Monthly Archives: June 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Backstage Antics:

Husband-and-wife actors Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman met with Bette Midler backstage after watching her The Showgirl Must Go On at Caesars Palace Colosseum

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Save The Date: Hulaween, Friday, October 30, 2009

Save The Date: Hulaween, Friday, October 30, 2009

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The Advocate Covers Thru The Years (Thanks Mihai)

Stonewall Remembered
The Advocate takes a look at just how far the gay and lesbian movement has come in the four decades since Stonewall with a collection of 40 of our favorite covers.
An exclusive posted June 26, 2009

Stonewall Remembered

It was a 1967 raid — on the Los Angeles gay bar the Black Cat Tavern — that inspired the first issue of The Advocate. So two years later, when the police hit New York City’s Stonewall Inn, the magazine’s staff had a little experience under its belt and was ready to report on the ensuing riots (even if the news did have to share cover billing with “18 Groovy Guys”). The Advocate covers in the 40 years since Stonewall are a remarkable reminder of just how far the gay and lesbian movement has come in the past four decades—and how many hits we’ve taken along the way. Here are 40 of our favorite. Click Here Read More

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Sunday, June 28, 2009

Quote Of The Week

“Group conformity scares the pants off me because it’s so often a prelude to cruelty towards anyone who doesn’t want to–or can’t–join the Big Parade.” Bette Midler

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New Poll Is Up

We’re getting up on the last of Bette’s major CD’s, not including any greatest hits compilations, but we’ll get to those soon. Right now, let’s just get this one going and we’ll worry about the rest later. To vote: Click Here

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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Bette offers her thoughts on the tragic passing of Michael Jackson
(Thanks Mary R)

For those who don't have Facebook, here is Bette's statment about Michael Jackson from her Showgirl page on Facebook

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“The Edible Garden” Opens Today Thru Sept 13

NEW YORK – The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is opening a new outdoor exhibit called The Edible Garden with programming that includes tastings, tours, and celebrity lectures.

The Edible Garden, open today through Sept. 13, will be a showcase for edible plants, vegetable-growing techniques and garden design. It will also host presentations from famous guests including Martha Stewart, Emeril Lagasse, Lidia Bastianich, and Dan Barber, who recently won the James Beard Award for “2009 Chef of the Year.” An audio tour includes narration by Mario Batali and Bette Midler. Read More

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Friday, June 26, 2009

Repost: The Colosseum Presents Cher and Bette Midler Themed Gifts

Mister D: Many people keep asking about this information, so write the info down or bookmark this post by clicking on the title.

The Colosseum Presents Cher and Bette Midler Themed Gifts
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by BWW News Desk

Spoil the divas in your life with Cher and Bette Midler gifts, accessories and fashion items splashed with glitter, sequins and bright colors from the Cher and Bette Midler Boutique located near The Colosseum inside Caesars Palace.

Whether treating loved ones to a little or a lot of glam, the boutique offers a wide assortment of treasures to spice up the holidays. Cher fans can relax in comfort with a pair of black Havaianas flip-flops encrusted with Swarovski crystals ($95), spice up the home with Chrome Angel homemade candles also with Swarovski crystals ($400), or collect a Cher Barbie doll dressed in a custom Bob Mackie design ($54.95). The boutique also offers unique presents for loved ones who seem to have everything, including certified autographed and numbered portraits of Cher in a signature look, sold exclusively at this boutique ($275). On the top of the lust list is the replica of Cher’s Loree Rodkin bondage ring, 2.4 carats of gothic inspired black diamonds ($18,500). Read More

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Michael Jackson: The Man In The Mirror (1958-2009)

History News Network
Gil Troy
Michael Jackson: The King of Pop Made His Mark

Michael Jackson’s death at age 50 parallels Elvis Presley’s death in 1977, at age 43. By the time both performers died, they were walking punch lines, symbols of the coddled celebrity’s dissipated lifestyle. But each was the premier entertainer of his time, and each shaped history. It is not stretching to credit Michael Jackson as one of the trailblazers for Barack Obama, himself just three years younger than Jackson. Read More

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mark Rydell Talks Movies, Killing, The Rose, John Wayne, And Midler (Thanks Stephen)

(Mark Rydell directing John Wayne in The Cowboys, above.)
By Jon Zelazny
(Note: This interview is also appearing at Eight Million Stories.)

June 11th marks the 30th anniversary of the passing of screen legend John Wayne. Most of the directors who made his classic films are of course long gone as well, so I was very pleased to sit down with Mark Rydell, director of The Cowboys (1972), the epic cattle drive saga most Western fans regard as Wayne’s last great starring role. Read More

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