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Bette Midler Wants To Keep The Whole World Smiling!

Chicago Sun Times Bette Midler hopes to keep the world laughing BY CINDY PEARLMAN December 26,…

Interview: Bette Can’t Wait To Become A Grandma!

She Knows BETTE’S BEST PARENTING ADVICE December 25, 2012 Bette Midler and Billy Crystal play a…

Parental Guidance: The Perfect Family Movie

The Examiner ‘Parental Guidance’ is a perfect family movie BY: STEVEN LEBOWITZ December 25, 2012 Grandparents…

Parental Guidance: Bette And Billy Talk Movies And Singing

Winnipeg Free Press Crystal and Midler wax nostalgic in family film ‘Parental Guidance’ December 23, 2012…

Parental Guidance: When Bette Met Billy

Twin Cities “Parental Guidance” review: When Bette met Billy … By Chris Hewitt Updated: 12/22/2012 02:41:07…

Movie Review: Parental Guidance ~ “…An Enjoyable Outing To The Cinema”

Stuff ~ New Zealand Billy and Bette’s comic comeback Parental Guidance PG, 105 mins ★★★ It…

Bette Mider Excited About Adele’s Future (Thanks Ron)

Bette Midler glad Adele is a new gay icon Pride Source ‘I’m really happy that she’s…

Bette Midler: The Next Chapter (Thanks Nicola!)

The London Times Dec. 18, 2012  THREE years ago when I met Bette Midler promoting The…

BetteBack 1976: Bette Supposedly Writes Five New Songs For 4th Album (September 7, 1976)

Redlands Daily Facts By Stan Mieses September 7, 1976 Bette Midler has cowritten five new songs…

Bette Midler: Little Miss Homebody!

The Jewish Journal December 12, 2012 | 3:16 pm Bette Midler: The Divine Miss Bubbe Posted…

BetteBack 1976: Home box office signs Midler for show (June 12, 1976)

El Paso Herald Post Home box office signs Midler for show June 12, 1976 A a…

As Good As Bette Midler: Never Settle, Says Life Coach Valorie Burton

Christian Post As Good As Bette Midler: How Women Can Be Successful and Happy Never Settle,…

BetteBack 1976: Midler Meets Las Vegas (March 25, 1976)

Albuquerque Tribune Midler meets Las Vegas March 25, 1976 LAS VEGAS, NEV.-The two weeks of April…

Happy Birthday Bette Midler Fundraiser Open Till December 31! Get Your Card And Donations In!

(Bette with The Rockettes) Happy Birthday Bette Midler Fundraiser 2012 ~ Bootleg Betty Dear Betteheads: Okay, this is…

BetteBack 1976: Midler Wows Hasty Pudding, Gets Award

Bennington Banner Midler Wows Hasty Pudding, gets award By WAKREN TALBOT February 19, 1976 CAMBRIDGE, Mass.…

Bette Midler and Sean Combs Boost Profie Of Great Sioux Nation Tribes

Hollywood.com Bette Midler and Sean Combs boost profile of Native American tribe campaign November 19, 2012…

Midler Still Struggling To Find Herself ~ Her Work’s Not Finished

Christian Post Bette Midler Struggling to Be Happy By Brittney R. Villalva , Christian Post Reporter…

BetteBack 1975: Bette’s a Well Woman

Oakland Tribune Bette’s a Well Woman By PETER COWAN December 22, 1975 Bette Midler opened her…

BetteBack 1975: Bette Enlists The Average White Band For New Record!

Gastonia Gazette Rolling Stone’s Random Notes October 22, 1975 BETTE MIDLER and Average White Band guitar…

Celebrities And Their Horror Movie Pasts! (Thanks Andy!)

