It seems that the singer’s marriage with Sonny Bono was not at all sunshine and butterflies and it made Cher so upset that she actually considered suicide. This is what she related on the matter: “He didn’t want me to grow up or have any freedom. I wasn’t allowed to do anything except work. We worked more than we lived. Stardom made Sonny a huge womanizer. One woman, or even five, was not enough for him. I found all this out afterward. I asked him, ‘How did you manage the logistics?’ I was trusting and faithful with him. The truth is, I’m not so sure we should’ve ever been husband and wife. I thought about jumping off a hotel balcony. Then I thought, ‘No, I can just leave him.’” Well, suicide is usually the simpler option, but then again, it probably proved a lot more meaningful for Cher to take the road less traveled by… there’s not so much publicity around there.
Cher was recently on The Late Show with David Letterman to promote her new movie ‘Burlesque’. While discussing Chaz’s recent gender reassignment, the legendary singer/actress referred to him as a lesbian. Cher said “She was a lesbian – she still is – but it’s not the same now. She has a beautiful girlfriend. But it’s not the same thing as being a homosexual, you feel as if you’re in the wrong body.” She got half of it right but I don’t think lesbian is the right word anymore. Chaz is transgender. Cher probably didn’t mean anything bad by it but as an icon of the LGBT community, I think she needs to put in more effort.
And not just any award… Cher got a lifetime achievement award at the Glamor Women of the Year Awards. When she was presented with the award, Cher said the following: “You have no idea how non-glamorous I am when I wake up. I walk around in sweatpants and Ugg boots. I don’t care.” She probably could’ve thought of a better speech, but then again, Cher has every right not to care. Doesn’t the lifetime achievement award sound like it’s the final achievement anybody is ever going to be getting in their lifetime? It’s like a sort of sentence when it comes to awards.
You would expect that a singer of 63 would resign herself to Caesar’s Palace for the rest of her working career… even if that singer is Cher. But you would be wrong. It looks like after Cher’s contract at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas ends, the singer is planning on doing another tour. And that’s not too far away so the world will get yet another chance to see how young Cher looks for her age. Still, you have to wonder how she can keep that up and what’s even more fascinating is asking where, when and most especially how it’s all going to fall apart. But until that day comes, to the ticket booths!
The singer’s daughter, Chastity Bono, who’s living as a man named Chaz after her sex change operation explained recently that becoming sober gave her… or him, the courage to undergo a sex change. Cher’s daughter/son said the following on the matter: “It wasn’t a sudden decision. I’ve been doing therapy for a long time. It’s a long process going back almost a decade. I got clean and sober in 2004 and I couldn’t have done this before that. I always felt like the male from the time I was a child. There wasn’t much feminine about me. I believe that gender is something between your ears not between your legs. That is something I discovered in the early 90s. It was just a long process of being comfortable enough to do something about it. I was turning 40 and I thought it’s now or never.” Lo unto the biochemists for they have spoken foul… Chaz comes to unite us under the banner of truth. So after being an alcoholic lesbian for 20 odd years, Cher’s child finally got the balls, figuratively speaking, to become a man? Amazing!
The singer recently filled a lawsuit against Universal Music Group claiming that the company owes her and Sonny Bono’s heirs over five million dollars. It seems that the company has not paid them royalties due for songs released on certain compilations and moreover they don’t even hold records that would prove exactly how much they owe Cher and Sonny Bono’s heirs. That probably doesn’t bother Cher too much considering that the sum for which Universal Music Group can be sued is very flexible under these conditions. Isn’t America such a wonderful place? You can sue anyone for anything and you even have good chances of getting your money… if you hire the right lawyers, that is.