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Cher and Christina Aguilera in 'Burlesque': Watch the trailer here!

Let me just make sure I’m getting this right. It’s Cher and Christina Aguilera (not to mention Kristen Bell and DWTS‘s Julianne Hough), decked out in insanely over-the-top costumes, dancing and singing and backstabbing and applying each other’s makeup in a movie about a little girl with a big voice and even bigger… ahem, dreams? There’s only one possible explanation: Someone waited for gay glitter guru Bob Mackie to fall asleep, then broke into his dreams Inception-style and lifted the entire, fully-formed movie directly out of his subconscious. Take a look below and let us know what you think in the comments!

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Christina Aguilera performing National Anthem tonight: Finish the incomplete press-release email!

christina-aguileraImage Credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.comThis morning, I received an email with the following cryptic and incomplete subject line: CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PERFORM U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEM AT DECIDING GAME 7 OF THE NBA FINALS ON

Not surprisingly, the body of the email completed the sentence with the highly logical “Thursday, June 17,” but really, what fun is that? I mean, we’re talking about a woman who ended her performance at the recent MTV Movie Awards with a close-up shot of her bedazzled, glowing crotch. So let’s cook up some more entertaining scenarios, because it’s Thursday, and because you need a bridge between pretending to work diligently and taking your lunch break, yes? I’ll get us started:

* CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PERFORM U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEM AT DECIDING GAME 7 OF THE NBA FINALS WITH HURRICANE-FORCE MELISMA
* CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PERFORM U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEM AT DECIDING GAME 7 OF THE NBA FINALS IN A RACY PAIR OF ASS-LESS CHAPS
* CHRISTINA AGUILERA TO PERFORM U.S. NATIONAL ANTHEM AT DECIDING GAME 7 OF THE NBA FINALS WHILE FLAUNTING HER VORACIOUS AND UNAPOLOGETICALLY FLUID SEXUALITAAAY

Your turn.

Erin Andrews once boogied with Darrin's Dance Grooves. What music video dance have you always wanted to learn?

One reason to love Erin Andrews just a little bit more: The ESPN correspondent/Dancing With the Stars contestant once gave a testimonial in an advertisement for Darrin’s Dance Grooves. (See the commercial after the jump.) And anyone who once yearned to learn ‘N SYNC’s “Bye Bye Bye” dance automatically gets my vote! (Of course, this is coming from someone who attempted to learn Britney Spears’ “Oops…I Did It Again” dance by spending a half hour rewinding a Will & Grace episode that showed Jack teaching Grace the first steps. Oops…I wasted my time!)

Now here’s the important question: What music video dance have you always wanted to learn? Ten years ago, I somehow taught myself Christina Aguilera’s “Come On Over” using her single — which included a music video and, sadly, no belly rhinestones — and an Indigo iMac, but for whatever reason, neglected to learn Britney’s “(You Drive Me) Crazy.” Now I have an excuse to pick up Darrin’s VHS! [Deadspin.com] READ FULL STORY

'American Idol': Christina Aguilera reveals she'll appear on the finale

Christina-AguileraImage Credit: Lester Cohen/WireImage.comOn the heels of visits from Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus, American Idol is welcoming yet another diva to this show this year: Christina Aguilera. The singer revealed yesterday during a radio interview that she’ll appear on the show’s season finale on May 26, according to MTV, although Fox would not confirm the report. There are scant few details beyond the fact that she’ll be singing and that her visit is, conveniently, just a week before she drops her new album, Bionic, on June 8. The first single from the album, “Not Myself Tonight,” has already hit the ‘net, but it leaves something to be desired. Hopefully her next, and better, single will be out in time for her to perform on Idol.

Of this news, I must say: It excites me. Granted, it doesn’t sound like she’ll be mentoring since it’s the finale — and goodness knows this year’s crop could use a little bit of help from a superstar like Aguilera. But I’m just happy to see her. I’ve missed Xtina lately, and I’m ready to welcome her and her Bionic self back with open arms. Personally, I’m hoping that her Bionic reincarnation is a little more Stripped, a little less Back to Basics, if you know what I mean, and I hope she showcases it all on the Idol stage.

PopWatchers, does this news excite you? Are you ready for Xtina’s Idol-rific comeback?

VH1 to launch a slew of (gasp!) buttoned-up programming. Is this a good thing?

xtina-AguileraImage Credit: Frank Micelotta/Getty ImagesVH1 is getting more real — and shockingly unshocking — with an across-the-board programming revamp that will include producing a record 44 original series this year, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Eschewing Flavor of Love and its ilk for more “authenticity” in its upcoming new reality, VH1 will bring viewers dozens of new shows such as You’re Cut Off, which aims to reform spoiled party girls, and Money Hungry, in which contestants can lose up to $10,000 of their own cash if they don’t cut calories. A whopping 40 percent of programming will return to the network’s original focus, music, starting with brand new Behind the Music and Storytellers episodes in June linked to Christina Aguilera’s forthcoming album Bionic.

