Bette Midler Fan Mail
- ▼ 2019 (76)
- ► 2018 (1084)
- ► 2017 (2182)
- ► 2016 (2706)
- ► 2015 (1553)
- ► 2014 (751)
- ► 2013 (1114)
- ► 2012 (1865)
- ► 2011 (1466)
- ► 2010 (1636)
- ► 2009 (981)
- ► 2008 (777)
- ► 2007 (361)
- ► 2006 (274)
- ► 2005 (450)
- ► 2004 (990)
- ► 2003 (762)
- ► 2002 (213)
Tag Archives: Kim Kardashian
Tuesday, August 21, 2018
Van Nuys Valley News July 31, 1975 Inside Bette Midler, who made her reputation as the brash, tough, bigger-than-life Divine Miss M, is “a vulnerable little person,” who is hurt by derogatory references to her appearance, the star revealed. “I hate it when they call me ugly when they say I’m homely,” the orange-haired entertainer told a reporter for the current issue of Redbook magazine, confiding that she has considered having a nose job. “But what’s the diff?” Ms. Midler observed. “It’s only the shell. I can’t have plastic surgery on my heart.” Ms. Midler, who established her “tacky” image by wearing bizarre clothing to attract attention, said she would now “just as soon fade right into the woodwork” when she’s not performing. “I wouldn’t be caught dead with a sequin on my body when I’m not working” she exclaimed. “How tasteless!” After gaining national prominence in 1973, Ms. Midler startled the industry by dropping out for a year. Her self-imposed silence was necessary, she, told Redbook because “I was afraid all the things that make me a human being would be lost.” “I was tired and I was scared to death, afraid of having to puff myself up into something I’m not. I can pretend to be a star. IÂ can be as grand as the next lady. Listen, I’ve been grand since sixth grade. But to have to do it every day â€” that isolates you.” Describing the Divine Miss M as “an exaggeration of all the things I never thought I wanted to be,” Ms. Midler said that after she started “doing her,” she became much more like her than she ever thought possible. So she called a timeout to try’to learn how to have a good time, how to relax and to grow up. Part of the year was spent in Paris. “It’s cutthroat there,” Ms. Midler told Redbook. “If you don’t look just so, they don’t want you on their streets. One of the things I learned is, never go to France unescorted. And try to learn the language, at least the essentials. ‘How much?’ ‘Where’s the John?’ ‘Please don’t touch me.'” Ms. Midler, who says she is most at “.home” on stage, reported that her year’s “vacation” helped her “come to grips” with her life. “Last year I was screaming inside but now I’m not really that unhappy. I mean, I laugh at least twice a day.”
Saturday, July 21, 2018
Sunday, June 24, 2018
Elle The 10 Best Movie Gangs Who’ve Gotten (Back) Together BY R. ERIC THOMAS JUN 13, 2018
The crowds who flocked to theaters this past weekend to make Ocean’s 8 the number one movie in America probably left with two thoughts in mind: 1) Wow, Anne Hathaway is G.O.A.T., and we’re lucky to have her. No slander for our Oscar-winning queen; 2) Can’t wait til this gang gets back together. The Ocean’s films, of which the all-female iteration is both a sequel and a reboot, excel at one of the greatest tropes in all entertainment: the ragtag gang of old friends and newcomers who combine their skills for one so-crazy-it-just-might-work mission. Sometimes participants are lured in with the promise that this is “one last mission,” which—let’s be honest—it never is. Sometimes the draw is the promise of wealth; sometimes it’s a devil’s bargain as repayment for a past crime; sometimes it’s all in service of an old friend who could really use the specific skills of a disparate group who somehow found their way into each other’s lives. Sometimes is a highly mobile pair of pants. ...
