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Have A Safe And Happy New Year

Just wanted to wish everyone a fabulous Happy New Year. Please be safe tonight! As for…

Lesson Learned? Don’t F**K With The Consumers! :-)

Sony to settle copy-protection suits By Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY LOS ANGELES — Embattled music label…

Beaches Q & A With Bonnie Bruckheimer
7:30pm on Tuesday January 17th, 2006 at the Arclight Cinemas in Hollywood

The Other Beaches Duo For 16 years, comedienne Bette Midler and producer Bonnie Bruckheimer were The…

Bette MSN Chat: Rough Draft (Thank You EZE!!!!)

Bette MSN Chat: Rough Draft (Thank You EZE!!!!) 12-21-2005

Missing Martha: A Bette Repeat On Wednesday – December 28, 2005

Show: Martha Episode: 2005/12/28 – Bette Midler Network: (SYN) Syndicated Date: Wednesday – December 28, 2005…

Bette Midler Live Chat! December 21st at 7pm ET.
(Thanks Katrin for the alert!)

Log on to MSN.com for a live chat with Bette Midler on Wednesday, December 21st at…

Even Scarlett Johansson Gets Blown Away By “The Divne One”

Mister D: This is an excerpt from Ms. Smith’s column about the screening of “Match Point”…

2 New Polls Up

I put 2 new polls up. One was just too offensive, even for me! I didn’t…

Brian Heck (BetteLyrics.com) Makes The New York Times!!!

Mister D: Although this isn’t really Bette-related, I couldn’t let this pass by. Brian is producer…

Recent Pics Of Bette On The Town (Thanks Caroline!)

Photo: Arnaldo Magnani Here’s a radiant Bette and guests arriving for her birthday party: Getty Images:…

Midler Considers Touring In Support Of “Peggy Lee Songbook”
(As Part Of KMB)

The Divine Miss M is considering touring in support of Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee…

Happy Holidays!!!!

New Music and New Polls Are Up

From Sara of The Divine Dutichies

I have two tidbettes for you: 1) In the Mojo music magazine of January 2006, from…

Do It for Less! Parties – Just Like The Divine!

Do It for Less! Parties, Tricks of the trade from a professional caterer’s kitchen A seasoned…

On The Scene

NY Daily News Rush & Malloy Dec 8. 2005 JACK WHITE (from “The White Stripes”) adoringly…

From Globie!!!

7 questions for Bette Midle ‘Everybody’s a damn diva – it’s enough to make you gnash…

Bette Midler’s NYRP Holiday Card

This is a picture of Fort Tryon Park in Washinton Heights which offers magnificent scenic views…

Billboard Charts: December 17, 2005

Thanks to Bette’s appearance on “The View” and XCP-free copies of her CD now out in…

Indulge in a Chocolate Martini

Michelle Southern BellaOnline’s Cocktails Editor Indulge in a Chocolate Martini C O C K T A…

Grammy Awards Anounced Today!

And The Answer To Your Question Is A Resounding, “NO!” The main reason being is that…

Bruce Vilanch Gets Queried On Queerty.com

Oh My My! Bruce Vilanch recently took time from his busy schedule to chat with Bradford…

Liz Smith’s Inside Scoop On Bette’s Birthday Bash!

Mister D: What she didn’t tell you is that Darrell and I were hiding inside a…

Holiday Music Up! (So Sue Me Bill O’ Reilly & Jerry Falwell You Freaks!)

LOL!!!! Seasons Greetings and Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas…whatever!!! I put some HOLIDAY MUSIC up in…

Bette’s New CD Hits Stores Down Under (Thanks, Rebecca!)

