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Category Archives: Television
Wednesday, January 16, 2019
This video, Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night is something like a telethon with many guests. There is a full Bette Midler segment with a hilarious interview and two songs, Hello In There and Leader Of The Pack. This is an English show, Bette Midler was there starting her World Tour.
Bette Midler was performing at the London Palladium in 1978 in her Trash With Flash tour, and I went to see her the week before she was due on my TV show Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night. All the way through her act she kept falling on the floor and talking to the audience from where she was lying. It was very funny indeed. And boy could she sing.
Saturday, December 1, 2018
Hype TV: The
Hype is an American sketch comedy television series on The WB, which ran for 17 episodes from October 8, 2000, to February 18, 2001.
On February 8, 2001, the series was canceled after one season (oh my, just like Bette’s), although two of its cast members, Frank Caliendo and Daniele Gaither, subsequently joined MADtv, while Gavin Crawford has had success as a television comedian in Canada, including on The Gavin Crawford Show and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.
Friday, November 9, 2018
Sarah Jessica Parker Reacts To ‘Hocus Pocus’ Co-Star Bette Midler Calling Her A ‘Girl In The Back’
By Martin Holmes
November 9, 2018
Sarah Jessica Parker doesn’t mind being one of Bette Midler’s “girls.”
The 53-year-old “Sex and the City” star visited “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” on Thursday night, where she was asked about Bette Midler’s recent comments to ET about their time together on “Hocus Pocus”.
At the time, Midler was gushing about rewatching the Halloween classic 20 years later, telling ET, “I had forgotten how good it was and how good everybody was, I mean, everybody. I mean, I didn’t realize what was going on behind me. Those girls were carrying on something terrible, and the kids were great.”
I’m happy to report that this week’s Murphy Brown offers another half-hour of sweet respite from what’s passing for our shared reality these days — and only partly because current events take a back seat to the storyline. Or, as Murphy puts it after wrapping up another Murphy in the Morning with the news that Jim Dial is going to receive the Lionel P. Humboldt Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Journalism, “Let’s end this broadcast before any breaking news harshes our mellow.”
Monday, November 5, 2018
Video: Murphy Brown – A Lifetime of Achievement (Preview) – With A Little Bette Midler – Thursday, November 8, 2018
The ‘Murphy in the Morning‘ team, Avery and Phyllis join Jim Dial at an eventful lifetime achievement award gala in his honor, hosted by Katie Couric (playing herself) and attended by Murphy’s worst-ever secretary (Bette Midler), who has a surprising new connection to Murphy. Also, Murphy discovers a kindred spirit in Judge Nate Campbell (John Larroquette), another gala attendee, Thursday, Nov. 8 at 9:30/8:30c. Only CBS
Thursday, November 1, 2018
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.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Press Release, Promotional Photos Of Bette Midler On “Murphy Brown”
Posted by Spoiler TV
October 23, 2018
Mister D: I don’t know for sure, but this looks like Bette’s part may be more than a cameo, though what do I know! (Hey! That rhymed!)
THE “MURPHY IN THE MORNING” TEAM, AVERY AND PHYLLIS JOIN JIM DIAL AT AN EVENTFUL LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD GALA IN HIS HONOR, HOSTED BY KATIE COURIC AND ATTENDED BY MURPHY’S WORST-EVER SECRETARY, ON “MURPHY BROWN,” THURSDAY, NOV. 8
Multi-Award-Winning Guest Stars Include Broadway, Film and Television Actress and Singer Bette Midler; Journalist and Best-Selling Author Katie Couric; and Television, Broadway and Film Actor John Larroquette
Monday, October 22, 2018
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimi reflect on Hocus Pocus 25 years later
MAUREEN LEE LENKER
October 21, 2018
Mister D: I don’t know what is wrong with me but for a decade I just lost my voice, stopped being irreverant, and just seemed to go through the motions on everything. I’ll try to hold back on here.
This special was so cheesy, only a mouse could have loved it, Or maybe it was just geared to a younger audience which seems more likely. And no, the performance by those 3 girls was not “Iconic” Cute, yes, but Iconic is reserved and will remain the version by Bette Midler. I wish these hacky writers would leave certain words alone that used to mean something special. No, not every female singer and movie star is a diva, If you’re popular on Instagram, YouTube, and Facebook, you’re not a diva. So quit watering down the words.
Friday, October 19, 2018
Murphy Brown: More On Bette Midler And Her Appearance
by Denise Petski
October 18, 2018
Murphy Brown: Midler was nominated for an Emmy (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series) for her cameo as Caprice, another in a long line 0f Murphy’s doomed secretaries.
Some hefty star power is coming to Murphy Brown. Emmy, Grammy and Tony Award winner Bette Midler (Hello, Dolly!; Beaches; First Wives Club), Golden Globe nominee Brooke Shields (Suddenly Susan, Jane The Virgin, Law & Order SVU), Emmy and Tony winner John Larroquette (Night Court, The Librarians) Emmy-winning news anchor Katie Couric (CBS Evening News, NBC’s Today show) and SAG winner Peter Gallagher (The O.C., Law & Order: Special Victims Unit) are all set to guest star in upcoming Season 1 episodes of the CBS/WBTV comedy starring Candice Bergen.
Thursday, October 18, 2018
Bette Midler Announces She’s Joining the Hocus Pocus Reunion Special
October 18, 2018
Something wicked this way comes — and we couldn’t be more excited!
Almost a month after Freeform first announced its Hocus Pocus 25th anniversary special, original star Bette Midler finally confirmed that she’d be joining in on the fun.
“Wait, wait a minute,” Midler, 72, said in a video posted on Freeform’s YouTube page, while assuming the voice of her Hocus Pocus character Winifred Sanderson.
“What’s a Sanderson sister celebration without Winifred?” she asked with a smile.
The video confirmed that she would be joining fellow stars Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and Thora Birch in the special, which will air Oct. 20 as part of Freeform’s 31 of Nights of Halloween lineup.