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Cher (Entertainer)

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    The Allman Brothers' Still-Unfolding Saga Ain't Got But One Way Out

    One Way Out: The Inside History of the Allman Brothers Band By Alan Paul St. Martin's Press, 464 pp., $29.99 Make no mistake. While only two of the six original members of the Allman Brothers Band were actual biological siblings, the fraternal ties of Duane Allman, Gregg Allman, Dickey Betts, Berry ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Alice Cooper - Beacon Theatre - 7/18/13

    Better Than: It's Alice Cooper. It's better than everything. They say that after a nuclear holocaust, there will be two things left: cockroaches and Cher. It's time to add a third likely survivor: Alice Cooper. The original shock rocker, now 65, commanded the sold-out Beacon Theater last night wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2013

    The Best Hits By Big Stars Riding The '70s Disco Wave

    Disco was so big in the 1970s--and it will be big again at my upcoming event--that huge names rode the spandex waves by putting out unexpected dance songs, some better than others. Here are the most memorable to my eyes (and my dancing thighs).

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2013

    QUIZ: Are These Tweets From Cher or Horse_ebooks?

    RiFF RAFF may get all the the love as the King of Incomprehensible Tweets, but the title of Queen goes to Cher. While she may not have Harmony Korine ready to pen a book of tweet interpretations, the near-EGOTer has roughly 1.3 million followers who eagerly await her tweets, which, on any given day, ... More >>

  • Columns

    February 6, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    The Biggest Celebrity Blunders Of Modern Times

    There are a lot to choose from because, just like they soar in special and exciting ways, celebs also mess up with a gigantic splash heard 'round the world. Here are the choices for the worst star boo-boos of our times, as selected by the posters over at datalounge.com: Cher's hair care infomerci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2012

    YouTube Treasure: Cher Plays All The Parts In West Side Story

    It turns out Cher was the original gender outlaw. In a segment of her TV show in the 1970s, the superstar portrayed all--and I mean all--the roles in a mini version of West Side Story, including Maria, Anita, and the Jets!

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Cher Writes The Juiciest Tweets!

    One of the many great things about Cher is that she personally answers a lot of the dumb and hateful trash talkers who tweet her, thereby putting them in their place--the bottom level of Dante's inferno. In fact, a lot of these cretins seem to be lining up to tweet Cher some sass just so they can b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2012

    Best Parties Of All Time Roundup: Cher, Aretha, and Rosie Together!

    Two of my "best bashes in history" were casino galas that were outrageouly lavish and star studded, just the way events in a glitzy gambling temple should be. First of all: The opening of the Mohegan Sun Hotel and spa in Connecticut in 2002 How's this for a gala weekend? Friday night in the bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Yesterday's Fire Island Invasion Brought All New Drag Names

    Every year, a boat full of gussied-up drag queens cruises from Fire Island's Cherry Grove into the harbor of the Pines as an annual protest of the time Grove drag queens were denied drinks at the Pines' Blue Whale because they weren't "real women." This is sort of like Stonewall in reverse--we're c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    A Cher Show Is Coming To Broadway

    It will traverse three periods in the superstar's life and career, with three different women playing Cher at various ages. Who could possibly be qualified enough to take on those roles? Let the speculating begin.

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Cher's Fiery Tweet About Romney!

    If you need any more reason to love Cher, here it is. Here rage-filled rant (in 140 characters or less) about the Republican candidate for the Presidency, which will make you "Believe" again.

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    The Best Drag Show In Town

    It's Hot Mess, the drag revue that happens every Wednesday at 9 PM at the new club xl. It's great to see the drag queens in an elaborate show done in a high-tech setting, with state of the art projections, a large stage, and cabaret seating. It's what they deserve!

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    Gossiping Is Forbidden By The Bible!

    We're all going to hell, kids! And in my case it's OK, because a whole slew of washed-up sitcom and sketch-comedy "stars" have said I'm going there already, in a first-class seat.

