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. Read More

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Midler Dressed As The “Bavarian Bride of the Dead”

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Monday, October 31 2011, 12:55 PM

Much more festive was Bette Midler ’s annual HulaWeen party at the Waldorf Astoria on Friday night.

Midler, featured musical guest Stevie Wonder and comic Judy Gold kept the costumed crowd laughing and dancing throughout the night.

Midler, who told us she dressed as the “Bavarian Bride of the Dead,” joined Wonder onstage to perform “I Just Called to Say I Love You.” She returned to the stage for Wonder’s final song, “Superstition” and danced onstage. Read More

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Bette On Hand To Open East Harlem Garden

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!” Read More

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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? Read More

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Bette Midler And NYRP Raise $1.9 million At Hulaween Gala

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. Read More

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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
by Bette Midler

I’ll Take Thee Away, Into A Land

Of Enchantment Read More

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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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