It’s been out since the 5th down there guys and gals in case you didn’t know,…

The North American Menopause Society

December 06, 2005 09:02 AM US Eastern Timezone The North American Menopause Society Collaborates with Women’s…

Katie Couric’s Credibility As An Anchor

Mister D: Everybody loves Katie. Maybe she can help bring peace in the Middle East. And…

CD Review: Higher Ground

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER This Week’s Hot CD: ‘Higher Ground’ Tuesday, December 6, 2005 VARIOUS ARTISTS Higher Ground…

CD Review: Toledo Blade – Dec. 4, 2005

Toledo Blade – Dec. 4, 2005 CD reviews BETTE MIDLER SINGS THE PEGGY LEE SONGBOOK Bette…

Rosie Pays Tribute To Bette On Her Blog (Thanks Dana)

Rosie has posted a nice tribute to Bette in “poem” form on her blog…she was one…

USA Today: Artists set new standards

12/01/2005 Artists set new standards By Elysa Gardner, USA TODAY Photo: A Sammy Scan NEW YORK…

Bette Birthday Sighting: Only In Miami???

The Miami Herald SCENE IN THE TROPICS December 3, 2005 A `Sex’-y week in South Florida…

Today In Theatre History: December 03, 1973

Bette Midler stars in her own one-woman show, which opens tonight at the Palace Theatre. Since…

Bootleg Betty & Bette On The Boards present Happy 60th Birthday Bette!

Bootleg Betty & Bette On The Boards present Happy 60th Birthday Bette!

Happy 60th Birthday Ms. Midler!!!!

Mister D: Yes, the video should be up some time today…you know “queens”…always late, but we…

Behind The Scenes At “The View”

Thanks to a Divine BetteHead, who wishes to remain anonymous, we have about 7 “behind the…

Modernism Celebrates 20 Years – Ms. M Is There For The Party

11/29/2005 Antiques and the Arts Online It Just Keeps Getting Better And Better: Modernism Celebrates 20…

Bette On “The View”: Announces Her “Surprise” Birthday Party! HUH?

Well, that sounds like my surprise birthday parties…Barry could never, ever keep a secret from me.…

Seinfeld – Season 6: Available On DVD
Contains The Episode With Bette Along With Extras!

Season 6 of Seinfeld has been released on DVD. This included the episode, “The Understudy” in…

November 22, 2005: Bette Performs at “Women’s Voices for Change”

Bette Performs at “Women’s Voices for Change” for the North American Menopause Society (NAMS), “the leading…

Billboard Charts: 2005-12-03

Billboard Top Internet Sales Bette charts at Number 18 in her 4th week – peak was…

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Thanks for the photo art Sammy!

Help Celebrate Bette Midler’s 6oth Birthday With Darrell & Mister D
Help Us Make A Video! (For Posterity!)

Want to help Darrell and I with a video project for Bette Midler's 60th Birthday? If…

Who’s Pianist Jim Brickman Listening To? HMMMMM!!!!

The Christian Science Monitor Into It: Jim Brickman November 25, 2005 I love this new Bette…

CD Review: Higher Ground – Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert

CD pick of the week NUVO – Chuck Workman Higher Ground – Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert…

It’s That Time Of Year Again: Vote For Bette In The Dutch Top 2000 on Radio 2
Let’s Do Better This Year – We Can Get Her Higher!

Mister D: Yes, it seems like we’re on our third year of doing this…and we keep…

Review: Bette Midler and Robin Williams at The Beacon Theatre, Nov 19th
A Benefit for The Parkside School in New York City

Mister D: Thank you Richie for sharing this evening with all of us. Very much appreciated!…

Bette Not On Ellen Now? :-(

Mister D: Looks as if Bette may not be on Ellen after all this week like…

Review: “Higher Ground: Hurricane Relief Benefit Concert”

Detroit Free Press Sweet home New Orleans By Terry Lawson November 20, 2005 Higher Ground: Hurricane…

Who’s On “The View” Monday, November 28th?

Why, my goodness me, it's Bette Midler!!!

The Washington Times – TOP 5: Singers Who Act.

Mister D: I’m not complaining, because it’s really nice to see Bette make the Top 5…

To My Best Friend: Happy Birthday Darrell!!!!

Don’t want to embarrass the “old” guy! ( I do believe he’s 24!), but today is…

CD Review: Nashville Loves Bette!

