Monthly Archives: August 2011

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Who’s In Line To Win ‘Best Variety’ Emmy?

Los Angeles Times
Can Lady Gaga squash Oprah and Pee-wee Herman at the Emmys?
August 31, 2011

Can Lady Gaga continue her march toward global domination by conquering Bette Midler, Paul McCartney, Pee-wee Herman and Oprah Winfrey at the Emmy Awards in September? She is nodded in the race for best variety special. It’s her first Emmy nomination and she has a decent shot at taking the award home with the flamboyant and ultra-intense “Lady Gaga Presents the Monster Ball Tour” for HBO. Read More

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Video: The Bette Midler Show – Long John Blues

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BetteBack: Bette To Be Honored By American Cinematheque Feb. 27 1987

November 26, 1986

HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — Bette Midler has been chosen by the board of directors of the American Cinematheque to be honored
at its second annual gala benefit Feb. 27 in Hollywood.

Director Sydney Pollack, coc h a i r m a n o f A m e r i c a n Cinematheque’s board, said Midler was chosen unanimously for her versatile talents in music, drama and comedy in the theater, TV and motion pictures.

Midler will be toasted at the second annual Moving Picture Ball. The benefit ball originated earlier this year with a tribute to comedian Eddie Murphy. Read More

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Lady Gaga: Not Again! Say It Ain’t So!

E Online
Not Again! Did Jo Calderone—Er, Lady Gaga—Rip Off Annie Lennox‘s Gender-Bending Past?!
Today 7:39 AM PDT by GINA SERPE

Photo: Annie Lennox (1984) and Lady Gaga (2011)

Oh, boy.

In what’s become something of a trend this year, the proverbial finger has once again been pointed at Lady Gaga over claims that her innovative and inspired VMA performance art was, well, neither, and instead a blatant rip-off of another artist’s shtick.

The victim of her supposed imitation this time around? Believe it or not, Madonna Bette Midler Annie Lennox. Read More

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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Same Songs, Other Voices Jukebox Open And Ready For Play!

Same Songs, Other Voices Jukebox is Open for September with a lean, mean selection of songs that Bette Midler sang, but others as well. This way you can compare versions and see who comes the closest to being Divine!

To Listen: Click Here

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Video: Billy Crystal Talks About New Movie

Fresnans nearly packed Chukchansi Park Saturday night to root for the Fresno Grizzlies and get a sneak peak at a Hollywood superstar. KMPH News spoke to Billy Crystal exclusively and he has a personal message that he asked us to deliver.

“Bette Midler and I are the stars of this movie and we had a great time in Fresno tonight. Thank you everybody for coming out to the ballpark. That meant a lot to us.”

Bette got the night off but Billy was everywhere. He tossed out the first pitch. He also spent a little time in the dugout and worked his magic behind the microphone. “He turns to Berra and says ‘Yogi how’s he throwing’ and Berra says ‘I don’t know I haven’t caught one yet.'” Read More

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Monday, August 29, 2011

Bette’s New Movie Titled, “Us And Them”
Us And Them And The Grizzlies
by Alexan Balekian

The Fresno Grizzlies season has been anything but a box office hit, but don’t tell that to comedic icon Billy Crystal and the creative minds in Hollywood.

The Grizzlies and Chukchansi Park will be the backdrop to a new sports movie filmed by 20th Century Fox. The movie is called, “Us and Them,” and will be filmed this Saturday night.

Several scenes will be shot during the Grizzlies game against the Sacramento Rivercats. The movie is about a minor league broadcaster and Billy Crystal who helped direct HBO’s documentary 61 will be producing and starring in it. The movie will be filmed in Fresno and Georgia. Read More

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It’s Confirmed: Bette Midler And Billy Crystal To Star In Movie Together

I just got confirmation that Bette will be starring in a movie with Billy Crystal in which he plays a minor league broadcaster, living in Fresno. No word yet on Bette’s role (although I’m guessing it’s his wife) or the movie’s title.

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Bootleg Betty September Calendar

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