109 posts categorized "CHER"

Sep 19 2015
Bitch, I'm (Not) Madonna: Nadya Ginsburg Crowds Madge's Pole Comments (0)

IMG_2632Nadya in full sneer as the Big M. (Photo by Matthew Rettenmund)

I was lucky enough to catch Nadya Ginsburg's second NYC performance of Madonnalogues at the Laurie Beechman, which—as she pointed out in character as Madonna—is in “the bowels of the West Bank Café.”

With her hysterical YouTube videos and this ever-evolving (some might say she re-invents herself) one-woman show, Ginsburg skewers Madonna and our perceptions of her, both positive and negative, fearlessly. Sometimes it's so funny it hurts, but it's always funny because she's a true student of Madonna, not a lazy hater. The foibles she holds up for mockery apply not only to Madonna, but to our culture, and to us all.

Well, maybe the joke about banging Rocco's friends is a little ... specific.

IMG_2661Gypsys, tramps & tweets (Photo by Matthew Rettenmund)

Along with Madonna, Ginsburg nails Cher (perhaps even more perfectly???) and Winona Ryder, plus tries out a character best described as someone an Amy Sedaris creation would find weird.

IMG_2675Your friendly guide (Photo by Matthew Rettenmund)

The show's highlights would have to be her pitch-perfect recitations of Cher's otherworldly tweets and the finale, an extended peek at Madonna's creative proh-cess while in the recording studio.

IMG_2699Madonna's Hilary-Duff-in-a-bad-mood phase (Photo by Matthew Rettenmund)

Ginsburg ended her well-received show (which was packed with many of the same faces I've been seeing at this week's Rebel Heart Tour shows) with a short speech about how Madonna can't win, and how her fun-poking is not meant to draw blood.

IMG_2731I totally relate to Nadya, who has the ability to be mean ... but worries about it. (Photo by Matthew Rettenmund)

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Catch her anytime you can—her sugar is raw.

P.S. The performance was given an unfunnily great rendition of Madonna's “Devil Pray” by recording artist Coby Koehl (pictured at left).

Bitch could sing.

Keep reading for some shots from after the show ...

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Aug 17 2015
Jew Makes An Honest Man Out Of His Shiksa Toy-Boy ... With Help From Cher, Madonna & Joan Rivers Comments (0)

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Noted celebrity illusionist/comic Charlie Hides officiated this gay wedding as Cher, Madonna and Joan Rivers (from heaven).

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Must-see ...

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Aug 10 2015
Cher Madness Comments (0)

Sonny-cher-billboard-mag-2015-650Don't miss Keith Caulfield's amazing, career-spanning interview with Cher in Billboard. It's very dishy, including behind-the-scenes info about how “Believe” wound up sounding that way, how much she dislikes “Dark Lady” and her '70s story songs and how Doris Day's husband vowed to bury Sonny & Cher.

I found some of it reminiscent of Maximilian Schell's Marlene (1984), in which Dietrich (in her early eighties; Cher is pushin' 70) crankily dismissed much of her work as kitsch, kitsch, kitsch! The main difference is that Cher comes off as honest and non-defensive.

Jun 24 2015
Do You Validate? Comments (0)

News_listeningpartySergio Kletnoy, Liz, Nadia Ali & me in 2012

Liz Rosenberg, Madonna's publicist of over 30 years, a former Warner Bros. VP and currently the head of her own PR company (Cher, Michael Bublé, Stevie Nicks and many other stars have been her clients), is set to retire.

Madonna_and_Liz_RosenbergTwo lucky stars, circa 1983

Rosenberg gave Page Six the exclusive on her decision.

Though she looks forward to a well-deserved rest, she also says she envisions herself pulling a Sue Mengers, and consulting through her abdication.

Jun 19 2015
Need To Know: Robyn Good + White With Rage + Gunning For Guns + How Queen Is My Garden? + Bitch, Get Over It + Holting Down The Fort + MORE! Comments (0)


*widget boy cultureHear the amazing new Robyn song.

