Hi, I'm Cher, I'm 100 years old and I just announced my new album Closer to the Truth and tour.

It's called Dressed to Kill.

Ask me anything !!!!


Thank you reddit. I hope you liked my answers. Tweet me @cher. Much love xoxoxoxox! I shall return.

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Natasa_Cher1597 karma

Did you know that when I saw you performing "You haven't seen the last of me", I quit anti-depression pills? I was 17. Just thank you, Cher.

Cher_1628 karma

Well, that's more than you can ever hope for. That makes me really really happy. I'm flabbergasted. That's the second time I've used that word in the last day and I haven't used it in 25 years. When you sing a song, you never think it's going to have anything close to that type of reaction.

That song really has a hold on me. I've said this before but it really sums up my whole life in this business.

ewazer942 karma

If you could turn back time, would you kill Hitler?

Cher_1355 karma

(Laughs) Do you even have to ask? I'd be in a long line however.

pridwyn862 karma

Hi Cher! If you had to pick one other artist to do a duet with, who would it be?

Cher_1374 karma

Bruno Mars. Or P!nk.

Cher_1298 karma

Or Merle Haggard. I can't forget Merle Haggard.

Cher_504 karma

Or if he was really, really good, Blake Shelton !

Auriez847 karma

What happened when you and Meryl Streep saved a girl from being mugged?

Cher_2179 karma

Well - Meryl had just had Mimi and wanted to get some ice cream, she was just telling me what a safe neighborhood it is. It's little Italy bordering on Chinatown. We walked around the corner, there was this huge guy ripping this girl's clothes and trying to get her purse. Meryl just took off and starting yelling running towards them. Then I did too. The guy got frightened and started running towards US!!!

I thought great, we saved the girl and now we're going to get killed. When we got to the girl, she was completely shaken up. Her dress was ripped and she was crying. We kind of patted her, and we started talking to her, and we asked her if she needed help going anywhere or doing anything.

She said she was a singing waitress. Then she started screaming "Oh my god I was just saved by Meryl Streep and Cher!!!!". Then we looked over and there were two men standing there and they didn't do anything. These two big asshole men just watched her.

Jumps_The_Lazy_Dog793 karma

Hey Cher! What's the question you have been asked most, and do you want to be asked about?

Cher_2340 karma

The question I'm asked most is "Do I believe in life after love?", and if no one ever asks me that again, I'd be a happy camper.

f2theox753 karma

Will you marry me? I think it would be a great marriage! I'm gay, so we could totally go shopping together, scope out hot men, cheat on each other and still be able to come home at night to talk about it, then just cuddle! Haha. Hopefully this gave you a good laugh.

Cher_944 karma

It's funny. Depends on what your shoe size is!!

KelendriaRowland639 karma

Do you still not know how to order pizza? Do you make Kathleen's people order pizza for you?

Cher_1670 karma

Oh gosh, well, I know how to do other things. Kathleen can't do it either! But I can run around in high heels for two hours being adorable.

Mousejunkie573 karma

Hi Cher,

Let me first say Believe came out when I was 9 and I have idolized you ever since. You are my hero in every sense of the word, and your movies/albums/interviews have always been there for me when I was feeling down about moving around a lot and being labelled as “that weird girl who reads a lot and is obsessed with Cher.” You have deeply changed my life and helped shape the woman I am today. One time I was in Vegas on the first row and you pointed at my dress like you liked it (it was all sequins) and grabbed my hand and it was seriously one of the most memorable and best moments of my life. Now, questions (you don’t have to answer them all, if you answer just one I will be ecstatic):

  1. What is your favorite movie?

  2. What would be your ideal birthday present?

  3. Do you enjoy meet-and-greets with fans?

  4. Are you planning to add more dates to the Dressed to Kill tour if it goes well? Or do you think March-July will be it for you?

  5. What is your favorite/least favorite song on Closer to the Truth?

  6. You always credit Sonny with “creating” the persona of Cher. Where do you think you would be now if he hadn’t come into your life?

  7. What kind of eyeshadow/glitter/glitter glue do you use? It always looks so good (like on Letterman the other night). And what products do you use to keep your hair long and not frizzy?

I could ask you questions all day but I’ll stop at that. I will see you in Charlotte, NC, Atlanta, GA, and (hopefully) Raleigh, NC next May! Please sing All or Nothing! Thank you so much for being who you are. And for signing my Closer to the Truth booklet :). I truly, truly LOVE you.

Cher_1047 karma

  1. That's an almost impossible question. The thing that popped into my mind is the Godfather. And maybe Godfather II might be better. Actually, Francis gave me as a present the two of them cut together, which is amazing. I think that's what I think is a perfect film, the two of them cut together.

