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Bette Moment In ‘The To Do List’

EW ‘The To Do List‘: Laugh, reminisce, and even get a little misty by Mandi Bierly…

BetteBack May 10, 1981: Bette To Star In Jinxed

Syracuse Herald American May 10, 1981 HOLLYWOOD ~ — Bette Midler, Ken Wahl and Rip Torn…

BetteBack January 13, 1981: Bette Midler Nominated For Golden Globe ~ Divine Madness

Annapolis Capital January 13, 1981 HOLLYWOOD (AP) – “Ordinary People” scored top honors Monday in the…

Dennis Farina: From ‘Crime Story’ to ‘New Girl,’ his 10 greatest roles

Zap2It Dennis Farina: From ‘Crime Story‘ to ‘New Girl,’ his 10 greatest roles July 22, 2013…

BetteBack December 6, 1980: Midler shining light in dreary movie week

Lethbridge Herald December 6, 1980 This must have been the dreariest movie week of Ihe year,…

Documentary: “Casting By” DEBUTS AUG. 5, EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO

CASTING BY, SHINING THE SPOTLIGHT ON THE CASTING DIRECTOR, FILMMAKING’S UNSUNG HERO, DEBUTS AUG. 5, EXCLUSIVELY…

Happy 20th Anniversary Hocus Pocus!!!

Happy 20th anniversary Hocus Pocus. Chad O’Connell made this wax figure of Bette for the occasion.

The 20th Anniversary Of “Hocus Pocus”

Huffington Post ‘Hocus Pocus‘ Anniversary: 20 Years Later, 10 Things The Halloween Classic Gave Us The…

BetteBack October 4, 1980: Miss M strutting her stuff

Winnipeg Free Press October 4, 1980 TORONTO —Few performers can command the attention of a roomful…

Documentary: Continental

Edge Continental by Steve Weinstein EDGE Contributor Monday Jul 8, 2013 From 1968 to 1974, the…

Box Office: Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain And Other Concert Films

IndieWire Kevin Hart’s ‘Let Me Explain’ Shakes Up Concert Movie Box Office History On A List…

Is Disney’s HeyDay Over?

Showbiz411 “Lone Ranger” Financial Disaster: Will Disney Heads Roll Again? July 7, 2013 “The Lone Ranger”…

BetteBack September 27, 1980: Bette Midler On Film: ‘Divine’ Entertainment

Santa Ana Orange County Register September 27, 1980 “Divine Madness” is divine entertainment — an energetic…

BetteBack September 16, 1980: Divine Madness Closes Festival

Winnipeg Free Press September 16, 1980 Midler movie ends festival By Irish Worron TORONTO (CP) —…

Review: Twenty Feet From Stardom

Arizona Star Back-up singers master art of standing out, blending in BACK-UP SINGERS TAKE SPOTLIGHT IN…

BetteBack August 25, 1980: Bette Midler’s ‘Polish Nightingale’ Postponed

Pacific Stars And Stripes August 25, 1980 And it’s back to the drawing boards for “The…

The Decline Of The Female Buddy Comedy

Vulture There Are Even Fewer Female Buddy Comedies Than You Thought By Kyle Buchanan June 29,…

13 Actresses Better Suited To Play ‘Miss Hannigan’ In “Annie” Besides Cameron Diaz

Death And Taxes 13 actresses who would be a better Miss Hannigan than Cameron Diaz By…

Female Buddy Movies: And Bette Is The Queen

Miami Herald Buddy movies: Is it time for women to get their share? Published: June 25,…

Our critics recommend..

Philly.com By Steven Rea June 23, 2013 Our critics recommend… The Heat A mismatched buddy cop…

The Heat: Could This Be The Best Buddy Movie Since Outrageous Fortune?

Newsday ‘The Heat’: Can Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock make it funny? Originally published: June 18,…

BetteBack August 5, 1980: Divine Madness To Premiere In Toronto

Salina Journal August 5, 1980 Bette Midler will attend the premiere of her latest film, “Bette…

HBO’s Summer Documentary Series: True Life Tales

RoadRunner HBO’s Summer Documentary Series: True Life Tales Published – Jun 12 2013 02:06AM EST Samantha…

“Casting By” Premieres: Aug. 5 on HBO

“Casting By” Premieres: Aug. 5 on HBO Why It’s Worth Watching: Casting directors rarely get the…

Billy Crystal talks about getting old, working with Bette Midler and the pressure of Twitter

Metro Billy Crystal: Bette Milder and I are like a pair of old shoes Wednesday 5…

BetteBack May 3, 1980: Bette To Be Considered For WWII Movie

Winnipeg Free Press May 3, 1980 Waiting for the Parade, the highlysuccessful play by Calgary playwright…

BetteBack April 6, 1980: The Rose Hits London With A Bang!

