The Cher Show, the musical based on Cher’s life starring three Chers (at different points in her life), is currently trying out in Chicago before going to Broadway. Cher was in the audience this weekend, and after the show, The Chicago Tribune asked her what she thought. Let’s put it this way: at no point did the cast and crew hear a low voice in the orchestra say, “Someone grab me a freakin’ pen so I can stab myself in the eye.” Cher said:
“Some parts of it are really fabulous. We’re going to work on the other parts. In many parts, it was much, much better than I thought it would be. And there were no parts where I wanted to gouge my eyes out. It needs work. I’m not supposed to say that but I don’t care.”
When asked what was going through her mind while she watched the show, Cher answered:
“That’s really hard to say. Some times, I was having a blast. Some times, my mind was wandering. I think those are the parts that are going to get better.”
On the upside, the producers of The Cher Show don’t have to work very hard to improve the musical and guarantee themselves a Tony-winning hit. All they have to do is scrap everything they have, call up RuPaul, and buy the rights to Cher: The Unauthorized Rusical. I bet if they ask nice enough, Miz Cracker will even loan them her Believe wig!
I know when you think about Cher so many words come to mind: Iconic. Legendary. Timeless. Well, get ready to start thinking of another: Hero. Not only does Cher gift the world with the best Twitter feed of human existence and constantly hate on Donald Trump: she also saves lives! Cher out here truly doing the Lord’s work!
It looks like 2018 isn’t turning out to be the complete flaming anal fissure that 2017 was. A jury said “Bye Bitch!” to Bill Cosby, North and South Korea vowed to stop warring, the Golden State Killer was possibly caught, Ryan Murphy made the best decision of his career by casting Joan Collins in the next AHS, the IRS discovered a glitch in my 2016 tax returns and sent me a $16 check, and now we’re learning that ABBA is going to cause ears to jizz out glitter by releasing new music. I’m going to pray that Alexander Skarsgard pops up on my Grindr tonight and messages me with, “Looking?” It can happen! Because if ABBA got back together, anything is possible!
Last night’s Bruno Mars Appreciation Ceremony, er, the Grammy Awards was chock full o’ boring ballads, but one part kind of brought out the funnies and it was a skit involving musicians reading Fire And Fury (the book by Michael Wolff about all the allegedly crazy and stupid shit going down in Trump’s house). Everyone from Cher to Cardi B took turns reading about Trump’s love for McDonald’s and maniacal ways, but the “surprise” reader at the end was Hillary Clinton. Trump’s supporters naturally lost their minds seeing their favorite punching bag take time away from Cardi B’s gift of sound effects. Continue reading
Cher! That’s Cher as a sassy, rich gramma! Wait. Did they kill off Meryl Streep? In the trailer, they’re talking about her like she’s in the ground. Did Rose McGowan write the screenplay?
Watch it before they yank it!
✨ the trailer for mamma mia 2!!! ✨ pic.twitter.com/o6oLrkk5x5
— best of Cher (@bestofcherilyn) December 17, 2017
This looks all sorts of awful, much like the first one. The first one was all sorts of awful but still somewhat enjoyable if only for laughing at Pierce Brosnan trying to sing. But a sequel means lesser-known ABBA songs and a girl that looks nothing like Meryl playing Young Meryl. Did anyone need to know the history of those overalls? Nope.
If Meryl is actually in this movie, it would reunite her with her Silkwood castmate Cher. Silkwood is a boss-ass movie and Cher won the Oscar for her portrayal of a depressed lesbian roommate. One of my friends is probably going to force me to go see this with them and that will make me a depressed lesbian roommate.
It’s hard to have a movie that’s all about dancing queens and not include the pop star icon who induces oh-so-many queens to dance, which is why Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again will include the biggest icon of them all: Cher!