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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
Originally posted 10/10/2011 04:30PM
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.
Originally posted 09/01/2011 11:55AM
Cher has spoken before of her admiration for her son Chaz and his courage. Now, she's leaping to his defense after critics have questioned his inclusion on the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.
"Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS! This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it," Cher Tweeted on Wednesday about Chaz, who legally changed his gender and name last year.
She added: "I support him no matter what he chooses 2do! God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply."
Originally posted 08/31/2011 05:05PM
Performing in elaborate costumes runs in the family for Chaz Bono.
So what does his mom, Cher, think of his upcoming turn on Dancing with the Stars?
"She really thought it was great that I was doing it and wanted to know how I was feeling about it, if I was nervous and how it was going," Bono told Ryan Seacrest Wednesday on his radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest.
Not that Cher had any advance warning. Bono said he had to keep the secret until last weekend because, as he tells it, "ABC put the fear of God into me."
Originally posted 05/01/2011 05:00PM
Cher is more supportive than ever to her son, Chaz, who legally changed his gender and name last year.
The iconic singer held a small screening of the upcoming documentary Becoming Chaz at her Malibu home over the weekend. "Cher and 10 of her and Chaz's friends stood up and cheered when it was over," a friend of Cher's tells PEOPLE.
The friend says Cher told her during the screening, "I admire my son Chaz's courage for sharing his personal journey. Most important to me is that he is very happy. That's what I care about the most. He has my love and support."
Chaz, who was born Chastity Bono to the famed singing duo, Sonny and Cher, started his female-to-male sex change March 2009, shortly after his 40th birthday. The documentary tells the story of his transformation from a woman to a man. It is scheduled to air on Oprah's OWN Network next week.
Originally posted 11/23/2010 01:40PM
It's a big week for musical releases, with several major recording stars dropping their latest efforts, which means it's decision time for listeners.
Among the more buzzed-about new albums are:
Cher and Christina Aguilera, the Burlesque soundtrack. Christina delivers eight of the 10 songs on this film soundtrack, while Cher contributes the other two – her first original recordings in seven years. It includes the single "Express," which Christina performed at the American Music Awards.
Jessica Simpson, Happy Christmas. Jessica's second Christmas album (after 2004's Rejoyce) includes standards like "Here Comes Santa Claus," "I'll Be Home for Christmas" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," as well as two Simpson originals – one of which, "My Only Wish," is the lead-off track and first single.
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