Monthly Archives: April 2014

Thursday, April 24, 2014

Johnny Carson On Bette Midler

Now that Letterman is calling it quits, a look back at the king of late night in 2002
By Bill Zehme on April 3, 2014


Carson, in case you wondered, has since watched the tape more than once-he reviews every Tonight Show video marketed to the public-and, each time, feels the same emotions rear up. Mention Bette Midler to him even now and his countenance glows: “Well, she is remarkable.” Of the spontaneous combustion attendant, he has said, “You couldn’t re-create it, ever.” Privately, he considers it the most magical hour of his televised life. Indeed, the truth is, he wanted to end his career that very night and forego the ultimate farewell show. In aftermath, his brain trust of producers, all nearly as spent as he was, descended to his dressing room and half-jokingly declared, “We can’t come back tomorrow and follow that!” He fixed them with a look that meant business and said, “You’re right. Let’s not come back at all. Let’s just not even come back.” Read More

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Bette Midler Part Of Smart Talk Series In Des Moines, Iowa Monday April 28


Entertainer Bette Midler to share her thoughts

7:30 p.m. Monday at Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust St. $37-$84 through Ticketmaster.

All-around entertainer Bette Midler stops in Des Moines next week as part of the SmartTalk series. The singer/actress has hit Broadway, the silver screen and more over the years as she’s picked up four Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys and a Tony Award.

Bette Midler: 4.1 Million Pandora Streams = $114, “Impossible for songwriters to earn a living” Read More

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Video: Bette Midler: Cleaning And Greening New York

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BetteBack October 27, 1983: We Need More Bette Midler TV Specials

Pacific Stars And Stripes October 27, 1983
Midler TV special is long overdue

6-1-2012 12-11-25 AM

What television needs is — well, there are so many things.
How about another Bette Midler special? Midler really
is overdue. She has a two-special contract with NBC * the first
one was seen in 1977, and she hasn’t started work on the
second one even yet.

“It was a contract for two specials, but at my whim, you
know, at my leisure,” says Midler, “so I never got around to
dping that second show. I’d like to do one before the year is
out. I’d like to do SOMETHING before the year is out.” Read More

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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Happy Earth Day


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BetteBack October 23, 1983: Bette Midler At The CrossRoads

Elyria Chronicle Telegram October 23, 1983
A subdued Bette Midler is facing a new crossroad


There’s but a mere puff of soft blond curls atop Bette Midler‘s head these days instead of the usual explosion of harlot red locks.

And tailored slacks and leather boots have replaced the boas and mules of her trashy-flash past.

Miss M., though still divine, is a little more sedate. She’s busy promoting a new book, “The Saga of Baby Divine,” and a new record album, “No Frills.” She’s also pensive.

“This book and this record are the end of a certain period in my life,” she says. “I want to take stock of myself. I don’t know what I’m going to do, but it will be something I want to do.” Read More

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Save The Date: Carly Ozard to Debut MIDLER ON THE ROOF at The Duplex, 5/25, NYC

Broadway World
Carly Ozard to Debut MIDLER ON THE ROOF at The Duplex, 5/25
April 16


After sold-out performances in New York City and her hometown of San Francisco, cabaret singer Carly Ozard will debut her latest show Midler on the Roof at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 25, 2014 at cabaret institution The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street at 7th Avenue in New York City. Tickets are $10 (plus a 2-drink minimum) and advance reservations are highly recommended by contacting (212) 255-5438 or Read More

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Bette to speak at Hyatt luncheon May 1 in Dallas

The Dallas Voice
Bette to speak at Hyatt luncheon
Posted on 17 Apr 2014 at 3:53pm


If you think I should have put a last name in the headline, you have no need to read further and won’t be attending.

Bette Midler will be in town on May 1 for the Woman to Woman 2014 Luncheon benefiting Jewish Family Services. Chad Mantooth and I are two Jewish women here in the Dallas Voice office that will be there.

The first time I saw Midler perform was in her first role on Broadway as Tzeitel in the original Broadway production of Fiddler on the Roof. I saved my Playbill and years later she signed it. A few years later, I saw her first concert on Broadway, Clams on the Half Shell. Her piano player from her Continental Baths show, Barry Manilow, was in the audience. She pulled him up on stage, and they did an extra half hour that day. Over the years, I’ve seen a number of her concerts. I’ve always been exhausted after watching her perform. She’s always been nonstop, high-energy, start to finish. Read More

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Reminder: The Brilliant Lecture Series Presents ‘A Conversation with Bette Midler’


The Brilliant Lecture Series, Inc. is a non-profit company that aims to inspire and educate Houston audiences by presenting them with prominent members of our society such as national and international leaders, artists, humanitarians, philanthropists, and role models. In the past, they have hosted such influential names as Dr. Maya Angelou, Linda Eder, Professor Stephen Hawking, Betty White, Betty Buckley, Sir Sidney Poitier, and Diane Keaton to name just a few. On par with their mission, in the past, Brilliant Lecture Series has also hosted BRiLL KiDS Talks, which teach children about a variety of subjects ranging from STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Seminars to sessions on Space Exploration and Financial Literacy. One of the central goals of this non-profit organization is to present audiences with speakers that can motivate them and can emphasize the importance of having a dream and following it. Read More

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Catching Up: Bette Midler Attends the 3rd Annual Sean Penn & Friends HELP HAITI HOME Gala

Yahoo News
January 12, 2014 5:38 AM


BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — While many stars are awash in the gifts and parties of Golden Globes weekend, a few used their privilege to benefit the people of Haiti — and they were rewarded with an intimate performance by U2.

Bette Midler, Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow, Charlize Theron, Piers Morgan, Chelsea Handler, Sarah Silverman, Idris Elba and Kathryn Bigelow were among the guests Saturday at Sean Penn‘s third annual Help Haiti Home benefit, which raised nearly $6 million for the J/P Haitian Relief Organization. The dinner party at the Montage Hotel included a surprise performance by U2— the band’s first in four years. Read More

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