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Bettezilla Takes On New York City

New York’s Need for Green Gotham Gazette, March 30, 2003 By Bette Midler When I came…

A Big Bundle of ‘Roses’

Recorded Roses by Ken Mandelbaum March 31, 2003 On a recent episode of “Will & Grace,”…

Updates: Need A Hug?

Are you tired of all the fussin’, fightin’, warrin’, and hostility???…..then take a break from the…

Time Magazine This Week: Great Performances to Savor

Great Performances to Savor Byline: Bill Saporito Publication: Time Issue: March 31, 2003 Vol. 161 No.…

New Line Cinema Eyeing a Film of Hairspray

By Robert Simonson March 26, 2003 It’s only been a few days since the “Chicago” won…

Fiddlin’ With “The Rose”

Sydney Morning Herald By Bernard Zuel There are weird gigs and there are weird gigs. Then…

Bette Song Sung On The USS Kittyhawk

MWR event on Kitty Hawk features karaoke, pizza, ice cream By Kendra Helmer, Stars and Stripes…

Crystal’s Corner: Bette and War

Mister D: I’d like to introduce everyone to Crystal. She’s 14. Crystal wrote me a couple…

The Musical Movie Rebirth: Hey Hollywood! Let Bette Strut Her Stuff!

A Rebirth For Musical Cinema By MALCOLM JOHNSON Courant Film Critic March 23 2003 Whether or…

‘Boat Trip’ Cruises Fine Line of Funny Stereotypes

REVIEW: ‘Boat Trip’ Cruises Fine Line of Funny Stereotypes By Mike Szymanski March 21, 2003 Stereotypes…

Bette History: March 23, 1992

In 1992, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a $400,000 judgment for Bette Midler against an advertising…

‘Ragtime’ doesn’t make cut on high school reading list, Bette’s ‘Hamlet’ Episode Does?

By Dominick DiRienzo TRIBUNE-REVIEW Friday, March 21, 2003 “Ragtime” is out but “The Adventures of Huckleberry…

This Isn’t Working For Me!

Bootleg Betty will be back up to full throttle by the weekend. I have come up…

Bootleg Betty On Hiatus

In light of the recent war in Iraq I am having a lot of trouble justifying…

Darrell, Snook, Cris, Crystal and Readers

Bootleg Betty may be down for a couple of days. I’m receiving e-mail, but I can;t…

Happy 21st Birthday Cris!!!!

I know you’re busy and probably won’t even see this, but I had to post it…

Mister V’s Oscar Pics…Kinda Sorta

I thought we could all use some cheering up in light of the events going on,…

More Oscar 1991: Ya Gotta Try Girl, Ya Gotta Try

Author not available, Movie features SOURCE: Gregg Kilday: WAR STORIES: BETTE’S BIG GAMBLE IN ‘FOR THE…

Oscar Moment 1982…

In 1982 Bette Midler asked the Oscar night audience, “You didn’ t think it was possible…

An Old Article: THE BURDEN OF BEING DIVINE

THE BURDEN OF BEING DIVINE By BARBARA JAEGER, Music Critic Date: 07-15-1994, Friday Section: LIFESTYLE /…

The FORT Interview With Vanessa Olivarez

This morning, I had the pleasure of speaking with Vanessa Olivarez, the 21-year-old from Atlanta who…

Updates: 03/16/03

This is real quick….tired, tired, tired…. Results of Poll: What Male Artist Should Bette Record A…

Bette’s New Leaf Cafe Part of the Northern NYC Rebirth

March 15, 2003 — It wasn’t too long ago that all but the daring stayed below…

If You’re In Seattle…

Mister D: Bette is a fan of Ms. Wheeler’s and she also covered one of her…

When In Doubt…Get Bruce!!!

There have been some questions about Bette being born in New Jersey or Hawaii…I have always…

Jersey Girls…

The exploration of great New Jersey women, in honor of Women’s History Month, continues today with…

Bette To Throw Picnic To Benefit NYRP

“I Like New York In June” When: Wednesday, June 11th, 2003 Where: New Leaf Cafe, New…

EW.Com’s Take on Vanessa…The Last Post Is Intriquing

The Bette’s Off EW.com readers say goodbye to ”American Idol”’s Midler clone Vanessa Olivarez. Though many…

This Week In Bette History…OY!!!

Conway Twitty tops Billboard country chart with his cover of Bette Midler’s “The Rose,” 1983. Mister…

Idol Viewers Lose A Bette

From Zaptoit.com: The announcement of Vanessa’s dismissal meets with a scattering of boos from the crowd.…

The Little “Bette Midler” of ‘American Idol’ First To Be Ousted of the 12 Finalists

Atlantan first to exit ‘Idol’ finals By RODNEY HO Atlanta Journal-Constitution Staff Writer In a bit…

Bette Midler Reference On “American Idol”

Mister D: Didn’t see the show but Mister B did. He said about the same thing…

Attn: Chef Bev–Bette Responsible For Appetizer at Arnaud’s In New Orleans

Mister D: Not sure how old this is or how new…it’s all how you look at…

E-mail Notification Fixed….

If you didn’t get one, that means I lost your e-mail….so sorry…I think there were just…

Problem With Update E-mails…

Those of you who subscribe may have noticed you didn’t get an e-mail. I am having…

Bette Sighting over the Weekend

SCENE AND HEARD. Sam Waterston leafing through his Playbill Tuesday night and counting aloud the “Take…

Updates For The Week Beginning 03/10/03

New Songs Are Up: Movie Bits and Pieces New Poll Ready to Go…It’s A doozy!: Which…

Bootleg Betty Polls Closing Early This Evening, So Get Your Vote In…

Here are the results so far with “Cradle Days” in the lead followed closely by “Let…

FOR CRIS: Not Sure What’s Going On!

Cris…the only e-mail I have received recently was at work and I replied. I’ve written a…

Nashville’s Answer To ‘American Idol’: ‘Nashville Star’

Mister D: Well I can hardly wait…who knew the world was so “star” deprived…anyway this gal…

Producer Zadan, ‘Chicago’, Says Bette’s ‘Gypsy’ Was Foundation To Shooting Musical Numbers…

Craig Zadan: We used digital video to great effect on “Chicago.” In 1993 when Neil and…

Bette and Delilah

This portrait was painted by Randy Watkins, I believe. You can look and buy his other…

What Is It With ‘Delta Dawn’ This Week?

The Tampa Tribune SECTION: METRO PAGE: 4 Published Tuesday, March 4, 2003 Vintage Tanya Gets Boots…

Queens and That Lot…London Politics

Polly and Mandy – the double act from hell By Amanda Platell, Evening Standard , London…

Songwriters series continues at Balsam Inn…

From the Smokey Mountain News: On March 9, Alex Harvey will present a rare Sunday evening…

Too Busy For Bette on This Bust of Day…But

There are 2 new magazine articles I posted this week that some of you might be…

The Bette Midler Paper Doll

Thought some of ya’ll might get a kick out of seeing the paper doll of Bette…

Alice Cooper circa 1973…Now This Is A Compliment…LOL

“Me, Liza, Bette Midler and Bowie. No-one else. Bowie is VERY original. He is too futuristic…

This Week In Bette History

One artist who does have staying power, that butt-baring “Mask” mommy Cher, was shooting a video…

New Poll is Up, Results From Last Poll

Mister D, little ole me, really screwed up on getting those of you who participated in…