BootLeg Betty

Billboard TidBits: Nov 8th Issue

Bette’s CD is positioned at number 29 on the top 200 album chart… Internet Charts: Positioned…

Liz On Hulaween

Photo: Lawrence Lucier Bette and Donna PEOPLE WHO have never attended one of Bette Midler’s “Hulaween”…

Hulaween 2003…A Brief Outline

Click on images for a larger view…. I will be posting pics and an article once…

Ticketmaster Updates for St. Paul and Detroit

The St. Paul, Minnesota show will go on sale Nov. 3rd at 10am at the Excel…

You Guys and Gals Are Doing Great…

Keep the e-mails coming…I can’t respond to you individually becuase of the time factor and me…

Please Read: Last Minute Idea to Send Message to Bette

As I wrote yesterday, I am now in NYC for Hulaween, albeit very ill with a…

Midler and the over-40 set Hot on Charts

New York Daily News – http://www.nydailynews.com For wave of chart acts, life begins at 40 Mr.…

CD Review: The Hartford Courant

Music review By Greg Morago The Hartford Courant October 28, 2003 “Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary…

Mister D Heads for Hulaween

Sketch: Sammy Miro (I feel like a star, Sammy…Thank you!…LOL) Heading for the Big Apple, Folk!…

Ahmet’s 80th Birthday Party…Sounded Like Fun

When Rolling Stone magazine founder/owner Jann Wenner and Bette Midler throw a party, the music community…

An Interview With “Beaches” Author, Iris Rainer Dart

Iris Rainer Dart: Love is at the core MontereyHerald.com Susan Cantrell 10-26-03 Raise your hand if…

CD Review: Manilow Elf Strikes Again…Where Are My BetteHeads????

GayWired.com – 10.23.03 Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook By Pete Zorn Some sage once…

The “More” Pics…

The last 3 posts I made contain some of the MORE pictures….they are fabulous and were…

Bette Holding On Tight: November 1, 2003 Billboard Charts

Photo: Carlo Dalla Chiesa More Magazine Billboard Charts for November 1, 2003 issue When the November…

CD Shopping With Mandy Moore…

Photo: Carlo Dalla Chiesa (More Magazine) Date: 10/24/2003 EW Magazine Willman, Chris “They have 8-tracks here?…

More, More More…Bette in “More” Magazine…Thank you Lora!!!!

Photo: Carlo Dalla Chiesa Mister D: Since I couldn’t find this dang magazine yet, I asked…

Come On…It Only Takes Second…Please Sign The Petition…Save A Landmark

Bette: “There’s gotta be a way to do something about that, don’t you think?” Yes, Bette,…

CD Review: The Advocate

An Advocate.com October 21, 2003 Bette Midler • Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook (Columbia) It began,…

The Bottom Line Asks For Help…Sign The Petition Please!

“Can’t they do something about that?” That’s what Bette Midler said a few weeks ago when…

Sometimes I Hate Being Right…A Recap of “The View”

Mister D: The post below comes from the little elf I have chained to the living…

Updates For Halloween: 10-20-03

Sketch: Sammy Miro New Halloween Animation: That ratty-assed exclusive group and some of my other detractors…

Helmer Schlesinger eulogized

Variety By NICOLE LAPORTE 10-20-03 “Sunday, bloody Sunday!” Michael York proclaimed, taking the stage at the…

South Carolina Alert: Bette Will Play “The Colonial Center”

I got an e-mail from Kelle, a South Carolina Bettehead….she relayed info to me that she…

What’s Bruce Listening To?

