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Cher joins the cast of Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!

A few days ago music superstar Cher took to social media to tease an appearance in the upcoming sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!, and now her casting has been confirmed by Variety. Here’s the original tweet that Cher shared…

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Cher (@cher) October 15, 2017

Cher’s role in the film is being kept under wraps, but it will mark the Oscar winner’s first big screen appearance since 2010’s Burlesque. Her only other credits since the turn of the millennium include a voice role in 2011’s Zookeeper, and an appearance as herself in the 2003 comedy Stuck on You.

Filming on the Mamma Mia sequel got underway last month, with Ol Parker (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel) directing returning stars Meryl Streep, Julie Walters, Christine Baranski, Amanda Seyfried, Dominic Cooper, Pierce Brosnan, Stellan Skarsgard and Colin Firth and new additions Lily James Alexa Davies, Jessica Keenan Wynn,
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Cher Joins Mamma Mia 2

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The Universal Pictures sequel Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again has been filming since late August, but it's never too late to add an iconic new cast member. A report reveals that showbiz icon Cher has joined the cast, although no details about her character have been revealed. The actress/singer hinted about starring in the Mamma Mia sequel in a cryptic tweet over the weekend, and now her casting has been confirmed.

Unfortunately, no details were given about the character Cher will be playing, but this this will mark her first live-action movie role in seven years, since 2010's Burlesque, where she starred alongside Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming. She also provided the voice of Janet the Lioness in the 2011 Kevin James comedy Zookeeper, and, most recently, voiced a character called Chercophonie on the Netflix animated TV series Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh. Regardless of who she's playing,
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Cher Joins ‘Mamma Mia!’ Sequel ‘Here We Go Again’

Cher Joins ‘Mamma Mia!’ Sequel ‘Here We Go Again’
Cher has joined Universal’s “Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again!” The multi-hyphenate hinted at her appearance in the movie over the weekend in a tweet and Variety has confirmed that she has been cast in the film.

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Cher (@cher) October 15, 2017

Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried, and Christine Baranski are returning, with Ol Parker writing and directing. The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. Lily James will play the role of Young Donna. Young versions of Rosie and Tanya will be portrayed by Alexa Davies and Jessica Keenan Wynn, respectively. Young Sam will be played by Jeremy Irvine, while Young Bill is Josh Dylan and Young Harry is Hugh Skinner.

The movie began shooting in September in the U.K. and Croatia. Littlestar’s Judy Craymer and Playtone’s Gary Goetzman, who produced the original,
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Watch the 10 Steamiest Performances in Dancing with the Stars History

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Watch the 10 Steamiest Performances in Dancing with the Stars History
People is celebrating the Sept. 18 premiere of Dancing with the Stars‘ 25th season with 25 days of exclusive interviews, fun retrospectives, and new details about what fans can expect from the milestone season.

Another season of Dancing with the Stars means another season of passionate paso dobles, charming cha chas, and titillating tangos.

As fans gear up for season 25 of the ABC reality dance competition (premiering Sept. 18), People presents a list of the steamiest dances in the show’s history:

Jana Kramer & Gleb Savchenko – Tango (Season 23)

Erin Andrews & Maks Chmerkovskiy – Contemporary Freestyle (Season 10)

Robert Herjavec & Kym Johnson – Contemporary (Season 10)

Rumer Willis
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Cher Musical to Hit Broadway in 2018

Cher in “Burlesque”: Stephen Vaughan/Screen Gems

Cher’s next stage appearance will be a little different from her usual Las Vegas performances. As Entertainment Weekly reports, Cher announced earlier this week that a musical about her life is in the works and will be making its way to Broadway in 2018.

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Coming Distractions: Tease yourself with a clip from the new Burlesque documentary, Heart Of The Glitter Tribe

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Burlesque has exploded as an art form in recent years, with performers of all ages, creeds, and styles coming together to celebrate the ridiculous splendor and skill of hopping up on stage and baring it all (or most) as a larger-than-life character. As with any nascent movement, there have been questionable efforts in the past to try to capture what makes burlesque so fun—looking at you, Cher and Christina Aguilera—but fans of the tease are in luck, with a new documentary here to serve as an easy entry point for its gaudy, fantastical world.

