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10 of history’s best insults and replies

Liberals Unite Here are 10 of history’s best insults and replies. March 14, 2018 by Samuel…

BetteBack May 18, 1997: Spoken 10 Years Ago From 1997

Cumberland Sunday Times May 18, 1997 Spoken IO years ago: “ I’m completely confused and befuddled.”…

Bette Midler On Touring With Songs For The New Depression Tour:

Bette Midler On Touring With Songs For The New Depression Tour: “That’s really my life, really…

On Getting Chatty On Stage:

Bette Midler On Getting Chatty On Stage: “It may happen again, especially if I take to…

Bette Midler On “The Rose” Character:

Bette Midler On “The Rose” Character: “No, it’s not a thinly veiled movie about Janis Joplin.…

On The Aftermath Of “For The Boys”:

Bette Midler On The Aftermath Of “For The Boys”: “I sulked and cried for so long…

Everything in this country is about speed…

“Everything in this country is about speed, about going faster, having more status, more money And…

Bette Midler On Making The Divine Miss M Album:

Bette Midler On Making The Divine Miss M Album: “I couldn’t really stand on my own…

Bette Midler On The Decadence Trend In The 70’s:

Bette Midler On The Decadence Trend In The 70’s: “Oh everyone is obsessed with decadence at…

Bette Midler On All The Magazine Articles About Her In 1973:

Bette Midler On All The Magazine Articles About Her In 1973: “All these articles? I ignore…

Bette Midler On what she’s given up in marriage:

Bette Midler On what she’s given up in marriage: “Well, I’ve given up a lot of…

Bette Midler On her husband, Martin:

Bette Midler On her husband, Martin: “You know that when I first got married, this guy…

From An Intimate Evening With Bette:

From An Intimate Evening With Bette: “Did you like the TV special?” I did…I was real…

Bette Midler On Her Work:

Bette Midler On Her Work: “I’ve got bills to pay and a family to feed, after…

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club:

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club: “There are a lot of angry women around, and…

Bette Midler At The Palace:

Bette Midler At The Palace: “These girls are FILTHY! Simply filthy. They come here directly from…

Bette Midler On Her Life’s Dream:

Bette Midler On Her Life’s Dream: “I don’t really mean to sound pompous, but I always…

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club:

Bette Midler On The First Wive’s Club: “There are a lot of angry women out there,…

On Movies In General At Age 51:

On Movies In General At Age 51: “I don’t want to make a movie that doesn’t…

Bette Midler On That Old Feeling:

Bette Midler On That Old Feeling: “But you never know if it’s going to be a…

Bette Midler On Growing Up:

Bette Midler On Growing Up: “They were very strict. I got to go to the movies…

Bette Midler To Johnny Carson About Only One Parent Coming To See Her Homecoming Show:

Bette Midler To Johnny Carson About Only One Parent Coming To See Her Homecoming Show: “NO,…

Bette Midler On Stardom:

Bette Midler On Stardom: “I was dying to make it big. You know why? Because I…

Bette Midler On Her Success:

Bette Midler On Her Success: “I’m taking my vitamins, I’m getting ten hours of sleep, and…

Bette Midler On What Kind Of Men She Goes Out With On Saturday Nights:

Bette Midler On What Kind Of Men She Goes Out With On Saturday Nights: “I don’t…

Bette Midler On Karen Carpenter and Helen Reddy:

Bette Midler On Karen Carpenter and Helen Reddy: “I can’t believe I’m on the same stage…

What Bette Midler, The Rock Goddess, Wants To Be:

What Bette Midler, The Rock Goddess, Wants To Be: “What I want is to be a…

Bette Midler On What She Needed To Become A Singer:

Bette Midler On What She Needed To Become A Singer: “I had a girlfriend, Marta Heflin.…

Bette Midler On Her Try Outs For Fiddler:

Bette Midler On Her Try Outs For Fiddler: “First they said I was too Jewish, then…

Bette Midler On Her First New York Home:

Bette Midler On Her First New York Home: “There was a hole in my bed and…

Bette Midler On Being Brought Up Self Sufficient:

Bette Midler On Being Brought Up Self Sufficient: “That’s why coming to New York was so…

Bette Midler On Being Brought Up Self Sufficient:

Bette Midler On Being Brought Up Self Sufficient: “I was never taught that little girls should…

Bette Midler On Her Antitdote For Sadness Circa The Seventies: “I love Teresa Brewer. Actually, ‘Wheel of Fortune’ was instrumental in setting me in my path.

