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Saturday, July 12, 2014

BetteBack January 10, 1986: Bette And Dustin

Medicine Hat News
January 10, 1986


Q. Doesn’t Dustin Hoffman have a secret yearning to be a songwriter? – F\R.

A. Hoffman has dabbled in songwriting and has written a tune called “Shoot the Breeze” with none other than Bette Midler! Their song is currently being performed by cabaret star Zora Rasmussen, who is a good friend of Midler’s. But don’t expect Dustin to give up the movie screen for music sheets — he has too many projects in the works for that. Read More

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

BetteBack October 24, 1985: Bette Midler In For Ruthless People

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Thursday, June 5, 2014

BetteBack July 5, 1985: Bette Midler Meets Mickey Mouse

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Monday, June 2, 2014

The June Bette Midler Jukebox Is Open! Enjoy!


June brings a shower of new songs to the Bette Midler Jukebox…Live, Rare, And Otherwise. You have a whole month to enjoy this playlist, so enjoy! To Listen: Click Here

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Thursday, May 29, 2014

BetteBack June 8 ,1985: Bette Midler Accepts Award From Women In Film Industry

Laurel Leader-Call, Saturday, June 8 ,1985


E n te rta in e r BETTE MIDLER, accepting the Jack Oakie Comedy Award from the ,200-member Women in Film industry group in Los Angeles, took up the theme of fighting for the rights of women in the entertainment industry.

Among the more sedate comments of “The Divine Miss M” on Friday was a quotation from feminist Gloria Steinem: “A man can be called ruthless if he bombs a country to oblivion. A woman can be called ruthless if she puts you on hold.” Read More

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Friday, May 9, 2014

Director William Friedkin On Bette Midler

William Friedkin on New Technology, the ‘Exorcist’ Curse, and the McConnaissance
Posted April 25th, 2014 5:00PM by Gary Susman


Speaking of TV, you’re part of the current migration of top-notch film directors to television.

I’m going to be doing a film about Mae West starring Bette Midler. We’re doing that for HBO. It probably could not be done as a feature film. It’ll be set during one short period in the roaring ’20s. Doug McGrath is writing it, he’s a great screenwriter. I like this Mae West idea very much because she’s an extraordinary character, and I would only do it with Bette Midler. And I like the people at HBO. Read More

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Friday, April 25, 2014

BetteBack September 18,1983: Bette Midler On Bob Dylan


BETTE MIDLER, in the English magazine Movie Star, on her attempted seduction of singer Bob Dylan: “I tried to charm the pants off him. And everybody will be disappointed to learn I was unsuccessful. But I got close.”

Bette Midler Part Of Smart Talk Series In Des Moines, Iowa Monday April 28 BetteBack October 27, 1983: We Need More Bette Midler TV Specials BetteBack Review: “Bette Midler” By Bette Midler ~ December 23, 1973

Bette Midler: ‘Buy a full length mirror or you’ll get fat’ Read More

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Johnny Carson On Bette Midler

Now that Letterman is calling it quits, a look back at the king of late night in 2002
By Bill Zehme on April 3, 2014


Carson, in case you wondered, has since watched the tape more than once-he reviews every Tonight Show video marketed to the public-and, each time, feels the same emotions rear up. Mention Bette Midler to him even now and his countenance glows: “Well, she is remarkable.” Of the spontaneous combustion attendant, he has said, “You couldn’t re-create it, ever.” Privately, he considers it the most magical hour of his televised life. Indeed, the truth is, he wanted to end his career that very night and forego the ultimate farewell show. In aftermath, his brain trust of producers, all nearly as spent as he was, descended to his dressing room and half-jokingly declared, “We can’t come back tomorrow and follow that!” He fixed them with a look that meant business and said, “You’re right. Let’s not come back at all. Let’s just not even come back.” Read More

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Bette Midler Part Of Smart Talk Series In Des Moines, Iowa Monday April 28


Entertainer Bette Midler to share her thoughts

7:30 p.m. Monday at Temple for Performing Arts, 1011 Locust St. $37-$84 through Ticketmaster.

All-around entertainer Bette Midler stops in Des Moines next week as part of the SmartTalk series. The singer/actress has hit Broadway, the silver screen and more over the years as she’s picked up four Grammys, four Golden Globes, three Emmys and a Tony Award.

Bette Midler: 4.1 Million Pandora Streams = $114, “Impossible for songwriters to earn a living” Read More

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Thursday, March 20, 2014

Spring Is Here And The Bette Midler Jukebox Is Open!

American actress Bette Midler

Spring Is Here And The Bette Midler Jukebox Is Open! It’s chock full of songs from Miss M Live, Rare, And Otherwise.  Songs from the 70’s to the 2000’s. Hope you enjoy. Will change out songs monthly as usual. Just click on the link below:

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Bette Midler Got Cut Off After Her Performance At The Oscars, Saying “I Feel Like…” – Find Out How She Ended THAT Sentence HERE! Bette Midler at the Oscars

Photo: Marc Shaiman, Darlene Love, And Bette Midler Rehearsing Read More

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