Monday night's "Dancing with the Stars" was nearly overshadowed by Cher's superstar presence in the audience. Chaz Bono's mom sat front and center and was in tears after Chaz's Rocky-themed performance.
"Extra's" Renee Bargh was backstage to chat with Bono -- who said, "My mom was more nervous than I was." Renee read a tweet that Cher had written, saying, "I wasn't expecting to be so nervous... broke my bracelet clapping. I'm so proud, Chaz was great!"
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Even though he scored at the bottom for the second week in a row, "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Chaz Bono was declared safe.
Co-host Brooke Burke Charvet reminded that Chaz's mom, Cher, tweeted Monday that if Bono made it through, she'd make a personal appearance, so the singer should be cheering for Chaz in the audience next week!
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That would be the former "The Hills" star. "I'm a little surprised to be honest," said Cavallari, but she added, "It is what it is." Her pro partner Mark Ballas said, "She had great potential. I thought she killed it last night." Watch their performance!
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Bono, whose parents are Cher and the late Sonny Bono, was spotted leaving rehearsal with dancing partner Lacey Schwimmer, just hours after the online flames erupted. As he walked to his car, paparazzie asked how it was going, and Chaz gave them a thumbs-up.
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It was Cher's night at the Hollywood premiere of her song-and-dance flick, "Burlesque" -- and she did indeed look fabulous.
Despite telling "Extra's" Mario Lopez at the earlier junket that she didn't plan to wear anything too much at the premiere, Cher's short, black, lacy dress was a knockout. "This dress is from the film. It's like, my good luck dress, so I thought I'd wear it!"
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