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GLAAD To Honor Chaz Bono With Equality Award

April 10th, 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...

10 Ageless Celebrity Women and Their Secrets

March 18th, 2012 1:00pm EDT
Ageless Celebrity Women
Mark Twain has a famous quote: “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” Easy for Mark to say, but in Hollywood this statement means nothing to celebrities who are constantly being judged on how they look.

And with the pressures of red carpet events, magazine covers and the paparazzi, the following 10 celebrity women embrace the aging process and look younger and younger each day.

Here is my list of 10 ageless celebrity women and some of their secrets for staying youthful. If you agree or think I left anyone off the list, include their name and t...

Kristen Bell Won't Get Married Until All Her Gay Friends Can Too

February 18th, 2012 1:00pm EST
Kristen Bell
In the new issue of The Advocate "House of Lies" star Kristen Bell talks about her close friendship with Zachary Quinto, the real reason she’s so hesitant to marry her longtime fiancé, and more.

On how marriage inequality has stalled her plans to marry fiancé Dax Shepard:

I get a ton of questions about when Dax and I are getting married. I usually blow them off because it’s nobody’s business. To be honest with you — and this is the first time I’ve ever said this to a journalist, but it feels like the perfect time and place — the reason we’re not rushing to get married is because I don’t f...

Cher Jokes About Death Rumor From The 'Hereafter'

January 29th, 2012 12:00pm EST
Pop superstar Cher has assured fans she is alive and well after an internet hoax suggested she had passed away.

False news of the singer's death hit Twitter on Friday and the prank managed to fool a number of celebrity fans including socialite Kim Kardashian, who wrote, "Did I just hear Cher has passed away? Is this real? OMG (oh my God)... I hope this is a Twitter joke and not true. I don't see it on the news anywhere. I'm praying its (sic) not true..."

The rumors soon reached Cher herself and the singer was so amused by the story, she even joked about writing a song called RIP for her n...

Top Celebrity Fashion Fails Of 2011

December 23rd, 2011 8:00am EST
Top Celebrity Fashion Fails Of 2011
Failure is such a harsh word isn't it? To tell someone that something they've created is a "fail" is just wrong… but let's face it, we all love to hate a little bit.

To those opposed to pointing out the bad in life there's a place for you, we ran our fashion hits of 2011 yesterday. To the rest of you H8ers, here's a little pictorial look back at some fashion disasters of 2011. Enjoy!

Keri Hilson at the "Late Show with David Letterman last January

Amanda Michalka at the 2011 People's Choice Awards

Helen Mirren normally dresses a little better than this.

Blake Lively appear...

Chaz Bono Finally Gives His Fiancee An Engagement Ring

November 26th, 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...

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....

Friend Says Cher Saved Her Life

November 5th, 2011 10:00am EDT
Cher helped save her best friend's life after she suffered a seizure at the singer's home.

Choreographer Doriana Sanchez slipped and fell onstage while working with Cher during her recent Las Vegas residency, but it wasn't until she passed out at the singer's house that she realized something was terribly wrong.

She agreed to take a private plane to Los Angeles and meet Cher's personal medic, neurosurgeon Dr. Neil Martin at the UCLA hospital - and it was only then that the dancer learned her health woes were much worse than she had anticipated.

She tells Star magazine, "As the months wen...

Chaz Bono Demands An Apology Over 2015 Death Prediction

November 4th, 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...

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

October 25th, 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...

Cher Getting Treated For Spinal Issues

October 12th, 2011 10:12pm EDT
Pop superstar Cher is undergoing treatment on her back.

The Believe hitmaker claims her love for high heeled shows have left her with spinal problems, and she took to on Wednesday to tell followers she was in San Francisco, California treating the health issue.

In a series of tweets, she writes, "In SF 4 (sic) treatment on back ! Gotta keep WEARIN (sic) those PLATFORMS !

"Goin (sic) to face the Music.... AHHH I MEAN THE DRS (doctors) WITH GREAT BIG NEEDLES YUCK!"

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 Offers Chaz Bono Her Top Doctors As He Battles 'Dancing' Injuries

September 28th, 2011 3:45pm EDT
Pop superstar Cher has offered to give her injured son Chaz Bono a medical boost as he competes on TV show Dancing With The Stars - she's sending him her top doctors.