Wednesday, March 21, 2018
The Cut Everything You Need to Know About the March for Our Lives By Madeleine Aggeler MARCH 19, 2018 Less than a week after a gunman killed 14 students and three staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, survivors of the shooting have mobilized to launch the #NeverAgain movement, and the March for Our Lives, a nationwide protest on March 24 to protest gun violence. “Not one more,” the March’s Mission Statement reads. “We cannot allow one more child to be shot at school. We cannot allow one more teacher to make a choice to jump in front of a firing assault rifle to save the lives of students. We cannot allow one more family to wait for a call or text that never comes. Our schools are unsafe. Our children and teachers are dying. We must make it our top priority to save these lives.” Here’s everything you need to know about the march and related events. When and where is it happening? The main march will take place in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m. Supporters are also planning sister marches in New York City; Boston; Los Angeles; Chicago; Miami; San Francisco; Dallas; Boise; West Palm Beach; Liverpool, England; and hundreds of other cities across the world. Currently, there are a whopping 720 March for Our Lives events planned around the world. March For Our Lives ? @AMarch4OurLives Want to talk to some fellow marchers, make plans and get tips for the big day? Join our Facebook Group! We’re going to try and keep this all about logistics and meet-ups: http://smarturl.it/M4OLfbgroup Who’s organizing it? The event is being put together by survivors of the Stoneman Douglas shooting, like senior Emma González, and junior Cameron Kasky, who have been working tirelessly to make sure the national outrage in the wake of last week’s shooting translates to real action. But they are not mobilizing alone. According to their website, “March For Our Lives is created by, inspired by, and led by students across the country who will no longer risk their lives waiting for someone else to take action to stop the epidemic of mass school shootings that has become all too familiar.” Who are they partnering with? March for Our Lives organizers have received significant funding from a number of celebrities like George and Amal Clooney, Steven Spielberg and Kate Capshaw, studio chief Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Oprah Winfrey, all of whom pledged $500,000 for the rally. Numerous other celebrities, including Kim Kardashian West, Justin Bieber, Bette Midler, and Debra Messing have also expressed their support on Twitter, calling on their followers to sign the march’s petition, and find a demonstration near them. Kim Kardashian West ? @KimKardashian On March 24th, students and families across the country will #MarchForOurLives and demand that leaders take action to end gun violence in our schools & communities. Find an event near you: http://every.tw/2oCqKd8 @AMarch4OurLives @Everytown 5:33 PM – Mar 5, 2018 March for Our Lives On March 24, the kids and families of March For Our Lives will take to the streets to demand that their lives, and safety, become a priority. Find an event near you and join the march to end gun… Bette Midler ? @BetteMidler On March 24th, kids & families across the country will #MarchForOurLives and demand that leaders take action to end gun violence in our schools & communities. Find an event near you:http://every.tw/2D0NQhV pic.twitter.com/t9xgnTaTgm @AMarch4OurLives @Everytown” Debra Messing ? @DebraMessing ATTENTION STUDENTS!! Please make YOUR #WhatIf Video. Get all your friends too! Post them so lawmakers who support the NRA and gun manufacturers will see that your generation is not going to stop speaking out. #MarchForOurLives https://twitter.com/amarch4ourlives/status/969242603622453250 … Businesses have also offered their help. The ride-sharing company Lyft is offering Stoneman students free rides to the march, and dating app Bumble banned imaged of guns on its platform, and donated $100,000. And there are grassroots supporters too. According to the Washington Post, teens from high schools around Washington, D.C., are opening their homes and organizing “a network of host families that live along the D.C. metro system that can host out-of-town students for the march.” What do they hope to accomplish? In addition to showing their support for victims of gun violence, march organizers hope the rally will inspire concrete legislative outcomes. In their Mission Statement, march organizers write: School safety is not a political issue. There cannot be two sides to doing everything in our power to ensure the lives and futures of children who are at risk of dying when they should be learning, playing, and growing. The mission and focus of March For Our Lives is to demand that a comprehensive and effective bill be immediately brought before Congress to address these gun issues. Participants are also coming together to register voters at various marches, to ensure that outrage today will translate to high turnout during November’s midterm elections. Is this related to the National School Walkout? Yes and no. The National School Walkout is being put together by Women’s March organizers, who are calling for students, teachers, administrators, and allies across the country to walk out of their classrooms for 17 