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Cher performed "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" completely live.
The photo of seven-year-old Ali with her mother is actually a photo of a much younger Christina Aguilera with her real-life mother, Shelly Kearns.
Most of the flamboyant costumes worn by Cher were her own clothes, some of which were designed by her longtime friend Bob Mackie (interview on The Graham Norton Show (2007) / 18 Dec. 2010).
Surprisingly, this is Cher's first musical film.
With a budget of $55 million, Burlesque is one of Screen Gems' most expensive films outside of the Resident Evil franchise.
Christina Aguilera's first choice for the role of Nikki was Emma Stone.
Cam Gigandet learned how to play the piano especially for the film.
Steve Antin got the idea for this film after watching Christina Aguilera perform as a featured vocalist for The Pussycat Dolls in 2002.
Tess asks Sean what happened to all the good dancers in LA, to which he responds Dancing with the Stars (2005). Their cast mate on this film, Julianne Hough, is one of the professional dancers on the Emmy-Winning show.
Dianna Agron shot her scenes in just one afternoon.
Robert Pattinson, Kellan Lutz, Taylor Lautner were considered to play Jack, before the role went to fellow Twilight star Cam Gigandet.
Patrick Dempsey, Sam Worthington, Casey Affleck and Jamie Foxx were considered to play Marcus.
Cher revealed that, other than herself, the oldest girl in the cast was just 32 (interview with Charlie Stayt on BBC's Breakfast (2000) / 17 Dec. 2010).
In a previous film, Cam Gigandet played a bully who constantly referred to a fellow character as "Iowa". In Burlesque, that is his character's nickname for Ali.
When Jack first plays his piano in his apartment, he is playing an instrumental of 'Bound to You' - a song which Ali later sings in the show.
Shipped to theaters under the code name "Former Glory".
The first instrumental Ali dances to during her audition is the background music from "Nasty Naughty Boy," performed by Christina Aguilera. This tune was replaced in the DVD version.
Christina Aguilera's "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" fantasy was the first scene shot.
WILHELM SCREAM: Occurs in the last seconds of the final number, "Show Me How You Burlesque". This is the last sound heard as the screen blacks out and the film ends.
Jessica Biel and Lindsay Lohan were considered for the role of Nikki.
The Golden Globes drew a lot of adverse criticism when they announced their 2010 nominations as two of the year's most critically derided films - Burlesque and The Tourist (2010) - both were nominated for Best Film Musical or Comedy. A press freebie to Las Vegas to watch Cher perform organized by Screen Gems was generally credited with the film's erroneous nomination.
Cher's first film appearance since her cameo in Stuck on You (2003).
Stanley Tucci's character smokes in most of his scenes at The Burlesque Lounge, including in the front of the house.
Stephen Lee's last film.
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Both Diablo Cody and Susannah Grant did rewrites of Steve Antin's script.
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After Ali's debut as the lead, she asks Jack what he thinks about her outfit. When he stumbles over words, she says "Jack, we're friends for Christ's sake. It's not like we're brother and sister," to which Jack replies "No, we certainly are not." These lines are modern inspired by Jane Austen's novel "Emma," when Mr. Knightley asks Emma to dance and she says "Indeed, I will. You have shown that you can dance, and you know we are not really so much brother and sister as to make it improper," to which Mr. Knightley replies "Brother and sister! - no indeed."
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Patron Tequila product placement in several scenes. The brand also featured in classic Dirty Love (2005), starring Jenny McCarthy and Carmen Electra.
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This is the second movie with Stanley Tucci where he provides the lead character with new clothing and a makeover which leads to a montage backed by Madonna music. The first movie is "The Devil Wears Prada," when Tucci's character Nigel gives Anne Hathaway's character a makeover, followed by a montage set to Madonna's "Vogue."
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