Cher (born Cherilyn Sarkisian, 20.5.1946)
Cher is an American pop singer and actress. She rose to fame in the 1960s' husband and wife duo, Sonny and Cher.
Net Worth: In 2013, Celebrity Net Worth claimed that Cher had a net worth of 305 million USD.
Childhood: Cher was born and raised in California, to John Sarkisian (an Armenian truck driver) and Georgia Holt (an actress and model of German, British and Cherokee heritage). Cher was raised mainly by her mother, as her parents divorced when she was a young child. Her mother remarried, to banker Gilbert La Piere, Cher's adoptive father. Cher left Fresno High School aged 16. During her high school years, she is known to have had a relationship with Warren Beatty.
Career: Through meeting her future husband Sonny, who worked for Phil Spector, Cher began work as a session singer, working for artists such as The Righteous Brothers, The Crystals and The Ronettes. Cher's debut solo record was released under the name Bonni Jo Mason. 'Ringo I Love You' failed to make an impression, as did 'Dream Baby', released under the name 'Cherilyn'. Sonny and Cher's first single as a duo was released as Caesar and Cleo(patra). However, success eluded the pair until they released Look at Us in 1965, which contained the hit single 'I Got You Babe'. Cher was 19 at the time and Sonny was 30. Cher's first solo album, All I Really Want To Do, was also released in 1965. The title track; a cover of a Bob Dylan track, reached 15 on the Billboard Hot 100. This was followed by a string of successful solo albums, including The Sonny Side of Cher and Backstage, with varying success. Her biggest hit of the era was 'Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down)', written by Sony Bono. The song was covered by the likes of Frank Sinatra and Cliff Richard. Though the publicity waned, the pair soon found success on TV variety shows such as Sonny and Cher Nitty Gritty Hour. Capitalising on the success, Cher had her first number one solo hit with 'Gypsys, Tramps and Thieves' in 1971. Cher's career took a critical downturn in the 1970s but returned to her prime for the TV show Cher.Special. The disco album, Take Me Home was certified gold and her album Prisoner, sparked arguments among women's rights groups for the cover image of the singer nearly naked and wrapped in chains. The 1987 comeback album, Cher, featured contributions from the likes of Jon Bon Jovi, Michael Bolton and Richie Sambora. They returned to appear on its 1989 follow-up, Heart of Stone, which featured the international hit, 'If I Could Turn Back Time.' She completed her contractual obligations to Geffen in 1991 with Love Hurts, which spawned the hits ''The Shoop Shoop Song (It's In His Kiss)' and 'Love And Understanding'. In 1998, Cher released the Grammy Award-winning album, Believe. An album of contemporary, upbeat dance tracks, it hit number one in nearly every country in which it was released and has sold over 20 million copies across the globe. The title track became Cher's biggest single hit to date. The follow-up album, Believe: Living Proof failed to make the same impact on the charts. In June 2002, she announced her final tour, Living Proof: The Farewell Tour. She did, however, maintain that she would continue to record and release tracks. She went on to secure 200 shows over three years at Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, at which she debuted in May 2008. Her guest performers will include Bette Midler and Elton John. In 2012, it was announced that a Broadway musical about her life was in development. In 2014, she confirmed that the project was ongoing and she had recently read a redraft of the script. Cher has starred in a number of successful movies, including Silkwood, alongside Kurt Russell and Meryl Streep, which won her an Oscar Nomination and a Golden Globe Award. She also appeared in Mask, The Witches of Eastwick and Mermaids, with Christina Ricci, Winona Ryder and Bob Hoskins.
Personal Life: Following Cher's rocky relationship with Sonny Bono, Cher admitted having a brief fling with Elvis Presley, before marrying Gregg Allman. She has also been romantically linked with David Geffen and Gene Simmons, as well as Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer and Richie Sambora.
The designer announced the news on Instagram Thursday, writing "Beauty, style and talent know no age.”
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith’s 14 year old daughter Willow Smith is the latest name to be unveiled as featuring in Marc Jacob’s Fall 2015 campaign. The announcement comes a week after pop star Cher was named as fronting the campaign at the age of 69.
