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Cher News – Cherworld.com – Cher Photos, Music, Tour & Tickets http://www.cherworld.com Mon, 22 Jan 2018 22:20:24 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cher unleashes sexist tirade at Womans March http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-unleashes-sexist-tirade-at-womans-march/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-unleashes-sexist-tirade-at-womans-march/#comments Mon, 22 Jan 2018 04:49:51 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8485 Still unable to comprehend Hillary Clinton’s humiliating defeat to Donald Trump in the 2016 elections, Cher urged women to vote at the Women’s March on Sunday.  The angry diva said this is “one of the worst times in our history” and that women have the power to make things right.

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Still unable to comprehend Hillary Clinton’s humiliating defeat to Donald Trump in the 2016 elections, Cher urged women to vote at the Women’s March on Sunday.  The angry diva said this is “one of the worst times in our history” and that women have the power to make things right. Addressing a crowd in Las Vegas with hoards of woman wearing pussy hats Cher made a sexist remark..

“If you want a job done right, get a woman”

With the USA boasting record unemployment, record DOW, high business confidence and a surge in manufacturing and lowest female unemployment in 18 years… Cher screamed “This is one of the worst times in our history, and that’s why I honestly believe that women are going to be the ones that fix it,” the singer told the crowd at the #PowertothePolls rally in Las Vegas, Nevada. “And that’s no bull**** because … if you want a job done right, get a woman.”  Cher also said that only strong powerful woman like her are capable of raising men who have respect towards woman.

Cher was sued during her Dressed To Kill Tour for allegedly complaining there were too many black dancers on stage and covering up alleged sexual assault.  The tour was then abruptly ended, reportedly due to illness.

Cher encouraged women to “own” their right to vote.

“Just stay strong and remember, if you don’t have a vote, you don’t have a voice,” Cher said.

Cher said she was bold and carefree as a young girl. “And then I got married, and I lost of a lot of my power through marriage. It was really my fault, but I was young.”

“It took me a long, long time to get back the power that you see that I have,” the singer exclaimed.

She also referenced her struggle with gender inequality in business. Cher said she has to “ask three times for what a man would have to ask for once.”

“If you ask for it, you’re a b****, and if you don’t ask for it, they just run over you,” she said.

Cher referred to herself as a powerful woman and further created a sexist divide saying “I know there’s guys out there that are not like that — and these are the guys that are raised by women like me,” she said.

Since Donald Trump took office, 863,000 new jobs were filled by women. Over half a million American women have entered the work force since he took over.

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Cher unveils Believe Fountains wearing Trump inspired pants http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-chanels-trump-style-opening/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-chanels-trump-style-opening/#comments Sat, 20 Jan 2018 12:47:54 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8473 Cher has been added to the soundtrack at the Fountains of Bellagio. “Believe,” her 1998 hit, was unveiled late Wednesday night before an adoring throng of fans milling about the Strip.

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Cher has been added to the soundtrack at the Fountains of Bellagio. “Believe,” her 1998 hit, was unveiled late Wednesday night before an adoring throng of fans milling about the Strip.

Cher, who earlier in the evening resumed her headlining run at The Park Theater, created a stir when she turned up for the event just before 11 p.m. Her number was preceded by the medley from Tiësto’s “A Town Called Paradise” and joins such famed numbers as “Viva Las Vegas” as sung by Elvis, “Singing In the Rain,” from Kelly and Mancini’s “Pink Panther Theme.”

“Believe” joins a lineup of 25 songs played at the fountains. No numbers have been removed.


Her fashion seemed confused much like her anger filled tweets about the president of the United States.  Cher’s fascination with President Trump appears to have no end with the ageing diva channelling Trump’s fashion during her outing.

“It’s an honor to be part of the MGM Resorts entertainment family and to be included in such a spectacular landmark on the Las Vegas Strip,” Cher said in a statement after the presentation, which she viewed along with execs from MGM Resorts International and AEG Live, co-producers of her Park Theater show.

Cher’s show opened in February 2017, and its current run continues until Feb. 3. She returns again May 2-19.

