Monthly Archives: June 2012

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Bette Tweets: Bette’s On A Roll Today!

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Bette Tweets: One More Time

Mister D: I’ve always had a thing for manners…maybe it’s a southern thing, adult thing, maybe we’re just anal…I don’t know…I even talk about it on one of my online profiles which are dwindling day by day by my own hands…look up a book on etiquette! The over influx of social media is no excuse for rudeness! BUT if I was ever rude to you, believe me when say “you deserved it!”

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Same Songs, Other Voices Playlist ~ July 2012

Mister D:

Well, this is the jukebox where we hear other artist’s versions of songs that Bette has performed and/or recorded at one point or another in her career. But with this playlist we get 2 songs specifically written for Bette Midler back in the 70’s by legendary Who leader, guitarist impressario, Pete Townshend ~ what a treat! Also you’ll hear songs performed by Barry Manilow, Natalie Cole, Helen Reddy and many more….so settle down somewhere cool and bask in the glow of this wonderful playlist. Now that was a mouthful!! Read More

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BetteBack Interview: That Crazy Bette Midler ~ February 20, 1972

Bette Midier Making Her Place As T Vs Multi-Media Experience
In A Time Of Unlikelies Bette Emerges As Something Else
The Washington Post
February 20, 1972

NEW YORK – “Did you think I was going to be odd?” asks Bett» (she says, “Bet”) Midler.

“I’m not, am I? Do I look awful? Do you think I’m schizzy?”

These are tough questions for an interviewer, sitting in her New York grey apartment,
d r i n k i n g grapefruit juice. Bette is curled into an overstuffed chair that is covered wit an American flag and asking her live-in boyfriend and her backup bass player Michael if he has melted her third coffee pot of the year by leaving it on the burner too long. Read More

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Friday, June 29, 2012

Obama Health Care Passes ~ Celebrities React

Obamacare Supreme Court Ruling: Stars Tweet Reactions
JUNE 28, 2012 AT 8:00PM

When the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Obamacare on Thursday, celebs raced to their Twitter accounts to share their reactions.

In the landmark ruling, the court backed President Barack Obama’s controversial Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) — also known as Obamacare.

“Today’s decision was a victory for people all over this country whose lives are more secure because of this law,” Obama said in a televised White House statement. Read More

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Put-Downs: Celebrities And Their Witty Put-Downs

The Daily Mirror
Best ever put-downs: 30 of the wittiest ways celebrities have insulted their rivals
After the death of one of the great put-down artists Nora Ephron, here’s our guide to who’s the best at saying the worst
By Rachael Bletchly
June 29, 2012

When screenwriter Nora Ephron found out about her husband’s affair her response was typically withering.

“He’d have sex with a Venetian blind,” shrugged the romcom queen behind When Harry Met Sally, who died this week. Read More

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Summer’s Here And It’s Time For Mister D’s Playlist…Serving The The Hottest Platters!

This July’s spanking new hot dishes are served by Shawn Colvin, Friends, Alec Baldwin, Tom Cruise, Mary J. Blige, Russell Brand, Julianne Hough, Emeli Sandé, Catherine Zeta Jones, Joan Armatrading, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals, and Sophie B. Hawkings.

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BetteBack Wednesday, April 14, 1971: Rock Musical, “Tommy” At The Moore

Rock Musical, “Tommy” At The Moore
Lynnwood Enterprise – Wednesday, April 14, 1971, Lynnwood, Washington

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BetteBack Review May “1971: Midler’s Performance ‘Extraordinary’

Mister D: Pete Townshend of The Who later wrote 2 rock songs for Midler that never saw the light of day! The songs are “And I Moved” and “You’re So Clever“. In the liner notes of the CD, Scooped, Townshend  states that he submitted the songs to producer Chris Thomas to give her. However, Pete thought that Chris was unimpressed and never gave them to her. 

Arizona Republic
Rock meets grand opera in Seattle; result ‘outta sight
United Press International
May 3, 1971
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Thursday, June 28, 2012

White Jeans And The Ladies Who Know How To Wear Them

Style List
Posted: 06/28/12 08:36 AM ET

White jeans are a summertime staple. They are crisp, clean and go with just about anything. Pair them with an oxford shirt (collar popped, of course) for a day out wine tasting, or wear them for an evening dinner with a cute peplum top (with heels, bien sur).

Some people aren’t fans of white pants. We get it — they can be too sheer, or are just simply a magnet for stains. The key is to find the right pair. Choose a style that suits your shape, whether it’s cropped, bootcut or wide-leg, and then take some precautions: Take them to a tailor and have the pockets cut out and sewn down to avoid sloppy bulges, and opt for a sturdier fabric that isn’t translucent. Lastly, carry a stain pen in your bag to treat any marinara mess as soon as it happens. Read More

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