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Thursday, January 10, 2019

BetteBack Sep 4, 1975: Paul Simon Disses Miss M Over Recording

Newark Advocate
Sep 4, 1975


Paul Simon‘s new single, “Gone At Last” features Phoebe Snow singing the high parts that Bette Midler was supposed to have sung. As we’ve heard it, the Divine Miss M and the Rhymin’ Simon had a difference of opinion.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018

BetteBack May 14, 1975: ‘Clams’ Does Nothing But Entertain

Lawton Constitiution
May 14, 1975


“Clams on the Half Shell,” Minskoff Theatre — The Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) in her new self-styped “taste-free” revue does nothing but ENTERTAIN. The show opens with a very well executed overture consisting of a medley from “Oklahoma!” An all-black chorus sings “Old Man River” while pulling in fish nets which dredge up a huge clam shell in which Miss M. is ensconced.

Hence the revue’s name.

FROM THAT moment on, she is in complete control — singing, dancing, chatting with the audience and telling jokes. (“McDonald’s is featuring a new Hearstburger — no Patty.” or “I know what a bisexual is, but what’s a bicentennial?” Read More

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

Should the Golden Globes reinstate ‘New Star of the Year’ award, and who would you choose for 2018 ceremony?

Should the Golden Globes reinstate ‘New Star of the Year’ award, and who would you choose for 2018 ceremony?
Robert Pius
October 21, 2017 11:00AM


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For about 40 years the Hollywood Foreign Press Association gave out a Golden Globe Award for “New Star of the Year.” Between 1948 and 1983 the group gave a trophy to a film newcomer whom they thought would have a big career. Sometimes the award was given to both a male and a female actor, some years just one award was given, and some years multiple winners of both sexes were named. The award was discontinued after a scandal in the early 1980s. Do YOU think it should be reinstated and, if so, who you would choose as the recipient at the 2018 Golden Globes? Read More

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Bette Midler Destroys Trump & Betsy DeVos With One Savage Tweet

Bette Midler Destroys Trump & Betsy DeVos With One Savage Tweet
Instinct Staff | September 12, 2017


Legend, icon, and star Bette Midler, destroyed Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos, along with her boss, Donald Trump.

And she did it using less than 140 characters!

DeVos announced that the Trump administration’s would rollback President Obama’s policies to protect victims of sexual assault on campus.

Per NPR’s Tovia Smith, DeVos emphasized the need to balance the rights of alleged victims with those of the accused. Read More

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

BetteBack February 21, 1975: Bette Midler Takes In “The Ritz”

Logansport Pharos Tribune
February 21, 1975

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Bette Midler saw the raunchy-hit “The Ritz” and howled at hilarious star Rita Moreno, who plays a lOth-rate homo-baths entertainer named Googie Gomez -a ripoff of La Midler. Who has created a big career for herself burlesqueing old time real talent…

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Friday, August 4, 2017

The glass ceiling still exists. It’s getting a little better for women, but past a certain age, certainly not.

The glass ceiling still exists. It’s getting a little better for women, but past a certain age, certainly not. – Bette Midler

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

BetteBack January 24, 1975: Bette Midler’s Like A Hot Fudge Sundae

Garden City Telegram
January 24, 1975


Calling Bette Midler a singer is like calling a hot fudge sundae food you’re right, but there is a lot more to it.

Miss Midler’s dynamic delivery and one-of-a-kind style have made her The Divine Miss M  to thousands of devoted fans. Her records turn to gold, her concerts sell overnight.

“I guess the extra ingredient is energy,” the flaming redhead explains in her distinctive New York twang.”I was hyperactive as a child, and I still can’t stay put.” Read More

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Friday, June 30, 2017

Donald Trump’s long history of disparaging women’s appearances

CNN Politics
Donald Trump’s long history of disparaging women’s appearances
By Andrew Kaczynski and Nathan McDermott, CNN
Updated 4:12 PM ET, Thu June 29, 2017


(CNN)Donald Trump’s tweet Thursday attacking MSNBC anchor Mika Brzezinski is just the latest in a long line of disparaging jabs he has hurled at prominent women.