Titled Burlesque: Heart Of The Glitter Tribe, and directed by Jon Manning, the doc hopes to explore every aspect of the burlesque world; not just sexuality, but playfulness, goofiness, and artistry as well. We’ve got a clip from the film for you, viewable above, discussing the intersections between the craft and burlesque movements
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7 Mind-Blowing Performances From 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Premiere

7 Mind-Blowing Performances From 'America's Got Talent' Season 12 Premiere
America's Got Talent kicked off it's 12th season on Tuesday, and the stunning premiere featured some of the best performances in the show's history.

With Tyra Banks as the show's new host and some jaw-dropping contestants, this new season could be one of the best in years. Here's a look at all the dancers, magicians, and singers that stole the spotlight and the audience's hearts.

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1. Yoli Mayor Wows With a Second Chance

When this 21-year-old songstress took the stage in a cocktail gown and diamond jewels, she got stopped before she even had a chance to start her performance when Simon Cowell said her stage presence wasn't working. So, with the help of Tyra Banks, she took off her heels, the sparklers and let her amazing voice shine with a stunning rendition of Ed Sheeran's "Make It Rain
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Movie News: Jeremy Renner to Star as Western Hero Doc Holliday; Watch Snappy New 'Wonder Woman' Trailer

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Doc Holliday: Jeremy Renner (Arrival, above) will portray Doc Holliday in a new biographical movie about the Western hero. It will be based on two novels by Mary Doria Russell, Doc and Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral that tracked his life from his early career as a dentist in Atlanta to his fame as a gunfighter alongside Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral. [THR]   Zoe: Christina Aguilera (Burlesque, above), Theo James, Rashida Jones and Miranda Otto have joined the sci-fi romance Zoe. Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux are already set to star; Drake Doremus will direct. The movie follows "colleagues at a revolutionary research lab who design technology to improve and perfect romantic relationships." Production will get underway next week...

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News Briefs: Jeremy Renner to Star As Western Hero Doc Holliday

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Doc Holliday: Jeremy Renner (Arrival, above) will portray Doc Holliday in a new biographical movie about the Western hero. It will be based on two novels by Mary Doria Russell, Doc and Epitaph: A Novel of the O.K. Corral that tracked his life from his early career as a dentist in Atlanta to his fame as a gunfighter alongside Wyatt Earp at the O.K. Corral. [THR]   Zoe: Christina Aguilera (Burlesque, above), Theo James, Rashida Jones and Miranda Otto have joined the sci-fi...

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Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones join 'Zoe'

Im Global handles international sales; co-finances with China’s Hlcg Entertainment.

Christina Aguilera, Theo James, Rashida Jones and Miranda Otto have joined the cast of Drake Doremus’s Zoe.

They join the previously announced Ewan McGregor and Léa Seydoux in Scott Free’s sci-fi romance

Zoe centres on two colleagues at a research lab charged with perfecting romantic relationships. As their work progresses, they make profound discoveries beyond their imagination.

Matthew Gray Gubler also joins the cast in a supporting role. Rich Greenberg wrote the screenplay.

Im Global is financing the futuristic love story alongside China’s Hlcg Entertainment and handles international sales heading into Cannes. UTA represents Us rights.

The project is scheduled to commence filming on location in Montreal on May 8.

Multiple Grammy winner Aguilera previously appeared in the film Burlesque opposite Cher, Kristen Bell and Alan Cumming.

