Christina Aguilera's 'Burlesque' trailer: The next 'Glitter'?
Christina Aguilera's first move as a movie star is "Burlesque," about a small-town girl who books a one-way ticket to Los Angeles and, upon revealing her surprising singing voice, finds herself becoming a star. Think Mariah Carey's "Glitter," but set in a burlesque club, or Britney Spears' "Crossroads" without the road trip.
We know... you're not exactly rushing to pre-order those movie tickets, are you?
Aguilera has one thing that Mariah and Britney didn't have: Cher. The legendary diva plays a washed-up showgirl with a cynical attitude about the business until Aguilera's character shows her the light. Judging by the trailer, Cher's talents seem to be relegated to cheesy lines like "When you're putting on your makeup it's like you're an artist, but instead of painting a canvas, you're painting your face."
As for Aguilera's acting chops, it's hard to tell from the trailer whether she'll be worth watching. We did love her when she hosted "Saturday Night Live," but we're not sure that melodrama is her forte. Along with Cher, she's working with "Twilight's" Cam Gigandet and the always fabulous Kristen Bell, so here's hoping she can stand up to the crowd.
Keep your eye out for a brief appearance from "Grey's Anatomy's" Eric Dane. He's too hot to be playing the creepy older man, isn't he?
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