At 14, Willow Smith is the latest Marc Jacobs model.
Announcing the news on Instagram designer Jacobs wrote, “Ever since our first Juergen Teller ad in 1998 which featured Kim Gordon on stage wearing my dress, I have always preferred collaborating with the people who inspire me to give new life to the clothes we show on our runway.”
Doctors have ordered the 68 year-old singer to get more rest to ensure a full recovery after contracting a viral infection in September.
Back in September Cher disappointed many of her fans after cancelling several concerts due to health issues, and unfortunately the iconic singer's condition hasn't improved, therefore all remaining dates on the second leg of her 'Dressed To Kill' tour have been postponed.
Cher on her 'Dressed to Kill' tour earlier this year
Cher informed concertgoers, "with enormous regret" she has been forced to cancel all remaining shows as she is still recovering from contracting a viral infection two months ago that is affecting her kidney function.
The 68 year-old singer has rescheduled two Dressed To Kill concerts, but the rest of the tour is expected to remain the same.
Cher has had to disappoint many of her fans by cancelling several upcoming concerts due to health issues. The iconic singer has postponed the second leg of her Dressed To Kill tour after contracting an "acute viral infection," according to her rep.
Cher needs to recover from an "acute viral infection"
Cher was scheduled to open the second leg of her tour with a show on September 11th in Albany, N.Y., but this has been pushed back to October 6th. Her Manchester, N.H., concert on September 13th has also been rescheduled for October 7th.
'Acute viral infection' forces the 68 year old star to rest for several days.
The evergreen pop star Cher has been forced to cancel tour dates because of an ‘acute viral infection’. The singer was about to embark upon the second leg of her world tour, but has been ordered to rest by doctors for several days.
Cher has been forced to cancel two US tour dates, which have rescheduled for October
The 'Dressed To Kill' tour is her first since the mammoth farewell tour that ended in 2005: like pretty much every farewell tour in pop music history, it wasn’t. Cher has already played 49 shows on her latest jaunt, which is set to resume on September 15th in Allentown, Pennsylvania, while the cancelled dates in Albany, New York and Manchester, New Hampshire have been rearranged for October 6th and 7th respectively. Fans can keep their tickets for the rescheduled dates or can get a full refund, and the rest of the tour is expected to stay the same.
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Cher - Accomplishing this feat requires many photos of the famous person/character, plenty of time, and a great deal of skill... something that Cruz quite clearly has! - New York City, New York, United States - Thursday 17th July 2014
Calling an album after the name of an estranged wife is certainly weird but it pales in comparison to some of music's most horrific album titles.
In perhaps the most audacious and downright ridiculous move the music business has witnessed in the last few years, singer Robin Thicke has announced his new album will carry the title of Paula, which by some strange coincidence just happens to be the name of his estranged wife- actress Paula Patton.
Thicke and Paula in more happy circumstances.
To say such a public declaration of love is cringe-worthy would be an understatement, it is such a trite attempt at reconciling with his wife that is seems like something straight out of Spinal Tap. You can imagine the album title sitting quite comfortably alongside the likes of Smell The Glove and Shark Sandwich. As if that wasn’t irksome enough, Thicke’s debut single from the album is entitled "Get Her Back” and it sees the ageing crooner positively straining to exude as much heartfelt sincerity as he can before he gives himself a heart attack.
Cher - The Goddess of pop and the pioneer of female rock, Cher, presents her "Dressed To Kill" Tour 2014 at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. American singer-songwriter, Cyndi Lauper joins Cher as her opening act. - Sunrise, Florida, United States - Sunday 18th May 2014
The announcement came with a snippet of the album.
Cher has officially confirmed her guest appearance on Wu-Tang Clan’s upcoming album. According to Forbes, Cher will lend her iconic voice to two tracks on Wu-Tang’s upcoming “secret album,” The Wu – Once Upon A Time In Shao Lin. The album is shrouded in mystery at this point and, in classic Wu Tang style, the hip hop group has kept mum about the project. The collaboration was announced by Cher’s rep, who said on Tuesday: “She recorded her parts separately, so I don't believe there was direct interaction.”
