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“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 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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Elizabeth Berkley Is Writing … A Self-Help Book?

Screech does porn, AC Slater hosts Miss America pageants, and Jessie Spano writes self-help books. Yes, Elizabeth Berkley is writing a “self-esteem handbook for teen girls.” Penguin Young Readers Group is expected to publish the 37-year-old’s musings next spring. This one’s certainly a head-scratcher! “Saved By The Bell” went off the air in 1993 — like, when today’s current crop of teens came screaming out from between their moms’ legs. OK, maybe Berkley really is a self-help guru. Still, the whole world has seen her nakeybits in the (not particularly well-received) film “Showgirls,” which may, uh, damage her credibility in some circles.

Besides, I’m not totally sure I’d want to take advice from someone whose most famous flick has set an all-time record for Razzie awards. But what do y’all think? [Yahoo] Keep reading »

Friday Quickies!

  • When you break up, who gets to keep the dog? [Tango]
  • One of the most caloric ice creams out there is Haagen-Cazs Chocolate Peanut Butter. Yum. I know what I’m doing this weekend. [Newsweek.com]
  • The five reasons why you have to watch the edited TV version of Showgirls. [College Candy]
  • Where to find the sexiest men in the world outside the U.S. [Matador Nights]
  • There are the rules of marriages and then there are the new rules of marriage. [DearSugar]
  • Another ex-wife seeks revenge by publicly humiliating her former husband. [Asylum]
  • The first online couple celebrates 25 years together. [Shine]
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