Just before celebrating her 75th birthday this weekend, Oscar winner and music legend Cher is giving fans what they really, really want: a big Hollywood biopic!
The diva announced the news on Twitter Wednesday to the excitement of fans.
As the Moonstruck star mentions, the film will be produced by Mamma Mia powerhouses Judy Craymer and Gay Goetzman. Oscar winner Eric Roth (Forrest Gump, A Star Is Born) will pen the script.
You’ll recall Cher has already been the subject of a big, splashy Broadway musical – The Cher Show.
Ok Universal is Doing Biopic With My Friends JUDY CRAYMER,GARY GOETZMAN PRODUCING.
BOTH MAMMA MIA’S,&
MY DEAR DEAR Friend 4 YRS, & OSCAR WINNER..ERIC ROTH IS GOING 2 WRITE IT👻🎂‼️
A STAR IS BORN
TO NAME A FEW OF IS FILMS
P!nk’s latest music video, “All I Know So Far,” not only features the pop star, but gay icons Cher (as a regal goddess) and Judith Light (as the singer’s mother).
The video opens as P!nk begins a bedtime story for her daughter. Along the way, P!nk shares some of the life lessons she’s learned up to now.
The music video prefaces P!nk’s upcoming documentary P!nk: All I Know So Far, which chronicles her life as a mom and a pop star on the road during her Beautiful Trauma tour.
The doc film will launch globally on Friday, May 21 exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories.
Since her debut in 2000, P!nk has released 8 studio albums, 1 greatest hits album, sold over 60 million albums equivalents worldwide, 15 singles in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart (four at #1) and has sold out arenas all over the world.
In addition, she is the recipient of three Grammy Awards (twenty nominations), one Daytime Emmy Award, seven MTV Video Music Awards (including the 2017 Vanguard Award recipient), two People’s Choice Awards, and was named Billboard’s Woman of the Year in 2013.
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“Guys, I don’t know about you but things got a little weird for me in quarantine. I ended up accidentally locking myself in my 7-year-old daughter’s room. And I ended up finding my inner child. So this is what I created for my little girl. From what is, I guess, the little girl in me. Thanks for reading.”
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The pic is our first look at several of the stars in costume: Meryl Streep as Dee Dee Allen, Nicole Kidman as Angie Dickinson, James Corden as Barry Glickman, Andrew Rannells as Trent Oliver, Ariana DeBose as Alyssa Greene, Keegan-Michael Key as Mr. Hawkins, Kerry Washington as Mrs. Greene, Kevin Chamberlin as Sheldon Saperstein, and newcomer Jo Ellen Pellman as Emma Nolan.
The one and only Cher endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for president on Monday tweeting, “Good luck today and everyday Joe Biden. What a good, wise, kind man you are. But I won’t turn my back on you now that you’re struggling. Many times in my life people said, ‘she’s untalented, too old for movies, music, the stage.’ Don’t give up Joe. ‘Your head is bloodied, but unbowed.’”
The Oscar winner returned with a follow-up tweet: “This will Most Likely Be Unpopular, but last Nite I Asked Myself ‘Who would I be if I denied a man I know & respect 4 a shiny, new, tech savvy BILLIONAIRE.’ Joe’s made mistakes, like all of us, but I believe he would Be honest, smart, ‘civil’ Pres who doesn’t have 2 learn on the job.”
Good🍀Today &Everyday @JoeBiden .I 4Got 4 Min. What a Good,Wise,Kind Man You Are,But I WONT Turn My Back On You Now That You’re Struggling.Many Times In My Life Ppl Said,”Shes,Untalented, Too Old For Movies,Music,The Stage.Dont Give Up Joe. “Your Head is Bloodied🩸,But Unbowed”
This will Most Likely Be Unpopular,but Last Nite I Asked Myself,”Who, Would I Be,if I denied a Man I Know & Respect 4 a Shiny,New,Tech Savey BILLIONAIRE”.Joe’s Made Mistakes,like all of Us,but I Believe He Would Be Honest,Smart,”CIVIL”PRES.Who Doesn’t Have 2 Learn On The Job.
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• Out Canadian singer-songwriter Mathew V has released the music video for his latest single, “Catching Feelings.” Directed by Gabriel Adelman, the video follows Mathew V through an extraterrestrial adventure set to an extremely danceable track.
“‘Catching Feelings’ can be counted as one of the first evocatively sun-soaked jams of 2019. Toned, smoothed out & soulful.” – EQ Music
His debut album, The Fifth, was released in the spring of 2018 and charted in both Canada and the US. The album earned critical acclaim from press outlets such as Nylon and Billboard, marking Mathew as an artist to watch.
