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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!"
Originally posted 11/15/2012 01:30PM
Two women, one very interesting fashion trend. But who wears it best: The newbie or the pro?
Originally posted 06/26/2012 08:10PM
Nora Ephron, one of the most powerful figures in Hollywood as the creative force behind such blockbusters as You've Got Mail, Sleepless in Seattle and When Harry Met Sally, died on Tuesday at age 71.
The three-time Oscar nominee "passed away June 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm at New York Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center surrounded by her family. The cause of death was acute myeloid leukemia," her family tells PEOPLE in a statement.
"We thank you all for your thoughts."
Originally posted 06/08/2012 05:10PM
Cher brought a very special date with her to meet the President.
The singer and Burlesque actress, 66, had her mom Georgia Holt in tow on Wednesday when she had a run-in with Barack Obama.
"Told him mom's 86'n he said 'Georgia, tell me what u eat' & Smiled!" Cher gushed on Twitter of their encounter. "MOM was all, 'OMG!' "
Holt, a slender beauty, sporting a perfectly coiffed blonde hairstyle, is all smiles in the photo, which appears to be taken in a hotel room.
Originally posted 04/22/2012 03:00PM
Chaz Bono was in good company at the GLAAD Media Awards on Saturday night.
His mom Cher showed up to support her son at the event in Los Angeles.
"So much fun at Glaad awards!" the singer Tweeted. "I really surprised Chaz! HE was adorable,Said wow mom i was so surprised i forgot what i was going 2say!"
Bono, who was the first transgender contestant on Dancing with the Stars, was honored for his OWN documentary, Becoming Chaz, and with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award, which is given by GLAAD to a gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender entertainer for promoting equality.
Originally posted 10/27/2011 06:40PM
Fresh off his elimination from Dancing with the Stars, Chaz Bono can rest assured that he still has one die-hard fan – his mom.
Cher, speaking by phone as Chaz was interviewed on Anderson Cooper's daytime talk show, Anderson, told the CNN anchor that she was upset with the judges' treatment of her son.
"I just thought they were rude," Cher, 65, told Cooper in the episode, which is set to air Tuesday. "And it was gratuitous rudeness, and I was just pissed off. I was just really upset. Not that Chaz was voted off, but that they were so disrespectful."
Originally posted 10/10/2011 04:30PM
While Chynna Phillips's mom, singer Michelle Phillips, won't be able to attend next week's Dancing with the Stars, another famous mother will be in the crowd.
"When Cher shows up, it's gonna bring the house down, everyone's going to go crazy," Phillips tells PEOPLE of the superstar's upcoming visit to the show to support son Chaz Bono.
What does Phillips's own mother think about her dancing?
Originally posted 10/10/2011 08:40AM
When you're the child of one of the most famous celebrities in the world, it's glaringly obvious when your mother – in Chaz Bono's case, Cher – is not present when you are hoofing your heart out on Dancing with the Stars.
However, that's all about to change Monday night, Bono tells PEOPLE.
Last week, “she texted me right before Monday's show and said, 'I wanted people to be able to feel your presence and not take away from that and I think you’ve made your presence known now,' " Bono, 42, says.
"So I texted her back and I said, 'Okay, so if I make it through this week that means you'll come to Monday's show?' And she said, 'Yes.' "
Originally posted 09/20/2011 12:30PM
Judging from recent interviews and Tweets, it is clear that Cher has nothing but love and support for her transgender son Chaz Bono.
But that doesn't necessarily mean the iconic entertainer, 65, always believes Bono is capable of everything he sets out to do.
Following an upbeat performance on Monday night's Dancing with the Stars that surprised judges, Bono, 42, admitted to PEOPLE he was "interested to hear what [Cher] thought because she thought I was not going to be able to do this."
Originally posted 09/14/2011 10:00AM
Don't be afraid of Chaz Bono. Just be afraid of him doing the quickstep.
That's Cher's tongue-in-cheek advice to America about her son, who's preparing to compete on Dancing with the Stars beginning next Monday.
"I got to tell you something. You doing this dance is about as scary as you making the 'change,' " Cher jokes in a surprise phone call to her son on Wednesday's Ellen DeGeneres Show.
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