Monthly Archives: February 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006

FeedBack On: “Bette!” The Complete Television Series On DVD
(Thanks Wendy!)

Mister D: I got some feedback on the box set of Bette: The Complete Television Series On DVD and for what it’s worth it seems legit and a good deal, especially for anyone who never had the chance to see it or didn’t get it recorded. Another bonus is that these are supposedly formatted region free so they will play on any DVD player, DVD-ROM X-Box or PS2 Worldwide. ArtWork: Lucy Wilkins Wendy received her copy and this is basically what she had to say about it: “It has the whole series on it; you can not skip to a certain scene in an episode though. It does show you the different episode names on the menu and it allows you to pick your favorite one. There are no extras, it is just the 18 shows. It is a good thing to have if you did not see the show or if you missed a few here or there. It was not like I thought it would be, but there is nothing wrong with any of the episodes. They are all there, all normal length in time, and all funny.” Mister D: I also found out from Wendy that there are no commercials and each show is recorded in HDV format…which means high quality image, great color, and great sound. Which means I’m in. They were showing this on HDTV for a couple of years and I think this is where this is all coming from. Anyway, this is just a heads up for all of you who keep asking about how to get it. It may be a little expensive but it’s worth it for the Betteophile… Thanks Wendy!!! Love, Mister D Check the site out for yourself and make your own decision: What an amazing collection! The complete season of Bette on DVD. All 18 episodes on 3 dvds. This is a collection of 3 DVDs in a box set as shown above, all 100% in chronological order from the pilot to the finale With custom artwork and episode guides so you can find your favorite episode at anytime These are formatted region free so they will play on any DVD player, DVD-ROM X-Box or PS2 Worldwide Presented in full screen format – exactly as it was shown on television Presented in English This item has not been rated These are brand new and sealed. Satisfaction Guarantee If you are unsatisfied with your purchase (although we have never had this happen), we will happily replace or refund your purchase. Replacements We will gladly offer replacements on defective discs. We will only replace the discs that are mailed back to us. Once the disc is received, it will be examined for damages and replaced. If a replacement cannot be obtained, a full or partial refund will be given. Bette The Complete Television Series On DVD Regular Price $99.99 Our Price $69.99 To Buy: Click Here
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(Thanks Wendy!)


Saturday, February 25, 2006

Did Bette See “BrokeBack Mountain”? You Bette!

Mister D: Sorry, I didn’t have my glasses on…vision kind of blurry, but hopefully this is the right poster! Loved the movie…my fave of the year! Restoring The Public Trust Holidays are over Jan 4, 2006 Hollywoodians are returning from their usual holiday getaways — where they were together as usual in Hawaii and in Sun Valley. At the Kahala, the regulars there included the Jeffrey Katzenbergs, Rick Yourn, Herb Alberts, Jeff Walds, the Garry Marshalls, Nicolette Sheridan and Michael Bolton, Tommy Lee, Heather Thomas, Glenn Larson. In Sun Valley, The Warren Cowans screened “Brokeback Mountain” at the Magic Lantern Theater for locals who were also spotted around town. They included Bette Midler, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Martin Short, Sally Kellerman, Scott Glenn, Lois and Buzz Aldrin, Adam West, Jamie Lee Curtis, Nancy and Dick Riordan, Rhoda and Dan Glickman, the Rob Reiners, Jane Wooster Scott who also paints up there.
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Friday, February 24, 2006

Parade Magazine: Guessing Bette’s Next “Songbook”

Parade Magazine Walter Scott’s Personality Parade® Personality Parade (02/26/2006) Q. Bette Midler did tribute albums to Peggy Lee and Rosemary Clooney. Does she plan any more? —Martha Jennings, Ridgefield, Conn. A. It was her pal Barry Manilow who suggested she follow the Clooney album with her new Lee disc. We’re told that Bette, 60, has no definite plans, but we suggest Ethel Merman and Judy Garland tribute albums.
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Aaron Russo’s New Documentary – “America: From Freedom to Fascism”