As someone who lost perfectly good hours of her life to My Antonio, I welcome this possible resurgence of productivity; though I’ll probably lose those hours now to Behind the Music, which I have dearly missed, I will feel less bad about myself for that. What do you think of this VH1 makeover, PopWatchers? Are you ready for some Behind the Music, or will you miss watching various C-listers search for “love” on television?

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'Hope For Haiti Now': The telethon's 10 best performances

Tonight’s George Clooney-organized, multi-network Hope For Haiti Now telethon was a subdued, classy affair, thankfully free of any awkward “George Bush doesn’t care about black people” moments. In all, the two-hour telecast included 19 musical performances, most of which were terrific. I could name two female artists who were a bit out of their league, but since they were singing for charity, I won’t. Instead, I’ll run down what were, in my humble opinion, the 10 best numbers of the night. (You can download them all, by the way, on iTunes.)

10. Justin Timberlake and Matt Morris I confess I’d never heard of Matt Morris before. But after his and Timberlake’s sensitive, almost half-tempo duet performance of Leonard Cohen’s oft-covered “Hallelujah,” I’m a convert. READ FULL STORY

Madonna and Beyoncé join 'Hope for Haiti Now': This telethon is now totally unavoidable

I generally don’t get into telethons. I mean, if I’m going to give, I’m just going to give—I don’t need a cheesy Regis Philbin or whoever trying to cajole me into donating dollars while Howie Mandel demonstrates how many different ways he can wash his hands and Goldie Hawn revives a forgettable sketch from Laugh-In.

But I must say: This Hope for Haiti Now telethon tonight is sounding like something that I can’t miss, especially now that divas extraordinaire Beyoncé and Madonna have come on board. Looks like B is gonna hit the stage in London, and M will be in NYC. Yes! Loving it. I’m in. And I’ll probably text in even more money than I already have.

In case you were wondering, those already slated to perform tonight at 8 p.m. on nearly ever network include Christina Aguilera, Taylor Swift, Stevie Wonder, Justin Timberlake, Mary J., J-Hud, and Bruce Springsteen. Pretty A-list, clearly.

But what about you, PopWatchers? Does the prospect of Beyoncé and Madonna on screen entice you to tune in tonight? Will it entice you to give more money — or just enjoy the performances without forking over any dough? Were there other artists that immediately made tonight’s telethon a must watch/must give?

More from EW.com:
‘Hope for Haiti’: New details for George Clooney telethon announced
George Clooney’s Haiti telethon to air on MTV, ABC, NBC, HBO, and CNN
Rihanna covers ‘Redemption Song’ for Haiti on ‘Oprah’

Fuse's 'Top 20 Divas': Where's Cher, Whitney, and everyone else?

I love a diva. So when I saw that Fuse was doing a special titled Top 20 Divas earlier this evening at 6 p.m., I immediately set my DVR to record. Truly, I had no idea what I was getting into: Would this be a video countdown with commentary? A VH1-style special that features talking heads—and sometimes the divas themselves—discussing what makes these Top 20 divas so damned special? A mix of the two?

Well, come to find out, it was just literally 20 videos from divas. But, honestly, it was one of the weirdest countdowns I’ve ever seen. To start with, let’s take a look at the show’s Top 20:

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Cher joins Christina Aguilera in 'Burlesque'? Let's flip our hair in celebration!

Cher_l If I could turn back time, I would have begged Cher to grace the big screen at some point in the past decade (sorry, I'm not counting the Farrelly Brothers atrocity that was 2003's Stuck on You). But you know what? Maybe it was worth the wait. The news today that Cher is set to star alongside Christina Aguilera in the musical Burlesque — and voice a giraffe in Happy Madison's live-action comedy, The Zookeeper — has me thinking that the spectacle-obsessed actress may have found the perfect vehicle for her big return. Think about it: There's singing! Costumes I can only imagine will make Bob Mackie look tame! And, one assumes, plenty of hair flips to boot!

How pumped are you, PopWatchers? And start preparing: You only have until 2011 to find the perfect wig to accompany your first Burlesque viewing!

More 'Burlesque':
Christina, burlesque, and singing? We're in.

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Christina, burlesque, and singing? We're in.

Christinaaguilera_lChristina Aguilera’s making her silver-screen debut in a musical called Burlesque, about a small-town girl who makes good, somehow, by working at a Cabaret-like L.A. performance venue. It was written with her in mind, and that makes sense — I simply cannot imagine a better first-movie vehicle for Christina’s big voice and retro-sexy vibe. It’s a crime that she hasn’t graced a musical earlier, in fact, but points for holding out for the right project, as opposed to jumping into the first cheesy teen movie available the minute she became famous. And is it me, or is this basically a slightly-classier version of Coyote Ugly? More to the point: Does that make it more awesome or less? (My head says "less," but my heart says "more.")

What do you think, PopWatchers? Will Burlesque be a hit or a mess? Does Christina belong on the big screen?

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