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Chaz Bono Lands Soap Role

2/12/2016 9:20am EST
Chaz Bono
Transgender actor Chaz Bono has landed a role on the daytime drama "The Bold and the Beautiful." He will play a minister in episodes airing on March 31 and April 1.

The reality TV star and activist told People in a statement, "I'm very excited to have been cast. I'm grateful that they are willing to pay me to do something I love, which is to act."

Bono teased the news that he had something big on the horizon on Twitter on Wednesday.

On my way to work for an actual paying acting job. Very exciting. Can't say more now.

— Chaz Bono (@ChazBono) February 10, 2016...

Before Cher Dies, She Wants This For Her Transgender Son?

11/12/2015 10:14am EST
Cher reportedly has a dying wish for her transgender son: She wants Chaz Bono to find a wife so that she can attend the wedding before she passes away.

First, a rumor has floated around for months that Cher is facing her last days. The tabloid report says the 69-year-old singer has a deadly virus. Coupled with stress, insiders say Cher's health is rapidly deteriorating.

Unnamed sources say Cher traveled to Germany, recently, to undergo stem cell treatment as a last-ditch effort to cure her illness. Currently, the FDA does not permit the rumored medical treatment at this time.


Tears Flow In Latest 'I Am Cait' Episode

8/17/2015 9:03am EDT
Caitlyn Jenner Finds Friend In Chaz Bono During Tearful 'I Am Ca
In the latest episode of "I Am Cait," Caitlyn Jenner found an ally in transgender celebrity Chaz Bono, who faced his own uphill battle as he transitioned from female to male in 2009.

The 65-year-old reality star took a trip to an LGBT center in Los Angeles to meet with children wrestling with their gender identity and happened upon Bono, who was also there for the same reason.

"For the longest time, I've wanted to talk to Chaz," Jenner revealed during the episode..

"I met him at 'Dancing With the Stars' briefly, and obviously I couldn't tell him my story," she continued. Caitlyn's stepso...

Two Transgender Titans Are Feuding: Who Is Winning?

7/29/2015 12:18pm EDT
Chaz Bono and Caitlyn Jenner Engaged In Silent Feud? Cher's Son
The latest gossip news in the LGBT community involves two beloved personalities: Caitlyn Jenner and Chaz Bono. Reportedly, the I Am Cait reality TV star, and Cher's son are engaged in a silent feud over the transgender message being played at the moment.

Many lauded Caitlyn's moving message at the 2015 ESPY Awards. There, she accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award and made a plea for everyone to "accept people for who they are." It was her crowning moment, and there were many teary eyes in the room.

"If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead – I can take it. ...

Is Cher's Obsession With Sonny Behind Alleged 'Death Wish?'

7/17/2015 10:59am EDT
If Cher Is 'Dying,' Has 'Death Wish,' She's Beaming All The Way
What's this about Cher dying, wanting to be with her Sonny?

Days after a report emerged from a tabloid that claimed it had exclusive information about the singer's turbulent and secret struggles; photographers snapped Cher looking as radiant as ever.

According to a report out last week from the National Enquirer, the "I Got You Babe" singer, real name Cherilyn Sarkisian, is close to death from a chronic virus. Moreover, the gossip mag claimed insiders said Cher is obsessed with the late Sonny Bono and struggling with a fledgling career.

"Cher truly believes the end is near for her. I’v...

Does Cher Really Have A Death Wish?

7/9/2015 2:49pm EDT
Cher Ready To Die, 'Obsessed,' Missing Late Ex Sonny Bono?
Allegedly, Cher is singing "I miss you babe" and is ready to meet her maker -- and her former man.

The latest edition of the National Enquirer makes a startling claim about the 69-year-old beloved singer, once the better half of Sonny & Cher: she's ready to die.

The tabloid claims to have information from insiders of the former singing husband and wife duo. Reportedly, Cher is "freaked-out" and is "obsessed" with Sonny.

