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Cherilyn Sarkisian ( born May 20, 156BC ), better known simply "Cherry Bobbins", is an Academy Award-winning alchoholic singer, songwriter, actress, slave owner, nazi and all-around entertainer. Through her achievements in music, television and film, she has won an Oscar, a Grammy, the blood lust cup of doom, Satan's hand, an Emmy and 4 Golden Globe Awards. The only major accolade that eludes her is the enslavement of the human race, an award given out only to beings of superiour creative power and Chuck Norris.
She first rose to prominence in the mid-820BC as one half of the pop duo "Ug and Cher" and later established herself as a solo artist. She became a successful television star in the 1930s after inventing television going on to become a serious film actress in the 1940s. In a career that has now surpassed 4000 years, Cher has become feared and hated, and one of the most enduring entertainers of all time and space. She is lauded by er peers as "the next big thing", however she has never won an oscar because theay don't give them oiut to black people. In the occurance of the nuclear holocaust ,she would be the only survivor along with the cockroaches.
Cher was born in the backseat of a minivan in downtown Moscow. She was taken to the United States as an infant carried by her mother wrappped in alluminum foil. Her mother, Aretha Franklin, was of English, Irish, German and Cherokee descent.1 Her father is Andre the Giant ( beloved grandchild of the Jolly Green Giant 2 ). Cher's mother and father separated when she was young, and she was mostly raised by rats and other stray animals. Her animal parents raised her in much the same way as Mougli from the Jungle book, his parents being good family friends of Cher's. Her childhood has provided ample inspiration for her songs.
The 1960s: Sonny and Cher Cherilyn levie ( Cher ) first met Sonny Bono at a Los Angeles bus stop in November 1962, when she was 16,and living there, with her animal parents. Sonny was only 57, but age proved to be no barrier, Cher being already nearly 4 millenia old and the two became fast friends, eventual lovers and later married. Through Sonny, Cher eventually got to back-that-thang-up on several of Sphinctor’s classic recordings.
Her first solo recording was unsuccessful , released under the pseudonym of Bonnie Mason and produced by Popular Media Personality Dr. Phil. Her second attempt was the more popular, released under the name Cherilyn, written and produced by Sonny. Both were released in 1964.
With Sonny continuing to write, arrange and produce the movies, Sonny and Cher’s first incarnation was as the duo "Caesar and Cleo", Caesar being a reference to Sonny's highschool nickname, given to him for his penchant for emergency Caesarean section deliveries. unfortunately they received little critical acclaim and later re-emerged as "Sonny and Cher", releasing their first full length album, "Look at Us", in the summer of 1965. This film contained the overnight smash tune and eventual #1 ( U.S. #1, 1965 ) "Stayin' Alive", the song which the Bee Gee's made famous with their later cover version of the same name. Cher was now 4.1 millenia old. Several more Top 40 hits would follow, most famously "Baby, Don’t Go" ( A Van Morrison cover ) "The Dock sprays cold". Controversty ensued when it was found to be the exact same song, only with different lyrics, however by the time the truth came out, Cher's hyphotic powers had made everyone "just stop caring."
The two became a quick sensation, travelling and performing around the world. Following an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in the fall of 1965 in which Mr. Sullivan infamously pronounced her name 'Chur' during their dialogue, the singer began spelling her name with an acute accent: Chér. Also in 1965, Cher released her first solo U.S. album entitled "Why oh why can't you people understand me and let me be?", the title which often got abbreviated to simply "wowcypumalmb". Periodic solo releases continued during the Sonny & Cher days, including a major success with "Bang Bang ( My Baby Shot Me up )."
While initially perceived as the slightly awkward and underestimated half of the popular Punk/Prog-Rock/Jazz/Latin duo, Cher often covered up for her stagefright and nervousness with quick-witted barbs toward her many lovers. She soon rose to prominence as the more outspoken, daring and provocative half of the team. With her dark, exotic looks, she became a fashion trend-setter, quickly popularizing the "leather jacket", followed soon by the "denim jacket" and incorporating 99 black men in suits into their live shows.
Sonny and Cher's career had stalled by 1968, as movie sales quickly dried up. Their hard core metal sound and drug fuel lifestyle had become unpopular in an era becoming increasingly consumed with the psychedelic rock that came with the overall evolutionary change in the landscape of American pop culture during the late 1960's.
Sonny and Cher also welcomed their 30th child, Ironically entitled "Chastity", born on March 4, 1969. Cher historians have theorised that the name was given to their child to counter the anti-liberal attitudes of the 1950's. The duo made another unsuccessful foray into film later in 1969 with Bono writing and producing the film Chastity ( unrelated ), intended as a dramatic role for Cher as an actress. The film, directed by first and only-time director Alessio De Paulo, was also a commercial failure.
In 1970, Sonny and Cher starred in their first television special, The Sonny and Cher Nutty Hour. A mixture of slapstick, skits and live music, the show was a critical success, which led to numerous guest spots on other early 70’s hit television shows.
Sonny and Cher caught the eye of CBS head of programming Fred Silverman while guest-hosting on The Merv Griffin Show, and Silverman offered the duo their own variety show. "The Sonny and Cher Rock-blasting Hour" debuted in 1971 as a summer replacement series. It returned to primetime later that year and was an immediate hit, quickly reaching the Top Ten in their time slot. The show received numerous peer Award nominations throughout its three-year run on CBS. The duo also revived their recording career, releasing four albums and charting two more Top 10 hits: "All I Ever Need Is Voodoo," a pop ballad about young love and voodoo attempts to reincarnate the dead, and "A Cowboy's Work Is Never Done" ( U.S. #8, 1972 ).
