Daily Archives: November 10, 2015

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

LOL At BuzzFeed: Celebrity Names According To Justin Bieber – He’s too young to know Britt Meddler.

Celebrity Names According To Justin Bieber
He’s too young to know Britt Meddler.
Nov. 6, 2015, at 11:21 a.m.
By Joanna Borns
BuzzFeed Staff

Justin Bieber and Bette Midler are having some kind of feud over penises or something. In an interview, Bieber allegedly referred to Midler as “Britt Meddler.” But he does it to all the greats.

Justin Bieber and Bette Midler are having some kind of feud over penises or something. In an interview, Bieber allegedly referred to Midler as "Britt Meddler." But he does it to all the greats.

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2014 – Bette Midler Reads From ” A View From A Broad” – Literacy Partners

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Big Noise From Winnetka – Michael Parkinson – 1979

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Miss M’s Cutlural Corner: Grace Jones

Mister D: Bette wrote about Ms. Jones book on her Twitter feed several months back. Here it is reviewed by Windy City Times writer, Vern Hester.

Windy City Times
BOOK REVIEW I’ll Never Write By Memoirs
Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Vern Hester
2015-11-10

Bette Midler Backstage With Grace Jones

I had yet to forget seeing Grace Jones for the very first time. It was 1975 and I was a barely closeted 15-year-old trapped in a boarding school in small town Camden, South Carolina. The only fuel for my innate queerness was a steady stream of Elton John singles, Bette Midler TV specials and a single viewing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Then I saw Jones splashed across the pages of After Dark Magazine and nothing, literally, was the same since. Read More

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BetteBack March 23, 1992: The Supreme Court Upholds Bette’s Award From Advertising Agency

Lawrence Journal World
March 23, 1992

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WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court today let stand a $400,000 award Bette Midler won against an advertising agency that used a “sound-alike” singer for a television commercial five years ago.

The justices, without comment, rejected arguments by the ad company Young & Rubicam that the award — based on a “misappropriation of voice” — should have been pre-empted by federal copyright law.

A federal jury in Los Angeles, applying California tort law, awarded Midler the $400,000 in 1988 after finding that Midler’s exclusive right to her vocal style had been violated. Read More

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