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

November 19th, 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 Dedicates 'Dancing' Performance To Late Dad

October 4th, 2011 2:21pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's son Chaz Bono dedicated his performance on reality show Dancing With The Stars on Monday to his father Sonny Bono as he danced to the late singer's track Laugh At Me.

The transgender star has been showing off his fancy footwork with professional partner Lacey Schwimmer on the TV contest, and danced the rumba this week to the sounds of his beloved dad's voice.

During Monday's program, Bono explained his choice of song had a deeper meaning, saying the tune's message was, "If you have a problem with me, then it's your problem, not mine."

He tells, "My dad would have...

Cher Defends Chaz Bono's 'Dancing' Slot

September 1st, 2011 8:43am EDT
Pop legend Cher has lashed out at critics opposing her transgender son Chaz Bono's upcoming stint on Dancing With The Stars, insisting "it took guts" for him to sign up for the show.

Bono, who was born Chastity Bono, the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono, was unveiled as part of the reality series' line-up earlier this week.

However, some online gossips are unhappy about TV executives' decision to pair a professional female dancer with Bono, who has undergone extensive surgery to become a guy.

Nonetheless, Cher has come to the defense of her son in a series of angry posts on her Twitter...

Sonny Bono Called Chaz 'Fred'

May 28th, 2011 10:30am EDT
Chaz Bono
Late pop star Sonny Bono had an unusual nickname for his daughter before she grew up and underwent a sex-swap operation - he referred to little Chastity as "Fred."

Chastity underwent a sex change and legally became a guy called Chaz last year, and he has now revealed his father, who died in 1998, christened him with a male name early in life.

He tells TV host Jay Leno, "He called me Fred... We were in Palm Springs (California) one weekend, and there was this toy store that I used to love to go. We were in there looking, I don't know if it was mugs or key chains - stuff that had people's n...

Girlfriend Sruggled With Sobriety While Chaz Bono Began Sex Change Procedure

May 13th, 2011 8:48am EDT
Chaz Bono
Chaz Bono's girlfriend battled sobriety issues as she came to terms with his sex change procedure.

The singer and reality TV star, who was born Chastity Bono - the daughter of Cher and Sonny Bono - has undergone extensive surgery to become a man, including testosterone injections and breast removal.

Bono legally became a guy last year, but his longterm girlfriend Jenny Elia admits she briefly slipped up in her ongoing battle with booze during his gender transformation.

She tells Piers Morgan Tonight, "I can't blame it solely on Chaz's transition. My sobriety has been a struggle for years...

Chaz Bono: 'I Thought About Faking My Own Death'

May 11th, 2011 3:31pm EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono was so desperate to become a man at the height of his past drug addiction problems, he contemplated faking his death and starting life anew as a guy.

Bono, who was born Chastity - Cher and Sonny Bono's daughter, recently underwent gender reassignment surgery to fulfill his dream of becoming a man, but he admits he once considered taking on a completely new identity.

During TV special Becoming Chaz, which debuted on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) on Tuesday, the former singer revealed he had become a pill-popping recluse after the cancer death of his les...

Chaz Bono Wants To Look Like Michael Chiklis

January 24th, 2011 3:32pm EST
Chaz Bono
Cher's son Chaz Bono wants to achieve a physique like Fantastic Four star Michael Chiklis because he accepts he'll never be "a little guy."

Bono, who was born a girl named Chastity, began the process of gender reassignment surgery in 2008 and his transition was completed last year, when he legally changed his gender and name with U.S. authorities.

His sex change journey was captured on camera for new documentary Becoming Chaz, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah on Sunday, and he reveals in the film that he's aspiring to look like Chiklis, adding, "I'm never going to b...

Cher Makes History With Six Decades Of Number Ones

January 19th, 2011 8:32am EST
Cher has made history in the U.S. by becoming the only artist to score a number one on a Billboard chart in each of the last six decades.

Her Diane Warren-penned "Burlesque" tune "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," which picked up the Best Song award at Sunday's Golden Globes, has topped the Dance/Club Play Songs chart, giving Cher her first number one of the new decade.

The pop superstar scored her first U.S. chart-topper in 1965, when Sonny & Cher's "I Got You Babe" went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 countdown.

