Archive for June, 2009:
SEXY Abi Titmuss reckons she lives the life of a nun – despite learning to be POLE DANCER.
The glamour girl starred in a homemade sex tape with TV presenter John Leslie and fronted a porn channel but says she has put her days as a sex-crazed celebrity behind her.
Now blonde Abi says her new acting career has led to a quieter life.
But that has not stopped her learning a new habit – pole dancing – for her latest role as a raunchy exercise teacher in Glasgow stage show The Naked Truth.
But fans hoping to see Abi strip will be left disappointed.
She confessed to a radio station: “I am closer to a nun than you would think actually, these days anyway.”
Abi, 33, who plays alongside ex-Emmerdale star Lisa Riley in the show- said she had a removable dance pole fitted in her home to train for the role.
She added: “I play Gabby who is the teacher of this dance pole class. The play centres around me and the five women in my class and you watch them struggle hilariously with pole-dancing.”
Source. The Sun
Michael Jackson’s Last Tour Rehearsals Filmed For Possible Release,Show included floating orbs, aerial pole dancers.
Following Michael Jackson’s death on Thursday, 750,000 people who bought tickets to see him perform at the O2 in London will never get the chance to experience the stunning visual and musical spectacle the singer had in store for them. But, according to reports, AEG Live, the promoter of the “This Is It” 50-date residency, recorded enough of Jackson’s rehearsal material to release at least one live CD/DVD.
Entertainment industry Web site The Wrap reports that Jackson’s final rehearsal at the Staples Center on Wednesday was recorded in multi-camera, high-definition video and multi-track audio. The recording could be released as the singer’s final album, according to unnamed sources close to the now scuttled tour, which was reportedly due to go around the globe following the O2 residency. The recordings were made as part of a deal cut by AEG Live with Jackson, which included plans to produce a live album and DVD of the singer performing his greatest hits. If the reports are true, the recording could help AEG Live recoup some of the estimated tens of millions of dollars it is expected to lose as a result of Jackson’s untimely death. A spokesperson for AEG Live could not be reached for comment at press time.
The Wrap reported that Jackson had failed to appear at “many” of the scheduled rehearsals over the past two months, but he did appear at the full run-through on Wednesday in anticipation of the July 13 kick-off of the London shows. The final rehearsal reportedly included dancers, musicians and aerial performers, as well as Jackson suspended from a crane at one point and a 3-D view of a “Thriller”-inspired haunted mansion.
On Monday (June 29), USA Today pulled back the curtain on the closely guarded rehearsals, describing an over-the-top Jackson extravaganza that was to feature floating orbs, a flaming bed, lots of pyrotechnics, 20-foot-tall puppets, giant spiders and Jackson breaking out all his signature dance moves.
“He was trying, and succeeding, in structuring the biggest, most spectacular live production ever seen,” said Johnny Caswell, co-owner of CenterStaging in Burbank, California, where Jackson worked on the show from late March to early June before shifting rehearsals to larger venues, according to the paper.
“By the time he left my facility, he had graduated through several studios and was on a soundstage taking up 10,000 square feet,” Caswell said. “They moved to The Forum, outgrew that and needed the height at Staples. The show was getting so damn big, they couldn’t finish it in time. That’s why they had to delay.” Caswell said reports that Jackson had delayed the start of the engagement due to health problems were “nonsense,” explaining that the ballooning size of the production caused the push back.
Britney Spears cancelled a booking for a top Dublin hotel because they refused to co-operate with her demands for a stripper pole, it has emerged.
The 27-year-old Womanizer star requested that an exclusive hotel on the Dublin southside install a steel pole during her brief stay in the city for her sell-out Circus tour.
But when the venue declined, her minders promptly booked into the apparently more accommodating Four Seasons Hotel instead.
A source revealed the mum-of-two is a keen pole dancer, as it apparently helps her keep in shape.
The source said: “She adores working out on a pole as it helps her keep toned.
“She has had to work very hard to squeeze back into those tiny stage costumes and she knows she has to stay on top of her regime. Britney can’t let her weight creep back up as this is the most important tour of her career and she has to stay in peak physical condition.”
Pole dancing has evolved from its sleazy striptease reputation to a legitimate form of exercise that is gaining in popularity worldwide. In addition to the many private pole dancing studios, more and more health clubs and fitness centers are offering pole dancing classes as a creative form of exercise that also caters to the “sensual side.”
