Monthly Archives: May 2010

Monday, May 31, 2010

Rissa Roo’s Spring Picnic Spectacular Or How I Finally Met Bette

Ok so it’s been over 10 days since the picnic and I’m finally getting around to writing about the best day of my life so far. Now I know that you only want to hear about the picnic so ill cut to the chase.

(Leanne and Rissa)

My mom, step-dad and I all drove down to the city the morning of the picnic. After finding the park, eating lunch and changing we still arrived at the picnic about 45 minutes early, so we walked the other way in the park to go to the bathrooms and by time we got back, they were finished setting up and were checking other people in. We walked up to the table gave them out names and got the tags for our table number, to my dismay I was seated at the same table as my parents. We were at table 5, Bette was at Table 25 and all the other Betteheads were at tables 41 and 42, they couldn’t have put farther away!! But I sucked it up so as not to piss my mom off. Read More

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Photo: Ice Cream

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Video: Every Road Leads Back

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Photo: Modern Art

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Video: I Look Good

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BetteBack: Bette Returns To Touring After 10 Year Absence

Article from:PR Newswire Article date:May 20, 1993

LOS ANGELES, May 20 /PRNewswire/ — Radio City Music Hall Productions today announced an unprecedented four-week engagement at the Music Hall by Bette Midler — one of today’s most respected and captivating performers. The internationally acclaimed star of stage, screen and television will conduct her first national concert tour in more than 10 years from August through December. On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 1993, Ms. Midler will return in an exclusive engagement to the Music Hall for her first live New York concert in 10 years. The show, part of the “Nobody Beats the Wiz Concert Series, Live at Radio City,” will run through Saturday, Oct. 9. Tickets will go on sale Monday, May 24, at 9:00 a.m. Other cities on the tour will include St. Louis, Chicago, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Washington, D.C., Saratoga, N.Y., Montreal, Toronto, Detroit, Cincinnati and Los Angeles, among others. Read More

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Sunday, May 30, 2010

Bette Midler Attends Sandy Gallin’s Uber Birthday Party

New York Post
Hugh Jackman knocks ’em dead at Sandy Gallin party
Last Updated: 3:40 AM, May 29, 2010
Posted: 10:21 PM, May 28, 2010

Legendary talent manager Sandy Gallin celebrated his 70th birthday in style — by jokingly trying to strip Hugh Jackman at a party packed with stars including Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen, David Geffen and Calvin Klein.

Gallin — who managed Dolly Parton, Mariah Carey and Whoopi Goldberg — threw his birthday bash at Donna Karan’s West Village studio Thursday night. Streisand and Patti LaBelle performed at the party, but it was “Wolverine” star Jackman’s turn that drove the crowd wild. Read More

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Video: Beast Of Burden (Cinemax)

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Photo: Rainy Night

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BetteBack: “Earth and the American Dream”

Article from:Albany Times Union (Albany, NY) Article date:April 18, 1993
Byline: Tribune Media Service

On Earth Day, television will offer 500 years’ worth of reasons to honor the occasion … in the course of 90 minutes.

Debuting Thursday on HBO, “Earth and the American Dream” is the latest documentary from award-winner Bill Couturie (“Dear America: Letters Home From Vietnam,” “Common Threads: Stories From the Quilt“), tracing the history of the planet’s environment from the time of Columbus’ 1492 voyage to the present. Read More

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