Cher Sells Off Personal Items
Pop veteran Cher is auctioning off 700 personal items - including costumes, jewellery and even her own bed - in a bid to raise more than $1 million (GBP550,000) for charity. The 60-year-old star will kick off the glitzy sale on 3 October (06) with the help of auction giant Sotheby's and Julien's Auctions. Cher insists she is ready to let many of her treasures go, as she is desperate to revamp her plush Malibu, California, home. The Cher Charitable Foundation will benefit from the proceeds. She says, "I'm truly excited about it, having had this stuff for so many years. I'm only keeping about five items from everything I have." "When I got off the road, something happened and I said, 'You know, I think it's time to do something different. But my house is so full that there's no way to do something different unless I totally change it." Items from the statuesque I GOT YOU BABE star's collection include neo-Gothic art and furniture and a 16th-century terra-cotta figurine of Jesus Christ, as well as outfits featured on THE SONNY AND CHER COMEDY HOUR in the 1960s.