Cher’s ’25 things’ is an amazing spectacle of namedrops, wiggy delight


These are photos of Cher visiting the Letterman show on Tuesday to promote her new album, Closer to the Truth. She wore a couple of wigs including one that I’m calling “the Dina Lohan.” Cher always wears a wig of some sort, right? I assumed as much.

This is Cher’s first record in 12 years, and she’s been shilling like crazy. I had a bit of a giggle last week when she jumped on the Miley Cyrus-slamming bandwagon when Cher herself is queen of the ass flashers. One could argue that Cher at least has talent, but I still didn’t react well as a child seeing her flash her booty to a bunch of sailors.

Cher whipped up a “25 Things” list for Us Weekly, and she namedrops everyone from Meryl Streep to Steven Hawking to Andy Warhol:


1. Stephen Hawking invited me to lunch one day, and we got into a heated discussion with his students about history vs. math. Stephen said, “Cher, when time travel is perfected, history will be obsolete.”

2. Meryl Streep and I saved a girl from a large mugger in New York City.

3. The day I moved out of my home in Holmby Hills, I found a room I never knew existed.

4. There was a time I couldn’t afford to pay my gardener for six months.

5. Jack Nicholson helped me through a panic attack just before the famous lunch scene in The Witches of Eastwick. I also have a painting Jack did for me. It’s one of my most treasured birthday gifts.

6. I have a collection of elephants.

7. I once crashed in a small plane during a snowstorm.

8. I think David Letterman is in love with me.

9. Someday, I want to build a Balinese-style home.

10. I had two imaginary friends when I was little. They were both lumberjacks.

11. I love to play Wii tennis. I’m also a big football fan. Deacon Jones of the then-L.A. Rams taught me all I know about the game.

12. I am passionate about palm trees. They make me deliriously happy.

13. My mother still tells me what to do and I still don’t listen.

14. One time, I threw a dart at a map to decide where I would vacation.

15. I am famous among my friends for my chicken Bolognese. I even use my own Diva Pasta labels when I give out jars for Christmas.

16. I have watched the 1958 film Auntie Mame, with Rosalind Russell, at least 100 times. I would love to play that part in a remake.

17. My cat is named Mr. Big. I first found him underneath one of my tour trucks in Detroit.

18. I love to bead! I make 5-inch-long beaded earrings for all of my friends.

19. My first car was an old red MG convertible.

20. Andy Warhol once showed up uninvited at one of my house parties. Best crasher I ever had.

21. I wear Malibu Cowboy boots (like Uggs, only cooler) whether it’s summer, winter, spring or fall.

22. I have driven a taxi through New York City at 4 A.M.

23. I love to read and have taught several young people to read. One of my favorite books is God Against the Gods: The History of the War Between Monotheism and Polytheism by Jonathan Kirsch.

24. I once cried when I lost $100.

25. The night I won my Oscar, you could have spotted me running down the street toward the Shrine Auditorium with my dress sky-high. I was late again, of course!

[From Us Weekly]

Does Cher really have a collection of elephants? Real elephants. That’s crazy. I think it’s cute how she namedrops all over the place. She’s Cher and doesn’t have to namedrop anyone. Maybe she’s worried about seeming relevant and not being able to pay her gardener again.

Here’s a clip of Cher on Letterman. She rode in on a swing in a sea of fog machine madness. Maybe Dave really does love her.



Photos courtesy of WENN

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  1. Kate says:

    Would that Cher gives me beaded earrings and a jar of homemade chicken Bolognese for Christmas. Because it would mean I was friends with Cher.

    • Kim says:

      +1. Can you imagine how much fun she would be to have as a friend! She strikes me as someone who would be a real friend and isnt self absorbed although she can come across as that, i think its more of she has lived a really full life not that she is trying to name drop for attention.

  2. Aud says:

    She forgot to add the number of cosmetic procedures she’s had on the list.

  3. notleo says:

    Hey Madonna & Miley, THAT’S how it’s done!

  4. Scarlet Vixen says:

    I assumed she meant decorative elephants, like knick-knacks (sp?), little statues, etc…

    I am also madly in love with the Rosalind Russell version of ‘Auntie Mame’! My mom and I used to watch it at least once a month for years. The version with Lucille Ball was such crap. I would love to see Cher in a remake. 🙂

  5. bns says:

    I love her. Her twitter is hilarious.

  6. LadyMTL says:

    Heh, I cried when I lost $10. I guess that’s the only thing I (sort of) have in common with Cher?

  7. Macey says:

    I love all things Cher, especially about the elephants. I have a large collection myself, my entire living room is covered in all things elephants. Im sure thats what Cher meant, she wouldnt be able to keep live elephants.

