“The Hottest Blaze in Burlesque,” Fannie Belle Fleming, d/b/a burlesque performer Blaze Starr, has passed away, reports AP Online. She was 83.
Friday night, at the Slipper Room, where the local NYC crowd goes for their regular dose of burlesque, a performer got on stage and performed a number in black face. Sigh.
A few weeks ago, burlesque dancer Amanda Trusty transformed Katy Perry's 'Roar' from a song fit for a romcom Getting Over That Jerk montage to something a lot cooler — a body positive anthem.
A young man who was once a boy named Sam Horowitz has outdone all other Jewish Sams who will ever be Bar Mitzvahed, in this video of a performance he did during his special coming of age ceremony last fall. As a preview: after being introduced by some "burlesque" dancers to the tune of the Christina Aguilera classic…
One of my goals as a performer is to never become jaded with it, which is surprisingly easy, even when you're a professional sword swallower who introduces strippers. And when I hear the curtains whoosh open and get the spotlight in my eyes, I fall in love — with my life, with my work, with my audience. That is, until…
Burlesque dancers in Des Moines, Iowa were cited for "prohibited acts," after police saw their breasts during the show. But the performers say their partial nudity was an accident.
Click to viewA video of a little boy—around five or six years old—dressed in drag and dancing to Christina Aguilera's "Show Me How You Burlesque" has been making the rounds. Judging by various comments sections, some people are amused, some are outraged at his parents for posting a video of their child dancing in such…
This morning, the Golden Globe nominations foretold good things for The King's Speech, The Social Network, and Black Swan, and more. But the probability of someone winning for a scene involving oral sex on a woman is very, very high.
Burlesque came in fourth at the box office this weekend, behind more family-friendly fare like Harry Potter, Tangled and Megamind. Where did Cher and Christina go wrong?
A trailer for the new film Burlesque was leaked online, and it's already been yanked (by the studio) from a few different websites. But we've got it here! Even better, we have a frame-by-frame breakdown.
[London, July 14. A belly dancer performer dances outside the Cirque Du FrostFrench party at the FrostFrench Store. Image via Getty]
More in memory of Rue later, but for now: Be mesmerized as she shimmies and shakes to the Pixies (not the original soundtrack, obvs), from 1968's Hollywood After Dark. [You Tube]
Up in Canada, they're having strip spelling bees. The rules: you can keep your underwear on if you want, no booing, and no audience photography. "I didn't expect that so many participants would get completely naked." [The Globe and Mail]
Overheard in the ladies' room last night: "I can pop them in, but I can't pop them out." She was talking about her boobs. And it was because of burlesque.