Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Cher Given Lifetime Achievement Award at 'Glamour' Women of the Year Event

Cher has been around a long time (though she doesn't look it!) and over her lengthy career she's made some awesome music and movies, and has also given back through her work with Kenyan orphans. Monday night she was recognized for all of the above with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Glamour Women of the Year event in NYC.

She took the stage to accept the honor and said: "You have no idea how non-glamorous I am when I wake up. I walk around in sweatpants and Ugg boots. I don't care.”

Also honoured at the event was Black Eyed Peas star Fergie, who was watched by husband Josh Duhamel as she picked up a gong for her work with breast cancer research and AIDS awareness charities. In a red Zac Posen gown, she admitted: “I feel like the prom queen tonight.”

Julia Roberts was honoured for her work promoting renewable energy, raising awareness for Rett syndrome and supporting Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camps. The actress took the opportunity to praise the late actor’s work with the organisation, saying: "Paul would come and sit down with the kids and have lunch and participate. He was fully present.”

Fashion designer Donatella Versace was presented with an award for her support of a children’s charity in China and mentoring of aspiring designers She told the audience – which included Hilary Swank, Kelly Osbourne and Janet Jackson – never to give up on their ambitions. She said: “Believe in yourself and work hard to achieve your dreams. You can do it.”

Fool’s Gold actress Kate Hudson presented the ceremony, which is in its 20th year.

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