Category Archives: Twitter

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bette Midler Hits The Top 10 Of Top Ten Celebrities On Social Media

Hollywood Reporter
Terry Crews Hits No. 1 on Top Actors Social Media Ranking After Senate Speech
9:50 AM 7/7/2018
by Kevin Rutherford

Bette Midler

After speaking in front of the U.S. Senate condemning sexual assault, Terry Crews launches to No. 1 on The Hollywood Reporter’s Top Actors chart dated July 11.

The Top Actors chart is a ranking of the most popular actors on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Google Plus, with global data provided by social media analytics company MVPindex. The chart’s methodology blends social engagement on the platforms along with weekly additions of followers/subscribers. The latest tracking week ended July 3. Read More

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Fans React After Bette Midler Rejoices Over Death of Joe Jackson

Mister D: I’ll be honest and say I’m flummoxed as to what to say here. I could never say something about the dead like this. I have never had anything that made me hate someone even if they did something heinous to me. I always think somebody raised them and taught them that these bad behaviors were somehow some strength. And I must say that I have been in some unspeakable positions where I just wanted to die, but I never could hate. But I’m more of the exception to the rule. So I feel I’m the odd man out. Now with Bette, compared to the familiar public, she probably knew more about the situation and what went on. She traveled somewhat in the same circles as Michael and Janet, and of course, with Quincy Jones. I don’t know if most people know this, but Bette was one, if not the first one, to be called about the We Are The World project (why no solo spot, Quincy?) plus he helped out with getting the sound right for her Vegas gig. She mentioned Quincy in her tweet, so that tells me they know more than what the general public knows. Does that make her right or wrong for calling it out? I think it’s a personal choice. She seemed to want to make a statement, and she very well did, and it looks like she’s not backing down. And I’ve always admired that quality in people. Well, some people. I think I’m more of a case by case kind of guy. And yes, I have taken the side of a Republican or two. I’m fair. Read More

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Bette Midler accused of homophobia after Trump and Putin joke. Was It? Was It Not? Who Cares? Who Doesn’t?

Mister D: No. I don’t think it was homophobic, but is it crossing the line as being crass? That’s what every individual will have to decide. Now during the height of that fake Russian scandal, gays and straights of every PFlag member were making memes of Putin and Trump in a sordid affair with one another. I think. Finally, some upper echelon gays started thinking, uh-oh, we’re practicing what we continuously preach against, and it slowed down, but kind of never went away because of who the subject was. I mean what better way to get back at him by making him in a gay relationship. I don’t think it’s homophobic, but I do think it’s being used against a man who is supposed as repulsed by gays as Hillary Clinton is. Bette wasn’t making fun of the homo crowd; she was trying to get a laugh out of making Trump uncomfortable. But I’m so secure in myself as a gay man, that I don’t give a shit about any gay jokes that are told. I’m not weak enough to feel like a victim, and I can laugh it off. I believe in the Joan Rivers, George Carlin philosophy. Everything is joke worthy. Not all do. C’est la vie. We don’t need to make a parade out of everything we don’t like. Get over it. Acts of censorship are one more reason why Trump was elected. People are tired of walking on eggshells. Besides, I’ve been around gay people, and they are some of the most judgemental people I’ve ever seen. They make fun of everybody. And it’s funny! So chill out. Know who your real enemies are. Read More

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Celebs Blame Republicans for Santa Fe School Shooting: ‘Go F**k Yourselves

Conservative Fighters
Celebs Blame Republicans for Santa Fe School Shooting: ‘Go F**k Yourselves
May 19, 2018

Bette Midler, Portrait

Within hours of the of the Santa Fe, Texas, high school shooting celebrities took to Twitter going at the NRA, demanding more gun control, and mocking condolences of prayer.

For example, when President Trump tweeted condolences based on the limited information available on the shooting at the time, Kathy Griffin responded by tweeting, “Go f*ck yourself.”

