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Daily Archives: October 1, 2017
Sunday, October 1, 2017
On AIDS and lack of Leadership circa 1991:“No matter what anyone is doing now, it’s not enough,” says Midler. “I have to admit at the moment I’m very disheartened at the lack of leadership.
On AIDS and lack of Leadership circa 1991:“No matter what anyone is doing now, it’s not enough,” says Midler. “I have to admit at the moment I’m very disheartened at the lack of leadership. And I really do blame the White House. As the saying goes, the fish stinks from the head. Who do they care about? Maybe a couple of people in Europe, but certainly not Americans. If Watts went up in flames tomorrow, and everyone died, I don’t think they’d care. Such an incredible lack of humanity and compassion. It’s appalling.” (1991) – Bette Midler
Former Harlette, black-ish star, and Mega – Diva, Jenifer Lewis Has A Memoir Out Now: The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir
The “Mega Diva” and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way.
Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by “inner soldiers,” Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.
Hall of Fame City Comic Con returns at Canton Memorial Civic Center
By Robert Wang
CantonRep.com staff writer
Posted Sep 30, 2017 at 10:12 PM
CANTON Tracy Brewer, a 47-year-old grandmother from Canton, took on the Wolverine, Batman, Spider-man, Darth Vader and the Terminator.
And she triumphed over them all Saturday with her portrayal of Winifred Sanderson, a character from the 1993 Disney film Hocus Pocus, who was played by Bette Midler.
Brewer, wearing a purple dress, green cape and elaborate red wig, confidently took the stage to cheers at the second annual Hall of Fame City Comic Con event at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. She carried her massive leather book of spells and a magic broom (purchased from a Cracker Barrel store) that spun on the stage on its own. She made a subtle bow to the crowd and placed her finger on her cheek, gave a look that connected with the judges and then quickly exited the stage.