The transgender star has been showing off his fancy footwork with professional partner Lacey Schwimmer on the TV contest, but revealed last week that he had been struggling with injuries to his knees and ankles during rehearsals for the quickstep.

Bono now reveals the difficulties stem from one particularly complicated step.

He tells, "There's a step here that's very easy to miss, and several times I've lan...

Ricki Lake Injured During 'Dancing' Rehearsals

September 9th, 2011 11:22am EDT
Ricki Lake
Actress Ricki Lake was treated by medics on Thursday after she picked up an injury during rehearsals for the new season of Dancing With The Stars.

The Hairspray star and former talk show host is competing on the series alongside David Arquette, Cher's son Chaz Bono and George Clooney's ex-girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis.

She has now become the first celebrity to be injured during the new season after hurting her shin while practicing with dance partner Derek Hough.

In a series of posts on, alongside an image of her bruised leg, she writes, "Look, my first injury... Don't ask...

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...

Lady Gaga Writes A Song For Cher

July 14th, 2011 8:27am EDT
Lady Gaga
Cher is "beyond grateful" to Lady Gaga - the Poker Face hit-maker has penned a song for the pop superstar's next album.

The Believe hit-maker has been in the recording studio this week and she's thrilled her fans with news of one of her tracks.

Cher reveals Gaga wrote a song called The Greatest Thing with producer RedOne for the album, and now she's dreaming of a duet with the eccentric singer.

In a series of posts on her page, Cher writes, "I have something (to) tell u that's so great I don't know exactly how 2 say it! Been keeping it secret 4 (a) long time... Just walked...

Fashion Fails Of The Week: Kathy Griffin, Cher, And Alexa Chung

July 8th, 2011 4:00pm EDT
Kathy Griffin And Cher
Every week celebrities make questionable fashion decisions, and we're here to mock them! Here's this week's fashion fails.

Apparently there was a required level of fail to attend The Zookeeper premiere. Not only did Kathy Griffin show up in the above floral dress, she got pictured with Cher and her abomination of style. Griffin's shapeless gown was no match for Cher's 70s-chique complete with Native American charms and blue sunglasses. It's out first two-for-one fail, though, so we thank the ladies for that.

Meanwhile, Alexa Chung could not make up her mind if she wanted French or Ger...

Two Jews' Reviews 'Zookeeper': This Unfunny Comedy Not Bagel Worthy (Video)

July 8th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
'Two Jews On Film': By Joan Alperin Schwartz: When five different people get screenwriting credit for one film, you know something went terribly wrong.

And that's exactly what happened with the film 'Zookeeper', directed by Frank Coraci. Five screenwriters couldn't make this film work.

When the film opens, we see Griffin Keyes (Kevin James) and his girlfriend (Stephanie), played by drop dead gorgeous, Leslie Gibb, riding horses along a beach, somewhere in Mexico. Just as Griffin is about to propose to Stephanie, she breaks up with him. Her reason...Griffin is a 'zookeeper' and she wan...

Cher: 'Rich People Should Give Their Social Security Back'

June 21st, 2011 9:06am EDT
Millionaire pop legend Cher is eager to hand back her social security when she hits retirement age next year in a bid to help Americans struggling to pay their bills.

The Believe hit-maker will be eligible for pension payments from the U.S. government when she hits 66 next May, and under retirement rules she has been allowed to claim reduced payments since her 62nd birthday three years ago.

However, Cher is adamant she's too wealthy to accept the payments, and has taken to her page to ask how she can give the money back - and calls on other rich stars to follow suit.

She w...

Lil Wayne Eyeing Las Vegas Residency?

June 15th, 2011 8:36am EDT
Lil Wayne
Rapper Lil Wayne wants to become the first hip-hop star to be handed his own Las Vegas residency.

The Lollipop hit-maker insists he will never give up performing and is adamant he will still be touring when he hits retirement age.

Wayne even dreams of following in the footsteps of singers including Celine Dion, Cher and Elton John by creating his own Sin City extravaganza.

He tells MTV News, "I plan on touring forever, actually. Probably when I'm, like, 50, I might be like, 'Let's go, gimme some dates'. I actually plan on being one of those artists, with all the music and all the work...

Shania Twain Lands Two-Year Las Vegas Residency Deal

June 9th, 2011 8:30am EDT
Shania Twain
Shania Twain is set to stage her musical comeback in Las Vegas after landing a two-year deal to perform on the Caesars Palace stage built for Celine Dion.

