Monthly Archives: December 2009

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Bette Autographs ‘Baby Divine’ January 6, 2010

Start your New Year with The Divine Miss M!

Everyone’s favorite diva will autograph copies of her best-selling book The Saga of Baby Divine after the show on Wednesday, January 6.

Be sure to grab a copy of the book from the Bette boutique and join in the fun!!

Make sure to tell Bette Mister D says “Hello”

Reblog this post [with Zemanta]
Posted in General, Movies, Vegas | Tagged | 1 Comment


Same Songs, Other Voices Music Up…

Just as the title says, this fascinating section is up and running for a new year! Enjoy! Click Here

Posted in General | Leave a comment


Mister D’s Music Playlist Up

Music is up in the Mister D Music Playlist section. Hope you enjoy on this blustery New Year’s Eve! Everybody have a wonderful and safe time! Click Here

Posted in General | 2 Comments


What Are You Doing New Year’s Eve?

Posted in General | Leave a comment


From the desk of Bette Midler

Dear Friend,

You know what’s fun about taxes? (Seriously.)

Giving tax-deductible gifts on New Year’s Eve!

We here at New York Restoration Project (NYRP) would LOVE to be your organization of choice this year. Won’t you please make a generous and secure online donation today?

And guess what? I’ll DOUBLE IT, since my challenge is still on until the ball drops in Times Square. Now, that’s a reason to celebrate – break out the funny hats and noise-makers!

See? I told you taxes could be fun. Read More

Posted in Charities, NYRP | Tagged | 6 Comments


The Pollstar Top 50 Concerts Of 2009 (Thanks Jayson)

The Pollstar Top 50
Posted on Wednesday December 30, 2009 at 05:41 PM

Pollstar has compiled its Top 50 Tours of North America for 2009 and, although there is no surprise as to who came in at No. 1, there were plenty of surprises just the same.

U2 surpassed all other tours by a wide margin, grossing $123 million in North America and selling more than 1.3 million tickets overall. It beat its closest competitor, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, by about $30 million.

With U2 and Bruce charting Nos. 1 and 2, the top five were rounded out by Elton John / Billy Joel, Britney Spears and AC/DC. The Top 10 included the inexhaustible Kenny Chesney, headlining newcomers Jonas Brothers, Dave Matthews Band, Fleetwood Mac and Metallica. Read More

Posted in Tours | Tagged | Leave a comment


Wednesday, December 30, 2009

New Music Up For The New Year

There’s new music up in the BLB Jukebox for the New Year. Hope you enjoy! I’ll be putting up music in the other sections within the next two days as well. For now: Click Here

Posted in General | 3 Comments


What’s my Line? Sophie Tucker (Thanks Albert)

Posted in General | 9 Comments


Tuesday, December 29, 2009

My 5000th Post And Nothing To Say Except “Thank You…And”

This is my 5000th post and instead of trying to write something witty, I thought I’d throw the whole thing back on you. What were your Top 10 favorite Bette moments of the year and/or the decade?

To refresh your memory let’s go back to 2000 when we had the “Bette” series and the “Bette” CD, Prayer for America (2001), and what about the KMB tours, the Showgirl run, the unexpected song choice of “Midnight In Memphis” on Leno before embarking on said KMB tour. Read More

Posted in Announcement, BetteHeads Stuff | Tagged | 12 Comments


Monday, December 28, 2009

No UK Tour For Bette – Wikipedia You Suck

Although Wikipedia’s The Showgirl Must Go On page shows that there will be a UK tour beginning June 2010, I have just gotten confirmation that this is rumor and a false one at that. I hate to disappoint all you UK’ers but don’t kill the messenger…just trying to do a job here. In the meantime, I guess we can look forward to the summer release of this:

‘Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty (Pussy) Galore’

In the age-old battle between cats and dogs, one crazed feline has taken things a paw too far. Kitty Galore, formerly an agent for cat spy organization MEOWS, has gone rogue and hatched a diabolical plan to not only bring her canine enemies to heel, but take down her former kitty comrades and make the world her scratching post. Faced with this unprecedented threat, cats and dogs will be forced to join forces for the first time in history in an unlikely alliance to save themselves – and their humans – in “Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore,” a comedy that blends live action with state-of-the-art puppetry and computer animation. It’s time for the fur to fly. Read More

Posted in General | Tagged | 3 Comments