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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

BetteBack June 3, 1975: Bette Midler To Record Gospel Song

Arkansas City Traveler
June 3, 1975

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The gospel song Bette Midler sings in her Broadway show was written by Paul Simon and will be on her next album, which is being cut in N.Y. and is, according to a couple of snipers,”already the world’s” most expensive album.

Bette Midler Mistook Harry Hamlin For Drunk Man During Broadway Show BetteBack December 14, 1973: Bette Midler Hits Sophomore Slump

Bette Midler In Hello Dolly! Tickets Go On Sale (Link Provided), Saturday. September 17, 2016 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time Read More

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Saturday, February 3, 2018

BetteBack April 20, 1975: Bette Midler’s ‘Clams’ Will Be A Rave

Colorado Springs Gazette
April 20, 1975

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Will the divine Miss M — Bette Midler, succeed or fail in her big Broadway comeback at Broadway’s Minskoff Theatre? We’re betting she’ll be a rave despite all the dire predictions that she ruined her career lying around out of sight for a whole year. Tickets
to this campy event are hard to come by and the powers-that-be made it a policy not to invite any press for Bette’s opening if the press in question had ever said a word against her in the past. Read More

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Saturday, December 9, 2017

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler: “Hollywood couldn’t figure out what to do with her at first. But now, she’s like this national monument. She should be up on Mount Rushmore.” (1991, Los Angeles Times) – Bette Midler

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Friday, October 13, 2017

Celeb Tweets On Tom Petty

The Green Room
Celeb Tweets
By Sameen Amer
October 13, 2017

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Thomas Earl Petty (20 October 1950 – 2 October 2017)

Elton John (@eltonofficial): Tom Petty’s music and songs are timeless. He was a wonderful writer, musician, and singer. Irreplaceable and unique. #RIPTomPetty

Shania Twain (@ShaniaTwain): So sad to hear of the passing of Tom
Petty. Such an incredible, inspiring artist. I’ll treasure fond memories of our time spent together this past summer. <3

Rob Lowe (@RobLowe): Tom Petty was on my Mount Rushmore of rock heroes. The writing, the voice, the band. HeartBROKEN. Read More

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

‘Hocus Pocus’ Director Kenny Ortega on Film’s Remake Without Bette Midler & Sarah Jessica Parker

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Hocus Pocus‘ Director Kenny Ortega on Film’s Remake Without Bette Midler & Sarah Jessica Parker
By Leena Tailor?
October 09, 2017

Hocus Pocus director Kenny Ortega says the Disney Channel’s upcoming remake of the 1993 Halloween flick would be “much more fun” with the film’s original cast.

ET confirmed in September that a “new iteration” of the beloved movie was in the works, with a new cast taking over the roles of the three witch sisters originally played by Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy. Read More

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Hugh Hefner: Why Lionize A Pig?

The Nation
Feminism, Not Hugh Hefner, Liberated Sex
By Katha Pollitt
October 5, 2017

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Even in death, Hugh Hefner—who died in late September at the age of 91—continues to be a creep. As he arranged way back in 1992, he’ll be buried next to Marilyn Monroe, whose nude photos he published without her consent or knowledge in the first issue of Playboy. The male-gazer in chief sleeps eternally next to the world’s most fetishized sex object. The ancient toad who bullied a harem of grossed-out would-be starlets rests beside the ill-used beauty who was smart, kind, well-read, didn’t have an orgasm until the end of her life, and described herself as a “sexless sex goddess.” If only Marilyn could get up and go lie down next to someone else. Read More

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler: “Hollywood couldn’t figure out what to do with her at first.

Director Mark Rydell on Bette Midler: “Hollywood couldn’t figure out what to do with her at first. But now, she’s like this national monument. She should be up on Mount Rushmore.” (1991, Los Angeles Times)

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  • Bette Midler On Movies: (bootlegbetty.com)
  • Bette Midler Takes on Carol Channing’s Role in Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ (bootlegbetty.com)
  • The Rose (slantmagazine.com)
  • How Tracey Cunningham Went From Bette Midler’s Nanny to Hollywood’s Hair Guru (bootlegbetty.com)
  • Jerry Herman On Bette Midler Doing Hello Dolly: (bootlegbetty.com)
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    On talk of an Oscar nomination for “For The Boys”: “We’ll see. Who the hell knows? I mean, I think I should have been nominated for ‘Beaches.’

    On talk of an Oscar nomination for “For The Boys”: “We’ll see. Who the hell knows? I mean, I think I should have been nominated for ‘Beaches.’ The critics didn’t like it, but the people sure adored it.” (1991, Los Angeles Times)

    Image may contain: 2 people, people smiling, text BetteBack November 22, 1991: For The Boys: Word Of Mouth (bootlegbetty.com) Nia Long joins Idina Menzel in the remake of classic 1980s Bette Midler film Beaches (bootlegbetty.com) BetteBack January 8, 1994: Bette Midler’s record in films mixes wonderful with disappointing | BootLeg Betty (bootlegbetty.com)

    On playing Dixie Leonard In “For The Boys: “This character is the most exciting I’ve ever played. | BootLeg Betty Read More

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    Monday, October 2, 2017

    On Acting: “For me, there are no challenges as far as acting is concerned.

    On Acting: “For me, there are no challenges as far as acting is concerned. I just get up in the morning and do.it. I never wake up and say, ‘Oh my God, this is so hard!’ Oh no no no, that’s not me. At this point in my life, I feel I can do ANYTHING.” (1991, Los Angeles Times) – Bette Midler

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    Sunday, October 1, 2017

    Former Harlette, black-ish star, and Mega – Diva, Jenifer Lewis Has A Memoir Out Now: The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir

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    The “Mega Diva” and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way.

    Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a mid-western girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire readers.

    Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by “inner soldiers,” Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating. Read More

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