BootLeg Betty

Updates and Tid-Bettes….

Mister D fell asleep after listening to Bette’s new CD over and over again…drunken from too…

CD Review: U-Bulletin

Bette Midler, “Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook” ‘ — Rosemary Clooney is one of…

The “Today Show” Appearance for Tuesday

=&0=& Thanks for the detail my little Maniloonie: It was about 8 minutes long, and had…

CD REVIEW: Cincinatti Post

Midler delivers the songs of ‘girl singer’ pal Clooney By Rick Bird Post staff reporter Bette…

Another Review: Midler/Clooney CD

BETTE MIDLER Bette Midler Sings the Songs of Rosemary Clooney (Columbia Records) SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER Gene Stout…

First Review From A True Blue Fan: Herb

Seems Herb got a early present from some generous friends that know he’s a little nutso…

Tidbit from the Manilow Message Board…

Snipped from the BarryNet board Sept. 29: Katie and Matt referring to Barry being on with…

More Reviews: Barnes and Noble

=&0=& Bette Midler and Barry Manilow — contemporary musical legends touched by the personal warmth and…

Tour Update: More Cities on The Tour List, but No dates

Photograper Bob Scott, who has photgraphed Ms. Midler in the past, sent this ad taken from…

Add Another Tour Date to the List…Columbus, OH

We’ve heard about the Washington New Years Eve date…but I just received this from a BLB…

Midlerizing Clooney…

New York Daily News Bette does Clooney (Rosemary, that is) By JIM FARBER Sunday, September 28th,…

I Don’t Want To Die: Off With His Head, I Say!

New York Post Sept 28, 2003 R. Johnson NOT many people have the cojones to stand…

Columbia Marketing Strategy: Thanks Kathy (Rosemary Palladium) For This…

Some info that was gathered: * Tour dates should be announced within the next several weeks…

Meet The Musical Director for the “Kiss My Brass” Tour: Bette Sussman

=&0=& Bette Sussman, musical director for Bette Midler’s upcoming “Kiss My Brass” tour, has been working…

Meet Bette’s “Kiss My Brass” Choreographer: Michael Rooney

Michael is in New York this month (September 2003) starting up his staging choreography on the…

Mister D Meets Mister V

Well, here is my first masterpiece:-) What you have all been waiting for…My meeting with Mister…

From An Interview With Mr. Vilanch in the Hartford Courant.

He’s already planning to work on =&0=&, tentatively titled “Kiss My Brass,” which starts Dec. 4…

Casting Call Pictures from The Stepford Wives 9-24-03

Thanks to Remy Chavalier for sending in this pic and link from the casting call held…

Bette Gets a Nod From The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin

Queen Aretha still reigns Sunday, September 21st, 2003 Mr. Jim Farber NY Daily News No one…

Pardone Moi! Sorry To Bother Ya’ll Again…

Just wanted to let you know that the new polls are up. I’d like to thank…

First Review On Bette’s New Album

Editorial Reviews Amazon.com It’s nice to see Bette Midler putting her spin on an American classic…

Filming Ain’t Over For Stepford Wives Yet: Casting Call

Casting call for ‘Wives’ By A.J. O’CONNELL Hour Staff Writer NORWALK — They’re looking for a…

Updates for Sept 23, 2003

For The Life of Me, I Don’t Understand What Cindy Adams Is Tring To Say

NYP Cindy Adams 9-23-03 =&0=& LAST week “The Stepford Wives” filmed a big ballroom dance number…

Arenas Await Bigger Tours This Winter

Arenas Await Bigger Tours This Winter Sun Sep 21,10:05 AM ET By Ray Waddell NEW YORK…

Cover of the Hulaween Invite (Thanks, Snook)

I got my invitation today, but Snook had already scanned this in for me…which made my…

Bette To Appear on the “Today Show” both 9-30-03 and 10-01-03

Show: =&0=& Episode: 09/30/2003 Network: (NBC) National Broadcasting Company Date: Tuesday – September 30, 2003 Time:…

The Miami Herald Features Their Music Hits and Misses…

=&0=& I’m just going to show the ones I’m looking forward to and whatever Mr. Cohen’s…

Hulaween Information…The 5W’s…

=&0=& This is the info I got about NYRP and Hulaween. Hope this helps with everyone’s…

Bette and Barry on The Today Show October 1, 2003

=&0=& Surprise Announcement… Barry will be joining Bette Midler on October 1st on the Today Show.…

Carole Bayer Sager on “The Boy From Oz”, Peter Allen, Burt Bacharach, Bette Midler, and That Song About The Moon:-)

This is an Advocate exclusive and a good behind the scenes look at the ups and…

Bette to Play “The Savvis Center” in St Louis: No Date Mentioned Yet.

