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ABC News Must Be Having A Slow News Day

Short Celebrities: Carrie Fisher: 5′ 1″ Janeane Garofalo: 5′ 1″ Bette Midler: 5′ 1″ Stevie Nicks:…

Bette Sighting and Mention on TV

This from my favorite “man on the run”: 1.) Matt Lauer interviewed Queen Latifah for her…

Steve Ortiz: Welcome to the Library of My Life

Singer, musician and storyteller Steve Ortiz will perform songs from his newest CD, “Welcome to the…

Broadway Star, Sally Mayes, On What CD She Could Not Live Without

Bette Midler: Live at Last. This record really influenced me to want to perform live. It’s…

Beautiful Story…

Hundreds touched by his angels Valley man works to craft comfort for himself, others Sarah Anchors…

A Pic of John McEnroe Waiting on “The Divine One”

Not sure of the year this was taken, but I thought it was amusing. Supposedly it…

Hey Snowbirds!!!: Toronto

Celebrating Sixty Years of Curious George: The Art of H.A. and Margret Rey TD Gallery Toronto…

Congrats To Marc Shaiman’s Grammy Nomination

Best Musical Show Album “Elaine Stritch At Liberty” Hugh Fordin, producer (Various composers & lyricists) (Elaine…

Mark Waldrop (“Laughing Matters”) Directs New Musical

Director Mark Waldrop served as production supervisor and contributed special material for Bette Midler’s Divine Miss…

Bette’s Contribution to “Doodle For Hunger” 2001

Joan Rivers on Madonna’s Attire at “Swept Away” Premiere

“I wonder if she realizes Bette Midler built a career around shoes like that.” ~ Joan…

What’s Called Bomabastic, I Call “Timeless”

Grammy Nominations to be announced Tuesday… Similarly, in choosing the record of the year, the Grammys…

Ebb and Flow

First and foremost, I’d like to thank all who commented on sent e-mails about my cat,…

Let’s Make This Bette-Related: What do you think of musical films?

Mister D: Here’s a good chance to promote Bette or at least getting her name mentioned…

For Those Who Believe in the Power of Prayer or Positive Thoughts

Chaka…my eldest is very sick with kidney disease. She’s little to begin with but has gone…

Old Interview with Dolly Parton

Mister D: Mama Rose sent me this interview with Dolly Parton. There is a Bette mention…

Concerning TV Musicals

Mister D: Looks like we are going to have a deluge of Movie Musicals coming our…

Today in History: Jan 2

In 1941, the Andrews Sisters recorded “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” in Los Angeles for Decca Records;…

For Sara RE: Midler’s Lawsuit 1988

The singer and actress Bette Midler brought a lawsuit against Young & Rubicam, an advertising agency…

TV Guide Gives A Cheer To Ex-Harlette, Katey Sagal

CHEERS to a Christmas bonus. An amusing episode of ABC’s 8 Simple Rules for Dating My…

Legally Speaking – with Bob Mionske

By Robert Mionske JD This report filed January 2, 2003 Dear Mr. Mionske I am a…

Hangover Cure and a Tid-Bette

French toast as a cure for hangovers By Julia Watson From the Life & Mind Desk…

Ex-Harlette and Sister Girlfriend of Ms. M Sings in L.A. cabaret at the Tiffany Jan. 14

Mister D: Now some of you Westerners get out there and go see Ms. Lewis…should be…

Actor Alan “Rudge” Bates from “The Rose” Knighted…

Another royal Bette can stand:-) 2002 Tony Award winner Alan Bates was chosen for this year’s…

New Music Up: Happy New Year Party!!!!

I’d like to take a bit of your time and say thank you, thank you, thank…

Rex Reed’s Take on Bette’s 10 Minute Perfomance in “Short Talks” on Broadway…

Mister D: Even though it’s only one sentence, I at least found one renowned (notorious) critic,…

Rock Critic, Greil Marcus Discussing the Origins of His “Real Life Top 10” Salon Column

Dave: How did you start writing the “Real Life Top 10” columns for Salon.com? Are those…

Bette and Bag Snaggers…

The Bag Snagger is a new tool for arborists and citizen tree pruners designed to remove…

Tom Waits on Bette Midler

Mister D: This is from an interview with Francis Thumm in Interview Magazine, 1989 FT: Bette…

From “The Observer” , July 14, 2002….hmmmm???!!!!

Mister D: Such strange casting and subject…why I can’t even imagine it:-) But you never know…

Robert Risko: Caricaturist

Mister D: Robert Risko is a great caricaturist. I love his response to the interviewers description…

Janis Ian Talks About Her Song, “Some People’s Lives”

You have said that Some People’s Lives is the best song you’ve ever been involved with.…

Too Bad,,,

Mister D: But I don’t think Scorsese is involved anymore…. NY POST/CINDY ADAMS…. –COURTNEY LOVE’s movie…

More Bette-Related Places To Visit….

To vist while in New York, of course:-): Liz Christy Bowery-Houston Gardens Good citizenship, great garden.…

John Hurt, “Alien” Actor, On His Favorite Bette Midler Joke…

Alien reminds Hurt of one of his favourite Bette Midler jokes, her riff about the scene…

New Songs Up Early…

This was a birthday request on Christmas…so how could I turn that down. Anyway, it’ smy…

Bette Included on Santa’s List: Santa Wants More Movies!!!!

SHOW BIZ For those whom we in the Islands know best, Santa is making rounds By…

Happy Holidays Everyone!!!!

Just remember—-sometimes no news is good news:-) Love, Mister D

Good To Hear: Bette Still Considered A “Water-Cooler” Moment…LOL

As it has in years past, the broadcast will feature an off-site performance. Last year, Britney…

Well, At Some Point, Someone Thought Bette Could Play the Sexy ‘Roxie’ in “Chicago”…

Mister D: Remember that unflattering review about Zellwegger looking like a bloated Bette Midler in Chicago….NOT!!!….well,…

More Mag Pix Up…About 25 New Ones

Mama Rose has been at it again…she scanned more pics just so I’d have to work…

From Joyce Millman’s Celebrity Profile Horoscope

Mister D: This from the NY Daily News on Dec 20th, 2002 Celebrity Profiles Sagittarian icon…

New Songs Are Up…

I’ve put some new songs up for the Holidays. This time the theme is Love, Hope,…

Couldn’t Have Posed This If I Tried…

Barry caught little Miss M laying in front of her namesake…too cute. I had to run…

For Brian:-)

December 21, 2002 — Remember the songs “He’s a Rebel” and “Da Doo Ron Ron?” (If…

Photographer for the Bette “Bon Appetit” Pic

The photographer for the Bette Bon Appetit Pic is Torkil Gudnason. There was no year given,…

Thanks to Pamela from Canada for This…

Mister D: This came from Pamela on the Official Bette Message Board…an old interview with Delilah…

From Seattle: The Paramount Theatre Changes Hands

Since 1992, former Microsoft executive Ida Cole has spent countless hours and more than $30 million…

One Degree of Separation

Mister D: I hope these ladies (Lady Puffy and Snook) don’t kill me, but they are…

Bette’s Tuna and Potato Salad Recipes

in the kitchen with Bette Though she has whittled down her once ample figure, Bette Midler…