Kim Kardashian lead the birthday tributes for megastar Cher's 71st birthday.
The 36-year-old reality star posted over 20 times about the Believe hitmaker's special day all over her social media.
She was not the only one as Jennifer Lopez also took to social media to pay homage to the iconic entertainer.
Also among the stars who hailed the If I Could Turn Back Time singer included Rachel Zoe.
Kim flooded her Instagram page with more than a dozen shots of the woman she dubbed the 'fashion icon Armenian Queen.'
The super-fan socialite posed a historical retrospective of shots of Cher from the 1970s, showing how the style queen superstar has been something of an inspiration to her, having mastered culminating a hip and evolving image in Hollywood spread over decades.
The Burlesque star was also hailed by megastar Jennifer Lopez, who used the hashtags '#risktaker,' '#trailblazer' and '#bossbabe' alongside a picture of Cher emblazoned with the star's quote, 'I’ve always taken risks, and never worried what the world might really think of me.'
The versatile star, who captured an Oscar for her work in 1987's Moonstruck, didn't rest on her special day, taking the stage for a concert in Las Vegas at the Park Theater.
It's a huge weekend for Cher, who will stay in Sin City, as she'll be at the T-Mobile Arena on Sunday, where Gwen Stefani will present her with the ICON Award at the Billboard Music Awards.
She'll also perform live for the first time in 15 years at an award show, as she's slated to sing her 1999 smash-hit Believe at the proceedings. She told Billboard in a statement she was 'honored … take the stage to celebrate my love of music with [her] fans' at the show.
'Seeing so many powerful artists – especially female artists emerge and take their place in history through the years has been incredible,' she said.
The Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC at 8/7c Sunday.
Sabah, Turkey May 19 2017 Bundestag rejects leaving İncirlik, while Turkey stays indifferent DAILY SABAH WITH ANADOLU AGENCY ANKARA Published May 19, 2017 Germany's conservative-left coalition government Thursday rejected a motion filed by opposition parties to "immediately" withdraw German troops from İncirlik Air Base, amid political tensions between Berlin and Ankara. The joint motion filed by the Socialist Left Party and the environmentalist Green Party was rejected by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU) and their coalition partner the Social Democratic Party (SPD) after a heated debate in parliament. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on Wednesday that Ankara would not beg if Berlin decided to leave Incirlik. "It is up to them, we will not beg them," Çavuşoğlu said, accusing the German government of trying to patronize Turkey on the issue. "We are telling Germany that they cannot treat Turkey as they wish, Turkey will not accept hypocrisy," he added. Senior Christian Democrat lawmaker Roderich Kiesewetter criticized Turkey for refusing demands by German lawmakers to visit İncirlik Air Base but warned against making a hasty decision. "A unilateral and immediate withdrawal of German troops is neither in the interest of Europe, nor in the interest of Germany," he told lawmakers ahead of the vote on Thursday night. Kiesewetter urged lawmakers to wait for the outcome of discussions at next week's NATO summit as well as ongoing talks with Jordan for the potential relocation of German troops there. At the suggestion of Christian Democrats and the Social Democratic Party, the majority of lawmakers voted in favor of submitting the motion to the Foreign Affairs Committee for further deliberation. The rejection of the motion filed by the Left Party and the Green Party is interpreted as gaining time ahead of the bilateral meeting between President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Merkel in Brussels at the NATO summit. Merkel is expected to request that German lawmakers be granted the permanent right to visit the air base whenever they want and Erdoğan's reaction to Merkel's request will reportedly be decisive in the future of German troops stationed at İncirlik. The İncirlik crisis started on Monday after it was revealed that a parliamentary delegation was not allowed to visit the air base for several reasons. After news reports about the ban surfaced, the German government threatened to pull out from İncirlik. Berlin has been hinting at the possibility of moving personnel to Amman, Jordan. Germany has repeatedly underlined the importance of such visits, saying the German army was not under the control of the government but rather parliament. The two countries went through the same crisis almost a year ago. A German parliamentary defense commission delegation was not allowed to pay a visit to the İncirlik Air Base after the Bundestag adopted a resolution regarding the Armenian events of 1915. Federal Parliament approved a controversial motion labeling the 1915 events as "genocide." The crisis was solved months later after Von der Leyen was allowed to visit the air base with a German delegation. Since 2015, around 260 German troops, six high-tech Tornado surveillance jets and a tanker aircraft have been stationed at İncirlik Air Base, providing support for anti-Daesh operations.
ASSEMBLY OF AMERICA
TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Texas House of Representatives
unanimously adopted a resolution affirming the Armenian Genocide by a vote of
137 to 0, reports the Armenian Assembly of America (Assembly).
Spearheaded by Texas State Representative Scott
Sanford (R-TX) with invaluable support from Representatives Rafael Anchia
(D-TX) and Jeff Leach (R-TX), House Resolution, House Resolution (HR) 191 says
in part: “During World War I, the crumbling Ottoman Empire began a systematic
campaign to eradicate its Armenian population, which then numbered more than
two million.” The resolution resolved that “the House of Representatives of the
85th Texas Legislature hereby recognize the Armenian genocide.”
"The Armenian Assembly greatly appreciates the
exemplary work and dedication of the Armenian American community in Texas,
especially Mihran Aroian who led the effort," stated Assembly Grassroots
and Development Associate Mariam Khaloyan. "We look forward to working to
ensure that all 50 states unequivocally affirm the Armenian Genocide and the
proud chapter in America’s history in helping save the survivors,” she added.
Mr. Aroian told the Assembly: “This is a proud
moment for Texas and for all those who support genocide affirmation and prevention.
I would like to thank Representative Scott Sanford for his leadership and for
all those who worked diligently to make this happen.”
Last month, Members of the Texas legislature had
the opportunity to view a screening of The
Promise, an extraordinary film that depicts the events of the Armenian
Genocide, at the State Capitol in Austin.
Former Governor Rick Perry signed Senate Bill (SB)
482 in 2009, which created the Texas Holocaust and Genocide Commission to help
preserve information and experiences of the Holocaust and other genocide
events. During the ceremony, he said: "In addition to the Holocaust, there
have been five major genocide events in the 20th century, including the
Armenian, Cambodian, Rwandan, Bosnian and Herzegovinian, and Sudanese
genocides. Survivors, liberators and others who witnessed these atrocities have
died without leaving their lessons of survival and humanity.”
Click here to see a list of U.S. states that affirm
the Armenian Genocide.
Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of
America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting
public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a
non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.
Photo Caption: Texas State Rep. Scott Sanford
(R-TX) (back, center), Mihran Aroian (front, center), and members of the
Armenian American community in Texas after the House hearing of HR 191 on April