Cherilyn Sarkisian began her career in 1965 at the age of 19 with a No. 1 hit record, “I Got You Babe,” as part of the musical duo Sonny and Cher. Fast-forward 53 years, and a 72-year-old Cher is hotter than ever. She’s headlining Las Vegas, at The Park Theater in The MGM Hotel (Oct. 31 to Nov. 17). Cher has added ABBA songs, including “Dancing Queen,” “Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!,” “Mamma Mia,” “Fernando,” “The Winner Takes It All,” “Chiquitita,” “Waterloo,” “S.O.S.” and “One of Us,” into her live shows, and has a new album dropping Sept. 28 with ABBA songs.
Cher has been nominated for two Oscars -- for “Silkwood” (1984) and “Moonstruck” (1988), for which she won -- seven Emmys (one win), six Golden Globes (three wins), eight Grammys (one win), six People’s Choice Awards (one win) and now she’ll receive The Kennedy Center Honors on Dec. 2 (broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS). Since Cher has won an Emmy, an Oscar and a Grammy, she only needs a Tony Award to become a member of the elite EGOT club of entertainers who’ve won all four awards.
She’ll get the chance to earn her Tony Award with the opening of “The Cher Show” Sept. 3 on Broadway. To recap, at 72, she’s got a hit movie, (“Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again”), a Vegas residency, a new album and a Broadway show!
*** Get ready for two classic horror remakes. Sept. 14 will bring the remake of “Predator,” starring Boyd Holbrook (“Milk,” “Gone Girl,” “Logan” and the TV hit, “The Hatfields and the McCoys”), Keegan Michael Key, Olivia Munn and Sterling K. Brown, followed Oct. 19 by the 11th installment of “Halloween,” with Jamie Lee Curtis, Will Patton, Judy Greer and Nick Castle.
*** While still on remakes, action director Roland Emmerich, who helmed “Independence Day” (1996) and the sequel “ID: Resurgence” (2016), “Godzilla” (1998), “The Patriot” (2000), “The Day After Tomorrow” (2004) and “White House Down” (2013), among others, is remaking the 1976 epic war film “Midway,” which starred Henry Fonda, Charlton Heston, Glenn Ford, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, James Coburn, Robert Wagner and Tom Selleck. Emmerich has cast Aaron Eckhart, Dennis Quaid, Nick Jonas, Luke Evans, Woody Harrelson, Mandy Moore and Patrick Wilson. Despite its $100 million budget, this sounds more like the cast of a TV movie than an epic war film!
Even though Nick Jonas was in the box-office hit “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” ($962 million gross) and the upcoming “Chaos Walking,” with “Spider-Man” Tom Holland and “Star Wars’” Daisy Ridley, it doesn’t give him enough screen cred to be the young star of an epic war movie. After all, he’s not even “Midway” in his career!