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Friday, November 16, 2018

Old #FLOTITS! I’m Laughing Bette Midler – This Reminds Me Of The Good Old Days And The Past 50 Years You’ve Been Talking About Tits!

New York Post
Bette Midler slammed for calling Melania Trump ‘FLOTITS’
By Yaron Steinbuch
November 16, 2018

Mister D: Personally, I’ve been keeping myself out of the fray as far as name-calling. In fact, I’ve been doubling down on the Democrats, because they have to get better. We cannot afford  to keep revoting the same people in who are not working for us, but the 1%. They are both corrupt and evil parties in their own way. We need desperately to get corporate money out and let campaigns become grassroots like they used to be. Almost every politician is a sell out and that includes Obama and Hillary.

But what kills me is all the name-calling from each side who think they have the moral high ground. And frankly, neither party does. Everything has been exposed since Trump ran and got into office. Presidents, First Ladies, GOP, DNC, MSM. It truly is a goldmine of farce and propaganda. Some of us are really waking up, but it’s taking the masses quite awhile to catch up. You don’t have to be intelligent to see it, you just have to be open and aware. It’s like Bernie Sanders said, research everything, even what I say. You do that, then watch TV news and you’ll see how much of the truth is edited out by all. Read More

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Bette Midler: Don’t wake up on November 7th wishing you had done more – Vote!

Bette Midler: 

Don’t wake up on November 7th wishing you had done more. I’m not being dramatic — EVERYTHING is at stake. So don’t just vote this year, volunteer! Sign up at thelastweekend.org.

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bette Midler’s in love with ‘Hocus Pocus’ all over again

Los Angeles Times
Bette Midler’s in love with ‘Hocus Pocus’ all over again
By CHRISTIE D’ZURILLA
Oct. 31, 2018

Bette Midler's in love with 'Hocus Pocus' all over again

Bette Midler gave herself an early Halloween treat this year: She rewatched “Hocus Pocus,” the kid-oriented dark comedy and cult classic that just turned 25 and starred the Divine Miss M as the leader of a trio of witches.

“The first time I watched it I was only watching myself. But this time I saw everybody,” she told People on Monday night at her annual Hulaween party in New York City, where the theme was “Hulaween in the Cosmos.” 

“And I tell ya, those girls in the back — they were going full blast! They were giving me a run for my money. The kids were great, everybody was great! Read More

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Beastie Boys Audio Book to Be Narrated by Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Snoop Dogg, And Many More

Variety
Beastie Boys Audio Book to Be Narrated by Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Snoop Dogg, And Many More
By JEM ASWAD
October 26, 2018

Beastie Boys Audio Book to Be Narrated by Bette Midler, Ben Stiller, Snoop Dogg, And Many More
The Beastie Boys 

Mister D: I was really surprised at how eclectic the star fans were with this group. I waited such a long time for something like this to happen The Beasties were great and I hope this is contnuous.

The “Beastie Boys Book,” a sprawling and detailed 600-page history of the group that comes out on Oct. 30, has an impressive and characteristically diverse roster of guest narrators for its audio edition: Snoop Dogg, Elvis Costello, Steve Buscemi, Rachel Maddow, Jon Stewart, Will Ferrell, Wanda Sykes, Public Enemy’s Chuck D, Chloë Sevigny, Ben Stiller, Rev Run, New York 1 anchor Pat Kiernan, Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker, Kim Gordon, Spike Jonze, original Beasties drummer Kate Schellenbach and many more, including the group’s two surviving members, Mike Diamond and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz. Cofounder Adam “MCA” Yauch died from cancer in 2012.

The pair will embark on an unusual book tour — with readings, Q&A sessions, an exhibit and a live score by Mix Master Mike — next week.


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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Video: 3xSTELLA – a videographic comparison of the final scenes of three cinematic adaptations of Olive Higgins Prouty’s 1922 novel STELLA DALLAS

3xSTELLA from Catherine Grant on Vimeo.

The above video is the latest part of my ongoing sensuous-methological research on the STELLA DALLAS adaptations and their relationship to the forms and effects of the maternal melodrama. You can read about the first installment in this project in “The Marriages of Laurel Dallas: Or, The Maternal Melodrama of the Unknown Feminist Film Spectator”, MEDIASCAPE, Fall 2014.

Online at: tft.ucla.edu/mediascape/Fall2014_MarriagesMelodrama.html (this essay has been translated into Spanish by Cristina Álvarez López and published here, also: cinentransit.com/las-bodas-de-laurel-dallas/) Read More

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Video: How To Draw Caricatures | Bette Midler

This might be fun for all of us to try – Mister D

Face Off: How to Draw Amazing Caricatures & Comic Portraits: by Harry Hamernik (Author) Read More

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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Audio: Only in Miami (Chris’ Biscayne Mix) – Bette Midler

“Only In Miami”
By MAX GRONENTHAL 

Walking along the beach last night
who do you think I spy?
A girl with ebony fire eyes.
Soft and low do she cry.
Now what could be such a source of pain?
I so boldly inquire.
Pointing finger Havana way,
these three words which transpire:

She told me that only in Miami
is Cuba so far away.
Only in Miami.
My story, she goes this way.
Fish may fly through the purple keys,
golden birds take to air.
I am bound to the earth, it seems.
My life can be so unfair.
Only in Miami
is Cuba so far away.
Only in Miami
is Cuba so far away. Read More

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Peek Inside the Homes of Bette Midler, Martha Stewart, and John Mellencamp

Bloombergs
Peek Inside the Homes of Bette Midler, Martha Stewart, and John Mellencamp

By James Tarmy
September 6, 2018

Peek Inside the Homes of Bette Midler, Martha Stewart, and John Mellencamp

Flip through virtually any design magazine today, and you’ll get an “inside look” into a celebrity’s newly completed home. There will be furniture that seems to have never been sat on, kitchens devoid of cookware let alone food, and bedrooms that appear to be designed for a house museum devoted to Generic Good Taste.

The photographer William Abranowicz has certainly captured his fair share of these interiors in his 40-year-long career; he’s done work +for Architectural DigestElle Decor, and dozens of other glossies. But he’s also managed to stumble across some genuinely striking homes (which often still belong to celebrities) that manage to express something warmly personal about their owners. Read More

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Video: September – Bette Midler (Kiss My Brass 2004) – For September 11:

Mister D: My FB friend, Robin Lerner, and two of her friends wrote this beautiful song for Bette to sing in her Kiss My Brass Tour. I loved it and thought it should be her next single. If I’m not mistaken, it really was scheduled to be. But, surprisingly, the song got a mixed reaction in concert. I just couldn’t believe I was hearing some hisses and boos. I guess we were all supposed to believe 9-11 happened in a vacuum where another country just hated us because of our freedom. This song asks we do a little self-reflection, ask questions as to why, could there be another reason, for instance, all our interventions in the name of democracy? Well, when I heard the song those were some of the ideas I had. So sorry that this song got lost in the controversial fire Read More

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Photo: “Hello, Task Force Gala!!” This limited edition BETTE MIDLER print by Ken Fallin is one of the fabulous artworks in our Silent Auction, available October 6th at the Fontainebleau!

Bette Midler Illustration: Ken Fallin
Bette Midler Illustration: Ken Fallin

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