Monthly Archives: May 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Will Bette Be At The Tony Awards?

New York Post
Tonys seek a little Edge
By MICHAEL RIEDEL
Last Updated: 10:55 PM, May 31, 2011
Posted: 10:47 PM, May 31, 2011

Bono and The Edge popped up on the “Ameri can Idol” finale the other night and performed “Rise Above,” the big tune from “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Their appearance helped lure 29.3 million viewers, 5 million more than last season’s final episode.

Now, sources say, the Tony people are hoping — and praying — that they’ll do the same for them on the June 12 telecast, whose ratings are usually in the root cellar. Read More

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Catching Up With Mayim Bialik

Courier-Journal
Ex-‘Blossom’ star explains Jewish parenting, the Bialik way
May 29, 2011

Mayim Bialik, the actress who found stardom at 12 playing a pitch-perfect mini-Bette Midler in 1988’s “Beaches,” has blossomed into quite the impressive woman.

The current roles of Bialik, 35, include being a mother of two who travels all over the country speaking before Jewish organizations, neuroscientist, author and girlfriend of adorable uber-nerd Sheldon on CBS’ smash hit “The Big Bang Theory.” Read More

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Mister D’s Playlist Is Up (June 2011)

New music is up in Mister D’s Playlist featuring music from Lady Gaga, Nona Hendryx, Jennifer Lopez, Michael Grimm, and Matthew Morrisson. Hope you enjoy!

To Listen: Click Here

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BetteBack: Not This One

Oregonian
Not This One
1983-08-31

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Monday, May 30, 2011

BetteBack: I Want To Be Alone

Roswell (N.M.) Daily Record
No rest for the weary
Tuesday, August 2, 1983

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Singer Bette Midler was getting so much attention in the hospital that it ruined her rest, so “the Divine Miss M” has gone into seclusion to recover from exhaustion, her manager says.

The raucous pop singer, whose slogan is “trash with flash,” collapsed off stage last week during a concert in Pontiac, Mich.

“She’s just in seclusion and resting comfortably, but her doctor says she ought to rest for at least this week,” her manager, Ramon Hervey, said Monday. He said Ms. Midler is not hospitalized, but declined to say where she is “for security purposes.” Read More

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Video: Wind Beneath My Wings

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BetteBack: Midler collapses during show

The Gazette
Midler collapses during show
Thursday, July 2 8 , 1 9 83

PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — Singer Bette Midler, suffering from exhaustion and an upset stomach, collapsed offstage during a performance, a hospital spokeswoman said Wednesday.

“Ms. Midler had a good night and her condition is stable,” said Pontiac General Hospital spokeswoman Rita Johnson. “She has a mild gastrointestinal disorder and is exhausted. She’s expected to be released in a day or two.” Read More

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Friday, May 27, 2011

What Happened?

Scallywag
NYRP Picnic A Mystery, Journalists Told to Leave.
BY Casey Jones


I’m still trying to wrap my mind around this but for now I’ll just put it down to another example of NYC publicists heavy handling of the press and their awful power trip. One just wishes they would just put away their ego and let us do our job. But that would be too much for some I guess. Woe to you Mr Bloomberg and the coverage we only wish we could have given you.- The Editor- Scallywag.

His honor Mayor Bloomberg was gracious enough to host the 10th annual Spring Picnic with Bette Midler, film & singing star and founder of NYRP: the New York Restoration Project. It’s a noble and generous foundation, their sole objective is to breathe new life into New York’s parks and playgrounds by donating and planting new trees in all five boroughs. Alongside MillionTreesNYC, they literally get their hands dirty by making New York a cleaner, safer, shadier (in a good way) place to relax and play. Read More

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Cognacscorner NYRP GRACIE MANSION PICNIC Interviews

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Bette Midler on Oprah (2008)

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