Saturday, November 6, 2010

Cher Graces the Cover of This Month's Vanity Fair (video)

Cher makes her return to the big screen in a couple of weeks with the release of the big budget "Burlesque", co-starring Stanley Tucci and Christina Aguilera. She also graces the cover of Vanity Fair and opens up about aging, Sonny Bono, Sarah Palin, her son Chaz and her problem with pronouns.

Of her late ex-husband, Sonny, the diva says he “told me when we were together, ‘One day you are going to leave me. You are going to go on and do great things.’ … I wouldn’t have left him if he hadn’t had such a tight grip—such a tight grip.”

About the former Alaska governor, turned patron saint of Teabaggers, who quit less than halfway through her first term while under investigation for ethics violations, Cher says, “I got so obsessed with [C-SPAN] that it was kind of interfering with my life. Sarah Palin came on, and I thought, Oh, fuck, this is the end. Because a dumb woman is a dumb woman.”

When it comes to getting older, I'm no personal fan. After five decades in the business, Cher confesses,
“I think Meryl [Streep] is doing it great. The stupid bitch is doing it better than all of us! But I don’t like it. It’s getting in my way. I have a job to do, and it’s making my job harder.” Amen, sister!

Finally the superstar opens up about her son Chaz's transition: “If I woke up tomorrow in a guy’s body, I would just kick and scream and cry and fucking rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am—a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn’t imagine it.”

While Cher remains a proud mother, she admits to Vanity Fair West Coast editor Krista Smith that she still gets confused: “She’s a very smart girl—boy! This is where I get into trouble. My pronouns are fucked. I still don’t remember to call her ‘him.’”

Visit the Vanity Fair website for more. The latest issue hits news stands November 9th.
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