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    Cher Agrees to 3-Year Deal in Vegas

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    By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    February 8, 2008
    Filed at 12:02 a.m. ET

    LAS VEGAS (AP) -- She has released 25 albums that have sold more than 100 million copies and has enjoyed a career that has included concerts, recordings, Broadway, TV, film acting and directing, and books. Now she's taking her show to Vegas.

    Cher announced Thursday she'll be one of the headline acts at Caesars Palace.

    ''I started in Vegas at Caesars, so I've come full circle,'' she said. ''I'm back, and I plan to give my fans the best experience yet. I think everybody knows I only do things in a big way.''



    The Oscar, Emmy and Grammy award winner said in a statement that she will begin a three-year, 200-show engagement May 6.

    ''Cher's name in one word encapsulates icon, award-winning legend, and captivating performer,'' said Caesars Palace President Gary Selesner. ''Caesars is pleased to welcome Cher back.''

    ''Cher at The Colosseum'' is scheduled to include hit songs from her career of more than 40 years, with choreography, costumes and special effects. It is a partnership with AEG Live.

    Cher will alternate performances at the 4,300-seat Colosseum with other headline acts Elton John and Bette Midler.

    In December, Celine Dion ended a five-year run at the theater, which opened in 2002 as home of her show, ''A New Day ...''.

    John, who began playing at the Colosseum in 2004 when Dion's show was dark, is now booked to play his show, ''The Red Piano,'' through 2008. Midler's ''The Showgirl Must Go On'' is set to open Feb. 20 for a two-year run of 100 shows per year.

    Cher's 90-minute show will feature choreography from Doriana Sanchez and lighting, special effects and costumes by Bob Mackie. Engagements will run four nights a week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Ticket prices are from $95 to $250.


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    If she gets any more botox, her head is going to split open like a hotdog on a grill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrooklynRider View Post
    If she gets any more botox, her head is going to split open like a hotdog on a grill.
    LMAO ^

    I liked Cher in the movie Mask and that's as far as my liking for her goes.

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    May I nominate this thread as 'gayest of 2008'? 10 more months to go!

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    (Warning: this thread is about to get gayer. Proceed at your own risk)

    The kiddies today do not understand that Cher was the first... the VERY first Amercan performer to show up on TV in full hippie drag. She was a couple of years ahead of everybody.

    In 1965 it was mod or beatnicky or collegiate or teased hair glam... no one in the US looked like her. Compare her dress (and attitude) to the other gals in the clip (bell bottoms had never been seen before). They were like visitors from another planet :

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=Hg0Hf5YUvpE

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    Interesting, it looks like she had a little muffin top going on -

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    Sonny was always the biggest dork in town.

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    This is the face Cher got rid in favor of the new plastic one. I liked the big nose and crooked teeth better.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=eWeezUxIzaE

    Three months later she's a gal in trouble...

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    Default ^ Lol!

    Warning: Very bad joke...

    Q. What did the tree say to Sonny?

    A. "I've got you babe"...

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    My favorite Cher cover - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTjR9UXGskc
    I thought this woman would become a major star but I think she decided to have kids instead.

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    OMG... the lighting designer in BrooklynRider's video hould have been shot on sight. Fab gown and head gear, but no one will look good lit like that.

    Here's the same song with a flatter, softer lighting so you can see how beatiful she really was. Watch how she gets every move, every expression right. This is a genuine heavy-duty diva. Remember this was a low-tech era... simple camera work, no special effects:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=TOSZwEwl_1Q

    Compare her performance to the Sophie Ellis-Bextor video posted above... that girl doesn't know what she's doing.

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    I saw Cher perform about a million years ago with a group no one remembers called Seals and Crofts. Apparently she was a friend of theirs and was passing through town and so she came on and sang with them and fooled around. It was quite a surprise and didn't quite compute. I remember mostly her being very tanned and thin.

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    Last edited by Fabrizio; February 9th, 2008 at 08:28 AM.

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    This is very funny. Love It!!!!!!

    Just wondering, how come gay men love Cher anyway???????? What is so great about her? Just curious.

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    Default I remember Seals and Crofts!

    voodoo. I think a lot of it has to do with how much time she invests in her appearance. Plus she's a real survivor, and a larger than life type. It's easy for drags to copy her.

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    Now this is one of the best Cher appearances on a show EVER!!!
    Will and Grace.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=uoLa1q6Mc5M

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    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    voodoo. I think a lot of it has to do with how much time she invests in her appearance. Plus she's a real survivor, and a larger than life type. It's easy for drags to copy her.
    Yeah I guess that's true. Never thought of that.

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