Monday, November 29, 2010

All the News that's Fit to Strip

Just because the movie Burlesque is now on the big screen, doesn't mean the art of striptease will make a comeback. In fact, burlesque has been growing in popularity for a long time. "The movie has sparked mainstream interest," says Cleveland burlesque performer Danielle Squeal. "But burlesque has been an underground phenomenon on the East and West coasts for years -- and it's starting to catch on here."

Tempest Storm, Lili St. Cyr, and now Dita Von Tease have all helped the popularity of burlesque rise in the United States. Take a look at the Striptease Timeline.

In other news ...

The Bada Bing Babes bring burlesque back to Jacksonville, Florida.

Didn't like Burlesque? BlogHer offers six alternatives for your Cher, Christina, musical theater fix.

The L.A. Times looks at the opening weekend box office figures for Burlesque and says it's "not an unmitigated disaster, but hardly a blockbuster success either."

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

All the News that's Fit to Strip

It wasn't easy to get Burlesque on the big screen. This $55-million movie is a big risk for its production studio, Screen Gems.

In other Burlesque news, the film's star Christina Aguilera planted her hands in the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Then later kicked off the LA premiere last night.

In other news...

Tempest Storm is still dancing.

Dita Von Teese doesn't mind being called a stripper.

Wonderwall counts down famous striptease moments.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

All the News that's Fit to Strip

Katy Perry is a tease. In an article from, she admits that she is a "burlesque girl" at heart and would prefer to tease, than to go completely bare.

In other news...

Burlesque isn't the only striptease movie coming to theaters.

A brief history of burlesque.

Rachel Zoe shows you how to get the Burlesque look.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

All the News That's Fit to Strip

The men of Australia are proving that burlesque is not strictly for females. Briefs is a new take on the classic burlesque show.

In other news...

Read about the inspiration behind the costumes of Burlesque and star Christina Aguilera's style evolution.

A documentary featuring Ann Corio, a classic in Striptease, will be featured at the Hartford International Film Festival.