The row over a wall surrounding singer Cher's California home rages on - she's desperately trying to appease neighbours upset by the controversial erection, by inviting them to a private dinner party

The star agreed to donate $160,000 (GBP100,000) to local schools after residents in her Malibu neighbourhood complained to local officials about the star putting up a three metre (10 foot) high fence around her luxury property - regulations stipulate walls in the Malibu area should not exceed two metres (seven feet).

However, Cher now hopes to rekindle the flame of friendship with locals with her hospitality.

A pal says, "She wants to let bygones be bygones and is inviting them round for a party."

10/09/2003 13:48