Cher Talks Mariah Carey

Contributed by Homertime:

MusicMaster: What do you think about some of the new diva singers?

Cher: I heard people talking about Mariah Carey, why [her last record label] let her go, and they said it was because she had a nervous breakdown, that it had a detrimental effect on her career. Is that true?

MusicMaster: I don’t know why they let her go. Are you wondering if having a nervous breakdown can ruin your career?

Cher: No, what I was thinking about was that you can be shooting heroin for 20 years and go to the Betty Ford Clinic and have people pat you on the back. It’s like, if you have the right ailment or if you have the right set of negative circumstances, they love you. People are so selective, you know? I mean, I am just astounded by the world and disappointed a lot of the time. But then I find some little old lady that’s saving crack children, so you know, you can never really give up on society as a whole.


Cher’s right. Finally someone speaks out about this. Mariah goes in for EXHAUSTION and people won’t get off her back about it. Other celebs check into clinics for crack addictions and people love them for it. Look at Matthew Perry. When he got himself clean off of pain killers, people loved him and cheered him on. And AJ McLean from the Backstreet Boys was cheered on when he got himself clean off of alcohol. Mariah takes a little time off to rest and relax and people label her as a psycho.

Cher Has Never Seen ‘American Idol’

Since Cher became a star by crooning on TV, what’s her take on the young upstarts hoping to do the same on ‘American Idol’? “You know what, I’ve never seen it,” the 56-year-old icon tells TV Guide Online. “I don’t really watch TV. Sorry, I’ve heard that some guy is really mean on it. That’s about all I know.” She’ll be airing right after the reality show though tonight, with ‘Cher: The Farewell Tour’ airing tonight at 9 pm/ET on NBC.

Frenchie Davis Nears Record Deal

April 8, 2003 – reports that ousted American Idol Frenchie Davis is in talks with J Records and Island/Def Jam for a record deal. “She is expecting to make an announcement any day now,” says one source. “She wants to sing but she has been reviewing many scripts including a sitcom for Fox.” The Guess What update, including news on Frenchie’s fellow Idols and Madonna’s plan for a new ‘American Life’ video, has since been removed at

Saddam Upset Corey Clark Got The ‘Idol’ Boot

April 7, 2003 – Conan O’Brien joked during his Late Night monologue on Friday, “Some people now believe that Saddam Hussein is alive, due to a television appearance he had the other day where he mentioned several things that have happened since the start of the war. One of the things he said was that he was upset that Corey had been kicked off ‘American Idol’.”

Vanessa Olivarez Jokes About Jailed ‘Idols’

April 6, 2003 – Vanessa Olivarez weighed in on the growing number of ‘American Idol’ contestants with rap sheets. She joked to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, “If I had an arrest record, I’d have done better.” Then she added, “Maybe they should have John Walsh of ‘America’s Most Wanted’ as a guest judge.”

Cher on Michael Jackson: He’s ‘Nuts’

Cher is no longer a Michael Jackson fan. “I don’t really care what he does to his face. He could just erase it as far as I’m concerned,” Cher told TV Guide for its April 5 issue. “But I don’t like him anymore. And it’s because of his children. I cannot imagine putting my children through what he put his children through,” Cher says. The full story at has since been removed.

Jacko Voted America’s Most Foolish

April 2, 2003 – The Boston Globe reports Michael Jackson is America’s most foolish person, according to a survey released for April Fools’ Day by New York-based public relations consultant Jeff Barge. Boxer Mike Tyson came in second, followed by Martha Stewart.

Cher Says War Coverage Is Like A Reality Show

When Entertainment Tonight asked Cher if she was tuning into the news networks to watch coverage on the invasion of Iraq, Cher said, “I absolutely will not… I don’t like the way the news is portraying it. It’s like they are portraying it like the ultimate reality show. I just think it’s cheap.”

Cher Has Had It With Michael Jackson

Cher has blasted Michael Jackson over his baby dangling incident. She told Entertainment Tonight from the Billboard Music Awards: “You know what, I don’t have a nice thing to say about him. He and I were friends when he was little. I watched him grow up and all that, but, you know, you dangle a baby over a balcony, that’s it for me. … If it was up to me, he wouldn’t have those babies now. It was the most unbelievable thing I’ve ever seen a parent do.”

