So, perhaps you haven't heard, but Cher is gracing the silver screen again this holiday season to show Christina Aguilera how to shake a tail-feather in that hot mess we can't wait to see, Burlesque. That means that Cher has to come out of hiding to hit the PR circuit and work for that paycheck. Of course Vanity Fair jumped all over that since they love themselves an old timer. They even got her off her meds 'cause Cher sounds a little koo-koo in her interview.
Cher on her family and drugs: "It's weird, because both of my children had the same drug problems as their fathers--same drug of choice. My father was a heroin addict, and my sister's father was an alcoholic. But it jumped us.... I didn't not do drugs because of moral issues. I tried a couple of drugs, but I never felt good out of control. I have the constitution of a fruit fly. I can't do coffee, but I can do Dr Pepper."
Cher on aging: "I think Meryl [Streep] is doing it great. The stupid bitch is doing it better than all of us! But I don't like it. It's getting in my way. I have a job to do, and it's making my job harder. I've been screaming at the top of my lungs at my family, 'Work out! Work out! Old age is coming!' At some point you will need the strength. Who would have ever thought you would get this old?" (editors note: please watch your language when talking about Streep!)
Cher on paying taxes: "I would be willing to pay a lot more taxes, because I make a lot more money, but I don't want to give them more to just fuck things up more. It really should fall on people like me to get together and do things to help the people in this country. If you're not worrying about how to put food on your table, you [should be] worrying about why other people don't have food on their table. I remember a great America where we made everything. There was a time when the only thing you got from Japan was a really bad cheap transistor radio that some aunt gave you for Christmas."
Cher on Chaz: "If I woke up tomorrow in a guy's body, I would just kick and scream and cry and fucking rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am--a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn't imagine it. She's a very smart girl--boy! This is where I get into trouble. My pronouns are fucked. I still don't remember to call her 'him.'"
Oh well, we guess Cher is just over it at this point. She's already got her Grammy's and an Academy Award and a sick house in Malibu so what if she drops a few F-bombs and calls Meryl Streep a bitch? We don't mind, she's given us so much in our lives, she can do and say whatever she damn well pleases and we'll still be rooting for her. Stay feisty, Cher!