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Cher Confirmed To Headline 2018 Sydney Mardi Gras http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-confirmed-headline-2018-sydney-mardi-gras/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-confirmed-headline-2018-sydney-mardi-gras/#comments Fri, 12 Jan 2018 00:52:20 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8469 International superstar Cher will perform a concert at Sydney Australia's annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in March 2018.

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International superstar Cher will perform at Sydney’s annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in March 2018, with the state government confirming one of the city’s worst kept secrets.

The 71-year-old hinted she was coming Down Under in a cryptic emoji-laden tweet in December: “OK….. YOU BOYS KNOW WHERE I’LL IN MARCH… #PutSomeShrimpOmTheBar[bie]”.

The all-night after party at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion sold out quickly after that tweet, with tickets going for as much as $250.

The NSW government on Friday announced Cher had been locked into performing at the Mardi Gras Party, when the city marks the annual parade’s 40th anniversary. It will be the first since same-sex marriage was legalised in Australia.

“When it comes to international recording artists, they don’t get much bigger than Cher and as one of the LGBTQI community’s most vocal advocates, she is the perfect person to help celebrate Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras,” Minister for the Arts Don Harwin said in a statement.

Mardi Gras creative director Greg Clarke was excited about the official announcement when speaking to ABC Radio Sydney this morning, promising an amazing show.

“These things do take time and a lot of negotiation, and so it’s been a pretty rollercoaster ride over the last couple of months, but we can definitely [say], it’s official and Cher is coming,” he said.

He said Cher would be a fitting star for the 40th anniversary of the Mardi Gras.

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Classic Cher extends dates into 2018 http://www.cherworld.com/cher-tickets/classic-cher-2018/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-tickets/classic-cher-2018/#comments Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:58:14 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8459 By Demand, CLASSIC CHER Returns to Las Vegas and Washington D.C Area for Exclusive tickets available in 2018.

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By Demand, CLASSIC CHER Returns to Las Vegas and Washington D.C Area for Exclusive tickets available in 2018

In response to her triumphant return to the stage, legendary icon Cher has announced 2018 dates of her extended engagement CLASSIC CHER at Park Theater at Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas and at The Theater at MGM National Harbor in the Washington D.C. area. The 24 new show dates are scheduled Jan. 17 – May 19, 2018.

Since the Las Vegas premiere of CLASSIC CHER in February 2017, the over-the-top spectacle that celebrates the icon’s phenomenal 50-year career has continued to receive rave reviews from across the globe being hailed as a MUST-SEE show by critics and audiences.
The 24 shows going on sale Friday, Oct. 20 at 10 a.m. are as follows:

2018:

Jan.: 17, 19, 20, 24, 26, 27, 31 Park Theater at Monte Carlo
Feb.: 2, 3 Park Theater at Monte Carlo
Feb.: 17, 18, 20, 22, 24, 25 The Theater at MGM National Harbor
May.: 2, 4, 5, 9, 12, 13, 16, 18, 19 Park Theater at Monte Carlo
Tickets for previously announced 2017 shows Nov. 8 – 25 in Las Vegas are on sale now. Shows dates are:

2017:

Nov.: 8, 10, 11, 15, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25 Park Theater at Monte Carlo

Launching her career in the 1960s as part of Sonny & Cher, the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning iconic star made unprecedented strides in what had long been a male-dominated industry. A worldwide superstar for more than five decades, Cher has sold more than 100 million records and conquered more challenges than a handful of other talents combined – recording, concerts, film, Broadway acting, television and directing.

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Cher to return to big screen in Mamma Mia 2 http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-return-big-screen-mamma-mia-2/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-return-big-screen-mamma-mia-2/#comments Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:57:15 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8452 Cher is preparing to be a ‘dancing Queen’ in the sequel to Abba movie musical Mamma Mia! The Oscar-winning actress is in London rehearsing choreography sequences for the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again. The Mail can reveal she will appear in two song and dance sequences in the follow up

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Cher is preparing to be a ‘dancing Queen’ in the sequel to Abba movie musical Mamma Mia!
The Oscar-winning actress is in London rehearsing choreography sequences for the film Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.
The Mail can reveal she will appear in two song and dance sequences in the follow up to the 2008 Mamma Mia! Movie, which starred Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Pierce Brosnan, Julie Walters, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper and Christine Baranski, all of whom are in the new film.
Lily James is also in the film as the younger version of Donna, Streep’s character.
The cast has been shooting on locations in Croatia but they will join Cher on the dance floor set up at Shepperton Studios later this week.
Cher’s role and names of the Abba numbers she’ll sing are being kept under wraps.

