From the moment she belts out her first note, Christina Aguilera owns Burlesque. Her big voice echoes as she shimmies through each song and dance number while coquettishly winking at the camera. I'd even go so far as to call her hypnotic. If Burlesque was just an Aguilera stage show, it would be completely satisfying. Unfortunately, movies require actual plot and dialogue and when it comes to both, the film leaves much to be desired.
Burlesque starts the same way as most small-town girl stories: Aguilera plays Ali, a waitress in Iowa with dreams of moving to Los Angeles. She buys a one-way ticket, moves into a rickety motel (the kind that's so shady you apparently have to hide your money in the toilet), and scouts the newspaper for random jobs. That's when she spots a woman in fishnets outside of a local club called Burlesque. Ali is immediately entranced by the glamorous dancers, but to become one of them, she'll have to get the approval of the club's gatekeeper, Tess (Cher).
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If Christina Aguilera's performance at the American Music Awards got you amped for the release of Burlesque, then you'll gladly dive into even more glam photos from the film. Though the movie doesn't hit theaters until tomorrow (watch the trailer again here), you can get a look at Aguilera's sequin-filled production numbers alongside supporting cast members like Eric Dane, Kristen Bell, Cam Gigandet, and of course, Cher. We're still waiting to see if the film is any good, but one thing is for certain: it's definitely full of eye candy!
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With the release of Alice in Wonderland earlier this year came plenty of beauty products inspired by the flick. And with the premiere of Cher and Christina Aguilera's Burlesque on Wednesday, various beauty brands are getting in on the hip-swinging action, offering up several products in conjunction with the film. Check them out now, and be sure to vote on your favorite at the end.
The red carpet was buzzing at last night's premiere of Burlesque in LA. Christina Aguilera was dressed up in a bold green Elie Saab gown, after donning a bright white dress to receive her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame earlier in the day. She opted for a more toned down look than her onscreen character, who plays the part in glittery eye-makeup and big hair. Cher went short and sparkly for the event and their costar Eric Dane had his wife Rebecca Gayheart by his side. Julianne Hough and her boyfriend Ryan Seacrest posed for pictures separately, though she recently gushed that "everything is wonderful" with their relationship. AnnaLynne McCord showed up solo after being spotted sneaking away from a romantic rendezvous with her ex Kellan Lutz yesterday. The musical, which is just one of many hot releases this month, features Christina's explosive voice and hits theaters on Nov. 24.
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When the title of the film is Burlesque and Christina Aguilera is involved, you better believe there's going to be some glitter. In this video, Christina's makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle, shows us how to get the dazzling eye makeup palette featured in the movie's poster and on screen. It's a bold look, no doubt, but a perfectly festive option to wear to any upcoming holiday party. Check it out now.