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Moogy Klingman Live in New York City

www.moogymusic.com The guy responsible for co-writing “Friends“, “Let Me Just Follow Behind“, and co-producing Bette’s CD…

Another Rocker Who Wanted To Write for Midler

Bette has always expressed how she wanted to be a rocker. For some reason I felt…

Did you know?

Bruce Vilanch began writing for the Oscars in ’89 (the last time the Academy Awards didn’t…

Did you know you can see Bette at the Smithsonian

Bette helps present “Smithsonian Minutes” along with other celebrities: Smithsonian Minutes

Bette and Coleman Douglas in New York

I ain’t never seen Mizz Midler wear these!!!!: Bette Midler chooses from her favourite Manhattan store…

Bette and Rosie Pic in New “People” Magazine Issue

A flower-powered Rosie O’Donnell (left) and pal Bette Midler had a hula-va good time letting their…

Hey, Liz—DUH? Anyone Could have Told You That!!!

From Liz Smith’s Column…LOL LAST WEEK, we raved over Bette Midler’s “Hulaween” event and its venue,…

One Critic’s Rules on Singers Becoming Actors

RULE NO. 1: STICK TO YOUR SINGING PERSONA Actors of Note Singers who aspire to be…

Bette Helps NY become US Nominee for 2012 Olympics

New York the U.S. nominee for 2012 Olympic Games By MICHAEL SAUL and TRACY CONNOR New…

Bette Helps NY Make Pitch for Olympics…

City’s tasty Olympic pitch Panel given bagels, deli treats By MICHAEL SAUL DAILY NEWS CITY HALL…

HHHMMMM….Kipper Ring a Bell?:-)

Bette Midler dropped off her dog, Puddles von Hasselberg, at Hydrosurge groomers on the upper West…

Barry Manilow on Bette: Transcript from Larry King May 2002

KING: Now, the first time I saw you… MANILOW: When? KING: You were playing piano for…

Bette acknowledged in Rudy’s Book on Leadership

“Surround Yourself with Great People’ is not only the name of a chapter in this book.…

A Recent Interview with Singer/Songwriter, Brooke Ramel

You’re non-stop proactive, having had your hand in every aspect of your career from the very…

Hudson, New York: Harry!!! Is that Bette Midlah Antique-ing????

New York Times: November 1, 2002 By KATHRYN MATTHEWS HUDSON is a diamond in the rough…

Streep, Midler, Rivera, Headley and Luker to Sing ‘West Side Story’ at Benefit

From Yahoo New: More on the next benefit Bette will attend and sing!!!!: Stars from Broadway…

Mister D takes a Holiday…

Taking a break today folks. Thanks to those that have made my page a success–I’m really…

I’m On A Roll: Another Song Written For Bette but Not Recorded!!!

I just came across a review of Julie Gold’s, Try Love CD. There is a song…

Pete Townshend of “The Who” Wrote 2 Songs for Bette in the 70’s But Were Never Recorded…

I just bought the new CD of Pete Townshend’s Demos throughout the years, entitled, Scooped-a double…

From the Ever Catty Cindy Adams whom I Detest…

This is an older article that I had read when Divine Ya Ya premiered…wasn’t able to…

At First Glance: The Uncorrected Proof of Mark Bego’s book: Still Divine

An advance unedited copy of Mark Bego’s new book, Bette Midler: Still Divine has fallen into…

Producer-engineer Tom Dowd dead at 77

Mr. Dowd was a very accopmpished producer/engineer. Of interest to Bette fans is that he co-produced…

Pic from Sydney Morning Herald 1991

Just found this…love caricatures and I had never seen this one before:

More Hulaween News…Boston Globe

You Bette it was fun Talbots PR kahuna Phil Tracey reports that Bette Midler’s annual “Hulaween”…

Marvin Krauss, Manager of Broadway Shows, Dies at 74

By JESSE McKINLEY, NYT Oct 28. 2002 Marvin A. Krauss, one of Broadway’s leading general managers,…

From Liz Smith’s Column — Let’s Here it for our Girl

Liz Smith October 27, 2002 ‘Pretty legs, great big knockers, that’s what keeps ’em coming back…

Suspected Sniper and Other Man Focus of Fraud Concerning Rich and Famous

Faenza said Gianquinto read celebrity trade publications to find benefits and other fancy events. He claimed…

Once Again: November 12, Bette to perform at the Waldorf Astoria for Benefit

I’ve written about this a couple of times. Found another article dealing with this charity event.…

Bette Creates Mask For PreVUE 2002

MASK SEASON: Microsoft and Masin’s are two Eastside companies creating masks for PreVUE 2002, a gala…

Bette Sighting: October 25, 2002

BETTE Midler and Candice Bergen at Elio’s saying hello to Frederic Fekkai, who was with Pat…

An Update on Hulaween from Brian

Although Brian didn’t get to go to Hulaween, he did organize Bettefest and so he had…

Well the ET Airing Sucked!!!

