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Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Ticket Information For The Billy Crystal Roast Into The Friar’s Club – Bette Will Be A Roaster!

Bette Midler To Attend The Billy Crystal Roast

Friars Club presents

Entertainment Icon Award honoring

BILLY CRYSTAL

November 12, 2018

6:00pm

Zigfeld Ballroom, NYC

Scheduled to attend:

Academy Award Winner ROBERT DENIRO

MEG RYAN

Golden Globe Winner BETTE MIDLER

ROB REINER

JIMMY FALLON

JOSH GAD

BOB COSTAS

& More…

Funnyman Billy Crystal will be honored with the Friars’ Club Entertainment Icon Award on Nov. 12. The “Mr. Saturday Night” star is the eighth person in the club’s 114-year history to receive the tribute.Crystal joins club members Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise and Tony Bennett as Entertainment Icon Award winners. Read More

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Video: Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash | Freeform Full Show 2018 & Ratings Info

Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash


Attracting 1.67 million Total Viewers in the Live + 3 Day ratings, Freeform’s “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Halloween Bash” (Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, 8:15-10:15 p.m. EDT/PDT) stood as the most-watched telecast so far of the network’s “31 Nights of Halloween” programming event. The two-hour special also ranked as the annual event’s strongest telecast so far this year among Adults 18-49 (751,000/0.58 rating). Leading into the Bash at 6:05 p.m., a “Pop’n Knowledge” edition of “Hocus Pocus” drew 1.32 million viewers. Read More

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Billy Crystal to be eighth ever honoree with the Friars Club’s Entertainment Icon Award – Bette Midler Will Roast

Daily News
Billy Crystal to be eighth ever honoree with the Friars Club’s Entertainment Icon Award – Bette Midler Will Roast
By BRIAN NIEMIETZ

Billy Crystal to be eighth ever honoree with the Friars Club

The Friar’s Club Roasters:  Bette Midler, Marc Shaiman, Robert DeNiro, Meg Ryan, and more…


He’s marvelous.

Funnyman Billy Crystal will be honored with the Friars’ Club Entertainment Icon Award on Nov. 12. The “Mr. Saturday Night” star is the eighth person in the club’s 114-year history to receive the tribute.

Crystal joins club members Douglas Fairbanks, Cary Grant, Frank Sinatra, Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro, Tom Cruise, and Tony Bennett as Entertainment Icon Award winners.

Friars Club executive director Michael Gyure looks forward to hosting Crystal at the sure to be a star-studded presentation ceremony at the Ziegfeld Ballroom. Read More

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Bette Midler is radiant in red at the Golden Heart Awards Last Night – Video And Photos

Daily Mail
Golden Heart Awards: Bette Midler is radiant in red
By DAILYMAIL.COM REPORTER
PUBLISHED: 22:26 EDT, 16 October 2018 | UPDATED: 01:20 EDT, 17 October 2018

 

Mister D: And this my friends is how to handle a fucked up, too sensitive, and over-judgemental society. Especially when your intent was good, but nobody cared, It’s fun to attack people because you think that it puts you on the morally superior high ground. But the really intelligent people understand that you’ve more than likely been misjudged yourself at some point. What lesson are you going to bring to the table?

The Hocus Pocus actress matched her hair to the garment, sporting red bangs for the evening.

Bette Midler is radiant in red at the Golden Heart Awards… after her ‘women are the N-word of the world’ controversy. Read More

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Bette Midler Takes In Punk Icon Patti Smith’s New Show For Her New Audible Book (This should dispell rumors that they disliked one another)

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Bette Midler Takes In Punk Icon Patti Smith’s New Show For Her New Audible Book
September 23, 2018


Just got back from Patti Smith at the Minetta Lane Theater, doing a new show for her new Audible book. She is so brilliant. What prose, what poetry and what a life!! I am in awe. – Bette Midler

Audible Presents ‘Patti Smith: Words and Music’, New York
23 September:  Those In Attendance Were –

  • Alexander Skarsgard\
  • Bette Midler
  • Calvin Klein
  • Ezra Miller
  • Lenny Kaye
  • Patti Smith
  • George Stroumboulopoulos

Patti Smith takes the stage at the Minetta Lane Theatre for the second of her ‘Patti Smith: Words and Music’ performances on Sept. 23., 2018.

“There are two ways to look at this: It’s a disaster — or it’s magical.” Read More

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Early Bidding Now Open For Walk-On Roles, VIP Tickets, and More At The Broadway Flea Market (Including Bette Midler Stuff)

Broadway World
Early Bidding Now Open For Walk-On Roles, VIP Tickets, and More At The Broadway Flea Market (Including Bette Midler Stuff)
by BWW News Desk Sep. 13, 2018

Early Bidding Now Open For Walk-On Roles, VIP Tickets, and More At The Broadway Flea Market (Including Bette Midler Stuff)?

Jump start your ultimate theatrical treasure hunt as early bidding opens today on dozens of auction items you can’t get anywhere except at the 32nd Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction.

Broadway fans can bid on exclusive memorabilia, unforgettable onstage and backstage opportunities and more at broadwaycares.org.

Then on Sunday, September 30, the thrill of the auction continues in person when Shubert Alley is filled with theatre fans bidding on the items at the Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction’s silent and live auctions. Even more Broadway treasures are in store along West 44th and West 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue, where you can discover tables full of items from your favorite shows and theatrical organizations. Read More

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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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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Video: Rolling Stone Magazine’s 10th Anniversary Special (1977) Complete

AVClub
1977’s Rolling Stone…The 10th Anniversary was an unmitigated disaster
Annie Zaleski
5/11/16 10:45am

Bette Midler, Rolling Stone Magazine:, Anniversary

A week before Rolling Stone…The 10th Anniversary appeared on CBS, a blurb in The Times-News touted that “a galaxy of celebrities will present a lively exploration of the world of rock music” in a special that “reflects the attitudes and culture associated with rock and its audiences. Comedy skits, musical performances, interviews, and animation provide an entertaining retrospective look at the phenomenal influence of this music.” The reality of the anniversary special, which aired on November 25, 1977, and had a budget of $1 million, was far, far different. Read More

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Ol´ Red Hair Is Back (1977) – Complete

Bette Midler, Ol Red Hair

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Friday, November 6, 2015

BetteBack September 17, 1991: Midler Gives Whopping Award Acceptance Speech Along With Great Performances At APLA Benefit

Los Angeles Times
POP MUSIC REVIEW : A Rage to Live : Benefit: Bette Midler and friends lead a Hollywood charge against AIDS at a fund-raiser at Universal Amphitheatre.
September 17, 1991|CHRIS WILLMAN | SPECIAL TO THE TIMES

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LOS ANGELES — The star-studded “Commitment to Life V” benefit Sunday at the Universal Amphitheatre didn’t unveil any new pop anthems for the AIDS era. The leitmotif of the evening’s musical entertainment, though, was nonetheless related to the crisis–the recurring element being old, quasi-inspirational standards or show tunes that, in context, were made to seem positively prescient. Read More

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