‘Cher’s our secret weapon. It’ll spoil the fun if we give anything away,’ an executive connected to the film explained last night.
Cher, 71, has not been in front of film cameras for several years, although she has been busy touring and collaborating on developing a Broadway musical based on her life and career.


Her Oscar was for best actress in Moonstruck in 1988.
The stage show will feature her signature chart-toppers such as I Got You Babe, Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves and The Shoop Shoop Song.
Cher revealed on her Twitter feed that she has been rehearsing dance numbers but didn’t disclose the name of the project.
However, she happily admitted to being in the UK where, she noted, ‘It’s always felt like home.’
Mamma Mia! started out on stage in London eighteen years ago where it remains a West End favourite.

Judy Craymer the producer who helped create the show also backed the 2008 film which took one billion dollars at the box office worldwide.
There is no official word on a story line for the sequel, though sources point to a potential prequel concept with focus on characters played by Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, and Pierce Brosnan set before the action of the original musical.

The sequel is set to feature Abba hits not featured in the original musical, “along with some reprised favorites,” Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus are aboard again to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.

Source Daily Mail

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Cher sold her Stock now wants it back http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-sold-stock-now-wants-back/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-sold-stock-now-wants-back/#comments Mon, 09 Oct 2017 05:54:32 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8443 Cher is going after a bio pharmaceutical company, claiming officials there tricked her to sell her stock at a low price.

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Cher is going after a bio pharmaceutical company, claiming officials there tricked her to sell her stock at a low price only to see the company’s value soar.

Cher says she bought 300,000 shares of Altor in 2013.. but 2 years later a company official spoke to her directly and offered to buy her shares back for $1.50 each. However, according to the docs, he withheld key info about upcoming successful clinical trials of the drugs they were working on for cancer and HIV research.

The singer claims essentially what the guy didn’t tell her was that they had made an incredible breakthrough in both cancer and HIV treatments.

Cher sold the stock and soon after … the price went through the ceiling.  Happens to everyone who invests in stocks, right?

She’s suing for unspecified damages. Poor old Cher unfortunately missed out on making millions off the health care system and she is mighty pissed off about it.  I thought Cher tweeted healthcare was supposed to be free for everyone?

Cher alleges fraudulent concealment and breach of fiduciary duty. In addition to Soon-Shiong, defendants include Altor Acquisition LLC, Altor cofounder Hing C. Wong and Fred Middleton, a vice chairman of Altor’s board. The suit asks for damages and attorney fees and costs.

“Cher decided to sell her shares in January 2016 [after] she made a substantial profit in less than three years,” Middleton said. “Her decision to sell was completely discretionary as she was under no duress to sell.”

“The lawsuit has no merit. We intend to vigorously defend against it,” Soon-Shiong’s spokesman, Michael Sitrick, said in a statement.

Source – TMZ

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Cher Gets Real About Jeans for The Gap http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-gets-real-jeans-gap/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-gets-real-jeans-gap/#comments Wed, 13 Sep 2017 23:30:20 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8408 Future has earned himself a slew of major endorsement deals since his rise to superstardom, and now he’s joining a pop icon for his newest branding move. The Atlanta rapper stars alongside Cher for their new ad as a part of Gap’s ‘Meet Me in the Gap’ fall campaign, and

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Future has earned himself a slew of major endorsement deals since his rise to superstardom, and now he’s joining a pop icon for his newest branding move. The Atlanta rapper stars alongside Cher for their new ad as a part of Gap’s ‘Meet Me in the Gap’ fall campaign, and we’re getting a first look at the commercial.

The teaser video for the ad (below) shows the two sitting on some steps in an all-white setting, with Cher singing a cover of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People” record from 1969. The platinum-selling MC backs up the veteran pop star with some of his signature vocals, as well as his notable ad-libs, which he laces over an edgy hip-hop beat in the background.

