Photo and autograph courtesy of the G Archives.
Has Cher had as many farewell tours as she has had face lifts? I don’t care either way. I’m just trying to make conversation. I do think she’s at least partially to blame for bringing the vocoder back to popular music (from her song “Believe”) and has inspired a new generation of talentless singers to use autotune on their voices. Thanks a lot Cher! But seriously, it’s the diva’s birthday today and we wish her a happy one. I’ll also take this opportunity to say publicly that “Burlesque” was nowhere near as terrible as I thought it would be.
Also born today: rappper Busta Rhymes, actor Jimmy Stewart, singer Joe Cocker and hockey legend Stan Mikita.
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Burlesque. Now Playing.
Please note, this commentary is spoiler free. If you want to read a regurgitated plot line written by someone who was paid off in perks by a movie studio, you are obviously on the wrong site. When I went to see “Burlesque,” starring Christina Aguilera and Cher I was expecting to loathe the film. I’m not a big fan of Christina Aguilera and I’m famously known as being a movie curmudgeon, but I truly go into movies with an open mind. Sure the story is nothing we haven’t seen a million times with slight variations on that theme. Sure there are limitations in the characters and glaringly predictable plot lines. Sure there are not Oscar worthy performances, but I will say that I was entertained from start to finish. Christina Aguilera worked it in all of the dance sequences and there were many. I will also note that I was very intrigued to see Cher’s face as it’s obviously been stretched and pulled and botoxed to the max. If you ask me (and obviously since you are reading this review, you have), Cher looked frightening. She seems to have a lisp now because her lips won’t close. She also has no wrinkles at all so she looks a lot like Voldemort from the Harry Potter franchise. But she has so much on screen presence, you cannot take your eyes off her, and her body looks amazing. I think if this movie becomes a hit, Christina Aguilera’s next tour is going to be a great success. There’s no denying that the woman can belt out a tune effortlessly. She turned a lot of people off with her teeny-bopper turned sex goddess image makeover, but this is the role she was born to play. The dance numbers were sexy, but not dirty and I think it’s very refreshing considering most movies these days leave nothing to the imagination, and isn’t that the reason people go to the movies in the first place? Personally, for all the flaws in the movie, it sure beats the hell out of most of what is out there – especially in regards to the last few blockbuster musicals that have been released. Will you walk out of seeing “Burlesque” as a changed person? Doubtful. Will you walk out of the movie feeling that you got your money’s worth? According2g, you will.
Did you see it? Tell us your thoughts.
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Cher with a Moustache
I’m definitely starting to think the street art tributes to Cher from her new movie “Burlesque” are going to last a lot longer than the film will at the box office….
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In case you didn’t know, I heart street art. I know that Cher’s had a lot of work done, but in this artists’ rendering of her, she has a mustache and a smirk as well. I think I like the mural of Cher and Christina a bit better. What say you?
One thing stands true for me, the street art versions of “Burlesque” look better than the trailer, according2g.
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Burlesque starring Cher and Christina Aguilera
I was walking down the street in New York today to find the side of a building in SoHo has been painted with the poster for Christina Aguilera and Cher’s new movie “Burlesque.” Look at the bikes at the bottom of the poster to get a perspective on how huge the mural is! The movie is not released until Thanksgiving, 2010. Are you going to see it?
You can admit it. We don’t judge at according2g.com. You see half of the s*it I go to. 🙂