Why Cher is the best “Nona” Ever


Cher, age 67, sat down with USA Today to discuss her new album, touring again, making music with Lady Gaga, what she thought about a young upstart named Madonna once upon a time, and what it’s like being in an industry overrun with twenty year olds. You can just guess how pleased she is about that. Much of her thoughts are priceless. Here are the best ones.

On making a new record.

“It’s been so long since I made a record – not since gramophones,” she says. “I can’t get on radio because they’re not playing women who are almost 100.”

“Oh, my God, look in the mirror! It gets harder when you’re working against girls in their 20s. Tell me who at my age is making a record and wants to be on radio? When I started out, I thought I’d be dead by now.”

On there being nothing to gain by aging.

“I’m not going to lie and say I’m smarter; I haven’t learned anything since I was 40”

On Twitter (Seriously read Cher’s Twitter).

“I’m amusing and crazy on Twitter,” she says. “I talk about important things, stupid things. I rant against teabag idiots. What are they going to do to me now?

“I can’t spell or do grammar, but I’m smarter and more serious than people think. I’m no featherweight when it comes to digging deep and being involved. So many stars I know do so much. It’s our duty to give back.

On the 1980’s.

“I had the most fabulous boyfriend (baker Rob Camilletti), the kids were young, New York was amazing, I was making movies and records. Everything clicked. It was heaven.”

On Buddhism.

“…I’m probably the worst Buddhist ever because I have a terrible temper.”

On regrets.

“I’ve forgotten most things that were life-and-death to me at the time. I was such a drama queen.”

On Miley’s VMA performance.

“I’m not old-fashioned. She could have come out naked, and if she’d just rocked the house, I would have said, ‘You go, girl.’ It just wasn’t done well. She can’t dance, her body looked like hell, the song wasn’t great, one cheek was hanging out. And, chick, don’t stick out your tongue if it’s coated.”

That’s Cher! Crazy, wonderful, Miley-takedowning Cher!

A couple blogs today inquired why no one asked her what she thought of Robin Thicke, that joker who let Miley take all the rap for being skeevy, and then proceeded to take his married hands and finger-smush a fan backstage. Slow down blogs.

We’re thinking, Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, three Golden Globes winning Cher does and says what she wanna. Cause, Cher. She could also be Miley’s grandmother (Nona), so there’s that. She’s literally the Olympia Dukakis of performers.

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