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Earth-shattering news?


You’re counting correctly, fans…three dispatches today. But this one simply can’t wait for tomorrow’s post!

Cher! Yes, Cher is cleaning out her closets for charity. In fact, she’s clearing out her entire house and ditching the Goth theme for, perhaps, Moroccan-Tibetan? I’m insulted that she would trivialize the Tibetan situation by deciding to decorate in it as if it were Second Empire or Roche Bobois. But I forgive her. Really.

Growing up, Cher held a special place in my heart, not just because I’m gay (though the connection is obvious), but because she was Mom’s absolute favorite person on the whole planet. When Mom was a cocktail waitress in the 60s and early 70s (she had to quit to deliver me — yes, she was slinging drinks up until the end), I guess she could identify with Cher. Mom was a rebel, and so was Cher. And, let’s face it: Cher is a special woman with a unique style. Sounds like Mom.

Newsflash #2 is that Madonna might adopt an African baby?!? I’m not entirely sure how I feel about that. It’s like having a little baby from a poor country is the “in” thing in Hollywood, and while it might help that one child, will it make a difference for the countless other poor orphans in Malawi? Maybe people will recognize Malawi as the name of a country instead of thinking it’s the latest R&B duo out of Atlanta, but that’s only if Madonna’s PR machine has the baby showing up at every red carpet event.

(Savvy planet :: four readers may see right through my post and ask themselves the real question: Who does Sean like more? Cher or Madonna? Hmmmm…that’s a tough one. But if I could spend a day with one of them, it would be Cher, hands down. Though I’m not really sure what I would talk about with either of them. Who knows — maybe Madonna could get to work on the Tibet issue?)

[[AFTERNOON UPDATE]] Several Web site are reporting that Madonna has indeed adopted a 1-year-old Malawian boy this afternoon.
Photo credit: Reuters

Author: Sean

I am Sean, a writer/PR guy originally from the Rural South who grew up and settled down in Washington, D.C. My interests include local politics, Eastern philosophy, languages and reality television.

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