Cher wants to be a movie director. The 64-year-old actress has no plans to retire from movies but if she starts to look old she intends to move behind the camera. She explained: “My grandmother just died at 96 and she still looked pretty hot and my mom is 84 and still looks great so I’m just going to keep going and pray for the best. “And you know what? When it’s not like that, I’ll just do something else. I want to direct movies anyway – that’s what I really want to do. “Why continue working? It’s like telling Picasso, you’ve done enough paintings, you’ve created everything, there’s nothing more to do. I like what I do and will do it as long as I can.”The actress-and-singer – who can be seen starring alongside Christina Aguilera in new movie ‘Burlesque’- is currently considering other movie roles but admits she finds acting tough. She added: “I would like to make more movies. Stanley Tucci thinks he can direct me in a film – I’m not very directable though. “I do enjoy acting, but it’s hard work. It’s torture for me right before, until I start filming, because it takes a lot of emotion, but it’s fun.”
Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen shot dead after Cher movie premiere. Well-known and popular Hollywood publicist Ronni Chasen was gunned down in an execution-style shooting on Monday night in Beverly Hills. Chasen had earlier attended the premiere of the new Cher movie ‘Burlesque’ and later attended the after-party with her client, songwriter Dianne Warren, who wrote a song in the movie. Cher and Christina Aguilera were also at the party. Chasen left the party at the W at around midnight and was heading for her Westwood home. At 12.28am, residents heard gunshots followed by a car crash. The passenger window of her Mercedes was shattered. Chasen was found bleeding. One hour later she was pronounced dead. Police are investigating different scenarios, one being she was a victim of road-rage, another that she was followed by a stalker. Ronni ran the publicity firm Chasen & Co. and specialised in soundtrack composers. Her clients included Howard Shore, John Williams, Hans Zimmer, David Hirshfelder and Mark Isham.
Cher Announces End Of Her Three-Year Vegas Residency In February. After three years of headlining her show in Vegas, Cher has announced the final curtain for her shows. The multi-award-winning performer will end her three-year residency at The Caesars Palace’s The Colosseum on February 5, 2011. The show, simply titled “Cher,” boasts the talents of choreographer and director Doriana Sanchez, who brings the singer’s vision to life using 16 dancers and aerialists, videos, special effects, and grand set designs. Cher will have performed around 200 shows during the course of her three-year residency, which began on May 6, 2009. John Meglen, co-CEO of AEG Live/Concerts West said, “Cher is an entertainment legend. We are delighted that she has called The Colosseum at Caesars Palace home for three years. We wish her luck in future endeavors and thank her and the cast and crew for their dedication.” “With each performance as fresh and energetic as opening night, Cher continues to reign among the best of the city’s long roster of legendary talents,” added Gary Selesner, president of Caesars Palace. “Our guests won’t want to miss these grand finale performances.” Tickets for the January 11 through February 5 shows will go on sale September 25.
Bon Jovi will play the kickoff concert next spring at the new $1.6 billion stadium that will serve as the home for the Giants and Jets. An official familiar with the plans for the new stadium spoke on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to make the announcement. The official announcement is expected Thursday. Bon Jovi opened the Prudential Center in Newark last year with 10 concerts. The band’s new album, The Circle, will be released next month. The group has sold more than 120 million albums and performed more than 2,600 concerts in over 50 countries for more than 34 million Continue reading →
To mark the occasion we’ve formulated together a list of evolution related songs that no doubt Mr Darwin would be listening to on his iPod if he was kicking around today.
See below our list of Charles Darwin evolution songs and a selection of related music videos.
To mark what would have been legendary British naturalist Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday this week (February 12), I present a collection of songs to mark the occasion!
Darwin also published his seminal book ‘On The Original of Species’ 150 years ago this year, so I’ve come up with as many (loosely) evolution-related songs as possible. If you can think of any more, post them below.
David Bowie: ‘Changes’ – Nice and succinct, Bowie sums up evolution perfectly
Pearl Jam: ‘Do The Evolution’
Bruce Springsteen: ‘Part Man, Part Monkey’
Ian Brown: ‘Dolphins Were Monkeys’ – A bit skewed, but we’ll let Ian off, he has smoked a lot of weed in his time.
Napalm Death: ‘De-Evolution Ad Nauseum’
Destiny’s Child: ‘I’m A Survivor’ – Sums up natural selection nicely. We’re not sure the ultra-religious Beyonce would be happy about being on this list though!
Michael Jackson: ‘Earth Song’
Cher: ‘If I Could Turn Back In Time’
R.E.M: ‘Losing My Religion’ – Exactly what Darwin was no doubt feeling while writing is theory!
The Chemical Brothers: ‘It Began In Africa’ – It is where man is believed to have first evolved after all.
Fatboy Slim: ‘Right Here, Right Now’ – For that famous evolution video
Artichoke: ‘Charles Robert Darwin’ – Says all you need to know!
Elvis Costello: ‘Monkey To Man’
Louis Prima & Phil Harris: ‘I Wanna Be Like You’ – The tune the orangutans sing to Mowgli on The Jungle Book movie
New York Dolls: ‘Dance Like A Monkey’
The Bee Gees: ‘Evolution’
Motorhead: ‘Line In The Sand’ – Comes complete with the line “Evolution is a mystery, full of changes that no-one sees.”
Amy Winehouse: ‘Monkey Man’
Buckethead: ‘Future Evolution’
Bob Dylan: ‘The Times They Are A-Changin’
Genomic Dub Collective: ‘Natural Selection’
Godiego: ‘Monkey Magic’
For those of you who get irked by creationists claiming the earth was built in six days and all that, CLICK HERE to see a comprehensive guide to musicians who have spoken out against religion.
We’ve also set up a spotify playlist in honour of Charles Darwin, which you can listen to here
For a rough (and not entirely accurate) guide to evolution in three minutes and 36 seconds, enjoy the video to Fatboy Slim’s
Watch Fatboy Slim – ‘Retrospective’ on RTV Channel