There is only one Cher. The pop divas of today owe a debt to the trailblazing star, who at 71 continues to innovate with her music and boundless personal style. As the ultimate icon of unabashed glamour, she’s served as inspiration for countless designers and provided the world with decades’ worth of headline-making red carpet looks. With that kind of influence, Cher could easily channel her fashion cred into merch or a capsule collection of her own, but for the always unorthodox star, there’s no point in taking on a project unless it’s going to be a good time. “If someone says, Do you want to do something?, the first thing I think of is, Oh, that would be fun! And that’s how I decide,” said Cher on the phone from Washington, D.C. “So when the Gap said, ‘Would you like to do something with a younger artist?’ I thought, ‘Yeah, that would be cool. I would like that.’ ”

The artist in question was Future, the chart-topping performer-producer whose hits have come to define hip-hop’s current sound. Joining forces for the new Gap denim campaign, the pair unite to sing a rendition of Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People,” a track handpicked by Cher. “It’s just a great song,” she explains of her choice. “It’s got so many little things that go on in between these really profound lyrics, like the kid’s rhyme in the middle of it. Problems that we had when it was first done are the problems that we have now. They gave me a million songs [to choose from] and that was the song that I was drawn to.”

With lyrics that touch on issues of racism, sexism, and other interpersonal biases, the song is an especially timely choice. Its message of finding common ground with people who on the surface may seem different is underscored by Cher and Future’s collaboration. Though she admits that she wasn’t versed in Atlanta’s hip-hop scene before they worked together, Cher found Future instantly charming. “I got familiar once we got on the stage he rocked a little bit,” she says. “It was funny. He was very cute yet shy, and really he liked to have fun.”

Of course, doing the commercial was about more than simply making a great cover song with one of the moment’s hottest acts. Advertising’s power comes from its ability to normalize ideas that extend beyond products themselves, a fact Cher is aware of. “When I was young, there were just white people on commercials. That was it,” she says. “If you see [representation] all the time, then it just becomes the norm.”

When it comes to bigotry, Cher has zero patience. A firebrand on social media known for her emoji-laden tweets, she’s every bit as opinionated offline. “It’s just mind-boggling and so awful,” she says of the recent white supremacist marches in Charlottesville. “Prejudice makes no sense—it’s ridiculous, and if people stopped for just one second and thought about why the fuck they were doing it, they’d stop.” But although she’s disappointed with the current state of affairs, the resistance movement has left her inspired. “You look at the Women’s March when we went to Washington and the marches that we did down Fifth Avenue the night of the election,” she says. “You saw all these young kids, all these young people, [their generation] has lost those prejudices. They’re just shedding it like a terrible old snakeskin.”

Politics aside, there is one thing everyone knows about Cher: Her fearlessness extends to her wardrobe. From those legendary Bob Mackie performance costumes to her bohemian ’70s looks, her ever-evolving style has been consistently compelling. Still, it comes as something of a surprise to learn that music’s grande dame is a fan of online shopping. “It’s easy. You can send it back, and I don’t have to put on makeup or anything to go out,” she explains. And though she enjoys the occasional St. Tropez designer shopping spree, she’s just as happy picking up a few essentials at Free People. “They have some great things,” she says. “Look, also, you can have a lot of money and have gold faucets, you know what I mean? Money doesn’t make you chic.”

It’s that directness that makes her fashion advice so compelling. “I like what I like and I don’t care what the fashion is,” she says. “You have to wear what’s good for your body. It doesn’t even make any difference how in-fashion you are if you look like shit.” Having already tested out most of the current trends on their first go-round, she’s not about to edit her wardrobe to suit the masses. She’s long hung on to favorites like worn-in leather jackets and low-rise denim, which she wears until they fall apart. “I have one pair of jeans that I’ve worn so much that they are almost all patched because of holes,” she says with a laugh. “Not because of fashion, just because I wore the ass out of them! There are so many fabulous patches on them.”

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The concept of age-appropriate dressing also gets a thumbs-down. “Look, my mom’s 91 and she is a cool dresser,” says Cher. “She hasn’t really changed anything since she was in her fifties, so I don’t believe in that Oh, you get to a certain age and you have to cut your hair and you have to stop doing one thing or another thing. I just think that I’ll wear some of the stuff I have as long as I can get into it.” We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Source – Vogue

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Cher gets animated for Ooga Boo music video http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cheroogaboo/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cheroogaboo/#comments Thu, 17 Aug 2017 10:30:46 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8400 Celebrity icon Cher guest stars in Season 3 of the series as Chercophonie, a rock diva character who is as famous for her off-key tunes as she is for her outrageous fashion sense.

