Bette Midler Calls On Lady Gaga To Buy Her Clothes
20 October 2011 17:00
Bette Midler recently accused pop superstar Lady Gaga of copying her ‘mermaid’ routine, but the veteran entertainer now claims she’d like to sell her old costumes to the ‘Born This Way’ singer. The 65-year-old is auctioning a selection of her most iconic outfits, and insists Gaga can “have what she wants”.
Back in July, she accused Gaga of stealing her famous ‘mermaid-in-a-wheelchair’ routine during a performance in Australia. She told Twitter followers the 25-year-old could keep her “meat dress” but that ‘the mermaid’ was hers. However, speaking to the Associated Press ahead of the auction next month, Bette said, “I think she (Gaga) should go for a real wheelchair and a real fishtail because these are really beautiful. They are decorated and hand-beaded”. The singer insisted she would be “thrilled” if Gaga bought items from the collection, saying, “I hope she buys at least a little bit. It would be fun. There are so many wonderful ideas and so much of it. So much of it is so funny.If she is interested, she can have whatever she wants because she is a very talented girl and I love her a lot”. The outfits are set to go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in California on 12th November 2011. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the singer’s charity, the New York Restoration Project.
Midler is currently shooting the 2012 comedy movie ‘Parental Guidance’ with veteran actor Billy Crystal. The film focuses on a grandfather who resorts to old school parenting techniques while taking care of his three grandchildren.