Christina Aguilera was joined by a host of celebrity guests at the premiere of her new film “Burlesque” in Hollywood.
Padding down the red carpet were: Cher, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet, Julianne Hough, Peter Gallagher, Stanley Tucci, Dianna Agron, producer Donald De Line and Writer/Director Steven Antin, Jane Lynch (“Glee”), Channing Tatum (Dear John), Jenna Dewan (Step Up), Chaz Bono, Nicole Richie, Rachel Zoe, Armie Hammer (The Social Network), Kristin Cavallari (“The Hills”), Audrina Patridge (“Dancing with the Stars”), Harry Shum, Jr. (“Glee”), Chord Overstreet (“Glee”), AnnaLynne McCord (“90210”), Trevor Donovan (“90210”), Ricki Lake, Robin Antin, Rebecca Gayheart, songwriter Diane Warren and Linda Perry.
The film has a familiar theme of overcoming modest odds to become a performer:
Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to 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 choreography 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…
The show more than makes up for the hackneyed plotline with bright lights, colourful costumes, the big voice of Christina Aguilera and surprising appearance of Cher.
- Burlesque will be released in the USA on Thanksgiving 25th November 2010.
- Burlesque will be released in the UK and Ireland on December 17th 2010.