BootLeg Betty

Bootleg Betty Updates: January 31, 2003

Hello All!!!! Just wanted to drop a line and tell you a few things. I put…

“Chicago: The Musical” in Development Hell for 27 Years

Mister D: No wonder Bette got frustrated with Hollyweird…: In this crazy stage show we call…

An Unreleased Demo of Bette Written By the Bee Gees

Mister D: Thought I’d repost this here due to Maurice Gibbs untimely death Bette Midler personnel…

Bruce Vilanch in Talks to Play Edna in Hairspray

Report: Bruce Vilanch in Talks to Play Edna in Hairspray By Robert Simonson January 30, 2003…

Kiss My Ass Award: January 30, 2003

Enron failure: sign of a healthy capitalist system Commentary By Jonah Goldberg Ken Lay should be…

From the “Nashville City Paper”

Divine Mr. M By Daryl Sanders A chance meeting with no less a vocal talent than…

Sound museum opens branch in Richmond Hill

Gaydos and Co-CEO Bernard Fox, who also works in the recording industry, have been collecting equipment…

An Recent Interview With Buzzy Linhart (“Friends”)

From the Greenwich Village Gazette: Ernest Barteldes On Bette Midler: Buzzy performed with Bette Midler in…

Mr. Nichols (from article below) reviews “Bathhouse Betty”

CD Review By Jack Nichols It was early autumn, 1970. Manhattan’s Continental Baths, a luxurious house…

Pioneering gay activist builds bridges, looks ahead

Activist speaks What: Gay movement lecture by Jack Nichols When: 7 tonight Where: Cocoa Beach, FL…

Singer/Songwriter’s Meeting with Bette Midler

Mister D: During the year 2000 when Bette was still recording songs for the “Bette” CD,…

Barry Manilow Receives the Society of Singers 12th Annual ELLA Award

Among Manilow’s 32 albums are such diverse recordings as Manilow Sings Sinatra (1998), Singin’ with the…

Today In Bette History: Cleveland!!!

Today is the silver anniversary of Ohio’s worst blizzard ever, a whiteout that called a statewide…

Don’t Go Out Without One…

I thougt this was a cool site….it’s called Not Without My Handbag and you can actually…

Get Your Gay Groove On…

Here’s a harmless little survey from The Advocate dated November 2001 that you can still take.…

Bette in the February Issue of “Out” Magazine

Somebody brought this to attention at the Official Bette Midler Club and I found the link…

Full Frontal Tenutity

Judy Tenuta’s revision of Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus is Men Want Cars…

The Number One Movie to Watch Instead of the Superbowl? Gotta Love This List…

Watch a movie: One you want to watch (Friday, January 24, 2003) It’s Super Bowl Sunday—your…

Songs Changed Out:

Have a good weekend…Don

If We Could Turn Back Time

Mister D: This pic will be used as the “kiss my ass” award for certain posts…in…

From The BBC: New Show, “The Office”

BBC America’s ‘The Office’ is bleak fun for the times Back in the 1970s, during our…

Book Review: Aubrey Malone – In Bed with the Enemy

Admit it, people are deflated after the Christmas and New Year celebrations. They’re not interested in…

From Halifax Daily News In Canada: When Talking Globes, Always Mention Bette

Mister D: Love the Bette mention, but she obviously was not wearing a low-cut dress… And…

Money, The Music Biz, and a Little Bette for Measure

Mister D: This is an interview from 1995 in A&R Insider with then Vice President of…

For the Fans of Mr. Hirschfeld

Mister D: I guess those of us outside the New York area will have to wait.…

Goodbye Rocky River, Hello Chicago

Chicago-bound owner closing Couture Club 01/22/03 Most often, what leads to a boutique’s demise is a…

NBC and the Funny Factor?

NBC, is that supposed to be funny? By JOHN DOYLE Wednesday, January 22, 2003 – HOLLYWOOD…

Wish Bette Was In This Pic…

Mister D: I remember seeing this show when I was but a teenager. Kreskin was going…

Pic of Bette and Seinfeld

How Bette lost eight pounds in one month

Mister D: Found this from Ladie Home Journal on-line. Not sure how old this article is,…

Trivia From the Hollywood Reporter

All That Glitters Is Golden For six decades, the Globes have been the fete to beat…

A Common Denominator Between Bette and the Royals

From the Toronto Star How suite it is being treated Royally RITA ZEKAS It smells like…

A Word From Darrell…

Mister D: Seems there are some misconceptions of what this petition is about, so Darrell will…

Midler Donates Money to Gifford Miller in an “Undeclared” Race

Council Speaker Miller has raised $1 million for “undeclared” race January 19, 2003, 7:40 AM EST…

Little Miss M and Her First Bra…

Mister D: Little Miss M is taking after her namesake: This gives a whole other meaning…

Ya Gotta Have “Friends”

By BILL BRIOUX — Toronto Sun HOLLYWOOD — It was no accident that NBC entertainment president…

New Songs Are Up

This week the theme is: Oldies But Goodies…. Also check out the fabulous film clip on…

Today’s Trivia from UPI

Before Matthew Wilder achieved solo success with 1983’s “Break My Stride,” he was a session singer…

Thye’re Queer, They’re Near…Howdy New York City!!!

Ansonia Hotel 2101–2119 Broadway at 73rd St Bette Midler used to put on quite a show…

Friends,,,

Lifelong Pals Give Special Perspective Laura Lewis, Life Files I am tired of talking about men,…

Bette Sighting Last Night…New York

BETTE Midler, Kurt Vonnegut and Jill Krementz, Frank Langella and Nora Ephron at “The Mercy Street,”…

Liza to Take Starring Role in “Sunset”

Mister D: They make it seem as if Bette was turned down…my guess and intuition tells…

Today is Martin Luther King’s Birthday

Mister D: I remember Bette was invited to perform at a tribute to Martin Luther King…

Bette Postions on Some VH1 Polls…

Mister D: Don’t Ya Just Love These Stupid Lists?!!! I got this via Miss Sara, Bootleg…

Grammy’s By The Numbers

Mister D:I remember watching the Grammy’s when Bette won “Best New Artist”, but what I hear…

I Love This Caricature

This reminds me of a beautiful piece of work that was given to me by a…

Think I Posted This On the Bette Board Once, But…

Live from New York From Sinatra’s swagger to Moby’s mixes, the city’s had its share of…

Two Important Reminders…

1) Bootleg Betty Holland has a new domain..a new home, whatever. It should solve any bandwidth…

Give a Big Welcome To BootLeg Betty: Holland

Miss Sara van Bussel (The Divine Nanny) approached me last week with an idea that was…

From The Philadelphia Business Journal: Bette Pots and Pans…

Peter Van Allen Staff Writer Two culinary retailers new to Philadelphia are serving up more than…