Kingston Gleaner April 6, 1980 Every so often, along comes a flamboyant performance bY an actor…

BetteBack March 31, 1980: Actors Weigh In On Their Nominations

Madison Capital Times March 31, 1980 Oscar Nominees apparently divide along sexual lines in their regard…

BetteBack March 27, 1980: “The Rose”: a powerful personification

Marshall Evening Chronicle March 27, 1980 During the turbulant social upheaval of the late 1960’s American…

BetteBack March 26, 1980: Is There A Rivalry Between Bette Midler And Sally Field?

Salina Journal March 26, 1980 Q: Isn’t there rivalry developing between Bette Midler and Sally Field…

BetteBack March 7, 1980: Handicapping the Oscars ~ Bette Odds On Favorite To Win

Frederick News Post March 7, 1980 By MICHAEL L SPAUR News-Post Staff There’s the Golden Globe…

BetteBack March 5, 1980: Divine Madness Has Been Filmed

European Stars And Stripes March 5, 1980 Divine Madness, the Bette Midler one-woman show that set…

BetteBack February 27, 1980: “The Rose” is a knockout

Roswell Daily Record February 27, 1980 Once upon a time there was a beautiful, cheerleading, contest…

BetteBack February 25, 1980: Bette Midler Nominated For Oscar (The Rose)

News February 25, 1980 HOLLYWOOD (AP) – “All That Jazz.” Bob Fosse‘s controversial musical version of…

BetteBack February 22, 1980: Bette Midler going crazy for the camera

Pacific Stars And Stripes February 22, 1980 PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — The concert was 40 minutes…

BetteBack Thursday, February 21, 1980: Bronchtis Bette

Omaha World Herald Thursday, February 21, 1980

BetteBack Thursday, February 7, 1980: Bette Mider Fires Harlettes For Divine Madness

Trenton Evening Times Thursday, February 7, 1980

BetteBack February 3, 1980: Bette Left ‘The Rose’ Tired And Exhausted

Santa Ana Orange County Register Evening February 3, 1980 HOLLYWOOD — Bette Midler‘s eye shadow was…

BetteBack February 1, 1980: Bette Midler’s Vegas Odds For Best Actress Oscar

Brandon Sun February 1, 1980 Some odds and ends from the world of entertainment. In Las…

BetteBack January 28, 1980: Bette Midler Picks Up Two Golden Globes

Santa Fe New Mexican January 28, 1980 HOLLYWOOD (AP) — “Kramer vs. Kramer,” adding to its…

BetteBack January 19, 1980: Exciting field of Oscar candidates

Winnipeg Free Press January 19, 1980 HOLLYWOOD — The only point to the otherwise forlorn exercise…

‘Parental Guidance’ tops movie-on-demand chart

UPI ‘Parental Guidance‘ tops movie-on-demand chart April 23, 2013 PORTLAND, Ore., April 23 (UPI) — The…

BetteBack January 16, 1980: Success Blooms for Bette Midler as “The Rose’ Heads Her Toward Oscar

Altoona Mirror January 16, 1980 If there is anything that’s certain in this life, besides death,…

BetteBack January 16, 1980: “The Rose” isn’t a movie for people who don’t like bad language or good rock.

Cedar Rapids Gazette Weekly News Magazine January 16, 1980 It may not be true that inside…

Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Still Enchanted by Bette Midler’s Role in Hocus Pocus

Broadway.com Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Still Enchanted by Bette Midler’s Role in Hocus Pocus By…

Video: Bette Midler – When a Man loves a Woman

Bette Midler – When a Man loves a Woman (Live) by goldrausch

BetteBack January 13, 1980: Bette’s Footwear Preference

Kokomo Tribune January 13, 1980 FOR BETTE MIDLER, star of The Rose Is It true that…

BetteBack January 12, 1980: Bette Midler Sure To Be Nominated For An Oscar

Lethbridge Herald January 12, 1980 HOLLYWOOD – If there is anything that’s for certain in this…

BetteBack January 10, 1980: Bette Midler Nominated For Golden Globes

Annapolis Capital January 10, 1980 HOLLYWOOD (AP) – “Kramer vs. Kramer,” an emotional drama of the…

BetteBack January 9, 1980: Bette’s hoping for a rosy future

Winnipeg Free Press January 9, 1980 Singer-turned-actress Bette Midler hasn’t changed much since her tremendous success…

BetteBack January 3, 1980: Predicting The Oscar Nominations

Pacific Stars And Stripes January 3, 1980 Insiders report that studios are earmarking record amounts for…

Weekend Poll: What Is Your Favorite Bette Midler Role?