"Cher truly believes the end is near for her. I’ve never seen anything like it! She’s scaring the hell out of everyone."

The Enquirer suggests Cher is dying of a "leth...

Bruce Jenner, Laverne Cox & Other Transgender Stars

5/12/2015 10:03am EDT
12 Fascinating Transgender Celebrities
Laverne Cox is mostly known for her role on the Netflix prison drama "Orange Is The New Black." She plays transgender inmate Sophia Burset and was the first openly transgender person to earn an Emmy nomination.

Cox, 30, got her big break as the first transgender contestant on Sean "Diddy" Combs' reality show "I Want To Work For Diddy." She has also appeared on "Law & Order."

She made history by becoming the first transgender individual to make the cover of Time magazine in May, 2014.

She said of the honor: "I realize this is way bigger than me and about a tipping point in our nation's hi...

36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud

7/9/2014 8:00am EDT
36 Celebs That Are Out And Proud
For so many years, celebrities had to hide their sexuality. Afraid of not getting work or keeping the jobs they already had, so many men and women of music, television and movies lived closeted and non-authentic lives. Today, these talented individuals use their sexuality not only as a platform for truth, but also as a way to assist other young people to be true to themselves and not live a life in fear. Some may surprise you, others are well-known to the LGBT community. Their stories instill hope that sexuality will become less of an issue then living an inspired life.

1. Ellen DeGene...

14 Celebrities Who Probably Shouldn't Have Kids

3/13/2013 7:01pm EDT
Michelle Bombshell McGee
Which celebrities would probably make horrible parents?

Here's our latest list of stars who aren't exactly good role models for kids now, so having their own probably isn't a good idea.

Some made the list based on their appearances (scary), trouble with the law, inability to keep their bedroom door closed, mental issues or just being too into themselves.

Our first list included such *ahem* stars as Snooki, who had just given birth to her first child, Lindsay Lohan, and two stars who are now expecting their first child together -- Kim Kardashian and Kanye West.

Check out our latest batch...

Chaz Bono To Mentor Transgender Teen On 'Degrassi'

6/29/2012 9:30am EDT
Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono is making an appearance on hit Canadian teen drama "Degrassi." Bono traveled to Toronto this week for what he called "a little acting job," and he has now revealed he'll star in an upcoming episode of the 12th season.

He wrote on Twitter, "I can finally say the reason I'm in Toronto is to film an episode of Degrassi."

Bono will play a talent show judge on the program and offers support and advice to the show's transgender teen character, Adam.

Cher's son says the project was of great personal importance to him. "There are a lot of trans kids and teens and to have representatio...

Chaz Bono Says Sex Change Had 'Nothing To Do With' Break-Up

6/8/2012 9:32am EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's son Chaz Bono has opened up about his broken engagement, insisting his sex change wasn't to blame for the split.

The transgender reality TV star proposed to Jennifer Elia in 2009, but he put his wedding plans on hold to undergo surgery to complete the gender reassignment process. Bono called off his engagement last year but he is adamant the operation played no part in ending his six-year romance with Elia.

He tells CNN newsman Piers Morgan, "Ultimately, the reasons why we split up had really nothing to do with that (sex change). It was (down to) issues that we were dealing with...

Against Me! Singer Tom Gabel Reveals He's Transgender, Transitioning To Be A Woman

5/9/2012 8:42am EDT
Tom Gabel from Against Me
Against Me! rocker Tom Gabel has revealed some shocking news - he has dealt with gender dysphoria privately for years and he's transitioning to become a woman.

The singer, 31, tells Rolling Stone he is making the change from male to female by taking hormones and having electrolysis treatments. He wants change his name to Laura Jane Grace.

He plans to remain married to wife Heather. Gabel explains, "For me, the most terrifying thing about this was how she would accept the news. But she's been super-amazing and understanding."

Up until this point the singer only revealed his plans to a few...

