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Sunday, June 24, 2018

The 10 Best Movie Gangs Who’ve Gotten (Back) Together

Elle The 10 Best Movie Gangs Who’ve Gotten (Back) Together BY R. ERIC THOMAS JUN 13, 2018 Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton, Window Washer Photo, FWC

The crowds who flocked to theaters this past weekend to make Ocean’s 8 the number one movie in America probably left with two thoughts in mind: 1) Wow, Anne Hathaway is G.O.A.T., and we’re lucky to have her. No slander for our Oscar-winning queen; 2) Can’t wait til this gang gets back together. The Ocean’s films, of which the all-female iteration is both a sequel and a reboot, excel at one of the greatest tropes in all entertainment: the ragtag gang of old friends and newcomers who combine their skills for one so-crazy-it-just-might-work mission. Sometimes participants are lured in with the promise that this is “one last mission,” which—let’s be honest—it never is. Sometimes the draw is the promise of wealth; sometimes it’s a devil’s bargain as repayment for a past crime; sometimes it’s all in service of an old friend who could really use the specific skills of a disparate group who somehow found their way into each other’s lives. Sometimes is a highly mobile pair of pants. ...  Read More

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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bette Midler and Ben Platt win big at 83rd Annual Drama League Awards

Pix 11 Bette Midler and Ben Platt win big at 83rd Annual Drama League Awards MAY 19, 2017 BY KIM PESTALOZZI 2017-05-11_1-54-06

MIDTOWN, New York– The Drama League announced today the winners at the 83rdAnnual Drama League Awards Ceremony:  Outstanding Production of a Musical, Dear Evan Hansen;Outstanding Production of a Play, Oslo;  Outstanding Revival of a Musical,Hello, Dolly!;  Outstanding Revival of a Play, Jitney; and Distinguished Performance Award, Ben Platt, becoming the youngest actor to have won the coveted award, at a star-studded luncheon ceremony hosted Broadway husband-and-wife royalty — 6-time Tony® Award winner Audra McDonald and Tony® Award nominee Will Swenson at the Marriott Marquis Times Square. ...  Read More

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Friday, January 27, 2017

1991 – In My Life – For The Boys – Bette Midler.

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Bette Midler – Bed Of Roses – Diva Las Vegas – 1997

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1999 – Bette Midler – Bette’s LA House

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

BetteBack November 27, 1973: Bette Midler Gets A Standing Ovation

Philadelphia Inquirer November 27, 1973 2016-09-05_2-10-06   The best assortment of garbage in town . . . make that garBAHGE . . . was assembled at the Academy of Music Sunday night for the first of three concerts by the Divine Miss M. Maybe you haven’t heard about the Divine One, Bette Midler. By her own definition, she is Trash With Flash. And she is a superstar, the first genuine superstar to emerge in a generally bland period of pop entertainment which has set in since the beginning of the 70s. Miss M has indeed come a long way since her local debut at the Bijou Cafe a year ago. But rest assured, success has not spoiled this tacky, darling creature. She has taken the big time by storm with an outrageous showcase of American music spanning the last three or four decades. Strutting her stuff, shakin’ that thing. Just vamping and prancing. And talkin’ that trash. Well, Bette Midler is comparatively rich and famous now, but her fans can take comfort in the knowledge that she is as tacky as ever. The seven-piece band, under the direction of Barry Manilow, opened the first night show with the orchestration for one of Bette Midler’s songs, “Friends,” and she came out in all of the ludicrous splash that befits this princess of camp. Wildly flapping two huge, ostrich feather fans, her striped shocking pink and green dress was right out of the early ’40s. Ah, but ladies and gentlemen, the broad has style. “I want to welcome you all to the Academy of Muzak,” she said in those nasal tough tones. “I can’t tell you how great it is to be back in Philth-adelphia.” She had a few things to say about “Ratso Rizza,” because “I like to add some local color to the show . . . And who wants to see my impression of Betsy Ross?” But, naturally, the trashy image is mere frosting. Bette Midler is a singer. And so we come to her repertoire. What else ? “Good old American garbahge.” What people tend to overlook in discussions and reviews of Bette Midler is that above and beyond the aura of trashy splash, Bette Midler is a wonderful singer with a taste for music that knows no apparent limits. Included are contemporary songs such as “Delta Dawn” and the Andrew Sisters‘ “Bogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and the old torch classic, “Am I Blue,” and each receives a dazzling interpretation. Okay, trash, but make that classy trash. And when the last song was over, and the divine Miss M had wriggle-hipped her way off-stage, a full house at the Academy of Music gave her a standing ovation. Dressed only in red panties and a loose skirt, Bette Midler returned to acknowledge the adulation with a warm, impromptu speech from the footlights.
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Monday, December 21, 2015

