Monthly Archives: January 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Face To Face in Washington D.C.

Face-to-Face Portrait Talks
F Street Lobby, Thursday’s 6p.m- 6:30 p.m.

Each week, a staff member of the National Portrait Gallery or a special guest speaker brings visitors face-to-face with a portrait by offering an insight into one person. Visitors meet the presenter in the F Street lobby and then walk to the appropriate gallery. In the February Face-to-Face talks, “Face the Music at the Portrait Gallery.”

The next Face-to-Face talk is this Thursday, February 5, when researcher Maya Foo speaks about the portrait of Bette Midler by Richard Amsel in the exhibition “Ballyhoo: Posters as Portraiture.” The talk runs from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Visitors meet the presenter in the museum’s F Street lobby and then walk to the appropriate gallery. Read More

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Friday, January 30, 2009

Back In The U.K. U.K.

I just found out Bette will be heading back to the United Kingdom in a week or so to appear on Dancing On Ice once again. So all you Yukkies, please be looking for our fave diva and take really good care of her……

Love, Mister D

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

BillBoard BoxScore Concert Grosses Chart

All the naysayers can kiss Bette’s brass and my ass. She came in at Number One and Number 2 for Ticket sales followed by Stevie Wonder, Metallica, Neil Diamond, and L’il Wayne. There were for the dates Jan 17, 18 and 24, 25th.

There is a rumor going around (and a rumor is not fact, please remember) that Bette may be extending her contract with Caesar’s. That rumor is coming from Celine Dion, herself, who seems anxious to get back to Vegas after her World Tour comes to an end. After that, she wants to drop a baby, rest, and then get back in the groove taking turns with Bette and Cher at Vegas’s new Gay Mecca, Caesars. Read More

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Bette Midler: An Icon For All Ages

Enterprise-Record – Chico,CA,USA
Bette Midler performs at Caesar’s Palace
Posted: 01/29/2009 12:00:00 AM PST

LAS VEGAS — Bette Midler, 63, still has the pizzazz to hold an audience of 2,000 people in the palm of her hand.

Ushered in by a staged tornado, the “People’s Diva” enthralled her fans — some even flying in from Great Britain just to see her at Caesar’s Palace Coliseum in Las Vegas.

With her amazing voice and spectacular outfits she started with “I’m Alive” and “In the Mood” and closed the show by accompanying herself on her ukulele with “The Story of Love.” Her encore was “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” with a large screen background of Midler portraying three different persons singing in harmony. Read More

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

AARP (50 Years Or Older) Picks Winners For Adult Oriented Movies

Posted on Tue, Jan. 27, 2009
‘Frost/Nixon’ named best movie for grown-ups

Movies loved by young people may dominate the box office, but that doesn’t mean old folks don’t have their favorites.

For example, “Frost/Nixon” was chosen as the movie of the year by AARP The Magazine in its annual Movies for Grown-ups Awards. Meryl Streep was named best actress over 50; Frank Langella was best actor.

In fact, for this competition you have to be 50 years old even to be considered. Read More

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Save The Children

Anniversaries, films, and fashion
March 13-22, ????

Mister D: I’m not really sure how old this article is….there is no date. But the cause never is outdated:

(Robert Daly, Bette, Deepak Chopra, Carole Bayer Sager)

Last Thursday night at Lincoln Center, Save the Children celebrated its 75th anniversary of service to children and families. The evening paid tribute to President George H.W. Bush, President William J. Clinton, and Melinda Gates, Co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, for their global humanitarian work and support of Save the Chldren and its programs which reach 12 U.S. states as well as more than 50 countries worldwide. Read More

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Shayna Steele Launches Her New Website Today!

Mister D: We all know Ms. Steele as Bette’s background vocalist, but there’s much, much more going on with this talented young lady. Check out her new website today and see the bright future that lies before her. Here’s a note from Shayna to all you Betteheads and fans:

Hi Friends and Fans-

I want to welcome you to visit my new website! I’m so excited and I’ve put so much work and love into the site. I hope you love it just as much as I do!

Visit to see pictures, video, buy music and see the latest news, show schedule and release date for my upcoming album! Read More

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Look At Those…Baubles!!!!!

Midler’s name, and brief appearance, a boon to Nevada Ballet Theatre
By John Katsilometes
Bette Midler, shown with her Nevada Ballet Theatre Woman of the Year award on Jan. 17.
Photo: Audrey Dempsey

(Bette Midler, shown with her Nevada Ballet Theatre Woman of the Year award on Jan. 17.

Photo: Audrey Dempsey )

Metaphorically, it is the mantra of the recession: There is no dancing if there is no money.

That is literally true at Nevada Ballet Theatre. All that staging, all those sequined-splashed dancing tights and the dancers wearing those costumes, do not pay for themselves. Not surprisingly, NBT has been pinched financially for at least a year leading up to last night’s Black & White Ball at Caesars Palace, celebrating the company’s silver anniversary and drawing on the super-famous name of Bette Midler as this year’s Woman of the Year. Read More

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

Nevada Ballet’s Woman Of The Year (Just One More Pic)-Bette Midler

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Top Scottish CD’s As Of Jan 23, 2009


1 (1) Kings Of Leon Only By The Night

2 (-) Lady GaGa The Fame

3 (10) The Script The Script

4 (6) James Morrison Songs For You, Truths For Me

5 (3) The Killers Day & Age

6 (9) Bette Midler The Best Bette

7 (2) Take That The Circus

8 (7) Duffy Rockferry

9 (5) Stereophonics Best Of – Decade In The Sun

10 (4) Leona Lewis Spirit

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