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Thursday, January 10, 2019

BetteBack Sep 4, 1975: Paul Simon Disses Miss M Over Recording

Newark Advocate
Sep 4, 1975

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Paul Simon‘s new single, “Gone At Last” features Phoebe Snow singing the high parts that Bette Midler was supposed to have sung. As we’ve heard it, the Divine Miss M and the Rhymin’ Simon had a difference of opinion.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

10 legendary gay icons and how they earned their titles

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10 legendary gay icons and how they earned their titles
by Marco Saveriano
June 24, 2018

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The gay community has always supported fierce, outspoken women and men. These stars proved what it takes though to become a true gay icon.

The term “gay icon” is thrown around a lot lately, at least by members of the gay community. As soon as a pop star releases a dance single or pulls off some sickening stunt on stage, somebody is quick to pull the “gay icon” card. While there are many ways of earning that title, it usually involves years of dedication to the community that supported you, and proving that you care about them as much as they care about you. Read More

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

BetteBack May 14, 1975: ‘Clams’ Does Nothing But Entertain

Lawton Constitiution
May 14, 1975

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“Clams on the Half Shell,” Minskoff Theatre — The Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) in her new self-styped “taste-free” revue does nothing but ENTERTAIN. The show opens with a very well executed overture consisting of a medley from “Oklahoma!” An all-black chorus sings “Old Man River” while pulling in fish nets which dredge up a huge clam shell in which Miss M. is ensconced.

Hence the revue’s name.

FROM THAT moment on, she is in complete control — singing, dancing, chatting with the audience and telling jokes. (“McDonald’s is featuring a new Hearstburger — no Patty.” or “I know what a bisexual is, but what’s a bicentennial?” Read More

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Friday, October 13, 2017

NYRP Hulaween: Just like Bette Midler, YOU TOO can be simply DIVINE!

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Bette Midler sporting costumes from ‘Fellini Hulaweenie,’ ‘Hell’s Night on Hulaween Island,’ and ‘Hulaween in the Big Easy’

Make Your Bid Now!

Have you ever wished you could look like the showstopping Divine Miss M whose costumes have been described by Vanity Fair as “the stuff Halloween dreams are made of?”

Well, now you can!

NYRP is auctioning off three of the legendary 2017 Tony Award winning actress’s costumes on the Charitybuzz website. The hauntingly beautiful costumes were all worn by Bette, herself. Costume one is from 2013’s Hulaween in the Big Easy, costume two is from 2014’s Fellini Hulaweenie, and costume three is from 2015’s Hell Night on Hulaween Island.

These are going to be snatched up quick so act now!

BID HERE

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  • Bette Midler Hello, Dolly! Cast Recording Will Be Released On Vinyl November 17 (bootlegbetty.com)
  • Someone lit the black flame candle and decided ‘Hocus Pocus’ needed to be remade (theberry.com)
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    Monday, July 24, 2017

    OPINION: Do straight people deserve to be classified as gay icons? Billboard declares Ariana Grande as the gay icon of her generation, but people are fuming

    Gay Star News
    OPINION: Do straight people deserve to be classified as gay icons?
    by James Besanvalle
    22 July 2017

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    Billboard declared Ariana Grande ‘the gay icon of her generation,’ and the internet’s divided.

    Whether you love her music or not, there’s no doubt Grande is a huge supporter of the LGBTI community.

    Her unconditional love for her gay brother matched with her continued fight for equality across the board is truly inspiring.

    But just because she’s straight, does that mean she’s disqualified as a gay icon? Read More

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    Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    BetteBack January 24, 1975: Bette Midler’s Like A Hot Fudge Sundae

    Garden City Telegram
    January 24, 1975

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    Calling Bette Midler a singer is like calling a hot fudge sundae food you’re right, but there is a lot more to it.

    Miss Midler’s dynamic delivery and one-of-a-kind style have made her The Divine Miss M  to thousands of devoted fans. Her records turn to gold, her concerts sell overnight.

    “I guess the extra ingredient is energy,” the flaming redhead explains in her distinctive New York twang.”I was hyperactive as a child, and I still can’t stay put.” Read More

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    Saturday, June 24, 2017

    BetteBack December 6, 1974: Is the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) going to have her ABC Special soon?

    Burlington Daily Times News
    December 6, 1974

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    Is the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) going to have her ABC Special soon?

    NO. Bette Midler put her price too high, and her Special fell through.

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    Bette Midler On Making The Divine Miss M Album: | BootLeg Betty Read More

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    Tuesday, April 11, 2017

    BetteBack September 14, 1974: Bette Midler, Among Others To Receive The MLLE Award

    Appleton Post Crescent
    September 14, 1974

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    Mademoiselle magazine will stage its 30th annual awards presentation at the New York Public Library on Jan. 23.

    One hundred and fifty guests will be at the formal dinner when the publication’s editor-in-chief presents 11 “MLLE” awards to exceptional young women for their outstanding achievements in 1973.

    In recent years the setting of the dinner has had cultural significance, reflecting both the dignity of the awards and a relationship to the winners. Read More

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    Monday, March 20, 2017

    BetteBack July 27, 1974: What’s With The Divine Mr. J Film?

    Tucson Daily Citizen
    July 27, 1974

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    Q: What’s this about Bette Midler making her film debut as the Virgin Mary?

    A: lt’s a three-year old, jazzed-up home-movie spoof titled “The Divine Mr. J” that emerged from the can only when the Divine Miss M emerged from obscurity. “We turned down a Mike Nichols film, for Heaven’s sake,” says her manager. “Now this piece of (vulgarity deleted) comes out.”

    Good News Dept: The Divine Miss M Re-Issue

    BetteBack December 14, 1973: Bette Midler Hits Sophomore Slump Read More

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    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    BetteBack April 1974: Bette Midler by Bette Midler

    Bette Midler: Bette Midler (Atlantic)
    April 1974

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    ALL THIS diverse material – old Broadway show tunes, a Phil Spector classic, a Wardell Gray jazz novelty, soul songs, Dylan – you can almost hear those presenting Bette murmuring, “See how versatile she is?”

    The singer herself doesn’t project that sort of pretension, but her unfortunate misunderstanding of the material, her inability or unwillingness to distinguish between the real and the artificial, the astigmatism that has her seeing camp as humor and pathos as tragedy are all as insidious as the adulation of her adoring audience. Yes, she does lots of different types of songs. But she does nearly all of them wrong. Read More

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