Don't be afraid of Chaz Bono. Just be afraid of him doing the Quickstep. That's Cher's tongue-in-cheek advice to America about her son, who's preparing to compete on "Dancing with the Stars" beginning next Monday.

"I got to tell you something. You doing this dance is about as scary as you making the 'change,' " Cher jokes in a surprise phone call to her son on Wednesday's "Ellen DeGeneres Show."