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‘Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support’

SOUNDBITES — “Chaz is embarking on a difficult journey, but one that I will support. I respect the courage it takes to go through this transition in the glare of public scrutiny and although I may not understand I will strive to be understanding. The one thing that will never change is my abiding love for my child.” —Cher on daughter-cum-son Chaz’s decision to undergo a sex change [People]

Meanwhile, was Chaz shopping a reality show about his transition? Ted Casablanca: “Despite Chaz’s famous family connection and fascinating operation, no one was interested in televising it, at first. According to impeccable TV sources, Chaz and his team, including mama Cher, were pitching the sex-change show to the big networks, as opposed to a niche cable network like TLC that prolly woulda snatched it up to run between Jon & Kate marathons. They were hoping for a big get. But there weren’t too many bites, it seems, for Chaz’s story.”