…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |

“Burlesque” And “Showgirls” Are, Like, Totally Different Movies

Every time I see the trailer for “Burlesque,” the more and more it seems like a PG-13 version of the infamously NC-17 “Showgirls.” Even the teaser posters for both movies…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

Cher’s Brilliant Relationship Advice For Christina Aguilera

“We were like old chatty girlfriends that could not stop talking. They had to drag us to set a few times because we were late just talking about love and…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

Chaz Bono Brings His Girlfriend To The Premiere Of “Burlesque”

Cher still gets her pronouns confused when it comes to her female-to-male transgendered son, Chaz Bono. Regardless, Chaz made one of his first public appearances this week since having gender…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com |

Christina Aguilera Is A “Good Girl” In “Burlesque”

Ack! My head is exploding! Here’s a clip of “Burlesque” star Christina Aguilera singing “I Am A Good Girl” about how she gets her Chanel dress, her YSL…

Jessica Wakeman |

Pin-Up Girl Hair Tips For The Glamorous

Ever wondered how to do your hair up in finger curls or Victory rolls? Well, Howcast, purveyors of fine instructional videos, has just done a series with New York burlesque…

Simcha |

An Open Letter To Christina Aguilera From Mariah Carey

Dear Christina Aguilera,

Mariah here. You know me as multi-platinum zillion-selling recording artist Mariah Carey, but you can just call me Mimi. Me and a few of the S&M…

Julie Gerstein |

First Look: “Burlesque” Is “Showgirls” Meets “Glitter”

I hate to prejudge, but hell, whatever, I am going to. “Burlesque” is Christina Aguilera’s feature film debut in a dramatic role and the first trailer is out. Co-starring…

Amelia McDonell-Parry |
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