Her other number ones have included "Dark Lady," "All I Ever Need I...

Chaz Bono To Star In Sex-Change Documentary

December 6th, 2010 11:28am EST
Chaz Bono
Cher's son Chaz Bono is set to tell the world about his sex-change in a new documentary film.

Bono, whose father is the late Sonny Bono, was born Chastity, but began gender reassignment in 2008 and this year applied to be legally recognized as a man after successfully completing the transformation.

The 41 year old has been documenting the process on camera and the footage has been made into a new film which is set to premiere at next year's Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Bono insists the currently untitled project will show "more than anybody's ever seen before" and he hopes it will f...

Cher: 'I Have A Lot Of Regrets About My Parenting'

November 20th, 2010 4:00pm EST
Cher regrets trying to juggle motherhood with her chart-topping career in the 1970s and believes she would have been a better parent if she'd waited several years to start a family.

The hitmaker and her first husband Sonny Bono welcomed daughter Chastity in 1969, when the singer was just 23 and their double act Sonny & Cher was at the height of its success.

She later married rocker Gregg Allman and had a second child, son Elijah, in 1976.

But Cher was often so busy balancing her job as an entertainer and a mother, she fears she failed to lavish her kids with the attention they needed.


Cher Had Four Miscarriages In A Row

November 15th, 2010 11:04pm EST
Cher was more relieved than most first-time mums when she gave birth to daughter Chastity after suffering four miscarriages in the mid-1960s.

The superstar has opened up about the pregnancy problems that she and her husband Sonny Bono experienced early in their marriage, admitting she grew tired of announcing her baby news to family and friends and then having to tell them of a miscarriage.

She tells, "I lost four kids before Chaz. It's a spontaneous miscarriage, something that spontaneously aborts the foetus. It's called an angry uterus.

"It took a long time for someone to te...

Michael Moore Urges Tom Hanks & Oprah To Run For Office

November 5th, 2010 11:59pm EDT
Michael Moore
Filmmaker Michael Moore is urging President Barack Obama to improve the image of his Democratic party by pushing "beloved" stars such as Tom Hanks and Oprah Winfrey to run for office.

The leader and his political party suffered a series of humiliating results at the recent mid-term elections, and filmmaker Moore is convinced adding celebrity candidates to the Democrats' roster will boost their popularity at the polls.

He tells MSNBC, "(The Republican party) have actually run movie stars and won. They ran Ronald Reagan. Fred Thompson was a senator. Gopher from 'The Love Boat.' Sonny Bono.....

Cher Forgets To Address Chaz Bono As A Male

October 27th, 2010 2:28pm EDT
Cher struggles to remember to address her son as a male following the completion of his sex change operation, but has applauded him for undergoing the courageous surgery in the glare of the public eye.

Chastity Bono, who was born to Cher and late singer/actor Sonny Bono as a baby girl, 'came out' as a lesbian in 1995 and began gender reassignment surgery to become a man last year. The process has now been completed and earlier this year, Chastity applied to have his name legally changed to Chaz.

Cher has previously admitted she does "not understand" Chaz's choice, but vowed to support h...

Chaz Bono Completes 'His' Gender-Reassignment

May 6th, 2010 2:49pm EDT
Chaz Bono
A judge has granted Cher's 'son' Chaz Bono his petition for a sex and name change after completing gender reassignment surgery to become a man.

Bono was born to the pop superstar and late singer/actor Sonny Bono as baby girl Chastity Sun Bono, but the 41 year old began hormone therapy in March 2009, and underwent gender reassignment surgery to become a male six months later. The writer, who came out as a lesbian in 1998, became known to friends and family as Chaz, and filed papers in Los Angeles County Superior Court to have his name legally recognized earlier this year.

Bono appeared i...

Spotlight On Comedic Couples

November 10th, 2008 11:32am EST
Amy Poehler & Will Arnett
Who digs funny couples? Not the awkward, laughing-at-you kind that might be clueless or socially weird but the legitimately engaging, entertaining and hilarious ying and yang of Mr. & Mrs. Whomever. Rarely will the life of the party date the other life of the party - at times there's not enough attention to go around. But sometimes it happens, and if we're lucky they'll go into showbiz.