Mister D: I would just have to respectfully disagree with Mr. Wynn on the only “misstep”…

MSN Chat Transcript – November 16, 2005

Sony Releases Names of CD’s Containing XCP Content Protection Technology

Please read this article to familarize yourself with what’s going on: Click Here Sony-BMG has finally…

Billboard Charts: 11-26-2005

Top Internet Albums: This Week: Number 8 – Last Week: Number 8 **************************************************************** The Billboard 200:…

Midler On The Hoof: Bette To Hoof It Up On “Ellen” Next Week
(Thanks Da’Vi!)

Mister D: Not sure what day yet, but on the The Late Night TV Page they…

Tid-Bettes and Bits of Chats!

Andy writes in to say that he was watching Larry King Live! the other night when…

This Is How People From The U.K, And Other Countries Can Join Bette In The MSN Chat Room WED Night!

This Is How People From The U.K, And Other Countries Can Join Bette In The MSN…

Updates: 11-14-2005

An Exclusive Bootleg Betty Interview With Director Steven Lippman aka FLIP, Director of the Dual Disc…

An Exclusive Bootleg Betty Interview With Director Steven Lippman aka FLIP – Director of the Dual Disc Edition of ‘Bette Midler Sings The Peggy Lee Songbook’

‘Flip’ On Bette’s DVDQ & A With Steve Lippman aka Flip, Director of “Bette Midler Sings…

Viva Las Vegas? Looking More Like A Sure “Bette”
(Thanks To My Manilow Friend )

Las Vegas Review Journal NORM: Bette’s reps in talks with Wynn November 13, 2005 Bette Midler’s…

NYRP Has A SlideShow Of Hulaween Pics Up!

Photo: James Estrin/NYT Just thought you ladies and germs would want to know that NYRP (The…

Bette Midler To Entertain At “Women’s Voices for Change” Gala November 21, 2005

From New York Post November 13, 2005 Liz Smith Column Bette Midler To Entertain At “Women’s…

Bette Midler: MSN LIVE CHAT (Wed., November 16 at 7pm ET/4pm PT)

Superstar Bette Midler returns to the limelight with a brand new CD "Bette Midler Sings the…

Update: Junior Vasquez Remixes Of “Fever” Completed

Danny from NYC writes in to say that Junior Vasquez has completed the remixes for “Fever.”…

Please Read: Sony halts production of CDs with copy-protection scheme

Sony halts production of CDs with copy-protection scheme By Ted Bridis, The Associated Press WASHINGTON —…

Review: BETTE MIDLER SINGS THE PEGGY LEE SONGBOOK

From TalkinBroadway.com by Rob Lester Sound Advice Tributes – One Singer Salutes Another BETTE MIDLER SINGS…

From The Associated Press: Video Clip

Midler Triumphs With ‘Peggy Lee Songbook’ For the first time since the early 90s, Bette Midler…

Billboard Charts: Issue Date: 2005-11-19

Top Internet Albums: Bette Rises this week from Number 11 to Number 8 The Billboard Top…

DonorsChoose.org: Fabulous Charity Idea
(Kudos To Ms. Carole Bayer Sager and Mr. Bob Daly)

From Variety Magazine Choose to help L.A. schools DonorsChoose.org brings philanthropy to class By ANNIE GARCELON…

Bette Is Back On At Amazon.com: Higher Ground Hurricane Benefit Relief Concert

The Nov. 22 Blue Note release “Higher Ground” will feature highlights from Jazz at Lincoln Center’s…

That Dang Press Line At Hulaween!

I just found this video on Reuters and wanted to share it with you. It kind…

The Rumor Mill – Part (Fill In A Numeral): Will Bette Play Vegas?
(Thanks Kimberly)

Las Vegas Rumor Control Will Monorail Run To Airport? Rick Garman, Vegas4Visitors.com Rumor: Pick a big-name…

Are Dance Mixes ForthComing From Miss M’s New Tribute CD?
Those In The Know Say “Yes!”

