Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sunday, November 30, 2014

BetteBack May 26, 1987: Bette Midler And Lily Tomlin To Team Up For A Movie

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May 26, 1987

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The prospect of Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin in the same movie is intriguing. So how about two of

That is what Touchstone-is cooking up in “Big Business,” set to film in New York in August. The script by Dori Pierson and Marc Rubel has them portraying two sets of identical twins who were switched at birth. Now questionably mature adults, the first set of twins are poor factory workers in Tennessee who arrive in the Big Apple as union representatives battling the corporate bosses, who happen to be the other twins. Read More

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Robert De Niro Book Reveals ‘Darkest Secrets’

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Robert De Niro Book Reveals ‘Darkest Secrets’
Nov 29, 2014


A comprehensive biography by film writer Shawn Levy revealed Robert De Niro’s “darkest secrets.” The book entitled, “De Niro: A Life” detailed the legendary actor’s compulsive womanizing, his cocaine splurges and his nasty tempers.

In the book written by Shawn Levy, Robert De Niro’s life was exposed and his deepest darkest secrets were unveiled. The Daily Mail said the biography also De Niro’s sex life and involvement to several black women, which sometimes he chose to seduce and with even one that claimed that he pressured her for an abortion. Read More

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I Think It’s Going To Rain Today – CHF Benefit – June 2011

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Bette Midler – Children’s Health Fund – 2011

She sings Friends, People, I Still Got My Health

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Bette Midler On Movies, Music, And Her Gay Fans

Mister D: Once again UK journalists outdo the US as far as interviewing. Great job!

Gay Times UK
Bette Midler Interview
By Darren Scott
Sept. 2014


We’re having a debate with Bette Midler about her music. She doesn’t believe us when we note the eight year gap between her last, Grammy nominated album, Cool Yule, and her new one, It’s The Girls, is far longer than the one between No Frills and Beaches.

As gay conversations go, correcting Bette Midler on her back catalogue is pretty much the daddy of all things gay. Read More

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Friday, November 28, 2014

Outrageous Fortune Tropes And Idioms


Bette Midler and Shelley Long star in this female buddy picture from 1987. Long plays Lauren Ames, an actress whose ambition far outweighs her success despite her many years of taking classes; Midler plays Sandy Brozinsky, a fast-talking, foul-mouthed waitress from the wrong side of the tracks who horns her way into Lauren’s exclusive drama class on a lark. Unbeknown to each other, Sandy and Lauren are both seeing the same impossibly perfect man, Michael Santers (Peter Coyote). When Michael inexplicably fakes his death, Sandy and Lauren wind up joining forces to track him down. A wacky, cross-country caper ensues, and both women discover that there’s a lot more to the man they love—not to mention their suspiciously homicidal Russian acting coach—than they ever imagined. Read More

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

BetteBack April 12, 1987: What Kind Of Mother Is Bette Midler?

Publication: Salina Journal
Issue Date: April 12, 1987


Bette Midler is such a raunchy character you just have to wonder what she is like in her new role as a real-life mother.—J.E.

With her newfound Hollywood stardom, not to mention a multi-picture contract with the Walt Disney organization, of all things, Bette has put her rock n raunch days behind her.

She remains, though. an outspoken personality on just about every topic you can image. That’s why I wasn’t surprised when during a Hollywood party Midler started talking about nursing her daughter, Sophie. Bette said she’s nursed the baby for six months. Read More

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Hocus Pocus: Will The Witch Be Back?

From: Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Zone

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There IS a script apparently doing the rounds in Hollywood for a sequel to the 1993 cult hit ‘Hocus Pocus

The script apparently sees the Sanderson Sisters (Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker) resurrected once more. Embarking on a revenge mission against the Dennison family that leads them to 21st century New York city.

We are very excited about the possibilities of seeing our three favourite witches unleashed on the Big Apple. Read More

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Reminders: Royal Variety Performance (UK) And Bette Midler: One Night Only Special (UK)

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According to the ITV Press Centre, there are the air dates for the Royal Variety Perfromance and Bette Midler‘s special, Bette Midler: One Night Only:

* Royal Variety Perfromance – December 8, 2014

* Bette MIdler: One Night Only – December 15, 2014

Updates: Bette Midler Events Bette Midler announces first UK arena tour with classic hits and new album since early 80s Hocus Pocus Sequel Happening? Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Naijimy Back Bette Midler: We’re In!

Ariana Grande Indignant And Fighting Back About Being Called “Whore-Like” by Bette Midler Read More

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BetteBack April 10, 1987: Bette Gets Feted At The Moving Picture Ball

Publication: Kingston Gleaner
Issue Date: April 10, 1987

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As a fund-raiser, the American Cinematheque staged Its second annual Moving Picture Ball at the Palladium in Los Angeles, with Bette Midler as the special guest. And. after the dinner, once the raffle winners were announced by Ed Begley Jr. and Deldre Hall, master of ceremonies Dudley Moore, who does every-thing right and then some, started the show.

Hilarious film clips of Bette Midler were screened. Tonl Basil sang and danced like a with her troupe. Melba Moore crooned, Whoopi Goldberg praised Bette (“She does what she does the way she wants to do It, an to heck with them if they can’t take a joke”) Read More

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