Burlesque Queen Dita Von Teese has always teased about taking it off, but not really doing it- and that’s proved, for many, the charm of her act. But tonight at her Las Vegas premeire opening she has a brand new trick up her bare sleeve, taking her act up a notch or two: going topless!
The petite porcelain powerhouse, fashion icon, author and entrepreneur, who once dated Marilyn Manson – and once even danced for dollars at the topless gentlemen’s club Crazy Horse Club here in Sin City – is reportedly really excited about her premiere tonight in Crazy Horse Paris at the MGM Grand.
Providing the audience her first totally topless unveiling, Von Teese will perform three sexy, saucy and sassy new numbers on the cabaret stage there for a limited run through April 7.
Dita was the first guest star in the history of the famous French cabaret, and she will feature new performance numbers that she developed especially for her sold-out performances in the French capital last year.
She will debut “Lazy,” a routine that features her and the magnificent Crazy Horse dancers. Her “Le Bain Noir” will be a new take on her famous bathtub show that she first performed here in 2007. Dita also promises a new “Teese’ing’ version of the iconic Crazy Horse number “Teasing.”
Showtime is 8 p.m.
It’s been a rather long time since Las Vegas Backstage Access has written on the Dancing With the Stars Julianne Hough- on April 6, 2009 to be exact, when she garnered awards at the Academy of Country Music Awards show in Las Vegas.
Hough, 21, who as a Las Vegas youth attended the Las Vegas Academy and whose mom still lives here, is reportedly recording a CD that will reflect her musical influences (such as U2 and Coldplay), and she’s also making two movies, the remake of Footloose, as well as Burlesque, starring along with Cher and Christina Aguilera. If that’s not enough, she also has a cardio ballroom dance workout DVD, Dance with Julianne, due out in January.
Is she done with Dancing With the Stars?
“Never say never,” Hough says, “but at least for the next two seasons.”
Caesars Palace headliner Cher is returning to the big screen, after a 10-year absence. She will sing while playing Christina Aguilera’s mother in “Burlesque,” which starts filming in November.
Burlesque Pussycat Doll’s founder and choreographer Robin Antin has a new act coming to Las Vegas. British singer Matt Goss on September 4 will start performing regularly at the Lounge in the Palms Casino & Hotel.
Goss was the lead singer of 1980s pop group Bros, recording and performing many UK chart-topping tunes. In the summer of 2003, Goss did a tour of 13 UK venues, releasing in November his first single in the UK since 1996, “I’m Coming With Ya,” that reached number 22 in the UK charts.
He also appeared on the TV reality TV show “Hell’s Kitchen;” in March 2005 he released his autobiography, “More Than You Know”.
“Matt will be having women in the audience just crying, “says Antin, adding, it doesn’t hurt that “he looks like David Beckham.”
The Burlesque Hall of Fame’s annual Exotic World Weekend is running now through Sunday at The Orleans in Las Vegas. The talent gathering includes retired and active burlesque dancers. It’s been the fifth venue for the celebration in as many years.
Burlesque greats like Tempest Storm, Kitten DeVille, and Candy Caramelo (billed as the “world’s biggest showgirl,” flaunting her 46DDD cups) will be on hand (or in hand?) doing their thang.
“We’re happy to have our own little world,” executive producer Frederic Apcar says of the 800 vintage-wear enthusiasts that are planned to frolic at the event.
The “Best of Burlesque” pageant will be on Saturday. On Sunday their “Closing Gala” will star El Vez, the gay Mexican Elvis Presley. For information, click on over to www.burlesquehall.com or call The Orleans box office at 702-365-7070.
Lindsay Lohan is apparently putting an end to her lady lovin’ ways and getting back on the straight and narrow.
The “Mean Girl”- who was in Las Vegas last weekend – was spotted leaving several clubs with an unidentified man in tow only days after allegedly cozying up to Body of Lies megastar Leonardo DiCaprio in Hollywood.
Lindsay also put in an appearance at the opening of Mel B’s new burlesque-style show opening, aptly titled Peep Show, where she reportedly proceeded to eye-up young, unsuspecting male prey.
The actress told Mel she was “back on men”, after recently calling it a day with her lover of two years, DJ Samantha Ronson. The couple ended their fiery romance over two weeks ago.
On the heels of Las Vegas burlesque show closures, including the recent Folies Bergere that closed on March 28 after their 49-year-run, Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce also called it quits, succumbing to the ongoing ravages of the economy last weekend after more than four years of being in the retail shops area adjacent to MGM Mirage’s Mandalay Bay.
Kane fueled the retro burlesque revival with Forty Deuce in Las Vegas and his Hollywood nightclub. Now both are shuttered. Kane’s name only remains on the subdued Café Was.