minutes at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14 — one minute for every victim of the Stoneman Douglas shooting. Although the two events are being organized by two different groups, their goals are the same. Per the National School Walkout’s website: “Students and allies are organizing the national school walkout to demand Congress pass legislation to keep us safe from gun violence at our schools, on our streets and in our homes and places of worship,” organizers wrote. Students have also called for a National School Walkout on April 20, the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. No time has been set, but a Change.org petition has been signed over 80,000 times. What is Stay Amped? On March 23, the night before the march, artists like Bebe Rexha, Lizzo, Fall Out Boy, and G-Easy will perform for Stay Amped, a concert to benefit Everytown for Gun Safety, and Gabby Giffords’s Courage to Fight Gun Violence. Tickets are between $100 and $175 and, according to the event’s website, “For every Super Excellent Seat purchased, a ticket will be donated to a student activist attending the March for Our Lives rally from Parkland and elsewhere in the country.” You can buy tickets here. How can I get involved? If for whatever reason you can’t attend a rally on March 24, there are other ways to help. You can donate to the GoFundMe page Stoneman Douglas students put together for the event (any money they receive beyond their $2 million goal will go to victims’ funds) or sponsor a student to travel to the march by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign the organizers’ petition, calling on Congress to pass legislation to address gun violence. Read it here. And if you can go to a rally, get out and march with students and families across the country to tell lawmakers #NeverAgain.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Mister D: It’s so funny to read these old articles to be reminded of how edgy and out there Miss M was. It seemed like everybody was afraid of her, I remember Linda Ronstadt saying Bette opened the door for women singers to be looser on stage and Ms Ronstadt also claimed that Bette showed you don’t have to stand still at the microphone to sing, Bette was all over the place. Lowell Sun June 13, 1975 NEW YORK – Who is the trashiest girl in town wearing the tackiest clothes? The answer may be found nightly on the stage of the new Minskoff Theater where Betle Midler is in command of a spectacular revue entitled! “Clams on the Half Shell”. Whatever else may or may not be said about the show, it is a personal success for the young singer whose followers have christened her “The Dcvine Miss “M”. Miss Midler has been packing them in at the Minskoff with even more solidarily than she did a year ago at the Palace. For this time Belle has come prepared to take on Broadway, in her terms to be sure, but then would you have expected less? THE EVENING GETS off to a flying start as the orchestra plays the overture .. . to “Oklahoma.” The curtain rises and we have a scene from “Showboat” complete with “darkies” lifting those barges and toting that bale. They sing of the troubles that no one knows they have. And then some of the men pull a huge clam shell onto the center of the stage. It opens And there in a sarong that would have done Dorothy Lamour proud, is Miss Midler crooning “The Moon of Manakoora“. To call it “camp” would be to do it a ‘disservice. It’s downright “tacky.” The rest of the first act Miss Midler swapping wise-cracks with the audience and giving out with some of that strong language that has made her a personality. There are not many four-letter words Miss Midler misses but her fans love her for it and they screamed and yelled-for more. Miss Midler is accompanied most of the time by a trio of girls called, “The Harlettes.” You hardly expected the “Chordeltes” with Miss Midler. Together they wail up a storm; and if Miss Midler does not sing my kind of music most of the time, I’ll give her her due. She sings music that the young sell-out crowd seems to appreciate. Her first act final has her clutched in the paw of a giant “King Kong” to whom she croons affectionately, “Nicky Arnstein, Nicky Arnslein.” It’s wild and hilarious. The second act brings the big band onto the stage and with it the veteran vibraphonist Lionel Hampton, the big band sound is back and the crowd loves it. They go wild when Miss Midler sings “In the Mood” and “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy.” It was the part I liked best myself. BETTE MIDLER is a talented comedienne whose use of dirty jokes is not really necessary. She doesn’t need them.’ Her singing is unfortunately undisciplined and without a style all her own. She has heen greatly influenced by black blues and gospel singers. At times-she seems to be trying to immitate Billy Holiday, Dianna Ross and Aretha Franklin. I wish she would just be Bette Midler. Even her best work is a copy of the Andrews Sisters. If Miss Midler decides to stop at being” just trashy and tacky; she’ll still make a fortune. But I think she has great talent still not correctly displayed. “Clams on the Half Shell” is a big and very entertaining show for Midler fans. But leave your maiden aunt at home unless she’s ready to laugh it up at some of the dirtiest language a pop singer has used on a Broadway stage ever.