From The Wilderness SNEAK PREVIEW – March 2, 2005 WHAT: America: From Freedom to Fascism WHERE: Fine Arts Theater Beverly Hills, California — 8556 Wilshire Blvd. in Beverly Hills (400+ seats) WHEN: Thursday evening, March 2, from 7:00pm. Photo: Aaron and Bette back in the day (Thanks for the pic Darrell) We urge everyone in California and the surrounding areas to make plans now to attend, and spread the word about this most important cinematic event. The film has received standing ovations in all six cities it has played in with incredible reviews. Some Recent blog entries about the film including an entry from Aaron Russo — besides those listed in the interviews below, we had ron paul, ex irs commissioner sheldon cohen, catherine austin fitts, mike ruppert, katherine albrecht and more. a complete who’s who of this movement for freedom. Michael Ruppert is a very important character in the movie. — aaron — IMDB Review: Well, the title as it is, I saw the film “America: From Freedom to Fascism” tonight in Tucson, Arizona. From the moment it begins it is gripping, informative and down right scary! The viewer comes away with an understanding that as good as we might be in our day to day lives, we are all targets of a runaway government, intent on exerting its power and expressing it’s will – despite the law. Particularly chilling is the interview with a Virginia Beach, VA family whose homes and business were raided by the IRS on mere unsubstantiated accusations; the victims of Police State authoritarians. Another interview with a former IRS Commissioner who, now a high-powered D.C. attorney, can’t seem to make the connection between Supreme Court decisions on the Constitutionality of the Income Tax and how the IRS regards ‘voluntary compliance’ with a law he’s unable to articulate. Flustered, the commissioner ends the interview abruptly and asks Russo to leave. Russo is a bulldog as he prowls halls of government trying to get someone to just show him the Law that says a working citizen in the United States owes an Income Tax, or just to acknowledge prior Supreme Court rulings on the subject. Clips of press conferences and television interviews and news cuttings reveal obfuscation, saber rattling and threats but not one answer that clearly defines the Law, the statutes or the Tax obligations of American citizens. Aaron Russo has created a compelling and troubling documentary that indeed gives the impression that America has already moved from Freedom to Fascism (and defines the terms so the viewer can decide for themselves). The film is in the final stages of post-production and upon completion will be entered at Cannes in May. It is sure to make the headlines there and open more than a few eyes. This film will make an impact on the viewer – It’s up to the viewer to then make an impact on the state of affairs in American government. Saturday, January 28, 2006 America: From Freedom to Fascism. Watch for it. I went to see the prescreening of Aaron Russo’s latest movie, America: From Freedom to Fascism, at the Hilton Phoenix Airport last night. It was a powerful and engaging film that received a well-deserved standing ovation from the group of about 120 adults in attendance, most of who were over 30. The two major topics were the federal income tax and the Federal Reserve. Minor topics were the New World Order, vote fraud, education, government lies, and the police state. The ending contained a call to action that Russo promised will be significantly enhanced in the final edition. A couple of members of the audience mentioned in the subsequent Q&A session that they were not aware of most of what was presented. An Arizona State University teacher said her students were largely unaware also. The good news is that everyone in the room was apparently persuaded by the testimony given by the members of the Tax Honesty Movement and good folks like G Edward Griffin. The scenes with Irwin Schiff, Joe Banister, John Turner, Sherry Jackson Peel, Larken Rose, Charlie Beale, Bob Schulz, Dave Champion, Vernie Kuglin, and others were particularly powerful and persuasive. Bottom line: Aaron Russo has earned his place in the preferred section of Heaven with this film, and the nation owes him a large debt of gratitude for having produced it. Eliciting cheers and tears from the audience, America: From Freedom to Fascism is incredibly moving and effective. We should expect to find America: From Freedom to Fascism in theaters this summer. For anyone over the age of reason, including the 67 million Americans who no longer file federal income tax returns, missing this movie will be a costly mistake. Watch for it. # posted by Mark Yannone : 5:38 PM Comments: “AMERICA —- From Freedom to Fascism” by Aaron Russo Michael Moore times TEN I saw this film Saturday December 28th in Tucson, AZ. Aaron Russo, Beverly Hills (Hollywood producer) has just completed this majestic documentary film on U.S. history, 1913 to present. A must see for everyone age ten or later. Like the showing of Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion” to congregations across America before its formal release, Russo shows this remarkable artistic achievement to selected audiences across the nation.

