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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha By Goth Girl Reads

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BOOK REVIEW: Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel by A.W. Jantha
By Goth Girl Reads
October 8, 2018

Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel

Let’s get one thing straight; I wasn’t expecting to LOVE this book, (as I’m sure anyone who’s a huge Halloween and/or Hocus Pocus fan would); I figured it would be extremely corny and completely unnecessary, but at least slightly entertaining, which is why I read it. This book was both surprisingly better, but also overtly cringy at some parts. In the end, they all balanced out and came down to a basic (imo) rating of two stars.

The book begins as an almost exact, word-for-word copy of the movie; in fact, the actual ‘sequel’ of the story doesn’t begin until page 203! After reading about fifty pages, I got bored and skipped ahead to this; I love Hocus Pocus, but I’m not about to read a two-hundred page copy of the movie when I would much rather watch Bette Midler being fantastic on-screen. It’s pretty apparent that ‘A.W. Jantha’ is some sort of ghost-writer pen name for at least 2-3 different authors who collaborated on this book. Read More

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Book: I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers By John Logan – Bette Midler On Broadway

Book: I'll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers By John Logan - Bette Midler On Broadway

The debut 2013 American production starred Bette Midler. The play, which cost $2.4 million to produce, was a hit.

Playbill was joined by star Bette Midler and playwright John Logan on the opening night of the new one-person play I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat With Sue Mengers. The 80-minute show features Midler channeling the late great agent (she represented Burt Reynolds, Cher, Steve McQueen and Barbra Streisand amongst others) as she charts her path through the man’s world of Hollywood. Here, Midler talks about what Mengers means to her and Logan reveals what it took to convince Midler to return to Broadway after more than 30 years.
  • I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Menger
  • Written by: John Logan
  • Characters: Sue Mengers
  • Date premiered: 24 April 2013
  • Place premiered: Booth Theatre, New York
  • Original language: English
  • Subject: Sue Mengers, Hollywood
  • Genre: Biographical


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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Blu-Ray Review: “Hocus Pocus” Anniversary Edition

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Blu-Ray Review: “Hocus Pocus” Anniversary Edition
by Alex Reif | Aug 31, 2018

Hocus Pocus Painting, Bette Midler

It’s been 325 years since the Sanderson Sisters were hanged by the Salem townsfolk. That means it’s been 25 years since the witches came back to life in 1993 to terrorize Max, Dani, and Allison on All Hallows Eve. In celebration, Disney is re-releasing Hocus Pocus in a brand-new Anniversary Edition with bonus features for the first time ever on September 2nd!

Winifred (Bette Midler), Mary (Kathy Najimy), and Sarah (Sarah Jessica Parker) Sanderson are back for one night of frightful fun in this highly quotable comedy. When teenage Max lights the Black Flame Candle to impress a girl he has a crush on, he accidentally brings three of Salem’s most terrifying witches back to life. Along with a talking cat named Binx, these kids will spend their Halloween trying to stop the witches from sucking the lives of children before sunrise if they want to send these “Hags” back to hell where they belong. Read More

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Why Even Celebrities Endorse the South Beach Diet

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Why Even Celebrities Endorse the South Beach Diet
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19 Aug 2018


Mister D: I was backstage with Ms. Midler when she met Dr. Arthur Agatston, the author of The South Beach Diet.  I had read that she lost a lot of weight on it, plus felt much more energetic. She was jumping up and down when she met him. Not sure if she’s still on it, but at that time she really thought it worked.

The world is used to celebrity promotions, from politics, to clothing and everything in between. What is different when they promote a diet plan is that weight control is part and parcel to their careers. Most celebs need to maintain their trim, toned bodies as a part of their job. Packing on the pounds will cause headlines proclaiming a weight gain nightmare for a starlet. Because their weight loss and fitness programs are a requirement to maintain their image, this is one endorsement where they are actually practicing what they preach. Read More

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Friday, August 3, 2018

25th Anniversary ‘Hocus Pocus’ Blu-ray Coming in September With Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook

Bloody Disgusting
25th Anniversary ‘Hocus Pocus’ Blu-ray Coming in September With Best Buy Exclusive Steelbook
Published 53 mins ago on August 3, 2018 By John Squires

Bette Midler, Book, DVD, Blu-Ray, Anniversary

This year marks 25 years of Halloween classic Hocus Pocus, and there’s a lot to be excited about if you’re a fan of the film. Not only is Spirit Halloween going to be carrying an exclusive wave of Sanderson Sisters POP! vinyl toys, but an official sequel book was just released and a 25th anniversary extravaganza is coming to Freeform in October. Read More

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

What Shakespearean Play Is Big Business Based On?

It’s Good To Read
The Comedy Of Errors – William Shakespeare
Author Unknown
July 21, 2018

bette midler, lily tomlin, big business

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Summary:

This play, based on two identical twins separated at birth, and the circumstances of their accidental reunion, is fully in the standard tradition of Elizabethan plays at that time.

There is a war between the city-states of Syracuse and Ephesus, with those citizens caught behind enemy lines being sentenced to death, unless they can ransom themselves. Read More

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

CARPE LIBRUM: Taking on the best beach reads this season, Including “Beaches II”

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CARPE LIBRUM: Taking on the best beach reads this season
By GWENYFAR ROHLER
JUL 17

Welcome to Carpe Librum, encore’s biweekly book column, wherein I will dissect a current title and even old books—because literature does not exist in a vacuum but emerges to participate in a larger, cultural conversation. I will feature many NC writers; however, the hope is to place the discussion in a larger context and therefore examine works around the world.

This time of year evokes the idea of “beach reads”—good, escapist paperback fiction to get lost in while sitting in the sand and sun. I get asked for “beach reads” a lot. For every person, a beach read is different. Read More

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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Book Review: Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel

Laughing Place
Book Review: Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel
by Alex Reif | Jul 6, 2018

Fans of Disney’s Hocus Pocus have waited twenty-five years for a sequel to the hilarious and heartwarming film starring Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy. While the original cast and creative team are ready and willing to revisit their old tricks, Disney isn’t prepared to give us that treat… With the exception of Disney’s Freeform Books, which is publishing Hocus Pocus & the All-New Sequel on July 10th. So light your black flame candle and cozy up with a boooOOOOOK to get a glimpse at what a sequel could actually be like. Read More

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Saturday, July 7, 2018

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Book: The March 12, 1973 Showdown at the Mosque: Bette Midler Emerged Victorious

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The March 12, 1973 Showdown at the Mosque: Bette Midler Emerged Victorious
Posted on March 12, 2015 by Pat DiCesare

Bette Midler, Michael Ochs Archive

“You’re going to pay for this, Mr. DiCesare! You think you pulled something over on me! We’ll see about that, young man!” That was the threat I received 42 years ago today from Miss Steele, the rigid, no-nonsense manager of Pittsburgh’s Syria Mosque performing venue. She was reacting to the behavior of Bette Midler and her devoted fans during a concert I promoted on March 12, 1973. Read More

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