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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fans React After Bette Midler Rejoices Over Death of Joe Jackson

Mister D: I’ll be honest and say I’m flummoxed as to what to say here. I could never say something about the dead like this. I have never had anything that made me hate someone even if they did something heinous to me. I always think somebody raised them and taught them that these bad behaviors were somehow some strength. And I must say that I have been in some unspeakable positions where I just wanted to die, but I never could hate. But I’m more of the exception to the rule. So I feel I’m the odd man out. Now with Bette, compared to the familiar public, she probably knew more about the situation and what went on. She traveled somewhat in the same circles as Michael and Janet, and of course, with Quincy Jones. I don’t know if most people know this, but Bette was one, if not the first one, to be called about the We Are The World project (why no solo spot, Quincy?) plus he helped out with getting the sound right for her Vegas gig. She mentioned Quincy in her tweet, so that tells me they know more than what the general public knows. Does that make her right or wrong for calling it out? I think it’s a personal choice. She seemed to want to make a statement, and she very well did, and it looks like she’s not backing down. And I’ve always admired that quality in people. Well, some people. I think I’m more of a case by case kind of guy. And yes, I have taken the side of a Republican or two. I’m fair. Read More

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Featuring The Harlettes: The Black & White Sessions : Paulette McWilliams : “At Seventeen” (June 18, 2018)

Mister D: I thought I’d start featuring the Harlettes Bette Midler has gainfully employed over the decades. You know they had to be super-talented and well-rounded to work with the hard driving Miss M. I’ve featured some in the past, but I keep running into their projects and I’d like to pay some respect when I can. So we’ll start out with Ms. Paulette McWilliams who worked with Ms. Midler in 1979-1980. Ms. Williams does an awesome job on one of my favorite songs, At Seventeen, written by the incredible Janis Ian (Some People’s Lives) Read More

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Monday, January 22, 2018

When Versace raised money for AIDS; Interesting Article; Brief Bette Midler Mention

Los Angeles Blade
When Versace raised money for AIDS
January 11, 2018 at 9:27 am PST | by Karen Ocamb

The family of murdered fashion designer Gianni Versace is not happy with gay producer Ryan Murphy’s latest endeavor, “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story,” a 9-episode anthology that premiers Wednesday, Jan. 17 on FX. In particular, they are angry that the series suggests Versace was HIV-positive when he was murdered by gay hustler Andrew Cunanan on the steps of his South Miami Beach mansion on July 15, 1997. Read More

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

BetteBack April 13, 1975: Bette Midler And Lionel Hamptom – The Very Odd Couple

Sunday News
The Very Odd Couple
April 13, 1975
By Robert Wahls

AT FIRST, they seem an ill-matched combo, Bette Midler, the 32-year-old queen of camp, and Lionel Hampton, 70, for 40 years a great name in jazz, swing, bop, you name it. There they were in the vast, cluttered Act 48 rehearsal hall on W. 48th St.. Their joint package is a revue, which, for want of a better name, opens at the Minskoff tomorrow night as “Clams on the Half Shell.” Hamp, in blue jacket, red vest and white shirt, sits room center, tickling the ivories on a rehearsal grand, parked beside his trademark, the gleaming vibraharp: Bette bursts out of the powder room, blue jeans tucked into knee-high vinyl boots. She swaggers stage center, her smile a combination of Nancy Walker and Mona Lisa. Read More

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

It’s best not to be too pompous about yourself.

It’s best not to be too pompous about yourself. It’s better not to need a limousine for your head. Although people think I’m just ‘divine,’ I have my share of worries. I worry about growing old and losing my shape, my looks, my hair. As an entertainer, that’s my stock and trade. Oh, and I also worry that I don’t dance as well as Michael Jackson. – Bette Midler

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

BetteBack April 26, 1974: What Other Award Did Bette Midler Win On Tony Night?

Defiance Crescent News
April 26, 1974

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Because all of us guests in black tie at the Tony Awards had to sit from 8 to midnight, I have come up with a new award for next year: the Fanny Award. It will be given to members of the audience. The trophy will be shaped like a cushion.

Alex Cohen’s awards at the Shubert and great party at the Americana must have cost $750,000. New Yorkers thought Charles Nelson Reilly and Nancy Walker were the funniest performers very interesting, because they’re not on way anymore. Read More

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

BetteBack May 23, 1974: Young Stars Don’t Want To Do Television

South Mississippi Sun
May 23, 1974

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Jackie Gleason was drawing laughs from stage – hands and musicians at a most unfunny hour of the morning. Watching him, Gary Smith said American television needed other stars to treat it with the respect the Great One brings to the medium.

Gleason flew the Atlantic for the first time to guest star in a Julie Andrews Special. It was his first guest appearance in a generation of television.

It was also his first time on a Smith and Hemion show. Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion, honored with Emmy s and othe r awards, have attracted stars to Britain since they were lured from the United State s by Sir Lew Grade of ATV to head his Specials program. Read More

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