Daily Archives: February 12, 2013

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Videos: Mark Rydell And Frederic Forrest On Bette Midler (Thanks Stephen!)

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Video: Bette Midler Sneak Peak On Project Runway

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Bette Midler Nails Her ‘Project Runway‘ Appearance
By JARETT WIESELMAN February 12, 2013

Bette Midler makes her Project Runway debut on Thursday’s all-new episode and ETonline scored an exclusive clip!
In the fourth episode of Lifetime’s design competition show, the contestants are tasked to create clothes from hard and soft materials — which brings them to the hardware store!

And as Midler comments in the clip, “I’ve never seen anything like that in my hardware store!” Check out our exclusive sneak peek and see if you agree! Read More

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BetteBack 1977: On Singing The Oldies

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November 12, 1977

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“I have pretty good instincts, I go right to the line, and even if 1 do things in bad taste, I do them in such a way that it’s okay,” Bette Midler said recently.

Midler ss among the performers who will be seen in a two-hour special, “Rolling Stone.. The 10th Anniversary,” to be aired at 9 pm Nov 25 on CBS-TV.

“When did I realize I was finally a star'” she said, echoing a question. “I haven’t realised it yet. It all seems like a fairy tale; and mine’s not really a fairy tale life So, it’s hard to believe it’s one people are talking about.” Read More

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BetteBack November 10, 1977: Talent Wins Out For Bette Midler

Danville Register
Divine Miss M’s Talent Won Out
November 10, 1977

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apparently having survived her reign as the Queen of Camp, Bette Midler is getting the chance to prove what some folks have long suspected — the Divine Miss M is more than a busty crazy who can be tacky with flash.

Bette got a good ride out of the camp wave a few years ago, putting us on with better-than-the-original versions of the Andrews Sisters‘ “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and the Shangri-Las‘ “Leader of the Pack.” She was a caricature artist, poking wry fun at nostalgia and giving us good music at the same time. Read More

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