Monthly Archives: November 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Shows Added: Tix On Sale Sunday 12/09/07 At 10:00PM

Five More Shows Added

Love, Mister D

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Enter Bette’s “Total Divas” Sweepstakes Now!

The lucky winners will get tickets to the show, passes to the opening night party, roundtrip airfare, luxury accommodations at Caesars Palace, spa treatments and a lot more. Find out more!

Love, Mister D

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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Reminder: “My Night At The Grammy’s” This Friday, November 30th

Mister D: Remember we had to vote on our favorite performances from a list of 50? Well, Miss M’s live performance of “From A Distance” was one of the nominees. Let’s hope our votes paid off. Photo: Spellman (November 15, 2007 in New York City. 2007 7th on Sale Black-tie Gala Dinner) More Pics: Click Here MY NIGHT AT THE GRAMMYS Special | November 30, 8pm et/pt My Night at the Grammys, 8pm et/pt, CBS. The greatest performances from the history of the music awards show were determined by an Internet vote and will be revealed in order. While the top choice hasn’t been revealed, performance clips are scheduled to include duets by Prince and Beyonce, Eminem and Elton John, and Neil Diamond and Barbra Streisand, along with songs by Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton and Green Day.
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Updates Coming: Put The Cool In Your Yule This Christmas

Cool Yule Extra week of shows to be added? Bette Midler Online Closes More....

Love, Mister D

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Bank of America To Auction “Wyeth” Paintings:
Some Money Goes To NYRP

Bloomberg.com Bank of America Will Auction Wyeth Paintings to Help Nonprofits By Mary Romano Nov. 26 (Bloomberg) — Bank of America Corp. is selling two Wyeth paintings to help raise more than $1 million for three New York City nonprofit groups, including a parks restoration project founded by Bette Midler. The second-largest U.S. bank will auction four paintings from its huge art collection on Nov. 28 at Sotheby’s, with the proceeds going to the nonprofits. The works include N.C. Wyeth’s “Port Clyde, Maine” and his son Andrew’s “The New Table,” which together carry a high estimate of $950,000. The other paintings are Oscar Berninghaus’s “Opening the West (Stagecoach Through the Missouri Hills)” and William Trost Richards’s “Newport Beach,” each with a high estimate of $250,000. If all four works fetch their high estimates, they would raise $1.45 million. “This is the first time we’ve done this, so we’ll have to wait and see,” Rena DeSisto, the bank’s head of arts and culture, said in a telephone interview. The works will be part of Sotheby’s sale of American paintings, drawings and sculpture at the auction house’s headquarters in Manhattan. The overall sale, including works by John Singer Sargent and Georgia O’Keeffe, is expected to total between $45 million and $68 million. Proceeds will go to the Police Athletic League, which provides educational and social programs for New York children; Midler’s New York Restoration Project; and the New York Public Library. Offices, Museums Bank of America has previously donated artwork to museums, though this is the first time it is auctioning pieces for charity. “We wanted to make the outcome simpler rather than giving them the painting to sell themselves,” DeSisto said. The bank’s collection consists of several thousand paintings, drawings, sculpture, lithographs, photographs and decorative arts. DeSisto said the collection is worth tens of millions of dollars, though she declined to give an exact figure. Most of the artwork is on display at Bank of America offices across the country, public galleries located in the bank’s buildings and at museums that have been loaned artwork by the bank. Less than 10 percent is in storage, DeSisto said. In October, the bank gave the St. Louis Art Museum two engraving plates and 13 printing proofs by Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham. Both plates and six of the proofs are featured in the exhibition “George Caleb Bingham: The Making of `The County Election,”’ which opened at the museum on Oct. 12. DeSisto said the bank also organizes its own shows, such as one focusing on three generations of Wyeth family paintings that will be on display next spring at the Newark Museum in New Jersey.
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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Happy Birthday Mister V – November 23, 2007

Okay, being from Nashville, I’m a few hours behind on this, but better late than never I suppose. Just wanted to make sure I said a mighty, hearty “Happy Birthday Bruce!” Thanks for ALL that you do! You’re an inspiration! Love, Mister D PS: To all the BetteHeads…I should be back pretty regular (no not on a bad diet!) by Monday. Hope all got a lot of eatin’, drinkin’, and family feudin’ done…and let’s not start with Black Friday! Any good tramplin’ stories????
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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Rumor Alert!: Bette In A P.T. Anderson Short Film?

Mister D: This little tidbit has been making its way around the net lately…hopefully I can confirm as soon as possible. BUT…it sounds quite interesting. Pitchfork.com P.T. Anderson/Elliott Smith Film to Surface in 2008? Jon Brion, Fiona Apple, Bette Midler, Rastafarian basketball players involved?? PhotoShop: Darrell Redmond Everyone loves a good mystery. Quite a few people love Elliott Smith. And quite a few people love Paul Thomas Anderson as well. So here, how about a story that rolls all three into one? According to “DVD Magazine of Rare and Unseen Short Films” Wholphin (linked via fan mecca and “definitive P.T. Anderson resource” Cigarettes and Red Vines), the beloved director of such films as Magnolia, Boogie Nights, and the forthcoming, Jonny Greenwood-scored There Will Be Blood once made a little film involving the late Elliott Smith. In this film, wrote Wholphin, Smith plays “a Rastafarian basketball player.” Um, yeah. While Smith’s publicist confirmed said short film exists, further details on it are scant at best. We don’t know its title, for one, nor whether it indeed, as Cigarettes and Red Vines has suggested, spun off from a proposed variety show featuring Smith pal Jon Brion. The P.T. fansite quotes an unidentified Anderson interview from 2003 in which the director mentions a “thing we did as a test a few years back with Fiona [Apple], sweet Elliott Smith, the great Brad Mehldau, and Jon [Brion] at [Los Angeles’] Cello Studios.” “Look for a bizarre and wonderful Bette Midler cameo,” added Anderson. That thing, however, is “very simple, straightforward, no flashy pants– just music.” So, probably not the same as the basketball thing. Does this mean there are two P.T. Anderson-directed Elliott Smith films? Ack, my head hurts. Whatever Anderson’s got, it’s presently stashed away in some storage unit in L.A., and the director won’t have a chance to get at it until he wraps up promotional duties surrounding There Will Be Blood. At that point, Wholphin– which originally intended to showcase the short in its Fall 2006 issue– may very well share it with the world via Issue 6, due in mid-2008. Or they may not. This wouldn’t be a mystery without suspense, now would it?
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Friday, November 16, 2007

A Test Poll

Mister D: Just testing this out for good measure. If you have more to say other than just “Yes” or “No” try the other answer box. I really don’t know what will happen or how it works… Free PollsTake Our Poll Love Mister D
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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Stargiving News At NYRP’s Hulaween

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Wednesday, November 14, 2007

A Personal Message From Mr. Bruce Vilanch To You Concerning A False Website

Recently, since the writer’s strike began, a lot of the major on-line news and gossip columns have reported on a site attributed to Bruce Vilanch which is absolutley false, complete with fake signs/slogans and a false email address…it’s not his! I am gladly passing on this message from Mr. Vilanch to you at his request:

“I have nothing to do with Brucestrikes.com. I’ve been punked bigtime. However, I am pleased to see in the photo I look thin.

thanks!”

I also have a couple of suggestions at We Got Bruce and BLB so that we can help out even more….we can be the “Bruce Brigade!”

I should be back to BLB soon as well....

Love, Mister D

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