James was recently seen on the London stage in Sex With Strangers and starred in the [link
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Jon Gosselin Did Not Actually Strip At His Strip Show, But Claims He ‘Broke The Internet’

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Put your dollar bills away, ladies. Turns out that Jon Gosselin was less Channing Tatum in “Magic Mike” and more Christina Aguilera in “Burlesque”. The former “Jon & Kate Plus 8” star put on a big show for his 40th birthday Saturday night after confirming his appearance as a male entertainer with Men Untamed at […]
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Jon Gosselin Did Not Actually Strip at His Strip Show, But Claims He 'Broke the Internet'

Jon Gosselin Did Not Actually Strip at His Strip Show, But Claims He 'Broke the Internet'
Put your dollar bills away, ladies. Turns out that Jon Gosselin was less Channing Tatum in Magic Mike and more Christina Aguilera in Burlesque.

The former Jon & Kate Plus 8 star put on a big show for his 40th birthday Saturday night after confirming his appearance as a male entertainer with Men Untamed at the Atlantic City, New Jersey hotspot. However, he did not actually strip.

Exclusive: Jon Gosselin Confirms He's Performing as a Stripper in New Jersey, Calls It 'a Blessing'

Gosselin's performance was far more tame than anticipated, as he instead showed off his dance moves rather than his bare assets. While fully clothed, he strutted his stuff to Justin Timberlake's "Sexy Back," Ginuwine's "Pony" and Right Said Fred's "I'm Too Sexy." The former TLC reality star also did take off his shirt, only to reveal a tank top underneath adorned with a picture of a six-pack, according to E! News
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‘Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe’ Exclusive Clip: Dance is More Than Just an Art Form in New Documentary — Watch

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‘Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe’ Exclusive Clip: Dance is More Than Just an Art Form in New Documentary — Watch
Burlesque: it’s more than just a Cher movie from a couple of years ago! That (okay, maybe not exactly that) is what Joe Manning’s new documentary “Burlesque: Heart of the Glitter Tribe” sets out to prove.

The new documentary, which follows twelve performers who get open and honest about this exotic art form, explores the world of burlesque and its growing popularity across the U.S. It invites audiences to get up close and personal with the people who combine striptease with modern dance, comedy, and even — wait for it — fire acts for a living.

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In our exclusive clip, performer Angelique DeVil talks about how dance “makes her alive.” It’s a neat example of how the film combines what happens on stage with a candid and personal interview,
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Cher to Star in Lifetime Movie About the Flint Water Crisis

Cher to Star in Lifetime Movie About the Flint Water Crisis
Cher is returning to acting.

After her last major onscreen role in 2010's Burlesque, the Hollywood icon is coming to Lifetime to address the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Read: Beyonce Helps Raise $82,000 for Flint Water Crisis Ahead of Formation Tour Stop in Detroit

In Flint, Cher will play a woman affected by the contamination in the city's water. Katie Couric is producing the upcoming TV movie alongside Cher.

This announcement comes after two of Flint's former emergency managers and two water plant officials were charged with false pretenses and conspiracy. The accusations against the four officials include the purported misuse of millions in bonds to finance construction of a new pipeline and make the Flint River the source of drinking water for the city. There have been 13 charges handed out since the water crisis began.

Watch: Jussie Smollett on Donating $10,000 Towards Relief Efforts for Flint Water Crisis

Flint won't be the first time Cher, 70, has tackled
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Cher to Star in Lifetime Movie About the Flint Water Crisis

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Cher to Star in Lifetime Movie About the Flint Water Crisis
Cher‘s got you, Flint.

The 70-year-old Oscar winner has tapped her next project — a Lifetime original movie about the water-contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan.

The upcoming film, titled Flint, examines the politics and poor management that lead to the poisoning of the Michigan water, Deadline reports — and the residents whose voices and suffering were ignored.

Cher will play a Flint resident whose family is impacted by the crisis.

It’s a fitting role for the actress and singer. She’s been outspoken on social media about the crisis, donating bottled water to the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan in the thousands.
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Cher to Star in Lifetime’s Flint Water Crisis TV Movie

Cher to Star in Lifetime’s Flint Water Crisis TV Movie
Cher will star in Lifetime’s TV movie “Flint” about the water contamination crisis in Flint, Michigan, Variety has confirmed.

