Monthly Archives: June 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

It’s Not Enough To Worship The Divine:
We Must LEARN To Be Divine

Mister D: The above title may be preachy, but it’s true. It’s so important to read, write, and learn to communicate your ideas. Did you know that Bette visits schools in New York and helps with young children by reading to them? She’s very concerned about the corrosion of the educational system and I’m hoping that will be the next issue she tackles. She said that was quite likely a couple of years ago. So settle down in your bed and read some classics. Keep a Journal. Talk about the issues of the day. Because there’s nothin’ more important than readin,’ writin,’ talkin,’ and then PARTYIN’….YAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! And as you’ll see below even dead people still do their speechin and debatin’ Read More

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Friday, June 29, 2007

Knight at the Movies: Great Interview With Melissa Manchester
Yes There Is A Little Bette Talk!

Mister D: Mister Knight kindly wrote me and told me about The New York Social Diary’s Photo blunder with John Lahr. I was so excited that he wrote because I am very familiar with his work (Knight At The Movies – Check Out The Site). And to think he comes to read my old trashy BLB…what is he thinking???? 🙂

Anyway, he has a great piece on Melissa Manchester:

Melissa Manchester: Still Crazy (for Singing and Writing) After All These Years
Expanded Edition of the 6-20-07 WCT Interview
by Richard Knight, Jr.
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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Updated 6-29-07: Bette Attends Book Party For “The Diana Chronicles”

Mister D: This is actually old news, but this one comes with a picture at least. For fans of the beautiful Princess Diana, this is supposedly a great book. The man in the photo with Bette is John Lahr. (Mister D: Thank you Mr. Richard Knight (Knight At The Movies) and Stacey for the correction! Originally, I had John Lauren as the gentleman with Bette, but it’s John Lahr, the New Yorker writer who specializes in theatre writing – he’s also the son of the late Bert Lahr aka The Cowardly Lion in The Wizard of Oz). You can read more about Mr. Lahr here: Click Here Read More

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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Updates: 06-27-07

A few new Bette songs up in the jukebox A bunch of new songs in the Bette IPod Faves including Janine Wilson, Marlene Dietrich, and Joni Mitchell (and I think I mispelled everything in this whole non-sentence!) I think a couple of new videos!

Hopefully this will keep you from watching Larry King tonight! LOL

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Updated: Avert Your Eyes From The “King” Tonight
“Larry King Live” That Is!

Mister D: People, Larry King is devoting an HOUR to Paris Hilton tonight. This is just ridiculous to give time to this young lady who has done nothing to warrant this kind of attention except that she has a “name.”

Yes, she has the pedigree that she has publicly trashed. Yes, she’s pretty, but there are pretty and much prettier girls, AND talented girls all over America and across the world that don’t get this kind of attention. And the majority don’t have to do it by continually sucking cock on tape, showing their cooch in public, fighting in clubs, crashing cars, driving drunk and collecting DUI’s. (Of course, I’ve done all these things, but at least I keep it PRIVATE!) But she knows what she’s doing…and she feeds off all this…the media makes a big deal…and then people think somehow it’s important…IT”S NOT!…SO STOP GIVING HER ATTENTION. TURN HER OFF! Read More

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Another Pic From “Then She Found Me”

Blue Rider Pictures

Mister D: Unfortunately, the pic doesn’t have Bette in it. Blue Rider tend mostly to finance movies.

Then She Found Me, a romantic dramedy that stars and was directed and co-written, by Helen Hunt, received crucial Bridge and Super-gap loans through Blue Rider. Cast includes Matthew Broderick, Colin Firth and Bette Midler. A teacher hits a mid-life crisis when her husband leaves, her adoptive mother dies, her real mom materializes and she begins dating the father of one of her students. Read More

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Kathy Griffin On Bette Midler

This is from the 50 Funniest Women Show on Oxygen the other night. Anyway, Kathy Griffin on Ms. Midler:

Ms. Midler Is The Queen

Love, Mister D

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Finally Bette Beats The Circus Act In Vegas! :-) For The Week Of 6/18/07 – 6/24/07

Mister D: Finally, Bette JUMPS up the charts from 7 to 3 passing that freak circus act who even added another different show…come on…isn’t 2 enough!!!! How many rubber band people are in the world??? Barry Manilow re-enters as he should…


Event This Week Last Week

Céline Dion: A New Day 1 1
Elton John: The Red Piano 2 4
Bette Midler 3 7
Cirque Du Soleil: The Beatles: LOVE 4 3
Cirque Du Soleil: “O” 5 2
Cirque Du Soleil: Mystère 6 n/a
Monty Python’s Spamalot 7 5
Stomp Out Loud 8 n/a
Barry Manilow: Music and Passion 9 n/a
Blue Man Group 10 6 Read More

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Monday, June 25, 2007

Great Review For Scott Steen’s New Solo CD (Bette’s Featured KMB Trumpet Soloist)

Mister D: I’ve heard this and it is absolutely divine for all of you jazz enthusiasts. And some of you may want to broaden your tastes, if ya know what I mean. Anyway, hopefully we’ll be seeing this sexy trumpeteer on the Vegas strip. And I really don’t know anything…I’m just wishing. Even though I won’t be able to go anyway!!! 🙁

All About Jazz
Playing Favorites
Scott Steen | Kufala Recordings

By John Barron

Los Angeles-based trumpeter Scott Steen has made a name for himself as a long-time member of the popular swing band, Royal Crown Revue, and as a featured soloist for vocalist Bette Midler. On Playing Favorites, Steen, taking the reigns as leader, pays tribute to his musical heroes with a swinging set of standards and hard pop classics. Read More

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Sunday, June 24, 2007

Back Up Singer For Bette, Cher, Petula Found Dead (Thanks Stephen)
Broadway and Rock Singer Pattie Darcy Jones, 54, Is Found Dead
By Robert Simonson
23 Jun 2007

Pattie Darcy Jones, an actress in Broadway musical revues and a backup singer for artists like Cher and Bette Midler, was found unresponsive on the floor of her home in Hopatcong, NJ, on the night of June 16. She was 54.

Police are still investigating the cause of death.

Ms. Jones was a member of the cast of the long-running Leiber and Stoller musical Smokey Joe’s Cafe, which ran for five years on Broadway from 1995 to 2000. She appeared in another Broadway revue, Leader of the Pack in 1985, billed as Pattie Darcy. Off-Broadway, she sang in Beehive Read More

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