His catalogue is now approaching 10 million online streams. Hit play below.
Cher debuts new “Here We Go Again” Concert Tour (all photos: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for LiveNation)
Cher launched her Here We Go Again concert tour last night at the Ester Germain Arena in Estero, Florida, and we’ve got the pics to prove it.
The Grammy Hall of Famer did not disappoint fans with show-stopping renditions of her biggest hits including “Believe,” “Woman’s World,” and “If I Could Turn Back Time.”
She also reached back to her early hits with video duets of “The Beat Goes On” and “I Got You Babe” with then-husband Sonny Bono.
Plus, the setlist included selections from her ABBA cover album Dancing Queen like “Waterloo,” “SOS” and “Fernando.”
And it wouldn’t be a Cher extravaganza without costumes, costumes and more costumes.
Naples Newsreports that between songs the diva offered personal insights including the fact that she never felt any industry respect until she snagged that Oscar for Moonstruck, telling the audience, “I’ve never been accepted by singers as a singer, and actors don’t think I’m an actor.”
The diva is accompanied on this tour by special guests Nile Rodgers & Chic, who released their first album in 26 years last September titled It’s About Time.
This concert tour follows the 72-year-old’s busy 2018 which included a featured role in the ABBA-tastic movie musical, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, an entire studio album of ABBA cover songs, plus opening The Cher Show on Broadway, a new musical based on her life story.
Check out more pics from opening night below, and click here to complete tour dates.
The Here We Go Again tour continues through May 18.
Adam Lambert sings in tribute to Cher at 2018 Kennedy Center Honors
Last night, CBS aired this year’s Kennedy Center Honors which recognizes those in the performing arts for a lifetime of achievement.
This year’s honorees included Cher, Reba McEntire, composer Philip Glass and jazz legend Wayne Short.
And, for the first time, the Kennedy Center honored a groundbreaking work of art: Hamilton. The blockbuster Broadway musicals creators – Lin-Manuel Miranda, Thomas Kail, Andy Blankenbuehler and Alex Lacamoire – received special honors for their work.
Ladies and gentlemen, your 2018 Kennedy Center Honorees!
Many spectacular performances were thrown down during the telecast, but it was the tribute to Oscar & Grammy winner, Cher, that left the audience wiped out.
Whoopi Goldberg, in a sequin dress perfect for the moment, took to the stage to offer spoken tribute to the goddess.
Little Big Town rocked a medley of “Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves,” “I Found Someone” and “Baby Don’t Go;” the indomitable Cyndi Lauper laid down her take on “(If I Could) Turn Back Time” as well as dueting with Adam Lambert for a show-closing “I Got You Babe.”
Cyndi Lauper (screen capture)
But Adam Lambert’s intimate-to-soaring performance of Cher’s iconic “Believe” was ‘the’ moment of the night.
Set in an orchestral soundscape, Lambert turned the 1998 dance hit into an stunning, emotional pop anthem with diva-worthy vocals building to the American Idol alum’s signature high notes.
Cher took to Twitter after the telecast to express her feelings about the tribute.
“Tried 2 write Feelings About Adam Lambert Singing Believe In Words, but Cant seem 2,” Cher shared on Twitter. “When Your senses are Overwhelmed All Can you feel with your [heart].”
“I Was Shocked AND Over The MOON When Cindi (Lauper) came out Rocking the house,” the diva continued. “Shocked Because SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS IN LA, & Over The Moon Because My Friend CINDI Is One Of Our ‘Great’ Singers. When Adam & Cindi Sang Together It=Heaven. ‘Little Big Town’ Were Adorable, & Harmonies. Amanda Was Genuine & Dear & When Whoopi Came Out In ”Cher Outfit” She brought Down House.”
Tried 2 write Feelings About Adam Lambert Singing
Believe In Words,but Cant seem 2.When Your senses are Overwhelmed All Can you feel with your .
I Was Shocked AND Over The MOON When Cindi (Lauper) came out Rocking the house.
Shocked Because SHE TOLD ME SHE WAS IN LA,
& Over The Moon Because
My FriendCINDI Is One Of Our”Great”Singers
When Adam & Cindi Sang Together It=Heaven .
”Little Big Town”Were Adorable,& Harmonies.
Amanda Was Genuine,& Dear,& When Whoopi Came Out In”Cher Outfit”She brought Down House.