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Wednesday, June 30, 2010
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USA Today released some visually exciting photos from Christina Aguilera's first upcoming movie 'Burlesque' starring with the living legend Cher.
From the photos you can see how much of a spectacle this movie looks to be. Also co starring is actor Stanley Tucci.
USA Today comments " Christina Aguilera acts! Cher returns! Song, dance, naughty jokes and skimpy costumes galore."
Were already in line!
Below are some more photos and captions from the director.
'Small-town girl, big dreams
Aguilera’s Ali runs away from Iowa in search of fame and ends up waitressing at The Burlesque Lounge on the Sunset Strip. But not for long. “Christina really takes it all off in terms of makeup and hair for a lot of the movie,” says director/writer Steven Antin. “She looks like a girl right off the farm.” That is until Kristen Bell’s headliner, Nikki, shows up tipsy one night and Ali must fill in.'
A burlesque star is born
Ali helps turn what once was a lip-sync club into a singing-and-dancing revue after she displays her vocal fireworks onstage in numbers like But I’m a Good Girl. The 12-song soundtrack includes four originals written by Aguilera.
She works hard for the money
Cher is Tess, owner of a retro club who has a modern-day problem: She can’t make the payments on her over-mortgaged property. It took Antin three tries before the Oscar winner for 1987’s Moonstruck would finally agree to take the part, her first major movie role in more than a decade. When she read the script, she told Antin, “This character is me. I can do this with my eyes closed.”
Two of a kind in a full house
Together, Ali and Tess manage to transform the Burlesque Lounge into a success. After meeting Cher for the first time on the set, Aguilera says, “I found her kind and warm, welcoming me with open arms - which was nice, coming in as a newcomer.” Meanwhile, Tess - also a performer - “sees a lot of herself in Ali’s character.” For the record, Aguilera’s favorite Cher films are Mermaids and The Witches of Eastwick.
Showbiz soul mates - sort of
Stanley Tucci is Sean, the lounge’s stage manager, a go-to guy for the gals and best friend to Tess. “They have a history,” Antin says. “He is gay but they were once involved.” Other men in the cast include Cam Gigandet (Twilight) as Jack, Ali’s piano-playing love interest; Eric Dane as entrepreneur Marcus, who tries to woo Ali away; and Alan Cumming as Alexis, the gender-bending doorman.
Lace, leather and crystals - oh, my
Every night, Tess and Sean put together the costumes for that evening’s performance. “The closet is every girl’s dream, filled with fabulous outfits,” Antin says of the hangers mostly filled with vintage and secondhand wear. Its contents? “Swarovski crystal-beaded dresses, corsets and bustiers, sailor hats and mismatched gloves.”
Below is Christina Aguilera's tune "My Girls" Featuring Peaches off the just released record BIONIC!
Yup, just like the title reads, they're Russian racing babies featured in the video below. Based on what I've seen, it looks like Russian infants suck at racing. And by the looks of it, their folks aren't anymore skilled at trying to get their babies to move! Like our source over at Dlist commented, "I mean, it's pretty simple. Just put a picture of OctoMom at the starting line, and a close-up picture of Salma Hayek's boobs at the finish line, and BOOM! Baby will bust out of his Pampers to get to the end."
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 6:47 PM
Allure & GQ released their 2010 Grooming and Beauty Study this morning. 1,000 men and 1,000 women aged 18-64 were surveyed for the Conde Nast imprints, and while the findings aren’t exactly revelatory (women spend more time and money on beauty and grooming, they feel more pressure to look younger, etc.), it seems men are ramping up their beauty regimens. Just don’t call them metrosexuals.
Fashionista culled the five most interesting findings from the exhaustive survey. Check them out.
1. “93% of men say the term ‘metrosexual is offensive and dated, and doesn’t describe me.’”
2. Women still spend more time on their beauty routines, but the time gap is closing. Allure and GQ found today men spend 22 minutes on their beauty regiment, as opposed to women, who spend 29 minutes. Men are spending more time primping than they did five years ago, when they spent just 20 minutes getting prepped.
3. Women have always been under pressure to look good, but the study shows that men are (finally) feeling some pressure to keep up appearances too. The survey asked, “Compared to 10 years ago, are men today under more pressure to care about their appearance?” 72% of men, and 78% of women said yes.
4. The survey asked participants to choose words they would use to “describe the image they want to project.” Men said: confident, masculine, intelligent, cool, and classic. Women? Confident, feminine, classic, youthful and intelligent. Who knew men and women want to project such similar images? Except of course for the “youthful” part. Men get handsome and “silver” when they get older, and we’re bombarded with botox and fillers to freeze time. In fact, the survey found that compared to 10 years ago, 92% of women feel that there is there more pressure “to look younger than one’s age.”
5. Men love their products too. 84% of men and 92% of women agreed that men feel more comfortable purchasing grooming products today compared to previous generations. To back that up, the study found that men spend $121 a year on grooming and beauty products, up from $90 five years ago. (Women spent an average of $194 on grooming and beauty products last year.)
Created by Anthony De La Cruz at 6:45 PM
Alright kiddas, so my sources are reporting that Lauryn Hill is back, back, back! Well hopefully, that is.
We all know by now that Lauryn's work with the Fugees and her own solo work (The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill) solidified Lauryn into icon status,and paved the way for numerous hip-hop/soul and r&b artists in the 21st century. But ever since her 1998 record was released, even despite wordly recognition, Lauryn only released one record after The Miseducation (2002's MTV Unplugged). Folks, later became weary and wondered if Lauryn would ever make another record again.
Now, after 10 long years, Lauryn spoke about her absence from the musique industry to National Public Radio's Zoe Chace. She landed a interview with Lauryn following a rare performance in Santa Rosa, California.
Zoe asked, Why did you stop recording? "There were a number of different reasons," Lauryn explains. "But partly, the support system that I needed was not necessarily in place. There were things about myself, personal-growth things, that I had to go through in order to feel like it was worth it."
She also takes shots at the musique industry, saying that it didn't allow her to develop herself with enough care or patience.... "Oftentimes," Hill says, "the machine can overlook the need to take care of the people who produce the sounds that have a lot to do with the health and well-being of society...And it's important that people be given the time that they need to go through, to grow, so that the consciousness level of the general public is properly affected." She continues, "I don't know if you know this, but I have five children,". Her children's poppa is longtime love Rohan Marley, son of the late reggae icon Bob Marley.
"The youngest is 2 now, so she's old enough that I can leave her for a period of time and know she's going to be okay." She adds, "I think it's just time," to start performing again. I'm starting to get excited again. Believe it or not, I think what people are attracted to about me, if anything, is my passion. People got exposed to my passion through music and song first...And I think that can be infectious."
Kristen Stewartpayed a visit to Thee Late Show with David Letterman while strutting in a Herve Leger piece. Kristen spoke to Dave about her pet wolf hybrid and brought along pictures to share with the audience and viewers at home.
Let me tell you, that pup may look vicious but he's quite the beautiful breed of canine. See for yourself kiddas!
Synopsis: "CONVICTION is the inspirational true story of a sister's unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters' (two-time Academy® Award winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction."
In theaters this October!