Monthly Archives: September 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Rumor Has It!

And the clue is "American Idol"

Love, Mister D

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Thursday, September 27, 2007


A couple of people have written in that there are pics of Bette and Sophie in People (thanks Lisa) and another one in US (thanks to someone…I can”t find the email…sorry) It seems as if both magazines talked about how much mother and daughter looked a like. I wonder if Sophie will follow in her mother’s footsteps??? I also got an email from Art, who obviously was trying to cheer me up post-surgery. At least that’s how I’m going to take it! 🙂 He found out that Bette’s star is not under ANY fire hydrants but right across from Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. What a relief. And Art, while you were down there, did you clean it???

(Photo: Art relaxing after cleaning Bette’s star!)

Jenifer Lewis (Bette’s friend and ex-Harlette) joins the growing ranks of those with BiPolar Disorder. This was talked about on Oprah yesterday. Thanks for sending this in Mark. See more by Clicking Here And many thanks to Ms. Lewis for bringing more attention to this.

Love, Mister D

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SSSSHHHH! It’s A Secret

Bette Midler, Meg Ryan and Annette Bening film ‘The Women’ in Georgetown

By Sally Applegate/Correspondent
GateHouse News Service
Wed Sep 26, 2007, 04:24 PM EDT


How do you sneak three major Hollywood stars into and out of town to work for two days without being overrun by curious residents? Quietly. Very, very quietly — down a narrow, low-profile dirt road.

For the first time ever, a Hollywood film studio has used Georgetown as the setting for a film. Camp Leslie was pressed into service as the set for a women’s ashram in the Berkshires in the upcoming film revival of “The Women.”

Rumors started buzzing around Georgetown when the parking lot at Rock Pond Restaurant filled up with large white trailers last week. A car show? A camping expedition? What was that “TW” on each trailer?

When small yellow signs marked “Set” and “Crew” showed up at Camp Leslie and at St. Mary’s Church, people realized someone was filming something. People called friends to find out if anyone knew anything.

It turned out that a remake of the 1939 film “The Women,” starring Meg Ryan, Annette Bening, Bette Midler, Candice Bergen, Debra Messing, Eva Mendes and Jada Pinkett Smith, had come to town to film.

Unit publicist David Linck, who worked as publicist for the films “Three Men and a Baby,” “City Slickers,” “American Beauty,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “Talladega Nights,” called Georgetown a good fit for the film.

“Camp Leslie is quiet and rustic, but right next to a major road, and close to I-95,” said Linck. “The lodge has a beautiful view overlooking a lake. It fit with the script.”

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Foot Recall With A Photo Finish

* Surgery * New Photo Album - more to come * Music and Polls Soon * Other Features * Message For a Few Email Subscribers

Love, Mister D

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Sunday, September 23, 2007

50th Celebration of the GRAMMY Awards
Not Grammy’s But A Pre-Special

Academy Announces Nov. TV Special
September 10, 2007

“My Night At The GRAMMYs” will include fan voting for their favorite performances

“My Night At The GRAMMYs,” a new entertainment special, will present 25 of viewers’ favorite GRAMMY Awards show moments, as determined by an online vote, as well as the stories behind them told by the artists themselves, it was announced today by The Recording Academy. The two-hour television special will be broadcast Nov. 30 (8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network and will celebrate the upcoming 50th Celebration of the GRAMMY Awards. Read More

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Friday, September 21, 2007

Vote For Bette’s Performance
To Be Shown Again On The Grammy’s (Thanks Jonathan)

Jonathan B. wrote in to say that there is a voting poll on the Grammy's website for "Greatest Grammy Moments." Bette's live performance of "From A Distance" in 1991 is a contender. You will have to choose 5 performances in all. The top 5 videos picked will be televised (or maybe it's the top's not clear)

Bette's video is on the second page. To vote you have to drag each clip to a box at the bottom of the page. Then you can make a special widget of your Top 5.

The link is on my page!

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

Another Update: “The Women”

Mister D:

I just received confirmation that this will not be a “period” piece. That is, it won’t be set in the 30’s or whenever the original was set. The film will be modernized.

Bette’s character’s name is ‘Leah.’ You BetteHeads are the first to know that….yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But as said earlier, this will be a small role to be filmed within a couple of days in Boston. Bette’s character is a 5 time divorcee…LOL

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Update: “The Women” IS A Definite GO!

Mister D:

I just received verification that “The Women” will definiitely have Ms. Midler as one of it’s many stars.

The role is a small one and she will wrap up her part in 2 days.

The cast of characters includes the following: Bette Midler plays a five time divorcee; Cloris Leachman plays a housekeeper; Carrie Fisher plays a noted magazine writer; Lynn Whitfield plays the head fashion buyer for Saks Fifth Avenue; Joanna Gleason plays a high society diva; Ana Gasteyer plays a co-worker at Saks Fifth Avenue with Eva Mendes’ character, ‘Crystal Allen’; Debi Mazar plays a manicurist at Saks. Read More

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Bette In “The Women” Remake? Looks Likely

Mister D: I know it seems inconceivable, but if it’s only 2 days work…hell, it’s possible…plus Variety magazine backs the story and they are The Hollywood Bible….

Boston Herald
By Associated Press
Thursday, September 20, 2007

Photo by Matt Stone (Bette arrives in Boston)

That Bette Midler hopped off a train at South Station last night to join the cast of “The Women” in Boston today. It’s unclear who the Divine Miss M will play in the flick, but word is, she’ll hang in the Hub for a couple of days at least. Yesterday, Debi Mazar, the potty-mouthed publicist on “Entourage,” appeared in a beauty salon scene with leading ladies Annette Bening and Meg Ryan at SportsClub/LA. LOVE her! Read More

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Update: More Accurate Info On “Then She Found Me” (Thanks Jacob)

Photo: Bette Midler and Helen Hunt in Then She Found Me (c) 2007, THINKFilm, Blue Rider Pictures, Killer Films, John Wells Productions

The above image is the one I was trying to grab on IMDB. ThinkFilm says the movie is slated to be released early 2008. There has been no set date, though. It’s tentative.

Here are just a couple of things I pulled from Jacob’s which I suggest you bookmark…hope he doesn’t mind, but it has to do with Bette:

Great actors = great performances
Drawing Colin Firth, Bette Midler, and Matthew Broderick is no small feat in any motion picture, not to mention someone’s feature film debut. Critics agree that each actor’s best work is present in this film saying that this contains Bette’s greatest achievement since her performance in The Rose, and Hunt’s best since her Academy Award-winning work in As Good as It Gets. Read More

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