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Another week, another shattered record left in Bette Midler’s wake. Yawn.

Forbes ‘The Band’s Visit‘ Starts Strong On Broadway As Bette Midler Breaks Yet Another Record By…

All-Star Cast Spearheaded by Midler Brings Out the ‘Freak’ in All of Us

HuffPost All-Star Cast Spearheaded by Midler Brings Out the ‘Freak’ in All of Us By Sarah…

$998 to Say Hello to Dolly? That’s the Price for Some Front Row Seats

The New York Times $998 to Say Hello to Dolly? That’s the Price for Some Front…

Meet Broadway’s Beat Cops Dedicated to Keeping the Main Stem Secure

Variety Meet Broadway’s Beat Cops Dedicated to Keeping the Main Stem Secure By Cynthia Littleton October…

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When you say diva, I think of outrageousness, and Dixie is not outrageous.

Is Dixie Leonard of “For The Boys” A Diva?”: “There’s no temperament involved with her. When…

On playing Dixie Leonard In “For The Boys: “This character is the most exciting I’ve ever played.

On playing Dixie Leonard In “For The Boys: “This character is the most exciting I’ve ever…

If The Original Hocus Pocus Stars Want a Sequel, Why Are We Getting a Remake?!

E News If The Original Hocus Pocus Stars Want a Sequel, Why Are We Getting a…

Hocus Pocus Is Officially Getting Remade—without the Original Cast

Vanity Fair Hocus Pocus Is Officially Getting Remade—without the Original Cast by LAURA BRADLEY SEPTEMBER 28,…

Hocus Pocus Writer Says Sequel May Be a TV Movie

Screen Write Hocus Pocus Writer Says Sequel May Be a TV Movie By Rose Moore 14…

This brand sells “Hocus Pocus”-themed bath products, and all our Halloween dreams just came true

Hello Giggles This brand sells “Hocus Pocus”-themed bath products, and all our Halloween dreams just came…

Bette Midler Takes a Spill in Set Mishap During ‘Hello, Dolly!’

NBC New York Bette Midler Takes a Spill in Set Mishap During ‘Hello, Dolly!‘ By Michael…

Put a Spell On You: ‘Hocus Pocus’ Came Out More Than 20 Years Ago & Yes, the Cast Has Completely Grown Up

j14 Put a Spell On You: ‘Hocus Pocus’ Came Out More Than 20 Years Ago &…

Interview Magazine: Sophie von Haselberg

Interview Interview Magazine: Sophie von Haselberg By EMMA BROWN Photography KINYA Published 06/02/17 SOPHIE VON HASELBERG…

BetteBack November 27, 1974: Bette Midler Attends American Indian Development Association Gala

Waterloo Courier November 27, 1974 Bette Midler with Arlo Guthrie NEW YORK (AP ) .— Marlon…

BetteBack January 26, 2000: Bette Midler stars in `Isn’t She Great’

Chicago Defender January 26, 2000 ISN’T SHE GREAT, Bette Midler, 2000, (c)MCA =&0=& =&1=& stars in…

BetteBack January 20, 2000: Music To Die For…

Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland) January 20, 2000 | Houston, Simon A TOP funeral firm are urging…

Bette Midler On That Old Feeling:

Bette Midler On That Old Feeling: “Leslie Dixon wrote this for me. We both wanted to…

Bette Midler On Disappointment At Age 51:

Bette Midler On Disappointment At Age 51: “When I was very young and (disappointment) happened to…

Working out what stars go in what order on a movie poster is quite a job

Den Of Geek The dark arts of poster billing By Brendon Connelly Feb 23, 2017 OUTRAGEOUS…

Bette Midler – The Airport – Big Business – 1988

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1987 – Bette Midler – Outrageous Fortune – In This Building

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Bette Midler – The Rose – Divine Madness – 1979

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BetteBack June 6, 1999: Bette Midler And Family Take In The Umbilical Brothers

Daily Advocate June 6, 1999 Bette Midler, Umbilical Brothers, Robin Willians. David Collins, Shane Dundas, Thwak…

1991 Bette Midler – For The Boys – Entertainment Tonight

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Notable reaction to the death of Mary Tyler Moore

San Francisco Chronicle Notable reaction to the death of Mary Tyler Moore January 25, 2017 Reaction…

BetteBack September 13, 1998: What’s Bette Midler Doing Next After Murphy Brown Cameo?