Savvis’ Concert Club hopes for a much busier 2004 season By Kevin Johnson 09/18/2003 When the…

My MY….Fancy Shmancy!!!

September 18, 2003 The New York Times $1,000 Prk Vu, Dinner and Wine Included By CHRISTOPHER…

“Kiss My Brass” Concert Update

I inquired about Bette’s new tour thru Mister Vilanch. There has been some indication that the…

Closing Down The Bootleg Betty Message Board

Due to the relative inactivity of the BLB Message Board, I have opted to close it…

Today in Entertainment History

In 1980, Bette Midler’s concert film, “Divine Madness,” premiered.

Tuesday: Salute To Central Park

NY Daily News Sept 17, 2003 With Suzanne Rozdeba and Ben Widdicombe It was a soggy…

Bette and Barry on Rosie…

Dateline: Wednesday, September 10 From TVNow.com Bette Midler: “She possessed one of the great American voices…

The Bottom Line? It May Be Over…

Village Club May Face Swan Song Over Rent By JIM DWYER NYT September 15, 2003 The…

Bette Makes A Visit to “Avenue Q”

NYP Liz Smith WHILE YOU are patiently waiting around for the outrage of “Little Shop of…

Bette on the General for President?

From the New York Post With Suzanne Rozdeba and Ben Widdicombe WOULD-BE presidential candidate Wesley Clark…

Whether You Like It Or Not: “I’m Baaacccckkk”

Barry and I just got back from Baltimore where we saw “Hairspray”. I plan to do…

Taking an Extended Weekend

I will see you guys and gals when I get back Monday night…Have a great weekend…

Hairspray in Chicago….

Tickets go on sale for Chicago starting today…Friday, Sept 12th, 2003…they’ll go fast, so don’t doddle….…

Thank for the Alert, Dustin: When it Comes To ‘Gypsy’ Bette’s Number One

GYPSY LADY Hi Keith, I just want to know how many copies the “New Broadway Cast…

Press Release Source: Columbia Records

Press Release Source: Columbia Records Columbia Records Ready To Release Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney…

New York Public Library Acquires Duncan Photos of Hines, Peters, Midler and 599,997 More

Playbill By Andrew Gans September 9, 2003 The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts…

The Sony Store: Bette’s Section Almost Complete

Well, at least, part of the Sony Bette site is up….the store part is first, natch.…

Updates for September 9, 2003

Art Work: Tom Miro New Bette Music Ready To Delight You….in the BootlegBetty Jukebox More Cover…

Break A Leg, Bruce!!!!

Bruce: A heartfelt shout out to you on your debut tomorrow night in Baltimore. From “We…

More Reading Material From “Bette on the Boards”

Darrell has put up 2 more articles/interviews in his magazine archives that should prove of interest…

What Is Going On With This Movie Set…LOL

=&0=& I guess politics, temper tantrums, sickness is everywhere…not just Bette Boards:-) I kid…there is warmth…

“The Rose” Makes A Man A Believer

The Rose Review by Gil Jawetz DVD Talk =&0=& After decades of films like The First…

Stepford Wives Update: Must Say This Article Confuses Me

=&0=& Maybe they meant last days of shooting in New York. I thought there were more…

Nicole on Bette…(not literally)

Sat, Sep 06, 2003, 10:09 PM PT By Mike Szymanski Zap2it.com “I choose movies in threes,…

Tour Alert: Hey St Louis!

According to Jerry Berger of the St Louis Dispatch, Savvis Center impressario Dennis Petrullo is zoning…

“Stepford Wives” May Resume Shooting As Soon As Monday!

According to the Hartford Courant, Guy Ortoleva, director of the Connecticut Film Office, talked with “Stepford…

Lockwood-Mathews Mansion Museum closes for filming of ‘Stepford’

The Lockwood-Mathews Mansion closed Tuesday to the public in preparation for the shooting of “The Stepford…

More Trouble On The Set of “The Stepford Wives” = More Delays!

New York Post Page Six Richard Johnson Sept 4, 2003 FILMING came to an abrupt halt…

Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook

Well, here it is boys…the CD cover art…Bette Looks Fabulous!: 1. “You’ll Never Know” 2. “This…

For The Bette-o-Philes Who May Want To Bid…

Autographed books up for grabs By Kristin Wilson, September 3, 2003 The Sentinel, Carlisle A sweater…

Another Name Change For The CD?

I don’t know. Both Baltyboy Steve and I read in New York Magazine that the title…

For Your Reading Pleasure…It’s Dee-Day!

Darrell from www.BetteontheBoards.com has put up yet another great article on Bette that details her “Jinxed”…

Rain: Richard Pryor’s Daughter

Rain Pryor: A Class Act by Daniel R. Coleridge TV Guide On-line 09-02-03 TVGO: What’s the…