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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…

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…

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…

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…

More Hulaween News…Boston Globe

You Bette it was fun Talbots PR kahuna Phil Tracey reports that Bette Midler’s annual “Hulaween”…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

Bette Creates Mask For PreVUE 2002

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

Bette Sighting: October 25, 2002

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

Bette on ET Tonight with Katie Couric

Looks like ET was at the Hulaween event and will have coverage on it today or…

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…

Bette Makes “<b>Rolling Stone</b>” <i>Women In Rock </i>Issue

Editor’s Note: I think Miss M would be ecstatic to know she made the timeline of…

Ex Talking Heads Members, But Current Tom Tom Club Talk 2 Songs Rejected for Bette’s “Bette”

Editor’s Note: I always find it interesting the songs that Miss M has turned down or…

Bette Makes USA Today’s Starter Kit For A Great DVD Collection

First off, choosing must-have DVDs is entirely subjective. You have to love the material — in…

Bette to Appear at Big Benefit in Honor of Katie Couric’s Husband November 12th

NEW YORK, Oct 16, 2002 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ — Katie Couric and the Entertainment Industry Foundation…

From the Dallas Morning News….LOL

Editor’s Note: This has to be wrong, but thought you might want to read. City takes…

An Unpublished Interview with Rock Impresario and Punk Priestess, Patti Smith

Editor’s Note: Back when I was still in my teens, I remembered reading a snippet of…

The Book, “Still Divine: Bette Midler” by Mark Bego Has Been Delayed

Editor’s Note: The new book on Ms. Midler, “Still Divine”, has been pushed back from a…

Bette, “Beaches”, Birds, and Ice Arena?!!! Oh My!!!

”Oh, fly, fly, so high against the sky.” Those words are one of the repetitive refrains…

Today’s musical milestones

In 1979, Fleetwood Mac was awarded a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Also in…

THE GAY DECADES Out of the closet and into the living room: nine episodes in the most dramatic cultural assimilation of our time.

An Excerpt from Frank Rich’s book in ESQUIRE MAGAZINE November, 1987 Editor’s Note: Just thought some…

Bette Donates Money to the New York Governor’s Race…But Whose Side?

October 8, 2002 New York Times By SHAILA K. DEWAN and ERIC LIPTON Senator Hillary Rodham…

It’s True: Bette Midler Dropped from the WB Roster

Bette has been dropped from WB records…I confirmed this with Mr. Bruce Vilanch who says: “tis…

Dustin Hoffman Sheds Tear Watching Old Clip from Bette’s TV Special

Editorial: While being interviewed by Diane Sawyer on GMA Friday, she played a clip of a…

Midler Spotted in Paris as Gaultier Shows Swingy Fashions

Story Filed: Saturday, October 05, 2002 2:33 PM EDT PARIS (AP) — With acrobats in bikinis…

Reba’s Got A Dream List of Guests

These are folks she’d like to have on her TV show By Neil Haislop, Country Forever…

Deceased Critic Pauline Kael Retired Because of Bette Midler?

Although Ms. Kael thought Bette’s performance in “The Rose” was one of the best in decades,…

Midler on the Scene at Stone’s Club Date

ON THE SCENE: A friend phones to report who showed up at the Stones’ club date…