Friday, January 18, 2019

Photo: Bette Midler In Divine Madness

Bette Midler in Divine Madness
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Just tweet it! Our top 50 Jews to follow

Jewish News
Just tweet it! Our top 50 Jews to follow
By FRANCINE WOLFISZ
January 17, 2019

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From culture and showbiz to politics and religion, we’ve compiled the definitive list of tweeters leading the way online…

Mayim Bialik

Actress and founder, Grok Nation. They tweet at: @missmayim

Star of The Big Bang Theory, neuroscientist, writer and digital entrepreneur, Mayim Bialik is often seen taking to Twitter to share parenting advice, political opinions and nods to traditional Jewish practice.

Sarah Silverman

Comedian, actress and producer. They tweet at: @SarahKSilverman

Never one to shy away from having opinions, Silverman uses comedy to address controversial topics, such as racism, sexism, politics and religion, as well as topical Israeli issues. Read More

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Video: Six Degrees Ep 18 – Jack Black to Bette Midler

It’s a family-friendly frightfest for all, as we link the star of Goosebumps, Jack Black, to the star of Hocus Pocus, Bette Midler, using only family-friendly movies. Our special guest host for the day is 9-year old Patrick. 

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Photo: Bette Midler – Look At Me!

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

Sarah Paulson Reveals Two Iconic Actresses She Would Add to ‘Ocean’s 9’

Cinema Blend
Two Ocean’s 9 Actresses Sarah Paulson Wants For A Sequel
BY SARAH EL-MAHMOUD
January 15, 2019

Bette Midler in Oceans 9?

Last summer, we were introduced to Debbie Ocean and her newly-formed girl gang of clever criminals in Ocean’s 8, and it showed quite a bit of promise as the beginning of a lady-led heist franchise. While a sequel hasn’t been announced, Sarah Paulson has made it clear she’s interested in Ocean’s 9. Here’s who she would like to join the already star-studded cast:

I would like to add Bette Midler to the cast. I think she’d be great, or Emma Thompson. Can’t go wrong with either of them. Yeah, let’s get them both. Read More

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HELLO, DOLLY! UK Run Sounding Unlikely

Broadway World
HELLO, DOLLY! UK Run Sounding Unlikely
by BWW News Desk
Jan. 17, 2019

Bette Midler as Dolly Levi

Mister D: I knew about this about 3 weeks ago. I visited a theater forum in the UK and saw all this commotion about Bette Midler coming to the UK to play “Hello Dolly” for the Yukkers!!! So I contacted Divine Central and was told it was very unlikely. So I went back to the forum the other day saying not to get their hopes up. But I never posted it here. I’ve just been really under the weather these last few months. That’s why my posting has been so erratic. I have been almost bedridden for 6 months. And now I’m just coming out of the dark into the light.

While I’m posting, I might as well tell you not to expect the official Bette Midler site to reopen. They just didn’t feel like it was worth it to keep it running. They said the lack of traffic didn’t warrant it. I had a lot of ideas to keep it running, but I don’t think they want to get that involved.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Audio Only: I’m Beautiful (J. Verner Reworking Remix) – Bette Midler

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Video: Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night – Includes Bette Midler Segment – 1978

bette on the bruce forsyth show 1978

This video, Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night is something like a telethon with many guests. There is a full Bette Midler segment with a hilarious interview and two songs, Hello In There and Leader Of The Pack. This is an English show, Bette Midler was there starting her World Tour.

Bette Midler was performing at the London Palladium in 1978 in her Trash With Flash tour, and I went to see her the week before she was due on my TV show Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night. All the way through her act she kept falling on the floor and talking to the audience from where she was lying. It was very funny indeed. And boy could she sing. Read More

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Photo: Bette Midler performing “Beast Of Burden on Solid Goal – 1984

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Bette Midler – Isn’t She Great – Trailer

bette midler nathan lane in isn't she great

Isn’t She Great is a 2000 biographical comedy-drama film that presents a fictionalized biography of author Jacqueline Susann, played by Bette Midler. An international co-production between the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan, the film was directed by Andrew Bergman from a screenplay by Paul Rudnick based on a 1995 New Yorker profile by Michael Korda. The film covers Susann’s entire life, focusing on her early struggles as an aspiring actress relentlessly hungry for fame, her relationship with press agent husband Irving Mansfield (Nathan Lane), with whom she had an institutionalized autistic son, her success as the author of Valley of the Dolls, and her battle with and subsequent death from breast cancer. In addition to Midler and Lane, the film stars Stockard Channing as Susann’s “gal pal” Florence Maybelle, David Hyde Pierce as book editor Michael Hastings, and John Cleese as publisher Henry Marcus. John LarroquetteAmanda PeetChristopher McDonaldDebbie Shapiro, and Paul Benedict have supporting roles. Read More

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