Category Archives: Press Release

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Bette Midler, Along With A Host Of Others, Will Chair Elton John’s Annual New York Fall Gala


Elton John AIDS Foundation
Elton John AIDS Foundation to Honor Darren Walker, Patricia Hearst, and Joe McMillan at its 2018 New York Fall Gala
PR Newswire
September 12, 2018

Bette Midler, Along With A Host Of Others, Will Chair Elton John's Annual New York Fall Gala
Bette Midler & Elton John

SOURCE Elton John AIDS Foundation

Featuring a Special Performance by 9-time Grammy Award Winning Singer, Songwriter Sheryl Crow

Journalist and CBS This Morning Co-Anchor Gayle King Will Host the Event

NEW YORK, Sept. 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — On Monday, November 5, 2018, the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF) will host its annual New York Fall Gala at Cipriani 42ndStreet in New York City.  At this year’s gala, EJAF Founder Sir Elton John and Chairman David Furnish will honor Ford Foundation President Darren Walker, philanthropist Patricia Hearst, and long-time advocate Joe McMillan, CEO and Chairman of DDG, with EJAF’s Enduring Vision Award.  Nine-time Grammy Award Winning singer, songwriter Sheryl Crow will be the special musical guest, and Bryan Stevenson, Founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) and the new National Memorial for Peace and Justice in Montgomery, Alabama, will be the featured speaker. CBS This Morning co-anchor and journalist Gayle King will host the event.    Read More

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Personal Managers Hall of Fame Names 2018 Inductee – Aaron Russo Finally Gets Inducted

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Personal Managers Hall of Fame Names 2018 Inductee
March 05, 2018 10:11am

Bette Midler and Aaron Russo during 28th Annual Tony Awards – After Party at Sardi’s Restaurant in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)

Eight entertainment, music and talent mangers will be inducted and join the elite roster of 30 other legendary personal managers.

(PRWEB) March 05, 2018

Eight show business managers, who guided the careers of Jackie Collins, Janis Joplin, Liberace, John Mellencamp, Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt, The Ramones and other celebrities, have been named as 2018 inductees to the Personal Managers Hall of Fame.

Sponsored by the National Conference of Personal Managers (NCOPM), the 2018 Induction Ceremony will take place on Thursday, May 10, 2018, at Downtown Grand Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Read More

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Thursday, June 4, 2015

New York Restoration Project Invites Peter E. Raymond to Join Chairman’s Council

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New York, NY (PRWEB) June 04, 2015

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) has named Peter E Raymond to its Chairman’s Council. Raymond, a serial entrepreneur and inventor, joins twenty-two other members including Yoko Ono Lennon, Tim Gunn and Chairman, Joshua Sirefman.

Since the organization’s founding by Bette Midler in 1995, NYRP has dedicated its resources to make a great impact on underserved communities throughout New York City. Through park cleanups, the MillionTreesNYC initiative with NYC Parks, and garden restorations, NYRP is greening the five boroughs. Read More

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

Videos: Celebrity PSA’s Against Crack Cocaine: Bette Midler, Pee Wee Herman, And Clint Eastwood

The Huffington Post
Clint Eastwood‘s Crack Cocaine PSA: Watch The Actor’s Stern Warning & 30 Other Celebrity Spots (VIDEOS)
08/24/2012 5:36 pm

Clint Eastwood has been dipping in and out of the news lately, most recently for giving Mitt Romney a firm endorsement. The plug came at an Aug. 3 fundraiser, where Eastwood joked that Romney was always “too handsome to be governor, but he does look like he could be president.”

Romney was obviously quite pleased. “What a guy,” the former Massachusetts governor said. Read More

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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Swindler Cove Makes Audubon’s 7 Scenic Nature Destinations For Summer And Fall

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Audubon Shares Seven Scenic Nature Destinations For Last-minute Summer And Fall Travel
Explore Wildlife, Natural Habitats, Hiking Trails and Conservation Efforts
August 14, 2012

NEW YORK, Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — As travelers contemplate last-minute summer trips and Labor Day plans, Audubon invites Americans to exit the highway and discover beautiful nature destinations with its list of seven scenic stops. Spanning cities across the country, the travel ideas feature a lush array of bird, animal and plant life plus a diverse look at some of the nation’s natural habitats. The “Exit the Highway” initiative is part of a $20 million TogetherGreen project with Toyota to fund conservation and spur interest in taking care of the environment. Read More

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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

American Airlines: Customers are Invited to a Special Performance from the Cast of Broadway’s Smash Musical Hit, Priscilla, on June 21

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Customers are Invited to a Special Performance from the Cast of Broadway’s Smash Musical Hit, Priscilla, on June 21

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NEW YORK, June 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — American Airlines and Broadway will join forces on Thursday, June 21, to celebrate LGBT Pride at Terminal 8 at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) with special performances from Bette Midler‘s outrageous Broadway musical, Priscilla.