Hutchinson News September 13, 1998 Q: Bette Midler was hilarious as Candace Bergen‘s last secretary in…

Huckabee to Hollywood: Lay Off Trump or Risk Going Broke

Newsmax Huckabee to Hollywood: Lay Off Trump or Risk Going Broke By Bill Hoffmann | Friday,…

BetteBack February 1, 1974: Streaking Hits Bette Midler Type Phenomena

Delaware County February 1, 1974 Watergate WON’T go away. The Energy Crisis is making Cadillacs as…

Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Sex and the City and Hocus Pocus Sequels

Peop Sarah Jessica Parker Talks Sex and the City and Hocus Pocus Sequels BY KAREN MIZOGUCHI…

BetteBack December 13, 1973: Gross me out, Miss M

The Village Voice December 13, 1973 La creme de la creme and la pits de la…

BetteBack October 24, 1996: Marc Shaiman Writes Special Lyrics For Bette Midler For Fire And Ice Ball

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Bette Midler On What She Needed To Become A Singer:

Bette Midler On What She Needed To Become A Singer: “I had a girlfriend, Marta Heflin.…

9 films we watched when we were too young – and then wished we hadn’t

Radio Times 9 films we watched when we were too young – and then wished we…

On Her End Goal Starting Out: “When Aaron Russo and I made up our grand plan movies seemed the natural place to go next. Movies were the top of the line; it was as far as someone could go…

On Her End Goal Starting Out: “When Aaron Russo and I made up our grand plan…

On Her Stage Work As Opposed To Movies: “But on stage, I don’t have to bang heads together (like directors in Hollywood). Up there on stage it’s a complete expression of who I am. Every nut and bolt on the stage is mine…

On Her Stage Work As Opposed To Movies: “But on stage, I don’t have to bang…

On Hollywood And Movies: “My take on the world is so peculiar and so odd that Hollywood writers and directors didn’t know what to do with me…

On Hollywood And Movies: “My take on the world is so peculiar and so odd that…

BetteBack June 9, 1996: Dennis Farina Gets First Movie Lead Role in “That Old Feeling”

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BetteBack February 12, 1996: Bette Midler Wins Another American Comedy Award

Lethbridge Herald February 12, 1996 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three actors from the film Get Shorty…

Bette Midler To Perform With Nile Rodgers And Chic

Noise11 Bette Midler To Perform With Nile Rodgers And Chic by PAUL CASHMERE on MAY 26,…

BetteBack November 3, 1996: BETTE MIDLER KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO GET EVEN WITH A CHEATING MAN . . BUT TELLS PAULINE McLEOD WHY SHE’LL NEVER JOIN THE FIRST WIVES CLUB

Sunday Mirror (London, England) BETTE: MY FIRST FOR REVENGE; BETTE MIDLER KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO GET…

What Makes a Good Revival?

Huffington Post What Makes a Good Revival? Thoughts on This Season’s Tony Nominees BY Cara Joy…

Secrets of Sardi’s: The hall of fame of Broadway

AM New York Secrets of Sardi’s: The hall of fame of Broadway By Meghan Giannotta meghan.giannotta@amny.com…

BetteBack March 12, 1996: There Will Be Singing In ‘The First Wive’s Club’

Daily News (Los Angeles, CA) March 12, 1996 Triple threat: Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie…

BetteBack January 21, 1996: Casting News For ‘The First Wive’s Club’

The Boston Globe (Boston, MA) January 21, 1996 | Matthew Gilbert, Globe Staff Heather Locklear and…

BetteBack June 25, 1994: The Best Of Arsenio Hall From Liz Smith

Indiana Gazette June 25, 1994 I must say the producers of Arsenic Hall’s late and very…

BetteBack June 19, 1994: What Happened To Ken Wahl From ‘Jinxed’?