In addition to starring, Cher will also serve as executive producer with Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, and Katie Couric, who are all producing. Bruce Beresford will direct, and Barbara Stepansky is writing. The telepic — which was first announced last spring — has not been officially greenlit yet, but is expected to begin production this spring, according to Deadline, which first broke news of Cher’s casting. Sony Television is the studio.

Unlike other Lifetime TV movies, the project is expected to be a hard-hitting fact-based drama. It will explore the events that led to the toxic crime and will shed light on politics of the poor management and the human element of residents who suffered and were ignored. Cher will play a local Flint resident whose family is impacted by the water crisis.

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‘La La Land’ Could Be the Year’s Most Radical Box Office Hit

‘La La Land’ Could Be the Year’s Most Radical Box Office Hit
When it comes to movie musicals, there’s a reason Hollywood doesn’t make them like they used to.

La La Land,” a throwback to a time when bursting out in song was a familiar sight on the big screen, is beating the odds and seems poised to play to big audiences. If it succeeds, it will be one of the most radical movie hits of the aughts.

The Lionsgate production, one of the only original musicals produced by a major studio in the last two or three decades, is breaking records in limited release. This weekend it earned $855,000 from five theaters in New York and Los Angeles. The film’s per-location average of $171,000 is the second best ever for a specialty film. “La La Land” will expand to 200 theaters next weekend and should be in most major markets by Christmas.

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Celebrities Who Got Their Start in Reality TV

Celebrities Who Got Their Start in Reality TV
Britney Spears

Britney was cast in “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” alongside future ex-boyfriend Justin Timberlake and rival Christina Aguilera. But before that, she was a child champion on “Star Search” (watch video).

She would go on to star in “Crossroads.”

Justin Timberlake

Like Spears, Justin competed on “Star Search” (as Justin Randall) but lost in his first head-to-head. He would become one of many stars to break out from Disney’s reboot of “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” (watch video).

He would go on to star in “The Social Network,” “Friends With Benefits,” and “Trolls.”

Christina Aguilera

Aguilera’s powerhouse vocals were evident even when she was a young girl. She starred alongside Spears and Timberlake in the final two seasons of “The All-New Mickey Mouse Club” (watch video).

She would go on to star in “Burlesque” and “The Voice.”

Ryan Gosling

Gosling sang and danced in choreographed routines and coordinating outfits alongside J.C. Chasez and
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Make-Up Artist Leonard Engelman, Hair Stylist Barbara Lorenz Tapped for Lifetime Achievement Awards

Make-up artist Leonard Engelman and hair stylist Barbara Lorenz will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Annual Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards.

The awards show will take place Feb. 19, 2017, at The Novo by Microsoft at La Live.

Engelman’s credits include “Batman & Robin,” “Ghostbusters,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Oz the Great and Powerful,” “Rambo: First Blood Part II,” “Sleepless in Seattle” and “The Princess Diaries.” He has been Cher.’s personal make-up artist for over thirty years with credits on “Moonstruck,” “Mermaids,” “The Witches of Eastwick” and “Burlesque.”

He received Emmy nominations for his work on the NBC anthology series “Night Gallery” and the CBS television movie “Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis.” He is the first Governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Makeup Artists and Hairstylists Branch and Chairman of the Academy.’s Executive Committee.

Lorenz has worked with Halle Berry, Nicole Kidman, Jamie Lee Curtis,
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What Really Happened the Night Hollywood Power Publicist Ronni Chasen Was Killed?

What Really Happened the Night Hollywood Power Publicist Ronni Chasen Was Killed?
Six years ago, Hollywood learned that Ronni Chasen, one of its grande dame film publicists, had been gunned down while driving along a leafy stretch of Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills just after midnight. On Nov. 16, 2010, she had been heading home from the afterparty at the W Hollywood hotel for the premiere of Burlesque. Chasen represented producer Donald De Line and lighting designer Peggy Eisenhauer as well as songwriter Diane Warren, whose tune, "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," was sung in the film by Cher. "Me and Ronni were so excited," Warren told THR

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