Boston Herald 10-17-03 Bruce Vilanch stars as Edna in the musical “Hairspray” at the Colonial Theatre…

Heeeere’s Johnny! On DVD

‘The Ultimate Johnny Carson Collection” (R2 Entertainment, 420 mins., not rated, $69.99) is really big. How…

Act Fast: Bette on Billboard Radio Today…

From Manilow Elf: “Hey There” is included in the Billboard Radio Countdown Show for the week…

Billboard Charts Vs Internet Sales

This week’s Billboard charts find Bette’s CD dropping from 14 to #24, but Internet Sales jumping…

The Manilow Elf Strikes With Some Trivia

On Rosemary Clooney’s CD, “Rosemary Clooney/Count Basie Orchestra At Long Last (1998)” Barry and Rosie duet…

The Canadians Have Got It Going On: The Ad…

Thank you Darrell for the pic! Love, Mister D

CD Review: Lexington

Lexington Herald-Leader Posted on Fri, Oct. 17, 2003 There are moments on Songbook when it’s tough…

Bette Sets Her Sights on “The View” Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2003

Show: The View Episode: 10/21/2003 Network: (ABC) American Broadcasting Corporation Date: Tuesday – October 21, 2003…

CD Review: Miami Herald

Miami Herald Oct. 17, 2003 BY HOWARD COHEN BETTE MIDLER Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook (Columbia)…

Vanity Fair: The Music Issue

New on Newsstands Huge music issue: The November issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands now, offers…

USA Today Article 10-17-03: “This Is Barry’s Record”

Photo: Liz Boynes Divine Miss M back with album, tour By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY NEW…

For Your Listening Pleasure:

Photo: Tim Mosenfelder Mister D: Darrell, from www.betteontheboards.com, has just put up 2 of Bette’s shows…

Donna Summer And Her New Book

Why Donna Summer on a Bette site? Because, she will be Bette’s special guest performer at…

Bette In The SoundScan Era

Mister D: I once wrote in to Keith about Bette, now Gabriel has: Keith, I am…

Bette Helps To Clean A Dirty “David”

Mr. Clean.(Uncensored) Date: 10/01/2003 Publication: W Mel Gibson, once considered the sexiest man alive, is now…

CD Review: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

St. Louis Post-Dispatch Brian Q. Newcomb 10/16/2003 Midler reprises Rosemary Clooney, and boy, can she swing…

Bette on TV Tonight: PETER ALLEN: THE BOY FROM OZ Wednesday, Oct. 15 TRIO, 8 p.m., 9 p.m.

PETER ALLEN: THE BOY FROM OZ Wednesday, Oct. 15 TRIO, 8 p.m., 9 p.m. One day…

Bette at The Monkey Bar

Photo: Walter Chin (August 2003) Thanks Rich for sending this to me….don’t think you can read…

Bette Joins Others In Lodging Objections

Ballymena-born Liam Neeson has joined the battle to save a wild deer habitat from the developers.…

CD REVIEWS: Seattle Gay News and Tower Records

Mister D: My eldest cat of 17 years, Chaka, has been very sick with kidney disease,…

O’Donnell on Fame, Producing, Kids, and a Little Bette

“Look, I’ve put that ego outside because I’m now not the flower. A producer’s a gardener…

Musical Director of Touring “Hairspray” Contributes To ‘We Got Bruce’: Mr. Jim Vukovich

Photo of Musical Director/Conductor: Jim Vukovich Mister D: I’ve had some e-mail correspondense with the musical…

CD Review: Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel Published October 3, 2003 Columnist Commander Coconut Come on-a give-a listen I haven’t bought…

Bette To Receive Award from Friends of Long Island State Parks…Will Perform April 16, 2004

THE TICKER Newsday.com A.J. Carter October 13, 2003 STATE PARKS COMMISSIONER Bernadette Castro positively gushed when…

A BetteHead Takes Action…Congrats, Jamie!

Mister D: Our own Jamie McKnight gets published in The Philadelphia Inquirer (touch her!) for her…

Hulaween Here We Come?

From Ms. Liz Smith’s Column NY Post 10-12-03 October 12, 2003 — ‘KISS ’em if they…

The Billboard Interview

October 18, 2003 Rosemary Clooney Tribute Provides New Showcase For Midler BY CHUCK TAYLOR NEW YORK…