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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

This Is So Why I Love Bitchy Queen Forums! Call Me A Homophobe! I Ain’t Scared Of No ‘MO’ (Mister D Is Saying This)

From Deadhorseinterchange.net July 19, 2018 Mister D: Hey! There’s a reason we have stereotypes and cliches, because they are so abundantly around us. I love it. It makes the world a colorful place. When you try to quash these characteristics, you really don’t know what you’re going to create. In the case of gays, it turned out to be guys with great bods who still acted like girls. LOL I didn’t say that. I never said that. Just so this doesn’t get attributed to Ms. Midler, this is Don who has nothing to do with Miss Midler. So if you’re going to attack, attack me! Bette Midler, Cher Special, Old Bette Guest wrote: Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:07 pm “Explain to me why Kathy Griffith is “famous”, and why she’s still around even after getting BTFO by her severed head stunt and entering full Andy Dick mode.” Some gay named Tony: “She was in a 90s Brooke Shields sitcom vehicle called Suddenly Susan. The media kept her around to try and make her the next white woman face of gay men after Cher and Bette Midler got too old. Now? She looks WAY older than her real age of 57. Can’t believe how bad she looks. It’s like all the plastic surgery deflated all at once.”
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Friday, February 24, 2017

BetteBack December 12, 1998: Bette And Cher Show Up At The Billboard Music Awards

Indiana Gazette December 12, 1998 920x920 Bette Midler and Cher were quite something at the Billboard Music Awards the other night. Midler, blonde, bodacious and eternally outrageous, performed her rowdy “One Monkey Don’t Stop No Show,” with the Royal Crown Revue, and Cher looking incredibly beautiful, merely presented, but received a rousing standing ovation.  Cher, who knows what’s up and what’s down in the biz cracked, “you know you’ve been around a long time when they stand up.” Midler and Cher also appeared in performance Friday at  the big WKTU event at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.  Jellybean Benitez, Deborah Cox, Ace Of Base, and Jennifer Paige also attended, but come on, we want the Divine Miss M and the fabulous, singular sensation, Cher.   Bette Midler On Marriage: “Marriage is a hard proposition and you have to be willing to make sacrifices and to compromise and it has to be worth it. BetteBack September 19, 1990: Stars Take Stage For Environment BetteBack January 18, 1997: It’s A Fabulous Body. I Don’t Want To See It Disintegrate

BetteBack January 21, 1990: Bette Midler And Cher To Star In ‘Angry Housewives’ (This Would’ve Been A Hit!) ...  Read More

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

BetteBack December 25, 1973: Bette’s Price Too High For Vegas!

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Monday, March 18, 2013

BetteBack August 16, 1978: Paramount Wants Bette Midler To Star In A Remake Of “Gypsy”

Annapolis Capital August 16, 1978 img167 GREAT IDEAS of Western civilization department Paramount is kicking around a plan to star Bette Midler in a swinging, updated version of “Gypsy“—with the Divine Miss M playing Mama Rose and little Brooke Shields title roling it as her daughter who grew up to be stripper Gypsy Rose Lee…
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Friday, December 7, 2012

