One diva makes her overdue return to movies. The other makes her film acting debut. So who's excited about Burlesque, the hot new musical that brings together Cher and Christina for a sparkly, glamorous and wild Fosse-esque song and dance spectacular? I left off the latter's last name (Aguilera) because so does the film's poster, which we're happy to debut down below. It's full of hot pink and what I think is a lightbulb-adorned -- though it could also be rhinestone-studded -- title vertically separating the legend on the left from the newer star on the right. The film's tagline acknowledges the distinction between divas, too: Cher's side says "It takes a legend," which continues on Christina's side, "... to make a star." Kind of meta.

In Burlesque, Aguilera is a small-town girl trying to make it big on the stage of Cher's L.A. club, The Burlesque Lounge, but first she has to put in her due as a cocktail waitress. The musical also features Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell, Eric Dane, Cam Gigandet and Dancing with the Stars winner Julianne Hough. It was written and directed by Steve Antin, who you may best know as the jock, Troy, in The Goonies or as the screenwriter of Sidney Lumet's Gloria remake (he also co-produced the Pussycat Dolls reality show). As the poster says, it opens this Thanksgiving.
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