Broadway.com Weekend Poll: What Is Your Favorite Bette Midler Role? April 19, 2013 ...  Read More

It’s National Siblings Day ~ The 17 Weirdest Movie Siblings (Thanks Andy!)

Moviefone The 17 Weirdest Movie Siblings April 19, 2012 In honor of National Siblings Day (yes,…

BetteBack December 29, 1979: Midler Wins War With The Film

Annapolis Capital December 29, 1979 “The Rose” isn’t much of a recollection of the ’60s, as…

BetteBack December 21, 1979: Midler, producers deny ‘Rose’ is about Joplin

Santa Fe New Mexican December 21, 1979 The creators of “The Rose” now at the Coronado,…

BetteBack December 16, 1979: Midler on The Rose’: ‘Like what I lived through’

Elyria Chronicle Telegram December 16, 1979 CHICAGO — At first it seemed the casting mistake of…

BetteBack December 16, 1979: ‘The Rose’: Suicidal artists ‘illuminating the shadows’

Elyria Chronicle Telegram December 16, 1979 CHICAGO – Janis Joplin. Marilyn Monroe. James Dean. Charlie Parker.…

BetteBack December 16, 1979: How Did Bette Lose Weight For “The Rose?”

Salina Journal December 16, 1979 Q: How did Bette Midler manage to lose so much weight?…

BetteBack December 6, 1979: Midler afraid The Rose may fall short of success (Interview)

Lethbridge Herald December 6, 1979 NEW YORK (AP) – “To tell you the truth, I’m pretty…

BetteBack December 6, 1979: Is There Rivalry Between Bette And Barbra?

Salina Journal December 6, 1979 Q. Isn’t there a quiet but furious rivalry developing between Bette…

BetteBack December 2, 1979: What Was Bette’s Salary For ‘The Rose?’

Cedar Rapids Gazette December 2, 1979 Q. I would appreciate if you could tell how much…

The Rose: Newspaper Ad

BetteBack November 20, 1979: Opinion Piece Damning ‘The Rose’ And Rock Stars

Blytheville Courier News November 20, 1979 A new movie called “The Rose,” starring Bette Midler, has…

BetteBack December 1, 1979: Screaming Oscar…What’s Next?

Winnipeg Free Press December 1, 1979 Q. — They are already screaming Oscar for Bette Midler‘s…

BetteBack November 25, 1979: Midler Film Most Controversial Of The Year

Pacific Stars And Stripes November 25, 1979 HOLLYWOOD (UPI) — By any measure “The Rose,” a…

BetteBack November 17, 1979: Midler reshaped for Rose (Interview)

Winnipeg Free Press November 17, 1979 NEW YORK-Waking up may be the hardest act of Bette…

BetteBack November 18, 1979: What Was Bette Like To Work With On ‘The Rose’

Wisconsin State Journal November 18, 1979 Dear Stacy: Bette Midler has been receiving excellent reviews for…

BetteBack November 16, 1979: Bette Midler would have to be the flip-side of Barbra Streisand

Paris News November 16, 1979 If the Rolling Stones were considered to be the antithesis of…

BetteBack November 14, 1979: THE ROSE introduces a hurricane named Bette Midler to the screen

Indiana Gazette November 14, 1979 At The Movies By The Associated Press THE ROSE introduces a…

BetteBack November 9, 1979 Movie Review: A Rose Is A Rose Is A … Bette Midler

Santa Ana Orange County Register Evening November 9, 1979 Movie Review: A Rose Is A Rose…

Video: “The Rose” Trailer

BetteBack November 9, 1979: Midler’s acting blooms in ‘Rose’

Daily Herald November 9, 1979 An out-of-state film critic pompously assured me last week that a…

BetteBack November 8, 1979: Bette Midler Takes Her Party In Stride

New York Times Bette Midler Takes Her Party In Stride November 8, 1979

BetteBack November 8, 1979: The Rose is still The Divine Miss M.

