Monthly Archives: August 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012

Rumor Has It! Oh Shut Up Adele!: Parental Guidance….The Movie

There’s a rumor going around that Parental Guidance, the movie, will be rolling out something big on September 9, 2012. I’d say look for the trailer and a full-on website. I’m just guessing…but be ready and on the lookout!

MTV Talks To Billy Crystal About Bette, Movies, And Hosting The Academy Awards Bette Midler And Billy Crystal To Sing Duet In “Parental Guidance” Andy Fickman Talks Working With Bette Midler And Billy Crystal

Parental Guidance: Bailee Madison Worked With Bette Midler The Most ~ New Hallmark TV Movie Out August 18, 2012 Read More

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Video: Behind The Scenes Look ~ Walt Disney’s Third Theme Park

Mister D: Bette makes a few scenes in this “making-of” documentary

Here’s a behind the scenes look at the conception and creation of Walt Disney World’s third theme park, the Disney-MGM Studios (now called Disney‘s Hollywood Studios). Taken from an old VHS recording, this television special is hosted by Fred Newman with many well known appearances from Disney’s Michael Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg to celebrities Army Acherd, Bette Midler, Walter Cronkite, Kevin Costner, Betty White and many more. Read More

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Actress Ari Graynor (“For A Good Time Call”): “…Bette should have a biopic. And I think we all know who should play her.”

Mister D: And Bruce Vilanch just threw his hat into the ring to play Aaron! 🙂

E Online!
Why For a Good Time, Call’s Ari Graynor Is the New Queen of Comedy
by John Boone
August 31, 2012

“My dream is to play Bette in the biopic,” Ari Graynor told me while we discussed her newest film For a Good Time, Call. “I’m trying to put out in the ether that Bette should have a biopic. And I think we all know who should play her.”

And if recent reviews for Good Time are any indication, Ari is the only candidate. “It’s an honor,” she said of the comparisons that have been drawn between her and Bette Midler. Read More

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Bootleg Betty Jukebox: Back To School Edition Is Stocked!

Ready for school peeps? Ready to start the Fall season right? Well the Bootleg Betty: Back To School Edition is ready to perk you up before the fall….To listen: Click Here

Out Recording Artist, Brett Every, “Tales of Ten Men” Out Now! BetteBack Interview: Alex Harvey Talks “Delta Dawn,” His Favorite Version, Bette Midler And More Eric Kornfeld Collaborates With Another Bette…I Mean, The Fabulous Betty Buckley On CD I’ll Take BetteBacks For $1000!

Thanks For The Birthday Wishes And More! Read More

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Bette Tweets: Bette On The RNC ~ Day Two

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Good cheap gas but poisoned water? Makes sense to me! Let’s get crackin’ frackin’!!!

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“why do they all look like scared rabbits”, uttered by Marilyn, probably at a Republican Convention.

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Calista Gingrich, hair/makeup $750, Jackie O pearls @tiffany $10,000,@Armani suit, $2500. Newt’s suit, Big N Tall, $650. Order now!

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OMG DID YOU HEAR WHAT JEB BUSH JUST SAID? “And my brother? Well I love my brother”…I don’t expect W will be speaking to him for a while. Read More

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Kathy Najimy’s Valentine To Bette Midler

The Film Experience
Love Letters Pt. 2: Kathy Najimy, Rosemarie DeWitt, Xander Berkeley
Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mister D: Melanie Lynskey, Guest Blogging, at The Film Experience made a dream list of people she respected and admired and sent them an e-mail saying:

I’ve seen you do work that has made me want to write you a love letter because it’s moved me so deeply. Who or what would you like to write a love letter to? What piece of art or artist or feeling has moved you in this way?” Read More

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Thursday, August 30, 2012

BetteBack Video 1980: Bette Midler On “60 Minutes”

You would hardly call Bette Midler the shy or retiring type. She turns ears red with her blue jokes and doesn’t so much perform on stage as explode in a flash of emotional energy.

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Video: Leader Of The Pack ~ Bette Midler

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BetteBack: The Year In Music 1973

Daily Review
The Year In Music – 1973
January 11, 1974

The year of 1973 was a good one for the music industry and a great one for KG. We put an emphasis on the young recording artists on their way up in the rock field, while at the same time interviewing the superstars of today.

There is no doubt who the number one band of ’73 was – The Allman Brothers. With the long-awaited “Brothers and Sisters” disc, this fine six-man band from Macon, Ga., ruled the roost with a unique southern blues-rock sound. Read More

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BetteBack 1974: Bette Becomes Disillusioned With Fame

Mister D: Most of Bette’s disillusionment of fame had to do with Rolling Stone magazine‘s bilious review of her second eponymously titled album, “Bette Midler”

Benton Harbor News Palladium
Being A Star Very Tiring For Bette
By Robin Adams Sloan
January 10, 1974


Bette Midler, the new record and performing sensation, is reportedly so exhausted by her rise to the top that she says, “I did 150 cities in eleven minutes,” and canceled everything after January 1, including three TV shows. Read More

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