Monthly Archives: February 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Bette Midler Hits The Hollywood Circuit: Vanity Fair’s Oscar Party (Thanks Nicola)

Bette Hits The Vanity Fair Oscar Party

New Pics Up!

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Bette Midler Spotted In Hollywood (LA) At Diller’s (Barry, Not Phyllis) Annual Oscar Picnic

Nicke Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily February 24, 2006

Ostensibly, it’s in honor of Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter. But if you ask me, Barry Diller’s annual Oscars picnic today, complete with four buffet stations, is the ultimate mogul meet’n’greet.

Sure, on Friday night, Bryan Lourd’s party got the stars (but would it kill him to actually serve dinner?) and Ed Limato’s got talent and execs. And tonight Jeffrey Katzenberg’s got money ($50,000 a ticket to benefit the Motion Picture Home), which is why Clint Eastwood, Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Rick Fox, Serena Williams and Alan Horn put in an appearance at the Beverly Hills Hotel pool where the cabanas were taken over by McDonald’s, L’Oreal, Lexus, and Target. But Diller’s luncheon sur l’herbe (VIPs sitting at picnic tables with a careless let-them-eat-cake air) was filled with cashmere polo-shirted raw power — and a few has-beens for comic relief. Read More

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Friday, February 23, 2007

Killer Films (“Then She Found Me”) and Think Films Merge

THINK and Killer to Partner
From: PRNewswire | Date: February 22, 2007
Photo: Killer Films (Thank you, Cris!)

NEW YORK, Feb. 22 /PRNewswire/ — Killer Films, one of the leading forces in independent filmmaking for over 12 years, and independent film distributor THINKFilm, today announced an exciting new partnership whereby Killer will develop and produce films that THINKFilm will finance and distribute on a worldwide basis.

The deal, which is jointly announced by Killer principals Christine Vachon, Pam Koffler, and Katie Roumel, together with THINKFilm President and CEO Jeff Sackman and Theatrical division Head Mark Urman, is effective immediately, and is consistent with THINKFilm’s new mandate to increase the scope and size of its slate and get involved with select projects from their earliest stages of production. Read More

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Save The Date: May 2, 2007 – “Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built”

Show: American Masters
Episode: (#2001) “Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built”
Network: (PBS) Public Broadcasting Service
Date: Wednesday – May 2, 2007
Time: 9/8c PM
Duration: 2 Hours

About: American Masters: (#2001) “Atlantic Records: The House That Ahmet Built”

Photo: Alan Light

Ahmet Ertegun, a young Turk — literally — had a passion for the African-American music he heard in segregated clubs in Washington, DC, in the 1940s. He sent these sounds to England, where they merged with the European sensibility, and he brought this revolutionary new genre back across the ocean. He found Ray Charles, he introduced Eric Clapton to Aretha Franklin, he signed the Rolling Stones. He created talent and taste, he defined careers, he changed lives — Ertegun and his small Atlantic Records label determined the course of what we have listened to for decades. Read More

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Thursday, February 22, 2007

What Does It Take To Bring Midler To Vegas? Chicken Quesadillas???

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Feb 22, 2007

Photo: Robin Leach and Bette Midler

There maybe one special sweetener in the contract that Bette Midler is currently negotiating with the Caesars Palace executives to take over from Celine Dion when the Canadian songbird winds up her four-year residency this coming December at the Colosseum. And it involves chicken quesadillas!

Turns out that she’s a regular at star chef Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill in her downtown Manhattan neighborhood. The Food Network star told me that he happily opened up his Caesars Palace outpost just for Bette to enjoy the spicy chicken quesadillas in quiet and privacy while she’s been visiting Sin City this week. Read More

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Monday, February 19, 2007

“The Queen” Checks Out Prince And Also Eyes Her Competition In Vegas Over The Past Weekend

Mister D: BTW, The NBA or whatever playoffs featured Cristina and Mary J. Blige at half-time. A guy sang the National Anthem, not Bette, thankfully. I guess the guy was more “bangable.” LOL

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The divine Miss M has really been out and about during her rush visit to Vegas this weekend.

Bette Midler turned up early Sunday to watch Prince’s midnight Saturday show and, on an earlier night-crawl, went to see my old friend Ivan Kane’s Forty Deuce burlesque show at Mandalay Bay. Read More

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Superstar: The Burt Bacharach Special

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Check Out “Verdant” Magazine In Your Local Bookstores (Thanks Steven)

From NY Post
February 18, 2007 4:25 AM EST

‘ONE DOOR closes, another one opens, but it is hell in the hallway of uncertainty,” says that wise philosopher Billy Norwich of Vogue.

BETTE MIDLER is the favorite girl of Verdant magazine, a publication dedicated to things like “The Greening of Christopher Buckley” and other choices for better living. There are luscious photos of the Divine Miss M inside.

Now Bette tells me her New York Restoration Project will find a spot and build a little park in honor of the late governor of Texas, Ann Richards. This week, the project, which will cost in the range of $250,000, received a $10,000 kickoff gift from Lily Tomlin and Jane Wagner. Read More

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

New Polls Are Up

It's not big news, but it's been quite a while. Think the questions over, then vote.

Love, Mister D

PS: Have A Great Weekend

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Mary’s Celebrity Lunacy: Of Course, Bette Is Taken Out Of Context, As For Others…Some ARE Lunacy, BUT…

Mister D: I can think of far more neocons that we could take out of context as within, but I digress. Frankly, I don’t know how these people can even bitch about what celebrities have to say after the poor way this administration has handled almost every single thing they’ve tried to accomplish and failed. This is probably the worst time in history that I have ever witnessed since Nixon. I was such a naive young lad and believed everything the government doled out. And then Nixon came along. He destroyed everything I believed in, and I remember crying. I was so let down. On that day I was impregnated (well, somehow) with cynicism and distrust. I still try to hold on to my innocence and trust, but it is increasingly hard in times like these. My glasses are no longer rose colored, just a shade of blue, with a black trim around them. (my Bette reference for the day) 🙂 Dramatic? I can’t help it. It’s just me, but I’m working on becoming a drone. I haven’t too far too go! 🙂 Read More

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