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Monthly Archives: October 2018
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Fans Have Voted! The Top 10 Witch Stories That Should Become Broadway Musicals
by Broadway.com Staff
Oct 29, 2018
As All Hallows Eve draws near, so too does the 15th Anniversary of Wicked. On October 30, the hit musical about the untold story of the witches of Oz will celebrate 15 years on Broadway. To commemorate both witchy occasions, Broadway.com asked fans to rank which witch story they want to see become a Broadway musical. See how your favorite stacked up in the full list here, and check out the top 10 below.
10. American Horror Story: Coven
9. The Witches
Starts At 60
Hulaween 2018: Bette Midler shows off mini-dress and tights for epic Halloween look
By Staff Writers
TUESDAY 30TH OCT, 2018
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With the Halloween season well and truly in full swing across America, celebrities are taking up the opportunity to show off their wild styles. In keeping with tradition, the queen of Halloween, Bette Midler, didn’t disappoint in the costume department as she hosted the annual Hulaween Gala in Manhattan on Monday night.
The Hocus Pocus actress, 72, went full-on futuristic for the event, donning a metallic silver mini-dress, grey jewel-encrusted tights and a pair of glitter heels.
Monday, October 29, 2018
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Quote: Oral History Of Bette Midler and the Perils of Fame For The Golden Globes
by Jack Tewksbury
October 25, 2018
For over 40 years the HFPA has recorded famous and celebrated actors, actresses and filmmakers. The world’s largest collection of its kind – over 10,000 items- is now in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences Margaret Herrick Library.
In this excerpt from our archives, multiple Golden Globe winner Bette Midler talks about the illusions of stardom.
“Few people wake up one morning and find they’re famous. Most wake up and find they’re late for work. Then there are those who, for whatever reasons, attract the attention of local television. They think they’re famous when, in fact, it’s just a slow day for hard news.
Divine Madness – 1980
- Directed by Michael Ritchie
- Produced by Michael Ritchie
- Written by Jerry Blatt, Bette Midler, and Bruce Vilanch
- Starring Bette Midler
- Cinematography William A. Fraker
- Production company: The Ladd Company
- Distributed by Warner Bros.
- Release date: September 26, 1980
- Running time: 94 minutes
- Country: United States
- Language: English
- Box office: $5,318,098
Bette Midler, Ellen DeGeneres, Owen Wilson, And More Lend Support To Florida’s Dog Racing Ban
10 – 26 – 2018
“With 11 days remaining, Amendment 13 is poised to pass,” said a top counselor to the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign on Friday, “and the race is trending our way.”
The proposed constitutional amendment aims at ending live dog racing in the state. It needs no less than 60 percent approval from voters to be added to the state’s governing document. Specifically, it would ban betting on greyhound racing by the beginning of 2021.
Carey M. Theil, senior advisor to the campaign, released a statement with several bullet points:
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Is Hocus Pocus Even a Good Movie? How It Became an Enduring Cult Classic Anyway
by TIERNEY BRICKER
Fri., Oct. 26, 2018
Thora Birch, a childhood crush and icon to many who grew up in the ’90s, give a lot of credit to good ol’ nostalgia for the decades-spanning durability of Hocus Pocus when E! News spoke to her at the taping of Freeform’s Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash.
“I think we’re in the middle of a lot of ’00s love right now. I think the energy of the film—the performances, the set, it’s all part of a lot of our childhoods,” Birch, who was 10 when the movie was made, theorized. “And hey, it’s kind of a female-oriented and female empowerment type of film. At the same time, at the end of the day, it’s a story about families trying to hold on and adjust and I think Halloween is not going anywhere. There’s a lot to love about Hocus Pocus.”