One minute later she tweeted: Read More

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Famed Critic Pauline Kael Speaking Of Bette Midler In “Divine Madness”

Mister D: I remember the time Pauline Kael was on Tom Snyder’s old talk show. He asked her who should win the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1979. Without pause she said Bette Midler for the Rose. She said I haven’t heard lines read like that in decades and if she doesn’t win the Oscars mean nothing. This was when critics had considerable power over what was a hit or miss in movies She was considered one of the greatest critics. Check out some books on her. Bruce Vilanch said he sat next to her in Divine Madness. She was a big Bette Midler fan before the movies. She was upset with the end product of Divine Madness because of the editing and how they ended the movie. She said a real Bette Midler concert would not end like that. It would end up with a happy, upbeat song, like “Friends” After she saw Jinxed, she was sure Hollywood would ruin the Bette we knew growing up. That’s me hearsay and gossip. IF I’m wrong Bruce, let me know. It’s been a while and I might have succumbed to the Telephone Game. Read More

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

What’s Bette Midler Reading? “Just The Funny Parts” By Nell Scovell

From the Back Cover

Just the Funny Parts is a juicy and scathingly funny insider look at how pop culture gets made. For more than thirty years, writer, producer, and director Nell Scovell worked behind the scenes of iconic shows, including The Simpsons, Late Night with David Letterman, Murphy Brown, NCIS, The Muppets, and Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, which she created and executive produced.

Then in 2009, Scovell gave up her behind-the-scenes status when the David Letterman sex scandal broke. Only the second woman ever to write for his show, Scovell used the moment to publicly call out the lack of gender diversity in late-night TV writers’ rooms. “One of the boys” came out hard for “all of the girls.” Her criticisms fueled a cultural debate. Two years later, Scovell was collaborating with Sheryl Sandberg on speeches and later on Lean In, which resulted in a worldwide movement. Read More

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bette Midler And Others Send Congrats To Kathy Griffin And Her Comeback

The Wrap
Comedian Kathy Griffin is “in shock” and “so grateful” that her show at New York’s 3,671-seat Carnegie Hall sold out — in one day.
Rosemary Rossi
3/18/18

“I just found out that my Carnegie Hall show sold out in a day. I’m in shock,” she tweeted Saturday. “For most of the past year I was convinced that my career was over…I have felt moments of despair that I can’t describe in a tweet. Thank you from the bottom of my heart…I am so grateful.” Read More

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Celebrity Tributes For Stephen Hawking

Wenn March 14, 2018

Eddie Redmayne has issued a heartfelt statement about physicist Stephen Hawking following his death on Wednesday.

The Brief History of Time author’s children Lucy, Robert, and Tim announced on Wednesday that he has passed away at his home in Cambridge, England that morning at the age of 76.

Redmayne, who won the Best Actor Oscar in 2015 for his portrayal of Hawking in The Theory of Everything, has issued a statement paying tribute to Hawking.

“We have lost a truly beautiful mind, an astonishing scientist and the funniest man I have ever had the pleasure to meet,” he wrote. “My love and thoughts are with his extraordinary family.” Read More

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Bette Midler edits guns into ‘Sound of Music’ scene in powerful protest against the NRA And Trump

Starts At 60
Bette Midler edits guns into ‘Sound of Music’ scene in powerful protest
By Staff
2-25-18

Bette Midler used the iconic ‘Sound of Music’ scene to portray her message. Source: Getty.

Celebrities across the world are campaigning against US gun laws after a horrific Florida school shooting, but now Bette Midler has taken her protest to a whole new level.

The 72-year-old actress and comedian is known for airing her views on social media site Twitter, and her latest post took direct aim at President Donald Trump’s new calls to arm school teachers with fire arms.

Using the iconic opening scene from The Sound of Music, Midler edited on two guns into actress Julie Andrews’ hands, which appeared to fire as she spun in circles on the hill singing ‘The Hills Are Alive’. Letting the powerful video do the talking, she simply captioned the post: “Enter the choir teacher…” Read More

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Florida School Shooting: Celebrities Send Condolences, Demand Action & Change

Deadline
Florida School Shooting: Celebrities Send Condolences, Demand Action & Change
by Dino-Ray Ramos
February 14, 2018 9:32pm

On Wednesday afternoon, a 19-year-old opened fire and attacked students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. This marked the 18th school shooting on record in America since the beginning of 2018 — and we’re barely halfway through February. As the country’s heart sinks at the loss of 17 lives and injuring 24 at the hand of suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz, many — including members of the Hollywood community took to social media to not only send their thoughts and prayers but to demand change. Read More

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