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Cher Is the Victor in Suit Against Sonny Bono's Widow

Singer wins complaint against Mary Bono over royalties; Cher is owed about $418K

(Newser) - When Cher officially split with her partner in life and business, Sonny Bono, in 1978, their divorce settlement left Bono with ownership of their song catalog, including such hits as "I Got You Babe" and "The Beat Goes On," and Cher with a 50% stake in publishing...

Cher Has a Logical Reason for Dating Younger Men

The 77-year-old says the guys her age 'are all dead'

(Newser) - Cher, now 77, is dating 38-year-old music exec Alexander "AE" Edwards, and she explained her preference for younger men on the Jennifer Hudson Show Wednesday. One hard-to-overcome problem is that there's not that many age-appropriate guys to choose from—"they're all dead," she joked, per ...

Mary J. Blige, Cher Just Gave Rock Hall of Fame a Boost

Critics say number of female inductees has been low, but this year's group includes the 2 big names

(Newser) - Mary J. Blige, Cher, Foreigner, A Tribe Called Quest, Kool & the Gang, and Ozzy Osbourne have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, a class that also includes folk-rockers Dave Matthews Band and singer-guitarist Peter Frampton. Artists must have released their first commercial recording at least...

Court Rejects Cher's Bid for Conservatorship Over Son

Elijah Blue Allman made the case that he's now off drugs and able to manage his own finances

(Newser) - A court in Los Angeles has rejected Cher's request to take control of her son's finances through a conservatorship, reports NBC News . Cher argued that Elijah Blue Allman, 47, is an addict who would spend all his money on drugs, but Allman told the court he was now...

Cher Seeks Control Over Son's Finances

Seeking conservatorship, she says Elijah, 47, will spend any money he gets on drugs

(Newser) - Cher wants to be named sole conservator over her 47-year-old son's finances, fearing that he'll spend any money he gets on drugs. The entertainer, 77, filed court documents Wednesday asking for control over Elijah Blue Allman's resources, citing "severe mental health and substance abuse issues,"...

Cher Has (Somewhat) NSFW Message for Rock Hall of Fame

Now the singer says she wouldn't be in it 'if they gave me a million dollars'

(Newser) - Cher appeared Friday on Kelly Clarkson's daytime talk show, and Clarkson went where maybe others have been afraid to: a discussion on how Cher was recently snubbed by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Cher was perfectly fine talking about it, however, and she even had a somewhat...

Cher: 'Rumor' I Hired Men to Abduct My Son Isn't True

Elijah Blue Allman was reconciling with his estranged wife at the time of alleged kidnapping

(Newser) - Cher has commented briefly on the allegation that she hired men about a year ago to abduct her son from a New York hotel room where he was allegedly reconciling with his then-estranged wife, telling People , "that rumor is not true." She did not elaborate on the allegation...

Cher Defends Apparent New Beau: 'Haters Are Gonna Hate'

76-year-old singer, actress seems to be dating Amber Rose's ex, 36-year-old Alexander Edwards

(Newser) - TMZ was the first to start the whispers about a potential new beau for Cher, after the 76-year-old singer and actress was spotted last week in West Hollywood holding hands with Def Jam exec Alexander Edwards, the 36-year-old ex-partner of model Amber Rose. The rumor mill ramped up even...

Cher Is Suing Sonny Bono's Widow
Cher Is Suing
Sonny Bono's

Cher Is Suing Sonny Bono's Widow

Singer claims Mary Bono is withholding royalties from '60s hits

(Newser) - Mary Bono has said that Cher was "a constant source of comfort" after the man they both loved, Sonny Bono, died in a skiing accident in 1998. It's doubtful, however, that the late congressman's widow is finding much comfort in the latest correspondence from Cher: a lawsuit...