GLAAD Honors Chaz Bono, Josh Hutcherson, 'Modern Family' & More

4/23/2012 10:24am EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher stunned her transgender son Chaz Bono by presenting him with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award at the 23rd annual GLAAD Media Awards.

The pop superstar joined Bono's stepmother Mary Bono Mack at the prizegiving in Los Angeles on Sunday and honored the gay rights activist, stating, "I'm here because Chaz has the most courage of almost anyone I know. The other day I was having a big meltdown (like you do) and Chaz said, 'Are you going to come to the (event),' and I went, 'Chaz, you know, I'm not doing well right now'.

"He texted me and said, 'I turned into a very understanding, smart man and...

GLAAD To Honor Chaz Bono With Equality Award

4/10/2012 12:12pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono is to be honored with a special award from the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for his work in promoting equality.

Bono, who was born a woman, became the first transgender contestant on TV talent show Dancing With The Stars last year, earning the series the Outstanding Reality Program trophy at the GLAAD prizegiving in New York last month .

He will now be honored with a special accolade in his own right after GLAAD bosses named him the recipient of the organization's Stephen F. Kolzak Award.

's Stephen F. Kolzak Award. Chaz has opened...

Lady Gaga Honored At GLAAD Media Awards

3/25/2012 7:04pm EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga and Dancing With The Stars were among the winners at the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) Media Awards on Saturday.

The "Poker Face" hitmaker has long campaigned for equal rights and she was named the Outstanding Music Artist for her hit album "Born This Way".

Dancing With the Stars, which Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono appeared on last year), was named Outstanding Reality Program at the New York prizegiving, which was hosted by Glee stars Cory Monteith and Naya Rivera.

The producers of new musical series Smash received the top honor, the Vito Russo Award, wh...

Chaz Bono To Have Genital Reassignment Surgery In Belgrade, Serbia

1/8/2012 8:05pm EST
Chaz Bono
Cher's newly-single son Chaz Bono is considering his options after choosing to go ahead with genital reassignment surgery.

Bono, who was born a girl, is in the final stages of a complete gender transformation and the last part of his journey will come when surgeons give him a male phallus.

He reveals he could go all the way and have a donor penis, but he tells Rolling Stone magazine he is "leaning more toward a metoidioplasty."

Bono, who recently split from longtime girlfriend Jennifer Elia, explains, "It's a procedure that uses what you already have (the clitoris), which has grown large...

2011 - The Year In Review, December

1/1/2012 8:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
The holiday bells were peeling for newlyweds AJ Mclean, actress Judy Greer, reality TV star Jeff Probst and Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocker Karen O, while Sinead O'Connor married an addiction counselor in Las Vegas only to call off the union 16 days later. There were also splits for actress Debra Messing and Chaz Bono.

Britney Spears led the month's bride and grooms-to-be when she accepted former agent Jason Trawick's proposal on his 40th birthday, while Steven Tyler, John Legend, Matthew Mcconaughey, basketball legend Michael Jordan and Lady Antebellum's Dave Haywood all popped the question to the...

Chaz Bono Calls Off Engagement To Jennifer Elia

12/19/2011 8:26pm EST
Chaz Bono and Jennifer Elia
Cher's son Chaz Bono has called off his engagement and split from his longtime girlfriend.

The transgender star, who was born a girl, proposed to Jennifer Elia in 2009, but the pair put its wedding plans on hold while the reality TV star underwent extensive gender reassignment surgery.

Bono cemented their engagement by presenting Elia with a diamond ring during a birthday trip to Washington last month, but now the couple has decided to call it quits.

Bono's representative, Howard Bragman, tells, "They leave this relationship with great love, respect and affection toward one anoth...

Chaz Bono Finally Gives His Fiancee An Engagement Ring

11/26/2011 10:00am EST
Chaz Bono & Jennifer Elia
Cher's son Chaz Bono surprised his longtime fiancee by presenting her with an engagement ring on her recent birthday.

