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From Cory Monteith to Valerie Harper: The 13 Most-Read Stories of 2013

UpdatePosted 12/31/2013 11:45AM

The 13 Most-Read Stories of 2013

Originally posted 12/23/2013 01:45PM

The year 2013 had its ups – but unfortunately it was the downs that generated the most page views on PEOPLE.com.

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Cher Heading to DWTS: I'm Singing, Not Dancing | Cher

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Cher Heading to DWTS: I'm Singing, Not Dancing

Originally posted 10/28/2013 08:15PM

No one was more stunned than Cher when she recently found out Dancing with the Stars will pay tribute to her decades-long music career on the Nov. 4 show.

"It's always strange when people do something like this. You're not thinking about those kinds of things," she tells PEOPLE. "It just always takes me by surprise. It just does."

Cher will sing her hit "Believe" and her new song "Closer To The Truth" on the show, as well as serve as a guest judge, but won't be dancing because of a foot injury she sustained years ago. "I am waiting to have an operation," she says. "The doctor got a little crankier and said I have to do it."

Even if she could dance today, you won't find Cher dancing on DWTS as a contestant. "Aren't I old enough now not to be a contestant anymore?" the singer, 67, says. "Haven't I got past the contestant part?"

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Cher on Being a Pop Star at 67: 'I Think I'm Some Freak of Nature'

Cher Releases Her 26th Solo Album at 67

Originally posted 09/28/2013 04:30PM

How does Cher keep up with her demanding schedule and still manage to look so good at 67?

"I kill myself!" she told PEOPLE at a recent party to promote Closer to the Truth, her 26th solo album, at Tao Downtown, where she caught up with old friends and posed for pictures with some of the many drag queens in attendance.

The singer, who recently went blond, spent a whirlwind week promoting the album in New York City, including a stop by Late Night with David Letterman, and plans to embark on her 49-city Dressed to Kill tour in March, at the age of 67 years young.

"I think I'm some freak of nature," she joked. "I'm starting to believe it myself."

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Filed Under: Music News, Chaz Bono, Cher
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Christina Milian's DWTS Slim-Down: 'I've Lost 7 lbs.'

Christina Milian's DWTS Slim-Down: 'I've Lost 7 lbs.'

Originally posted 09/22/2013 11:00AM

She's only a week into the competition, but Dancing With the Stars contestant Christina Milian is already feeling the effects of those daily dance rehearsals – she's losing weight.

"I've already lost 7lbs since I started #dwts! Owww!" she Tweeted on Saturday, along with a pic of herself in David Lerner leggings that showcased her slimmer legs and torso.

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Chaz Bono on Losing 70 Lbs.: 'Everything Is Easier'

UpdatePosted 09/11/2013 12:00PM

Chaz Bono on Losing Weight: 'Everything Is Easier'

Originally posted 09/11/2013 08:15AM

Chaz Bono is giving the skinny on his nearly year-long weight loss journey.

"I just feel much more comfortable in my skin now," the former Dancing with the Stars contestant says on Wednesday's episode of The Doctors. "Everything is easier, everything physically is easier, everything feels better and emotionally I just feel more comfortable, more confident."

Beginning at 250 lbs. at 5'5½", Bono has lost 70 lbs. so far and is down to 183 lbs.

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Chaz Bono Shows Off Even Slimmer Figure

Chaz Bono Shows Off Even Slimmer Figure

Originally posted 09/05/2013 10:30AM

Almost a year after taking on a weight loss journey that began last November, Chaz Bono proves he's nowhere near giving up.

Cher's son, 44 – who told PEOPLE in May, "I really like what I see in the mirror" – showed an even slimmer physique this week, wearing a fedora and a T-shirt while taking a leisurely stroll.

Shortly after kicking off his public mission to lose at least 50 lbs., he said the plan was challenging because there were still things he missed eating. But as time progressed, those feelings were a thing of the past.

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Chaz Bono: I Never Dreamed I'd Play Male Roles | Chaz Bono

Chaz Bono: I Never Dreamed I'd Play Male Roles

Originally posted 07/02/2013 05:25PM

Finding the perfect role can be difficult for any actor. But it was nearly impossible for Chaz Bono, whose dream growing up was to act.

"I started acting in high school. It was the career that I wanted but I stopped because I couldn't really do a good job playing female characters and I didn't know why," Bono tells PEOPLE of life before he transitioned from being a woman to a man in 2009.

It was actually the first time Bono, 44, played a man on stage that convinced him to give up his goal.

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Chaz on 65-Lb. Weight Loss: 'I Really Like What I See in the Mirror'

Chaz Bono on Weight Loss: 'I Really Like What I See in the Mirror'

Originally posted 05/15/2013 04:00PM

Chaz Bono is a changed man.

The LGBT activist showed off a much different side at Tuesday night's Dancing with the Stars's 300th anniversary celebration, compared to when he competed on the show in 2011.

"I'm feeling really good," the once-timid son of Cher told PEOPLE at the Boulevard 3-held event in Hollywood. "I'd love to do Dancing all over again. I'd do it much better now than I did it then."

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Cher Reveals What She Learned From Her Mom | Cher

Cher Reveals What She Learned From Her Mom

Originally posted 05/03/2013 10:45AM

Georgia Holt has never been a particularly preachy type of mother, especially when it comes to doling out words of wisdom to her kids, insists her oldest daughter, Cher.

"She never gave me and my sister [actress Georganne LaPiere Bartylak] advice because, truthfully, she knew we'd never take it," admits the iconic entertainer, 66. "Instead, we learned about life by listening to her talk about the things she did wrong and the things she did right." Holt's journey from a rural Arkansas girl to an aspiring starlet in Los Angeles is captured in Lifetime's May 6 one-hour special Dear Mom, Love Cher.

The intimate documentary will unleash the plucky 86-year-old onto the world – but her daughter isn't ready for her full pop culture immersion. "I won't allow her on Twitter," says Cher. "I have no filter, and neither does she!"

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Filed Under: Chaz Bono, Cher
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Chaz Bono Now Down 60 Lbs. – How He's Continuing to Lose

Chaz Bono Now Down 60 Lbs. – and 'Still Slowly Losing'

Originally posted 04/22/2013 01:00PM

Someone's ready for the warmer weather!

Two months after revealing a 43-lb. weight loss in February, Chaz Bono is now down a total of about 60 lbs. and "still slowly losing," he told PEOPLE.

And the season 13 Dancing with the Stars contestant has not forgotten his ballroom days.

"I still enjoy dancing. I still take classes," Bono, 44, said of his exercise-of-choice at Saturday's 24th Annual GLAAD Media Awards. Also on his regimen: martial arts training.

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Filed Under: Health, Bodywatch, Chaz Bono

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