Cher credits luck with her success
June 19, 2013 10:50 AM
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UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — Cher, 67, is no stranger to tabloid fodder.

The singer who has spent most of her life in the spotlight offered this advice to young artists on navigating the world of paparazzi attention: “You’re screwed. That’s my advice.”

“You don’t deal with it. You just try to get a place where no one can find you and that’s your little sanctuary,” continued the “Believe” singer in an interview Tuesday. “I have a fabulous house that I love and it’s my sanctuary.”

Looking ever the rock star in leather and studs, Cher took the stage Tuesday for the season finale of NBC’s “The Voice.” She performed “Woman’s World,” the first single off her upcoming album of the same name — her 26th album since she began recording in the 1960s.

Cher said reality singing competitions are simply a modern incarnation of classic star-makers like “The Ed Sullivan Show” and “Arthur Godfrey’s Talent Scouts.”

“It’s just another vehicle, you know what I mean? Talent is talent,” she said on the red carpet following the finale which crowned country singer Danielle Bradbery, 16, the winner.

The young powerhouse from Blake Shelton’s team beat out indie rocker Michelle Chamuel and country duo the Swon Brothers for the season four title.

Though Cher has topped the Billboard pop charts throughout the last six decades, she credits luck, not necessarily talent, for her incredible staying power.

“If you have an idea, you tell me because I haven’t got a clue,” she said of her secret to career longevity. “I believe that luck has a lot to do with it. There are lots of people who are more talented or whatever, but somehow this has been my path. So this is what I’m doing.”

PHOTO: In this image provided by NBC Blake Shelton, Danielle Bradbery and Cher, right, pose after Bradbery won season-four of "The Voice" Tuesday June 18, 2013. Bradbery never had a big singing gig or a vocal lesson. It's also the third win for her coach Blake Shelton. (AP Photo/NBC, Trae Patton)

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LOS ANGELES — Selma Blair made a sudden exit from the Charlie Sheen sitcom “Anger Management.”

In a statement Tuesday, producer Lionsgate said the actress won’t be returning to the FX comedy. The company said it wishes her “the very best” but had no further comment.

Blair’s departure came when the comedy was about halfway through completing its 90-episode order from FX.

The actress’s publicist didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment. Sheen’s manager, Mark Burg, declined comment, as did FX.

The sitcom represents Sheen’s TV series comeback after he was fired from CBS’ “Two and a Half Men” in 2011 after clashing with producers.

Sheen has an ownership stake in “Anger Management.”

Blair played a therapist and colleague to Sheen’s character on the show. Sunday is her 41st birthday.

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ST. PAUL, Minn. — American musical legend Bob Dylan is bringing his act back home, but first he needs a little help from St. Paul city leaders.

Dylan is set to perform at Midway Stadium in July as part of his “Americanarama” tour of minor league ballparks. An official with the St. Paul Saints has a variance pending before the city council for an outdoor concert noise waiver. It is to be decided at a hearing today.

The application is considered routine but is necessary because the amplified sound will echo through the air late into to the night, requiring city signoff and notification of neighbors.

Dylan’s performance won’t be far from Dinkytown, where he spent his college days. The musician was born in Duluth but grew up on the Iron Range.

 

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