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Saturday, February 16, 2019

Bette Midler will sing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” At The Oscars

Variety
Bette Midler will sing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns” At The Oscars
By JON BURLINGAME
FEBRUARY 16, 2019 

Bette Midler will perform “The Place Where Lost Things Go” at the Oscar ceremonies on Feb. 24, Variety has learned.

Midler, a longtime friend of composer-lyricist Marc Shaiman, will sing the song originally performed by Emily Blunt in “Mary Poppins Returns.” The song, by Shaiman and his lyricist partner Scott Wittman, is one of five nominees for best original song.

The Academy teased this on Jan. 31 by tweeting, “SPOILER ALERT: It will be performed by a surprise special guest.”

This was in the aftermath of a Variety report about the original plan, which was to perform only two of the five nominated songs (“Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” and “All the Stars” from “Black Panther”). The backlash resulted in the Academy’s decision to perform all five nominated songs, including the one from “Mary Poppins Returns.” ...  Read More

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‘Wicked’, The Film Adaption, Coming In 2021: See The Rumored Casting

10 Daily
‘Wicked’ Movie Gets 2021 Release Date
By CBS News
Fri 08 Feb 2019

Bette Midler at the Tony Awards 2016

Mister D: Looking around on the internet, these names have come up, too: Annaleigh Ashford, Arianna Grande, Nathan Lane, and my, oh my, Adam Sandler. I have never seen the musical, so I’m not really sure who’s suited to play whichever character. But I know a lot of BetteHeads who love ‘Wicked’ and anything to do with theater. If you want, tell me about all these stars and what role they should play in the comments below

The winds have changed — again — for the long-awaited film version of the smash-hit musical ‘Wicked.’

Universal Pictures revealed on Friday that the film will land in US theatres on December 22, 2021 — two years after its original release date. ...  Read More

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

How to Celebrate Female Friendships on Galentine’s Day

Variety
How to Celebrate Female Friendships on Galentine’s Day
By NATE NICKOLAI and RACHEL YANG
FEBRUARY 13, 2019

Bette Midler and Barbara Hershey in Beaches

Galentine’s Day is here to remind you that romantic relationships come and go, but friends are forever.

Coined by Leslie Knope on NBC’s “Parks and Recreation,” Feb. 13 has become a day for leaving your partners at home and honoring sisterhood over breakfast food. “It’s like Lilith Fair, minus the angst. Plus frittatas,” says our favorite overachiever.

In honor of the recently-spawned holiday, Variety has compiled a list of some of the best female friendship films, including everything from “Thelma & Louise” to “Girls Trip.” Each show or film also passes the Bechdel Test, so in the words of “Golden Girls” star Blanche Devereaux, “I’ve been having a good time, and there wasn’t even a man in the room.” ...  Read More

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Thursday, February 7, 2019

‘Gypsy’ Movie To Be Remade For The Big Screen. Why, Oh Why?

Variety
‘Gypsy’ Movie Revived by ‘Mrs. Maisel’ Creator Amy Sherman-Palladino
By DAVE MCNARY
FEBRUARY 6, 2019

Photo: Bette Midler as Mama Rose in Gypsy

Amy Sherman-Palladino, creator and showrunner of “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” is in talks to direct a remake of “Gypsy.”

New Regency is on board to finance with Joel Silver producing. STX Entertainment had agreed in 2016 to finance Barbra Streisand’s proposed remake of “Gypsy,” but backed out a few months later.

“Gypsy” tells the story of the burlesque legend Gypsy Rose Lee, based on her 1957 memoir about her career and hard-as-nails stage mother. That book served as the inspiration for the highly successful 1959 musical, starring Ethel Merman, with popular songs including “Everything’s Coming up Roses,” “Small World,” “Let Me Entertain You” and “All I Need Is the Girl.” ...  Read More

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Marcia Gay Harden Really Was Hit With A Bat By Diane Keaton In ‘First Wives Club’

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Marcia Gay Harden Really Was Hit With A Bat By Diane Keaton In ‘First Wives Club’
By JAMIE SAMHAN
1 Feb 2019

Bette Midler and Marcia Gay Harden at Arbor Day  Celebration

Marcia Gay Harden revealed that things don’t always go as planned when filming, like the time Diane Keaton hit her with a foam bat in “First Wives Club.”

In an episode of “Couch Surfing,” the “Code Black” actress said the Keaton was “supposed to just kind of fake hit me in the head.”

“She really hit me,” adding, “I don’t think I was supposed to take [the bat] away from her, and I did.”

Harden doesn’t blame Keaton for fully going at her saying she was “in awe” of her. ...  Read More

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Friday, February 1, 2019

‘The Glorias: A Life on the Road’ Has Started Filming In Savannah

WJCL
So far, only one star sighting, and that would be Julianne Moore
By Graham Cawthon
January 31, 2019

The Glorias: Bette Midler and Julianne Moore

WEBVTT MOVIES ARE ALWAYS FILMING IN THE PEACH STATE… AND SOMETIMES THEY BRING SOME VERY BIG NAMES TO OUR AREA. JUST CHECK OUT THIS LATEST CELEBRITY SIGHTING.

JULIANNE MOORE WAS SPOTTED BY SOME BIKERS IN RINCON THIS WEEK! NOT ONLY THAT …BUT SHE POSTED THE PICTURE TO HER INSTAGRAM PAGE! THE STAR IS FILMING

“THE GLORIAS” IN AND AROUND SAVANNAH. SHE CAPTIONED THE POST FROM RINCON … “BEAUTIFUL DAY TODAY … HASHTAG ..SET LIFE.” “THE GLORIAS” ALSO STARS “BETTE MIDLER” – – AND “ALICIA VIKANDER.”

It was several months ago that WJCL reported a movie starring Julianne Moore and Bette Midler was set to start filming in the Savannah area.  ...  Read More

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

Photo: Bette Midler and James Caan in a scene within a scene in For The Boys – 1991

Photo: Bette Midler and James Caan in a scene within a scene in For The Boys - 1991
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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

International Release Dates For The Animated Addams Family Movie

International Release Dates For The Animated Addams Family Movie

CountryRelease Date
Portugal Oct 17, 2019
United StatesOctober 18, 2019
Bulgaria Oct 25, 2019
United Kingdom Oct 25, 2019
Spain Oct 25, 2019
Netherlands Oct 25, 2019

Oh, I forgot! Silly me! Bette Midler will be playing the part of grandma

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A Few Entertaining Films For Down The Road Viewing

NBGA
A Few Entertaining Films For Down The Road Viewing
by Candice Chantalou
January 27, 2019

Bette Midler First Wive's Club Promo

Whether you’re into romantic comedies, dramas, or you’re just looking for something to watch while you’re cooped up inside this winter, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite movies from then and now for your recommendation. You will laugh, you will cry, and maybe you’ll be inspired to check out some more by these filmmakers who certainly should be on your radar if they aren’t already!  

Her


Spike Jonze’s Her is probably the most modern love story to date. Set in a distant yet all familiar future, the film is a beautifully heartbreaking tale of love in the modern age. You will be mesmerized by the glowing orange hues, asking yourself the deepest of existential questions, all while falling for the quirky charm of Joaquin Phoenix’s character, Theodore. ...  Read More

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Monday, January 28, 2019

Video: Sold My Soul To Rock And Roll – The Rose – By Bette Midler

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