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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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