Monthly Archives: October 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween My Dearest BetteHeads!

Happy Halloween My Dearest BetteHeads! And anyone else that drops by! I know this doesn't sound Halloweenie, but thank you all for your support through all my trials and tribulations. It's a testament to ya'lls good character and shows that Bette has the best fans in the world. I just wanted to say "Thank You" Love, Mister D

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Hulaween: Día de los Muertos – the Mexican Day of the Dead

New York Observer Bette Midler’s Hulaween Party Brings Out the (Undead) Stars; Makes Trees Grow on Money By Drew Grant October 31, 2011

We felt woefully under-dressed as we stepped into the 2nd floor foyer of the Waldorf-Astoria, the entrance to Bette Midler‘s Hulaween party. The theme was Día de los Muertos – the Mexican Day of the Dead – and although we felt like zombies after occupying Wall Street earlier that Friday evening, we weren’t decked out in any apparel that suited the $1,000-a-plate dinner. Martha Stewart, eschewing the night’s theme, decided instead to dress as what the party was raising money for, the New York Restoration Project. (The event raised $1.9 million to create and restore public parks and community gardens in the city.) Wearing butterfly extensions that actually looked like giant monarchs, Ms. Stewart batted her lashes in the direction of Robert Diamond, her set decorator who won the night’s costume contest with his green-beaded Emperor of the Butterflies ensembles. The mask itself took him 52 hours to bead, he told reporters; a skill he picked up French fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Judy Gold, currently starring in her one-woman off-Broadway show The Judy Show, MC’d the evening dressed as Chaz Bono. Toeing the line between political humor and the fact that yes, most of Manhattan’s biggest real estate developers were currently “Occupying” the party, her jokes earned more uncomfortable twitters than full-blown laughs. “You guys are really a great audience,” Ms. Gold said sardonically as real estate developer Douglas Durst (dressed as a tree) kept his eyes on chef Rick Bayless’ mole chicken dish. (Mr. Bayless was dressed as a skeleton: take from that what you will.) Later, Mr. Durst would win Ms. Midler’s “Wind Beneath My Wings” award for his donations to the Restoration Project. Michael Kors, who presided over the costume contest, was almost certainly dressed as a Mexican Tony Clifton and virtually unrecognizable. Sam Champion was a Mexican matador, 

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Midler Dressed As The “Bavarian Bride of the Dead”

Kim Kardashian looks ‘miserable’ without NBA hubby Kris Humphries at Halloween party Boo Hoo! Reality star wears mask of tragedy at Halloween bash without her b-baller spouse NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Monday, October 31 2011, 12:55 PM

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Bette On Hand To Open East Harlem Garden