US Celebs’ Horror Movie Pasts November 1, 2012 1. Renee Zellweger Zellweger starred opposite Matthew McConaughey…

Fans Come To Bette Midler’s Defense After Donald Trump’s Insults

Examiner Donald Trump insults actress’ looks after Obama announcement (Video) OCTOBER 29, 2012 BY: HEATHER TOOLEY…

BetteBack 1975: SUCCESS BRINGS ISOLATION

Van Nuys Valley News ‘Ugly’ Insults Sting Singer July 31, 1975 Inside Bette Midler, who made…

Beaches: Blu-Ray Review ~ Out November 6, 2012

DVD Talk Beaches (Blu-ray) Review Review by Francis Rizzo III | posted October 28, 2012 In…

Hocus Pocus ~ Ahead Of It’s Time

Seattle Gay News Screen Queen Hocus Pocus by Chris Azzopardi – SGN Contributing Writer Hocus Pocus…

BetteBack 1975: Bette Gets Offered To Do A Television Special With ABC

Tyrone Daily Herald Television In Review July 17, 1975 NEW YORK (UPI) — Bette Midler, the…

BetteBack 1975: The ‘Divine Miss M’ scores personal success on Broadway

Lowell Sun By WILLIAM E. SAHMENTO Sun Drama Critic June 13, 1975 NEW YORK – Who…

BetteBack 1975: Bette Midler Credits Success To Energy

Avalanche Journal Star Singer Credits Energy For Success May 25, 1975 HOLLYWOOD (Special)- Calling Bette Midler…

BetteBack 1975: “Cher” Special Is A Hit!

Neosho Daily News Cher is back on CBS special tonight By JAY Skarbutt February 12, 1975…

BetteBack 1975: Bette Midler, Superstar guests on “Cher”

Corsicana Daily Sun Bette Midler, Superstar guests on “Cher” February 9, 1975 Calling Bette Midler a…

BetteBack 1974: Bette Midler Takes A Break From The Spotlight!

San Mateo Times FOR THE ASK THEM YOURSELF EDITOR September 21, 1974 I just love Bette…

BetteBack: Bette Wins ‘Woman Of The Year’ At Mademoiselle’s 30th Annual Awards Presentation

Appleton Post Crescent 11 awards given to exceptional women September 14, 1974 Bette Midler is a…

The Happy Birthday Bette Midler Fundraiser 2012 ~ Bootleg Betty

Dear Betteheads: Okay, this is how it goes down.  We’re gonna try to go old school…

BetteBack 1974: Bette Midler And Barry Manilow Part Ways

Winnipeg Free Press The Divine Mr. M February 16, 1974 He has become known as the…

BetteBack: Renowned Critic Gives “Bette Midler” A Fair To Middlin’ Review

Pacific Stars And Stripes Bette Midler’s Latest-Only Middlin’ Fair By ROBERT HILBURN © 1973, The Los…

BetteBack: Miss Midler To Show Appreciation

Cedar Rapids Gazette Along Broadway By Leonard Lyons December 26, 1973 Bette Midler‘s manager, Aaron Russo,…

BetteBack: “Bette & Barry: Back to the Bathhouse” Performances Continuing Through September 12.

Theater Ink Bette & Barry: Back to the Bathhouse By John Rowell: August 8 – 15…

Donna Maxon’s Packing Them In: BETTE & BARRY: BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE Plays Through 9/12 At Laurie Beechman Theatre

Broadway World BACK TO THE BATHHOUSE Extends Through 9/12 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre Thursday, August…

Bette Midler And Billy Crystal To Sing Duet In “Parental Guidance”

USA Today Sneak peek: Crystal, Midler in ‘Parental Guidance’ 3:51 PM, Aug 6, 2012 By Susan…

BetteBack: Bette Shimmy’s And Shakes The Phoenix Symphony Hall ~ October 4, 1973

Phoenix Arizona Republic Miss M shakes the house By Hardy Price October 4, 1973 You’ve all…

BetteBack Concert Review: “She gave so much. I want to go see her again” ~ September 29, 1973

Oakland Tribune Bette Comes Back September 29, 1973 With due respect to Carol, Little Darlin’ and…

BetteBack: “I would like to be the sanitation commissioner of New York City” ~ Sept. 10, 1973

Time Show Business: Trash with Flash Monday, Sept. 10, 1973 The costumes — sequins and satins…

