BootLeg Betty

Happy New Year!

I had wanted to have everything updated by tonight, but unfortunately I came down with one…

KMB Hershey Review: Thank you Amy K.!!!

Midler’s show proves she’s still best Bette Wednesday, December 31, 2003 BY BARRY FOX Of The…

KMB Review: The Citizens Voice

Photo: Mr. Brian P. The Divine Miss M transcends just about every label the thesaurus can…

A Portrait of an Aging Webmaster…That’s Me!!!

I just learned this song today, so Barry put my voice and piano to work for…

Bette’s A 5, I’m a 5, What the hell are you?:-)

=&0=& Just for the record, my birthdate is: July 14, 1955 The Victoria Advocate Birth Numbers…

Midler and Band Wow the Wachovia

Posted on Sun, Dec. 28, 2003 By ALAN K. STOUT TimesLeader.com WILKES-BARRE TWP. – “I’m not…

Alan Bates Died Today…BetteHeads Know Him As “Rudge” In “The Rose”

Scan by BaltoBoy Steve British actor Alan Bates dies LONDON, England (AP) –Alan Bates, who first…

Wilkes-Barr Show…Song Changes…Thanks Joseph!

Thanks to Joseph who went to the show last night, we now know she has changed…

Bette Takes Out The Band

A wee Bette Midler Minneapolis Star by CJ Bette Midler bought out Babalu for a holiday…

CD Review: EnjoyThe Music.Com (Thank you Manilow Elf)

A BaltoBoy Steve Scan This recording was entirely the brainchild of Barry Manilow. He wanted to…

Is EveryBody Excited!!!!???

Bette’s back on the road, so keep the info coming in. I’m very curious to hear…

When It Comes To Fashion, Pittsburgh Says Bette Ain’t The Pits!

A BaltoBoy Scan By Kellie B. Gormly Pittsburgh TRIBUNE-REVIEW Friday, December 26, 2003 So many chic…

Billboard Charts: January 3, 2004 Issue

=&0=& Bette falls from 53 to 68 =&1=& Bette jumps from 11 to number 6 As…

Happy Holidays Everyone

Hope everyone is having a fabulous and care-free day…I thank my lucky stars I love what…

A Q & A With Ms Midler

Brassy Bette Midler Tops Off A Great Year With Two Concerts At Mohegan Sun Arena By…

Bette’s Fabu Production Supervisor/Director for KMB Looking Forward To A Holiday Break

Photo: Ms. Barbara Sussman Jay-Alexander touring with Bette Midler Wednesday, December 24, 2003 JOAN E. VADEBONCOEUR…

“Stepford Wives” Teaser Trailer

The most you see of Bette in this is her name…but still…gets you excited about the…

Kiss My Brass: Can’t Get A Better Review Than This!!!

Get Tickets Early For Midler’s ‘Kiss My Brass’ Miss M Displays All That She’s Known For…

BLB Updates: 12-21-03

Photo: Barbara Sussman I put up a few new songs in the BLB Jukebox….left the Christmas-y…

Kiss My Brass Made For “The Fans”

Photo: Brian P. Midler divinely inspired Pop diva and actress sees a lot to like about…

Bette’s Advice To Nicole Kidman on Being The “Hot Topic”

An excerpt from an interview with Nicole Kidman from the New York Daily News by Graham…

ST. PauL Tour Reviews

Bette slayed them in Minneapolis last night….so what else is new? Now she takes a week…

CD Review: Hartford

=&0=& Rosemary Clooney had to be talked into recording “Come On-a My House” in 1951. It…

The Perfect Gold

For those that like official dates, Bette’s CD went Gold on 11-12-2003….next stop…Platinum:-) Love, Mister D

From the Dallas Voice

Photo Scan: BaltoBoy Steve Donation gets Legacy project off the ground 4 rooms being added to…

CD Review: Thank You Manilow Elf!

Photo: Neil Preston The Philippine Star 12/19/2003 Bette the singer SOUNDS FAMILIAR By Baby A. Gil…

Billboard Charts: Dec 27, 2003 (Thanks for reminding me Joey)

=&0=& Bette falls from number 8 to 11 =&1=&: Bette jumps from number 55 to 53…

Kiss My Brass: Milwaukee

Another Town, Another Rave Review…. Check out the review and pics….you know where… Love, Mister D

USA Today Poll: Who’s the most fabulous female celeb over 50?

Don;t waste time…go and vote: http://www.usatoday.com/life/front.htm Currently she’s in fifth place…just scroll down til you find…

CD Review: Washington Blade

The Washington Blade By WINNIE MCCROY Dec. 12, 2003 Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook…

Behind the Scenes with Moronica: The BootLicking Turkey!

