** FILE ** In this undated photo released by Sotheby's and Julien's, Cher poses for a photograph. Longtime entertainer Cher announced Thursday she'll be one of the headline acts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The Oscar-, Emmy- and Grammy-award winner said in a statement that she will begin a three-year, 200-show engagement May 6, 2008.
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FILE: American entertainer Cher is shown in this candid photo taken in her hotel room in Paris, France, Dec. 1966.
FILE: Sonny Bono and Cher are shown in a 1977 photo.
FILE: Cher and Sonny Bono pose before boarding a Pan American flight to Hawaii at Los Angeles airport, Ca., on Dec. 7, 1965.
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FILE: Entertainers Sonny, right, and Cher sing during taping of "The Danny Thomas Special" in Los Angeles, Ca., on Jan. 21, 1966.
FILE: Entertainers Cher and Sonny are shown in costume from their movie "Good Times" in May 1966.
FILE: Pop TV performers Sonny Bono and Cher pose on the set of their Motion Pictures International comedy "Good Times" in Hollywood, Ca. on May 19, 1966. Cher, who turns 20 on May 20, is wearing a 20-karat diamond and sapphire ring that her husband, Sonny, 31, presented as an early surprise.
FILE: Cher gets some inquisitive glances from team members Jim Brown, left, the former football star turned actor, and her husband Sonny, right, during taping of "The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour" September 30, 1972.
FILE: Folk singers Sonny Bono and wife Cher are shown in this 1966 file photo.
FILE: Cher holds her 4-month-old son, Elijah Blue Allman, in a scene from her Christmas show taped in Los Angeles, Ca., Nov. 9, 1976.
FILE: Entertainer Cher sticks her tongue out during taping of a one-hour variety ABC television special "Cher...Special" in Los Angeles, Ca., Saturday, March 26, 1978.
FILE: Elton looking spiffy with Cher at the 1975 Grammys.
FILE: The cast of the Broadway show "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" celebrate the debut of the play backstage at New York's Martin Beck Theatre, Thursday night, Feb. 19, 1982. From left are, Sandy Dennis, Cher, making her Broadway debut, and Karen Black.
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FILE: Singer-actress Cher is shown in this March 3, 1988 file photo with daughter Chastity and son Elijah, after visiting actress Sarah Brightman who is starring in "Phantom Of The Opera" in New York.
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FILE: Cher shows off her Oscar for best actress and her Bob Mackie black sequined see-through gown after winning the award for her role in "Moonstruck" at the Academy Awards April 12, 1988, in Los Angeles.
FILE: Cher performs at the 29th American Music Awards in Los Angeles, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2002.
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FILE: Cher sings "Different Kind of Love Song" during the taping of American Bandstand's 50th anniversary show Saturday, April 20, 2002, in Pasadena, Calif.
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FILE: Cher performs a tribute to Elvis Thursday, May 23, 2002, during the VH1 Divas telecast from the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
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FILE: Cher, wearing chamois leather, and Sonny Bono, wearing checks and plaids, are shown in front of a poster of the documentary-movie "Wattstax" in this 1973 photo at an unknown location.
FILE: Actress-singer Cher wears a creation by designer Bob Mackie as she poses with actor Don Ameche after presenting him with the Oscar for best supporting actor at the Academy Awards in Los Angeles, March 24, 1986.
FILE: Cher announces deal to headline at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
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FILE: Performers on the first episode of ?The Late Show? pose with star Joan Rivers, Oct. 9, 1986. From left: Elton John, Joan Rivers, Cher, and Pee Wee Herman.
FILE: Cher and Michael Douglas, right, pose with their Oscar statuettes backstage at the 60th Annual Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Ca., April 11, 1988. Cher won the best actress award for her role in "Moonstruck." Douglas won the best actor award for his role in "Wall Street."
