Category Archives: BetteHeads

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Kathy Najimy finds the funny in feminism and talks about Bette Midler

Kathy Najimy finds the funny in feminism and talks about Bette Midler
By Lynda Sturner / Banner CorrespondentPosted Sep 7, 2018, at 9:11 AM

Kathy Najimy finds the funny in feminism and talks about Bette Midler

When Kathy Najimy was growing up in a working-class neighborhood in southeast San Diego, her parents, immigrants from Beirut, had no extra money for acting classes.

“I didn’t have the kind of body that someone usually expects of someone going into show business,” she says. “So I would put on plays in my backyard and make all my friends in fifth grade do Bette Midler revues.”

Those childhood plays of Najimy’s have evolved a bit, and now she’s written and starring in a show, “Lift Up Your Skirt,” that will be at the Art House for one night only, on Sunday. Read More

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mandy Moore (This Is Us) Talks About Bette Midler

Metro News
Sixty Seconds with Mandy Moore
by James Mottram
August 7, 2018

Bette Midler and Mandy Moore

Who was your biggest influence growing up?

Nobody in my family was in the arts. I was obsessed with musical theatre. I was obsessed with Bette Midler. I wanted to be Bette Midler, I wanted to have that career. I wanted to do Broadway and movies and TV and make records and go on tour. She did it all and said it all and was her own woman. I thought, ‘That’s who I want to be.’ And still. To have that career longevity, winning Tony Awards on Broadway… she’s unstoppable. Read More

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

A Note From The Desk of Divine Grace: A Recap Of Hulaween And Meeting Bette Midler

“A Note From The Desk of Divine Grace”

Divine Grace as "Winifred"

Divine Grace as “Winifred”

Hello, Dolls!

I have been asked by so many to recount the goings-on of this last Halloween, that I thought, “Why the Hell am I being so tight-lipped about this?” and share it with you all. I know that I tend to be long-winded on a good day, and write a Magna Carta on a bad one, so please be patient as this shall surely be a little of column A. and a little of column B. (Divine Mister D… please edit however you see fit!)

I was booked for an Off-Broadway show on Friday, October 30th back in August. I thought, “GREAT! I now have justification to fly up to NYC for Halloween (the greatest city on the planet in which to celebrate “Gay Christmas”) so I’ll do up some “Hocus Pocus” drag properly like I’ve never attempted that INCREDIBLY DETAILED AND DIFFICULT COSTUME before, and lipsync “I Put a Spell on You” as only someone who has studied Miss Midler as long as I have could. Read More

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Fourteen Year Old Micaiah Steele’s Special Concert Shoes

Micaiah Steele

When I was born I came out not breathing and the doctors had to pump me for 2 hours and I was in the hospital for 9 days and my grandmother would sing and say every God thing over Me. I came back and the doctors said I had a disability called cerebral palsy but it does not stop me from anything I can do, I fight to achieve my goals. I had to wear braces to walk straight I hated them so much and I to endure many therapies and I take speech because I talk different. Now I’m in 9th grade and always stay positive at what life gives me! I inspire many people or I want to inspire many people! I give my life my best and try. People say I’m a gift from God himself! I can’t wait until I see what amazing things that God has in store for me and maybe he has my dream to meet Bette waiting for me at the concert Monday night in Washington, D.C. Read More

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Friday, May 8, 2015

Attn: All Concert Goers!!!

Remember all of you going to the concerts, you are my eyes and ears this time around since I can’t make it. Be sure to send me details of set lists, sets, jokes, merchandise, any photos, etc to Or message me on Facebook! I appreciate it. Most of all, have the time of your lives! I’ll be sitting here at my desk in drag waiting! Love, Don


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Friday, April 24, 2015

An Interesting Quote From Rebel Wilson


“My dream role would be to play Bette Midler in a biopic of Bette Midler. I feel like I would crush it.

“My friend and co-star of Pitch Perfect, Anna Kendrick, also has the same dream. And we will have a fist fight over who plays that role. Even though that project is not set up, we both have that dream.”

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What kind of Bettehead are you?


What kind of Bettehead are you?


This is to categorize what kind of Bettehead you are, and to let you know if you are a big enough of a Bette Midler fan to dub you a bettehead, note: just because you’ve seen beaches and like from a distance, it doesn’t make you a bettehead.

To Take The Quiz: Click Here

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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

A Personal Story: The 17,356,317 Minute Journey…

Monday, July 1, 2013

The 17,356,317 minute journey…
July 1, 2013

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Have you ever had a secret that you felt like you could not share with anyone? This is an excerpt about part of my journey carrying a secret for most of my life. It is with me every day, when I wake up in the morning until I go to bed each night. It is always there casting doubts, pointing it’s finger at me and laughing. It makes me feel embarrassed and ashamed. It reminds me that I am different. It makes me second guess myself. It has made me see the pain in other people’s eyes, even when they smile. It has shown me that I am stronger than my secret and it cannot destroy me. It has given me a level of compassion and empathy that I am proud to own. It has made me realize that I am not a victim. I am a survivor and this is a small part of my story… Read More

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Friday, October 5, 2012

Meet BetteHead Chantal Claret ~ The “Badass Adele”

She Knows
Chantal Claret brings fresh sound to Vegas
Oct 04, 2012 4:00 PM by Kortney Tenaglia

The “Badass Adele” Of Music Goes Solo
It only takes a few moments of chatting with the eccentrically sweet Chantal Claret to realize she is one of those rare musicians who puts distinctive soul into every lyric, beat and note she creates. The former Morningwood singer, now being described as a “badass Adele,” decided to spread her musical wings and fly solo into a fabulous new chapter of her musical career. That chapter starts in Vegas, right on the heels of a new album. Read More

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

BetteHead Jann Arden Releases Second CD Of Covers…Some Bette Staples Included

Mister D: And thanks to Allison and Darrell for turning me on to Ms Arden’s music! The songs on this CD that will interest Bette Midler fans are…You Don’t Own Me, Glory of Love, and Is That All There Is?

The Windsor Star
Jann Arden uncovers pop standards
September 20, 2012

Jann Arden has only just started working on her personal songbook.

The 50-year-old singer, who performs Friday at Caesars Windsor’s Colosseum, has released a second collection of covers, Uncover Me 2, and if she has her way there will be many more. Read More

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