By Popular Demand: The Divine Donna Maxon ~ Aug. 1 and 15 at Laurie Beecham Theatre @ 7:30 PM

Mister D: Look closely everybody and you may see our friend Matty singing background! Staten Island…

BetteBack Concert Review: Bette “Unbelievable” Management “Paranoid”

Alton Telegraph By DOUG THOMPSON Telegraph Leisure Editor August 29, 1973 ...  Read More

Reminder: Donna Maxon ~ “Bette & Barry: Back to the Bathhouse” plays Wednesday and Aug. 15 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre

Mister D: And if I’m not mistaken, our friend Matthew Parker is one of the background…

BetteBack: Bette Midler Becomes A Speaker ~ June 30, 1973

San Mateo Times Lyon’s Den By LEONARD LYONS June 30, 1973 Bette‘ Midler has been added…

BetteBack: Bette Obsessed With Ecology Even Then…April 23, 1973

San Mateo Times Lyon’s Den By LEONARD LYONS May 9, 1973 ...  Read More

BetteBack Concert: “There isn’t a performer alive who can match her talents”

Syracuse Post Standard Big, Bubbly Bette Charms 3000 Fans By JOHN WISNIEWSKI April 12, 1973 Bette…

BetteBack Review: The Divine Miss M ~ Bette Midler ~ March 17, 1973

Syracuse Post Standard From All Sides: “Divine Miss M’s” Debut Album Promises Long Ticket Line By…

BetteBack Review: The Divine Miss M ~ January 12, 1973

Van Nuys Valley News And Green Sheet Bette Midler Puts Utmost Into Act and It’s Paying…

BetteBack: First Stop…Cleveland! ~ January 9, 1973

Chronicle Telegram Singer Bette Midler to perform in Cleveland January 9, 1973 CLEVELAND – An acclaimed…

BetteBack: Bette At Boarding House Theater in San Francisco ~ November 30, 1972

Oakland Tribune Stage And Screen Robert Taylor November 30, 1972 The Divine Miss M. “”You know…

BetteBack: Margo On Bette’s Fashion Sense ~ July 4, 1972

News Journal Mansfield Ohio Margo On Fashion July 4, 1972 I guess you could call Bette…

SHOF: “This thing has been going on for 43 years and this is the first time I’ve been invited?”

MOG BETTE MIDLER RECOGNIZED WITH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Posted Jun 16 2012 by Jeanne Dupuis ...  Read…

BetteBack January 15, 1994: The Divine Miss M Returns To The Concert Stage

The Divine Miss M Pacific Stars and Stripes BY DARYL H. MILLER January 15, 1994 It…

BetteBack December 27, 1993: Bette Midler Donates Marian Anderson’s Gowns To Museum

Daily Globe Bette Midler donates gowns to museum December 27, 1993 NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway…

BetteBack December 12, 1993: “I never thought I would get old enough to play it….But I did.”

Hutchinson News The divine Miss M plays the lead role in ‘Gypsy‘ December 12, 1993 HOLLYWOOD…

BetteBack December 2, 1993: “Show tunes are such a peculiar thing in American life…”

Kokomo Tribune Showstopper Bette Midler opts for ‘Gypsy’s’ show tunes December 2, 1993 “GYPSY” was a…

BetteBack December 10, 1993: “Gypsy” Almost Never Made It To Television

Harrisonburg Daily News Record Bette Midler Stars In ‘Gypsy‘ Revival December 10, 1993 Bette Midler stars…

BetteBack October 23, 1993: Why does Midler charge so much?

Clearfield Progress Who’s News October 23, 1993 Q Bette Midler was to finish her tour this…

BetteBack September 17, 1993: Bette Midler Returns Triumphantly To The New York Stage

Syracuse Post Standard Bette Midler returns in triumph for New York run September 17, 1993 By…

BetteBack September 3,1993: Midler magic in ‘Gypsy*

Chronicle-Telegram Midler magic in ‘Gypsy* Hal Boedeker September 3,1993 The TV musical, a rare but beloved…

BetteBack August 28, 1993: No Mudslinging At The Royals?