Oh Those Hollywood Heights

NPR Hollywood Heights: The Ups, Downs And In-Betweens by BOB MONDELLO Hollywood can make any actor look imposing by shooting from a low angle or building sets with short door frames. But the fact is that we want our heroes big and our villains bigger, and the average male actor is about the same size as the average American male — roughly 5 foot 9 1/2. And some very “big” stars have been a good deal less than that. Yoda’s a special case, obviously, but action-movie heroes often loom larger onscreen than they do in person. Sylvester Stallone, Tom Cruise, Mel Gibson and even The Governator have all been cited by journalists as being more diminutive in the flesh than expected — none comes even close to 6 feet. Alan Ladd, who sat plenty tall in the saddle in Shane, was later cast as a romantic partner for Sophia Loren, who’s barely 5 foot 8, and their director had to dig a trench for her to walk in when they were arm-in-arm, so she wouldn’t tower over him. Cruise, who is reportedly 5 foot 7 in person, plays a 6-foot-5 homicide cop in Jack Reacher. In Casablanca, Humphrey Bogart needed an extra cushion in a couch scene to keep audiences from noticing he was shorter than Ingrid Bergman. And in another film, Bogie reportedly set something of a Hollywood record by wearing 5-inch elevator shoes. Some actresses, meanwhile, must try to be short, which is tough when you’re a member of the 6-foot club: Sigourney Weaver, Brooke Shields, and Glee’s Jane Lynch. Uma Thurman and Nicole Kidman are right up there with them. So who plays 6-footer Julia Child in the movies? Meryl Streep, who is barely 5 foot 6 but is a towering talent. Which gives the lie to this whole notion, really. We associate height with strength, power, dominance … and of course, height has very little to do with any of those things. What it does have to do with is how we see relationships, and movie heroines are almost invariably expected to look up to their leading men. Women over 5 foot 8 rarely get to wear heels in movies, though some of their leading men do. Cowboy boots give cowpokes an inch or two of a head start on mere mortals, and modified cowboy boots can do a lot more. Kirk Douglas reportedly wore pretty substantial lifts in his boots and was miffed one time when his buddy Burt Lancaster swiped them as a practical joke just before they had a scene together. Lancaster being a good half a head taller, the tech crew improvised and put Douglas on a box. 6-foot-4 actor John Wayne directs a scene for the Hollywood movie The Alamo in 1959. Wayne also portrays the reportedly 6-foot-tall Davy Crockett in the movie. Which is nothing compared with what the tech crew had to do with Lord of the Rings: Hobbits are about as diminutive as movie heroes get; they’re dwarfed even by dwarves. But fantasy movies play to a different set of rules. They’re about wish fulfillment, the triumph of the little guy who never thought he’d be a hero. That’s a storyline that resonates in Hollywood, say some, because the entertainment business attracts so many people of slight stature. The theory goes that to avoid being overlooked, shorter people learned early to present themselves, to be forceful and expressive. Folks who grow up taller might not feel the same need to do that. Just a theory, obviously. And happily, casting directors need all shapes and sizes, from 2-foot-8 Verne Troyer in the Austin Powers movies to 7-foot-3 Peter Mayhew in Star Wars. A website called celebheights.com — one of many devoted to the topic, believe it or not — has assembled height records for more than 3,000 performers and reports that the average actor in Hollywood is 5 foot 10, and the average actress is 5 foot 5. And the average Oscar winners, wouldn’t you know it, are a little taller: 5 foot 11 and 5 foot 5 1/2. Clearly unfair, as neither their shoes nor their careers need lifts. How tall are they? Celebrity heights, as reported in the press. Leading Men (Average American male: 5 feet 9.5 inches) Dolph Lundgren — 6 feet 5 inches John Cleese — 6 feet 5 inches Michael Clarke Duncan — 6 feet 5 inches Vince Vaughn — 6 feet 5 inches Clint Eastwood — 6 feet 4 inches Jimmy Stewart — 6 feet 3 inches Bill Murray — 6 feet 1.5 inches Gene Hackman — 6 feet 2 inches James Earl Jones — 6 feet 1 inch Elvis Presley — 5 feet 11.75 inches Brad Pitt — 5 feet 11 inches Jamie Foxx — 5 feet 9 inches Fred Astaire — 5 feet 9 inches Antonio Banderas — 5 feet 8.5 inches Anthony Hopkins — 5 feet 8.5 inches Ryan Philippe — 5 feet 8.5 inches Humphrey Bogart — 5 feet 8 inches Robert Downey Jr. — 5 feet 8 inches Stan Laurel — 5 feet 8 inches Tom Cruise — 5 feet 7.75 inches Martin Short — 5 feet 6.5 inches Woody Allen — 5 feet 6 inches Jack Black — 5 feet 6 inches Al Pacino — 5 feet 6 inches Daniel Radcliffe — 5 feet 6 inches Bono — 5 feet 6 inches Joe Pesci — 5 feet 4 inches James Cagney — 5 feet 4 inches Seth Green — 5 feet 3 inches Danny DeVito — 4 feet 10 inches Gary Coleman — 4 feet 7 inches Verne Troyer — 2 feet 8 inches Leading Ladies (Average American female: 5 feet 4 inches) Uma Thurman — 6 feet 0 inches Brooke Shields — 6 feet 0 inches Jane Lynch — 6 feet 0 inches Nicole Kidman — 5 feet 11 inches Tilda Swinton — 5 feet 10.5 inches Katie Holmes — 5 feet 9 inches Nicole Kidman — 5 feet 10.5 inches Julia Roberts — 5 feet 10 inches Cameron Diaz — 5 feet 9 inches Maggie Gyllenhaal — 5 feet 9 inches Gwyneth Paltrow — 5 feet 9 inches Angelina Jolie — 5 feet 6.5 inches Marilyn Monroe — 5 feet 5.5 inches Gina Lollobrigida — 5 feet 5 inches Glenn Close — 5 feet 4 inches Natalie Portman — 5 feet 3 inches Sally Field — 5 feet 3 inches Reese Witherspoon — 5 feet 3 inches Jodie Foster — 5 feet 3 inches Elizabeth Taylor — 5 feet 2 inches Lindsay Lohan — 5 feet 2 inches Holly Hunter — 5 feet 2 inches Bette Midler — 5 feet 1 inches Christina Ricci — 5 feet 1 inches Judi Dench — 5 feet 1 inches Dolly Parton — 5 feet 0 inches Judy Garland — 4 feet 11 inches Zelda Rubinstein — 4 feet 3 inches All of the above should be taken with a grain of salt, because, you know, vanity.
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Saturday, April 14, 2012

BetteBack September 26, 1992: Valentino’s Golden Rose Award – Midler A Recipient

Pacific Stars And Stripes Happy Anniversary, Valentino September 26, 1992 Opera star Placido Domingo, actress-singer Bette Midler and “Queen of Soul” Aretha Franklin sang “Happy Anniversary” to Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani, who’s celebrating his 30th year in business. The gala bash in New York doubled as an awards ceremony. Valentino used the occasion to present his first annual Rose of Life awards to honor humanitarian contributions. Domingo, Midler and Franklin were among the recipients of the award, a gold rose. Actress-model Brooke Shields accepted for Elizabeth Taylor, who couldn’t make it. Actor Tim R o b b i ns accepted the award on behalf of Magic Johnson. Audrey Hepburn was another absentee; she’s in Somalia to help the starving people. But movie star Sophia Loren came in person to claim hers. After accepting her gold rose from Valentino, she told the audience, “I wish I could talk to him just in Italian. I hope I really deserve what he gave me.”
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