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Monthly Archives: December 2011
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Have A Wonderful New Year!
The Sydney Morning Herald
Stars who said too much
January 1, 2012
We love celebrities for their looks, glamour and blinding star power – and sometimes, for the things they say in public. We look back on some of the most startling quotes of 2011.
I am on a drug. It’s called Charlie Sheen. It’s not available because if you try it you will die. Your face will melt off and your children will weep over your exploded body.” – CHARLIE SHEEN
Translation ”I have no idea what I am saying but everyone seems terribly interested in hearing it.”
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle
Countdown to Connections 2012 — The Power of Passion Featuring Iris Krasnow: 30 Women Who Changed Our World
Posted on Tuesday Dec 27, 2011 12:00 AM
29. Bette Midler
“I’m working my way toward divinity.”
Bette Midler’s volcanic talent and drive to succeed in show business launched her from an uncredited role as a seasick passenger in the film adaptation of James Michener‘s Hawaii, to multiple Grammy, Golden Globe and Emmy awards for her iconic performances in films like Ruthless People, Beaches and Down and Out in Beverly Hills. A uniquely gifted singer and stage performer, Midler earned her first of two Academy Award nominations for her performance as a drug-addicted rock idol in The Rose. She is equally at home singing jazz, pop, and dance music.
Here we watch some of the wide variety of entertainment and events in the hours leading up to midnight.... N'Sync performing at Epcot, President Clinton hosts a New Year's Eve dinner at the White House, David Letterman & James Earl Jones present a Y2K Top Ten List, and CNN looks in on Bette Midler's Las Vegas concert.
Bette Midler leads winners at American Comedy Award
Wed., May 20, 1987
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bette Midler led American Comedy Awards winners Tuesday night w i t h f u n n i e s t – o f – t h e – y e ar trophies for her performance in Ihe movie “Ruthless People” and on her album “Mud Will Be Flung Tonight.”
The caustic Mi d l er also won the trophy as the year’s f u n n i e st f e m a le p e rformer, w i th Woody Allen
picked as the year’s funniest male comic. Allen was also the best comic in the male motion picture category for “Hannah and Her Sisters,” and Allen and Midler were both selected to be among eight comics who won n o n – c o m p e t i t i ve l i f e t i me achievement trophies.
Rock ‘n’ raunch behind Bette
Sun., April 12,1987
Q. Bette Midler is a raunchy character. What is she like in her new role as a mother. â€” J.E.
A. W i th her Hollywood stardom and a m u l t ipicture cont r a ct w i th t he Wa lt Di sney organi z a t ion, Bette has put her rock ‘n’ r a u n ch days b e h i nd her. But, she remains outspoken. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when at a Hollywood p a r ty Midl er started t a lking about n u r s i ng her d a u g h t e r, Sophie.
Friday, December 30, 2011
2011â€²s 50 Newest Members of Rock â€˜nâ€™ Roll Heaven
By JOSEPH MCCOMBS | December 30, 2011
Along with the widely observed deaths of Amy Winehouse and Gil Scott-Heron, a number of lesser-known musical figures passed away in 2011. They didnâ€™t get as much recognition, perhaps, but they made valuable contributions to popular music. Here, 50 of the latest members in that band in the sky:
Rhythm & Blues Mainstays
Steve Mancha, 65, on Jan. 8.
An unfamiliar name to all but the most devoted of Northern Soul fans, Mancha (born Clyde Wilson) sang lead on two funky Holland-Dozier-Holland-penned smashes in 1970-71: with 100 Proof Aged in Soul on â€œSomebodyâ€™s Been Sleepingâ€ and with 8th Day on â€œSheâ€™s Not Just Another Woman.â€
That’s really not so bad. The horrible part is the commercials. They burrow into your brain until you can’t forget about them. The jingles end up becoming the stuff of nightmares.