Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Photo: A Conversation With Bette Midler


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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Photo: Sophie at The New York Pops 31st Birthday Gala – Concert (Thanks Wendy!)


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Audio: Bette Midler Chats with Pam & Heather In Des Moines


Bette Midler Chats with Pam & Heather!

Before Bette Midler’s appearance in Des Moines, for the Smart Talk Series, she had a chat with with Pam and Heather on the KIOA Morning Show. Listen!

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Bette Midler’s Plans For The Future

Houston Chronicle
Multitalented Bette Midler has all kinds of plans for the future
Bette Midler headlines the Brilliant Lecture series, where she will discuss her career ups and downs.

By Joey Guerra

April 28, 2014 | Updated: April 28, 2014 9:37pm


The Divine Miss M kickstarted her career in the ’70s performing at the Continental Baths in New York City. It earned her the nickname Bathhouse Betty and launched a legend.

Bette Milder, 68, appears Tuesday night in Houston to discuss her colorful life at the Brilliant Lecture series. Read More

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What Would Kylie Minogue Sing If Auditioning For “The Voice?”

Daily Mail
She’s one of the biggest names in music, but what would Kylie Minogue sing if she were auditioning on The Voice?
PUBLISHED: 18:47 EST, 28 April 2014 | UPDATED: 19:50 EST, 28 April 2014


She has number one hits and world tours to her name – plus a comfy coaching spot on The Voice Australia and UK – but if Kylie Minogue was going back to the start what would she do to get the attention of judges on her very own show?

The 45-year-old performer has revealed that she’d deliver a rendition of Better Midler’s classic 1979 ballad The Rose if she had step out on the audition stage. Read More

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Sunday, April 27, 2014

Dirt Dishers Dish Dirt (Bette Midler Mention)

Mister D: There’s a small Bette mention in this article, but I just found this all very interesting. Thought maybe some of you would too!

New York Times
Oh, How They Like to Dish
A Conversation With Liz Smith, Gossip Columnist and Jess Cagle, Editorial Director of People Magazine

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If you’ve ever found yourself intrigued by the meltdowns of Lindsay Lohan and Charlie Sheen, puzzled by Jennifer Aniston’s seemingly endless difficulty in finding romantic bliss, fascinated by the endless woes of the even more endless “Real Housewives,” or hungry for any scrap of news about Brangelina, Kimye or TomKat, chances are you are deeply familiar with the work of Liz Smith and Jess Cagle, who have 90 years of gossip columns and entertainment news between them. Read More

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Bette Midler just keeps soaring through amazing career

Des Moines Register
Bette Midler just keeps soaring through amazing career
Rachel Lopez, Special to The Register; 11:07 p.m. CDT April 26, 2014


Iconic singer-songwriter, comedian, actress, author, producer and philanthropist Bette Midler’s career spans decades, and she just keeps soaring.

The Devine Miss M attracts ever new generations of fans: In her recent Academy Awards performance of “The Wind Beneath My Wings,” — a timeless tribute to a buoyant mentor — her voice still shimmered, rich and sultry; the audience responded with a thunderous standing ovation. Her 1980 memoir, “A View from A Broad,” was just rereleased; it continues to delight with uproarious chronicles from her first world tour. Read More

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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tid-Bettes: Ari Graynor and Lea Michele

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* Actress Ari Graynor, a self proclaimed BetteHead, wears her influences on her sleeve in her new TV series, “Bad Teacher” on CBS Thursday nights…

* Lea Michele will be singing Bette Midler‘s The Rose next week on Glee!

‘Bad Teacher’: New CBS Comedy Scrapes A Pass, Ari Graynor Gets An A+ [Video] ‘Bad Teacher’ review: Ari Graynor deserves better Ari Graynor Isn’t Afraid Of Being Bad

Nerdist Chats with Ari Graynor and Sara Gilbert of CBS’ BAD TEACHER Read More

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Five Divine Things Bette Midler Must Do While In Houston

Houston Press
Five Divine Things Bette Midler Must Do While In Houston
By Angelica Leicht Fri., Apr. 25 2014 at 10:00 AM


Can you get any more fabulous than the inimitable Bette Midler? Eh, probably not.

The Divine Miss M has a career that spans nearly half a century, and it began alongside a young Barry Manilow, performing bawdy comedy shows while he accompanied her on the piano. Her career started out with Barry Manilow.

Things only went uphill from there. Those steel nerves and her grand sense of comedic timing eventually earned her a spot on the stage in the theater, from which she’d eventually move on down to the sandy acting shores, starring in classics like Beaches andThe Rose. Read More

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BetteBack September 18,1983: Bette Midler On Bob Dylan


BETTE MIDLER, in the English magazine Movie Star, on her attempted seduction of singer Bob Dylan: “I tried to charm the pants off him. And everybody will be disappointed to learn I was unsuccessful. But I got close.”

Bette Midler Part Of Smart Talk Series In Des Moines, Iowa Monday April 28 BetteBack October 27, 1983: We Need More Bette Midler TV Specials BetteBack Review: “Bette Midler” By Bette Midler ~ December 23, 1973

Bette Midler: ‘Buy a full length mirror or you’ll get fat’ Read More

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