Cher Defends, Apologizes for George Floyd Tweet

She's sorry, but also kind of not

(Newser) - Cher is responding to the backlash against her George Floyd tweet in such a way that some outlets ( Page Six ) are reporting her response as an apology while others ( TMZ ) are reporting it as a doubling down. Specifically:
  • On Saturday, she tweeted that she had "

Cher Shared Some Thoughts on George Floyd. It Didn't Go Well

Singer tweeted that 'maybe if I'd been there ... I could've helped'

(Newser) - Cher is known for expressing deep feelings about a variety of subjects, including helping animals and offering assistance to the troubled US Postal Service. Some, however, are now saying she should've kept her latest thoughts to herself. As the murder trial continues for Derek Chauvin , the Minneapolis police officer...

Cher's Rescue Tour Continues. This Time It's a Gorilla

Star is begging for help to rehome Thailand's only gorilla from a department store zoo

(Newser) - If you're thinking a department store zoo doesn't sound like a great place for a gorilla, Cher agrees. The singer, fresh off of her Pakistan trip to rescue the "world's loneliest elephant," is now making a plea to Thailand to free the country's last...

Cyndi Lauper's Youth Benefit Gets Help From Some Big Names

Billie Eilish, Dolly Parton, LL Cool J, Taylor Swift, Cher join annual homelessness event

(Newser) - Taylor Swift, Cher, Billie Eilish, LL Cool J, and Dolly Parton are adding their voices to Cyndi Lauper's annual concert to combat youth homelessness, an issue the "True Colors" singer says has only gotten worse during the pandemic. "You can say, 'Stay home, protect yourself.'...

Here's Why Cher Just Rushed to Pakistan

Singer is there to celebrate departure of 'world's loneliest elephant' from Islamabad zoo

(Newser) - Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant," who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Because of security concerns, Cher's schedule was...

If Cher Can't Get a Volunteering Gig at the Post Office, Who Can?

Turns out no one, as the star discovered after offering her services to 2 sites in Malibu

(Newser) - First a big TV personality from the '80s floated a plan to help the beleaguered US Postal Service . On Wednesday, Cher jumped into the fray, and her proposal suggested even more direct involvement, starting with a question on Twitter : "Can ppl volunteer at post office!?" A few...

Cher Offers to Finance Suit by Fired School Guard

Marlon Anderson was telling a student not to use the word

(Newser) - Cher says she'll cover the expense of any lawsuit a black Wisconsin high school security guard might file after he was fired for using a racial slur while telling a student not to use that word. Marlon Anderson said a disruptive student at Madison West High School used the...

Kanye Sorry for Behavior During Broadway Show

'Look up from your cell phone,' actor tweeted Monday

(Newser) - Kim Kardashian West was excited to attend the Broadway debut of The Cher Show, a musical based on the singer's life. Her husband was apparently less so, and he ended up apologizing for his fascination with his phone during the Monday show, reports USA Today . "Hey @kanyewest so...

Mamma Mia 2 Treats ABBA Fans, Maybe Exclusively
Mamma Mia 2:
Cheesy Good Fun

Mamma Mia 2: Cheesy Good Fun

Especially if you're an ABBA fan, of course

(Newser) - Prepare to have ABBA tunes rolling around your head: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again , set five years after the first movie , finds Sophie (Amanda Seyfried) hard at work on the hotel her mother, Donna (Meryl Streep, Lilly James) keeps on a Greek island in the Aegean Sea. But her...

At 71, Cher Can Still Rock Nipple Pasties

Pop diva takes to awards show stage for first time in 15 years

(Newser) - Cher is 71, but that didn't stop her from rocking nipple pasties and a thong at Sunday night's Billboard Music Awards. The pop diva first performed "Believe" wearing pasties under a "dress" that was basically made up entirely of glittery fringe. She then took to the...

Drake Has Record-Breaking Night at Billboard Music Awards

He picked up 13 awards

(Newser) - Drake surpassed Adele's record at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, picking up 13 awards. The rapper, who walked into the show Sunday with 22 nominations, won top artist, top male artist, and top Billboard 200 album ("Views"), among others, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las...

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