Uptowner East Harlem Garden Opens After Getting the Bette Midler Treatment By Ines Perez on Oct 31st, 2011 Tiny hands wrapped around the green bars at the gate, as expectant children absorbed in silence the scene unfolding at the 103rd Street Community Garden in East Harlem. “It’s O.K.,” said the nice, blond guy some of them had come to know. “You can come in.” He didn’t need to say it twice. With shrieks of excitement, a pack of five or six kids burst into the garden and hurried to the playground. Soon, more would follow. “Welcome to the open garden,” Christopher Gallup, representative of the New York Restoration Project, told the members of the 103rd Street garden group. “Our construction guys are done.” Owned by the New York Restoration Project, a non-profit organization that reclaims and restores city’s parks and open spaces, the garden recently underwent extensive renovations. Although the ribbon-cutting took place weeks ago, workers had been finishing up a few details. Rain had prevented them from painting the lines on the basketball court, for instance. “They had to wait for a nice day,” Gallup explained. Handing over the keys to garden coordinator Robert Cruz, Gallup said it was now up to residents to determine fall hours. “You guys have the control going forward,” he said. It was a lower-wattage event than when Bette Midler, dressed in a bright green trench coat and wielding a large pair of gardening shears, cut the inaugural ribbon last month during the opening ceremony amidst cheering and laughter from an expectant crowd. “An event I never thought I would live to see,” an amused Midler, founder of the New York Restoration Project, said as she snipped. It had been 12 years since the project took over the plot on East 103rd Street and Park Avenue. “It was under a cloud and had been under a cloud for a lot of years,” Midler explained, referring to a lien on the property that delayed renovation plans. During the celebration, screaming kids of all ages went up and down the green and purple slides and climbed monkey bars in the new playground under their parents’ watchful eyes, as grownups praised the garden’s new look. “It’s gorgeous!” resident Ana Rodriguez, 63, said in Spanish. “They redid it completely.” The new garden, divided into four spaces, provides a refurbished basketball court, planting beds for flowers and vegetables, the playground and open space for public gatherings and events. Local resident Lili Ramirez, 47, said the newly-renovated space brought life to the neighborhood and allowed both children and adults to socialize. “We make friends, too,” she said in Spanish. Complying with New York Restoration’s vision of “creating sustainable landscapes,” the construction crew also built a new irrigation system, bathroom facilities, drinking fountain and on-site composting barrels, project manager Jared Vazales said. “From what it was to where it is now, it took a lot of planning, a lot of thinking, and it’s here,” said Cruz. “When I first saw it, it looked like it had been neglected.” Founded in 1995, the New York Restoration Project has played an important role in the city’s greening. In 1999, when Mayor Rudolph Giuliani decided to auction off 114 community gardens citywide, many environmental organizations, private and corporate foundations and city residents came to their rescue. Working with the Trust for Public Land, the Project helped raise over $3 million and took title to 52 of those garden spaces, including the one on 103rd Street. The Walt Disney Company Foundation provided a $300,000 grant to renovate the space, said Colleen Russell Criste, New York Restoration Project vice president of external affairs. Teaming up with the landscape architecture firm SCAPE, the project met with community members in March to present the initial designs. Local residents submitted their suggestions, “even kids!” said Criste. Though it’s officially open until Thanksgiving, Cruz says the group will keep the garden open “possibly into the winter,” arguing that it would be the ideal place for children to play when it snows. “They can run around without running into the street.” Midler called the garden “a testament to the hard work, the vision and the determination” of the neighborhood, the organization and its partners. “Use it in good health!”
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Hocus Pocus: Where Are They Now?

Mister D: Boy did they get everything wrong on Bette’s little update! Today is Halloween and what better way to celebrate than watching the seminal ’90s film Hocus Pocus?! Starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy as the Sanderson sisters, three centuries-old witches who suck the youth out of unsuspecting children who are brought back to life on Halloween, the film is always played around this time of year. This got Celebuzz thinking, besides some obvious stars (such as SJP), what is the cast (like Ernie, er, Ice) up to these days? Take a look through the gallery to find out! Click Here
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Bette Midler And NYRP Raise $1.9 million At Hulaween Gala

