Cher's new version of the title song for Jude Law's upcoming Alfie remake has reportedly been dropped, after test audiences laughed at the track.

Although the song was made famous by soul veteran Dionne Warwick, it was Cher who actually recorded the theme for the original 1966 hit Alfie.

But the new version is certainly no better than the last, say sources, who tell America's STAR magazine, "Cher's version destroyed the mood created by the film's ending and ruined the movie for me.

"It's supposed to be a soft, emotional song. But it was way too Cher-ish."

While Cher's representatives have no comment, sources say bosses at movie studio Paramount are hoping to land jazz sensation Norah Jones to record another version of the song.

26/08/2004 02:43