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 =&0=& Since I couldn’t find this dang magazine yet, I asked Lora…

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

=&0=& Yes, Bette, there is a way to do something about it…like getting your fans to…

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 =&0=& said a few weeks ago when asked…

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

=&0=& The post below comes from the little elf I have chained to the living room…

Updates For Halloween: 10-20-03

Sketch: Sammy Miro =&0=& That ratty-assed exclusive group and some of my other detractors will absolutely…

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

=&0=& Episode: 10/21/2003 Network: (ABC) American Broadcasting Corporation =&1=& Time: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET…

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

=&0=& Huge music issue: The November issue of Vanity Fair, on newsstands now, offers more than…

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 =&0=& Darrell, from www.betteontheboards.com, has just put up 2 of Bette’s shows for…

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

=&0=& I once wrote in to Keith about Bette, now Gabriel has: Keith, I am thrilled…

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 =&0=& On the big screen, Bette Midler has played…

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

=&0=& My eldest cat of 17 years, Chaka, has been very sick with kidney disease, but…

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: =&0=& =&1=& I’ve had some e-mail correspondense with the musical director/conductor of…

CD Review: Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel Published October 3, 2003 Columnist Commander Coconut =&0=& I haven’t bought a new Bette…

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…

Stepford Wives: New Canaan Gets A Makeover

Downtown New Canaan gets a case of ‘Stepford’ fever Susie Costaregni October 11, 2003 New Canaan…

The Midler/Raitt Connection

There’s a connection between two albums that debut on The Billboard 200 this week – a…

Updates: 10-10-03

Too Much Information…Ya Just Gotta Come To Bootleg Betty and Read!!!! New Music Up in the…

CD Review: Christian Science Monitor

Christian Science Monitor From the October 10, 2003 edition POP/JAZZ Rosemary Clooney Rosemary Clooney: The Best…

Excellente! Billboard Magazine Review

BETTE MIDLER Album Title: Bette Midler Sings the Rosemary Clooney Songbook Producer(s): Barry Manilow, Robbie Buchanan…

CD Review: Washington Times

Rosie, Bette’s way By T.L. Ponick Rosemary Clooney, who lost her life to lung cancer in…

Tour Updates: D.C. and Detroit

No pre sale up for Detroit, but they go on sale Saturday 10-11-03 Keep eye open…

More Stepford Locale: New Canaan

Welcome to Stepford By Asante Green Staff Writer October 9, 2003 New Canaan is home to…

2 PreSales Shows Go On-line Thursday, 10-09-03

St Louis and Milwaukee….. St Louis is thru Clear Channel’s Get Access Program: http://getaccess.cc.com/index.asp Milwaukee just…

A Behind The Scenes Look at The Stepford Wives

=&0=& Many thanks to Remy C. for sharing the experiences of what her town, New Canaan,…

SoundScan Sales Count: Bette Figures!

From Rolling Stone 10-08-03 ANDREW DANSBY The sheer volume of Outkast’s two-CD Speakerboxxx/The Love Below doesn’t…

From “Chicago Gay Magazine”: Wouldn’t This Be Nice?

Photo: Liz Boynes Gay Chicago Magazine – Sept. 2003 Opening Track: POP MUSIC THE GRAMMY 2003…

Billboard Magazine: Bette Poised For Her Biggest Hit In Years

OutKast Staves Off Four Top-10 Debuts Billboard Magazine Jonathen Cohen Thanks for the alert, Jeff! OutKast…

New Polls Are Up…And A Concert Mention…

I updated the polls tonight and will post the results of the last ones with the…

The “All Music Guide” Review

Photo: Miss Jackie AMG.com Matt Collar 4 out of 5 stars Cabaret icon Bette Midler reunites…

Columbus, Ohio Pre-Sale: Wednesday, 10-08-03

=&0=& “There will be a “pre-sale” for the Columbus, Ohio concert, but it is not the…

And The Award Goes To…

MSN.com Jeannette Walls 10-06-03 Scoop Being called “tacky” by Bette Midler is quite an achievement —…

Correction to Previous Post

The update message I sent out about the marketing of Bettes CD had an incorrect date…

Bullet Points from Sony’s Early Efforts To Promote Bette

Photo: Peter Fletcher =&0=& I’m sure some of these things may be subject to change and…

When Gossip Goes Awry…

NYP 10-05-03 Page 6 Photo: Miss Jackie =&0=& Now, really. Gossip has it’s place, but I…

People Magazine Review: The Rosemary Clooney Songbook

Photo: Miss Jackie Meets The Divine at Today Show Appearance-Thanks for the pic, Jackie People By:…

From Business Wire: Press release

Photo: NICOLAS KHAYAT October 02, 2003 04:05 PM US Eastern Timezone Experience the Divine Miss M;…

Bette on Brittany Spears and Madonna

=&0=& I find this comment by Bette particularly gratifying because of the way I was attacked…

Nick Clooney Reviews Bette and Barry: Awesome!

Photo: NICOLAS KHAYAT Cincinnati Post – Oct. 1, 2003 Midler’s CD tribute to Rosie is a…

Stress on the Set of “The Stepford Wives”

NY Daily News With Suzanne Rozdeba, Ben Widdicombe and Spencer Morgan ‘Wives’ fighting on set, director…

Let’s Hear It For The Boy: Jason K.

Photo: Jason K. Yes, indeedy do, a Bettehead shares!!!….the next 4 pics shown are from Jason…

BetteHead Pic #2: The Today Show

Photo: Jason K Barry and Bette singing “On A Slow Boat To China”

Bettehead Pic Number 3: The Today Show

Photo: Jason K Looks as if Bette freezing her tush for the fans!

Bette Singing “WBMW” on the Today Show

Photo: Jason K

Some Pics From The Today Show…

Bette singing on The Today Show And more pics: From The Today Show Again

Type “Bet Mid” Into Ticketmaster and See What You Get…

Thanks to my Manilow Elf….Very Clever!!!!:-) The cities and dates are: Wed, 12/10/03 7:30 pm Bet…