Flo Talks Whitney, Jacko & J.Lo

December 10, 2002 – Flo Anthony called into K104 with a gossip report on Whitney Houston’s performance in New York on Sunday that aired on Good Morning America this morning. She also talked about the strange via satellite shot from Michael Jackson’s Neverland Ranch with Chris Tucker at the Billboard Music Awards last night, and they talked about Jennifer Lopez’s new movie ‘Maid in Manhattan’. Audio has since been removed.

Jonathan Margolis Defends Friend Michael Jackson

December 9, 2002 – Writer and Michael’s pal Jonathan Margolis wrote an article defending Michael Jackson, as posted in The Mail on Sunday (December 8). He writes, “Thanksgiving is the biggest day of the year for American families. In every home in the United States, dinner is turkey with all the trimmings and pumpkin pie. It was at such a typical dinner that I spent Thanksgiving two years ago – but with a rather atypical American family. For the guest’s at my friends home in New Jersey were Michael Jackson and his five year old boy, Prince Michael The First, and three year old girl, Paris.”

No Jacko At The Billboard Music Awards

December 8, 2002 – The Las Vegas Review Journal reports Michael Jackson has reportedly canceled out of Monday’s Billboard Music Awards show, where he was to be recognized for the 20th anniversary of ‘Thriller,’ the biggest-selling album in history. Jackson missed a court appearance late last week in Santa Maria, California, after suffering what he said was a spider bite at his Neverland ranch.

Jackson Tops Hollywood Headliners

December 7, 2002 – Contributed by Fan: Access Hollywood counted down the top headliners of 2002. The top 5 were:
1. Michael Jackson
2. Winona Ryder
3. Jennifer Lopez
4. The Osbournes
5. Britney Spears

They recapped all of their years ups and downs. Britney and J.Lo’s breakups. Their restaurants. albums and movies. Access Hollywood also talked about the new Justin video calling him out on using her for press, and using it as proof he is not over her.

Jacko Sick-O, Says Doc

December 7, 2002 – The New York Daily News reports Michael Jackson was a no show in Santa Maria court on Thursday because of unspecified health problems. Lawyer Louis Miller, who represents concert promoter Marcel Avram in his lawsuit against Jackson, asked for a doctor to examine the singer in case Jackson was faking illness to avoid being grilled. The doctor who examined Jackson concluded he was within his rights to miss a day of testimony.

Cher Makes Foul Reply To Critics At Billboard Awards

Contributed by Jerseline:

Last night, during the live broadcast of this year’s Billboard Music Awards, Cher received a special Artist Achievement award for her long career. During her acceptance speech, she mentions that she has also had many ruthless critics of her of her entire career. She also says that she’s still around, unlike many of these critics, and she tops it off by saying this, which wasn’t bleeped out in time, “Well, fu** ’em!”. This was met by thunderous screams and applause from the audience, and dismay by censors, as they failed to edit that bit out despite the time delay. She goes on to thank her fans, and Sonny Bono for her success, and ends her speech.

Clubber Dies After Not Wanting To Dance To Cher Song

The Sun reports a British clubber died in the Bali bloodbath because he did not want to dance to Cher’s song ‘Believe’. Londoner Melanie Coene, who was at the Sari nightspot walked off the dance floor just as a huge car bomb exploded – and bore the brunt of the blast. “The roof fell in on us – just exploded,” Coene said. “I’d been dancing with an English guy but then that Cher song Believe came on. He hated it and walked off, so I danced with his girlfriend. It cost him his life.” Read more.

Cher And Son Drink Monk Bones

WENN reports Cher and her son Phillips Exeter Blue of Deadsy drank the crushed remains of Tibetan Buddhist monks’ dead mentors, a move to help her and her family get over the tragedy of the terrorist attacks on America. “The pellets are made out of the crushed remains and hairs of the eldest enlightened monks,” Blue said. “They usually don’t give them to anyone who isn’t a monk or lama or devoted Buddhist. You dissolve the pellets in water and drink it, it’s unbelievable. You become bionic, it’s like drinking pure light.”

Cher Has Responsibility To Younger Pop Stars

US Weekly quotes Cher during a concert on her extravagant farewell tour saying, “I feel like I have a responsiblity to give these young girls something to aspire to. Britney, J.Lo, follow this if you can, you bitches!”

Cher May Be Giving Up Music

Contributed Anonymously:

It was on cd:uk this morning that Cher may be giving up her music career to become a film director and ‘Song For The Lonely’ may be her last ever single! Lets hope these rumors aren’t true!