After some backlash on the message boards mocking Chaz Bono's decision to compete on "Dancing with the Stars," Cher leaped to her son's defense on Twitter Wednesday. Read full story at UsWeekly.com.
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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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Not new to being in the media spotlight, Cher opened up to "Extra's" Lauren Sanchez about the hounding paparazzi and how her son Chaz Bono handles it.
"I hate it," the megastar said of the paps. "It's sometimes really scary... for that moment you feel so vulnerable because you're not sure if they're going to kidnap you, kill you or take your picture. And they're so mean-spirited. It's not like it was when I first started."
The most powerful women in show business gathered Monday night at Glamour's Women of the Years Awards, including superstar Cher who was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award.
The singer/actress joked with "Extra's" AJ Calloway about being the recipient of such an honor. "It's a strange thing for me. I've never had one of these things before and I always think... It's like the kiss of death when you get honored for a lifetime achievement," she laughed. "It's like okay, it's over, this is your lifetime and you've achieved whatever you're going to achieve."
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Also honored at the event was actress Julia Roberts, who confirmed rumors that she's working on a new show for Oprah's OWN network. "Well, now that she [Oprah] has her own network, that leaves a nice, open playing field. We are working on a special about extraordinary mothers around the world."
Superstar Cher is dishing on everything in the December issue of Vanity Fair -- from how she's dealing with her son Chaz Bono's gender change, to ex-husband Sonny and her family's past with drugs.
Chaz, 41, born Chastity Bono, underwent a sex change operation last year -- and Cher admits that she still has a difficult time remembering her former little girl is now male. "She's a very smart girl -- boy!" the singer corrected. "This is where I get into trouble. ... I still don't remember to call her 'him.'"
Singer Christina Aguilera makes her feature film debut in "Burlesque," playing a small-town girl who goes to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer (Cher). Watch the star-studded trailer!
"Extra" caught up with Cher, Harrison Ford and many more at Thursday night's AFI Life Achievement Awards, honoring legendary director Mike Nichols.
Actress and singer Cher can trace her movie fame back to her first Oscar-nominated role in "Silkwood," directed by Nichols.