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Reality star, actor and KISS front man Gene Simmons acted as a special correspondent for Extra and went one-on-one with former girlfriend and singing icon Cher.
Cher spills it about everything from her take on drugs and her opinion about Oprah and the presidential election to her new Las Vegas concert and her beauty secrets in the candid interview.
When Simmons asked her how she avoided the pitfalls of fame including drug use, Cher responded, “I didn’t want to [use drugs]. I was having a great time…And it scared me. I never saw drugs do anything good for anyone. I just saw drugs bring everyone down.” She did admit to experimental use saying, “I smoked pot like five times in the ‘70s…because I wanted to be cool but it made me sick so I didn’t do it.”
Cher revealed she’s pulling for Hillary Clinton but believes Barack Obama is a great candidate as well.
“I like Hillary. I think she’d make the best president. I think he’s a good man. I think he’s altruistic. I think he’s smart. I think at some point he can be a great leader. I just don’t think it’s now.”
Cher admits she is apprehensive about the outcome of this election, especially after Oprah came out to support Obama. “I think [that] was rough because she can get a whole bunch of people to see him that would never come. She’s bringing her audience and they get to hear him. I think that skewed it, kind of,” she says.
When Simmons asked Cher what stays so beautiful she says, “Makeup…No drugs, no drinking…[and] good genes.”
In addition to her beauty secrets, Cher revealed three tips to happiness. “If it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter. Always be interested in working and try to do it for as long as you can. And try to be in as many relationships as you can.”
Only former flame and good friend Simmons could ask about Cher’s love life. She confirmed that she dated three men “not so long ago” and explained how she juggled them all saying, “One, one day. One, one day, and one, one day.” When asked if it was fun, she responded, “Absolutely… Second time I ever did it my entire life.”
Las Vegas is the host city of Cher’s new concert spectacular and she reveals to “Extra” what to expect. “I’m not going to do what Celine Dion did. I’m going twice a year for I think six weeks or eight weeks…It’s a brand new show…I get to sing all of my songs.”