Winnipeg Free Press Miss M takes pity on royals August 28, 1993 THE DIVINE Miss M…

BetteBack August 25, 1993: “I’ll bet you expected to see someone … beefier … with buck teeth … red hair … and riding a broom!”

The Indiana Gazette Midler proves she’s still divine Wednesday, August 25, 1993 BURGETTSTOWN – She’s daring,…

BetteBack August 23, 1993: The Divine Miss Gypsy – Bette Midler

Syracuse Post Standard Divine Miss Gypsy By Tom Shales August 23, 1993 WASHINGTON — Bette Midler…

BetteBack August 22, 1993: Flack, Midler Collections Great

Syracuse Herald Journal Flack, Midler collections great August 22, 1993 ROBERTA FLACK **** “Softly With These…

BetteBack June 6, 1993: Miss M Comes Out Strong – A Concert. New CD, And New Movie

The Lethbridge Herald Miss M takes to the road June 6, 1993 BETTE Midler kicks off…

BetteBack May 27, 1993: Midler’s New Show – “Experience the Divine”

Daily Herald Liz Smith May 27, 1993 Bette Midler las broken every existing record at Radio…

BetteBack January 10, 1993: More On Midler vs Raye

Kokomo Tribune Personality Parade January 10, 1993 Q One of my favorite films of the past…

BetteBack August 1, 1992: Martha Raye Sues Bette Over “For The Boys”

The Valley Independent Raye: Midler stole my life story August 1, 1992 LOS A N G…

BetteBack June 19, 1992: Liz On The Bette And Johnny Biz

Daily Herald Liz Smith June 19, 1992 By the by, this issue of TV Guide is…

BetteBack May 22, 1992: Johnny Carson’s Last Show With Fave Entertainer Bette Midler

Daily Herald Huge outpouring carries Carson to tonight’s last show May 22, 1992 BURBANK, Calif —…

Bette Midler’s “Live At Last” Has Been ReIssued And Remasterd

Which Bette Midler album has Friday Music selected for reissue this April? 1977’s 2-LP Live at Last was…

MIDLER, BELAFONTE TO FETE ELIZABETH WARREN AT FUNDRAISER April 19

Politico By DAVE LEVINTHAL & ANNA PALMER 04/06/12 MIDLER, BELAFONTE TO FETE ELIZABETH WARREN AT FUNDRAISER: U.S.…

BetteBack March 24, 1992: Supreme Court Backs Award For Midler

Daily Herald Supreme Court backs award for Midler March 24, 1992 The U.S. Supreme Court on…

BetteBack December 5, 1991: Baby She’s A Wild One!

Winchester Star Mother, Mogul, Wife, Wild One By BOB THOMAS December 5, 1991 LOS ANGELES –…

BetteBack December 4, 1991: Now This Is A Mean Review

Santa Fe Reporter For The Boys December 4, 1991 Bette Midler lays siege to a movie like…

BetteBack Monday, Dec. 02, 1991: A Brassy Golden Oldie

Time A Brassy New Golden Oldie By RICHARD SCHICKEL Monday, Dec. 02, 1991 FOR THE BOYS…

BetteBack November 24, 1991: Bette And The Boys

Newsweek Bette and the Boys November 24, 1991 “For the Boys” takes singer-comedian Dixie Leonard through…

BetteBack November 30, 1991: Midler is proud of ‘For the Boys’

Kokomo Tribune Actress says she got what she wanted in ‘For the Boys‘ November 30, 1991…

BetteBack November 29, 1991: Ya gotta love ‘For the Boys,’ flaws and all

Wisconsin State Journal Ya gotta love ‘For the Boys,’ flaws and all November 29, 1991 The…

BetteBack: Great, Sassy Interview With The Divine, Demure Miss M On A Roll With “For The Boys”

Logansport Pharos-Tribune The Divine, Demure Miss M Is On A Roll With ‘For The Boys‘ By Ryan…

