Will Dita Von Teese shimmy into a new roll? She tells The National Ledger:
"I'd like to be on the producing end of burlesque, where I can make my own shows and bring other exciting characters to the stage and create the same kind of thing that I did for myself for other performers ... I have a knack for looking at someone and seeing what's beautiful for them. I don't want a bunch of clones of me. I feel like there can be so many kinds of facets to burlesque that people really haven't tapped into."
In other news ...
Tim Russert, who passed away Friday, once attempted to sneak into Buffalo's Palace Burlesque Theater in the mid Sixties with some friends. The boys were age and whether Father Sturm, the Prefect of Discipline at Canisius, knew they were there. "None of us could think of an answer to that one," Russert wrote in Big Russ & Me, "and we skulked away in defeat."
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