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Environmentalist finds a home for salvaged wood

Heart pine rescued from a creamery in Chicago became a table for singer Bette Midler’s New…

Anyone Who Went to Hulaween This Year, 2002…Did this happen?

Liza Minnelli impersonator What could be trendier than hiring Liza Minnelli for your pal’s holiday gathering?…

Time Out 2002 Eat Out Awards

BEST REASON FOR A WALK IN THE PARK The New Leaf Café A short walk from…

Greater Jamaica in New York

Jamaica Odyssey celebrates area’s resurgence By Courtney Dentch 12/12/2002 At its movie-themed gala last week, the…

Hope This Works…

Check out a couple of clips….one of Liz Smith talking about Bette…the other a snippet of…

Tidbit: Liza Sings “You Don’t Own Me”

Of all the show-stopping moments (there were at least 10) the most unusual and effective was…

Tourists!!! Whaddaya Gonna Do?…

Mister D: How do these people know where Bette lives? Is there some kind of celebrity…

Bette Dissed in this Review of the Movie Adaption of “Chicago”

Mister D: Not a very nice description of Miss Zellwegger and certainly an insult to our…

The Long Goodbye: Cher’s Final Tour..

“I’ve been a frickin’ evil diva for 40 frickin’ years,” Cher playfully told a whooping, hooting…

An Interesting and Thought Provoking Essay

Once I believed that we were the world … not anymore On Jan. 28, 1985, 45…

Bette and Bob: From the New People Magazine

A rare pic of Bette and Bob Dylan from 1975, I believe. Probably around the time…

If You Happen To Live In The NYC Area…bbuuu—aaaarrff!!!!

Exhibitions at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts The Dorothy and Lewis B.…

Pic of Bette in the new issue of People Magazine

Mister D: Don’t have access to the pic at the moment, but maybe after work I…

From Today’s “Sunday Mail”

Mister D: For those who don’t know, Ms. Chapman wrote, “The Color of Roses”. She resides…

Katey Sagal Performs on TV Show “8 Simple Rules”

Mister D: Just in case you’re wondering…she’s an Ex-Harlette and the ex-Peg Bundy:-) December 9, 2002…

Elton John On Working With Women…

Mister D: I just found this on-line. It was from an interview in Playboy Magazine from…

Let Go and Stop Whining with Delores Delago

The songs are updated for this week. It’s time to be happy and splash around the…

Cheryl Wheeler

Mister D: I happened to see this lady perform in the Cayman Islands while at a…

Well It Looks Like Somebody Beat Me To The Punch

Bette on the Boards already has the Hulie songs up….enjoy them. I guess I’ll be sharing…

Being Compared to Midler Cringe-worthy?

From The Houston Press, Dec 5, 2002 KHOU’s Eileen Faxas has been a stalwart Defender, Channel…

You Know You’ve Made A Cultural Impression…

People keep referring to Bette’s farewell…well, in any farewell that is public…even a po-dunk news show:…

Here’s the Deal…

About the benefit songs…one can call it rationalization, but the deal about the video tapes was…just…

Tale of Two Miss M’s and Privacy

Mister D: This is a friggin law paper from Northern Illinois University Law Review….extremely long and…

Song Facts Concerning “Wind Beneath My Wings”

Songfacts: You can leave comments about the song at the bottom of the page. It was…

Bette mentioned in New Book on Alec Guinness

Alec Guinness told Garry O’Connor that he “could not possibly be described as a Shakespearean actor”:…

Ex-Harlette Linda Hart on performing in “Hairspray”

Excerpt from the New York Times, 11-29-02 Playing Velma Von Tussle, the villainous television producer who…

More Music Reviews Have Been Added…

If any of you notice any broken links or missed records (I just thought of Tom…

Did you know…?

That Jennifer Anniston was up for the part of Bette’s daughter in That Old Feeling? Neither…

The Book: “A Palpable Elysium”

Photos: What a Poet Sees Malcolm Jones Edition: U.S. Edition Section: Periscope The first assignment Jonathan…

On the Non-Bette front…

I am real excited to say that today is the first day in months that I…

Why I Can’t Post The Hulaween Songs…

I got this comment from Hilary: Dear Don: I think your readers would want to know…

Back-Up Singer for Bette in “Dance of the Vampires”

By PATRICIA O’HAIRE DAILY NEWS FEATURE WRITER Mandy Gonzalez and Max Von Essen are in ‘Dance…

Mister D Gone For a Few Days…New Songs Up

First off…I hope each of ya’ll had a very Happy Thanksgiving. I did and my belly…

A Beautiful, Yet Sad Story Concerning Alzheimer’s: Hello in There…

Mister D: Some may find this too sad…it did bring tears to my eyes. But I…

Mister V weighs in on the P-town Rumour…

As for Bette taking over the lead in UrineTown, the hit Broadway Musical, Mister V writes:…

Here’s A little More Detail About Hulaween…This Year and Last Year…

This link is kind of cool, because you get a peek at what things have to…

An Hindi Remake of “Ruthless People”…Yes It’s True…

Bollywood is famous for borrowing from Hollywood. Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega, the Indian remake…

For DVD Lovers…

CD Universe has it that Stella and Scenes from a Mall will be released on DVD…

Bette Discovers “David Sanders Dance Dynamics”…Performed at Hulaween 2002

Warm Response To Local Troupe Several local dancers from David Sanders Dance Dynamics in East Islip…

Attention Chef Bev: More Foods Bette Savors

For more elite eating, there’s the Trustees Dining Room (open to members who contribute $3,000 a…

Bette Nostalgia

TODAY’S NOSTALGIA: On Nov. 25, 1977, CBS helped Rolling Stone celebrate its 10th anniversary with an…

Sister Girlfriend Bette Stays Busy!!!!

Chrysler Presents: The Line on Design

Saturday Night Sighting

BETTE Midler, Johnny Reznik, Patti Smyth and Nas partying at the “Songwriters in the Round” fund-raiser…

Finally…Some More Songs Up…

Sorry for the inconvenience of all that. I also appreciate the e-mails I received concerning the…

The New Songs Were Not To Be Shared…

Just recieved a note from the fellow Bettehead who made the Hulaween recordings and it seems…

Here’s A Review of Mark Bego’s “Still Divine”

Editorial Reviews From Publishers Weekly Growing up a self-proclaimed “ugly, fat little Jewish girl with problems,”…

If You Already Ordered Mark Bego’s Book “Still Divine”…

It should be coming your way. Amazon has informed Snook that her book is on the…

New Songs Uploaded for this Week…

Some of these were from the NY, NY benefit that I attended after Sept 11, 2001.…

Something Chef Bev Might Want to Learn To Cook:-)

Dessert Delivery 360 E 55th St New York, NY 10022 Dessert Delivery (Say It With Flour),…

What the “little people” had to say about “Short Talks”

Mister D: I have looked high and low for a critics review of the all-star “Short…