Cher Gets Personal About Sonny Bono, Pamela Anderson Takes Marathons in Stride

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Cher Shares on Sonny Bono
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PHOTO: Sonny Bono And Cher at the Academy Awards, March 1973.
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Cher got in on the trend of celebrities answering fans' questions online, so she hosted a live Facebook Q&A on Halloween.

While some fans just wanted to know what her favorite color was, if she really hung out with Kathy Griffin and what makes this world a woman's world (all real questions), Cher turned up the heat when asked about late ex-husband, Sonny Bono.

"Hi Cher, If Sonny Bono were still alive today, but you only had a minute to talk to him, what would you say?" asked one fan.

"How hot is it where you just came from?" Cher replied.

Moving on...

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Pamela Anderson in Recovery Mode
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PHOTO: Pamela Anderson poses with her brother Gerry at the 2013 NY Marathon, Nov. 3, 2013.
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The public may have a certain expectation for what Pamela Anderson looks like when she runs (ahem, "Baywatch"), but the 46-year-old ditched the red suit to run the New York City Marathon with her brother, Gerry, on Sunday, People magazine reported.

She also revealed what one looks like after conquering the 26.2 miles from Staten Island to Central Park, and it wasn't all that pretty.

Anderson tweeted a post-marathon selfie, with the caption "Ouch!" She accessorized with ice packs, a foam roller and her marathon number.

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Paula Abdul Talks Israel, Miley
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PHOTO: Paula Abdul poses next to an olive tree in the esate garden of President Shimon Peres, Oct. 29, 2013, in Jerusalem.
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Paula Abdul has gone to the Holy Land to connect to her Jewish roots and plans on holding a "belated" Bat Mitzvah, she told the Associated Press.

"Beyond being Jewish, I've always found myself to be very much in tune with spirituality," the singer and former "American Idol" judge said. "I feel very grateful coming to Israel now, where as a woman I know who I am a lot more than even 10 years ago."

Somehow among the talk of spirituality, Miley Cyrus came up in conversation. Abdul had this to say about the pervasive pop wunderkind's dance move of choice.

"I think when girls dance, they should be girls," she told the AP. "I don't find it the most attractive kind of dance. My Chihuahua can twerk and stick her tongue out at the same time too."

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Is SNL's Parody of "The Fox" Better Than the Original?
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PHOTO: Jay Pharaoh in Saturday Night Lives digital short parody of the viral hit "The Fox Song."
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By now, we should all be familiar with Norwegian duo Ylvis' "The Fox." (A refresher, here).

"SNL" decided it was time to parody the song that asks, "What does the fox say?" and apply it to a jilted girlfriend.

Kerry Washington and Jay Pharoah teamed up to answer "What does my girl say?" Obviously, Washington has the best responses.

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Ben Roethlisberger Hits Career Milestone
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PHOTO: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws a touchdown pass to Jerricho Cotchery in the third quarter of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Nov. 3, 2013, in Foxborough, Mass.
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Joining the elite ranks of quarterbacks before him, Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has thrown his 200 touchdown pass at Sunday's game, the Associated Press reported.

The Steelers QB made his mark in Sunday's game against the New England Patriots when Roethlisberger threw to Antonio Brown at the end of the second quarter, according to the AP.

By the end of the game, he was up to 203. What a show-off.

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Madonna Says Buh-Bye to Beverly Hills
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PHOTO: Madonna arrives to the opening of Hard Candy Fitness, Oct. 17, 2013, in Berlin.
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Is Madonna no longer a "Material Girl?"

The singer, 55, bid adieu to her Beverly Hills mansion, selling it for $19.5 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The 1.25 acre lot in the exclusive ZIP code includes a nine-bedroom home, two guesthouses, a resort-size swimming pool and a tennis court, according to the Los Angeles Times. Oh, there's also a gym, a screening room, art studio and a bar inside.

The new owner is probably deciding whether there would ever be a need to ever leave the compound.

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