Category Archives: Jinxed

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Bette Midler’s 15 greatest film performances, ranked worst to best

Golden Derby
Bette Midler’s 15 greatest film performances, ranked worst to best
By Robert Pius, Chris Beachum
December 1, 2018

Bette Midler at the Tony's

Mister D: Well, as long as they had the correct #1 I knew I would be a happy gay cis-gender – white privileged man (is that correct for me? I can’t keep up) My pronouns are: “Just call me any old thing” because frankly, I won’t get offended (not after all the verbally abusive men I have personally slept with. But ya’ll ain’t interested in that! I loved what they said about this Number One performance because it’s true. I would have ranked some higher, and some lower, but that’s just my opinion. I would have found some way to get “And Then She Found Me” and her wonderful cameo of Doris in “Get Shorty” in there. I won’t tell you which ones I’d pull out. Anyway, this was fun. I enjoyed it. Oh, and thank the Lord, Divine Madness made the list. You never see concert movies much on these, and truthfully, I’d probably put it higher. Read More

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Photo: Bette Midler – Jinxed – Escalator

Photo: Bette Midler - Jinxed - Escalator
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Monday, October 15, 2018

Bette Midler – No Jinx (Jinxed!) (1982) – Video

Bette Midler in Jinxed?

Bette Midler in Jinxed

The film is based on the 1980 novel The Edge by Frank D. Gilroy. He sold the film rights to the Ladd Company at Warner Bros. intending to direct; Ladd then sold the project to Herb Jaffe at United Artists for $300,000 and Jaffe hired David Newman to rewrite it. A UA production executive suggested Bette Midler for the lead and she asked for Don Siegel to direct. The script was rewritten by Jerry Blatt, Carol Rydall, Midler and Siegel. During development, it was also known as The Jackpot and Hot Streak. Gilroy had his name removed from the film and was credited as “Burt Blessing”. Read More

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Video: Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty: Bette Midler – Papa Loves Mambo from Jinxed.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Rare Pic of Bette Midler on the set of JINXED with her Mean, Old Director, Don Siegal

Rare Pic of Bette Midler on the set of JINXED with her Mean, Old Director, Don Siegal

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Bette Midler On Jinxed: “I wanted to make the best movie I could.

Bette Midler On Jinxed: “I wanted to make the best movie I could. It’s hard to be dignified when one is covered in mud, but I’ve done the best I could.” (Boca Raton, March 13, 1983) – Bette Midler

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Sunday, August 7, 2016

BetteBack October 27, 1996: Jinxed Ken Wahl Update

Cedar Rapids Gazette
October 27, 1996

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Q: I heard that Ken Wahl was arrested for drunk driving. Is it true he began drinking to relieve pain after a motorcycle accident? Is that what caused his career to go downhill after his “Wiseguy” TV series? —S.K., San Antonio, Tex.

A: When Ken Wahl, 39, was arrested last December for playing loud music at his home in Malibu, Calif., the police checked their computers and discovered an outstanding warrant against him for driving under the influence of alcohol. Wahl could not immediately post the $5000 bail and spent the weekend in jail. He pleaded “no contest,” was given probation and was required to join an alcohol-recovery program. In an April interview, however, the moody actor said he still drank vodka to relieve the chronic neck pain he
has suffered since a 1992 motorcycle accident. Wahl came out of retirement last spring to make a “Wiseguy” TV movie. He now has a new agent and has begun to look at scripts again.

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Monday, March 14, 2016

BetteBack June 19, 1994: What Happened To Ken Wahl From ‘Jinxed’?

Burlington Times News
June 19, 1994

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Q: What happened to that gorgeous hunk Ken Wahl, who used to play on the series “ Wiseguy ”? Is there any explanation for his disappearance from the celebrity scene?—Tammy Borah, Sacramento, Calif Read More

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Monday, January 11, 2016

“Jinxed” will be released on Blu-ray, March 22, 2016

“Jinxed” will be released on Blu-ray. March 22, 2016 for those of you who are interested! xx

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

BetteBack February 10, 1990: Bette Midler is hot, hot, HOT in the flicks today, BUT…

Winnipeg Free Press
February 10, 1990

Bette and cat

Bette Midler is hot, hot, HOT in the flicks today, but not so at the beginning of the ’80s. Now that several hit movies have given Midler power and prestige, she can finally tell the world about the time her world collapsed after the appropriately titled film, inxed.

“I had a nervous breakdown,” confesses the Divine Miss M. “It’s a horrible thing to lose faith in oneself — a killer. I sat home crying, sleeping, and spent plenty of time getting drunk on Courvoiseur. Finally, I went to a therapist and learned I wasn’t to blame, that my feelings of persecution were incorrect. He told me to get busy.”

Saaaaaaay, there’s, a movie in this somewhere.

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