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Friday, September 30, 2016

It’s That Time Of Year Again!

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Bette Midler’s Dates To Be On “The Voice”

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On This Day In History: Bette Midler’s “Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook” was released on September 30, 2003!

On This Day In History: Bette Midler‘s “Bette Midler Sings The Rosemary Clooney Songbook” was released on September 30, 2003! It was also nominated for a Grammy Award! How many of you own this album? How many of you are fans of this album? Image may contain: 2 people , text
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BetteBack December 30, 1973: Has Success Spoiled Bette Midler?

Athens News Courier December 30, 1973 561684_323712844391842_172763156_n Has success spoiled Bette Midler? According to the grapevine, it has. The “ devine” Miss Midler is fast becoming the female counterpart of ELVIS PRESLEY. I’m told she’s equally as difficult to reach. Bette Midler On Martin: “My husband’s a great guy. He has an artist’s soul, ability and drive. He’s working on his first feature film, and yes, I could have a part in it but I don’t know if I want it. He accepts my help when I give it to him, but he doesn Bette Midler – Press Conference 1980 | BootLeg Betty Art Or Bust Interview – 20-20 – Bette Midler | BootLeg Betty

Bette Midler On Marriage: “Marriage is a hard proposition and you have to be willing to make sacrifices and to compromise and it has to be worth it. ...  Read More

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Bette Midler On Playing Gypsy Her Way:

Bette Midler On Playing Gypsy Her Way: “I always thought Ethel was funny. I thought I was doing a musical comedy. Then it turned out I was really in a drama with music. But by that time it was too late. “But I brought a lot of rage to the back end of it because I understand all that stuff, too, all that rejection, and I wanted that stuff to be very powerful — even electrifying.” (1993) Image may contain: 1 person , text

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    Bette Midler – One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

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    7 Life Lessons From ‘The First Wives Club’ You Should Know

    The Huffington Post 7 Life Lessons From ‘The First Wives Club’ You Should Know For Vogue, by Brooke Bobb. 09/29/2016 13129166_1725028967714399_1955142721_n The year was 1996 and the women were Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, and Diane Keaton. The song was Lesley Gore’s “You Don’t Own Me.” The movie was an epic ode to female empowerment, and it was called The First Wives Club. Today marks 20 years since its release, and the film’s sarcastic, brilliantly colorful feminist undertones couldn’t be more on point. After being jolted and cheated on, Brenda (Midler), Annie (Keaton), and Elise (Hawn) band together to form a coalition in order to seek justice from their egotistical, manipulative dogs of ex-husbands. It’s irreverent and oh so true, and even if you aren’t a die-hard Gloria Steinem devotee—she even has a cameo in the film—any woman can appreciate the First Wives Club “hear me roar” campaign. Really, you’re not alone if you’ve secretly danced and sung along with the ladies at the end: “And don’t tell me what to do! / And don’t tell me what to say!” Take them or leave them, lean in or lean out, these women are ones we all wanted to emulate after the movie’s release—and today we still totally do. So drop your wedding band in a class of champagne, toast to chick flicks and independence, and heed these seven shreds of real-life wisdom from The First Wives Club.
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    1. Success is the best revenge. “Ladies, you have to be strong and independent, and remember, don’t get mad, get everything.” —Ivana Trump
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    2. Always tell it like it is. “I’m saying this to you with love, compassion, and the spirit of true sisterhood: You are full of shit!” —Brenda
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    3. Don’t make excuses for your vices.   “I drink because I am a sensitive and highly strung person!” —Elise
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    4. During a breakup, indulge to your heart’s content. “Bye-bye, love; hello, Pop-Tarts.” —Brenda
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    5. Making false justifications to yourself will lead you astray (and maybe toward overinjecting). “Plastic surgery is like good grooming; it’s like brushing your teeth.” —Elise
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    6. Face the facts. “Aaron is so terrific, we’ve been married for 25 years, and Chris is just perfect, lesbians are great nowadays and, well, the marriage is going to be really fine, Aaron and I, you know we’re temporarily, sort of, just a little bit . . . we’re separated.” —Annie [Boisterous laughter from Brenda and Elise ensue.]
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    7. Sometimes mother isn’t always right. “Well, what if I found someone else, mother? I mean, it’s possible . . . maybe?” —Annie “Oh, honey, you’re 46; a woman your age has a better chance of being slaughtered by a psychopath.” —Annie’s mom BetteBack September 24, 1996: First Wive’s Club Breaks Big At The Box Office BetteBack October 10, 1996: ‘First Wives Club’ will open London film fest | BootLeg Betty BetteBack December 19, 1995: First Wives Club Begins Filming | BootLeg Betty BetteBack December 4, 1995: Mandy Patinkin Backs Out Of ‘First Wives’ Club’ | BootLeg Betty

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    1991 – BETTE MIDLER WOGAN (PART 3 ) – with Joanna Lumley

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    On The Ethel Merman Legacy Of Gypsy:

    Bette Midler On The Ethel Merman Legacy Of Gypsy: ” I felt the ghost of Ethel was definitely hovering over me. And I didn’t want to listen to it because I didn’t want to be affected by that voice when I was making my own way through the songs. Still, I did feel her performance was one of those performances that are considered legendary. . . .” (1993) Image may contain: 1 person , people smiling BetteBack December 10, 1993: The Pairing Of Bette Midler And “Gypsy” Is Inspired BetteBack January 21, 1990: Bette Midler And Cher To Star In ‘Angry Housewives’ (This Would’ve Been A Hit!) Hello Dolly; A Classic Returns, Singing All The Way BetteBack June 6, 1993: For Concert Tour Atlantic Records To Release 20 Song Greatest Hit Compilation

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    Bette Midler – Ukulele Lady – Experience The Divine – 1993

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