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FILE: Artist of the Year award winner Usher poses backstage with award presenter Cher at the 1998 Billboard Music Awards, Monday, Dec. 7, 1998, in Las Vegas.
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FILE: Singer Cher is seen in 1971.
FILE: Singer and actress Cher is seen, 1989.
FILE: Singer and actress Cher is seen, 1978.
FILE: Jack Nicholson, top, is shown with his co-stars in "The Witches of Eastwick," from left to right, Cher, Susan Sarandon and Michelle Pfeiffer, 1987.
FILE: U.S. actress and singer Cher performs her song "One by one" at the Ariston theater in Sanremo on the Italian riviera, Tuesday night, February 21, 1996. Cher is one of the many foreign guest stars featuring the Italian songs contest "Festival of Sanremo.”
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FILE: Entertainer Cher embraces her daughter Chastity at the National Coming Out Day in Washington Friday, Oct. 11, 1996. This is the first time that Cher publicly acknowledged that her daughter is gay.
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FILE: Madonna, left, Donatella Versace, center, and Cher pose together at a fund-raising gala honoring Donatella's brother, slain fashion designer Gianni Versace, Monday night, Dec. 8, 1997, at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. Proceeds from the $2,000-a-plate dinner were to go to the museum's Costume Institute, which on Thursday will open an exhibition of Versace's work.
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FILE: Singer Cher performs "Believe" on the stage of the Ariston theater in Sanremo, Italy Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1999 during the opening night of the Italian songs contest "Festival of Sanremo." Cher was one of several international stars featured the show.
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FILE: Film Director Franco Zeffirelli poses with the stars of his latest work, "Tea With Mussolini," from left, Lily Tomlin, Oscar nominee Dame Judi Dench, and former Oscar winners Dame Maggie Smith and Cher, before the Royal Charity Premiere in London Thursday, March 18, 1999.
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FILE: Actress Cher and her boyfriend Robert Camilletti are shown at a press conference Thursday, July 28, 1988, in Los Angeles, where they pleaded Camilletti's case in which he was accused of trying to run down a photographer outside Cher's Benedict Canyon home.
FILE: Lady Gaga, left, accepts the award for Video of the Year from Cher at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Sept. 12, 2010 in Los Angeles.
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FILE: Cher, who won a Best Actress award for 1987's ' Moonstruck,' is featured in the new film 'Tea With Mussolini.'
FILE: Singer Cher arrives at Heathrow Airport in London from Los Angeles, Monday, Jan. 4, 1999. Cher is in the city to open the annual Harrods winter sale on Wednesday.
FILE: Cher arrives with her son Elijah Allman at the 70th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles Monday, March 23, 1998. Cher's designer gown by Bob Mackie defied description.
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FILE: Cher posed in her daring black sequined gown by Bob Mackie after she accepted an Oscar for her performance in ' Moonstruck' in 1988.
FILE: Cher stands in cement during a ceremony to put her hands and feet in cement in front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010.
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FILE: Cher in Silkwood
FILE: Cher performs at the Centurytel Center, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2002, in Bossier City, La.
FILE: In Cher, Bob Mackie ultimately found a muse. His costumes were considered part of the attraction of her television show.
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FILE: Singer, motion picture star, and television personality Cher gestures to fans as she departs the Boston Common in Boston, Saturday, Oct. 12, 1996. Cher addressed a crowd of several thousand that had gathered for an annual free two-day music concert. The singer, who did not perform, offered words of support for a local radio station which is collecting donations for the Children's Advocacy Center of Suffolk County, Ma.
FILE: Actress and singer Cher poses in the press room at the 62nd Annual DGA Awards in Los Angeles on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010. (
FILE: Cher attends a premiere of "Stuck On You" on Monday, December 8, 2003, in New York City.
FILE: In this picture made available Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, US singer Cher performs during the German TV show 'Wetten Dass...?' (Bet It...?) in Bremen, northern Germany Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013.