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2012

    Sherry Vine's Favorite Variety Shows Of All Time

    Drag star Sherry Vine -- the Elizabeth Taylor of downtown and the Gaga-spoofing YouTube queen -- is hosting a variety show for Here TV called She's Living for This. Well, I'm living for Sherry's favorite variety shows of all-time, and she generously obliged me with them since we both love a high-co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2011

    New Drag Show In Times Square!

    ​Tina, Cher, Michael, Janet, Beyonce, Madonna, Gaga, Katy, and then some. They're all onstage at the Times Square Snapple Center (1627 Broadway at 50th Street), every Friday and Saturday at 11 PM. And they're men! Even Michael! Icons is the D'Angora Entertainment-produced drag show which wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    The Kardashian Marriage Was Far From The Shortest In Showbiz History

    ​As I pointed out the other day, the unlikely duo of Ernest Borgnine and Ethel Merman topped Kim and the ex Mr. Kim's 72-day marriage by splitting after only 32 days. But there are some that croaked even faster! (1) Rudolph Valentino and Jean Acker, 1919 Only six hours! And they were pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    My 13 Favorite Duets Of All Time

    "It takes two, baby," as Marvin & Tammi once sang. So here are my all-time favorite twosomes -- musically, that is. (13) "Cruisin'," Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis, 2000 This cover version of the Smokey Robinson hit came from a rotten movie about karaoke, but it grabbed me, with Gwynnie's creamy ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 5, 2011

    Kathy Griffin On Paula Abdul, Michele Bachmann, and Anderson Cooper!

    Somebody's got to do the dirty dishes around here

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2011

    Kathy Griffin On Pizza With Cher And Showdowns With Abdul And Bachmann!

    ​Chatty Kathy Griffin just called to tell me about the time she confronted Michele Bachmann on an escalator at an official government dinner. You'll spit out your Jamba juice when you hear the result. It's in this week's column, a zingy and hilarious chat with caustic Kathy, who also tells m ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    September 14, 2011

    GOING TO THE CHAPEL

    You're invited to a faux drag queen wedding

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    Cher Was Almost a Transsexual!

    ​In a play! In the book Robert Altman, An Oral Biography, Cher remembers that Altman wanted her to play the transsexual Joanne in the 1981 play (and later movie) Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. But Cher didn't want to go there.

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2011

    First Gay Bar in an Atlantic City Casino: I Was There!

    ​It's on the 13th floor of Resorts' Ocean Tower, but here's hoping that won't be an unlucky roll of the dice. Resorts' LGBT marketing man Joel Ballesteros sent a bunch of us there this weekend for the gala opening, which started with a performance of the old-school drag revue "Believe--Divas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Chaz Bono On Cher's Reactions To Her Son

    ​In Chaz Bono's new book, Transition: The Story Of How I Became A Man, Chaz talks about the different approaches taken by dad Sonny Bono and mama Cher. Writes Chaz: "With my dad, I was comfortable and happy. "He treated me like the boy I felt myself to be." But Cher would say insensitive ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 27, 2011

    Bruce Vilanch on Who Will Host Next Year's Oscars

    If you thought the ceremonies weren't funny, don't blame him.

  • Voice Choices

    April 13, 2011

    REVVED UP

    Go nuts for MGM Grand

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2011

    Hot Gossip Topics: Natalie Portman's Dancing, Lindsay's Name, Liz's Will....

    ​They all came up at Daniel Nardicio's "Sh*t Show" last night at Bowery Poetry Club, where I gleefully addressed them all as a gossipy guest star. Here are the topics, followed by my educated stabs at responses to them: 1--Natalie Portman didn't do most of her dancing in 'Black Swan', accor ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011
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    January 24, 2011

    The Golden Razzie Awards Are Homophobic!

    ​They must be! After all, three of their picks for Worst Supporting Actress of the year happen to be huge gay icons. Cher is up for Burlesque

  • Voice Choices

    January 19, 2011

    LOST & FOUND

    Do you know where your embarrassing videos are?

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Here She Comes, Miss'd America

    ​ Well, that's actually the second runner up in the photo. (And though her cones look vaguely Madonna-esque, she' s actually doing Gaga--and very well, thank you.) Below I'll show you which drag queen won the splashy pageant in Atlantic City on Sunday after judges like myself, Mark Segal, Coc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2010

    'Burlesque' Was Just Turned Into A Drag Show

    ​This time with real drag queens. As I recently told you, the Cher/Christina Aguilera movie musical Burlesque inspired a drag spoof called Boylesque at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, and there was actually not much difference.

