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only five months away: burlesque!

only five months away: burlesque!
July 4, 2010 MICHAEL KNUDSEN


hey y’all! check out some recently released publicity shots from burlesque starring cher and christina aguilera (her big screen debut!) i still smell a (glitter) disaster on its way but that’s fine – maybe it will be able to gain cult status like showgirls … you know, those campy movies that are so awful yet a total blast to watch (i can’t even count how many times i’ve seen showgirls) or perhaps it will actually be a decent movie (oscars do seem like a long shot) below is a clip of cher talking about the film on entertainment tonighthopefully a trailer will be making the rounds soon, that should be able provide more clues! this is one film i’m really looking forward to seeing when it comes out on november 24th – this seriously could be the perfect guilty pleasure storm! popbytes over & out … xo















Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club’s proprietor and headliner. Burlesque’s outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day.



Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal …