Cher is not really thinking that Sonny Bono is burning in hell. In fact, the singer-actress apparently misses her ex-husband.
Cher's zinger response to a fan's question last week during a Facebook chat spurred a slew of news stories by writers who seem to have forgotten the type of comedy that fueled the Sonny and Cher comedy show back in the '70s. Her stinging jokes about Sonny were for laughs, not revenge.
Cher, who is about to embark on her "farewell" tour, sat at a computer for several hours on Thursday answering questions posted by fans on her Facebook page.
One question set Cher up as well as any line Sonny fed her on their classic variety show.
"If Sonny Bono were still alive today, but you only had a minute to talk to him, what would you say?" the fan asked.
"How hot is it where you just came from?" Cher said. You could almost see her tongue in her cheek as she typed.
Did Cher just suggest that Bono went to hell after his fatal ski accident in 1998?
Scroll down, and you'll see her response to another fan asking: "Do you miss Sonny?"
"I think about him a lot sometimes," Cher said. "There are things about him that I miss."
Her "how hot is it" joke is reminiscent of the punchlines that Cher, dressed in a Bob Mackie gown, targeted at Sonny to the delight of millions of viewers. She's still got it.
Cher's Facebook exchanges give insight into what she does in her spare time, her likes and dislikes, what she would like to do with the rest of her life and who her friends are.
So that you don't have to read through the 9,000 other questions posted to gain insight from the several dozen that Cher answered, we've summarized the most interesting of them here as they appeared on Facebook:
Cher shares beauty advice
Fan: "What do you do to keep yourself in shape and healthy?"
Cher: "I don't smoke, drink or do drugs. Maybe twice a year I have a shot of Papi. Don't eat meat AND chose wisely in the gene department." (Please share any insight about "Papi" in the comment section.)
Fan: "You are amazing woman and give out so much but I do have one question how do you keep so thin? You look fabulous."
Cher: "I literally work my A-- off. Thank god I like exercising!!!"
Fan: "When you look in the mirror, do you see truly how beautiful you are?"
Cher: "I don't look in mirrors."
Fan: "What skin products do you use on your face? Your skin is awesome!"
Cher: "I use Jan Marini and sometimes Proactive."
Fan: "I've always been curious about the pink toned eyeshadow, why?"
Cher: "I don't know. It used to start with blue. I used to make my own eye shadow when I was younger, because I couldn't get what I wanted, I would make it an a double boiler. I don't know it just kind of started that way. And now it's kind of pink and purple with colored stones, I like doing that. And glitter, for anyone that hasn't figured that out already."
Fan: "Do you like to be a brunette or blonde better?"
Cher: "I don't care I'm going to be one one day, another the next day. Kinda keeps going around in a circle!"