Bloomberg Scene Last Night: Bette Midler’s Hulaween, Stevie Wonder, Douglas Durst By Amanda Gordon – Oct 31, 2011 (Stevie Wonder and Bette Midler – later she sings a snippet of “I Just Called To Say I Love You” with Mr. Wonder!) The Waldorf-Astoria’s art deco elevator doors opened and out walked Kermit and Miss Piggy, or rather, Brian Mullen, an investment banker, and Liz Mullen, an accountant, dressed as the Muppets. Real-estate developer Douglas Durst arrived as a tree, Stevie Wonder — who later performed — was a skeleton pirate. Leyla Ertegun, a psychotherapist and daughter of the late music producer Nesuhi Ertegun, was a quadruple suicide. Her costume included syringe, knife, rope and bottle of pills. New York Restoration Project’s Hulaween Gala on Friday night brought out all kinds of costumes. “It’s a theatrical town,” said comedian Judy Gold, the emcee of the event, on a night off from her own “The Judy Show” off-Broadway. “We like to see so many kinds of people — and we like to become them.” “It’s all about creativity,” said Kate Lear, a lead donor to the event and the chairman of Ballet Hispanico. She was a maid, her husband, Dr. Jon LaPook, Robin Hood. There were many dead people walking around — a nod to the Day of the Dead theme. New York Restoration Project’s founder, Bette Midler, had tiny skulls and pink flower petals tucked into her headdress and bustle. “You look fab but let’s cut to the chase: How do I look?” she said in her welcoming remarks. “Even dead, I look fabulous.” (The event also clung to its perennial Hawaiian theme, with Midler accompanied by hula dancers handing out fresh leis to top donors. There were a lot of jokes about leis.) Beaded Mask Robert Diamond, a set decorator for “The Martha Stewart Show,” spent 52 hours on his sparkling green-beaded mask, part of his Emperor of the Butterflies costume. He learned to bead working for French fashion designer Thierry Mugler. Later Diamond got to go up on stage, when designer Michael Kors gave him a prize in the costume contest. “Don’t try this at home,” Kors said of Diamond’s costume. Kors himself was unrecognizable as a mariachi musician. A highlight of the Mexican meal was grilled chicken with mole poblano. Chef Rick Bayless made 30 gallons of the mole sauce in Chicago, then simmered it in the kitchen of the Waldorf-Astoria for five hours. It contained almonds, sesame, peanuts, chocolate and various chiles. Chocolate mousse was served in a skull-shaped chocolate shell. Before Wonder got everyone dancing with Halloween- appropriate songs like “Superstition” and Michael Jackson’s “Thriller,” Midler gave awards to people who have helped the organization beautify New York City community gardens and parks. ‘Green God’ Durst received the “Green God” award. The project’s chairman and pro bono lawyer, Benjamin Needell, got the “Wind Beneath My Wings” award (with Midler’s song by that name playing as he walked on stage). On the tables were candles featuring saintly images of Midler, and large skulls made of glitter and foam. The decor was designed by creative director Douglas Little, whose work can be seen in the windows of Van Cleef & Arpels. Little’s face makeup gave him a rotting look, right down to the set of teeth in his right cheek. “In New York especially, people take costumes seriously,” he said. “It’s a gorgeous way of escaping.” The event raised $1.9 million. (Amanda Gordon is a writer and photographer for Muse, the arts and leisure section of Bloomberg News. Any opinions expressed are her own.)
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Follow @bettequotes On Twitter!

Follow @bettequotes On Twitter! Quotes from the fantastic Divine Miss M! Quotes from her movies,show’s,songs etc.. Retweet them if you like! you can also follow me personally @divine_mandy
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Video: Come Little Children by Book Of Shadows

Book Of Shadows: “Come Little Children” (words by Bette Midler written for the movie Hocus Pocus) Sung by someone else and not from the movie. Its a fuller version than the movie and is set to wiccan/pagan images. Earlier this year I was trying to find who wrote the poem (lyrics), I asked the local librarian and they looked it up to see that Bette Midler wrote the song or poem. COME LITTLE CHILDREN LYRICS: Come Little Children by Bette Midler I’ll Take Thee Away, Into A Land Of Enchantment Come Little Children The Time’s Come To Play Here In My Garden Of Magic Follow Sweet Children I’ll Show Thee The Way Through All The Pain And The Sorrows Weep Not Poor Children For Life Is This Way Murdering Beauty And Passions Hush Now Dear Children It Must Be This Way Too Weary Of Life And Deceptions Rest Now My Children For Soon We’ll Away into The Calm And The Quiet Come Little Children I’ll Take Thee Away, Into A Land Of Enchantment Come Little Children The Time’s Come To Play Here In My Garden Of Shadows
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There Is A Band I Know Where Flowers Grow…And They’re Called Bootleg Betty!

And they are made up of ballsy women! Here’s their page: Click Here
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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Double BetteHead (Midler and Sussman) Mary Russell On TV Tomorrow Morning

Mary Russell will be on NBC at 10:30 tomorrow morning on the Kathy Lee and Hoda Kotbe…She’ll be handling one of the wolves on the show…not talking, just holding….so check your local listings and watch! Congrats, Mary!
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