BetteBack November 27, 1991: Midler hits leaders for apathy on AIDS problem

Winnipeg Free Press Midler hits leaders for apathy on AIDS problem November 27, 1991 Actress Bette…

BetteBack November 24, 1991: Talking For The Boys

SYRACUSE HERALD AMERICAN MUSICAL MIDLER November 24, 1991 Bette Midler — wife, mother, movie and pop…

BetteBack September 27, 1991: Bette Wins Round Two In Federal Appeals Court

Frederick News Post TV costs zoom…Vanessa loses…Bette wins.. .Boss mumbles.. September 27, 1991 Bette Midler wins…

BetteBack November 10, 1991: And The Clean Up Begins

Intelligencer Bette Midler joins campaign to combat litter November 10, 1991 Bette Midler has joined a…

BetteBack October 18, 1991: Bette vs Babs

THE NEWS, FREDERICK, MD Cosby moves to CBS…Madonna’s corset.. Vanilla Ice‘s story October 18, 1991 Barbra…

BetteBack September 6, 1991: Geraldo Releases Smarmy Tell All

Galveston Daily News Everything you ever wanted to know about Geraldo‘s sex life September 6, 1991…

Ula Hedwig: Former Harlette, Background Singer, Vocal Coach, Playwright

North Jersey Either backup or Broadway, it’s all OK for Ula Hedwig THURSDAY MARCH 1, 2012,…

BetteBack February 21, 1991: Midler Marvelous, “Mall” Boring

Paul Mazursky is a master of intimacy. He has a keen eye for the everyday glitches…

BetteBack February 21, 1991: Only Duds At This “Mall”

Syracuse Herald Journal Even dynamic duo fails to save gloomy ‘Scenes’ By Joan E. Vadeboncoeu February…

BetteBack Review October 27, 1990: Some People’s Lives

Winnipeg Free Press Midler’s tear-jerkers offer little of substance October 27, 1990 BETTE MIDLER/Some People’s Lives…

BetteBack Review November 2, 1990: Some People’s Lives

The Lethbridge Herald Midler woman of many talents By Boyd Leader November 2, 1990 Bette Midler…

BetteBack SEPTEMBER 7. 1990: ‘I was a Jerk for saying those things’

SYRACUSE HERALD-JOURNAL ‘I was a Jerk for saying those things’ FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. 1990  Bette Midler…

BetteBack Gossip

Twin Falls Times News Midler innocent of attack on Stanwyck Friday, February 16,1990 Q: Why did…

BetteBack Review THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8. 1990: Stella

Park CITIES PEOPLE Stella — Midler good in remake of 1937 classic By Carol Swingle THURSDAY,…

BetteBack – February 2-4, 1990: Mommy Imperfect

USA WEEKEND Mommy Imperfect Story by Richard Price February 2-4, 1990 She’s been good at all…

BetteBack – Friday, February 2, 1990: Stella Review

Winnipeg Free Press Lack of character development undermines Midler tearjerker By Paul McKie Friday, February 2,…

BetteBack – Friday, February 2, 1990: “I’ve got to say we’re on the pompous side”

Lethbridge Herald, The No junk food for Midler’s daughter Friday, February 2, 1990 NEW YORK (AP)…

BetteBack – Monday, January 29, 1990: Bette Talks “Stella”

The Indiana Gazette Bette Midler‘s mother inspired characterization in new movie Monday, January 29, 1990 LOS…

BetteBack – THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2,1989: Mss M. proves she is her own lady in court

PACIFIC STARS AND STRIPES Mss M. proves she is her own lady in court THURSDAY, NOVEMBER…

BetteBack Thursday, February 16,1989: Just like regular folks

THE STARS AND STRIPES Just like regular folks Thursday, February 16,1989 Bette Midler says her 2-year-old…

BetteBack 02-03-1989: Bette says Dad wasn’t supportive

Valley Independent, The Friday’s Newsmakers 02-03-1989 NEW YORK (AP) — Entertainer Bette Midler says her mother…

BetteBack – Sunday, January 15, 1989: Bette Profile On Beaches

THE Intelligencer RECORD Actress turns from funny bone to heart in ‘Beaches‘ By Lou Gaul Sunday,…

BetteBack Review – January 14, 1989: Beaches

Winnipeg Free Press Beaches balances brassy Midler, classy Hershey By Paul McKie January 14, 1989 Co-starring…

BetteBack July 3, 1988: Miss M’s Film Career Blasts Off!

