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Category Archives: Articles/Essays
Monday, December 31, 2018
25 Old-Fashioned Names For Girls That Are Just So Beautiful
by Naomi Abrams
Dec 28, 2018
25 Old-Fashioned Names For Girls That Are Just So Beautiful
Choosing the perfect baby name is one of the hardest parts of welcoming a new bundle of joy. These days, parents are really feeling the pressure to choose a name that is unique and distinctive, but still adorable and easy on the eyes (and ears).
Many mamas are looking to hip vintage names that are making a comeback when picking what their little baby girl will be called.
There are TONS of amazing choices in old-fashioned names, if that is Mom’s style. She doesn’t have to go with the top of the charts classics when making her choice, either. There’s a whole bunch of untapped treasures out there for little princesses and princes, alike.
Sunday, December 23, 2018
New York Post
‘Beaches’ stars reflect on tears, terror, triumph, 30 years later
By Rachelle Bergstein
December 20, 2018
At the moment Hillary dies at the end of “Beaches,” the chorus swells. Even now, 30 years after the film’s Dec. 21, 1988, release, it’s hard not to tear up over the story of two yin-and-yang women and their lifelong friendship, especially with that signature power ballad, “The Wind Beneath My Wings,” driving the emotion home.
And yet, says Marc Shaiman, the film’s music supervisor, that track almost didn’t make it in.
“They wanted Bette to do an original song, so it could be up for Oscar nomination,” Shaiman says about star Bette Midler. “And of course, I wanted the chance to write that song, too.”
Monday, November 5, 2018
Bette Midler Revealed Secrets Of Her Successful, 34-Year-Long Marriage To Martin Von Haselberg
November 3, 2018
“Behind every great man there’s a great woman” is a familiar expression, but what about great men behind great women? This may sound silly, but it seems to be the case for Bette Midler, whose marriage to Martin von Haselberg didn’t kill her career – it helped her talent thrive.
A guide to a successful marriage, Bette-Midler style
In 1984, Bette Midler was an accomplished singer and actress when she met her almost-colleague, Martin von Haselberg, who was probably less well-known than her. The two immediately felt that they belonged together and tied the knot about six weeks after their first meeting. Their daughter, actress Sophie von Haselberg, arrived on November 14, 1986.
Friday, October 19, 2018
The Wind Beneath Her Wings: Bette Midler on the Rise and Reign of Michael Kors
OCTOBER 18, 2018
Michael Kors is what every young designer wants to grow up to be: a gajillionaire.
There, I’ve said it—but let me add that I don’t think there’s a single soul who would begrudge him a nickel of that. He made it the old-fashioned way—by working hard and using every ounce of his enormous talent, his intelligence, and his radiant good humor to lift him to the top of a business based on dreams and that most ephemeral of things: beauty.
It was many, many years ago that I first encountered Michael, on the island of Capri, at the sidewalk bar in front of the Grand Hotel Quisisana. (I mean, of course it would be Capri—doesn’t it make perfect sense? Just look at his ads! Everyone in them is either on their way there or just returning from a brief rendezvous—private jets, yachts, great clothes, and a little mischief.) There he was at a tiny outdoor table, wearing a turquoise linen shirt the color of his eyes and surrounded by a group of people clutching their sides with laughter. He left his table, bounded up to me and introduced himself, and I fell in love then and there.
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Bette Midler, Studio 60, Joey: Why These 3 Anticipated TV Shows Fell Flat
By Molly St. Louis
Let that sink in for a second. Yeah, that’s a whole lot of content. And the fact that we consume so much content has had some interesting side effects.
Whether we realize it or not, average viewers are now astute dramaturges, who can sniff out weak storylines, disingenuous performances and poor social commentaries. So naturally, we get wildly disappointed when new shows don’t live up to our expectations.
Golden Heart Awards: Bette Midler is radiant in red
By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 22:26 EDT, 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 01:20 EDT, 17 October 2018
Mister D: And this my friends is how to handle a fucked up, too sensitive, and over-judgemental society. Especially when your intent was good, but nobody cared, It’s fun to attack people because you think that it puts you on the morally superior high ground. But the really intelligent people understand that you’ve more than likely been misjudged yourself at some point. What lesson are you going to bring to the table?
Bette Midler is radiant in red at the Golden Heart Awards… after her ‘women are the N-word of the world’ controversy.
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Hocus Pocus: 61 Things I Can’t Help But Point Out
October 13, 2018, at 3:12 p.m.
1. Why does the movie start with Superman flying over a lake?
2. Man, I hope this guy finds Emily.
3. This movie isn’t scary, right? I mean, it’s Disney so….then again, Disney movies can be scary. The Hunchback of Notre Dame was TERRIFYING. Ugh, this better not be scary.
4. Who just lets their kids sprint through the woods?
5. And what kind of dumb kid would follow a stranger into a house in said woods?
6. TBH, this house looks like it’d be great to throw a frat party in.
7. Haha, me every day:
8. What’s with people in the 1600s and ill-fitting white garments?
Friday, October 5, 2018
New Hocus Pocus Poster Gives Fans False Hope. Don’t Believe The Hype
Tuesday at 12:28 PM
Break out the black flame candle like it’s 1693 in Salem, Massachusetts, ’cause people are here for this. A movie poster for Hocus Pocus 2 is making the rounds that have lovers of the Sanderson sister all kinds of excited. Too bad there’s one problem with it that’s kinda big.
Bette Midler is serving up her best Winifred Sanderson look in this ah-may-zing “Hocus Pocus 2” movie promo.
- Hocus Pocus is definitely a classic Halloween movie classic!
- And people are so here for it in every way.
If you can’t tell by these comments, Hocus Pocus lovers are super excited at the idea of a sequel.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
Jacob Burns Film Center’s Annual Gala Honors Award Winning Producer Dori Berinstein – Bette Midler Was Unable To Make It
Jacob Burns Film Center’s Annual Gala Honors Award Winning Producer Dori Berinstein
by BWW News Desk Sep. 24, 2018
Broadway’s presence and reach extends beyond the Big Apple, including just outside New York City with the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC)- one of the most successful suburban film houses in the country- and their programs that promote the theatre to new audiences.
At this year’s annual JBFC Gala last week, JBFC celebrated and honored two imagination builders of Broadway, including legendary Broadway Producer Dori Berinstein with the Vision Award and JBFC Board Member Robert Goldberg with the first ever David Swope Leadership Award (bios below). A long-time supporter of JBFC, Dori is the curator and moderator of JBFC’s ongoing series Life on the Stage (in partnership with the Actors Fund) and now JBFC’s newest board member.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
The Main Street Mouse
25 Things You Didn’t Know About “Hocus Pocus” September 21, 2018
Those who know me well, know that the film “Hocus Pocus” is one of my favorite Disney movies, and it’s become a yearly tradition to watch it a few times (at least) each and every Halloween season. This fantastic film is celebrating 25 years this year as well! It’s hard to believe it’s been out that long! I came across this article about Hocus Pocus, on hollywood.com, regarding fun facts that most fans didn’t know about the movie. I know I didn’t know, so the article was a fun read. That being said, I thought I’d share the info with our readers as I know we have a lot of fans of the Sanderson Sisters! So here we go, 25 things you didn’t know about Hocus Pocus~