Winnipeg Free Press November 8, 1979 She got her start in a gay New York bathhouse,…

BetteBack November 7, 1979: The word is out..Bette’s film debut is something special …

Odessa American November 7, 1979 Already the word is out. Bette Midler’s film debut in “The…

BetteBack November 8, 1979: Joplin Portrayal by Midler Unexpected Surprise

Blytheville Courier News November 8, 1979 NEW YORK – By the time you realize what’s wrong…

BetteBack November 2, 1979: Bette Midler ~ A ferocious little kitten

Daily Herald Bette Midler: a ferocious little kitten November 2, 1979 The press was growing impatient.…

BetteBack October 28, 1979: Bette Midler Is No Joke (Interview)

Wisconsin State Journal October 28, 1979 Flaky singer of raunchy songs breaks out of her stereotype…

BetteBack October 27, 1979: Misspelling On Signage

Garden City Telegram October 27, 1979 SIGN LANGUAGE: Twentieth Century-Fox has just erected an immense, attention-getting…

BetteBack October 23, 1979: The Rose

Lethbridge Herald October 23, 1979 ...  Read More

BetteBack October 17, 1979: Bette Midler Visits Chicago For ‘Rose’ Premiere

Madison Capital Times October 17, 1979 Bette Midler will make a rare personal appearance in Chicago…

BetteBack October 14, 1979: What’s Bette Midler Doing Now?

Salina Journal October 14, 1979 Q: Is it true that Bette Midler is going to be…

Fans Start Grassroots Movement for HOCUS POCUS Broadway Musical (How You Can Help)

Broadway World Fans Start Grassroots Movement for HOCUS POCUS Broadway Musical March 28, 2013 Fans of…

BetteBack October 3, 1979: The Polish Nightingale

Madison Capital Times October 3, 1979 Bette Midler is plugging her new movie, “The Rose.” And…

TV: When good actors go bad

Mister D: I actually like the movie they picked for Bette! San Fransisco Gate TV: When…

BetteBack March 8, 1979: Midler plays drug* riddled Rose

Winnipeg Free Press March 8, 1979 HOLLYWOOD—”I think she’ll paralyse everyone with her performance,” says Mark…

BetteBack February 20, 1979: Liza Loses Out to Bette in Lead

Blytheville Courier News February 20, 1979 It’s going to be Bette Midler as star of Allan…

“Phil Spector” Movie: “…you’ll spend the entire movie wishing Midler had been able to do it.”

Washington Post HBO’s ‘Phil Spector’: A courtroom sketch with too much gray By Hank Stuever Updated:…

Liz Smith: Bette Mider Should Have Won Oscar For “The Rose”

Telegram Liz Smith March 22, 2013 Out in Los Angeles, critics and audiences are raving about…

BetteBack September 21, 1978: The abusive Bette Midler is a Rose

Winnipeg Free Press September 21, 1978 She burst onto the scene after having established herself as…

Helen Mirren: “Bette Midler would have been absolutely brilliant in the role…” (Phil Spector)

Vancouver Sun Phil Spector film ‘an amalgam of fiction, imagination and reality’ Helen Mirren calls HBO…

BetteBack September 17, 1978: Did Bette Midler Make Any Movies Before The Rose?

Salina Journal September 17, 1978 Q: I understand Bette Midler has just made a movie called…

BetteBack August 16, 1978: Paramount Wants Bette Midler To Star In A Remake Of “Gypsy”

Annapolis Capital August 16, 1978 GREAT IDEAS of Western civilization department Paramount is kicking around a…

BetteBack August 4, 1978: Filming A Party Scene For “The Rose”

Lethbridge Herald August 4, 1978 HOLLYWOOD (NBA) – Parties are parties, even parties staged for movies.…

BetteBack July 28, 1978: Bette Riegert?

Register-Republic (Rockford, IL) July 28, 1978

BetteBack July 11, 1978: Bette Midler’s Boyfriend Gets Role In “Animal House”

Register-Republic Bette Midler‘s Boyfriend Gets Role In “Animal House” Tuesday, July 11, 1978

Favorite Location Shoots

New York Times When This Stranger Knocks, It’s Thrilling March 15, 2013 Paul Kostick, a New…

BetteBack June 30, 1978: Bette Midler Goes Full Force On “The Rose”

Lethbridge Herald Bette Midler Goes Full Force On “The Rose” June 30, 1978  

BetteBack June 28, 1978: Bette Midler Throws Concert For “The Rose”