BetteBack July 15, 1993: Hocus Pocus Review – Spooky And Fun Movie

Anderson Herald Bulletin July 15, 1993 306394_223727711034207_221327031274275_541881_19008921_n Bette Midler, Kathy Najimy and Sarah Jessica Parker … definitely an unusual combination for lead roles in a film, but somehow this manages to work. At least, it works for a fun hour and a half of lightly spooky, Halloween tricks and treats. The really strange thing about this film is why they chose to release a film so directly tied to the Halloween holiday in July rather than in October. It’s hard to second-guess the studio, but one would think it would have done better business if released during the Halloween season. As well as wonderfully entertaining performances from the leads, Thora Birch is great as Dani, the witches’ first potential victim after their return from 300 years of being dead, although they manage not to look too much the worse for wear. The story moves along quickly, giving us just enough detail to keep things interesting and entertaining. And the idea isn’t really to scare us either. Just to have fun and spook us a little. There are good special effects throughout as well, although they aren’t really showcased that much. This is a good piece of entertainment which most adults won’t be sorry to have seen, should they choose to watch it with their kids. Yet it’s wholesome enough that kids wouldn’t have to be supervised, and you can’t say that about too many films these days. It’s nice to see some quality fun going on up on the big screen once in a while, and this is it!

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    Tuesday, December 15, 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 she reveals her plans to pave the way for women with her own production company By CHARLIE LANKSTON FOR DAILYMAIL.COM PUBLISHED: 19:50 EST, 14 December 2015 | UPDATED: 07:45 EST, 15 December 201

    Actress and director Trudie Styler has spoken out against the lack of equal opportunities for women in Hollywood – while revealing her plans to ensure there are more leading ladies working within the film industry, both in front of, and behind the camera.

    Speaking exclusively to Daily Mail Online from the set of her upcoming movie, Freak Show, the 61-year-old wife of rocker Sting, explained how she wants to give more women the chance to fight back against the overwhelming gender inequality in the entertainment industry. ...  Read More

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    Friday, December 11, 2015

    Judith Light On Herself, Bette Midler, And Elizabeth Taylor At The Height Of The AIDS Crisis

    This Light of Ours: Judith Light Reflects On LGBT Advocacy & How the Gay Community Taught Her To Be Courageous ‘It Was the LGBTQ Community That Inspired Me To Be the Kind Of Person I Wanted To Be’ BY CHRIS AZZOPARDI Originally printed 12/10/2015 (Issue 2350 – Between The Lines News) PicMonkey Collage

    At the time, there weren’t a lot of celebrity allies stepping up to the plate. Bette Midler, Elizabeth Taylor, yourself. What did that feel like for you? ...  Read More

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    Tuesday, December 1, 2015

    7 Times We Wished Bette Midler Was Our BFF

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    7 Times We Wished Bette Midler Was Our BFF By Amy Cooper

    12331562_488044264698957_666535308_n We absolutely love Bette Midler. As an icon with a full set of pipes, she’s been long lasting on multiple plains of life – and we absolutely love her versatility! Here’s the 7 times that she’s proven her amazing talent – a friend we’d love to have!

    Bette Midler Singing “You’ve Got To Have Friends” – Continental Baths Concert

    Check out those vocals!  

    The First Wives Club 

    Brenda (Bette) leads the pack down the escape route, and holds together Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn in the crazy destruction of trying to escape when stealing paperwork from taxes. When they get down to the bottom, Brenda proves she’s the most adventurous – saying “Ya wanna go again!?”  

    Beaches

    Barbara Hershey plays on the side of Bette Midler, where the women talk about careers and mixing it with children, which turns into an argument of jealousy and anger. Bette has the last word – and it’s a harsh but amazing one.  

    Bette’s goodbye to Johnny Carson

    Bette serenades Johnny as a goodbye with the song “One For My Baby, And One More For The Road,” and it’s absolutely divine. They show Johnny just taking in the moment from his desk, and it’s so heartwarming.  

    Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy on David Letterman

    “The woman who taught gun powder how to bang.” Well, if that wasn’t a line about Bette Midler, I don’t know what was.  

    Stella

    The bar patrons get Stella up on the bar to dance to “her song”  – and she pulls her old moves from her days at the Continental Baths out as she rocks it in a very Burlesque type of way.  

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    Winefred Sanderson couldn’t be ignored, and it’s one of the most iconic Halloween songs there is. Also, her theatrics couldn’t be matched in this role.   Happy Birthday, Bette!
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