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Monthly Archives: May 2008
Saturday, May 31, 2008
This is supposed to be a kindly reminder that Bette Midler tix for her hit Vegas show go on sale tommorrow morning. Have a safe weekend.
Love, Mister D
Friday, May 30, 2008
Well, I am and I’m not even going. This was the presale where the General Public (non-Amex users) could type in the password DIVINE and buy tix. It’s a 24 hour deal. So far that option is not available…
I found this email where one can write, but no phone number. AEG LIVE is the sponsor: firstname.lastname@example.org
Any help would be appreciated…..
Here’s the link to buy tickets: CLICK HERE
ArtWork: Lucy Wilkins
Ever since Bette Midler replaced Celine Dion at the Caesars Palace, Las Vegas as a permanent show, she has been making fans dance to her tunes and delivering sold out concerts. Midler, the music worldâ€™s most popular showgirl, has been singing at the Caesars Palace since February 2008 and each show of hers is a bigger hit than before. Her performances are entitled â€˜The Showgirl Must Go Onâ€™ and present the diva in a never before, musical avatar.
Mister D: Anybody have an opinion on this?
Cher, Bette, Tina, Madonna Still Strutting Their Stuff
But First Chick Rocker Grace Slick Says, ‘Retire Before 50, It’s Embarrassing’
By SUSAN DONALDSON JAMES
May 30, 2008 â€”
Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick, who shocked audiences in the 1960s by jumping offstage drunk to pick a fan’s nose and once exposed herself sans undies, has little faith in aging rockers.
The iconic beauty left the music scene at age 48 after her 1985 hit “We Built This City on Rock and Roll,” topping off her career as a lead singer for the Airplane and its later incarnations.
Slick, whose brash style in the masculine world of rock was a role model for today’s greatest female performers, confessed in a 1998 VH1 documentary that “all rock ‘n’ rollers over the age of 50 look stupid and should retire.”
Now 68, Slick told ABCNEWS.com, “It’s sad somehow when you watch people who are doing things that my daughter calls ‘age inappropriate.’
“They can sing almost anything but rock and roll and rap,” said Slick, who lives in California as a painter. “When [a rapper] gets old he’ll look sappy holding his crotch and making finger signs and wearing ‘bling’ and talking about my ‘b***h.'”
But today’s sold-out concerts by some of her contemporaries suggest that Slick has miscalculated the staying power of aging female rockers.
Grande Dames Still Touring
The grande dames of rock and pop — Tina Turner, Cher, Bette Midler and Madonna — are still recording, touring and commanding astronomical ticket prices at the biggest venues with fan bases that cross all age barriers.
So, too, are Stevie Nicks, Joan Jett, Pat Benatar, Gladys Knight, Dolly Parton and many more. Only one publicist, Liz Rosenberg, who represents Nicks, Cher and Madonna, commented on Slick’s classic off-color invective.
“What an ageist statement to make,” Rosenberg told ABCNEWS.com. “I find all these women totally inspiring as their fans obviously do as well. Tell Grace to get out on the road this summer and see if any of these ‘grand dames’ perform. I think she will change her mind. And tell her to bring her daughter with her.”
For more than a decade, Slick and Turner dominated Billboard’s Hot 100 list as the oldest female vocalists. The R&B singer, who was 44 with her 1984 hit “What’s Love Got to Do With It” gave way to Slick, at 47, with “Nothing’s Going to Stop Us Now.” Pop vocalist Cher beat both records in 1999 at the age of 53 with her hit “Believe.”
Cher, at 62, kicks off her debut at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas this weekend in new Bob Mackie costumes and a show that includes 18 dancers and aerialists. The over-the-top singer is one of Billboard’s Top 40 “greatest artists of all time,” selling 200 million albums since she emerged as part of the Sonny and Cher duo in 1965.
Bette Midler, also 62, will headline Las Vegas this summer to sold-out audiences. “I put her in a category with Elton John for her universal appeal,” said Elizabeth Stetson, 60, of Mountain View, Calif., whose 40-something friends and 22-year-old daughter are equally devoted fans.
“She’s vibrant, enthusiastic, fun and upbeat and has the ability to attract and excite a crowd,” she said.
Turner, at 68, is one month older than Slick and can still pack the house. She began as the other half of the “Ike and Tina Turner Revue” in the mid-1960s, but a decade later went solo. She has thrived long after she said she would retire at her Twenty Four Seven Millennium Tour in 2000. At 65, she released a career retrospective album that reached No. 2 on the U.S. album chart — her best showing ever.
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Prince Charming wrote in to say he read on The Women forum board (IMDB I presume) that the trailer will be shown on Entertainmnent Tonight. In other news, it’s supposed to be shown in most theaters (as a trailer) before “Sex And The City.” Anybody who sees this, please keep us updated……
Love, Mister D
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
There will be an another exclusive presale offer to the public (all cards accepted) beginning May 30, 2008 10:00 AM til May 31, 2008 10:00 PM! for the following upcoming shows: October 7 - December 31, 2008
The Password Is: DIVINE
Bette and Sophie attend the premiere of “Sex And The City”
Photo: Jackson Lee
Thanks for alerting me Wendy and Cris
More Pictures In The Scrapbook 4 BetteHeads: Click Here
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
‘Then She Found Me’ Blu-ray Due September
Tue May 27, 2008 at 01:00 PM ET
Image Entertainment has announced a September Blu-ray bow for the comedy-drama ‘Then She Found Me.’
Starring Helen Hunt, Matthew Broderick, and Bette Midler in a drama about love and destiny, ‘Then She Found Me’ enjoyed a brief theatrical run and will hit Blu-ray on September 9 (day-and-date with the standard DVD).
Tech specs include 1080p video and English DTS-HD Lossless Master Audio 5.1 Surround audio (with English and Spanish subtitle options).
May 27. 2008
“Then She Found Me” is hanging on tight to keep climbing the charts and holding its own amid the summer blockbuster one, two, three punch of Indiana Jones, Iron Man, and Narnia.
This week it inches up one spot to the 11th place position after adding only 3 more screens, taking in an average gross per theater of $3,366.00. So far the little picture that could has made $2,184,000.
Currently it is playing in 505 screens. More will be added this coming weekend.
Love, Mister D