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 to the bottom of this caper, so I wrangled two hungover New York City burlesque stars, Anita Cookie and Clams Casino, for a Friday afternoon showing of “Burlesque.” I am sure you will be shocked — shocked! — to learn that Hollywood took some creative liberties with the art of burlesque. (Spoilers ahead!) Keep reading »
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 all kinds of awesome movies out right now and in case you don’t believe me, you can catch the lineup after the jump. Keep reading »
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 greenlight such a similar movie. Or why anyone would want to star in it. Not to mention write and direct it. But, as I read more, I’m seeing that there are some subtle differences. Seriously subtle. A side by side look after the jump. Oh, and SPOILER ALERT.
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“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 Aguilera talks about her off-screen rapport with her “Burlesque” co-star, Cher. That’s pretty good advice. [People] Keep reading »
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] Keep reading »
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 Von Teese probably would not appreciate her line of work being compared to a prostitute and/or kept woman.) Please, please, puh-leeze don’t butcher burlesque for me, Xtina! [YouTube] Keep reading »
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 can twirl tassels? What a woman! [Howcast
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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: Soooooo sorry about Lady Gaga stealing your whole kooky blonde lady steez — we heard you had to cancel a bunch of dates on your last tour because you just couldn’t get it together. No worries, mama.
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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 former dancer.” So, can Xtina act? Decide for yourself. Keep reading »
We thought it a bit strange Perrier would hire burlesque star Dita Von Teese as a sexy spokeswoman, but now we get it. Anyone else would make a brisk rinse-off in Perrier just look silly! (This video is pretty tame, but probably NSFW.) [PerrierByDita.com] Keep reading »