Cher snaps photo of ‘beautiful couple’: ‘Had my mask on so they didn’t know who I was’
A couple could hardly believe it after “Believe” singer Cher snapped their photo. Cher said she felt compelled to take a picture of a man and a woman she came across when she left a movie, calling them a “beautiful” couple. “I said … can I take your Pic….Had my mask on so they didn’t Know Who I was,” Cher, 75, tweeted Tuesday. “MAYBE Just a crazy woman.. THAT ME.” The photo shows the woman ...news.yahoo.com
The video game industry spoke up against anti-Asian violence. Some went further.
After the recent wave of anti-Asian violence, gaming companies have come forward in support. Some have gone further than others, making donations to charities and hosting internal employee support events.washingtonpost.com
'World's loneliest elephant' Kaavan starts trip to Cambodia
(AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD – Kaavan, dubbed the "world’s loneliest elephant" after languishing alone for years in a Pakistani zoo, was readied Sunday for his flight to a sanctuary in Cambodia and the much-needed company of other elephants. "In the sanctuary in Cambodia ... waiting for him is three ladies, three Asian female elephants," he said. Elephants are social animals that thrive on the company of other elephants, Bauer explained. The floor irritated his feet and toenails, which are badly damaged and will require years of treatment in Cambodia, said Bauer. While Kaavan is the most celebrated rescue at the zoo, Bauer said Four Paws has already relocated about 30 animals from there.
Cher in Pakistan for resettlement of 'loneliest elephant'
An elephant named "Kaavan," who waiting to be transported to a sanctuary in Cambodia, walks at the Maragzar Zoo in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 27, 2020. Iconic singer and actress Cher was set to visit Pakistan on Friday to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the worlds loneliest elephant, who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)ISLAMABAD – Iconic singer and actress Cher is in Pakistan to celebrate the departure of Kaavan, dubbed the “world’s loneliest elephant,” who will soon leave a Pakistani zoo for better conditions after years of lobbying by animal rights groups and activists. Activists dubbed Kaavan the “world’s loneliest elephant" after his plight gained international attention and the unhappy elephant was diagnosed as emotionally as well as physically damaged. Now, the “world's loneliest elephant” comes lumbering over when he hears Khalil's voice.'
Cher — yes, Cher — helps a captive elephant find a new home in Cambodia
The move will cap a years-long effort to rescue Kaavan, who as a baby was given as a gift from the government of Sri Lanka to the head of the Pakistani army. Cher has hinted at coming to Cambodia since May, when Kaavan was freed by a court order in Pakistan. While Asian elephants roam long distances in the wild, Kaavan reportedly was held in a small enclosure with little foliage at the zoo in Pakistan’s capital. “This is definitely a win,” said Martin Bauer, head of international public relations for Four Paws, a global animal welfare organization involved in the Kaavan rescue. We reveal suffering, rescue animals in need and protect them.”Bauer said Four Paws, which was founded 30 years ago, has helped rescue hundreds of animals.latimes.com
Cher tells Rio Grande Valley county hit hard by COVID-19 'Dios te bendiga' in heartfelt PSA
Cher tells Rio Grande Valley county hit hard by COVID-19 'Dios te bendiga' in heartfelt PSAMusic icon Cher sent a heartfelt public service announcement to Hidalgo County in response to the COVID-19 outbreak there. Music icon Cher sent a heartfelt public service announcement to Hidalgo County in response to the COVID-19 outbreak there. Photo: Facebook Screenshot Photo: Facebook Screenshot Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Cher tells Rio Grande Valley county hit hard by COVID-19 'Dios te bendiga' in heartfelt PSA 1 / 1 Back to GalleryMusic icon Cher sent a heartfelt public service announcement to Hidalgo County in response to the COVID-19 outbreak there. The Rio Grande Valley county, which encompasses cities like Edinburg, McAllen, Pharr and Weslaco, shared the 35-second PSA on Facebook Thursday morning. During the news conference, he said the Rio Grande Valley, Laredo and Victoria have rates that are "still too high."mysanantonio.com
'World's loneliest elephant' okayed to quit zoo for new life
Dubbed the worlds loneliest elephant' by his supporters, Kaavan has languished at a zoo in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad for more than 35 years. The overweight elephant Kaavan underwent a full medical examination at the zoo on Friday, said Bauer. In May, Pakistans High Court ordered the Marghazar Zoo closed because of its abysmal conditions blamed on systemic negligence. He said Four Paws was invited by the Islamabad Wildlife Management Board to safely transfer the remaining animals in the zoo. Friday's medical examination showed the elephant was overweight, even as he showed signs of malnutrition.
