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LOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB

Cher, the songstress, actress, comedian and fashion victim, has been in the spotlight for more than 30 years, reinventing herself with each comeback.

The '60s saw a hippie-chick Cher in bell-bottoms and suede-fringed jackets. In the '70s, it was Bob Mackie gowns and the flavor-of-the-month hairdo. In the '80s, she delivered us a jet black, permed mane and seductress biker get-ups.

These days, with an international pop hit and the wisdom of 53 years behind her, it's obvious Cher doesn't "believe" in waiting a decade to try something new on for size. Let's look at where Cher's head has been this year:

January

Cher showed she could turn back time (again) for this mod, red-headed look she sported in South Miami. Cher told the media she was a bit nervous about singing the national anthem for Super Bowl Sunday. Could it have been an upcoming audition for the role of Granny Spice, Ginger's replacement in the girl-power group the Spice Girls, that was causing the jitters?

February

Cher's bleached look in a television appearance three weeks later was followed shortly afterward by a lawsuit filed against her by an ex-manager. He claimed he was cheated out of 15 percent of the "Believe" album's profits. Could it be a case of blond ambition?

March

Let's be as blunt as her bang, bangs: At the Royal Charity Premiere of the film "Tea With Mussolini," was that lip liner that puckered up Cher's resplendent lips? A little collagen, perhaps?

April

On April 13, five weeks shy of Cher's birthday, she performed at the VH1 "Divas Live 99" concert in New York and observed the occasion by looking her age. For Cher.

July

Look what the tide washed in ... Cher on tour. A bandeau, fish-netting, hip-hugging skirt and a sequined "half-breed" headdress make us believe in mermaids, and always, Cher.

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