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Saturday, December 8, 2018

Photo: Bette Midler And Sally Struthers – Early 70’s

Bette Midler And Sally Struthers - Early 70's
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Video: Big Business Trailer: Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin – Also Includes Tid-Bettes

Lily Tomlin and Bette Midler in Big Business
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Production


The movie was originally written for Barbra Streisand (Midler’s role) and Goldie Hawn(Tomlin’s role). The plot is a coincidental and playful combination of three previously recognizable stories: Aesop’s The Town Mouse and the Country Mouse, Mark Twain’s The Prince and the Pauper, and Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.

The production company could not get the rights to film at the actual Plaza Hotel in New York City, so it had the hotel recreated on sound stages. To recoup construction costs, Disney built a sitcom called The Nutt House around it. Jim Abrahams said he staged one of the boardroom scenes based on an experience he had when a large agency used many employees to get him to sign with them.

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Photo: Bette Midler – Beast Of Burden – Solid Gold 1984

Uh-Oh, She’s About To Hump The Stage!

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Women shut out of Grammys comedy album category. There’s Been A Long History Of This. Women Aren’t Funny, Doncha Know?

Los Angeles Times
Women shut out of the Grammys comedy album category.
By ASHLEY
LEE
DEC 07, 2018

Comedy Album: Mud Will Be Flung Tonight- Bette Midler

The nominations for the 2019 Grammys Awards were announced on Friday morning, and this year’s contenders for best comedy album are — surprise! — all men.

Patton Oswalt (“Annihilation”), Dave Chappelle (“Equanimity & the Bird Revelation”), Jim Gaffigan (“Noble Ape”), Fred Armisen (“Standup for Drummers”) and Chris Rock (“Tamborine”) were all recognized.

Solely nominating men for this particular prize is nothing new for the Grammys. This year’s announcement marks the 60th year that a version of the comedy album award has existed. Read More

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Friday, December 7, 2018

Video: Divine Madness – Bette Midler Interviewed On Nightmoves TV Show Australia By Jon Peters

Bette Midler promotes her new movie, Divine Madness in Australia. She’s interviewed by Jon Peters. I wonder if that’s the same Jon Peters Barbra Streisand used to date. Boy, was he a bad boy and a character.


Nightmoves was an Australian weekly late-night popular music series, hosted by Melbourne rock DJ Lee Simon. The program featured music videos from around the world, studio and location interviews with local and touring acts, and film reviews by noted Melbourne critic Ivan Hutchison. In later years the series presented a number of hour-long in-concert specials featuring leading Australasian acts such as Jo Jo Zep & The Falcons, and Split.Enz, and a number of these were recorded in stereo and simulcast in FM stereo on local rock stations in each capital ciry. The original series theme was Bob Seger’s eponymous song, but this was later replaced by an excerpt from Steely Dan’s “Parker’s Band”. The series was produced and broadcast from the studios of Channel 7 in Melbourne, and was shown on most Seven Network stations. Sadly, although the series.chronicled one of the most vibrant periods in Australian rock, much of the series was broadcast live, and few if any master tapes have survived. A DVD compilation of the series was issued in the 2000s, but this was largely sourced from surviving domestic off-air VHS recordings of the show.
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From ‘Beaches’ To ‘Hocus Pocus,’ Relive Bette Midler’s Greatest Movie Roles Ever!

Here Are Eight Of Bette Midler’s Best Film Parts Ever!

Bette Midler's Best Film Performances


Throughout her more than 50 years in showbiz, actress, singer, songwriter, comedian, and film producer Bette Midler has starred in lots of unforgettable roles both on the stage and screen. So, to celebrate the actress recently ringing in her 73rd birthday, we’re taking a look back at eight of her best film parts ever from Beachesand The Rose to The First Wives Club and Hocus Pocus — scroll down to see! 

Beaches (1988)

Bette Midler in Beaches

In what is perhaps Bette’s most beloved screen role ever, the actress portrays a New York actress and singer named C.C. Bloom who reflects on her long friendship with heiress and lawyer Hillary Whitney (Barbara Hershey) after tragedy strikes. Read More

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Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Bette Midler Drops By FIDDLER ON THE ROOF in Yiddish (Photos Too!!!)

Broadway World
On Monday night, Bette Midler attended the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene’s presentation of Yiddish Fiddler on the Rood directed by Joel Grey

The Divine Miss M, who recently starred on Broadway in the title role of Hello, Dolly!, notably made her Broadway debut appearing in Fiddler in 1968.

The show, which extended its run four times at the 104-year old National Yiddish TheatreFolksbiene, will be heading to off-Broadway’s Stage 42 (previously the Little Shubert Theatre), and will begin performances this January.

Directed by Academy Award-and-Tony Award winner Joel Grey, the Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof has received universal positive praise from critics, including landing a place as a New York Times’ Critic’s Pick. Read More

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White Christmas: The 10 Best Versions

Billboard Magazine
10 Best Versions of ‘White Christmas’
by Xavier Piedra
11/30/2018

Bette Midler - White Christmas

“White Christmas” is known for being one of the most covered songs of all time. The track was originally written by Irving Berlin in 1942, and since then has become the world’s best-selling single of all time, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

With so many covers by dozens of artists, it’s hard to keep track of which versions of the song do the original track justice. To make things a little more easier for you, here are our picks for some of the best covers of ‘White Christmas’ to play at your next holiday gathering. Read More

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bette Midler’s 15 greatest film performances, ranked worst to best

Golden Derby
Bette Midler’s 15 greatest film performances, ranked worst to best
By Robert Pius, Chris Beachum
December 1, 2018

Bette Midler at the Tony's

Mister D: Well, as long as they had the correct #1 I knew I would be a happy gay cis-gender – white privileged man (is that correct for me? I can’t keep up) My pronouns are: “Just call me any old thing” because frankly, I won’t get offended (not after all the verbally abusive men I have personally slept with. But ya’ll ain’t interested in that! I loved what they said about this Number One performance because it’s true. I would have ranked some higher, and some lower, but that’s just my opinion. I would have found some way to get “And Then She Found Me” and her wonderful cameo of Doris in “Get Shorty” in there. I won’t tell you which ones I’d pull out. Anyway, this was fun. I enjoyed it. Oh, and thank the Lord, Divine Madness made the list. You never see concert movies much on these, and truthfully, I’d probably put it higher. Read More

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Monday, December 3, 2018

Want To Be In Midler’s Movie “The Glorias? Here’s The Sign-Up Information – Filming In Savannah, GA

Island Packet
“The Glorias”, Starring Bette Midler And Julianne Moore Begins Filming In Savannah January 2019
By Caitlin Turner
December 1, 2018

Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem and Bette Midler will play Bella Abzug
Julianne Moore will play Gloria Steinem and Bette Midler will play Bella Abzug

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Cynthia Stillwell Casting announced Friday that a Gloria Steinem biopic is scheduled to film in Savannah from January through March of next year, according to a Facebook post.

“The Glorias” is based on the feminist author and Steinem’s book “My Life on the Road.”

Stars Julianne Moore, Bette Midler and Alicia Vikander are expected to appear in the film. Moore is known for her roles in The Hunger Games, The Big Lebowski and Boogie Nights. Midler, a singer and icon, is also known for her roles in The Rose and Down and Out in Beverly Hills. Vikander previously appeared in The Danish Girl and Tomb Raider. Read More

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