The cast of Priscilla will perform a selection of hits inside the secure area at Terminal 8, delighting customers with music from the show.  American Airlines will host two free performances at its JFK terminal at 3 p.m. and 3:45 p.m. Priscilla stars Jacqueline B. Arnold, Anastacia McCleskey, Ellyn Marie Marsh and Bryan West, who will perform ‘Like a Prayer,’ ‘Diva Medley,’ and ‘We Belong.’ Read More

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hocus Pocus Press Kit

“Hocus Pocus”

Production Information

In the tradition of Disney live-action comedy classics, three 17th century witches (BETTE MIDLER, SARAH JESSICA PARKER, KATHY NAJIMY) are in for a devil of a time when their restless spirits are accidentally conjured up on Halloween Night, in present-day Salem, Massachusetts. Banished 300 years ago for practicing their sorcery, this trio of triple-threat demons vowed to one day reappear — and now they’re back – weaving an outrageous web of comedy and chaos.
Hungry to pick up where they left off, this tricky trio must surmount still one more hurdle in order to guarantee their immortality. However, the things they need are the same things that stand in their way: Young Max Dennison (OMRI KATZ) , his little sister Dani (THORA BIRCH) , and the beautiful Allison (VINESSA SHAW) , three kids with the power to make or break the witch’s spell.
In the meantime, with eye of newt, toe of frog, wool of bat, and tongue of dog (and a talking cat named Binx) , this newly materialized ménage are brewing the perfect recipe for fun and excitement as they plot to bring the whole town of Salem under their dubious spell, in Walt Disney Pictures’ new live-action comedy/adventure “Hocus Pocus.”
A Walt Disney Pictures presentation, “Hocus Pocus” is directed by Kenny Ortega from a screenplay by Mick Garris and Neil Cuthbert and a story by David Kirschner and Mick Garris. The producers are David Kirschner and Steven Haft. The co-producer is Bonnie Bruckheimer. Ralph Winter serves as the executive producer and Mick Garris the co-executive producer. Buena Vista Pictures distributes. Read More

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Video: Bette Interviewed At 1992 Golden Globe Awards About For The Boys Failure

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bette Midler Honorary Chairman For The Israel Film Festival

26th Israel Film Festival Honors David Nevins, Howard Gordon & Alex Gansa With Achievement in Television Award for “Homeland”

Nevins, Gordon and Gansa will join previously-announced Jonah Hill, who will receive the IFF Achievement in Film Award.

[via press release from Showtime]
26th ISRAEL FILM FESTIVAL HONORS DAVID NEVINS, HOWARD GORDON & ALEX GANSA WITH ACHIEVEMENT IN TELEVISION AWARD FOR “HOMELAND” – THE ISRAEL-ORIGINATED HIT SERIES FROM SHOWTIME

Celebrating the Best of Israeli Cinema, Thirty Films to Screen in Los Angeles March 15-29 Read More

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Saturday, December 3, 2011

Bette Midler and Martin von Haselberg To Attend C-CAP’s Annual Benefit in the Big Apple (Thanks Wendy!)

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C-CAP’s Annual Benefit in the Big Apple
Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Mark your calendar for Thursday, February 16, 2012, for the best foodie event in the Big Apple: C-CAP’s Annual Benefit!

This year we are delighted to be honoring Michael McCarty, Proprietor of Michael’s New York and Michael’s Santa Monica, for his extraordinary achievements and contributions to the culinary industry, his long-time dedication to C-CAP, and his commitment to nurturing the next generation of chefs. (Indeed, some of the country’s finest chefs began their careers at Michael’s, including Jonathan Waxman, Mark Peel, Nancy Silverton, and Sang Yoon.) Michael has been a visionary in the culinary industry, and his groundbreaking initiatives helped establish California Cuisine as a movement that transformed cooking in the United States. Along with Alice Waters, Michael pioneered the organic, sustainable, seasonal, local, ingredient-driven farm-to-table explosion of New American regional food that has now become the gold standard for great American dining. Check out the great story on Michael in the recent issue of Mariani’s Virtual Gourmet. Read More

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