Category Archives: Bette Sightings


Monday, November 9, 2015

Astonishing moment library visitors are moved to tears as flashmob of 125 singers perform Bette Midler’s “The Rose”

Daily Mail
Astonishing moment library visitors are moved to tears as flashmob of 125 singers perform Bette Midler‘s The Rose
PUBLISHED: 05:11 EST, 9 November 2015 | UPDATED: 05:29 EST, 9 November 2015

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Footage has captured the moment library users were left stunned as 125 choristers burst into song at a site in Manchester City Centre.
A heartwarming video shows how the gentle buzz of the library was interrupted, but in a good way, when more than a hundred people sang Bette Midler’s The Rose. Read More

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Richard Jay-Alexander (Kiss My Brass!) to Direct RUTHLESS! Star Jennifer Diamond in 54 Below Debut on Sunday

Broadway World
Richard Jay-Alexander to Direct RUTHLESS! Star Jennifer Diamond in 54 Below Debut on Sunday
November 5, 2015


Feinstein’s/54 Below will present the debut of Jennifer Diamond

Currently co-starring in the smash hit musical RUTHLESS!, this Sunday evening, November 8th at 9:30 PM. Jennifer’s new show IT’S MY FIRST TIME (PLEASE BE GENTLE) is directed by Richard Jay-Alexander.


The two first worked together on LES MISERABLES and a number of benefits, and Jay-Alexander found her uniquely talented and versatile enough to put a special spin on a debut act for her, recounting her arrival in the business, her story as an up-and-coming actress and all the good (and bad) that goes with it. The evening promises to be fun, humorous and heart-breaking with songs from Broadway and pop reflective of Jennifer’s own personal story. Read More

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Meet Johnnie Riley: Spot Remover to the Stars

New York Times
Johnnie Riley: Spot Remover to the Stars
OCT. 31, 2015
Photo Credit Alex Welsh for The New York Times
Interview by PATRICIA R. OLSEN

Johnnie Riley, 63, is a manager at Madame Paulette, in Long Island City, Queens

Q. What is Madame Paulette, and what is your role as a manager?

A. We’re a dry cleaning and restoration company. I’m in charge of the dry cleaning department, and I specialize in leather, suede and fur.

How did you get this job?

I answered a want ad in a New York paper 15 years ago. I had worked at my father’s dry cleaning company and for another dry cleaner after that. During the interview, the owner decided to test me on spot cleaning, and I thought, “Really?” I had a suit on. But I know chemicals and have the skills, and I wasn’t worried. I got the job. I became manager about 10 years ago. Read More

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Bette Midler – October 24, 2012 – Fendi Hosts Artwalk NY ~ Sponsored by the Coalition for Homeless

Guest Of A Guest
Fendi Artwalk NY
Oct 24, 2012

Where: Fendi 5th Avenue

Who was there: Guests included Bette Midler, Coco Rocha, Stacy Van Praagh, Kim McCarty, Mary Brosnahan, Shelly Fremont, Liz Parks, William Heath, James Prentice, Doreen Remen, Steven Weiner, and Anne Huntington.

Other Details: Guests including Bette Midler and Coco Rocha attended the annual Fendi Artwalk, sponsored by the Coalition for Homeless.

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Thursday, October 11, 2012

Bette Sighting: The Stone Rose Lounge


Daniel Craig spied something he wanted to get his hands on at an Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences party: His wife’s bootylicious behind. An insider says the “James Bond” actor held hands with his spouse, actress Rachel Weisz, throughout the evening at Stone Rose Lounge, and “even grabbed her bum a few times.” They weren’t the only boldfacers getting hands-on. Our source says Ben Affleck, Michael Douglas and Richard Gere, who all arrived without their wives, “embraced in a triple hug.” The formidable threesome spent time chatting with another power trio — Michael Moore, Steven Soderbergh and Bette Midler. Read More

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Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Bette Sighting: Bette Takes In Broadway’s “The Best Man” On Broadway ~ Sept. 5, 2012 (Thanks Bill)

Photo by Jeff Suna

A starry revival of The Best Man, Gore Vidal’s 1960 play about the lead-up to a U.S. presidential election, is now playing on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. Michael Wilson (Dividing the Estate, The Orphans’ Home Cycle) directs an ensemble that includes two-time Tony Award winner James Earl Jones (Fences, The Great White Hope) as a former U.S. president, Tony and Emmy Award winner John Larroquette as candidate William Russell, Emmy and Golden Globe winner Candice Bergen (“Murphy Brown”), Emmy Award winner Eric McCormack as candidate Sen. Joseph Cantwell, Tony Award winner Jefferson Mays (I Am My Own Wife), Tony nominee Kerry Butler (Xanadu, Hairspray), Drama Desk Award winner Michael McKean (The Pajama Game, Superior Donuts) and five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury (Mame, Sweeney Todd, Gypsy). Read More

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Bette Sighting: New York Ideas Forum – April 17, 2012

Bette Midler a surprise guest today at New York Ideas forum sponsored by the Atlantic and Aspen Institute

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Bette Sighting: Bette Midler Attends Stockard Channing’s Return To “Other Desert Cities” On Broadway

New York Daily News
April 11, 2012

STOCKARD CHANNING got a warm welcome at her Broadway return. The actress, who took time off from “Other Desert Cities” to shoot a pilot for ABC with Mandy Moore, received a standing ovation from the likes of Bette Midler, Julianna Margulies and Channing Tatum at the Booth Theater on 45th St. on Tuesday. On Friday, a spy says buddies Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire were in the audience to see Channing’s first show back after she had missed nearly a month of performances to film the pilot. Read More

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Bette Sighting: The San Francisco Symphony

San Francisco Chronicle
Leah Garchik
Monday, April 9, 2012

The San Francisco Symphony is back from its (triumphant, of course) tour. Two glimpses: Back-stage visitors at Carnegie Hall included Bette Midler, Cheyenne Jackson, Elvis Costello and composers John Adams, Mason Bates, Aaron Kernis, David del Tredici, Steven Mackey and Meredith Monk. The pack-alongs included a Cuisinart, a typewriter, basketball, plumber’s pipes and oxygen tanks, all needed for works by Mavericks John Cage and Lou Harrison. Read More

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Sexy at Sixty: Bette Shows Off Great Figure In Blue Swimsuit In The Carribeans

She became a screen legend for roles in movies such as Beaches, Ruthless People, and Get Shorty, and she is sometimes referred to simply as the voice.

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