Monday, October 22, 2018

The “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Special” Write-Ups And Videos

EW
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimi reflect on 
Hocus Pocus 25 years later
MAUREEN LEE LENKER
October 21, 2018

Mister  D: I don’t know what is wrong with me but for a decade I just lost my voice, stopped being irreverant, and just seemed to go through the motions on everything. I’ll try to hold back on here.

This special was so cheesy, only a mouse could have loved it, Or maybe it was just geared to a younger audience which seems more likely. And no, the performance by those 3 girls was not “Iconic” Cute, yes, but Iconic is reserved and will remain the version by Bette Midler. I wish these hacky writers would leave certain words alone that used to mean something special. No, not every female singer and movie star is a diva, If you’re popular on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, you’re not a diva. So quit watering down the words.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Sold My Soul To Rock ‘N’ Roll – The Rose

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Bette Midler Writes An Article On Michael Kors For Vogue

Vogue
The Wind Beneath Her Wings: Bette Midler on the Rise and Reign of Michael Kors
OCTOBER 18, 2018
ByBETTE MIDLER

Bette Midler Writes An Article On Michael Kors For Vogue
Illustration: Christina Zimpel

Michael Kors is what every young designer wants to grow up to be: a gajillionaire.

There, I’ve said it—but let me add that I don’t think there’s a single soul who would begrudge him a nickel of that. He made it the old-fashioned way—by working hard and using every ounce of his enormous talent, his intelligence, and his radiant good humor to lift him to the top of a business based on dreams and that most ephemeral of things: beauty.

It was many, many years ago that I first encountered Michael, on the island of Capri, at the sidewalk bar in front of the Grand Hotel Quisisana. (I mean, of course it would be Capri—doesn’t it make perfect sense? Just look at his ads! Everyone in them is either on their way there or just returning from a brief rendezvous—private jets, yachts, great clothes, and a little mischief.) There he was at a tiny outdoor table, wearing a turquoise linen shirt the color of his eyes and surrounded by a group of people clutching their sides with laughter. He left his table, bounded up to me and introduced himself, and I fell in love then and there. Read More

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What makes the Sanderson Sisters so fly? – Video

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Bette Midler Makes A Cameo During A Michael Kors Interview – Video

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Murphy Brown: More On Bette Midler And Her Appearance

Deadline
Murphy Brown: More On Bette Midler And Her Appearance
by 
Denise Petski
October 18, 2018

Midler was nominated for an Emmy (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series)  for her cameo as Caprice, another in a long line 0f Murphy's doomed secretaries.

Murphy Brown: Midler was nominated for an Emmy (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series)  for her cameo as Caprice, another in a long line 0f Murphy’s doomed secretaries.

Some hefty star power is coming to Murphy Brown. Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!; Beaches; First Wives Club), Golden Globe nominee Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan, Jane The Virgin, Law & Order SVU), Emmy and Tony winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Librarians) Emmy-winning news anchor Katie Couric (CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today show) and SAG winner Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) are all set to guest star in upcoming Season 1 episodes of the CBS/WBTV comedy starring Candice Bergen. Read More

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bette Midler Announces She’s Joining the Hocus Pocus Reunion Special

EW
Bette Midler Announces She’s Joining the Hocus Pocus Reunion Special
MARIA PASQUINI
October 18, 2018

Bette Midler Announces She’s Joining the Hocus Pocus Reunion Special

Something wicked this way comes — and we couldn’t be more excited!

Almost a month after Freeform first announced its Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary special, original star Bette Midler finally confirmed that she’d be joining in on the fun.

“Wait, wait a minute,” Midler, 72, said in a video posted on Freeform’s YouTube page, while assuming the voice of her Hocus Pocus character Winifred Sanderson.

“What’s a Sanderson sister celebration without Winifred?” she asked with a smile.

The video confirmed that she would be joining fellow stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Thora Birch in the special, which will air Oct. 20 as part of Freeform’s 31 of Nights of Halloween lineup. Read More

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Video: Then She Found Me – Bette Midler Interview

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Billy Crystal to be eighth ever honoree with the Friars Club’s Entertainment Icon Award – Bette Midler Will Roast

Daily News
Billy Crystal to be eighth ever honoree with the Friars Club’s Entertainment Icon Award – Bette Midler Will Roast
By BRIAN NIEMIETZ

Billy Crystal to be eighth ever honoree with the Friars Club

The Friar’s Club Roasters:  Bette Midler, Marc Shaiman, Robert DeNiro, Meg Ryan, and more…


He’s marvelous.

Funnyman Billy Crystal will be honored with the Friars’ Club Entertainment Icon Award on Nov. 12. The “Mr. Saturday Night” star is the eighth person in the club’s 114-year history to receive the tribute.

Crystal joins club members Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, and Tony Bennett as Entertainment Icon Award winners.

Friars Club executive director Michael Gyure looks forward to hosting Crystal at the sure to be a star-studded presentation ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Read More

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Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: BWBB/Impressions/Interview – Forsyth’s – 1978 – Video

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