Russo won an Emmy in 1978 for “Bette Midler: Ol Red Hair.” In the 1970’s he managed Bette Midler in 1979 producing “The Rose” Midler’s first starring role. In the 1980’s Russo produced “Trading Places” “Wise Guys” “Teachers”.  ...  Read More

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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Bette in March 2006 Issue Of “Interview” Magazine (Thanks Macaire!)

Mister D: Macaire wrote in to let all of you know that Bette has a great spread in the new issue of Interview magazine with Michelle Williams (Brokeback Mountain) on the cover. Antony of Antony and the Johnsons (the new “IT” guy on the NY music scene) conducts the interview with her. So be sure to run out to your local bookstore and grab a copy. If you live out in the sticks and don’t have access to the mag, hopefully we’ll be able to get it on-line soon. Thank you so much for the heads up Miss Macaire! Love, Mister D
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Rumor Alert: “In The Pink” (Thanks Kristin)

Mister D: Kristin wrote in because she heard this on the radio from Mike Evans Hollywood report. I will tell you right here and now that if this turns out to be true, I will turn in my “Gay Membership Card” and join “The Breeder’s Club.” 🙂 Are you ready for me ladies???? I know you are! Cris? Bev? Dana? Jaqueline? Well, don’t get sick thinking about it…this rumor just ain’t happening. Or maybe I’ll join the “The Cult of Busheviks.” Anyway, the following is what Kristin heard in her own words:
I heard a rumor on the radio this morning (in Milwaukee) that “In The Pink” is moving forward with Bette, Cher and PARIS HILTON. It was from Mike Evans Hollywood Report. He even claimed that the script seemed good.
Thanks for sending this in Kristin. Love, Mister D
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Monday, February 20, 2006

Update: Bette In The (Y) U.K. (Thanks Nicola and Colette)

Both Nicola and Colette from the beauteous YUK both wrote in at the same time with updated info on Bette’s appearance on Parkinson’s. Seems she will be on the show March 16th instead of the 11th. Her fellow guests will be Sharon Stone and Stephan Fry. Tickets can be purchased by: Clicking Here For more information: Click Here Also Colette said Bette will probably be making the rounds on the BBC the 15th so keep your eyes peeled and stay vigilant looking at their website. Click Here Thanks so much ladies!!!! Love, Mister D
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Sunday, February 19, 2006

Updates: February 20, 2006

New Music, New Polls, and More Videos. Check it out!

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Saturday, February 18, 2006

Your Cavity Needs A Little Filling

Frisky Midler Feb 17, 2006 In 1999, Diana Ross was arrested for assaulting a female airport security guard who, she claimed, had touched her breast while conducting a routine search. “Personally,” Bette Midler later said of the incident, “I always love a good pat-down. If I were Diana, I would have held out for the cavity search!” [Trivia: In 1999, Middler announced that she would be performing on the eve of the Millennium in Las Vegas, where, she said, she would go “nose to nose with Barbra Streisand.”]
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Friday, February 17, 2006

You Go Miss Liz!!!!: Embrace the Dinosaur

New York Post Liz Smith Feb 17, 2006 February 17, 2006 — ‘I VERY much doubt if anyone of us has the faintest idea of what is meant by the reality of existence of any thing but our own egos,” wrote the philosopher A. Eddington. This brought to mind a recent comment made by my confreres on Page Six. Writing about Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler, the unidentified reporter placed this word after their names – “Dinosaurs!” Well, yes, everybody over 50 is now in the dinosaur category. But this column is forever being bombarded with news and carryings-on in the energetic lives of people in the dino category. As Cole Porter would have put it, “fabulous doings in the ruins of old Pompeii!” But we’d have to add that the people “doing” are fabulous ruins in themselves.
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