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Bono, Martinez may host chat show

Bono, Martinez may host chat show

NEW YORK, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- "Dancing with the Stars" competitors J.R. Martinez, Chaz Bono, David Arquette and Karson Cressley may serve as hosts of a new chat show, the New York Post said.
Chaz Bono engaged

Chaz Bono engaged

SEATTLE, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Chaz Bono asked his fiancee, Jennifer Elia, to marry him in a moment that will air on the couple's reality television show.
Chaz Bono says he's proud of 'DWTS' effort

Chaz Bono says he's proud of 'DWTS' effort

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Chaz Bono says he's proud of what he accomplished as a contestant on the U.S. television show "Dancing With the Stars."
Kressley booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'

Kressley booted from 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- TV personality Carson Kressley and his professional dance partner Anna Trebunskaya were voted off of "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.

Chynna booted from 'DWTS'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- Singer Chynna Phillips and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Chaz's mom Cher to join 'Dancing' audience

Chaz's mom Cher to join 'Dancing' audience

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Chaz Bono said it would be "very exciting" to have his mom, entertainer Cher, and others in his family at "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles.
Cavallari gets the boot on 'Dancing'

Cavallari gets the boot on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 4 (UPI) -- Kristen Cavallari and her professional dance partner Mark Ballas were eliminated from "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles Tuesday.
Bono: Mom Cher proud of my dancing

Bono: Mom Cher proud of my dancing

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Chaz Bono says his entertainer mother Cher was shocked, but proud, by his first performance on the U.S. TV competition series "Dancing with the Stars."
DWTS parties to show support for Chaz Bono

DWTS parties to show support for Chaz Bono

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Viewing parties are being planned across the United States in honor of Chaz Bono's debut on "Dancing with the Stars," a gay and transgender support group says.
Bono and Schwimmer paired on 'Dancing'

Bono and Schwimmer paired on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 31 (UPI) -- Author and activist Chaz Bono, the transgender son of pop icon Cher, has been paired with Lacey Schwimmer on the U.S. series "Dancing with the Stars."
Chastity Bono undergoing sex change

Chastity Bono undergoing sex change

LOS ANGELES, June 11 (UPI) -- Chastity Bono's publicist has confirmed the U.S. gay-rights activist and author is undergoing gender reassignment surgery.
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Chaz Bono (L) and guest attend the 22nd annual GLAAD Media Awards held at the Westin Bonaventure in Los Angeles on April 10, 2011. UPI/Phil McCarten
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Chaz Salvatore Bono[1] (born Chastity Sun Bono; March 4, 1969) is an American transgender advocate, writer, actor, and musician. Bono is the only child of American entertainers Sonny and Cher, though each had children from other relationships.[2][3] Bono is a transgender man. In 1995, after several years of being outed as lesbian by the tabloid press, Bono publicly self-identified as such in a cover story in a leading American gay monthly magazine, The Advocate. Bono went on to discuss the process of coming out to oneself and to others in two books. Family Outing: A Guide to the Coming Out Process for Gays, Lesbians, and Their Families (1998) includes the author's coming out account. The memoir, The End of Innocence (2003) discusses the author's outing, music career, and partner Joan's death from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma.[4] Between 2008 and 2010, Bono underwent female-to-male gender transition. A two-part Entertainment Tonight feature in June 2009 explained that Bono's transition had started a year before.[5] In May 2010, Bono legally changed gender and name.[6] A documentary on Bono's experience, Becoming Chaz, was screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and later made its television debut on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network.[7] Early life and education Bono is the only child of Cher and Sonny Bono of the pop duo Sonny & Cher, stars of a TV variety show on which the young child often appeared. Bono was named Chastity Sun Bono after the film Chastity, which was produced by Sonny and in which Cher (in her first feature film) played a bisexual woman.[8] Bono came out to both parents as lesbian at age 18. In Family Outing, Bono wrote that, "as a child, I always felt there was something different about me. I'd look at other girls my age and feel perplexed by their obvious interest in the latest fashion, which boy in class was the cutest, and who looked the most like cover girl Christie Brinkley. When I was 13, I finally found a name for exactly how I was different. I realized I was gay."[9] Ceremony Bono began a short music career with the band Ceremony,[4] which released one album, Hang Out Your Poetry, in 1993. The band featured Bono on vocals, acoustic guitar, and percussion. Other members were Steve March Tormé (backup vocals), Heidi Shink a.k.a. Chance, Pete McRae, Steve Bauman, Louis Ruiz, and Bryn Mathieu. All but one of the band's songs were written or co-written by Bono, Shink, and Mark Hudson. They used no synthesizers or digital effects on the album; Shink noted, "We turned our back on technology. [ ... ] It's reminiscent of the 60s, but more a tip of the hat than emulating it. We took the music we love and rejuvenated it, made it 90's."[10] The song "Could've Been Love" was released as a single from the album. The album's other tracks are "Goodbye Sunshine", "Steal Your Heart", "Day by Day", "Ready for Love", "Ready for Love (Refrain)", "Hang Out Your Poetry", "Turn It Over", "Trust", "2 of 1", "First Day of My Life", "Breathless", "Living in a Paradise", and "Livin' It Up". Sonny and Cher recorded backing vocals (uncredited) for the last song.

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