There are several well-known pole dancing studios in the Bay Area including Catherine Rose’s Slinky Productions which offers both private and group instruction and actress Sheila Kelley’s S Factor with multiple locations nationwide.
Where did it all begin? Probably hundreds – perhaps thousands – of years ago as some form of exotic dance. Most sources believe the earliest “recorded” pole dance was performed by Belle Jangles in 1968 at Mugwumps strip club in Oregon. Recorded by whom? Nobody seems to know. In fact, nobody seems to know anything about Belle Jangles or Mugwumps either, yet they have become part of the folklore surrounding the origins of pole dancing and, no doubt, contribute to its colorful image.
According to UK-based Polestars, the world’s largest independent pole dancing fitness school, pole dancing burns 400 calories an hour. That, too, might be dubious depending on the intensity of the workout. Still, there is no questions that pole dancing is an excellent form of progressive exercise that can present a challenging workout for persons of every fitness level.
The U.S. Pole Dancing Federation (USPDF) was founded in 2008 “to create a network for pole dancers and studio owners in the US…to provide a structured standard in the industry…to serve as a source to exchange idesas, and to give feedback among pole dance instructors.” The USPDF emphasizes that “pole dancing is not stripping. This misconception prevents pole dancing from becoming something every woman should be able to enjoy. Pole dancing is a sensual athletic dance form that demands coordination, flexibility and physical strength.”
The inaugural USPDF National Pole Dance Championships were held at Bleecker Street Theater in New York City this past March 15th where almost 300 enthusiastic pole fans from all over the US attended the show to watch the nation’s elite pole dancers live on stage. The winner – and “Miss USPDF 2009” – was Jenyne Butterfly.
What’s next? The USPDF “Rock the Pole” exhibition and showcase will take place on June 26 in Redlands, California, and will feature Sarah Cretul aka “Miss Trixter,” “Miss Sexy” Alethia Austin, and USPDF co-founder Wendy Traskos. Readers can refer to antixfitness.com for more information.
Oops! Britney Spears shocks again; this time unintentionally. The ‘Toxic’ singer is creating headlines for her topless pole dance.
With nothing just tattoos of rose petals covering her breasts, Britney leaves little to imagination as she gyrates around a strippers’ pole while shooting the video of her 2007 hit ‘Gimme More’.
Understandably, the topless act was deemed too hot for viewers and axed from the video but its stills have now been leaked to the tabloid press. The snaps show a brunette Britney dancing topless around a pole, smiling and waving to the camera. Incidentally, the shoot took place at the time of her public breakdown two years back.
27-year-old Britney is presently performing a string of acclaimed gigs at London’s 02 as part of her Circus tour, before moving on to Manchester and Dublin.
She is also learnt to be planning a series of sexy parties across London.
MTV.co.uk quotes a source as saying: “It’s going to be crazy. Britney wanted to throw parties people will be talking about for years. I promise you, you’ve never seen anything so explicit in your life.”
Brooke Hogan can certainly earn big bucks for a talent other than singing-pole dancing.
In an episode of her reality show ‘Brooke Knows Best’, the singer, her mother Linda and a pal have been shown while polishing their pole dancing skills.
The episode will show Brooke getting quickly at ease with the pole, as she displayed some raunchy moves pretty fast.
Brooke is the daughter of wrestling legend Hulk Hogan.
Her new album ‘The Redemption’ will be releasing next week.
According to British tabloid The Sun, her record has described it as a “pop wonderland with up-beat, sexy dance rhythms and hip-hop influences, all overlaid with Brooke’s signature voice.”
Source: Thaindian News
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Wearing a gauzy blue two-piece costume that resembles a circus acrobat’s uniform, Laura Martin climbs up an 11-foot steel pole in a move popularly called the “Caterpillar Crawl.”
Aggressive and athletic yet fluid and hyper-flexible, she proceeds to blaze through a pole-dancing routine of inverted suspensions, spins and slides.
Hoots and whistles from the female-dominated crowd compete with the live music provided by the rock band Avowed. One woman screams to a friend, “It’s just like trapeze!”
Martin, a former exotic dancer, appreciates the comparison of what she does to something other than adult entertainment.
“I want to see pole dancing get away from the stripper connotation,” says the 30-year-old San Diego-based performer and personal fitness instructor. “I want people to see it’s like any other dance form.”