The unverified account has 2 tweets and 263 followers. It spells the word “news” with two v’s instead of a w.

An obvious fake.  Nevertheless, a few tweeters were duped and the rumor has begun to spread:

https://twitter.com/DRDTraiin/status/288178264323784704

https://twitter.com/TarasWife/status/288172721253257216

https://twitter.com/Neon_Maverick/status/288217574259437569

Model Christine Teigen woke up her husband John Legend with the bad news:

She later realized her error, but (wisely) declined to wake him up a second time:

Some tweeters are putting out the word that the story is untrue:

Thankfully, we will all be able to enjoy Cher’s barely comprehensible anti-Republican Twitter rants for many years to come.