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Monthly Archives: November 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
David wrote me to let all you BetteHeads know that in honor of Bette’s birthday and the 10th year of The Divine Online, he’s updated the look of the site with my fabulous and divine friend, Darrell Redmond of Bette On The Boards. He will be adding some fun and rare clips in the days to come. I checked it out and it looks awesome. Also make sure to check out his remixes of some of Bette’s hits and lesser known songs – pay particular attention to “Friends (The David and Darrell remix) and Mambo Italiano (The Mr. D remix) LOL He’s done a fabulous job….
Bette’s birthday and World AIDS Day happen to be on the same day. This year she is being honored as one of the 10 Celebrity AIDS Activists that have Made A Difference. Among the other celebrities are Bono, Elizabeth Taylor, Kenneth Cole, Angelina Jolie, Elton John, Bill Gates, Sharon Stone, Jerry Mitchell, and Tony Kushner.
For the cover: Click Here Then click on Bette’s name for the write-up on her accomplishments.
Many thanks Bette for your tireless efforts! And many thanks for all those who give of their time.
Newswise â€” “The Divine Miss M” (Bette Midler), folk-pop singer-songwriter Sarah McLachlan, country artist Brad Paisley and Bonu Gibson & New Orleans Hot Jazz will all be helping out St. Lawrence University this holiday season. They are among the musicians who have released new recordings of the song “I’ll Be Home For Christmas,” for which partial royalties are paid to St. Lawrence.
The eternal holiday favorite was composed – with others – by J. Kimball Gannon, who graduated from the University in 1924. Gannon also composed St. Lawrence’s alma mater, “The Scarlet and the Brown.” Gannon passed away in 1974 and his will stipulated that St. Lawrence receive 30 percent of the royalties from all of his compositions after his wife’s death. His widow, Norma Allen Gannon, St. Lawrence Class of 1925, passed away in 2000.
According to Martha’s website, Bette will be appearing on the 15th instead of the 12th. It may be another pre-taping thingamajig. Thanks to Jason K. for pointing this out.
I have to take a little break again for health reasons, so please hold off on any email requests. I just can’t answer them all at this time. But I do appreciate the support. You ladies and germs are awesome and I’m sorry I have to keep asking about the emails. But thank (insert you’re favorite deity here) I’m not taking the site up and down. There is a silver lining in all of this. 🙂 I’ll post what I can.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
There have been some questions and discrepancies (some due to Bette’s official site) concerning dates of appearances (Thanks Leslie) and other little doo-dads:
Bette’s Letterman appearance tapes on the 11th but airs the 15th…don’t ask…that’s what I’ve been told. (Mister D: Just so you know, Letterman always pre-tapes his Friday shows earlier in the week. That way he only has to drive to Manhattan 4 days a week.) Thanks to Brian P. for the explanation.
The Today Show – Bette performs 2 songs inside the studio.
The Last Thing You Do
By Jeff Brown – Pres. CareerTrip.com
The title of this article comes from the title of a recently released single which in turn comes from a CD called â€œLighting in a Bottleâ€ that will be released November 20, 2006. As I listened to this song it reminded me of another song by Harry Chapin entitled â€œCatâ€™s in the Cradleâ€. Then as I was pondering those two songs I received an email from a defeated political candidate who quoted two stanzas from a poem by Rudyard Kipling entitled â€œIfâ€.
The Divine Da'Vi just sent me an upload of Bette's Holiday commercial. You have to come check it out! If you don't smile after seeing this, ya might need psychiatric help! Thank you again Da'Vi. I feel good this morning!
Love, Mister D
Monday, November 27, 2006
I don’t like being the bad news messenger, but those of you who planned on going to see Bette perform live at the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center will be sorely disappointed. Some performers have pre-taped their segment and Bette is one of them. So if you were planning to go just for her performance, stay at home and watch her on the telly, comfortably on your floor, bed, couch….wherever! Preferably with someone you love!!!
Love, Mister D
Miss M’s new Holiday CD, Cool Yule, entered the Billboard Top 200 this week at Number 165 and the Holiday CD list at Number 21.
Look for these numbers to accelerate during all of Miss M’s upcoming TV appearances.
Love, Mister D