Friday, November 9, 2018

Sarah Jessica Parker Reacts To ‘Hocus Pocus’ Co-Star Bette Midler Calling Her A ‘Girl In The Back’

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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, Bette Midler, and Toni Basil backstage at Kiss My Brass
Sarah Jessica Parker, Bette Midler, and Toni Basil backstage at Kiss My Brass

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.” Read More

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Video: MURPHY BROWN S1 • E9 A Lifetime of Achievement (With Bette Midler)

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.” Read More

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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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Video: Bette Midler – I Look Good! – Diva Las Vegas – Turns Out Bette Midler Just Rewrote Lyrics To Another Song (See And Hear What It Is)

Video: Bette Midler – I Look Good! – Diva Las Vegas – Turns Out Bette Midler Just Rewrote Lyrics To Another Song (See And Hear What It Is)

Bette Midler - Diva Las Vegas

Video: Bette Midler – I Look Good! – Diva Las Vegas

Mister D: I’m trying some new things FB is offering (Oy!) One thing is there is a poll at the end of the video where you rate it. I did it on the fly, so if you have some ideas of how to name the options, make a comment. I’d like to see which vids are like the best so I can show them more. Once the video starts, hover your pointer over the video and a symbol will come up that let’s you vote at anytime. That only works if you enlarge the video, otherwise the poll should come up at the end. If you’ve never seen the vid before, wait til the end to vote. Or this might just not work…lol….of course, it’s me, Don, Mister D, The Gay Pundit Read More

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Beastie Boys Audiobook Is Out With A Stellar Guest List To Tell Their Story, Including Bette Midler

Beastie Boys Audiobook
The Beastie Boys

Mister D: For 15 years I managed record stores, and during that time the Beastie Boys were huge. I wasn’t very much into rap ever, but my employees were and one thing you could guarantee…on any given day The Beastie Boys and Bette Midler would be playing. They were a group that got better and better with each new album and making end of the year Best Music lists. Somehow, I can’t see many of you listening to their records nor Bette Midler telling their story, but you’re missing out. I was really ecstatic that Bette was participating in this. I need to contact some of my old employees. They’d get a kick out of this. Read More

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Monday, November 5, 2018

Herbie leaves Rose – Gypsy (1993) HD + Small World Redux – Video

Herbie leaves Rose - Gypsy (1993) HD + Small Word Redux

SMALL WORLD - Bette Midler From the Broadway Musical "Gypsy" (1959) (Music: Jule Styne / Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim)

Funny, you're a stranger who's come here Come from another town Funny, I'm a stranger myself here Small world, isn't it? Funny, you're a girl who goes trav'lin' Rather than settlin' down Funny, 'cause I'd love to go trav'lin' Small world, isn't it? We have so much in common It's a phenomenon We could pool our resources By joining forces from now on Lucky, you're a girl who likes children That's an important sign Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children Small world, isn't it? Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine (bridge) Lucky, 'cause I'd love to have children Small world, isn't it? Funny, isn't it? Small and funny and fine
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Featuring A Harlette: Nicolette Hart – Returning home to start a business in Rochester: a Broadway star, Olympians and a model

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Featuring A Harlette: Nicolette Hart
By Mary Chao
Nov. 2, 2018

Featuring A Harlette: Nicolette Hart

Nicolette Hart returned to Rochester to open her voice and acting studio. (Photo: One Sharp Joe (onesharpjoe.com))

It all started in kindergarten when a teacher sent a note home to Michelle Lipman’s parents expressing concern about her shyness. Her mother’s guilt sank in, so she was enrolled in all types of classes that would force interaction with other children, including voice and acting.  

“This was the beginning of what would become my passion, my love, my life and career path,” says Lipman, who now goes by Nicolette Hart.

After intensive training for a bachelor in fine arts degree in musical theater at the University at Buffalo and making it on Broadway in productions such as Legally Blonde, Hart is back in her hometown of Penfield, married to a boy she knew in her youth with a business in Rochester training young actors and actresses. She is among many area entrepreneurs who decided to return home after national and international fame, choosing to grow a business in the Rochester region. Read More

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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

Bette Midler guests on Murphy Brown, Thursday, November 8
Bette Midler guests on Murphy Brown, Thursday, November 8
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Bette Midler Revealed Secrets Of Her Successful, 34-Year-Long Marriage To Martin Von Haselberg

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Bette Midler Revealed Secrets Of Her Successful, 34-Year-Long Marriage To Martin Von Haselberg
November 3, 2018

Bette Midler and husband Martin

“Behind every great man there’s a great woman” is a familiar expression, but what about great men behind great women? This may sound silly, but it seems to be the case for Bette Midler, whose marriage to Martin von Haselberg didn’t kill her career – it helped her talent thrive.

A guide to a successful marriage, Bette-Midler style

In 1984, Bette Midler was an accomplished singer and actress when she met her almost-colleague, Martin von Haselberg, who was probably less well-known than her. The two immediately felt that they belonged together and tied the knot about six weeks after their first meeting. Their daughter, actress Sophie von Haselberg, arrived on November 14, 1986. Read More

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Video: I Shall Be Released – Divine Madness – Bette Midler -1980

Mister D: Ahh!!!! Another classic, Saw her do this on Broadway, Divine Madness, Those that missed the early concerts will never fully grasp how electrifying she was, especially on certain songs. My body would tense up, I’d be on the edge of my seat, it looked like it hurt her to put so much emotion in a song. For most of the concert, I’d be drained of energy, so I’d have to go back, but the same thing always happened. LOL 

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