FILE: In this image released by NBC, presenters Cher, left, and Christina Aguilera are shown on stage during the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010
FILE: Cher performs on NBC's "Today" show on Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 in New York.
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FILE: Cher performs at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., on Friday, May 16, 2014.
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FILE: Academy Award-winning actress, Cher, stars in MERMAIDS, a free-spirited, coming-of-age comedy on the ABC Television Network. Also starring as members of this unconventional family are Bob Hoskins, Winona Ryder (right) and Christina Ricci (left).
FILE: Academy Award-winning actress, Cher, stars as an unconventional mom in MERMAIDS, a free-spirited coming-of-age comedy on the ABC Television Network. Her daughters are portrayed by Winona Ryder (right) and Christina Ricci. (Orion Pictures)
FILE: Nicolas Cage and Cher, 'Moonstruck' (1987).
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FILE: Cher poses for photographers in London in this March 18, 1999 file photo. Cher isn t the only one dressed outrageously at her concerts. The audience usually includes drag queens done up in the style of their fashion idol. ''It s been 35 years of drag queens, so I m a connoisseur,'' she told the Television Critics Association in Pasadena, Calif., on Thursday, July 15, 1999 via satellite.
FILE: Cher is seen in Cannes in this May 16, 1996, file photo. With both her kids in their 20s, 50-year-old Cher is suffering from empty-nest syndrome. ``I wish I had more kids,'' the singer and actress said in the Dec. 9 issue of People magazine. ``Sometimes I wish I had little ones now.'' Cher has two children, Chastity, 27, and Elijah Blue, 20, with ex-husbands Sonny Bono and Gregg Allman respectively.
FILE: Sonny Bono and Cher sing their hit song 'I Got You, Babe' as they were reunited for the first time in over 10 years Nov. 14, 1987, on 'Late Night with David Letterman' in New York.
FILE: Cher lifts up her dress to avoid tripping over it during the 72nd Academy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, Sunday, March 26, 2000. She presented the award for best original song.
FILE: Cher arrives at Shrine Auditorium for the 70th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles Monday evening, March 23, 1998.
[FILE: Co-stars Cher, left, Demi Moore, center, and Sissy Spacek pose for photographers at the New York premiere of their new film, 'If These Walls Could Talk,' at the Museum of Modern Art Monday, Sept. 30, 1996. The film looks at the lives of three different women who live in the same house in different decades, each of whom have to deal with unplanned pregnancies. It is Cher's directorial debut.
FILE: Singers Cher, left, and Tina Turner perform together during the VHI Divas Live 99 concert in New York Tuesday, April 13, 1999.
FILE--Cher poses backstage at the 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, in this Sept. 10, 2000, file photo.
FILE -In this Feb. 10, 2008 file photo, Cher poses in the press room at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles.
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FILE-- Singing artist Cher answers questions from the media during a record store opening in this Jan. 29, 1999 file photo in Miami. A jury found in favor of Cher Friday, Sept. 21, 2001, dismissing claims by an accountant who said he lost his job and was harassed for alleging there were labor violations during construction of her Malibu, Calif. mansion.
FILE - In this Dec. 9, 2002 file photo, Cher accepts a lifetime achievement award at the MGM Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas during the Billboard Music Awards show. The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Tuesday, April 28, 2009, in favor of a government policy that threatens broadcasters with fines over the use of even a single curse word on live television, yet stopped short of deciding whether the policy violates the Constitution. The precipitating events were live broadcasts of awards shows in which Bono, Cher and Nicole Richie let slip or perhaps purposely said variations of what Scalia called Tuesday "the F- and S-words."
FILE: Cher performs, in this May 24, 1996 photo, during a dance party at the old Studio 54 in New York. Cher plans to kickoff the 1999 Super Bowl in style _ and fully clothed. The entertainer known for baring almost all plans to cover up to sing the national anthem at the 1999 Super Bowl on Sunday Jan. 31, 1999.