Burlington Times News June 19, 1994 Q: What happened to that gorgeous hunk Ken Wahl, who…

BetteBack March 14, 1994: Bette Midler To Attend AIDS Health Care Foundation Party For The Oscars

Greenville Daily Advocate March 14, 1994 AIDS Health Care Foundation The centerpieces incorporates film stock, and…

Say It Ain’t So!: Check Out 11 Great Actors Who Surprisingly Haven’t Won Oscars

Closer Weekly FEB 23, 2016 5:11PM BY JULIA BIRKINBINE Say It Ain’t So!: Check Out 11…

Michael Douglas among film stars honored by AARP

WNEM Michael Douglas among film stars honored by AARP Februay 9, 2016 (Feb. 7, 2016 –…

BetteBack September 25, 1993: Bette Midler Sings “Everything’s Coming Up Roses” For Jules Styne At ETD

Indiana Gazette September 25, 1993 Bette Midler has been killing them nightly with her rendition of…

Updates: Marc Jacobs’ Spring Collection Photos, Updates To Bootleg Betty, Subscription Service, Quotes, And More

Here are the latest updates on Bette Midler and Bootleg Betty. If you have subscribed and…

BetteBack August 28, 1993: 20 years ago, Bette Midler wasn’t exactly a model of good taste, decorum

New Castle News Weekend August 28, 1993 BURGETTSTOWN – In her 1980 book, “ Bette Midler,…

The Idea Of Bette Midler Doing ‘Dolly’ Dates Back Two Decades

Windy City Times Billy Masters January 27, 2016 On to far more important news—the Divine Miss…

Bette Midler On The Rose:

Bette Midler On The Rose: “No, it’s not a thinly veiled movie about Janis Joplin. There…

Sammy Hagar On Bette Midler Covering Two Of His Songs:

Hampton Roads Sammy Hagar talks up “Rock & Roll Road Trip,” dresses down the music business…

Producer Scott Rudin On Bette Midler Returning To Broadway In Hello Dolly:

Producer Scott Rudin On Bette Midler Returning To Broadway In Hello Dolly: “There has not been…

Bette Midler to play Hollywood sex symbol Mae West in biopic

Gay Times Bette Midler to play Hollywood sex symbol Mae West in biopic 10:50 18th January…

What Part Of The Rose’s Character Comes Closest To Bette Midler:

What Part Of The Rose’s Character Comes Closest To Bette Midler: “Rose wants to be looked…

8 Celebrities Who Got So Drunk At The Golden Globes, You’re Still Talking About It

Hollywood Life 8 Celebrities Who Got So Drunk At The Golden Globes, You’re Still Talking About…

Bette Midler And Others Share Memories Of “Fiddler On The Roof”

New York Times A Half-Century of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ Memories By ERIC GRODEDEC. 18, 2015…

Trudie Styler (Freak Show) slams the lack of opportunities for strong leading ladies in Hollywood

Daily Mail Trudie Styler slams the lack of opportunities for strong leading ladies in Hollywood as…

BetteBack May 1, 1993: Gypsy – Barbara Harris Out, Christine Ebersole In

Indiana Gazette May 1, 1993 Broadway’s great talent Barbara Harris is no longer in the CBS-TV…

BetteBack January 15, 1993: Rehearsals And Casting Start For ‘Gypsy’

Cedar Rapids Gazette January 15, 1993 Meanwhile, Halmi and associates have set a March I rehearsal…

BetteBack September 25, 1969: Bette Midler Plays “The African Room”

Cedar Rapids Gazette September 25, 1969 Bette Midler, of “ Fiddler on the Roof” , will…

BetteBack January 2, 1993: Midler’s ‘Gypsy’ Will Have The Original Broadway Score Intact

Cedar Rapids Gazette January 2, 1993 Dear Stacy: I read a while back that there was…

BetteBack November 15, 1992: Celebrities turn to psychoanalysis

Joplin Globe November 15, 1992 HOLLYWOOD. Calif The glib and the glamorous and the glitzy some…

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: The Gypsy Soundtrack Was Released November 23, 1993

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Bette Midler‘s soundtrack to the TV Movie Musical “Gypsy” was released…

“Home Alone” Turns 25 Today

Biography THE MOVIE’S CAST COULD’VE BEEN VERY, VERY DIFFERENT November 18, 2015 Remember Uncle Frank, who…

BetteBack March 22, 1992: Who Will Win Best Actress At The Oscars?

Pacific Stars And Stripes March 22, 1992 LOS ANGELES — Can a performer win the Oscar…

BetteBack February 24, 1992: Bette Midler Makes Most Popular List With Teens Poll

Doylestown Intelligencer February 24, 1992 PRINCETON, N J. — Julia Roberts is the overwhelming first choice…

Bette Midler releasing new greatest hits album, “A Gift Of Love”

Xpose Bette Midler releasing new greatest hits album, “A Gift Of Love” 6th Nov 15 |…

BetteBack January 31, 1992: What Movies Have I Missed Of Bette Midler’s Filmography?

