BootLeg Betty

Ex-Harlette and Sister Girlfriend of Ms. M Sings in L.A. cabaret at the Tiffany Jan. 14

=&0=& Now some of you Westerners get out there and go see Ms. Lewis…should be a…

Actor Alan “Rudge” Bates from “The Rose” Knighted…

Another royal Bette can stand:-) 2002 Tony Award winner Alan Bates was chosen for this year’s…

New Music Up: Happy New Year Party!!!!

I’d like to take a bit of your time and say thank you, thank you, thank…

Rex Reed’s Take on Bette’s 10 Minute Perfomance in “Short Talks” on Broadway…

=&0=& Even though it’s only one sentence, I at least found one renowned (notorious) critic, Rex…

Rock Critic, Greil Marcus Discussing the Origins of His “Real Life Top 10” Salon Column

=&0=& How did you start writing the “Real Life Top 10” columns for Salon.com? Are those…

Bette and Bag Snaggers…

The Bag Snagger is a new tool for arborists and citizen tree pruners designed to remove…

Tom Waits on Bette Midler

=&0=& This is from an interview with Francis Thumm in Interview Magazine, 1989 =&1=& TW: Well,…

From “The Observer” , July 14, 2002….hmmmm???!!!!

=&0=&Such strange casting and subject…why I can’t even imagine it:-) But you never know with Hollyweird……

Robert Risko: Caricaturist

=&0=&Robert Risko is a great caricaturist. I love his response to the interviewers description of Bette’s…

Janis Ian Talks About Her Song, “Some People’s Lives”

=&0=& It’s a faultless song. It is now hopefully on its way to becoming somewhat of…

Too Bad,,,

=&0=& But I don’t think Scorsese is involved anymore…. NY POST/CINDY ADAMS…. –COURTNEY LOVE’s movie on…

More Bette-Related Places To Visit….

To vist while in New York, of course:-): Liz Christy Bowery-Houston Gardens Good citizenship, great garden.…

John Hurt, “Alien” Actor, On His Favorite Bette Midler Joke…

Alien reminds Hurt of one of his favourite =&0=&jokes, her riff about the scene in which…

New Songs Up Early…

This was a birthday request on Christmas…so how could I turn that down. Anyway, it’ smy…

Bette Included on Santa’s List: Santa Wants More Movies!!!!

SHOW BIZ For those whom we in the Islands know best, Santa is making rounds By…

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!

Just remember—-sometimes no news is good news:-) Love, Mister D

Good To Hear: Bette Still Considered A “Water-Cooler” Moment…LOL

As it has in years past, the broadcast will feature an off-site performance. Last year, Britney…

Well, At Some Point, Someone Thought Bette Could Play the Sexy ‘Roxie’ in “Chicago”…

=&0=&Remember that unflattering review about Zellwegger looking like a bloated Bette Midler in Chicago….NOT!!!….well, whatever…it never…

More Mag Pix Up…About 25 New Ones

Mama Rose has been at it again…she scanned more pics just so I’d have to work…

From Joyce Millman’s Celebrity Profile Horoscope

=&0=&This from the NY Daily News on Dec 20th, 2002 Celebrity Profiles Sagittarian icon =&1=&is a…

New Songs Are Up…

I’ve put some new songs up for the Holidays. This time the theme is Love, Hope,…

Couldn’t Have Posed This If I Tried…

Barry caught little Miss M laying in front of her namesake…too cute. I had to run…

For Brian:-)

December 21, 2002 — Remember the songs “He’s a Rebel” and “Da Doo Ron Ron?” (If…

Photographer for the Bette “Bon Appetit” Pic

The photographer for the Bette Bon Appetit Pic is =&0=&. There was no year given, so…

Thanks to Pamela from Canada for This…

=&0=& This came from Pamela on the Official Bette Message Board…an old interview with Delilah and…

From Seattle: The Paramount Theatre Changes Hands

Since 1992, former Microsoft executive Ida Cole has spent countless hours and more than $30 million…

One Degree of Separation

=&0=& I hope these ladies (Lady Puffy and Snook) don’t kill me, but they are only…

Bette’s Tuna and Potato Salad Recipes

=&0=& Though she has whittled down her once ample figure, Bette Midler still loves food. Not…

Bon Appetit Pic and Interview, Jan 2003 Issue

=&0=& First the pic, then the interview below it… =&1=& Yes. Braising and stews are my…

Where You Might Find Bette Buying A (broken) Blossom

Zezé 398 E. 52nd St., near First Ave. A favorite of =&0=&, Sting, and Sutton Place…

