Monthly Archives: March 2005

Thursday, March 31, 2005

Stuff Like That There: 03-31-05

Paul K from Everything Entertainment wrote to inform us that Shout! Factory will be releasing the A & E biography on DVD presumably on June 7, 2005.

The great thing is that this DVD will have a ton of extras, including 3 full performances. This is all that’s known for now, but Paul promises to keep us posted and you can also check out his site on this thread.

He may also be getting the artwork for us to see ahead of time.

Darrell from Bette On The Boards, as you remember was involved in this project, as was BaltoBoy Steve…anyway, Darrell is going to try and find out more informtion as well. Read More

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Susan Faludi: From Bette to Britney

Winona Daily News
Pulitzer winner Faludi speaks at WSU
03-31-05

Though the signs may be bleak, feminism is not dead, according to Pulitzer Prize-winning feminist author Susan Faludi.

Speaking to a crowd of about 200 people at Winona State University’s Somsen Auditorium on Wednesday night, Faludi, who won a Pulitzer in 1991, was the keynote speaker of the university’s observation of Women’s History Month.

“We feminists are a species that our culture has always seemed ready to declare extinct,” Faludi said. Read More

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Don’t Ya Love P.R.???

Mister D: Anyone catching on how this game works? 🙂

Contact Music
03-30-05

MIDLER: ‘WHAT BRITNEY MOVIE?’

BETTE MIDLER’s planned movie collaboration with BRITNEY SPEARS has been ditched by Hollywood bosses.

The veteran entertainer and TOXIC star Spears were poised to team up in a film called IN THE PINK, but Midler regrets the project has not been put into development – meaning it will never happen.

Midler – who’s won acclaim for her performances in movies like BEACHES and RUTHLESS PEOPLE – simply says of In The Pink, “Oh, that’ll never happen.” Read More

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Transcript: The 7:30 Report

Australian Broadcasting Corporation
TV PROGRAM TRANSCRIPT
LOCATION: http://www.abc.net.au/7.30/content/2005/s1334775.htm
Broadcast: 30/03/2005
Music keeps Midler entertained
Reporter: Kerry O’Brien

KERRY O’BRIEN: It’s been a long time between gigs in Australia – a quarter of a century in fact – but the divine Miss M is back for a series of concerts here. In the meantime, Bette Midler has chalked up Grammies, Emmies, Golden Globes, and an Oscar nomination, but in her 60th year, this formidable entertainer seems a long way from packing it in. Launched in a New York bath house, it’s been an amazing career, encompassing outrageous stage comedy, an endless array of music, and Hollywood hits like The Rose and First Wives Club. I spoke with Bette Midler in Sydney today. Read More

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Another Autsralian Interview And Video!

Bette Article and Video

Photo: Ben Rushton

There is another video in a post farther down the page, too!

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A Few Notes…

I should have new updates done before the end of the week. For newbies, that means new polls, new music, and maybe a video.

Darrell from Bette On The Boards has made a wonderful promo video for KMB that I hope to have up along with the other stuff. This guy is a genious…he just pieces stuff together and….wham bam…you have a music video…so be on the look out.

I’m still working on my Mister D’s Bloggorhea site but I came across a performance I did from about 15 years ago at the Cayman Islands…and it’s a pretty hoot. I channeled my inner Bette and Mick Jagger. Some of you may get a kick out of it. You can get to it if you: Click Here Read More

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Video Interview: Bette Midler (Thanks Alisha)

This video is from "A Current Affair" In Australia. Alisha alerted me to this and I'd like to give a special shout out to her for keeping us so informed about Bette happenings "down under." There are several articles below this, too, from today's wire services (the big news is someone outright asked her about "In The Pink" and she says that she's not doing it...finally some acknowledgement....reporter must read BLB!!!

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Bette Is In Sydney! Yeah!

The Herald Sun
Times change for the divine Miss M
30mar05

BETTE Midler remembers Australia as a “pit” when she last toured 26 years ago.

Now the legendary American singer and actor is enjoying the change she has seen since flying into Sydney on Monday for the Australian leg of her Kiss My Brass world tour.

“There is not one stick of anything that is the same,” Midler said today when asked what she remembered of Australia from her last visit.

“It is just so transformed. I can’t get over it. I mean, it was a pit. Read More

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For Bette, “In The Pink” Is Out!

Diva bemoans lip-synching
News24.com

Sydney – Veteran diva Bette Midler labelled modern female pop singers characterless on Wednesday and criticised them for lip-synching during supposedly live performances.

The 59-year-old singer and actress, whose career spans four decades, said she found it difficult to relate to the rap-dominated chart music of recent years and expected many modern female pop stars to “fall by the wayside”.

“It’s a strange time, I don’t want to say it’s the dark ages for music but a lot of people have put that forward and said it’s not such a great time,” she told reporters at the start of her first Australian tour in 26 years. Read More

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005

Bette On “7:30 Report” Tomorrow (Australia)

Mister D: From what I gather Bette will be on this show tomorrow, according to this article:

And that’s the program for tonight. Incidentally, if you’re a Bette Midler fan don’t miss tomorrow night – she’ll be on the program. Until then, goodnight.

For the full article: Click Here

Love, Mister D

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