  2. A Balinese house in Tahitii. Or a frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity in New York.

  3. I actually do. But I don't usually do them on the road because I come in at the last minute, because if I wait around too long I get too nervous, and then I would just do a runner off the stage. If you don't, you don't get out of the parking lot. You have to get to the next city in time to sleep. After all, 100 years old, you need your beauty sleep. Usually I meet people in the town that I am playing in by accident. I do meet cranio-facial kids, or Make-a-wish or kids with special problems I find out about it. I can't put on a show, and do hair and makeup, and do meet-and-greets all the time.

  4. If it goes well, of course I well. I have to see how I do, I mean how well I do on stage. I'm used to a pretty high standard, and I haven't done it in a long time, so I'm not going to do more of something that I'm not doing great.

  5. If you'd asked me this about any other album, I'd have an answer immediately. This album is different. I love Favorite Scars and Red. I don't have a least favorite one.

They are like children. Depends on what time of day.

  1. When I met Sonny, I was a 16 year old girl. Totally scattered energy. I've been Cher since I was 3. But he focused the energy, but I have no idea. I might be a bank robber. Or Editor of French Vogue.

  2. Okay the other night on Letterman I used Urban Decay. Gina B used Urban Decay. The Urban Decay glitter comes in a wand that looks like mascara, but when you pull out the thing it looks like a paint brush, and it's really good. And we glued some stones with Duo adhesive, it's eyelash glue, little sparkly stones. This new shampoo I'm using is really good. I just started a new shampoo that I like a lot. Because they changed the formula of a shampoo that I've used my whole life but they changed it. I'll get back when I look it up, I don't know how to spell it. Which isn't my biggest problem, it's just one of my problems.

artpoper544 karma

What happened to The Greatest Thing with you and Lady Gaga?

Cher_1150 karma

She didn't like it. Actually, we should have been in the same room. It could have been better, if we'd worked on it more, it could have been good enough to put out. I think it's a really great song, I love the song, and I'm extremely sorry that it didn't come out.

I'm sorry that the idiot who leaked it leaked the wrong version. I'd never even heard that version.

cfunkhouser540 karma

do you still hate madonna?

Cher_1427 karma

Madge, no. Actually I don't. I never hated her, I just thought she was a bitch. Actually I quite respect her.

Actually I think Madge might be one of the most amazing artists I've known. I don't like everything she does, for sure, but she is always riding the crest of the wave. She always saw trends WAY before anyone else, and had great videos.

So, besides saying "WTF if MDNA", I'm fine with it.


What's your favorite story involving you being a Christ-like figure to the gay community?

Edit: Also, praise be unto you.

Cher_1386 karma

Oh my god there are so many. I can't pick just one. I'm gay catnip.

disaster_dog434 karma

Hi Cher! A friend asked me to ask you if you were afraid of ghosts! Are you?

Cher_1203 karma

Absolutely not!!! I love ghosts. I actually think that Sonny makes a light go on. I have a beautiful chandelier that he makes the light go on when it is impossible, there is no power on. I love ghosts, I prefer ghosts to some people.

hcazary391 karma


Your support of the GLBT community is amazing, and I have always felt a connection to you and your music despite being told that I was too young to be a fan of your music in middle school.

What was your reaction, as a parent, to having a transgender child? What can other parents do to support their children who identify as transgender or as members of the GLBT community in general?

Thank you for taking the time to answer questions! You are an inspiration :)

Cher_748 karma

Well - I'm not sure if it's scary to all parents. What I've realized, just lately, in the beginning I think I was afraid of losing a child before I got the new one. Of losing the old one before I got the new one. But we have such a great time now, and I realize that there is no loss. In the beginning, you're just not sure. As parents, it's a little bit scary. Maybe, what people need to do is just CHILL and not be frightened. It's not all about you, or it wasn't about me.

slivington32389 karma

What is the best and worst part about being Cher?

Cher_835 karma

The worst part is no privacy.

I don't know what the best part is. I'm not sure if this is the best part, but I don't give up. I don't give up and I have a really good sense of humor.

You know what else is really great, is I get to go everywhere and meet different kinds of people. Like I just woke up one morning and decided I was going to Katmandu. That opened up a completely new life with great new friends.

AtheistComic370 karma


Cher_1225 karma

You have to get out of it immediately. Life is too short. Also, no one can love you if they are abusing you. Those two things can't happen at the same time. Also if you are young you can't see the future. That's dead end, sometimes literally.

Heyatoms1339 karma

100(ish) years old..and still rocking and looking like you're in your 30s!! Can't wait for the tour... what's the setlist looking like? hints?

Cher_632 karma

Sure, after two hours of hair and makeup!!!

I want to put new songs, but I know people want to hear old songs. I know that because when I go to a concert you want to hear the songs you love. Also it will make the show better if some of it is new for me. When you have been doing this for 99.99 years you have to have something fresh.

Leylaoiseau297 karma

Cher When the last time u cried?

Cher_815 karma

Last night. I was watching Artificial Intelligence and sobbing.

