Rumors and ruefulness

Is Cher appearing in the new season of “American Horror Story”? The evidence speaks for itself.

It began, as such speculation often does, with a mysterious tweet — penned on a whim by the pop icon we like to call Cher:

“Big deal,” you say. “That could mean absolutely anything.”

But one response leads us to believe Cher’s tweet means absolutely everything.

See for yourself:

Clue #2 materialized on Cher’s Twitter account more recently, when the diva answered a fan’s question in such a way that only raised more questions:

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NewNowNext stoked the rumor mill by suggesting this shadowy “gorge man” in question could refer to Colton Haynes, Billy Eichner, Cheyenne Jackson, or pretty much the entire male cast. (It’s a Ryan Murphy production, after all.)

And then? Another hint: a photograph of Cher flagrantly canoodling — canoodling — with the cast of the upcoming season.

And hearts did flutter:

Had THE funnest??? time with this Crew??#americanhorrorstory #ahscult

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As Unicorn Booty points out, one enterprising Internet investigator unearthed yet more evidence that Cher will be appearing in the show — alongside her son, Chaz Bono. That strong evidence can be found here.

What do you make of all of this? Do you believe? Sound off in the comments below.