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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Empty shoes, empty schools: U.S. gun law activists plan two days of theater – Bette Midler & Susan Sarandon Lend Their Support

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Empty shoes, empty schools: U.S. gun law activists plan two days of theater
By Ian Simpson
3-13-2018

WASHINGTON, March 13 (Reuters) – A makeshift memorial made up of 7,000 pairs of shoes will take shape on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, as gun control activists dramatize the number of children killed in the United States by gunfire since the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre.

The monument is being built on the day before a massive, nationwide walkout by students demanding tougher laws on gun ownership, part of a campaign that emerged after the killing of 17 students and staff at a Florida high school a month ago. Read More

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

[Our father] didn’t like us wearing make up and we had a curfew some ridiculous hour like ten o’clock, and if you weren’t in the house you usually got locked out.

“[Our father] didn’t like us wearing make up and we had a curfew some ridiculous hour like ten o’clock, and if you weren’t in the house you usually got locked out. Us sisters were always sticking up for each other and always sneaking each other in the window at night.”

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Friday, December 16, 2016

Heartbreaking Civilian Crisis in Aleppo Draws Celebrities Support For Aleppo

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Heartbreaking Civilian Crisis in Aleppo Draws Celebrities Support For Aleppo
12/15/2016
By Gil Kaufman

Celebrities are voicing their support for the people of Aleppo, Syria, who are being evacuated from the war-torn city on Thursday. See how stars are reacting to the crisis below.

Aleppo has been at the center a fierce fighting for nearly years between those loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and rebels who have wanted to overthrow him. Since the war began in 2012, an estimated 400,000 civilians in Syria have been killed, and some 4.8 million have fled the country. Thousands more have gone missing and been injured. Read More

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Bette Midler On Her Paris Vacation:

Bette Midler On Her Paris Vacation: “It’s cutthroat there. If you don’t look just so, they don’t want you on their streets. One of the things I learned is, never go to France unescorted. And try to learn the language, at least the essentials. ‘How much?’ ‘Where’s the John?’ ‘Please don’t touch me.’” (Van Nuys Valley News, July 31, 1975)

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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Midler wins raves on Broadway as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers

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Midler wins raves on Broadway as Hollywood agent Sue Mengers
April 25, 2013

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bette Midler marked her return to Broadway after more than 30 years on Wednesday, and critics lined up to heap praise on her turn in the one-character play “I’ll Eat You Last: A Conversation with Sue Mengers” in which she portrays the legendary Hollywood agent. The late Mengers was famous as a brash, foul-mouthed, witty and fearsome force of nature whose clients included Barbra Streisand, Faye Dunaway and Gene Hackman to name but a few and critics noted the comfortable fit between the show’s star and its subject. They also cited Midler’s confident possession of the stage and seduction of the audience and most were impressed with the play itself as well. Read More

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Monday, January 3, 2011

What’s The Next Step? Work It Out Miss M!

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Bette Midler reveals Vegas show training
Sunday, January 2 2011, 6:32am EST
By Jennifer Still, Entertainment Reporter

Bette Midler has confessed that she trained extensively before beginning her Caesar’s Las Vegas live show .

Talking with Reuters, the actress and singer revealed the hectic workout schedule she followed in order to prepare her for the demanding production.

“A year before we even started rehearsals, I started doing my warm-ups, getting on the treadmill again and lifting weights,” she recalled. Read More

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