    Im excited for her new CD even tho I didnt care for the single just released, way too much production in there for me.
    I wish she would do more songs like Jesse James and The way of Love, they’ll always be my favs

  8. janie says:

    Love this woman! What a dame! Lol!!

  9. MademoiselleRose says:

    Love her or hate her, she’s had the career of a lifetime. She’s done it all and she’s in her 60s and still going strong. Now that’s how you have a career in show business. I bet she gets to the end of her life and she can honestly say she’s done everything on her bucket list. Good on her.

  10. Quinn Parker says:

    I wish she would adopt me.

  11. teehee says:

    My mom is starting a collection of elephant figurines too…. I bet she will be as sharp and young as Cher when shes that age, too 😉

  12. eliza says:

    I never understood the big deal over Cher. I find her singing voice to be less than pleasant and her over the top antics don’t really impress me. I don’t like name droppers either. We get it, you are famous ( though I don’t exactly know why) and you hang with and receive gifts from other famous people.

    • Lee says:

      yeah, i have to agree. I’ve never really had an opinion of Cher one way or another, but seriously? You couldn’t pay your gardener for 6 months? And that’s supposed to be endearing? How was that person supposed to feed their family? Sell a couple of your wigs or something and find the money.

  13. Mandy says:

    Gosh, she is so fabulous!! How can you NOT love Cher???!!!!

  14. DD says:

    She is so entertaining to listen to. I could hear her talk all day.

  15. mariaj says:

    I adore her. I want her like a mom, or a friend, a boss, a master, i could even consider becoming a lesbian and have her like a lover, whatever.Ok, maybe not all that, but this woman is soooo faboulous.Shr is like Tilda Swinton, on a league of her own.

  16. Laurabb says:

    Kathy Griffin’s stories about Cher are the best! “I’m Cher!”

    • apsutter says:

      Yes!! I love that they’re friends and I bet Cher laughs her ass off when she hears Kathy’s impersonation.

  17. Abby says:

    I love her. My mom loved her, and when I think of Cher, I think about my mom. In my mind’s eye, they’re BFF. My mom passed away 2 years ago… and we played a Cher playlist at her after-memorial get together.

    Love Cher and her diva antics. She earned it.

  18. Janet says:

    How could you not love Cher!

  19. apsutter says:

    My favorite thing about Cher is that she’s so self deprecating. She has always been able to take jokes at her expense and she’s often the one making them.

  20. Snazzy says:

    And of course to God Save the Queen – love her for it!!

  21. Melissa says:

    Cher has perfected having a huge ego yet remaining immensely likable.

  22. Justaposter says:

    Just when I get to my “Cher overload” she hooks me back in. Anyone who was a wee one in the 70’s on up, gets the love for this woman!

  23. Lisa says:

    4. There was a time I couldn’t afford to pay my gardener for six months.

    Cherilyn dear, will you dance if I play this tiny violin?

  24. Happy21 says:

    I think she name drops, not to name drop because this is her life! She is rich and famous and has been for a very, very long time!

    Sure makes me wish that I still had my 1970’s Cher doll that was a hand me down from my Aunt, it’d probably be worth something now. Of course in the early 80’s I didn’t care about who Cher was, I just liked that she wasn’t an actual Barbie…lol, like a Barbie but someone named Cher!

  25. holly hobby says:

    Cher – a crafter! Whodathought?

  26. MAC says:

    She did not name drop, she lived it. I love Cher, her face a few years ago looked weird I think her face looks great now. I had read she loves beads and she loves Pema Chodron. That was fun to watch thank you for the video.

  27. Glaughy says:

    Ohhhh yaaay… Cher is fun. I have a collection of elephants too 🙂 including an elephant tattoo on my wrist.

  28. Trashaddict says:

    OK, the black wig – Olympia Dukakis. Blonde wig – Joan Rivers. With the same Botox and lip fillers, people are becoming interchangable! But I’ve always liked her sense of humor.

  29. gobo says:

    Fog, a swing and for some weird reason the British national anthem? o_O

  30. Tiffany says:

    I did #14. My last trip, Raleigh, North Carolina. Random…

  31. Leni says:

    I love Cher. She is a true original who has kept her wonderful sense of humour. You know she is making fun of herself while totally throwing Letterman off. She is one of the guests i would love to have at that table where you could invite anyone. She was even honest about being a gay icon and yet uncomfortable with her son/daughter being lesbian-that is brave. She laughs at herself and has found herself. Yay.

  32. LOL says:

    amazing website

  33. Victory says:

    she kinda looks like Professor Snape’s ugly twin in the dark wig.