Bette Midler-Led Hello, Dolly! Revival Breaks Broadway Sales Records And Makes History! | BootLeg Betty ...
Saturday, February 10, 2018
Lawton Constitiution May 14, 1975 ...
Lawton Constitiution April 30, 1975 NEW YORK (AP ) â€” A strenuous comeback bid is being made in “Bette Midler‘s Clams on the Half Shell Revue” by one of the most highly publicized maybe-stars of showbiz. Flashy, brassy and gimmicky, the production has moved into Broadway’s Minskoff Theater for a run until June 21. Management askedÂ reviews be delayed until after the Thursday performance, but to make deadlines most of the press attended the late starting, 2 1/2 hour fray on Wednesday. For those who have forgotten or never cared , the chubby little singer-comic disappeared about a year ago after a short but impressive eruption from the gay entertainment scene into a more general public round of concerts, and a couple of golden records. A Paris sortie flopped, followed by retreat for career reappraisal. “Clams,” to get the title down to size, is much more elaborately staged than a stand at the Palace in December 1973. The professionally chaotic grabbag tends to make Miss Midler’s own limitations more obvious. She is on almost nonstop with a hybrid assortment of tunes past and present â€” “Moon of Manakoora” at one end. “Young Americans” at the other â€” coupled with raunchy comments and low wisecracks. A couple of the most obscene, and hoary, she attributed to Sophie Tucker. Front-row spectators were sprayed with scurrilous insults, a night club technique that needs a long rest. Costarred in the billing but allowed only 1-i minutes in the postimermission spotlight is Lionel Hampton. The grand old jazz pro brought the crowd to its feet in the only show-stopping ovation of the affair with his sheer artistry on vibes, piano and drums. A Motown-style trio, the Harletles, back up the occasional, raspy Midler notes and heavy breathing with chic vocalizing. On the bill also is the Michael Powell Ensemble. Everything centers on the yenta from Honolulu, with Joe Layton keeping the tempo fast and furious as director-choreographer. Tony Walton has provided some preposterously ponderous scenery, including gigantic dancing puppets, a moody barroom, massive jukebox’ and a mechanized King Kong clutching you know who in his hand. Miss Midler likes to be known as “the Divine Miss M.” Dismal more accurately describes some of her work for the noncultist. At the end of the show, however, committed fans engaged in a screaming frenzy of acclaim.
Bette Midler – I’m Wishing – A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes – Lullabye Of Broadway – Live At Last – 1976 | BootLeg Betty ...
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Money Magazine 25 Rich Guys With Even Richer Wives By SERGEI KLEBNIKOV July 11, 2017 Rich guys are a dime a dozen these days—according to Forbes, 87 of the 100 richest Americans are male. But in some instances, they rank a distant second behind their spouses. Using calculations from Celebritynetworth.com, MONEY selected well-known celebrity couples in which the wives out-earn their husbands. The site uses a variety of sources to come up with a celebrity’s total value of assets held, including film or TV salaries, business investments, sponsorships, real estate deals, as well as any liabilities that can be found, before taking out a final estimate for taxes. “Women as an entertainment force or getting involved in business is becoming less rare, and this trend will continue,” says Brian Warner, founder and CEO of . “As more stories come out, they spawn hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs and actresses who are earning way more.” Take a look below at the breakdown of rich guys… who have even richer wives.