Hey Everybody….it’s me again, Moronica. Mister D sent me on a special assignment to get a…

Let’s Meet Bette’s Band…

Painting: Sammy Miro Special Thanks to Mister Otis: Bette Sussman: musical director, piano Irwin Fisch: synthesizers,…

A Fabulous Piece on Mister V!

=&0=& This article too good…will put on both sites…. By Chris Jones Chaicago Tribune arts reporter…

About Tour Reviews and Pictures…

In an effort to give some people an element of surprise about the tour, I will…

Let There Be First Wives II

December 15, 2003 Chicago Sun Times BY CINDY PEARLMAN Show no pity for Jack and Diane.…

Kiss My Brass Pictures…

I have put up some pics of the Kiss My Brass Tour sent in by a…

Interview: Minneapolis Star

Jon Bream Star Tribune Published 12/14/2003 Bette Midler was multi-tasking recently in her Dallas hotel room:…

Some Things Never Change! Thanks Cris!!!

Miss M is still Divine Kevin Johnson Post-Dispatch Pop Music Critic 12/10/2003 Fear overcame popular entertainer…

KMB Tour Review: Sun-Times

Chicago Sun Times December 12, 2003 BY MISHA DAVENPORT Staff Reporter It probably wasn’t the best…

CD Review: Out.com

Midler’s tribute, with arrangements and even some vocal help from her old pal and bathhouse accompanist…

Billboard Charts: December 20th

Top Internet Albums: Jumps from Number 18 up to =&0=& The Billboard 200: Jumps from Number…

Poor Bette: Call Backs to the set of “Stepford Wives”

Thursday, December 11, 2003 By Roger Friedman Fox News =&0=& It’s not the longest shoot in…

Kiss My Brass Tour Review: Chicago

Mister D: Until I get a review page ready, this will have to do. Thanks for…

I’m Swamped!!!

If you have written me while I was in Chicago and now afterwards, please be patient…I…

Thank You Snook and Barry

Thanks you two for helping me get the set list out. I’m too pooped to write,…

Kiss My Brass-A SMASH in Chicago

If you don’t mind spoiling your surprise, check out the preliminary review of the opening night…

Don’t Label Bette Or She’s Bound To Kick Your Brass!

Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Sussman Bette’s new tour of duty By JAMES AUER The Sentinel Bette…

Bette’s Big Brass

With a new CD and her 40-city “Kiss My Brass” tour, the divine Ms. Midler is…

More Photos Added To Scrapbook

I just wanted to let everyone know that there are more photos in the “Scrapbook for…

Bette Interview in The Advocate

Photo: Ms. Barbara Sussman Bette has a 2 page interview in the latest edition of the…

Jack Ewing’s Hawaiian WoodTurning

Everybody needs to check this site out. It’s called Jack Ewing’s Hawaii Wood Turning. The pieces…

Tourism In Thailand: What’s Bette Got To With It?

From Bangkok Post 12-08-03 The outlook for Thailand’s tourism industry next year looks promising to the…

Tour Tidbettes and More…Thanks Kathy!

Photo: Barbara Sussman Winning Bette Monday, December 08, 2003 Margaret Quamme THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH While planning…

More Tour TidBettes!

Larry Magid, who cofounded Electric Factory Concerts, is on the road withBette Midler, producing her national…

Bette Bunking….

From people.com Date: 12/15/2003 Publication: People Weekly Sure it’s fun watching Fred from accounting hit on…

Wives Looking Good…

NYP/com Cindy Adams NICOLE Kidman, who just finished producer Scott Rudin’s film “The Stepford Wives” –…

From Parade Magazine On-Line and Print

A BaltoBoy Steve Scan This week in “Personality Parade,” Walter Scott reports that Bette Midler is…

BootlegBetty and Tour Updates: 12-07-03

Howdy from Nashville everybody! Well the Holiday Seasons are upon us and time is becoming a…

CD Review: MG New Service

Bette Midler: Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook (Columbia) By Cheryl Schmidt Media General News Service Rosemary…

For the time being…Bette on Barry…White Christmas

Here is the small talk between Bette and Barry along with the performance of White Christmas…this…

Bette Midler – Charity Auction! and More…Thanks Snook!

Bette Midler – Charity Auction! Bid to win front section tickets and a signed Bette Midler…

One Gay Man’s Perspective

Bathhouse Betty might be right Bette Midler shocked her gay fans when she asked whether marriage…

An Interview with Mr. Manilow

December 5, 2003 — From NYP.com By DAN AQUILANTE For Barry Manilow, it’s a cultural tradition.…

Bette Currently Rehearsing in Texas???

According to Cindy Adams in the Dec 5th edition of the Post. Bette is currently rehearsing…

Tour Update: Reno, Nevada On Sale 12/08/03

Bette Midler Friday, 2/20/04 8:00PM PST Lawlor Events Center – University of Nevada – Reno Reno,…

Maybe the Grammy’s Will Boost Chart Sales Even More

=&0=& Billboard Top 200: Bette jumps up from 82 to 75 Billboard Internet Charts: Bette falls…

Bette and Rosemary Nominated in Same Category!

