Monthly Archives: July 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

MTV Turns 30! But Let’s Get A Few Things Straight!

Mister D: Sorry, for better or worse, Bette was humping the stage long before Madonna.  When I first saw Madonna pull her “Like A Virgin” rolling on the floor, humping the stage stunt, my first thoughts were….Bette Midler! She set the bar for stage performances!

New York Post
Mtv mania
Last Updated: 1:54 AM, July 31, 2011
Posted: 7:39 PM, July 30, 2011

If Yippies founder Jerry Rubin was right about not trusting anyone over 30, then MTV is in a heap of trouble. Staying connected to youth is the network’s mission, so MTV may want to forget that it was sparked to life 30 years ago with the words, “Ladies and gentlemen, rock and roll.” Television hasn’t been the same since. Read More

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BetteBack: Bette’s Expecting – 1986

Bette Midler‘s Expecting

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What Do Bette And “Glee” Have In Common? Fashion Night Out

New York Post
Glee‘ joins Anna’s Night Out
Last Updated: 1:45 AM, July 31, 2011
Posted: 10:52 PM, July 30, 2011

The cast of “Glee” will be helping fashionistas shop till they drop on Sept. 8 for this year’s Fashion’s Night Out event, to be held in stores across the country and online.

Sources told Page Six that “Glee” cast members will act as spokespersons for the worldwide shopping initiative spearheaded by Vogue Editor in Chief Anna Wintour. During the event, participating stores offer special products, discounts and extend normal shopping hours. Read More

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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Group Warns Helen Mirren to pull out of Spector film; Take credit for Midler quitting!

Mister D: What Bullshit!

Daily Mail
Don’t do it, Helen: Mirren told to pull out of Spector film or face ‘serious consequences’
Last updated at 10:12 PM on 30th July 2011

Dame Helen Mirren was warned last night she would face ‘serious consequences’ unless she drops out of a biopic claiming Beatles producer Phil Spector was wrongly jailed for murder.

The film, which began shooting this month in Manhattan, has infuriated friends of Spector’s victim, blonde B-movie actress Lana Clarkson. Read More

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Bette Midler in 28 July 2011 “You” Magazine

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Video: Don’t Even Try It…

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Will Bette Be Moving To The Verve Label? Just A Thought

Hollywood Reporter
David Foster To Be Named Head Of Jazz Label
He is expected to put Verve’s focus on adult contemporary pop.
7/29/2011 by Shirley Halperin

David Foster is set to take the top spot at esteemed jazz label Verve, THR has learned. The producer-composer-songwriter has worked with Josh Groban, Michael Buble and Andrea Bocelli and has won 15 Grammys.

Foster’s arrival at Verve Music Group, which includes imprints GRP and Impulse (home to John Coltrane‘s catalog), is part of Universal Music Group chairman and CEO Lucian Grainge‘s plan to reinvest in UMG’s creative resources. Under Foster, Verve is expected to shift its focus to adult contemporary pop, or “what David does best, from Groban on down,” says a source. The label’s roster includes Herbie Hancock, Diana Krall and Ledisi. It also has released albums by Queen Latifah, American Idol alum Katharine McPhee and Treme regular Trombone Shorty. Read More

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Lady Gaga Brings Up Copying On Jimmy Kimmel

Mister D: Actually she reads very flippant about her copying in this article, but to be fair I didn’t see the show so I don’t know how she said it….

Hollywood Reporter
Lady Gaga Jimmy Kimmel Concert Avoids Riot, She Thanks Police
The singer also admits she “stole” the idea for the hat she wore on the ABC late-night show.
7/29/2011 by Lindsay Powers

After a riot broke out in Hollywood for the Electric Daisy Carnival premiere, police were nervous fans could get out of control for Lady Gaga’s Jimmy Kimmel concert Thursday. Read More

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Friday, July 29, 2011

Bette’s New Song: “I’m In Pain”

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Photo: Ruthless People

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