*widget boy cultureChris Pratt welcomes your objectification.

*widget boy cultureDylann Roof planned his racist mass murder for months.

*widget boy cultureThere's a Go-Go's musical!

*widget boy culturePresident Obama denounces E-Z gun access.

*widget boy culture“Relentlessly gay” gardener crowd funding to gay it up more.

*widget boy cultureSTOP-Homophobia.com fashions.

*widget boy cultureNeil Young is no Trump fan:

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*widget boy cultureCher hates him, too.

*widget boy culture“Bitch! We Found Love,” an amazing mash-up. Billboard likes the video.

*widget boy culture“Madonna, I don't know who you are?!” Madonna knows who Amy Schumer is. Unnamed

*widget boy cultureNew Edo Bertoglio book of Polaroids.

*widget boy cultureSNL star loathes Time Warner Cable.

*widget boy culture1st Ghostbusters set pic. Could be fun, actually.

*widget boy cultureBI, FELICIA!: Still more bad news for Rachel Dolezal.

*widget boy culturePhyllis Schlafly has a great idea: Feed nutty Evangelicals to the lions!

*widget boy cultureLester Holt is the new NBC Nightly News anchor.

*widget boy cultureBleach-bodied Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett for Hillary Clinton. Get tix!

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May 28 2015
Need To Know: Montreal In + STRANGE Casting + Death Penalty Put To Sleep + Disastrous Movie + MORE! Comments (0)

*widget boy cultureABOVE: “Trailblazing” athlete Michael Sam moves to Canada, starts over.

*widget boy cultureHollywood Book & Poster owner dies at a film noir convention.

*widget boy cultureHilariously, Rick Santorum is running for president.

*widget boy cultureNew Madonna “Ghosttown” remix.

*widget boy cultureMS MR's “Painted” Lindstrøm Remix

*widget boy cultureTilda Swinton joining Doctor Strange?

*widget boy cultureCher's new ad campaign for Marc Jacobs.

*widget boy cultureBorna Coric covers (very young) Men's Health.

*widget boy cultureSam Heughan gets naked. (Work Unfriendly)

*widget boy cultureNebraska does away with the death penalty.

*widget boy cultureSan Andreas sucks, seismologist live-tweets its many ... faults.

*widget boy cultureThe Pope is not a progressive.

*widget boy cultureDr. Renée Richards, trans icon, opens up to GQ.


Feb 25 2015
Need To Know: Balking DEAD Fans + Twink First + Flipping The BIRDMAN + Ass-Backwards + FASHION POLICE Brutality + MORE! Comments (0)


*widget boy cultureWalking Dead fans can't stomach...a gay kiss???

*widget boy cultureAs you know, I love a good word controversy. But is “twink” a slur???

*widget boy cultureThis Michael Keaton Vine makes me sad.

*widget boy cultureThe girl is on FIRE.

*widget boy cultureBoehner loses it over President Obama's Keystone veto. (Ha-ha.)

*widget boy cultureSaw Kingsman and found the final joke really tacky & weird.

*widget boy cultureIs your dog food brand killing your dog?

*widget boy cultureAmerican Sniper's murderer found guilty.

*widget boy cultureKelly Osbourne has some balls. I'm turning the corner on liking her.

*widget boy cultureGiuliana Rancic issues a legit apology for her racially insensitive comment.

*widget boy cultureGovernor of Arkansas is on Cher's Chit List.

*widget boy cultureSticky: A great place to find BUBBLES.

*widget boy culturePower bottom + Power Rangers + coke = must-see.

*widget boy cultureCongrats to Kevin Sessums on the publication of his latest memoir.


Dec 17 2014
Gypsys, Tramps & Elves Comments (0)


Cher's not touring anymore, but she's hawking Christmas-themed goodies—she tweeted this image, asking her fans to spread the word.


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