What You Might See In Bette’s Abode

=&0=& By Wendy Goodman New York Metro, Oct 2002 Michael Formica Incorporated 95 Christopher Street Formica…

Teensy Tiny Ozzy-Bette Connection Again

=&0=& The first connection was when Bette’s assistant found Ozzy’s missing dog….this time, the despised neighbor…

Correction: Bette Not On Cover of “Bon Appetit”

Bev corrected me on this. Mister D got too excited:-)….Anyway, Bette is not on the cover…

Missed This One…But Fuck it…Got it Now:-)

December 3, 1973 (remember this date) =&0=& stars in her own one-woman show, which opens tonight…

Thanks to Bev For This Alert…

Bev let us know that Miss M is on the cover of Bon Appetit magazine fielding…

Better Pix of Bette at 42nd and Vine

Producer Scott Kroopf on His First Job

My first movie was Outrageous Fortune. It was a baptism of fire because we had the…

Mariah Carey on Guest Hosting “The View”

Mariah also told me about guest hosting The View on ABC, which she did live yesterday.…

Broward County Residents See “Short Cuts”

BROWARD ARTS Off to N.Y. in search of new plays KEITH CASSIDY The women who run…

Introducing My Newest Baby: Miss M

Barry surprised me today and adopted a new little kitten (very unlike him to do this:-))…

Thanks to Mama Rose…

Even more new magazine pics are up…some I’ve never seen before…and I thought I had seen…

Trent Lott, Art & Questioning, Republican Racists?

Lethom has been called a “folk artist”, “naive artist”, etc. His works are owned by Jenny…

Mama Rose Goes Beyond Call of Duty…Scans More Magazine Covers!!!!

Everybody check out the Scrapbook 4 Betteheads…Mama Rose has been so kind and scanned some more…

Will J-LO Ever Topple Miss M? Hell No!!!

(The Daily Iowan) (U-WIRE) IOWA CITY, Iowa — Since she burst onto the scene of popular…

Thursday, Dec 19: “I Love the ’80s: 1986,” VH1

Featured artists: Atlantic Starr, the Bangles, Berlin, Peter Cetera, Madonna, =&0=&, Stevie Nicks, Billy Ocean, Robert…

A Pic from 2000 (?) I Had Not Seen Before…

=&0=& Whassup wid de hair, Missy M?:-) Anyway, this is Bette with Tovah Feldshuh who was…

Guess Bette has a Business Manager in Nashville

”Normally, there would be a separate publishing agreement,” said Charles Sussman, a Music Row business manager,…

KAUAI, Hawaii

Posted on Sun, Dec. 15, 2002 Picture perfect Kauai remains paramount when it comes to movie…

A Correction from Mister V…

Mister Vilanch wrote to inform me of some inaccuracies concerning the pic of Bette and Mr.…

The Music Jukebox Has Been Updated

=&0=& I have updated the jukebox for the week. The theme is “All Kind of Rose’s”…

Bette Mention in the “Nashville Scene”

With “Memphis in Nashville,” Zeitgeist highlights the Italian design collective who challenged modernism, and did it…

“Wind Beneath My Wings” Not Appropriate for Weddings???…LOL, But No Offense:-)

=&0=& By Staff Reporter A DIOCESE in the Republic is to discourage couples from choosing inappropriate…

Started Adding Pics To Magazine Scrapbook

Thanks so much to the sexy and talented, Steve Weiner (Baltoboy), for starting me off on…

Star Power: Hollywood Reporter

What was Bette’s ranking? Star Power 2002 The Hollywood Reporter Jan. 31, 2002 Methodology How the…

Mister Vilanch on the “Bette” TV Series…

Bette Midler’s sitcom wouldn’t have been canceled if you’d written it. Agree! After they fired the…

Environmentalist finds a home for salvaged wood

Heart pine rescued from a creamery in Chicago became a table for singer =&0=& New York…

Anyone Who Went to Hulaween This Year, 2002…Did this happen?

Liza Minnelli impersonator What could be trendier than hiring Liza Minnelli for your pal’s holiday gathering?…

Time Out 2002 Eat Out Awards

=&0=& The New Leaf Café A short walk from the A train, in Fort Tryon Park…

Greater Jamaica in New York

Jamaica Odyssey celebrates area’s resurgence By Courtney Dentch 12/12/2002 At its movie-themed gala last week, the…

Hope This Works…

Check out a couple of clips….one of Liz Smith talking about Bette…the other a snippet of…

Tidbit: Liza Sings “You Don’t Own Me”

Of all the show-stopping moments (there were at least 10) the most unusual and effective was…

Tourists!!! Whaddaya Gonna Do?…

=&0=& How do these people know where Bette lives? Is there some kind of celebrity tour…

Bette Dissed in this Review of the Movie Adaption of “Chicago”

=&0=& Not a very nice description of Miss Zellwegger and certainly an insult to our favorite…

The Long Goodbye: Cher’s Final Tour..

