1. Cher Sues Former Financial Managers Claiming They Defrauded Her of $800,000

    June 08, 2016 3:42 PM EDT Cher has sued a financial management partnership she claims defrauded her out of more than $800,000 in investments that went belly-up. The suit was filed Wednesday in Los Angeles County Superior Court on behalf of Veritas Trust, of which the singer is the sole trustee. It targets SAIL Venture…

  2. Cher's 20 Biggest Billboard Hits

    May 20, 2016 12:14 PM EDT In honor of the legendary diva's birthday, we've ranked the biggest songs of her inimitable six-decade-long career To celebrate superstar dance/pop diva Cher's 70th birthday today (May 20), Billboard has unveiled the legendary performer's top 20 Billboard Hot 100 hits. As…

  3. 2016 Iowa Caucus: Cher, Killer Mike, Foster the People & More Respond on Twitter

    February 02, 2016 2:12 PM EST The Iowa caucus results are in, and celebrity musicians and artists had plenty to say about the event.  Bernie Sanders Sings 'This Land Is Your Land' With Vampire Weekend At University of Iowa: Watch Many were surprised by how neck-and-neck it was for Democratic presidential…

  4. Cher Donates Thousands of Bottles of Water to Flint Residents

    January 16, 2016 6:29 PM EST Cher is donating water to the residents of Flint, Mich., as the city struggles with a drinking water crisis linked to lead contamination. More than 180,000 bottles will be shipped to the city starting Monday, according to a statement Cher released to The Associated Press on Saturday. Cher…

  5. Cher, Questlove & More Artists React to Tamir Rice Ruling

    December 28, 2015 5:49 PM EST An Ohio grand jury decided on Monday (Dec. 28) that the two Cleveland officers involved in the 2014 fatal shooting of 12-year-old Tamir Rice would not be indicted, sending many artists to speak out on social media. Singer  Cher spoke her piece, tweeting, "ANOTHER“NOT SO GRAND” GRAND…

  6. Madonna's Longtime Publicist Liz Rosenberg to Retire

    June 24, 2015 1:42 AM EDT The music business veteran also represents Stevie Nicks, Cher and Michael Buble. Liz Rosenberg, a music industry veteran who is best known to the masses as Madonna 's publicist, has announced her retirement. She broke the news to the New York Post 's Page Six column  on…

  7. Quotes of the Week: Noel Gallagher Throws Shade at Taylor Swift, Kanye West Thinks Steve Jobs Was 'Selfish' and More

    March 06, 2015 4:20 PM EST "I love Steve Jobs, but there's one thing that disappoints me: When [he] passed he didn't give the ideas up. That's selfish." -- Kanye West on the late Apple mogul, during a lecture at Oxford University. Kanye West Disses Amber Rose, Teases a Collaborative Album With…

  8. Cher Cancels Remaining Tour Dates to Recover

    November 20, 2014 9:58 PM EST The 68-year-old performer needs more time to recover from an infection. Cher  has canceled the rest of her  Dressed to Kill  concert tour while she recovers from an infection , her publicist announced in a statement on Thursday (Nov. 20). The 68-year-old singer and performer completed 49…

  9. Cher Postpones Tour Dates Due to 'Acute Viral Infection'

    September 08, 2014 6:49 PM EDT Cher has postponed the second leg of her Dressed to Kill tour due to an "acute viral infection," according to a representative for the singer. What was supposed to be the opening show in Albany, N.Y., on Sept. 11, will now take place on Oct. 6 and the Manchester, N.H., show that…

  10. Joan Rivers' Top 10 Musician Insults, From Michael Jackson to Taylor Swift

    September 04, 2014 3:15 PM EDT To say celebrities had love-hate relationships with Joan Rivers would be an understatement, as surely her scathing attention is a symbol of "making it" but also comes with the comedian's wrath. And judging from her stand-up bits, one-line zingers and interviews, it seems Rivers…

  11. Cher Tour Grosses $55 Million (So Far)

    July 15, 2014 7:03 PM EDT   Cher's Dressed to Kill Tour is on track to become of the most successful treks of 2014, according to Billboard Boxscore. The diva's tour has grossed a reported $54.9 million through the end of its first leg on July 11. A total of 610,812 attendees went to the 49 shows -- all of…

  12. Cher Announces 'Dressed to Kill' Tour

    September 23, 2013 1:40 PM EDT Cher is ready to hit the road on the "Dressed to Kill" tour, her first trek in eight years. The legendary performer made the announcement Monday morning on NBC's "Today" show , telling the hosts that it won't be easy. "The road is horrible, but the…

  13. Cher, Ed Sheeran Join 'The Voice' as Mentors

    September 09, 2013 4:30 PM EDT Weeks ahead of the return of "The Voice," NBC has named the new advisers for the fifth cycle. Cher, Ed Sheeran, Ryan Tedder and Miguel have been tapped to help "The Voice" coaches guide their respective teams during the season. Cher will serve as an adviser to Blake…

  14. Ask Billboard: What Did Other Duos Do?

    May 14, 2013 1:35 PM EDT With Macklemore & Ryan Lewis becoming the first duo to top the Hot 100 on its first two attempts, how did other twosomes start their chart careers? Readers check in on that and more. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb…

  15. Exclusive: Whitney Houston To Be Honored in Next 'VH1 Divas' Tribute

    May 09, 2012 1:45 PM EDT VH1 will pay tribute to Whitney Houston for its next installment of "VH1 Divas," Billboard has learned. The network will tape the performance in Los Angeles in December, with Houston's longtime musical director Rickey Minor on board as executive producer. No artists have been…

  16. Items From Michael Jackson's Final Home Fetch $1M at Auction

    December 19, 2011 9:30 AM EST The contents of the home where Michael Jackson lived with his three children just before his death have sold for nearly $1 million at auction. Darren Julien, president of Julien's Auctions, was unable to provide a more specific figure as he continued to tally the totals Saturday after…

  17. FCC Loses Janet Jackson Super Bowl Case

    November 02, 2011 8:02 PM EDT CBS won't be fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast, an appeals court ruled. According to The Wrap , Philadelphia's 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the FCC wrongly fined Jackson and the network for the half…

  18. Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson to Celebrate Soul For 'VH1 Divas'

    October 27, 2011 8:19 PM EDT VH1 announced a pretty impressive roster of artists for VH1 Divas Celebrates Soul airing Monday, Dec. 19 at 9 p.m. This year's performers are Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Hudson, Jill Scott, Florence + The Machine, Kelly Clarkson, and Jessie J with The Roots serving as the house band. The…

  19. Jessy Dixon, Gospel Star & Pop Collaborator, Dies at 73

    September 26, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Jessy Dixon, a singer and songwriter who introduced his energetic style of gospel music to wider audiences by serving as pop singer Paul Simon's opening act, died Monday. He was 73. Miriam Dixon said her brother died Monday morning at his Chicago home. She said he had been sick but…

  20. Ask Billboard: Readers' Favorite Charted Odd Couples

    May 20, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. READERS'…

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