  • Columns

    December 1, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 1, 2010

    Addams Family Star: "This Show Has Been Shat Upon!"

    ​And she's fuming mad about it! But she's also a little annoyed about the less appealing aspects of her part in the show itself and the low-class audiences that come to lap it up on a regular basis. CLICK HERE for my column about her plight -- and also learn about my plight as someone who ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2010

    Christina Aguilera Will End Up With Chaz Bono

    ​I make that bold assertion in this brand new interview with me on GPhilly. After all, they have that Cher connection. End of story. But that's not really what the interview (done by writer Natalie Hope McDonald) is about anyway.

  • Voice Choices

    November 10, 2010

    CHER-A-LOT

    A pre-Burlesque parody

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Top 10 Best Cher Movie Moments

    ​While we impatiently await the November 24 opening of Burlesque, in which Cher stars as Tess, an LA nightclub's bitchy mother hen, we've taken a stroll down celluloid lane with the Half-Breed herself. Burlesque is Cher's her first starring role since 1999's Tea With Mussolini (unless you coun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2010

    Cher vs. Annette Bening: Which Mother of a FTM Is Doing Better?

    ​ Cher once had problems coming to terms with her daughter Chastity's lesbianism, and now she admits she still wrestles with being totally comfortable regarding Chastity's transitioning to Chaz Bono. The Oscar-winning singer/actress still gets the pronouns wrong and sometimes forgets to say ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 13, 2010

    Blind Items About Abortions And Trannie Chasers!

    Who's doing what to whom? Your guess is not as good as mine.

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2010

    Cher vs. Owls: Who Can Emote Less?

    ​ The battle is on for which Hollywood icon can show less expression on their faces: Is it Oscar winner Cher, who against all odds believes in life after surgery? Or The Owls of Ga'hoole, who also don't seem to give a hoot about registering a whole bunch of facial realness?

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    What's The Plot of Burlesque?

    ​Burlesque is the fascinating sounding film coming out in November starring two people who started in the musical arena, Oscar winner Cher and Grammy winner Christina Aguilera. Without googling what the hell it's about, let's come up with possible plots of our own--storylines that can make th ... More >>

  • Columns

    June 29, 2010

    Water Sports Come to Broadway!

    New Lips, old musicals, other stuff and Nunsense

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    Cher Is On The Cover of Architectural Digest

    ​And what could be more perfect? Has there ever been a finer work of architecture than Cher's face and body? (And no, I won't accept any jokes abut how Chaz obviously developed his craving for surgery from Mama. It's a completely different bag of beans.) But back to Cher. I love her. I once ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    The Maxim Hot 100 vs. the Good Surgeon's Guide to the Top 10 Worst Celeb Faces

    The other Number 9​Number 9​The Maxim Hot 100 List is out. Yeah, we've been waiting for this all year! Not only that, but the Good Surgeon's Guide to the Top 10 Worst Celebrity Faces came out last week. And since we are connoisseurs of both beauty and hideousness here at Runnin' Scared, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Can Anyone Explain The Goldman Sachs Investigation?

    Cher via Wikipedia​As a kid, I was really good at math. Then Cher came along. After that, I only cared about hair, navels, and half breeds. So I desperately need some help in understanding the Goldman Sachs mess currently being investigated.

  • Voice Choices

    March 18, 2009

    WITCH WAY

    It’s magic at the Sunshine

  • Columns

    August 7, 2007

    Frank and Open Discussions

    A visit to the land of Oz and straight talk from Rihanna and Ian Benardo, among others

  • Columns

    March 6, 2007

    Being Stanley Kubrick

    Plus new Oscar bait, and the attack of the right-wing lesbian polemicist

  • Music

    February 13, 2007

    Pop Music of the Future

    Turn off your Boris or whatever and let's get retarded

  • NYC Life

    December 12, 2006
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