Brandon Sun January 31, 1992 BETTE’S BEST — I have recently become a great admirer of…

Bette Midler Makes E!’s SEXY FEMALE STARS IN THEIR 60S, 70S & BEYOND!

E! News SEXY FEMALE STARS IN THEIR 60S, 70S & BEYOND October 26, 2015 MERYL STREEP…

BetteBack December 28, 1991: Golden Globe Nominations Announced – Bette Midler Nominated

Lima News December 28, 1991 BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “Bugsy, ” Warren Beatty’s version of…

BetteBack December 10, 1991: Lainie Kazan would save Bette before Barbra!

Syracuse Herald Journal December 10, 1991   Bawdy, sensitive and entirely unbound, Lainie Kazan is one…

BetteBack Review November 29, 1991: ‘For the Boys’ has a great big heart

Lima News November 29, 1991 Smearing half a century of American history across the screen like…

BetteBack November 27, 1991: Bette Midler upset at lack of leadership from Washington on AIDS problem

Winnipeg Free Press November 27, 1991 Actress Bette Midler has her feelings about political leadership, particularly…

BetteBack September 6, 1991: Geraldo Tastelessly Bares His Sex Life

Madison Wisconsin State Journal September 6, 1991   A middle-aged man brags about his sexual conquests…

BetteBack May 30, 1991: Joan Rivers Waiting For Bette Midler To Retire

Cedar Rapids Gazette May 30, 1991 Joan Rivers, who’s been trying to snare a big-screen project…

BetteBack April 2, 1991: Bette Midler Is The Most Bankable Female Star In Hollywood

Syracuse Herald April 2, 1991 Bette Midler is short, middleaged and no conventional beauty — but…

BetteBack Review March 7, 1991: Midler Is The Lone Bright Spot In ‘Scenes’

Kokomo Tribune March 7, 1991 Coming on the heels of “Enemies: A Love Story,” this small-scale…

BetteBack Review February 27, 1991: Even Midler, who is usually pure energy, is a real snooze in this film

Walla Walla Union Bulletin February 27, 1991 Woody Allen is a talented person. He is a…

Stage and TV Actress Jennifer Rae Beck Dead at 44 (Gypsy)

Variety Stage and TV Actress Jennifer Rae Beck Dead at 44 Gordon Cox August 19, 2015…

BetteBack February 21, 1991: Bette Is Marvelous But ‘Scenes’ Goes Nowhere

Seguin Gazette Enterprise February 21, 1991 Paul Mazursky is a master of intimacy. He has a…

BetteBack February 13, 1991: Bette Midler Nominated For A Golden Raspberry Award

Joplin Globe February 13, 1991 HOLLYWOOD — There may be some doubt about the best movies…

BetteBack January 6, 1991: Joan Rivers – Bette Was Wrong To Apologize For Karen Carpenter Jokes

Madison Wisconsin State Journal January 6, 1991 Q. Bette Midler said in a recent interview that…

BetteBack November 10, 1990: ‘Some People’s Lives’ Album Reveals A New Bette Midler!

Corbin Times Tribune November 10, 1990 Bette Midler, for all her bawdy antics, knows how to…

Concert Review: Bette Midler is in town – and boy do we know it! (Leeds)

Yorkshire Evening Post Gig review: Bette Midler at First Direct Arena, Leeds July 16, 2015 She…

BetteBack February 07, 1990: Bette Discusses Her Walk, “Stella”, Her Dream Leading Man And More…

Philadelphia Inquirer When The Light’s On, Midler’s On She Knows How To Get Laughs – Or…

BetteBack Interview January 25, 1990: On ‘Stella’ – “Oh, I can’t go on!”

Medicine Hat News January 25, 1990 LOS ANGELES (AP) – “Oh, I can’t go on!” Bette…

BetteBack February 15, 1973: Rolling Stone -The Gold Lamé Dream of Bette Midler

Rolling Stone Magazine The Gold Lamé Dream of Bette Midler What does the ‘last of the…

6 Of Bette Midler’s Best On-Screen Shit Fits

Buzzfeed 6 Of Bette Midler’s Best On-Screen Shit Fits posted on Oct. 3, 2014, at 10:05…

This chart shows Maggie Gyllenhaal is right about Hollywood sexism

Business Insider This chart shows Maggie Gyllenhaal is right about Hollywood sexism ALEX KOPPELMAN, VOCATIV MAY…

