Cher Tweets Harsh Words for Sarah Palin, Conservative Media Responds
... she's under dumb C word." Cher
got her share of supporters tweeting back nasty things about Palin, the former Republican vice presidential nominee, and she also got tweets from people who were clearly unhappy with the sentiment. "What are you next to in the dictionary? Bitch? Old? Hag? Ugly?" read a tweet from a detractor. "Sarah Palin is George Bush with titts. Both r dumb as fkg rocks," read a supportive tweet. Undaunted, Cher
doubled down by later tweeting: "Double my last twt & throw in the T-Jihadists." Palin hasn't responded to the attack, but dozens of conservative media outlets on Monday had. "Feminist Cher
empowers women by calling Sarah Palin the C-word; shatters glass ceiling of crazy," read a headline at Michelle Malkin's Twitchy.com. "Cher
's Twitter crusade against the GOP and Tea Partiers alike has hit a new low," said Breitbart.com. "Most women will tell you that other than the N-word, ... [ read more ]
Cher: I can still dream
... a certain age you must give up the dreams that you haven't finished yet. It's not true." Although she doesn't like to dwell on the past, there are still things which the musician wishes hadn't happened. While she won't open up about them that much, she is happy to chat about things she is proud of. Cher
is famed for her outlandish costumes and there are few that she would rethink if she had the chance. "Psheet! How much time have you got? I'm not telling you what I regret, because I'm not blowing the whistle on myself," she laughed. "None of the costumes though... well, there were a couple where I think, 'Eww, that was not a good choice.'" Have Your Say Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now! Cher
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Cher: Naked Miley is OK
... Cyrus on a wrecking ball. Also, she's trying to break the Disney stuff. When you make such an image, you have to hit it with a hammer. Or a sledgehammer!" Sinéad O'Connor famously wrote an open letter to Miley, warning her not to become a victim of the industry. The two women then entered a war of words and Cher
can see why Miley was annoyed by the comments. After splitting from her late ex-husband Sonny Bono, Cher
had to reinvent her image just as Miley has done since leaving the Disney Channel. "I was pushing an envelope that I wanted to push. I felt that looking the way I wanted to look and doing what I wanted to do made me more empowered. Sinéad O'Connor has a very different sense of herself than Miley Cyrus, so I don't think it's as dire as people are warning," she said. As well as her music career, Cher
has enjoyed a turn on screen, most recently in 2010 movie Burlesque, which also starred Christina Aguilera as a naïve girl who became a sexy dancer. The film was lambasted by critics and the 67-year-old icon can totally see why. She is embarrassed by it and is in no doubt about why it wasn't successful. "In Burlesque, which was horrible, I had no love interest, I was running this [troupe], that's who I was," ... [ read more ]
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She was born Cherilyn Sarkisian LaPierre in El Centro, California. She is of Armenian and Native American (Cherokee) decent.
Cher began working as a session singer in an attempt to finance an acting career. Her future husband Sonny Bono introduced her to Phil Spector, who hired her as a backing vocalist.
After releasing two singles under the name Caesar And Cleo, Sonny and Cher gained stardom as Sonny And Cher. Throughout this period Cher also sustained a solo career, initially singing a paean to Ringo Starr ("Ringo I Love You") under the pseudonym Bonnie Jo Mason. Thereafter, she secured several hits, including a cover version of the Byrds "All I Really Want To Do."
Cher appeared in 2 minor '60s films: Good Times (1967) and Chastity (1969).
In 1971, the chart-topping "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" and its attendant album saw her back in the ascendant. Two further US number 1 hits ("Half Breed" and "Dark Lady") preceded her divorce from Sonny, though for a time the duo continued to appear together on stage and television.
Cher had an on-off relationship with Gregg Allman starting in 1975 and divorcing in 1979. Their union resulted in one album, the punningly titled, Allman and Woman: Two The Hard Way. By the late '70s, she became a regular fixture in gossip columns and fashion magazines which lauded over her sartorial outrageousness and much publicized musical and personal relationships with Allman, Gene Simmons (of KISS) and Les Dudek. She was also associated with Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Richie Sambora, and Warren Beatty. (thanks, Sharilyn - Sinclair , MN)
In 1981, Cher appeared on Meat Loaf's "Dead Ringer For Love" but recording interests increasingly took a back seat to her first love: acting. A leading role in Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean (1982) was followed by a lucrative part in Silkwood (1983), and an Oscar nomination. Appearances in Mask (1985), The Witches Of Eastwick (1987) and Suspect (1987) emphasized that her thespian aspirations were no mere sideline. For Moonstruck (1987), she won an Oscar for Best Actress. (thanks, Paul - Detroit, MI, for all above)
She has a son with Greg Allman named Elijah Blue Allman. She also has a daughter with Sonny Bono named Chastity Bono.
Cher is dyslexic, which went undiagnosed in school and led to lots of report cards stating that she was not living up to her potential. She had to learn by listening rather than reading. (thanks, Sharilyn - Sinclair , MN, for above 2)
Cher has been romantically linked to Warren Beaty, Val Kilmer, Tom Cruise, Eric Stoltz (her co-star in Mask), and Gene Simmons, the lead guitarist of the band KISS, who gave her son Elijah Blue Allman his first guitar.
Cher has won many awards in television, film and music. These include an Academy Award, a Grammy, an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. (thanks, Elizabeth - Beverly Hills, CA, for above 2)
Cher became the first artist to have a #1 Billboard chart single in each of the past six decades beginning in the 1960s when 2010's "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me
" hit #1 on the Dance Club chart.
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