“I’ve been a frickin’ evil diva for 40 frickin’ years,” Cher playfully told a whooping, hooting…

An Interesting and Thought Provoking Essay

=&0=& On Jan. 28, 1985, 45 musicians gathered for an all-night recording session. The result was…

Bette and Bob: From the New People Magazine

A rare pic of Bette and Bob Dylan from 1975, I believe. Probably around the time…

If You Happen To Live In The NYC Area…bbuuu—aaaarrff!!!!

=&0=& Theater.Ink: The Art of Sam Norkin Self portrait by Sam Norkin.November 22 through January 18,…

Pic of Bette in the new issue of People Magazine

=&0=& Don’t have access to the pic at the moment, but maybe after work I can…

From Today’s “Sunday Mail”

=&0=& For those who don’t know, Ms. Chapman wrote, “The Color of Roses”. She resides in…

Katey Sagal Performs on TV Show “8 Simple Rules”

=&0=& Just in case you’re wondering…she’s an Ex-Harlette and the ex-Peg Bundy:-) December 9, 2002 —…

Elton John On Working With Women…

=&0=&I just found this on-line. It was from an interview in Playboy Magazine from 1976. I…

Let Go and Stop Whining with Delores Delago

The songs are updated for this week. It’s time to be happy and splash around the…

Cheryl Wheeler

=&0=& I happened to see this lady perform in the Cayman Islands while at a record…

Well It Looks Like Somebody Beat Me To The Punch

Bette on the Boards already has the Hulie songs up….enjoy them. I guess I’ll be sharing…

Being Compared to Midler Cringe-worthy?

From The Houston Press, Dec 5, 2002 KHOU’s Eileen Faxas has been a stalwart Defender, Channel…

You Know You’ve Made A Cultural Impression…

People keep referring to Bette’s farewell…well, in any farewell that is public…even a po-dunk news show:…

Here’s the Deal…

About the benefit songs…one can call it rationalization, but the deal about the video tapes was…just…

Tale of Two Miss M’s and Privacy

=&0=&This is a friggin law paper from Northern Illinois University Law Review….extremely long and drawn out…

Song Facts Concerning “Wind Beneath My Wings”

Songfacts: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page. It was…

Bette mentioned in New Book on Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness told Garry O’Connor that he “could not possibly be described as a Shakespearean actor”:…

Ex-Harlette Linda Hart on performing in “Hairspray”

Excerpt from the New York Times, 11-29-02 Playing Velma Von Tussle, the villainous television producer who…

More Music Reviews Have Been Added…

If any of you notice any broken links or missed records (I just thought of Tom…

Did you know…?

That Jennifer Anniston was up for the part of Bette’s daughter in That Old Feeling? Neither…

The Book: “A Palpable Elysium”

Photos: What a Poet Sees Malcolm Jones Edition: U.S. Edition Section: Periscope The first assignment Jonathan…

On the Non-Bette front…

I am real excited to say that today is the first day in months that I…

Why I Can’t Post The Hulaween Songs…

=&0=& Dear Don: I think your readers would want to know that on Friday, Nov 2,…

Back-Up Singer for Bette in “Dance of the Vampires”

By PATRICIA O’HAIRE DAILY NEWS FEATURE WRITER Mandy Gonzalez and Max Von Essen are in ‘Dance…

Mister D Gone For a Few Days…New Songs Up

First off…I hope each of ya’ll had a very Happy Thanksgiving. I did and my belly…

A Beautiful, Yet Sad Story Concerning Alzheimer’s: Hello in There…

=&0=&Some may find this too sad…it did bring tears to my eyes. But I just loved…

Mister V weighs in on the P-town Rumour…

As for Bette taking over the lead in UrineTown, the hit Broadway Musical, Mister V writes:…

Here’s A little More Detail About Hulaween…This Year and Last Year…

This link is kind of cool, because you get a peek at what things have to…

An Hindi Remake of “Ruthless People”…Yes It’s True…

Bollywood is famous for borrowing from Hollywood. Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, the Indian remake…

For DVD Lovers…

CD Universe has it that Stella and Scenes from a Mall will be released on DVD…

Bette Discovers “David Sanders Dance Dynamics”…Performed at Hulaween 2002

Warm Response To Local Troupe Several local dancers from David Sanders Dance Dynamics in East Islip…

Attention Chef Bev: More Foods Bette Savors

For more elite eating, there’s the Trustees Dining Room (open to members who contribute $3,000 a…

Bette Nostalgia

TODAY’S NOSTALGIA: On Nov. 25, 1977, CBS helped Rolling Stone celebrate its 10th anniversary with an…

Sister Girlfriend Bette Stays Busy!!!!