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Netflix is still very much in its world conquering phase. It just straight up poached Shonda Rhimes from ABC, it’s scooping up prestige indie films in a very earnest hunt to win an Oscar and it, obviously, continues to own the Emmys.

Now, for its latest feat, Netflix has convinced Cher, an artist who has released just one new album in the past 16 years, to record a brand new song for a children’s cartoon show. We’d joke about Netflix now hunting for Grammys as well, but as it turns out the streaming service already has four Grammy nods under its belt (including for the Orange is the New Black theme song and the Stranger Things score).

Of course, this is not just any Cher song. She recorded it in character as “Chercophonie,” an avant-garde rock diva alien who can only go out in public in disguise from their show Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh.

It is also of note that the song is called “Ooga Boo” and that there is also a corresponding video. While the premise of this is all very silly, Cher turns it into a genuine bop, because such is the power of Cher.

Cher seems to be particularly picky about what she’s recorded in the last decade. There was an album in 2013 (Closer To The Truth), a contribution to the soundtrack of her 2010 film Burlesque (“You Haven’t Seen The Last of Me,” by the acclaimed Diane Warren), a contribution to the documentary Cries From Syria, a duet with her mother, and a couple of unreleased collaboration (with Lady Gaga and Wu-Tang Clan). She has not been particularly prolific, and this might be considered her first dance floor jam in at least four years..

Cher once told David Letterman that the reason she doesn’t record much music anymore is because she keeps forgetting to get into the studio, but apparently all it took was the power of Netflix to remind her. Drag queens throughout the world clearly thank them.

In between relentlessly bashing president Trump on Twitter day in day out like a broken record, Cher has also promoted her part on the kid’s show:

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Cher says goodbye to her Gregory http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-says-goodbye-gregory/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-news/cher-says-goodbye-gregory/#comments Sun, 04 Jun 2017 03:25:10 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8385 Cher and legions of fans lined the streets of Macon, Georgia, this morning to honour music legend Gregg Allman as he’s carried to his final resting place.

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LEGIONS of fans lined the streets of Macon, Georgia, this morning to honour music legend Gregg Allman as he’s carried to his final resting place in the same cemetery where he and his band members used to hang out and write songs amid the tombstones.

The service was private, with only about 100 people attending inside a small chapel. Mourners, including Allman’s ex-wife Cher, filed past white columns into the peach-coloured building as five black stretch limousines waited outside.

Some came through a back entrance.

Former US President Jimmy Carter said he would attend, honouring The Allman Brothers Band keyboardist who drew large crowds to campaign events during his 1976 presidential race.

Police closed downtown streets to accommodate the crush of fans coming to watch Allman’s body being taken from the chapel to Rose Hill Cemetery, where he will be buried near his late brother, guitarist Duane Allman.

Their band began its rise to fame in the central Georgia city south of Atlanta about five decades ago, and used to write songs while hanging out in the cemetery, Alan Paul wrote in One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band.

“He’s somebody who has been in my life first as an artist and later as a real person since I was about eight years old, and so it’s shocking to think of the world without him,” said Paul, 50, who interviewed Allman many times for his book.

Allman, who blazed a trail for many southern rock groups, died May 27 at the age of 69 at his home near Savannah, Georgia, said Michael Lehman, the rock star’s manager.
He blamed liver cancer.

Born in Nashville, Tennessee, Allman was raised in Florida by a single mother. Allman idolised his older brother, Duane, eventually joining a series of bands with him.

Together they formed the heart of The Allman Brothers Band before Duane died in a motorcycle crash in 1971, just as they were reaching stardom.

In his 2012 memoir, My Cross to Bear, Allman said he finally felt “brand new” at 50 after years of overindulging in women, drugs and alcohol.

But hepatitis C ruined his liver, and after getting a transplant, it was music that helped him recover.

Allman felt that being on the road playing music for his fans was “essential medicine for his soul,” according to a statement from the Big House, the Macon museum dedicated to the band.