This will be Wu-Tang's first album since 2011.
In a video posted by Forbes on Tuesday, writer Zack O'Malley Greenberg traveled to Marrakesh, Morocco to "become the first civilian" to hear the album. Apparently Wu-Tang are making only one physical copy of the record, to be sold to the highest bidder. Tarik "Cilvaringz" Azzougarh, the album's producer, played one song on-camera. The track features Ghostfaced Killah, rapping over a fast beat with a high-pitched female vocal (not Cher) in the background. At the end of the track, Cher sings, "Wu-Tang, baby. They rock the world."
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The ‘Happy’ singer will be casting a critical eye over a new generation of singing talent.
Pharrell Williams is to replace The Voice's outgoing coach, Cee Lo Green, who recently announced that he's be stepping away from NBC's talent contest to focus on his own musical career. Williams, who served as a guest mentor to Usher's team in season four, will replace the longtime judging on the singing competition's upcoming seventh season. The show's Twitter feed broke the news on Monday and quickly received an outpouring of excitement as fans spread the word.
Pharrell Williams Is To Replace Outgoing Coach Cee Lo Green On 'The Voice.'
"Okay, we can OFFICIALLY say it! WE ARE SO #HAPPY to announce PHARRELL WILLIAMS = #NewVoiceCoach for SEASON 7," the show captioned a shot of the new judge. The last year has seen the 40 year-old pop star on a high: he collaborated on last year's top two songs of the summer, 'Blurred Lines' and 'Get Lucky,' has worked on the Amazing Spider-Man 2 score alongside Hans Zimmer and received an Oscar nomination for his chart-smashing Despicable Me 2 song, 'Happy.'
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Following the news of Academy Award winner Philip Seymour Hoffman's death, widely reported to have been linked to his use of heroin, a number of celebrities have publically revealed and discussed their own drug addictions.
In the wake of Philip Seymour Hoffman's probably heroin related death, now is not the time to reveal how heroin "kind of saved" you. Or it is if you're Cher's son, Elijah Blue Allman.
Cher's son, Elijah Blue Allman, has discussed his drug use on a televised interview.
The 37-year-old appeared on Entertainment Tonight in order to conduct his first television interview, as E! reports. He discussed his addiction problems and claimed that, at certain times in his life, his dependency was something which "saved" him.
The star has been clean since 2008
Cher and Greg Allman's son, the musician and artist Elijah Blue Allman, has opened up about his battle with drug addiction, which he says began when he was only 11 years old. The 37-year-old was speaking to old ET's Rob Marciano when he admitted his early-age drug abuse.
Cher's son has detailed his history of drug abuse
"I started with drugs... at around 11, just weed, Ecstasy, acid; it started with that kind of Grateful Dead parking lot culture,” he explained. "I can remember being 14 and doing huge hits of nitrous (oxide) and falling under a taxi cab and, like, waking up with the doorknob on my forehead."
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The pop princess isn't alone in threatening to call time on their music career by a long shot
Britney Spears starred in her own fly-on-the-wall documentary I Am Britney Jean for E! over the weekend, in a feature-length outing that allowed fans to see the singer as she prepares for her upcoming residency in Las Vegas. The documentary gave us some revealing tidbits into her set and showed what life as a famous working mother was like, as well as uncovering some of Britney's plans for the future.
Britney Jean might be Brit's last album
While her immediate plans for the future involve her singing at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas for the next two years, after that Britney reckons that she might be finished with the showbiz industry. The mum-of-two wants to be able to spend more time with her kinds and return to a simpler life, like the one she had in her native Louisiana .
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In 8 week of 'Dancing With the Stars', who was eliminated?
Cher was, by far, the biggest star on Dancing With the Stars last night (4th November). The singer was a guest judge on the show and performed, with a miraculous change of costume three times.
Cher guest judged on DWTS.
The seven remaining couples were feeling the pressure this week since last week's elimination when Snooki went home. The Jersey Shore star and her professional partner were not the lowest scoring couple and even performed their samba admirably, yet it wasn't enough to save them!
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