Keisaku263 karma

I am not gay. I find you absolutely adorable and would enjoy your concerts.

Also, You in those kitchen scenes in Moonstruck were the best ever.

Cher_435 karma

I won't hold not being gay against you. Thanks! I love them too. Mrs. Flax was based on my mom, even the costumes and dresses.

fatty_boom_boom225 karma


Cher_588 karma

Of course I do. You can't really dwell them on them because you just become paralyzed. YOu have to go on and resolve to do better. Just beating up on yourself doesn't do you any good or I'd be black and blue. It's not a Buddhist way to do things. You have to be kind to yourself in order to be a better person for everyone else.

KPDBfan195 karma

Hello Cher, my queen. Who were your biggest inspirations when you started in music and who are your biggest inspirations now?

Cher_418 karma

Well, Elvis was really my biggest inspiration, because my voice was so not girly (first record I put out was called Ringo, I love you, and they wouldn't play it because they thought I was a guy). He was the only artist I could really identify with.

Now, I'm inspired by the creativity of young artists today, some young artists today. I just find it fascinating that they don't have to fight to be who they are.

When I was young we got beaten up for looking the way we looked. No one even dared to look different. The Beatles had nice hair cuts and were in suits. The Stones were kind of on the fringe.

AJ_Paterson179 karma

No idea what to even say here to be honest! My name's Amy, I'm 26, from Glasgow, Scotland and I've been listening to your music and watching your movies for as long as I can remember. The first album I ever bought was Believe when I was 12 and by the time I was 16 I'd collected every single CD and DVD and a few records lol... I don't really have any questions I just want to thank you for being there for me through my many ups and downs over the years. I really hope you bring the tour back to the SECC or at least somewhere in the UK :)

Cher_263 karma

Hmmmmh. What a bright discriminating girl you are!

No, no kidding. It's amazing, you just don't go around thinking that you make any difference to anybody, in a deep way, and it's unbelievably gratifying when someone tells you a story like this.

alyssa_Ginae176 karma

Hi Cher! what was one of the most memorable moments of your career, aside from winning your Academy Award?

Cher_397 karma

Oh gosh. The scene in Mask when I find out that Rocky is dead.

That was a particularly, I don't know. It was horrible, but I felt really proud of it afterwards.

lilyhaus157 karma

What's the most important thing you've learned in life?

Cher_612 karma

Don't sweat the small stuff.

And my mother's advice, if it doesn't matter in five years, it doesn't matter.

Try to do better tomorrow.

Those are the things I know. Two more then I'm done.

divinelyfab131 karma

Whats your favorite Bette Davis movie? Are you a fan of hers?

Cher_302 karma

OH MY GOD!!!! I'd have to turn in my gay icon card if I wasn't a huge fan of hers. I just watched the night before last Now, Voyager. I can't remember the name of it but I like the one when her husband was an anti-fascist, and they came to America. She doesn't have a huge part in it, and as I understand it, she did it as a favor to the actor who starred in the film with her because he had done the part on Broadway - because no one knew him, the only way he could star in it was if she did the film. But I loved it. I love the shooting scene in The Letter.

trannawintour113 karma

you are one of the most photographed personalities ever... is there a particular picture or photoshoot that really captures the essence of who you are?

Cher_175 karma

Richard Avedon. Well I've had so many, come one. Norman Seeff. I really liked the Argentinian boys Estudio Machado Cicala Morassut.

Auriez96 karma

Which movie did you enjoy making the most?

Cher_213 karma

Maybe Moonstruck because we never felt like we were working. We were a family and we weren't acting. I never felt like I was acting.

However, MGM hated the film and they didn't want to put it out. They said it had no appeal to the audience. They only released it because the movie they decided to release tanked, and we were the only film they had.

thugprincess_678 karma

why don't you ride your motorcycle anymore? your old but not old enough to stop riding.

Cher_371 karma

The real reason is because the paparazzi won't leave me alone and they almost caused me to crash.

SimonVenekeo75 karma

I saw the diagram of the tour stage, looks awesome!! What kind of production can we expect?!

Cher_149 karma

Then you have more info than I do, because I have just recently seen them.

They can expect a Cher SHOW !

IdaVanilla59 karma

what do you love the most about your CherCrew? :)

Cher_151 karma

Just that they are SO supportive of me and have been since the beginning and they are so supportive of each other which I really appreciate.

Bye reddit! It was great. I'll be back.

Cher_187 karma

Like MacArthur, I shall return

ElinaCher10 karma

Welcome Cher! Which are the 3 most important things that a man needs to have to get your attention? :) #AskCher

Cher_37 karma

Well to get my attention are looks. But to keep my attention is a totally different thing. I like Kind is the best thing, then the next thing is sense of humor. Then all the rest of the stuff but those things are big on the list. Actually it takes quite a lot to keep my attention, because I have a short attentions span.