Chronicle Telegram Miss M: Finally a successful film career Sun., July 3, 1988 HOLLYWOOD – With…

BetteBack March 19, 1988: Mondo Beyondo Airs On HBO

Daily Herald Divine Miss M hosts vulgar, hilarious show Saturday, March 19, 1988 (Martin. Bette, and…

BetteBack: Midler To Appeal Dismissal Of Lawsuit….

Gettysburg Times Bette Midler JULY 15, 1987 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Entertainer Bette Midler will appeal…

30 Women Who Changed Our World

The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle Countdown to Connections 2012 — The Power of Passion Featuring…

BetteBack MARCH 14-15, 1987: A Missed Film Opportunity

Mister D: Bette did cover some (Brecht, Weill) early in her career such as “Pirate Jenny”…

BetteBack February 8, 1987: Bette Midler – Few Regrets And Lots Of Fun

MONTGOMERY COUNTY RECORD Bette Midler: Having A Wonderful Time Februcry 8. 1987 Bette Midler looked like…

The Orange County Register Friday, February 6, 198 Bette Midler ‘marries’ Disney in old-system three-film deal…

BetteBack: All hail the Divine Misses M and L

The Orange County Register Midler, Long pairing is outrageously fortunate By Michael Burkett The Register Friday,…

BetteBack: Bette Midler struggles to the top in “Outrageous Fortune.”

Syracuse Herald-Journal Bette Midler on her fortune: Outrageous! By Joan E. Vadeboncoeur, Entertainment Editor Thursday, J…

Bette Back November 1986: Bette Midler Gives Birth To Real Baby Divine!

Daily Intelligencer/The Montgomery County Record Divine Miss M and new baby ‘doing great’ The Associated Press…

BetteBack: “Give me some respect! I’m a screen goddess now!”

People Magazine January 07, 1980 Vol. 13 No. 1 The Divine Miss M By Peter Lester…

Bette Midler And Phaedra Parks: New BFFs – I Seriously Doubt It!

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Bette Midler and Phaedra Parks: new BFFs 11:58 am December 14, 2011, by Jennifer Brett Photo…

Wow…Talk About Objective News Reporting….

Newsbusters Bette Midler Offers To Send Porta-Potties to Occupy Wall Street Protests By Noel Sheppard |…

Joy Behar Show: Midler Inspired By Youth, Chides The Right, And Makes A Little Fun Of Rick Perry

As the Occupy Wall Street continues to grow and refuses to depart Zuccotti Park, it seems…

The Collection of Bette Midler Auction – Saturday November 12th

ArtGaily.Org Julien’s Auctions presents the collection of Bette Midler: An auction for benefit Sunday, October 23,…

Bette And Marisa Hang Out At Bloomingdales Filming

Bette Midler and Marisa Tomei spent most of Friday at the Perimeter Mall Bloomingdales. They were…

For Immediate Release: THE DIVINE “MISS M” ANNOUNCES RARE SALE OF PERSONAL PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTING HER 40-YEAR CAREER

Beverly Hills, California — October 18, 2011 — Julien’s Auctions, the world’s premier entertainment and celebrity…

Bette Gets Honored For NYRP Work – Takes Down A Few Repugs At Same Time

New York Post Bette’s taste of reality Last Updated: 12:28 AM, October 18, 2011 Posted: 12:16…

Scrambled Eggs – Puzzle #4 – Ya Gotta Have Friends

Mister D: Unscramble these words that happen to be friends of Miss M…people, places, or things.…

Music: Bootleg Betty Jukebox Full

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