Where was that rockin’ Katie Couric piece promised? Oh well, at least we got to see…

Small Pics Compliments of Wire Image: Hulaween

Hulaween Pics

Bette on ET Tonight with Katie Couric

Looks like ET was at the Hulaween event and will have coverage on it today or…

More Pics from Hulaween

For those of us who couldn’t make it to Hulaween….

Here’s the invitation…just pretend like your schedule was so busy you couldn’t attend:-): Love, Mister D

Bette Midler: Still Divine: Confusion on Release Date

Our Favorite Mama on the Boards, Mama Ro, got an e-mail from, Mark Bego, the author…

Mister D Has Flu…But There’s Still Much You Can Do!!!!

Sorry for the slow period ladies and germs. I’ve been taken down a notch or two…

Bette Makes “<b>Rolling Stone</b>” <i>Women In Rock </i>Issue

Editor’s Note: I think Miss M would be ecstatic to know she made the timeline of…

Ex Talking Heads Members, But Current Tom Tom Club Talk 2 Songs Rejected for Bette’s “Bette”

Editor’s Note: I always find it interesting the songs that Miss M has turned down or…

Bette Makes USA Today’s Starter Kit For A Great DVD Collection

First off, choosing must-have DVDs is entirely subjective. You have to love the material — in…

Bette to Appear at Big Benefit in Honor of Katie Couric’s Husband November 12th

NEW YORK, Oct 16, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Katie Couric and the Entertainment Industry Foundation…

Introducing Snook’s Bette E-Cards

Start sending your friends, relatives, and even enemies Bette E-Cards. My friend Snook was nice enough…

Bruce Vilanch Responds to the Article Below Concerning the Dallas News Report

Editor’s Note: He also answers the question as to why Bette wouldn’t be able to attend…

From the Dallas Morning News….LOL

Editor’s Note: This has to be wrong, but thought you might want to read. City takes…

An Unpublished Interview with Rock Impresario and Punk Priestess, Patti Smith

Editor’s Note: Back when I was still in my teens, I remembered reading a snippet of…

Pics of Bette at Gaultier’s Paris Fashion Show…

There are pics with Jon Bon Jovi, Gaultier, and it looks like Martin: Bette at Paris…

The Book, “Still Divine: Bette Midler” by Mark Bego Has Been Delayed

Editor’s Note: The new book on Ms. Midler, “Still Divine”, has been pushed back from a…

A Littlle Mae, A Little Tucker…Thanks to Bette?

Editor’s Note: Two shows–one one West, the other on Tucker–heightened interest brought on by Midler…actually this…

Bette, “Beaches”, Birds, and Ice Arena?!!! Oh My!!!

”Oh, fly, fly, so high against the sky.” Those words are one of the repetitive refrains…

Mister D is Deathly ILL….

Because of a dastardly migraine headache and nausea, Bootleg Betty will have no news today….even though,…

Today’s musical milestones

In 1979, Fleetwood Mac was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also in…

Bootleg Betty Exclusive!!!! CAA: Bette’s Management Will Book Tour!!!!!

CAA, the management company that represents Ms. Midler, has a division here in Nashville, Tennessee….yeah, you…

THE GAY DECADES Out of the closet and into the living room: nine episodes in the most dramatic cultural assimilation of our time.

An Excerpt from Frank Rich’s book in ESQUIRE MAGAZINE November, 1987 Editor’s Note: Just thought some…

Today’s the Day!!!!!

My sister site is finally open….congrats to Darrell, Mike, and me, Mister D….LOL Bette on the…

Bette Donates Money to the New York Governor’s Race…But Whose Side?

October 8, 2002 New York Times By SHAILA K. DEWAN and ERIC LIPTON Senator Hillary Rodham…

The Grand Opening of Bette On the Boards is Tuesday….

I need say no more…just click on the link: Bette on the Boards

It’s True: Bette Midler Dropped from the WB Roster

Bette has been dropped from WB records…I confirmed this with Mr. Bruce Vilanch who says: “tis…

Dustin Hoffman Sheds Tear Watching Old Clip from Bette’s TV Special

Editorial: While being interviewed by Diane Sawyer on GMA Friday, she played a clip of a…

Midler Spotted in Paris as Gaultier Shows Swingy Fashions

Story Filed: Saturday, October 05, 2002 2:33 PM EDT PARIS (AP) — With acrobats in bikinis…

Bette to be honored in a Tiffany window display???

“The idea that I’m going to be [one of the honorees featured] in a Tiffany window…

Reba’s Got A Dream List of Guests

These are folks she’d like to have on her TV show By Neil Haislop, Country Forever…

Deceased Critic Pauline Kael Retired Because of Bette Midler?

Although Ms. Kael thought Bette’s performance in “The Rose” was one of the best in decades,…

Midler on the Scene at Stone’s Club Date

ON THE SCENE: A friend phones to report who showed up at the Stones’ club date…

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