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Wednesday Briefs: Cher to end Vegas run; Alec Mapa to host benefit; and my favorite “Glee” number!

Cher at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards Remember how Cher’s farewell tour went on and on and on?

Sadly, her Las Vegas run will not last as long. The great star has announced that she will end her three-year run at Caesars Palace on February 5.

Cher will have performed approximately 200 shows during the course of her three years at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace. Her schedule includes concerts from September 25 through the end of October, followed by a two-month break before the final round of shows get underway. The legendary performer will then perform 16 shows from January 11 through February 5.

Cher debuted at The Colosseum in May 2008, after Celine Dion fulfilled her contract at the venue. Dion is set to return there on March 15, with more than 50 shows booked through August.

Tickets will be on sale on September 25 beginning at 10:00am PDT. Prices are $95, $140, $175, and $250. hilarious Alec Mapa will host the L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center’s “We Are Golden” benefit on Monday.

It is a night of music and dance produced by Open Artists with Open Arms and benefits LifeWorks, the Center’s youth development program.

The concert will feature Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Ab Soto, The Beat Freaks, Carmit, DJ Derek Monteiro, Guy B, Kyle Puccia and That Rogue Romeo.

For VIP ticket-holders, the evening will begin with an exclusive reception featuring a performance by Grammy winner and chart-topper Jody Watley (Looking For a New Love, I Want Your Love).  The VIP reception, which is limited to 100 people, includes hosted cocktails and hors d’oeuvres. Opening for Watley will be Cassidy Haley.

The event takes place at Arena Nightclub, 6655 Santa Monica Blvd. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to

AND FINALLY: I loved, love, loved Glee this week and just about wept when Lea Michele ended the episode with What I Did For Love from A Chorus Line.

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  1. Yeah, I almost wept at hearing “What I Did For Love” as well….Out of ANGER!!! I felt that this was a totally botched attempt by the producers to show the inner monologue of Rachel. The problem is that the intent of the song is to prove that you will do whatever you have to for your art and NOT be sorry for it. Rachel then DOESN’T feel a single bit of remorse for getting rid of Sunshine and any apology will be completely hollow and false. She may totally believe that what she did she did for the good of the Glee Club but she “won’t forget, can’t regret what I did for love.” So in her mind, she was totally justified in any actions she takes to “protect” the group and shouldn’t have to apologize for it. Yes, she will put forth the face but she will never mean it. So, with this one song (which Lea Michelle totally nailed vocally), the producers of the show have either shown that Rachel has her own objectives for the group and will go to any lengths to get them (ultimately setting her up as a “villain”) or that the producers liked the words of the song but didn’t get the meaning and context behind them.

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