Tag Archives: Liza Minnelli

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

The Power Trio Of Divas – Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, and Debbie Reynolds – Backstage at Bette’s 2013 Broadway smash, “I’ll Eat You Last”

The Power Trio Of Divas – Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, and Debbie Reynolds – Backstage at Bette’s 2013 Broadway smash, “I’ll Eat You Last”

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler

Mister D: Ok, I admit that I’m prejudiced, but this list could be whittled down in seconds for me. My standards are high, well in some things, and some of these people don’t really belong on this list.

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Kennedy Center Honors: Our top 50 recommendations who need to be chosen include Dick Van Dyke, Liza Minnelli, Jessica Lange, Bette Midler
Chris Beachum
April 11, 2018 6:00AM

The next recipients for the Kennedy Center Honors will be announced in the late summer, often around Labor Day. The all-star event is held each year in the nation’s capital during the first weekend in December and then airs on CBS as a two-hour special after Christmas. Read More

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Monday, March 5, 2018

The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category – Bette Midler Proves It In One Segment

The Washington Post
The Oscar for best original song is a garbage category
By Dan Zak
March 2 at 1:42 PM

CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT: Phil Collins grasps his Oscar in 2000; Robin Williams performs “Blame Canada” the same year; Mariah Carey, left, and Whitney Houston perform “When You Believe” in 1999; and, from left, Peter Allen, Christopher Cross, Burt Bacharach and Carole Bayer Sager claim their shared prize in 1982. (Hector Mata/AFP/Getty Images; Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images; Clary/AFP/Getty Images; ABC/Getty Images)

Remember when Ann Reinking lip-synced — and danced to — “Against All Odds,” the No. 1 hit by Phil Collins from the movie of the same name, at the Academy Awards in 1985? No?

It was nearly five minutes of theatrical fog, odd lunges and wide-eyed emoting, and Collins had to watch the slow-motion oddity from his seat. The academy wanted a “variety” of entertainers to perform the nominees for best original song, so it didn’t enlist the English rocker, then at the peak of his career. Read More

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Saturday, January 27, 2018

Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, and Debbie Reynolds backstage at I’ll Eat You Last

Bette Midler, Liza Minnelli, and Debbie Reynolds backstage at I’ll Eat You Last

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

On Being Compared To Barbra And Liza:

On Being Compared To Barbra And Liza: “IT’S FABULOUS for me to be compared with Streisand and Minnelli but it might hurt them a little bit!” (The Australian Women’s Weekly, 1977)

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Sunday, April 16, 2017

BetteBack September 30, 1974: Bette Midler To Roast Johnny Carson At Charity Dinner

Anderson Herald Bulletin
September 30, 1974

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Anybody surprised that Bob Hope will be emcee at the Friar Club charity dinner honoring Johnny Carson on October 19. The combination of the King of Emcees saluting the King of Midnight should get the festivities off to a smashing start.

Others on tap will be Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler. Don Rickles, Alan King, Red Buttons, Jan Murray, Pat Henry, Bob Newhart, Jimmy Stewart, George Sega! and who else is in town?

President of the Friars, Buddy Hackett, has the event scheduled for the grand ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Read More

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Monday, April 10, 2017

BetteBack September 4, 1974: Bette Midler Makes Number One On Worst Dressed List

Appleton Post Crescent
September 4, 1974

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Singer Bette Midler is No. 1 on Mr. Blackwell‘s list of the 10 worst dressed women of 1973. No. 10 is a man: rock music star David Bowie.

For only the second time in 14 years of issuing the list, Blackwell included a man.

The designer explained, “If they want to face the public as a woman, they deserve to make the list.” He described Bowie as “a cross between Joan Crawford and Marlene Deitrich doing a glitter revival of ‘New Faces’.” Read More

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

BetteBack April 26, 1974: What Other Award Did Bette Midler Win On Tony Night?

Defiance Crescent News
April 26, 1974

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Because all of us guests in black tie at the Tony Awards had to sit from 8 to midnight, I have come up with a new award for next year: the Fanny Award. It will be given to members of the audience. The trophy will be shaped like a cushion.

Alex Cohen’s awards at the Shubert and great party at the Americana must have cost $750,000. New Yorkers thought Charles Nelson Reilly and Nancy Walker were the funniest performers very interesting, because they’re not on way anymore. Read More

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BetteBack April 12, 1974: Tony’s Establish A New Awards Category For Miss M

Star News
April 12, 1974

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The Tony Awards people have been out of touch with the times for a long time, so it’s not really surprising they’re just getting around to establishing a category for ”Superior Concert Entertainment on the Broadway Stage.”

Actually , the Shuberts suggested that very category for the Tonys in 1972. when Neil Diamond became the first rock star on Broadway with his historic engagement at the Winter Garden Theatre.

The Tony folks would have nothing lo do with it then. After all. to honor rock and pop performers, my dear. would not lend dignity to theatah. That sort of jazz. Read More

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

BetteBack May 23, 1974: Young Stars Don’t Want To Do Television

South Mississippi Sun
May 23, 1974

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Jackie Gleason was drawing laughs from stage – hands and musicians at a most unfunny hour of the morning. Watching him, Gary Smith said American television needed other stars to treat it with the respect the Great One brings to the medium.

Gleason flew the Atlantic for the first time to guest star in a Julie Andrews Special. It was his first guest appearance in a generation of television.

It was also his first time on a Smith and Hemion show. Gary Smith and Dwight Hemion, honored with Emmy s and othe r awards, have attracted stars to Britain since they were lured from the United State s by Sir Lew Grade of ATV to head his Specials program. Read More

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