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After seeing Cher bashing Mitt Romney Twitter Donald Trump took social network return favor. “He especially enjoys pissing off people

After seeing Cher bashing Mitt Romney on Twitter, Donald Trump took to the social network to return the favor. “He especially enjoys pissing off people who have irritated him,” said a longtime associate of Trump's.

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Updated: June 17, 2012 8:14AM

O ne thing about Donald Trump — he loves to stir the pot,” a longtime associate of the real estate and reality TV mogul said with a laugh Tuesday. “He especially enjoys pissing off people who have irritated him,” added the source, who requested anonymity, as he still does “a lot of business with The Donald.”

This was all about Trump’s budding feud with Cher, stemming from his snarky response to the actress and singer’s insulting tweet about GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Upon hearing Cher tweeted she would never want to share the same air with Romney — or “his right wing racist homophobic women-hating tea bagger masters” — Trump also took to Twitter to dis Cher.

He tweeted a comparison with another of his nemeses, calling Cher “a total loser” like

Rosie O’Donnell and “an average talent who is out of touch with reality.” He later said Cher is “very miserable” and her comments about Romney were “very unflattering,” “inappropriate” and “nasty.”

The real backstory dates to earlier tweets Cher penned about Trump — back when he was continuing to fuel the “birther” debate about President Obama. Apparently, Cher’s cracks about seeing Trump in Aspen squiring buxom bimbos really upset Trump’s current wife, Melania — even though that all happened before their marriage.

NATO NOTE: Three acclaimed filmmakers with Chicago roots — who came of age during the anti-war demonstrations during the 1968 Democratic convention in their hometown — are back this week to film the anti-NATO protests.

Oscar-winning cinematographer

Haskell Wexler (“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”) and directors and writers Andy Davis (“The Fugitive,” “Collateral Damage”) and Mike Gray (“The China Syndrome”) will head up a 20-person team to capture the stories of the demonstrators. Davis told there is no specific documentary confirmed, but the group’s plan “is to find voices and images that can speak to the world about these issues ... and keeping Haskell and Mike safe.”

One famous face heading here for NATO is acclaimed actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, who portrays a nurse on Showtime’s dark comedy “Nurse Jackie,” starring Edie Falco.

Smith will perform “Tell Us Where It Hurts, America’s Nurses Are Listening,” a theatrical piece written for the more than 1,000 nurses who will gather at the Sheraton Chicago Hotel at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

The program will follow the National Nurses United afternoon protest rally at Daley Plaza — organized to support a “Robin Hood” tax on Wall Street transactions to provide funds for programs including improved health care.

BABY BEAT: No confirmation yet, but it’s pretty obvious that Drew Barrymore’s ever-growing “baby bump” means she and fiance Will Kopelman are expecting their first child.

FAMILY TIES: Not one but two daughters of famous stars will have new TV series this fall. Meryl Streep’s daughter, Northwestern University grad Mamie Gummer, will star on the CW drama “First Cut,” and Dakota Johnson — daughter of Melanie Griffith and Don Johnson — stars in the new Fox comedy “Ben & Kate.”While Streep never pushed any of her kids to become actors, both Mamie and her sister,

Grace Gummer, followed in Mom’s footsteps, and Mamie has scored solid reviews — especially for her performances on the New York stage and in the TV miniseries “John Adams.”Johnson, strongly encouraged by her parents and stepfather

Antonio Banderas, has been acting since she was 9 and appeared in “The Social Network,” “The Five Year Engagement,” and “21 Jump Street.”


Tiger Woods’ ex-wife Elin Nordegren and her boyfriend, Jamie Dingman, are very much in love and eventually will marry, “though Elin is in no hurry to do that,” said a close friend Tuesday.

While Nordegren couldn’t care less what her ex-hubby thinks of her new beau, Woods is said to be happy she’s with the very wealthy businessman — mainly because Dingman is great with the former couple’s children.


Actor Victor Garber and Harold Ramis caught good friend Andrea Martin’s show at Up Comedy Club. … Also looking for laughs, Mario Van Peebles checked out Second City’s 100th revue, “Who Do We Think We Are?” … While in town, rocker Chris Daughtry visited the Bronzeville Scholastic Institute for a “Starburst Music With the Masters” series, benefitting the VH1 Save the Music Foundation. … Former “Real Housewives of New York” star Kelly Killoren Bensimon slipped into RPM Italian, while here promoting her I Can Make You Hot book.

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