Chrysler Presents: The Line on Design

Saturday Night Sighting

=&0=&, Johnny Reznik, Patti Smyth and Nas partying at the “Songwriters in the Round” fund-raiser for…

Finally…Some More Songs Up…

Sorry for the inconvenience of all that. I also appreciate the e-mails I received concerning the…

The New Songs Were Not To Be Shared…

Just recieved a note from the fellow Bettehead who made the Hulaween recordings and it seems…

Here’s A Review of Mark Bego’s “Still Divine”

Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Growing up a self-proclaimed “ugly, fat little Jewish girl with problems,”…

If You Already Ordered Mark Bego’s Book “Still Divine”…

It should be coming your way. Amazon has informed Snook that her book is on the…

New Songs Uploaded for this Week…

Some of these were from the NY, NY benefit that I attended after Sept 11, 2001.…

Something Chef Bev Might Want to Learn To Cook:-)

Dessert Delivery 360 E 55th St New York, NY 10022 Dessert Delivery (Say It With Flour),…

What the “little people” had to say about “Short Talks”

=&0=& I have looked high and low for a critics review of the all-star “Short Talks”…

Another Interview with the late Pauline Kael

=&0=& Just want to remind everyone that Ms. Kael actually thought Bette was a brilliant talent;…

Who Knew Bette Practiced Yoga? Not I…

Mister D: I know some of you like to travel, maybe go on retreats. Here was…

This Should Clear Up The Confusion As To Who Represents Bette

Mister D: I had noticed that some places, like IMDB, had Bette still being represented by…

More Pix From Lenox Ball

=&0=& Found a few more close-ups of Bette:

Sonny and Cher: The Gay Sensibility…Brief Bette mention

=&0=& Not much this morning, but some may find this interesting: Sonny, Cher, Midler, Gays

Please Let Bette be the Presenter of this Award…LOL

Cher will receive the Artist Achievement Award at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, set for December…

MEDAL OF DISTINCTION AWARD PRESENTED TO BETTE MIDLER AT THE LENOX HILL HOSPITAL AUTUMN BALL 2002 IN NEW YORK CITY 11/19/2002

Bette Receiving Medal of Distinction

Midler At Lennox Hospital Autumn Ball Last Night

=&0=& Miss M receives another award for her work with NYRP, with Matt Lauer:

Toni Braxton on Her Career Path

Q: Meanwhile, you’re delivering something else: another album. After selling 25 million [of her first three…

Look…A Picture….

=&0=&Just a picture I found on an announcement that Bette was to appear in “Short Talks”.…

Found this tidbit on Singer/Musician Eric Bazilian …

=&0=& I found this little tidbit while researching musicians. Check out the bottom of this bio…

Beth Nielsen Chapman Discussing “The Color of Roses”

=&0=&I found this today while surfing the internet. Beth Nielson Chapman discussing the song and how…

Steve Martin Scores Most Laffs with “Short Talks”

‘Short’ long on laffs Martin’s ‘3 a.m.’ with Kline, Baranski a hit at benefit By ROBERT…

Liz Smith: Notes on “Short Talks”

=&0=& Not exactly an in depth analysis, but Liz was there. Come on Liz–you could have…

Yea, This is Old Too, So Eat Me!!!

=&0=&: And even if you saw the pic before, bet you didn’t know what it was…

Hairspray Opening: Yes, A little Late, But New Picture

They’ve got connections. Terrence McNally, who wrote the book to The Full Monty, worked with Hairspray…

My Question Made the LA Times on Sept 10th, 2002

=&0=&I had forgotten I had written the very repected music critic for the LA Times a…

Happy 21st Birthday Darrell!!!!

Hope you are having a grand day and night. Thanks so much for your friendship and…

Background Information Regarding “Short Talks on the Universe”

=&0=& This article comes from the Sunday, Nov 17th, New York Times, in case anyone is…

Mister V’s Generous Giving of Information on Bette

=&0=& Mister Vilanch has been so kind in giving me information that I really, really want…