Monthly Archives: February 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

New Music Up In All Jukeboxes

New music is up in all sections of Bootleg Betty early. I'm trying to get on a new schedule where I change out music about every first of the month. So please bear with me or get bare with me....whichever makes you more comfortable.... 🙂

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Bette Sighting

Bette Midler lunching at Fresco by Scotto with her daughter, Sophie, and power publicist Ken Sunshine

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Las Vegas Magazine: Ciao Bette

Ciao Bette
Music Icon leaves her magnificent mark on Las Vegas
by Kiko Miyasato

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2009 Top Music Money Makers In The U.S.

BillBoard Magazine
U2 tops music’s Money Maker list

The legendary rock ban U2 was the biggest money-maker in the music industry last year.

According to Billboard the Irish rockers took in more than $108 million in 2009. The magazine’s “2010 Money Makers List,” considers album sales, tours, royalties and more. The veteran members of the band have been performing for over 30 years together. Their 3D concert film “U2 3D” was released in 2008 but has had continued success at the box office. The film has garnered over $22 million in worldwide receipts. Read More

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Saturday, February 27, 2010

Will Bette Guest On “Glee?”

Glee’s Jessalyn Gilsig Wants Bette Midler to Guest Star
February 26, 2010

With all the celebs flocking to the set of Glee for their guest spots, one of the show’s stars, Jessalyn Gilsig, says there’s one icon she’d love to see join the cast for a little song and dance.

“Bette Midler should be on the show,” said Gilsig, who plays Terri Schuester, at the Costume Design Guild Awards Thursday. “I’d want her to be my aunt or something. You can imagine Bette Midler as a kid. She must have been one of these Glee kids. She must have been so misunderstood and struggled so much, but she’s driven the same way Rachel is driven. I think she would be a good fit.” Read More

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Joan Rivers Prayed For Gay Grandson…. :-)

JIVING WITH JOAN: Before hitting the red carpet for the Oscars, Joan Rivers plays the Paramount in Aurora on Thursday. As she told me this week, her jokes continue to be culled from current affairs. Bringing up Tiger Woods’ wife Elin, Joan calls her ”the Conan O’Brien of famous cheaters’ wives. Like Conan, she can walk away with millions!”

Talking about her grandson Cooper, 9, Joan jokingly said she worried ”he’s too butch. … I was praying for a gay grandson. Without one, who’s going to sit by my rocking chair and listen to me talk about how I knew Cher and Liza Minnelli and Bette Midler? Read More

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BetteBack: Newsweek Sep 27, 1993

A Little Night Music With Bette
By Jerry Adler | NEWSWEEK
From the magazine issue dated Sep 27, 1993

IN 1964, SUSAN SONTAG, WHOSE IDEAS ARE ESSENTIAL FOR appreciating the intellectual context of Radio City Music Hall, described camp as “a private code among small urban cliques”–NYU grad students, for instance, crowding the revival houses to laugh themselves silly over “Dark Victory.” What Sontag could not have foreseen was how that elite sensibility would someday sweep the nation. just a few years later a young Honolulu-born chanteuse named Bette Midler would wow the connoisseurs of outrageousness at New York’s gay bathhouses. And now, a decade since her last tour, she’s back on stage, leading a chorus line of mermaids in motorized wheelchairs flipping their tails to “New York, New York.” Last month she played Washington–the city that, with the collapse of the Soviet Union, is virtually the last bastion of literal-mindedness left in the world. Last week she opened in New York, and by the time her “Experience the Divine” tour leaves on Oct. 23, the cognoscenti who are in on the joke will have filled the 5,874 seats of Radio City 30 times over (the longest stretch of sold-out shows in Radio City history)–and then headed home, happily buckled into their Volvos, to the sophisticated precincts of Long Island, New Jersey, or, in my case, Brooklyn. Read More

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Friday, February 26, 2010


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Boston, MA: Jenifer Lewis’s Hot Flash

Jenifer Lewis :: No shame in her game
by Jim Halterman
EDGE Contributor
Thursday Feb 25, 2010

Jenifer Lewis

Whether she’s playing one of her many mother roles in films like What’s Love Got To Do With It, The Preacher’s Wife and Tyler Perry’s Meet The Browns, a lesbian judge in the short-lived CBS series Courthouse, or animated in films like Shark Tale, Cars and the recent Princess and the Frog, Jenifer Lewis says she always gives 2000 percent. The powerful talent that is Le Lewis can masterfully act, sing and talk about her life in film, television or on the stage but one consistent result is that audiences always come out of a Jenifer Lewis performance with the same message – that Lewis is an entertainer in the truest sense of the word and you are guaranteed to feel deeply, laugh more than a little bit as well as undoubtedly feel inspired. Read More

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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Boston: Lisa Yves in a tribute to Bette Midler on March 25!

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Lisa Yves in a tribute to Bette Midler on March 25!
Boston, MA

Riverside Theatre Works of Hyde Park kicks off Cabaret Month with a captivating performance by Lisa Yves, paying tribute to Bette Midler.

Lisa, an award winning vocalist, pianist, and musician interprets the songs:

Wind Beneath My Wings
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
When a Man Loves a Woman
The Rose
…and more!

You’ve seen her on the “Today Show” with her all-women rock band, HRT, heard her sing at Boston Symphony Hall, and with Harry Connick Jr. Read More

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