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Post 17441

Bluebottle

PH: Cher. Specifically since she became a robot.
Normally I wouldn't worry too much as she's one person and usually easily ignorable, but everywhere I go at the moment there are 12ft tall posters of her, particularly on the side of every smiley - bus, which I'm finding a tad intrusive. And not just any tad, I mean a real Baker's Tad.

She was okay back when she was still human. She sang 'I've Got You Babe' with someone called 'Sonny' and that was okay. 'It's in his Kiss' and 'Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves' were strong, solid songs if nothing spectacular. And the highlight of her career was being able to hold her own providing backing vocals for Meat Loaf's 'Dead Ringer for Love'. True, she's no Bonnie Tyler, but she didn't disgrace herself, which is no mean feat considering who she was accompanying (Meat Loaf really is a performer who can be genuinely said to 'give 110%' - when performing he routinely pushes himself beyond his ability to endure, which is why he frequently collapses after and during his performances.)
So Cher was doing really well until the end of the 80s, a good enough singer to outlast most of her contemporaries and she even appeared in a terrible film, 'Mermaids' (1990), which for any fantasy fan expecting a semi-sequel to 'Splash' was a complete disappointment. It should have been titled 'Perfectly normal human women who have legs'.
And then one day in the early 90s Cher woke up and decided to become a robot. Instead of singing any more, the Cher-bot released 'Believe' in which its voice is all fake and artificial. She had her humanity edited out, removing every natural wrinkle, flaw, bump, every unique feature that makes a person a person.
What is left falls heavily in the uncanny valley category – almost, but not quite human any more. You'd think that someone who pretends to be an actress would know that women who win Best Actress Oscars are those who have aged gracefully (this century alone, winners over 50 have included Helen Mirren (61), Meryl Streep (62), Julianne Moore (54) and Frances McDormand (60).) and turned themselves into freaky figurines.

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Post 17442

ITIWBS

smiley - biggrinHave you seen Cher in the finale for "Mama Mia"?

...-All you say, and more....smiley - biggrin


Pet Peeves

Post 17443

Bluebottle

I've not seen the film, but I've seen the poster on the smiley - bus. Everywhere I go, there's the smiley - bus. So I don't think I need to see the film. And I heard her 'singing' (if it can be called that) 'Fernando' on the radio.

Besides which, I saw her act in the film made just over a quarter a century ago. Honestly, how that film wasn't prosecuted under the Trade Descriptions Act I'll never know.

Quick timeline:
1989 – 'The Little Mermaid' released. This is an outstanding Disney musical that counts as one of the greatest animated triumphs of all time, leaving audiences desperate for more.smiley - wow
1990 – 'Mermaids' released, starring a singer. Is this the live-action musical 'The Little Mermaid' fans so desperately want? Nope – IT HAS NO MERMAIDS!smiley - yikes

Honestly, how does Cher sleep at night?

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Post 17444

Baron Grim

smiley - rofl


I'll now and forever think of her as "Cherbot". smiley - cogssmiley - divasmiley - cogs


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Post 17445

ITIWBS

smiley - oksmiley - smileysmiley - biggrin


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Post 17446

Caiman raptor elk - Infinity lies outside the box

Cherbot lemon? She has the sour contracted face for it....


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Post 17447

Baron Grim

Was hers the first duck-face?


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