New York Post
Midler’s $1.8M Bette on green
November 2, 2012
Bette Midler didnâ€™t let Sandy put a damper on her 15th annual Hulaween bash at the Waldorf-Astoria Wednesday. The event raised $1.8 million for the New York Restoration Project, which creates green spaces and will also take on projects related to hurricane restoration.
â€œWhen I said yes to the event I had no idea how stressful it would be,â€ the singer/actress, dressed as Coco Chanel, told us. â€œWeâ€™ve just been pulling threads here and there, just calling in favors and everything.â€
Special guest Al Gore and master of ceremonies Judy Gold werenâ€™t able to make it, but plenty of celebs stopped by in costumes fitting with the French theme. Michael Kors was a Frenchman complete with cigarette and baguette, and Ann Dexter-Jones came as a Picasso.
Blondie closed the event dressed as the decidedly non-Gallic Village People. â€œI donâ€™t have power either,â€ Debbie Harry announced. â€œThatâ€™s why I am up here,â€ she said before launching into her classic hit â€œThe Tide Is High.â€