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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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Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Press Release, Promotional Photos Of Bette Midler On “Murphy Brown”

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Press Release, Promotional Photos Of Bette Midler On “Murphy Brown”
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October 23, 2018

Press Release, Promotional Photos Of Bette Midler On "Murphy Brown"

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 ...  Read More

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Monday, October 22, 2018

The “Hocus Pocus 25th Anniversary Special” Write-Ups And Videos

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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.
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Friday, October 19, 2018

Murphy Brown: More On Bette Midler And Her Appearance

Deadline
Murphy Brown: More On Bette Midler And Her Appearance
by 
Denise Petski
October 18, 2018

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.

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. ...  Read More

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bette Midler Announces She’s Joining the Hocus Pocus Reunion Special

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Bette Midler Announces She’s Joining the Hocus Pocus Reunion Special
MARIA PASQUINI
October 18, 2018

Bette Midler Announces She’s Joining the Hocus Pocus Reunion Special

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. ...  Read More

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Bette Midler: By Her Friends Documentary To Air In UK, October 20, 2018

Bette Midler: By Her Friends
Saturday October 20, 5:05pm – 6:00pm – Channel 5
Category: Documentary
Original air date: 2018-02-16

Mandatory Credit: Photo by GLOBE/REX/Shutterstock (44167a) BETTE MIDLER VARIOUS - 1973
Photo by GLOBE/REX/Shutterstock (44167a) BETTE MIDLER VARIOUS – 1973

SUMMARY

Celebrity friends and fans, including James Dreyfus, Wayne Sleep, Christopher Biggins, Michelle Visage, and Melissa Manchester, pay homage to the actress and singer. This documentary traces Bette Midler‘s life from her childhood in Hawaii, her residency at a gay New York bathhouse accompanied on piano by a young Barry Manilow, through an astonishing Hollywood career to a recent record-breaking run on Broadway in Hello Dolly. The life of this pint-sized powerhouse is illustrated with a rarely seen archive. ...  Read More

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Video: Bette Midler – Behind The Music – 1999

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Former ‘Sesame Street’ Writer Says He Wrote Bert & Ernie as a Couple, But Show Says They’re Just ‘Best Friends’ But What About “The Sublime Miss M”?

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Former ‘Sesame Street’ Writer Says He Wrote Bert & Ernie as a Couple, But Show Says They’re Just ‘Best Friends’
9/18/2018
By Stephen Daw

The Sublime Miss M, bette midler

For nearly 50 years, Bert and Ernie, the two lovable puppet roommates of Sesame Street, have been at the center of a constant question regarding their personal identities: Are Bert and Ernie lovers? Whether presented as a thoughtful question about the portrayal of queer characters on television or simply as a joke, the question surrounding the puppets’ relationship has existed for decades.

Speaking with Queerty, Marc Saltzman, a former writer for Sesame Street, says that he always understood that the two Muppets were, in fact, gay. “I always felt that without a huge agenda, when I was writing Bert & Ernie, they were,” he said. “I didn’t have any other way to contextualize them.” ...  Read More

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

Freeform’s ’31 Nights Of Halloween’ Schedule Includes A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Marathon

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Freeform’s ’31 Nights Of Halloween’ Schedule Includes A ‘Hocus Pocus’ Marathon
BY TARA MARTINEZ
September 4, 2018

Freeform's '31 Nights Of Halloween' Schedule Includes A 'Hocus Pocus' Marathon

It’s September now and that means it’s basically Halloween. Right? Well, it is for some folks out there who absolutely relish the fall season and can’t wait for All Hallows Eve to roll around. Luckily for those people, Halloween is coming early this year thanks to Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween schedule. The yearly occasion (which got bumped up from 13 nights to a whopping 31 this year) is set to start Oct. 1 (less than a month away!) and will let fans watch their favorite Halloween flick, Hocus Pocus, pretty much every other night throughout the whole month. ...  Read More

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Save The Date: Bette Midler To Appear On Good Morning America Next Week

Headline Planet “Freaky Friday” Stars, Chris Young, Chainsmokers Performing On “Good Morning America” by Brian Cantor August 3, 2018 Bette Midler, GMA Disney Channel’s new version of “Freaky Friday” premieres on Friday, August 10. To support the launch, stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff will take the stage on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” The actresses are set for the Monday, August 6 edition of the popular morning show. Other upcoming “GMA” musical guests include Chris Young (August 7) and The Chainsmokers (August 10). Official listings follow: Monday, August 6- Actors Alyssa Milano and Debby Ryan (“Insatiable”); a live performance by Heidi Blickenstaff and Cozi Zuehlsdorff (“Freaky Friday”) Tuesday, August 7- Bachelorette BeccaKufrin (“The Bachelorette”); a live performance by Chris Young Wednesday, August 8- Actor Kelsey Grammar (“Like Father”) Thursday, August 9- Actor Rainn Wilson (“The Meg”); Robin Roberts sits-down with Bette Midler; Deals and Steals with ABC Contributor Tory Johnson Friday, August 10- GMA’s Summer Concert Series performance by The Chainsmokers
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