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Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams in 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 chorography 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...
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Listen: James Franco's Cher Cover That Was Cut From The Oscars Listen: James Franco's Cher Cover That Was Cut From The Oscars

It's not actually video, just Franco singing Cher's song wildly off-key, laughing to himself and being encouraged by other people in the room. It's hilarious and energetic and well worth a listen, though if we're being honest, probably not what you wanted taking up precious time at the Oscars. Really, the odds that he was ever actually going to perform it are pretty low too.

Listen: James Franco's Cher Cover That Was Cut From The Oscars

Weekend Box Office: Audiences Thankful Harry Potter's Still Around Weekend Box Office: Audiences Thankful Harry Potter's Still Around

Harry Potter walked away with a second number one weekend, sailing well past the $200 million mark and giving Disney's lastest animated release a run for its money. Not bad for a movie going up against four new releases on one of the bigger

Weekend Box Office: Audiences Thankful Harry Potter's Still Around

Interview: Burlesque's Cher And Stanley Tucci Interview: Burlesque's Cher And Stanley Tucci

In the movie Burlesque, Cher, who begins her comeback as the owner of the title dance club, and Stanley Tucci play best friends who have known each other for years. Their chemistry is fantastic and

Interview: Burlesque's Cher And Stanley Tucci

Interview: Burlesque's Christina Aguilera Interview: Burlesque's Christina Aguilera

Eleven years ago, Christina Aguilera exploded on to the popular music scene with the song “Genie In A Bottle.” Part of a wave of young, blonde singers, she set herself apart with her incredible vocal stylings and range

Interview: Burlesque's Christina Aguilera

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This Rotten Week: Predicting Love And Other Drugs, Faster, Tangled, And Burlesque Reviews

Watch 8 Minutes Of Christina Aguilera's Burlesque Watch 8 Minutes Of Christina Aguilera's Burlesque

Christina Aguilera will attempt to prove she can act by bringing sexy back to the holidays with Burlesque. The story sounds pretty simple. Christina plays a small town girl trying to make it in LA by getting on stage

Watch 8 Minutes Of Christina Aguilera's Burlesque

Christina Aguilera Is A Good Girl In This Extended Burlesque Clip Christina Aguilera Is A Good Girl In This Extended Burlesque Clip

The clip is exactly what you should be expecting out of Burlesque, an over the top, sexy romp through the burlesque club with a whole lot of that Aguilera flavor spilled all over it

Christina Aguilera Is A Good Girl In This Extended Burlesque Clip

New Burlesque Trailer Is Like Showgirls Without The Nudity New Burlesque Trailer Is Like Showgirls Without The Nudity

Burlesque has a new trailer and much like the last trailer, it seems abundantly clear that this movie should really be called Cabaret instead. In spite of the title

New Burlesque Trailer Is Like Showgirls Without The Nudity

First Burlesque Poster Is Hot Pink And Shiny First Burlesque Poster Is Hot Pink And Shiny

For those of you who saw Moulin Rouge! back in 2001 and fervently wished from then on that every movie you saw was so flashy and campy, your decade of disappointment is about to end

First Burlesque Poster Is Hot Pink And Shiny

First Burlesque Clip Shows Off Christina Aguilera's Pipes, Not Much Else First Burlesque Clip Shows Off Christina Aguilera's Pipes, Not Much Else

Burlesque looks like it could have the potential to be a camp masterpiece, but this clip doesn't support that theory at all. Check out Christina and her vocal skills below, and try not to fall asleep

First Burlesque Clip Shows Off Christina Aguilera's Pipes, Not Much Else

First Burlesque Trailer Feels Like Chicago Meets Dreamgirls First Burlesque Trailer Feels Like Chicago Meets Dreamgirls

The first trailer for Burleque has arrived and while it has plenty of Christina Aguilera, Cher, and Stanley Tucci there’s not nearly enough Kristen Bell. Blink and you’ll miss her

First Burlesque Trailer Feels Like Chicago Meets Dreamgirls

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Behind The Scenes Of Burlesque With Cher And Christina Aguilera Behind The Scenes Of Burlesque With Cher And Christina Aguilera

ET visited the set and talked to the stars about the experience of working with Cher in the room, and caught footage of many of the dancing-in-underwear scenes that will surely be getting all the attention when it's time for a release

Behind The Scenes Of Burlesque With Cher And Christina Aguilera

McSteamy Does Burlesque! McSteamy Does Burlesque!

In a movie that's all about sex and glamour, I guess there's always room for McSteamy. Eric Dane, best known for the hunky doctor role on Grey's Anatomy, has joined the Burlesque cast

McSteamy Does Burlesque!

Alan Cumming Is The Emcee For All Time Alan Cumming Is The Emcee For All Time

They seem to have brought him in essentially to reprise his Emcee role from Cabaret, which won him a Tony in 1998. Variety describes the role as "the club's gender-bending host and master of ceremonies," which again, is exactly like the Emcee

Alan Cumming Is The Emcee For All Time

Julianne Hough Will Make Burlesque Respectable Julianne Hough Will Make Burlesque Respectable

Julianne Hough, once known as the Dancing with the Stars nookie girl forced to endure Adam Carolla’s unicycle, is moving on to bigger and presumably two-wheeled vehicles. In addition to putting together a fairly successful country music career

Julianne Hough Will Make Burlesque Respectable

Kristen Bell Will Do Burlesque Kristen Bell Will Do Burlesque

It’s official. We now know the name of the best movie of 2010. It’s called Burlesque and while it seemed like a good idea back when it just starred Christina Aguilera, now Kristen Bell will co-star as her rival, I’m ready to go ahead and pre-emptively award the year’s Best Picture Oscar

Kristen Bell Will Do Burlesque

Stanley Tucci Signs On For A Little Burlesque Stanley Tucci Signs On For A Little Burlesque

Tucci will play the best friend of Cher's character, an aging performer who takes Aguilera's character under her wing when she arrives in town. Steve Antin, who has never directed a theatrical feature before, will be in charge of this potential mess, potential masterpiece

Stanley Tucci Signs On For A Little Burlesque

Cher To Ruin Christina Aguilera's Burlesque Cher To Ruin Christina Aguilera's Burlesque

Christina Aguilera’s Burlesque movie just got a whole lot less sexy. Cher, the sexiness equivalent of an alien transvestite, has been hired to play the manager of the neo-burlesque club

Cher To Ruin Christina Aguilera's Burlesque

Christina Aguilera Does Burlesque Christina Aguilera Does Burlesque

Christina Aguilera’s love of burlesque is no secret. If she didn’t have such great pipes, odds are she’d have grown up to be Dita von Teese. So it makes sense that her first real movie role will be in what is basically a burlesque movie

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