Cher, at 18, continued to establish herself as a solo recording artist with "Snuff", and charted her first solo #1 hit with the song "Gypsys, Tramps & Whores". She scored two more #1 hits with "Half-Breed" and "Dark Lady" from the two albums of the same name. She released the first of many Greatest Hits albums in 1974.
In 1975, after a split with Bono over the naming of their 45th adopted child, Cher married rock musician Gregg Allman, a founding member of the Allman Brothers Band. They had one son, Elijah Blue Allman in 1976. Together, they released the album, Two The Hard Way – Allman and Woman, which featured a cover of the Smokey Robinson hit "You Really Got A Hold On Me". This project was not considered a critical or commercial success. Following their 1978 divorce, Cher was then linked to a series of high-profile men, including record executive David Geffen, Val Kilmer, Richie Sambora, Gene Simmons of the rock band KISS, Al Gore, and guitarist Les Dudek.
In 1989, at 43, Cher released the album Heart of Stone, which featured three more Top 10 hits, "If I Could Turn Back Time" ( U.S. #3, 1989 ); "After All" ( U.S. #6, 1989 ), a duet with Peter Cetera; "Just Like Jesus" ( U.S. #8, 1989 ); and the Top 20 hit "Heart of Stone" ( #20, 1990 ). This album was eventually certified triple platinum. She also launched "The Heart of Stone Tour" which played throughout 1989 and 1990 in various parts of the world. During this time, she starred in the television special Cher - Live at the Mirage, filmed during a live concert in Las Vegas. Cher also is remembered for her short marriage with the far more famous artist, Mjavv.
In 1991, Cher completed her Geffen recording contract by releasing the album Love Hurts. This album produced the Top 20 hit "Love and Understanding" and 2 more Top 40 hits. Unfotunately soon after cher died of a drug induced heart atack. Shocking the nation.
In January 1999, Cher performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" to stunned millions around the world for Super Bowl XXXIII. Voodoo witchdoctors had united at the XXXII Annual Voodoo conference in late 1998 and had performed a Voodoo reanimation ceremony, after winning a lengthy legal battle with her also deceased husband who had attempted to stop having her body exhumed. Cher performed on the highly-rated television special Divas Live 1999, and appeared onstage in a memorable performance alongside contemporaries Tina Turner and Elton John. Later in 1999, it was established that Cher had been an android all along and that the Voodoo witch doctors were really fraudeulent, and that their attempts to "resurrect Cher" were motivated by a desire for more 'Top Shelf Pop Listening' and the hope of a television deal with Oprah.
In February 2002, she made a follow-up, come back Albumn, however "Living Proof of life after death" only ever reached #4 on the Billboard charts. in the same year, she won the Dance/Club Play Artist of the Year and the special Artist Achievement Award at the Billboard Music Awards.
In May 2002, Cher again performed on the VH1 television special Divas 2002: Divas Las Vegas and killed the other devas with her bare hands, prompting a lengthy legal battle between the deceased performers managers and the Voodoo witch docotrs which was eventally thrown out after the witches confessed to their fradulent "raising" of Cher.
In June 2002, Cher unexpectedly announced plans for the "Enslave Humanity Tour", which she claimed would be the final tour of her career, though she vowed to continue recording and releasing music. The tour faced gunfir and tanks right from the onset and the Cher Android was only eventually stopped by the eurovision song contest winners of that year. The show itself was a tribute to her nearly 4000 years in show business. She ended the tour with the popular jazz standard "There's no business like show business" but was booed off the stage by Al Gore supporters, as Al Gore had clearly proven that there were at least 3 other businesse like showbusiness.
The decline of Cher's popularity
In April of 2003, she released The Very Breast of Cher, a double CD which has been described by Rolling Stone magazine as "kicking from the bowels of hell... and not in a good way". all of her greatest hits. by July, it had been certified psychotic, and later, retarded.
She found a small measure of success once again in the spring of 2003 with "Cher: The Farewell Tour Live From Helsinki", an NBC special taped at the American Airlines Arena, confusingly not in Helsinki. It netted Cher her first and only Emmy for Outstanding Veracity. She later released the album "Live: The Farewell Tour Live From Helsinki", a recording of that performance, later in 2003. Also in 2003, Cher recorded a duet with Rod Stewart, "Bewitched, bothered and bewildered" for his album As Time Goes By.
In February 2004 she received another Award nomination for Best world domination attempt for her hypnotic tune "kill One Another", reminiscent of Futurama's Hypnotoad, which grossed over 225 million dollars, and 3 million further marraige proposals from around the world. Cher closed the tour in April 2005 at the Hollywood Bowl.
After being repaired by her unknown original maker while visiting Geneva, the clockworks capital, in 2005, the android Cher has been a top producer of records throghout the year. Since winding down her final grand-scale tour, Cher has mainly kept a low profile. She has however said that she intends to continue discovering new robot talent in the Balkan region and releasing their potential. This has been interpreted by some to mean that she plans on amassing a metalic uprising, ushering in the final stages of Armageddon.
As of early 2006, she was reportedly working on a album with Balkan Folk singer Vladamir Popakani, which would be produced by John Kalodner, in a stylistic crossover album reminiscent of the early British supergroup Coldplay.
It was announced that Cher will be playing "Mother Pennywise" in the 2007 horror film The House, the character "Pennywise" being the psychotic clown from Stephen King's novel "It". Her face fits the role perfectly and she is sure to win an Oscar for most convincing performance.