Jacksonville Journal Courier Bette Midler Throws Concert For “The Rose” June 28, 1978 Related articles Audio:…

Phil Spector: TV Review

Mister D: As most of you know Bette Midler was originally to star in this movie…

“Continental” Movie Review

The Hollywood Reporter Continental: SXSW Review March 11, 2013 The director of “Small Town Gay Bar”…

BetteBack May 24, 1978: In The Middle Of “The Rose” Bette Midler Looks For Options

Ukiah Daily Journal In The Middle Of “The Rose” Bette Midler Looks For Options May 24,…

BetteBack May 1, 1978: Bette Midler Films Her First Scene For “The Rose”

Lima News May 1, 1978 Bette Midler did her first scene as a movie star in…

BetteBack April 24, 1978: Bette To Start Filming The Rose This Week

Pulaski Southwest Times April 24, 1978 Bette Midler will play Ihe sort of role the late…

BetteBack April 25, 1978: The Tiny But Larger Than Life Midler

Lima Daily News April 25, 1978 NEW YORK – I followed Bette Midler around at her…

BetteBack May 10, 1978: Bette’s A Hit On The New York Streets

Lima News Bette Midler May 10, 1978 /.

Three Things Needed In The New “Beaches” Musical

New Now Next 3 Things the “Beaches” Musical Needs to Be Awesome March 5, 2013 ●…

Which witch is the best witch in the movies? My Favorite List So Far

Metro UK Oz the Great and Powerful: Which witch is the best witch in the movies?…

Did You Know…And You May Not Care Dept.

Ben Stiller made one of his early acting appearances in the movie, Stella, playing the “bad”…

BetteBack March 29, 1978: Bette Midler To Start Filming “The Rose”

Salina Journal March 29, 1978 Bette Midler and Alan Bates will be in New York next…

Witches Old And New

Monday March 4, 2013 Witching frenzy By KARYN ANNE KRISHMAN ...  Read More

Girl Power Movies For The Eighties

Mister D: I think I would add Outrageous Fortune to this list as well! Tampa Bay…

BetteBack January 16, 1978: Mark Rydell Set To Direct “The Rose”

Santa Ana Orange County Register Rydell To Direct Midler In Movie January 16, 1978 LOS ANGELES…

Les Miserables Was Not The Only Film To Utilize Live Singing…Let’s Squash That Myth Now

The Huffington Post Oscar’s Musical Hypocrisy — Why Awards Show’s Emphasis Is Misplaced Dan Mirvish Director,…

BetteBack December 25, 1977: Bette Loses First Director For “The Rose”

Van Nuys Valley News Liz Smith December 25, 1977 Bette Midler and director Larry “Goodbye Columbus”…

Total Recall: Surprising Oscar Nominations and Snubs

Rotten Tomatoes Total Recall: Surprising Oscar Nominations and Snubs Feb 21, 2013 1986 Oh Academy, where…

Videos: Mark Rydell And Frederic Forrest On Bette Midler (Thanks Stephen!)

BetteBack October 9, 1977: 20th Century Offers Bette ‘Janis Joplin’ Type Role

Gazette Mail October 9, 1977 Q. Is Bette Midler going to play the life of that…

BetteBack September 1, 1977: Bette Midler Turns Down ‘Seesaw’ Movie Musical

Grand Prairie Daily News September 1, 1977 A SAFE BETTE: The news that Bette Midler has…

BetteBack July 14, 1977: Bette Midler Terminates Columbia Pictures Contract

Lima News July 14, 1977 After a year of getting nowhere, Columbia Pictures and Bette Midler…

BetteBack July 8, 1977:Bette Signs To Do Movie, ‘Two For the Seesaw’

Blytheville Courier News July 8, 1977 A SAFe BETTE: The news that Bette Midler has been…

‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’ Gets Late Summer Release

RADiUS-TWC Takes Twenty Feet From Stardom Source: RADiUS-TWC January 18, 2013 RADiUS-TWC has today announced that…

Sundance Review: ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’

HitFix Review: Spectacular ‘Twenty Feet From Stardom’ showcases music’s unheralded voices A superb doc that not…

New Life For ‘First Wives Club’ Sequel?

Telegram Liz Smith January 18, 2013 Rumorville: That Paul Rudnick is working on a sequel to…

Bette Tweets: Jenifer Lawrence And Meryl Streep

Bette Midler ‏@BetteMidler Jennifer Lawrence taking heat for quoting from #FirstWivesClub when she won her well…