Chaz Bono


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  • Birth Name: Chastity Sun Bono
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, CA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 03/04/1969, Pisces
  • Profession: Activist; author; reality-show contestant
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Dancing with the Stars: What "Mortified" Diana Nyad in Week 1?

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad made headlines last year when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the assistance of a shark cage. But, she says, preparing to dance a minute-long foxtrot on the Season 18 premiere of Dancing with the Stars last Monday was just as daunting as gearing up for her multi-day open water feat.

"When I would stand on that shore over in Cuba and look out at the horizon, I knew that what was in front of me was going to be at least two, probably more like two-and-a-half nonstop days in the open ocean, with all kinds of obstacles," Nyad, 64, tells "And [Monday], as I stood holding [partner Henry Byalikov's] hands, I was thinking, 'You have one minute and six seconds for this foxtrot.' It's just an absurdly different kind of challenge."

Nyad and Byalikov ended up with an 18 from the judges after their routine, which puts them in second-to-last place heading into Week 2. Though Nyad says she felt OK about the dance itself, there was one aspect of the performance that left her "mortified." Check out our interview with Nyad to find out what frustrated her to the point of tears, as well as what she and Henry are working on for this week's cha-cha.

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Chaz Bono Is "Tutoring" Cher for Her Dancing with the Stars Appearance

Who knew that Cher could still get stage fright?

The iconic singer said she's "worried" about her guest appearance on Dancing with the Stars Monday, and she's been getting pointers from her son, DWTS alum Chaz Bono, ABC News reports.

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Chaz Bono Shows Off Svelte New Body

Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Chaz Bono has shed even more weight.

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Chaz Bono On His Criticism: 'I Don't Really Pay Attention to That Stuff'
Being Chaz - Deleted Scenes: Happy Anniversary
Becoming Chaz
HTV: Alexis Arquette

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Queens of Talk
Dear Mom, Love Cher
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Year Title Description
2013 Dear Mom, Love Cher TV Show Series, Appearing
2011 Being Chaz TV Show Series, Appearing
2007 The Big Gay Sketch Show TV Show Series, Performer
2005 Celebrity Fit Club TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member - (Season 3)
2005 Dancing with the Stars TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member

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Chaz Bono Drops 60 Pounds

Former Dancing with the Stars contestant Chaz Bono has shed 60 lbs. and is "still slowly losing," he told People.

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Keck's Exclusives First Look: Chaz Bono's Secret Life

Now that Chaz Bono has undergone gender reassignment, he wants to become a Hollywood leading man. The child of Cher and the late Sonny Bono, who turns 44 on March 4, last acted on network TV in 1997; when he was still Chastity, Bono played a support group leader in the episode of Ellen in which Ellen DeGeneres' character came out to her parents. 

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GLAAD Applauds CW, Showtime, ABC for LGBT Representation

The CW and Showtime are leading the way in their representation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community on television.

According to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation's sixth annual Network Responsibility Index, which measures the quantity, quality and diversity of images LGBT people on broadcast and cable TV, The CW remains the top broadcast network (with 29% of its programming being LGBT-inclusive), as well as the most racially diverse (62%). Showtime tops the cable networks with 46% LGBT-friendly programming. read more

La Toya Jackson Gets a Reality Show

La Toya Jackson will be the subject of a new reality show on OWN, the network announced. 

Life With La Toya will follow Jackson as she juggles the demands of her famous family and her growing entertainment business empire. 

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Chaz Bono to Guest-Star on Degrassi: The Next Generation

Chaz Bono is heading back to high school! The transgender activist has landed a guest spot on Degrassi: The Next Generation, People reports.

Bono will appear as himself, playing a celebrity guest judge at Degrassi's Battle of the Bands in an episode scheduled to air this fall. read more

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