David Boy from The Divine OnLine was kind enough to drop me this Tid-Bette: There’s a…

Hulaween Aftermath Part I, Bruce Vilanch, Richard Jay-Alexander, And More…

More Hulaween Pics Up, Bette On Cover Of Newsweek, Bruce Vilanch, Richard Jay-Alexander, And More To…

A 7 Day Versace SoJourn For Bette All For A Good Cause

Baltimore Sun Aiding the AIDS fight Liz Smith November 6 2005 Elton John’s star-packed fund-raiser last…

Bette Makes Cover Of Newsweek Among Other Baby Boomers!

Ready Or Not Boomers Turn 60! Yes, Bette’s on the cover of Newsweek along with a…

Vote For Newsweeks Photo Of The Week NOW!!!

I may have gotten this out too late, but it's a pic of Bette and Elton.…

Is That All There Is? Not For This Girl!!!

Billboard’s Chart Beat Fred Bronson November 3, 2005 BETTE GETS THE ‘FEVER’: Looks like no one…

Please Read: Sony Music issues fix to anti-piracy program

Record company criticized over hidden copy-protection code for Windows I was informed of this by a…

Bette Attends Elton’s AIDS Foundation Benefit Last Night (Thanks Colette!)

Singer Bette Midler attends the Elton John & David Furnish Co-Chair AIDS Foundation Benefit at Cipriani…

A Video Clip From ET (Thanks Dana)

Here’s a small write up and video clip of celebrity arrivals to Hulaween. Thanks for the…

Bette Debuts At Number 10 On The BillBoard Charts!: Her First In More Than A Decade!

Bette Midler Sings the Peggy Lee Songbook Debuts at Number 10 on BillBoard Charts Hulaween Coverage…

Mr. Shaiman’s Rewrite of “Wind Beneath My Wings”

I kindly “begged” Mr. Shaiman to share his rewrite of WBMW’s that he wrote for Ms.…

Photos In The Scrapbook:

Just put a few photos in the scrapbook – hopefully some more will come out or…

More Hulaween

I’m not gonna make ya’ll wait this year for a bunch of details. By now, you…

Hulaween 2005: Preview

Just a preview: Didn’t get to talk with the hostess with the mostest this time (timing…

Happy Hulaween My Beloved BetteHeads!

Thanks For Donating A Pint Or Two…OF MISTER D’s BLOOD!!! I’ll Have Him Back To You…

Stephen Holden (One Of My Faves): New York Times Critic – Thumbs Up!

Mister D: Yes, I brought my stupid laptop! But don’t push it! 🙂 Critics’ Choice New…

“Brian, We’ve Got To Weed.”

NYT October 30, 2005 Midler Embraces the Passing of Time and the Greening of a City…

Happy Halloween! (Thanks Sammy!)

Mister D: I’m off to Hulaween…will be back next week. Everybody have a safe and wonderfully…

From Commander Coconut’s Column: I Love This Guy!

Orlando Sentinel October 28, 2005 Music bin The other night, I was trying to remember when…

UK CD Release Date: November 7th, 2005 – CD Only
(Thanks To Sarah and Jonathan)

Looks like the CD release date for Bette’s new project has been pushed back to November…

A Private Performance with Bette Midler and Robin Williams – November 19 at The Beacon Theatre – A Special Thanks To Miss P

This is for some lucky New Yorkers and some of you “trashy” people from New Jersey…

Australian CD Release Date: Tuesday, January 17th, 2006 (Audio CD only)

Rebecca from BetteMidlerOnline.com wrote in to tell me that the Australian release date for Bette Midler’s…

Small Witty Clip Of Bette On Letteman (Courtesy of AOL) Thanks Kimberly For The Alert!

I think this will actually take you to a page with other Bette-related clips…so even better!…

From David Letteman’s Blog!

Mister D: The following comes from Mr. Letterman’s blog and it kinda summarizes what he and…

Okay, I’m Feeling The Heat…

According to Liz Smith, BETTE MIDLER says there’ll be surprises aplenty at her Hulaween Ball in…

Divine Doodlings For Hunger!

