After a long Mommy break, Christina Aguilera made up for lost time with an emotional performance on the American Idol finale (she was just one of many big-name stars who turned out for the big-time show). Meanwhile, the famous platinum blonde is working on a movie Burlesque and promoting her new Bionic LP. Between all of this, the working mom doesn’t have much time for music rehearsals. That’s the reason she’s giving for cancelling a tour that was supposed to start in July.
Burlesque is Christina’s first live-action movie (animated Shark Tale doesn’t count!). As its name suggests, the new movie revolves around a Cabaret-like club in LA. Ms. Aguilera should have no problem playing a small-time girl with a stunning voice trying to make it big in Hollywood. True to format, the fictional star-wannabe will have all her dreams come true (in a couple of hours!) The neo-burlesque club seems like it’s been picked up from Bob Fosse’s Cabaret.
Unless the hairstyles are totally remade for today, the singer-turned-actress already wears the kind of retro looks to match the character. A sleek, thick bob (above) is truly timeless, and could be “done” to fit any era. Another of her ageless styles is a polished, smooth chignon with baby bangs. The updo looks tailor-made for a show girl… with fiery lips, kittenish eyes and expressive makeup. Now comes the bombshell–white-hot curls a la Marilyn Monroe. In coifs like this, Christina reminds us of the young Marilyn Monroe who (like her movie character) came from a small town seeking fame and fortune! Though mostly known as a blond bimbo and struggling actress, Marilyn wanted to be a singer. She worked hard on it and was surprisingly good when she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to JFK Sr.