Mister Vilanch on the “Bette” TV Series…

Bette Midler’s sitcom wouldn’t have been canceled if you’d written it. Agree! After they fired the producer after the first…

Environmentalist finds a home for salvaged wood

Heart pine rescued from a creamery in Chicago became a table for singer Bette Midler’s New York City apartment. www.pioneermillworks.com

Anyone Who Went to Hulaween This Year, 2002…Did this happen?

Liza Minnelli impersonator What could be trendier than hiring Liza Minnelli for your pal’s holiday gathering? While the real McCoy…

Time Out 2002 Eat Out Awards

BEST REASON FOR A WALK IN THE PARK The New Leaf Café A short walk from the A train, in…

Greater Jamaica in New York

Jamaica Odyssey celebrates area’s resurgence By Courtney Dentch 12/12/2002 At its movie-themed gala last week, the Greater Jamaica Development Corporation…

Hope This Works…

Check out a couple of clips….one of Liz Smith talking about Bette…the other a snippet of Bette singing From A…

Tidbit: Liza Sings “You Don’t Own Me”

Of all the show-stopping moments (there were at least 10) the most unusual and effective was Liza’s rendition of Lesley…

Tourists!!! Whaddaya Gonna Do?…

Mister D: How do these people know where Bette lives? Is there some kind of celebrity tour bus that shows…

Bette Dissed in this Review of the Movie Adaption of “Chicago”

Mister D: Not a very nice description of Miss Zellwegger and certainly an insult to our favorite diva…Needless to say…

The Long Goodbye: Cher’s Final Tour..

“I’ve been a frickin’ evil diva for 40 frickin’ years,” Cher playfully told a whooping, hooting and dancing crowd as…

An Interesting and Thought Provoking Essay

Once I believed that we were the world … not anymore On Jan. 28, 1985, 45 musicians gathered for an…

Bette and Bob: From the New People Magazine

A rare pic of Bette and Bob Dylan from 1975, I believe. Probably around the time of the recording of…

If You Happen To Live In The NYC Area…bbuuu—aaaarrff!!!!

Exhibitions at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts The Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center Theater.Ink: The…

Pic of Bette in the new issue of People Magazine

Mister D: Don’t have access to the pic at the moment, but maybe after work I can get the mag…

From Today’s “Sunday Mail”

Mister D: For those who don’t know, Ms. Chapman wrote, “The Color of Roses”. She resides in Nashville…and Bette has…

Katey Sagal Performs on TV Show “8 Simple Rules”

Mister D: Just in case you’re wondering…she’s an Ex-Harlette and the ex-Peg Bundy:-) December 9, 2002 — WATCHING the one-time…

Elton John On Working With Women…

Mister D: I just found this on-line. It was from an interview in Playboy Magazine from 1976. I believe Bette…

Let Go and Stop Whining with Delores Delago

The songs are updated for this week. It’s time to be happy and splash around the tank…and what better way…

Cheryl Wheeler

Mister D: I happened to see this lady perform in the Cayman Islands while at a record convention. She wrote,…

Well It Looks Like Somebody Beat Me To The Punch

Bette on the Boards already has the Hulie songs up….enjoy them. I guess I’ll be sharing mine with themes… Personally,…

Being Compared to Midler Cringe-worthy?

From The Houston Press, Dec 5, 2002 KHOU’s Eileen Faxas has been a stalwart Defender, Channel 11’s consumer-rights champion; lately…

You Know You’ve Made A Cultural Impression…

People keep referring to Bette’s farewell…well, in any farewell that is public…even a po-dunk news show: Channel 6 still rules…

Here’s the Deal…

About the benefit songs…one can call it rationalization, but the deal about the video tapes was…just that….not making copies of…

Tale of Two Miss M’s and Privacy

Mister D: This is a friggin law paper from Northern Illinois University Law Review….extremely long and drawn out but quite…

Song Facts Concerning “Wind Beneath My Wings”

Songfacts: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page. It was in 1982 when Nashville…

Bette mentioned in New Book on Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness told Garry O’Connor that he “could not possibly be described as a Shakespearean actor”: indeed, his performance as…

Ex-Harlette Linda Hart on performing in “Hairspray”

Excerpt from the New York Times, 11-29-02 Playing Velma Von Tussle, the villainous television producer who is pulled backward upstage…

More Music Reviews Have Been Added…

If any of you notice any broken links or missed records (I just thought of Tom Waits, Foreign Affairs, which…

Did you know…?

That Jennifer Anniston was up for the part of Bette’s daughter in That Old Feeling? Neither did I. Would have…

The Book: “A Palpable Elysium”

Photos: What a Poet Sees Malcolm Jones Edition: U.S. Edition Section: Periscope The first assignment Jonathan Williams gave his poetry…