Finnish Comedian Ismo Taking the Stage at Laugh Out Loud for One Night Only
Hes often been compared to George Carlin due to their similar comedic styles and shared love of lists.With TV appearances including NBCsand TBS, Ismos taken his show on the road, stopping for a one-night stand in San Antonio. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Pearl’s Hotel Emma ranks among best in nation in new list by U.S. News and World Report
SAN ANTONIO – The Pearl’s darling has earned another top ranking for best hotels in the United States. Hotel Emma ranked at No. 10 in U.S. News and World Report’s list of the 50 best hotels in the USA in 2020, which was released Tuesday. Hotel Emma is classified as a 5-star hotel and has received four critic awards, including recognition in the 2019 Condé Nast Readers’ Choice List and TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards. Naturally, it was named the best in San Antonio by U.S. News and World Report.
Cher calls San Antonio hotel “one of the most unique, beautiful hotels ever”
SAN ANTONIO – Before her big show at the AT&T Center on Tuesday night, Cher gave some love to Hotel Emma at the Pearl. Cher tweeted out that the hotel was one of the most unique, beautiful hotels ever. The tweet also said, “Stayed in amazing hotels all over the world “Emma” might take the cake." Cher made a stop in San Antonio as part of her “Here We Go Again” tour.
Five San Antonio Concerts to Get You Through the Rest of the 2010s
Were a month and a half away from finishing the shitstorm that was the 2010s. From local politics and culture to national news that hits close to home, San Antonio Current has been keeping San Antonio informed for years. Its never been more important to support local news sources. If quality journalism is important to you, please consider a donation to San Antonio Current. Every reader contribution is valuable and so appreciated, and goes directly to support our coverage of critical issues and neighborhood culture.sacurrent.com
Simon Cowell and Paula Abdul Have Surprise 'American Idol' Reunion on 'America's
However, there was one special appearance that took everyone by surprise. The unexpected cameo came as a total shock to Abdul's former American Idol judge Simon Cowell, who was blown away while sitting behind the judges panel. "That was brilliant," Cowell said of the big surprise, giving her a thumbs up as she blew him kisses from the stage. The surprising American Idol reunion came as a result of Abdul wanting to promote her Las Vegas residency at the Flamingo Hotel. RELATED CONTENT:'America's Got Talent' Finals: Simon Cowell Calls Kodi Lee's Performance the 'Most Beautiful' He's Ever Heard'America's Got Talent' Judge Simon Cowell Reveals Why He Decided to Get In Shape During Season 14 (Exclusive)'America's Got Talent': Simon Cowell Celebrates 11-Year-Old Violinist and Cancer Survivor With Golden Buzzer
Turn back time: Cher then and now
After a much more successful attempt at acting, including a Best Supporting Actress Oscar nomination for 1983's "Silkwood" and a Best Actress win for 1987's "Moonstruck," Cher returned to singing in 1987 with the self-titled album "Cher." The album featured the comeback single "I Found Someone" and went platinum with 7 million records sold. She followed that up with 1989's "Heart of Stone," which featured the hit "If I Could Turn Back Time" and sold 11 million copies worldwide. Hide Caption