The country star's Still The One show will open at the Colosseum on December 1st next year. Announcing the big news at a press conference on Wednesday, Twain said, "I will let my imagination run wild. I'm going to go nuts creatively."

The residency comes as the singer bounces back from heartbreak, divorce and voice-loss to record a new tune with Lionel Richie, which she will debut during the season finale episode of her reality TV sho...

T-Pain To Launch New 'Auto-Tune' System

June 3rd, 2011 9:45am EDT
Rapper T-Pain is launching a new vocal effect system to rival Auto-Tune.

The hip-hop star is a longtime fan of the electronically-enhanced voice program, which has been used by stars including Cher and Kanye West, and even partnered with the company behind the technology to launch the system as an iPhone application.

He is now teaming up with an audio technology firm called Izotope to produce his own vocal processor, called the T-Pain effect.

In a statement released to, he says "I vow right here, right now, to never use Auto-Tune again. I'm onto something that I think is...

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...

Gregg Allman To Write Autobiography

May 21st, 2011 1:33pm EDT
Gregg Allman
Rocker Gregg Allman is set to tell all about his colorful life in an autobiography.

The Allman Brothers Band star, who was married to Cher in the 1970s, has signed a book deal with bosses at William Morrow, part of HarperCollins Publishers.

The memoir is said to be an "unflinching" look at his brother and bandmate Duane's death from a motorcycle accident in the 1970s, Allman's substance abuse issues and his relationship with Cher.

Allman follows in the footsteps of rockers Keith Richards, Steven Tyler and Sammy Hagar, who have all recently published their memoirs.

The as-yet-untitle...

Cher Turns 65

May 20th, 2011 11:39am EDT
Cher reached out to fans on Twitter after hitting 65 on Friday.

She said, "Thank u ALL 4 sweet Bday sentiments! It's not easy turning 100 without many loving messages from friends! Still Feel like teen!"

Cher has been making the news lately because of Chaz Bono, her transgendered son. Chaz was born Chastity - Cher and ex-husband Sonny Bono's only daughter - and she broke her mother's heart when she came out as a lesbian.

Chaz feared more heartbreak was to come when he revealed his plans to undergo a lengthy and extensive sex change procedure, but Cher took the news well.

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 Didn't Ask Cher For Sex Change Money

May 12th, 2011 10:04am EDT
Chaz Bono
Cher's transgender son Chaz Bono refused to ask his mom for the cash he needed to complete his sex change because he didn't want to rub his decision "in her face."

Bono admits he fell short of the cash for breast removal surgery by $10,000 and opted to ask his sobriety sponsor for the money instead of his famous mom, because she was uncomfortable with his decision to become a man.

He tells, "I didn't want to go to my mum with it because it was something she was struggling with. It's like why rub her nose in it?"

Bono insists his star mom has been supportive of his decision, b...

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...

Kristen Stewart Wins Best Actress Award At Milan Film Festival

May 11th, 2011 11:26am EDT
Kristen Stewart
Twilight star Kristen Stewart was the toast of Italy's Milan International Film Festival (MIFF) on Tuesday after winning the coveted Best Actress honor.

The actress, best known for playing Bella Swan in the vampire franchise, was picked for the top MIFF prize for her portrayal of a troubled stripper in Welcome to the Rileys.

The Wire star Aidan Gillen was named Best Actor for his performance in Treacle Jr., while Nadia Tass was voted Best Director for her drama Matching Jack.

Filmmaker Fenton Bailey picked up the Best Documentary accolade for Becoming Chaz, about pop legend Cher's tra...

Cher Is Still Coming To Terms With Chaz Bono's Process To Become A Man

May 10th, 2011 9:30am EDT
Cher spent months avoiding her transgender son Chaz Bono as he went through the process to become a man because she was terrified she wouldn't recognize him as her child.

Bono was born Chastity - Cher and ex-husband Sonny Bono's only daughter - and she broke her mother's heart when she came out as a lesbian. Chaz feared more heartbreak was to come when he revealed his plans to undergo a lengthy and extensive sex change procedure, but Cher took the news well.

However, once the process started, the pop superstar kept her distance.

In new documentary "Becoming Chaz," which debuted on Oprah ...