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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Bette Midler: A Toast – Thank You

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Barbra Streisand’s year of singing dangerously

Barbra Streisand’s year of singing dangerously
by David Patrick Stearns
AUGUST 16, 2016


For the first time in decades, Barbra Streisand is singing dangerously. Often.

Not because her voice has suddenly regained what it has gradually lost over the years. When Streisand, 74, opened the East Coast leg of her tour Thursday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, her voice had a thinning tone, raspy edges, and an occasional frog in the throat. Sorry, the world has not yet invented cosmetic surgery for vocal cords. Read More

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Bette Midler On Movies, Music, And Her Gay Fans

Mister D: Once again UK journalists outdo the US as far as interviewing. Great job!

Gay Times UK
Bette Midler Interview
By Darren Scott
Sept. 2014


We’re having a debate with Bette Midler about her music. She doesn’t believe us when we note the eight year gap between her last, Grammy nominated album, Cool Yule, and her new one, It’s The Girls, is far longer than the one between No Frills and Beaches.

As gay conversations go, correcting Bette Midler on her back catalogue is pretty much the daddy of all things gay. Read More

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014

What kind of Bettehead are you?


What kind of Bettehead are you?


This is to categorize what kind of Bettehead you are, and to let you know if you are a big enough of a Bette Midler fan to dub you a bettehead, note: just because you’ve seen beaches and like from a distance, it doesn’t make you a bettehead.

To Take The Quiz: Click Here

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Sunday, October 26, 2014

BetteBack January 30, 1987: Outrageous Fortune Washington Post Review

By Rita Kempley
Washington Post Staff Writer
January 30, 1987


Outrageous Fortune” marks a motion picture milestone — for the first time in action adventuring, the lead breaks a fingernail. It stops her for a moment, like a flesh wound, but she goes on to scrabble up the mesa in time to get her man.

While other heroines tag along with Indiana and Croc, “Fortune” smiles on the precedent-setting teamwork of comediennes Bette Midler and Shelley Long, the first female buddies ever to match wits with the CIA and the KGB and the no-good lout who done ’em wrong. They make a colossally madcap mismatch — natural adversaries who become best pals as they pursue their two-timing lover (Peter Coyote) from Manhattan to New Mexico. High-speed hijinks in high heels ensue. Read More

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Monday, October 20, 2014

BetteBack February 13, 1987: Outrageous Fortune Review

Huntingdon Daily News
February 13, 1987


“Whether to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune, or to take arms against a sea of troubles …”

Hamlet said it, Shakespeare wrote it, but Shelley Long and Bette Midler have to endure it. And this “sea of troubles” is more like an ocean of orchestrated oddballs.

From fables to farces, nothing in all of Shakespeare’s vast collection of writings ever matched the sheer lunacy of this epic adventure.

Midler is quickly becoming a veteran of cinematic oddball antics. In films such as “Jinxed,” “Down and Out in Beverly H*s” and the -pnenornenaNy successful “Ruthless People,” the Divine Mis:- M amply demonstrates . Read More

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Saturday, October 18, 2014


New York Times
By Thomas O’Connor; Thomas O’Connor covers arts and entertainment for The Orange County (Calif.) Register.


LOS ANGELES— ”No,” said Bette Midler, flashing her familiar, sly grin, ”I’m not going to tell you. It’s the magic of movies.”

The flamboyant entertainer – who has long made comic capital out of her ample figure – was feeling coy when the subject turned to her striking, onscreen transformation from overweight to svelte in the new comedy ”Ruthless People.” Read More

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

BetteBack January 29, 1987: Midler On Movies, Life, And Babies

Syracuse Herald Journal
January 29, 1987


Midler and her husband, Harry Kipper, a performance artist and commodities trader, became the parents of Sophie Frederica Alohe Lani in November. Frederica was chosen in honor of Midler’s father, Fred, with whom she says she “made peace with a long time ago.” The Hawaiian, according to Midler, means “bright sky.”

Passing around a Polaroid of Sophie at 6 weeks, the new mother says, “She looks like both of us. She was an accident but a happy one. We may decide to have another at the end of the year.” Read More

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Saturday, October 11, 2014

BetteBack January 22, 1987: Shelley Long On Leaving Cheers And Outrageous Fortune

Winnipeg Free Press
January 22, 1987


A few weeks ago, the day Shelley Long announced she would be leaving her role as Diane Chambers, the sassy, literary minded waitress on TV’s Cheers, the phones in her publicist’s office rang all day. People across the country wanted a comment, a reason for her departure. What should, perhaps, have come as a Casual announcement from Hollywood’s faritasyland turned into a heated race to get “the scoop.”

One of the most popular sitcoms on TV for the past five years, much of the show has been built around Diane’s on-again, off-again, onagain romance with the less than brainy, but very brawny bartender, Sam Malone. Their rollercoaster romance recently culminated in an engagement. But Long won’t be around to hear the wedding bells. Read More

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Updated Press Release: Bette Midler Announces ‘It’s The Girls,’ Her First Album Since 2006


For her first studio album in eight years, Bette Midler is revisiting some of the vocalists who shaped her the most — girl groups — on It’s The Girls, due Nov. 4 via Warner Bros. Records (Nov. 10 in the UK via East West Records/Warner Music UK.)

The album spans seven decades of famous girl groups, from ‘30s trios The Boswell Sisters (the title track) and The Andrews Sisters (“Bei Mir Bist Du Schön”) to ‘90s R&B legends TLC (wait til you hear Midler’s cabaret take on “Waterfalls.”) Read More

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