Bette Midler On Her Antitdote For Sadness Circa The Seventies: “I love Teresa Brewer. Actually, ‘Wheel…

Bette Midler On The Seventies: “The Seventies is a time for re-evaluation. Everybody is coming out of the fabulous Sixties and they’re just exhausted. Most people are sad and they don’t know why.”

Bette Midler On The Seventies: “The Seventies is a time for re-evaluation. Everybody is coming out…

Bette Midler On The Andrews Sisters: “Those girls were so together they could raise their eyebrows in unison,”

Bette Midler On The Andrews Sisters: “Those girls were so together they could raise their eyebrows…

On What Bette Midler Wants To Accomplish: “I want to do it all. Everything.” She flings her arms wide at the TV camera in her best doomed grand dame voice, “I want to live fast, die hard, live hard, die young, leave a brilliant memory.”

On What Bette Midler Wants To Accomplish: “I want to do it all. Everything.” She flings…

Bette Midler On Being Just A Fad: “I’m not a freaky fad,” she says angrily. “What I do may be, but I’m not. If this doesn’t go, I’ll just find something else. I have stories to tell, characters I have to be. I’m not afraid…

Bette Midler On Being Just A Fad: “I’m not a freaky fad,” she says angrily. “What…

On What Bette Midler Would Like Out Of Stardom: “I would like to be loved the way Charlie Chaplin was loved.”

On What Bette Midler Would Like Out Of Stardom: “I would like to be loved the…

Bette Midler On Seeing The “Theater Of The Ridiculousness”: “I remember one girl came out as Waterfront Woman – you know, from the Josef von Sternberg movies, all in shadows except the face? His women were so mysterious, always getting on boats or disappearing on docks into the fog…

Bette Midler On Seeing The “Theater Of The Ridiculousness”: “I remember one girl came out as…

Bette Midler On Growing Up In Hawaii: “Here I was, white, in this Samoan neighborhood, always different, terrified of physical violence, made to feel afraid, unattractive. But I used to wander the old red light district…

Bette Midler On Growing Up In Hawaii: “Here I was, white, in this Samoan neighborhood, always…

Bette Midler On Lonliness: “I’ve been lonely most of my life. I think most people are lonely. What can you do about it? I sing about it. And it’s not over either – it’s not over till you die…”

Bette Midler On Lonliness: “I’ve been lonely most of my life. I think most people are…

Bette Midler On Alice Cooper: “Alice is so super keen. One of these days I’m gonna get him to twitch my knockers.”

Bette Midler On Alice Cooper: “Alice is so super keen. One of these days I’m gonna…

Bette Midler On Cher: “Cher can go on forever—her career is larger than God so far,”

Bette Midler On Cher: “Cher can go on forever—her career is larger than God so far,”…

Bette Midler On Making It In Show Business: “Trust your talent. You don’t have to make a whore of yourself to get ahead. You really don’t.”

Bette Midler On Making It In Show Business: “Trust your talent. You don’t have to make…

Bette Midler On Diva Las Vegas: “This show had me pretty winded, and I was surprised. I thought I had more stamina than that, but I had to build up to it. It really does take the vinegar out of you.”

Bette Midler On Diva Las Vegas: “This show had me pretty winded, and I was surprised.…

Bette Midler On Hollywood’s Emphasis On Youth And Beauty: “The movies are guilty of this as well. That’s why I don’t go to many films anymore.

Bette Midler On Hollywood’s Emphasis On Youth And Beauty: “The movies are guilty of this as…

Bette Midler On Society: “There’s too much emphasis on youth and beauty today, she maintains. What else is there – there’s youth, beauty, drugs and sex. The truth is there’s the real world and the world the media project on to the real world, which is not the real world…

Bette Midler On Society: “There’s too much emphasis on youth and beauty today, she maintains. What…