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Monthly Archives: December 2014
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
The end of the millennium has met its match: Bette Midler in concert. The Divine Miss Millennium Tour comes to Madison Square Garden tonight and tomorrow night, to be followed by a stop at Continental Airlines Arena on Thursday. At 53, Midler will be blowing the roof off a Big Apple concert hall for the first time since she sold out 30 shows at Radio City in 1995. All of the hoo-ha about the coming of 2000 – including predictions about the end of life as we know it – pales next to the return of the Divine Miss M to live performance. When the tour opened in Boston on Oct. 8, Midler sang a down-and-dirty version of “My Way” in a flamboyant yellow headdress while a hydraulic lift took her 15 feet above the stage. She camped up “The Lady is a Tramp” while 10 hula-skirted dancers created an artificial-grass storm around her. Her beloved mermaid character, Delores Del Lago, announced her campaign for President and cruised the stage in a red-white-and-blue wheelchair. Over the course of a show that ran for nearly three hours, Midler lampooned Bill Clinton, Kenneth Starr, Bob Dole and Celine Dion. Standing in front of a cardboard mini-Titanic, she made fun of “My Heart Will Go On” while clutching the sort of enormous jewel that fell into the drink during the blockbuster movie. “The show is a half-baked reassessment of where we are in the cosmos as the millennium approaches,” says Midler. “It’s very tongue-in-cheek. I would say it’s continuing in the tradition of live shows I’ve done over the years. It’s certainly the biggest thing I’ve ever done.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Syracuse Herald Journal
March 21, 1988
Another B for Bette â€” baby! Brash, bouncy, busty Bette Midler will ,” soon fit another B-word, and it will make â€¢Â her quite blousy.
You guessed it: Midler, 42, is expecting a baby, her second. And she is one busy bombshell.
Midler’s making a movie, “Beaches” (alsostarring Barbara Hershey), finishing an HBO special called “The Mondo Beyondo Show,” and perfecting her singing in the Beverly Hills home she shares with her husband and 16-month-old, Sophie. The Disney comedy “Big Business,” starring Bette and Lily Tomlin, should arrive in June. The baby is due in October.
Monday, December 29, 2014
Bette: From Broadway to Beaches. Johnnie Walker meets Bette Midler and on that journey discovers how the Hawaiian born Bette went from being voted at school “Miss Talkative” to “the Divine Miss M”. Garnering 3 Golden Globes for her films “The Rose”, “For The Boys” and “Gypsy”. Plus 3 Grammy Awards. She has enjoyed the most varied career and her ability to reach people has helped with her success and you’ll hear throughout the next two hours.
@chartnews: WW sales: @BetteMidler, It’s The Girls! 73,000 (347,000 total). Good news!
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Santa Ana Orange County Register
March 8, 1988
THE MUCH-ADMIRED and still divine Bette Midler seems to have it all these days. Now she and husband, actor Martin von Haseiberg, will welcome their second child in September. (Their baby girl Sophie is IV2 years old.) Bette has a
Disney movie with Lily Tomlin, â€œBig Business,â€ ready for June release.
She has her TV special for HBO, in which her husband will appear, and â€œMondo Beyond-0â€ will be released this spring. Bette will do another film for Disney beginning in April. It is a serious drama titled â€œRemember Meâ€ about a woman in an institution who tums out not to be retarded.
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Bette Midler pays tribute to girl groups on Itâ€™s the Girls
December 27, 2014
For her first new studio recording in several years Grammy Award-winning chanteuse Bette Midler has chosen to pay tribute to the girl groups she listened to and was inspired by growing up.
The fruit of her labours, Itâ€™s the Girls, is a musical joyride through several decades of pop music starting in the late 1930s with a cover of The Andrews Sisters hit Bei Mir Bist Du SchÃ¶n and concluding in the 90s with a reworking of TLCâ€™s Waterfalls.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Mister D: Bette ended up having a miscarriage.
Syracuse Herald Journal
March 8, 1988
New York Daily News columnist Liz Smith says Bette Midler is going to do an encore. Midler and husband Martin von.Â Haselberg are expecting their second child in September. Their first, Sophie, is going on 2.