Thursday 24 February 2011

James Franco in drag as Cher at the Oscars: Not happening anymore

Disappointing news. It has been announced that James Franco's planned tribute to Burlesque at the Oscars, singing the Cher's song, "You haven't seen the last of me" while dressed as the diva has been cancelled at the last minute. I would have actually paid good money to see that...

`Shame, it would have fitted right in the age old Oscars tradition of baffling and cringe inducing musical numbers, such as the infamous Rob Lowe dancing with Snow White of the 80's, or more recently Hugh Jackman singing alongside what can only be described as pop up/blow up dolls.

Cher, looking disappointed (allegedly)

Cher is said to be disappointed, although quite how she expresses disappointment with that wax mask of a face is anybody's guess. Maybe she was actually thrilled, who knows! At that rate, she'll be able to use her Madame Tussaud's wax figure as a body double.

For those of you who have not seen Burlesque (and given it's stellar box office results, that is quite a lot of you), that song is in a completely gratuitous scene where Cher comes out of her character (even though she is basically playing herself) to belt out, that, basically, we have not seen the last of her, in a bleedingly obvious nod to her own career.

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