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Real Burlesque Performer Not Pleased With Cher Movie

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“What do I do in my show you wouldn’t see in that movie? Burlesque!” These words are from real-life burleque performer Kiki Valentine, who’s none too thrilled with the much-hyped, Golden Globe-nominated flick starring Cher and Christina Aguilera.

Valentine has been performing at the Ella Lounge in New York City for the last two years … but now, she’s quitting because of her unhappiness with the flick named after her art form.

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2011 Golden Globe Nominations (Film)

The King's Speech

Katie Holmes, Josh Duhamel and Blair Underwood helped kick off the 2010-11 awards season Tuesday morning by formally announcing the latest round of Golden Globe contenders.

In the film category, The King's Speech -- starring Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter and Geoffrey Rush -- lead all nominees with a total of six nods. (The Fighter and The Social Network tied for second with six each.)

Although the Academy Awards will not necessarily mirror the choices made by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, there were some notable inclusions/omissions in this year's list of Globe nominees:

  • Justin Timberlake did not earn an acting nomination for The Social Network.
  • Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp were both recognized for their work in The Tourist, a movie that has been panned by critics. (BTW - they were nominated in the "Comedy" category.)
  • Speaking of Depp, he will be running against himself. (He was also nominated for Alice in Wonderland.)
  • Wall Street's Michael Douglas has now received another Golden Globe nod for his role as Gordon Gekko. (He won for Best Actor in 1987.)
  • Gwyneth Paltrow did not earn a nomination for her role in Country Strong.
  • 127 Hours was left out of the Best Movie category -- so was True Grit. (The Coen Brothers western received zero nominations.)

The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards -- hosted again by Ricky Gervais -- will air Jan. 16 on NBC.

(You can find the full list of nominees after the jump. Click here for the TV nominations.)

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First Look: Christina Aguilera and Cher in Burlesque

If a young had chosen to work in burlesque clubs rather than the Mickey Mouse Club, the result might have looked a little something like this.

In the Showgirls-esque film , the “Not Myself Tonight” singer brings her small-town dreams to Los Angeles. There, she lands a job as a cocktail waitress, a mentor named Tess (Cher) and a jealous rival named Nikki (Kristen Bell).

The Sony production - also starring , Cam Gigandet and Stanley Tucci - hits the stage November 24, 2010.

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Christina Aguilera Hot For Strippers

Christina AguileraLatex-loving likes watching strippers.

The singer-and-actress - who plays a singer looking to find fame in a strip club in Burlesque - is fascinated by sexy pole dancers and loves watching them perform: “I prefer watching female strippers to male ones.”

Christina - who is married to music executive Jordan Bratman - didn’t hesitate when she was offered the role in Burlesque because of the movie’s racy subject matter. Speaking about the movie, she said, “Burlesque was made for me. Women, sex and dance - count me in!”

The 29 year-old is adamant women are sexier than men, because a naked girl’s body is so beautiful to view:

“I think women are such sensual beings. And, I mean, I’m attracted to men ultimately - I’m married and I love my husband and I love what we do together, but honestly? If I had the choice between viewing a naked man or a naked woman, I’d choose the woman. We’re just naturally sexier and more beautiful to look at.”

Casting Corner: Kristen Bell, Justin Long and More

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Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Kristen Bell: Who knew Veronica Mars was a dancer? Kristen Bell has just been added to the cast of Burlesque, a film that will see Christina Aguilera playing a small-town girl working at a cabaret-esque club in Los Angeles. The film, which stars Cher as the establishment’s owner, will feature Bell as the soon-to-be former lead dancer. Dancing with the Stars’ Julianne Hough will also do what she does best.

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Cher to star alongside Christina Aguilera in Burlesque

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Cher BurlesqueCher is in talks to star in Burlesque. The 63-year-old singer-and-actress is being lined up to appear alongside Christina Aguilera in the new movie musical as a Los Angeles burlesque club owner. Christina stars in the lead role as a small-town girl who works at the club and follows her dreams, with Cher acting as her mentor guiding her along.

According to movie bosses, Burlesque was written specifically for Christina. Clint Culpepper, from Screen Gems, the studio making the film, said: “I couldn’t be more excited, as this was a project written with her in mind.” This is the first time Christina, 28, has appeared in a film, though she voiced a character in the 2004 animation Shark Tale.

- which is reportedly based on Bob Fosse’s iconic musical Cabaret - was written by Pussycat Dolls producer Steven Antin, who will also direct the project. It will be produced by Donald De Line, who previously worked on I Love You, Man. Filming will start in September and the movie is due for release late next year.

Casting Corner: Simon Baker, James McAvoy, Christina Aguilera and More

Simon BakerChristina Aguilera

Here’s a quick look at some of the casting announcements made recently:

Simon Baker: The Mentalist hunk has been added to an adaptation of a Jim Thompson novel. The Killer Inside Me, a tale about a sheriff turned murderer, will feature Baker as a attorney on the hunt for the killer (Casey Affleck). Jessica Alba will star as a prostitute while Kate Hudson will play Affleck’s girlfriend.

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