46th GRAMMY Nominees Announced Nominations reflect dominance of rap and R&B and resurgence of rock GRAMMY.com…

Paramount betting on Bette?

Insiders said the Paramount pair are betting on a rebound with next year’s slate, which includes…

Christopher Ashley: Stage Director for “Kiss My Brass” Tour

=&0=& Mr. Ashley will be directing the new musical featuring the songs of Elvis: “All Shook…

Today in History-December 3, 1973: The Palace Debut

From Playbill.com 1973: Bette Midler stars in her own one-woman show, which opens tonight at the…

Nicola…LOL…Couldn’t Find Your Email

Yes…all stores ship international….. International DHL Worldwide Europe: 9-12 business days Other: 10-14 business days (from…

Tour Update: San Diego Sports Arena On Sale 12/06/03

Bette Midler San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA Wed, Feb 18, 2004 8:00pm Price |…

It’s A Wrap!

‘Wives’ wraps up shooting Hours.com By A.J. O’CONNELL Hour Staff Writer Scan: BaltoBoy SteveBette is thinking…

Check Out “Scrapbook For Betteheads”

Photo: From The Ellen Degeneres Show Yeah…it’s on this site, so find it, and grow accustomed…

A Few Announcements…

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Tour Update: Ft Lauderdale, FL Tix Info…

Photo: Barbara Sussman All of Florida keep your eyes open for other shows in your area…they…

Happy Birthday Miss M

May you have a wonderful and bountiful day doing whatever you choose to do. Thank you…

CD Review: Dallas

Review: Bette Midler December 1, 2003 By Mario Tarradell / The Dallas Morning News The Divine…

CD Review: Seattle Times (Thank you, Cris!)

CD Reviews Crooners get mixed results with covers By Misha Berson Seattle Times arts critic Some…

For The U.K. Fans and More

Laura from the Yuk, I mean, UK:-) wanted me to remind you chaps that Jay Leno…

New Pics of Bette…

I’ve put up new pics of Bette in the scrapbook under films and television from her…

Bette’s Old Manager, Aaron Russo, Runs for President

Aaron Russo (California) Colorful and wealthy Hollywood movie producer Aaron Russo has flirted with political runs…

The Larry King Transcript

For those of you who missed the Larry King show…here’s a link to the transcript. At…

Billboard Charts: December 6th, 2003 edition

Here are Bette’s positions on the charts. Remember that these figures were tallied before her media…

NYRP: Larry King Just In Time…

=&0=& The divine Bette Midler is never shy. The legendary entertainer joins Larry to talk about…

Bette Appearances Update…And Happy Thanksgiving!

Photo Montage by BaltoBoy Steve Just a reminder to everyone that Bette will be on Jay…

More Tour Updates: STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA Presale tomorrow

Bette Midler STAPLES Center, Los Angeles, CA Tue, Feb 24, 2004 8:00pm Internet Onsale Info Onsale…

Tour Update: Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA…Pre Sale 11-26-03

Photo: Barbara Sussman Bette Midler Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim, Anaheim, CA Sun, Feb 22, 2004 8:00pm…

Chefs

N.Y. chefs lured by the inn crowd Two Big Apple veterans have found happiness running a…

Entertainment Weekly Rag Overlooks “Beaches” on Top 50 Tear Jerker Movies

=&0=& Yes, EW has done it again. They seem to have a bad habit of dissing…

In These Shoes? Auction: People For The American Way

Auction Star power: Maybe you’d like a pair of Elton John’s sunglasses? Or a ride in…

Win Bette Tix for Dec 27th Show…

=&0=& NO PURCHASE REQUIRED =&1=& Bette Midler Concert Ticket Giveaway. Sweepstakes offers viewers the chance to…

Happy Birthday Mister V

Thanks to all who participated in sending Happy Birthday wishes to Mr. Vilanch. I sent him…

Las Vegas Concert Tickets

Bette Midler MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, NV Sat, Feb 14, 2004 8:00pm Internet Onsale Info…

UpDates: November 22, 2003

Photo: Barbara Sussman Well, there’s new music up in both the BootlegBetty Jukebox and BootlegBetty Records…

While I’m Updating Info: Please Read

Tomorrow is Mr. Vilanch’s Birthday….Sunday, November 23, 2003 (star of Hairspray, Prolific Comedy Writer, and one…

Bette on Ellen Degeneres: Thanks BaltoBoy Steve

Straight (no pun intended) from Ellen DeGeneres’ website: Wednesday, Nov. 26 OUR THANKSGIVING SHOW The one…

From The Manilow Hotline Via Manilow Elf

A&E presents its first ever holiday-themed show with A Barry Manilow Christmas: Live By Request on…

The Eclipse: What’s Bette Got To With it?

