Cher, currently on a mini-tour, was caught on video (thank you, Carlos!) telling the story of how she reluctantly appeared on David Letterman's show that time when she famously called him an asshole. Shockingly, she admits she was paid $28K for the appearance, which she demanded in order to satisfy a hotel bill.
This was all around her 40th birthday, which was well and truly ruined when George Miller, the director of The Witches of Eastwick (1987) called and said:
I don't want you — Jack Nicholson thinks that you're not very sexy and you're too old.
Cher herself clarified this story, tweeting me:
@mattrett NOT AT ALL.JOHNNY DIDNT ACTUALLY SAY IT… &ONCE WE STARTED REHEARSAL,GEORGE & I— Cher (@cher) March 21, 2017
GOT ALONG SWIMMINGLY
She wrapped her story by saying,:
But now, this is this, okay? I'm 70 — what's your grandma doing tonight?
Keep reading to watch the video and hear and see a snippet of Cher's show ...