Gisele Bündchen and Tom BradyGisele Bundchen and Tom Brady at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 1, 2017 in New York City. Ron Galella—WireImage/Getty Images Year Married: 2009 Gisele Bündchen Net Worth: $360 Million Tom Brady Net Worth: $180 Million Brazilian supermodel and former Victoria’s Secret Angel Gisele Bündchen has walked catwalks and graced magazine covers across the globe over the span of her modeling career. Her non-apparel advertising campaigns include Nivea, Volkswagons do Brazil, and Apple Inc., among others. Also a successful businesswoman, she has launched her own line of designer sandals and also owns the Brazilian hotel Palladium Executive. Her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, has netted total cash earnings of almost $200 million, and his current annual salary is approximately $20.5 million. He recently signed a $41 million contract extension with the Patriots last season, which included a $28 million signing bonus. Much of his wealth is thanks to a wide variety of endorsement deals with brands such as Under Armour, Tag Heuer, UGG, and most recently signed this year: Aston Martin.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye WestKanye West and Kim Kardashian attend the Kanye West Yeezy Season 4 fashion show on September 7, 2016 in New York City. Jamie McCarthy—Getty Images/Yeezy Season 4 Year Married: 2014 Kim Kardashian Net Worth: $175 Million Kanye West Net Worth: $160 Million After rising to prominence on the reality show, Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Kim has seen her fame skyrocket over the last decade. As one of the most famous celebrities on the planet today and a media mogul, much of her wealth derives from her reality television salary, profits from mobile phone games, and expanding retail empire, not to mention various endorsements and appearance fees. Earning $45.5 million before taxes in the last year alone, Kim’s income was bolstered by her Kimoji app – which she has expanded into a line of Kim-based merchandise, Instagram sponsorships, a lipstick collection with Kylie Cosmetics, and a new kids clothing line launched with husband Kanye West. Her massively popular Kim Kardashian: Hollywood cellphone game with Glu Mobile also continues to make big bucks, and has generated nearly $200 million in revenue since June 2014. Kim recently announced the launch of her own makeup line, KKW Beauty. With well over 32 million albums sold and 21 Grammy awards to his name, Kanye West is one of the most influential names in the music industry. His most recent release last year, The Life of Pablo, became his eighth consecutive album to go platinum, and the first ever streaming-only record to do so. West is also a seasoned businessman – prior to joining forces with Adidas, Kanye created a successful line of Nike Air Yeezy sneakers. He has since designed his own fashion collection: Yeezy, which debuted at New York Fashion Week in 2015 and his success as a fashion designer has earned him a new deal with Adidas in 2016, worth substantially more than the original endorsement signed for $10 million.
Reese Witherspoon and Jim TothActress Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth, 89th Academy Awards, Oscars Vanity Fair Party, Beverly Hills, California, February 26, 2017. Danny Moloshok—Reuters Year Married: 2011 Reese Witherspoon Net Worth: $120 Million Jim Toth Net Worth: $4 Million Witherspoon has won audiences over with comedies like Election (1999) and Legally Blonde (2001), as well dramas like the Oscar-winning Walk the Line (2005), and more recently, Wild (2014). She has earned millions as the global brand ambassador for cosmetics company Avon. But it’s likely her production company Pacific Standard that has made her the most money — since 2012, it has produced hits such as Gone Girl (2014), Wild, Hot Pursuit (2015), and currently, HBO’s Big Little Lies. Witherspoon is married to Jim Toth, co-head of motion picture talent at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in Los Angeles. Toth has built up his wealth by representing some of the leading actors and actresses in Hollywood like Matthew McConaughey, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson.
