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Even her haters can't deny it: there's no one in the world like Cher. Name another celebrity who can pull off that wardrobe, inspire millions of drag queens, boast most of Hollywood's major awards (Grammy? Check. Oscar? Check. Emmy? Check.), and manage to be a viable pop star into her late 60s. You can't. There's just something strange and magical about Cher, and she can't hide it -- even when she's just asked to rattle off 25 facts about herself.
The 67-year-old diva is the latest star to participate in Us Weekly's "25 Things You Don't Know About Me" feature. Usually, these aren't so riveting. Amanda Bynes' list, for example, included such gems as "Diet Coke is my favorite soda" and "My grandma and grandpa are from Toronto." But Cher took the concept to a whole new level, coming up with 25 off-the-wall facts that could each be a magazine article unto themselves. Let's take a look at just a few of Cher's "25 Things," and ponder the mind-boggling amount of information that she left out.
"Meryl Streep and I saved a girl from a large mugger in New York City."
Our questions: How did they do it? Did Meryl Streep hop on the mugger's back while Cher whacked him with her purse? Did they do a distraction thing where Cher went, "Look, it's Meryl Streep!" and Meryl went, "Look, it's Cher!", and then they ran into Central Park in opposite directions? Was singing involved? Did the intended mugging victim later develop supernatural powers?
"I had two imaginary friends when I was little. They were both lumberjacks."
Our questions: Cher needed not one, but two, lumberjack imaginary friends? Was one of them just not talkative enough? Did they cut down imaginary trees for her? Does this explain why she thought Sonny Bono's mustache was cute?
"I have driven a taxi through New York City at 4 A.M."
Our questions: Did Cher steal a taxi on a dare? Did she secretly moonlight as a taxi driver in the '90s? Or did she purchase a taxi just so she could drive it through New York City at 4 a.m. and say she'd done it?
"I have a collection of elephants."
Our questions: Is she referring to, like, ceramic planters shaped like elephants? Or actual elephants? Be specific, please, Cher.
"The day I moved out of my home in Holmby Hills, I found a room I never knew existed."
Our questions: Was one of those secret rooms hidden behind a revolving bookshelf? Was there treasure in it? Did it lead to Narnia?
"I am famous among my friends for my chicken Bolognese. I even use my own Diva Pasta labels when I give out jars for Christmas."
Our questions: How do we obtain a jar of this pasta sauce? Seriously, how?
Read the whole list here.