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‘X-Files’ Creater Gets Pseudo-Cher

December 14, 1997

NEW YORK (AP) _ ``X-Files″ creator Chris Carter couldn’t get his pal Cher to sing on the show, so he hired a lookalike.

In a recent black-and-white episode, what looked like Cher made a quick appearance and recordings of her songs provided mood music.

Carter wanted the real singer-actress, but ``when she read the script, she decided she’d rather act than sing, so now I’m bringing her back,″ he said in the Dec. 20 issue of TV Guide.

The writer-director-producer said he was sure to get his old friend’s blessing before using the lookalike and Cher’s music.

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