Allman married Cher in 1975 the year her divorce from Sonny Bono was finalised.

Cher was Allman’s third of seven wives and the pair had a son, Elijah Blue Allman.

Cher filed for divorce nine days after their wedding because of Allman’s heroin addiction but they reconciled within a month and remained married until 1979 when they divorced.

Their son, Elijah, had recently fallen out with his mum after she refused to congratulate him on his engagement and subsequent marriage to Angie King.

Lehman said he spoke with Allman the night before he died.

“He said the last few days he was just, you know, tired,” Lehman said. The night before he passed away, Allman was able to listen to some of the tracks being produced for his final record, Southern Blood, Lehman said.

The album is scheduled to be released in the fall.

“He was looking forward to sharing it with the world and that dream is going to be realised,” Lehman said. “I told him that his legacy is going to be protected, and the gift that he gave to the music world will continue to live on forever.”

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How Cher gets away with looking like this aged 71 http://www.cherworld.com/cher-classic-show/cher-gets-away-looking-like-aged-71/ http://www.cherworld.com/cher-classic-show/cher-gets-away-looking-like-aged-71/#comments Tue, 23 May 2017 01:26:03 +0000 http://www.cherworld.com/?p=8379 It’s rare that Gwen Stefani is upstaged. But the chanteuse didn’t stand a chance when she presented the Icon Award to Cher on Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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It’s rare that Gwen Stefani is upstaged. But the chanteuse didn’t stand a chance when she presented the Icon Award to Cher on Sunday night at the Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas. No one was looking at the blonde in a gold frock, when they could goggle at the 71-year-old in an outfit that’s best described as a sheer black body-stocking with strategically placed sequins, plus vast Brian May wig and leather jacket.

But then Cher once declared, “Until you’re ready to look foolish, you’ll never have the possibility of being great.”

You can’t say she doesn’t walk that particular sartorial tightrope in superb fashion. She modelled two eye-popping outfits on Sunday, both of which seemed fashioned from a couple of pairs of 10-denier tights and a jar of rhinestones.

Keen followers of pop history noted the sheer black outfit she wore to sing If I could Turn Back Time was wittily modelled on an ensemble first seen on Cher in 1989.

Although lovers of Liberace-style spectacle might reckon the silver-spangled scrap of nothing she wore first, accessorised with one puce heart-shaped nipple pastie (left breast), was even more show-stopping; not to mention the platinum-blonde, Cleopatra-styled wig.

Only the hardest hearted would deny the fact: age cannot wither her, nor custom stale her infinite variety performances. True, for a minute I was put in mind of Cristal Connors in Paul Verhoeven’s cult classic movie Showgirls, who says snarkily to her understudy, “I’m getting’ a little too old for that whorey look.”

While Piers Morgan may have expressed disdain from the safety of the Good Morning Britain sofa at her sartorial choices, it’s almost impossible to deem someone ridiculous if they’ve already made it clear they don’t give two pins about dignity and age-appropriate attire.

Perhaps the most appealing thing about Cher is that she never seems to be billing herself as a sex goddess. Unlike that other great stayer Madonna, who at 58 years-old always appears grimly determined to project a vision of her own yoga-taut hotness to the public.

Cher is the ultimate vaudeville hoofer, embracing camp excess as her joyful birth-right. There’s a Mardi Gras sensibility to her performances, which makes you want to shed your own years, leap onstage and shimmy alongside her. It’s no coincidence this performance took place in Vegas, where more is never enough and vulgarity’s a virtue.

Furthermore, most women will know how the pop star feels about trotting out old outfits. When a mature female can still model ensembles she first wore aged 20 or 30, then she absolutely wants the whole world to know about it. If Princess Anne can perform public duties in outfits from the 1980s and pass this off as parsimony (when surely it’s a subtle form of boasting about her ageless figure?), well why can’t Cher recycle her old Spandex?

And, frankly, if she can do a “five-minute plank” – as she boasted when handed her award – then she’s rewriting the laws of nature and can tear up the rule book as she pleases.

When you look at this great survivor of the 1960s, you don’t see mutton dressed as lamb, you see Cher dressed as Cher.

Source – The Telegraph

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