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Bette Midler Talks Adam Lambert, Susan Boyle and Cher

Bette Midler Talks Lambert, Boyle and Cher
Today 10:00 AM PDT by Marc Malkin
Adam Lambert, American Idol Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Yesterday, I told you about the unlikely friendship that’s developed between Bette Midler and 50 Cent. I also promised you more Bette today. As always, the Divine Miss M had plenty to say about so many things:

Adam Lambert: If he doesn’t win American Idol, Midler doesn’t think it means homophobia has reared its ugly, discriminatory head. “Don’t take it as a slap in the face if you’re a gay person,” she said. “I pray that people don’t get pissed off.”(Mister D: And I agree with her if that means anything. Well, I’m gay. They did try to shove him down our throats, so hype may work against him)

Susan Boyle: Midler was stunned just like the rest of us. “Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous,” she gushes. “And the reason I think it is, is because it’s a natural voice. It doesn’t squeeze through the nose, and she doesn’t do all the riffing craziness.”

That’s definitely not the end of it, so make sure to click on and keep reading…

Cher: “I saw her show, and it was unbelievable,” Midler gushes. “It was absolutely terrific. I had a great time. She looked great, sounded great and gave it her all. And I got a photograph with her, so I’m happy.”

Las Vegas: She hasn’t decided if she wants her hit musical revue, The Showgirl Must Go On, to go past its scheduled closing next February. “I’m 63,” she says. “Right now, I’m enjoying it, but if it gets too hard then I’m going to say, ‘That’s enough.’ ”

Showgirl on Broadway: “I don’t think I want to do eight shows a week,” she explains. “I’m only doing five now. It’s just perfect.”

Queen Elizabeth II: “I’d like to meet the queen,” Midler says. “I always liked her. I think she’s really decent. I’d like to shake her hand.”

Presidential Performance: Midler will sing at a fundraiser later this month for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “[Reid] promised me that President Obama would be there,” she says. “He dangled that in front of me.”

The Upcoming First Wives Club Musical: “I can see where it could be a success—it’s timeless,” she says. “People are always getting divorced, and people are always pissed off about it.”

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3 thoughts on “Bette Midler Talks Adam Lambert, Susan Boyle and Cher

  1. Adam Lambert is the devil. As a gay man(?) I also hope that our community doesn’t get riled up and pissed off if he loses the competition. That said, I’m not even aware that he’s out of the closet. (As if it would really matter. The boy’s name should be Adam Lancome, he’s so gay.)He’s certainly not an outspoken advocate of the movement, so I think it would be awfully whiny to attribute his failing as homophobia. I mean, Ryan Seacrest still hosts the show, and the only thing on American Idol that’s gayer than Ryan or Adam is perhaps Simon Cowell’s baby tees.

    At any rate, thanks for ALL of these updates. As you know, we have to suffer through some pretty dry spells between projects where Bette is concerned. This past year and half has been wonderful to see her FINALLY receiving so much lavish praise and appreciation. I almost feel validated. I check this site at least twice a day and I love your site, Mister D. We ALL love you. Certainly you know that by now.

    Hugs and swishes,

    The Divine Grace

    1. Thank you Divine Grace. I never know if I’m loved or hated….yeah one of those people. Thanks for telling me straight on….:-)

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