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One Critic’s Rules on Singers Becoming Actors

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

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 York Daily News 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 BUREAU COLORADO SPRINGS –…

HHHMMMM….Kipper Ring a Bell?:-)

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

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 about Bette Midler. MANILOW:…

Bette acknowledged in Rudy’s Book on Leadership

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

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 beginning. Where does this…

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 that’s midway through polishing.…

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 and Hollywood will take…

Mister D takes a Holiday…

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

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 on there called, The…

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 header…. Reading the liner…

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 find it until now….one…

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 the hands of a…

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 Bette’s watershed, live album…

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” hoedown in the Big…

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, whose career spanned more…

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 for more!” So go…

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 to represent a variety…

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. In this article, we…

Bette Creates Mask For PreVUE 2002

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

Bette Sighting: October 25, 2002

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

An Update on Hulaween from Brian

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

Well the ET Airing Sucked!!!

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

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 tonight…whenever you get ET…

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 of the new updated…