Last month, Cher took to her Twitter account (yes, Cher is on Twitter
) to protest the surprising lack of Best Song nomination for her Diane Warren-penned Burlesque
theme, "You Haven't Seen The Last Of Me," which actually won the Best Song award at the 2011 Golden Globes. Now, with the Academy Awards telecast only days away, Cher's back at it. Apparently we hadn't heard the last of her.
Although some of her emotional tweets have since been deleted, this morning Cher typed: "Ok this IS ME BEING A BABY ! MY HEART IS BROKEN ! I WAS UPSET AFTER WINNING THE GOLDEN GLOBE...Not to b nominated by the Academy, but the Music Voting process is different Than the acting directing etc etc...Process ALL ACTORS GET A CHANCE TO VOTE 4 ALL the actors , same with directors etc ! With Orig Song...There is Blue Ribbon Panel of a few people who decide ! Unlike ALL Actors Getting To Deciede Who The ACTOR Nominees will b !...James Franco was going to dress up in the 'Welcome to Burlesque outfit & sing U Haven't Seen the Last of me ... I was OVER THE MOON ! cause even if I did get Snubbed by the music part of the Academy ... How Cool was it to sing your song...To have YOUR SONG sung by James Fkn Franco in Your Outfit ! Well I guess his singing ( unlike his Acting Sucks )...But he COULD HAVE LIP SYNCED ! oh well I'm all sour grapes ! It was GREAT THAT HE thought the Song was good enough to try !...Gotta count our blessings where we find them ! Disappointment passes! But I'll keep this Song alive."
We admit, it would have been awesome to see James Franco in drag--preferably wearing Cher's iconic bottomless, sailor-baiting "If I Could Turn Back Time" video leotard, or maybe the feathered-headdress getup she donned for her Oscars appearance in 1986. But really now, the woman HAS won an Oscar before--and for a category arguably more prestigious than Best Song. So, to borrow a quote from her Best Actress Oscar-winning Moonstruck
performance, can't she just snap out of it?
Cher ended her Twitter tirade on a humorous note, at least: "One thing . Didn't Know caps were shouting ! Sorry ! I'm SO out of the loop. Probably out of the loop Is outta the loop."
If only Kanye West could be so self-aware.
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