Photo Scan: BaltoBoy Steve Total Eclipse in Sagittarius–the Sign of Beliefs What does this week’s solar…

Savoy Revamps Image Due To New Trend in Music…

Nov. 20, 2003 Jazzed-up Savoy group offers adult alternatives By Tamara Conniff The Savoy Label Group,…

Billboard Charts-Issue Date: November 29, 2003

=&0=& Bette places at number =&1=& =&2=& Bette holds steady at number =&3=&

CD Review: From Metro Weekly

A BaltoBoy Scan Babs or Bette Barbra Streisand falters with bland love songs, Bette Midler bats…

Update: Barry Manilow Special and an Iffy “Larry King”

All Info comes from RockonTV… Show: A&E’s Live by Request Episode: A Barry Manilow Christmas Network:…

Bette To Guest on Barry Manilow Christmas Special in December

=&0=& “Join Barry Manilow and some special friends, including Bette Midler, Clay Aiken and Diane Schuur,…

Tour Update: Portland, Oregon

According to K103 radio, Bette tix will go on sale for the Rose Garden Arena Monday,…

Tour Update: Denver Colorado

Experience the Divine Miss M Bette Midler is returning to Pepsi Center with the Kiss My…

Tour Updates: Oakland, CA

Tickets for the February 10, Oakland, CA show go on sale Mon, 11/24/03, 10:00am. These tickets…

New Music Magazine, “Tracks”, Hits Stands Tuesday: Aimed At Adults Over 30

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER Monday, November 17, 2003 By DAVID BAUDER ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER NEW YORK — Publishing…

Ticket Update: San Jose and Pittsburgh Pre-Sales and Sales

Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Sussman Please hang in there…I know these updates are driving some of…

Tour Update: Pittsburgh Added for January 8th, 2003

Bette will be playing at the Mellon Arena in Pittsburg, PA on january 8th. Tickets go…

UK Theatre Piece Inspired By Bette

THEATRE: Shysters’ tale of doomed love is a rail treat Evening Telegraph 11-14-2003 IT’S all aboard…

Bette Midler on The Ellen Degeneres Show: 11/26/03

And don’t forget her appearance on Jay Leno: 11/25/03 http://www.interbridge.com/lineups.html Love, Mister D

CD Review: Chicago Sun Times

**** BETTE MIDLER “BETTE MIDLER SINGS THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY SONGBOOK” (COLUMBIA) Chicago Sun Times Spin Control…

More Tentative Dates for Kiss My Brass

Photo: Courtesy of Barbara Sussman When I say tentative dates, that means the little mf’s can…

Tour Date Update: Seattle, Washington – Key Arena

Bette Midler KeyArena, Seattle, WA Tue, Feb 03, 2004 8:00pm Onsale to General Public: Mon, 11/24/03,…

A Little Q & A With The Fabulous Charles Busch (thank you Brian F…You little Devil!)

Photo: Courtesy of Ms. Barbara Sussman Charles Busch Background (courtesy gay.com): You might know playwright/actor Charles…

Bette, Among Others, Helps Preserve Florence, Italy’s Heritage

Time Asia Novemeber 17, 2003 BY MIMI MURPHY Photo: Ms. Barbara Sussman Florence’s art treasures are…

Bette Strikes Gold With The Clooney Songbook!

In Billboards upcoming novemeber 22 issue, Bette’s CD drops to number 56, but it has gone…

More Ticket Updates: Glendale, AZ

Glendale, AZ: Pre-Sale-Wed, 11/19-Reg Sale:Sat, 11/22 Bette Midler Glendale Arena, Glendale, AZ Thu, Feb 12, 2004…

Kiss MY Brass Ticket Updates : Itinerary Changes…

The North Carolina and South Carolina Dates for Dec 27 and Dec 29 are no longer…

Tickets: Atlanta PreSale is Now…Hershey, PA and Wilkes-Barr Friday

Bette Midler Wachovia Arena At Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, PA Sat, Dec 27, 2003 8:00pm Internet Onsale…

In Honor of Ms. Summer’s Participation in Hulaween

For disco’s first diva, it’s still not last dance By BERNARD WEINRAUB NY Times News Service…

NJ Athlete of Week Inspired By Bette…

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK The Record (Bergen County, NJ) 10-21-2003 By MARK J. CZERWINSKI, STAFF WRITER…

Dallas Tickets: Pre-Sale Tomorrow 10:00 AM

=&0=& Onsale to General Public: Sat, 11/15/03, 10:00am =&1=& CC.com/HOB Presale: Start: Wed, 11/12/03, 10:00am End:…

Midler tour likely to skip Hawaii

Midler tour likely to skip Islands By Wayne Harada Advertiser Entertainment Writer DATELINE NEW YORK: Bette…