Monthly Archives: July 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

Update: July 7, 2007 – Happy Belated Birthday BaltoBoy, Hulaween Tip, Clip Info, Bette Climbed A Bridge, Bruce Vilanch, My Brother Woody, Mister D Needs FeedBack

Mister D: First off, a belated Happy Birthday to my friend in the land of the crabs, Baltimore,…BaltoBoy Steve (Steve Weiner) A Hug and a kiss your way. Thank you for all the beautiful artwork you’ve done over the years and sharing with me and the BetteHeads. I need to make a better page to get all your works up. For the life of me, I had an alert and then just forgot about it…LOL So sorry…

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Time Capsule: Monday, Apr. 17, 1978

“I have never met a dumber broad,” complains Bette Midler. Who could it be? Why, the Divine Miss M happens to be describing the Divine Miss M. The occasion: an interview with herself for the tenth-anniversary issue of After Dark magazine. She also appears on the cover, kicking up her heels above a sea of balloons.

Soon she will be kicking off her first movie, which, she promises, is “nothing with flying saucers. Nothing with sharks.” The Rose is the story of a flamboyant, 1960s blues singer. “It’s not about Janis Joplin. It’s about a blues singer who wins—beats life at its own game,” insists Bette. Her co-star is Alan Bates, who plays her manager. “I’ve never met Miss Midler,” he said after signing for the part. Read More

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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Teensy Bette-Related: Moving Mister D MySpace Account to MySpace Music Account

Okay…I learned my lesson well.

Stupid of me to have all these sites…bootleg betty, we got bruce, mister d’s bloggorhea, and 2 my space accounts. I’m also taking 2 writing classes, trying to pick out new songs to record – you know…all the sad ballads I can muster up… :-)…not amy Bette songs this time. Well, maybe one or two!

If you want to follow me over to Don “Mister D” Bradshaw Myspace Music Account here’s the link -yes I know it sounds just awfully depressing, but it’s part of my dark humor – so tough tippie toenails if ya don’t like it 🙂 Read More

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Monday, July 23, 2007

NYRP Teams Up With Broadway’s “Wicked” For “Green For Good” October 28, 2007

NYRP and the smash Broadway production Wicked are partnering to celebrate Wicked Day,” on Sunday, October 28, 2007. Committing “Green for Good,” Wicked has pledged $300,000 to restore our West 150th Street community garden in Harlem (designed by Wicked’s Associate Scenic Designer Edward Pierce), which will host a special garden opening with NYRP Founder Bette Midler and Wicked cast members on October 28.

Wicked’s generous gift also supports a Times Square Cleanup, to be held the morning of October 28. Organized by NYRP, this volunteer event will give several thousand Wicked fans an opportunity to help beautify New York City’s famed theater district. Wicked Day culminates a month-long celebration with “Green for Good” events in New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London. Read More

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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Bette Midler And Barry Manilow? Voice-Overs?

MORE STORIES OF LOCAL talent getting things done:

First, there is Michael Smolanoff, a Holmdel author and screenwriter who has several projects under way, including a feature film based on his book “The Oval Portrait.”

“It’s now in pre-production, in the casting phase. They’ve already got Christopher Walken and Eric Roberts,” Smolanoff said. “Principal photography starts in October.”

The releasing company, of which Smolanoff is president, is Twin Faces East Entertainment. A release date in 2008 is projected, he said. Read More

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Saturday, July 21, 2007

Charity Buzz Already Gearing Up For Hulaween!

Mister D: This came from Charity Buzz’s new blog. Make sure to bookmark their blog and site for online Bette auctions

One of our first live auctions in which we take our online lots to a live gala was with New York Restoration Project and The Divine Miss M, Bette Midler.

We are now preparing for our third Hulaween Gala and we are enjoying putting together high profile celebrity lots with Susan Madden, NYRP’s Chief Development Officer and Jill Hattersley, Bette’s trusted and invaluable personal assistant. Read More

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Governor Bill Richardson: Presidential Hopeful

Mister D:To most who follow news reports and BootLeg Betty, it’s no secret which celebrities contributed to who’s campaign. Bette chose to give her max donation to Bill Richardson instead of spreading it around like some celebs do. To be honest, I don’t know anything about the man, but I found two great articles on him in order to famliarize myself on his stands on issues I care about. I was also curious to see why Ms. Midler found him so fascinating. Of course, this will be boring to some, but I have a history of putting up a learning material, like it or not. I hope nobody votes for a candidate just because Bette does. Look at all the candidates and see where they stand. However, since this is a Bette site, I now present Gov. Bill Richardson: Read More

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Thursday, July 19, 2007

Being Alive, Being Unique: Standing Out In Hollywood Sometimes Pays Off – Big Time (Thanks Joseph!)

Mister D: Craig Zadan, one of the producers of “Hairspray” and the huge TV Bette vehicle, “Gypsy,” discusses the unconventional women that defy the Hollywood machine of rolling out size zero actresses. Unfortunately, for the most part, Hollywood still sticks by the young and anorexic.

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“Whoopi Goldberg defied the rules. Queen Latifah is one of those people. You love her. When she opens her mouth and smiles, you love her. From the first moment she appears in `Hairspray,’ you love her,” Meron said. “Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, they were completely unconventional stars. They didn’t look like anyone else, they didn’t sound like everyone else. Everybody told them they weren’t going to make it. They told them, `You don’t have a chance because you don’t fit into the niche,”‘ Zadan said.

“Every so often, not very often, somebody comes along and defies the convention and basically says subliminally, `I dare you not to hire me, because I’m more talented than these other people,”‘ Zadan said.

Here’s the link to the full article: Read More

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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Updated!!!!!! – It’s That Time Of The Year: I Need Your Help – Demand Me!

Mister D: I'm not how sure how hard this is to do, but I could use your help. I don't care if you're from Barfsville or international. The more demands I get to perform, the better chance of me getting a gig here in Nashville - plus it will help me get out of the house. This will by no means interrupt the time I put into Bootleg Betty. I am chained to you all and will always service you. (well, not in that way). So PLEASE take a little time to do this if it isn't too hard to do....Thank you!!!

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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

New Movie Trailers Up In BMTV

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Isn’t She Great
Drowning Mona
For The Boys
The Stepford Wives

Love, Mister D

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