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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

BetteBack February 14, 1997: Bette Midler A Contender In American Comedy Awards Again

Bluefield Daily Telegraph
February 14, 1997

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Drew Carey is one of the contenders for funniest male performer in a television series in the “American Comedy Awards” Monday, Feb.
17, on ABC.

Others nom inated in this category include Tim Allen, K elsey Grammer, John Lithgow and Garry Shandling.

The ceremony honors comic performers in both movies and television. Nominees in other categories this year include Jane Curtin, Ellen DeGeneres, Nathan Lane, Robin Williams, Bette Midler and Goldie Hawn. Read More

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Friday, August 26, 2016

BetteBack January 14, 1997: Bette Midler says weights, treadmill trimmed her down

Santa Ana Orange County Register
January 14, 1997

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Dieting had nothing to do with the svelte body Bette Midler is sporting these days.

“Exercise is the only thing that really counts in getting the body in shape,” she said at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Hotel after the taping of her Saturday HBO concert special. ” I work out an hour a day — 30 minutes with weights, 30 minutes on the treadmill. It’s the weights that really do it.”

During the taping of the show before a crowd of some 15,000, she kept asking, “Don’t I look great?” And the audience kept roaring its approval. She ended up receiving nearly a dozen standing ovations as she sizzled her way through one sensational number after another. Read More

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

BetteBack January 11, 1997: The Brief Lowdown On ‘Diva Las Vegas’

Lawrence Journal World
January 11, 1997

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Following one of her best movie hits ever (“The First Wives Club“), the entertainer returns to stage performing with this offering, taped at the gambling mecca’s MGM Grand.

The program features Midler‘s trademark brand of bawdy humor, as well as elaborately chorcgraphed versions of song standards, along with renditions of tunes such as “Friends” and “Wind Beneath My Wings,” and it shouldn’t come as a surprise to hear Midler croon “You Don’t Own Me,” which she rendered with fellow stars Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton in her most recent big-screen success. Read More

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

BetteBack October 23, 1996: ‘First Wives Club’ director personally gathered dynamic trio

Doylestown Intelligencer
October 23, 1996

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When it comes to having his finger on the pulse of the public, Scott Rudin seems to have movie-goers right in the palm of his hand.

The hugely successful producer, whose hits include “The Firm,” “Clueless.” The Addams Family” and “Sister Act,” personally gathered
Bette Midler, Diane Keaton and Goldie Hawn for “The First Wives Club” and convinced the trio that they’d be box-office dynamite together. The PG-rated comedy, about three middle-aged women getting even on the husbands who dumped them, has already soared by the $50 million mark and will more than double that amount before leaving theaters. Read More

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Tuesday, August 2, 2016

BetteBack October 19, 1996: Networks Bid For First Wives Club TV Series

Kingston Gleaner
October 19, 1996

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While Goldie Hawn and her 17-year-old daughter Katie are penning a comedy script together, networks are furiously bidding for the rights to the box office hit “The First Wives Club” for a TV series. Not only that they are hoping to snare the three stars: Goldie, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton

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Monday, July 25, 2016

BetteBack October 10, 1996: ‘First Wives Club’ will open London film fest

Santa Ana Orange County Register
October 10, 1996

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The box-office hit “The First Wives Club” has been chosen to open 40th London Film Festival, which starts Nov. 7. At least one of the picture’s stars — Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton — is expected to attend. The story of the vengeful dumped spouses has topped the U.S. box-office chart for three weeks. From staff and news-service reports

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

BetteBack September 30, 1996: ‘First Wive’s Club’ Remains On Top Second Week In A Row

Laurel Leader Call
September 30, 1996

Film ´Der Club der Teufelinnen´ (The first wives club), USA 1996, Regie Hugh Wilson, Szene mit Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn und Bette Midler gang, flur, verstecken, verbergen hinter mauer wand ecke hervor spähend,

Film ´Der Club der Teufelinnen´ (The first wives club), USA 1996, Regie Hugh Wilson, Szene mit Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn und Bette Midler gang, flur, verstecken, verbergen hinter mauer wand ecke hervor spähend,

The get-even comedy “First Wives Club” was the top grossing film in North America for the second straight week.

The trio of first wives — played by Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton — earned an estimated $15.5 million in ticket sales, industry sources said Sunday.

The movie about spurned women who retaliate against their husbands topped “Extreme Measures,” which opened with $7.1 million. “ Last Man Standing” took third, with $4.1 million, followed by the debut film “2 Days in the Valley,” with $3.48 million and “Fly Away Home,” with young Academy Award winner, Anna Paquin, $3.2 million. Read More

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

BetteBack September 23, 1996: ‘FIRST WIVES’ WINS TOP SPOT AT BOX OFFICE

‘FIRST WIVES’ WINS TOP SPOT AT BOX OFFICE
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY)
September 23, 1996

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“First Wives,” first week, first place.

Paramount’s “The First Wives Club” earned an estimated $19 million in its opening weekend for the biggest September debut ever, industry and studio sources said Sunday.

The comedy, starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler and Diane Keaton as discarded spouses bent on revenge, nearly tripled the $7.1 million take of “Last Man Standing,” starring Bruce Willis, the weekend’s other big debut film, which placed second. The other top 10 films based on preliminary estimates: “Fly Away Home,” $3.8 million. “Maximum Risk,” $3 million. “Bulletproof,” $2.4 million. “First Kid,” $2.3 million. “Tin Cup,” $1.8 million. “A Time to Kill,” and “The Rich Man’s Wife,” tied at $1.6 million. “Independence Day,” $1.5 million. Read More

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

BetteBack September 22, 1996: An Interview With Diane Keaton

THERE’S LIFE BEYOND ANNIE HALL : KEATON GROWS AS BOTH ACTOR AND DIRECTOR.(L.A. LIFE)
Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)
September 22, 1996
Byline: Jay Carr Boston Globe

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Just when we were getting used to the idea of Diane Keaton as a director, here she comes roaring back as an actor. Before the year ends, she’ll be seen opposite Meryl Streep, Hume Cronyn and Robert De Niro in “Marvin’s Room.” And on Friday, she got mad – then got even – as one of three discarded wives in “The First Wives Club,” opposite Goldie Hawn and Bette Midler. Read More

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Thursday, June 30, 2016

BetteBack September 21, 1996: A MEMBER OF THE CLUB, AND LOVING IT – An Interview With Olivia Goldsmith

A MEMBER OF THE CLUB, AND LOVING IT
The Buffalo News (Buffalo, NY)
September 21, 1996 | KATHLEEN SAMPEY – Associated Press

Film ´Der Club der Teufelinnen´ (The first wives club), USA 1996, Regie Hugh Wilson, Szene mit Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn und Bette Midler gang, flur, verstecken, verbergen hinter mauer wand ecke hervor spähend,

Film ´Der Club der Teufelinnen´ (The first wives club), USA 1996, Regie Hugh Wilson, Szene mit Diane Keaton, Goldie Hawn und Bette Midler gang, flur, verstecken, verbergen hinter mauer wand ecke hervor spähend,

Olivia Goldsmith has a guilty pleasure. It doesn’t involve hanging out on Hollywood movie sets schmoozing with such stars as Goldie Hawn, Diane Keaton and Bette Midler, though she has done her fair share of exactly that.

What it does involve is the down-and-dirty pursuit of sitting in coffee shops and people-watching. It’s all a part of the benefits she’s reaping from the blood, sweat and (she assures) tears that went into writing her hugely successful first novel, “The First Wives Club.” Read More

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