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.
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