New York Daily News – Celebs’ art is in right place By ADAM NICHOLS DAILY NEWS…

Tower Photos and Some More Today Show Photos!

Mister D: Getting info in bits and pieces from the signing….heard from Da’Vi, Spence, Baltoboy Steve…all…

Tid-Bettes

Fun! Laughs! Good Times! Warm fuzzies to all the Betteheads who stood out in the cold…

Be On The Look Out This Week! Bette On Extra Tonight (Thanks Jason!)

Be On the Look Out this week for Bette on ET, Extra, E!, and all those…

BetteLyrics.com Gets A FaceLift & A New PodCast

Now I lay me down to sleep…ah, I mean, now before I dredge myelf up out…

Don’t Forget: CD Signing And Other Stuff!

Official CD Release Today! CD Signing Reminder! Today Show Pics From Fans AOL Listening Party All…

Pics Of Bette Performing Live On “The Today Show”

Mister D: Bette has risen to Number 5 on Amazon.com Top Seller List…I think it will…

AOL Listening Party All Week: Listen To Bette’s CD On-Line!

Mister D: Ryan wrote in and said I made this sound way too complicated, so just…

There’s Something About Martha!

2 Things To Know: Bette will be on Martha for the full hour. I had put…

New CD Samples and CD Credits – Very Interesting!

From the MTV Shop: Click Here!

For The Barry Manilow Fans

I just got reliable confirmation that he will not be performing with Ms. Midler on the…

Thanks Everybody!

Just wanted to thank everybody who wrote in about the interview…I promise to write all 2…

Ms. Midler “Forced” To Acknowledge BLB In Audio Interview! :-)

And A Stunned Mister D Was Last Seen Being Scraped Off The Ceiling!

VH1: Pay To Play For Hurricane Relief!

Check this out: VH1 is offering a Pay To Play For Hurricane Relief! Select your favorite…

The Insider: For Those Who Missed It

For a limited time only: Scroll down and look to your left for BMTV for the…

Sony, Sony, Sony: Please Fix The Music Page On The Official Site!

The number system on the “music” page is a tad confusing. Ms. M deserves a little…

A Preview Of Bette On “The Insider”

Mister D: Here’s a little preview of Bette on “The Insider” thanks to my new friend…

Barnes and Noble Offers Exclusive Track On Non-Dual Disc CD
Thanks For The Tip Patrick and Marcia!

Well, I don’t know whether to be grateful or livid…now I have to buy a CD…

Bette’s Official Site Is Up!

Finally!

Updated: October 19th – Hey New Yawkers!!! SEE BETTE MIDLER!:
Autograph Signing Her New CD AT TOWER RECORDS – Oct. 25th!!!

In order to get your CD personally signed by Miss M, please read the directions carefully…

Redux Rebound: Higher Ground CD

Mister D: Okay, this is driving me insane…okay, not really, but it is slightly causing a…

Bette On “The Insider” Tomorrow – Check Local Listings (Thanks Brandon)

Sorry for another update...but things may pick up for awhile with the new CD coming out…

Bette Midler’s Hulaween Auction Opens Today

Mister D: The on-line auction is open...so far there are 69 lots being bid on...I wasn't…

Press Release Source: New York Restoration Project

New York Restoration Project Celebrates It’s 10th Anniversary and Founder Bette Midler’s 60th Birthday with an…

Interview (Audio) from the 7:30 Report in Aussie – Thanks To Kellee!

Mister D: Kellee was kind enough to send this tip in…it’s an audio clip of an…

Latest Bette Sighting: October 13, 2005

According to the New York Post: DAVID Bowie, Bette Midler and Lou Reed giving a standing…

Updated from October 14th, 2005: “Is That All There Is?” Will Not Be Included On The “Higher Ground Hurricane Benefit Relief Concert” on CD

Yesterday Amazon.com had that Bette would be on this CD version of the Jazz Lincoln Center…