The transgender star proposed to Jennifer Elia in 2009 but revealed during a TV interview in May, "We've been engaged for two years and we've had to put things on hold."

Bono has now cemented their engagement by presenting Elia with a diamond during a birthday trip to Seattle, Washington.

The moment was caught on camera for upcoming TV show "Being Chaz," with Elia gushing, "Wow, it's gorgeous - thank you so much. It's stunning. It's huge. What he did was romantic. Who wou...

'Dancing With The Stars' Finale Crowns J.R. Martinez The Hero Of The Ballroom

11/23/2011 9:14am EST
JR Martinez Wins 'Dancing With The Stars'
So last night ‘Dancing With The Stars’ crowned a new champion for it’s thirteenth season, and it was an outcome that I wouldn’t have predicted. Then again, I feel like I’ve been swinging back and forth all season, so it’s nothing new.

After Monday night’s show, Rob held onto the top spot, and I really hoped he would hang onto it. Here’s where the leader board stood on Monday:

1. Rob and Cheryl - 57
2. Ricki and Derek - 54
2. J.R. and Karina - 54

As usual, all the fallen stars took the stage in the first number, and it never fails to be kind of nostalgic. Which is weird, consid...

Warren Beatty & Annette Bening's Transgender Son Slams 'Misogynist' Chaz Bono

11/19/2011 9:57am EST
Warren Beatty & Annette Bening
Warren Beatty and Annette Bening's transgender son has hit out at Chaz Bono and branded him a misogynist after the "Dancing With The Stars" contestant insisted he felt like he had a "birth defect" as a guy trapped in a girl's body.

Bono was born Chastity, the daughter of Cher and late singer Sonny Bono, and he began the two-year process for gender reassignment surgery in 2008.

He recently gave an interview to the New York Times, in which he claimed that being transgender was like having a "mismatched" brain and body.

He said, "For transgender people, they're mismatched. That's all it is....

Chaz Bono Demands An Apology Over 2015 Death Prediction

11/4/2011 12:25pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono has blasted a report predicting he'll die by 2015 and is demanding an apology from the publication's bosses.

The former Dancing With The Stars contestant was riled by a report in the National Enquirer earlier this month headlined, "Chaz Bono - ONLY 4 YEARS TO LIVE."

An expert was quoted in the article claiming Bono's weight, along with the variety of medications associated with his gender reassignment, could increase the likelihood of an early death.

However, Bono has slammed the report, and his lawyers have issued a letter to bosses at the publication...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Says Goodbye To Chaz (Finally)

10/26/2011 9:34am EDT
DWTS Week Six Says Goodbye To Chaz (Finally)
Monday night, Ricki picked herself back up, J.R. gave us a little dose of amazing, Maks lost his cool (hard to believe, I know!), Nancy scored way higher than she deserved, and Chaz landed in the bottom spot, a full ten points behind the leaders. So it was interesting, to say the least. With the exception of Ricki and J.R., though, I can’t decide if it was interesting-good, or interesting-bad.

Here’s where the leader board stood on Monday night:

1. Ricki and Derek - 29
1. J.R. and Karina - 29
2. Nancy and Tristan - 24
3. David and Kym - 23
4. Rob and Cheryl - 22
5. Hope and Maks - 20

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Six Performances Go To Broadway

10/25/2011 9:50am EDT
DWTS go to Broadway
It’s Broadway Week at ‘Dancing With The Stars’, so of course the show was packed with drama. Not that it isn’t always, but this week we got more, including an extra group dance with all the stars together, a hysterical John Travolta impression from David, Monty Python music, a comeback for Ricki, and Maks opening his big fat mouth to say the wrong thing at the wrong time. Eh, such is Maks.

Here’s how it went:

Rob Kardashian (reality star) & Cheryl Burke
Dance: Cha-cha-cha
Scores: 8, 7, 7
Len said it was clean and precise, but it was stiff and lacked rhythm. Bruno said it was adequate, ...

