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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Photo: Ain’t This Iconic? Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, and Bette Midler circa early 2000’s i believe it was for a tech festival about improvements in digital film-making, and i could be wrong…LOL

Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, and Bette Midler

Alicia Keys, Annie Lennox, and Bette Midler
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Monday, March 5, 2018

The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category – Bette Midler Proves It In One Segment

The Washington Post
The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category
By Dan Zak
March 2 at 1:42 PM

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Phil Collins grasps his Oscar in 2000; Robin Williams performs “Blame Canada” the same year; Mariah Carey, left, and Whitney Houston perform “When You Believe” in 1999; and, from left, Peter Allen, Christopher Cross, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager claim their shared prize in 1982. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images; Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images; Clary/AFP/Getty Images; ABC/Getty Images)

Remember when Ann Reinking lip-synced — and danced to — “Against All Odds,” the No. 1 hit by Phil Collins from the movie of the same name, at the Academy Awards in 1985? No?

It was nearly five minutes of theatrical fog, odd lunges and wide-eyed emoting, and Collins had to watch the slow-motion oddity from his seat. The academy wanted a “variety” of entertainers to perform the nominees for best original song, so it didn’t enlist the English rocker, then at the peak of his career. Read More

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Bette Midler with Annie Lennox and Alicia Keys circa 2002

Bette Midler with Annie Lennox and Alicia Keys circa 2002

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Sunday, April 3, 2016

BetteBack July 19, 1995: VH-1 Honors Review

Los Angeles Sentinel
July 19, 1995 | James Bingham


It isn’t unusual to have an awards show, and perhaps we have more than we need, but when the awards show honors the best in human characteristics, there are never enough, because those people serving a higher purpose are numerous. VH-1 Honors honors, opposed to talent, although these celebrants have that to spare, and acting and music programs pervading the world view. But pervading throughout this program was hope. Hope that the older generation would responsibly make it easier for several different maladies common to our world. Read More

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

BetteBack January 12, 1989: Bette And Babs Make Blackwell’s Worst Dressed Hall Of Fame

Marysville Yuba City Appeal Democrat
January 12, 1989


LOS ANGELE S (AP ) — Frequent target s of fashion disdain — Britain’ s Duchess of York and exiled Philippine ex-first lady Imelda Marco s — topped the heap of Worst-Dressed Women of 1988 unveiled Wednesday by Mr. Blackwell.

Other fashion frumps included actres s Debr a Winger, pop staractres s Madonna, rotund ftinny lady Roseanne Bar r and Marilyn Quayle, wife of the vic e president-elect.

The acid-tongued Blackwell also used the occasion of his 29th annual Worst-Dressed list to lash out at Barbra Streisand, who wasn’t on the list but whose hairdo was worthy of comment. He even wrote her a check. Read More

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Curious History of “I Put a Spell On You”

Flavor Wire
The Curious History of “I Put a Spell On You”
By Moze Halperin on Feb 12, 2015 9:45am


The Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack was released earlier this week, and surprisingly, it’s composed of more than sounds of hundreds of “holy cows” a-mooing and “holy craps” a-squelching. No, to bring some semblance of chemistry to the stars’ seemingly steely relationship, the soundtrack enlists the sex-therapeutic presences of talents like Beyoncé, Sia, Frank Sinatra, Ellie Goulding, the Rolling Stones and Annie Lennox. The Lennox track is especially noteworthy, as it’s a cover of the oft-covered Screamin’ Jay Hawkins’ “I Put a Spell On You.” Read More

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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Sam Smith Joins Chorus Of Divas Who Think Today’s Pop Stars Are Awful

Huffington Post
Sam Smith Blasts ‘Awful’ Modern Pop Stars
The Huffington Post | By Matthew Jacobs
Posted: 01/06/2015 10:39 am EST Updated: 01/06/2015 10:59 am EST


Sam Smith graces the latest cover of V Magazine, but the chest hair he flaunts is a footnote to the interview in which Smith calls certain modern pop stars “awful.”

Which stars Smith would include in that description is, of course, a mystery. We do know the “Stay With Me” singer’s complaints stem from his contemporaries’ poor attitudes. Read More

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

Gay Icon: Who doesn’t want the title and who is fighting for it.

Gay Icon: Who doesn’t want the title and who is fighting for it.
Adam Dupuis | December 12, 2014

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When Gay Icon is mentioned, who comes to mind? What qualities do they possess? Do they pick to be a gay icon? Fight for the title? Is it bestowed on them? Is it a male or female?

Adam Lambert recently tweeted that he was a little fed up with tabloids, media, and the fans questioning “is he or isn’t he gay.” Of course, the questions are not about him, even though they could have been during his American Idol contestant days (if the guy-liner wasn’t a giveaway). So if not about him, whom is Lambert referring to? Even the Taylors, Swift and Lautner, were swept up in the “is s/he gay” debate. His tweets don’t come out and say a name, but recently, it seems like there are too many young singers to count that might be his target. Two that appear to have the most vibrant bulls eyes on their backs are Harry Stiles and Nick Jonas. Lambert’s tweets are directed toward the “straight male pop stars [who] r pandering to gay audiences lately.” After all, the title of Gay Icon in the music world is one that is a coveted honor and one that usually promotes longevity. Look at Cher, Bette Midler, Madonna, Diana Ross etc. Their careers have lasted longer than I have been alive. But then again, is the title coveted by all? Read More

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Bette Midler Set To Debut At #5 On Billboard Charts (Her First #5 Since Beaches) Thanks Andy!

Taylor Swift’s ‘1989’ May Sell 400,000 in Second Week
By Keith Caulfield | November 07, 2014 10:07 PM EST


She’ll likely beat the No. 2 album by more than 300,000.

Taylor Swift‘s monster 1989 album is so big, it seems that the music business decided to mostly avoid releasing any albums that would have to compete with its second week on sale. Why? Industry sources suggest 1989 may sell 400,000 copies in its sophomore frame (ending Nov. 9) — and easily give it a second week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. (That would also give the album the second-largest sales week of the year, behind only its own debut with 1.287 million, according to Nielsen SoundScan.) Read More

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Friday, October 17, 2014

From My Friend Ron…Re: Deluxe Edition It’s The Girls


Pre-ordered the Deluxe version from Target yesterday. Surprisingly, the Deluxe CD is less expensive than the regular version that doesn’t have the bonus tracks. Free shipping if you spend over $50 with Target; however, they won’t ship until street date, which means for some of us, we won’t get the CD until around the 8th-10th of November. Might be better to just go into the store on Nov. 4th and get it right away (however the price might be different than the pre-order price)……..as for the bonus tracks, based on hearing the originals, I think they’re quite interesting additions to the CD. “Mendocino” is hauntingly beautiful, and “The Hunter Gets Captured…” has a unique arrangement that slowly builds and becomes surprisingly addictive–it’s the song that when you finish listening to it, you immediately want to listen to it again (and again). As always, just can’t wait….. Read More

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