The President referred to Brzezinski as “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and said she was “bleeding badly from a face-lift” when she came to visit him around New Year’s Eve. His tweet, which drew swift and widespread condemnation, fits into a larger pattern for Trump, who has a history of viciously going after women’s appearances and mental health. During the campaign, he called then-Fox anchor Megyn Kelly “crazy” and described her during the first GOP presidential debate as having “blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever.”He also tweeted out an unflattering photo of Ted Cruz‘s wife, Heidi Cruz, and threatened to “spill the beans” about her without explaining what that meant. But his pattern of behavior was put on its most public display years before he campaigned for president. During his long-running feud with comedian Rosie O’Donnell in the mid-2000s, Trump repeatedly ridiculed O’Donnell for her weight and once even attacked her for her struggle with depression. “She announced last week that she suffers from depression,” Trump told an audience at the Learning Annex in 2007. “They called me for a comment, and rather than saying ‘I have no comment’ or ‘isn’t that too bad oh, that’s so bad,’ I said, ‘I think I can cure her depression,’ — most of you heard this. ‘If she stopped looking in the mirror, I think she’d stop being so depressed.'” In the same speech, Trump said it was “politically correct bullshit” that people would not call O’Donnell fat. “This slob, now I’m not allowed to use the word fat. They say, ‘he used the fat word.’ I know much worse words,” he said. “It’s funny, I called her a degenerate, I called her the worst things, nobody cared.” He added, “But I go on the Today Show and Meredith Vieira, ‘Donald is it true?’ — this is like two weeks ago I was supposed to talking about The Apprentice. She said, ‘Is it true that you called Rosie crude?’ I said, ‘no, I called her a degenerate. I didn’t call her crude, it’s not strong enough.’ She goes, ‘But did you call her fat?’ I said, ‘Let me ask you a question Meredith. Is she fat?’ ‘I’d rather not comment.’ Can you believe this bullshit? This is politically correct bullshit, OK?” O’Donnell would go on to describe Trump’s attacks on her as “the most bullying I ever experienced in my life,” telling People magazine in 2014: “It was national, and it was sanctioned societally. Whether I deserved it is up to your own interpretation.” Over the years, Trump would make some of his most disparaging comments about women on “The Howard Stern Show.” Discussing actress Nicollette Sheridan in 2005, Trump said, “A person who is very flat-chested is very hard to be a 10.” He also attacked model-turned-reality TV star Anna Nicole Smith’s lips days in a 2007 episode after her death, saying, “It is the most disgusting thing to look at these big fat pumped up tires.” On Twitter, Trump has lashed out at media executive Arianna Huffington, tweeting in 2012, “.@ariannahuff is unattractive both inside and out. I fully understand why her former husband left her for a man- he made a good decision.” In 2015, he hit her again, tweeting, “How much money is the extremely unattractive (both inside and out) Arianna Huffington paying her poor ex-hubby for the use of his name?” In 2012, also on Twitter, Trump went after singer Cher, writing, “.@cher–I don’t wear a ‘rug’—it’s mine. And I promise not to talk about your massive plastic surgeries that didn’t work.” Trump also said it was a double standard that actress Bette Midler could talk about his hair, but he couldn’t attack her “ugly face or body.” “.@BetteMidler talks about my hair but I’m not allowed to talk about her ugly face or body — so I won’t. Is this a double standard?” he asked on Twitter in 2012. “While @BetteMidler is an extremely unattractive woman, I refuse to say that because I always insist on being politically correct,” he added in another tweet. And when he was live-tweeting the Oscars in 2014, Trump

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

I consider myself a New Yorker.

I consider myself a New Yorker. I’ve had a lot of good times in New York, and I’ve had a lot of success. I’ve put a lot of effort into the city, and I really love it, but I was born and brought up in Hawaii. I go there at least a couple of times a year, and I still feel like a Hawaiian. You know, you’re always happiest in your childhood home. My heart is there. That’s where I’m comfortable. (New York Post, Jan 2, 2004)

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BetteBack December 6, 1974: Is the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) going to have her ABC Special soon?

Burlington Daily Times News
December 6, 1974


Is the Divine Miss M (Bette Midler) going to have her ABC Special soon?

NO. Bette Midler put her price too high, and her Special fell through.

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Bette Midler On Making The Divine Miss M Album: | BootLeg Betty Read More

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