Cher Fuming Over 'Dancing' Judge's 'Little Penguin' Remarks

10/25/2011 8:17am EDT
Cher has lashed out at a judge on TV show Dancing With The Stars after he ridiculed her son Chaz Bono's ballroom skills on Monday night.

The transgender star has been competing with professional dancer Lacey Schwimmer in the contest, and on Monday, they performed a Phantom of the Opera-inspired tango as part of the show's Broadway week.

The routine failed to impress the judges, with panelist Bruno Tonioli comparing his moves to "a cute little penguin trying to be a big menacing bird of prey."

And the comments hit a nerve with Bono's superstar mom, who took to Twitter to take Tonioli to...

'Dancing With The Stars' Wicked Harsh Week Five Elimination: Carson Kressley

10/19/2011 9:15am EDT
DWTS Week Five Elimination: Carson Kressley
80s week came to an end last night, and fortunately for you dudes and dudettes, that means I’m going to have to stop with the 80s slang. Well, I don’t have to, but you’d all probably quit reading my totally tubular reviews.

Okay, I’m done. Here’s how the stars stood on the leader board after Monday night:

1. J.R. and Karina - 28
2. Rob and Cheryl - 25
2. David and Kym - 25
3. Hope and Maks - 24
3. Ricki and Derek - 24
4. Nancy and Tristan - 22
5. Chaz and Lacey - 21
6. Carson and Anna - 19

We jumped right in with our 3rd place finishers, Ricki moving on to next week while Hope was in j...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Five Performances Are Totally Bodacious

10/18/2011 11:42am EDT
DWTS 80's Week
Last night ‘Dancing With The Stars’ brought back side ponytails, leg warmers, and music that either inspired nostalgia or mild embarrassment. Or both. Yep, it was 80s night, and while I was young in the 80s, it’s a decade that was hard to forget for anyone who lived through it. Honestly, I’m pretty sure everyone in the fashion and entertainment industries went insane for about ten years. Pants with stirrups? Check. Movies where mannequins came to life? Check. And I’m pretty sure I had an enormous sweater covered in graffiti of every color that was totally radical, dude.


Chaz Bono, Amy Poehler And Tori Spelling Front New Anti-Bullying Ads

10/16/2011 4:00pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono and actresses Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and Tori Spelling are fronting a new advertising campaign against gay bullying.

Former Saved By The Bell hunk Mario Lopez, Milk screenwriter Dustin Lance Black and basketball icon Shaquille O'Neal have also filmed public service announcements (PSAs) on behalf of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)'s joint venture with the American Federation of Teachers.

The Amplify Your Voice ads all feature the slogan, "No matter who you are, you have the power to make a difference."

The PSAs have been released ...

Rumor Patrol: Donald Trump Cheating? Richard Simmons Sick? 'Real Housewife' Suspends Waiter Over $2?

10/13/2011 1:02pm EDT
Dondald Trump and Melania Trump
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Donald Trump Cheated On His Wife? first reported that "The Don" cheated on his wife Melania Knauss while she was pregnant. The lady he cheated with? Adult film actress Stormy Daniels!

Verdict: False. According to GossipCop, a Trump representative quickly refuted the rumors - which one would suspect. However, Stormy Daniels came forward and denied the rumors as well - and as we have seen in the past,...

Rob Reiner And Chaz Bono To Receive 'Respect Awards'

10/13/2011 11:30am EDT
Rob Reiner and reality TV star Chaz Bono
Movie director Rob Reiner and reality TV star Chaz Bono are to be honored at the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN)'s Respect Awards next week.

When Harry Met Sally... filmmaker Reiner and his wife Michele are to be handed the Lifetime Achievement Award at the ceremony for their work as founding board members of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Cher's transgender son Bono, who is currently competing on Dancing with the Stars, will also be hailed at the event, which praises individuals and companies who have made a significant difference in the areas of diversity....