Take a look at some memorable comedic couples and the neat little niches they have filled:

The Animated Couple

Marge & Homer "The Simpsons"

There was a time when identification of a "Simpso...

Rosie O'Donnell Returns To Television With Live Variety Special

October 2nd, 2008 10:36am EDT
Rosie O
Rosie O'Donnell will return to television on NBC with "Rosie's Variety Show," an hour-long variety special featuring a wide array of celebrity guests, musical acts, comedy skits and a giant primetime giveaway for both the in-studio and home audiences – all for a live broadcast on Wednesday, November 26 from 8-9 p.m. ET (the night before Thanksgiving).

Said O'Donnell, "This is a dream come true for any performer. Old time variety, live from New York with a nod to Ed Sullivan, Carol Burnett and memories of Sonny and Cher."

O'Donnell will bring back the grand tradition of the varie...

'Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann' Recap: Cheese-Whiz Kids

January 15th, 2008 8:32am EST
Drew Lachey
Perhaps the most perplexing question one can ask while watching "Dance War: Bruno vs. Carrie Ann" is, "Why is this show called Dance War?" By adding the element of singing to this competition, the dancing falls to the wayside and becomes a sloppy obstacle meant to leave contestants gasping for air while singing horrible boy band songs of the mid 90s.

This week, Bruno and Carrie Ann were forced to choose their six-person teams out of the 14 remaining contestants. For those who needed math tutors like your fellow "Dance War" writer, that means one male and one female had to be cut. ...

Celebrity Birthdays, February 16

February 16th, 2007 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to NFL players Ashley Lelie (1980) and Ahman Green (1977), Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins (1972), Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (1972), Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (1963), Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (1961), vocal tennis star John McEnroe (1959), "Law & Order SVU" actor Ice-T (1958), soul singer James Ingram (1957), "Star Trek TNG" actor LeVar Burton (1957), "Greatest American Hero" actor William Katt (1951), Star Wars' 'Boba Fett' portrayer Jeremy Bullock (1945), singer turned Congressman Sonny Bono (1935; d. 1998), Andrews Sisters lead Patty Andrews (191...

Get a Bird's Eye View of Some Celebrity Homes

February 14th, 2007 10:00am EST
Demi Moore
Have you ever wondered (if you don’t already know that is) what happened to the home Demi Moore and Bruce Willis shared well before Ashton Kutcher came into the picture? Or where Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio finally called it quits? This Valentine’s Day, take a look at the homes of some famous couples who didn’t quite make it.

In Hollywood — the land of prenups and break-ups — love seems especially fleeting. But unlike those magazines at the checkout stand, the homes of Hollywood's famous couples never spill their secrets. (If only walls could talk!) Check out the homes of some of ...

Britney Spears Hires Little People to Entertain Husband's Birthday Party

March 28th, 2006 9:28am EST
Britney Spears
Britney Spears reportedly hired female midgets to entertain her husband on his birthday. The pop babe asked two little people to carry a cake to hubby Kevin Federline during his 28th birthday party at exclusive Las Vegas nightspot, Tao. The following night the pair visited the same club, and Britney arranged for a Cher look-a-like to perform a duet of I Got You Babe with a midget Sonny Bono impersonator.

A source is quoted as saying: "It was a special birthday indeed.

"Everyone found Britney's surprise really hilarious. Kevin and Britney and their friends were in fits."

Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 16

February 16th, 2006 3:00am EST
Happy Birthday to NFL players Ashley Lelie (1980) and Ahman Green (1977), Foo Fighter Taylor Hawkins (1972), Pittsburgh Steelers running back Jerome Bettis (1972), Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo (1963), Duran Duran guitarist Andy Taylor (1961), vocal tennis star John McEnroe (1959), "Law & Order SVU" actor Ice-T (1958), soul singer James Ingram (1957), "Star Trek TNG" actor LeVar Burton (1957), "Greatest American Hero" actor William Katt (1951), Star Wars' 'Boba Fett' portrayer Jeremy Bullock (1945), singer turned Congressman Sonny Bono (1935; d. 1998), Andrews Sisters lead Patty Andrews (191...