Posts tagged "burlesque"

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 speaker at the Human Rights Campaign’s annual convention this year. [AP] A “sex gang” in Oxfordshire has assaulted 373 children in the last 16 years. [BBC] Familie…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 3, 2015

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 a benefit for Hawaii Island Gay Pride, Amanda refuses to take that criticism any longer. Set to Katy Perry's "Roar," she finds a way to…

By: Claire Hannum / November 21, 2013

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 the Union Square Theater with no expectations. As one who hated Cirque Du Soleil as a child but enjoys burlesque as an adult, I had…

By: Sophie Leon / November 7, 2013

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 Things Peep Show, was performing her act which featured fire-eating and fiery nipple tassels, when the smoke emanating from her nipples set off the fire…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 23, 2013

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 in Dallas last November. Lucky for us, the footage from his fully choreographed entrance dance has made its way to the internet. The number begi…

By: Ami Angelowicz / August 14, 2013

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 to the Duchess Of Cambridge. Okay, so she is a distant cousin — but related nonetheless. Katrina Darling will shake what her mama gave her…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 16, 2012

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 like mad. What are they? Corsets, of course! The Spanx of the Victorian era is back in a big way, and their recent popularity ha…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / June 21, 2012

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, too! Whereas traditional ballet celebrates poise and elegance,  "The Slutcracker" turns the traditional Christmastime show on its head with satirical, saucy performances involving pole dancing…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 15, 2011

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 in storage, I think, but this set of Burlesque Russian Dolls would be a decidedly more adult replacement.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 13, 2011

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, she liked being called a stripper. That word was used back then. I don't really need any fancy terminology to describe what I do. I…

By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2011

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 who does a spirited performance of "Express." He picked up some moves that are going to be very helpful to him in the future. Maybe not the…

By: Ami Angelowicz / February 19, 2011

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 thing that I love? But on the other hand, how awful can a movie be if Stanley Tucci is in it? I had to get…

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 29, 2010

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 eating leftovers and (b) you've had enough family time and it's a great excuse to get some peace and quiet. Thankfully for you, there are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 26, 2010

“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 are eerily similar, down to the font choice. Which is confusing, because "Showgirls" is so laughably bad, I'm just not sure why any studio would…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 24, 2010

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 relationships and life. ... She said, 'You know, honey, husbands come and go, but I am still Cher at the end of the day.'" Christina

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 19, 2010

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 reassignment surgery, at the premiere of his mama's new movie, "Burlesque." With his girlfriend on his arm. [Los Angeles, 11/15/10]…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 17, 2010

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 shoes, Dior purse and other goodies from being, duh, "a good girl." Ugh. Burlesque performers aren't whores, you know. (Nothing against whores, I'm just sayin' that Dita

By: Jessica Wakeman / November 11, 2010

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 bombshell Legs Malone. In this vid, Miss Malone shows off her secrets to creating a variety of sex-kittenish retro styles. All that and she ca…

By: Simcha / November 9, 2010

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 crew (that's singing and movies crew, guys!) wanted to reach out to you because we heard you had a new movie coming out, called "Burlesque." First:…

By: Julie Gerstein / August 23, 2010

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 Cher, the film tells the story of a "small-town girl" who "ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 5, 2010
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