Sofia Vergara and Joe MangianelloActors Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara attend the 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Expo Hall on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Jeff Kravitz—FilmMagic/Getty Images Year Married: 2015 Sofia Vergara Net Worth: $120 Million Joe Mangianello Net Worth: $16 Million Sofia Vergara has consistently been the highest-paid actress on television in recent years, and in 2016 alone, the Columbian-born actress, model, and spokeswoman brought in $43 million, according to Forbes. Most famous for her role as Gloria on ABC’s hit sitcom Modern Family, she originally rose to prominence while co-hosting TV shows for Spanish-language television network Univisión in the late 1990s. Vergara has signed lucrative licensing deals with SharkNinja Coffee, Head & Shoulders, and Rooms To Go, among other brands, and her two perfume lines are among the top-selling celebrity fragrances worldwide. Her husband, Joe Mangianello, is best known for his breakout role on the HBO series True Blood (2010-2014) and his recurring role in the two Magic Mike movies. Beyond making several other notable film and television appearances, he is a published author – his successful fitness book, Evolution, was released in 2013.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin MillepiedChoreographer Benjamin Millepied and actor Natalie Portman attend The 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. 26592_012 Christopher Polk—Getty Images for TNT Year Married: 2016 Natalie Portman Net Worth: $60 Million Benjamin Millepied Net Worth: $900, 000 Israeli-born American actress Natalie Portman has cashed in through a very successful film career in which she has starred in a myriad of popular movies, most notably George Lucas’s Star Wars prequel trilogy (1999, 2002, 2005) and psychological thriller Black Swan (2010), which she won an Academy Award for her performance. Beyond acting, Portman has earned millions through an endorsement contract with Dior perfume line and make-up. Millepied, whom she met on the set of Black Swan, is a French dancer and choreographer who has performed at and choreographed numerous pieces for several well-known ballet and theater companies.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Brad Hall ...
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
W An Exhaustive Guide To All the “Haters” Kim Kardashian Is Gifting Her KKW Kimoji Hearts Fragrances, From Taylor Swift to Chloe Grace Moretz by Marissa G. Muller February 1, 2018 5:27 pm
It could be argued that there is no one better at social media than Kim Kardashian. After all, she—along with the rest of the Kardashian-Jenner clan—has it largely to thank for her meteoric rise to stardom. So when the reality TV star turned beauty and media mogul posts something on any one of her channels, it is never without intention. Such is the case with one of her latest Snapchat photos which offers a brief—albeit screen shot-worthy—list of people Kardashian plans on sending her newly launched KKW Kimoji Hearts Fragrances to. ...
Friday, February 2, 2018
Mister D: I can pretty much safely say that Bette Midler does not hate Kim K. Is she ripe fodder for jokes? Yes! Pedestrian Kim K Is Celebrating Her New Fragrance By Sending One To All Of Her Haters By Alex Bruce-Smith February 2, 2018 Kim Kardashian is celebrating her new Kimoji Heart KKW Fragrances by sending one to every person who’s ever crossed her. Taylor Swift, Piers Morgan, the lot. Her fragrances drop today, and come in three scents: Bae (with blue packaging), Ride or Die (purple) and BFF (pink). She’s sending out these incredibly extra gift boxes to certain people in her life, which a different fragrance inside an empty heart that the recipient has to smash.
Michelle Lee ? @heymichellelee I just broke open a giant chocolate candy with a Kim Kardashian fragrance in it. Any questions? 3:35 PM – Jan 31, 2018 39 39 Replies 493 493 Retweets 3,013 3,013 likesAnd as well as some genuine friends and family – Kris Jenner, Paris Hilton, etc – a bunch of the ‘Bae’ scents are going out to her “haters”. “Alright guys. I am writing the list for my press boxes,” she said on her Instagram stories. “I’m going to send them to way more than this, but I decided this Valentine’s Day, everyone deserves a Valentine, so I’m going to send them to my lovers, to my haters, to everyone that I think of because it is Valentine’s Day after all.” It’s not, but that’s beside the point. As well as T-Swift and Piers Morgan, Kimmy’s sending Bae to: Blac Chyna, P!nk, Chelsea Handler, Bette Midler, Sharon Osbourne, Wendy Williams, Chloë Grace Moretz, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Janice Dickinson, and Naya Rivera. Some, like television host Wendy Williams, only crossed Kim in the last few days (she went on a tirade about Kim’s recent nude pics, saying that Kanye has “nothing for you except dribble and dribble and feeble conversation”), while others, like SMG, go back years. (She tweeted that she was “cancelling my Vogue subscription” after Kim and Kanye’s 2014 cover).
Sarah Michelle ? @SarahMGellar Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription. Who is with me??? 2:16 PM – Mar 21, 2014 4,462 4,462 Replies 8,537 8,537 Retweets 12,631 12,631 likes ...