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Sunday, February 10, 2019

Video: The Cher Show With Bette Midler, Elton John, And Flip Wilson – Complete – 1975

Bette Midler and Cher 1975

The Cher Show With Bette Midler, Elton John, And Flip Wilson

Now this is what a TV special is supposed to be like!  On February 12, 1975, a Wednesday night, CBS pulled off quite a coup when Cher hosted a gala telecast with Bette Midler and Elton John as her guests (comedian Flip Wilson too) – three fledgling superstars, all of them gay icons, together on network TV.  They were all about the same age – Midler was just 29, Cher 28 and Elton was one month from turning 28.  Cher, however, was clearly the veteran as she’d been in the public eye since she and Sonny married and had a #1 song with I Got You Babe ten years earlier. Among the performances, Cher sang Bennie & the Jets with Elton and did a “Trashy Ladies Medley” with the Divine Miss M.  But perhaps the highlight was their medley of Motown hits (e.g. Proud Mary, Ain’t No Mountain High Enough) shown in the following clip:    ...  Read More

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Saturday, February 2, 2019

The Mashup: My Night At Cher’s “Burlesque Premiere” And Bette Midler’s Need For Some Props on “The Graham Norton Show”

Bette Midler on the Graham Norton Show displaying my Delores Doll

Mister D: I’m trying to remember as much detail as I can about this. I just felt so overwhelmed at the time.

My mother is a long time friend of the guy who runs the movie studio that made the movie, Burlesque. His name is Clint Culpepper. They make tons of movies. So we flew out to Hollywood for this one. My mom had done this before and she had also gone to awards shows and met many famous people. She once lectured Spike Lee on something, so I’m glad I was never there. Anybody who knows my mom will tell you she has no fear. She also went to Chris Brown’s first movie, when he was just starting to rise. She made such an impression on him, he came over at the after party and asked her to dance with him. Little did he know, my mom loves to dance, ham it up, and take over the whole floor. Supposedly, they had a blast. ...  Read More

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Wednesday, January 30, 2019

A Few Entertaining Films For Down The Road Viewing

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A Few Entertaining Films For Down The Road Viewing
by Candice Chantalou
January 27, 2019

Bette Midler First Wive's Club Promo

Whether you’re into romantic comedies, dramas, or you’re just looking for something to watch while you’re cooped up inside this winter, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite movies from then and now for your recommendation. You will laugh, you will cry, and maybe you’ll be inspired to check out some more by these filmmakers who certainly should be on your radar if they aren’t already!  

Her


Spike Jonze’s Her is probably the most modern love story to date. Set in a distant yet all familiar future, the film is a beautifully heartbreaking tale of love in the modern age. You will be mesmerized by the glowing orange hues, asking yourself the deepest of existential questions, all while falling for the quirky charm of Joaquin Phoenix’s character, Theodore. ...  Read More

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Thursday, January 24, 2019

17 Pop Stars Who Successfully Crossed Over Into Film

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17 Pop Stars Who Successfully Crossed Over Into Film
by ORLA PENTELOW
01/23/2019

As pop star Lady Gaga joins Glenn Close and Olivia Colman in the running to be named best actress at the Academy Awards next month, Vogue looks back at her fellow musicians who made the leap into movies.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in A Star Is Born

Lady Gaga followed in the footsteps of fellow singers Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand when she took on the leading role in most recent incarnation of A Star Is Born, but it’s far from the first time a famous musician has been lured by the siren call of the silver screen. As Gaga stands poised on the brink of Oscar success, Vogue looks back at her fellow pop stars who managed to make it in the movies. ...  Read More

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Photo: Now here’s an iconic photo: Carly Simon, Bette Midler, & Cher. Looks like the night Bette won the Ruby Award For Entertainer Of The Year in 1973

Carly Simon, Bette Midler, & Cher
Carly Simon, Bette Midler, & Cher
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Friday, August 24, 2018

‘Gay icons like to dress up’: Bob Mackie on Cher, Tina Turner, Bette Midler, and dressing Elton John

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‘Gay icons like to dress up’: Bob Mackie on Cher, Tina Turner and dressing Elton John
By Hannah Marriott
August 20, 2018

Bette Midler, Elton John, Cher, Bob Mackie, and Flip Wilson

You could dine out for a lifetime on Bob Mackie’s stories. After 60 years of designing sequin-encrusted stage costumes for Cher, Bette Midler, and Diana Ross, to name a few, the 79-year-old has anecdotes to spare. He sprinkles them into the conversation like glitter.

He once dressed Elton John as Donald Duck, complete with tail and webbed feet, making it very difficult for the Rocket Man to play the piano. He worked with Tina Turner during her post-Ike transformation, when “she wanted to look like a sexy cave woman”. Barbra Streisand, he says, “was always questioning everything. ‘Does this really look good? Can we try on three or four, then decide?’ With that kind of sensibility, you work harder, believe me.” ...  Read More

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Flashback Medley – The Cher Special 1975 – Bette Midler, Cher, Elton John, and Flip Wilson #bettemidler #cher #eltonjohn #flipwilson #motownmedley

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Friday, August 3, 2018

BILLBOARD HOT 100 celebrates 60 YEARS with the List of the 60 FEMALE ARTISTS of ALL TIMES

Billboard Magazine BILLBOARD HOT 100 celebrates 60 YEARS with the List of the 60 FEMALE ARTISTS of ALL TIMES August 1, 2018 Bette Midler List BASED on DATA from August 4, 1958 … to July 21, 2018 AAA 60. Juice Newton 59. Carole King 58. Stevie Nicks 57. Amy Grant 56. Missy Elliott 55. Faith Hill 54. Chaka Khan 53. Jody Watley 52. Avril Lavigne 51. Pat Benatar 50. Anne Murray 49. Ashanti 48. Bette Midler 47. Aaliyah 46. ??Natalie Cole 45. Fergie 44. Petula Clark 43. Miley Cyrus 42. Brandy 41. Carly Simon 40. Sheena Easton

39. Debbie Gibson ...  Read More

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Video: Bette Midler vs Cher Deathmatch

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28 stars who are just one trophy away from the most coveted award in Hollywood

Insider 28 stars who are just one trophy away from the most coveted award in Hollywood Desiree O, Brit + Co Jul. 27, 2018, 4:46 PM ...  Read More

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