Review: Woody Allen’s ‘Irrational Man’ – Sophie Gets A Great Shout Out

Showbiz 411 Review: Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey Do Their Best Work in Woody Allen’s…

BetteBack November 19, 1989: Bette’s ‘Stella’ Will Not Be All Camp

Annapolis Capital November 19, 1989 Isn’t It true that Bette Midler will camp It up in…

BetteBack October 5, 1989: ‘Stella’ reshooting will scratch Midler from 1989 Oscar race

Santa Ana Orange County Register October 5, 1989 Bette Midler won’t be providing any competition in…

Tom Hardy and the other actors who doubled up as twins

RadioTimes Tom Hardy and the actors who doubled up By Radio Times staff Friday 1 May…

Owner Of Tower Records Talks Albums, Elton, Cher, Bette, Keith Richards, And More

BillBoard Tower Records Founder Russ Solomon‘s Suprising Take on Vinyl, Why Labels Were Dumb to Kill…

BetteBack May 31, 1989: Bette Midler Is The Reason To Redo ‘Stella Dallas’

Salina Journal May 31, 1989 TORONTO (AP) — It’s 1937, and Barbara Stanwyck playing the outcast…

Gay Men Can’t Take Criticism

MICHAEL MUSTO Gay Men Can’t Take Criticism A lot of us like to dish it out,…

BetteBack December 28, 1987: Wisdom can wait, but here’s some wit

Madison Wisconsin State Journal December 28, 1987 Words of wit are much more entertaining than words of…

BetteBack November 18, 1987: My Life Is Fabulous!

Indiana Gazette November 18, 1987 NEW YORK (AP) — Bette Midler devised a freewheeling approach to…

The Perfect Shoe

DNA India From flats and wedges to pumps and ballerinas, what goes into the perfect shoe?…

BetteBack June 7, 1990: US magazine readers rate Who’s Hot, Who’s Not

Chronicle Telegram US magazine readers rate Arsenic best, Roseanne worst June 7, 1990 NEW YORK (AP)…

Quote Of The Day

Image via Wikipedia “It didn’t used to be like this. Years ago, stars had glamour… and…

Bette Midler Claims Lack Of Funny Women In Movies

belfasttelegraph.co.uk Bette on ‘lack of funny women’ Friday, 30 July 2010 Bette Midler has claimed there…

BetteBack: Bette Midler – The Best Revenge Is A…

BETTE: MY FIRST FOR REVENGE; BETTE MIDLER KNOWS EXACTLY HOW TO GET EVEN WITH A CHEATING…

BetteBack: Raye vs. Midler

Midler Accused of Stealing the Show Article from:Chicago Sun-Times Article date:August 3, 1992 Entertainer Martha Raye…

BetteBack: Bette, Goldie, Julia, Dolly And A Little “Straight Talk”

DOLLY’S A NATURAL FOR ‘STRAIGHT TALK’.(Show) Article from:Albany Times Union (Albany, NY) Article date:April 12, 1992…

BetteBack: Supreme Court Backs Midler

High court backs Bette Midler Article from:Chicago Sun-Times Article date:March 23, 1992 WASHINGTON The Supreme Court…

BetteBack: Eggplant – It Was Fascination!

Bette Midler‘s latest fascination: eggplant Article from:Chicago Sun-Times Article date:December 11, 1991 Bette Midler, the Divine…

BetteBack: For The Boys Send Peace Message

Rydell sends peace message `For the Boys‘ Article from:Chicago Sun-Times Article date:December 6, 1991 Author: Candace…

BetteBack: The ups and downs of American popular music from the 1940s through the present.

Bette Midler delivers musical gift `For the Boys‘ Article from:Chicago Sun-Times Article date:November 24, 1991 Author:…

BetteBack: Taking A Chance On Caan

The New York Times James Caan Rises From the Ashes of His Career By BERNARD WEINRAUB…

Bette Strips Again!

WoW Bette Midler takes it off Liz Smith April 29th, 2010 OK! Back to the St.…

BetteBack: “I Don’t Do Commercials”

Bette testifies – `I don’t do commercials’ Article from:Chicago Sun-Times Article date:October 27, 1989 Bette Midler…

BetteBack: On Raising Sophie

Bette Midler doesn’t let her 2-year-old watch sesame street or other TV because ‘it hardens’ kids…