September 13, 1998
Q: Bette Midler was hilarious as Candace Bergen‘s last secretary in the season finale of Murphy Brown. But frankly, I’d rather have a new Bette album.
A: Wait no more, Bette Midler’s newest CD, Bathhouse Betty, her first in three years, hits stores this month. Â It includes the title song from Meryl Streep‘s new movie, One True Thing.
You aren’t alone in noticing Midler’s campy turn on Murphy Brown. ABC tried to lure her into a sitcom deal. Â Nothing came of it for this season; however, Midler may make some kind of deal with Carsey-Werner known for developing comedies around strong women.
The ever employable Midler also has begun work on Isn’t She Great playing the Valley Of The Dolls author, Jackie Susann. Â Her costar: Nathan Lane.