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PHOTOS: Kathy Griffin, Cher In Wetsuit

Celebuzz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

The 50-year-old Griffin donned a black bikini while Cher, looking fabulous at 64 years of age, opted for a full wetsuit. The two paddleboarded in the ...

The Top 10 Gay Highlights of 2010

Bryan Safi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bryan Safi

Well, another year has come and gone. But don't be down about it! Tis the season for merriment! Just ask my Aunt Carol. She LOVES Christmas. She's als...

What Will Win The Golden Globe For Best Motion Picture Comedy/Musical?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Well, this is certainly an interesting, and, well, controversial category this year. No one really knows why 'The Tourist' was nominated. 'Alice in Wo...

Reviewing "The Unsung Heroes of Burlesque"

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jenna Henry Hansen

A new exhibition brings together the work of 22 artists to recognize and celebrate the artist's view of scantily clad performers through the lens of a camera.

Golden Globes Announce Nominees; WikiLeaks Announce Winners

Andy Borowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Andy Borowitz

Speaking from his jail cell, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said, "On behalf of all of us here at WikiLeaks, I want to offer my congratulations to all the winners, including Natalie Portman, Colin Firth, and this year's Best Picture, 'Burlesque.'"

PHOTOS: Cher's Wild Wardrobe At 'Burlesque' Premiere

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Cher, no stranger to wild outfits -- especially during 'Burlesque' premieres -- made another interesting outfit choice Monday night at the UK premiere...

PHOTOS: Tease The Season Brings Sexy Holiday Cheer To Martyr's

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's burlesque superstar Michelle L'amour is quite the dancer--and apparently quite the teacher as well. On Friday, burlesque students from Stu...

PHOTOS: International Pole Dancing Contest Begins

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO (AP) - Zoraya Judd says there is nothing she would rather do than pole dance. She's one of the best in the world at it and someday, she says, th...

Burlesque for the Bayou Part 2

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Last night at the Howlin Wolf in New Orleans, the women of Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana hosted their second Burlesque for the Bayou fund rai...

WATCH: Cher: Tea Party Is F**king Nuts!

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Cher made clear her political leanings while appearing on The Tonight Show, dismissing Sarah Palin and calling out the Tea Party movement. Sitting wi...

Tangled and Harry Potter 7 Face off Over Crowded Thanksgiving; Burlesque, Faster, Love and Other Drugs Open Soft

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part I won the weekend derby, but Disney's Tangled had a smashing debut that set a record for a three-day opening weekend for a standard Disney (i.e., not Pixar) cartoon.

Naughty v. Nice: 5 Hot Holiday Plays for Grown-Ups (SLIDESHOW)

Li Cornfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Li Cornfeld

Audiences seeking a salacious escape from the saccharine cheer of the holiday season have a lot of to choose from in New York.

HuffPost Review: Burlesque

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

It's been a while since I've seen a stinker as obvious as Burlesque. As a colleague and I noted afterward, it made us long for something as coherent and restrained as Showgirls. Or Glitter.

Wearable Hollywood

Pandora Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pandora Young

Hollywood product tie-ins used to be all action figures and Happy Meal toys, but these days the options are a hell of a lot more glamorous. Inspired b...

Denver's Frock Out Fashion Show Features Mondo Guerra, Sells Out

Andrea Rael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Eleven local designers showcased their skills at the Denver Public Library on Thursday night for a $2,000 first prize award. Nearly 1000 people attend...

PHOTOS: Chaz Bono Brings Girlfriend To Mom's Premiere

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Chaz Bono brought his girlfriend, Jennifer Elia, to the premiere of mom Cher's new movie, 'Burlesque.' Cher, 64, showed lots of leg and cleavage in ...

Bump-n-Grind Is Back

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Jenna Henry Hansen

Burlesque as a mainstream art form seems to be a major source of controversy and tender spot for some performers.

PHOTOS: Super Mario Burlesque Show 'Boobs And Goombas' Comes To Chicago

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's Gorilla Tango Theater managed to turn a classic video game into a sexy burlesque show. To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Super Mario...

Modern Burlesque Dancer Michelle L'amour on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Modern burlesque dancer Michelle L'amour stopped by The Interview Show to discuss her art, her career and her upcoming Big Sexy Show at the Mayne Stage.

The Multi-Dimensional Alan Cumming: Eclectic, Ubiquitous, Attracted to Sparkly Things

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Alan Cumming's press kit is a rarity: Even the hyperbole contained in his official bio is true -- he really is "beyond eclectic." He simply seems to do it all and do it in every medium. Constantly.

BLOG WATCH> The Awl Anticicpates Burlesque, The Whitney, And Chris Cooper

The Awl | Awl Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The Anticipation List... (by The Awl Staff) • Ritter, Dene, Voss: it just opened! • And Everything Is Going Fine: Steven Soderbergh's documentar...

Weekend Plans? We Got You Covered

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

As another hot, muggy summer weekend approaches, you could be one of the people who is already longing for sweatshirts and Bears games (cough cough me...

Being Jonny Porkpie: Master of Pen, Performance, and Pasties

Jill Di Donato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jill Di Donato

When I met Jonny Porkpie, a.k.a. the Burlesque Mayor of NYC, for this interview, he was full of double entendres, rattling them off as smoothly as an ...

Burlesque Dancers Give Shirts off Their Backs to See What's in the Water

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana Founder Joanie Hughes called in some favors to raise funds for testing coastal rainwater after the oil spill, and Burlesque for the Bayou was born.

From Burlesque to Jazz, Coastal Benefits Abound in New Orleans

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Karen Dalton-Beninato

If you were in New Orleans and up for two very different benefits, Saturday featured Burlesque for the Bayou for the Coastal Heritage Society of Louis...